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Monthly Archive for September, 2012

When it comes to double barrels, some guys like side-by-sides, others swear by over unders. Well, here’s one guy’s view on which is superior, and it’s a pretty educated view. Check it out:

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Greifelt is on of those Euro makers we don’t hear much about these days. But in their day, they made some real nice double-barrel shotguns, including this 20 gauge over-under being auctioned off tomorrow by The Potomack Company┬áin Alexandria, VA. Here’s more info on the shotgun from the auctioneer’s site: OVER & UNDER 20 GAUGE […]

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Thinking about taking an old double into the field this fall? Then check out this video for some tips.

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Seven days until it begins…

October is almost here, and so is the best time of the whole ‘friggin year: hunting season. Here’s a little of what I’m looking forward to:  

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Check out this Africa-inspired upland trip from SCott Linden’s Outdoors. Very cool. Enjoy.

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Have an old double barrel or side-by-side you’re wondering about? Then here’s a great chance to find out more about it. Gunsinternational.com is bringing. Gunsmith Jack Rowe to the 2012 Vintage Cup, happening next weekend in Addieville, RI. Here are the details: The most knowledgeable English Trained Gunmaker in the U.S. Jack Rowe will be […]

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Here’s something I would love to try: horseback hunting for prairie grouse and chukars. Grab a cup of coffee, take a break, and watch this episode of Scott Linden’s Upland Nation:

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In 1875, Westley Richards introduced the Anson & Deeley double barrel shotgun and revolutionized side by sides. But even though an English firm invented the A&D action, I’ve always thought it was the Belgian and Prussian makers who perfected it . One of these makers was Francotte. The Anson & Deeley doubles they made are […]

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James Julia’s annual fall firearms auction is on October 1st & 2nd this year. As always, the sale is full of nice double barrel shotguns. This 20 gauge James Purdey side-by-side is one of the nicest by far. Just check out the condition — all original and almost brand new. On top of that, it […]

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Yesterday I wrote about the 20 gauge Woodward coming up in Julia’s fall 2012 auction. Today we’re going to talk about the 12 gauge Woodward that’s in the same sale. This 12 gauge is an killer double, and in capable hands, it would be an absolute hammer in the pigeon rings. Made in 1927 for […]

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