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 Post subject: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:32 pm 
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I acquired this Model 12 20 Gauge W/ Mod choke last year from an estate sale and have been so eager to take it out to harvest some game, I have taken it to the skeet field and shot a few 22's and 21's with it. Now the real test was real birds. There is nothing like harvesting birds with a vintage gun!

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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:37 pm 
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Nicely done! A very classic picture that could have easily been taken 90 years ago, except for the plastic bed liner in the truck! {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:28 pm 
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oyeme wrote:
Nicely done! A very classic picture that could have easily been taken 90 years ago, except for the plastic bed liner in the truck! {hs#


Thank you sir! I hate having photo hindsight, I was looking at the trash near the front of the bed and shaking my head as I posted this! I wish I coukd have used an old truck for the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:54 am 
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Very nice picture, and a great looking Model 12 too! Congrats on the good hunt.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:07 am 
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Model 12's are dove killing machines!! I always take my grandad's 16 ga model 12 out on opening day. Reminds me of him since he is no longer with us. The irony is he said I shouldn't shot doves as they were a holy bird.... They taste holy for sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Location: Tucson, Arizona
Late gun judging from the third style field forend. If you took all those birds with only the one box of shells as shown in the picture, my hat's off to you. Opening day here in AZ we were shooting in an area between Tucson and Phoenix. I started with a Simmons ribbed 20 gauge 28 inch MOD gun and finished with a 16 gauge 28 inch pre-war plain barreled MOD gun. Got a few whitewings and Eurasians also. I needed a tad more than one box to limit though.

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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:22 pm 
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Love that forend style. Beautiful field M12 in great shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:23 pm 
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Location: In The Woods Of The SC Low Country
LIKE.........I have the same gun that I too skeet and with.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:23 am 
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lossking wrote:
Very nice picture, and a great looking Model 12 too! Congrats on the good hunt.


Thank you! I love how this gun points! SO natural for those fast crossing shots


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:24 am 
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cclark31 wrote:
Model 12's are dove killing machines!! I always take my grandad's 16 ga model 12 out on opening day. Reminds me of him since he is no longer with us. The irony is he said I shouldn't shot doves as they were a holy bird.... They taste holy for sure!


Nothing should taste as good as a dove! It's hard to explain to someone who has never had one what they taste like


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:35 am 
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Kinda like chicken, huh? :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding. I can't think of anything they taste like except doves, and that is fine indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 am 
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I call it the "small fillet of the sky" lol I've heard sandhill crane is very tasty in that aspect too, but never tried any.


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 Post subject: Re: Took the Model 12 Out For Some Dove Hunting!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:21 am 
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Sandhill crane is pretty good. Cook it medium rare.




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