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anybody like / use a 16 gauge for upland hunting ? ive owned many threw out the years , browning citori , browning sweet sixteen ( a5 ) , winchester model 12 , stevens 311 ,ithaca model 37 , remington model 870 , currently own , ithaca new field ( double ) , remington model 58 ( auto ) mossberg model 190ka ( bolt ) , always something special , carrying a 16 gauge afield on a nice fall day , with a dog of course ( hope i dont sound like a wuss ) , if your into the 16 gauge theres a great site , 16ga.com

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for some reason the ithaca doubles  are not up there with the parkers , fox and lc smiths , i use mine all the time also , fits me great , i think mine was made 1936 , new field model , what do you have?

4 minutes ago, BIG PAT said:

I have a NR Davis 16 gauge double I use on occasion.  I shot my first rooster with it when I was a kid. I will carry it this fall in Iowa.

16 gauge is an under rated gun , your gun , 2an 3/4 chambers ?

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I bought this Sweet Sixteen January of 2020 for pheasant hunting, from the family of its original owner in Pennsylvania. Made in 1954. Then, the dog died and everything else went to hell last year. Looking forward to it being my bird gun. The gun is even older than me. :eek: 

I was kinda surprised that Simon Peter stocked four different loads for it. So. people are definitely using them

 

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14 minutes ago, Jim_ said:

I bought this Sweet Sixteen January of 2020 for pheasant hunting, from the family of its original owner in Pennsylvania. Made in 1954. Then, the dog died and everything else went to hell last year. Looking forward to it being my bird gun. The gun is even older than me. :eek: 

I was kinda surprised that Simon Peter stocked four different loads for it. So. people are definitely using them

 

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had 3 threw out the years , belgian , jap , and an early belgian , with the suicide trigger , safety built into the front of the trigger guard ( scary ) shells i get off gun broker , paper peters ( blue magic ) nothing like the smell of a fired paper  shell, early in the morning, nice gun , good luck

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15 minutes ago, gaberdeen said:

I use my  AH Fox 16 gauge A grade for all my upland hunting. Probably my favorite gun.

great gun , always wanted one  , a grade, worth big bucks

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Just now, Rusty said:

I did, but I lost it at some point in the past 45+ years.  

i think i lost most of the things i saved , how does that happen? you save something , not to lose it , and you lose it

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1 hour ago, Jim_ said:

I bought this Sweet Sixteen January of 2020 for pheasant hunting, from the family of its original owner in Pennsylvania. Made in 1954. Then, the dog died and everything else went to hell last year. Looking forward to it being my bird gun. The gun is even older than me. :eek: 

I was kinda surprised that Simon Peter stocked four different loads for it. So. people are definitely using them

 

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mid 50s were a great era for the sweet sixteen , as time went on they started to cut back on the engraving a little , the red / brown finish is desired , which you have , a little info , early ones like yours have the butt plate made out of buffalo horn , worms , dont know what kind , have been known to get in there and bore threw the plate , sounds strange , but ive seen examples of it , taking the plate off , and apply a very thin coat of wd -40 ( side that meets wood ) will correct / protect it

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