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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 23 2012,3:22  Skip to the next post in this topic.   QUOTE

Well I just spent a few hours walking around Drooling at the most amazing shotgun Store/MFG "CT shotgun" this place was like a museum! You can handle any of the guns from $2,000 to $250,000. They have a room called the wood room where you would pick your would for your custom gun.
I actually held an English stock gun that felt real nice. Price tag was only $229,000 for a 28 GA
This place has to be on your list of places to go if you ever come to CT its in New Britian CT. Check them our on line!


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I am thinking of making the drive down there to have some barrel work done on my RBL. I wish they were open on Saturday. I think I'll leave my credit cards at home.
W/C C


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I was under the impression the gun room was a temporary thing and it would then close again.
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I like going there except about the part where I soil myself.

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Ted I thought they had hours on Saturdays?? You should give them a call. They will also do appointments i believe!

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They are open yo the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  By appt other days....definitely worth the trip,  good people and great guns.

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I drove down to New Britain today (partly because I needed a Reuben and pickles from Rein's Deli) and I dropped my gun off to have the chokes opened and a scratch removed from the barrel, and all I can say is WOW!!! He has A LOT of high end inventory.

Half the guns were on the floor, and as I was walking around, I got dizzy from all of the awesomeness, and almost stepped on a $175,000 Purdey. I figured it was time to leave before I broke something and had to buy it.

He's got to have millions of dollars worth of guns, just sitting there for all to handle. I was thinking to myself, how can this guy be solvent with that much inventory. Just then a kid came in and plunked down his cc for a 2 barrel A10 at $20K. Then an old guy bought a $60K gun and the kid asked him if he wanted the chokes opened up or the gun bent, and the guy said "what does that mean?" He didn't have a clue. Then there were 2 other guys in there shopping for a Japanese guy. I think their budget was unlimited.

Again, Wow!

Very impressive.

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I think hid clientele is pretty widespread and incomprehensible to most people. To have a true in entity like he does with investment and overhead, I bet he moves close to 10 to 15 mil in guns a yeat

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It's amazing that shotguns costing as much as a house are just lying around on the floor, they have sooo many.   It's a really cool place with really cool people working there.

I believe many of their Purdey's, Hollands and Rizzini's are from an estate of a now deceased publishing tycoon, probably consigned.


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