My 1901 single shot 12 gauge

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by DarkFreedom, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Just wanted to add my 1901 Ivers & johnson "champion single shot 12 gauge to this fine collection of old iron.

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Is it a family hand me down?
     

  3. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Nope. picked it up at a local auction for $60
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Can't go wrong for the price.
     
  5. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    not at all. I was very happy the next day when I took it to my LGS where they checked it and reported it to be fully functional. I didn't wanna chance testing it out without a professional looking it over first. I wanted the shot to leave the barrel, not kaboom the gun in my hands. Since I got it at an auction, I felt better safe than sorry...
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Is it a 2.5" or 2.75" chamber. Many of these old guns are 2 1/2" chambers. A 2 3/4 will fit, but once the crimp opens on fireing, you have a serious Kaboom.
     
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  7. DarkFreedom

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    According to the LGS it's a standard 2 3/4. I have been using remington 2/34 00 buck shells in it with no bad results. (well, bad for the target maybe) :)
     
  8. DarkFreedom

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    Took a few pics

    With a better camera. Enjoy.

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