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 Post subject: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:13 am 
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Anyone still have one? I picked one up a few years ago, haven't gotten around to shooting it yet. Don't know much about them. Mine is no safe queen as the recoil pad has been replaced with a limb saver pad.

Any info would be appreciated. I am thinking that she might see a few days in the dove field this year......that is if I can put the montefeltro down long enough. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:24 am 
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Tell us some more... I know of two that are real dependable field and occasional clays guns.

One is a 20 gauge, the other a 12.

How long are the barrels? and what chokes?
Pics help too.

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:32 am 
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I'll post later today. I just woke up, it's only 5:30 and I was up pretty late.

it's 20gauge and that's all I can remember right now. I'll have to dig it out of the safe. give me a few hours. I need to go on gopher patrol right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:54 am 
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I took some pictures.

I has a 26'' barrel.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:04 am 
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They are great guns, but the parts for them are now made of unobtainium.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Check the screws that hold the fore end iron on. If they get loose you can crack the wood, especially in a 12.

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 Post subject: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:13 pm 
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Great guns. Yours appears to be a '60's gun. Any Garcia Import marks on it? I believe 3 stars and 2 stars is IC/Mod.

Like stated above, check the forend iron screws then shoot away. Should be a dove slayin' SOB with some 7/8oz #7.5's or 8's. Keep that gun swingin' though. I'll bet it's awful light!

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Bwana64 wrote:
They are great guns, but the parts for them are now made of unobtainium.


I think I paid $200 so when she does break, I'm not out much.

I bought it because I thought it was an attractive gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:03 pm 
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phideaux_2003 wrote:
Great guns. Yours appears to be a '60's gun. Any Garcia Import marks on it? I believe 3 stars and 2 stars is IC/Mod.

Like stated above, check the forend iron screws then shoot away. Should be a dove slayin' SOB with some 7/8oz #7.5's or 8's. Keep that gun swingin' though. I'll bet it's awful light!



Don't know what a Garcia Import mark would look like or where it would be located.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:10 pm 
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It would be on the barrels, I think the left side of the top barrel, above the forearm. It will say "Imported By Garcia Sporting Arms."

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:19 pm 
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phideaux_2003 wrote:
It would be on the barrels, I think the left side of the top barrel, above the forearm. It will say "Imported By Garcia Sporting Arms."



None. A few numbers

k 1,100 15,9 15,4

on left side top barrel


17,4 15,9 15,5
70
on left side bottom barrel


Nothing on the right side.


Top barrel next to rib right side not covered by forarm

CHROMIUM MOLYBDENUM STEEL


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:02 pm 
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phideaux_2003 wrote:
Yours appears to be a '60's gun.



1961 according to this viewtopic.php?f=57&t=73492


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 Post subject: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Wow that's an early gun! Garcia's contract with Beretta ended in '78, but I don't know when it started. Great gun!

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:01 pm 
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I gave $200 for it about 4 years ago. I don't know if it even fires as I've never tried. I can hear it 'click' when I pull the trigger then hit it and it will click again so I assume it still shoots but who knows. I'll find out here short enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:56 pm 
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I bet it will be just fine.
The early guns had leaf type hammer springs, and they can break.
Finding replacements can be tough.
I've got a '67 Skeet model choked Skeet 1 and Skeet 2, with a mid-bead.
I just finished repairing the wood; I'll get some photos on.

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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:18 am 
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Claysmoke27 wrote:
I bet it will be just fine.
The early guns had leaf type hammer springs, and they can break.
Finding replacements can be tough.
I've got a '67 Skeet model choked Skeet 1 and Skeet 2, with a mid-bead.
I just finished repairing the wood; I'll get some photos on.



How about those photos?


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Ok, its all together but I haven shot it yet. I'm loving my DT10, and 303 so this is just hanging around.
I'll probably end up selling it.
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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:51 pm 
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I didn't get her out for dove season. Maybe this year I will. We had a pretty poor dove and grouse season....or at least where I was hunting.... lol

I still haven't fired her.


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 Post subject: Re: Silver Snipe
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:23 pm 
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I bought an early model in 12 gauge, safe queen, all original, less than 25 shells thru it recently for 400. Mod, full chokes, auto safety. I put an adjustable butt plate on it and have used it for wobble trap. They move quick with a kick.


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