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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

The Hermann H. Heiser Saddlery Co. of Denver, Co., used to make some of the finest saddles, shooting accessories, and leather goods in the country. From 1874 – 1955, they supplied farmers, ranchers, and shooters throughout the US. Today their saddles, holsters, and gun cases are extremely collectible – especially the highly tooled models. This […]

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There aren’t a lot of people who’ve seen a rare Pont-Audemer Spaniel. There are even fewer people who’ve also seen a rare Braque Saint Germain. Craig Koshyk has seen both  breeds, plus dozens of other hard-to-find hunting dogs. So when he writes something about the rare breed, his thoughts are worth checking out. Here’s a […]

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I search Gunbroker all the time, and months can go by before I come across anything decent. Most of the time its the same old, overpriced stuff, search after search, week after. But then something nice pops up… This 12 gauge Westley Richards boxlock is something nice, and it’s on Gunbroker.com right now. This side-by-side […]

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These classic leather leg o’mutton shotgun cases are the gentlemanly way to carry your vintage double barrel shotgun into the field. This first one is the oldest of the two. It was retailed by Von Lengerke & Antoinne, or V L & A , of Chicago, IL. From 1891 and into the 1930s, V L & […]

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In 1812, William Westley Richards founded the firm that bears his name today. In the firm’s 200 year history, they’ve invented everything from Monkey Tail Carbines and shotgun toplevers to solid drawn, brass rifle cartridges and the Anson & Deeley shotgun. In 1897, Leslie B Taylor, Westley Richards’s Managing Director, created the company’s famous Detachable […]

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PERAZZI – – Light Game Gun, 27-1/2″ – IC / M – Great Condition: 2-3/4″, IC / M (.007 / .015), LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 10 oz. Condition 96+%. A few minor handling marks on the stock, and some very light high edge wear on the receiver. Price: […]

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Iowa used to have some of the best pheasant hunting in the world. Today, the bird’s numbers have collapsed to the second lowest number on record. While the disappearance of these birds is caused by a number of factors, the biggest  is habitat loss. As more land goes under the plow, there are fewer places […]

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This nearly new 28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body side by side is coming up to auction on Sunday,   Jan 26, 2013 at the Daniel Auction Company in Sylvester, GA. Griffin & Howe has been importing these spanish-made side-by-sides for a while now. I’m pretty sure they’re made by Arrieta. Brand new at G&H, this is […]

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The Chesapeake Bay used to be one of the greatest places in the world to hunt waterfowl. Massive flocks of ducks, geese, and swans used to settle on its waters every fall, and as the birds passed through, hunters were waiting. These hunters used all sorts of firearms, and the more prosperous ones used fancy […]

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Remington used to a major player in the American double’s market. From 1873 t0 about 1909, they made 200,000+ side-by-side shotguns. The 12 gauge FE Trap you see here was made around 1907. Remington introduced this model in 1906 and offered it for  just three years.    

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