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It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:43 pm
by ErikO
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:28 am
by CDFingers
I have a 97 in a box in parts--need a stock set. In line with the other projects.

CDFingers

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm
by ErikO
You want me to keep an eye out for a stock for ya? :D

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm
by senorgrand
This thread needs pics...

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:58 am
by CDFingers
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.

CDFingers

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:25 pm
by ErikO
senorgrand wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm
This thread needs pics...
How it starts:
Image
This is what it will look like, mostly. Forgrip will be a corncob. Image

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:26 pm
by senorgrand
Ohhhhh...droool...

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:12 pm
by DamnYankee
Where does one source that bayonet attachment?

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm
by ErikO
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm
by DamnYankee
Definitely scratching an itch I forgot I had...

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm
by K9s
Wow. I wish my Maverick 88 had a bayonet lug.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:54 pm
by DavidMS
Cool!

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:44 pm
by ErikO
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:46 pm
by ErikO
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:

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:56 pm
by max129
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:30 pm
by K9s
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm
by ErikO
I should be into this project for less than $500 when done.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:59 pm
by K9s
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!

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:39 pm
by ErikO
Yep, not a real one but real enough.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 pm
by ErikO
...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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:03 pm
by ErikO
...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

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:51 pm
by K9s
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
Woo hoo!

Bubba lives. :)

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:54 am
by Bisbee
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!
Wooo-doggie!

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:05 pm
by ErikO
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.

Re: It's spring, time for more Trenchgun Tomfoolery

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:44 pm
by Marlene
Whee!!