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Took a couple out for a test drive last weekend… #8541874 02/26/22 01:00 PM
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In preparation for the charity clay shoot coming up on April 30th I took three old shotguns and some black powder shells out to an annual gathering of friends. I hadn’t shot two of the three and with 120+ year old shotguns first is to ensure they are safe to shoot then work on reliability for making it through a 100 round course of clays.

I took the Winchester 1887 lever gun made in early 1888, the Richard Belgium SxS with external hammers made in the mid 1890’s, and an LC Smith internal hammer SxS with Damascus barrels made in 1902 that spent the past 50 years sitting in a gun safe. All shot safely and a couple need a little maintenance to improve reliability but the guys had a blast playing with my old guns! Can’t wait for the clay shoot to get here!

With all being 120+ years old I was pleased with their performance. A few pics from last weekend…

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We didn’t get pics of everyone that shot but everyone that did had a ton of fun doing it…


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Love the shotguns...Hate the wind turbines.
Adios,
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It was a blast! Thanks for bringing out these classics for a test run. If any of you guys are coming to the clay shoot in April you really need to hit Jes up and fire some old iron. up


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Very cool. I bet they are a blast to shoot. up


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
Love the shotguns...Hate the wind turbines.
Adios,
Gary


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
Love the shotguns...Hate the wind turbines.
Adios,
Gary

^^^^^THIS^^^^^


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
Love the shotguns...Hate the wind turbines.
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been trying to snag one of those Winchester lever shotguns, nice ones are pricy


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
Love the shotguns...Hate the wind turbines.
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Is that in Taylor County by chance?


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Originally Posted by Ox190
Is that in Taylor County by chance?


Just a little south of Merkel.... up


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Is that in Taylor County by chance?


Just a little south of Merkel.... up


Have a buddy with a place near Abilene State Park, the terrain looks darn near identical, windmills included.


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Originally Posted by BigPig
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Adios,
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