I. Hollis 24ga single

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Kansas Kid

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Got this little shotgun a couple weeks ago. It’s an I Hollis 24ga single weighing in at just under 5 pounds. Old straight through nipple had not been out since Moby Dick was a minnow. Soaked breech area in evapo rust then liquid wrench for a day or so. Some needle nose vice grips were used to break it loose. Still had good standard size 1/4-28 threads thankfully, so a new nipple was installed. Also had to make a new tapered loading rod. Bore is about as good as these old guns get and I have lots of 24ga wads and cards.
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Sweet. Get a can of "Kroil" for rusted screw/bolt/nut removal. It "creeps" into threads. Use it on everything from guns to rusty farm implements. Even "frozen" motor on a jeep that sat over 20 years. Haven't snapped a bolt in years.

That said, you have a really nice gun. Enjoy.
 

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That is the kind of weight you would be happy toting behind a dog all day!

I am partial to doubles, but that is a sweet shotgun.
 

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That’s a sweet looking little shotgun. Looking at everyone’s shotguns on this site has me hankering for one.
 

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It is a joy to handle. Just wish we still had some quail to shoot at this winter.
 

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Great looking smoothie!
That blue at the end of the barrel looks like it was torched and breech removed, either replaced or polished?
…now I see the gold inlays, that’s why the breech plug is cleaner
Nice touch
 
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Kansas Kid

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It’s some oxpho blue that I need to try to blend in some. It went deeper in the evapo rust than planned.
 
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