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Old December 4, 2016, 02:16 AM   #1
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Shot the monster SBS pistol!

It's a monster! Shooting 2-3/4" shells is actually a little painful. After about 10 rounds, it was time for me to stop.
Recoil is straight back into the hand due to the grip design. The grip is designed to prevent the gun rolling up during recoil- allowing the second barrel to be fired accurately and quickly.
Pattern at 15-20 feet is about 8" with #1 buck, and quite a bit wider with #7-1/2 shot.
It's loud, too!
Ms. Debbie, being the trooper she is, also had a go with it.
I have no desire to shoot 3" magnums in it
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Old December 4, 2016, 02:17 AM   #2
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Nice! Got any more pictures? That looks like an Ithaca Auto Burglar but in 12 gauge! I bet it's got some nip to it!!
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Old December 4, 2016, 02:18 AM   #3
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Another view.
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Old December 4, 2016, 02:20 AM   #4
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No, its a 20 ga. copy of a 1969 COPY of the Ithaca, called the Holland Auto Burglar.
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:37 AM   #5
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Now you gotta make a holster for it!

I love seeing that thing. The engraving is a fantastic touch.
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Old December 4, 2016, 09:05 AM   #6
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So you didn't try both triggers at once?

You knew it was gonna be a beast, but it's a really nice looking beast!
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:00 PM   #7
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You need to load each barrel with 3 inch magnum slugs and fire both barrels at the same time. That's the only way to know if you are Mad Max material
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:13 PM   #8
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I have a holster. Here's a picture.
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:20 PM   #9
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I still have to install a sling swivel on the butt, so the gun can be hung over the shoulder.

The engraving was done to cover awful factory stamped engraving.
I still might pimp it up a little more- maybe a small gold shield inlayed in the back of the pistol grip?

I knew the recoil would be bad, so when I made the grip I drilled it from the bottom and installed steel rods-epoxied into either side of the grip. This should keep the grip from breaking at the weakest point. While I doubt recoil would break it, dropping the gun sure could without the rods.

Though I never have done any "real" stock work on long guns- other than refinishing and tinkering, I took my time on this grip. I had the slab of walnut for more than 30 years in case I ever decided to do this. The pistol grip is actually bedded with epoxy for fit, as movement could eventually destroy it.

In my twenties, I did make one other pistol grip- for a Stevens pump 20 ga. that I made a "whippet" gun out of. This was long before the Mossberg "Cruiser" type guns were available. But fitting a grip to a pump is nothing like stocking a double.
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:34 PM   #10
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That is a cool looking build, thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old December 4, 2016, 04:36 PM   #11
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You know, I still have the choke tubes..........
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Old December 6, 2016, 11:00 PM   #12
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Good golly that grip looks painful!!
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Old December 6, 2016, 11:26 PM   #13
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The grip isn't painful.
The design keeps the gun from sliding back into the hand- which can cause the web of the hand to get stuck under the opening lever. THAT'S painful!
The gun can also be fired from eye level, without hitting you in the head. THAT'S painful, too.
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Old December 7, 2016, 02:10 AM   #14
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WHERE is the video?
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Old December 7, 2016, 03:08 PM   #15
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No video. Maybe next time.
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Old December 8, 2016, 05:45 AM   #16
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Nice looking gun, Bill!
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Old December 8, 2016, 06:09 AM   #17
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Great looking gun, it has "Home Defense" written all over it. One look at that would make the baddest of the bad paint his shorts brown!
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Old December 8, 2016, 07:37 PM   #18
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They're not that painful to shoot, trust me.

20ga SBS - 8" barrels.


In fact, these little blasters are highly effective on scags and other Wasteland trash.



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Old December 9, 2016, 12:06 AM   #19
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Nice gun!
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Old December 9, 2016, 08:48 AM   #20
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Nice and handy , just the right size when the tiger is clawing his way up the side of your elephant.

Draw put the muzzles against the tigers forehead and pull both triggers.
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Old December 10, 2016, 11:11 AM   #21
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How long is the barrel? That is awesome! I put removable choke tubes in mine and have been able to use it for hunting (with a shoulder stock attached of course)

The choke tubes work even in a short barrel! The velocity loss is small as well I went from 18.5 inches to 10 inches and lost less than 100 FPS! The pattern is very similar as well. The only down side is its much louder!

A SBS is a great gun. They do "whip" alot more than a skeet gun but with practice it can do any thing a longer gun can do.



12ga 2 3/4inch only. Holds 3 in the tube, 1 in the reciever and 1 in the chamber. So 5 rounds in a 10 inch barrel shot gun. I have Cylinder, Skeet, Modified and Full choke tubes for it.
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Old December 10, 2016, 03:56 PM   #22
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Mine has 10 inch barrels.
I don't hunt, so there really is no need for the choke tubes-except as an exercise in excess.
My gun looks really strange with the shoulder stock, but it's a cool option to have.
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