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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

Here’s some eye candy for you: it’s a 20 gauge  Lindner made, Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality Shotgun. Charles Daly was a businessman, not a gunmaker. Born in 1839, he partnered with August Shoverling around 1875 to import shotguns into the United States. These side-by-sides were marketed under Charles Daly’s name, and up to about WW2, […]

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Engraving can make or break a shotgun. Done right, it adds to a double’s overall elegance and beauty. Done wrong, its gaudiness screams “look at me” and ruins the entire gun. On this Max Ern O/U double rifle, I would say that the engraver got it right. You can see more examples of Max Ern […]

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Craig Koshyk is a great researcher and writer. He’s also a skilled. The pics you see here are just a few of the fantastic shots you’ll see when you visit his site: Craig Koshyk Photography. And if you love hunting dogs, you need to follow Craig’s Pointing Dog Blog and pick up a copy of […]

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A bunch of nice guns came on the market last week through Gunsinternational.com. Here are a few that caught my eye. Westley Richards Explora Droplock SXS , 12 gauge, 28” & 26” bbls: 28” Paradox bbls  with flips sights for 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 yards. 26″ shotguns bbls with 2 ¾” chambers. Single […]

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Couple good grouse videos…

Here are couple nice ruffed grouse videos to check out. The first one is a good intro to ruffed grouse and the second one shows a drumming grouse.

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Good guns at fair prices have a tendency to sell fast. Sometimes, just how fast amazes me. This rare, 28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Gebruder Adamy O/U popped up on Gunsinternational yesterday and sold in less than 24 hours. It’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful little shotgun and it looks like it’s in […]

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When it comes to vintage shotguns, original condition is king. The more original condition a double has, the more people want it — 100% of the time. OK, but how much more are they really willing to pay for it? Check out these two 20 gauge Browning Superposed Lightnings that just sold over at GunRunnerAuctions.com. […]

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Here’s some more information from The Texas Tribune about the upcoming battle between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and  the American Energy Industry over the survival of the lesser prairie chicken. As I wrote in this post, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service may list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. This […]

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I’m always looking for good doubles (as you can probably tell). When I find a bargain, I hate to pass it by. But sometimes I have to, and in the case of this 12 gauge John Harper side-by-side shotgun, passing it up is killing me. John Harper was a gunmaker in Birmingham, England. He opened […]

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Check out this quick video for a fun look at an English Cocker puppy being introduced to birds. The energy that these little dogs have always makes me smile. The video features trainer Bill Schaller of Schaller’s English Cocker

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