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My Latest Purchase

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by aussiebob, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. aussiebob

    aussiebob TS Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Picked this up last Sunday from Cabelas Glendale Az.
    W. C. Scott Hammer 12ga
    # Cal./Gauge: 12ga Hammer
    # Chamber(s): 2.5"
    # Barrel(s): 30"
    # Choke(s): .018" & .028"
    # Weight: 8lbs 13oz
    # Sights/Scope: Front Bead
    # Trigger(s): Double Triggers
    # Stock: Checkered Prince Of Wales
    # Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4" LOP 2 1/16" DAC 3 1/16" DAH
    # Fore End: Checkered Splinter
    # Metal Condition: Very Good
    # Wood Condition: Good
    # Bore Condition: Very Good
    # Manufacture Date: Circa 1878
    # Extras: Black Powder Proof

    Took it to the range on wed and shot some trap with at at 16yrds.

    My what fun. For the weight, it balances well and swings easy.
    The loads were in a trimmed down Federal Paper hull (trimmed to 2 - 1/2" pre-crimp)
    2 -1/2 drams of 2F Black Powder
    2 1/8" Nitro wads on top of the powder, followed by
    1 1/2" Lubed wad. then
    1oz #8 shot
    Overshot card and a roll crimp.

    Will try and get some photos of it in action.
    Here are some photos of the gun




  2. Remstar311

    Remstar311 Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Beautiful shotgun Bob! How did you do with it?

  3. aussiebob

    aussiebob TS Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Not that well, it is not really set up for trap.
    Once I worked out that I was shooting low, I started busting some clays.
    It was smoking the clays when I hit them.
    Will have to make a temporary set of raised beads for trap.
    It certainly puts out a impressive smoke cloud when fired, best to have a slight breeze to help clear the view.
    The recoil has a different feel to it, than on a modern load.
    Will try and get some video of it in action and post a link to it.
    Hopefully the weather will clear up here in Az, by the time the range opens on wed. It is currently raining pretty hard, or I would be up at the range with it.
    Have a fresh batch of 100 Black Powder shells, that I finished yesterday.
    Mainly I plan to use it for opening day of dove season and the occasional classic doubles shoot.
    I am also planning to get a set of modern barrels made for it, so I can have the best of both worlds, Black Powder and Smokeless. That won't be for a while as the best price I have found starts at $3500.

    Maybe I will just save up for another double that is rated for Smokeless Shells.

    Either way it is quite the talking point when I have it at the range.
  4. Jerseyshooter

    Jerseyshooter TS Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Just wanted to say it is a beautiful gun and I think it is cool you are shooting it. It is neat to see that a gun can be enjoyed in ways other than having the expectation of shooting 100 straight, having 2 inch high ribs, or ported extended chokes that will vaporize a grapefruit at 50 yards. Don't get me wrong; all the modern trap guns are great, but hitting a clay with a gun from your great grandfather's generation must be a kick. Love to see some pics of this in action. By the way....with the big cloud of smoke, you can just "assume" you hit the bird if you don't see it break!
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