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8 Gauge English Shotgun For Sale - Pending

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by shot410ga, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Great wall hanger for $7500.
     
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    Shot410ga,
    It's not a wall hanger to everyone - it's a great gun for geese - outside of the US of course.
     
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    Anything with a demascus barrel should be a "wall hanger," as they are often dangerous to shoot with full-pressure loads. That being said, there's nothing wrong with having a couple wall hangers or safe queens. After all, the most valuable guns in existence no longer get shot.

    -Gary
     
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    Speaking as a Briley distributor, one could get the gun tubed. Just a thought.

    Could this gun be used on the 50 yard line? LOL

    The idea of a Black Powder 16 yard and HCP event might interest more folks than you think.
     
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    Coach..I use to shoot an old Husky SxS.. 34" full/full underlever hammergun..To astound many of our younger shooters ..I use to shoot it regularly.. It won many times more than what it cost me from the parking lot..Fun.. that's all I can say.. A whole bunch of fun to shoot.. Shooting low gun.. uncocked.. calling the bird.. cocking on the way up.. and destroying 95% of the targets was a blast.. All with 2.5" 12 gauge 2.5 dram shells 7/8oz. #8's with a .050 choke.. I miss those days.. BTW.. wonder what Briley would charge for tubes??? All Good.. Mike
     
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    Tubing an eight gauge is way to much work and money. Chamber inserts for ten and twelve gauge shells is the way to go. Twelve gauge inserts can be made from just about any material. Ten gauge inserts should be made from steel because they are quite thin at the rim area. Ten gauge wads seem to seal quite well in the eight gauge bore.
     
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    Hmmm. I'm thinking brass shells, turned on a lathe if necessary, and a buncha black powder. I bet this old girl could roar again if somebody wanted to let her.
     
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    The current issue of Handloader magazine has the first of a 2 article series on reloading Brass Shotshells, including sources for tools and components.

    I don't see any reason that, that gun couldn't be used with black powder loads, as it was originally designed and built to do.

    Steel doesn't just "deteriorate" with age, unless it is allowed to corrode. If the bore is not rotten then there should be no reason why it is not still serviceable,,, with black powder loads. No vintage of damascus is suitable for smokeless loads.

    That was a quality gun when it was made, and time alone has not altered that fact.

    Randy
     
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    Eight gauge brass shells are available at Rocky Mountain Cartridge Company. They aren't cheap, but how many do you need for a single shot? They are sold in boxes of ten. I use them, assume they will last a lifetime. They take standard 209 size primers. I would like to own this gun, but at a somewhat lower price.
     
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    Get hold of Steve Barnett @ Steve Barnett Fine Guns. He will help you and is a square dealer. Look at his web sight sometime.

    Steve had a 8 ga Army Navy double several years ago and we loaded it with some brass shells listed above with black powder and #4 shot and had a photographer for Double Gun Jouirnal take a Mississippi Tom Turkey ate 40+ yards. It was a HOOT to shoot with 39" barrels and .oo37 choke. It devistated that poor turkey! Wall hanger??--Not on your life!!!
     
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