Gun Report

EMF Hartford Model Cowboy Shotgun 12 Gauge

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The lack of care in the making of this gun, combined with a bad left trigger that got worse to the point of being dangerous, plus a too-high price, made us reject this superficially attractive shotgun.

EMF Hartford Model Cowboy Shotgun 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Drop at Front Comb
Drop at Back Comb
Length of Pull
Action Type
Action Finish
Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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This very nicely done importer's identification needs to be affixed to a higher quality, better made gun. This one was a loser.
The pen points at post-bluing bloom on top of the barrel where it joined the monoblock.
Although the view is busy, the chambers are readily accessible on the EMF. We liked this gun's looks but not its construction. By the end of our testing the right hammer was noticeably wobbly side to side, and the left one took two pulls to make it fall. The left action plate was horribly rounded by excess buffing. The unnecessary top tang safety was non-automatic. Hammer guns are supposed to be carried uncocked.

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