I'm a happy boy!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by c3shooter, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Have not really done anything to splurge this summer, and just got some good news- so Friday I paid a visit to my LGS for some fun- Apologies for the crappy photos- just got this camera, and learning to use it-

    Picked up a Bushmaster CARbon 15 with a Bushnell Red Dot sight. First carbon fiber firearm I have had- shoots well, weighs less than the dust in the air around it- And I think the Anarchist-in-training will like it (to the noobies- my granddaughter)

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    On Saturday, stopped in local pawn shop that opened this year- they just got their FFL a couple of months ago. A side-by-side 12 gauge caught my eye- the wood looked like new, metal was extremely good. We arm wrestled a bit, and agreed on a price.
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    The gun is a Hopkins & Allen New Model Hammerless Double. It is a boxlock gun, and is prettier than the pictures show.

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    Took a little while researching it- appears that my new shotgun left the factory in August. Of 1913. It's 99 years old. Going to stop by my gunsmith this week, have him use his gauge to check chamber length (and safety) and plan to take that one dove shooting next week.
     

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  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I like the AR, but I love that shotty. I can't believe something 99 years old can actually look better than a lot of brand new shotguns.

    Congrats on the new guns.
     

  3. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Very nice. Congrats.

    Will that take modern shotgun loads? Are you going to have the smith check it for barrel worthiness?
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Hot damn c3, congratulations. For the AIT that carbon 15 will be a perfect set up for her to learn on. As for the shotty <... long ... slow ... whistle ...> that is one lovely looking firearm ;)
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    On the double barrel, the barrels do NOT appear to be Damascus (have had them under the GOOD magnifier) and the bores look like mirrors.

    However, I have a great crotchety old gunsmith that will be getting a look at it this week, and using his chamber gauges to check chamber length. 12 g shells were not always 2 3/4 inch- very early ones were shorter.

    If it is in shooting order, it will get a limited diet of some low brass dove loads- and a trip to a cutover corn field.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Very nice!! I'm a suck for old side by sides....old over/unders too.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, man!! You hit the jackpot for sure. I am in love with that AR.
     
  8. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Love the side by side! Congrats on the new purchases.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations.

    I'm curious though, is the AR just stocked and fitted with carbon fiber or is the receiver carbon fiber?
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice. Don't ever take them out on a boat!
     
  11. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Congrats, would love to hear more about the shotgun!
     
  12. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    That is one sweet looking shotgun! The AR looks great too. Congratulations.
     
  13. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks like you had a pretty good day. Let us know how they run. Great looking shotgun.
     
  14. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    CA- The reciever is carbon fiber- and much of the upper. Of course the springs, BCG, bolt and barrel are steel, but the rest is mostly carbon. Little metal plate inset in the lower withh the stamped SN.

    These DO take down a bit differently than a standard AR- you cannot pull the rear pin and "shotgun" the upper/lower. Pull both pins, lift the FRONT, and upper and lower pivot apart on a lug at the rear. DOES lock it up good and tight- no wiggle at all between upper/lower.
     
  15. beaglesam

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    Very nice shotgun