Single shot shotguns anybody else like 'em?

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  1. Kruejl

    Kruejl
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    Way off topic, sorry guys.
     
  2. DeanMk

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    I agree and also apologize for helping to skew the thread.

    ....so how about this...

    Anyone seen and/or shot the new Henry single shot yet?
    How about the aforementioned CVA?


    Dean
     
  3. Ed Guinn

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    I have and loved an Ithaca #66 until the receiver cracked at the pivot making it unsafe to fire. Any suggestions?

    Still like the H&R's with the case hardened receiver. Good balance and a quick reload from an Uncle Mikes slip on and 2 in the fist.

    The H&R turkey with plastic furniture sure looked like a winner too. Bird shot to slugs in 12Gg.
     
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  4. DeanMk

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    Wow, the receiver cracked on that Ithaca?
    Man, I looked at Numrich and they have every single part for that gun...except the receiver.
    Have you checked with a gunsmith or your local gun shop? That would be the next step I would take.
    Sorry to hear about that.
    ...on the other hand, replacement via H&R shouldn't be a hard thing to accomplish, or you could partake in one of the new offerings that have been mentioned here in previous posts.
    Good luck.

    Dean
     
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  5. Ed Guinn

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    Yup it did though. Bought it used from private party long ago, for $80.00.
    Saw that it had a cracked forestock, but I didn't see any metal damage .
    Shot it a bunch and one day it spit fire sideways at the breach. I said holy sh*t and threw it down... picked it up and saw that both pivot "ears" of the casting had cracked.
    Probably been broken open too forcefully too many times and cracks started.
    Now think they were painted over, it was pretty nice looking except for the repaired forestock.. Buyer beware!
    Now it's a wall hanger. Too bad - it had nice balance and a comfortable stock.
    I wouldn't trust repairs to the existing damage. I guess a new receiver is the way to go, but can't find one.
    Thanks for the input. :)

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  6. AndyinEverson

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    Ed mine did the same thing ... I ended up selling it as a parts gun. :(
    Sad 'cause it shot like a house afire.

    No worries fellas ... I ain't that picky on where my thread meanders...:D
    Andy
     
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  7. BillGabby1

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    Hey Andy I bet you have been guilty of wandering a bit now and then yourself. LOL :rolleyes:
    Gabby
     
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    Oh yeah , guilty as charged...:D
    Andy
     
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  9. Encinoman80

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    I'm gonna be picking up one of the new Stevens 301's in 20 gauge.

    I really want one of the new Henry's, but I'll have to wait
    singles are so much fun
     
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  10. DeanMk

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    Please let us know how the new Stevens single works out for you and congrats on your latest purchase. :s0053:


    Dean
     
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  11. ma96782

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    My son's first firearm was actually a used Stevens break open single shot shotgun in .410 ga. He saved up his own money (but of course, I was legally the owner). We found it at a gun show, back in the days of real FREEDOM. It was a "starter." IIRC...it was about $60 or $80. The stock was already cut down, it had been painted camouflage and he was big enough to open the action and reload it by himself. Recoil didn't scare him, as he already had plenty of opportunities to shoot my other guns. Yup...we also had some 22 LRs (and larger firearms) but, this shotgun was "his." LOL....yes, I paid for the ammo. Anyway, being that it was a shot gun....vaporizing clay birds that I had placed on the backstops at the range (and other dirt mounds) gave him a feeling of accomplishment and plenty of good times.

    As he grew, his interests in other firearms also grew. So, a couple of years later he sold it at another gun show (to a guy that wanted it for his kids or was it grandkids?) for about what he paid for it. I sold the extra ammo at cost, to help sweeten his deal. With cash in hand, he upgraded. And, that cycle continues to this day.

    Aloha, Mark
     
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  12. DeanMk

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    I wonder if, eventually, your son would end up with a single.
    Would be a "full circle" move for most of us.


    Elvis
     
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    I have an older H&R "Survivor" 12ga, which I have been fond of for more years than I really want to count. Taken many a Grouse with it, and it still likes to go for walks in the woods with me from time to time.
     

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