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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Just a single bead, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:26 pm 
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DF, did you and The Major's gun make it through Harvey ok?
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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:02 pm 
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We did survive.

After a second landfall at Sabine Pass, Harvey headed straight for us. But, instead of the usual wet, eastern side of the storm which is where we were, dry air blown in by the jet stream whipped around to the east side, limiting rainfall to 3". North wind clashing with wind out of the east, turned the usually dry west side to the wet side. Those folks got 2-3 times the rain we got. Wind was around 20 mph.

Weird storm, the most pleasant direct hit by a hurricane ever.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:37 pm 
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A few more photos from Imgur.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:53 am 
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Regarding choke, the gun shows Full/Full, so it was obviously choked to suit the Major here in the U.S. by Browning gunsmiths. It left Belgium, choked as designated. Don't you think Browning's top shotgun smiths were given this project. It had to be right.

Lots of interesting details.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:08 am 
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WONDERFUL POST!!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!


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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:12 am 
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Too bad Photobucket did what they did. I refused the extorsion of $400 to keep the pictures alive. Last time I tried to download a PB photo to repost, it was blocked. So, I can find most of these pictures from my computer files. If someone wants a specific picture reposted, let me know. I'll see if I can find it. Imgur is great. Faster and easier than PB ever was. Hopefully they won't go toxic in the future.

Thanks for those comments. It has been a lot of fun, met some great folks. Lots of cummulative gun knowledge on this site. They were a lot of help.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:19 am 
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Approaching 10 yrs., Nov. 15, 2007. Quite a ride.

Thanks to everyone who read with interest and who contributed.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Dirtfarmer,

This has been by far the most fascinating and enjoyable thread I've ever seen on a forum. The mixture of the Dream Find of coming upon this gun purely by chance, then the process of learning it's history, it's careful wood restoration, etc has just been a thrill to read.

Trickle some pics to us over time as you're able and let us continue to enjoy this wonderful old Superposed!

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:08 pm 
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Glad you enjoyed it. Was pretty unique.

I'll add some photos from time to time. Photobucket's greed and their disregard for their customers sorta spoiled a lot of threads. Imgur is the way to go, at least for now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:03 pm 
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Here is a photo I posted showing my Winchester 21 Skeet 20 ga, my '69 Superlight 12, a newer Superlight 20 and the Askins gun.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:10 pm 
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The centerfire .22 Velodog French round that the Col. adapted to a Colt Woodsman to fudge a bit on a "centerfire" match pistol. As usual, he stirred up a bunch of you know what, but that was just ole Charlie...

The rough rear sight solder job was a quickie fix after they got on him about the sight radius. He got this modification to make it Kosher, as the officials were going nuts trying to disqualify this gun. The engraving was a later additiion by Rex Applegate who bought the gun form the Col. Charlie though such embellishment wasn't in good taste.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:35 pm 
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Here's the French centerfire Velodog round and the small pistol chambered for it. From what I've learned, it was for bicyclers to protect themselves from dogs, thus the name. Don't ya reckon the political scene is France has changed somewhat... :roll:

The Col. located a supply of this ammo, loaded it for the converted .22LR Woodsman, thus he had a light recoiling centerfire gun. He gives the details in his autobiography, Unrepentant Sinner, a must read for Askins fans.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Rex Applegate engraving on the Col's pistol. Bill Askins said his Dad would never have that engraved on the gun, thought it in poor taste, even though technically correct. I don't think the Askins liked Applegate. But there was quite a list of those the Col. didn't like.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Velodog centerfire round next to a .22WMR, then next to .22WMR and .22LR.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:35 pm 
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The Col bird hunting in Spain while he was military attache, working with the Spanish military to assess their capability.

Bill as a 10 yr old youngster with a bunch of birds.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:43 pm 
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James Flynn, master gunmaker, who refurbished the wood. He went to LSU, roomed with another lifelong friend. I remember visiting them in the dorm, they were well armed. Couldn't think of that today; it's a different world.

When I was at LSU undergrad, a few years ahead of them, I shot at the ROTC building. We had a 5 man pistol team, a real low budget affair, shot postal matches with other schools, our officer would send in our targets, we never took a road trip. I had a Hi Standard Trophy that I carried in a case back and forth from my dorm where I kept it, still have that gun with all the weights, several barrels, etc.

I loved the free ammo, got to shoot a lot. Quite an experience.

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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1933 Superposed
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Showing the different opening angles, Win 21, RBL by Connecticut Arms and the Askins Super.

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The Major and his friend Bill Weaver around El Paso, HQ for Weaver and where the Major lived while the Col was stationed at Ft. Bliss. The Major was fond of hunting Desert Quail in that area.

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Bill Weaver with one of his shotgun scopes. The Col. wasn't too kind to Weaver, commenting on his rigid stance, a study on how NOT to shoot a scattergun...

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