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Monthly Archive for May, 2014

Style is something I want to see in a shotgun, especially in Best-quality doubles. I like to see a SxS or an O/U that has a distinct look, one that a maker has developed and made his own. This is one reason why I like Purdeys, Bosses, Hollands, and Woodwards. These makers created their own […]

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Here are the latest pics of the puppies. These pics were taking a few days ago when the pups were 25 days old. They should be starting on solid food soon. These pups are from Superior Pointers’s Striking Elhew Rex x Striking Elhew Haley. They’re all females. My wife and I are loving that little […]

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I’ve seen a lot of Flues shotguns, but this is the first one I’ve seen like this. It’s a Grade 2 Ithaca Flues. The seller claims it’s a Pigeon Gun. All I can say is “Perhaps”. With the its 32″ barrels, Full X Full chokes, and high, straight-gripped stock, I can’t imagine what else its […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

If you have served, or are serving, thank you.

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Here’s an auction just found out about. It’s full of vintage American double barrel shotguns – Lefevers, L.C. Smith, Parkers, Foxes, etc – and some look real nice. Z B Barfield in Hallwood, VA, is having the sale and it starts today @ 11:30 AM EST. Below are some of the SxSs that caught my […]

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Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions in Irvine, CA, is having a big sale tomorrow. There are a number of good doubles in it. Here are a couple that caught my eye. And if you like Parker Repro, be sure you take a look through the entire sale. There are a lot of them listed, and […]

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Letting go, and starting over…..

Puck passed away almost 8 weeks ago. Her bed is still on the floor in my office, and I still glance over at it and expect to see her looking back. This spring has been strange. I didn’t realize how much my life built around on having Puck by my side. From chasing spring woodcock […]

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Own a Westley Richards droplock shotgun? Then here’s an accessory you should add to your case: a  Westley Richards Deatachable-/Drop-Lock  “SELVYT” Gun Cleaning Pad in it’s original tin. According to the seller, this tin came with an 8 gauge Westley Droplock made for the Maharaja of Patiala. I wonder where that gun is today? I […]

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John Moses Browning was one of the most inventive minds in firearms. Born in 1855, he awarded his first patent at age 24. Between then and when he died in 1926, he designed and patented for everything from pistols and shotguns to rifles, machine guns, and cartridges. Mr Browning’s last design was for the famous […]

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Own a best-quality British shotgun? Here’s the perfect place to store it. The rare James Woodward & Sons shotgun cases below are on Ebay now. Both are being offered at No Reserve. Brady and other companies in the UK built cases like these for Woodward, Westley Richards, Purdey, and other makers. When a customer ordered […]

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