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kgb
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:57 am  Reply with quote
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Stopped by a pawn shop yesterday and found they have a 1948 unmarked Sweet 16 in the rack. Mine's a 1947 with an X prefix, this one's in the 260300 range. I figured most of the sweets/light 12 and 20 guns would max out with 28" barrels but this one wears a 30" Full (29.5" actually). The stock is missing much of its finish and the wood is pretty dry, so is the rest of the gun, taking it down it looks like it hasn't seen any oil in quite some time. With an added recoil pad the LOP is a bit too long but otherwise it's in good shape at least on the outside.

Anybody ever seen a 29.5" barrel on a sweet 16 of any generation?

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:27 pm  Reply with quote
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Yes , I have two , One from the mid 50's and one 30" VR cylinder bore barrel -factory marked-,( why would anybody want a 30" cyl bore ? ) that came with a 1939 SWT16 3 shot gun .
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:22 pm  Reply with quote
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Well, if you wanted it I guess they'd make it. This one at Full at least follows the mass production generalization.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:23 pm  Reply with quote
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I have a 1953 sweet 16 with 30" solid rib full choke barrel.

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kgb wrote:
Stopped by a pawn shop yesterday and found they have a 1948 unmarked Sweet 16 in the rack. Mine's a 1947 with an X prefix, this one's in the 260300 range. I figured most of the sweets/light 12 and 20 guns would max out with 28" barrels but this one wears a 30" Full (29.5" actually). The stock is missing much of its finish and the wood is pretty dry, so is the rest of the gun, taking it down it looks like it hasn't seen any oil in quite some time. With an added recoil pad the LOP is a bit too long but otherwise it's in good shape at least on the outside.

Anybody ever seen a 29.5" barrel on a sweet 16 of any generation?


So did it come home with you? What was the $$ on it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:38 pm  Reply with quote
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No, it stayed in the rack. I like the one I have well enough to let it be my keeper. Very Happy

Price was $650

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 am  Reply with quote



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With the going prices now, that seems an OK price, but not a great price for the condition you describe. Just fun to see them in the rack.

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