Hoppe’s No. 9 is one of those scents that brings so much to mind every time I catch a whiff of it – old guns, crisp October days, grouse in front of pointing dogs . Now it looks like I can catch a whiff of this scent every day. Brownell’s has come out with this [...]
Monthly Archive for June, 2012
The seller is calling this a Infallible Single Trigger. The Infallible was invented by a Brit named Alfred Lancaster and it was installed in all sorts of guns — from Parkers to Prussian Charles Dalys. You can read more about the Infallible here.
I’m drawn to impractical things like hammer guns, black-powder shotgun shells, and doubles with damascus barrels. It’s also why I like Ithaca’s Flues side-by-sides, particularly this 16 gauge, Grade 2E (already sold, btw). Even though Ithaca’s Flues was never America’s sexiest shotgun, it was one of the country’s most popular. From when it was introduced [...]
That achey, I-need-another-dog-now feeling. Check out the video to see a great looking Springer at a great price. If I wasn’t in between things right now, I’d think about buying him
The classic way to carry your vintage side-by-side. This Red Head leather leg o’mutton case looks like it’s in excellent shape. It’s marked as being for 28 barrels. Bid soon – the auction ends on Jun 24, 201218:24:21 PDT.
Check out this image James Purdey & Sons sent me an email today. It’s an interesting look at how people used to hunt back in the early 19th century, and a long way from the driven shoots the Brits would favor as the 1800s came to a close.
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Jun 20th, 2012
Sixteen gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth double barrel shotguns are not hard to find — unless you’re looking for one with 30″ barrels AND ejectors. I’m not sure how many Fox made in this configuration, but the number has to be darn small. That makes this one coming up to auction at the end of June [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Jun 18th, 2012
Ejectors are unnecessary for most of the shooting I do. Even though I like the gratifying punfk! that spent shells make when they’re kicked from the barrels, I can’t think of a situation where this feature has actually benefited me. I bet this is true for most shotgun shooters in the US. That’s why non-ejector British [...]