Finally a Shotgun


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toolslinger
January 6, 2014, 10:14 AM
After years of haunting the auction sites and not being able to afford a shotgun a buddy of mine set me up with a right nifty 12 ga.
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CVA double barrel 12 gauge. Can't wait to pattern it. Turkeys beware.

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Packman
January 6, 2014, 10:16 AM
Awesome! I've been wanting to get a double barreled shotgun forever. I really want one in both BP and cartridge.

For now, my Howdah will have to suffice. Same thing I guess, just itty bitty.

toolslinger
January 6, 2014, 11:07 AM
Yeah I would love to have a Howdah. I also lust after a Cavalry Shotgun. Course I also want a 10 ga... I could go on forever:D

Crawdad1
January 6, 2014, 11:38 AM
That is sweet!!! How's it choked? I had a CVA and that shotgun was built stout but man was it well balanced.

Patocazador
January 6, 2014, 11:49 AM
I just bought one Saturday. It has a slightly smaller bore than my Navy Arms Pietta (.726 and .729 on the CVA - the Pietta mikes at .735). It also has a thin rubber shoulder pad.

My Pietta shoots pretty good. I hope this one is as good. I just loaded it with some 7 1/2 shot an hour ago.

J-Bar
January 6, 2014, 11:52 AM
Please give your buddy my name and address!

toolslinger
January 7, 2014, 09:04 AM
Both barrels of mine seem to be choked improved cylinder as the both uniformly measure .720 at the muzzle.

Patocazador
January 7, 2014, 09:38 AM
It will be a bit harder to load due to the muzzle constriction. It seems that the thin over-powder wads are the hardest to get in the muzzle without bending and getting them sideways.
However, it will probably shoot better patterns. I use cut off plastic cups to hold the shot and that gives me a tighter pattern.

toolslinger
January 7, 2014, 11:06 AM
I have heard of using dime roles as a paper shot cup. Might try that.

greybeard57
January 15, 2014, 05:16 PM
Nice looking shotgun!

I am in the process of building one of those right now. It's still in the white but the stock has been done for a year. I can't seem to get cold blue to work on the barrels and I don't know why. :banghead:

toolslinger
January 16, 2014, 12:18 AM
Thanks Greybeard. I love it. There is a bunch o info on bluing and browning on here. Just do you a search;)

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