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Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667

New Product-CZ Sharp-Tail Coach Gun

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The other day I stumbled across a video review of two coach guns imported by CZ (the shotguns are made in Turkey by Huglu): the well known "CZ Hammer Coach" and the (news to me) "Sharp-Tail Coach Gun".   Here is a link to the video:  

 

 

So in short this is a single trigger double with a mechanical reset, no ejectors and a beavertail forend.  They are also made with longer barrels in different gauges (including a sixteen ga.) but of course the coach gun is the most relevant.

 

Retail is higher but I found one online for $812.  https://grabagun.com/cz-sharp-tail-coach-sxs-12-20-3.html

 

Everyone talks about wanting a quality shotgun at a price point that is less than what used SKBs bring.  Will this be a viable contender?

 

There is a small local gun store in my area that has a surprisingly good selection of CZ firearms.  If I am over that way I might try to look one over if they have one.

 

Any feedback?

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They look nice, but I'll stick with my Stoeger hammerless, 12 gauge SXS, which costs me around $476 at Cabela's.

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Curious if Johnny Meadows or other gunsmiths have been able to smooth one out yet.

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23 minutes ago, Major B. S. Walker said:

Curious if Johnny Meadows or other gunsmiths have been able to smooth one out yet.

 

I'm not sure how many cowboy action shooters have even SEEN one!

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Love my CZ coach gun. Easy to smooth up and lighten the springs. Also swapped the triggers right for left with just a little work. Does not faul as fast as a Stoger and cleans with just a few strokes. Never get goobers of plastic out of the barrels like I do with my Stogers. The CZ I have says HUGLU on it, made in Terkey.

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I happened to stop by Palmetto State Armory's Greenville store today.  As it happens, they had a CZ Sharp Tail on the rack.  Not a coach gun, but the longer tubed hunting/clays gun in 16 gauge (how's that for a blast from the past?).  Priced at right under $1,000.

 

I looked it over but I did not dry-fire the gun so I don't know how much effort it would take to cock the hammers.  It was not impossibly tight to open and close; about what I expected from an out of the box shotgun.  Quality of the stock and metalwork on the example I held was OK.  It seemed like it would handle well.  I think they had a 28 gauge on the rack beside it.

 

The PSA clerk said they don't special order guns and he didn't know whether they would stock the coach gun version.

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Nice looking guns.  The dude in the Vid is a moron however.

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I have the hammer version and pleased with the quality. I'm not excited about the light wood and a modern laser cut checkering.  The one I looked at and wanted had beautiful,  no doubt walnut wood and cut checkering of a classic pattern. 

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I have a CZ hammered coach gun. I like it better than my Stoeger by a fair stretch: it looks better and it points better for me. I also have a CZ Bobwhite which was my first CAS shotgun. It ain’t so good for cowboy but it’s lovely.

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The Sharp Tail is a revised version of the previous shotgun. Now with more reliable coil springs....that is basically the difference. Workmanship and quality has always been top notch with Huglu guns. 

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12 hours ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

Nice looking guns.  The dude in the Vid is a moron however.

 

Pretty much my thoughts also!

Blackfoot:blink:

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I JUST bought a Hammered version, Been shootin a PW87 that took a LOT of work to make consistent and still working on it! Hoping the CZ will ease my gunsmithing time. I'm a sucker for a nice looking CCH receiver and when I saw it, well, it made the wife cry! Should arrive by next week. 

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On 9/15/2018 at 4:08 PM, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

Nice looking guns.  The dude in the Vid is a moron however.

 

Sharp as a marble~!  :rolleyes:

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I have owned CZ rifles, pistols and shotguns. CZ products. The quality has been outsatnding.

 

Those new coach gun look nice.

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Abe - the link is where you can buy CZ shotgun parts if needed and the link works for me

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On ‎9‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 1:34 PM, Lead Monger said:

Love my CZ coach gun. Easy to smooth up and lighten the springs. Also swapped the triggers right for left with just a little work. Does not faul as fast as a Stoger and cleans with just a few strokes. Never get goobers of plastic out of the barrels like I do with my Stogers. The CZ I have says HUGLU on it, made in Terkey.

A friend of mine just picked up a new Ringneck.   Would let me know how you lightened the springs.  Replace or cut?     Thanks  GW

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Wonderful old world V spring technology. Remove, measure tension, grinde a little, measure, grinde a little and measure again. If you go too far you have to replace the springs.

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I just ordered a 12ga CZ Darango Coach gun made by HUGLU in Turkey yesterday.  It is the hammerless coach gun version.  I am replacing a Stoeger that has worked for me for eight years.

 

I will be watching to see how to slick-up this shotgun.

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Check out CDNN on the internet. They are closing out Zienith shotguns which are made by Huglu

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The Zenith shotguns are made by Tedna (also from Turkey) and look a lot like the Huglu. Very nice quality, just stiff as a board out of the box. Not too bad to lighten up though. I hope these nice guns continue to get imported by someone. Zenith dropped interest and CDNN bought their stock.

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I have been shooting a "Cowboy Delux" hammered 12 ga. for CAS this year .... The wood to metal fit is outstanding as is the Case hardening...

It has Crommed bores Choked IC ,,, a Manuel safety and the checkering is very good...

It has 18.5 inch barrels, shorter than I'm used to but it seems ok I am not sure I like them this short ...

What I would really like is a hammered "Cowboy Delux" in 16 ga. with 24 inch barrels ...

Huglo is the Maker .... Made in Turkey overall a pleasing gun to shoot ...

 

Jabez Cowboy

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I will Keep my Stoeger  Hammer less shotgun and,

My Baikal  hammered shotgun.

 

I got lees then that in both shotguns .

 

I have shot my Stoeger for 10 years now with Zero issues .

And Just Picked up a New Old Stock Baikal Hammered .

Dont See that having a issue ether .

 

Just sayin .

Rooster 

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I paid $750 Canadian about $560 US ....

Great gun for the Money , Bought it last Jan. .....

 

 

Jabez Cowboy

 

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