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    Single Barrel Shotguns

    I went into a gunstore last week and the staff said they dont take in or sell single barrel shotguns. 'No call for them' they said. I was disappointed and confused. I like and use single barrel shotguns. I especially like the Greener GPs, made here until a few years ago. Point is, I enjoy shooting what you might call more interesting guns.

    Am I just a dinosaur (Been called that before) or are there others out there in the gun and shooting ether who feel the same way?
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    They can't make a good single barrel to compete with the junk pumps they sell for $99-$129. Here in US they haved made quality singles since the 60s. They continued making them but cheapened them up. One reciever size wheather 10g or 410g. Still can pick up good older models for $100-$150.
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    I've long believed a single barrel sidelock Paradox gun would be a utilitarian yet elegant tool for both fur and feather. I even made the suggestion to Holland & Holland but it fell on deaf ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grenadier View Post
    I've long believed a single barrel sidelock Paradox gun would be a utilitarian yet elegant tool for both fur and feather. I even made the suggestion to Holland & Holland but it fell on deaf ears.
    Should have come to me. We used to manufacture firearms in Birmingham, and I did much with H&H. Even used their shooting school in Ruislip a fair bit way back when. Drm50 got it with the price issue. Now days its so cheap to make them elsewhere, its just not cost effective to make working everyday guns here. The high end guns are still made in the UK, shotguns and rifles but they cost a fortune.

    On the plus side, many good quality older singles are available and cheap. I have seen them in auctions five to the lot. So few want them now you see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tranteruk View Post
    I went into a gunstore last week and the staff said they dont take in or sell single barrel shotguns. 'No call for them' they said. I was disappointed and confused. I like and use single barrel shotguns. I especially like the Greener GPs, made here until a few years ago. Point is, I enjoy shooting what you might call more interesting guns.

    Am I just a dinosaur (Been called that before) or are there others out there in the gun and shooting ether who feel the same way?
    Are you a dinosaur? Many of us here are considered to be so. Like dinosaurs, our footprints will be present on this planet a million years from now.

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    Henry USA makes quality singles.
    I’ve always wanted a 20 gauge with a 24” rifled barrel and 3” chamber for use in shotgun-only areas for deer and wild hogs.
    Who makes one of those?

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    Not my foot print just my name in a few trees on Avery Island, thinking I would go back and see what they looked like now that I'm almost a dinosaur! I sold the only single shot 12 gauge I did buy and the 410 I loaned my dad was nothing but a rusty stick! He was wanting to shoot the hawks after his chickens, but left it out in the open up against a tree.
    So many pumps and auto shotguns in pawn shops and LGS it's unreal!

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    Also, the NEF/H&R single barrel guns were built very good , although not fancy.
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    Just viewed a gun auction, not an hour ago. Took a look at a Greener Police Gun, single barrel, full length wood with a nose cap and bayonet lug. A little too rough, even for me.

    If anyone is curious, Southams of Bedford, UK. Sale is tomorrow and lots online.
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    Griffin,
    H&R USH is the closest you will get to a 24" single shot rifled barrel slug gun. I don't think they are made anymore, but used ones are around, but coveted. Probably selling for double what they originally sold for. They are very accurate. I have friends doing head shots at 100 yards with them.

    I have an old Model 37 in 410. I use it for squirrel in places i am not allowed to use a 22.
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