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Remington 1740: My Project Begins.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Deer Hunter, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. Deer Hunter

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    Found some pictures!

    I checked the IPSC website and found a few pictures that some of you guys might enjoy!

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    I had a great time!
     
  2. Dave McCracken

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    Thanks!! IMO, the project is a success.
     
  3. MartinS

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    There is really nothing as interesting as a twisted mind attached to cunning and educated hands. Deer Hunter, may you walk in beauty all your days.
     
  4. Deer Hunter

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    Martin, you're not the first to refer to me as "twisted", I assure you.

    Going out to buy clays this next week. Will be busting them next weekend.
     
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    Deer Hunter:

    Don't know if I should call you twisted, genius, or a twisted genius. Guess you get the honor of both, along with my admiration. FWIW, my 13-year-old daughter thought it was pretty cool as well.

    You need to machine an aluminum picatinny forend for that thing. Now, assume you go to sell it...which serial number do you use? :evil:

    But you know, a truly twisted and "sick" mind would have fantasies about pairing an 870 (L) with a BPS (C) and a 870 (R). Now that, a tri-shottie, that would be twisted. :)

    Very cool.

    Doc2005
     
  6. daveit

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    You're my hero. That is bad ass.
     
  7. Diamondback6

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    Actually, it might be possible to build a "selective pump". If you mount some kind of transverse rail across the pumps, and have the forearm slide across it, left or right works respective pump only and center does both...

    Now if only there were a semiauto this could be done with...

    As for the tribarrel idea, how would you reach all three triggers?

    Deer Hunter, does this baby get one bayonet or two? Wonder what Hans Vang would want for giving one of these a refit...
     
  8. Deer Hunter

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    Diamondback,

    The selective pump option crossed my mind a few times, but in the end I figured it would be so much simpler to have a one pump-two hulls kind of set-up. Plus the way it's set up now it adds a little bit more strength to the action.

    Which leads me into the tri-barrel idea. That would be neat, however I find there may be a problem when mixing different shotgun types. I stuck the two 870 receiver together by replacing the pins holding the fireing mechanisms in place with correct-sized bolts, then dremeled the excess off once I tightened each up with a nut.

    This project hinged on being able to snug the receivers up symetrically by lining up the pin-holes. Would a BPS or Ithaca have the same size pins in the same places as the 870? My gut tells me they wouldn't be.

    And yes, I do want a bayonet. A very very large bayonet. I've been brainstorming ways to do so, but most would require some rather unique mounting methods.
     
  9. Diamondback6

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    On bayonets, like I said why just one? If you add duallies you can just mount one on each barrel conventionally...

    That is one wicked, evil piece of hardware. I wonder if something similar could be done with a Neostead, or a semiauto like a Saiga... (Four barrels controlled by two hands oughtta be one heck of a "force multiplier"!) I have got to build me one of these someday...

    Question is, where to mount the EOTac? Hmmm... maybe a rail with a vertical plate going between the receivers?
     
  10. jerkface11

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    How about an SKS blade type bayonet set up to flip up between the barrels.
     
  11. jpatterson

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    Just weld a sword in between the front two barrels. This isn't rocket science guys!
     
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    sick man!!!!
     
  13. Diamondback6

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    Well, I've been doing some brainstorming on changes from DH's prototype to the "1740T Tactical" model, and have some ideas to beef up it's strength.

    First, the 1740T would use a new combined grip unit, both pistol-grip and stock, joining both receivers at the rear end.

    Second, a metal plate holding the sight-rail in the middle (bolted between the two 870's) would extend all the way forward, welded to a connector joining both barrels and both magazines. Possibly even made as either part of, or to have a different kind of connection to the joined stock...

    Of course, dual bayonets, preferably the meanest of whatever's been US standard-issue, although a couple big ol' Bowies could be kinda fun too...
     
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    A chainsaw bayonet. :D
     
  15. Deer Hunter

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    Chainsaw Bayonet....hmmm....

    Electric or Gas powered? :)

    Diamondback,

    You wouldn't think it was, but this thing is extremely durable. No more building up is required.

    And what would you make the conjoined stock from? How would its size and shape form to fit someone's hands, allow for access to each trigger, and hold rigidity all at the same time? I've thought about this a lot. It seems you'd almost need some bastardized form of a thumbhole stock.
     
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    DH, I hadn't gotten that far yet, other than thinking to move the PG onto the centerline. As for reinforcing the fore-end, I was thinking if I could beef up the forward join that'd let me go for independently-operable pumps.
     
  17. Deer Hunter

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    This one's for Dave

    Alright guys, I took the 1740 out to shoot clays today. I picked up a box of clays before coming in to work around the house back home. After working all day on a puppy-house plus working around the kennels, my family decided to go out and shoot a bit.

    We took three guns, the Citori, my Stoeger Coach Gun, and the 1740. Just a box of shells though, so we didn't get to shoot much. However, we did a bunch of film of the event.

    We shot on an old overgrown government road. There was maybe 20 feet of room we could shoot down. Not much at all, so the shots were short. However...

    20 clays in the air, 0 hit the ground in one piece. I figure it was pretty good for my first time shooting clays with it. :) I switched out the barrels to the 28" ones, I figured those would serve me better than the 18" cyliner bores.

    I wont have the videos up for a few days, but I just wanted to let Dave know that this thing is GREAT to have on the range! I just wish we had a better clay-chunker. The one we use is probably 30 years old, rusted, and just-barely-hanging-in-there rigged. I want to take it out to a really good clay range and hit multiple clays in the air.


    My Coach gun did just fine as well. Three shots, three clays. It'll do fine on doves this year.

    And as an added bonus, my mother busted her first clays tonight. She handled the citori very well! And the ones she didn't hit, her German Short Hair fetched for her.
     
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    your shotty is the coolest thing i have seen in gid kniws how long. i am impressed by your work and dedication. now you need to start up a small company and you will be set for life.
     
  19. Deer Hunter

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    My parents have been after me to patent the design, get a kit going, and sell them to people.
     
  20. Dave McCracken

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    Thanks, DH, you just improved my morn. Awaiting video.

    Hmm, shotguns and GSPs. A natural combination....
     
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    this is just entirely wrong.....

    kepp it up :)
     
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    Nerdgasm. Evil smile upon seeing the screens. Big grin when viewing the videos.

    Now make a Benelli MM11. :D
     
  24. Deer Hunter

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    Videos are up!

    It's late, but I was busy downloading a few other things so I figured I might as well splice up the long 13 minute video into four good videos of the gun busting clays.

    The first video is of me using the gun for two clays thrown seperately. As you can see, this was done on a small road that our little neck of the woods uses for all manner of target shooting.


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    The second video shows me miss the clay on the first shot only to hit it with the second. It works much like a side-by-side, you just have to slightly shift your eyes from barrel to barrel. I didn't find it hard at all.

    Our GSP Hank was too excited to sit still. He's the best bird dog I've ever seen. Twice he's caught birds out of mid air while they were swooping in to their nests in our porch rafters. Lays them at our feet and waits for a command. Amazing dog.
    Don't mind the poodle. It is my nemesis.

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    Third video is me being cocky and my parents being my parents. My dad asked me if I had been practicing. :D

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    In this last video my dad gives it a go after I bust two. He didn't hit any, but to his credit he never missed with my mother's Citori.

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    I have a few other videos, such as my mother hitting her first clays (Classic reaction!) and me busting clays with my coach gun, but those arn't what you guys wanted to see I bet. :) Watching the videos is fun, but using the gun is even more fun.
     
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    You can call it The Duke or something. :)
     
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