20 ga coach gun options

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Found a forgotten stash of 20 ga shot shells…decided I'd rather buy a 20 double and shoot it up. I can buy a Stoeger coach gun but would rather find one used and cut it down to 20" truck gun…..any thing out there?
 
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Thanks….that would be a great solution……I will look for one. I had and old Fox that would have worked…..but sold it years ago before this idea hit.
 

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20GA doubles stacked either way will usually be an expensive thing to saw on.
Single barrels on the other hand can usually be found under a hundred and nobody cry's when you lop them off.
They have basic truck gun charm plus you can indulge in barrel swapability. :unsure:


Local and available,,,,,, P.M. me if this has any interest.

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20GA doubles stacked either way will usually be an expensive thing to saw on.
That is true.
The one I cut down was too nice to cut , and I normally wouldn't have done it.
It was for a friend of mine's 80th birthday and he always wanted one.
So I found one and cut it down for him.
It was too nice and cost too much , but it was worth it.
 
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Here is a 20-gauge Baikal Coach Gun with a Winchester 1894 Ranger Compact in .357 Magnum. Both are nice bedroom pieces.

The Coach Gun is loaded with #3 Buckshot which has 20 pellets in the shell. The Ranger Compact is loaded with 158gr JHP. Either one will work well for the intended purpose. #3 Buckshot is .25 caliber so you are putting a good amount of lead in the air when you fire it.

You do have to aim with a shotgun instead of the common myth that you just point it in the general direction. There is nothing more intimidating than hearing the sound of a pump shotgun racking or looking down the twin muzzles of a double barrel shotgun.

One time I came home in the early morning hours from an out of town job when I lived on the family farm. It was about 3am and someone had locked the door for some reason. I came in through the Bilco basement door to get into the kitchen. It woke up my Dad's Doberman Pinscher and Dad.... I opened the door to the kitchen from the basement to find myself looking down a double barrel 12 gauge!!! I swear it looked like 2 open 55 gallon drums!! I had to swallow my heart and check my pants for a brown stain after seeing that.... I explained that someone had locked the door and I was trying to get in without disturbing anyone. We did get a laugh from it but I can close my eyes and still see those huge holes looking at me ....
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I bought a double barrelled damascus twist 20 ga. shotgun marked Wells Fargo ( really) back in 1964 down along the Mexican border. I think I paid about $150 for it. It all went about 12 years later when I sold all
sold all my Civil War guns & I had a bunch. I do kick myself a whole lot. I am 93 now & still have some Rugers.
 
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Geez, stop kicking yourself......you can't have it all--no where to put it....and we are just custodians. I am 20 years younger but I am aggressively thinning my heard....but will sometimes buy somethng just for the joy of it.....
 
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Found a nice Stoeger 20 ga upland….26" barrel so not a coach gun, but on balance just fine. Something I could actually use for birds and home defense.
Thanks for advice, needsmostuff….I learned why side by side are not cheap to cut down
 
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