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New Old 16 gauge day!!

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Kris Ford, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I am doing fine these days, but I have lived in garrets, and basements, and trailer houses.

    We never lived in a place with a dirt floor, but one day I came home from school to find the Neighbors on the first floor stretching possum skins on the front porch.

    So you can tell it wasn't a really great neighborhood.

    Anyhow I have been looking for a nice Browning Sweet 16 myownself, and the nicest one I have found is another family heirloom, so the owner will not sell it to me.

    I could probably find one off of GunBroker but as soon as I import it's going to get a registration number.

    I don't want that.
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  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nah brother, I posted this way back on the day I got it. It's a sweet shooter for sure and in near pristine condition...
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  3. John A.

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

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    I thought the 500B was just a myth.
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  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Almost.

    These were only in production from '63 to '68. They're out there, but there just aren't that many of them and can be difficult to get your hands on. I lucked into mine. Somebody traded this one in at a local reloading shop. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it as I was fiddling through the used shotguns...
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  5. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Damn it brother now you've made me want one too!

    I think I'm going to put in a wish list down at my local shop....

    I really want to get an old bolt action Mossberg 22 as well... not a Wall Queen but a shooter that I can take the grandkids out to practice with.
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  6. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Okay maybe a wall queen....LOL
    The grandkids can always practice with the plastic Marlin.

    I have two or three project gun sitting around right now and if I buy another beater my wife might start to look at me funny . . . .
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  7. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford .410

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    Well guys, it fired 50+ #6 and all the old stuff I had..ZERO issues.

    I will need to take a pic, but I was able to refresh the recoil pad..it was rounded off and glazed up slick from time..a belt sander and some emery cloth made it good as new! I squared it off and the glazed feel is now supple rubber again, and sits right when tucked up to the shoulder.

    Just as sweet as I remember!
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