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RLR390
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:27 am  Reply with quote



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Are 16 ga NID's 2 3/4" chamber or were the early ones 2 9/16? If the latter, when was the switch to 2 3/4? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:52 am  Reply with quote
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The early 16 gauge guns (nearly all those with the cocking indicators) were made with 2 9/16" chambers. I think around 1934 they started using 2 3/4" chambers.

I have one made in 1926 with short chambers but my 1935 version has 2 3/4" chambers.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:16 pm  Reply with quote
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Mine is a 1928 Model with cocking indicators and it is 2 9/16 also.
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John Singer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:44 am  Reply with quote



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A few years ago, I resolderd the bottom rib and lug on the barrels of a 16 gauge NID that had been fired repeatedly with 2 3/4" shells. I measured the chambers and they measured 2 9/16".

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Buck MN
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:48 pm  Reply with quote



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The later NID's without cocking indicators have the longer chambers and the stocks are built heavier through the wrist to handle the extra recoil. I owned a early NID wtih shorter chambers that developed cracking in the wrist overtime. There is a very good article about the NID's in Double Gun Journal in the Autumn 94 issue if you want to read more.
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