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Why would someone want a single shot shotgun?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I had a guy ask me over email if I had any single shot shotguns or cheap .22's.

    I said I had a break action single shot 12 guage I would sell/trade, and he said he definately wanted it.
    Then he said he's an old man that can't get around much and wants me to meet him somewhere with it, and we'll talk about trading some highly in demand ammo he has.

    I got this single shot because it was antique, and since then I've lost interest in it altogether, and anything single shot except a precision rifle.

    So why would an old man that has mobility trouble want a single shot shotgun?
    His reasons are none of my business, really, but if he plans to only need to fire the gun once for something, I'm wondering if I shouldn't ask.

    But, many old men have grandkids, and I can see wanting to teach a youngin how to shoot with only one round at a time. He did ask for a .22 also.
    I'm just wondering what other reasons there might be for someone to want a single shot shotgun.
    Just because is fine as a reason, too. I want lots of guns I can't provide a logical reason for wanting...

    Thoughts from the brotherhood?
     
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    yeah, id be worrying about him wanting to off himself, but if hes got ammo and then i assume hes got other guns, i wouldnt worry..
     
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    i like single shots, especially old ones. (actually, i've never met any gun i didn't like no matter how many shots or how old:D).

    i have 2 single shot shotguns. my grandmothers old savage .410 and an uncles old 12 ga. they're lighter, which makes them point quicker, so they're great for shooting skeet. i especially love taking the .410. the old guys w/ their $10-20k custom perazzi and kreighoff trap guns freak out when you walk up to the line w/ a smaller bore gun. they automatically think you're some unknown ringer (i'm not but i am a naturally good shot). they really flip out if you beat them.

    although i haven't been small game hunting in years (no place left here in nj) i do like hunting w/ a single shot too. they're lighter, easier to carry, quicker to point. and i like the idea that i only have 1 shot. i think it makes you concentrate more and makes you a better shot.
     
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    I had a single shot break action pistol grip 12 ga. I had it to trade off.
     
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    Because a single shot scatter gun says, "I kick ass and take names":D
     
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    X2 I've always wanted one. Kinda reminds me of the old days.

    No that i was there. Just what i see in movies :haha:
     
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    :doah:
     
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    "best $1.80 i ever spent"

    extra credit points for anyone who knows that line. lol
     
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    gran turino?? :confused:
     
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    young guns
     
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    price has to play a factor also.
     
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    Hmm, makes sense.

    Dabba, I thought the same thing, if he has ammo, he most likely has other guns that he can use for that.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :D


    I do like double barrel break action shotguns. Those are mean friggin guns...
     
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    Billy the Kid! When he escaped from jail! Right after "yoohoo, I'll make ya famous!"
     
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    AKA - The Elmer Fudd.

    Single shot shotguns are just plain cool.:cool:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    You said it was an antique? What kind and I hope you get what it's worth then. Maybe he wants it for its antique value or for sentimental reasons.
     
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    He just asked me for a simple single shot shotgun, he didn't know it was antique. I say antique meaning it's 50+ years old, I don't really know when the antique mark is for firearms.

    It's a 195? H & R Topper. Nothing to write home about. I'm figuring $150 cash or equal value in 7.62x39 ammo. He said he has "Ton's of 7.62".

    This particular gun scares me anyway, I've dropped the hammer on it accidentally about a dozen times, friggin thing is like a hair trigger. No way I'd load it until I have it levelled downrange, then unload it if the muzzle moves away from downrange and I haven't fired yet...
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Take it to a local gun shop and get a quote on a value first. Then I'd trade it for ammo if you don't want it. Finding ammo these days is a bitch...
     
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    ding ding ding.
     
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    I have an old winchester single bbl. I wish it was a double...
     

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