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    Is "light pitting" really bad

    There's an over under shotgun on trademe that looks quite nice. I shot a cousins shotgun and am now keen to get one. The Breda that I am going to bid on has light pitting on the barrel but right now it's at 60 bucks. Will this affect the safety or accuracy of the shotgun or is it not worth worrying about?

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    My theory is that pitting on the outside is cosmetic, inside on the bore is another matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    My theory is that pitting on the outside is cosmetic, inside on the bore is another matter
    The seller said that it was internal pitting.

    Might just give it a miss and save my pennies and buy something off here rather than a dealer all the way in Dunedin.

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    Well it is a shotgun.... Not like you are shooting the wings off a fly

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    If it still shoots well then no
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Well it is a shotgun.... Not like you are shooting the wings off a fly
    That's true. Don't need a really tight pattern for a cheap mucking around gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    If it still shoots well then no
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    One of my L1A1's has pitting in the grooves, and it shoots awesome!
    Just give it some love from now on and it will be your best friend.
    If you have pitting on the bore/lands, then I'll let someone more knowledgeable advise...

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    a couple of my rifles have a little bit of pitting in the bore it doesn't affect the accuracy at all actually I don't think you could get them to shoot any better id say in a shot gun it woudnt be much of a problem

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    At $60 its not a huge investment, I have two old hammerguns with internal pitting both shoot fine, it has no effect on pattern shape. If it was me Id buy it.
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    Have used and mate is still using an old winchester pump with pitting. It's had thousands of rounds through it and has had no problems. It's all been lead though it since the first owner and I think the original owner put steel ball bearings amongst other things through it ,which probably explains the pitting! I'd probably say if you do get it put only lead through it and you should have no problems.

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    buy it and try it,Ive had old shotguns with pitting and the only issue was stripping of plastic wads left a wee mess in bore,only an issue if you looked up barrels ,just give a good mopping with light oil and DONT LOOK..... she'll be right Mate is good advice in this case lol.

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    If you look at the barrel finish on low end production guns they may as well be pitted anyway. Likely not an issue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    At $60 its not a huge investment, I have two old hammerguns with internal pitting both shoot fine, it has no effect on pattern shape. If it was me Id buy it.
    It ended up going for 286 dollars but it's good to know that it won't really affect anything.



    Thanks for all of the advice fellas.

    I have yet another question. A pinned magazine means that something is stopping the mag from holding me shells? There's a Stevens pump that's pinned to 2 plus 1. Is it an easy fix to get a bigger mag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    It ended up going for 286 dollars but it's good to know that it won't really affect anything.



    Thanks for all of the advice fellas.

    I have yet another question. A pinned magazine means that something is stopping the mag from holding me shells? There's a Stevens pump that's pinned to 2 plus 1. Is it an easy fix to get a bigger mag?
    yeah that's for the game bird shooting rules. I't usually easy to remove the block. I believe if you still want to hunt birds with it you can just put a block back in say a piece of dowel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    yeah that's for the game bird shooting rules. I't usually easy to remove the block. I believe if you still want to hunt birds with it you can just put a block back in say a piece of dowel.
    Will I need to take the shotgun apart completely? Or just magazine part?

 

 

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