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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Copley Fine Art Auctions in Boston, MA, is having there 2011 winter sale on January 17th. Copley handles some of the finest decoys and sporting art in the country and there are always some great pieces up for sale. I scrolled through the listings for this sale and pulled out a few favorites. I’ll be […]

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Nadeau’s Auctions in Windsor, CT, has two Parker DHE double barrel shotguns coming up on Saturday at its January 1st sale. The guns are both 12 gauges. Here’s the info on them from the auctioneers: Lot 300A: Parker Brothers twelve gauge double barrel shotgun titanic steel with ejectors in leather bound case, serial # 90137. Parker Brothers […]

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Here’s a rare double rifle. It’s a 10 bore James Purdey, with a Jones underlever and rebounding hammers with stalking safeties. The barrels are original fluid-steel barrels with full rifling. The beast is from the mid-1880s and it weighs around 13 pounds. Bore rifles like this were made for black powder loads and they were popular […]

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Dear Santa- How are things up north this year? Is it warming up at all? I hear you could be having problems with that. Anyway, you’re a busy guy and I won’t take up much of your time. I swear I’ve been good all  year (or as good as I could be) and all I want for […]

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Here’s a shotgun you don’t see very often: a 12 gauge C-grade Lefever side-by-side. Of all the American double barrels, Lefevers are my favorite. Just look at the sculpting on the action, the engraving, the horn inlays on the stock, and that cool clamshell forend release. The only problem with Lefevers is finding a good […]

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Waiting to heal sucks. A little spill has kept me out of the field since 11/20. I felt good enough last Tuesday to hunt over weekend. Early December is a sketchy time of year for grouse. If the weather holds, the shooting can be great. But if the weather sucks…forget it. So I kept my […]

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There are two decent gun auctions coming up over the next few weeks. 12/10: DuMouchelles, Detroit, MI. These guys have a few Winchester Model 21s and  this 12 gauge Holland & Holland Royal Model de Luxe side by side shotgun that was made for the 1900 Paris Exhibition. This H&H may be a really nice […]

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