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Was lucky enough to find this few weeks ago, appears to have been shot maybe one time in it's life, £290 very well spent, i love these old 101's, every bit as good as the miroku of same vintage, and you can find them for half the price of a new ata sp

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7 minutes ago, Scully said:

That looks a sleeper! I have one too. 👍

Indeed, top lever is nearly on the wood, no blueing wear anywhere tight as a nuns, i pick them up whenever find them at decent prices, lovely bits of kit the 101 line of guns

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I own a Miroku 7000 and a Winnie 101 lightweight, both about 40 years old. The Miroku may be a little more versatile because of the Invector chokes. In 45 years of gun ownership I have handled a lot of shotguns and the 101 with fixed chokes is my all time favourite. I know of no other gun with similar or better handling qualities.

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I bought a m choke 30" sporter out of the mainland last week for 150£... Brought it with the intention of doing the woodwork up and using it as a rough gun....it's better than I thought..done a bit of work but plenty of life left in her yet..worth that all day long

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5 hours ago, tweedledee said:

I bought a m choke 30" sporter out of the mainland last week for 150£... Brought it with the intention of doing the woodwork up and using it as a rough gun....it's better than I thought..done a bit of work but plenty of life left in her yet..worth that all day long

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Very nice, a 6500 is next on my list, bsst money you can spend in my opinion

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8 hours ago, Ausgunner said:

Very nice, a 6500 is next on my list, bsst money you can spend in my opinion

I handled a lot of brand new guns,Beretta ,browning and zoli...nowt I'd even give a second look...out with that 6500 last night...god it handles like a dream..150£ it's a bargain

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12 minutes ago, Scully said:

Have never owned a 6500. Can’t think why? 🙂

A mate who is also a 101 fan has been looking for a mint 5500 for a long time.

I think I will look for a tidy 5500 sporter and a 8500.. to finish the colection

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2 minutes ago, tweedledee said:

I think I will look for a tidy 5500 sporter and a 8500.. to finish the colection

The 8500 is a fabulous gun. I use mine for sporting and the odd bit of decoying, but intend to use it as my gun for driven this coming season. 

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15 minutes ago, Scully said:

The 8500 is a fabulous gun. I use mine for sporting and the odd bit of decoying, but intend to use it as my gun for driven this coming season. 

There's a couple on guntrader..yet to see one in the flesh here in n Ireland.....hobby horse dung

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On 19/04/2022 at 08:20, tweedledee said:

There's a couple on guntrader..yet to see one in the flesh here in n Ireland.....hobby horse dung

That left handed looks nice, as does the other, but a price tag of £770.00!!😳

Mine was around 350 if I recall. Nephew borrowed it one day and begged me to sell it to him, so I did, for 350. Some years later and after it fell out of his favour for a brand spanking newer model, I told him I’d buy it back off him. He gave me it as he’d considered surrendering it just to get it off his ticket! Happy days! 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, Scully said:

That left handed looks nice, as does the other, but a price tag of £770.00!!😳

Mine was around 350 if I recall. Nephew borrowed it one day and begged me to sell it to him, so I did, for 350. Some years later and after it fell out of his favour for a brand spanking newer model, I told him I’d buy it back off him. He gave me it as he’d considered surrendering it just to get it off his ticket! Happy days! 🙂

 

Aye seems a tad high..I'd pay that no issue for a real peach though

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58 minutes ago, reindeer said:

Apart from engraving and grip, are there any structural differences between a 101 XTR lightweight with raised panels and the 5500, 6500 and 8500 line of models?

I don't think so....all same action as far as I'm aware

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ausgunner do you ever see any of these down there ? 101 Waterfowl came in 30 or 32 inch 3 inch chamber proofed to 4 tons multi choke ,fairly solid weighty old gun.This is one I rarely use nowadays.

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