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Old August 25, 2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Remington Single Shot

Went to work today and the house wasn't ready so we hit up 4 gun stores on the way home. Nothing really grabbed my attention except for a Remington 12 gauge single shot. They are asking $109, I could get it for $75-90. It was a well used gun, far from perfect. I don't think I'll be buying it but I am curious about them. I've never seen one before. Anyone have some information?
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Old August 26, 2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Depends.............. Remington made a break open single shot around 1901 (IIRC), and inported Baikal's from Russia branded with the Remington Spartan name a few years ago.

I wouln't shoot the older gun, but the Russian guns are hell-for-stout, somewhat clumsly & roughly-made, but serviceable.

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Old August 26, 2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Remington made the No. 3 and No. 9 Rider single barrel guns from 1893 to 1910.
These are no longer considered to be safe to shoot due to the age.
Value ranges from $65 in 10% original condition to a high of $450 in 98% condition.
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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Dang, wish I had the cash to buy it. I'd say its a 70% gun. I'd shoot target loads in it without hesitation.
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Old August 27, 2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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Then, I'd say you dodged a bullet - unless it was a Spartan/Baikal.

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Old August 27, 2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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I wouldn't buy it to sell. I liked it too much. Maybe if it had been a 16 or 28 gauge, dont know if those were ever available. I have too many 12 gauges
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