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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

The Inverness is the newest over-and-under being made by Connecticut Shotgun -one of the finest American gunmakers of all time. Since this double’s introduction in January, the Inverness has raised a lot questions. You can read some of them on this string over at the Shooting Sportsman’s board. I wrote an article for the latest […]

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A classic returns…

Puck and I made this quick little video about a year ago. It’s still my most popular post to date. Check it out – it’s still fun to watch. Like this:Like Loading…

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Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, OH, is having a Firearms & Early Militaria auction on May 2-3. Here’s a complete list of all the shotguns in the sale. This bunch of Parker side by sides is coming up, along with a handful of other interesting doubles. Here are some that caught my eye: -12 gauge W.W. […]

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Who needs the NRA?

I’m an on and off member of the NRA. While I’m 100% behind our 2nd amendment rights, I go back and forth on how the NRA forwards this agenda. I find many of the organization’s tactics distasteful and believe some are plain demagoguery that perpetuates lies. That being said, I wonder where I would be […]

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Finding dog…

My local dog park is close by. Garage to gate takes less than a ten minutes. My Engish Pointer Puck always knows when we’re heading there. She’s up and scratching in her crate way before I turn onto the dirt road that leads to the parking area. How does she know where we’re going? Scent? […]

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The other L.C. Smiths…

L.C. Smith was one of the big-boys of American side-by-side shotguns. They made double barrels from 1884 to 1950. In that time, they probably made more than any company in the US. But even though the name “L.C. Smith” appeared on thousands of guns through the company’s 65+ years, by 1888 the business was missing […]

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I love hammerguns. To me they’re the peak…the pinnacle..the apex, even, of the gunmaker’s art. Few double-barrels are as elegant as this 12 gauge  W. & C. Scott Premier, and what hammerless, side-by-side shotgun can match this sexy little 20g Powell bar in wood? That being said, I know hammerguns can be PITA. The breechloading, […]

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Here’s another accessory you’ll want to add to H&H double barrel case. This original Holland & Holland turnscrew will keep you from buggering the pins on your Royal. Get it now. Like this:Like Loading…

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This very hard to find tin of Holland & Holland NEVARUST oil is on Ebay right now. If you have an Bruton St. H&H double barrel, it would look perfect in your shotguns case. Get it now. Like this:Like Loading…

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Forcing the issue…

Force-fetch training goes by many names: force breaking, force retrieving, conditioned retrieve, etc. While the techniques that fall under these names vary a bit (here’s the right way to do it), the desired results are the same: to produce a soft-mouthed dog that retrieves to hand on command. Oddly, it’s a training technique that’s used a […]

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