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new guns are nice, but I like my old ones...

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Slugo, Apr 12, 2013.

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  1. Slugo

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    how about the rest of you, new or old...
     
  2. W.P.T.

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    I like them all for the most part ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    you can't go wrong with those proven models.
     
  4. N. J. BOB

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    I have been using an A-5 for about 35 years. It works as well today as it did when it was new...
     
  6. Slugo

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    agree, the original A5 is a classic. Mine is a 20g/28" mod barrel...
     
  7. dbuffington

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    Hey, Slugo! Some of those guns look familiar =)

    The A5, of course, is a classic, and the Citori is a worthy successor to the Superposed.

    But the more I shoot them the more I find the alloy Double Auto (center) to be ideal scattergun for me. It's light, but not "whippy". With Val Browning's "Quick Load" feature, it's easy to load on the fly, and with an inertia action, it cycles fast ... without requiring cleaning. The two-shell limit is no liability for clay games, and rarely a liability in the field.

    Slugo, have you found out yet when they're having Double Auto day at Lehigh Valley?

    Enjoy!
    Dave
     
  8. Slugo

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    no, but I will. I'll give Lehigh Valley a call.

    Actually, Dave and I traded Double Autos. He owned the black receiver model above, and this silver vintage 1953 model was mine. Both are Twelvetts...

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    PS: He also owned my 20 gauge Auto5...
     
  9. Bruce Specht

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    The newest shotgun I own is from 1973
     
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    The newest shotgun for me is a 1996 Perazzi MX8-20 but all my other shotguns range from 1927 Purdey to 1974 Perazzi...

    For me, Perazzi built a better gun in the 60's and 70's.

    I had a conversation with Al Kondak on the subject of 'old vs new' as a huge block of untapped Perazzi new sales. It will take some serious thought between marketing and engineering to come up with a reason that the MX8 needs to be converted (by me) to a New Perazzi buy for anything except handicap trap...

    Most older guns are in good to excellent shape and are 1/3 the price..you can buy a beautiful SCo/SC3 between $6K and 9K if you are patient.
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    ok 1927 clasifies as a old one but the rest of that stuff is new!
     
  12. drgondog

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    @Bill Grill - truth.. I almost bought this one the other day

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    made Johann Kalezny in 1907.. 16ga IC/M 27" chopper lump bbls,

    After inspection I felt like this gun was as well made as any Holland, Purdey, Boss, etc that I have ever seen.

    Very little wear although barrels had been re-blacked - all coin and metal finish flawless and locked up like a bank vault.
     
  13. Bisi

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    Those are new guns you are showing! LOL I'm like Bruce my newest gun (Rem 3200) was built in 1973.

    My other new guns are an LC Smith, and a Parker. Do they make anything better?
     
  14. BigM-Perazzi

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    something you have to MAKE cartridges for!!


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    .442 Webley.
     
  15. johnboy

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    I plan on opening dove season with a 1913 Ithaca Flues which has been in the family for 50 years!
     
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