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new guns are nice, but I like my old ones...

Postby Slugo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:49 am

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how about the rest of you guys, new or old... :huh:
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Re: new guns are nice, but I like my old ones...

Postby mudpack » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:26 am

Nothing like a new gun, even if it's old.
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Postby mauserfan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:01 pm

Nice looking guns. I still shoot a 1972 model 870 and a '66 Superposed Lightning. Both 2-3/4 guns. I am one who enjoys breaking down a gun and cleaning it and it seems that, the older the gun gets the better it shoots. The feel of wood and steel can't be beat. As out of date, non-extreme, undergunned and unimpressive as my gear looks, we still manage to eat a few ducks. Take care....mauser
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Postby 1448jonboat » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:16 pm

This 1928 Model 12 was my grandfather's gun. He gave it to me in 1981 when I was 11. A few years ago I had it reblued because it was practically bare metal from all the wear. It has a nickel barrel and a vari-choke, so I can't shoot steel, but it handles bismuth well. I still take it out at least once a year and really enjoy shooting it.

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Postby RustyGunz1960 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Nice photos. The older I get the less impressed I am by new guns, including my own. I much more enjoy taking out one of my old warhorses.
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Postby Baymen Moe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:36 pm

Those Brownings are friggin gorgeous. A friend of mine has a old Belgian Sweet 16. I recently bought a new Maxus but have been shooting an 1100 for over 30 years. My experience in shopping for a new gun has shown that even the new guns with wood stocks and forend's seem fairly "chincy" to me.
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Postby Slugo » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:01 am

I'm a real sucker for old Brownings... :thumbsup:
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Postby 3200 man » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:28 am

Me as well for Winchesters ! Come to think of it Brownings,Perazzi's,Remingtons,Blazer's,Krieghoff's , OH NO as I read
this I see , I've caught the disease ?

The test of time and use tells us if a gun design is any good and a lot of mine are 60 + years old !

Don't tell anyone , these don't have screw - in choke tubes ether .

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Postby Slugo » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:30 am

I'll take fixed choked guns any day of the week! It's unusual for me to change chokes in my new clay breakers, after I've installed them form inception. Favorite combo, IC/M... :thumbsup:
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Postby RustyGunz1960 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:42 am

Slugo wrote:I'll take fixed choked guns any day of the week! It's unusual for me to change chokes in my new clay breakers, after I've installed them form inception. Favorite combo, IC/M... :thumbsup:


I'm with ya on that. I have only one gun with choke tubes and I haven't removed the modified tube since I bought the gun. I see more potential headaches down the road and little benefit from tubes unless you plan on owning only one gun for all types of hunting. But how many of us does that?
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Postby A5Mag12 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:59 am

The Franchi 48AL is the ONLY new autoloader I would spend money on. None of the latest and greatest autoloaders do anything for me. If all my guns were stolen or destroyed in fire and insurance paid me in full and all of the sudden I had $50,000.00-$60,000.00 to start my gun collection over when all the money was gone I still would have never owned a SBE or any other latest and greatest.
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Postby fowlballs » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Nice lookin guns
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Postby 3200 man » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:09 pm

Slugo ,

My two 3200's , 1 with 32" barrels is a Comp Trap and it has .027 on top / .017 bottom , the other has 30" barrels with
.021 on top and .011 on the bottom . I can't imagine needing anything else to shoot birds with , plus I kill about 1500
pigeons with them a year .
With my MX12 34" , I killed 2719 pigeons at one Dairy and came in 1 st in class at 7 Sporting Clays events But , this is a
Choke tube gun that I only use .025 under .032 in .

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Postby Specklebelly » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:43 pm

What I hate about new guns is all the plastic. Nothing beats a nice wood stock and fore arm.
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Postby Slugo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:32 am

agreed, plastic furniture is a real turnoff! I own one, a new Franchi Affinity 20 gauge for field and bad weather use...
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Postby 1Luckytiger » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:35 am

Model 12 heavy duck gun...'54 model...premium wood...simmons rib...30" full opened to modified-------my main duck gun with heavy metal loads.
Model 12 field grade...'61 model..cutts compensator..simmons rib.
A5 12 '68 model.
A5 16 ' 53 model..polychoke.
A5 20...'64 model.

All get used. "Leaving them in th' cabinet and not shooting them is like having a HOT wife and not being able to have some FUN with her"!! They are not an investment for me.....they are for use! :lol:
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Postby LTMFH » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:07 am

I Like old Brownings also. However mine range from 1963 to 2001 model.

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Postby Rider » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:53 am

Old wooden guns eminate an odour which represents past opening weekends spent with Grandad.

Synthetic guns don't have any odour. Strong memories are imprinted through smells.

Pipe tobacco, Hoppe's no. 9, blood, cordite and whisky.
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Postby Uncle Buck » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:37 pm

I use plastic guns from time to time but the ones I have the most fun with wear wood and are over 50 years old- Model 12 Heavy Duck and a couple of Parkers varying in age from 120 years old to low 90s. Somehow the birds fall better, deader, whatever. I know it is just nonsense but the karma is better.
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Postby Okie Ducker » Mon May 06, 2013 1:22 pm

I've tried to like modern guns with synthetis stocks and camo but to me I feel more like a meat killer and less than a sportsman.I love the nostalgic feeling and looks of an old classic gun, especially a side x side. Sure I sacrifice an effort shot but I can honestly say I've never missed not having it.
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Postby OmegaRed » Mon May 06, 2013 1:24 pm

Slugo...making the jump from SGW I see
I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in.
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Postby Slugo » Tue May 07, 2013 5:23 am

another shot of the two old guys. One designed by the old master, the other by his talented son...

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Postby jaysweet3 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:16 am

Beautiful pieces Slugo. I'm very envious of your Brownings. But you don't necessarily have to go old. You can mix it up a bit as long as its a wood gun.
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Grandfathers model 12, small gun probably a youth gun. It has a fixed full. Then a new montefeltro in 20 ga. Under that is a Citori made in the 60s. My fathers. On the bottom my trusty h&k SBE.

It's wood that makes them stand out. Plastic guns are just there. They also have all kinds of sharp edges on them.

I have a SBE II that I pulled out on a snow goose hunt. Shooting five boxes of hunting loads tore my hands up. I put a file and sandpaper on that gun to smooth out the sharp plastic edges.
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Postby Slugo » Tue May 07, 2013 6:48 pm

Amen jaysweet3, that is a fine collection you have!! I do like my Brownings...
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Postby Swamp Gas » Tue May 07, 2013 8:46 pm

All look good fellas. Wood does feel better to me as well. I still have plastic too. I'd compare it to cash/credit. Cash feels better in hand.

This upcoming season I plan on breaking out a few oldies. I have 3 model 12's I'd like to play around with. Two 28" mods and a solid rib IC.
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