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  1. Well, we are going anyway, so we will see what there is. We'll go tomorrow. If there are no bargains, well leave without spending. Only looking for something around £500 mark. Not high end! Thanks Rich Looking for something tidy and reliable around the £500 mark. Used. 12g OU sporter. Rich
  2. Hi All, I am planning going to the shooting show this weekend. Maybe to see if I can find a shotgun for my son. Am I likely to find any bargains/discounts? If so which is the better day to go. Saturday or Sunday. If originally planned for Sunday. Rich
  3. Thanks to you both. I'll just need to find one now, and maybe Welshwarriors might hit the mark! Rich
  4. Hi, it could be! Are all 686 stocks likely to fit? I'll message you directly. Rich
  5. Thanks to both of you. I'll get in touch sporting targets, as they are not to far from me! I remember now they had some a while back. Rich
  6. Hi, My dad has a left handed Beretta 686, about 25 years old. Would a new(er) 686 stock still fit? Or do they require some "fitting" He wants to convert it to right handed for his grandson. Any ideas where I might get a used one/set? Might need a little taking off the stock.. Thanks Rich
  7. Hi, Can anybody reccomend a sporting shooting ground open this weekend (probably Sunday) around the Chesterfield area (Bolsover) please. I'm up there this weekend to visit my parents. There used to be Copper Beeches near langwith, but cannot find any details - has it closed? Cockett Farm is not too far away, and been there a couple of times. Ideally somewhere with some nice easy clasys, or pay per clay, as I'm taking my son, whos quite new to the sport! Thanks Rich
  8. It didn't work as well as it should. Now it works less well than that! Seems familiar, but missed the step "give it to a professional to sort out"
  9. It's being sent to Edgar brothers to sort out. The gunsmith said they could have difficulty getting the correct part, probably for this reason. Best to send it off, get the right part, and have it fettled to fit as needed. Edgar brothers suggested that the peg, where I have a hole, is an integral part of the block so shouldn't come out. Sounds like what you have. I don't think mine is that old, but not sure. It has external chokes. Is there a way to tell? I guess its all part of "continuous improvement"!
  10. The firing pin only stops the locking block moving downward. The pin which is missing from my locking block stops it coming out the top. When assembled in the gun, I think it doesn't really do much, as the action/barrel holds it all together. I'm just not prepared to risk that I'm right with a gun that my son is using. Rich
  11. Out of the two, which do you think is better made? Had a look at a Kofs today. Nice enough. Although I'm dubious about the longevity of the surfaces on the hinge joint? Rich
  12. Thanks for the offer, that is very kind. I have actually arranged to drop it off locally at a gunsmith. After speaking with Edgar brothers, they suggested that a new locking block might solve a couple of other issues I’m having with the gun. Apparently new locking blocks can need a bit of “fitting” to ensure they catch and lock up correctly. The pin is not available separately. Regards Rich
  13. Hi, If the hatsan worked flawlessly, I wouldn’t swap it for a bit. It’s got plenty of room for him to grow into, with the extra stock spaces. But it has jammed a quite a bit recently. Either failed to eject, or to load the next cartridge properly. Plus a couple of times it’s failed to fire a loaded cartridge. I’ve had to strip it down on the side of the clay stand to get it working. I’ve got it booked in for a bit of work to be done in it. There’s a used Miroku local to me, that might me worth a try. And then a number of cheap 20g over and unders from Yildiz, ZOFS etc. Rich
  14. Yes, I agree that 20b semi to 12 bore OU is not necessarily apples for apples. He has been shooting for a while with the 20b semi, and its been fine for him. He suffers no problems from the recoil etc. However, the semi in question has had a few hiccups recently, and that slightly spoils his enjoyment if we have to keep rescuing half ejected/half loaded cartridges. A couple of times its completely failed to fire, and had to be stripped/re-assembled. I've never really found the issue, but re-assembly seems to fix it....I've just given it a very through clean (see my other post on that topic :-o) to see if that helps. So, I was thinking I would try a 20b OU next with light 21g cartridges. A slight increase in gun weight, and recoil is expected. He tried a 20b Lanber in the shop - it was way too long in the stock, but he seemed ok with the weight. Then it dawned on me, that I had been using 21gram cartridges recently - would that not offer identical recoil to a 20bore firing the same weight? All subject to the gun being manageable for him. Maybe just skip the 20g and go straight to 12g? I completely do not want to put him off shooting by giving him a too heavy gun, or getting him kicked around by recoil, but also do not want him to loose interest because of his current gun reliability... (at his age, I had a 20b SxS) Regards Rich
  15. Well, after watching a few YouTube videos, it looks like a small pin of some sort is missing from the hole in the side of the locking block. Hole can be seen above. I cannot find the pin anywhere on the floor. Either I've binned it with some paper towel, or it fallen out somewhere else. I've dropped an email to Edgar brothers. The pin isn't even listed as a part in the user manual. Rich
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