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Browning question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ernesto1, Jan 11, 2012.

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  1. Ernesto1

    Ernesto1 Member

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    I know this has nothing to do with trapshooting, so please bear with me.

    I was at a local gun shop yesterday and noticed a Browning model 42 in grade v.
    This little jewel was absolutely stunning. The engraving was elaborate - not sure if it was cut or pressed - and the gold dogs and birds looked great. The wood appeared better than most furniture I have seen. It felt very well balanced.

    Would this be an ok gun to shoot skeet with or is it just a pretty face to keep in the safe? Are parts hard to get? Is it somewhat reliable?

    Just curious as I have never seen one before. I am had only known about the Winchester model 42 from long ago.

    Thanks all. Darryl
     
  2. Rebsmith

    Rebsmith Member

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    Darryl.....Shoot it, they're great little guns. I bought the 3 of them, sent them to Briley for tubes and shoot them every so often. Shoot the Brownings and leave the real Winchesters in the safe.

    Jere
     
  3. powertrader

    powertrader TS Member

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    ? leave the Winchesters in the safe ?
     
  4. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    The Winchester 42 was the classic 410 pump and it is a collectors item.
    The Browning 42 was a copy. It's a nice gun and you should enjoy it.
     
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