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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

I like the old and impractical: bamboo fly rods…wooden decoys…books…and, of course, double-barrel shotguns — especially hammer guns with damascus barrels. From about 1866-1875, centerfire hammer guns were the latest-and-greatest thing in the shooting world. Once they were introduced, hunters from the moors of Scotland to the Susquehanna flats tossed aside their slow-to-load percussion guns […]

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Eldred’s Auctions in East Dennis, MA, is having an Americana & Paintings auction tomorrow, July 31st, at their gallery in Cape Cod. Along with a bunch of nice decoys, they also have these decent looking shotguns coming up. 16g WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN Serial #19261. Highly figured walnut stock. Replaced butt pad. Blued […]

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If we want upland hunting to survive, we need to bring more people into the sport. Without them, our numbers will dwindle, along with the public support and political clout it takes to  encourage hunting and the proper habitat management it requires. So if you know anyone who would like to get out in the […]

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Fox’s Sterlingworth shotguns have always been one of the biggest bargains in American doubles.  The one you see here is a great looking shotgun, and it looks like it’s going to go at a price that makes it a deal. If you like the looks of it, get on it now, this online auction ends […]

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Piotti King Extra, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge: 27″ barrels, improved & improved modified, straight grip, double triggers, splinter forend, makers case. Excellent plus. Price: $24,950 Garbi Model 101 Side-by-Side 28 gauge Shotgun: Two bbl set: 28″ improved and modified, 30″ full and modified. Raised file cut rib, $800 wood upgrade. New. Price: $9500.00 AyA […]

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Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA, is having a firearms auctions tomorrow, July 27.  Here are a few of the doubles that caught my eye: Baker 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial # 170423, 28″ bbls, Very good overall condition, with strong traces of case coloring on receiver, with extractor LOP 14 1/4. Browning BSS 12 […]

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The answer is…your hunting dog. Of course, to read your dog you have to know what to look for. Check out this video to see the signals that say it all…

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Before there was golf, there was pigeon shooting. At one time this game/sport was one of the most popular pastimes in America. Cities and towns across the country had clubs dedicated to pigeon shooting, and the local papers reported on the shoots like they were high school basketball games. Big money was won and lost […]

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Winchester’s Model 21 is of the baby brother of American double barrel shotguns. Launched in 1931, it hit the market well a couple years into the Great Depression and just after business at Parker, L.C. Smith, and Fox had started to slip. By the time Winchester finished up standard production of their flagship side-by-side, the […]

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Check out this short video to see Little Jeb go from wild to steady — right before your very eyes! Here’s a bit about the video from the folks at GunDogDevelopment.com: A chronology of Little Jeb’s steadiness training. Over the last six months, we anxiously waited for him to show us that he was ready […]

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