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Old August 2, 2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Some folks get all the luck!!!
My daughter bought me a gift this week. A 12 ga Laclede rabbit ear shotgun. She found it at a neighbors yard sale for $20. When I got it, it was pretty rusty and most functions wouldn't work. It was hard to even open the breach. About 20 minutes with some fine steel wool, and wd 40 and now everything works and it is tight as a drum. My best info is that it was mfg before 1910 in Belgium and imported by Crescent Arms. It has laminated barrels which I think means damascus steel and would not be safe to shoot with todays loads, but it will look great over the mantle.
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$20.00 for a right fine wall hanger or a light load BP shooter...


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Old August 3, 2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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For that price, it makes a handsome wall piece.
I love old items like that.
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Old August 3, 2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Hug your daughter,,,

Pat her on the head and say,,,
"Thanks kiddo."

She made a nice purchase.

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Old August 3, 2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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Yeah!!! Had it been my daughter getting this for me... she would sho-nuff get hugs!

If it was welded shut it would be worth a hunert as a wall hanger to me...

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Old August 3, 2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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