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Germansheperd

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Scratching my head for ideas on this old meat gun here

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vl5150

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I kind of like ones that been there done that.  Maybe clean it up and leave it as is?
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Germansheperd

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It really is a real “good honest” shotgun. I will at minimum rebuild it with all new parts. Still thinking about taking it down to 18.5” and a 2-shot mag extension. We will see.
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mike4570

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Honest wear on an old working gun. Were it me, I would find a spare 18 or 20" plain barrel and call it a day. Replace the springs if needed but, leave it original.
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Germansheperd

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That’s a good idea too. I may even just rebuild it with new or better old Wingmaster guts and turn it into reliable field/woods gun/shooting shotgun.
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Oldboy

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Good God, it seems like Wingmaster's are a dime a dozen over there! I've seen 2 in my life and it's a fairly long life.
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Germansheperd

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Son hang out with me on the right Saturday or Sunday ill take you to a good ‘ol fashioned American gun show and you’ll be tripping over Wingmasters and see tables of firearms as far as the eye can see!
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Oldboy

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If I thought i could get past the TSA I'd take you up on that! ;-)

We do have the odd gun show over here, but it's mostly new kit, plus of course the accessories and associated gear. Once a year, on my wife's birthday.

It's not that she is glad to get rid of me for the day, she just likes for me to enjoy myself. I think.
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Germansheperd

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Well I finished this one up last night and is going rabbit and squirrel hunting Weds before Thanksgiving. Its interesting what you find and/or the lack of care a shotgun has had in 60 years.
I just about completely stripped, disassembled, and cleaned the entire gun. I cleaned the slide carrier, firing pin. Cleaned and rebuilt the locking block and breech bolt with a new firing pin spring and a new Remington machined extractor.
I went through cleaned the trigger assembly and added a new standard sear spring with an 1100 carrier spring. Next the mag tube got a good cleaning along with a new red aluminum follower and a new police magazine spring.
The barrel got a good brushing, swabbing, then reassembled. After reassembly I added a rear swivel and swiveled magazine cap along with a new matching sling.
I think its ready for recommissioning to back into the field for another 60 years now. I will field test in a few days.

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Oldboy

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Very nice.
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Germansheperd

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Thank you! It came out exactly how I wanted/planned as far as the look and function. I’m looking forward to getting into the woods here in the next few days.
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