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Does anyone still use bolt action shotguns?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Charlie Martinez, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Charlie Martinez

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    Can you tell us a little more about this weapon? (ie what was intended for, when & where it was used, etc.) It's very interesting.
     
  2. entropy

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    They were issued to Indian Troops of the British Empire, serving within India.Useful as anti-riot guns. Didn't want the help having real rifles at home, where they might turn them on the British.
     
  3. Charlie Martinez

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    This might be a dumb Q but can it also shoot 45 LC like the Judge revolver?
     
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    They were re-worked No1mk3's from .303 to something like .410 and made into single-shot by riveting in a floor plate at the mag well. At some point later, probably around when they were imported, they were re-reamed out to handle modern .410 shells. Some only take 2.5" shells; mine takes 3" as well.

    I bought it cheap because the hand guard was cracked badly and wire rapped. While replacing that, I figured I might as well add volley sights... and then I ground out the rivets on the floor plate and experienced nothing but frustration with an enfield magazine before using a mag for a Saiga 410.

    It shoots 410 slugs about 2 feet above point of aim at 100yards.

    Off topic, I had that cracked stock set laying around for a year or two before I used it to make my Smelly 10/22 stock set. It's essentially a duffel cut, and doweled, under the band.
     

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  5. alsaqr

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    Some of the Mossberg shotguns had C-lect choke. Others had choke tubes.

    Ever see a model 98 Mauser converted to shotgun? The Remo and Geha branded shotguns were made by German arms companies after World War I. I recently sold a 20 gauge Geha shotgun.

    These bolt action shotguns were popular in the 30s, 40s and 50s:

    http://www.texastradingpost.com/militaria/geha.html
     
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    Only if your bore diameter is at least .451, otherwise you will swage down a .45caliber bullet to .41 as it lodges in the barrel.
     
  7. Charlie Martinez

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    Like I said, it was a dumb Q. Thanks
     
  8. Deltaboy1984

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    I have not seen one in Years!
     
  9. entropy

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    Anyone who has even been to a gun show has seen one, at least up here. They are ubiquitous to the gun show experience, like jerky and the guy with crappy knives for $5-$50.
     
  10. deadin

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    Do they still allow the Marlin 10 Gauge Goose Gun for hunting? (36" Plus barrel)
    Those things are/were about one step down from an anti-aircraft gun......
     
  11. mokin

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    I got to shoot a friend's .410 Mossberg bolt last year. It was a lot of fun. Happy to see there is still a lot of love for bolt shotguns out there.
     
  12. FL-NC

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    I have one made by Mossberg, 20 ga. 3" chamber. Bought by dad at a yard sale years ago for $40. Its never been used for any serious hunting, but it has rolled around in a truck and killed some random critters of opportunity like possums, rattlers, etc.
     
  13. tactikel

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    My buddy has a 20 ga JC Higgins bolt action ( he inhereted) he uses for deer (Illinois, shotgun only). He upgraded sights and it shoots slugs good.
     
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