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Monthly Archive for September, 2012

The over-and-under shotguns made by James Woodward & Sons are some of the finest double barrels ever created. Introduced in 1913 and then significantly improved in 1921, the Woodward-patent O/U was offered right until the company was bought by Jame Purdey in 1948 and Woodward turned out right around 225 of them in all, with […]

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You never know what you going to find at an action. Just take a look at this 12 gauge Parker VH coming up at United Country – Legacy Auction & Realty in Pocono Summit, PA, on Sunday, September 23, 12:30 PM, ET. –Parker Model VH 12 Gauge Shotgun with Extra Barrels On the face of it, it looks like […]

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If you love double barrel shotguns and you live within 5 hours of Rhode Island, you absolutely have to check out the 2012 Vintage Cup, being held Sept. 27-30 at Addieville East Farm in Mapleville, RI. The Vintage Cup is the finest event in the country for vintage side-by-sides and fine doubles. From Parkers to Purdeys, […]

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If you’re into American doubles, hard to find side-by-sides like these by A.H. Fox are must haves. They’re going off next weekend at Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions. Check them out now. The auctions starts Saturday, September 22 @ 10:00 AM Pacific. Descriptions are from the auctioneer. I would double check everything… –A.H. Fox 12 gauge […]

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Let’s go hunting…

Check out Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA as they travel out west: Episode 29: Big Sky, Prairie Birds: Skittish early-season Montana sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge test the mettle of seasoned dogs and pups, as well as the feet of hunters. [wpvideo QxGkOE9s]

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Dave Brown Outfitters is a upland hunting and fly fishing outfit that offers trips through the northwestern US. Check out these videos to see a little of his work. From what I can see, he has real nice dogs. Best of all, he knows how to out them into wild birds.

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Old doubles with damascus barrels and lots of original finish are my favorite shtoguns. This 12 gauge J.D. Dougall hammergun that just popped up on Gunsinternational.com is a great example of why I love them so much. Just look at how elegant this side-by-side is, and check out how finely executed everything is, from the checking […]

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Do you  have those moments when you realize you’re the A-hole? It happens to me (too often?), and after I read Martha Greenlee’s the latest post at Steady with Style, it happened to me again. I’ve made the mistake she outlines below many times. “Besides a pinch-collar and check-cord, you use verbal commands and an e-collar […]

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Traditions die hard, especially in the gun world. When hammerless shotguns like this came on the scene in the 1870s, shooters had already been using hammer guns for hundreds of years. A lot of these people were unwilling to give them up. Before the hammerless era, shooters used external hammers to cock their guns. They also […]

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James Woodward is one of the UK’s most famous gunmakers. Even though they made far fewer gun than London big boys like Holland & Holland and James Purdey, the firearms they did make were beautifully crafted and finished. In this original vintage James Woodward catalog, you can get a sense of what it must have […]

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