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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Over the past few months, I’ve been reading a lot about bird dogs and field trials. One my favorite books has been Pointing Dogs: Their Training and Handling by Earl C. Crangle. Earl Crangle was one of the most gifted field trailers and trainers of the last 50 years. He worked and trained hundreds and […]

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Here’s an update on last week’s good gun alert. It looks like one of the Foxes and the Parker double barrel shotguns went cheap. The other Fox and the Browning 28 gauge were good deals with prices below full retail. Fox A-grades, both 12 gauges — Mon, 1/18, Chambersburg, PA These side by side shotguns […]

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Shooting in the UK has a lot to do with tradition and decorum. The rules around tipping–who to tip and how much– are just one of things you’ll want to brush up on before you head across the pond. This short article in the January 8, 2010 issue of The Field is a crash course […]

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A few decent double barrel shotguns are coming to auction in the next few days: 2 A.H. Fox A grades, a 12g Parker VH, and a 28 gauge Browning Superposed. More info below.  SCROLL DOWN FOR PICS —– Don’t miss out — get Good Gun Alerts emailed right to you. Just send me your email […]

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I drove down Greenwich, CT, on Saturday for the 2010 East Coast Fine Arms Show. I walked in about 9:30am, full of caffeine and high expectations. Ever since Vintagers pulled out of Millbrook, NY, this show has been THE place to see fine guns. In the past, dealers from all over have showed up with […]

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Every year, I’m becoming more interested in field trials. I’ve been to a few cover dog trials in Maine and Rhode Island and I plan to attend a few more in the coming months. Thinking about these trials has lead me to ask myself a few questions, specifically, what are trials good for and what […]

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On January 1, the E.M Reilly 4 bore side-by-side hammer shotgun I posted the other day hammered down for $4,700. With the premium, that comes to $5,170. I talked to the purchaser. He didn’t inspect the gun before he bid, so he’s a very brave guy. He said he has been looking for a double-barrel […]

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