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Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Beretta has been in the gun biz for a long time, and since they introduced their first O/Us around 1935, they’ve refining their designs and developing new over unders. Beretta introduced ASEs in 1949. A boxlock version of their SOs, they’re made with SO-type actions and feature the SO’s Kersten-style top bolts and removable bbl […]

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Over the past few years, I’ve developed a real appreciation for German and European O/U shotguns. Continental gunmakers built some of the first breechloading, over-under shotguns. Gebruder Merkel was making O/Us as early as 1903, and the company continues to make them to this day. The Merkel O/U you see here looks like it was […]

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No — that’s not a typo, and the price shown is not missing a zero. Here’s is a 20 gauge James Woodward & Son sidelock side-by-side shotgun for just $3,000. But of course there’s a catch: this double barrel is missing its forend. This gun was made around 1896. For some reason, it looks like […]

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Pointing, retrieving, tracking game – sure some versatile gun dogs can do all that. But Jess springer spaniel goes one step further. Watch as she feeds an orphaned lamb from a bottle.

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I didn’t know English Pointers spoke Swedish. But this orange-and-white female does (hahaha). Check out these videos to see how much control this guy has over his dogs. He’s running up to four at once: Britta the Pointer plus a trio of Drahthaars. The relationship between them and the trainer is amazing to see. Find […]

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WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO BEST QUALITY O/U 20 GAUGE:  28″ SOLID RIB 2 1/2″CHAMBERS  004 AND 009 SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH HEEL AND TOE PLATES EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LBS 9 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 14. Price: $33,500 Beautiful Belgium Browning Diana Superlight […]

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Yesterday I mentioned how I’m always thinking about the value of firearms – what were they worth in the past, what will they be worth in future. This 28 gauge Ruger is one shotgun I consider to be an outstanding value, and I bet it will hold its value into the future. Most of the […]

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Value is something I always think about when I’m looking at old guns. Is this Purdey a good value? What about this Parker? Which ones will people want 20 years from now? Which will fall out of favor? To understand stuff like this, I collect old gun catalogs – especially ones with price lists in […]

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Getting a shotgun or rifle to fire has always been tricky, and since the earliest day of firearms, makers have come up with countless ways to make a gun go bang. At the beginning of the 19th century, most handheld shotguns and rifles used flintlocks to ignite their pcharges. But in 1807, the Reverend Alexander John […]

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PARKER BHE TRAP VENT RIB 12 GAUGE: #207XXX #1 FRAME 32″ VENT RIB FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER  EJECTORS BEAVER TAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH CASE COLORS  8LBS 7 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 7/8 X 14 1/2. Price: $18,500 Winchester – Model 21 Duck, 12ga., 32″ barrels, […]

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