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Does anybody know anything about the quality or handling characteristics of these shotguns? *I guess they are made in Turkey. *The photos I've seen of them looked pretty good and I'm not sure if anybody else makes a sxs 16 gauge anymore. *The price seems really good.  Any ideas or comments?
 

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Hi Alyeska! I don't have an answere for you but I have seen one at my local gun store. What I've seen is very nice. Tight wood to metal fit,smooth break open,very nice engraving. The price was what caught my eye, reasonable! (just more than I can swing) I wish they allowed a "test drive" , this gun looks like it match up to the big boys. Good luck! Redbone
 

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Thanks Redbone,
those LOOK like they put togther pretty good.  Well, at least it looks like somebody spent a lot of time and trouble putting them together.  Anybody heard anything else?
 

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Alyeska338, wounder if the Huglu might be made at the Charles Daley plant in Turkey. Charles Daley makes KBI's there wounder ifin they might also make the Huglu???

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Alyesk338, Well did it again, opened mouth put both feet in and fell on tailend. Looked up Huglu shot guns looked at the Turkish site then on to the U.S. site.
(www.huglushotgunsusa.com). They ar not Charles Daley's. My error, will peanalize (sp) my self one day of not reloading to help me mend my ways for trying to think.

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If it means anything, I was offered one by the U.S. importer a couple of years ago when I initiated a lengthy discussion on Huglus at another website. The U.S. importer said if I didn't think it was an excellent buy, he'd refund my money in total upon return of the gun. Never had the scratch at the time to take him up on the offer.

If you decide to get one, be prepared to hold onto it forever. I doubt you could get $.25 on the dollar in resale value.
 

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Guess I'll just hold onto the old Stevens twict barrelled shotgun, plastic stock and all for now.  Sure would like a nice Fox, Ithaca or Winchester 21 or a sidelock, but there are too many other grand guns to buy out there for the cost of just one of those.
 

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Mr. Bill,
Dontcha know barrels on a twict barrelled shotgun are supposed be beside each other!!!  One on top of the other just ain't right.  Something graceful and pleasing about a side by side.  Never been a fan of the over and unders, guess I'm not cultured enough.  <!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->
 

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Eeeeekkkkk!!!  (by the way that is my best mouse impression).  <!--emo&:(--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('><!--endemo-->

I think you snuck in and edited that when I wasn't looking....

So sorry Mr. Bill.  When I get to thinking Ruger Shotguns, I automatically think Red Label.  Don't know why.  <!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->

Guess I have to go out and shoot up a case of 16's just punish myself.  That poor old Stevens has the funniest sound of gun I've ever heard with that plastic stock on it.  It shoots, but it doesn't sound right.
 

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Here Alyeska, try that link again. When I pasted it, I forgot to delete the original http:// prefix. It works correctly now.

So whaddya think?
 

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That Gold Label looks pretty good.  For a list price of 2g's it better BE good.  That is just a little more than I can swing at this time.  Fine looking shotguns though, especially the straight stocked version.  My love for shotguns is for the 16 gauge, too, and like every other wise-ankle gun manufacturer, Ruger isn't offering it.  Why does life have to be so difficult?  Why couldn't a nice Parker or Ithaca be found for about 100 bucks (in a 16 gauge that they probably never made)?  I know, I know -- craftsmanship.  I think if I go 2 grand, I'll try to hunt down a really nice used something or other.  Ruger has made a valiant effort though, at least it looks so.

Probably be a good woodcock gun for those Pennsylvania hills and hollers though.  Buy one or two and let me know what you think.  You may be able to convince me....  <!--emo&:D--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'><!--endemo-->
 

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It's funny you mentioned an Ithaca 16 SxS, I saw one at last weekend's gunshow here in Pittsburgh.
Something on the order of $500-600 as I recall in decent, "shooter" condition.

While I'm happy for all my double gun enthusiast friends, I'll probably pass on the Gold Label myself until a small frame, 28 gauge version appears. That would be sweet for my grouse coverts. Until then I'm actually looking at the 870 28 bore. The Remington pump and I are old friends and the Small Gauge version seems like a lot of gun for reasonable outlay.
 

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Hey Bill,
I know you don't want to hear this but the grouse up here are so dumb you can kill them with a stick.  Spruce grouse especially.  There are a few Ruffed's up here, but they aren't as available as their dumb cousins.  Ptarmigan is a lot of fun, but not quite as tasty, as least to me.

A trim little double in a 28 would be a delight.  They are cheap too, Bill, shoot probably wouldn't cost you more than a house mortgage....

I've been trying to talk a good friend of mine out of the sweetest Ithaca double I have ever seen.  It's a 12 gauge, though, but is really nice.  Sure wish you would've picked up that 16 and I could've talked you out of it.
 

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If'n I did take a mind to "wander" over there, do you suppose I'd arrive just about time for grouse season?  <!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->
 

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Well I tell you, I'd wager the first year's production of the Gold Label is long sold already. If you can find one by October you're more than welcome to try some real grouse hunting as my guest. These Keystone birds are anything but dumb. I've seen them sit totally motionless until you're right on top of them, whereupon they explode like feathered hand grenades. Usually by the time you get your wits about you and shoulder your gun, Mr. Ruffed Rocket has reached .5 Mach and is well on his way out of the county. Via woods so thick they'd make a Viet Cong claustrophobic. In all honesty if I could only hunt one game species it would be our Ruffed Grouse.
 

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Our grouse are so dumb....
Seriously, I've seen them sit on a limb, call and whirr till you are right under them, then fly down and light at your feet.  Don't know how many have flushed out and me do a real sad imitation of their call (one that brought laughter from the knee-cap crowd) and the whole passel come running back to me.  Dumb, I tell you.  It's a wonder there's any left.

I love to quail hunt with my brother down south.  I swear my heart stops every time the covey busts.  Quail hunting is nearly enough to make me want to move down there.
 

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Does anybody know anything about the quality or handling characteristics of these shotguns? *I guess they are made in Turkey. *The photos I've seen of them looked pretty good and I'm not sure if anybody else makes a sxs 16 gauge anymore. *The price seems really good.  Any ideas or comments? *Is Turkey Taliban or Al Qaeda sympathizers?
My Alaskan friend;

Turkey has nothing to do with either Taliban or Al-Queda. Populated with 99% Muslims, Turkey is a SECULAR and DEMOCRATIC state. We suffer from the very similar terrorist attacks just like you do. In 1950's Turkish troops fought together with your soldiers in Korea for your interests. My father was a Lt. Colonel, Chief of Turkish Staff in Korea during that war. I suggest you to read world history, or American history, or at least the daily newspapers in order not to ask such questions.

Regarding the Huglu shotguns: Huglu is a village in Central Turkey manufacturing shotguns for over 75 years. Same or more quality than the Italians, half the price. Choice is yours.

Regards,
Kamil CEBECI
Istanbul, Turkey
 

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kam,
My apologies for that post above, it was made quite a while ago and we have learned much since then. I should have edited that post earlier. I assure you it was an honest question coming from ignorance, and I probably should not have posted it.

Thanks for coming on board here at the forums. I do hope you stay here and help us understand what hunting and other shooting sports are like in Turkey.
 
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