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 Post subject: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:59 am 
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Hi all,
A friend of mine gave me an old Cooey 840 which I have restored back into good condition however, nowhere on the gun is the chamber length indicated. Being a rinky dink gunsmith at best :lol: , I assume this means 2 3/4" only. Is this indeed the case? Also, about when were these guns manufactured and how do they rate for quality as compared to the cheaper ranks of single shot 12 gauges?




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 Post subject: Re: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:39 am 
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There isn't alot of info around about specfic Cooey shotguns. They were a Canadian firm that built guns from 1903 until 1961 when Olin bought them and then they made Winchester guns until the early 1970s. Pre 1961 Cooeys are pretty hard to nail down but,if it is a 12ga,most likely it has a 2 3/4" chamber. A good gunsmith should be able to measure the chamber.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:54 am 
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Yep, the good old Cooey 840. :D That's the first shotgun that I started hunting with, 12 gauge when I was about 13 or 14. Mine did have a 3 inch chamber or so I was told but it didn't have the marks on it that indicated so either. I played it safe and just used 2 3/4 ammo. Although as light as those guns were, 2 3/4 magnum ammo hurt enough, using 3 inch ammo would knock you into tommorow :lol: :lol: :lol: They were made in Couberg Ontario during the times that A5guy mentioned. I still have one of the later models in .410, also a model 39 single shot .22. Some of the earlier 840s had an engraving of flying ducks on each side of the pistol grip. They were an inexpensive gun but good quality and great value for the price. Back in the late sixties or early seventies you could buy one for about $20 to $30 brand new. Now I see them selling at gun shows anywhere from $75 to $125. As far as the 3 inch chamber deal, I know the ones from the 60s and 70s were said to have a 3 inch chamber but DON'T take my word for it but get it checked by a gunsmith to be sure. The old Cooey brings back some fond memories for me :) Hope this helped.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:31 pm 
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Grouse Getter wrote:
Yep, the good old Cooey 840. :D That's the first shotgun that I started hunting with, 12 gauge when I was about 13 or 14.


Still have mine, bought it new in 1967; a 20g with 3" a chamber.

Back in '67, even this low cost gun was made with a walnut stock.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:15 am 
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they certainly are a great old gun I got mine when I was around 12 and busted many ducks and bunnies with it and my ol curly retriever dog. Needs restoration now, anyone know where I can get a barrell and stock for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooey Model 840
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:47 am 
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The Winchester/Cooey Model 840 went into production in 1968.The Cooey Model 84 went into production in 1948 and was produced until 1961 when Winchester purchased Cooey.From 1961 until 1967 it was produced as the Winchester Cooey Model 84.

All Model 84 models whether manufactured by Cooey or Winchester /Cooey are better built shotguns than the later Model 840.The Model 84 is one of the best single shot mass produced shotguns in my opinion.That is not to say the 840 is not a good shotgun just not as well made.The 84 had steel construction through out.The 840 had plastic and alloy in a lot of its construction.

In 1968 Winchester cheapened the Cooey line of firearms just as they had done to the Winchester line in 1964.The results were not good. :)

Winchester produced two single shot shotguns in the old Cooey plant in Cobourg,Ontario,Canada that used the same action as the Model 840.These were the Winchester Model 370(1968-1972) and Winchester Model 37A (1973-1979).



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