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Old 09-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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Got this from one of my grandpa's friends when he passed away. Kinda rusty but I think its cool. The action still opens and the trigger pulls and fires. No I haven't shot it cuz that would be crazy lol. But I did get some ammo with it that read they are from 1945 so during WWII. They are old and the paper ones have split some. But all in all its a cool gun and wanted to share with everyone.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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I would have to fire it!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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I'm scared it'll blow up haha. Plus I don't think the rounds would be any good now and I live right next to Whiting field and they probably would have a problem with me firing off a signal flare
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I'm scared it'll blow up haha. Plus I don't think the rounds would be any good now and I live right next to Whiting field and they probably would have a problem with me firing off a signal flare
Yepper...not to mention catching the woods on fire....Cool flare gun, but I wouldn't worry about safety hazard of shooting it....
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A little wd 40 and some fine steel woll will make it look and function better. My daughter bought me an old rabbit ear bouble barrel a few weeks ago and it was at least this rusty and the parts were not functioning well until I hit it with the ol wd 40. It still doesn't look new, but hey it's almost 100 yrs old.
Really neat gun, but I agree with you about firing this old ammo.
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I wouldn't worry about the gun, and if I was, vise it and use a pull string. The ammo sounds like it is probably not going to fire. Very Nice find!
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A little wd 40 and some fine steel woll will make it look and function better. My daughter bought me an old rabbit ear bouble barrel a few weeks ago and it was at least this rusty and the parts were not functioning well until I hit it with the ol wd 40. It still doesn't look new, but hey it's almost 100 yrs old.
Really neat gun, but I agree with you about firing this old ammo.

If you want to deminish any of the little value this gun may have do as stated above...
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keep the steel wool away hops #9 or wd 40 aad a corse cloth
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I'm not shooting the ammo it came with lol As for the rust I'm gonna research the best way to get it off without removing too much of the paint. I'm gonna keep it and the ammo unfired. I don't want to destroy it because it is a piece of history and IDK where it was actually used but 1945 is when they dropped the nukes on Japan in WWII.

Does anyone else have one?
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