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Finally a Shotgun

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by toolslinger, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. toolslinger

    toolslinger Member

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    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.
     
  2. Packman

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    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.
     
  3. toolslinger

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    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
     
  4. Crawdad1

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    That is sweet!!! How's it choked? I had a CVA and that shotgun was built stout but man was it well balanced.
     
  5. Patocazador

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    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.
     
  6. J-Bar

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    Please give your buddy my name and address!
     
  7. toolslinger

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    Both barrels of mine seem to be choked improved cylinder as the both uniformly measure .720 at the muzzle.
     
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    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.
     
  9. toolslinger

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    I have heard of using dime roles as a paper shot cup. Might try that.
     
  10. greybeard57

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    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:
     
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  11. toolslinger

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    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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