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Frigon trap guns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Can anyone tell me anything about them? Are they any good? Thanks, Bulge.
     
  2. short shucker

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    They are ok until they break. Parts are starting to become a problem for these guns.

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  3. senior smoke

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    years ago frenchy frigon sold these guns under his own name. if i remember correctly he also sold a combo set. to me, they resembled a perazzi shotgun. i think he sold them for $350.00 or $450.00. shooters who purchased them said frenchy also included a repair kit, or one could be purchased at a real reasonable price. the guns were made in europe, can't remember what country. for the money they were a good gun. i knew 3 guys who purchased them and they were all flat shooters. at the time he was selling them, the bt99 was selling around $600.00, and the ithaca century a little less.
    steve balistreri
     
  4. GunDr

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    Just a quick note...I CANNOT get the more critical parts. Pat Gottberg and I believe Tom Larkin have purchased the remaining inventory from the Frigons. If anyone nees to have their Frigon serviced, go directly to one of those two.

    Because I deal directly with Marocchi in Italy for parts, they have told me that they cannot help much anymore with the Frigon Guns. The Frigons do not share some parts with the Marocchis.

    Doug Braker
     
  5. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Thank you everyone. Bulge.
     
  6. Neil Winston

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    Frenchy, one of the memorable characters in trapshooting for decades, gave the Trapshooting Hall of Fame nearly sixty Frigons for distribution to young shooters, one per state or province. Quite a gift from a small firm and symbolic of his lifelong interest in young shooters and his commitment to both coaching and helping them

    He was a great guy and I must have bought/traded/sold twenty or thirty guns, several chronographs, bushels of bore cleaner, endless stocks, and even a couple of knives from him. You had to time things carefully, however, and make sure you didn't pause at his display if you had to be somewhere else in the next half-hour (or half-day) or so. I got half my knowledge of trapshooting history from Frenchy, and it was first-hand since he had, in fact, "been there."

    Without Frenchy and his chronographs and instructions from Jim Brown of Lincoln, setting targets by chronograph and radar might never have happened.

    Neil
     
  7. Anchorsteam

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    Funny - my K80 is a 'frigon' trap gun whenever I miss:^)
     
  8. rkenly

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    So what would a double barrel Frigon trap gun be worth?

    I bought one from Frenchy probably 22-25 years ago. (I replaced it with a Beretta 682X) I haven't shot it for 20 years, and someone asked what I wanted for it. They want a O/U so they can shoot doubles.

    I want to be fair... When I was shooting it, I got pretty good with it - a real slump when I first left it for the Beretta. But I don't remember what I paid for it, and I while I read that they aren't well thought of, I had no complaints with it. When I bought it, I really wanted a Perazzi, and it looked like one, and was always mistaken by one - so it met the requirements.

    Regards,

    >>>Rod<<<
     
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    Well thanks for all the info. There is one coming up for auction shortly and I was thinking of buying it but don't know what to pay. It is a SBT. Any thoughts? Bulge.
     
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    Neil, thanks. It is a true compliment to have my name associated with Frenchy. He truly gave much more to the sport than he took.

    jim brown
     
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    If you're interested, I have a couple Frigon sets for sale on this site
    (A search for "Frigon" will lead you to my posting on 18 Jan.) I got the prices out of the Blue Book of Gun Values. Since there hasn't been much interest, I probably have them priced too high. Take a look and if you're interested, I'm flexible on the price. Thanks
    Phil Barry
     
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    Bulge, mine is a frigon trap club when it doesn't shoot where i aim it!!!
     
  13. short shucker

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    'bulge,

    I wouldn't want to spend anymore than $400 on a Frigon SBT. At $400 it would have to be in 95% condition or better and everything has to function like it should.

    ss
     
  14. TALLEND

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    Just for information-at "Madison County Guns"--Alexandria,In. 1-765-724-7960---(ask for Chico)---there are two Cased Frigon Trap guns--a single(FT-1),and a (FT-C)combo-

    (each gun has 2 buttstock(s)left,and right hand palm-swell)

    --both were rebuilt by Frenchy at THE GRAND,I belive the last year he attended(the grand)--

    PS--I have a 4 barrel skeet set(not for sale-unless you REALLY want it),a Frigon "Patch",and a Frigon Pin...

    Tom
     
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    Tom- Frenchy was a great guy and my friend. He imported the guns but I do not think he ever worked on them. There were some similarities between Frenchy and the old Herters Catalogs (few will understand this comment).

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pat, Frenchy would work on the guns in such as to change out parts needed. It also did this on Perazzis if he knew you well enough and or you spent enough money with him.
     
  17. TALLEND

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    Pat

    I stopped by Frenchys'tent(at THE GRAND)-----with my Frigon Patch showing on my shooting vest---when his wife? saw the patch,she cleaned 3 sets of barrels for me---they gave me a "cleaning kit"---rebuilt both guns---and gave me a "cased set" of fireing pins and springs(still have them)---

    GREAT PEOPLE

    Tom
     
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    Many years ago at the Iowa State shoot, I stopped by Frenchy's tent to look at guns. We started talking about trap shooting, and the fact came up that I was left eye dominant and shot with one eye closed.

    Frenchy said I should be shooting with both eyes open. He left his tent unattended, took me to the practice trap, paid for 25 birds, and coached me for at least 20 minutes.

    I'm still a one eyed shooter, but I will always fondly remember Frenchy.
     
  19. rayfrigon

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    Neil, Thank you very much for the nice comments about my dad. He loved trapshooting and being with trapshooters. Ray Frigon
     
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    Hi Jim, Thank you very much for the nice comments about my dad. He loved trapshooting and being with trapshooters. Ray Frigon
     
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