Bolt Action Shotgun Conversion

Converting an old Ranger bolt action shotgun into a single shot brought new life into a customer’s gun show bargain.

by David W. Manney

In my area, .410 shotguns have become extremely popular. Some of the worst gun I have ever seen have been coming out of closets and hidey-holes where they’ve been hiding for ages. Most of them have not been worth more than their scrap value. So, when a customer brought in an old bolt action shotgun, my first thought was, “Here we go again!”

Handed to me was a Ranger 101.12 that he had picked up a gun show for a fantastic price. However, once home, he could not get it to hold shotshells in the tube magazine or feed them into the chamber.

Read more in the May 2017 issue.

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