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Plinker

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I LONG ago:
“Dub Thee the shotgun that never killed anything!”
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My Great grandfathers 16ga. Passed down to PawPaw who when we visited would give me a couple shells to go hunting on his farm north of Atmore near Huxford.

Came to the realization it wouldn’t kill one day when I approached within 50’ of a dove on a power line and let one rip. Didn’t cut a feather........
Anyway, PawPaw gave it to me shortly before he passed (1967) and I was glad to get it ahead of all my cousins. I’m guessing because he thought I was a crack shot with my .22.

Trader Dan had a bunch of vintage shotgun shells in 16 ga and I purchased a couple box’s to be the companion to the old single shot.
THATS when I discovered that the old shells were 2 1/2” and all you could get in my day were 2 3/4”

Old 2 1/2”
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These are 2 3/4”
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Maybe,,,,,,just MAYBE this is the reason for the awful luck??????

(Not enough chamber in 2 1/2” for 2 3/4” shells and the extra crimp messing things up?)
 
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I LONG ago:
“Dub Thee the shotgun that never killed anything!”
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My Great grandfathers 16ga. Passed down to PawPaw who when we visited would give me a couple shells to go hunting on his farm north of Atmore near Huxford.

Came to the realization it wouldn’t kill one day when I approached within 50’ of a dove on a power line and let one rip. Didn’t cut a feather........
Anyway, PawPaw gave it to me shortly before he passed (1967) and I was glad to get it ahead of all my cousins. I’m guessing because he thought I was a crack shot with my .22.

Trader Dan had a bunch of vintage shotgun shells in 16 ga and I purchased a couple box’s to be the companion to the old single shot.
THATS when I discovered that the old shells were 2 1/2” and all you could get in my day were 2 3/4”

Old 2 1/2”
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These are 2 3/4”
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Maybe,,,,,,just MAYBE this is the reason for the awful luck??????

(Not enough chamber in 2 1/2” for 2 3/4” shells and the extra crimp messing things up?)
This is what you want. They seem to be out of stock, but
Our Price:
$34.99
($1.40 per piece)
Est. In-Stock: Overdue Midwayusa

Material: Brass
Length: 2.45 Inches

Gauge: 16

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Jhunter

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If any of you ever find yourself on the East end of Panama City Beach there is a restaurant called J. Michael’s on Thomas Dr. His entire ceiling is lined with single shot rifles and shotguns. It’s worth traveling to
 

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If any of you ever find yourself on the East end of Panama City Beach there is a restaurant called J. Michael’s on Thomas Dr. His entire ceiling is lined with single shot rifles and shotguns. It’s worth traveling to
Many years ago we stop by an impromptu shooting range in that sand dunes on 12-20 east of Gary, Ind/. Fellow had a lot of old falling block shoulder arms. Today those would be worth a lot of money. This was about 1961-2 and we were shootin my new 1917 enfield that I had gotten for christmas.

I will have to stop by Michaels someday for lunch
Map below of it. I will have to check that it is still in business.
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Not an oldie here but a favorite, it’s a little 410 Rossi, I like to take it along when I’m walking through the woods scouting for possible deer stand locations in late summer or fishing at the pond, great snake killer
 

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I’ve got a few old single shots in the safe - a H&R youth .410 that I bought in the 90s for my son and an old .410 with the tenite stock from the ‘50s that was my uncle’s when he was a boy. That was the first gun I ever shot.
My favorite is an old 20 gauge that my grandfather carried in his company truck.
I can’t remember if it’s the .410 or the 20 but one of them has no brand name. The other is an Eastern Arms.
 

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My first shotgun was a single barrel Stevens 410, my mother gave me the seven dollars to pay my great uncle for it. She stood on the front porch and watch me walk about a third of a mile to his house to give him the money and pick up the shotgun. it was my birthday present from her, I was 5 years old that year . And yes I still have it, it’s been stored with the good guns for many years now .
 

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I believe so but haven’t seen any in the H&R/Stevens classic style lately.
Walmart sold one in a little different style up until the panic hit. Might’ve been made by Berska?
 

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You’d think that manufacturers would make a single barrel to get kids into the brand then move up to pump and semi automatic.

A single barrel was my first gun.
 
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