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UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:18 pm  Reply with quote
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Here's a tiny little Belgian guild 16 I picked up recently and I thought I would show it off. It's one of the nicest condition little Belgian guns I've ever run across. 30" m/f fluid barrels like new, tight and lever right and crisp, just a wonderful little gun. Of course, I couldn't resist fixing it up, re-cutting the checkering, enhancing the grain, and adding a custom pheasant painting. It's on such a dainty, tiny little frame too. Feels like a 28 gauge in the hands, with that small round frame back action design. Shot some skeet with it last weekend. It's already sold pending funds, but I wanted to present this as an example of when 16's are at their best, in my humble opinion. Just a little sweetheart of a gun.




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Dave Erickson
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Looks awesome, Mark. Must be a wand. My first decent double was a 16 gauge Belgian Guild with carved fences and took 18 grouse with it the year I got it.
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what a beautiful gun! What's she weigh? (don't tell her I asked, she might think I think she's fat) Very Happy
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UncleDanFan
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T-Bird wrote:
what a beautiful gun! What's she weigh? (don't tell her I asked, she might think I think she's fat) Very Happy


She only weighs 5lbs!







(she actually weighs 6lbs 5 oz. with the 30" barrels. Shhhh... Wink )

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I am curious as to the clear finish you use.?

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UncleDanFan
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oldog wrote:
I am curious as to the clear finish you use.?


I cover my artwork with a few coats of polyurethane, followed by block sanding and multiple coats of pro custom oil, which is an oil/urethane blend, followed by hand rubbing with stock rubbing compound.

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T-Bird
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Of course she weighs 5lbs, and is probably 28 yrs old too! Smile
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Dave in Maine
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Nice gun, UDF.

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To me a 16 gauge back action hammer gun is the sweetest handling gun ever made and I can blame Mark for my addiction. Laughing Laughing


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UncleDanFan
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Rick Grimes wrote:
To me a 16 gauge back action hammer gun is the sweetest handling gun ever made and I can blame Mark for my addiction. Laughing Laughing




You're welcome! You really love that little Belgian gun. So glad it's working out for you. Very Happy

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Dave Erickson
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Rick Grimes wrote:
To me a 16 gauge back action hammer gun is the sweetest handling gun ever made and I can blame Mark for my addiction. Laughing Laughing



That Mark IS a trouble maker!
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MaximumSmoke
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Its a beauty, Mark. Thanks for the pics. Did you do your grain addition/enhancement treatment on this one, too?
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I just picked up a little back action 20 ga hammer gun with 2 sets of barrels. A set of 30" Damascus cyl/cyl with which the gun weighs 5 lbs 7 oz and a set of 30 " fluid steel choked cyl/full weighing in at 5lbs 13 oz. It has a straight grip 14 1/2" LOP. Both have 70 mm( 2 3/4") chambers marked nitro proofed. It was made be George Forrester and sons, Kelso, Scotland--was able to find some info on the internet on him. It has become my favorite, haven't missed a pheasant with it yet(6), cant wait for next grouse season. If you like hammer guns, you would love this one.

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UncleDanFan
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3birddogs wrote:
I just picked up a little back action 20 ga hammer gun with 2 sets of barrels. A set of 30" Damascus cyl/cyl with which the gun weighs 5 lbs 7 oz and a set of 30 " fluid steel choked cyl/full weighing in at 5lbs 13 oz. It has a straight grip 14 1/2" LOP. Both have 70 mm( 2 3/4") chambers marked nitro proofed. It was made be George Forrester and sons, Kelso, Scotland--was able to find some info on the internet on him. It has become my favorite, haven't missed a pheasant with it yet(6), cant wait for next grouse season. If you like hammer guns, you would love this one.


If you don't show pics, this mythical wand doesn't exist! Shocked Very Happy

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MaximumSmoke wrote:
Its a beauty, Mark. Thanks for the pics. Did you do your grain addition/enhancement treatment on this one, too?


Thank you. Yes I did, but I didn't go crazy with it. I didn't want to draw too much attention away from the artwork.

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