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Unread 09-09-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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My first double gun, Lefever Nitro Special 16 gauge. For 36 years it's been doing it's work for me. First barrel of my first squirrel hunt of the season, killed two in one shot. Never did that before on squirrels...
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Looks like a full bag limit. Where is those black squirrels.
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Destry,

Your Lefever Nitro Special 16 has served you well. Keep that trend going.

And if I may intrude on your thread which speaks of long service to guns we've owned, shown below is

My 12 gauge early A grade Fox, SN 7983, that I purchased 51 years ago this month from Glen Appleby of Galeton PA for $175.00.

I haven't hunted with it since non toxic shot was required for ducks and geese back many years ago but it still sees a lot of shooting.

I shot it yesterday at sporting clays and I average about 2,500 to 3,000 rounds thru it each year. The old girl still locks up tight and closes like a bank vault.

Hoping to get another 50 years out of the old girl. She's my favorite.

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Nothing looks better than a sxs with decades of honest hunting patina .
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Good shooting Destry! I've had a few Scotch Doubles on dove and they were a pure luck shots. I was thrilled each time it happened. I would have given anything to have seen the expression on your face when two squirrels fell. I have a friend in Freeburg, Illinois who marinates his squirt in 7UP before frying them. Whats your favorite recipe?
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Got you beat by a bit, Jolly. Bought "Meat in the Pot" in the summer of 1966 from Chet Paulson in Tacoma. Been my go to bird gun ever since --

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Actually have had my Super-Fox three years longer, but I haven't been waterfowl hunting since 2004, and haven't used the Super-Fox since 2003.

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It is still ready though.
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OK; first double guns...Stevens 5100 16ga (I've been told that 5100 is not really a model number, but since many folks call them that I'll go with it). Bought it at a flea market maybe 30 years ago; best $210 I ever spent and it started me down a very interesting road! Stevens guns take a lot of crap but I once took a limit of four fat prairie roosters with four shells from this (2x4, fence post, pig on a shovel; take your pick) and you can't ask much more of a gun than that. Still going strong, and I sometimes think I still shoot it better than any of 'em…

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OK; first double guns...Stevens 5100 16ga (I've been told that 5100 is not really a model number, but since many folks call them that I'll go with it). Bought it at a flea market maybe 30 years ago; best $210 I ever spent and it started me down a very interesting road! Stevens guns take a lot of crap but I once took a limit of four fat prairie roosters with four shells from this (2x4, fence post, pig on a shovel; take your pick) and you can't ask much more of a gun than that. Still going strong, and I sometimes think I still shoot it better than any of 'em…

I seen a Stevens 311 16 ga Saturday in Kevins down on the used gun rack .
Had some use on it but still looked to be in good shape .
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Destroy seeing your pic brought back a lot of memories. I was taught to hunt on squirrels using a topper jr. 410. Seems like hardly anybody hunts them anymore.
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[QUOTE=Dave Noreen;281153]Got you beat by a bit, Jolly. Bought "Meat in the Pot" in the summer of 1966 from Chet Paulson in Tacoma. Been my go to bird gun ever since --

Yikes! My allowance in 1966 was $.50/week.

(BTW, what a wonderful gun!)
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