Bought a .410 double

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Re: Bought a .410 double

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:58 am

Thank you kindly - I'm delighted with this thing :tiphat:
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Post by bulinm » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Very nice. Congratulations.

Several years ago I bought myself a Mossberg .410, intending it to be my dove gun, as I
was becoming so efficient and deadly with my side-by 20 ga. I was also looking forward
to re-capturing those days of yore when I ventured into the field with my first shotgun, a
JC Higgins bolt-action .410, a scourge on the bird population.

Well, lemme tell you, that was a humbing experience. Hell, some of the dove I was shootin'
at just lit and started walkin'.

That little Mossberg awaits the next expert in the family.
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Re: Bought a .410 double

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Post by puma guy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:18 pm

bulinm wrote:Very nice. Congratulations.

Several years ago I bought myself a Mossberg .410, intending it to be my dove gun, as I
was becoming so efficient and deadly with my side-by 20 ga. I was also looking forward
to re-capturing those days of yore when I ventured into the field with my first shotgun, a
JC Higgins bolt-action .410, a scourge on the bird population.

Well, lemme tell you, that was a humbing experience. heck, some of the dove I was shootin'
at just lit and started walkin'.

That little Mossberg awaits the next expert in the family.
Doves seem to have lead shot sensing radar.
The way Andy is shooting skeet with his .410 double SXS we may have to handicap him with a bolt action. Shooting doubles w/ a bolt action :smilelol5:
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Re: Bought a .410 double

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:41 pm

puma guy wrote:Doves seem to have lead shot sensing radar.
I've been convinced of that same thing for decades!
puma guy wrote:The way Andy is shooting skeet with his .410 double SXS we may have to handicap him with a bolt action. Shooting doubles w/ a bolt action :smilelol5:
Hmmm... how much do those cost? :cool:
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Post by fm2 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:59 am

Nice looking blaster, I bet it's a delight to carry afield.
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AndyC wrote:
puma guy wrote:Doves seem to have lead shot sensing radar.
I've been convinced of that same thing for decades!
puma guy wrote:The way Andy is shooting skeet with his .410 double SXS we may have to handicap him with a bolt action. Shooting doubles w/ a bolt action :smilelol5:
Hmmm... how much do those cost? :cool:
Don't know about now, but back when I sold them they about the price of two boxes of .410 shell today. They the first gun of a lot of kids.
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Post by Deltaboy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:22 pm

Love 410's I still got my Ithaca M-66 Super Single I got when I was 7. It been my go to gun when I was growing up on the Farm. Slugs take care of yotes ,dogs, coons and other critters , #6's put squirrels and rabbits in the pot.

They are easy on the shoulder and your daughter will enjoy that double.
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Post by joe817 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi Andy, LTNTT. My first shotgun was a Winchester Mod. 42 that I got for my 6th birthday. I then grew up on a Remington Mod.1100 .410. That's the only hunting shotguns I ever used. Tell you what..using a 410 bore sure teaches you how to lead! Good choice. Have hunted quails & doves when I was a kid, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It's fun! It puts the 'sporting' back into bird hunting.
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Post by JSThane » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:53 am

I've got a .410 double-gun as well, and it's a hoot. I haven't hunted or shot trap/skeet/clays with it, but it's a right handy "snake gun" to keep around.

Me being me, I had to be different, and a couple years ago, found "my" .410 double-gun. It's an ancient shotgun, sidelock, external hammers, double trigger, and just barely this side of the age of fluid steel barrels. The only real marking left on it is a barely-legible "American Gun" "New York" on the left sideplate. Adding to that, the wood's beat up, there's zero bluing, and the action's so loose I had to shim the foreend to reduce the "barrel wobble."

I got it for about 50 bucks. :biggrinjester: It works, so I got my money's worth. :mrgreen:

I do have to say, the other shotguns posted are much prettier than mine.

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JSThane wrote:I've got a .410 double-gun as well, and it's a hoot. I haven't hunted or shot trap/skeet/clays with it, but it's a right handy "snake gun" to keep around.

Me being me, I had to be different, and a couple years ago, found "my" .410 double-gun. It's an ancient shotgun, sidelock, external hammers, double trigger, and just barely this side of the age of fluid steel barrels. The only real marking left on it is a barely-legible "American Gun" "New York" on the left sideplate. Adding to that, the wood's beat up, there's zero bluing, and the action's so loose I had to shim the foreend to reduce the "barrel wobble."

I got it for about 50 bucks. :biggrinjester: It works, so I got my money's worth. :mrgreen:

I do have to say, the other shotguns posted are much prettier than mine.
You have an old Crescent Firearms Co. "Trade Brand Named" gun. Crescent made double guns in Norwich, CT for 40 years, 1892 thru 1931. Many early retailers(Sears, Wards, Penneys) as well as small hardware companies contracted with Crescent for double guns. If the gun coming off the line wasn't for one of those contracts it got the American Gun Co. roll marks and was wholesaled or retailed thru H.D. Folsom of New York(Folsom owned the Crescent works). Pre-war the exposed hammer guns came in 5 grades and were priced from $12 to $16. The hammerless doubles were marketed as "Knickerbockers" and came in 3 grades $25, $27, and $30.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:18 pm

joe817 wrote:Tell you what..using a 410 bore sure teaches you how to lead! Good choice. Have hunted quails & doves when I was a kid, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It's fun! It puts the 'sporting' back into bird hunting.
It's a blast, and yes - that was my purpose in buying it. So far I'm 1-for-1 with it - 1 dove with 1 shot (that's all we got to see on day after dove opening), but at least it's been officially blooded :cool:
JSThane wrote:It works, so I got my money's worth. :mrgreen:

I do have to say, the other shotguns posted are much prettier than mine.
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Post by JSThane » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:19 am

Dadtodabone wrote:
JSThane wrote:I've got a .410 double-gun as well, and it's a hoot. I haven't hunted or shot trap/skeet/clays with it, but it's a right handy "snake gun" to keep around.

Me being me, I had to be different, and a couple years ago, found "my" .410 double-gun. It's an ancient shotgun, sidelock, external hammers, double trigger, and just barely this side of the age of fluid steel barrels. The only real marking left on it is a barely-legible "American Gun" "New York" on the left sideplate. Adding to that, the wood's beat up, there's zero bluing, and the action's so loose I had to shim the foreend to reduce the "barrel wobble."

I got it for about 50 bucks. :biggrinjester: It works, so I got my money's worth. :mrgreen:

I do have to say, the other shotguns posted are much prettier than mine.
You have an old Crescent Firearms Co. "Trade Brand Named" gun. Crescent made double guns in Norwich, CT for 40 years, 1892 thru 1931. Many early retailers(Sears, Wards, Penneys) as well as small hardware companies contracted with Crescent for double guns. If the gun coming off the line wasn't for one of those contracts it got the American Gun Co. roll marks and was wholesaled or retailed thru H.D. Folsom of New York(Folsom owned the Crescent works). Pre-war the exposed hammer guns came in 5 grades and were priced from $12 to $16. The hammerless doubles were marketed as "Knickerbockers" and came in 3 grades $25, $27, and $30.
That is indeed what I've got. I'd researched it shortly after grabbing it, but it's been a year or three, and I'd forgotten. :biggrinjester:

It's old and worn enough that my only real concern is "does it work?" Yes, it works quite well, and I suspect that in a few years, it'll make a good "first shotgun" for our daughter. Functional, but old and beat up enough that she can't "hurt" it.

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Re: Bought a .410 double

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Post by Deltaboy » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:04 pm

Cool find .
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