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It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

#1 Post by ErikO » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:43 pm

So I won a cheap Stevens/Coast to Coast pump gun (267/77) here: gunbroker

Pics as soon as I get it. Bluing is uneven so I will be refinishing it along with the wood.

Heat shield/Bayonet lug from Numrich Gun Parts.
Bayonet from Sarco
Sling swivel from Numrich
Sling from my spares (I have a couple M1903 slings)

Should be a fun project and I'll end up with a servicable trench gun at less than half the cost of a military shotgun.
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#2 Post by CDFingers » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:28 am

I have a 97 in a box in parts--need a stock set. In line with the other projects.

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#3 Post by ErikO » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm

You want me to keep an eye out for a stock for ya? :D
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#4 Post by senorgrand » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm

This thread needs pics...
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#5 Post by CDFingers » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:58 am

ErikO wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm You want me to keep an eye out for a stock for ya? :D
Yeah, man, 'twould be cool. I thought of getting a new unfinished set then molesting it with pine tar. In line with other projects, so still open.

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#6 Post by ErikO » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:25 pm

senorgrand wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm This thread needs pics...
How it starts:
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This is what it will look like, mostly. Forgrip will be a corncob. Image
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#7 Post by senorgrand » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:26 pm

Ohhhhh...droool...
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#8 Post by DamnYankee » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:12 pm

Where does one source that bayonet attachment?

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#9 Post by ErikO » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm

Numrich has these: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/813820
ALso, there are these guys who make them and sell them in the white: http://www.partsforantiqueguns.com/index2.html

As for the M1903 bayonets, those can be sourced on Amazon for under $100.
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#10 Post by DamnYankee » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Definitely scratching an itch I forgot I had...

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#11 Post by K9s » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm

Wow. I wish my Maverick 88 had a bayonet lug.
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#12 Post by DavidMS » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:54 pm

Cool!

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#13 Post by ErikO » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:44 pm

K9s wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm Wow. I wish my Maverick 88 had a bayonet lug.
I am so glad I never bought a shotty with a sub-22" barrel. :D

Came close a few times. I should be cutting that 28" down by mid-May.
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#14 Post by ErikO » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:46 pm

DamnYankee wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm Definitely scratching an itch I forgot I had...
This has hit me every spring for almost a decade now. Took me to now to look beyond the Remington and Winchesters to the Stevenses. :lol:
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#15 Post by max129 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:56 pm

ErikO said:

Took me to now to look beyond the Remington and Winchesters to the Stevenses
I have shot many a Stevens and I was not disappointed. One of my regrets is selling a Stevens 20 Ga. Side by Side.
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#16 Post by K9s » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:30 pm

ErikO wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:44 pm
K9s wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm Wow. I wish my Maverick 88 had a bayonet lug.
I am so glad I never bought a shotty with a sub-22" barrel. :D

Came close a few times. I should be cutting that 28" down by mid-May.
:yikes:

That Maverick 88 is probably my favorite pump 12 GA to shoot. And it was cheap, too.
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#17 Post by ErikO » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm

I should be into this project for less than $500 when done.
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#18 Post by K9s » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:59 pm

ErikO wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm I should be into this project for less than $500 when done.
As far as trench guns go, that sounds like a real bargain!
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#19 Post by ErikO » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Yep, not a real one but real enough.
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#20 Post by ErikO » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 pm

...FedEx emailed my tracking number to me. Should be at my FFL on Monday. Means I should get it either some night next week or a week from Saturday.
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#21 Post by ErikO » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:03 pm

...And Curtis Sports was actually home when it came in today and I got it after work.

I can only improve the value of this $100 shotgun. lol
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#22 Post by K9s » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:51 pm

ErikO wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:03 pm ...And Curtis Sports was actually home when it came in today and I got it after work.

I can only improve the value of this $100 shotgun. lol
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#23 Post by Bisbee » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:54 am

Hack-saw in the lean-to and spray some rattle-can BBQ paint. Fashion the heat-shield from a cookie-pan with tin-snips and a drill. You can be in-n-out for under $250 if creative!
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#24 Post by ErikO » Sat May 11, 2019 6:05 pm

Barrel cut, crowned and rebluing is curing now. Heat shield will be ordered in two weeks but the rear sling loop will be here on Monday.
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#25 Post by Marlene » Sat May 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Whee!!
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