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MY ML shotgun is an old English made 10 ga. thats at least 120 years old probably closer to 140 and I've been shooting trap and pheasants with it off and on for the last 12 years, but the ancient Damascus twist barrels
do kind of scare me as who knows what lurks in those twist lap welds after all this time and I've heard Damascus failures are really nasty when they frag.
I recently posted a question about the possibility and cost of re-lining those bores and making it a 12 ga. on the Greybeards Gunsmithing forum and the guy who responded definately knew what he was talking about
he said it would cost considerably more to get those barrels lined than buy a new BP shotgun, I checked around and I could probably buy a couple of nice modern BP shotguns for what it would cost. Anyone here have any experience with the modern ML shotguns from Dixie or Navy arms etc,
as to the overall quality, I don't care about fancy engraving but I would like nice wood and quality locks, I also wonder if the chrome bores some of those Italian shotguns feature are a good thing or something to be avoided. fredj
 

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:agree:

Fredj:

I own a Navy Arms side-by-side in 12Ga. I've hunted dove, squirrel and rabbit with it. Shot a bit of trap too....slow and civilized. I am very pleased with the quality and it has yet to give me any problems.

BTW, I was cruising the net the other night and noticed that Navy Arms is running a sale (or clearing out) on their Upland Shotguns. Take a look and see what you think. http://www.navyarms.com/

Be Safe!

...Chris :grin:
 

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:D :D Fredj , those shotguns that are for sale by navy arms pedersoli and a couple of other companies , make real nice side by sides , ive built them shot them and traded them allawy for other things that ive wanted and have always wanted another and recently aquired two more in kit form and am now in the completion phases of the they were imported by navy arms and are built by a.iellipi same folks building reminton and colt revolvers these were also in consecutively numbered how luky can a guy get? also check with dixie gun works and jedadiah starr co. also .
kevin
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Chris and Kevin thanks for the info< I think I'm going to put some cash together and snag myself one of those Navy Arms puppies. Regards fredj
 
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