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#547005 05/29/19 07:14 PM
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Im looking to purchase a pair of British Sidelocks that according to the maker were built originally as light weight guns. They weigh 6 lbs 5 oz each and are originally chambered and prooved for 2 3/4 shells, mid 70s vintage.

The thinnest spot in each gun is 22 and 23 respectively.

Im interested in opinions.

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Do you know location of where it is .022 or .023?

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Take a dial caliper and look at .022 and .023

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not worth the risk.


keep it simple and keep it safe...
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Where are the thin spots? What is the condition of everything else? In proof? Priced well?


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Yes, the question is where are the areas where the barrels are thin? Closer to the muzzles would be okay for me. If in an area closer to the forcing cones I would walk away.

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Originally Posted By: [censored
]Take a dial caliper and look at .022 and .023


Ha ha ha ! H I L A R I O U S! A real comedian here, folks!

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I would have no problems with that. Some Makers struck their barrels down to save on weight. Like Boss for example.


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One good drop and dent removal in the thin area could drop thickness below the .020 recommended minimum. So if you are planning upland hunts with these guns, that is something to consider. Personally my thinnest barrels are .020/.020 in a 90s era lightweight O/U. But It has a second barrel set at .030/.030 that I use for hunting.


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Is the gun in proof?

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