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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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    The Duke? I'd reserve that for a lever action...

    However, if I had the money and the resources I would love to play around with those benellis. That would be just too much fun.

    If anyone ever wanted to make something like this, let me know and I can help out in any way I can.
     
  2. EHCRain10

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    im betting that a commercial kit would sell like hot cakes
    i know id buy one
     
  3. Deer Hunter

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    The commercial kit idea does intrigue me, however someone with a machine shop would be able to pump these things out with a lot more quality than I could have. And I figure that if anyone wanted to build one up I could help them all they want.

    Everyone has different preferences. One kit wouldn't satisify everyone. Some would want the option to pump either action seperatly from the other (-10 points of coolness if you ask me). Others would want a different stock, wood, etc. There is no way I have the ability to deal with orders even if a fair amount of people wanted kits.

    Besides, I'm not in it to get rich. I just wanted to blast things.

    But as I've said, if someone wants to build one and has questions that arn't answered in this thread, shoot me a pm or email and I'd be happy to help them out.
     
  4. Scoutsout2645

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    I just found this thread and...
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    ONE!

    My suggestion would be to side-mount the bayonnets on the barrels, that way they won't interfere with the under-barrel mounted 40mmGL....:evil:

    Good job!
     
  5. Deer Hunter

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    Welcome to the thread!

    I had actually thought about side-mounting something that was somehow attatched to the forward grip assembly. It would definantly be unique.
     
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    Only one 40mm? Why not two, make this the ultimate double-gun? :eek:
     
  7. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Hee hee - I'm envisioning side by side Norinco 1887 leverguns in 10 ga! :eek:
     
  8. Deer Hunter

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    Premium! Don't give me anymore ideas! I'm broke! :( I gotta pay for food too you know!

    I havn't been paying much attention to the poor thing. I'm thinking I will take it to the skeet range in Houston next time I'm up there.
     
  9. Deer Hunter

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    Update.

    Today was a good day. I went to the range with a friend of mine (whom I met at the range last time I went). We tried out my .22 Kaded kit with various loads of ammunition, all of which ran flawlessly. I even used it at the 100 yard line with unexpected success.

    When we get back to my house, he wants to see the rest of my guns. So he's seen the AR, he wants me to help him built up a Saiga like mine, he enjoys my CZs, think my S&W 625's trigger is magical, and gets introduced to Mosin Nagants.

    Then I pulled out the 1740.

    I saw a look of recognition in his face, then he exclaims "You're THAT guy?!"

    So apparently I'm that guy. He saw the gun in another forum or two and thought that it was pretty crazy. He handled it and said he wanted to shoot it.

    Next time we go I'm definantly taking it with me.
     
  10. Dimis

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    just found this thread MAN THATS AWESOME!!!!!!

    what made you want to do that?
    i remember two places ive seen something roughly like that one is moe from the simpsons "pumped" a double in an episode and the other was a triple pump in a movie called undead basicly they were just strutted together with the outer guns missing the gunstocks leaving just the center and the pumps were bridged with metal stock and the triggers were bridged the same way close to the top so when you pull the center trigger it would simultaniously fire all three guns (no way to fire individual barrels) i bet that would HURT
     
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    "I love it when a plan comes together!"

    :D

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  12. Dimis

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    oh and as for my sig i know youll be ready lol
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Lol, priceless! :D :D
     
  14. Deer Hunter

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    Here's an update: I took it to the range today!

    I had a special guest for this range trip, though. THR's very own Nolo was with me. First time for him to shoot a lot of the guns I had (finn M39, FAL, Saiga, handguns, etc). But I took the 1740 because I missed the cheek-splitting grin it gives every person that shoots it.

    Nolo was no exception.

    His sickly-grin and rapid action of the pump translated to, "I want moooore!"

    :D another victim of the 1740's charm :D
     
  15. Dave McCracken

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    We need pics!!!!
     
  16. Deer Hunter

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    Sorry Dave! Didn't have a camera with me at that time!

    Maybe I can get my girlfriend over here to pose with it...:evil:
     
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    Alright that settles it I'm building one as soon as I get another job lol, my dad'll most likely chew me out up one side of the Mississippi and down the other but who cares lol
     
  18. Deer Hunter

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    Jordan,

    If you are ever in my part of Texas, I'll let you shoot it. :)
     
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    Shwate, wish I'd a seen this a while back, I was just in Houston lol coulda made a detour
     
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    Hmmm....the thought of two bayonets on this is fantastic. Do you think it would be theasable to mount a double action revolver on the forend, doubling as a verical pump and extra firepower?
     
  22. PTK

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    Feasible AND illegal without registering it as a SBR. :)
     
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    thats retarded, in a awesome way.
     
  24. jordan1948

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    Or a short barreled shotgun on the front and you can mount it to the top of a truck for all those pesky zombies lol nah but this shotgun is awesome
     
  25. tplane37

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    Whoa!!

    I followed a link here from IllinoisCarry.com/ We usually discuss advance Concealed Carry in Illinois, but we enjoy the cool links like the one to this thread as well. Awesome work. And as to a name, I make a motion for "Bertha" (she's big, mean, and I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of her rampage.)

    As to the butt stock idea, here are my thoughts, take them as you will. Get you a thumb-hole stock to mount centered up. Get you a 1/4" steel or aluminum plate (your buddy with the MIG should have a torch set up) cut the plate down and round the ends, set this plate up to mount to the factory stock locations of each gun (joining them together, giving you your desired rear support). Then drill out in the center of this plat to mount your thumbhole stock. At this point (depending on how clean the plate comes out) either paint and stain where needed, or you could go down to your local auto parts store and get you some fiberglass to "blend" the plate into your newly center stock. The fiberglass wouldn't need to have much reinforcement since it would all be for cosmetic appeal. this would also allow you to return both 870s to stock since you are using factory mounting points.

    I also vote for two bayonets. You may be able to fabricate a bracket to mount an AR upper rail in the center of this creature for your additional attachments. And as for the pump action....what do you think about a pistol grip up there? (fixed or fold down). And by the way, in case you couldn't tell from my rant, my brain is going for building one of these myself, since I did have my mind set on an 870 Tach 2 with a knox stock....but what you have created is much cooler!

    Two questions though...1. Anything to remember to keep from getting nailed in the head with the spent shells out of the left side? and 2. I noticed in the beginning that you had issues with the shells getting caught up when ejecting, how did you solve this?:cool:
     
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