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My custom Red Label.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Trey Veston, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Trey Veston

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    Celebrated my 52nd birthday with my dad last night and he presented me with one of his many fine shotguns.

    This one was his "working" gun and is far from perfect, but it was customized for him by adding a straight stock, extra engraving, and blacking out the stainless receiver.

    It fits me perfectly and points naturally. Can't wait to get it into the field!

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  2. H&R Glock

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    Snazzy looking gun. Congrats!
     
  3. armedwalleye

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    That's a beaut!
     
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  4. Armored farmer

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    Stunning wood.
    Congrats on the gun and the bday.
     
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    Very nice indeed! I'm a big Red Label fan.
     
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    Sexy! Enjoy it! theres nothing like having a beautiful working gun.

    Ive always really LIKED the Red Labels.
    When given was the chance to borrow a RL 12g, or the same guys Krieghoff 16ga for the day.....i took the Krieghoff....but given the chance to have taken one HOME it woulda been the Red Label.
    Ive been waiting to see one in good shape here, but they arnt real common.
     
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  7. George P

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    Nice wood!
     
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  8. bannockburn

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    Trey Veston

    That's some mighty nice wood there on your "new" Red Label. Congrats on your birthday, your new shotgun, and for having such a generous Dad!
     
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  9. SwampWolf

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    Tell your dad you have a brother he forgot about (the prodigal son who feels left out). Beautiful gun for sure! Love the blackened finish.
     
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  10. Steve Milbocker

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    What a beautiful shotgun!
     
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  11. Speedo66

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    Well, your dad certainly has good taste, lucky you!

    Happy birthday and good luck with it!
     
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  12. greyling22

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    is that an original red label or a redesigned one? either way, its one heck of a present.
     
  13. Trey Veston

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    The stock has been replaced, the receiver blackened, and engraving added.
     
  14. greyling22

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    Yes, but they made two versions of the red label. And original version and then another version that came out sometime around 2010 That was supposed to be improved in many ways.
     
  15. beag_nut

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    What incredibly beautiful wood! If I had that I would have a smile on my face every time I took it out.
     
  16. George P

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    They made two different runs of which, neither were successful; Ruger shotguns are noted for certain quirks. I hope the OP's works flawlessly for him, my 28 gauge did not.
     
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  17. Trey Veston

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    Mine was made in 1992.
     
  18. e rex

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    Happy Birthday! What a beautiful piece with such great memories.
     
  19. tallpaul

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    my 12 ga red label was bought used was sent back for "doubling" and has worked well for me... have not shot it for a while but fear the lack of support... but like the gun still!
     
  20. entropy

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    That's a one-of-a-kind Red Label. :cool: Beautiful wood, and the straight stock configuration should make it a great upland gun!
     
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