Joined: 23 Dec 2018
Location: The Great Rustbelt, otherwise known as Northeastern Ohio
Thanks Skeettx, But it is more than handsome.
It feels good between the hands. It snaps to my shoulder quickly and is light in handling. It looks as good as some of the weapons that I have that are only a decade old. Instead of eight.
I collect weapons that fit me and do what I want them to do for me. I care a little less for appearances than functionality. That is not to say that I do not want or appreciate fine pieces of gun manufacturing that I may be able to appropriate.
I also own a Model 100 Ithaca by SKB 12 bore with 30 in. barrels. Feels VERY good between the hands and has had the comb reformed. It now shoots like a O/U gun and is a favorite in trap. But is is heavy. More than my Antonio Zoli field grade.
But it has it's place. Along with all of my guns.
I reduce to bag any runners with my Thompson Contender 410/45 pistol.
Groundhog lazer.....Ruger #1 243.
Deerslayer.... Ruger M77 in 30-06.
Crow killer.....Volquartsen (any model).
Small look at my arsenal.
_________________ To err is human; to forgive is not SAC policy.
Zavasta M75 16 Bore
Ithaca NID 16 Bore
Fox Sterlingworth 16 Bore
Franchi Falconet O/U 12 Bore
2 Antonio Zoli Field Grade 12 Bore
Ithaca Model 100 12 Bore
Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Will update after the purchase of this weapon. Kenny says he has a pattern board in back of his shop! Great news. I will shoot it with 1 oz. of 6 and see how it does.
Then the money may change hands. But I have high hopes from Kenny. He is honest and is a Grouse Hunter. What more could you want?
Talk to you all tomorrow.
Better yet, he packs up his Gordon and guns and heads to Kansas for variety beyond the grouse and woodcock that are about the only birds available in the tri-state area. Hope the gun fits you and you're able to add to your stable.
_________________ Bore, n. Shotgun enthusiast's synonym for "gauge" ; everybody else's synonym for "shotgun enthusiast." - Ed Zern
Congrats on the NID I really like the looks of it, and it sounds like it fits you well.
Several years ago I had a nice Fox Sterlingworth 16, and (foolishly) sold it. I wish I had that gun back, oh well. The bright side is I still have the one SxS that took the longest to find, a Husqvarna model 310 16 ga. I will keep that one for when I need to scratch the SxS itch - it is a sweet gun!
Truth is I found over a long period of time, that I shoot stack barrel guns better than any others. I still love the classic SxS's but for me I shoot best with the o/u's.
Congratulations on getting a good case of SOCD!! I hear the only cure to is feed it more doubles.
Nice NID too, I've been on the fence for a long time about picking up another classic 16 like the NID or another Elsie, but of my classics, I keep reaching for my 16ga Sterly the most because of the same characteristics you point out. Light in the hand, handles and points great. So I keep the thought in the back of my mind that I wouldn't use the new to me 16 too much.
Although I have to admit. I got around that thought by getting other doubles in different gauges...
_________________ Thats right, I'm an armed liberal (SORT OF) and I like to shoot furry little critters.... and I kill 'em with:
12Ga LC Smith
16Ga Fox Sterlingworth
20Ga LC Smith
20Ga Miroku x2 (Model F & Model 500)
28Ga AYA 4/53 (bucket list item #6)
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