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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Just-barely-spring woodcock…

For over a month now, the woodcock have been making their way further into New England. They arrived in southern Maine a few weeks ago. As the snow has melted away, they’ve crept further north. It amazes me how far these little birds travel each year. I’ve read that some them start in New Brunswick […]

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Guns, guns, guns!

Just a quick update before the weekend. I’m heading up to Maine to chase woodcock with Puck. I’m very excited to see some birds and get the dog in the woods. The woodock should be back in full force, so I hope to see a bunch of them. We may get out in the evening […]

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There are a handful of decent auction coming up over the next week. -Montrose Auctions in Montrose, Georgia has a some decent doubles coming up on March 19th. There are a number of side-by-side shotguns, including Parkers, Parker Repros, Winchester M21s, a few A.H. Foxes, and some L.C. Smiths. This is where you can search […]

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James Julia auctioned this piece of firearm/literary/American history today: this Westley Richards droplock double rifle in .577 Nitro Express that was once owned by Ernest Hemingway. The gun hammered down for $295,000. That’s without the buyer’s a premium of 15%. So whoever bought Papa’s mammoth double dropped  around $340,000 to get it. Those are some […]

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The woodcock are back in Maine..

It’s official–spring has arrived in southern Maine. Puck and I flushed a couple woodcock today in a cover just north of Saco. A friend of mine once told me that woodcock covers are like restaurant parking lots: they don’t fill up all at once. Instead, one car shows up, then another, then a couple more […]

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Poulin Auction Company‘s three-day firearms auction starts this Friday and they have a bunch of interesting double barrel shotguns coming up, including Parkers, Remingtons, L.C. Smiths, Colts, Lefevers, and much more. One of the most interesting is Lot #1046: a 12 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth with a cutaway action. This is a 1910 gun with a parker-pin […]

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It’s been tough winter here in New England – long, gray, snowy. I’ve had just about enough of it. So I’m glad it’s over 60 degrees out today. The snow is melting away and the ice on the rivers is breaking up. I’m hoping to get my canoe in the water in a couple of […]

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