The gun on the right is my Browning BT-99 Plus. I have no idea why they quit making them after a couple years back in the early 90's. Ported, back-bored, Invector Plus, built-in shock absorber and adjustable everything. The only thing that isn't stock is the heel piece. That gun has to have upwards of 200,000 rounds through it. The bluing is completely gone under the receiver just from carrying it around. If you've ever owned a Browning, you know that took some doing.
I own a remington 3200 o/u trap special which is a basic model.Remington made other special 3200 like 1 of 100 which increases value.If you were one of the lucky ones you had remington single barrell.Remington made around 43,000 of the remington 3200. Health issues prevent me from shooting trap but this is a fine shotgun.
I don't know how to post pictures yet, but I still have my Winchester Model 1912 Trap, 32 inch barrel, which I bought from Hank Copsey in 1958 for 16 yd and handicap singles. When I moved to 25 yd handicap in 1959 this gun really came into its own with its full choke and 1 1/8 oz #7 1/2. Held up still when I finally moved to 27 yds.
I switched to International Trap in 1964 and bought a Krieghof 32 with 32 in. barrels and a release trigger (pull trigger to shoot first shot, release to fire second). With it took alternate to Jack Johnson of the USAF for the Worlds in 1966. In those days one could and did use 1 1/4 oz shot. Sore shoulders and headaches not unusual after firing 200 shots at a 100 bird practice. We always fired both shots. If waited until you determined a miss on the first shot, bird was too far out to respond with 2nd shot. That's why we had release trigger so as to get off the second shot, whether hit or miss, as fast as possible. Just keep swinging and release the trigger. Nowadays, with the 7/8 oz. limit, scores are even higher than the old days when we used 1 1/4 oz. Smoother swings, better selection of ammo, and better patterns probably the reason why.
Every so often, I take out the Model 1912 with its rollover monte carlo stock and shoot ZZ birds (Helice) at Westside Shooting Grounds, Katy, Texas. Still a sweet gun, serial # 201xxx.
O.K. here are the first two , top one is a Browning XT Trap with an RAD II on it for recoil control, bottom is my Browning BT (( Grade III also with an RAD II on it, My third one which I just got this week is a Browning XT Trap Unsingle, the stock is off to Rod's Custom Stocks for an RAD II for it, I love them things. I will post a pic of that when I get it back. Woody
Hargh! I am placing an image of my favs, The old reliable, 20 ga R870 wingmaster and the newgal, the Stoeger competition combo. I am still getting up to speed with the Stoeger. The 12 ga barrels were just to heavy for me to muscle around, and and I started getting a lot more hits going to the lighter 20 ga barrels. I finally blasted the hardest true-pair on the five-stand today with the Stoeger. It was a good day for me!
In the background is the new Charlie Elliot (CE) skeet/trap range. The guns are in the five-stand gun rack and shelter, two trap ranges, two observer shelters, and the new range house are in the background. This place is a lttle known gem run by the GA DNR and open to the public with the 23 buck yearly WMA permit. The ranges are located on the Charlie Elliot WMA near Mansfield, GA. Approx. 45 miles east of Atlanta.
The skeet/trap range opened in May 2012, and has been steadily upgraded since. After the shooters shot and cooked on the frying pans known as skeet/trap ranges 1 & 2, DNR agreed to install observer shelters and built them last spring, The new range house was completed last month and sports climate controlled storage for the ranges clays, 2 bathrooms, and admin spaces for several RSO's. There are several more minor tweeks to perform next year, overall the major players in this project, the NRA and the DNR, have put up the cash, found the engineers and constructed a small, high quality skeet/trap range. The DNR doesn't advertise much so not many GA shooters are aware of this little jewel.
This is just the first public skeet/trap range partnered by the GA DNR and NRA. CE was the pilot project and with its success another improved range with four skeet/trap ranges and a five stand is being planned for another WMA range in GA.
So there you have it, my guns and my range. I am proud of 'em all!