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    Not so much a rifle as a shotgun....

    Not quite sure which section to post this, but anyway, here goes.

    Some of you might recall a Beretta 16g hammer gun for sale on the Site last year. Eventually I plucked up the courage to inquire about it and, a few calls later, became the proud new owner.

    It's been off with the gunsmith for some TLC, but I picked it up a week or so ago and am thrilled skinny with the result.

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    ......I bet you're absolutely ITCHING to use that in the field!

    Very handsome indeed.
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

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    Dom, that looks stunning!

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    Fantastic! I have a French 16 bore hammergun of similar design. I also have way too many cartridges. More than happy to share them with you when we meet up!
    "Wishy washy hand-wringing diversified all encompassing liberal"

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    I took a pre-war Simson BLNE 16bore to the clay ground on Saturday. This was its first outing with me, and I shot the 100 sporting layout better than I've ever shot it before.
    In truth, that isn't saying a great deal ; and one swallow doesn't make a summer - but it made me happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin View Post
    ......I bet you're absolutely ITCHING to use that in the field!

    Very handsome indeed.
    I did manage one day with it at the end of last season, where it accounted for a pigeon and...ahem...a guinea fowl but hopefully I'll be able to get out for a few days next season.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    Fantastic! I have a French 16 bore hammergun of similar design. I also have way too many cartridges. More than happy to share them with you when we meet up!
    PM

    Thank you

    Out of interest, what loads are you using in your hammer gun?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I like to use paper cases in mine for the full nostalgic effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    Fantastic! I have a French 16 bore hammergun of similar design. I also have way too many cartridges. More than happy to share them with you when we meet up!
    Pm that is a blatant case of brown nosing You're after a medal buck not just any buck arnt you ?
    Norma

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    That's not really how I meant that. I just want to help a fellow 16 bore user who's been very helpful to me! And I really do have a decade's worth of 16 bore cartridges at the rate I use them...
    "Wishy washy hand-wringing diversified all encompassing liberal"

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