Thoughts on Winchester 1300 20 ga. pump?

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Mayfly Aviator, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Philster New Member

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    You want soul? Go to a great big real gun shop that has lots of used guns. Ithaca 37 or Winchester model 12. Both of them are in the 'Retha Franklin and James Brown category of soul. Probably between 350 and 450 depending on condition. You want an auto go for a Browning A5. Patented in 1900 and was in production until 1998... John Browning was a freakin' genius
  2. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    The model 12 is on my list for a 12 ga as well as an older BPS. Haven't tried the online route yet.
  3. Philster New Member

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    A model 12 is kind of like a 1911 pistol. If you're at all serious, you almost have to own one at some point :rofl: I'm fortunate in that 20 or so minutes from my house there's a gun shop that has soooo many used shotguns. Any day of the week there are probably 10 A5s, 15 model 12s, a handful of 37s. BPS are very nice guns as well. Fit and finish is beyond the 12s, but a nice 37 is hard to beat for elegance. But BPS don't have the "soul" of a 37 or 12. A friend of mine recently showed me a 1950 era model 12 riot gun. I've touched Parker side by sides, and shot $8000 tricked out trap guns. That damn Model 12 was one of the most real objects I've ever seen. It was so simple yet so beautiful.
  4. ribka Active Member

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    Well said the model 37, 12 and A5, preferably in a sweet sixteen, are a ll must haves in one's life
  5. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Picked up the 1300 this morning. Running it through a local wings course on Tuesday. :thumb:

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  6. Philster New Member

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    Ribs just look wrong on Winchesters!:rofl: Just kidding. It's a beaut! 5 stand or Sporting clays on tuesday? I couldn't hit that damn rabbit if I didn't know it was coming :clown:
  7. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Sporting clays with an 8 station course.

    Just a little more than 2 months to go until bird season kicks off here (dove starter). Have a 14 month old lab with ~ 20 days on birds, training program starting up, and an urge to point at birds, rabbits, and cow shit ready to go. He put up a covey of huns just a few weeks ago. With these high flows bird hunting is about all I'm excited about.

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  8. Jim Wheeler Full time single dad and pram builder

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    Had one. Nice gun and reliable IMO for an auto. I went to a couple different O/U's but have nothing bad to say about the 1300
  9. andrew Active Member

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    If you desire 'sporting' drop the 12 and 20 gauges and find yourself a 16! Not only do you 'hunt' for your game, but your shells too!