Weimaraners– you either love them or hate them. Even though author Craig Koshyk is stands firmly on the love side, he understands why so many hunters are fed up with this breed. In Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals, Koshyk does a great job of telling the Weim’s story and pleading their case. If you’re interested in [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2012
Check out this old ad for Hathaway shirts that I came across. I love how they misspelled Purdey.
The Elhew Kennels are already a legend in the pointing dog world. Now that a dog with a lot of Elhew breeding has won the nationals (Connor’s EZ Button), the kennel’s fame is sure to grow. Find out more about how the whole kennels got started. Tom Davis’s article from a 1993 issue of The Pointing Dog [...]
Hammerguns are just plain cool, especially ones by American makers. Check out this quick video to get a closer look at one of my favorites, a Remington Model 1882 double barrel shotgun.
So friggin’ funny…check out this video of a male woodcock’s mating dance. I got to try that sometime.
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Feb 24th, 2012
Nice, clean English boxlock shotguns are tough to find–especially in anything other than 12 gauge. That’s why this 20 gauge Webley & Scott caught my eye. It’s looks like it’s in excellent, all original condition. And as a plus, it has 28″ barrels and stock looks pretty long. In my experience, good guns always bring [...]
Just in – a male English Pointer named Connor’s EZ Button has won the granddaddy of field trials: the Ames Plantation’s National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs. Read about it in The Commercial Appeal: GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. — When Steve Hurdle won the National Championships for Field Trialing Bird Dogs with Shell Creek Coin [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Feb 23rd, 2012
Good news for gun nuts: Julia’s spring firearms auction is March 12 & 13. Like always, they’re selling some nice double barrel shotguns. One of them is this Special Order Lefever. Judging by some of the peculiar Lefevers I’ve seen, customers could chinese-menu a shotgun from Uncle Dan, picking details from different grades, and creating unique [...]
Sorry I’ve been away for a while. I was having such a good run on posts. Then work got in the way: big projects, too much to do, not enough time in the week. You know the drill. Anyway, Puck and I managed to slip away last Saturday for some time in the field. We [...]
FN is one of the largest weapon manufacturers in the world. Today, they concentrate on military and tactical arms. But it wasn’t that long ago that they made double barrel shotguns. This side-by-side shown here is one of them. It’s a 12 gauge boxlock ejector with 28″ barrels, a straight grip, and very shootable dimensions [...]