Skip to comments.Scattergun Bohemian
Posted on 11/29/2018 5:17:28 AM PST by w1n1
Pedersoli calls this side-by-side their "Bohemienne," or Bohemian. Comparing it to the standards of today, this shotgun is deﬁnitely nonconformist, and it is good enough that we can refer to it as being somewhat irregular. It is a cut above many others, and for me it is delightful in many ways, especially with its double outside hammers.
THE PEDERSOLI LA BOHEMIENNE is a striking piece, to say the least. It is a classically styled, double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun with double outside hammers. The 28-inch browned barrels have 3-inch chambers, and are equipped with interchangeable chokes at the muzzles.
The pistol grip and the fore-end each oﬀer checkering for comfort, a good grip and, quite honestly, beauty. And speaking of, the frame is color casehardened and features hand-ﬁnished engraving. Overall length of the shotgun is just under 46 inches, and it weighs about 7¾ pounds.
The hammers are rebounding, so they dont have or use half-cock notches. Rebounding hammers are, in my opinion, a good safety measure. If the gun is cocked and the hammer needs to be returned to its down position, you just hold the hammer back, pull the trigger, and slowly ease the hammer forward while releasing the trigger. Read the rest of this scattergun.
love those side by sides.
I’m not familier with “browned” steel...
I want one of those short barrelled doubles like Michael Corleone’s bodyguards carried. You know, when he was walking to the town of Corleone.
Browned steel is just what it sounds like. They turn it brown instead of blue. Most muzzleloader reproductions are browned instead of blued.
I guess that is what they did in older times.
It is just a slightly different blueing process that yeilds a different color.
I bought an old hammergun & cut the barrels to 18 1/2” with chop saw. Add swivels & I had a “lupara”, or Sicilian sawed off. Perfectly legal.
I had a Rossi coachgun. I can’t remember the barrel length but it might have been 20 inches or maybe 18.
I liked it but those Luparas carried by the bodyguards looked like expensive shotguns.
One of the best scenes, where the tavern owner’s anger vanishes when young Corleone offers to marry his daughter. The bodyguard translating hesitates at the word “sposa”.
I’ve freeze framed trying to identify the make of the shotguns, but hammerguns are still the standard shotgun in Italy. Pumps & autoloaders? No, signore.
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