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Name: Steven Hill
From: Dixon IL 61021 USA
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Been watching and reading this site since around 2004 I think. Enjoy it as much asI love my " 8 Stevens .410s " Finally decided it was time to get on board!

Admin reply: Eight sounds like a serious collection. Perhaps you would like to describe them, tell us the chamber lengths, describe their markings, and maybe date them. That could be helpful for other visitors.
 
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Name: Marshall Williams
From: Burlington, WV
E-mail: Contact
In 2015, I resolve to read comments at least once a week and to answer as many as I can.
 
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Name: JIM MORRISON
From: USA
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I HAVE A STEVENS .410/12MM MARKED ON BARREL SINGLE SHOT THAT WAS HANDED DOWN FROM MY GRANDFATHER. I WISH TO PRESENT THIS HISTORICAL ITEM TO MY SON OF THE 4TH GENERATION. I HAVE HAD A ROUGH TIME DETERMINING ITS DATE OF MAUFACTURE AND ACCEPTABLE CURRENT AMMO. ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU

Admin reply: Oops. I originally read this while talking on the phone about unrelated matters and somehow convinced myself that your inquiry was about two inch .410s/44.

Although the .410 was in use much earlier in France and England, Peters made the first US .410s in about 1911. They were just two inches long and the boxes bore both .410 and 12 mm designations.

Twelve millimeters 12mm is the more common European designation for the cartridge and relates to the case diameter, not bore diameter. The .410 case is about .470 inches or 12 mm in diameter while the .410 bore obviously is .410 inches or about 10.4mm.

The "410/12mm" is simply an early way to designate the .410 shotgun. When it appears on an American gun, it usually indicates that the gun was a model that was intended to be sold abroad as well as in the US. It also indicates that the chamber is shorter than three inches and may be only two inches instead of the more common 2 1/2 inch chamber. If the chamber is shorter than 2 1/2 inches, the gun probably was made before 1921 when the 2 1/2 inch chamber was introduced and almost instantly replaced the two inch chamber.

The 12mm designation disappeared from US-made guns fairly early except models made for export sales. My 1940 Shooters Bible lists Stevens models only as ".410s," as did all other makers except Harrington & Richardson. H&R offered some models in 12mm (.410) 14mm (32 ga), and 18mm (24 gauge). As the latter two gauges are not only designated by metric caliber and all but unknown in America, these guns likely were intended for export.

Hope this helps.

For ALOOFinc*
Marshall Williams
*incorrigible

 
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Tim Woodhouse
From: Book details
To all that have been asking re the .410 book
it can be ordered from the ad on the home page of the .410 site from folkstone Engineering who will ship it absolutely anywhere that is required.
I'm sorry about the confusion re this but I've not been too well for a long while which is why I've not been posting on the site etc.
I am now back in action so to speak so hopefully things will get back to some semblance of normality (whatever that is!).
I would like to wish all .410 shotgunners and everyone else who checks out the site a happy new year.
Tim Woodhouse
 
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Tim Stewart
From: Florida
E-mail: Contact
Hi Harry, Sorry to disappoint, no book deals from me. Nuttin' to sell, and no SPAM-a-rama-ding-dong. Shoot straight, aim well,

Best,

Tim
 
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Name: harry harring
From: wiltshire uk
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Dear Tim, which christmas will you be doing special deals on your book?
 
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Tim Stewart
From: Florida USA
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By Jove, is this site showing signs of activity? I hope so, as we're starved for news on this side of the pond.

Reloaders here are suffering from a strangle hold on smokeless powder distribution including the very difficult to find ones for the .410. Santa did not drop any down my chimney, but has promised a return visit soon.

Best to all .410 shooters everywhere!
 
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Name: Darrell Apthorpe
From: australia
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Please can some one email me with details of how to contact a supplier for Tim Woodhouses 410 book.(Because its There! Climbing The North Face Of The.410)I live in Australia and wish to obtain acopy of the .410 book. hope to hear from someone soon regards Darrell A..
 
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Darrell Apthorpe
From: Boonah QLD Australia.
E-mail: Contact
Hi Tim I wish to purchase your book(Because its There! Climbing the North Face of The 410.Could you please email me with some contact details so that I can get in touch with you to buy the book .I live in Australia and have just started to shoot the .410.I will also be reloading.Your book would be appreciated gratefully by me.Hope to hear from you soon with details.( contact details,price,shipping etc)regards Darrell Apthorpe.
 
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Name: Marshall Williams
From: West Virginis, USA
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In about 1995, I had a very interesting exchange of letters with the former owner of a well known American reloading supply firm who had used Bismuth shot in a .410 for shooting ducks at moderate to close ranges over decoys. He reloaded the ammo himself and said it was very successful. I have no details of his load, though.
 
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