wow cool! i checked out your link on the model 10...its quite a mean looking gun,i like it.thanks!
April 16, 2007, 01:34 AM
They are indeed cool, I had the older model (10-A) many moons ago and loved it. Sold it to a friend I was working security with though, that's about the only gun I seriously regret ever selling. But he bugged me and bugged me about buying it... one day he just threw a handful of $100 bills at me.
The one you looked at is the 'newer' model, the 10-B (introduced in 1970) with a detachable flashlight. Most of the 10-bs you see these days are missing the light. Yes, a 2-D cell flashlight, aluminum body, that screwed to a rail on the left side of the gun. Not bad for ancient technology at all. The 10-A (introduced in 1967) had the light permanantly incorporated into the structure of the gun above the bore. It switched on and off with a rotating bezel ring on the light.
They tended to be awfully butt-heavy. Lots of people complained about their reliability, I kept mine clean and fed it only high base shells and it always ran fine- never had it jam, even shooting it one-handed.
I really wish some forward-looking company would reissue something like it, there's still a place for a short handy defensive shotgun that doesn't require SBS paperwork to own.
There were two other Model 10s listed on Gunbroker, that one was the 'cheap' one 8^) but I imagine it will bid up a good bit higher. I got $1k for mine when I sold it more than 10 years ago...
Glad you enjoyed seeing it,
PS- that gun was built on the old high Standard Supermatic, precisely because that design lacked the bolt return spring in the stock. So if you run across an old Supermatic somewhere, keep that in mind.
Likewise watch for an old Remington Model 58 Sportsman, which was the gun SGT Al Crouch of the Santa Monica, CA PD used to prototype what eventually became the High Standard Model 10-A/B starting in 1957. Only drawback there is that the Sportsman is a 3-shot gun.
April 16, 2007, 02:34 AM
i guess that being a 3 shot would be a draw back,wow,thanks for all the pointers!i live in canada and i doubt they would allow civilians to buy something that is that short and sooooooooooo cool haha(if they brought that model back i mean).here the laws are kind of sucky a police officer shot and killed a guy after the guy sliced him on the arm with a knife and even though the police man was cleared of any wrong-doing the minority group that the dead guy belonged to kept taking the police officer to court for a period of 5 years.he even became an alcoholic over the ordeal as he already felt guilty over the shooting.i heard that in texas you can defend your property as a car or something with deadly force,would that be true?thanks again,and i guess im assuming you are in the USA.thanks for sharing your knowledge about guns,you seem to know a lot about them.ill dive right into the net and read up some more on that proticular one:D thanks again,dave.
April 16, 2007, 08:08 AM
Your fellow Canadians like to brag that they can buy new shotguns with 14" barrels without having to do SBS (short barreled shotgun) paperwork the way we do here in the US. So something like http://www.remingtonle.com/shotguns/870tactical.htm might be a possibility for you...
lpl/nc (the nc is for North Carolina)
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