ShotGunWorld Shotguns

It is currently Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:25 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 110 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:03 pm 
Diamond Grade
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:00 pm
Posts: 1012
Location: Wisconsin
I'm ecstatic. I was willing to pay twice as much. It was #24 of about 90 guns and everyone was sitting on their hands for the first 23. Other than a couple of handguns, nothing was anywhere near retail. Also, I was # 24 registered bidder... a good omen!
Image




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:42 pm 
Crown Grade

Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:39 pm
Posts: 4632
The Model 90 receiver was made from some kind of steel that didn't take bluing well. The ones I've seen and owned had a kind of purple-ish tint to them. This one appears to be perfectly 'blued.'

_________________
The root(s) of all evil:
-Political Correctness
-Insurance
-Securitization
Take your pick.

Always make an even number of mistakes. One may cancel out another.

"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything." --Thomas Sowell


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:50 pm 
Diamond Grade
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:00 pm
Posts: 1012
Location: Wisconsin
Quote:
This one appears to be perfectly 'blued.'

I agree. I have handled three (1 M90 and 2 Rangers) in the last year and they all had the plum receivers to varying degrees.
This one is serial #A3xx so from what I can tell, it's 1944 vintage. Maybe the year makes a difference in the coloration?
I took the for end off tonight and there's no bluing in any of the markings or on the extractors so I don't think it was re-blued.
Also, the dings on the wood weren't there when I first saw it on Thursday but it probably got handled a lot before the auction. This might be a low usage original but I haven't seen enough other 90's to know.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:36 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:11 am
Posts: 80
Just 1 here. A Win. Model 12 full choke 1942.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:01 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Posts: 38
Location: Kansas
I have a 1955 Remington Sportsman 48 in 16 with a Polychoke. It hadn't been cleaned in probably forty years when I bought it and it had a few feeding issues at first, but since I cleaned it and oiled it up it works perfectly. It's an absolute dream of a gun.

_________________
Cheers,
- yours truly


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:56 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Oswego, ks
I know that I am late in responding to this post but I am fairly new to the site. I have five 16ga guns at last count.
My first 16ga repeater was the Rem. M11 with polychoke that I still own.
Next is my Win M12 with a full choke barrel that I had opened to light modified which works great for hunting and sporting clays.
Followed by a CZ Ringneck SXS which started my love for SXS guns and now I have two LC Smith 16's, a field model and an Ideal grade which has become a favorite.

_________________
LC Smith fan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 am 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:25 pm
Posts: 8341
Location: Louisiana
There's a lot to like about the 16ga. It reminds me of Goldilocks' porridge, not too big and not too small, but just right for many applications.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:02 pm 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:09 pm
Posts: 578
Location: Massachusetts
Lefever Nitro Special for which I made an English stock and true splinter fore-end. It's the favorite of my half dozen vintage SxS's.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:03 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:06 am
Posts: 563
My first purchased shotgun in the mid 1960s was a used Ithaca model 37, 16 gauge.

Currently I have 7-16 gauges: 1 Remington model 31, 3 Iver Johnson “Champions” and 3 Stevens 94.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many of you....
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:21 pm 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:25 pm
Posts: 8341
Location: Louisiana
My brother shot 16s, but I was always a 12 gauge man until I acquired a 16ga Ithaca 37 Deluxe a few years ago and realized that, while a 12 may be a better all around shotgun for the one gun owner, a good 16 is just right for many things. I later bought two 16ga Brownings, a Citori White Lightning O/U and an original A5 Sweet Sixteen. Great guns both, but I couldn't hit anything with the Sweet (or with any other A5 that I ever owned) and sold it. I'd like another 16ga autoloader, but there aren't many out there. If I run across a nice Remington 11-48, it will be my next "sweet sixteen".




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 110 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: aerod1, Azdbllung, Basstar, bgnmi, Bing [Bot], birdhunter39, Bladeswitcher, BMPregler, captjsjr, ChiTime, civil1977, Claybuster126, Curly N, deadnlost, DEG, doppelflinten, drawdc, ebcjr, Elmer Fudd, EricB, Galaxy Flyer, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, hes, JacksBack, Jason Johnson, JayMc, jlssd1, john54, Jwheat1, ksauers, Kyler Hamann, LG, mayassa, mickd, Misplaced Lead, Mkk, MNTUNDRA, NoDak Scotty, noweil, Pullbangsonofa, Road Rat, rr7135, saskbooknut, scott12v, Sigpro, slotracer577, soupsandwich, Tidefanatic, wraco, Yahoo [Bot], Ypm968, zxcvbnm


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2017 Carbon Media Group Outdoors    - DMCA Notice