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Posted: 7/21/2008 7:36:06 PM EDT
I thought there was a thread about a similar gun but I cannot find it in a search.
This is an antique shotgun,twist lock or twist breach 410.
I have an oppertunity to trade for it and I am wanting to find out who made it.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:40:09 PM EDT
I've seen them before, but I can't remember the name.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:40:52 PM EDT
I'll name it Joe.

That was easy.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:51:56 PM EDT
It was an Air Force survival rifle .410/22lr circa 1950's. either breaks down into 2 pices or folds in half, forget which.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:57:36 PM EDT

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:08:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:16:20 PM EDT by NPOwned]
It's a Garcia(Rossi) Bronco I have one in .22 and .410. Made in Italy from '68 to '78,Rossi made them in the 60's and a company called Bauer in Michigan under the name Rabbit.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:10:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:11:14 PM EDT by kap_x]

Originally Posted By dynoman:
It was an Air Force survival rifle .410/22lr circa 1950's. either breaks down into 2 pices or folds in half, forget which.

I think you're thinking of the Springfield M6, which isn't what's pictured

ETA2: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=734015
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:13:41 PM EDT
Yep. Rossi Bronco, Firearms International (IIRC) was the importer 20-30 years ago.

Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:18:02 PM EDT
It was called a Bronco. All the ones I know of were sold by Garcia, the fishing tackle company. Don't think any service ever used them as a survival weapon, just a low-cost .410 single-shot from the late '60s to maybe the mid '70s. I've heard there was a .22/.410 of similar design, but never saw one myself. The Bronco .410 was an interesting design, but the ones I had anything to do with all required some minor fiddling to work.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:18:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:19:44 PM EDT by cptbhern]
NPOwned and DonOhio39,you guys are good!
I tried forever on google and it would not list anything until I typed Garcia Bronco

NPOwned: how well do they function? Do they shoot well?

Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:46:06 PM EDT
I've had the .410 since I was twelve(I'm 38 now) and it has always worked just fine.I bought the .22 about 2 months ago and I haven't fired it yet.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 11:20:06 AM EDT
I am looking for one of those right now on GB. No luck so far. I want the .22/.410 though. Called the Bauer Rabbit IIRC
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