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    Barn/ outbuilding gun

    What do you ladies and gents keep in the barn for critter/pest/predator removal

    I'll open; a chi-com short nagant rifle stocked with some cast ranch dog 168 grainers sized at 312 and powder coated with Smokes John Deere green and some 4895

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    nagantguy,

    An old (circa 1920) single-barrel 12 gauge that I bought at a garage sale (for 20 bucks) about 3 decades ago. - It has accounted for many a critter over the years.

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    An old Winchester semi auto 22 that I bought for $50 30 years ago. It kills coons and possums that get caught in the traps. I also pack one of my pistols anytime I step out of bed.
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    My Ruger GP 100 is always close at hand loaded with 158 gr SWHP's pushed by a stout load of 2400 for things that go bump in the night. My "garden gun" , hanging above the window in the barn is an old Iver Johnson single shot 28 gauge.

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    I use old single barrel shotguns to keep in the shop and tractor cabs. If stored in the shop, stuff a red shop rag in the muzzle with plenty hanging out the end , easily visible and removable. This keeps out the mud wasps and flies. Some one please invent a suction cup barrel bracket with a velcro strap to use in tractor cabs, to properly secure the gun while bouncing over badger holes.

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    Eastern arms single barrel 12ga from the 20s-30's. It was free because it is missing the ejector and had a broken firing pin which was easy enough to make. Not having an ejector hasn't bothered me enough to make one yet in the 30 years I've had it. The reddish orange rubber recoil pad is crumbling and should be replaced but it still shoots just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    nagantguy,

    An old (circa 1920) single-barrel 12 gauge that I bought at a garage sale (for 20 bucks) about 3 decades ago. - It has accounted for many a critter over the years.

    yours, tex
    Ah yes, Jeff Cooper's preference for the occasional shooter and non-gun-hobbyist. A piece of tape over the muzzle will keep the mud-wasps out, and if it is a hammer gun no spring need be tensioned until the archaeologists find it.

    I remember one of my Scottish WW1 veteran friends telling me, when I was only just old enough for the information to be respectable, that to protect a shotgun muzzle from mud on a trench raid, what you needed was "Yin o' thae contraceptuals, that ye'll get frae the nearest subaltern."

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    Cheap single barrel 20 gauge and cheap semi auto .22. The shotgun is loaded with buck shot, but has #6 bird shot shells right next to it. The total worth of both together probably isn't $150. Need to stuff a rag or something in the muzzle to prevent those mud daubers, we have them real bad around here.

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    Ballistics in Scotland,

    YEP. My "junker" is a "hardware store" hammer-gun marked: River Arms Company of MS. (River Arms was a "trade-name" of a MS hardware vendor. - I have NO idea who actually made it. - It has no serial number or other markings.) = A piece of Scotch tape protects the bore from dirt-dobbers.
    (It hangs muzzle down on a nail in the corn-crib next to a fruit jar full of #7.5 shotshells, where it's quickly available for threats of the 2 or 4 footed sort.)

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    Not on the farm anymore but I used to keep a single barrel .410 "Topper" with a box of shot shells. Handled anything that needed to be handled - rats, 'coons, 'possums & woodchucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    nagantguy,

    An old (circa 1920) single-barrel 12 gauge that I bought at a garage sale (for 20 bucks) about 3 decades ago. - It has accounted for many a critter over the years.

    yours, tex
    Same here! Also not bad on foggy mornings when the geese fly a treetop level over the barn during waterfowl season.

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    guilbilly,

    My 20 bucks & then some was easily recovered when my cousin drove off a night-prowling thug about 5-6 years ago with my "junk shotgun". = Randy suspected that he was intent on stealing saddles/tack.

    yours, tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    Cheap single barrel 20 gauge and cheap semi auto .22. The shotgun is loaded with buck shot, but has #6 bird shot shells right next to it. The total worth of both together probably isn't $150. Need to stuff a rag or something in the muzzle to prevent those mud daubers, we have them real bad around here.
    A rag isn't as liable to cause a ring bulge as some people claim. That takes something that will make the shot decelerate. But it can harbour moisture. At the very least make it a greasy rag and fix it down with a thumbtack so it gets pulled out when you go for your hardware. A plastic wine-bottle cork on a string would be better.er

    Go to eBay and search for "suction cup" under home and garden tools, and you will find any number of suction devices for lifting panes of glass. They unloosen when you fold down one of two loop handles. Cut it to make a hook instead of a loop, and slip on a piece of rubber tubing to hold them together, and you have a gun hook for rear window glass.

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    use masking tape over the muzzle. it keeps things out of the barrel plus the air punches a hole through it. no chance of blowing a barrel. I read about them taping the barrels on fighters in ww2 to keep them from icing up.

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    Most of the barns around here had a .22 of some sort in them handy with a box of solids and maybe a box of bird shot, most were single shots ( stevens crack shots and favorites were popular as were the little marlins and Springfield bolt actions) these rifle also did duty as butcher guns to put animals down when butchering. These rested between studs or hung on a couple nails, if you were big enough to reach it or the ammo you were big enough to use it.

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    Hi...
    I don't have a barn or any outbuildings, but my go to for varmints and such on the estate is a Marlin lever action .22Mag rifle and an Ithaca M37 pump action 12gauge shotgun.
    Both have accounted for numerous groundhogs, snakes and such.
    Always have a loaded 1911 in .45ACP or a DA .357 Magnum revolver near at hand for two-legged vermin.

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    Mine is a .410 Bolt from Montgomery Wards that I inherited from my Maternal Grandfather in 1971, it's kept loaded with a #6, a #4 & a Slug and hangs on a rack in the Mudroom. There is a 9 Round Nylon Rifle Sleeve on the stock that holds an assortment of the same, the .410 shells fit about like any Large Rifle would.
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    something over the muzzle to keep the dirt daubers out is a necessity. I didn't realize how pervasive those things were until we moved for the first time to a location where we have a barn. My leaf blower wasn't acting right a couple of years ago and I found a dauber nest that blocked the throttle linkage. After I cleaned that up it was still struggling, and finally a nest big enough to block about 50 percent of the outlet pipe rolled out of the outlet.

    Back to the story at hand, I have seen what looked like small condoms that would fit over a shotgun or rifle muzzle to keep rain out. That should work. The column of air compressed in front of the bullet or shot charger should either blow it off or rupture it before the bullet got to the muzzle.

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    Higgins,

    VERY TRUE. - "Paper wasps" will also happily fill most any pie/tube/etc. with their nest.
    (I don't even want to think about what would happen to the shotgun AND to the shooter if you fired a live round with the tube completely blocked with a dirt-dauber or paper wasp nest.)

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    use blue painters tape over the muzzle,

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