Check out this shotgun I just scored!

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  1. 75slant6

    75slant6 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, beautiful gun!

    Secondly, your friend is an absolute idiot for getting rid of that gun ESPECIALLY since it was his grandfather’s!!

    Thirdly, now may be a good time to sit down with his wife and go over the mechanicals of guns, teach her how to handle and shoot one safely and show her they’re nothing to be uncomfortable or scared of. Better yet, have her go through a safety training class. In this day and age, we need to properly educate as many people (especially younger people and women) about firearms and firearm safety as we can.

    Just me penny’s worth. :)
     
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    • trapster

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      looks more like a Remington model 11 :)
       
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      I am not a big gun guy ...in fact I dont own a gun anymore I just Bow Hunt .

      But that is a gorgeous gun and worth quite a bit as already mentioned.
      When I was about 16 my buddy and I went hunting and he took his dads Belgium Browning. I cant remember if it jambed or if he was putting a larger plug in it to be legal for what we were hunting but when he popped the cap off the plug shot out , hit him square between the eyes and disappeared into oblivion!
      Holy crap was he in trouble ! His dad prized that gun and Buddy did not ask permission to use it .
       
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      jos51700 Well-Known Member

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      Umm..... nice gun. Gotta love a humpback Browning (made under license by FN, to the point that Browning DIED in Belgium).

      My question is, why in the f**king f**k did you transfer that? I highly doubt it was in the books until you did that.
       
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      Any anger expressed in the above post is pure, 100%, unadulterated jealous rage.
      Your buddy will either be glad, or be furious, that he sold that if he gets divorced.
       
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      Very Cool. I love the old vintage guns.
       
    • barbee6043

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      A very very nice gun. Lucky dog!
       
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      JoeSBP RLTW!

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      That's not something you own IMO.
      If he is truly your friend, then you should have it in your head that you don't own that shotgun, instead you are simply storing it for him until the day comes that..
      1. He comes to his senses, and realizes that it's not just a "gun" it's a family heirloom, and a rather valuable and irreplaceable one, and put's his foot down with his wife
      2. His wife overcomes the lame "feels" that a scary gun causes her.
      3. His son/daughter reaches the age to appreciate it a little bit more than dad's clueless self does, and it can be gifted back into the family.
      Some people are saying it's a nice "score", but to me it's taking advantage of a friend, but again that's just my opinion
       
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      • barbee6043

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        I guess the conversation could be, "IF you or your children want it back, the gun is there for them">

        BUT not everyone looks at such as a family heirloom or with sentiment attached.

        I had an uncle in SW Ga, a farmer that loved quail hunting all is life, his wife and sons buried him with his favorite shotgun.
         
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        • mbaird

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          This reminds me of my brothers 70 GTO Judge Ram Air IV 4speed car... He bought it from the original owner in 1999 with 44k on it for 13,000. His wife threw a snitty fit about him buying another car so he sold it 6 months later for 23k.... 16 months later those cars were selling for 190k ! He doesnt let his wife forget it...lol. Jim Wangers told him it was probably a 1 of 1 car because the guy ordered it with a bench seat for weight savings.

          This guys wife has no idea how much a gun like that is worth ...
           
        • ocdart

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          My opinion is it doesn't matter how much it's worth. It was his grandfather's gun and should stay in the family.
          I have one of my great-grandfather's revolvers that he had when his wagon train crossed the plains from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Utah back in the 1840s. It's a treasured family history item and will be passed down to my son.
           
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          • Blucuda413

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            That's what I though I have one my father bought from the govt in either 44 or 45. It was brand new in cosmoline. It was a skeet cylinder bore. Killed many a bird with that gun. Remington Model 11 based on a Browning patent.
             
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            At the start of WWII, Browning switched manufacturing from FN to Remington which is why some folks see it as a model 11. Browning went back to FN after the war.

            In 1935, it was an FN manufactured weapon.
             
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            Only the seller can determine their motivation to sell and the buyer decides if to pay what is asked. There is no debate about what the seller wants to do or why, despite what people think they should do.

            It was offered for sale at a price...period.
             
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            Dont worry I dont plan on selling it.
            I will keep it and treat it with the respect it deserves.

            If the day comes that he wants it back, he can have it.

            I agree about teaching his wife to shoot.

            I have taken my kettle niece's shooting and it was a long conversation whit their father and mother before they consented to letting me take them.

            What finally sent it home was when I said, "just think about your girls out at a party and some dumb kid pulls out his dads gun to play with. Wouldn't you rather your girls know how to clear the gun and make sure it treated safely, rather than them be clueless about guns and gun safety?"

            The youngest (14) had a blast shooting my AR 15. now when ever they come to town we go shooting. The oldest (16) wasn't really into it but at least she now has a basic understanding of guns and gun safety.
             
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              I would not have transferred it but my buddy is not a gun guy and he called a shop and they said "it must be transferred or you are responsible for it for ever." So he was adamant that we do the transfer.


              Even the guys at the shop didn't really have a clue as to how to transfer such an old gun.

              They had to look it in the big book just to try and find out the modle. In the end they just wrote 12 gauge semi auto FN and the number as it has NO modle name stamped on it.

              Its before the A5 was called the A5.
               
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              This is incorrect, Browning made a deal with Remington in 1906 to start production of the model 11 in 1911. they were made by Remington until 1947. Many Remington 11's were also used in WWII, about 850,000 were produced in total.

              The Browning A5 has a magazine cutoff that the model 11 doesn't, otherwise they are very mush the same.

              Remington did produce A5's durring WWII until FN could start producing them again. So if you are talking about A5's you are correct. But not model 11's



               
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              You missed the part where the weapon described has having an FN inscription. It was an FN manufactured weapon, not a Remington model 11.
               
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              Yes I did, Sorry about that. I also didn't realize that Remington actually made A5's that were not model 11's. I also can't believe he had to take it to an FFL to transfer it. but I guess that is the case when you live in the republic of California and not in the US where we have a constitution that handles that kind of thing. :)
               
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              It does have the magazine cut off. It basically is an A5, it just doesn't say it on the gun.

              It's the exact same gun. Its just not marked as such.
               
            • yellow rose

              yellow rose Doctor of Thinkology.

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              It's about impossible to give someone a gun in any state anymore.

              Before the law passed in Washington I gave my father in law one of my spare carry guns. Today, that would be a felony.

              Making criminals of law abiding citizens is the new norm.
               
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              • BrianT

                BrianT Let's go!

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                I have my dad's Remington Model 58 12 guage that his dad gave him. Someday I'll give it to my son. Like said above, it's a family heirloom and not really an instrument of death and destruction as some would have you believe. You did right by letting your friend know if he ever wants it back he could have it. I would display that beauty proudly over my mantle.
                 
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                  75slant,
                  Thanks for bringing up a great point, and well said. As a NRA certified instructor plus other blah blah blah certifications related to firearms and training I could not have said it better. Thanks
                  SLO
                   
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                  • skep419

                    skep419 It's only money, you can always make more

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                    • Sublime one

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                      Never seen that one, LMAO
                       
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