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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Blkhrt13, Apr 14, 2018 at 2:01 PM.

  1. Blkhrt13

    Blkhrt13 Member

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    im ashamed to admit it. I’m not supposed to be buying more right now. But I had to put money down on a single shot 12. They don’t import them anymore. It has a few knicks in the Wood. But functionally and metal wise it’s in perfect shape. $100 was a fair price. In a bit I will have her paid off.
     
  2. Mizar

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    Just watch your fingers when closing the gun to not get traped under the opening lever - it hurts like hell...
     
  3. Blkhrt13

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    I thought about that. I bet it will give you a rotten bite.
     
  4. darkcloud

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    Sure like my O/U 20 gauge Remmy by Baikal. Has the perfect stock cast for me so I shoot it very well. Pretty well made though nothing fancy. Just functional and fits.
     
  5. DM~

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    Is it cast on or cast off?? I thought they all were neutral cast?

    BTW, what's a "Remmy"?

    DM
     
  6. Bushpilot

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    The things are built out of steel and are made to last.... at least the ones that I've seen....

    Good luck with your new shotgun....
     
  7. KevininPa

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    Remington Spartan. "Remmy" imported the Baikal for awhile. I have a "Remmy" coachgun made by Baikal.
     
  8. Mizar

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    Baikal double barrel shotguns have cast off stocks. As far as I know, Baikal (Izh) never made a production run with cast on stocks - according to the Russians, we left-handers do not exist...
     
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  9. DM~

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    The couple I handled were neutral cast... As is my Baikal DR...

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  10. Mizar

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    Well, at least until 2007 when I quit the firearm business every Baikal double barrel I sold was cast off. Maybe it's a recent change, or US market specific? But that's not the subject of this thread...
     
  11. darkcloud

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    Remmy Baikal = Remington Spartan. I find it made to use. I know parts may be hard to come by now and in the future however I don't see major break downs as part of its future. If it is oh well. I paid $199 new. The shop and a massive amount of them. They said they got them from a warehouse That was filled with them when Kmart quit selling guns. Baikal is a very old gun manufacturer and makes things that work. I can't imagine a shotgun much more reliable than a single shot made by them. Of course any gun will malfunction or break if abused.
     
  12. Pete D.

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    The most reported problem with the Baikal SXSs is both barrels firing at the same time. Mine started to do that....it does get your attention. Too bad because it is otherwise a sturdy shooter.
     
  13. Dave Markowitz

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    For what it's worth...

    I have a Baikal O/U in 12 gauge (Izhmash Model 27). It supposedly has cast off but looking at it from above I cannot see any. Furthermore, I am left handed and shoot from the port side, and this gun fits me as well as any shotgun I've ever handled. I can hit with it quite well. <shrug>
     
  14. Blkhrt13

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    I have one of their sxs also and I love it. Truth be told I haven’t shot it much. I got it before I moved to La and haven’t been hunting just working.
     
  15. Skoghund

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    Ah, the Biakal single shot. Nice thick gas pipe barrel and very agricultural. You could club a buffalo to death with one without damaging the gun.
    About 10 years ago my LGS had 2 Biakals best quality side locks on the shelf. I knew that Biakal made top quality guns as well as their run of the mill output, but up to that time had never seen one. Very nice they were too.
     
  16. Blkhrt13

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    It’s pretty. I just hope I can keep my hack saw away from it. It could become a beast of a truck gun.
     
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  17. Riomouse911

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    I have an OU 20 ga Baikal shotgun. Utilitarian for sure, but it shoots well for me.