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Germansheperd

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I typically wouldn’t have used this gun to make a HD weapon but some idiot along the way put a Poly Choke on the original barrel which was a shame because for its day it was kinda a rare gun being a deluxe/ vent rib/ 3” Magnum chamber shotgun for 1956. I kept this build pretty basic using the KISS method but I rebuilt it with all brand new guts. I kept the metal trigger assembly but updated it. On this build I did a flex tab conversion, new chrome breech bolt, Volquartsen extractor, new action bar assembly, a Vang Comp big button safety, police sear spring, 1100 carrier spring, red aluminum follower, Remington 3 shot tube extension, Nordic Components light mount, Streamlite TLR 1 light, and a 20” rifle sight smooth bore barrel. Took it out after I was done and the old warrior ate a box of shells like it was no ones business. This old shotgun is out of someone’s grandfathers attic and re-commissioned. This one is not for show but all business. Again thanks to JD for parts and advice.

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Ozark

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Your conversion looks very nice and is really practical. I have a 1951 12 gauge Wingmaster that I inherited from my Uncle when he passed. It has a 28 inch full choke matted barrel and corn cob forearm. I have thought many times about doing a conversion as you did to your shotgun but I already have six police magnums and a few other Wingmasters. Those early Wingmasters are really classics.
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Germansheperd

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Thank you! It sounds like that '51 would make a great platform to start with. I wish I had a corncob forend. If I did I would've put a Mesa Tactical 6 shot side saddle on mine.
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Start scouting the gunshows; I find them there frequently, usually not too expensive. There's always that one guy who has a long display of parts in 50 cal boxes and stocks and forends in old milk crates. 
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