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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

It looks like there are some good guns coming up this weekend at auctions in IN, VA & MD. I have not seen these guns, so be sure you check them out before you  bid on them. MARCH 27 -Associated Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc in West Friendship, MD, has a bunch of side by side […]

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Here’s another video of some field trials in the UK. Beautiful dogs and scenery. Check out how the dogs run and point. There’s a lot of behavior there that would never be allowing in a North American pointer trial. You can view a full-screen version of the video if you click on the little box […]

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I headed to the Southern New England Woodcock Championship today. This trial was at the Arcadia State Management Area in Exeter, RI. This trial started on Saturday. They were running dogs for three days, finishing on Monday. I think 17 braces (pairs) of dogs were scheduled to run. This is a coverdog-style trial on all […]

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Alex Cooper Auctioneers in Towson (Baltimore), Maryland have a couple nice double barrel shotguns in their latest auction. This auction starts tomorrow, 3/21 and it runs into Monday. I’m not sure when these side-by-sides are coming up. 12 gauge Pietro Beretta Silver Hawk Featherweight This is a decent looking boxlock. It has 26″ barrels. 12 […]

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It looks like I wasn’t the only one who thought it was a fantastic gun. This 20 gauge Boss Over and Under shotgun that I wrote about last week sold for $92,000. This gun was at James D. Julia’s auction yesterday, March 15. $92,000 is close to the top of the doubles estimate. A new […]

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It’s official. Bo Whoop hammered down for $175,000.* Once lost, now found, America’s most famous shotgun was auctioned off today by James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine. Bidding opened at $50,000 and and clawed its way to $175,000. From about $125,000 on, two phone bidders went toe-to-toe for the fabled  gun. Bo Whoop is […]

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Spring has arrived in Maine – I don’t care what the calendar says. Puck and I spend about an hour today poking around for woodcock. She had a great time. Just look at the smile on her face. The middle of March is early for woodcock in Maine. But with the warm weather, I thought […]

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I just found out about this. There are four double coming up at DuMouchelles in Detriot, MI. There are three 28 gauges: a Westely Richards, Webley & Scott and an FT Bakers. There’s also a 20 gauge Webley & Scott 700. These guns are all boxlocks with straight grips and double triggers All I know […]

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I see a lot of nice  guns. I see some good guns. I see very few fantastic guns. This 20 gauge Boss Over-and-Under shotgun is a fantastic gun. It’s coming up March 15 at James D. Julia Auctioneers. Wes Dillon was kind enough to give me a private viewing of it a few weeks ago. […]

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This 1937 Parker catalog is on Ebay right now. This is one of the nicest Parker catalogs, with nice pictures of all the models. A must-have for serious Parker guys. Hurry, this one ends March 8th at noon PST. Like this:Like Loading…

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