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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:23 am  Reply with quote
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I recently scratched the 16 gauge over/under itch with a French built Chapuis C35. Chapuis is best known for double rifles built on a Blitz (triggerplate) action. French guns are such an unknown to the general public and they tend not to hold their value over here, so I was able to buy this for less than half of what the original owner paid in 2013. I have owned a couple Merkels and Citoris. One Merkel didn't fit and the other was just the fatal combination of too light and short for my shooting style on longer birds/targets. The Citoris didn't fit at all and tended to bite my cheek. So I've been looking for a 16 ga. OU with all the quality of the Merkels and Citoris along with the weight and handling that brings out my best shooting on the range and the pheasant fields. This one popped up and seemed to push all the right buttons. It also has factory sling swivels, and I've become a fan of slings on my pheasant hunts. Chapuis is pronounced "sha-'pwee", but that's far too gay, so Black Belt dubbed it "Chappy." Wink

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mtbirder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:26 am  Reply with quote



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oui oui....
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:39 am  Reply with quote



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Nice gun, even if it doesn't speak English Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:59 am  Reply with quote
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what kind of dollarage are we looking at?

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Lon
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:00 pm  Reply with quote
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I was curious about barrel length, weight and the chokes?

Thanks for sharing, that looks like a really nice shotgun!

Lon

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TripleH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:01 pm  Reply with quote



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Beautiful piece. I'd noticed that gun listed in your sig and had been curious s it wasn't a name I was familiar with.

Definitely looks like it belongs in the tier of guns I'd be petrified of handling much less taking for a walk. I'd need to be medicated if I put a significant ding or scratch on that.
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:14 pm  Reply with quote
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Well done, shoot her LOTS

Mike

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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:21 pm  Reply with quote
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It's a very nice piece! Nicer than my pay grade, but not much more than a new Citori. The owner paid $4500 for it in 2013, and I bought it for something under $2100. It has 27 5/8" (70mm) barrels and weighs 6 3/4 lbs. The chokes are neatly marked under the forearm as "1/4 & 3/4". Despite varying opinions I'm very happy with the weight and handling. This is right in my wheelhouse for my best field shooting, and it will be comfortable at the range. The grips are slim, but it has a little heft which makes for a great shooting 16. These are built on the same triggerplate action as their double rifles, so I'm thinking it will be pretty durable.

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Savage16
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:34 pm  Reply with quote
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WOW! Nice piece for sure. Hope you bring it to the shoot in May

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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:40 pm  Reply with quote
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Savage16 wrote:
WOW! Nice piece for sure. Hope you bring it to the shoot in May


Most definitely!

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Little Creek
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:01 pm  Reply with quote
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Got a sling for it? I'm getting to where I find slings very useful on smottbores. I do a lot of dog training and slings are handy when I am planting birds, etc.
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:07 pm  Reply with quote
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Yep! I have at least half a dozen 7/8" slings around here. I like them a lot.

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Ptm
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That is a very beautiful gun, totally rad.
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Very nice piece. Well done MR. Erickson.

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Beagleman
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What a grand gun! Hope it works for your uses.

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