the WORST junker I ever owned...

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Slugo, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Slugo

    Slugo New Member

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    Winchester 1400 Ranger in 20 gauge with 28" barrel and extended choke tubes. They tried bringing out an economy grade semi-automatic for the masses to sell for less than the superb Remington 1100. The thing was built using the cheapest of materials, mostly plastic and pot metal parts. Not bad looking, but a real junker and lucky to reliably fire ten shots without jamming.... :mad:

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  2. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Dunno bout the Ranger but my FIL had an older 1400 that was all steel and wood. It never missed a beat. I'd have liked to have had it even tho I don't care for semi's but that was one of the first things his stepson claimed right after he died.
     

  3. Virginian

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    I am sure the 1400 lovers will cry foul, but my experience with the 1200/1400 line was pretty dismal. I was selling guns back then and I did a lot of mechanicing - I do not claim gunsmith status. Just could not get them to run reliably and/or not break stuff.
     
  4. Slugo

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    the 1400 was a bit better than the Ranger, a little higher build quality. The Ranger was primarily sold through Sears and Roebuck under the JC Higgins name...
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'll give you $50 for it and take that worthless POS off your hands.
     
  6. Slugo

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    the worthless POS has been long gone. Sold it for $150 even... :)
     
  7. ahole

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    High point 9mm. bot it for 75 dollars last year sold it for 100. every other round barrel jugged no mater what adjusting filling or ammo i used after 800 round it was gone
     
  8. unclebear

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    The worst gun I ever owned was a ruger 10/22, hated it with a passion, sold it after three weeks.
     
  9. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Speechless. Good gun my 10/22 is. Love love love it.
     
  10. RufusTFirefly

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    I was gonna say the same thing. How could you ever speak ill about the 10/22. I've had mine since 1978 and it's still going strong.

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  11. wb_carpenter

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    Sore fingers, sad accuracy, and finish that flaked off after using break free.

    They don't make them like they did in 1978.

    I don't hate them just think better options to be had.
     
  12. unclebear

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    Personal preference didn't like the trigger pull, didn't like the sights, didn't like the over all feel of the gun. I'm not saying that it's a bad gun I just don't like it, after that I went back to my old Mossberg bolt action shot short and long rifles, now I have a Colt M4 22lr, it's picky on ammo but still feel great to shoot.
     
  13. Slugo

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    not a big 10/22 fan either...

    had a newer stainless steel model back a few years ago. Sold it, rather have a good high quality bolt-action...
     
  14. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Im new to this so bare with me whats the best way to paint the wooden stock on my shotgun without it scratching or waring off easily?
     
  15. RufusTFirefly

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    Probably better to start a new thread with a title like: "Need advice on painting a wooden stock". That way it will get the proper attention.

    Rufus

     
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  17. Rex in OTZ

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    .22 lever gun

    The worst was a winchester 250 leveraction, the first one I tried was my uncles, never hit anything with it when hunting I couldnt even see where missed went, barrel seemd straight and the sights wer'nt loose , I figured I was a lousey shot, shot My Win 9422 it was a death ray in comparrison.

    14 years later on I was given a box of parts Win 250 and bought some parts after searching 2 years and got it working, just like my uncles .22 I couldent even see the misses, they must of been way off. I sold it at a yard sale for $25 far less than what I had in it for parts.

    The only other bad gun was a very worn Western Auto marlin model 30as 30-30win it was so worn it shot patterns, couldent hit a coffee can at 60 yards off a rest.

    I have a Winchester 1400 12ga and havent had any problems with it, releasing the bolt is wicked nasty (thumb Gillotene)
     
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