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C.C. Seitz

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slik, Aug 6, 2009.

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  1. slik

    slik TS Member

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    Was wondering if any of you could tell me some history on C.C. Seitz. A few years ago I bought a set of K32 barrels from a retired Flyer shooter. He said Seitz had done work on the barrels and that they were killing machines. He was right, they are.

    What I noticed was that my hits were not as explosive as with other guns BUT the birds just seemed to wilt. After shooting some paper the pattern was extremely evan, no hot core. A full working pattern. Just curious.

    Slik
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    try this...

    Subject: Seitz
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    RMY: A friend of mine (deceased) was "Tom" (C.C.) Seitz. He made the very first ones.... there were fewer than 40 total made. He was also noted for being the very best "barrel man". After his untimely passing the company (AIM) acquired the rights thru' Tom's widow to copy Tom's gun and are still manufacturing it today. I talked to Richy @ AIM last week and asked him if all Seitz guns were essentially the same or whether there had been major modifications or changes. (other than adjustable ribs, etc). He did not go into this subject in detail but said that there had been 3 small changes since his company starting building the "Silver Seitz". After Mr. Seitz died the value of his original guns went "thru' the roof" and the last one I saw for sale was reportedly sold for $23,000.00. The "Silver Seitz" (AIM) is an American company that takes the "Seitz Legacy" very seriously and not only produces a fine firearm but also takes very good care of those that own them.
     
  3. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    slik,

    Tom Seitz was "the" barrelsmith in the 80s and early 90s until his tragic death. He also designed and built the Seitz trapgun.

    Usually, Seitz barrels were stamped "C. C. Seitz" on the bottom of the monoblock.

    I have a Seitz Perazzi barrel and it disintegrates the target, but will usually leave the little dome to go flying off.

    Enjoy a great barrel.

    Don
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    A Seitz bbl was typically .740 and .033 const. I'm sure other numbers can be found, but those seems to be his faves. Tom Seitz died of carbon monoxide poisening while staying ina hunting trailer out west. I think he was one of 3 that lost their lives in that accident.
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I thought he drowned?
     
  6. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    MIA has cause of death correct as reported at the time. I have not seen the death certificate that would confirm the report.
     
  7. rick979

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    There were 2 Seitzs lost that day. He and his son. Carbon monoxide poisoning while camping. It was a very sad day.
     
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