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Albroswift

Moles in the front yard

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Well, the moles are here. Figured it was the lords way to tell me to get going on my latest project. Recently took over care and feeding of a SPAS12, been rounding up parts and pieces to repair it's "Shot to S*&T" condition.

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Upon first inspection, the recoil buffer had broken, and the steel pad had actually flipped over and been slammed back into the hole the buffer should reside, backwards.

 

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What was left of the old buffer.

 

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Buffer pocket cleaned out. Not much I can do about the beating the aluminum receiver took. 

 

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New buffer installed, SPAS12.com aftermarket part. 

 

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Next go over the gass system

 

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New o-ring and a little Brian Enos Slide Glide on the piston

 

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What was left of the old stock buffer

 

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New parts, SPAS-12.com (Not to be confused with SPAS12.com) 

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New stock buffer installed, think I put it on the wrong pin the first time. Goes on the pin with the detent. 

 

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Originally designed as a battle shotgun, best fed a steady diet of hi-base 2-2/4" double 00 or slugs in semi-auto mode. Can also feed lighter loads in pump mode. 

Moles aint gonna know what hit em.

 

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They really went up in value. This one never had the lever safety replaced with the bolt safety (replacement no longer available) so that drops the value a little. Has the folding stock,  hook, long tube and the forward front sight all upping the value. With the beat up receiver and old safety  probably in the $1300-$1800 range. 

I've been watching a couple SPAS15's on GB, $7,000- $9000! Only a hundred or so made the shores before the import ban. 

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Crazy what they are going for. One in good shape on GB went for over $2000, saw another one go $2200. Those were actual final bids, not reserve price / 0 bids.

Got a half a case of 00 Buck burning a hole in my closet, going to have some fun next weekend or so. Let's see, what can I destroy...spas-as-used-in-graceland.thumb.jpg.e22931e603b1d9bfad193fa5faa5f1f7.jpg

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