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    If you didn’t use the luggage style case, you’d need to put that in a Gucci backpack of some kind...

    Years back, I was into bird hunting and English double guns. This was right after all the heavy restrictions came down in the U.K. There were deals to be had, and even bringing them stateside was fairly simple. I’m not talking bespoke Holland and Holland here, but rather gorgeous little straight stocked bird guns chambered in 12ga 2 1/2“ or 2 3/4”. Most of these were made by the small, cottage industry English ‘smiths that were common there around the turn of the century. Brits being Brits, before sale, they all had to be assured of proof, and many were sleeved and reproofed prior to sale. There were PAGES and PAGES of them in the auction houses over there being dumped. I still have a few which my kids will eventually get. In one of the green leather trimmed canvas cases, I found a tucked note in the lining that had been given to the gunsmith. Best I can tell, it appears this chap went off to war, dropped the gun off, and never returned. Makes you think. While those little doubles would make a hell of a project gun, I would not want to suffer in the afterlife for getting it altered into something the original owner would deem “uncivilized”.
    Working diligently to enlarge my group size.

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    I have a 311 that I used for CAS. I decided to change out the springs with this set. I ended up taking the gun to a gunsmith in a bucket. Those springs are hard to compress.

    Even after a good bit of work, the barrels did not want to stay all the way open for unloading and reloading.

    At least a long time ago, you could replace the spring on a stoeger coach gun with a recoil spring from a 1911. Made the gun much easier to load and unload. Don't know if there have been any changes since then. It was an early model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
    Modify the 311 so the barrels open up further to reduce or eliminate rebound

    http://rucascowboys.com/stevensmod.htm
    Thanks for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by revolvergeek View Post
    Thanks for that!
    I am gonna try to do it. I will admit I am nervous about this. Not the actual cutting, but reassembling. By all accounts its a mother bitch of a job.

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    My son has the Stoeger coach gun double triggers in 12g. That thing is a hoot.

    We have found that the Sellier and Belot buckshot loads are somewhat low recoil. We have tried 00 as well as #4 buck in it and it is not bad at all. I'd stick with 12g if at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
    I am gonna try to do it. I will admit I am nervous about this. Not the actual cutting, but reassembling. By all accounts its a mother bitch of a job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambo View Post
    I have watched that video 30 times over, trying to convince myself this aint no shit. I dont understand. I can dis/reassemble most handguns, shotguns, and rifles brought to me, but there are some that just intimidate me! Intimidate probably isn't the right word, because I am still gonna do the disassembly. I never want to be "that guy" who disassembles a gun and cant put it back together.

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