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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Nice guns and I'm happy you can have them.

Now I gotta ask, are you a fan of old Chevys?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 am
Definitely! I had a 59 impala convertible which was unfortunately a basket case. They are so expensive now that I will need to win the lottery to get another! Always liked US '50's styling and Chevys in particular.
Incidentally, I am currently in the Greek Ionian islands on vacation and just across the water from where I am is the island of Ithaca, home to Odysseus and of course namesake of our favourite guns!

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Just got back from Greek Islands, this souvenir seems appropriate for this site!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:43 pm
New Acquisition!
This is a Hug San Huglu TS 870
You would be forgiven for mis-identifying this gun, and I bought it mainly out of curiosity. It looks like, shoots like and takes down exactly like a 37. Its obviously a clone (Turkish) but I have never come across this one before. It makes the Norinco YL12 M37 clone look very poor in comparison and aside from some rough internal machining (which doesn't affect anything) its a nice shooter with some features that we in the UK don't see on our 37's yet such as 3" magnum, steel proof and screw in chokes. (Mobile I believe) I don't believe that it devalues my collection as it is well put together, shoots well and is not a bad looking gun. An oil treatment will hopefully bring out the figuring on the woodwork. It would seem to be out of production as the current Huglu pumps are all side eject. I wonder if it was such a close copy that Ithaca took some action? Any information would be welcome.

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TS 870 (unfortunate choice of number!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Interesting. Looks to have a longer magazine tube and post war styled checkering. I will have to do some research on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:37 pm
It’s an 8 shot model but UK restricted to 3 shot with the tube crimped . The carrier/lifter/ejector is interesting as the steel is much more springy, when in the fully down position the tips are about 1/4” apart, ejection is extremely positive. The carrier pivot screws have only one cut out for the lock screw which is about a sixth of a turn back from tight. The threads are metric all round.
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