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Big Gobbler with my 12 Gauge UnderHammer

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Post by Admin 28/11/21, 08:09 am

I killed this Big Ole Gobbler back in the Spring with my then Newly Acquired 12 Gauge UnderHammer Shotgun, 80 Grains of Swiss 2F, 1-18 Oz of #6 Shot

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Post by Admin 28/11/21, 08:11 am

These things have CRAZY Cool Colors

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Post by Harleysboss 29/11/21, 05:27 pm

Man that's a nice looking underhammer! Guess what? The rifle version is underway! I will try and start a thread in the gun building section....stay tuned.

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Post by Admin 30/11/21, 10:53 am

Harleysboss wrote:Man that's a nice looking underhammer! Guess what?  The rifle version is underway! I will try and start a thread in the gun building section....stay tuned.

AWESOME Deal HB, i am looking forward to seeing it, I might end up having one made as well, I love the looks of these UnderHammers, They scream COOL! Big Gobbler with my 12 Gauge UnderHammer 1f60e
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Post by Waters 03/12/21, 04:21 pm

That's a really nice bird you got there budd.When you get a chance could you please do a video on that shotgun lew? What's he asking price on them anyway?

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Post by Harleysboss 08/12/21, 02:05 pm

Lew's underhammer 12 ga. used to belong to me! In a serious moment of weakness I made a trade/sales deal with him. I had it custom made for me here in Washington State. The gun smith has since moved back to Idaho. He did do some custom work for me on another underhammer rifle build. I'm not sure if he is still doing this type of work. I could check with him if there is interest? The rifle build is being completed by me (stock work, browning ect.).

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Post by George_Kelley 08/01/22, 11:09 pm

Waters wrote:That's a really nice bird you got there budd.When you get a chance could you please do a video on that shotgun lew? What's he asking price on them anyway?

Agreed, I want to know more about that fowler. Who made it?
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Post by knifemaker3 09/01/22, 07:24 pm

Pecotnica River sells underhammer kits. I’m building one in .44 caliber with a 1:17 twist green mtn barrel.

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Post by Admin 09/01/22, 09:21 pm

knifemaker3 wrote:Pecotnica River sells underhammer kits. I’m building one in .44 caliber with a 1:17 twist green mtn barrel.

Keep us posted on it, I have been contemplating doing the same thing, I have a New 34” Green Mountain 1:18 Twist Barrel that i would likely use
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Post by Admin 09/01/22, 09:40 pm

George_Kelley wrote:
Waters wrote:That's a really nice bird you got there budd.When you get a chance could you please do a video on that shotgun lew? What's he asking price on them anyway?

Agreed, I want to know more about that fowler. Who made it?

John Taylor is who built it, John is well known for these UnderHammers Big Gobbler with my 12 Gauge UnderHammer 3355125947  I bought this Gun from My friend and forum member Harleysboss, He is the one that Had John Build it for him. That is about all i can tell you about it

Here is a Couple Links for John Taylor
https://johntaylormachine.com/
http://underhammers.blogspot.com/2010/05/replicating-original-numrich-arms.html
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Post by knifemaker3 10/01/22, 08:27 am

Lewis, I hope to get to work some on it this week, but doubt I'll be able too with all the customer's guns I have to work on.

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Post by Harleysboss 13/01/22, 06:14 pm

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Post by Harleysboss 13/01/22, 06:18 pm

The above picture is the twin under hammer project to Lewis' shotgun. John Taylor provided the action and fit the barrel for me. The wood set is from Pecatonica Longrifles. I have started the wood work and will update as progress is made. 50 cal Grn Mtn LRH barrel.

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Post by Admin 13/01/22, 06:44 pm

Harleysboss wrote:The above picture is the twin under hammer project to Lewis' shotgun. John Taylor provided the action and fit the barrel for me. The wood set is from Pecatonica Longrifles. I have started the wood work and will update as progress is made. 50 cal Grn Mtn LRH barrel.

