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Old January 16, 2018, 05:52 PM   #26
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A Marlin's Goose Gun is one of my dream guns. Very cool!
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Old January 16, 2018, 08:29 PM   #27
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My brother has a old JC Higgins bolt action .16 .ga, with Polly choke on it. I works great and a lot of small game has been taken with it . hdbiker
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Old January 16, 2018, 10:18 PM   #28
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An interesting thing I noticed on the Marlin 55 I bought was that the rear of the receiver had mounting holes for some sort of sight. A little research turned up that Lyman did make one. Long discontinued, hard to find, and expensive though.
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Old January 17, 2018, 06:02 PM   #29
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lyman and Williams. both can be found on fleabay or old gun shops.
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Old January 18, 2018, 11:48 AM   #30
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I have an Kessler Westchester “Buffalo Bill Cody” model bolt action 12 gauge/full choke 30” barrel. Traded a POS Sears & Roebuck guitar for it back in the 70’s. It’s taught me to make the first shot count ‘cause it takes a bit to get the next shots off but it’s dropped a lot of waterfowl & pheasants over the years.
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Old January 18, 2018, 12:01 PM   #31
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Last week I came across a good looking gun my Grandfather owned. It is a Mossberg 183KE .410 C-lecta Choke. I am so stoked about the condition of the gun, and stock. I should put a pic up, but I am a little hesitate to post pictures of my firearms......

Anyways........ What a find at the Grandma's house. I can't wait to get it to the range. This will turn out to be my truck gun for yotes and upland birds.

This shotgun has made me interested in more bolt action shotguns.
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Old January 18, 2018, 01:31 PM   #32
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Bolt shotgun

My only shotgun right now is a Mossberg 190 in 16 gauge I bought several years ago for something like $200.I fell under it's spell just because you don't see that many 16's any more.
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Old January 18, 2018, 05:06 PM   #33
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the 183 is a great gun. watch the 'safe fire' colored inserts. they tend to fly out. don't overtighten the trigger guard. its plastic. enjoy!
keep in mind, the 183 colors are backwards to the rest of the world. green means - go bang. red means - stop, its locked.
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Old January 18, 2018, 09:02 PM   #34
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the 183 is a great gun. watch the 'safe fire' colored inserts. they tend to fly out. don't overtighten the trigger guard. its plastic. enjoy!
keep in mind, the 183 colors are backwards to the rest of the world. green means - go bang. red means - stop, its locked.
beware.
Thanks.

Slugs for the yotes.

I have heard not to shoot steel shot through these older shot guns, and i understand why. So I guess I will be limited to hunting grouse with it. But I do have another newer H&R single.shot .410 that I can shoot steel shot from.

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Old January 18, 2018, 10:06 PM   #35
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yeah...old guns eat lead ammo. be nice to it.
and c-lect chokes don't last long when slugs go thru them a lot.
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Old January 28, 2018, 08:57 PM   #36
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I hunted with a bolt 12 gauge when I was a kid. My uncle gave it to me to. He didn't want it. I couldn't even tell you who made it. I remember it had a [what I would call] a flash suppressor and an adjustable choke, which was nothing more than a collet that would reduce in size as you screwed it in tighter. It's still in the closet I slept in as a kid. I'll have to bring it home the next time I'm at my dad's.
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Old January 31, 2018, 11:50 AM   #37
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The first shotgun I ever shot was a Mossberg 16ga. adjustable choke, bolt action. The one with the plastic trigger guard with the finger grooves. My grandfather traded it for a car radio in the 60s or 70s. It was the one I took hunting when my dad said I was old enough to go. I loved that shotgun even if it did kick like a mule and I couldn't aim it.
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Old January 31, 2018, 04:00 PM   #38
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my dad was not a hunter, on the farm any animal that could help feed five hungry kids was game. I remember one morning after milking the cows(70 by hand) a flight of ducks lit on the fire pond and my dad said go get the shotgun(bolt action sears 12 ga) he had it setting in the grain room. I got it and two old blue peters#7.5 shot shells, we got below the pond berm and my dad raised up and shot into them and then shot again into the flopping mass. he got nine and we ate duck for two days. to him a firearm was a tool, just like a rake-pick or hammer. he had no attachment to it other than to do a job. 30 years later I bought him a new rem 870 in 12 ga and when I gave it to him he said that's nice and put it in corner in the livingroom and it sat there for about 5 years and he than gave it back, never fired. eastbank.
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Old January 31, 2018, 05:15 PM   #39
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Old January 31, 2018, 05:56 PM   #40
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Now I know why.....

Now I know why the brits look down on American shotguns....

Just kiddin there....but for heavens sake can any gun be uglier than a bolt action shotgun with a dial a duck on it?

Esthetics aside, they do work.
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Old February 2, 2018, 04:06 PM   #41
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Last fall my son knocked some pheasants out of the sky with a 12ga full choke bolt action shotgun. A JC Higgens that had been my grandfather's. My father took pheasants with it when he was on the farm, too. My son preferred the way it handled to the Rem 870. Yes, it is lighter than the Rem 870 so I can understand.

I am thinking I need to buy him a "beater" from a LGS, which has a 16ga version of the JC Higgens so my son doesn't shoot out grandpa's old bolt shotgun, as since we left the pheasants behind in Iowa, we have taken to knocking clay targets from the air.

But, I really wonder if that is a bad thing, to have my son shoot out my grandpa's shotgun?
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Old February 2, 2018, 04:29 PM   #42
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if its safe to fire...why not?
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Old February 4, 2018, 10:55 PM   #43
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Love them!! Lost a Marlin Super Goose Gun 10ga. in the house fire 4 years ago. I now have a Mossberg 185 in 12ga., and a Westernfield M1500 in .410 I found at local gun shop. Plan on getting a 20ga., and a 16ga. in bolt guns too.
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Old February 11, 2018, 02:51 PM   #44
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I’ve got a Marlin Goose Gun in 12 gauge. It’s got a 3 foot barrel and full choke. It’s 2+1 with a removable mag. Very long gun and gun to play with.
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