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#1 Epick

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:11 PM

I found an old break barrel 12 gauge that i think may grandpa gave as just a collectable or something. It seems quite old but rather sturdy, it has "Diamond Arms Co. St. Louis" stamped on the side of the action, and 12 gauge stamped on the barrel, although no shell length is specified. Any idea whether or not i can use this.. can it be restored by a gunsmith? What are the dangers involved?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:28 PM

Do a search on Google and I think you'll find it's a low grade hardware store shotgun. Makes a good relic for the wall in the trophy room.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:37 PM

alright so no go on actually shooting it?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:52 PM

This is something that you really need to get a professional gunsmith's advice one. In my unprofessional opinion, I also think it sounds like a wall-hanger.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:53 PM

alright well i stripped it down for the hell of it anyways... not a very good looking gun so not loss.




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