My New Shotgun

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    Today, I had a local dealer go ahead and OK purchase, on my behalf, of a shotgun most extraordinary historically; High Standard Model 10B Police Shotgun.

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    It was designed by a police sergeant in Santa Monica, CA. It was very short and compact, yet met the requirements for minimum lengths of both barrel (18") and overall length (26") as dictated bythe 1934 National Firearms Act. Those requirements did not need to be met for exclusive police use, but the then well-known Hamden, CT gun-maker may have expected also a civilian market. They were produced 1967-1977.

    As a young man, I frequently saw them in patrol cars, propped up vertically against the dashboard. Turned out, the appearance appalled the non-criminal public, which saw the military-looking weapon as something of an excessive threat to their safety. Consequently, most departments sold them into the private sector.

    Today, they are rare; a brand new one might fetch $2000+, easily. In the past, I owned 2, but the rising prices thanks to Bill Clinton's "Crime Bill" urged me to sell them; I did, but have always yearned to own another. Mine is coming from a dealer in South Carolina. This particular arm I will set aside for my nephew Danny, in the Marine Corps, presently deployed to Japan. Understandably, he loves and collects firearms......
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    I remember we had one in our shop taken In trade for awhile
     
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    The last shotgun I bought was an FN SLP 12 I shoot in 3 gun matches, I also still have dad's Parker sn# in the 20's 2 digit and my uncles Win mod 12 trap tournament grade made in 1921 and a safe full of others
     
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    @Tex Dennis
    Bob, a friend of my wife's family was avid about skeet. He said at one time he shot several hundred rounds a week. He could also handle a hangun, in that case mine, one he had never had in his hands before. S&W Model 6906, double/single action, he studied it a few minutes, took a Weaver stance, and fired it as though he grew up with it! OTOH, my wife's dad, a WW-II vet, out with us two that time, took a backward position, always refrained from "gun-talk", believed firearms belonged outside private hands. That was one of the alienation points between my wife's folks and me. At first I was thought (privately between them) to be a crazy "gun-nut". Over the years, though, I kinda won-out with them, after they learned more about me.
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    Frank I have been a competitive shooter since very young and shot on the Army pistol team a few years I still shoot pistol matches and love it I just don't have the reflexes and sight I used to
     
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    Understand exactly, and face similar constraint. Biggest problem is my hands and deteriorating body-strength. Yesterday, I picked up a real nice used S&W 4516, .45 ACP, stainless steel, and did not want to reveal to the seller, my difficulty in racking the slide back, or depressing the slide release.

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    I dislike bobbed hammers, and will be installing a spur hammer after figuring out which model's hammer will work. My 669 9mm bobbed I replaced with a hammer for 659, the full-sized version of the compact, used that pistol for many years. In fact, it took this copperhead which slithered out of cover a few feet from us in MO:

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    Nice purchase and cool shotgun. I used to shoot sporting clays and and Action shotgun matches so I owned a lot of them until I moved here. Only shotgun I own now is the Mossberg Shockwave 12 ga.
     
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    Curious regarding the connection between moving and owning a lot of them. Restrictions?
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