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Savage16
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:02 pm  Reply with quote
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Cool gun there UDF. Thought of you yesterday when I saw a high grade Lefever 16 at a shop.

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Old colonel2
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Lovely gun and excellent project.
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UncleDanFan
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fn16ga wrote:
Beautiful gun , I sure even more so when your done with it.

How long are the barrels .

Oh ya I want first dibs when you decide to sell this one . Very Happy


Barrels are 30" long.

I'll start a dibs list. Laughing

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Savage16 wrote:
Cool gun there UDF. Thought of you yesterday when I saw a high grade Lefever 16 at a shop.


Thanks! I appreciate that.

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Gil S
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Mark, other than removing the "lovely" cheek pad and filling holes, have you found any structural issues to the stock? Looks like some nice wood underneath. Gil
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UncleDanFan wrote:
fn16ga wrote:
Beautiful gun , I sure even more so when your done with it.

How long are the barrels .

Oh ya I want first dibs when you decide to sell this one . Very Happy


Barrels are 30" long.

I'll start a dibs list. Laughing


I guess I'm behind Dave E on that list . Crying or Very sad
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Gil S wrote:
Mark, other than removing the "lovely" cheek pad and filling holes, have you found any structural issues to the stock? Looks like some nice wood underneath. Gil


No not yet. I don't see any cracks. The stock was hollowed out at some point, with a solid plastic extension added. It doesn't really matter though, as I'll be filling the entire cheek area in with lightweight wood epoxy resin if it's dished out underneath, replacing the extension, fixing any cracks that do show up after disassembly, and then covering over the repairs and re-graining into the existing grain. Not sure how far I'll go yet with the custom artwork, although I do have a couple concepts in mind, incorporating some gold and silver leaf vine/leaf patterns from H&H engraving I like. I'm going to pattern it today to see if any stock adjustments are necessary before I get started with the stock.

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wj jeffery 16
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Mark that's a nice buy , look forward to seeing it finished and out after game this season it couldn't have went to a better home it just needs a bit of your creative TLC, happy hunting with it WJ.
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wj jeffery 16 wrote:
Mark that's a nice buy , look forward to seeing it finished and out after game this season it couldn't have went to a better home it just needs a bit of your creative TLC, happy hunting with it WJ.


Thank you very much. i patterned it and shot some skeet with it today, and it handles the long crossers very well with those long barrels. I imagine it was probably originally designed as a driven pheasant/grouse gun. One can only imagine the game it has taken over the last 110 years.

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Rick Grimes
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Well done Capt Ahab well done. Laughing Laughing

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Iím almost at a loss for words. You actually found Moby Dick in the ocean of 16 ga guns, harpooned him, pulled him aboard, and stowed him away in your locker. Well done Capín!

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Brewster11 wrote:
Iím almost at a loss for words. You actually found Moby Dick in the ocean of 16 ga guns, harpooned him, pulled him aboard, and stowed him away in your locker. Well done Capín!

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Aye Matey! I would say I'm enjoying me booty, but you might get the wrong idea. Laughing

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...and we might as well close out all the new ďlook what I foundď posts here for the foreseeable future. It will be hard to top this one, unless someone shows up with Number 2.

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Gil S
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Here's a website that maintains a data base of matched pairs and those attempting to locate a match: http://www.matchedpairs.com/#
I ain't forgotten those harpoons.
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Dave in Maine
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Nice acquisition, UDF!

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