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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

German-style over-under shotguns are some of the most under rated shotguns out there – and also one of the best buys you’ll find. I own the 16g Heym O/U you can see in this pic. It beautifully made – far nicer than a Browning Superposed – and it handles as well as my 20g Beretta […]

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For the really obsessed shotgun collector, vintage catalogs are a must have. If you’re really into A.H. Foxes, the catalog you see here is a real score. It’s a Campfire-series, and one of the toughest A.H. Fox catalogs to find. The Campfire Series catalogs were the second series of catalogs A.H. Fox used, and the […]

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As Thanksgiving winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next year.  This double barrel should be perfect for putting a gobbler on the table in 2014. It’s a 12 gauge J.P Sauer side-by-side with 30″ barrels choked full and full, double triggers, ejectors, and a 14 1/2″ LOP. It’s a heavier gun – 7lbs, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving…

Have a great day and enjoy your bird.

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Introducing Dogs & Doubles’ Gallery of Great Guns: An online museum dedicated to the world’s finest firearms. Here you’ll see the finest double barrel shotguns and rifles, in the finest original condition. These guns doubles are from James D. Julia’s October 2013 Firearms Auction: HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX SxS A GRADE. […]

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Here’s another nice grouse gun. This little Charles Daly is on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 11/27/2013 @ 9:48:25 AM ET. Made during World War 1, it looks like it’s still in excellent original condition. Regarding Charles Daly, he was a businessman, not a gunmaker. Around 1875 he partnered with August Shoverling and started […]

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Parker VH 12 ga, 28” barrels on a 1 ½ frame: Clean shiny bores, rib has two ivory beads. LOP is 14.25”to an original butt plate. The butt plate is in great condition and you can clearly see the detail of the wood cock the dog is holding in its mouth. Drop at the comb […]

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Purdey 12 ga. pre-war best SxS sidelock gamegun: 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth steel barrels, 2-1/2″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and full (.010/.032).  1920s production features the finest Purdey scroll of the era, retains 75% case colors.  Splinter forend, straight hand stock of highly figured true French walnut with extraordinary black figure and flame grain.  Measures […]

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Here’s one of the best grouse guns you’ll find: a 20 gauge Beretta 686 Onyx O/U with 28″ barrels and screw-in chokes. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the auctions ends Wednesday, 11/27/2013, @ 2:50:50 PM ET. With low-profile actions and reliable, time-tested mechanics, Beretta’s 680 series shotguns are one of the best over-under ever made. […]

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Boston isn’t a city we think of as gun friendly. But in the 19th and early 20th century, it was home to a number of famous gunmakers, including William R. Schaefer. Wm R. Schaefer started making percussion guns around 1853. By 1883, his sons had joined the business and they were making custom shotguns and […]

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