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Here is a VH appearing in very nice shape with no bids at $1550 and $1800 Buy it Now. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893764730 . A 20 ga. very nice gun just sold for $2590. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/890556119. Here's what looks like a decent Trojan shooter for $1099 with no bids.https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893173664 Have to admit I was relying on memory of market impressions a few months ago rather than a current search. The $1000 VH 12 guns out there now seem to have significant issues. Sorry if I mislead you.

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I would be buying the VH, either at the Buy It Now price or bid aggressively.

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Thank you guys so much! Making dinner now, but thank you

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Have you guys looked at that 12 ga VH? It’s pretty mint and so original it’s still got short chambers and an extra full Ryan choke. For it to be useful I’d have to open the chokes a bit and maybe lengthen the chamber to 2-3/4” which for that gun seems sacrilegious.

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I love American guns, Parkers, Smiths, Lefevers, Ithacas. All have served well in the fields for generations. But for a lightweight field gun, it’s hard to beat the Brits. Personally, I prefer Italian guns. But if I was choosing between the two, a well made British field is probably a better choice than an American gun. Of course, both will do you just fine. Attend a sxs shoot in the US and what do you find? Mostly American guns. Why? Because we are Americans. We love our old Parkers and we should. But I have to give credit where it is due, the Brits make darn fine shotguns.

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Originally Posted by limapapa
Here is a VH appearing in very nice shape with no bids at $1550 and $1800 Buy it Now. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893764730 . A 20 ga. very nice gun just sold for $2590. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/890556119. Here's what looks like a decent Trojan shooter for $1099 with no bids.https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893173664 Have to admit I was relying on memory of market impressions a few months ago rather than a current search. The $1000 VH 12 guns out there now seem to have significant issues. Sorry if I mislead you.

Well now you did it😀, I just bought that Parker! Now I have to reevaluate my situation as the Parker will most likely replace my Fox as my dedicated duck gun. I’ll probably sell the Fox and LC Smith featherweight, then buy a nice 16 ga Fox or English light twelve down the road.

Anyway thank you so much for the tip, that’s a really nice gun at a very good price.

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John:

If the gun you bought has short chambers, don't have them lengthened rather have the forcing cones angles reduced. It will pretty well get you the same place without removing a lot of metal. Contact Mike Orlen about this sort of work.


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Originally Posted by docbill
John:

If the gun you bought has short chambers, don't have them lengthened rather have the forcing cones angles reduced. It will pretty well get you the same place without removing a lot of metal. Contact Mike Orlen about this sort of work.

Good advice, thanks

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