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Unread 05-10-2022, 10:33 AM   #21
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I do not believe your VH is an ejector gun.
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Unread 05-10-2022, 10:47 AM   #22
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You're right Bill, it's not an ejector gun, so it's a VH rather than a VHE.

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Originally Posted by Jon Martin View Post
Thanks for the info, all.

The GHE 20 has always been a shooter -- my great grandfather and grandfather used it in the field regularly -- and my Dad shot numerous straights on the skeet field with it in the 80s. Not surprised one of them had the wood and barrels redone - it has been well loved and used over the years.

The VHE 12 was added to the collection in the 90s - have shot it a couple times, but it's been awhile.

There was a time when all Damascus guns were thought to be unsafe to shoot, or to even think about shooting. So a lot of guns got sleeved in the 60s and 70s so that they could be “shootable”. A lot of perfectly shootable guns were hacked apart so that they could be perceived to be safer. Decades later after enough testing, study and common sense, it is found that is not the case. What was once thought to be saving a gun and making it usable, today is seen as having its value destroyed. How things can change.
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