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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Pics from Vintagers…

I returned from Vintagers on Sunday night. It was a long weekend and a lot of fun. Tons of nice guns. Here are some photos. Enjoy. To the pics full screen, click the button with the four arrows in it, all the way on the right. Like this:Like Loading…

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Well, I made it here. I’m excited to head over to the event tomorrow. Tonight I stopped by the annual banquet for The Parker Gun Collector’s Association. If you’re into Parkers, I encourage you to join the club. They put on a great night, with awards, some comedy, and of course, great guns. Here are […]

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There are some nice looking guns coming up this weekend. Here are a few of the auctions: -20g Parker, 16g L.C. Smith Sat. 9/25, 10am Dunn & Madden Auction Services LLC, Hamlin, PA. -12g L.C. Smith, 12g Ithacas Sat. 9/25, 9am Mountain City Realty & Auction, LLC, Roanoke, VA -10g W & C Scott, Parkers, […]

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Off to Vintagers….

It’s 6:24am and I’ve been up since 4:30am. I’m packed, triple checked and on my way. Vintagers – here I come. I’ll be at the event Saturday and Sunday. I’m going to be hanging out with the Parker guys tonight. I’ll be posting pics and updates over the next few days. Check back to see […]

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I’ve have a thing for old English percussion double barrel shotguns. They’re impractical and a pain to clean, but I would love to own one.  This very original James Dougall is a good example why. Check out the woodwork around the locks  — that’s crisp.  The metal-to-wood fit throughout the gun is flawless, too, and […]

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Stupid…

I saw a blind woman today. She had a guide dog with her. She looked older, in a powder blue sweater. The dog was a German Shepherd. They were trying to board a bus. The bus was paused at the curb, door open. The woman and the dog were probably ten feet from it. She […]

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Here’s a fact: when it comes to best-quality British doubles, a lot of the ones made after Word War II were lousy  guns. Embarrassing. Purdey, Boss, Holland — they all made clunkers then, especially from 1950-1970. For a bunch of reasons, this was not their best period. Many of their very best guns were made […]

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This is part 2 of my post about the 4 bore Dougall punt gun. You can read part 1 here. ME: I’ll take it. I’ll call you tomorrow to take care of the details. Standard, 3-day inspection period with standard refund terms, right? DEALER: Three days from the time your dealer signs for the package. […]

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Here are a handful of decent shotguns coming up at auction this weekend and next. There are also two Gatling guns coming up in MA: -Saturday, 9/11, Wright’s Auction Service, Newport, VT. These guys have a 12 gauge Browning Pigeon Grade over and under, plus a Baker and some other stuff. -Sunday, 9/12, Fontaine’s Auction […]

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I backed out of a gun deal today. I’m kicking myself for it, but I had to walk away. Here’s the description of the shotgun, right from the dealer’s site: J.D. Dougall Punt Gun, 4 Gauge Single Barrel With 41 5/16″ Barrel, 2/3 Round, 1/3 Octagonal, No Metal Finish, Nice Pattern On Barrel, Clean Metal, […]

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