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I was at a gun shop last Saturday trying to pick up a few supplies when in walks a person with a side by side 12ga . He was wanting to trade it in for a pistol he had a hankerin for. I ask him the basic questions on age and condition and why he was trading.
He said he did not like the recoil and longer range accuracy when he fired slugs!?!
I thought (silently to my self) Well DUH..it's an 12 ga 18" side by side coach gun with no recoil pad!
I ask if I could look at the coach and it had almost no wear and in near new condition . Well to make this short story longer it followed me home. With a good cleaning because it still had the original shipping grease in it I believe that it will find a new home here.
 

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Nice. What's the make/model?
 

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It's one of can Russian Bikal 43s. Not a top quality but it is in New condition and I hope I don't have to intentionally shoot it much. I got it for a very good cash price.
 

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Does that one have exposed hammers or no? I've considered getting a coach gun to keep in smaller spaces. But seems like a lot of them are for the cowboy shooters, with exposed hammers.
 

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Does it look like this? Baikal makes a good gun.


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Mind looks just like it Sept it does not have exposed hammers.
Spike if I had had a choice I would have got one with hammers. The hammerless model cocks on the opening that feature makes it a little more difficult to get it unloaded then loaded plus you have to fool with a saftey.
 

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Took the double boomer to the range...The reason the original owner had for wanting to get shed of the double was because of his disappointment in the accuracy with slugs...Its a SHOT gun not a slug gun, but that aside, With #4 buckshot at 15 yards on a B2 target the shot spread out to a 10'' dia. circle centered on the target with either BBl. Double 00 shot about 6'' higher with a 5 to 6'' spread on center also. I had a friend repeat the shots in the same order and he got the same results...... Now a slug , Don't wanna do that agin the recoil was bad and the trigger guard scraped a lot of skin off the middle finger, Well DUH its a light weight coach gun shot gun. Since its preferred diet is #4 buck I will stock it mostly with them and have a few 00 when I wish to make a bigger impression.
 

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Always wanted one. May have to seek one out.

I would want to put a cuff on the stock that will hold a few extra rounds.
I'd want it closed at the back to hide a "Sissy Pad"...

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