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UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:08 am  Reply with quote
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About a year and a half ago, I picked up this Husqvarna 100 16b off the internet. I was the only bidder, and got it for a low minimum bid. Given the hatchet job on the re-stock, it's not hard to see why:



However, this little 5lb 15oz gun, choked ic/xf with 29" barrels, is the best chukar gun I've ever owned, and has become my go to all around upland gun. After hitting the first ten birds I shot at with it, I knew it was a keeper, so I gave it a full re-do.

After converting to straight grip, adding a 1/2" extension to a checkered butt, raising the comb 1/4", re-checkering and adding grain to the extremely plain stock, adding an internal nylon insert to get one side plate to seat properly, tightening the action, rebluing the barrels and re-laying the bottom rib, and adding a hand made metal forend tip and custom forend chukar art, I'm happy with the result. Given that a new replacement configured in this manner would be many thousands, I figure it was a good investment in time and $. I took it out yesterday on an armed hike, and it's a joy to use:







My setter Briar had a great time too. He doesn't care about my guns, but I never tire of watching him. He just turned eight, so he's starting to slow down now after a couple hours of hard hunting. Sigh.



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Carlos
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Very nice gun! You probably have this reference?

http://www.skydevaaben.com/allhvamodels/info.xml

Did you have the chambers lengthened? It's an open debate whether it's a good idea anyway, as 2.5 inch or 65mm length shells are fairly easy to buy or make. I have an m51, which I use in cowboy action shooting with blackpowder, and elected to keep 'er short. (Except for the barrels which I refuse to cut from the original 75cm.) That's OK as I have a Merkel Mod 8 that I use when I want to shoot 2 3/4" shells.


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UncleDanFan
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Yes I do have that reference, thanks. After being a Lefever collector for years, I currently own nothing but Husky's, as I think they are very well made guns with a long lineage, and I think they are an outstanding value. As an aside, go to google earth and look up Husqvarna, Sweden. You can see the factory there. Pretty cool.

This gun does have 2 9/16" chambers. I'm currently shooting 2.5" gamebores and reloads in it, but I wouldn't have any qualms about 2.75" herters loads either. Pressure rise isn't that significant.

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67galaxie
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That is gorgeous! My friend George Newbern has the twin to your gun
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UncleDanFan,
That turned out very nice, I have started looking for a Husky hammer gun myself.....
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Carlos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:46 am  Reply with quote



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I went out on our duck opener a couple of days ago. I used a Husky, but in 12 gauge, model 610. My own armoury is in Victoria, so I only have a rifle and a shottie here at my Daughters. Both in very common rounds; 12 ga. and .308, that matched SIL's guns. The 12 came in handy as SIL left his ammo in the truck while we had to paddle over to the tidal marsh. I had to spot him some of my handloaded ROTOMETAL, #5, Bismuth rounds!


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UncleDanFan
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Fireman wrote:
UncleDanFan,
That turned out very nice, I have started looking for a Husky hammer gun myself.....
Lance


Thanks. I would recommend a mod. 48 or 50, or a 100 series gun. I also have a 103C 12ga with an extra barrel set I fitted from an 103AS parts gun. This is my heavy duck/goose/turkey gun. I also have a mod. 44 16 hammer gun with barnard damscus barrels that is my closet queen/ museum quality gun, and a 1950's 350 modern skeet gun with vent rib and beavertail forend, the only one of its kind I've ever seen for sale.

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UncleDanFan
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Carlos wrote:
I went out on our duck opener a couple of days ago. I used a Husky, but in 12 gauge, model 610. My own armoury is in Victoria, so I only have a rifle and a shottie here at my Daughters. Both in very common rounds; 12 ga. and .308, that matched SIL's guns. The 12 came in handy as SIL left his ammo in the truck while we had to paddle over to the tidal marsh. I had to spot him some of my handloaded ROTOMETAL Bismuth rounds!


Hard to beat a 12 for general duck duty!

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Gil S
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Mark, a beauty of a job you did on it--as usual. Gil
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I would love to see those! I'm in love with how well my 103cs 16 shoots!
UncleDanFan wrote:
Fireman wrote:
UncleDanFan,
That turned out very nice, I have started looking for a Husky hammer gun myself.....
Lance


Thanks. I would recommend a mod. 48 or 50, or a 100 series gun. I also have a 103C 12ga with an extra barrel set I fitted from an 103AS parts gun. This is my heavy duck/goose/turkey gun. I also have a mod. 44 16 hammer gun with barnard damscus barrels that is my closet queen/ museum quality gun, and a 1950's 350 modern skeet gun with vent rib and beavertail forend, the only one of its kind I've ever seen for sale.
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Dave Erickson
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Mark, you're a talented guy. Love that chukar art! Neat shotgun.
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67galaxie wrote:
I would love to see those! I'm in love with how well my 103cs 16 shoots!
UncleDanFan wrote:
Fireman wrote:
UncleDanFan,
That turned out very nice, I have started looking for a Husky hammer gun myself.....
Lance


Thanks. I would recommend a mod. 48 or 50, or a 100 series gun. I also have a 103C 12ga with an extra barrel set I fitted from an 103AS parts gun. This is my heavy duck/goose/turkey gun. I also have a mod. 44 16 hammer gun with barnard damscus barrels that is my closet queen/ museum quality gun, and a 1950's 350 modern skeet gun with vent rib and beavertail forend, the only one of its kind I've ever seen for sale.


Deal. I'll take pics of mine if you'll show me pics of your 103cs 16! Very Happy

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Thanks Dave and Gil. Appreciate the kind words Very Happy

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Uncle Dan fan,
If you see any deals out there on your suggested gun models please feel free to pm or email me.
Thanks Lance
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Very nice Mark .
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