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I've thunk and thunk and can't come up with a reason why it's second nature for me to go from double triggers to a single one, without any problems, and vice versa. I can also shoot the rear trigger first, then go to the front without any conscious thought. I began with double triggers at age 8, went to a single at 12, and didn't shoot double triggers for some 30 years or so.

Maybe the less intelligent one is, the easier it is to swap around without any thought. I would certainly qualify in that regard.


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[quote=HistoricBore]I suspect the Percy Stanbury gun was a Model 600 Special (with ejectors) just like my one, which was sold in December 1946 but probably started life before 1939. It has 30 inch barrels and a semi-pistol grip, but two triggers.
I have cleaned it and put it away after shooting 3 duck (with steel) and eight pheasant (one ounce of lead) on our local driven shoot. They still work...

My friends Greener played up so I let him use the Webley - three birds for four shots.

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Hello, All the articles I have seen by respected authors and indeed an owner of Stanbury's gun, state it is a modified 400 manufactured 1921. In an article in the Field magazine Mike Yardley describes Stanbury's gun as the finest side by side he has fired. The 600 was first manufactured 1927,Regards mrwmartin


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Single trigger gun with faulty trigger no gun, double trigger gun with faulty trigger you have single barrel gun, far better than nothing when out hunting. Single trigger Webley & Scott 700 I have never seen on this side of the pond though they may have made some for export to your side of the pond.


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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I've thunk and thunk and can't come up with a reason why it's second nature for me to go from double triggers to a single one, without any problems, and vice versa. I can also shoot the rear trigger first, then go to the front without any conscious thought. I began with double triggers at age 8, went to a single at 12, and didn't shoot double triggers for some 30 years or so.

Maybe the less intelligent one is, the easier it is to swap around without without any thought. I would certainly qualify in that regard.

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here is a tip for you yankee bird hunters in cold weather...

wear the warmest and thinnest glove you can find, on your shooting hand...

cut the thumb and trigger finger off the glove...

if it is too cold to hunt with your trigger finger exposed, then it is too cold to be outside...

birds would be hunkered down in a snow bank anyway, so why bother...

unless you really like freezing your ass off...if that be the case, then consider ice fishind without a hut...

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as for single trigger reliability...

have had no experience with w&s...

over the years, have sold several westley richards, parker, lc smith, fox and ithaca guns with single triggers...

none have been a problem, except for those damn parkers...

old or new, those single trigger parkers are a pain...

good news is that a cleaning and lube job usually does the trick...

some have found that a quick temporary fix is squirting the innards with silicone spray...


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Originally Posted by ed good
as for single trigger reliability...

have had no experience with w&s...

over the years, have sold several westley richards, parker, lc smith, fox and ithaca guns with single triggers...

none have been a problem, except for those damn parkers...

old or new, those single trigger parkers are a pain...

good news is that a cleaning and lube job usually does the trick...

some have found that a quick temporary fix is squirting the innards with silicone spray...


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well, gee ted, tell us about your experiences with fixing single trigger guns...

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The only issue with rear trigger first: That's typically the barrel with the tight choke. That can work OK in driven shooting, where the birds are coming at you. But it's bass ackwards in rough shooting, where the first shot is typically the closer one and you want the more open choke.

Gloves: I've had pretty decent luck with thin wool inserts inside unlined leather gloves. But you have to find the right combination of the two.

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Originally Posted by L. Brown
The only issue with rear trigger first: That's typically the barrel with the tight choke. That can work OK in driven shooting, where the birds are coming at you. But it's bass ackwards in rough shooting, where the first shot is typically the closer one and you want the more open choke.

I fail to see how that's an issue. That's the way it is by design. It's no more an issue than the right barrel usually being the open barrel is an issue, which it isn't.

It's just a choice, that requires no manipulation of a barrel selector, to make.


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