Found this old Joe Biden Special at a garage sale for $20

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    There were some hippies in town who were having a garage sale. I asked them if they had any guns and the guy brought this out. He wanted $50 but I got him down to $20.

    It's a SxS is a Belgian-made J. Pire & Co.12 gauge, that was probably made around the turn of the century. It doesn't appear to have a Damascus twist or laminated barrel but it also doesn't have the lion over the "PV" proofmark, which would indicate that it was made for smokeless powder...


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    Ya reckon she'll go kaboom? No guts, no glory: Let's give her a try. I tied her down to a bench out back with some paracord, and put a rope on the trigger...

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    Just to be safe, I fired it from behind a piece of plywood..

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    Well what do you know? Five rounds of Remington Peters high-brass 12 gauge through each barrel, and it didn't "hand-grenade" on me. Of course, the shell ejector has a problem, so I had to push the empty hulls out with a stick...

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    Even so, this is pretty much a wall-hangar, and I won't be shooting it off the balcony or through any doors like JB said to do.. Not a bad deal for $20, though.
     
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    That's not scary at all but it is nice
     
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    :thup: JGalt, You my cyber phriend are a man that knows how to spend an afternoon... Congrats on finding a tremendous buy... Damn Hippies anyway... :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    Just doin' my civic duty. That's one more gun off the streets and out of the hands of a potential violator. :biggrin:
     
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