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Old February 17, 2013, 05:20 AM   #1
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attended the Conestoga Firearms auction yesterday...

hundreds and hundreds of guns, ammo, reloading, books and everything else. The quality of the items approaches that of Sotheby's, I'm not kidding. You just don't get allot of Sotheby's buyers. Anyway, I bid on a few items and didn't get real close. But, my last bid, I hit the Mother Load. I got my Remington 121 Fieldmaster (22 caliber birdshot) pump action Smoothbore!!! These ran from 1936 to 1954. Bidding starts, me and another guy, that was it. Started at $300 and went up with only he and I bidding on it. There were four different variations on the Smoothbore and value differ greatly. Street price on this model is roughly $1200, right now. I bid $850 and won the prize!! This one stays with me. Take a look, smallest production shotgun ever made... :thumbsup:



coming home in the back of the Forester...









the last 12" of barrel the bore expands to about 45 caliber! It's a shotgun, basically...

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Old February 17, 2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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That's pretty damned nifty!

How do they shoot?

And what were they supposed to be used on?
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Mike, Remington invented the product Mo-Skeet-O. It included small black clay birds with that nomenclature on then and also two small clay bird throwers to go with the guns. Then they kicked it up a notch and marketed the products with three half naked Routledge girls who toured the country, demonstrating their Mo-Skeet-O products. Below are some pictures of the clay birds and the M0-Skeet-O girls. The name Routledge is the designer of the 121 Smoothbore rifle barrel.

I'll let you know how it shoots, when I have the opportunity to test drive the gun...



the Routledge Girls...





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Old February 17, 2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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more info on Mo-Skeet-O

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Old February 17, 2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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That's a neat piece of history you have there Slugo, nice find.
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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hate to resurrect an old post, but I finally found an old Ritz Cracker thrower to use with my Remington 121, 22 caliber birdshot smoothbore!!

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Old April 7, 2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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attended the Conestoga Firearms auction yesterday...

I have the regular .22LR version, Model 12 handed down from from my Grandfather. Nice little pump action.

Does the Model 121 use the same shotshells we have today or were they something longer? Doesn't seem you could get much shot in one of these LR shotshells. What is the range on that?
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:23 PM   #9
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same ones that we use today, with the crimped ends. No plastic...
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Old April 8, 2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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You really need a pair of those boots too....

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Nice find buddy ....hope you have some fun with it !!
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Old April 8, 2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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BJP, remember Nancy Sinatara, "those boots are made for walkin'"...

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Old April 8, 2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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finally got a large can of Ritz!!

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Old April 8, 2013, 03:54 PM   #13
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When that record came out in the mid 60's / I was a teenager....and yes, I loved it - and her for that matter....
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