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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Quail hunting in South Georgia…

Check out his video. It’s of guys quail hunting in South Georgia. Double barrel shotguns, English Pointers, plenty of birdsĀ  – – that’s about as good as it gets. I’ve heard that these trips can cost $1200-$1500 per person, per day. They look like they’re worth it.

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How much is a Boss 20 gauge, round-body with 17″ barrels worth? How aboutĀ  $40,000! At least that is one brought a few weeks ago at Bonhams’ July 18th action. Here’s its description from the catalog: A fine and highly unusual 20-bore (3in) single-trigger assisted-opening round-bodied sidelock ejector gun by Boss & Co., no. 7788 […]

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It was 1863. The year kicked off with the world’s first underground railway opening in London. Six months later, General Robert E. Lee led Confederate troops into the Battle of Gettysburg. And in November, Mr Thomas Leigh took delivery of this J. Purdey hammergun, #6597. It was one of a pair of 10 gauges with […]

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