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This is a discussion on Ten of the world's finest shotguns within the High-End and Specialty Shotguns forums, part of the Shotgun Forum Discussions category; Meh. Butt-ugly receiver/action. The 21's overly long action/slabsided/square-edged receiver was not the least bit appealing in the 28 or 410. Nice wood, though. YMMV....



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Old 06-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #21
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Meh. Butt-ugly receiver/action. The 21's overly long action/slabsided/square-edged receiver was not the least bit appealing in the 28 or 410. Nice wood, though.
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I really like what I have read about the Longthorne from England:
https://www.longthorneguns.com/gunroom/overandunder/

The barrels are one piece;

Our patented barrels are designed and manufactured in house by a highly innovative method and process. We take a single piece of high specification steel weighing approximately 27 kg and machine the barrels from this single block of steel eventually weighing approximately 1.3kg depending on their length. This has a number of benefits.

The resulting barrels are not only strong, but also light in weight.

In eliminating the need for a heavy soldered centre rib we are able to add weight to the barrel wall thickness, which in itself is stronger than the average barrel because of the high specification material we use. Despite its light weight our barrels are chambered for 3”(in 12 and 20 bore) and can be proofed for Magnum steel( also known as Fleur De Lys or Superior steel proof) up to full (fixed) choke. We believe that to date we are the only gun making company in the UK (at least) to have achieved this. Not only does this verify the strength of our barrels, it renders them 'futureproof' for our Clients.

The small central i-beam between the barrels measures less than 2mm, and this, combined with the fact that our barrels are honed to a very fine tolerance and are perfectly straight not unlike a finely tuned rifle, results in our guns shooting exactly where they are pointed and no need to regulate them. In contrast to this, many conventional monoblock barrels are constructed from two tubes which are inserted into an angled cavity at the breech end and then ‘pulled’(or ‘pushed’) together and then soldered into position, which in itself can cause heat distortion and softening of the base metal, meaning that they are in effect are not perfectly straight, comparatively, This can mean that the ‘shot’ is effectively being forced around a bend resulting in an increase in ‘felt recoil’.
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Weight (12g) with 30" barrels: circa 7lb (depending on exact specifications)
THAT part I find amazing.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:03 PM   #24
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They are saying that their soon-to-be-available 12ga sxs with 32" bbls will weigh in at 6.5lbs!
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