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My latest gun project, progress pic

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TrcksR4ME, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    Remington Model 11, 12 ga, auto loading, 5 shot magazine. I believe this one was made 1912 (have three, hard to keep track sometimes) and I bought it for $100. Originally had a 30" barrel, so I cut it down to 18 3/4" and drilled and tapped it for a front bead sight. Used cold blue on the barrel to get a "nicer" finish, but not spend too much money.

    When I got the gun I took it out and it shot great. Dissassmbled the whole thing and replaced a few parts and am currently refinishing the stocks for it. Should note the stocks in the pic are the ones from a different model 11 I have, just put them on to see how it looks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    SO when its all said and done I will have a short barreled auto loading 12 ga that cost me under $150
     
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    Ihave a Savage 720 in 16 that looks similar. I love the flat backed reciever!

    Great looking piece
     
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    Nice, I like. Looks like a good manageable size too, sometimes they seem to short for comfort when you chop 'em.

    Kinda off topic, but do you know anywhere still selling the mag. extension tubes for Rem. 870's? I haven't been able to find one.
     
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    my mossberg has flat back reciever as well, I like the look.
     
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    nice lookin gun i think a shotgun will be my next buy
     
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    Ihave a Savage 720 in 16 that looks similar. I love the flat backed reciever!

    Great looking piece

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    Yepp, Savage had various models of this gun too, all are made off of the Browning auto-5 design. Browning designed some awesome guns, I have one model 11 that is from 1906 and I still can take it out and shoot it. Very reliable, simple design, and all steel. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Should be able to find some somewhere, try www.gunbroker.com (auction web site for guns) and do a search for Numrich Gun Parts on google, they sell parts for almost anything. Could aslo check www.brownells.com too, but they mostly have factory parts, so if its no longer made, they might not have it.
     
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    For a 12 gauge shotguns, I prefer a pistal grip simiautomatic. Anyone have/had a Francie (May be misspelled) 12 gauge ??
     
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    Unmanagable pistol grip and lesser reliable semi automatic, yeah........
     
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    I don't know as much about old shotguns as I do about old rifles, but are you destroying future colectability by chopping it?

    I have a Remington Automaster 878 (semiauto made in late 60s I think) that I paid $100 for. It would seem that something like that would make a better candidate.
     
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    Gathering dust only appeals for so long
     
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    When I got this one the finish was worn down to almost nothing, and even mint they are not worth a lot. The key to collecting firearms is they have to be in very good, original finish. If anything is changed, or it is well used, its not worth anything to a collector.

    I got this gun because it was cheap, and a proven design used even by the military. It was still hard to chop the barrel, but told myself is was only worth something to me with a short barrel. Dollarwise I could probably get more for it now then when I started, many people want short barreled shotguns, and hunters want something that is chanbered in 3-3.5"-this is only 2 3/4".
     
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    Not a fan of pistol grips. Just not as effective plain and simple. Its hard to beat a plain jane shart barrel shotgun with a full stock, and shooting from the hip is only fun for so long. But thats just me
     
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    Unmanagable pistol grip and lesser reliable semi automatic, yeah........

    [/ QUOTE ] Lots of fun, and garrentied too stop uninvited guests in the home. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    That is a nice looking gun.

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    I'm just saying it isn't the ideal
     
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    shooting from the hip is only fun for so long.

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    I agree. the freakin remington 12 guage, will kick itself right out of your hands if your not ready for it damn near tore my finger off last time I fired it from the hip! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     

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