"tradition" 12 guage , good gun?


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ss_hova
September 17, 2006, 10:32 PM
hey all , cearched the forums for anything on this and the whole web , so please no burns unless i somehow missed something.

there is a "tradition" brand 12 guage pump in my local paper , and being a first time gun buyer interested in the remmington 870 , i have been looking for different brands of shotgun to see what i like. this gun in the paper is $200 and i havent found anything called "tradition" brand OR model. Theres a company called "traditions sporting shotguns" , but those are like $1000 + and all top of the line...

any ideas what this may be?

thanks ,
Jay Z
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oletymer
September 18, 2006, 12:04 PM
It sounds like one of the cheap chinese or turkish imports. You should stick with the search for the 870.

Superpsy
September 18, 2006, 02:35 PM
Welcome to THR!

Never heard of the brand...as stated before, I'd stick to the 870. You could get a decent 870 pump for about 200 dollars or less.

Gord
September 18, 2006, 04:34 PM
http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/eShop/shotguns.asp

I'd only ever known the Traditions brand as muzzleloaders. Didn't know they made modern guns too.

That said, there's no mention of a pump shotgun of any sort on their site.

With Mossberg 500s/590s and Remington 870s so common and cheap used, I wouldn't recommend getting anything else.

Rock_Steady
September 18, 2006, 07:27 PM
I have seen the ads for this in my local paper too - sold at Dunham's as a cheap pumpgun. I believe it is bottom feed and eject, built as a ithaca clone. Probably not terrible as imports go, but with rem 870's for sale at $239 at walmart and a current $30 rebate on express models, I know where I'd drop my cash for my SD/HD shotty. Come to think of it, that's what I did. :)

Dave McCracken
September 18, 2006, 08:55 PM
I'll go with the flow. US made pumps are nither scarce nor costly. They last longer than we do. They are a LOT of gun for the money.

Buy American....

panther22
September 19, 2006, 02:27 PM
Walmart used to sell Traditions o/u doubles. They were Italian made guns and very nice. In fact it is the same company that is making the new L.C. Smith gun for Marlin.
I'd call the guy with the ad and ask to see the gun. If it is marked "made in Italy", it would be a nice gun for the money. If it's Turkish or Chinese, I'd probably pass.

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