old hopkins and allen double

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by duddie10, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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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
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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?
     

  3. duddie10

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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.
     
  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Please don`t cut that old shotgun up..................:(
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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?
     
  6. duddie10

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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.
     
  7. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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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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  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Numrich is sold out- but any true gunsmith could make a spring for you.
     
  9. duddie10

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    Ok im guna stop by an old time smith i know. Thanx for the help
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Stoeger offers a coach gun also.


    http://tablet.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013