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Offline ShotgunDave

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Dad's old SxS
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:03:15 PM »
My Step Dad gave me this gun several years ago, as a wall hanger. His Dad had bought the gun new back in 1949. His Dad used to grow grapes commercially and had a lot of acreage. Every Sunday, he and his Dad would take the gun out to the fields and hunt rabbits, quail and the occasional pheasant. The gun saw hard use.

It's a J. Stevens/Springfield Model 5100 SxS. It is 12ga with 2 3/4 chambers and 28" barrels. It does have the ugly "Tenite" stocks, which is a nylon type material. It does kinda look like wood with it's brown and black swirls. Like I said, it had been relagated to wall hanger status, because it was badly off face. And the reason it was is because the top latch on the barrel was cracked. It wouldn't lock up tight anymore. So my Dad hung it up.

I've been on the hunt for a set of barrels for it for a few years, but couldn't ever find any. When I did, there was something not the same about them so I didn't chance buying them. Until last week. I saw a set on eBay and studied the pictures against my gun. It looked like a perfect match to me. So I took a chance and bid $100. And I won. They arrived today, and literally went right on the gun! Perfect fit!

Now I can put my Dad's gun back in the field where it belongs. With any luck, it will bag some quail this year. Sorry for being so long winded. Here's the pictures.









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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 09:54:53 PM »
Cool beans!! Glad you got it going again.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 11:25:47 PM »
Glad you could fix it. There's more than just a gun in that piece (according to your long winded story  L@. L@.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2020, 12:12:20 PM »
Thanks guys.

You said it Len. I showed it to my Dad yesterday via FaceTime. He got all teary eyed, and told me the whole story of the gun. That made it all worth while.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2020, 01:11:53 PM »
Now, it's more than ever important to knit the generations together. Mustn't lose the connections.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2020, 01:22:14 PM »
Now, it's more than ever important to knit the generations together. Mustn't lose the connections.

I agree 100%
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2020, 02:19:20 PM »
Nice job of staying with the old gun and finding a replacement barrel.

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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 04:51:59 PM »
Looks real good.  A double SxS is an institution; ingrained in our psyches.  Other than land I don't know of anything that gets passed down and valued as a family-associated item as a gun. The fortuity of finally finding that correct barrel just now shows that you’ve been livin right.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2020, 06:25:02 PM »
You GO, Dave! Good on ya for bringin' a tear to the old man's eye. (7&
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 06:02:12 AM »
not to Frey, TENITE STOCKS are very collectible. people used to PUKE ON THEM. not so anymore.

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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 08:26:04 PM »
not to Frey, TENITE STOCKS are very collectible. people used to PUKE ON THEM. not so anymore.

They are? I don't know why they would be. They're really kinda ugly.  (7+"
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 09:36:03 PM »
not to Frey, TENITE STOCKS are very collectible. people used to PUKE ON THEM. not so anymore.

They are? I don't know why they would be. They're really kinda ugly.  (7+"

They also get brittle with age. I have a 20 gauge 5100 that had a tenite stock on it when I got it. It doesn't have it anymore.
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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 06:16:47 AM »
ShotgunDave, it is a thing called RETRO!! know what that is? well it is anything that is / was old, now is the NEW. how many people keep them on there guns and didn't swap them out? so don't fret. a I have a SAVAGE MODMO, 24 with one. and remember that The REMINGTON Co. made two modals with a BLACK ONE and a CHOCOLATE ONE on them. and as for brittle with age, you just wait. ask me how I know?

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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 06:26:57 AM »
" brittle with age "

No doubt toot!!! I am not even that old yet and my body is already brittle. Too many years working hard out in the weather and far too many injuries. My body is full of rust with a pitted bore and a lot of finish has been worn off  *6'

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Re: Dad's old SxS
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 10:27:11 AM »
You need some browning!
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