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Hunting with vintage shotguns the good old days

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by OLD ONE EYE, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Rum River

    Rum River Active Member

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    Yeah, I'd agree with that.
    Some of the vintage stuff had a lot of drop on the stock pitch too - a lot of shooters got cheekbones rapped pretty hard sometimes.
     
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  2. Smitty410

    Smitty410 Well-Known Member

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    The english doubles normally have better stock dimensions than american doubles. The one Im shooting now has 1 7/16 drop at comb and 2 inches at heel and 7/16 cast off. Its nearly impossible to find an american double that doesnt drop 3 inches.
     
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  3. OIF2

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    I'll probably try this one out for doves. Armstrong 12 ga proofed for 2.75" shells. Open-choked (skeet and imp cyl), so it should work well.
    Bob

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  4. Rum River

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    What length barrels?
     
  5. eggs73

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    One of my dream guns and in my favorite gauge, and a beautiful dog!
     
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  6. OIF2

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    30". I also use it for skeet. Lots of fun shooting a SxS.
    Bob
     
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  7. OIF2

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    This is a really nice Parker VH from 1903 that was restocked, recased and reblued awhile back. Been wanting to kill a turkey or two with it. Maybe next year.
    Bob

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  8. Rum River

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    I own a 1901 VH - restocked and reblued but not recased. Where did you have yours done? Parker 1.jpg Parker 5.jpg
     
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  9. OIF2

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    My gun was done long ago in So Cal by JJ Jenkins. I bought it as it is. Nice Parker you have there.
    Bob
     
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  10. esetter

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    I love grouse hunting with the old small bore double guns. I have a 2 1/2" Damascus 20 gauge E. Wilson english double that I shoot well and love to carry. With RST shells or my own reloads it works perfect and that old wood and engraving make for a special treat when you carry it.
     
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  11. OIF2

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    I have a John Harper 12 ga game gun (2.5" chambers) that is going to be my dove gun this year. 28" barrels choked skeet and light modified. Should be perfect. I'll get a picture up today, if I can.
    Bob
     
  12. OIF2

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    Don't know what happened to my photo of a nice Armstrong double, but here it is again.
    Bob

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  13. losclay

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    Love to see clips on fences.
     
  14. OIF2

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    John Harper (Birmingham) boxlock ejector, 2.5" chambers, 28" barrels. A nice English game gun. Chokes are skeet and light mod. My favorite doublegun.
    Bob

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  15. KS-OKIE

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    Before he passed in the mid-60`s my Grandfather field hunted with a Model-97 12 Ga . He deer hunted with a Win Model-71 . I killed my first Deer with that same `71 .
     
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  16. Swampy16

    Swampy16 Well-Known Member

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    I just picked this up ata LGS yesterday for a great price. Parker Trojan 16, 26” cyl/ic chokes. This will make a great early season Grouse gun. It has a lot of nice original condition but has a few issues to resolve by fall. I really like it and it has great dimensions.
     

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  17. OIF2

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    Nice Parker! Just a little work and it'll be awesome. Love the chokes.
    Bob
     
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