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Old September 2, 2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Winchester 1400 opinions please.

I am looking for a semi auto for dove hunting. I am not looking for a show or investment piece, I have those covered. I want a WOOƐ stocked workhorse. Will a 1400 fit this need? Please explain any pros or cons. "They succk" doesn't help. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old September 3, 2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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Most of them are very good! A few problems, but since I had a very good one, I suspect maybe abuse caused them to not hold up. They do have an aluminum receiver, so that part can wear more than a steel receiver like an 1100 or others.

I've seen more good posts than bad. People love to complain, but you rarely hear people give unsolicted good reviews.
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Old September 5, 2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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1400 owners seem to be a happy lot. The ones I've shot reduce the kick well, and point like my finger.

If the price is right, grab it.

Some parts may be needed, but I dunno which ones.

Ask Brownells' what gets ordered most.

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Old September 5, 2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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The 1400 is a perfect example of how cheaply a gun can be made that works. I have had them in the past. They don't hold up very well when used a lot. It is not a workhorse. Good luck on finding parts.
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Old September 9, 2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I passed on one that was probly 98% for $200. Beautiful gun but was afraid it would change my opinion of Win. auto loaders. My last was a mdl 59 and I truly loved that gun. Unfortunately it was stolen. Thanks again.
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