Husqvarna double

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  1. Shotgun1

    Shotgun1 New Member

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    Hello, I have a Husqvarna model 20, made in 1942 stamped M. Serial number is 175590. Was this originally made to shoot smokeless powder? Just curious. Thank You.
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.

    That a 12 or a 16? Just curious.

    Be aware that it has short chambers.

    I don't feel like typing all that again, so go here and read the second post.

    https://thefirearmsforum.com/threads/ammo-type.95160/#post-799129

    I've got six pre-war 20th Century Husqvarnas. A mixture of 17s and 20s. Four 12 gauge and two 16. They ALL have "shorter than 2 3/4 inch" chambers.

    Your options are to buy short shells (they are available, but expensive), load short shells yourself, or have the chamber lengthened.

    I had that done on my first Husky. It's nice that I can shoot "off the shelf" ammo, but it annoys me that I modified it. I did it when I was younger and dumber.
     
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  3. Shotgun1

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    Thanks for the reply! It is a 12 gauge. And chamberd for 2.5inch.