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Old 01-26-2007, 04:54 PM
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I have one that has the letters US, ordnance stamp and proof 'P' on it. My father bought the gun shortly after WWII from a traveling gun trader who operated from the trunk of his car! I recall my Dad saying he put the choke on but the barrel has no choke markings, which I expected to see. Could the choke be original?

Dad said it was used by the USAAF to train bomber gunners with. I read somewhere, and saw still photos, that shotguns were used while gunners rode in the back of trucks and shot at clay targets thrown along the route.

I'll never sell the gun and it's pretty much retired now, due to its ability to punish the user. But I'm taking it duck hunting tomorrow with some Bismuth #5's which it throws well with the Modified setting. I'll pretend the ducks are Me 109's. If I'm not back tomorrow you'll know they shot ME down!
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:01 PM
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I'm not sure about the poly? choke on the Savage's.

As for the punishing recoil, how do you have your recoil friction ring set up? There should be a steel ring with an inside taper on one end and an outside taper on the other which goes between the bronze friction peice and the recoil spring. This set-up is for heavy loads.
You may well already be aware of this, but I've known quite a few folks with Brownings and Remingtons who weren't. My great uncle Bub is a fine example. He gave me his twice fired Mod. 11, well I made the mistake? of setting it up for heavy loads and letting him try it. It was another nine years before I got my shotgun.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:56 PM
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Thanks Cowboy for your post.

Yeh, I know about the rings and the spring resistance, etc. All of the Browning types wack my shoulder pretty good and as I get older I feel it more.

Course, that didn't stop me from shooting it 14 times today for three ducks. It was nice being able to sit in that blind alone and remember fond times with my Dad and that old shotgun. If there had been more ducks it would have been dang near a perfect morning.

That choke blends onto the barrel so well I just wonder if was factory installed. Otherwise, wouldn't they have marked a fixed choke barrel?
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:40 PM
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It should have. Is it possible your gun has been reblued? On all but one of my Remingtons the letters are rather small and shallow, would be easy to buff out while polishing for a blue job.

And hey, congrats' on them ducks. Wish I could still take Bub out. Guess I could load him into a wheelbarrow and let him shoot roosters over Lenny. Wonder if that would get us into trouble for shootin' from a wheeled vehichle.
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