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A coach gun is a modern term, coined by gun collectors, for a double-barreled shotgun, generally with barrels from 18" to 24" in length placed side-by-side. These weapons were known as "cut-down shotguns" or "messenger's guns" from the use of such shotguns on stagecoaches by shotgun messengers in the American Wild West. They came in 10 and 12 gauge blackpowder.

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  1. Wombat of Doom

    cheap side by side to NFA Register and saw off.

    I could use my CZ USA Hammer classic, but I kinda like it as is. FWIW, I want this with a 6-8 inch barrel as a coach gun. Nothing fancy, but could be cut down and be reliable.
  2. GOG

    Stevens 511 Coach Gun Project

    It's not much of a project really, but it might encourage some folks to give it a try. I bought a Stevens 511 12ga. SxS from a member here last week with the intention of cutting it down. So I did and here's how. Removed the wood from the shotgun then measured very carefully and cut the barrel...
  3. CountryGent

    This is my boomstick!

    Well, how about a picture thread devoted to SxS doubles? They can be a lot of fun. I'll get us start with a pick I took this morning: Left to right: Stevens 511 Series A, 12-gauge (2¾ and 3"): I bought this one many moons ago from a gunshop in Longview for next to nothing. It has quite...
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