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

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    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?
     
  2. Devonai

    Devonai Member

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    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.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    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
     
  4. PJR

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    20
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    28
    30
    32 x 2
     
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  5. 357wheelgunner

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    20" IC Wingmaster with rifle sights (Beauty)

    20" IC Police Magnum with rifle sights (Beast)
     
  6. TAB

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    26 x2
    28x6
    30x5
    31x1
    32x2
    34x1
     
  7. RetiredLawman

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    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.
     
  8. rantingredneck

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    A mix of Mossberg's, Remington's and H&R's

    20" (2)
    24" (2)
    28" (3)
    26" (1)
    18.5" (1)
    21" (1)
     
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  9. DaleCooper51

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    20"
    28"
     
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  10. A man with a gun!

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    Thats easy.

    18.5 inches.
     
  11. SGW42

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    I'm a 28" man.

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

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    18" x 2
    20" x 1
    22" x 2
    24" x 1
    26" x 1
     
  13. jpatterson

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    22" fixed mod choke.
    Hey, I only gots one shotgun

    I prefer 28" and longer.
     
  15. mgregg85

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    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.
     
  16. NvTwist

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    Mossberg 18.5" & 24"
     
  17. Loomis

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    Short
    long
    really long

    LOL
     
  18. Dave McCracken

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    As currently mounted....

    32x2

    30

    28

    26

    21

    20

    18.

    Extra barrels, 30,21 and 20".
     
  19. Two Cold Soakers

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    22
    26
    27.6+/-
    28
    28
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  20. 4thPointOfContact

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    18.5....Model 10B
    18.5....Mossberg SPX
    18.5....USAS-12
     
  21. jimmyraythomason

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    28''(I only have one,a Mossy 500).
     
  22. gp911

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    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
     
  23. SamG.

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    28"
    18 1/2"
     
  24. chas08

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    18.5 X 2
    24 X 1
    26 X 8
    28 X 5
     
  25. krimmie

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    28"-Heather

    28"-Alison
     
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