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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

Just like humans, double barrel shotguns have evolved tremendously through the years. The new side-by-sides and over/unders that we see today have benefited from decades of this refinements, and for every design that has made it into the 21st century, many more have have disappeared. Frederick Beesley’s “Shotover” is one of the forefathers that went extinct. Very few […]

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Wow – check it out. This great looking little double barrel is on Gunbroker.com now and ending at 7/23/2012 6:18:55 PM, ET. Super nice. 1982 – Browning Citori – Superlight – 20ga, 28″, M / F (.017 / .034), English Stock, Schnabel Forearm, Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-3/8″ with Drop of 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Weight […]

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If you’re into hunting dogs, you need to buy Craig Koshyk’s excellent book Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals. I wrote a glowing review of the book for Shooting Sportsman magazine. It looks like I’m not the only one who loved it, either. More reviews are in and all of us agree that this is a […]

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How to approach a dog on point…

The moment you’ve worked for all year finally arrives: it’s hunting season, your dog finds a bird, and you have a solid point. Now what do you do? Here’s a bit of advice from the folks over at Pheasant’s Forever: “I’ve also been told by pointing dog purists to never walk up directly behind a […]

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Into small-bore American shotguns? Then here’s something to get excited about: Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA has a handful of decent looking, small-bore American side-by-sides coming up on July 28th. Here are a few: Lot 487: a .410 L.C. Smith Field, #103614 Lot 488: a .410 Ithaca Field NID, #46423 Lot 489: a .410 Iver Johnson Skeeter, #26006 […]

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The story continues on the Boss & Co. Over & Under Double Rifle. It turns out that’s a 2-bbl set. It also has a Boss-style rising bite on the barrels and action. Check it out.

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Duck numbers take flight…

Ha – sorry. I couldn’t help myself with the headline. But here’s some good news about ducks from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its preliminary report today on breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total populations were estimated at […]

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Downtime….

Puck and I spend a lot of time in the woods. But that’s not where we spend all our time. Here’s my girl a couple of weeks ago at the beach. Wherever we go, she has one thing on her mind: birds.

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It looks like I wasn’t the only who thought that this Fredrick Baker single-barrel, sidelock 4 gauge was nice shotgun. It brought just over $6,000 at Gunrunner.com–a pretty solid price.

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The Ithaca Gun Company was one of America’s most fertile and successful gunmakers. From 1885 to 1936, they made 470,000+ double barrel shotguns, more than any other maker in America. Of these, one of the hardest to find today is an original Ithaca NID Skeet gun, especially a 20 gauge. So if the gun you […]

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