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Old February 2nd, 2012, 04:50 PM #1
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Coach Guns

Ok I have been going back on a coach gun for a while on options. I cant resist a good short double. While I love the "S" mart special in Evil dead hammers are a must for me. Also the ability to handle 2 3/4 modern loads is preferred.

Option 1. Buy a Norinco or a Baikal

Obviously this is the cheapest route in even though these guns are coarse but functional.

Option 2. Go upscale

Buy a Pedersoli etc made gun such as a Taylors. Could also buy a CZ both are priced comparably. Though the Wyatt "Earp" 1878 is sweet but virtually the same as the case hardened model that Taylors used to make and both are not easy to find and not cheap.

Option 3. Buy something old and have a smith chop it and mount a bead. This would seem viable and a little patina makes it look all the better.

What do you guys have, what do you recommend?

High end trap quality guns, while I love them and someday want a matched barrel set are respected, but this is a coach gun it should handle well and be durable.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 04:53 PM #2
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Stevens 311. Available in all flavors except 28ga. Good solid utility gun. Have the barrels cut by a competent smith and you are good to go. You can find the gun for $250-300
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another cheap route is a Stoeger - there is one in the classified section.
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Ive been thinking the same thing lately .

My conclusion is buy and old one with exposed hammers and have the barrels chopped . This is what I have planned

I want one with some age to it that looks well used but can handle modern loads .
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I really like my 12ga Stoeger Coach Gun. My fiancee bought it for me a few years ago. I have run about 500-600rds through it with no issues except the bruise on my arm. Dont pull both triggers at once, lol. They usually run around $350 new.
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I really like my 12ga Stoeger Coach Gun. My fiancee bought it for me a few years ago. I have run about 500-600rds through it with no issues except the bruise on my arm. Dont pull both triggers at once, lol. They usually run around $350 new.
Problem is I want hammers...............most of the good canidates are hammerless
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I've been wanting one too. Especially with hammers.
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No problem and I know they are more trouble than they are worth but I just cant resist the enjoyment of cocking the hammer on a good 12 gauge with an 18 to 20" barrel.
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