The Firing Line
A neighbor buddy has a passion for Winchester M-59 autoloader shotguns and keeps buying them at gun shows. He now has six and they are for sale at a fair price. They are unusual since they have a fiberglass-wound barrel and are "extremely" light weight for a 12 ga. gun (and in his view a great gun on all-day hunts for grouse or bunnies.) This gun was made from 1960-65 and apparently was a short-lived model due to the prominence of newer gas-operated autoloaders. Aside from the propensity to developing a crack on the side of the receiver, which reportedly does not affect the operation, how does the F&S crowd feel about this model? Specifically regarding: reliability, durability, your experiences etc. All your thoughts/opinions are appreciated!