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Old 04-30-2009, 03:40 PM
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Husqvarna shotguns?


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I noticed a breechloading SxS Husqvarna Lefaucheux action with back action percussion locks while surfing the internet. Is anyone famililiar with Husqvarna shotguns? This is the same Swedish company that makes lawn mowers, sewing machines, motorcycles ...etc etc. They are diverse and an old company. The firearms are no longer made. I think they stopped in the 1970's or thereabouts. I was looking at their site and saw a flintlock rifle made in the early 1700's if I recall correctly. Just wondering about the quality of their firearms. The side by side shotguns in particular. the shotgun I saw was only $275 so I was also wondering if an old Husqvarna like that is something one would consider practical or even shootable for hunting. Heard good things about their motorcycles by the way.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:43 PM
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Husqvarna made fine quality firearms into the 1970's. A friend of mine has one of their rifles that is as good as they come. Can't tell you anything about your gun because I have not seen it. I would think it is probably a good gun but maybe not for todays ammunition. Needs to be inspected by a knowledgeable person to determine useability.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:21 AM
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I found this info on the model 20's. I have an ignorant question here. They have percussion locks but they are breech loaders. Is a paper cartirdge used or what? Is it pinfire percussion or are percussion caps used? A little confused. The ones I was looking at were dated in the 1930's and 50's. They seem like a good SxS hunting shotgun to buy. Not outrageously priced like some of the others.

http://www.skydevaaben.com/husqvarna/model20/info.xml
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:44 AM
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Found this info also
http://www.skydevaaben.com/allhvamodels/info.xml

Model 51 has Greener top lever instead of the underlever

Still confused about the ignition. Is it percussion or percussion pinfire? Would it use common modern shells?
http://www.skydevaaben.com/husqvarna/model51/info.xml

sorry about my lack of knowledge

ok I added this part later.....

Is this what it would take?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4862754_relo...-shotguns.html

i am assuming it is pinfire but i still dont know.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:05 PM
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I found this info on the model 20's. I have an ignorant question here. They have percussion locks but they are breech loaders. Is a paper cartirdge used or what? Is it pinfire percussion or are percussion caps used? A little confused. The ones I was looking at were dated in the 1930's and 50's. They seem like a good SxS hunting shotgun to buy. Not outrageously priced like some of the others.
The pictures I looked at, that you linked to, showed center fire cartridge shotguns, except for the 1 pinfire, so noted. Those parts that the hammers hit are firing pins, not nipples. For pinfires the ignition primer sticks out the side of the case and must be centered in a notch atop the barrel where the odd hammers will strike it. Locks of this period, especially for exposed hammers, could be the same as for a percussion exposed hammer.

If you are shopping on line, ask the seller what the gun is designed to shoot! Especially if it is safe with modern shells or whatever you want to use.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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That's what I thought but I wasnt really sure. The only difference would be in using the 2 1/2 inch modern shotshells then. I'm not shopping I'm just curious.

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