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All rounder/wildfowling piece.

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Igotknobblies, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Igotknobblies

    Igotknobblies Engaging Member

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    I acquired dads old hammer damascus side by side. Only takes 2 1/2" cartridges but takes few prisoners (ie all clean kills). Decided to find a similar sized s/s capable of firing wildfowling loads/steel shot. Got one so the o/u and the single are on their way to new owners. The new piece? Zabala 29 1/2" barrel large framed gun 12bore 3 1/2" (89mm) chambers steel shot proofed. With the double triggers it can be fired both barrels at once if you're brave enough. ....... 4 1/2oz of shot equivalent to a small punt gun! At 7 1/2lb its the same as the o/u so I'm used to lugging the weight around. The old s/s is a straight stoc k and the Zabala semi pistol grip. After some careful woodwork it is now a straight stock with more cast and drop to suit me. Oh, nearly forgot, its multichoke too! This spec gun very much mainland Europe. Very few in UK. Zabala renowned for being over engineered so hope it may see me out. Check them out if you're a fowler and dont like being termed 'a bounder ' with your semi auto! After all, if you're a good shot, two should be enough! Beaver tail forend although comfy may feel the chisel and be turned into a game forend. Will post pics soon. IGK
     

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