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Question on 101 trap????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jimmyc, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. Jimmyc

    Jimmyc TS Member

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    I have a chance to buy a 101 pigeon grade trap shotgun. It has a monte carlo stock & 30" barrel w/winchokes. My question is how high do these guns typically shoot? Are they relatively flat shooting? I know I need to shoot it but I'm trying to get an idea of what to expect.
    Jimmy
     
  2. pigeon101

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    Vern is right about the Diamond Grade shooting 60/40 The Pigeon will also shoot 60/40
    They are flat shooting guns. I have both a Diamond and Pigeon Grade.
    If you can get one at a good price dont pass it up. They will last forever as long as you have them serviced and you take care of them.


    Jason in PA
     
  3. Martinpicker

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    Mine is gone now. Wish I had it back. Shot about 60/40.
     
  4. merlynstrapguns

    merlynstrapguns Well-Known Member

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    I have a Pigeon 32" fixed full and I-mod no case, and a Diamond 30" original case and choke tubed on the bottom. Both as new..........merlyn
     
  5. UncleWray

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    I had one, as others, sorry I sold it.

    Mine shot high, maybe 70/30 because I have a big cheekbone to eye distance. It did shoot lower than my BT-99 does (it feels like "100/0")

    Wray Paul
     
  6. Breann$$$

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    Jimmy, Just recently purchased used 101 pigeon, fixed chokes, estate sale, $1200, was mint shape, maybe paid too much but never had an over/under & wanted to get into doubles. Seemed to shoot high for me also, so I had a stock man lower it for me both beads, figure 8. Seems to work for me but still working on getting doubles down.

    Greg
     
  7. kiv-c

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    Before you buy, check to see that the rib is securely soldered. 101's have a history of poorly soldered ribs that pop loose. Requires removing and resoldering everything, as well as a reblue. You'd be looking at around $150+ for relaying the rib(s) and several hundred $$ for a rust reblue job.

    Ask me how I know...
     
  8. Jawhawker

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    I have 5 of the original version which should be the model before your manufacture. All shoot somewhat different POI's but for the most part a flat gun (ie 60/40).
     
  9. Jimmyc

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    Thanks for tge info. I know bout the ribs. Got one that was reattached w/epoxy. Im looking at tgis one... Has a case, in very nice shape, choke tubes, 30" barrel, m/c stock. What would the value be? I was thinking $1000-1200. Don't want to cheat him but he just said pay what it's worth.
    Jimmy
     
  10. Mike Hessong* (MH*)

    Mike Hessong* (MH*) Active Member

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    Jimmy, if you want to shoot a 30" fixed-choke Pigeon Grade (Broadway-ribbed) trap gun, I have one and you can shoot it any time. I know what people are talking about the ribs "coming loose" because the guy I bought mine from, also had (2) Nikko's that were identical to the Winchester I bought from him, and BOTH of his Nikko's had the ribs pop loose. I haven't had a problem with mine, and liked how it shot. Never had the recoil problem so many people associate with Winchesters, but wouldn't sell it. I has a beautiful piece of wood and I had it re-finished a few years ago to bring out the real beauty that Winchester covered up with their combination stain/finish. Put a very hard polyurethane finish on it, and is still fun to shoot; just not as much fun as my Blued Super Scroll K-80 !!! Mike* (MH*)
     
  11. Jimmyc

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    Mike,
    I was looking at this for a friend who wants a gun for everything. If he doesn't buy it I'm thinking about buying it for a "dove gun". Thats why I was curious about poi. Not ready to give up my k80.
    Jimmy
     
  12. geneleroy

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    I have two 32 inch Pigeon O/U's, they shoot pretty much flat and I have never had a rib come loose on either one.(firing pins & ejector hammer problems, yes, ribs no) Both have fixed chokes(full/I/M)One has Spears double release that I use for 16's & caps, the other has double pull triggers that I use for doubles. The one was new, a trophy from the KTA, I bought it from the winner, Earl McCall, for $700. The other with the release triggers was used, $400. As you can tell from the prices I've had both of them for some time. When I'm gone my son and grandsons get them along with my Dad's old '97! I have over 200,000 registered targets, all with a 101, don't know if that make me dumb, frugal or smart!
     
  13. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Mine shoots about 60/40 flat shooting, I on the other hand shoot a bit low now that's a problem!
     
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