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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

“What’s it worth?” That’s the question I get all the time. It’s also the question I’m always asking myself. To come up with an answer, I pull together an estimate based on historical prices and what I’m seeing in the market. But this is just a guess. If you really want to know what your […]

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I put up a Good Gun Alert about this A.H. Fox Sterlingworth 20g yesterday. With some real nice original condition, 28″ bbls, and ejectors, I thought it was a great deal at just $1,399. Well, it looks like someone else agreed. They moved on this shotgun right away and it looks it’s already sold. Good […]

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Most the guys I know shoot over and unders. But would they do better with a side by side? Perhaps. Check out this video from Field & Stream’s shotgun expert Phil Bourjaily to see why.

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Looking for a vintage American shotgun for grouse and woodcock? Then I would call about this little A.H. Fox 20 gauge Sterlingworth side-by-side right away. Cabela’s has it and it just popped up on Gunsinternational.com. With 28″ barrels, ejectors, and some nice original finish, it’s a tough double to find. The price is pretty fair, […]

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Old shotguns with tons of condition spook me. I love original condition, so I’m excited to see any vintage side-by-side that looks brand new. At the same time, I wonder if what I’m really looking at is an excellent restoration. Unless I have the double in my hands, it’s hard to tell. So when I […]

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A bunch of nice looking shotguns popped up this week on Gunsinternational.com. Here are five of my favorites: Woodward 20 ga. O/U:  With 26″ barrels, raised file cut solid rib. Original 2-3/4″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and modified, bores measure as new. Southgate type automatic ejectors, classic configuration, double triggers, straight hand stock. Brilliant case […]

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Martin Willis is one America’s leading experts on antiques. His website the Antique Auction Forum is a great place to learn all about the business of buying, selling , and collecting them. Last weekend I sat down  with Martin and talked about one of my favorite subjects — collecting antique shotguns. You can listen to […]

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Dogs and Doubles would like to join Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in urging hunters and sportsmen and women nationwide to support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525). Act now: Call and leave a message for your Senators right away. Tell them to support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) The Sportsmen’s Act […]

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Kull Auction & Real Estate Co. in Topeka, KS, is having a big gun auction tomorrow and Saturday. There are a bunch of Winchesters in the sale (Model 42s & Model 12s, Model 21s & 101s) plus many other side-by-sides and over & unders. Here are a few shotguns that caught my eye. Lot 840 […]

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The Braque de l’Ariège has had its ups and downs, and the fact that it exists today is a testament to how much passion of handful of men and women have had for the breed. Even though the Braque de l’Ariège’s origins are disputed, what is agreed upon is that these bird dogs originated in […]

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