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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

Pre-1913 L.C. Smiths are some of the nicest double barrel shotguns ever made in America. As the only sidelock ever mass produced in North America, they have some of the elegance of a British gun, and a lot of the “practical” that I like about America firearms. This L.C. Smith side-by-side is a perfect example. […]

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A tribute to Micheal McIntosh…

A great writer has died. His name was Michael McIntosh and he passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2010. He was 66 years old. Here’s his obit. Micheal McIntosh wrote some of the finest stories published about guns, dogs, and hunting in the last 50 years. I used to buy magazines like Gun Dog and […]

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One thing I’ve learned about double barrel shotguns is that condition is king. When it comes to resale value original condition is what people want. So when it comes to collecting, it’s what you should focus on. Everything else is for suckers. Here are two real nice Parkers with tons of original condition. This first […]

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My girl at training camp…

Puck, my English Pointer, is up in Maine right now getting ready for the season. I headed up there on Friday to check in on her. Here are some shots of her pointing released chukar and quail. October is just six weeks away!

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Cabela’s in Rogers, MN, just posted this 12 gauge Parker DH double barrel shotgun. It’s worth taking a look at for just $3900. With a straight grip and 32″ barrels, this Parker a pretty rare double barrel. It looks pretty original, too. The buttstock may be refinished and that pad may not be original, though. […]

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It’s the glorious 12th….

Today’s is the Glorious 12th –  traditional opener for red grouse shooting in Scotland and across the UK. It sounds like this year’s season should be a good one. You can read more about it here in the Scotsman and see some beautiful pics in the Guardian here. I suggest checking out these three videos […]

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Another way to point a grouse…

I was at the Scarborough Fish & Game Association a few weeks ago for a double gun shoot and we ran across this guy: His name is Petey. He’s a ruffed grouse, born and raised in the wild. He lives around the 9th stand on their sporting clays course. I guess he showed up over […]

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Most people never really see the locks on double barrel shotguns. That’s too bad. The locks are one of the important parts of a sidelock shotgun, They’re also one most intricate and beautifully crafted, too. These locks from a mid-grade and best-quality W. & C. Scott hammer gun. Both are from around 1885 and all […]

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Sharpies are one of my favorite birds to hunt. Here’s a great video of them dancing on some mating grounds in Wisconsin.

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