Why do .410s bring such a premium price?
There was a time that no one wanted one and now they're gold.
'Cause the're "cute". I have three. A Stevens single. A Sears and Roebuck (Mossberg) pump with C-lect choke, and a Monitor double.
They're underappreciated by most people, it only takes 1/2 oz of shot well aimed to drop a lot of critters.
Not a lot were made compared to other gauges hence the higher price.
Great for small game and a beginner gun for youngsters. Lower recoil and many have a shorter length of pull. In the old days started off as little boy's gun and now they are usually called youth guns. -----------Ray
I've got 3 Winchester 42's in the safe. Not sure why I do, but they are terrific little guns. There is also an 870 skeet .410 around here somewhere as well. None of them get used much anymore because the .410 ammo prices are ridiculous and I hate hand loading those skinny little cases! I can't part with the guns though because if I did, I'd see another one that I just couldn't do without and start buying them again.
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I've always had a soft spot for the .410. Took a plethora of rabbits and squirrels growing up and for some reason I keep one around nowadays more for the nostalgia of it.
The 28 gauge is a fine shotgun as well for about everything the old .410 can do and the shells are a bit cheaper.
I have 3. An H&R single that I bought in 1979, a tri star O/U I bought a few years back and a BPS I bought more recently. I like the BPS but it's a wrestling match getting those skinny little marlboros into the magazine even after flipping the gun over. I do own a mec 650 which enabled me to buy them.
They have always brought a bit more at sales
I think because
they were Made in smaller quantities
But collectors seek them out to fill a set Or nitch
Or just people looking for a way to still hunt or shoot with out a ton of recoil
Maybe the challange of using a gun requiring more skill sets
I never wanted one but as I got older I would have like to have Remington 870 and 1100 in 410 Never got either
Now i seldom shoot what I have so don't see adding any more
I have one 410 its a Ithaca single shot it kinda looks like a lever gun
Dad got it to resell i am sure lol and I claimed it when I was about 7 or 8 yrs old he gave eight dollars for it
My dad was the only person I knew that could limit out on a dove field with less than a box of shells with a 410.
I have access to one . A stevens double barrel. No idea as to model number as it is in back of the safe. My son inherited it from his grandfather .
Seems like everyone I know has at least one, with the H&R single shots being the most popular. I have two .410s; an early-'70s Wingmaster, and a Stevens Model 58B bolt-action. Between the two, I can't imagine how many grouse have fallen to them, and grouse hunting is all they have ever been used for. My aunt bought the Wingmaster new, and my great grandfather the Stevens. As I recall, a box of Remington Game Loads was either $12 or $15/box, and that was 25+ years ago, at the old hardware store here in town.
Mine is a Baker Batavia 20 inch double barrel 12 gauge damascus with Savage .410 insert barrels. Awesome looking gun!
The older you get the smaller the gauge,,I have 3 h&r singles,a Mossberg 500 ,a older 500 with security barrel,,Mossberg 500 410HS model,and of course a 410 shockwave,ammo still hard to find locally,even the local Cabela's doesn't have
My friend was given a mossberg. 410 semiautomatic. He likes it for squirrel and turkey. Ammo is unobtainable around here..
I was in Academy last week, the gun counter guy came out with a case of .410 tungsten shot. I asked about the price. $60 for a box of 5. I called my friend and he said "No thanks."