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8ga double barrel?

D@D[email protected] Member Posts: 4,407
edited December 2011 in Ask the Experts
Has S&W ever made an 8ga double barrel shotgun or has any American maker made one?

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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No clue but I did see a side by side Greener 3 ga.

    "I never thought I would have to shoot threw dirt" Burt Gummer

    The 4 bore looks painful on borh ends.
  • Ned FallNed Fall Member Posts: 662 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No to both questions. Smith & Wesson has made only one double (and not really that one), a 20 gauge double made in Turkey and importerd starting in 2007. A 8 gauge is not a shotgun but a small cannon.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,320 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Smith & Wesson double barrelled shotgun, 8 ga or other?
    Not that I know of. As Ned says, they have tried to break into the shotgun business several times with guns from here or there without much success.

    Google found an ad for a Lefever 8 ga and there is a youtube video showing a hunter with a Tolley 8 ga, but that is a British make.
    The LC Smith collectors association was surveying for 8 ga Elsies.
  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    Have you ever watched a western called Appalosa? The sidekick in that movie carried an 8gauge, and mentions it several times.
    W.D.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,320 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, but it is fiction. You ought to read the books and see the strange things they do with with .45 revolvers.
  • hrfhrf Member Posts: 857 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Parker made an 8 gauge, adv. in 1884 catalog of E. C. Meacham, St Louis:

    34" barrels, 13 lbs, $110 and 36", 14 lbs, $125.

    Or you could buy an imported "Lefaucheux" 8 gauge for $40.
  • TxsTxs Member Posts: 18,801
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by CapnMidnight
    Have you ever watched a western called Appalosa? The sidekick in that movie carried an 8gauge, and mentions it several times.
    W.D.
    That was a non-firing gun made up for the movie.

    However, there was a real 8 Ga. used in Tremors. This was a Belgian made William & Moore. Shown alongside a .410 SXS.

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    shown alongside a .410 SxS.
  • MPMP Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Before the laws wee passed making anything bigger then a 10-guage illegal there were a lot of big-bore shotguns in America.

    I've seen several 8-gauge doubles by American companies. Many of the large bores were single shots. Here is a clip of a friend shooting my 4-Bore ( made in New York).


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v311/mjpetrov/?action=view&current=mvc-oo2w.mp4
  • D@D[email protected] Member Posts: 4,407
    edited November -1
    quote:MP Posted - 12/01/2011 : 1:44:16 PM

    Before the laws wee passed making anything bigger then a 10-guage illegal there were a lot of big-bore shotguns in America.

    I've seen several 8-gauge doubles by American companies. Many of the large bores were single shots. Here is a clip of a friend shooting my 4-Bore ( made in New York).


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v311/mjpetrov/?action=view?t=mvc-oo2w.mp4




    That's interesting when did that law pass? Also your video wouldn't play.
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Ned Fall
    No to both questions. Smith & Wesson has made only one double (and not really that one), a 20 gauge double made in Turkey and importerd starting in 2007. A 8 gauge is not a shotgun but a small cannon.


    I very much disagree. Parker Bros. made a number of 8-ga SxS guns. I had the pleasure of handling and inspecting a pair of them at one of Little Johns auctions several years ago. Both were P-grade guns, one with 36-inch tubes, the other with 34-inch tubes.
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by [email protected]
    quote:MP Posted - 12/01/2011 : 1:44:16 PM

    Before the laws wee passed making anything bigger then a 10-guage illegal there were a lot of big-bore shotguns in America.

    I've seen several 8-gauge doubles by American companies. Many of the large bores were single shots. Here is a clip of a friend shooting my 4-Bore ( made in New York).


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v311/mjpetrov/?action=view?t=mvc-oo2w.mp4




    That's interesting when did that law pass? Also your video wouldn't play.


    1934... it was part of the migratory bird control act.
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