Name all of the barrel lengths of your shotguns...


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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 31, 2008, 05:00 PM
I was just looking at my shotguns here and it occurs to me that I like "short" barreled shotguns. No, not NFA-type SBSs, just short-ish. I have exactly three 12 gauges at 22" or less, and two others 20" or less - here they are:

22" (turkey & waterfowl)
21" (slug gun - big game)
18.5" (home defense)
20" (small birds)
26" (small birds & waterfowl)
20" (.410 - small stuff)
24" (rabbits and such)

So, 71.4% of my shotguns have a bbl of 22" or less. Just find that interesting is all, what with 26" and 28" being the "standards" for hunting & gaming guns - whatcha got?

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Devonai
August 31, 2008, 05:12 PM
I'll play. I've got a 20" smoothbore on my 870, with rifle sights. I also have a H&R single-shot that's probably 100 years old; the barrel was originally 30" but I hacked it down to 20" with the intention of putting a bead sight on it.

Then I found out that putting a bead sight on it would cost more than I paid for the entire weapon, so I left it alone. I can still put bird shot where I want it to go by simply sighting down the barrel.

In retrospect I felt bad about hacking up a firearm, so I kind of wish I'd kept the 30" barrel. It's not like I'm going to be clearing buildings with it.

ReloaderFred
August 31, 2008, 05:19 PM
I have the following:

Model 870 Wingmaster w/18" rifle sights, smoothbore

Model 870 Express with 20" rifled barrel, mounted with a scope.

Have 28" barrels for both these guns.

Model 1897 Black Diamond w/30" full choke

Model 1897 Solid Frame (wife's gun) cut to 20"

Model 1897 takedown cut to 22"

Model 1897 takedown w/28" full choke

Benelli Nova w/26" multichoke

Model 1200 Winchester with 28" IC & extra full choke barrel

These guns will suffice for my needs.

Hope this helps.

Fred

PJR
August 31, 2008, 05:33 PM
14
20
25
28
30
32 x 2

357wheelgunner
August 31, 2008, 05:35 PM
20" IC Wingmaster with rifle sights (Beauty)

20" IC Police Magnum with rifle sights (Beast)

TAB
August 31, 2008, 05:46 PM
26 x2
28x6
30x5
31x1
32x2
34x1

RetiredLawman
August 31, 2008, 06:09 PM
Premiumsauces, and all other posters;

You have a good variety, Like myself, you lean toward shorter barrels.

Browning A-5 12 gauge 22"
Stoeger 2000 12 gauge 24"
Stoeger 2000 12 gauge 26"
Franchi 48 20 gauge 24"
Franchi 48 12 gauge 26"
SKB 900 12 gauge 24"
Stevens 311 20 gauge 26"
Nikko Golden Eagle 12 gauge 26"

Plus a sprinkling of other brand name guns that I have accumulated over the past 50+ years of shotgunning. Some of the brand names are long gone and almost forgotten. Belknap, Ted Williams, JC Higgins, and other hardware brands probably made by Crescent and sold by Montgomery Ward, Aldens, Speigel, Sears, JC Penny, et al.

As a cop I had the opportunity during the 1960's through the 1990's to audit pawnshop tickets. Many is the used gun I got at cost plus $10.00 when the mail order houses sold guns and the owners needed a few bucks from the pawnshop. The pawnbroker would have let me have them at their cost but I always gave them $10.00 over the pawn for their troubles. I've bought some of these guns for less than $35.00. One of them is a Japanese Ithaca that I paid $150.00 for. It is now worth many times that. Also a high grade Charles Daly O/U made when they were a real good quality gun I got for $275.00. That was in the early 1980's. It is worth quite a few coins now. I keep them for my boys so that when I go to my reward, they can have a field day.

This info has little to do with barrel length but interesting to me as to how i got a couple of gun safes full at very little cost.

rantingredneck
August 31, 2008, 08:51 PM
A mix of Mossberg's, Remington's and H&R's

20" (2)
24" (2)
28" (3)
26" (1)
18.5" (1)
21" (1)

DaleCooper51
August 31, 2008, 08:58 PM
20"
28"

A man with a gun!
August 31, 2008, 09:10 PM
Thats easy.

18.5 inches.

SGW42
August 31, 2008, 09:13 PM
I'm a 28" man.

My 870 and 1100 both wear them, they are both clays guns.

SevenŠ
August 31, 2008, 09:14 PM
18" x 2
20" x 1
22" x 2
24" x 1
26" x 1

jpatterson
August 31, 2008, 10:07 PM
18 only

sm
August 31, 2008, 10:17 PM
22" fixed mod choke.
Hey, I only gots one shotgun

I prefer 28" and longer.

mgregg85
August 31, 2008, 10:28 PM
Hmm, I've got

870 20GA w/20" smoothbore(PGO HD gun)
820 12GA w/28" smoothbore(Hunting/skeet)
Mossy 695 w/22" rifled(Deer killing in southern michigan)
Beretta AL391 w/28" smoothbore(Waterfowl/skeet)
Ithaca 37 12GA w/28" smoothbore(upland game)
Verona SX405 12GA w/28" smoothbore(waterfowl, upland, skeet)

I've got a 100-some year old H&R single shot with say a ~30" barrel(haven't measured it).

