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Old 04-18-2017, 09:50 PM   #1
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Took a little Lang-Hussey 28 gauge, 28 inch steel barrels, straight English stock, 14 1/2 inch length of pull, raised solid rib with extremely tight chokes out for a spin on the sporting clays course today at Rio Salado in Mesa, AZ.
Gun was original built in 1894 but returned in 1950 for this new set of steel barrels.
Lots of fun but to get a pattern you needed to let the clays fly, had lots of guys take a few shots and enjoy.
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and as the one poster says on the doublegunshop board

"this post is worthless without pictures"
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weighs 5 pounds and 8 ounces
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Tell us about the high rib.
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life's a blur

but from what i can see -- sweet gun

a woodcocker's dream with spreader loads in those tight chokes -
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solid full length rib with approximately height of 1/2 inch, if you are a sporting clays shooter which floats the bird it's perfect. Chokes are tight and I'm having them measured on Tuesday. Gun would be perfect for clays if the barrels were 30 inch not 28, but still lots of fun to shoot.
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Is that a two barrel set? I looked at one a while back, can't remember the dealer but it was a sweet gun. Somewhere in it's history there is a connection to Bing Crosby if it's the same gun.
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It is a 2 barrel set and it is the same gun.
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If you DO indeed have Bing Crosby's gun, I'm VERY impressed!

And worry not about 28-inch barrels. I shoot a LOT of clays with 26-inch barrels 3/4 oz. loads, and cylinder choke. If you're "on", you're on. Even with my 28-bore Weston hammer gun.
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If I remember correctly the gun was attributed to Bing Crosby in an old auction catalog. There is no current documentation that Bing owned the gun.
I was very tempted by this one.
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