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#5964238 - 10/06/15 03:05 PM old Lefucheaux 16 double...
kweber Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 252
Grampa shot doves w/this thing in the '50's...
Id like to restore it and use it...
it's way over 100 yrs old and needs lots care...
looks like twist steel barrels and lotsa surface rust...
I have a competent gunsmith near-by...
will need chambers measured...
thoughts?
yes, I know it was built in Blk pwder era...
but If I could get it re-done and proper loads built... how cool would that be?

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#5964518 - 10/06/15 05:10 PM Re: old Lefucheaux 16 double... [Re: kweber]
conifer Offline
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 505
Loc: Florida, USA
Be careful. Age, rust and twist steel = possible disaster. Maybe sleeve it, but costly.

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#5964609 - 10/06/15 05:48 PM Re: old Lefucheaux 16 double... [Re: kweber]
kweber Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 252
^ gotcha...
but i'd be cool to shoot dove w/the old rascal w/light loads
treading lightly...

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#5964612 - 10/06/15 05:49 PM Re: old Lefucheaux 16 double... [Re: kweber]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2666
Loc: Dallas, TX
If it's a 12 ga, you can get low pressure 2.5" and 2.0" shells from RST. This assumes the shotgun is safe to shoot.

http://www.rstshells.com
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