Connecticut RBL Launch Field 20g 28″ SN:#RBL004361, Pre-Owned: This shotgun has the original deluxe canvas and leather-trimmed case. It has very nice wood with minor handling marks in 99% metal condition. 28″ bbls, 3″ chambers, Flush choke tubes, 14 7/8″ LOP, Drop at Comb: 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel: 14 7/8″. 6lbs 3oz. Price: $2750
Here’s what happens when an 8 gauge W. & C. double barrel shotgun meets up with a 22 pound Connecticut turkey.
Connecticut’s Governor Dannel P. Malloy hates pheasant hunters. Or at least he doesn’t think they should do much pheasant hunting in his state. Malloy’s 2013 budget proposes cutting the $160,000 used to stock state land with pheasants. For most people in Connecticut, this would mean an end to all upland hunting in their state. You can read more about this here.
Thanks to sprawl and “enlightened” ideas about forestry and land management, Connecticut has very little wild bird hunting left. Much of what does exist sits behind No Trespassing signs.
For many state residents, stocked pheasants on state land was the only way to experience bird hunting. If Malloy’s budget goes through, that, like the excellent grouse hunting that used to exist across the state, will disappear.
It looks like they’re both VH grades, one in 12g and the other in 20g. Other than that, I don’t know a thing about them. They do look like pretty clean side-by-sides, though.