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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:28 am 
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Slugo wrote:
SS, I just received the Official Browning Letter from Glenn Jensen, their historian. It is just as you say, 1979 Browning "Sporter" 20g with 26" barrels. Shipped to Ron Shirk, Lebanon, PA for the price of $491.95...


That was a lot of money in '79. The Jimmy Carter years were tough on gun buyers. Ten years before that I received a new 20Ga Browning Superposed Lightning that I believe was about $315.




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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:59 am 
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I own and use more vintage guns than I own modern. It is a lot of fun taking an old Model 12, Remington Model 31, AH Fox or LC Smith out in the field or on the sporting clays range. Hitting a simo pair with a pump gun can be a fun challenge and the fixed full choke on the older guns helps on the second bird.
Few of my relics.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:37 am 
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Whoa, nice wood!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:17 am 
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WOW!! Are we seeing some beautiful shotguns, or what!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:32 am 
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Great idea for a post , I love this stuff ! Thanks! Dave Buffington for starting this.

I'll start from oldest to (old ) newest :

(1) First year 1903 A5 straight stock , that shoot every once in while.

(2) 2 straight stocked 16ga A5s made between 1910 and 1913 I use both these guns for clays and birds quite often

(3) 1928 A5 16ga 2 1/2 chamber , had it out last sunday for sporting clays and 5 stand

(4) My favorite 1939 sweet sixteen 3 shot model 2 1/2 inch chamber 26" VR marked cylinder on the barral but measures skeet. I use it for clays ,dove and quail . Shot my best ever round of Sporting clays (a 94) with this gun a couple weeks back at Quail Creek . Great gun.

(5) 1950s Sweet Sixteen Fn gun that I use for clays and birds also.

(6) Mid 60s DA choked IM that is absolutley wonderful for clays.

Those are the ones I use the most, I try to post pics tonight if I can figure it out .

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:42 am 
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mg4570 wrote:
Those are the ones I use the most, I try to post pics tonight if I can figure it out .


Oh, wow! Yes, please do post pics, and if you have technical difficulty, just send me a private message. Then I can arrange to post them for you. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:51 am 
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Dave,


Will do , I haven't tried to post pics before , If I have any problems I'll let you know .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:58 am 
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Another advantage with the old shotguns, if you keep your eye out and educate yourself some you can pick them up for a song. Found this 1950's Model 12 heavy duck in a pawn shop for 400 bucks,where are you going to get that quality today for so little money, the gun will outlive me. That Fox AE was basically free, came with a Fox XE that needed some work.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Remington Model 31 16 gauge fixed full choke pump vintage 1949 which was my late Father's hunting gun. That gun with me holding it won the 2012 North Central Regional NSCA shoot in the 12 gauge [yes-it's a 16 gauge] pump shoot event using 1 ounce FIOCCHI 8 shot target loads and a score of 46/50. Only the 2cd time I shot it in a registered event. It's in excellant shape, very smooth.


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Remington Model 31 16 gauge fixed full choke pump vintage 1949 which was my late Father's hunting gun. That gun with me holding it won the 2012 North Central Regional NSCA shoot in the 12 gauge [yes-it's a 16 gauge] pump shoot event using 1 ounce FIOCCHI 8 shot target loads and a score of 46/50. Only the 2cd time I shot it in a registered event. It's in excellant shape, very smooth.


Wow. Congratulations!
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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
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Dave, will you be kind enough to post a pic or two of the beautiful Browning DA that I bought from you this evening. Please, please!! :)

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Remington 32 from 1932. I love shooting this gun on 5 stand and sporting, but It's so dang pretty I'm afraid i'm going to scratch it.

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Wow, it IS pretty! How long are those barrels?


Dbuffington, The barrels are 30" Full and Full


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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
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It was asked earlier in the thread if we actually used the guns for serious hunting/competition or if we reached for a newer offering when the chips are on the line. I really like using the older stuff. I don't buy them to let them waste away. I like to put them to use

I'm not much of a skeet shooter, but my best run ever was 76 straight with a Marlin model 90:

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Dove gun: Marlin model 90 20 ga

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Main deer rifle: 1947 BRNO 22F 8x57 w/steel tube weaver K4

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Even my primary spinning reels are 1970's vintage Zebco Cardinals, #3 for trout, #4 for bass and #7 for saltwater:

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I make a living selling Glocks though, so serious pistol shooting is done with a tuppeware gun.

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Lately I am shooting a new Beretta 28ga SPI at most clay targets, but you can't find a vintage 28ga with 30" barrels. The closest I have is a 70's vintage wingmaster in 28:

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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Slugo wrote:
Dave, will you be kind enough to post a pic or two of the beautiful Browning DA that I bought from you this evening. Please, please!! :)


Gladly ...

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Also, for some background on the Double Auto, see Randy Wakeman's excellent piece ...

http://randywakeman.com/BrowningDoubleAutoValBrowningsFinest.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Dbuffington, The barrels are 30" Full and Full


Niice. Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:51 pm 
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It was asked earlier in the thread if we actually used the guns for serious hunting/competition or if we reached for a newer offering when the chips are on the line. I really like using the older stuff. I don't buy them to let them waste away. I like to put them to use

I'm not much of a skeet shooter, but my best run ever was 76 straight with a Marlin model 90 ...


As others have said before, it's not the gun. It's the gunner.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:49 am 
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I love the classic old shotguns, and don't own any "new" ones.
My collection of currently active shooters (acquired over many years from pawn shops, friends, internet, etc) consists of the following:
In order of age...

1926 L C Smith SxS trap gun 32" barrels, BT forend, VR, Hunter One-Trigger & ejectros
1927 Winchester Trap Grade Model 12 trap gun
1928 Ithaca Knick SBT 32" barrel
1930 Winchester Model 12 30" field grade restocked for trap shooting
1936 Remington Model 31 12 ga skeet gun
1947 Winchester Model 12 field grade 12 ga 28" cyclinder bore
1952 Brownig Superposed Trap gun 30" Briley Thinwalls (my universal gun)
1957 Winchester Model 50 trap gun 30" full choke
1966 Browning Superposed 20 ga skeet & skeet
1967 Browning Superposed trap Pigeon Grade, 32" barrels IM & F, MC stock, lighting VR

It makes me feel good to know that my most recently made gun was built in 1967. Even with respect to those guns still in production ( ie Remington 870 ) I find that the older specimens are more appealing to me. As one of my friends is fond of saying, " the older guns have soul".


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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:08 am 
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"Lowrib", I love your handle!! Great collection there... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:39 am 
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Slugo,
Thanks for the compliment. I am almost 70, and the collection I currently have has been acquired over more than 50 years of buying, sellig and trading. Some of them were given to me. Like everyone else I have a long list of great guns I wish I had bought, or held onto, but that's life.
It has been a lot of fun, has made me a lot of friends, and helped me retain my sanity ( at least I think I am reasonably sane). It has been a great ride and hopefully it ain't over yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Shotguns in Use?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:09 am 
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Lowrib, I'm right with ya. Retired 5 years ago and it seems like guns and shooting has been my favorite past time. Yes, there are a few I wish I had back in the safe, but then I used a few as trade bait or to finance other favorites. Welcome to the club, us old farts need to stick together... ;)



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