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Old 09-21-2013, 1:21 PM
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I'd like to know what shotguns y'all like. I'm kind of looking into a 12g

Would be cool if there were military ones, but I don't think there were any made as military issue

Anyway, post up what you like
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Back in WWI they used a Winchester 1897 with a heat shield. It was called 1897 Trench Gun. Germans really didn't like it. Here is a photo of my replica with bayonet

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Boy, so many C&R shotguns...

Can't beat a Win Mod 97. Win Mod 12's are nice too. Older Win Mod 24 SxS, Mod 37, Stevens/Savage SxS, lots out there.
The new guns are fantastic, but there's certainly something about an older gun that somebody's grandpa used and then handed down....
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I'm fond of the masterpiece known as the Browning Auto-5. Mine is just barely C&R, but my friend has one that his great grandfather bought in 1909. It shoots just as nice as mine.
Also available for slightly less money are the Remington 11 and Savage 720. They're licensed clones.
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Browning A5, Win model 12, Ithaca 37, Win 97, Rem 1894, L.C. Smith, Lefever (real Lefever, not nitro express, though those are fine shotguns too, I dig mine), Rem model 10 and so many others. All of those are interesting for various reasons.

You want something really cool? There's a Browning A5 riot gun in a gun store in Norfolk, VA.

Bonny and Clyde were into cut down Rem model 11s and BARs.
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Greener Mk. III




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I am rather fond of my J C Higgins m20 12ga pump (Hi-Standard)
It has three chokes and small wrench that reside in a little leather binocular style carry case.
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1887 lever action Winchesters are pretty cool.
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I'm a fan of the older Lefever and model 24 Winchesters.
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Uses a 12/14 gauge(left), regular 12 gauge(right)

Awesome..................
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Would be cool if there were military ones, but I don't think there were any made as military issue
There were a whole bunch that went to war. A whole bunch that didn't, but were ordnance marked, and used as training weapons to teach bomber gunners how to lead an enemy aircraft.
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ive been interested in the model 12. i know the different kinds of models they have but could someone tell me more about how to tell what is a good grade and if they should be reblued? pm is ok since i dont want to thread steal
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Any thoughts on or experience with old Husqvarna SXSs?
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If I can find a Winchester 97 with the heat shield, I may go with that. Man, I just don't care for a lot of the shotguns out there... aesthetics I mean
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If I can find a Winchester 97 with the heat shield, I may go with that. Man, I just don't care for a lot of the shotguns out there... aesthetics I mean
Best of luck on your hunt

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Where can I get a greener?
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If you're interested in a Winchester 1897 or Model 12, you might also consider a Stevens 520A (single hump receiver with tang safety), 520-30 (like the 520A but WWII military issue only) or 620 (no hump, cross-bolt safety behind trigger guard). Like the 1897, the 520/620 is basically a JMBrowning design and also a take-down like the 1897 and Model 12, is made about as well (but maybe not quite as nice a finish), and in equivalent condition costs maybe a third the price of the Winchesters. See attached article link:

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Remington Model 31. It's, by far, the nicest pump gun ever made, IMO. Winchester Model 12 is a competitive 2nd.
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The 97 is the coolest, but that includes the price tag to go with.
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Remington Model 31. It's, by far, the nicest pump gun ever made, IMO. Winchester Model 12 is a competitive 2nd.
Just scored a Remington 31 Special Police after looking for several years. Action is smooth as glass!
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The jc Higgins model 20 mentioned in this thread is a great buy. I've got a deluxe one with the swappable chokes that I refinished and got back to working order. Smoothest action I've ever felt. Looking to get another beater one to turn into a home defense shotgun.
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I have a Remington 11-48 that is a beater, but runs flawlessly.
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I just sent the buttstock for this to have the recoil pad replaced, gun is a AH Fox Sterlingworth 12 ga and is a 100 years old, the finish is what you'd expect of a field gun that has seen a lot of use. I replaced the recoil pad because the other had just crumbled from age. Going to shoot some trap with it soon as the stock gets back.

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I kinda like the ultra rare 20ga Russian trench gun called the Moberg (Mossberg/Mosin).
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still no love for the 1887? if I had one i'd have pics all over this. they are WAY cool.
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What about the Marlin 28's?


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1890 Revonoc dbl 16g stagecoach.
Have had wonderfull times quail and chucker hunt
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Ithaca 37.

Like the Winchester 12 all the 37 parts are machined, none are stamped.

Unlike the 12, there are fewer parts in the 37 and thus less to go wrong.

Unlike the 12, the Ithaca 37 was so good that demand never slacked and so they are still being made today (and these factory new ones are at least as good as the old, probably better).

Unlike the 870 and Mossy 500, you won't see them at your LGS. Because no salesmen or showroom is necessary to sell them, the are snapped up as they roll off the line and shipped direct to the buyer at prices under half what a new Browning/Benelli auto costs.

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I got lucky and scored a 870 wingmaster for $300. I also bought a 1897 with a 30 inch barrel. I took it to Jeff Tandy in hemet who cut it down to 20 reworked action and reblued it. I also added a reproduction heatshield so I now have a fake trench gun.
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Ithaca 37!
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Browning A-5s (an FN military model with matte finish) were used in Malaya by the SAS and other Brit special forces in the 1950s communist insurgency. About as good a "jungle gun" as you could find.

I've only see one of the FNs and that was in the Imperial War Museum! My guess is that the rest are sitting someplace in an old depot in England waiting for somebody to take them out to play. Unfortunately it's more likely "somebody" will take them to a smelter.....
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LGS has an Ithaca 37 and a Winchester M20. The M20 is immaculate. 98%+ bluing. Only problem is the butt was cut and a pad put on . Guy wants $445ish

Ithaca is pretty cool with the rail. It looked pretty nice. Can't recall the price
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