Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

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Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby Jeps90 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:47 am

My first shotgun I ever bought was when I was 18 and I used mostly for partridge hunting was my Springfield 12g Model 67-Series B. I really don't know too much about the gun its self. If anyone can give me some opinion's on this shotgun or a website where I can find the information that would be great. Also is it a good gun for waterfowl?
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby z51 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:53 am

As long as the barrel is MOD or more open it should be fine for steel shot. I have buddy who still duck hunts with a 67.

As far as info Google is your friend. Don't worry to much about the letter suffix, the basic guns are pretty much the same. I believe the 67 was discontinued in 1989.
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby Jeps90 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:02 pm

Would it be better if I used #4 or #5 steel shot? I think my shot gun is full choke, which I believe is how it is made. Is there any other type of round you can use besides steel shot that wont mess up the gun?

Ive looked at google, but there really isn't anything on what I want to know.
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby mudpack » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:26 pm

I still have a 67F that my parents gave me for Christmans in 1964. I haven't shot it since about 1971. It is choked Modified, IIRC....nothing on the barrel indicates the choke as far as I can see.

I wouldn't be afraid to shoot #4 steel through it, and you could use bismuth loads as well.
You could use it for waterfowl (I certainly did back in the '60's), but there are much better guns available today.
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby Jeps90 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:58 pm

Thanks for your advice mudpack and z51. :thumbsup:
Does anyone know if its pretty easy to take the barrel off of the Springfield 67 series b 12g pump, ive been looking at gun parts and found a Barrel, 12 Ga., 28'', 2-3/4'', Vent Rib, w/ 3 Chokes & Pouch online for not a bad price and if its easy enough to do myself I probably will stick with this gun for a while.
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby z51 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:32 pm

To be sure have someone with a bore gauge measure the constriction. It's not just steel shot size that can cause problems. High speed can also be an issue. Usually the model 67s with longer barrels had tighter chokes. The later models like the e model likely had better steel.
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Re: Springfield/Savage 12g Model 67-Series B

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:17 pm

Back before all of the overbored guns that we have today it was fairly common to use a dime to check the choke on a 12 gauge. If it won't fit through its a full or tighter, if it will pass through its a modified or less. Not necessarily to be taken as gospel but it might help give you an idea.
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