I've also got a mossy 590A1 in layaway at gander mountain, thats got a 20" smoothbore.

NvTwist
August 31, 2008, 10:32 PM
Mossberg 18.5" & 24"

Loomis
August 31, 2008, 10:36 PM
Short
long
really long

LOL

Dave McCracken
August 31, 2008, 10:40 PM
As currently mounted....

32x2

30

28

26

21

20

18.

Extra barrels, 30,21 and 20".

Two Cold Soakers
August 31, 2008, 10:58 PM
22
26
27.6+/-
28
28
30

4thPointOfContact
August 31, 2008, 11:05 PM
18.5....Model 10B
18.5....Mossberg SPX
18.5....USAS-12

jimmyraythomason
August 31, 2008, 11:08 PM
28''(I only have one,a Mossy 500).

gp911
August 31, 2008, 11:23 PM
22" x 3
24" x 1
28" x 2

One of the 28" is an 870, all the rest are barrels for an NEF Pardner Youth. :D


gp911

SamG.
August 31, 2008, 11:28 PM
28"
18 1/2"

chas08
August 31, 2008, 11:34 PM
18.5 X 2
24 X 1
26 X 8
28 X 5

krimmie
August 31, 2008, 11:36 PM
28"-Heather

28"-Alison

TTR
September 1, 2008, 12:01 AM
18" X 2

Landlocked Pirate
September 1, 2008, 12:19 AM
Mossberg 500 18.5" only.
Remington 870 Express 18.5" mounted, 28" spare

JohnBT
September 1, 2008, 12:20 AM
Let's see...

28, 28, 28, 28/28 (it's an O/U) ... forget it, everything is a 28.

Even the Model 37 Winchester .410 is a 28.

Unless there is something hiding somewhere that I've forgotten about.

John

8040Cougar
September 1, 2008, 01:18 AM
my bps is a 22 and my 500 is a 28 but i have a 18 in the mail:cool:

mgkdrgn
September 1, 2008, 09:22 AM
Two 870's, 3 barrels ....

28" Modified (all purpose)
20" Slug
18.5" HD

Milkmaster
September 1, 2008, 09:41 AM
20ga 1100S x 26 +1 for extended choke = 27
12ga 1100CT x 30
12ga 1300 x 28
12ga 1300 x 28
12ga BPS x 28
20ga Savage 24 x 24
410 Savage 24 x 24
20 WIn140 x 26
12ga Rem o/u x 28
12ga 870WM x 28
12ga A5 x 28
OLD single shot 12ga unknown brand and origin that I don't shoot is 34" - I just take it to turkey shoots to scare 'em until I get ready to shoot something else.

GRB
September 1, 2008, 09:44 AM
Kind of short, and kind of long. I have an 870 with 2 barrels.

scythefwd
September 1, 2008, 02:41 PM
24 in rifled, integrated scope rail, ported
28 smooth bore, interchangeable chokes, vented rib, ported (only slugs through it so far)

Virginian
September 1, 2008, 03:04 PM
1 - 25" 28 gauge
1 - 26" 20 gauge skeet
3 - 28" 20 gauge field
3 - 28" 12 gauge field
1 - 30" 12 gauge field
1 - 30" 12 gauge trap
They all seem to work pretty good. The 28 gauge is by far the best back scratcher.

stiletto raggio
September 1, 2008, 09:40 PM
32"
30"
28"x2
26"
22"
19-3/4"
19"x2
18.5"x3

All 12 gauges.

And a single shot .410 with a 28" barrel.

I like shorter barrels for anything except birds. My 22" and under guns are all set up for deer/turkey/HD/fun. The 32" is my sporting clays gun, the 30" is my trap gun and the 26 and 28" guns are for wingshooting.

Chihuahua Floyd
September 1, 2008, 09:51 PM
Double 30" (cowboy action gun)
30
28
26
18 (Daughter's cowboy action gun)

I like long.

MCgunner
September 1, 2008, 10:16 PM
30" 16 gauge "Hercules" (Iver Johnson) full choked single shot. Was my first goose gun. Never shoot it anymore.

28" Winchester M1400

28" Mossberg 500 in OEM camo

28" 12 gauge side by side Spanish built Sarasqueta double.

20" Remington Spartan SPR220 20 gauge side by side

10" Contender in .410

32" H and R 10 gauge goose gun......if the idiot I ordered it from can find it. I might have to go get my money back and find it elsewhere....:rolleyes: If I get it, I will probably order a 24" turkey barrel for it, too. :D

mavracer
September 1, 2008, 10:43 PM
18" sbs 20g savage
20" cimarron coachgun 12g
21" remington 870sps turkey 12g
2 X 26" benelli montefeltro 12g and 1897 16g
3 X 28" auto5 sweet 16 and 20g and remington peerless 12
1 old winchester 32" single shot 12g

also have a 24" savage 22mag/20g

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