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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Old gun catalogs are THE resource to own if you really want to research vintage double barrel shotguns.  These two A.H. Fox catalogs are essential if you’re serious about collecting these side-by-side shotguns. 1931-1934 A.H. Fox Double Barrel Shotgun Catalog – With a Lynn Bogue Hunt cover, this is one of my favorite American shotgun […]

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In training dogs, and in life, I’ve messed up a bunch. Fortunately, my English Pointer doesn’t hold grudges, and I’ve always had the chance to pick up and start over again. In the latest post on Martha Greenlee’s excellent blog Steady with Style, she goes into overcoming the mistakes you’ll when you’re training and working […]

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There are sleepers in every gun auction.  Smart buyers sit through sales and wait for them. When they comes up and the bids don’t appear, the smart buyers pounce in and get a great deal. At Rock Island’s upcoming sale, I’m sure a few smart buyers will have their eyes on this Otto Seelig 12 […]

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1910 Ansley H. Fox B Grade 12ga Price: $3,995.00   1916 Ansley H. Fox XE Grade 12gaPrice: $11,995.00   PARKER DHE 20 GAUGE STRAIGHT GRIP BEAVERTAIL FOREND 30″ BARRELS Price: $12,950.00   L.C. Smith Fwt. Specialty Grade 12, SST Price: $3795.00   Beretta 626E 12 GA – great looking gun for CHEAP money Price: $1,250.00   […]

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I’m chilling and relaxing, and then I remembered this auction that I had to tell everyone about: Cornwell Inc Land & Home Brokers in Aurora, NE, has this bunch of real nice Brownings in its sale, ending tomorrow around 10:30AM, EST: Browning – Lightning Superposed 20 Ga Shotgun Browning – 12 Ga Shotgun BSS w/ […]

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  Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, PA, has this nice looking 16 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth coming up in their auction on Sunday, August 12 @ 10am. The gun’s listed as having 30″ barrels it looks like it has ejectors. The color and finish looks pretty nice, too.

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Time for a break….

It’s time for some time off. I’ll be back 8/13, tanner, rested, and ready to go.

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The big bores….

Nope, this isn’t a post about politicians, it’s about big-bore and large caliber rifles. Check out these videos to see what I mean: Here’s one of Cal Pappas shooting a 4-bore Thomas Bland with 14 drams, 385 grains of FFg GOEX powder, 2100-grain bullet. Here’s a 2-bore rifle:

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Making a point….

Seeing a gundog hammer a point is one of the most thrilling parts of a day in the field. Watch this young English Pointer bang! onto point to see what I mean. Watch how the trainer styles him up, too.

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I’m not a big fan of gold on shotguns.  Too little of it looks out of place and too much of it makes a double look like it was overhauled by Pimp My Ride. This 20 L.C. Smith Deluxe Grade comes to mind. Yeah – yuck. But when gunmakers get it right, gold can actually […]

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