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I have an old, single shot, twenty gauge shotgun a friend gave me back in 1975. It wasn't in good shape then and it hasn't gotten better with time. Front forearm doesn't stay on, rusted lightly, has a BB soldered on the front of the barrel for a sight.

This thing has zero value.

How do I get rid of this thing?
 
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I have an old, single shot, twenty gauge shotgun a friend gave me back in 1975. It wasn't in good shape then and it hasn't gotten better with time. Front forearm doesn't stay on, rusted lightly, has a BB soldered on the front of the barrel for a sight.

This thing has zero value.

How do I get rid of this thing?
Got any lakes around?

In all seriousness, how rough we talking, someone local might take it off your hands even if for nothing but display.
 

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Will it still fire? If so, then clean it up as best as you can and hold onto it. You never know, when, where, or how it might come in handy.
 

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Yes, it functions perfectly.. It's taking up room in the safe, room I could use for other things.

I also came into my father's Reminton 1100 when he passed. Guy I work with has been a state champion skeet and trap shooter so I asked him if he'd want it. Guy was honest and said it may be worth more money than he's willing to pay. Did some research and it's worth far more than I imagined. Now it's a "family heirloom".

Dad probably ran a box of shells through it before he gave up hunting. Thing is about mint.
 

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Seems to me someone locally would see it as a project...ask around the gun ranges or local gun stores. Maybe some have a bulletin board where you can list it for sale.
 

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I am a certified Hunter Education instructor in Kansas. We had a lady donate a old 12 gauge single shotgun it was really rough. Me and some other instructors made a visual tool for classes. We dropped a 20 gauge shell down the barrel tied it down to a shooting bench loaded it with a good field load tried a string to the trigger pulled the hammer back. Backed to a safe distance a blew it up. Works great for class. Just a idea. donate it to your local Hunter Education program
 

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Talk to local shops and see if they know anyone who is training to be a gunsmith. It would be a good piece to learn on.
 

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I have an old, single shot, twenty gauge shotgun a friend gave me back in 1975. It wasn't in good shape then and it hasn't gotten better with time. Front forearm doesn't stay on, rusted lightly, has a BB soldered on the front of the barrel for a sight.

This thing has zero value.

How do I get rid of this thing?
Send it to me. :D
 

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I have an old, single shot, twenty gauge shotgun a friend gave me back in 1975. It wasn't in good shape then and it hasn't gotten better with time. Front forearm doesn't stay on, rusted lightly, has a BB soldered on the front of the barrel for a sight.

This thing has zero value.

How do I get rid of this thing?
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That’s a novel and unique idea, Pony! Shotgun always at the ready. I’ll bet it would get a cop’s attention during a traffic stop.😆
 

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Fix the forearm. Brass wool the rust, touch up w/cold blue. Invest a little time to make it serviceable.

Then either sell it, or clean it up, oil it up, break it down, seal it in a tube w/desiccant and a box of ammo.

Make it a cache gun.
 

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Sounds like an easy but interesting project. We would be more than happy for you to send it to us as a gift. Second from left started out in a bit better condition than what you described but the same results should be possible.

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My favorite shotgun is a Japaneses made single shot that came to me free, as a box of parts. The chock had been cut off with a hacksaw starting in 5 different places and at different lengths from the end of the barrel. little to no blueing, butt plate, and like me missing a few screws. Trimmed up the muzzle. Scrounged in the shed and found any "replacement" screws needed. Added a cheap lace on recoil pad, and painted the metal with a can of paint that was left over from something else. Got 0$ in this thing, it's been rode hard and put up wet time and time again. 30 years later, and a lot nicer rifles & shotguns, it's still the first grab a go long gun I got.
 

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If you see it as a family heirloom I encourage you to keep it. Fond memories are sometimes hard to come by.
But, Remember. I don't know what it's worth or what it needs. But I will make an offer if you want to get rid of it. I won't blow it up or expect to get it for free. Usually it cost me more than it's worth to fix up. Not for sale or make a profit. Just something to do.
 

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I am so extremely pleased that you started this post. See, I have an old shotgun sitting around that I was given by my brother who picked it up at a gun show decades ago.

The guy he bought it from told him it was a parts piece, and it did not have any of the inner working mechanics, so little brother bought it for next to nothing. Actually, knowing little brother, he probably got the guy to give him a few dollars to haul it off for him.

After reading your post and some of the idea's others presented for repurposing of your shotgun, I thought well go take a look at my piece gun and see if it might be repurposed at a teaching prop.

So, I hit Google up on a search, which was a wealth of information. I was also linked over to a few really good videos on youtube. Well come to find out, it is a working, functional, albeit strange in operation shotgun built by Winchester in 1912. The model is the Winchester 1911SL, the SL stands for self-loading. It has over the years earned the nickname of "The Widow maker".

Sorry, I did not intend to take away from the original post, this is where the original post lead me. Thank you for inspiring me to do some research and pick up the education.
 
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