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1966 Browning Double Auto trap info needed

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dbl Auto, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Dbl Auto

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    I just bought a 1966 Browning Double Auto trap gun from Great Lakes Sporting Arms in MI. It is used but still has the original box. As I was not around in 1966 :), I need some help with the sights. The end label is marked "trap stock" and also "Hood sight". It indeed has a higher combed trap stock but the sights have me confused. The first bead is only about 8" from the receiver on the 29.5" bbl. On the muzzle is what I think is an Ithaca ray bar sight. Has anyone heard of a "Hood sight"? I have looked at many trap guns over the last few years and have never seen a "rear" bead.

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    Front sight
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    Box label markings.
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    The only difference between a trap Double Auto and the field was a high comb stock and a center bead. They had either a buttplate or Browning marked pad. Your gun has either an Ithaca Raybar sight or a Simmons Glow Worm sight at the muzzle and there was NEVER a factory sight installed 8 inches from the receiver. Unless you got a deal on the gun or you just gotta have it--I'd think about returning it for a refund! Penciled in markings on an end label were certainly not done by the factory! PS--these are great field guns--but shooting trap will loosen your fillings!!
     
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    I'll bet the gun was being held for Mr. or Mrs. Hood. Maybe the GloWorm replaced the Bradley by the smithy.
     
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    Mr Roach, I had the same thought. I would not have bought it if I didn't think I got a good price. Thank you for the input. I hope it sits in my safe for another 50 years and the next generation can ask the same questions.
    Doug Allison
     
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