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The NEF Pardner SB1 12ga

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 357smallbore, Sep 13, 2020.

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  1. 357smallbore

    357smallbore Member

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    I have 8 12 gauges. SxS's, Pumps and SS. I don't know what it is about the little ole Pardner. But I love this single shot. It has a MOD barrel. I shoot it quite a bit. Goes bang every time. Flawless ejection, and pretty darn accurate.
    Shot every type of 12ga out of it. Anyone have the love for these like me?
     
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  2. .455_Hunter

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    My first shotgun at age 12 was an NEF 20 ga. I think we paid $45 for an almost NIB example at the Denver gun show in 1988 or so.
    Served as my duty long gun for 8 or 9 years. My Dad still has it as his HD shotgun now.

    I got a 12 ga version in college for $79, and the collection has expanded since.

    Great guns!
     
  3. Barbaroja

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    Picked up a 20ga last December for $110 at a pawn shop for a light squirrel gun.it has the modified choke barrel, wish it was full as I prefer it for squirrels but I have taken a number of small game animals with it. Ended up using it primarily for jumpshooting waterfowl. Shoots slugs very accurately. Great gun, I’d love to get a 12ga.
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  4. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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    Yeeees.
    I have a stable full of nice shotguns to choose from. Sxs, automatics, pumps......
    What do I turkey hunt with.???
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    I think there is something wrong with me.
     
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  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

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    An H&R/NEF by any other name, I have a Marlin 200 12 gauge which is my duck/goose gun. Got to love these old style, break-open, single shot shotguns!
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  6. Kevin5098

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    I bought a beat up NEF 20 Ga SB for about $85 to use as a truck gun, but I still enjoy taking it out every once in a while to bust a few clays.
     
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  7. 357smallbore

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  8. rwilky78

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    I bought my NEF 12 gauge when I turned 18 as my first firearm. I think I paid around $90 for it. Still looks like brand new. Still enjoy shooting from time to time.
     
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  9. Tallinar

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    Big fan of the Pardner. Here's one that I cut down to 18.5". Replaced the butt stock with a straight-gripped Shikari stock I had on another rifle at one point.

    It sits in my bedroom closet. I am pleased with how it turned out, but in hindsight I regret cutting it down, only because it was a perfectly nice 26" mod. At the time, I told myself that I can easily pick up another brand new one whenever I wanted... RIP H&R :(

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  10. godale

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    Nice posts guys I started with a 410 wish I still had it
     
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  11. Dirtybob

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    First gun I ever owned. H&R model 088 28" full choke circa 1983.
    I still shoot it on occasion.
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  12. contender

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    Wish I had bought an H&R 28 ga when they were still making them.
     
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  13. Boattale

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    Everybody needs one. Hangs by the door in my shop.

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  14. Barbaroja

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    There is a 16ga in pawn shop near me. It is in ROUGH shape, but they still want $100 for it. Have trouble paying that as I got my 20ga for the same price and it’s in fantastic condition
     
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  15. Virginian

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    I have never owned a single shot shotgun, or a .410, or a 16 gauge. In 72 years I have yet to feel deprived.
     
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  16. Robbins290

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    I have been using one since i turned 18 in 2003. They were 70 bucks new and was living on a tight budget. Mine in a 20 gauge and that thing has soon soo many rounds. I wished i could find another. but they are hard to find a decent one around here. All the ones i have seen are all beat to crap. I replaced the stock with a survivor stock. IMG_4448.JPG
     
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  17. hdbiker

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    I have a NEF full choke .12 gauge. that I like very much, it will reach out on pheasants & ducks. I was always going to send it back to be fitted with a .20 gauge & .410 gauge barrels but never did, now I can't . Ya snooze ya lose. hdbiker
     
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  18. Old Shooter

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    Hang on,

    It's coming.

    I'll admit to no 410 but I've got single shot shotgun and 16 gauge covered with absolutely no regrets.

    And I've got a year on ya.
     
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