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#248613 10/19/11 04:49 PM
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Hello, I'm interested in buying a Drilling and hoped to find one in 16 GA or 20 GA and a usable deer caliber, I live in the North East so about any rifle cartridge should work fine. I do reload but not the out dated older stuff. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as these guns range in price all over and I know very little about them.
This one that I'm looking at http://griffinhowe.com/othermoreinfo.cfm and http://griffinhowe.com/othermoreinfo.cfm


Thanks for the help Bob

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Bob, they seemed a bit overpriced.

If you shop, you'll find a very good drilling in the $2500 to $4500 price range.

These are just my opinions, but here is what I think is a "good drilling".

You only want a 16 gauge, they are light weight and most common. 12 gauge are too clumsy and weigh too much. 20 gauge guns are much rarer and the price will be higher.

You want a gun in one of these three calibers so you can buy good ready made ammo: 8x57 JR, 8x57 JRS or 9.3x72r. All functional for boar, deer, and black bear.

If you choose a 16ga gun with a rifle in the above options, you also want 27" barrels. This configuration makes for a 7 pound gun that handles like a well made shotgun, not like a heavy boat oar.

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Of all the guns on that list, I like the cheapest one best!

Carl Bock - Drilling - 16 ga. - $1,200.00
Item Number: FWK18359

If the bores are good, it would take well to full restoration. Beauty in its simplicity and it has all the right features in my opinion.

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Thanks Rookhawk, that's the info I was looking for. Is 27" barrels a mininmum or just desirable.
Cheers Bob

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What is 9.3x72R similar too, 45-70?
Bob

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9.3X72R is some what similar to a 38-55

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Bob,

27" drillings in 16 gauge are of a weight and proportion that they handle very much likes quality double barrel shotgun. If perceived weight, swing, and speed of acquisition are important to you, the aforementioned drilling will come close.

On the other hand, usually 12 gauge drillings are 24" barreled and they don't feel at all like shotguns. They feel like boat oars to me. It's an awkward handling sensation if you shoot shotguns often for a point of reference.

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http://www.martiniandhagngunmakers.com/forsale_combination.htm

There's a few listed here. I made a deposit on the 16 by 7x65R - a nice light gun with a reasonable rifle cartridge.

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12 gauge "clumsy" auf eine drie schrottenflinten mit ein gewjeren lauf?? I beg to differ. Old "Fetter Junge" Herman Goring selected 12 gauge Krieghoff Drillings- German worden-Drie- three- for his beloved Luftwaffe survival gun kits for his pilots- only a few have surfaced- I have seen and handled one (and translated the Feldbuch that comes in the aluminum case with separate parachute rig) for its new owner- beautiful. Old Herman was a major league gun and art collector- you can bet your last Strudel that he got the very first one made- and probably shot it at Karinhall--


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AFAIK the Luftwaffe Drilling was made by Sauer, not Krieghoff.

With kind regards,
Jani

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