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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2016, 04:16:15 pm »
I currently have a Husqvarna Moddel 20A hammer gun with the LeFaucheaux underlever action, 12 gauge, 2 1/2.
But I have a W.C. Scott 12-bore percussion double incoming. Eager to work up loads for it.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2016, 08:04:59 pm »
I currently have a Husqvarna Moddel 20A hammer gun with the LeFaucheaux underlever action, 12 gauge, 2 1/2.
But I have a W.C. Scott 12-bore percussion double incoming. Eager to work up loads for it.

I have one of those m20a's, made when I was 4 months old. Still an effective hunter.
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2016, 01:55:03 pm »
Howdy
I grabbed my 87 and a handful of bp shells .I smoked up the range and had a great time . I called a gun smith about making it a long barreled shotgun . Would love to have a 30 inch barrel with a X full choke . He is checking on aPOSSIBLE source for long barrels ?
This is the shotgun I would love to Turkey Hunt with in the Spring .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2016, 07:38:16 pm »
I hope it comes through for you, Rowdy.
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2016, 12:50:36 pm »
Howdy
Last night I cleaned my 87 after shooting . The rolling block makes cleaning the 87 a breeze . Shoved all the crude down the barrel and cleaning patches fell on the floor .  the action  wiped clean . The 87 is a fun gun to shoot and easy to clean up afterwards .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2016, 12:44:20 pm »
I took my 1878 Cimmarron to a quail hunt a few weeks ago.  I brought it as my backup gun, of course the the semi auto I brought decided to turned into a single shot, so out came the '78.  It was was a lot of fun and I think I did better with it, the semi auto will be the backup next year.  I even brought a few blackpowder shells!

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2016, 04:19:30 pm »
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Sounds like the old trusty Double saved the day . I called about the long barrel for my 87 and I am closer than I've been so far ? That would be SWEET a 30 inch barrel on my 87 . I have black powder shotgun shells left over from last year .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2016, 08:04:50 am »


 Sheriff John “Texas John” Slaughter with his '87.
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2016, 08:09:57 am »


19th Century image of 2 Hunters with Winchester 1887 shotgun and 1892 rifle.

 Original photograph of two young men holding Winchesters.  The man on right is brandishing a Model 1887 lever action shotgun....we don't find many original photos with this model.  The man on the left has a Model 1892 sporting rifle.
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2016, 04:28:54 pm »
Shotgun Steve
Thanks for posting the photo's .   I plan on using the long barreled 87 for Turkey season . That's the plan .
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2016, 07:25:21 am »
That '87is a genuine "long tom" Looks like the muzzle goes right off the picture.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2016, 10:16:16 pm »
Howdy
Found a couple pictures from a while back .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2016, 05:24:52 pm »
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I talked to Frog Hair today and he is working on a long barrel 87 for Turkey season . I am real excited about having a Repeating Shotgun for Turkey . A lever action black powder shooting shotgun .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2016, 04:39:58 pm »
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Today I received a call from Frog . He has a 87 with a 28 inch barrel  with a full choke . He has sent it off to be blued . I hope to get my hands on it next week . The plan is to be Turkey hunting with it . I will post pictures when I get it .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #89 on: March 10, 2016, 09:28:02 pm »
Congratulations Rowdy; Is it an original or a repro?
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2016, 04:23:03 pm »
Sir Charles
The shotgun is a reproduction . I can't wait to get my hands on it . I have several boxes of bp ammo ready .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #91 on: March 11, 2016, 04:49:06 pm »
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The shotgun is a reproduction . I can't wait to get my hands on it . I have several boxes of bp ammo ready .

Ohh, is it a Chiappa or one of the Chinese ones? Let us know how it performs, please!
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2016, 09:53:11 am »
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It's a china made one . As for the Chiappa's  who's got them ?  I talked to Cimarron a few weeks back and they didn't have none .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2016, 07:26:59 pm »
Howdy
I finally have my hands on a long barreled 87 . Plan on shooting and taking pictures tomorrow . I can't wait till Turkey season .  ;D ;D ;

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2016, 07:30:33 pm »
Howdy
Here are a couple pictures .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2016, 09:36:27 am »
Looks very nice!
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2016, 12:54:13 pm »
Congrats Rowdy,

You have persevered.  An approximate two year project but you got what you were looking for.  Hope it works as nice as it looks.
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2016, 07:21:32 pm »
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Thank you . I had a chance  to go shoot a few shells this afternoon . I tried  BP in it and it was butt kickin awesome . Did I mention it has choke tubes with it . I used a Turkey tube tonight and what a pattern .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2016, 11:22:36 am »
Howdy
Here is a picture of the 87 and a 76 .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2016, 01:02:42 pm »
Rowdy,

Is this an all new to you firearm or your China 87 reworked?  Is it an original Win modified?

The question center around that WRA Co emblem on the left side.  That really sets it off if it is your China 87.  The split lever and nice wood makes it hard to define.  That 26in barrel looks right.

Either way you really have something there.
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