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16ga SxS

sgtpapasgtpapa Posts: 1 New Member
In my old age I have find myself collecting 16ga SxS shotguns.  I do not have any particular brand, manufacturer, or country of origin in mind - just that the shotgun be a SxS 16ga that strikes my fancy.  So far, I only have one brand new one, a F.A.I.R. with choke tubes and an English style stock.  The others are older models; one or two might be considered "collectibles" while the rest are just "workhorses" that a farmer might have kept behind the kitchen door should an opportunity come up to gather supper.  Is there anyone else out there that has an interest in or collects 16ga SxS shotguns ?  If so, please respond.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Are you asking for a discussion, or comparison?

    Or are you wanting to purchase more additions or dispose of some?

    I'm fascinated by double side by sides, but unable to persue that interest. I've always wondered if the difference in frame size between 16 and 20 is significant and readily identifiable?
  • sakodudesakodude Posts: 4,794 Senior Member
    Stevens 311, the one and only 16ga I own.

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    That ones in great shape compared to my 311 12ga.

    Likely a 16 got more TLC in its life.
  • tinytank1tinytank1 Posts: 10 New Member
    I own a Stevens 311. Not sure if you would like a detailed discussion or a simple comparison but I can say that it has not let me down even once . I highly recommend it !
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,313 Senior Member
    I have always had a thing for 16 gauges...and consider them the perfect upland gun...

    A 16 on a 20 gauge frame is a joy...a 16 on a 12 gauge frame...not so much

    Here's mine 
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BWWBWW Posts: 1 New Member
    I I love the 16 ga! I have an Iside T Gold and  CZ SxS. I also have a CZ 16 O/U. I am an upland hunter that hunts pheasants, quail, Huns and Chukar .
    not a “collector “ but an avid 16 guy

  • FreezerFreezer Posts: 2,657 Senior Member
    Well, we have two newbies! Welcome aboard!

    I had a Stevens 311 in 16 gauge. When I got it, it was in poor condition, I re-blued it using the Dicropan system and replaced the stock and forend. It was a wonderful upland gun and so much lighter and handier than a semi 12 gauge when I was walking all day. I sold it when I moved and had to downsize. I regret that to this day.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
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