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I think I paid my doublegun smith a couple-few hundred bucks to fit a silvers recoil pad with a spur. He said it was a lot of work shaping the spur. This was after I tried and failed at an amateurish fitting effort. This was not even leather covered either.

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Brief update - had the gun apart for its first-time cleaning and lubrication. The Pedersoli build quality is utterly dismal (tempted to make a separate post detailing all the ridiculous errors I found in it) and I wish to be rid of the gun, but since I bought it through Bud's I don't have a 3 day inspection and it is thus a "used" gun...

Lesson learned: don't touch Pedersoli with a 10 foot pole, and don't buy from Bud's. Thank you all for your responses, I'm afraid the pad will have to wait for a nicer gun.

On a side note, anyone know of any 12 bores on the market that'd fit a 6'8" weirdo like myself? Going to need around a 16" LOP - being tall is great until you want a gun that fits frown

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Originally Posted by Kip
Brief update - had the gun apart for its first-time cleaning and lubrication. The Pedersoli build quality is utterly dismal (tempted to make a separate post detailing all the ridiculous errors I found in it) and I wish to be rid of the gun, but since I bought it through Bud's I don't have a 3 day inspection and it is thus a "used" gun...

Lesson learned: don't touch Pedersoli with a 10 foot pole, and don't buy from Bud's. Thank you all for your responses, I'm afraid the pad will have to wait for a nicer gun.

On a side note, anyone know of any 12 bores on the market that'd fit a 6'8" weirdo like myself? Going to need around a 16" LOP - being tall is great until you want a gun that fits frown

There are such 12 bores on the market and here is a superior one that only needs a 3/4 inch leather covered recoil pad. http://www.elderkinguns.co.uk/products.asp?productID=832

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Bushveld,

That's a lovely piece and I would certainly like to own it, but I'm afraid I'm in the US and on a slightly tighter budget (grad school is expensive!).

I'd also hate to muck up a Best gun like by chopping off the checkered butt to add a thick recoil pad.

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If you want a modern hammergun without breaking the banks, check out a Mi-Val made by Beretta. They were made in the ‘60s. There are a couple on Guns International. They were well made guns and are not expensive. Certainly better than what you recently bought. LOP will need extending but a good wood man can put an extension on.

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Bernardelli also made a hammer gun similar to the Beretta Mi-Val. I've owned two and still have a 20 gauge. They are nice guns.

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The Mi-Val looks like a decent choice, but I only saw two on GI and sadly the better of the two was sold pending funds.

Just about anything will be better than what I bought, which turned out to be a Huglu finished and proofed in Italy by Pedersoli. Needless to say, I'm never buying a Pedersoli again.

Does anyone have any experience with the restored guns from Heritage Guns in the UK (working through MacNab in the US)? They've got some lovely pieces for sale, including a Joseph Lang with a long LOP I've got my eye on.

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I have purchased from McNab and can recommend them.

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I highly recommend both Heritage Guns in the UK and McNab.

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