Not a xmas shotgun , but shot it today .
A few days ago I walked into the local liqueur store and the owner asked me about cutting down an old shotgun for defensive store use . I told him the legal reality's and he asked if I could do it and re bead it . Upon inspection it was an old Remmington mod 11 sportsman in pretty good shape .
Well I couldn't stand it , so we got to talking about his needs for a " shop gun " and the long and short of it is I swapped him a Taurus 905 9 mm and drew a half gallon of crown royal for boot .
I cleaned the recoil system and lightly oiled it up , according to the date stamp on the barrel ( and the serials match ) it was made in October of 1946 ,but had not had a chance to shoot it until today when we went out to check cattle .
I pitched the old beast in and kicked out the bale lot and a weed row. It was wet and the birds I just knew was there came up in a covey that contained two cocks . I had fired one shot thro the old gun previously to getting out there just to make sure it went bang and cycled . The results speak for themselves I guess , first aerial shots with the gun was a double on pheasants . LOL I guess I will keep the old beast for a while anyway :fal: