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What is this part? Shell catcher maybe?? (Sold)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapshooteraa27aa, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. trapshooteraa27aa

    trapshooteraa27aa Well-Known Member

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    Come across this in my stuff. Is it an old shell catcher? If so what gun will it fit? I put it on my 1100 and its fits on the bolt handle but looks like it will scrape the wood when cycled. If someone knows what it is and wants it let me know.
    Chris
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  2. OldGoat

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    sts1100 has it right. Unless it is bent or somehow not installed correctly, it should not scrape the forend...but watch out you don't pinch your fingers under it if you are holding too close when you close the action.

    Actually, these work quite well on 1100s and sell for $25 - $50 here on TS.com from time-to-time. Lucky find. If I didn't already have two of them I would be a customer. Best Regards, Ed
     
  3. lostandout

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    best shell catcher ever made for an 1100
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

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    baloney! Back when they first sold them at the Grand there was lot's blood spilled from them skewering unsuspecting 1100 shooters.
     
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    pm sent
     
  6. moose!!!

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    can you shoot doubles with this style of shell catcher ?? or is it still just good for singles
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    It was manufactured by Winchester, for 1100's.

    Just sayin'
     
  8. Joe Woods

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    It was also used on the Winchester Super X Shotgun.
    There was no T & S for Winchester.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  9. oletymer

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    T&S did make a shell catcher for the SX1. I had one on mine.
     
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    can you shoot doubles with this style of shell catcher ?? or is it still just good for singles
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

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    It was manufactured by Winchester, for 1100's.

    Just sayin'
     
  13. Joe Woods

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    It was also used on the Winchester Super X Shotgun.
    There was no T & S for Winchester.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  14. oletymer

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    T&S did make a shell catcher for the SX1. I had one on mine.
     
  15. tarhawk

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    It is a shell catcher for an 1100. I have one but don't use it. As mentioned by Barry above, please be careful where your left hand is (right handed shooter) when you close the bolt. It will draw blood.
     
  16. jm1079

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    They used to be called "pickle fork". JM
     
  17. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    One of the Remington Reps told me adding the extra weight of this tuning fork to the bolt may lead to a cracked receiver sooner? After he told me that, I gave mine away not wanting to take that chance. Keep the action spring new to help prevent ruining your receiver if you use one of these!

    Weigh the Rem. bolt handle then weigh this fork? AND, as said above, they can hurt you big time too!

    Hap
     
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    The first time I saw on of these was in the early 80's. One of the old farts at Chanute AFB, who was probably younger then than I am now, was using one on the skeet field. It looked like a Chinese fire drill. Plug fork in to shoot singles, load a shell, shoot, work the hull out and put in a pouch, load another shell, shoot, work the hull out and put in a pouch, take fork out, place fork in pouch, load two shells, shoot doubles, bend down and pick up two shells...

    Hap, I think the Remington Rep was blowing smoke. The added weight would slow down the bolt assembly (bolt, action bar, action bar sleeve), much the same way a heavier magnum action bar sleeve are by some shooters used to reduce felt recoil.



    Michael
     
  19. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Michael, any added weight helps reduce felt recoil. I think the weight and speed of the bolts rearward movement might be splitting fine frog hair? Even though moving a tad slower, wouldn't it hit the rear of the receiver with more force by weighing more?

    Hap
     
  20. trapshooteraa27aa

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    Thanks for all the help. Its sold pending funds.
    chris
     
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