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PostSubject: .Info needed please............   July 5th 2010, 7:37 am


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I need your help gents Exclamation Exclamation My dad left me his old ESSEX DOUBLE BARREL shotgun but he didn't leave me with any info on the kind of shells it needs. It's a 12 ga with exposed hammers. Barell is stamped military steel and full. I checked the shotgun over a few times and the hammers and sliding firing pins appear to be working fine. I would shoot it at the trap range if I could find out about what kinds of shells, new or paper black powder. My dad was a small game hunter and this old shotgun has alot of character to prove it Exclamation Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: .Info needed please............   July 5th 2010, 9:38 am

Wow hawg, that's an oldie. Before I'd shoot it I'd take it to a gunsmith and have him give it a quick once over for safety reasons, especially if it has not been fired in awhile. ESSEX I think was a retailor name and not a manufacturer, which means that more than one gun manufacturer may have made it, but I'm not positive.

Since you need to use a load using the specifications at the time the shotgun was manufactured, the gunsmith should be able to give you a recommendation.

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PostSubject: Re: .Info needed please............   July 5th 2010, 9:42 am

Sweet!

Like Marty says have a gun smith check it over. What you can always do to is research it online. You might get a lot of info that way.

It will be interesting to see what you find out.
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PostSubject: Re: .Info needed please............   July 5th 2010, 11:58 am

I'd also invest in a gunsmith it look it over and figure out what it shoots. Some of those oldies still may be blackpowder only so its best to check it out by someone that knows the shotguns well.
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