Not a xmas shotgun , but shot it today .

Not a xmas shotgun , but shot it today .

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    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
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    Age didn't fail that shottie Bob - nor the shooter!

    Nice going - and good to see an old gun getting use and functioning well.
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    Very good. New to you gun, spirits and food for the table. It doesn't get much better.
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    old remington shot guns are hard to beat, one of the reasons that they still are in business. they make one of the best shot guns around.
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    Best Christmas story I've read so far today......

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    A Fine Couple...

    Age + Quality...

    Enjoy that 'new' weapon...

    Glad that shottie found a good home...

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    You got to love older shotguns!

    I traded my father-in-law a Smith 15-4 for his 1930 Western Arms (Ithica) SXS. What a sweet shooting shotgun and can't wait for my first upland bird with it.

    Congrats on a great trade.
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    Love old shotguns. There's often something special about a well made gun that has stood the test of time. And some good hootch and a dinner to boot!
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    That was a good deal for you when you can swap a Taurus for a vintage Remmy. So it was sort of a good Christmas deal for you.
    And 2 birds to boot.
    They don't look like Turtle Doves though?
    I thought it was supposed ta be 2 Turtle Doves and only one partridge in a pear tree. I'm all mixed up & confused.
    Are those two partridges?

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    you are to be congratulated for you prevented a crime, and cutting that down would have been one.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    I don't know what part was better, the part about saving an old Remington, or the part about pheasant hunting.

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    Not only did you get a good deal on the Remington, you also got the day after christmas meal in testing it. Two cocks in one shot, they must have been racing each other to get away from you.

    Sort of like a bomb techs shirt that reads on the back "if you can read this you are running to slow".

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    LOL well with that long old 30" tube follow thro is easy . I like browning patent humpbacks , and have another one that is cut down with invector chokes installed ( not by me ) that is an American Browning , It was made by Remmington when the FN factory was in nazi hands .
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