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Old School Auto Loading Shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by oldgrappler, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. oldgrappler

    oldgrappler Oregon Member

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    Since there have been a couple recent discussions on cutting (or replacing) old shotgun barrels to riot gun length, here is a photo of my Remington Model 11. Manufacture date of 1914, it looks to have been refinished and there is a visible chip on the forearm so I wasn't worried about any collector value. I shortened the barrel to 20" and installed a new bead. Functions great - have used bird shot on tin cans and buckshot on cardboard- no problems with any of it. Lots of fun to shoot.

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  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Good looking shotgun! John Browning had a great idea there. Cracked forends are typical for the design. Boyds has replacements I think.
     
  3. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Looks nice OG, so I assume you now have what would be considered a barrel choke? How does the gun pattern as far as spread of the shot.

    And when and where did you wrestle, I'm a bit of an Old Grappler myself. Hillsboro class of 1980.:)
     
  4. oldgrappler

    oldgrappler Oregon Member

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    No choke with the barrel cut like that - just a cylinder bore. Never actually measured the spread but seemed pretty close to the 1" per yard rule of thumb as I recall. Never wrestled, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for quite a few years. Old but still practice.
     
  5. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Gotcha, I was thinking if you cut a barrel with a pipe cutter it would cause the barrel to dimple in evenly and when you went to champher the cut, depending on how much chempering, you could in a sense create a modified choke, or at least a bit of a choke?
     
  6. oldgrappler

    oldgrappler Oregon Member

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    I used a hacksaw to cut the barrel then I dressed it with a file and some emery cloth. No choke on that barrel. I did use a pipe cutter on one shotgun. I tightened it very gradually as I cut to avoid putting too much squeeze on the barrel.