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Valmet eye candy

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  1. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Valmet trap 412 I bought back in the mid 80's Engraved by Glen Hartliep in the 80's.
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  2. BILL GRILL

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    Shot my first 100 straight with that gun. My son did also. Wonder how many guys can say that. Although I have to admit it was my only 100 straight so far.
     
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    Jack, I think I just bought one yesterday from some guy in wisc.
     
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    Bill Grill: Are you a Lefty? Dave T.
     
  5. BILL GRILL

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    Dave, I am not a lefty but my son and brother both are. They shot their first 100 straight with this gun.
    Jack or anyone else with info I have been trying to find Glen for about a year now, any help out there would be appreciated. Bill
     
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    I think you might mean Neil Hartliep. I believe he is deceased!!
     
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    nice gun !
    only gun (shotgun) I ever witnessed 1st hand blowing up to pieces was a Valmet ...
    but the gut switched from 452AA to WST and did not change the bushing ...
    parts of him and the gun were all over the place ... he lived,
    sent it back to Valmet ( or the importer ) and they told him he should not use reloads

    Moral of the story ? if you do not have the patience to double check ( triple ) the manuals and weigh shot charges you should not reload ...

    like I said shotgun, saw my share of 38 spls get blown up with bullseye !
    too many to count !

    last one I saw was a korth that I sold to the gentlemen a few months earlier ...

    damn shame

    anyway, back to the post ... Yes it is a gorgeous gun, they are under rated
    just like when savage imported them too

    thanks for sharing !
    -oo
     
  8. BILL GRILL

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    Boomer, Rest assured it was Glen not Neil. Glen is Neil's son. Meet him at the Grand. Bill
     
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