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Skeet Guns
June 9, 2019
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Kicking around a vintage skeet gun. I have a nice enough Citori CX for most days but I love shooting my old Winchester trap guns now and then, might as well add an old Winchester skeet gun to the stable. I’m currently leaning towards a Model 12 20 ga Skeet gun and a 21 is probably outside of my reach. I’ve considered a 24 but haven’t found one I liked yet. I’m not a serious (low 20’s) skeet shooter so any solid gun will serve me well. 

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Mike

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June 10, 2019
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Mike,

I think you are right on track with the model 12. The model 50 semi auto may be an option..... Don't know if you prefer slides to auto's.

 

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June 11, 2019
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Thanks for bringing up the Model 50, Erin. Been looking for an excuse to acquire one. I haven’t seen a skeet version, let alone a 20ga skeet version but that could work. I actually prefer doubles and pumps but an auto makes sense. I like the prices I’m seeing in the Red Book, may actually be able to afford one!

 

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June 11, 2019
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Hi Mike,

I can't say for sure if they made an actual skeet version either. I'm surely thinking they made 20's with an Improved Cyl. choke tho…..  Probably a little easier on the pocket book also. My uncle had one in a full choke 12, used to run down to his place at lunch hour from high school. A river ran right behind it with a slough about 50 yards wide. It was a haven for Mallards and Woody's. Shot lots of Ducks with that old gun and can't ever remember a malfunction.

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June 11, 2019
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Red Book lists Skeet guns in 20ga but I’ve only seen 12ga field guns. Did a little poking around last night, nothing yet. There’s a Model 12 that I need to research a bit, may need to do a Cody inquiry and post a few pics for feedback.

Quite honestly I’d never noticed the Model 50 until I read the thread about them in this section soon after joining the forum. I suspect the lukewarm collector interest is a double edged sword for someone seeking a Model 50; keeps prices down but not many dealers willing to buy & resell them for the small profit.

 

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June 11, 2019
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Found a 12 ga. with a WS-1 skeet barrel     https://www.gunbroker.com/item/817184058

Here is a 20 with an I/C choke          https://www.gunbroker.com/item/809421656

There is 5 pages of them on GB, I only glanced at the first couple.

 

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June 12, 2019
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Thanks, not much on Gunbroker but I do a little research on there. As I’m in no hurry I’ll probably hold out for a vent rib gun. That 12ga w/ SK-1 choke is tempting but...

 

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June 26, 2019
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Aside from the M21 and M23/24, the Model 12 20g Skeet is perfect for the task.  I inherited my father's 1954 version choked to WS-1 with the donut post vent rib.  It's one of my favorites for knocking down clays.

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