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Old July 13, 2011, 02:25 PM   #26
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870, without doubt. Mine has been through some awful abuse and has never malfunctioned. That said, all the major manufacturers pump guns are good.
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Old July 16, 2011, 12:28 PM   #27
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Ithaca 37 Featherweight
12.5" 870 w/ screw in chokes
TOZ 66
'97 Winchester Takedown

Lots of others have come and gone, but these always remain.
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Old July 16, 2011, 12:58 PM   #28
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M-590A1, simple, hard, rugged, lots of rounds... and A BAYONET LUG! just 'cause
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Old July 16, 2011, 01:19 PM   #29
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I hate pumps all together but if I had to choose one it would be a 37 Ithaca
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Old July 16, 2011, 02:38 PM   #30
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Ithaca 37, Winchester 12, Remington 870 Wingmaster and the Browning BPS. The rest are, well, just the rest!

^ I agree with Slugo. These are the classics. Might throw the Remington 31 into that group also. But I have to admit that possibly the slickest pump I own is a....Winchester 1200, though it's not in the same class as the others overall, IMO.

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Old July 16, 2011, 03:25 PM   #31
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20-gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster or Winchester Model 12 for bustin clays.

Winchester 1300 Defender for things that go "bump" in the night
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Old July 16, 2011, 03:33 PM   #32
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As far as currently made pumps go, I like the Browning BPS best. Long discontinued pumps that I've either owned and/or shot, I liked the Remington Model 31, the Winchester Models 97 and 12 and the Marlin Model 120.
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Old July 16, 2011, 03:44 PM   #33
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my BPS...

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Old July 16, 2011, 03:58 PM   #34
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Winchester model 12. I love holding the trigger back to have it fire as I pump the action. Great skeet gun, great hunting gun. Bought it in 1960. It's favorite shotgun and I have a Winchester and 2 Browning Lightning o/u.
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Old July 16, 2011, 03:59 PM   #35
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Mine has more sentimental value than monetary value. My Stevens model 67L seriesE. It was my father's that he bought brand new. He passed it on to me. It shoots like a gem. I've refinished the wood and keep it clean. It will get a little use this year but most use will go the my 500. It isn't near as valuable to me. I could care less if it gets banged up.
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Old July 16, 2011, 04:09 PM   #36
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Ithaca 37. Slick and well made - all steel but light and easy to carry and swing.
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Old July 16, 2011, 04:32 PM   #37
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Hands down, the 870. Reason being, it's what I've been using for the overwhelming majority of my shooting / LE career. The fact that it's as tough as nails and as reliable as the sunrise helps, too.
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Old July 16, 2011, 04:32 PM   #38
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870 every day and twice on Tuesdays. Talk about as close as a gun can get to unstoppable.
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Old July 16, 2011, 04:46 PM   #39
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My father's (now mine) Winchester mod 12 he bought new in 1941.
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Old July 16, 2011, 05:42 PM   #40
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I wouldn't mind finding a...

20ga/26" Wingmaster with IC choke. Make a nice little compact clays gun!!
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Old July 16, 2011, 06:08 PM   #41
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Ithaca model 37.

It's wonderful. Smooth action, lightweight, and superior control placement.

I also appreciate that it loads with the carrier up. I wonder why more shotguns aren't designed that way.

Also, I really like the roll engraving. Adds a touch of class.
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Old July 16, 2011, 06:20 PM   #42
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winchester 1300 defender, 12 guage, 8 shot
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Old July 16, 2011, 07:03 PM   #43
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In still pains me to look at this picture, since I lost all of them in a robbery, but my two favorite pumps are the Ithaca Mod. 37(third from left), and the Winchester model 12(third from right).

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Old July 16, 2011, 10:39 PM   #44
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In still pains me to look at this picture, since I lost all of them in a robbery, but my two favorite pumps are the Ithaca Mod. 37(third from left), and the Winchester model 12(third from right).
Now that sucks.
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:02 PM   #45
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I love my Remington 870, a real American classic....as American as apple pie.
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:20 PM   #46
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Favorite shotgun

My very favorite was a Browning auto that my dad bought in 1955. All i can remember is that it would fire five rounds as fast as i could pull the trigger and that it was gold. The trigger that is. I was like a monkey after a shiney object,but i was only five years old and he had promised that one to his brother. The HD that i have has never been fired. A Charles Daly that the extractor pin broke before i had a chance to go out to play. Was it me? I don't know,but i can't find any one to fix it because they say that there aren"t parts for it and the co. has gone out of business. HELP!!!!!
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:36 PM   #47
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Room brooms...

As for pump action models, I like the old school Franchi-SPAS 12ga.
I've seen a few BPS models & the new 887 Tactical pump that make the grade too.

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ps; For pics/screen captures of the SPAS-12 12ga in Hollywood see; www.IMFdb.org
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Old July 17, 2011, 01:37 AM   #48
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I chose the 870 Express Super Magnum 3.5'' because it was my first shotgun I ever bought new. It can do it all. There isnt a more versitile shotgun on the planet. I will own this shotgun until I croak.
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Old July 17, 2011, 02:48 AM   #49
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870 been mine for years,because my go to rifle is a 7600 in 270win I am a BIG fan of pump action shotguns & rifles. Pretty fast off hand & really dependable. It all adds up to safe fun.
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Old July 17, 2011, 06:11 AM   #50
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Ithaca model 37 and Mossberg 500. I like the idea of the model 37 ejecting underneath. The Mossberg is just a pump that every police dept and the U.S. military used in the 60's &70's and has lots of accessories.

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