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Old 03-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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I am curious as to why for years I have seen many sawed off double barrel shotguns but never and over/ under it would seem to make more sense to have one of these ... I would like to hear comments and feedback from this subject please I myself would think that an application like this is practical for the simple fact that it could be holstered if one so desired
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Why would it make more sense to cut down an O/U verses a SxS?

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I am not sure as to why ? The question is why not ? it seems that everyone always wants to do something different and not follow the normal routine of others I was curious and figured I would ask a few people who have been around guns and have had experience with the many different aspects of shooting it seems as practical for nothing else the simple fact that a handgun holster could be worn and the said weapon could be carried in an environment that is appropriate to do so
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You know shortening a shotgun to anything shorter then 18" is illegal, right?
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yes I do and don't have any immediate plans of doing such was just curious as to why in our quest to reach new goals and to do things that haven't been done I thought some one might have done or seen this done before
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I can see where you may be coming from a SxS would take up a more square shape, where an O/U would be flatter.
I wonder about how they are built if it has anything to do with it.
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I just saw a Browning Superposed that had been cut down to about 18" or 20". the barrels had been damaged so the owner had it cut to salvage it. If you want to cut one down, get a Condor or one of the new Mossberg Mavericks. The SBS coach guns are probably more for tradition than function.
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I've always thought of SxS's as less expensive and more "common man" tools than the over/under shotties. I don't duck hunt or shoot clay pigeons, though.

I do remember a movie in which one of the lead characters carried a sawed-down-to-a-nub shotgun, but i can't recall the name at this moment. The character was a black man, and the scene i recall involved a quiet, polite bank robbery with the assistance of a young lady. I believe the bank teller got locked in the closet.

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This website has a list of some movies in which sawed off over/under's were used: http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=SU-16_rifle_series
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the reason you dont see it much is because of helliwood. they used SxS. criminals got the idea from bad gangster movies. the shorter the shotgun barrel the more useless it becomes.

if you wanted something wicked a class 2 double shotgun with 8inch barrel and choke tubes. that is if you can have a legal licensed shortbarrel shotgun.
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