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Interstate Coach Gun

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Big 5 has interstate 12 ga Coach Guns for $199. Duel trigger with mue ear hammers. Anyone got info on this gun?

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The coach gun must be popular because Big 5 sold out of the few they had. I had to wait until today to get one with their delivery.

I like it! Very nice wood, walnut I think and very nice fit and finish and breaks down in seconds. Not sure how it shoots, probably be a shoulder buster but what does that matter if it makes ya feel like John Wayne, and for just $199.99.

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Interstate is the company that imports Norinco coach guns. That's a Norinco model 99. I bought one from big five a few years ago. They are nice looking shotguns, and I love the double triggers, and double exposed hammers. But that gun won't hold up to slugs very well at all, it will get loose after a day of shooting them, so if you buy one stick to the 2 3/4 light loads.

Mine had a problem with one of the firing pins not making a good strike sometimes, because it was sitting too far to the rear inside the gun. I never fixed it and sold it for $100. I really liked it though.

You may want to get something better if you want to shoot slugs, but if you take it easy on it, and don't have any other problems like mine had, it could be a neat little gun to add to your collection.

I miss Big 5.

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Interstate is the company that imports Norinco coach guns. That's a Norinco model 99.  I bought one from big five a few years ago. They are nice looking shotguns, and I love the double triggers, and double exposed hammers.  But that gun won't hold up to slugs very well at all, it will get loose after a day of shooting them, so if you buy one stick to the 2 3/4 light loads.

Mine had a problem with one of the firing pins not making a good strike sometimes, because it was sitting too far to the rear inside the gun.  I never fixed it and sold it for $100.  I really liked it though.

You may want to get something better if you want to shoot slugs, but if you take it easy on it,  and don't have any other problems like mine had, it could be a neat little gun to add to your collection. 

I miss Big 5.

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How well do you think the Stoeger coach would work with slugs and heavy buckshot loads?

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How well do you think the Stoeger coach would work with slugs and heavy buckshot loads?

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I have a Russian-made Coach Gun and 00 buckshot loads are on the lively side. I'm going to get some reduced recoil tactical loads and save my shoulder.

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How well do you think the Stoeger coach would work with slugs and heavy buckshot loads?

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I haven't tried a Stoeger yet, I was lookng at IZH for a while. Next time I think I'll spend a little more and try to get a better one. I have no problem with the recoil on the norinco, but the gun itself couldn't handle slugs and buckshot without getting loose.

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I've been having a conversation with MacShooter in PM about this shotgun. I'm posting it here for future reference if needed.

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I saw a thread that you responded to back in September regarding Norinco Coach Guns. You had said that yours got loose with heavy loads. Did you mean that the screws get loose or the action stretched out and got loose. I just picked up a 20ga model 99 and shot a little buck and a few slugs in it. I just wanted to check and see what yours had done so I don't end up having a problem.

Thanks for the info,

Chris

Yeah, the "action stretching out" seems a pretty good way to describing what happened to it. Before I wrung it out with some slugs and heavy loads, the barrel would lock up against the reciever tight and would not move or wiggle at all. But after a day of slugs and stuff the barrel would wiggle very slightly with action closed. The norinco is just not made well enough to handle the abuse from slugs or heavy loads, so I would definately stick to 2.75" standard loads with that gun. I suspect that over time even those loads may have the same effect, but I haven't bought another one to test that theory. That may change soon however...

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Thanks for the fast reply. I put about 70 rounds thru it over the weekend including 25 rounds of 2.75 bird shot, 10 rounds of 2.75 #3 buck and about 20 rounds of 2.75 slugs. The gun seems worn in some meaning it breaks open and comes apart easier but so far I don't see any wiggle between the barrel and the action. I will most likely keep using just 2.75 inch shells and keep a careful eye on the barrel to action fit.

We (my brothers and I) just bought the last 6 of the 12ga model 99s from Classic Arms today. Hopefully they will be here next week. I will post if I see any problems with them or the 20ga I have now.

Also, if you don't mind I will copy this to the original thread so that others can see it in case they think about buying one.

Chris

Sure, that's fine with me. Well, if you got six of them, then maybe you can afford to beat one up, just for fun! I'd hate to think it was just mine...

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