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emt1581
01-09-2013, 19:39
I bought an old double barrel shotgun a few years back. I think I paid $100 and it works great!!

At a local gun shop there was racks of old/used semi-auto 12ga. guns. One was in pristine condition but it was Russian...$125. A bunch of FNH's for $200-$235.

I just want a gun that'll fill that niche of the semi-auto 12ga. So as long as it shoots smooth and feeds reliably I don't care. The guy at the shop said they fed fine. I figured I'd ask on here.

Is a cheap Russian or FNH good to go? Or are there things to look for/worry about?

Thanks

-Emt1581

garya1961
01-09-2013, 22:30
I don't know about the FNH but if I wanted a cheap auto shotgun I would look for a Savage Model 720. They are a clone of the Browning A5. You can find them in the $200 to $300 range, a lot cheaper than the browning and some will say they are better.

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff398/garya1961/sav12-2.jpg

The_Gun_Guru
01-09-2013, 23:23
The only semiauto 12 gauge I have is Russian.....

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/SAIGA-12/saiga-12.jpg

Sorry, couldn't resist!:tongueout:


See if Bud's gets more of these in....they look pretty nice.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411551704/Linberta+01LSTAC+TACTICAL+SEMI+AUTO+12ga%2C+20+%22

TGG

1gewehr
01-10-2013, 10:48
John Browning sold the design to his automatic shotgun to FN (Browning A5), Remington (Model 11), and Savage (Model 720). All three are very well made, and the earliest ones will interchange parts. My grandfather bought Remington Model 11s which I now have. They still work perfectly. You need to learn to adjust the recoil system for different loads, though.

emt1581
01-10-2013, 18:57
Savage and FNH eh? I'll have to look.

As far as the S12, I had one and hated it. Most unreliable POS I've ever owned next to my Henry Survival Rifle.

Thanks!

-Emt1581

vafish
01-10-2013, 21:44
The only semiauto 12 gauge I have is Russian.....

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/SAIGA-12/saiga-12.jpg



TGG

Did you know you have geotagging turned on your Motorola Droid phone and it gives everyone the GPS coordinates of where you took the picture?

Fox
01-11-2013, 01:58
I would opt for the Savage Model 720 because it is a Browning design.

mac66
01-11-2013, 12:27
[quote=garya1961;19842928]I don't know about the FNH but if I wanted a cheap auto shotgun I would look for a Savage Model 720. They are a clone of the Browning A5. You can find them in the $200 to $300 range, a lot cheaper than the browning and some will say they are better.



I have a Savage 720 that was my dads. Great shotgun.

Somewhere I read on a forum of somebody who took an old Rem 11 and cut it down to make more tactical. I even think he extended the mag tube but I can't remember now.

Along that same line, I also have a friend who buys any kind of old shotguns and rifles and "repurposes" them. That means he makes them more practical usually by cutting the long, long barrels down and refurbishing them. I've done that myself with a couple old long guns.

Trey83
01-11-2013, 17:39
Did you know you have geotagging turned on your Motorola Droid phone and it gives everyone the GPS coordinates of where you took the picture?
Nice of you to let him know but maybe let him know in a pm:wavey:

arclight610
01-11-2013, 18:33
Winchester 1400 is old and cheap. Can't say it'll be reliable though.