I am REALLY anxious to see this Rifle done, Get on it HB so you can Bring it over and let me Shoot it Very Happy
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Post by Admin 13/01/22, 06:51 pm

Harleysboss wrote:The above picture is the twin under hammer project to Lewis' shotgun. John Taylor provided the action and fit the barrel for me. The wood set is from Pecatonica Longrifles. I have started the wood work and will update as progress is made. 50 cal Grn Mtn LRH barrel.

Did you leave the Barrel 32” inches? Have you made up your mind on What Sights you are gonna put on it?

If i end up building one of these it will be a LOOOOOOONG Ranger Very Happy I think it would be SUPER Cool to Shoot one of these Long Range (800 to 1,200 Yards) The trigger will be really important for me, I am so accustomed to 10-14 Ounce Set Triggers that its Hard for me to Adjust to Heavier Triggers
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Post by Harleysboss 13/01/22, 07:26 pm

I left the barrel alone so she's still 32". I had the rear of the action D&T for a small Skinner peep sight, similar to what I have had mounted on my White in-line. For the front sight, I bought a skinner brand partridge style to go with the peep. Ihave made some nice progress with the butt stock....Hmmmm, maybe I will hold back the pictures to make you suffer in silence!! Twisted Evil

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Harleysboss wrote:I left the barrel alone so she's still 32". I had the rear of the action D&T for a small Skinner peep sight, similar to what I have had mounted on my White in-line. For the front sight, I bought a skinner brand partridge style to go with the peep.  Ihave made some nice progress with the butt stock....Hmmmm, maybe I will hold back the pictures to make you suffer in silence!! Twisted Evil

You are SKIMPING on the Sights!

Put these on it Very Happy
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Post by McLoader 14/01/22, 06:25 pm

The under hammer design is very practical, and interesting. I really want one! Would like to see pics of any underhammers that others are using. I have been eying my dads custom under hammer ML for 30 years now!

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Post by Admin 14/01/22, 08:00 pm

McLoader wrote:The under hammer design is very practical, and interesting. I really want one! Would like to see pics of any underhammers that others are using. I have been eying my dads custom under hammer ML for 30 years now!

They are a very unique Gun, and in my opinion they look really neat Big Gobbler with my 12 Gauge UnderHammer 3355125947
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Post by UFFDA 11/02/22, 03:30 pm

Nice bird, congrats. Really pretty shotgun too. Good hunting this spring on another.

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Post by Kurt 28/05/22, 06:03 pm

Idaho, does that shotgun have any choke? If not at what range did you shoot that big gobbler? I am wanting to use some older guns I have for turkey for, sentimental reasons, but have not because I didn't think they could take "turkey load" type loadings, but 80 grain is just 3 drams and 1&1/8 of shot is not anywhere near the 2 ounces the "turkey experts"Big Gobbler with my 12 Gauge UnderHammer Gobble10
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Post by Harleysboss 28/05/22, 07:26 pm

I'm once again the owner of that underhammer shotgun. Lewis bought it from me after a turkey hunt a couple years ago. Out of the kindness of his heart, he sold it back to me. I can't say what range he shot his at, but I took a tom with that same gun about 5 years ago. Range was about 25 long steps (under 30 yards). Just for comparison, I've shot two toms with an old 16 ga double with modified chokes. 1 1/8th oz #6. Range was once again in the neighborhood of 25 yards. Don't sell your old guns short. They just aren't "Magnums" so range just has to be closer.

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Post by Kurt 28/05/22, 09:27 pm

Harley thanks for the reply. From my reading over the years on the subject, I was aware old muzzleloading shoguns had no choke as the wads were bore diameter and would not fit in. I suppose also, in the beginning, choke hadn't been thought of yet. I have also read of more modern guns having some choke and even others having screw-in chokes. I was P.O.I. testing, a couple of weeks ago, the 20 ga my father bought me for my twelfth birthday, so many years ago, and was surprised that with 1 ounce and 7/8 ounce loads it put enough pellets in a turkey target to be effective at 30 yards. That single shot would be significantly lighter than the 11-87 I've been lugging around and the idea of calling the big birds in closer would only add to the challenge.

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