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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Here’s a nice little double. This Francotte is a 14E – one step up from the company’s field grade Knock About model. It’s looks all original, and I bet it would be a fantastic quail gun. August Francotte 14E SxS Shotgun .410, 26″ bbl: 2 1/2″ chambers, m/f, 14 1/8″ LOP, 2 5/8″ DH, 1 […]

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Good friends, a couple nice dogs, and a promising cover. That’s about all you need.

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So the answer is… restored, by the  Turnbull Manufacturing Company. This nice looking little double was auctioned off in Julia’s Fall, 2013 auction. Here’s its the listing from that sale: PARKER .410 VH BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED BY DOUG TURNBULL. SN 226161. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 000 Frame. 26″ Bbls. This lovely little gun with all correct […]

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Original condition on a vintage shotguns is like good bird cover: I know it when I see it. The same is true with wood and metal finishes that have been restored. Spend enough time around old guns, and you start to develop an eye for what’s original and what isn’t. So for everyone who thinks […]

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Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30″bbls IM/Full Leather Case: Both guns remain in excellent condition, 2 3/4″ chambers, nitro proof, chokes in both guns IM/Full, rose and scroll engraving, straight grip stocks with checkered butt, double triggers, ejectors and 2 gun leather covered luggage case. Price: $17,650 Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 […]

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Droplock Westley Richards shotguns are nice doubles, and they’re very collectible, especially in the smaller gauges. Most of the time, a 20 gauge will cost you at least $15,000 if it has any kind of condition. So when I saw this little 20 gauge Westley Richards double barrel droplock shotgun on Gunbroker.com, I thought WOW […]

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Vintage, Field-grade doubles are not the kind of guns you usually come across today in minty, all original condition. As you can imagine, most of the guns were bought to be used, and they saw many, many days in hard hunting. That’s what makes this 12g L.C. Smith Field so unique. Made in 1936 – […]

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Here’s a video that shows just how intelligent some dog are — and this is a beagle. Check out how this pooch approaches the problem of how to get itself a snack.

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Auctions seem like straight forward businesses: You give the auctioneer an item; they promote it, sell it, and charge you and the buyer a percentage of the hammer price. Done. Because auctioneers are work for a percentage of the sale price,  it’s in their best interest to do everything possible to increase the hammers on […]

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Think you’ve seen it all? Then take a look at this 12 gauge Beretta Sparviere over-under double barrel shotgun. I’m not sure why why you would want the locks to do this, but it is pretty really ‘friggin cool. I’m pretty sure the Bertuzzi Bros. invented the gullwing design. Elio and Remigio used it on […]

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