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#360660 03/11/14 07:42 PM
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I just picked up an interesting little thing.

It is a 36-bore by Lang & Sons.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=1&theater

The photos above are of the locks, which are beautifully scaled and cleaned up nicely. I think I will re-chamber it to .410.

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Cool! A friend had a 36-bore.. His was a boxlock by Woodward.... Cute little thing it was. When he wanted to show off, he'd take it on a quail hunt... actuallly killed a few birds with that thing. He sold it for a hefty price. If I remember correctly the shells were cut down from 30-30 casings.

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A "True" 36 gauge has a bore diameter of .506". In the early days some makers of .410's listed them as either 12mm or 36 gauge, neither of which accurately describes their bore size. .444 Marlin brass can be made into short .410 cases but a .30-30 is too small even for that use, much less a true 36 gauge gun.


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A .410 case falls too far into the chamber, I'll chamber sleeve it to .410. The barrels are actually stamped .430 (for the bores), but there is no chamber stamp. The conversion will make it a usable little gun. It is well balanced and very nicely made with a good length stock.

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Hmmmn;
Interesting, neither a .410 or a true 36 gauge. Makes one wonder just what it was intended to shoot originally. I double checked & 36ga is .506. A .410 is actually a 67.5 gauge & the .430 would be a 58.5 gauge.


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Might make cases from .348 Winchester blown straight, or 50 something. Look up dimensions in Cartridges of the World


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If you are looking for .506, I think 45-70 would be better than .348 Win.
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It would be very interesting to know what both the length & diameter (at both ends) of the Chamber are.


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The diameter and length can be found be found by making a chambercast.
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Last edited by Der Ami; 03/12/14 04:30 PM.
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That is the proper way to do it!

I will get around to it. The gun was list on the owner's ticket as a 36 bore, he bought it thinking it was .410 from someone who thought it was a 28 bore!

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