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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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    And the thread lives!

    Tplane,

    Good advice. I'm working on a few designs right now to make this a more commercial project piece, and the thumbhole stock is in one of them, I assure you.

    As for the LH ejection, it doesn't hit you when you work the action, so you're fine.

    Also, I had some problems with cheap Remington birdshot sticking occasionally in the left handed gun. That was mainly to do with the "newness" of the gun. A case or two later and it's smoothed up nicely.
     
  2. Hans Esker

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    It just occurred to me that this thing needs a pintle mount or tripod or somesuch.
     
  3. Diamondback6

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    DH, Tplane's idea's very similar to the "joined stock" I was envisioning, although I had been thinking PGO inboard/conventional outboard with the pieces structurally blended together like what the Twin Mustang was for WWII fighters.

    I'm also imagining a Thompson vertical foregrip on the pump, maybe Picatinny rails all around--say three along the top, one on each side, and one each side of the pump plus two more below?
     
  4. gvnwst

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    Okay, just found this.

    :what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what::what:


    This is cool. totally cool. like, whenareyougoingtomaketheinstructionscauseiwanttobuildone cool.:D(translated: When are you going to make instructions cause i want to build one)
     
  5. Deer Hunter

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    Gvnwst,

    Patience. Organic chemistry, molecular and cell biology, the ER, side-businesses, and life in general has made me a very lazy (sidetracked) person.

    I'm going to get with a buddy of mine and draw up some technical stuff soon.
     
  6. voytski

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    Have you tried having the left-hand safety switched out for a right-handed one? Or you could change the right-hand one to a lefty, whichever you prefer. This would enable you to use your pin idea, and probably for under $30. Keep evolving your design, this is how great designs are born. Don't let limitations of your current resources stop you from designing your ideal creation.

    Your next assignment - side-by-side Remington 11-87's. Twin-barreled semi-auto shotgun madness! *drool* So what if it would be at least double the cost of your current project...
     
  7. Snaps

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    haha, man I want one.

    I don't know why I do, but i know i want one
     
  8. UlfZwulf

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    Yes, please!
     
  9. shotgunjoel

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    voytski, why would you buy new safties, just switch the 2. Then you would have what you are talking about without any expense.
     
  10. n00tz

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    I joined the forums just to see the images you posted after following here from a StumbleUpon link. This is by far the coolest shotgun mod I've ever seen.
     
  11. Reverend_JD

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    I stumbled here too and I think I am goin to have to build one of these myself...

    So Deer Hunter where in Texas are you Im down in San Antonio

    JD
     
  12. Deer Hunter

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    Well well, the thread lives!

    Alright, I'm talking to another member of this board about turning out a few "kits" where you'll be able to turn a LH and RH 870 into this. I'm working on designs right now. It may take a while, but I believe that I can get a few kits cobbled up with this other guy's help.

    Reverend,

    I live in College Station.

    Voytski,

    I've been looking into fixing the safety. Your idea is very doable. I would just need to find a safety online and replace it in the LH gun's trigger group.
     
  13. gvnwst

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    Deer Hunter--will the kits be for sale, or just for a few more friends? If for sale, how much do you think they will run.
     
  14. PA4476

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    You couldn't use a 37 Ithaca because there are no pins running through both guns that could be lined up and used to hold them together.

    And with a 1100 or 11-87, you can't put a pistol grip on them because the bolt return spring tube runs down into the stock.
     
  15. PA4476

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    As for a kit, looks to me like you need:
    1 right hand 870 http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=119834918
    1 left hand 870 http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=119896859
    2 bolts to replace the trigger group pins, long enough to reach through both guns.http://www.napaonline.com/
    1 Remington upland stock for the left hand gun
    1 pistol grip for the right handed gun.http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=119746089
    And some tubing and scrap metal to conect the pumps together.
    1 baseball bat.http://cgi.ebay.com/CHICAGO-WHITE-S...14&_trkparms=72:1209|66:1|65:12|39:2|240:1318

    You can buy everything you need except the forward pump assembly. And anyone with a wire welder can easily make that.
     
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    Just found this topic. what in gods name inspired this besides a game. :) either way it's awesome. i would love to see this with the simplicity of a Mossberg 500. :) Time to find a lefty Mossberg. or not.
     
  17. Deer Hunter

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    No prices or anything. Right now it's up in the air.

    And PA, you're right about all of that. Since I'm going to have a few nice pieces of equipment to work with, I will be able to make parts and pieces that look and work a little better than what I cobbled together.

    Having said this, I believe I can get an 1100 or 11-87 to work. It'll just be a more interesting design.

    I'm taking it out today to see if I can get a white-tail with it. :)
     
  18. PA4476

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    Just use a 1100 lefty and a mod 58 or 878 right hand. You CAN put a pistol grip on a 58 or 878. Since they have the gas system built into the mag tube. You will only have 3 shots, but you will have two guns, so at least 6 shots. And automatic, no pump jamming. Put a really good recoil pad on it and hook the triggers together, fire both bbls at the same time.
     
  19. Reverend_JD

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    I have a few ideas since this has givin me a base to work with on this...

    I have an 870 and 870 clone that I am goin to throw togther, not for usable purposes but to check spacing for a forend assembly.

    My 870 clone was one of my fun projects and doubleing it up with a LH one should work fine. Goin to have to look at spacing for the forends togther to see if I can make something to have the vertical forend grip put in it.

    Im goin to start with this one and go from there.

    JD
     

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    Update:

    I ordered a right handed safety to put in the left handed trigger group. Once that's done, I'll fix some kind of bar traveling across the space between the safeties so I can use both safeties as one.
     
  21. CoRoMo

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    First day I laid eyes on your baby, and I think it's awesome.

    Wilson Combat will soon rip your idea and have these things out by the thousands.:p
     
  22. Hungry Seagull

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    Oh my goodness. A dual pump barreled shotgun.

    *Pops Oxycodin

    Now Im ready to try it out, now where is it? Quickly before I lose consiousness.
     
  23. Bufford t. Justice

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    This awesome abomination needs to belt fed from both sides.....:evil:
     
  24. Gunfighter123

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    Deer Hunter ,
    You are THAT GUY !!!! I have seen bits and snippets of your creation but just today I got to read the whole "labor of love" for your 1740.

    It is a idea ahead of it's time !!!!!!!

    Now , ya got me looking for a left-hand Rem. 1100:banghead:


    Hope you could start some kind of conversion kits to sell -- a few people are doing well marketing Saiga S-12 stuff.

    I think you have a bright future -- best of luck.
    Gunfighter123
     
  25. Hollywood Marine

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    DH I saw a double barreled bolt action African rifle in Shooters Bible some time ago, but your creation is much more appealing. Besides, who needs six shots with a .500 nitro express?
     
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