Sweden, not just good for Ikea and meatballs

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Sweden, not just good for Ikea and meatballs

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I was looking for a real hunting shotgun to use for hunting next year and for some small game hunting besides my .410 but I really wanted an old double barrel. I looked at a lot of newer double barrels, none really caught my attention. I found a few really nice older ones, but the prices scared me away. Then I ran into this Husqvarna Model 20 12 gauge shotgun. It has fluid steel barrels, so it can take smokeless loads but is chambered for 2 5/8" shells. So I plan on handloading and have been working up some brass 2 1/2" shells with light loads and only 7/8 ounce. It's very light despite being a 12 gauge, the gun weighs maybe 6 1/2 pounds even with 29 inch barrels. The under lever is taking some getting used to, but it is a really nice handling gun, the sling came with it. The engraving is also very pretty to look at.

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Looks nice. How does the under lever work?
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That gun looks very similar to the one the actor portraying Ward Allen in the move “Savanah” carried when he duck hunted . :wink:
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Parkers , 444 Marlin , 6.5mm's , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines !

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Wow. What a gem 8)

Do you guys not have 65&67mm cases?
Tons of options over here.
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Nath wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:10 am
Wow. What a gem 8)

Do you guys not have 65&67mm cases?
Tons of options over here.
You can get 2 1/2” shells from RST here .
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That Husquvarna looks like a fine well made shotgun. Congratulations :mrgreen:
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Never seen anything Husqvarna made that wasn't extremely well built. That's a really good looking shotgun, and probably locks up like a safe, even after over 10 years! Nice find!
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I've had two or three of the Husky underlevers over the years, and they are lovely little shotguns for those who appreciate a little finesse in their hunting firearms. None that I owned was as nice as yours, David.
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Look for the Agulia minishells probably be a perfect fit.
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I have a couple of these and they are built like tanks !
this is an interesting version:

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has a flip up rear sight. look at the barrels -- it is a 16 ga and 20 gauge; made about 1901 I think. chambers are 2 1/2"

the 16 is cylinder bored [ some of these guns have straight rifling ] and the 20 is choked extra full..... made to use with 16 gauge slugs, and 20 gauge shot or buckshot.

shoots quite well. good for birds and deer... I have used it that way, but the deer didn't cooperate ! :D
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Harold, that's a doozy you have there!
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My first dove hunt was with an under-lever 16 gauge that I borrowed. I was 12 so would have been '51. For Christmas that year I got an Ithica 410 dbl. As I recall, I didn't kill very many doves and I'm still a lousy wing shot.
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David LaPell wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:09 am
Sweden, not just good for Ikea and meatballs
Very pretty gun!

Based on your topic "Sweden, not just good for..."

I was sort of expecting to see the Swedish Bikini Team though... :wink:

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Old No7 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:58 pm
David LaPell wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:09 am
Sweden, not just good for Ikea and meatballs
Very pretty gun!

Based on your topic "Sweden, not just good for..."

I was sort of expecting to see the Swedish Bikini Team though... :wink:

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That would be more likely in a post by Old Savage.
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piller wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:26 pm
That would be more likely in a post by Old Savage.
And, still not suitable for the Owner's request that this forum remain tasteful for the entire family. 8)
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I should start by mentioning I'm a Swede fanatic when it comes to firearms, particularly Huskys. I don't have any of their shotguns, but I can talk Husqvarna bolt rifles all night.

Top: Husky 640 (FN 98 Supreme Action) in 9.3x62. Wears a Redfield 3x scope with a German Post on a quick detach Paul Jaeger side mount
Bottom: Husky 640 (Same FN action) in .270 Win. Wears a B&L Balvar 8 scope and sits in an FN Supreme stock
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Another Husky 640, this one in .220 Swift (factory chambering)
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Bottom: Husky 1640 (improved small ring 98) in .30-06, wearing a Redfield Receiver sight
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Carl Gustaf 1896 Sporter in 6.5x55 in a Bishop stock wearing a vintage Weaver V9 scope
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And one of my favorite, kind of a Swede, not really a Swede rifle: Oberndorf M1896/38 in 6.5x55, made in 1899. One of only a handful actually made in Germany during the first few years of production
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I've also got a S&W (Husky 1640) in .270 that's still in pieces, and a Carl Gustaf M94 Carbine sporter also in 6.5x55 that I don't have any photos of.

I've never picked up a swede weapon that wasn't high quality, and I don't think I've ever sold one that I ended up with.
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