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Shotguns / Simson Suhl sxs sold by geco
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 08:20:28 PM »
I just picked this beauty up today. 30" full choke, 12ga, with 2 3/4 chamber. Has a 669 date stamp, so June of 1969. She's east german, but well made. Makes chinese coachgun I had feel like a nerf gun. This is the gun I'm going to use in cowboy action shooting. I'm going to have the barrels shortened to 24" and have her threaded for chokes, that way i can use it for skeet and hunting too. I'm probably going to strip what's left of the finish off the stock and handguard and give it a nice tung oil finish. It has some very nice figuring under the beat up finish. I may have the barrels reblued and have the receiver color case hardened if I can find someone that can do it without damaging the engraving, or I'll leave it as is. Not sure yet. I'm going to make a leather wrap for the barrel. I'm very happy with this one and the craftsmanship. Should be a fun shooter!
It's an extractor shotgun, and the way I see it, I'm giving an old gun a new lease on life. And, I'll have a better shotgun than if I bought a stoager. This is basically a German hardware store gun, GECO was the German equivalent of Sears and Roebuck. It'll never be a collectable, and I'm in this for half the cost of a stoeger.




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STORM / Re: How accurate?
« Last post by Galloway on Today at 08:18:01 PM »
I have two without arbor modifications that will do under 4'' at 25 yards, but the poi is roughly 3'' high at 12yards, 6'' high at 25yards, and 12-15'' high at 50yards good luck
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: ISO Uberti 1873 rifle toggles
« Last post by Ghostdevilguy on Today at 08:14:31 PM »
Ahh, that's why you said call them in my original post. Alright, I'll give them a call this week! Thanks!
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STORM / Re: How accurate?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 07:50:41 PM »

 :) Willy  ;)

Attz gonna depend (no not the ones inna plastic package).  I have own'd and set-up a lot of Open Tops.  Two inch groups are not unreasonable.  However, the first thing you would have to do is take the "slop" out of the guns.  They have abysmal Barrel to Arbor fit and that has to be addressed so guns go together solidly.  This applies to ALL of Uberti's Open Top designed guns.  Whether they be Percussion or Cartridge, that Barrel to Arbor fit must be fix'd.  Then your dow to finding the right bullet/load combination the gun likes.  It is the Way.
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STORM / Walker
« Last post by middletownbob on Today at 07:14:10 PM »
the main firearm in the movie Jane Got Her Gun, is a cool Walker Conversion (no ejector). check it out on Prime
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The Longbranch / Re: gunoholic
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 06:51:32 PM »
Oh those look good!
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STORM / How accurate?
« Last post by willy on Today at 06:51:23 PM »
Was wondering about the accuracy of the colt open top revolvers.
I consider 2” groups as accurate for me at 25 yards with a handgun .
I can do this from a bench rest with adjuster sites S&W revolvers.
With my Uberti and ASM copies of the SAA the groups open up to 3-4”
I have two Uberti 1875 Remingtons that both shoot 2” groups right along with my best S&W revolvers.

I also have a Uberti 1851 36 cal that I tweaked the sights to get it to hit poa with poi amd it to will shoot 2”-3” grouos!

So I was wondering how accurate the open tops are in 44 or 45 calibers.

What can be expected out of them.
I would be happy if they could group under 4 “ at 25 yards.
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The Longbranch / Re: The "Card Game"
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 06:50:27 PM »
Deacon comes in and puts on a pot of coffee.
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: ISO Uberti 1873 rifle toggles
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 03:34:27 PM »

 :) Ghostdevilguy  ;)

Pioneer Gunworks are really good folks.  Measure your head space between the cartridge base and breach face of the Bolt with a tapered thickness gauge.  Then Call Pioneer and let them know the dimension and they can make you a set of corrective links.  May not be perfect but they will get you as close as possible.

In your situation, the Head Space with OEM links is meaningless.  Simply doesn't matter.  Pioneer may also exchange your present link set.
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The Longbranch / Re: The "Card Game"
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Today at 02:42:16 PM »
Major comes in, immediately opens all the windows to air the place out from the caustic odor permeating the room. :o :o Empties a can of Fabreeze to help.
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