So who else wants one?
Seriously though, retard? Really? C'mon man, this isn't /b/. Can we please make the gun community look like more than immature teenagers calling each other retards? I understand this is the internet but still, aa little mutual respect please? At one point you didn't know something yourself.
Break his fucking legs, that kinda language is unacceptable.
This 1987 has been slammin since 1902
You make that trenchgun yourself?
Mines been slammin like a screwed up mixtape since 1920
Bought a beat up original off this joker gun dealer and paid way too much for it. Ended up having to restore it. Its a takedown model so I have the original 30" full choke barrel and slide and a trench gun setup.
That's pretty cool anon, I've been thinking of getting a beater to sbs. How hard was sourcing parts?
Since its still super popular with cowboy action shooters the 1897 is fairly easy to get parts for. The trench shields are hit or miss and you can''t find a really accurate repro.
You most likely will need a whole mess of new screws, Mine has the three screw handguard, if you have a newer single screw slide or upgrade to that I hear its better. The internals have a ton of wear parts that are going to need to be replaced due to age. Extractor arm and spring usually, as well the little case ejector spring which screws into the left side ends up going anemic after awhile.
A big one is the slide lock levers. I shot it the first time and the slide jammed because the old slide lock lever popped out to far where it wouldn't release the action. quick fix once I got the parts. I would suggest just replacing any of the springs. My main hammer spring was so old and crusty that when I took it apart it snapped in half and its a fucking pain to replace one of those since its a giant revolver hammer spring that lives inside the receiver.
do you think it just fires whenever you push the slide forward? you have to be holding the trigger. if you want it to work as a normal shotgun, just take your ham hands off the fucking trigger.
> mfw my dad had one he bought in 1974 and sold it when I was a kid
> mfw he got a CVA .54 Hawken, a 6.5 Swedish Mauser and a 4-wheeler seat for it
> mfw my dad has been dead for a decade and I can't slap the shit out of him for this
Most likely, it's made of fucking steel what do you think is going to happen? Is the whole assembly going to just fall off the gun and explode as soon as you try to use? Worst cast scenario it would crumple slightly after you already jabbed the fucking sword a 1897 bayonet is into the guy.
>One of the main attractions to the gun
>slamfire on a trench gun
If there weren't Ithaca model 37s around for ~$250 you might have had a point. People are willing to pay that much more for a STG 44 false repro because it gets them something they wouldn't have been able to approach otherwise. If you could get a sporterized STG for less than $300, nobody would be buying HMG's copy.
>gun that had to be reverse engineered off of rare 70 year old collectors items, redesigned to modern standards, and made by a small company
>literally the exact same design used 80 years ago, with the possibility of slam fire being removed, by the company that already made them and sold them for cheap before deciding to discontinue the line, and now they're oh so generously deciding to restart production of this basic shotgun for the low low price of $1200 when you can buy an actual one, not a reproduction, that actually slam fires, for cheaper