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Old 06-14-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Combo guns - guns with an unusual number of chamberings..

(pun based on "rodents of unusual size")

I just recently saw that Chiappa firearms has resurrected the M6 Scout:



http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2673

Only this time in 20 ga./.22 rimfire

THey also have a similar combo called the X-Caliber in 12/.22 with chamber adapters:



http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2677

I own a Springfield M6 Scout in .22/.410 and I own a Savage 24C in .223/20 ga.

I always wanted a Valmet 412, but could never just swing the expense until I kind of grew out of wanting one and then I could afford it. Combo guns seem very popular in Europe - not so much here.

What combination, convertible, adaptable (chamber adapters) guns do you have or have owned/shot?

What did you think of them?

Worth the expense or compromise?
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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I had a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum with a spare wheel chambered in 9mm. Like an idiot, I traded it for a new stainless 10/22.

I stopped selling or trading guns after that.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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I had a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum with a spare wheel chambered in 9mm. Like an idiot, I traded it for a new stainless 10/22.

I stopped selling or trading guns after that.
You see them from time to time.

The .22LR/.22WMR revolvers - usually a Ruger Single Six IIRC - are on the market from time to time.

There is also this:

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Of course there are also the .410/.45LC/.45ACP revolvers - like the Taurus and S&W. Taurus makes The Judge too which also shoots .454 Casull.

I am not a big fan of shooting .410 from a revolver, especially a short barreled revolver - but something like that which would shoot .454/.45LC/.45ACP would appeal to me.
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(pun based on "rodents of unusual size")

I just recently saw that Chiappa firearms has resurrected the M6 Scout:



http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2673

Only this time in 20 ga./.22 rimfire

THey also have a similar combo called the X-Caliber in 12/.22 with chamber adapters:



http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2677

I own a Springfield M6 Scout in .22/.410 and I own a Savage 24C in .223/20 ga.

I always wanted a Valmet 412, but could never just swing the expense until I kind of grew out of wanting one and then I could afford it. Combo guns seem very popular in Europe - not so much here.

What combination, convertible, adaptable (chamber adapters) guns do you have or have owned/shot?

What did you think of them?

Worth the expense or compromise?
That looks like a nice modern refresh to the concept. Must revive the survival rifle thread now!
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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Of course there are also the .410/.45LC/.45ACP revolvers - like the Taurus and S&W. Taurus makes The Judge too which also shoots .454 Casull.

I am not a big fan of shooting .410 from a revolver, especially a short barreled revolver - but something like that which would shoot .454/.45LC/.45ACP would appeal to me.
"Raging Judge Magnum" only I believe...I wouldn't try it in a standard "Judge" due to pressure levels...
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #7
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I had a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum with a spare wheel chambered in 9mm. Like an idiot, I traded it for a new stainless 10/22.

I stopped selling or trading guns after that.

The oid man told me "never sell guns,tools or motorcycles. The guns will feed ya,tools pay the bills and the bikes keep you sane." He was a lot smarter than I thought he was as a kid.
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The oid man told me "never sell guns,tools or motorcycles. The guns will feed ya,tools pay the bills and the bikes keep you sane." He was a lot smarter than I thought he was as a kid.
Wise words.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:38 AM   #9
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Saw this at a gun show recently. Definitely an "odd" number of chambers.

http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2629

Between this, the X-Caliber and the Rhino, Chiappa is definitely thinking
outside the box.
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In Europe, and maybe other placces in teh world, they are refered to as 'Drillings' often a side by side shot gun with a rifle barrel underneath.

Ideal for fowl and then a rifle for other.
Sauer made some, I think Holland & Holland have as well.

Never seen one for real

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I have one of these, it was my fathers

http://www.marblearms.com/gamegetter.html

They are now making them again
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For a while Springfield Armory was advertising a pistol version of their M6, but I don't think they ever sold any - possibly the ATF had a problem with the short shotgun barrel, I don't know. It was shortly after that it seemed that they stopped selling the M6 altogether. I don't why they stopped that either.

Who is making the game getter now?

Oh - uh - never mind:

http://www.marblearms.com/thirdGeneration.html

$2000?
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cartridge adapter for shooting pellets:

http://www3.telus.net/gamegetter/

I wanted to buy something like this (not the same company in the link) and put some money down at a gun show and got shafted (guy never delivered).
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Who is making the game getter now?
Oh - uh - never mind:http://www.marblearms.com/thirdGeneration.html

$2000?
Yeah, it is a lovely little gun to shoot, and is the gun we all learned to shoot with.

Mine has the leather holster in perfect shape and the gun has very little wear. It is now a restricted weapon in Canada (16" Barrel) which is too bad.

It was nice and light and a pleasure to carry on walks in the woods when you expected a partridge to pop up and say, "Dinners ready!"

I also have my dad's A.H. Fox Sterlingworth (12 gauge 30") , and his 30-40 Krag Jorgenson.

We used to call the Fox "the telephone" because it has tremendous range in the duck hide and you could give those ducks the "Long Distance Feeling."
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #15
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you know thats actualy a neat idea, but i like odd firearms like these. i went as far as to build a .45acp bolt action
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