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Old 09-05-2011, 10:15 PM
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Default Left handed over under shotgun

Looking at getting into clay shooting and would like to get a quality o/u 12gauge that wont break the bank, preferably left handed
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:36 PM
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Nice thing about O/Us, they are pretty easily used by lefties and righties!! The lever swings right so a lefty can just push the lever vs pulling it.

I would recommand a Browning Citrori or a Beretta sporting O/U. Both can be bought for under $1200 used. If you wanna look up my skeet clinics and come try the guns I just told you about. We have those as loaners.
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Old 09-06-2011, 7:54 AM
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Thankyou for the advice, I have been looking at the browning citrori, when I last held an over under it was the lever push that actually bugged me the most. is there any way to have that switched, maybe by a gunsmith
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Old 09-06-2011, 9:42 AM
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The difference in most shotguns being left handed vs. right handed is the palm swell on the stock.

My buddy shoots a Beretta Silver Pigeon, left hand version, and his lever moves the same as my right handed gun but his palm swell is on the opposite side.
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Old 09-06-2011, 9:48 AM
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I understand that usually the difference is in the palm swell not the lever, however, my question is, can the lever be changed?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:27 AM
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There can also be a difference in the 'cast' of the stock, in addition to the palm swell.

A lot of guns are cast neutral, some slightly cast off (for RH). LH specific guns are 'cast on'. Brownings seem to be fairly neutral, however you can get LH versions in some models.

My Guerini is a LH model and my lever still 'pushes' to the right. Never shot anything other than the RH push, so I don't know any different. I think I prefer pushing the lever though...

So Cal guns down here in San Diego had a LH Browning 525 on the shelf last time I was in there -- they were quite proud of it though based on the price tag!
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Check out www.shotgunworld.com

Lots of shotgun experts on that forum that may be able to answer your question.
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I have a double trigger over and under where I can select which trigger fires either barrel, double palm swells and no cast on the stock. The only thing that keeps it from being completely ambidextrous is that the break lever is operated like a right handed gun.

The issue with switching this is that the stock cutout and the lever itself along with the spring mechanism would all have to be changed along with modification to the action sideplate to reverse the lever.
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Old 09-06-2011, 4:28 PM
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I see, thanks for the help and information everyone, i guess you cant win them all
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BTW! If pushing the lever is what you don't want then look into a Blaser F3! They have pull left handed levers. The start at 5 Gs if I'm not mistaken!!
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Good to know, i'll keep them in mind, but for right now at least that is a bit out of my price range, I may wait and save up for it
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