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#607166 11/28/21 09:39 AM
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Lang patent trigger plate action, unique fences, she is a big girl too:

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Not sure I have ever handled a 12 bore that heavy.

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Their price range seems to be almost an order of magnitude low for a gun like that.


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I have shot a cross over stock and would love to shoot a central vision setup. Pity they removed the chokes. Someone needs to come up with a micro welding technique or some other way to add metal to restore chokes.

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I like it…a lot. Would be a great duck and clay gun.


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How does the safety operate? It looks a bit unusual and I am wondering if it pivots, which seems unlikely, but then that gun is very unusual in so many ways.

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I assume the gun was rebarreled. Not really a bad thing. I have a few with wonderful newer barrels that , now, are fine shooters.

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Originally Posted by BrentD
How does the safety operate? It looks a bit unusual and I am wondering if it pivots, which seems unlikely, but then that gun is very unusual in so many ways.

You are correct, the safety pivots. While it may seem unusual today, it was quit common of the early hammerless sidelocks. I have owned several by T. Woodward and I owned a Lange trigger plate patent that had a pivoting safety too. The Lang I owned may actually have been the same patent as the one above. You will see some early Scottish round actions that used the pivoting safety as well. The early hammerless snap action guns have always intrigued me.

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Heavy gun. I believe the Hurlingham weight limit for pigeon guns was like this:
1880 season - 8 lbs 2 oz
1882 season - 8 lbs
1883 season - 7 lbs 8 oz.

This doesn't at all look like a pigeon gun but when the barrels were swapped, wondering if the flat file cut rib went.


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I do not think this gun ever had a flat cut rib or was re-barreled. Look at the action shaping in the top view and note the concave transition between the flat tops on either side as well as the auction description. It looks like original barrels re-proofed to me.


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