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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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    Now there's a thought. 46 rounds? I could go through an entire 3-gun match and not have to reload!
     
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    Yeah, but then the bayonet becomes problematic--either way, we gotta get Correia to issue some of the MHI boys a few...:D

    Not to mention it'll wreak havoc on the rail-mount lights and lasers, to say nothing of the M203s and rocket-launchers...:eek:
     
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    I really hope this things makes it into the MHI sequal!
     
  5. Deer Hunter

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    Haha, if he did I'd be tickled pink. But I don't think I'm that interweb-famous yet.

    I am thinking about mag extentions then maybe some kind of bayonet.
     
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    Whaddya think--dual GL's/ smoke&flare-launchers overkill?:D
     
  7. Deer Hunter

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    Well, when you gotta make an entrance, might as well make an entrance.
     
  8. Shotgunnin'

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    Are you gonna post up any instructions, I was up on the internet awhile back and I saw one of these and they've always interested me.
     
  9. Deer Hunter

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    If you read the start of the thread, along with some other posts, you'll see the progression of the project.
     
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    Okay, I think I may do it with the Mossberg 500 just to see what that would look like, but your idea came out great. Cheers.
     
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    they make a left hand 500?
     
  12. Shotgunnin'

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    Not sure I don't see any on the web now that you mention it.
     
  13. Duo

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    wonderful job

    seriously, you did very well on this. you probably got a little help from the fact that the 870 is so versatile. the military used to have the option of mounting an extremely short 870 to the underside of their M4's foregrip in the same arrangement that M203 grenade launchers ar attached to M16s.

    seriously. the gun looks sick. even a professional gunsmith wouldn't have thought of this. combining a rifle and a shotgun has been done before, as i'm sure we all know, but slapping two pumps side by side -that takes GUTS.

    however, if you REALLY want to make it look like something out of Doom, you could drill holes in a piece of thin sheet metal and have it cover the tops of both barrels like on a Mossberg 500, that would be downright stylish.
    (1/8 - 1/4 inch thick would do it, out of somthing light weight, with a high melting point so it doesn't screw up the finish on the gun when you remove it to change barrels);)

    you should also make a full punch list of materials and step-by-step instructions for anyone crazy enough to try and duplicate this stunt, because somthing like this is worth duplicating. a gun like that, even if it wasn't so unique, could easily sell for at least $4000. (if the baseball bat used for the pump was signed by Babe Ruth or someone like that, it would significanltly increase the sale value of the gun with a corrisponding loss in resale value for the baseball bat. LULZ)

    have fun vaporizing quail in the meantime
     
  14. Deer Hunter

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    UPDATED!

    I got around to going out for a good after-semester range trip with my room-mate. We brought some .22s, his mosin, my AR, but I decided to take out my 1740. My new, shiny, practical 11-87 had been riding high as the new-shotgun-in-town for the past month, but there is something ridiculously satisfying about using the 1740 to shoot zombie-silhouette targets.

    There were two silhouette targets that had been shot a few times up on the range, so we set them up and used them as our zombies.

    http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/?action=view&current=PC170131.flv

    First is two targets, two headshots each while moving. He's a bit stiff at first, haha.

    http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/?action=view&current=PC170133.flv

    Next I'm up. Mozambique the first zombie to stop it in its tracks, then run to the next bay to shoot another zombie (standard IPSC target we found and put up) in the head.

    http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/?action=view&current=PC170132.flv
    Here is a video of him doing the same thing.

    http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/?action=view&current=PC170134.flv

    Just a video of him shooting the gun. Two doubles then a single. We ran out of ammo then.


    It was a good range trip.
     
  15. Dave McCracken

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    Thanks, DH. Handling a 13 lb shotgun is work.
     
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    Hey, rule #1 of Zombieland:

    Cardio.


    :D
     
  17. Deer Hunter

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    Thank you, Dave.

    It's not as heavy when you start shooting it. Mainly because you are having too much fun to notice.
     
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    Deer Hunter,

    It just occurred to me that your baseball bat fore stock is probably thick enough that you could drill out a hole to accept a flashlight. Except that the bolts holding it on might get in the way. But if you do another one, or as you design your kit, it might be something to consider. A mini-mag light would be simple, as it is switched on and off by twisting the end. But a flashlight with the push button in the back could be used too if you drilled an access hole in the bottom of the stock. That would actually go really well with a vertical fore grip as some were suggesting.
     
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    That is one butt-ugly-cool twice gun. maybe a pistol grip as a pump handle would improve cool and looks.
     
  20. Dave McCracken

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    Fun?

    Oh yes......
     
  21. Deer Hunter

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    Dave,

    It certainly smokes my brother in law when we decide to dust off the clay-chucker. :)
     
  22. Dave McCracken

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    Now there's a mental picture....
     
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    [voice=small child]Ooh, Mommy, look at all the Fudds![/voice]*snort*

    Do they hate everything not a "Hunting Iron" over there?
     
  25. Deer Hunter

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    Earl,

    I'm aware of their 1740. They made it a few months ago, I believe. However, their forend isn't connected and is much wider than would be comfortable.

    I'm talking to a company right now to see how much it would cost to produce kits. Stay tuned.
     
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