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Lanber 844ST Over and Under?

Snofool28Snofool28 Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
edited October 2013 in Ask the Experts
I've been pheasant hunting for the last couple years using my reliable ole Remington 870 Express Mag. I'd like to give an over and under a try but don't want to break the bank and don't want some of the shoddy quality I've seen in some guns i.e. Stoeger.
My local shop has an old Lanber 844ST for around $350. It appears very tight and the barrel looks great. This is an older gun. Does anyone know much about these and whether this would be a good starter for me? It has fixed chokes of mod and ic I'm told. Thanks for any advice you might have. I'm open to other suggestions if you have any.

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    gunnut505gunnut505 Member Posts: 10,290
    edited November -1
    CDNN used to sell the Turkish-made Lanbers for about what your lgs is asking.
    It all depends on how you perceive Turk guns.
    The one I have is a O/U in 20ga. with 26" barrels in i/c and modified; it swings well, has decent sights (well, a front bead is technically 1 sight), and has brought home a mess of Quail for almost 6 years.
    I got it to shoot Doubles Skeet, but have yet to pop a clay with it.


    I'll be dipped!
    After Rufe said it was Spanish; I looked closely at mine.
    Somehow, Turkey was on my mind when I bought it, and sure enough, it's Made in Spain!
    Mea Culpa; my reading comprehension classes start tomorrow!
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    According to the BB, the Lamber that the OP is inquiring about. Is a Spanish made shotgun, dating to the 80's.

    My BB is about 4 years old. It values the 844 ST. At anywhere between $250 & $400, depending on condition.
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    SCOUT5SCOUT5 Member Posts: 16,182 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You are not going to get into a serviceable O/U for much less than $350. If the gun is tight and feels good to you when you bring it up, how can you go wrong? I/C amd Mod are good chokes for pheasant hunting. If you don't like it you should be able to get your money back, or close anyway.
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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,798 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Those Lanbers were quite good in those years.. It's worth it..Another under rated about little known about O/U is the Savage Valmet- Built very well and not that expensive..imo
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    Snofool28Snofool28 Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for all the input. I realize the price is generally low. He actually told me he would go $370, not $320. In the end I may just pick it up because I see so few and it is a really nice looking gun. This forum is pretty cool thanks to the great feedback. Appreciate it. I did find a Tikka 412s (Valmet design) that I did pick up. I think I'm getting addicted to this stuff.
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    mondmond Member Posts: 6,458
    edited November -1
    Lanbers are very good guns, I have 3 u/o's by Lanber 1 bee a 3" chanber, 2 are fixed choke & 1 multi. They have never let me down or needed for nothing, & I shoot plenty,teaching newbies & out myself, hence 3 guns to give 1 a rest ;)



    http://www.sweethillshootingsyndicate.co.uk/
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