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Short barrel shot gun

Post by Liver » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:43 pm

Just curious, nothing more. I know most (if not all) of this hobby is personal tastes. Just want to educate myself if I am missing something.

Is there a real (i.e. realistic) difference in Serbu Super shorty versus a short double barrel?

The Super Shorty would have three rounds and the double would have 2. Is there anything else?

Reason I am asking is because (to me) it would seem the double would be less hassle, and potentially less prone to mechanical failure.

Aside from certain video games, I have not seen a short double barrel shot gun discussed much.

What is your take on it?

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Post by HILMAN76 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:54 pm

I don't own either, but it has to be cool factor. The Serbu just looks so freakin' wicked. 8) 8) 8) :twisted: :twisted:

I personally would rather have the Side by side SB shotgun.
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Post by ROFuher » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:44 pm

The recoil on Serbu feels much less. Of course if the double had a pistol grip and vfg, it would probly feel less, too
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Post by ThePatriot » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:02 pm

Although I haven't fired the Serbu it seems pretty cool, but I like my Stoeger SXS 12 ga. with 8" barrels better 8). Neither is very practical but the old-school cool factor of the SXS made me go that route. Also, I wanted a project so I did the shorty myself from a standard coach gun.
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Post by Fireman1291 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:51 am

ThePatriot wrote:Although I haven't fired the Serbu it seems pretty cool, but I like my Stoeger SXS 12 ga. with 8" barrels better 8). Neither is very practical but the old-school cool factor of the SXS made me go that route. Also, I wanted a project so I did the shorty myself from a standard coach gun.
Pictures please! Im thinking about this for my next project. Any more info would be great!
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Post by strobro32 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:22 pm

I'm doing the O/U SBS.
If it doesn't splatter, shatter, burst or explode, it's not worth shooting.

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Post by ThePatriot » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:50 pm

Image
Crappy photo, sorry I'm not good with cameras. I still have work to do before it is finished but you get the idea.

What I have done:
-cut the stock with about 1/4" extra for shaping
-shaped the pistol grip with a grinder
-sanded/shaped grip to final shape
-polished rear piece of forearm (was blued)
-cut barells to about 8 1/2" on a bandsaw
-cut forend to match barrel length
-shaped forend with grinder and sander
-purchased and installed 1/4-28 3" socket screw forgrip attachment (old bolt was cut through when cutting stock)
-smoothed out/removed burs on end of barrel

What I need to do:
-re-checker the grip and forend (my first time doing so)
-final sanding
-stain/finish
-touch up blueing on end or barrels
-shoot it! :D
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Post by HILMAN76 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 pm

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by jimmym40a2 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:23 pm

Patriot I love seeing that gun. Making one is on my bucket list.
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Post by Liver » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:19 pm

thats nice

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Post by ThePatriot » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:21 am

I'm glad you guys like it.
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Post by DCloudy777 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Oh yeah, like anybody would ever do a O/U SBS... that would just be silly... :roll:

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I waited a long time for the right (read: cheap enough to hack up) O/U to come along, but when it did, I jumped on it... I love this gun.

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Post by ThePatriot » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:38 pm

Very cool.
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Post by strobro32 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:26 pm

I like the O/U. Do you have any side view pics next to something to judge scale?
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Post by DCloudy777 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:25 pm

Sure... I'm a lousy photographer, but here's one next to a 30rd AR mag
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I'm looking for someone to make a leather "wrap" for the forend, because the spring in the retaining latch isn't strong enough to hold the forend on during recoil every shot. Plus I think it would look cool.

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Post by Liver » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:14 pm

very cool. i'd love an o/u short! gonna start looking!

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Post by DCloudy777 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:47 pm

The gun is a Stoeger Condor... great base for a project like this, cheap and overbuilt.

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Post by lobo56 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:23 am

Is that a $200 stamp>?

I have one of the SXS with 18 inch barrels that I would love to cut!!

Looks like a fun project!
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Post by CKOD » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:28 am

lobo56 wrote:Is that a $200 stamp>?

I have one of the SXS with 18 inch barrels that I would love to cut!!

Looks like a fun project!
All form 1's are $200 stamps, but both of these fantastic looking guns pictured in this thread are AOW's since they arent meant to be fired from the shoulder, and would be a $5 tranfer to someone else.

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Post by lobo56 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:17 am

So you are saying:

$200 to make one

$5 to buy one.
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Post by ThePatriot » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:27 am

lobo56 wrote:So you are saying:

$200 to make one

$5 to buy one.
That is correct.
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Post by DCloudy777 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:17 pm

Mine is a $200 stamp SBS, I could put a stock back on it if I was so inclined. (I'm an SOT, so the stamp cost wasn't an issue.) In theory, one could do an AOW on a O/U or a SxS platform if you could find or a "virgin" receiver, but good luck, that's kinda like the Holy Grail of the AOW world....

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Post by strobro32 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Thanks for the pic and the good info on the spring.
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Post by Mr Nice Guy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 pm

How's the recoil? :twisted:
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Post by ThePatriot » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:27 pm

Mine is not bad at all. When shooting 2 3/4" bird shot it is similar to a .357 mag.
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