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Old October 24, 2022, 01:51 PM   #51
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Beretta 1201FP. Makes my 870 go to the back of the safe.
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Old October 24, 2022, 08:31 PM   #52
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All of em!

All of my shotguns are prior to this decade, it's like asking to pick your favorite kid. Easy for me, only had one. Much harder with old shotguns.
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Old October 26, 2022, 10:53 AM   #53
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Winchester M21 (c.1933) 12g trap grade w/ WS1 & 2
Remington 11-48 20g

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Old October 26, 2022, 03:01 PM   #54
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Prior decade? My Browning O/Us in 12 and 20 or my Beretta A400. In this decade, my Beretta DT-11
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Old October 27, 2022, 06:15 PM   #55
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That would be my Remington 870 Trap TC

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Old November 2, 2022, 10:28 AM   #56
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The first shotgun I bought was a 870 TC. Latter a Model 11 in 12ga, and then my Remington SxSs. At this time nine of them - 1873, 82, 89, and a bunch of 94s. My 73, 89, and C grade 94 are probably my favorites. So most my guns aren't a decade old , but over two centuries old. And there's a couple three Parkers and a Lefever. My favorite Parker is a SBT in C grade. It's hard to have a favorite. I just enjoy shooting them three times a week at clay birds. Getting too old to walk the woods and fields.
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Old November 2, 2022, 04:56 PM   #57
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Well bladesmith, not quite two centuries, shotguns from the early 1800's are not very appealing. Shotguns from the late 1800's?...now we are talkin.
My Smith SBT is from 1918, it's currently the oldest in the safe. Amazing that a gun made in 1918 is competitive on the trap fields today.
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Old November 3, 2022, 06:15 AM   #58
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Semi auto - Remington 1100 first generation and/or 11-87
Pump - Remington Wingmaster, early 70s
SxS s - Browning BSS, Winchester 23, Bernardelli - the ones imported by Stoeger in the 60s were great deals, Parker Reproductions, Beretta Silver or Golden Hawk or 471, AYA. Winchester 21 if you can handle the cost.
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Old November 3, 2022, 07:16 AM   #59
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I love all of my shotguns...

I have my Dad's Remington 58 Sportsman, which I initially bought him for Christmas in 1986, and which came back to me when he passed.

I have my Dad's Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight, which he bought when he was a teenager.

I have my Winchester 1200 pump, which Mom and Dad bought for me at a yard sale (great price!) in probably 1984.

I have my Smith & Wesson 3000 police cruiser, which is my home defense shotgun.

And finally I have my Stevens 311 20 gauge (1950s vintage) that I bought from a former member here. I absolutely adore that gun for wobble trap.
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Old November 5, 2022, 08:37 AM   #60
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All my SxSs were built in the late 1800s or a couple of 1894s in the very early 1900s. There's my 1873 Remington hammer lifter, the first year Remington made a SxS, 1882 hammer 10ga with a 40/60 rifle barrel insert, the 1889 which I believe are the nicest hammer guns Remington made, and then the 1894s. That was the first year Remington made a hammerless SxS.
I still shoot my SxS , one or the other at the club three times a week, at times with black powder, and enjoy shooting my Parker SBT gun. I installed a " add a rib " so now the gun comes right up, I don't have to move my head one iota. That gun was made in the early 1917, looks new, and shoots like a new gun. There's just something about shooting old guns that makes me very happy.

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Old November 5, 2022, 11:48 AM   #61
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Remington model 17 - 20 ga. pump .

SWEET !!!

Sweet to carry , sweet handling and sweet shooting ...
... and that's all I have to say about that !
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Old November 7, 2022, 01:40 AM   #62
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My Smith & Wesson 1000 that I got for Christmas in '82. I recently replaced the piston shock absorber and it's like new again.
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Old November 8, 2022, 11:53 AM   #63
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Ithaca Model 37. Mine is from 1946, 12 gauge.

The old pump guns are Model 12, Wingmaster, and Ithaca... and the fellas that have them may bicker about which is best but they are all very very nice. They have souls, just like a nice old double barrel.
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Old November 9, 2022, 12:02 AM   #64
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My A5 Brownings and my Winchester mdl 12's.
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Old November 9, 2022, 11:44 AM   #65
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My Rem model 31 is a great pump gun. I rate it right up there with the Wingmaster. The Rem model 10 is a over engineered nightmare - at least for me. Way too many moving parts, but in old photographs I see many on the trap line. Back in the day I guess they were well thought of. The model 10 pump and model 11 auto were the reasons Remington quit making SxSs. They were cheaper to produce and many seemed to be wanting them more than a double.
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Old November 9, 2022, 04:37 PM   #66
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Winchester Model 12 (made in the 1920s) and my Grandfather's Ithaca SxS bought new in 1909.


also, any Rem 870 made before they began using plastic parts (other than the buttplate)
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Old November 9, 2022, 05:04 PM   #67
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My 11-87 Left Hand. Had it Cerakoted, bought an extra barrel with rifle sights, and put a Boyd's Thumbhole stock for a short-range hog MOLESTER!!!
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Old November 26, 2022, 12:58 AM   #68
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All of my shotguns are 40 years to over a hundred years old. I guess my favorite is my J.P. Sauer 12 ga side by side. it's taken a lot of pheasant and quail over the years. As far as autos go, it hands down one of Browning A5's.

Another favorite of mine was made in 1898, it's a Charles Lancaster 12ga side by side. I love to take it dove hunting, and sit there and remember that more than likely, the first owner of this old British gun, (I think it says made in London on it), was probably shooting driven pheasant with it, before or slightly after Teddy Roosevelt made his famous charge up San Juan hill.

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Old November 26, 2022, 09:00 PM   #69
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Browning A5 and Winchester mdl 12
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Old November 29, 2022, 02:57 PM   #70
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Browning BSS 12 gauge, hunted all over this great land with it. Tune your ammo to match the game. Young guys always gather round after "Ole Thunder" brings down another double.
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Old November 29, 2022, 09:33 PM   #71
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Remington G-3 20ga.
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