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Armory Chat 40: Winchester 24 Surprise 

You are never too old to learn new tricks. Right?  In our quest to acquire an affordable, double trigger firearm; I discovered a feature that was new to me.  It seems on this Winchester Model 24 SxS, when the shooter presses the lever to unlock the action, the safety is automatically reengaged.  Without a doubt many of you are familiar …

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Parker Brothers Shotgun

About a year ago, I happened to come across a old Parker Brothers Shotgun. It was dirty and had years of crud on it, but was in pretty good shape. Now, I’m not an expert on Parker Bros. shotguns. And I know there is a huge following, with some examples going for big bucks. Let’s just say the price was …

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POTD — Shotgun Receiver Cutaway

OK. I have a confession. I don’t know if this is a cutaway or just a disassembled shotgun receiver. But as I get older, I like to know more about why and how things work. Best guess is we are looking at a SxS, that’s Side-by-Side, shotgun receiver. It has one trigger so that controls both barrels. Typically it’s the …

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Patterning A Shotgun by Scott Mayer

Just as you should sight in a rifle and see how different bullet weights and styles shoot, you should pattern a shotgun and see how different loads perform. You sight in a rifle by putting up a target, taking careful aim, shooting, and then adjusting the sights accordingly.  It’s a bit different with a shotgun because your eye acts as …