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Old March 31, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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new old shotgun

i just got a diamond arms single shot 12 guage from the gun shop for $70 an was wondering how these things are? like reliability an everything.
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Diamond Arms is another Shapleigh Hardware brand. Yours was probably made by Iver Johnson and would be a decent shooter worth about what you paid for it.
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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how do i figure out what year this is? an what size of shell does these take? 2 3/4?
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Getting a date will be hard to do. Shells will probably be 2 3/4. Best take it to a gunsmith and let him measure the chamber tho.
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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ya i haven't found a site that tells what size of shells the 12 gauge takes.
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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Those single barrels by Iver Johnson were made around 1920-1930 so should be 2 3/4. Like I said tho best let a smith measure it to be sure.
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Old March 31, 2012, 07:53 PM   #7
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o cool so it's almost 100 years old! an its my new squirrel gun if the smithy clear's it for firing.
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Old April 1, 2012, 08:03 AM   #8
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Got any pictures ? When I was a kid I started hunting with a very old 20 Gauge Single Barrel. I miss that gun, but my uncle inherited it, so its still in the family.
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Old April 1, 2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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just like mine but mine has darker wood.
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Old April 1, 2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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Thanks for the picture, it brings back memories, that looks like the old 20 guage I used as a boy. I remember the smell of the gunpowder, and the many a squirrel I brought home with that old gun.
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Old April 1, 2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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are these like all the old guys have? the mule kicking 12 gauge? or do they not kick that hard?
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Old April 2, 2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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Yes Sir, thats like us old guys had, except mine was a 20 Gauge.
Simple reliable, and yes they kick. Good old Shotguns, Ive been tempted to try and get another one like the one I used as a Boy.
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