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 Post subject: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:59 am 
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The Winchester Model 12-Heavy Duck is probably one of the all-time best
duck and goose guns ever made. It is also an excellent weapon for smart turkeys who like to elude hunters. A very tough shotgun that can be adapted to handle steel shot.

The next shotgun is rare, even among collectors of the rarer American doubles.
It is the AH Fox HE grade 3 inch Super Fox, famous as Nash Buckingham's favorite
duck gun: "Bo Whoop". They came in both 2 3/4 and 3 inch chambering. The Super Fox
also had an enviable reputation for long range hits on ducks and geese.
My Super Fox has a straight stock like Buckingham's and has 30 inch barrels, F&F-
with 3 inch chambers. The barrels are as thick as a 10 gauge but it balances well.
They first were used with Winchester Super-X shells from John Olin to Buckingham.

To do justice to LC Smith, they also made a Long Range waterfowl gun with
a few action modifications to handle the 1920's new 3-inch shells, particularly
Winchester-Western. They are excellent turkey guns.




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 Post subject: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:48 pm 
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I would nominate my Ithaca NID super magnum 10 ga with 3 1/2” chambers and 34” barrels, and welcome to Shotgun World!

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:10 am 
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casonet wrote:
I would nominate my Ithaca NID super magnum 10 ga with 3 1/2” chambers and 34” barrels, and welcome to Shotgun World!


Wow! What a shotgun. I'll bet it has more "bo whoop" than the real Bo Whoop, which was named for the deep bellowing sound it made when discharged.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:36 am 
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Yes, but recoil isn’t bad being a 12 lb monster

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:32 pm 
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casonet wrote:
Yes, but recoil isn’t bad being a 12 lb monster


12 pounds!? Did it come with wheels on it or did you have to hire a gun bearer to get it to the pit? Damn.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
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It’s a monster but it’s so beautiful that I couldn’t pass it up a few years ago when I bought it. Grade II, engraved, beaver tail, with ejectors

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
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A most interesting piece of Ithaca Gun Company history.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic Waterfowl/Wild Turkey shotguns
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casonet wrote:
It’s a monster but it’s so beautiful that I couldn’t pass it up a few years ago when I bought it. Grade II, engraved, beaver tail, with ejectors


Post a pic if you get a chance.




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