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WTB SX 1 Shell Catcher

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  1. THB

    THB TS Member

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    Anyone have a T&S shell catcher for SX 1 or a pic or diagram of drilling barrel for wire catcher. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Terry
     
  2. perga1

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    I have one for $600 and I will throw in the SX-1 for free. Jim
     
  3. Tom Strunk

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    Even if you can find one it doesn't mean it will fit. The reason T&S stopped making them was because Winchester made two different receiver thickness's, what works on one won't work on another. T&S does make the plastic one from time to time, but you have to grind the bolt handle almost thru to operate the bolt, I have tried this and did not like it AT ALL. If they could make a metal one like they make for the 1100's but for the two different receivers you would have something, the plastic one I can't stand.

    Stop screwing around and have a piano wire installed to fit your barrel, thats what I used for 20 years. Bolsa Gunsmithing in Westminster, CA did mine in 1983. Zero problems with that system. Gun is still in the safe.

    Tom Strunk
     
  4. buster's mom

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    www.tandsshellcatcher.com

    They made a special run for the SX1 earlier this year. We have a daughter that shoots the SX1 and needed a couple spares. She manages with it well, but as stated in the previous post, they are plastic and you do have to fool with them to accomodate the bolt handle.
     
  5. THB

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    I have drilled Remington 1100 barrels and installed wire, wasn't that difficut due to having a previously drilled barrel to measure for location of holes. Could anyone provide pic and measurements of where to drill holes for wire.

    Thanks for replys
     
  6. GordonWood421

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    Are you still looking for an SX-1 Shell catcher ? Please reply to the e-dress if so .I have one of the latest T&S run .

    Charlie
     
  7. THB

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    Charlie,interested in shell catcher, email sent.
     
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  9. Tom Strunk

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    Terry B --

    Just reread my post, after you get the shell catcher and use it for a while (if it fits) you will see why I used the piano wire for 20 years. Don't say I didn't tell you so. I guess some people have to make their own mistakes. It's called the school of hard knocks.

    Best of luck --

    Tom Strunk
     
  10. THB

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    Tom, if you read my thread you will to see that I would like to install a wire catcher. Since you to have been so kind to express your opinion, how about taking a pic of your barrel showing location of where holes are drill and I will put one in. It,s not that difficut and I don't see why I should send barrel and pay gunsmith to install. Also, a T&S catcher would be nice for a backup, we not are talking about a major cost.

    Your opinion is appreciated.

    Thanks, Terry
     
  11. Tom Strunk

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    First, I don't know how to post a picture here. Second, I'd have to find out what dia. wire is used as I have forgot. Third, I'd really hate to see you make a mistake and hurt the barrel.

    I have alway found it cheaper in the long run to have a professional do whatever work is needed. We are only talking about a few dollars here. If you decide to follow my advise here is where I had my done -- Bolsa Gunsmithing @ 7404 Bolsa Ave., Westminster, CA. 92683 -- Phone 714-894-9100 --Owner is Fred Borders, talk to him or Jason.

    After retirement from trap shooting for approx. six years when I returned to trap shooting I found I could no longer set the release trigger on my shoulder, so I went to a K-80 Trap Special that I set the release with a broken open gun. Without a doubt I would still be shooting the Super-X if I could, it's the best gun I have ever owned.


    Tom Strunk
     
  12. GordonWood421

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    Terry ,

    The T & S catcher is committed to you . Please provide shipping address while I dig-out my cost . Do you want to ship it "cheapest way" which is probably padded envelope or d you want to put it in a small box to provide some protection . Insurred ?

    I don't recall it ever having been used as I switched weapons and mostly disciplines ,

    Charles E. Neal
    421 Gordonwood CT
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    (251)479-2512
     
  13. THB

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    Thanks Charlie, sent you a email, let me know amount to send.

    Terry
     
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