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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

Late alert: Zettlemoyer Auction Co. in Fogelsville, PA, is having a firearms auction tomorrow, 11/23 @ 10:30am. They have a number of nice doubles in the sale, including the side-by-side and over-under shotguns below: J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga: s/n 283723; brl length 28 1/4″; top break SxS; Very good cond ; extra […]

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If you’ve read my posts about disappearing gamebird habitat in South Dakota (South Dakota is Dying & You’re Killing off SD’s Pheasants. See how.), you know that pheasants, ducks, and other wildlife are facing tough times across the state. To try and tackle this problem, South Dakota’s Governor Dennis Daugaard is holding a Governor’s Pheasant […]

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W.W. Greener made some of my favorite shotguns — especially the doubles they made on their Facile Princeps boxlock. The Facile Princeps was patented in 1880, four years after Westley Richard’s famous Anson & Deeley patent boxlock. The designs are similar, so much that they sparked a lawsuit — a lawsuit which Greener won. The […]

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Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, PA, is holding a firearms sale tomorrow,┬áNovember 19, 2013. It starts at 12:00 PM EST. Here are a few lots I liked. 12 gauge Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN A26407. Blued finish on metal, silver […]

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It seems crazy, but one of our nation’s biggest green-energy initiatives is destroying wildlife habitat, ruining farmland, and polluting waterways throughout the North America. Check out this piece from the AP to learn more about what’s behind this environmental disaster. The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATT APUZZO […]

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A great shotgun deserves great gun case. Here are three great gun cases on Ebay now. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage case for your favorite double, one of these may be it. All three were made in the UK for American sporting good companies. This leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side […]

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Here’s a nice, all around birds gun that just popped up on the market. The 28″ barrels make it hard to find, and a far more desirable gun all around. 20 gauge Browning BSS Sporter SxS, 28″ barrels Price: $2,299.99 Manufacturer: 1978 Caliber: 20 gauge Chambers: 3″ Metal Condition: Retains nearly all of its original […]

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While the decline of gamebird habitat in South Dakota and across the midwest is a tragic, there is another side of the story: The pinch many farmers are feeling today, and how this pinch drives them to plant crops on more and more of their land. Gunnar Rundgren is an organic farmer with an interesting […]

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Great grouse guns don’t have to cost a fortune. In the case of the Beretta you see here, they definitely don’t. This BL-4 is lightweight, reliable, and practically new. And I bet it sell at a very reasonable price. I think Beretta introduced their BL boxlock O/Us in the 1960s. They came in grades from […]

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Take a good look at the 16g Parker double you see here. I bet it will be gone soon – and for good reason. As a 16 gauge on a O frame, it’s hard to find and one of the best grouse guns ever made in America. It also has excellent dimensions, with just 2″ […]

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