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#558662 - 11/18/19 08:43 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Replacement]
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Originally Posted By: Replacement
There is also the old Sears/J C Higgins double made for them by AyA. I don't remember the specific model, but someone here will chime in. These tend to be overlooked because of the Sears name.


I think maybe you are referring to the JC Higgins model 100 which were made by AYA.

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#558671 - 11/18/19 11:09 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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Look into some Husqvarna guns. I love em and they usually aren't much money. On the new screw in choke side I like my CZ bobwhite. The first one with case coloring on the reciever

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#558672 - 11/18/19 11:35 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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If this link works here is one like Ted was speaking of (Rode Hard & Put Up Wet). When I bought mine back in 68, just before the ban on mail order, I chose it because it had double triggers, I liked the shape of the frame rear better than those "Tight" scallops & I had more confidence in the metallurgy of a cheap Italian gun than a cheap Spanish one.

I feel like I made the better choice, at least it suited me better. I would have preferred a straight grip & splinter forend, but in that price range, one couldn't be too choosy. As I recall in 1968I paid $129.95 for it. Ordered it through a Herter's sale catalog. List price was I believe $179.95.
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#558678 - 11/19/19 07:21 AM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: 67galaxie]
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Originally Posted By: 67galaxie
Look into some Husqvarna guns. I love em and they usually aren't much money. On the new screw in choke side I like my CZ bobwhite. The first one with case coloring on the reciever


I don't think Husky made many 20's.

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#558682 - 11/19/19 07:33 AM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: 2-piper]
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Originally Posted By: 2-piper
If this link works here is one like Ted was speaking of (Rode Hard & Put Up Wet). When I bought mine back in 68, just before the ban on mail order, I chose it because it had double triggers, I liked the shape of the frame rear better than those "Tight" scallops & I had more confidence in the metallurgy of a cheap Italian gun than a cheap Spanish one.

I feel like I made the better choice, at least it suited me better. I would have preferred a straight grip & splinter forend, but in that price range, one couldn't be too choosy. As I recall in 1968I paid $129.95 for it. Ordered it through a Herter's sale catalog. List price was I believe $179.95.


I've had a couple of the Victor Sarasqueta guns imported by Stoeger. One of them was a Woodlander 20ga. They were obviously made to a price point, but they do not seem to have suffered from the soft steel issue that plagued other cheap Spanish imports. And it's good to avoid cheap Spanish doubles with single triggers. Although the Spanish put ST's on a lot of their guns they sent to the States back then, the Woodlander wasn't one of those. Pretty solid little gun. I also would have preferred a splinter and straight grip. As I recall, I bought mine off Gun List in the good old days. The 1961 Stoeger catalog listed it at $108. For $42 more, the same catalog offered a Bernardelli S. Uberto 1, and for $70 more, a West German-made Sauer 60. Of course if you wanted to buy American, a Stevens 311 was only $70.

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#558689 - 11/19/19 09:04 AM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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I'm now looking closely at the new CZ Bobwhite G2. A redesign of the earlier gun (coil springs instead of leaves) with a reportedly narrower receiver and with a different (baked-on) finish, it's still a double-trigger, english stock and splinter design for an entry price of $650. 12s weigh 7lbs w/28 tubes and a 14 5/8 LOP. 20s are in the 6lb range.


Edited by Lloyd3 (11/19/19 09:09 AM)

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#558708 - 11/19/19 01:28 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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I think that's a good choice. I bought one this year in 20 gauge and am very pleased with it. It has already accounted for several pheasants using Kent Bismuth. It came with a horrendous trigger pull on the right barrel but CZ took care of it in under 10 days under warranty. I bought it through Davidsons so didn't have a chance to try the trigger pulls in the store. The right barrel exceeded my digital trigger pull gauge. After that, no issues. They say the finish is black chrome, which seems to be common with Huglu guns.

Bruce

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#558711 - 11/19/19 02:29 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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Bruce: what does your 20 tip the scales at?

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#558731 - 11/19/19 05:20 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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It weights 6 pounds, 5 ounces with two A-Zoom snap caps in it.

Bruce

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#558736 - 11/19/19 05:46 PM Re: A good 20-something double? [Re: Lloyd3]
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I think maybe you are referring to the JC Higgins model 100 which were made by AYA.


Bingo!

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