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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

Here’s something on Gunbroker.com I’ve never seen: an original 1891 Lefever catalog. I’ve seen reprints of this catalog, but never the real thing. This one looks like it is in excellent shape. If you’re a serious Lefever collector, it would be nice to have. Daniel Myron Lefever started making his patented hammerless guns in 1883. […]

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It’s always cool when big newspapers carry stories about bird dogs and field trials, especially positive stories. Today’s New York Times published this piece by James Card about the 2010 National Championship at the Ames Plantation: GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. — The competitors arrived at the historic Ames Plantation in pickup trucks with built-in dog kennels, […]

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As I reported last week, over a dozen Ryman Setters turned up in the Bucks Country SPCA over the past few month. These dogs came from Decoverly Kennels. Apparently, Decoverly ran into problems with Pennsylvania’s regulations for commercial dog kennels. This  forced them to cut down on the number of dogs in their kennel. Originally, […]

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A couple rare American double-barrel shotguns coming up Greg Martin’s March 14th auction. Scroll down for more info. — Don’t miss a good gun. Get Good Gun Alerts emailed to you. To sign up, drop me a note: gregg@dogsanddoubles.com — The first is this 20 gauge A.H. Fox HE, or Super Fox, shipped from Fox […]

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Well, the plot thickens about the Ryman English Setters in the Bucks County SPCA. The short story is regulations, deadlines, and quick decisions that may not have been the best. Before we get into it, please review this list of dogs still available. We need to find them homes right away. Now, in response to […]

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Its looks like a large commercial kennel in northeastern Pennsylvania dumped some Ryman English Setters in a kill shelter in Lahaska. There are a total of six setters in the shelter – a young male, a young female, and four older females. Fortunately, none of these dogs are on death row — yet. The shelter […]

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Couple of nice double barrel, side-by-side shotguns here are up for auction online. Some of the auctions are ending real soon, so check them out right away: 12g Holland & Holland North wood 20g Fox Sterlingworth, Philadelphia, 28″ 20g, DHE, Parker Repro, 26″ 16g Darne 12g Darne, 2-bbl set 12g Parker DHE, 2-bbl set Like […]

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Here are a bunch of pics from my ’09 season. I finally found the time to pull them together. Enjoy. BTW: my dog is fine. We had a little scare. It turned out to be nothing, just a lot of blood. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Like this:Like Loading…

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Time ran out and one lucky bidder walked away with a hell of a Parker 8 gauge. This gun sold for $11,780.00. That’s a pretty good price for a damascus barreled side by side, double barrel Parker. Like this:Like Loading…

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Shoot, I forgot all about this Paker 8g. An online auction company called Gunrunnerauctions.com has it. It looks like the auction ends today, 2/ 12, @ 7:30pm EST. Auctioneer’s description: “Parker Grade 2, 8 ga. side by side shotgun. Serial #160785, mfg. 1912. Good condition. Wow! Massive double built on the biggest of the Parker […]

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