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How old is your waterfowl gun.

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  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I have my grandfathers gun from both grandfathers. One was a hillbilly the other married to a south Dakota mayor.
    Guess which one belonged to the mayor's husband..
    My dad bought the 870 for my 16th birthday.
    Gave it to me at 15.
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    That's the mayor's gun.
    My grandmother hunted ducks with this. She was the mayor of Watertown south Dakota for quite a spell.
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    Remington model 1148
    410 gauge
     
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  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Aight, you finally posted something that tripped my trigger. That's a shindig special right there.
     
  3. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Which one do you want to shoot.
    I do not have 16 gauge shells so the Winchester is a maybe. It shoots sometimes. Worn firing pin.
    I wonder if you guys know what good medicine you all are for me. Turned me around. Thanks
     
  4. Out of focus

    Out of focus Elite Refuge Member

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    It appears I am surrounded by experts.
    Your crack barrel long Tom is in great shape compared to mine. 619C19E2-CD7A-4CC0-9EC9-365E74D563BE.jpeg
     
  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    The 1148 .410. Killed my first duck with my grandfather's 1148 16 gauge, but I've never shot the .410 version. Thought hard about buying one a few times. Pretty sure I have a few boxes of .410 laying around from Bill V's early days.
     
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  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I only have one story of my grandpa Ross.
    He dropped a pheasant everyone else missed at extreme long range with old Tom.
    He didn't go bird hunting much. Squirrels.
    Cool picture
     
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  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    You are in luck. I plan on using it. You can too.
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    I shot it about 10 yrs ago.
    It's a funny gun. Works perfectly.
    If me handing you a shotgun to try out brings you any kind of joy I'm in.
     
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  8. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Reminds me of my cousin's 16 ga. Winchester. I don't know how many layers of tape it had on the stock. I'd borrow it occasionally, as it seemed to be a more appropriate gun for waterfowling than my .410.
     
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  9. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    You may appreciate this.
    I'm pretty sure its glued with original titebond . I was mad as a hornet.
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    Crack in stock. It broke clean off.
     
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  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Had one of those in 20 for a few years. Only gun I ever dropped five quail with five shots on one covey rise with. Sold it to buy something else when I got into sporting clays.
     

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