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Anyone else regularly shoot an old trap gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Besides Bill G, does anyone else besides me regularly shoot old trap guns?

    I am waiting for my recently acquired 1927 Ithaca 4E Knick to come back after a long overdue internal cleaning so I can begin to break it in.
     
  2. XTerminator

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    I shoot a 1926 LC Smith SxS Trap Model. Trap Grade, 32" F+F, VR, BTFE, Hunter 1 trigger.
    Also shoot a 1926 Ithaca 4E 32" and a 1914 Winchester Model 12, 30" Solid Rib.
    Love those oldies!

    Steve
     
  3. Holeinmypattern

    Holeinmypattern TS Member

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    I shoot a 1915 model 12 every monday night!
     
  4. hoffman06

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    Last week I shot my newly acquired Lefever single bbl. trap made in 1922. It has a milled vent rib and is in really great shape. I enjoy the old ones but like the progress trap guns have made.
    Carey
     
  5. larryjk

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    I shoot a 1932 Model 12 "build up" often and it is still my money gun. It is beside a 1965 Model 12 engraved trap gun that I also shoot well. There are others. I had an Ithaca 4E that was a special gun; shot like a rifle.
     
  6. Mark-in-Maine

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    My 3200 is only 40 years old. Does that qualify?
     
  7. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Does not qualify

    Any gun younger than me will never be old!
     
  8. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    1929 Mod 12 trap, 1972 1100, 1978 SKB 1960 101
     
  9. southjblue

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    1960 superposed---sjb---
     
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    An Ithaca 4E or 5E as a matter of course, and have been known to use a M21 for doubles. Paper-hulled shells are the best way to shoot them. The old guns are magnets - a great way to meet people and make friends.
     
  11. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    They are magnets
    And a great way to break the ice.
    When you let someone shoot an oldie that they have never seen and might not ever see again they really appreciate it.
     
  12. Mapper

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    2 1919 Ithaca singles, Model 12 trap 278xxx, 31 Remington T 9xxx and my Krieghoff is a model 32. I'm 75 and four of the five are older than me.
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Mapper

    What shells do you use in the FLues?
     
  14. Model Number 12

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    I do. I keep telling myself to catch up to the times and spring for a "new" trap gun, but I have to admit that I really enjoy shooting my Model 12's and shoot my M12 trap gun the best.
     
  15. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Yea, a lot of cheap geezer's.
     
  16. BILL GRILL

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    shot410ga, you my friend odviously do not know the Gentlemen above. Bill Grill
     
  17. thomaslea1

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    I guess I shoot a new one. It's a late 60's Beretta Trap Special.
     
  18. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Bill, just a joke..........
     
  19. eightbore

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    I own dozens of ancient trap guns but haven't shot an ATA bird for a few years, never did shoot more than a couple hundred. I guess I am protecting my average. I just can't seem to divest myself of the old guns. I have Ithaca, Parker, and Fox singles, Model 12 Black Diamond Traps that I could never replace, including two Ulrich engraved prewar Pigeon Grades, Model 97 Traps that are to die for. I sold my last late minty Remington 31 TC to a close friend, would never have sold it except to him. I would like to have a minty Charles Daly single, a minty Model 37 Ithaca with Knick rib, and an English sidelock single. For a guy that doesn't shoot trap, that is a pretty long list. I recommend that present day shooters give older trap guns a try. They don't often break down and are designed to break birds. Give them a shot.
     
  20. southjblue

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    The oldies are fun to have and shoot---I luv em---sjb---
     
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