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When were Ribs?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BigDave1200, May 17, 2012.

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  1. BigDave1200

    BigDave1200 Member

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    When were ribs first put on shot guns? There is a 1916 4e flues for sale on this site with one so it would date it back to at least then. Was it something reserved for just singles and doubles as I have seen a lot of plain barreled pumps and semi autos in the past but don't recall a plain barreled o/u. Winchester had a solid rib on their model 12's prior to the ventilated rib. Any history would be appreciated.

    Dave
     
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    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Dave very interesting question, however I must admit to being a little disappointed. I was hoping for a bar-b-que recipe. Oh well hope to see some informative reply's?
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I would guess well back into muzzleloader days.

    Savage, Browning, and Remington all made plain barrel o/us.
     
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