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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gpa&hisguns View Post
You guys are depressing me something awful! I have a real nice 37 Ithaca Featherweight that doesn't go afield because I'm afraid of scratching it. Guns aren't for looking at....are they?

You see I have this fear of leaving my boy parts hanging on a barbed wire fence so the perfect gun is the one that I can lay across that fence and push down whilst I step across. Should Roy tie up with a big raccoon or coyote my gun is apt to be used as a club. Horse weeds and brush? You always lead with the gun! Enter the perfect gun...My Mossberg 500s. One in 20 ga and one in 12 ga.. They are the ugliest things ever you saw but they don't even care if I go hunting when it's raining cats and dogs. I just squirt them down with PB Blaster and blow them out with the air hose and they are good to go!

Some of those guns shown above are works of art and are to be appreciated as such. They deserve better than the likes of me. The prettiest shotgun that I have ever seen personally was in a glass case at a brain surgeons house. We were there looking at one of his motorcycles that was for sale. In that case was a pair of Filli Rizzini double guns. One a 12 and the other a 20. Value at the time was north of 100 grand for the pair. Which upon hearing made the hair on the back of my neck stand up a little!

I am utilitarian by nature and it shows in my hunting guns and the truck that I drive. The only areas that I have ever splurged on was in regards to my wife and the motorcycles that we rode together.
My grandfather had a Parker hammer gun with a grouve across the fore end from pushing barbed wire down to cross.
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post #42 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 05:28 PM
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A Darne 16 gauge SxS.

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Have a hankering for a 20 ga Citori lightning. Looking at SxS’s till I found what the same money would buy in a O/U.

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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 07:19 PM
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I guess I'll have to stick to my 870, I bought it new in the 60s and it still looks new. I am a fanatic about guns, I'd rather eat bees than scratch a gun. If I buy something new I won't use it, I will just keep on using the old. I guess it is the product of growing up, never had anything new. I admire the purdys and all of the fancy shotguns just don't want one and wouldn't dream of hunting with it if I had one. I still buy the kinds of things I couldn't afford before but those are just kindof standard grade items.

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A factory Matt finished 1100 Remington. It'll do anything I need a shotgun to do.

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post #46 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Rushcreek View Post
A Darne 16 gauge SxS.
I've owned a Darne 16 ga.,,(or two ?) I wasn't all that impressed with them...

With the way they are designed, the wood has to be a bit "cluby" right where I didn't want it to be... I shot one enough to know I didn't like the feel of them.


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