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Old 01-16-2014, 06:03 AM   #1
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Swung by my LGS today and they had a used rig set aside for me to check out.
Ducks Unlimited 1100 magnum 12 "Atlantic". Original wood gone, regular 1100 walnut on it (salvageable- but need refinished). Bbl has a cutts comp on it, plain bbl. Not the best attachment job.
Buttplate removed, magnum Rem pad stuck on.......no cut on the wood.
Looks like prev owner tried a chemical removal of receiver bluing.
The thing is ugly as hell, but I have some Gunkote coming.

So will refinish the stock and forend, GK the metal, cut stock for pad, dump the bbl on an auction site and try to find a 2 3/4" VR mod and make this my steel shot dove rig. Might have to swap out the action sleeve for steel, but maybe not.

Definitely won't have another in the field same as mine! Pics of the process as I move along.

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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You probably will not need another sleeve for it to function fine with a 2-3/4" barrel, but if you go to shooting heavy loads, keep a close watch on the buffer.

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Thanks, but this project rig will be just a dove gun.

For yotes, geese and maybe turkey, I already have a SP1100 magnum.

I gotta get a mod bbl to shoot steel if I was to run my dad's 1100 Trap, so with a bbl purchase.............and this project...........I'll end up having 100 dollars more and a complete gun.
And it won't look bad. Will yank the white spacers off and dull finish it.

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Looks like this bad boy was in a flood, it's got bluing missing and or rust in a lot of places. The wood aint original, is not flood damaged, but needs refinished.

Luckily I found some old Outers Gunslick finish..........my fave (did several stocks and recurve bows in it). Might just slap a synth on it, and keep the Gunslick for a custom recurve build............I dunno.

Bbl has been fitted with a Lyman/Cutts choke system. Man that's some weight out on the end.

Maybe I can sell it as a tactical barrel, remove the choke and let the sleeve be a "breaching device" LOL.

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