Breda Brescia auto 12

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by kenbarber, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. kenbarber

    kenbarber New Member

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    i have got a 12 ga. auto shotgun. it says on it Breda Brescia, has a patent number and says distributed from a town in Conn.
    it has long barrel with venting near then end apparently to cut down on recoil. it seems to be a heavy gun to me.
    it is a real good looking gun.
    it is hard to get information since there does not appear to be a model number.
    any of you know anything about this gun?
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Was the name of the city new haven
     

  3. kenbarber

    kenbarber New Member

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    "mfd by lyman middlefield conn. usa" right up at the place it is vented to soften the recoil

    ok , shows what i know about old guns, what i was told was to vent to lessen recoil is probably a choke. the barrel may be 30" .

    at the receiver is an number
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  4. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    I think we're going to need pics. A couple of the whole gun, and one for each marking. Make sure to post a pic of the barrel stamp. I cant seem to find any exact info with the provided information.
     
  5. kenbarber

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    i will see if my wife can do pics. i have cerebral palsy and i am a bit shacky in the hands so pics are hard for me. i'll see what i can do.
     
  6. bobski

    bobski Active Member Sponsor

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    bredas were imported in the late 70's to early 80's. they are a blowback action similar to a A5 browning. they tend to kick a little and werent all that popular. it never made a cut into the 1100 market and they dwindled off.
     
  7. kenbarber

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    i need a shorter gun. i will either trade it or have it sawed off. i have short arms and lots of tendonitis that makes a long heavy gun just too much now. it is for defense of the house as i no longer hunt anywhere but kroger and winn dixie. matter of fact i only fish at cap't dee's.
     
  8. bobski

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    sounds like the gun has a lyman polychoke or cutts on the barrel.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  9. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    You could reduce the length of pull by having the stock cut down a couple of inches. Comparable to a youth setup on a shotgun.
     
  10. bobski

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    heck, just trade it off and get something that fits.
     
  11. kenbarber

    kenbarber New Member

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    i am advertising it locally for sale. i have seen two for sale on gun broker. one for 950 and another for 750. neither actually sold so that tells me they should be priced lower. if i get any nibbles i'll try to get enough to just buy a shorted gun that fits. if not i'll see a gunsmith about shortening the stock. i may ask if there is a trade available.