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Cannot locate my shotgun on a full gun rack ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by srp41, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. srp41

    srp41 Member

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    Where can i find a crome button or so ,to place on the but end for Id.
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    I just put a colored wire tie on the trigger guard of my son's BT-99.

    A small one at the front, cut off excess plastic.

    Easy and cheap.
     
  3. Release Trigger

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    This is an Old Trapshooting Buddy of mine (Mr Robert "BAT" Thomas), he never had the problem you talk about not sure why ?

    He used to keep an Elastic band around the forend and tell people it was so he would know it was his gun (56inch Barrel), if you look closely you can see the laky band near the end of his forend.

    Fantastic attitude for a man in a wheelchair and a great ambassador for our sport.

    He does not shoot now-a-days due to ill health, great man and a great shot in his day.

    Regards,

    Release Trigger.............
     
  4. ColtM1911A1

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    I never put my gun into one of those scratch & dent apparatuses. Where I go my gun goes. Began that practice after witnessing an accident with a dog and a rack of beautiful shotguns. There were more than enough angry and downright saddened people after that deal went down....Cya
     
  5. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Do something to make your gun stick out of the crowd!
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  6. tarhawk

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    Office supply stores sell sticky "dots" about the size of a dime in bright colors. Stick one on the under side of the forearm to make your gun easily visible in the rack. After the shoot, they come off easy and quick.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I painted my Ljutic Gold. It has been Lime Green and Mauve. Can't miss it.... What are you going to do with a PFS, bondoed grip, and a homemade comb but paint the whole thing.
     
  8. Doughboy

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    This is one of the reasons I purchased one of the magnetic gun rests while on the line. When it's in the rack, it's stuck to the end of the barrel and you can write your name on the sides of it if you want to.
     
  9. warren

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    I found a silver button that fits on the pistol grip and shows my intitials perfectly when it's on the rack I think it was about 50 bucks works good. I did have trouble getting the right gun before that.

    warren
     
  10. Rick Barker

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    Back in the day when everybody shot BT99, 1100 and M12, it was a problem, so most of us used a labeling machine with the color plastic. We printed out our name and applied the label to the bottom of the trigger guard.
     
  11. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Mine's usually the only Zoli in the rack.
     
  12. 1oldtimer

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    Thanks for the photo of "Bat" Thomas, brings back memories of the Vandalia Grand. Saw him numerous times. Clyde
     
  13. dudleyone

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    Shoot ocasionally with a husband and wife who both shoot Kolars. Hers had a piece of bright orange yarn tied to the trigger guard. I asked him if it was so she could find her kolar among the other Kolars. He said it was because she couldn't tell a kolar from a Perazzi or Browning!
     
  14. davnport

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    I am occasionally asked why my name is on a label on the forearm of my M12. I explain that for years I never shot on any squad (excluding doubles) that didn't have multiples of other M12's and the label made it so much easier to find mine in a rack!

    Carl Davenport
     
  15. sliverbulletexpress

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    If you shoot an XT or a Bt99 it can be a problem. I have to agree with Colt1991, just don't put it in a rack to begin with. I've not had a problem with dogs or kids it's the crusty old trapshooters who reach way across and pull their old gun banging into everything in between, some who have guns that cost more than my car.
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    Take a piece of really bright colored paper, rool it up stick it in the end of the barrel when its sitting in the rack ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. Bernie K

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    Bat was at a shoot in PA a few years ago and some dufus filed a complaint that he was shooting from the 27 and his bbl was closer to the target than his. Talk about stupid. 27 yds from the hip. Great shooter and a great man, always had a smile for everyone.
     
  18. MisterHappy

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    I was at a backyard shoot a couple of years back, and asked my kid to get me Parker. He brought me a gun, but the damned ammo wouldn't chamber!

    WTF?

    He'd brought me a 16....mine was a 12. There were several to choose from!

    LOL
     
  19. Mark425

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    You could do this.


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  20. mette56

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    True story: during the 1970's I attended a registered shoot at Elliotts in KC. Perazzi s.b.'s were new on the market. I had my Perazzi S.B. w/release trigger in a gun rack inside the clubhouse. When my squad came up, my gone was gone from the rack. As I start to panic, a guy who just finished his event walks in, goes to the gun rack and deposits my gun in the rack. I said to him-"are you aware that is my gun?" He was not and apologized profusely. His Perazzi was next to mine so he mistakenly picked up and used the wrong gun. Not only did he not notice the difference in the two guns but he shot a pull trigger. He shot all 100 targets and never noticed...now that's concentration.

    True Story!

    milt

    PS, Bat was a great guy. Probably never be another Bat. Thanks for posting his pic.
     
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