Bernardelli 12 Guage Single Barrel Beauty

I am not much of a shotgun guy. Primarily because I don’t hunt much. I have but one Winchester 1300 Defender Pump action shotgun, which is an excellent home defense weapon. Sometime back I got gifted this beautiful single barrel 12 Guage Bernardelli shotgun. It belonged to my late father in law and was passed on to me by his son. It was a pleasant surprise. Also the shotgun was in very good condition considering its age. It is from an era when having a shotgun and a revolver in a house was considered respectable and necessary. It is a beautiful weapon for hunting, because it is fold able, has a safety, and comes with choked barrel. Very good for upland hunting as I have seen people carrying heavy Russian repeaters on hunts. Though it is single barrel so means only one cartridge at one time. But I have seen this has improved my shooting skills, because I know I have just one shot, its either a miss or a hit. So I have ot be very careful. Also I have found it to be a better weapon, because you can’t kill too many birds with this thing 🙂 Sorry to poachers and Facebook hunters, who just want their photo on FB after a hunt, or in other words for people who hunt to get famous on FB and end up killing hundreds of birds without worrying for the bag limit. Anyways, coming back to the shotgun itself, there is a recess in front hand guard perfectly sized to house the trigger guard when folded. This reduces the gun width when folded. All in all its a collector’s item which I wanted to share with you guys. Cheers.

To: The Killer of 2100 Houbara Bustards


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It was well past midnight, the Prince arrived at his place, which was on a small hill overlooking the city. It was quiet and peaceful that night, and not a leaf stirred. He decided to go to his bedchamber, to bed his latest prize who was already in bed an waiting for him. The Prince wanted to do it so badly, but he just could not, because that fateful night he could not get it “up”.  That really pissed him off. What is even worse, his prize, the one that wanted to be bedded, jeered at him, made fun of him and called him unmanly. The Prince had to leave the the job undone, but before leaving the bedchamber he vowed to get even with her exactly 2100 times, not one less or more, even it it took a lifetime to do it. Off he went to his advisor on matrimonial affairs His Lowness Al Fonso bin Al Viagrum Al Casanovim III. The advisor after taking a peek at the Prince’s privates and weighing the “options” with his own bare hands murmured is his Highness’s ears two words, “Houbara Bustard”. “Bastard” was the Prince’s reply. “Bastard” said His Lowness Al Fonso bin Al Viagrum Al Casanovim III, in unison. The Prince was happy, he was really happy on being given the advice and asked His Lowness if such an act would get it “up”. “For sure” came the answer. It would make him the envy of Ron Goldman and Peter North, he said. He would be the most wanted virile male this side of the Earth. The Prince ordered him to make arrangements for “The Great Hunt”. A little consultation with his uncle and he was told to proceed to Pakistan, where he could find the treasured bird in numbers, to satisfy his lust and complete his pledge. Meanwhile His Lowness gave the Prince some Viagra to “finish the job”.

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