Author Topic: Hammer double from Rock Island?  (Read 1623 times)

Offline Professor Marvel

  • purveyor of useless items to the gentry
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3055
  • learn from the past, or be doomed to repeat it
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 1073
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2023, 01:57:59 PM »
Posted that'n above, perfesser.  ;)

Oops!
Your Humble Servant
~~~~~Professor Algernon Horatio Ubiquitous Marvel The First~~~~~~
President, CEO, Chairman,  and Chief Bottle Washer of


Professor Marvel's
Traveling Apothecary
and
Fortune Telling Emporium


Acclaimed By The Crowned Heads of Europe
Purveyor of Patent Remedies, Snake Oil, Powder, Percussion Caps, Cleaning Supplies, Dry Goods,
and
Picture Postcards

Offering Unwanted Advice for All Occasions
and
Providing Useless Items to the Gentry
Since 1822
[
Available by Appointment for Lectures on Any Topic


Offline Oregon Bill

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1006
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 152
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2023, 07:17:42 PM »
Well, I guess I will have the chance to add my two centimes before long as I caved for one of these as my do-all shottie.
Ought to have it by week's end, but may not wring it out until the temps here fall below 106. It just ain't Christian.

Offline Oregon Bill

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1006
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 152
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2023, 01:13:14 PM »
Well, I have only shot the new RIA hammer double a few times; it has just been too hot for much more than function testing with daily highs very near 110 and typically 90 by 9 a.m.
As far as I could tell shooting 000 buck at a 25-yard gong, the barrels appear to be reasonably well regulated; pattern tests will confirm.
My example -- in 12 gauge with 24-inch barrels, weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces. The hammers are reasonably easy to cock, and the triggers are relatively crisp and light -- 3 pounds 15 ounces right barrel, 4 pounds 1 ounce left.
Many of the reviews I read described this as an ejector gun, which of course CAS shooters object to. Maybe RIA listened, as my double is fitted with extractors.
Lockup is very positive and breaking open the shotgun is not nearly as stiff as most new doubles.
A nice feature is that you can cock both hammers, then apply the sliding tang safety to lock them up, handy if you are walking up on your bird dog acting very birdy.
So it is still early days with my example, but it strikes me as a lot of shotgun for the dollar.

Advertising

  • Guest
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #23 on: Today at 05:42:00 PM »

Offline RoyceP

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 97
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 6
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2023, 05:05:26 PM »
It seems pretty good. I need to see a real one - and maybe I need one.

Offline Oregon Bill

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1006
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 152
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2023, 04:39:58 PM »
Royce, I had to do a function test with my Swede Model 1867 rolling block this morning (Carl Gustavs Stads Gevärfaktori, 1873), and took the RIA back out with me for one purpose: to fire a couple of rounds of the "new" Remington Peters Paper 12-gauge shells just to have a couple of empty hulls to smell, to bring back old memories. The "ahem," mature members here will know whereof I speak.
These RIA doubles take Beretta/Benelli mobil choke tubes.

Offline RoyceP

  • Very Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 97
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 6
Re: Hammer double from Rock Island?
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2023, 09:12:37 PM »
All that sounds good. I just need to see one in person. Then I can decide if I need one.

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2023 CAScity.com