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the model 50 collectors corner. share you stories.
February 19, 2016 - 11:25 pm

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I just bought a model 50 yesterday, and shot it when I got home. I was impressed at how fast the gun shoots and cycles. Mine has a regular “beaded” barrel, and not one of those poly-chokes. Mine is probably in 80-85% condition.

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Michigan
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February 21, 2016 - 12:56 am

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Spotted a nice looking Monte Carlo stocked trap gun at the Novi Michigan gun show today. Donut post vent rib gun that looked original in 95 – 97% condition. $1100.00! Pigeon style forearm with great figure in the buttstock. Probably the best gun of the show!

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dragon
May 4, 2016 - 4:24 pm

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i have 9 mod 50’s, really enjoy shooting and collecting them. the next one i need to add is a “Pigeon” grade. they are a very well built  and simple action.

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November 17, 2016 - 4:24 am

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Fondled my first 50 last weekend. It didn’t follow me home but someday one will. There’s something about that gun.

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Kentucky
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November 18, 2016 - 7:39 pm

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I had never really had any exposure to the Model 50 until I obtained one myself.  I will say it feels and shoulders well, feels very balanced.  Haven’t shot it yet but will eventually.  I have always been a “pump” fella but this Model 50 really intrigues me.  They are good looking guns as well in my opinion.  My Brother-in-law has one as well that was his Grandfathers manufactured in 1961.

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November 21, 2016 - 12:47 am

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David Gilliland said
I had never really had any exposure to the Model 50 until I obtained one myself.  I will say it feels and shoulders well, feels very balanced.  Haven’t shot it yet but will eventually.  I have always been a “pump” fella but this Model 50 really intrigues me.  They are good looking guns as well in my opinion.  My Brother-in-law has one as well that was his Grandfathers manufactured in 1961.  

Shoot it, and you will “bond” with it immediately!

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dragon
November 21, 2016 - 4:48 pm

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i have a 20 ga. mod 50 that i have sent out to be customize, it will have all new wood upgrade the stock will be straight grip and have a black diamond as well, will be engraved with a #2 winchester pattern, and vent rib installed. probly have a couple more mounths before i see it. can’t wait

gotta love those 50’s21

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January 21, 2017 - 4:40 pm

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Been watching Model 50’s since I read this thread. Haven’t seen one in the right configuration yet, looking for a skeet or possibly trap model. Seeing several decent field models with plain barrels. No hurry so I suspect it will come along in due time.

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Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
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March 17, 2017 - 3:37 am

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While you’re thinning the herd, bobski, I may be interested in a retro skeet gun. I have my eye on a M12 skeet gun but a 50 might be fun.

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Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
April 4, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Not yet bobski , it is being engraved this week. It has been a slow project, it will be worth the wait! When I get it back I will attempt to post pics.

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M.Dragon
September 3, 2017 - 6:58 pm

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Bobski , just got got my custom model 50 back from Simmons. It was worth the wait, wish I knew how post pictures, I would love to share them. All involved with the project did an excellent job.19

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So Cal
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November 25, 2021 - 2:19 am

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I have a Model 50 Featherweight, great shape, Winchester vent rib, 26 inch IC barrel…feeding trouble. 

It is clean (very) , lubed, buffer plug backed off after contact with inertia rod…all done per tech manual instructions. Sometimes it will shoot maybe 5 or 6 shells OK…then inevitably a fired case will fail to eject, new shell from the magazine will jam against he empty at about a 30 degree angle, carrier jammed up, bolt jammed and frozen to the rear. 

At that point I have to disassemble the gun to remove the spent shell case, which requires removing the floating chamber and most of the time dropping the trigger group. 

I installed a new buffer / recoil / bolt return spring…I turned the buffer plug out 2 1/2 turns after contacting inertia rod with bolt locked open, tried less (2 turns), more (3 1/2 turns out – even 4 turns ) – I get pretty much the 1/8 rear bolt travel after lock open regardless of buffer plug position in tube…even to the point of last turn out on the buffer tube plug that will still allow inserting the teeny wire locking pin in place in those two little *&#@+#% holes (who designed that PITA system ?) …still get stove piping. 

I have tried different ammo, 1 ounce, 1 1/8 ounce loads, 2 3/4 dram, 3 dram, no joy, same outcome. I don’t work for NASA, but I realize it might be resulting from :

1. Expended empty shell opens too long to clear ejection port (they don’t). 

2. Bolt doesn’t come back far enough to eject empty shell (doubtful… seems to come back as far as it physically / mechanically can without leaving the receiver and ending up in my hat). 

3. Process of feeding is either occurring too fast, not allowing ejection of fired case (my guess) or too slow…bolt / floating chamber not recoiling fast enough or far enough to the rear to allow ejecting the empty & cycling the second or third shell into battery. 

Any ideas , suggestions or recommendations ( other than the suggestion I got from a pal…(“Sell it…Use you Remington 870 pump.” ) would be greatly appreciated !!!

Love the gun….but shooting ducks and doves with a single shot just makes a long day out there and aggravates my dog. 

I had a Model 50 steel receiver gun years ago…26 inch ribbed skeet choked barrel, gun had been beat like a government mule, blue mostly worn off, dents all over it, never did anything to it as to adjustment…it ran like a Singer sewing machine, smooth as silk. Rarely missed with it…should have gone to the Olympics, and I should have kept it ! Shoulda coulda….              Thanks,    KGM IMG_3064.JPG

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