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    • #2257
      kingpost
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      When selecting a “new” firearm my basic principle is, “If it ain’t obsolete, what’s the point.” Stick bows, side by side shotguns – preferably muzzleloaders – oddball single shot rifles and pre-war revolvers – pre-WWI that is. But recently I have twice violated my own hard and fast rule; once with a Ithaca/SKB 20ga auto and now with a vintage Remington model 48 12ga. Its not older than me, but close. Got a,Cutts compensator on the barrel with a spreader choke tube. On of the most popular skeet shotguns just after WWII. Getting a modified tube for general hunting and the small game had better watch out. That is, if the arthritis don’t crimp my swing. Its great to be old enough to have a built in excuse for every miss. Love the smell of gunsmoke in the morning, or the afternoon

    • #2269
      Outdoorsman
      Participant

      Know what you Mean ! I really like the Old School STUFF. It’s good to take Old things to the Woods.

    • #2281
      huntaholic
      Moderator

      I like the Old Guns myself! I love to go to Pawn Shops an see what they Have lying around.

    • #2282
      kingpost
      Moderator

      As a matter of fact, both the Ithaca and the Remington came from National Pawn in Tucker, Ga. I stop by regularly to see what might have hit the rack. All sorts of goodies and good guys work there.

    • #2293
      kingpost
      Moderator

      Here are some of my shotguns. Top is the Ithaca 20, next down is my first gun, a Stevens bolt 16, third down the “new” Remington 48_with the Cutts choke (modified tube is on the way) and on the bottom my father’s Stevens long tom 12 gauge.

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    • #2296
      D-Mo
      Participant

      WOW ! good looking Old Guns and I love the Gun Rack.

    • #2314
      kingpost
      Moderator

      Modified Cutts Compensator tube for my “new” remington 48 arrived in today’s mail. All set for skeet, five stand and general purpose hunting. Great service from an outfit called Corson’s Barrels in Kingman, Arizona. Check ’em out at http://www.corsonsbarrels.com. If you have an older shotgun of the pre insert choke vintage and would like an additional barrel in a different choke and length, this is the place to look. And quick service too, really didn’t expect delivery til Tuesday.

    • #3065
      Bravo
      Participant

      Very Nice Collection you have there!

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