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In the theme of your favorite shot gun thread, how about a worst one.

Mine was a used Stoeger P350 I bought for 100 bucks. It was in great shape but double fed A LOT. Sent it back in twice. Both times they said there was no issue!! Tried selling it, no one wanted it. I really like the p350. My brother has one and it shoots great, especially for a big guy like me. Ended up trading it and 50 bucks for a Kawasaki Lakota. Much happier with that one.
 

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Can`t say I have had many issues with my scatter guns that I can remember anyway. I had an old 10 ga double that a guy gave me for doing some electrical work for him many, many years ago. I traded it eventually for a .22 magum rifle and 200 rounds of .22 mag ammo. That .10 was a BEAR to shoot. My shoulder still aches even thinking about it. LOL My ex-brother-in-law pulled both barrels at once one day. It actually knocked him down. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to have a stroke. I guess I have not had too many bad experiences as far as reliability issues though.
 

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I can't say I've ever had a bad shotgun. All mine are American made with the exception of a couple of SXS doubles made in Brazil and imported by Stoeger, and a Mossberg Silver Reserve O/U made in Turkey.
Winchester, Remington, Ithaca all bought used - no problems.
NEF Pardner singles & an H&R single - no problems
Even the 1930's Stevens 12 ga single I got for free still works. Ugly, but works.
 

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My first and worst shotgun was a Maverick 88. It functioned, but you had to work that pump forward with serious authority or the shell would hang up. I still have it lurking in the back of the safe. One day, now that I'm older (and a bit wiser), I'm going to strip it down and see if I can figure out the hang-up. Of course I've been saying that for 20 years now...
 

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It doesn't have to be a malfunctioning gun. Just one you didn't like for whatever reason.
In that case, it would be an Ithaca M66 Super Single 20 ga. I got it for $20 from a fellow at work who needed beer money. I was glad to help him out.:D
It filled a need for a while, but the fact it only extracted and did not eject is a serious drawback for me. Too slow to reload.
I traded it for a Mossberg 183KE bolt action .410 repeater with C-Lect choke.
I carry 410's around our farm because they are light and I don't really need anything bigger. Until after dark.:eek:
 

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The Franchi Law 12. Actually, it was a great shotgun with one big shortcoming. Cleaning the thing was a nightmare with its gas system. You needed a degree in engineering and an evening to do so. I sold it to a buddy of mine and he doesn't shoot it for the same reason. That said, I might just buy it back from him.
 

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The Franchi Law 12. Actually, it was a great shotgun with one big shortcoming. Cleaning the thing was a nightmare with its gas system. You needed a degree in engineering and an evening to do so. I sold it to a buddy of mine and he doesn't shoot it for the same reason. That said, I might just buy it back from him.
Didn't those have a malfunctioning safety switch on them? I think I read that they could go off when switching from safe to ready to fire. Where the act of pressing the safety would set it off. I may be wrong though.........
 

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Didn't those have a malfunctioning safety switch on them? I think I read that they could go off when switching from safe to ready to fire. Where the act of pressing the safety would set it off. I may be wrong though.........
Now that would run your day, at the least a pair of drawers!:eek:
 

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ithaca 51. kept breaking the action bar.
remington 58. cracked the receiver.
cz semi 20ga. black and blued my cheek every shot.
s&w 1000s. melted the gas piston seals.
spencer roper 12ga. pump. never fired. poor trigger.
hi standard supermatic skeet. parts would fall off of it.
winchester 1400 Mk1 skeet. mag tube cap would fly off during a game and send the mag tube spring downrange.

need i go any further?
 

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ithaca 51. kept breaking the action bar.
remington 58. cracked the receiver.
cz semi 20ga. black and blued my cheek every shot.
s&w 1000s. melted the gas piston seals.
spencer roper 12ga. pump. never fired. poor trigger.
hi standard supermatic skeet. parts would fall off of it.
winchester 1400 Mk1 skeet. mag tube cap would fly off during a game and send the mag tube spring downrange.

need i go any further?
Dang you've had a bad run!
 

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how bout a greenier 14ga trap door.
never could find ammo for it!
bernadeli 9mm semi auto.
light strikes.
had it smithed.....after 2 months of futile effort, we both agreed to send it on its way. sold it on gunbroken.com! got my money back. poor guy. felt bad for him....but he had to have it. i even told him it had light strikes!
 

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Yildiz 12 ga O/U. Real light but not quick pointing. Lot of kick. Every so often it would give you both barrels. (stolen and I replaced it with the same in 20 ga which was a lot better.)

Now I have seen a lot of shotguns that I thought "sure am glad that's not mine".
 

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and lest we forget...any single shot stevens crack shot in 12ga.
 

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CZ 712 Target - went through 2 of them in less than a month. The action bar would break after ~200 rounds.

I will say CZ's customer service was top notch, once alice found out about my issue(s) she pretty much said I could trade the second on in for any gun they had in stock. I picked up a Readhead Deluxe in 20ga for the wife so she sould enjoy shooting Skeet with me.

The Readhead has been pretty much flawless, shoots right, breaks clays like a monster and looks good doing it with the nickel receiver.

I just will not own another CZ auto shotgun, ever.


NachO
 

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Didn't those have a malfunctioning safety switch on them? I think I read that they could go off when switching from safe to ready to fire. Where the act of pressing the safety would set it off. I may be wrong though.........
A run of them and the pump/semi SPAS 12 had a run of bad safeties.. they fixed them for free if you sent the trigger system in. My SPAS 12 has never had such an issue, was not in the bad run
 

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high standard shadow made by howa.
wood cracked all the time.

oregon arms 22 chipmunk.
bought them for gifts but was ashamed to give them to the kids. sold them off.

weatherby centurion semi auto 12ga.
cracked wood and melted gas pistons.

savage 775a.
kicked the daylights out of me.

star firestar 9mm.
jam-o-matic

remington 572bdl
jam-o-matic. never did get it to load even after smiths worked it.

s&w 29 44 mag.
screws would loosen every time i shot it. got tired of the routine., sold it.

para ord 45 15 rd mag.
failed to feed too many times.

cosmi trap 12ga.
holy cow did they kick!

whitney wolvernie 22.
what a piece of crap! bolt wouldnt even lock back on last shot! couldnt hold a group at 5 yds! worst trigger i ever pulled on.

desert eagle 50ae.
it would plant a brass case in my forehead every shot. it drew blood. sold it to a SEAL. thank God i got rid of that 1.00 a shot pistol!

sig 226 9mm.
cracked the slide rails. but sig replaced it with another gun.

need i go on?
oops! got a little side tracked on pistols and rifles, but hey...whn your stewing, might as well stew the whole thing!
 

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WOW Bobski---- remind me to never get on the same airplane as you. LOL--:D
 
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