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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

I was raised on gunshops and gunshows – rows of beat up guns, surly guys, rusty junk, and every now and then an OK double.  Today, most of my firearms shopping happens online, and it’s amazing how many nice shotguns I can see. To date, I’m sure I’ve read over a million listings for side-by-side, […]

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I just found this Charles Daly on Gunbroker.com, and it looks like a very nice shotgun. It’s a 20 gauge, and it looks like a standard, Lindner-made Diamond quality. It’s a tough double to find in a small bore, and it looks like it’s in excellent condition. Right now it’s at $6000 – a very […]

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When most Americans think about hunting in the UK, fancy estates, titles, and big bills come to mind. But not everyon in the UK was an aristocrat or rich. Everyday sports-people also found time for the field. When they did, they carried doubles like the one you see here. This SxS is by John Harper, […]

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Hardcore Parker collectors love to own more than just Parker shotguns. They also look for catalogs and postcards from the gunmaker, as well as other items manufactured by the Parker Bros. company. Below are a handful of these items on Ebay now.

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I always enjoy watching a great bird dog do its thing. In this video, you can see Silverthorn’s Emma, a Springer Spaniel out of Silverthorn Gundogs in northwestern, PA, do just that. I love her energy & enthusiasm. She’s the perfect partnership, and you can see how fun she’s having in the field. Silverthorn Emma […]

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Along with this 20g A.H. Fox, there a bunch of nice looking shotguns coming up this Saturday, Jun 15, at Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA. Here are the ones that caught my eye. Browning Superposed Diana O/U 20 GA Shotgun:  Manufacture date: 1962. Serial #: 25309. Barrel length: 26″. Factory engraving and signed by Browning, […]

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Here’s your chance to pick up a rare double by one of America’s most collectible gunmakers. This A.H. Fox CE 20 gauge is coming up on Saturday, Jun 15, at Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA. Fox’s Cs were mid-grade shotguns, a little fancy and sort of affordable. Finding one in 20 gauge is not an […]

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Here’s a quick guide from Paul West, gunmaker act London’s William & Son. Guide To Cleaning Your Barrels from William & Son on Vimeo.

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If there’s a side-by-side that you could call the perfect starter double, Webley & Scott’s 700 is the gun. A basic boxlock built on the tried and trued Anson & Deeley action, 700s were made for decades. They’ve always been great guns, and if you’re looking for a solid, reliable English shotgun that’s on the […]

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Here’s a nice video showing a bit about gunmakers Dickson & McNaughton and UK gundog training. It’s well produced and definitely worth a watch. Check it out now. Gun Dog from Ella Nodwell on Vimeo.

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