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Old 02-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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Post pictures when you give it to him, I bet he will be grinning ear to ear! I can't wait to give my little one their first gun!
Will do...I'm excited to give it to him....he already loves shooting his bb gun and bow so I'm sure he will go nuts when he sees it lol
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That is a good deal if it's in good shape. I sold the first gun my dad gave me about 3 months ago, a New England Arms .410 single shot. I sold it for $150. New, that's roughly what they had cost. Mine was in excellent shape though, and had only been fired 3 times in the last 15 years.

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I'm going to go ahead and get it...he is going to have to wait till Easter to have it though lol
You should hide it in an egg for him
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You should hide it in an egg for him
Haha that would be a big ol egg
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I think you did well on price. I just last month sold the .410 my dad gave me when I was 10. It was a New England Arms single shot. I listed it for $150 and sold it for $150. You can't really buy a good new one for that price anymore.

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I think you did well on price. I just last month sold the .410 my dad gave me when I was 10. It was a New England Arms single shot. I listed it for $150 and sold it for $125. You can't really buy a good new one for that price anymore.
I know they are getting high and hard to find
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Don't let him shoot the Easter bunny.

And a couple of you posted you sold your gun you got as a child. Do you not get seller's remorse? I wouldn't be able to sell a child hood memory like that.

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The first shotgun I ever had was an old Mossberg bolt action in .410 that I was given to me by my Dad when we lived on the farm in Michigan when I was a kid. My Dad sawed the stock off to fit me and attached a fabricated plexiglas butt plate. I did kill a few squirrels with it and my Dad claimed I was the one who killed a pheasant that we both shot at, but I am not so sure that he actually killed it and gave me the credit.
But now I wonder if a .410 is a good idea as a kid's starter shotgun. It is difficult to hit with, not because of the size of the pattern (the pattern is as wide as a 12 gauge), but the pattern is so sparse with big gapping holes that hitting a game bird or animal with enough pellets to make a clean kill is difficult even for an experienced shot, much less a child. Better to give the kid a 20 gauge with light loads or better yet, a 28 gauge if one can be found reasonably.
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The first shotgun I ever had was an old Mossberg bolt action in .410 that I was given to me by my Dad when we lived on the farm in Michigan when I was a kid. My Dad sawed the stock off to fit me and attached a fabricated plexiglas butt plate. I did kill a few squirrels with it and my Dad claimed I was the one who killed a pheasant that we both shot at, but I am not so sure that he actually killed it and gave me the credit.
But now I wonder if a .410 is a good idea as a kid's starter shotgun. It is difficult to hit with, not because of the size of the pattern (the pattern is as wide as a 12 gauge), but the pattern is so sparse with big gapping holes that hitting a game bird or animal with enough pellets to make a clean kill is difficult even for an experienced shot, much less a child. Better to give the kid a 20 gauge with light loads or better yet, a 28 gauge if one can be found reasonably.
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The only reason a 410 should have that big of a spread is a open choke if it has a full choke it should have a nice fairly tight even pattern.....
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The only reason a 410 should have that big of a spread is a open choke if it has a full choke it should have a nice fairly tight even pattern.....

You would think so, but that is a myth. A .410 will not hold a tight pattern no matter what the choke. Here is why, and I did not make it up. This concept is explored extensively in the book by the late Bob Brister, "Shotgunning, the Art and the Science." The shot column in the 410 is very long. As a result, many of the shot pellets are deformed as they scrub down the barrel. When these deformed pellets leave the muzzle, they scatter big time, even from a full choke.
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