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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Since their introduction in 1984, the price on Parker/Winchester Reproduction shotguns has only gone one way: UP. If you’re looking for a chance to get a deal on a nice one, this may be it. This 28 gauge DHE 2-bbl set is on Gunbroker.com now. I’m not sure what the reserve is, but cross your […]

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The Baltimore Arms Co. was one of America’s didn’t-make-it gunmakers. From  1900 to 1904, they manufactured side-by-side shotguns based on a patent designed by Frank Hollenbeck. this Sunday, June 2, @ 8am, one of these shotguns is coming up at Redding Auction Service in Gettysburg, PA. Lot 170 C: 12 gauge Baltimore Arms C-grade side-by-side […]

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Here’s a fun video from the the folks up at Wild Apple Kennel. Check it out and see how these pointer pups are learning to use their noses on a planted quail. I love how their tales are all wound up. The wiggle says “bird!”

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Armi Piotti is one of Italy’s best known gunmakers. Founded in the early sixties by brothers Araldo and Faustino Piotti, the company has earned a reputation for top-quality doubles at reasonable price (reasonable when compared to new British doubles, that is). I think “Used” is the best way to buy them. If I were in […]

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The A.H. Fox & Company was one America’s most famous gunmakers. Today, their doubles are some of the most collectible side-by-sides out there. Like other makers, Fox offered their guns in a range of grades, from the entry level Sterlingworths to their over-the-top FEs. The shotgun you see here is a C grade — Fox’s […]

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My First Turkey…

Turkeys are early risers, and hunting them means waking up even earlier. So when my alarm went off at 2:45am a couple Saturdays ago, I was cursing these birds and wondering if shooting one was going to be worth the effort. My guide and I were in our blind by 4:30am. My camo face mask […]

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Refinished shotguns aren’t my thing – most of the time. But this  little 20 gauge Parker caught my eye, and I have to say this: For redone gun, it sure is nice looking double. The seller says this gun was refinished by Larry DelGrego in the ’70s. The DelGregos are the first family of Parker […]

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Stephen Grant 12 gauge hammergun, Jones lever, 30″ damascus barrels: Back-action locks. Straight-gripped stock, keyed forend, double triggers, Nitro proofed for 2 3/4″ loads, 14 7/8″ LOP, 6lbs, 5 oz. Beretta SV-10 Prevail III 12ga. 32″ Sporting Clays gun: Combines innovative features like Q-stock, selective ejection/extraction and a removable trigger group with the same old-world […]

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Sixteen-gauge O/Us are tough shotguns to find, especially ones made on true 16-gauge frames. Many of the 16g over-unders made in the last couple decades were really 12 gauge actions with smaller-gauge barrels mounted on them. That doesn’t appear to be the case with the Merkel you see here. This double must have been made […]

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Daniel Myron Lefever was one of the geniuses of American gunmaking. Born in 1835, he started making firearms under his own name in 1857.  In 1880 he formed the Lefever Arms Co in Syracuse, NY. It had one of the shortest runs of the American gunmakers.. The company was only around until 1919, and in […]

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