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Most Elegant Single Barrel Trap gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by otnot, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    There are many single barrel trap guns, but in you mind what is the most elegant? Mine is is the Parker. The lines and the balance makes it feel like a feather in my hands.
     
  2. Mapper

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    I vote for the M grade Fox. More gold than Ft. Knox
     
  3. otnot

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    Jim if I ever get the chance to try one I might just change my mind. But my Parker when I look at the graceful lines of the receiver and the forend it reminds me of a beautiful woman.
     
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    Yah-ah. But the right TMX puts them all to shame. I'll have a good one someday.
     
  5. otnot

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    For me it's not about the gold or the engraving it's about the shape of the reciever and the overall lines of the gun. Guns with a cross lock are boxy looking to me. The LC Smith comes in second. As cross locks goes I like the Charles Daly. I like the old Ithacas and have shot some fine scores with it but the Parker I like magic when I point it.
     
  6. berettaman7

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    I would say:

    1.- Parker.
    2.-Ithaca 4E, 5E Etc.
    3.- LC Smith Hi Grades.

    Berettaman7
     
  7. stanky feet

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    MX 2000,the most beautiful,wonderful,fabulouse,sweetest,trapgun ever made!
     
  8. Gregg535

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    I like MX Perazzi's also but would not really consider them a single barrel trap gun as far as this thread goes.

    As for the least elegant (even though I own one and actually really like it a lot ---honestly) would be the 90-T.
     
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    Winchester Model 12 with a high rib and adjustable comb stock made from fancy marble cake walnut.
     
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    Perrazi TM-1 Special

    Infinity

    Alferman

    Ljutic Midrib Stainless LTX
     
  11. phirel

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    For elegant looks, I would put the L.C. Smith first because of the side plats. The Ithaca 4 E would be next and the Parkers would be third. I think the exposed hing pin of the Parkers detracts from the otherwise clean lines. A.H. Fox made a wonderful single trap gun, but it did have a rather large and boxy receiver.

    Bakers are in a class by themselves. This conclusion may be shaded a bit by the fact that once I had a small Baker collection.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. boomer

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    Pat--you must be thinking about a different single barrel trap gun. The LC Single was a boxlock without sideplates. The LC Double was a true sidelock gun.
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    There are no guns that look any better than those made by Devault. The Infinity surpasses all. They make one drool like none other.
     
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    Infinity...

    Curt
     
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    Infinity!

    Quality abounds even in the parts in the bins which holds the pre-assembled (I) gun parts! A shotgun still ahead of it's time!

    Hap
     
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    Parker- way ahead of its time
     
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    I really dont like them because I've never had one I could shoot worth a damn,but I do love the looks of an old style BT-99.
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    Not really a single barrel as such but an Ithaca import MX8 combo with it's top single hung on it. Beautiful lines.
     
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    mia- you have a pm
     
  20. otnot

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    Barry your a man of good taste! I love my old MX8 combo gun. The balance is perfect for me.
     
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