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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

In 1984, Winchester Arms introduced the “The Parker Reproduction by Winchester“, a double barrel shotgun based in the original Parker Bros. design. Made in Japan, these side-by-sides were vailable in three grades –DHE  BHE and A1 Special grades —  and produced until 1989. In all, around 12,000 Parker Repros were made — 4,203 DHE in […]

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Of all the London “Best” shotgun makers, nice doubles by James Woodward are some of the toughest guns to find.  Woodward was in business from 1874 to 1948. In that time, the company made fewer than 4500 guns, and that includes double rifles, sidelock and boxlock side-by-sides of all grades, and the company’s famous Under […]

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When it comes to hammerguns, Parkers made on their lifter-action have always been one of favorite designs. And I think graded lifters are some of the most beautiful shotguns ever made in America. Just check out this Quality 6, A Grade to see what I mean. The Quality 3, D Grade you see here is […]

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As I posted on Friday, Sage Grouse are disappearing from much of their native range in the  western U.S. The Sage Grouse Initiative seems to be helping the birds. Check out the video to learn more. Saving Sage-Grouse: The Wyoming Example from Conservation Media on Vimeo.

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Ejectors are overrated, especially in a double for upland hunting. I spend a lot of time chasing grouse and woodcock, and I’ve never needed more than two shots. Being able to reload my shotgun quickly has never been an issue. I have had ejectors break, which lead to a pricey repair bill. Today I own […]

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E.J. CHURCHILL, SxS Boxlock, Double Barrel Shotgun .410 28” F/F: English walnut straight grip stock, checkered butt, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, 85% barrel bluing and wood finish, 90% vivid case coloring remaining, light handing marks on wood, small and wonderful little gun, includes makers’ case. 14” x 1 1/2” x 2”,  4lbs., 12oz. […]

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Like bison, grizzly bears, and elk, the Sage Grouse used to be seen in great numbers across a lot of America’s west. Today, that’s not true. As sage brush disappears from the western range, the birds are disappearing, too. While saving them seems sounds like a no-brainer, some farmers, ranchers, developers, and gas companies are […]

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Sorry for being MIA the past few days. Work has been a bear the past few days – 10, 11 hours a day in the office – and I haven’t had extra time or energy to do much more.  But now I’m back. And so are the good guns. This 12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight […]

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JULES GERVAIS BEST SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: 29 3/4 ” 012 AND 049 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 7LB 4 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 14. Price: $7,500.00 Parker Reproduction – DHE – 28ga 26″ IC / M – – Beavertail Forearm […]

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For some reason, Americans have never loved shotguns with straight-gripped stocks. That’s why most of the doubles by American makers like Parker, A.H. Fox, & L.C. Smith feature pistol grips. When you do see straight-gripped stocks on an American double, it’s usually on a higher grade model. The higher-grades were custom made, and customers could […]

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