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yep, it's me!!!!!

beautiful gun for sure..................... ;)
 

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deputy125 said:
yep, it's me!!!!!

beautiful gun for sure..................... ;)
So they all have that same engraving? Yours has that?

Does your stock have that same checkering, do you think that's original?
 

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yes sir.............

mine has the same checkerin' pattern and engravin as well-----from a by-gone era of craftsmanship where art and beauty was incorporated......caught myself gettin' philosophical again.. :oops:



even the butplates where fancy


gettin' old and worn but you can still see some detail


hand checkered--not pressed


the fore-end is generally the weakest part and you will sometimes encounter some with minor cracks or splits----never over-tighten the end cap---always tighten "handy" then back off one click to prevent splits


if i can ever be "romatically" linked to a gun---this one is it........a true 16 ga built on a true 16 ga size frame.............
 

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deputy125 said:
yes sir.............

mine has the same checkerin' pattern and engravin as well-----from a by-gone era of craftsmanship where art and beauty was incorporated......caught myself gettin' philosophical again.. :oops:

if i can ever be "romatically" linked to a gun---this one is it........a true 16 ga built on a true 16 ga size frame.............
It sure is beautiful, thanks for sharing those photos. So, do you take it out and shoot it? I've never owned a semi-auto shotgun before, let alone an old one. Are they fussy or high maintenance?

Man the wood on yours is really beautiful.
 

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yes sir, i still take her out from time to time. Function has been 100%.

Daddy had lost most of his guns when he got hurt. Momma bought this one for him when he got back on his feet. He used it for everything around the farm and it rode with him in the pickup. He chose one load and that was 1 oz federals in size 6 shot. It took care of everythin' from dove and turkey huntin' to rabbits and skunks and home defense.

oldest daughter is gonna get this one.............

i always wanted a 16 ga sxs.
 

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Hey did you notice how the stock is different on Deputy's than the one I posted originally? Deputy's has that very nice rounded, uh, I don't know what to call that. The part that comes down behind the trigger. The one I posted is squared off, as is the checkering. But Deputy's is a nice graceful rounded end to that part and the checkering is integrated nicely. I wonder if that first one is even original wood, maybe not.
 

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Cast&Blast said:
Hey did you notice how the stock is different on Deputy's than the one I posted originally? Deputy's has that very nice rounded, uh, I don't know what to call that. The part that comes down behind the trigger. The one I posted is squared off, as is the checkering. But Deputy's is a nice graceful rounded end to that part and the checkering is integrated nicely. I wonder if that first one is even original wood, maybe not.
I just found this, but the guy said that one was made in '66, which doesn't jibe with the following:

"All Sweets had round knobs until 1967 as standard. 1967 to 1976 had the flat or "square knobs". Many buyers are split on preferring the round knob or flat knobs. They both seem to sell equally as well."
 

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It's nice to see the ones made when they took pride in a product that had their name on it. Thats a pretty piece and those old square backs could shoot too.
 
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