1. Check out the Hot Deals section of the Marketplace forum to order an official Mossbergowners.com hat.

2 single shot's I got today

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by rdm76mav88, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    Got a good deal on 2 single shot shotguns today! One is a harrington&Richardson single 12 Guage. The other is a Cresent Fire arms 16 Guage singlet Victor ejector. need some work but it's supposed to be a long winter here's some pics!
  2. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
  3. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Messages:
    12,892
    Very nice!
  4. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    Thanks! Picked the up for $110 for the pair! Thought it was a good deal.
  5. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Messages:
    12,892
    Sounds good to me.;)
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

    Messages:
    15,112
    Great deal.

    A 16 gauge was my first gun.

    It is still one of my favorite grabs for hunting too.
  7. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    5,777
    Have fun! You'll probably find that they both pattern quite well.
  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

    Messages:
    15,112
    I agree with nitesite, they're both probably good shooters. Most break action single shots I have ever used pattern tighter than most pumps or semi's.

    The big negative about the 16 gauge is the difficulty finding shells for it. The last few years, my usual local guy gets very little of it due to hardly no one asking for it, so I bought a few full cases of #6 online just so I would have some.

    The last time I used my 16 gauge, I bagged a turkey with it.

    There are many who will claim that you have to use the most modern, coolest looking, tactical camouflage 12 gauge with 3 1/2 inch magnums to even consider turkey hunting.

    I beg to disagree.
    rdm76mav88 likes this.
  9. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Rest in Peace Supporter

    Messages:
    1,657
    I think that worst part of this deal is that I DID NOT GET IT!!!!
    I highly suggest finding a used MEC 16ga reloader to keep the Cresent fed.
    Also consider a nice soft pad for that H&R, they kick like mules.
    rdm76mav88 likes this.
  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    21,109
    Very nice, congrats...
  11. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    @LTB....I have 2 600jr's one is set up for 12 currently the other is stripped down for resto guess its a perfect time to find the 16 guage parts! :) I like my lee load all 2 in 12 pretty cool little machine! looking for a few things for the cresent anyone know where to find parts?
    LTB45 likes this.
  12. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Messages:
    12,892
  13. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    5,777
    Man, I'd get a MEC 16-ga setup ASAP. Order a case of Remington ammo and you'll have the best reloadable hulls to keep you going almost forever!

    JohnA said it best:

    Many of the older single-shot break-open shotguns I have ever patterned demonstrated great groups, even tho' they were slightly older guns. And I have owned one H&R Handi .270 and 12-ga combo that the shotgun barrel with a MOD choke shoots really amazingly good patterns.
    LTB45 likes this.
  14. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    12,007
    Great find!!

    You have my attention and looking forward to watching the resto on these.
  15. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    I've been doing some reading and most prople say that guns that these should'nt be shot with modern day ammo? Should I be looking for low recoil ballistic "recipes"?

    Mike D gonna be a while on the resto but I'll post pics as I go!
  16. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    5,777
    NOPE. Wrong.

    You shouldn't shoot steel (waterfowl) shot thru them. But lead slugs, lead buckshot and lead birdshot of any size are totally OK.
  17. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    Thanks nite! Also some talk that newer rounds have too much pressure for an older gun? You shouldnt believe everything you read on the internet :)
  18. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    What should I do with this stock? Looks like someone went a bit crazy when trying to fit it? Been looking into bedding compound will that work?
  19. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

    Messages:
    816
    Here's a pic 2014-11-07 19.17.39.jpg
  20. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

    Messages:
    15,112
    That's pretty rough.

    The way my Dad taught me how to fit things together is to take it slow and fit, repeat as necessary.

    Bedding compound will likely work well, as would epoxy or even JB weld, though nothing is going to make it pretty.

    And forget about staining it.

    One thing you may want to do if you do try to fill it, would be wrap the metal with saran wrap around the contact surfaces. That will make it so the filler will butt up to the receiver, but won't stick to it once it cures. You'll be able to peel the saran wrap from between the parts for a better looking joint without gluing them together.

    It may be a better idea to start over with a different buttstock though if you're thinking about staining it or trying to make it look really pretty. Unless you're just wanting to get it serviceable of course, then it doesn't really matter what it looks like.

    From the look of the notch, I would almost bet that buttstock came off of a different model gun altogether.

Share This Page