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Old 03-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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I have an old exposed hammers hopkins and allen double barrel shotgun. What i want to do with it is turn it into a coach gun. It has a 26in barrel and im thinking about cutting it to 18 3/4. My question is, how do i relead the section between the 2 barrels? And if u guy and gals dont think i should do it why not. Thanks



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Old 03-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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If you cut it you can fill the small hole between the barrels with epoxy(you can color the epoxy black when you mix it).
Whether you cut or not is up to you. Are you sure the gun is safe to shoot with modern ammo?



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Yah ive been shooting it with the cheap federal for wally world. I had 2 of my gun smiths at work look at it and they both said its good to go.

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Please don`t cut that old shotgun up..................

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H&A went out of business in 1916. Yours is earlier than that if it has exposed hammers. They are strating to have some collector's value if they are in good condition. Why not look at a Rossi already in coach gun config?

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H&A went out of business in 1916. Yours is earlier than that if it has exposed hammers. They are strating to have some collector's value if they are in good condition. Why not look at a Rossi already in coach gun config?
I dident know that. And the rossi is exacrly what i was looking for. Now i just got to see if i can find one in my area.
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Sice i have a thread on the gun i was woundering if any one can point me in the direction of a latch spring.

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Numrich is sold out- but any true gunsmith could make a spring for you.

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Numrich is sold out- but any true gunsmith could make a spring for you.
Ok im guna stop by an old time smith i know. Thanx for the help
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I dident know that. And the rossi is exacrly what i was looking for. Now i just got to see if i can find one in my area.
Stoeger offers a coach gun also.


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