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bent shotgun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by TW2, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. TW2

    TW2 TS Member

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    i have an older ithaca model 37 that stopped loading properly so i put it away and forgot about it

    i couldn't hit the side of a barn with it anyway

    anyway, after downloading the field maint. manual, i took it apart and deburred the reciever and it now seems to work just fine

    i took it trap shooting the other day, and at first i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me- as i sight down the barrel, the end of it appears to go off to the left a little bit

    i haven't looked at it closely yet- i will first check to see that the thing is properly seated

    but if the magazine is not perfectly lined up with the reciever and stock, what are my options?

    i was thinking about a little judicious pressure using a hand pumped hydraulic press i know of
     
  2. jsa3107

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    Um let me answere
    Take it to a gunsmith to be fixed....
     
  3. philk

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    I`ve got a M37 Hastings cantilever slug barrel that curves upward so bad you can`t get it on paper because you run out of scope adjustment.
     
  4. nrasmus

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    Put it on that barrel bender Tron has pictured


    Nick
     
  5. wireguy

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    The yoke that aligns the barrel is only fixed by a screw sitting in a shallow slot in the magazine. It is possible the yoke could be sitting off to one side which would put a bow in the barrel.
     
  6. TW2

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    it turned out to be my bifocals

    i had a couple of people look at it and they gave it a thumbs up

    i did double check the barrel mount first

    i shot a little trap with it last night and i still can't hit the side of a barn with it though

    i have a pair of yellow polarized laminated single vision glasses on order

    hopefully that will take the curves out of my near vision
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    Smack it up a tree or telephone pole a few times...

    Hope this helps.

    Curt
     
  8. philk

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    Now that was funny.
     
  9. samiam03

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    You should have your eyes checked - that's the sort of thing that happens when you start developing cataracts
     
  10. claybuster38

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    If you are useto a real trap gun you will miss with a flat shooter. Marv
     
  11. GW22

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    Yes, that tree smacking comment was funny. What's even funnier, though, is that several shooters on this site and at your local range will viamently defend bending a shotgun barrel. Some are even experienced, highly successful trapshooters and shoot high-end shotguns. They'll give personal accounts of how well it works and how "so & so won the Grand using a barrel bent over the tailgate of his truck." In their minds, if someone did it in 1963 and shot better, then slam-dunk -- end of discussion. Reasoning with them using logic is like talking to a wall.

    One of the most incredible things I've witnessed at the trap range was a guy who took his wife's (I presume it was his wife) new looking BT100 and beat the barrel against the roof of the traphouse "to make it shoot higher like it's supposed to." Then, to our amazement, he broke it open to look down the barrel and a live shell popped out! Two of us protested and thankfully the idiot, and his embarrassed wife, were removed from the range (after a near-fistfight ensued, just as you would expect from someone of this mentality).

    -Gary
     
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