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Old January 29, 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Need Information on Rota Model 84 20 Gauge Over Under

Need Information on Rota Model 84 20 Gauge Over Under! My Dad traded an old Browning A5 for a Rota Model 84 20 Gauge Over Under. I have been looking every where for information but I keep coming up with nothing. I have seen a Rota Model 83 Over Under but those are all 12 Gauges. Does anyone know anything about it? What it's worth? Or how rare it is?
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Old January 30, 2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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So what's the first thing I find with google? A 20 ga. Model 83.

http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...del_83_Shotgun

I'm still looking.
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Old February 2, 2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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If it weren't for the fixed chokes I might give that a try because of the double triggers. But it looks like your dad took a beating unless that A5 was really beat up.
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Old February 4, 2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Well at the time my dad had 3 kids that were starting their hunting career but he had only 2 20 gauges, and the idea of a heavy 12 gauge in the hands of a not so strong 8 year old kind of scared him. So he figured that he would trade one of his shotguns for an over under 20. Well it turns out that a 14 1/4 inch length of pull was too much for me so he cut down the stock to a manageable 12 1/2 inches. Well now that Im older I dearly love the gun but it is way too short for me now. So as of now Im just looking for any info that i can get on it and where i could maybe buy a replacement butt stock for it. Or where i could have someone possibly make me a stock.
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Old February 4, 2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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So we're looking at nostalgic value over monetary value, always a good trade I've found. Does it already have a recoil pad on it? If not you could just almost add 2 inches with a good recoil pad. How does it shoot? I really am attracted to those double triggers.
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Old February 10, 2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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It shoots nice and everything but I need to adjust the triggers. The triggers are set a 12lbs each. So Ill need to adjust those. I also tried putting a standard 870 exress recoil pad on it but its still too short so Im going to try and make a nice spacer and buy a cheap grind to fit butt pad and put those on there. Any tips?
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Old February 10, 2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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I have an old recoil pad I bought for a buck at a gunshow. I bought it so I could try to grind it down just to learn how. I've had it for about 5 years now and haven't gotten around to it. That's all the tip I have.
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