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Unread 12-01-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Would that, along with the weight, have made this gun easier on the body after a full day of shooting?

Only if shot all day from a seated position using a boom crutch from a small sailboat to support the barrels...
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What a gun! It is essentially an 8 gauge (.835 standard) with 10 gauge chambers. I would think the long range patterns would be superb to incredible as that is quite an overbore in a 10ga. 13 pounds is going to really tame the recoil of the heaviest loads in 2 7/8". When it was built 1 1/4 ounce was the heavy load. 13 pounds however is a beast of a gun and getting it to your shoulder quickly will take some muscle. Last year I actually slightly sprained my arm/shoulder by grabbing/mounting/swinging on a crow that surprised me and my gun is a mere 10 pound 5 ounces. Once swinging on a target the inertia of 13 pounds is going to make stopping your swing a lot less likely. What a neat gun.
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Thanks, Pete! I will be sure to get her out in the woods next fall for a 'nostalgia hunt'. I won't feel too bad if I don't fare so well with flushing Ruffed Grouse. On the other hand, if I see a bird scampering off the edge of the trail 60 yards away (as it happens so often!) I may stand a chance
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Unread 12-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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Here are some photos of the forend. There was quite a bit of finish under the crud, actually, with the exception of the entire checkered portion. The checkering was filled in with 100+ years of various types of funk, also! I applied two coats of 'Tom's 1/3 Mix', followed with a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax. I have used 'Tom's' on numerous other old guns that had remnants of original finishes. I think it will help to preserve what's left, plus, it gives a nice mellow(?) look, not glossy or tacky.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #15
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I don't understand the .830 bore. It sounds like an eight bore gun that has had ten gauge chamber sleeves put in it. Of course, the gun is in the SB as a ten gauge, not an eight. I may have posted earlier that my #6 frame ten weighs 13 1/2 pounds. That is way heavier than it probably was as an eight, but it has eight gauge barrel profiles and standard ten gauge bores with 3 1/2" chambers.
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Mark, Can you give some more information on "Tom's". Is it a cleaner or polish or finish? Thanks, Tom
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http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/index.html

It is a finish, Tom. It was originally formulated for military use in the late 1800s. Here is a link to the site where I bought the paste from.
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Thanks Mark, I just ordered some. Cheers, Tom
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AND I THOUGHT I HAD A BIG TEN
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I just removed the stock and was pleased to see that the serial number matched. Along with the serial, 'P.B.' and a '0' (zero) are stamped in the wood. Is 'P.B.' marked on all stocks, or does it signify repair or rework of some sort? TPS had nothing on these marks. There is a 1/4" hairline crack that will be stabilized with Acraglas, otherwise, the wood is great! Thank goodness for no rust, unlike my previous NH. Lotsa dirt, seeds, twigs and an insect, though. Even though the plant matter and bug were miniscule, I wonder how they got in there
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