The 'Truck Gun'

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Dr. Marneaus, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    I got bored.

    I sold a few random accessories i had no use for for $80, and then I bought this NEF single shot 12 gauge for $80 bucks.

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    We need not get into "blah blah a single shot is a terrible weapon blah blah' but the reason behind this was to have the CHEAPEST, handy-est, lightest, short (not shortest), weapon that can pack the biggest whallop while still maintaining all of the above.

    This will live in the truck/camping gear. Any time i go camping/wheeling/backpacking I carry a sidearm, but I am more comfortable with a rifle/shotgun along too. Not to get into some battle with or to survive the apocalypse with, but in the event that i need to fire something with more oomph than a 9mm, .45acp, or whatever I happen to have on my hip. Whether it be against a bear, horse, cougar, man, what-the-heck-ever you want, the math is still the same, and looks like this:

    (1) 12 Gauge + (x) 9mm > (x) 9mm.

    Sure, a pump gun with more shots is greater than a single shot too, but that isnt my concern. Pump/Semi gun is way too long and way too heavy. My lever action .45-70 is too heavy and too pretty to rattle around in the truck. I dont feel it necessary to bring along the AR or M1A on trips like this for obvious reasons.

    Hopefully y'all get the point on that, so, no need for the "should have gotten a 500 and used that." In addition to the above, this was cheap as heck, and fun too!

    K, so....

    chopped off the barrel to 18.75" (from the breech face), chopped off an inch of the stock. Made a paracord sling, a front swivel stud out of paracord, installed a rear swivel stud, then made a shell holder out of scrap leather and laced it on with paracord. OAL on the shotgun is about 35"-36" I haven't measured.

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    This thing will kick like a mule, but it'll serve a purpose, and it was fun. this was my first time ever making anything with leather, my 2nd time ever making anything with paracord, and my first time woodworking on a gun, and my first time ever cutting a barrel.

    So, total project cost is as follows:
    Gun - $0.00
    Paracord - $8.00
    Leather - $7.00
    Sling swivels - $10.00
    Total: $25.00

    I have pics of all parts of the process if you are interested!
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  2. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    I love cheap and functional:D The paracord sling is a nice touch too. Nice job
     

  3. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    a man after mine own heart!

    cheap and functional is the name of the game here.
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    well done, a very nice set up ... and wicked cheap to boot! ;)
     
  5. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    Wicked, i love it. I'm from NH, thanks for the new england lingo!
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks extremely practical and well thought out. You can get a slip on front sight if you need it. I think HiViz makes one.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good idea and nicely done.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I like it! It's like those "snake charmer" .410's, but with more lethality. Also, god bless you for including bears on the intended target list. :D

    Pffft, front sight?!? Joe Biden says you can't miss with a shotgun. ;)
     
  9. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Biden is very proud of you!
     
  10. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    Now that is a sweet setup you got there. Best part you got to tinker and personalize it to your need. Got me thinking of doing something similar for S&G's.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Doc, personally IMO, it's pretty dang nifty! besides it's an $80 shotgun, not a $3000 O/U! i like it, but you like it, and that's the important part. you done good with it!:D
     
  12. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    I wish I live in a state that I can have a truck shotgun! I need to move out of Cali, too many gun hating politicians in this state.Especially Feinstein, she is trying to take our rights away but went out and got a carry license for her self! WTF?
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

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    Looks like a good practical tool for the job you have in mind. I'd like something similar.

    What tools and method did you use for cutting the barrel and cleaning up the muzzle?
     
  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Thats fine if you only need one shell and your targets are all under 28 yards. But what if you are attacked by a mob of crazed gun control Liberals? You will need some fire power.;)
     

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  15. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here is my Truck Gun. H&R 357 mag. Just took the picture. I need to see how to do a para cord sling.
     

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  16. Dr. Marneaus

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    Well, shot it a bunch today and damn my shoulder is sore!

    It definitely works, but shoots way high (probably my point of aim is messed up due to losing 9" off the barrel).



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    This was 3 shots of rio low recoil buck at about 12-15 yards. The first shot was way high and about half of it missed.

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    I like it! It's got some attitude though hahaha
     
  17. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Dude, the good news is you can put a big, high, bead in the front to lower your POI. Take it to a 'smith and have him port it and do the sight -- you won't be sorry.

    Nice setup. Cool Truck Gun even if it's not a .22 Mag.
     

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  18. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    Heck no, I ain't payin nobody to do nothin to it haha, ill figure out a solution on my own I guess.

    And yeah, those little Winchester 62's or the Taurus/Rossi clones are pretty handy. I've got that covered....I have this little beaut!
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  19. orangello

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    Yup, i have an INCREDIBLY ugly and worn Rossi like that in .22 magnum. Probably gonna get it coated and hide it in a bugoutbag.
     
  20. 303tom

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    That will work...............