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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Old age is one of the drawbacks of American side by sides. This country’s golden age of side-by-sides was pretty much over by the mid 1920s. By the time prohibition was repealed in ’33, our shotguns of choice had single barrels and pump-style actions. This means most of the doubles we come across today by […]

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HiFive Kennels in Beulah, MI, turns out some great looking English Pointers. Check out this short video to see one of them. It’s a young male named Chet. Notice how dynamic he is and how easily he handles. Also notice that he’s not wearing an e-collar.

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So the hammer fell on this 16g Ithaca Flues shotgun I posted on Saturday. The final price? $1165! That’s a lot more than I thought this side-by-side would bring. It’s also a good indication of the power of original condition. That’s what collectors want, and the more of it a gun has, the more they’ll […]

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That’s the question I hear all the time. When people ask me, I usually give them a range. That’s the best I can do. It’s also why auctions are so nice. When the hammer falls, you know what that item is worth (at least at that moment, with those buyers present). Here’s a chance to […]

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Mike Yardley is a well known writer and shooting instructor in the UK. In this video he gives some good times on mounting and handling a shotgun.

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Here’s another deal on a double: Webley & Scott Model 702 in 28 Gauge. This shotgun looks brand new, and it comes in its original case with accessories. Price? Just $2999. Harrington & Richardson imported Webley & Scott boxlock side-by-side shotguns into the US in the early ’70s. Here’s another in 20 gauge. Check out […]

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It’s grouse season now in New England. The woodcock are long gone. They’ll be back in March, and as they arrive, Puck and I will in the field to greet them. Until then, we can watch videos like this and think of next season.

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Wow – that was quick. This nice, original 20 gauge Charles Smith & Son side by side that I wrote about yesterday is already sold. This double popped up on Gunsinternational.com on Thursday, am, and by the early afternoon it was sold. It had it all: ejectors, double triggers, 28″ barrels, a beautiful stock (14 […]

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Nice, original 20 gauge British doubles are hard to find – especially boxlocks as nice as this Charles Smith & Son side by side. With 28″ barrels, ejectors, a 14 1/2″ stock, lots of original finish, and a very fair price (just $3599), I bet it won’t be around for very long.

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Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA, is have this big Public Firearms Auction on Saturday, December 15th. They selling of a ton of stuff, including Winchesters, Parkers, Brownings, L.C. Smiths, pumps, autos, modern stuff & vintage guns. Here are some of the doubles that really stood out: Browning Superposed Lightning O/U shotgun 20ga:#52340V8, Light blue loss […]

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