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Monthly Archive for December, 2014

What do you get when one of England’s most inventive gunsmiths takes on the O/U? The gun shown here – a Frederick Beesley “Shotover”. In 1880, Frederick Beesley created the Beesley-Purdey Self Opener, one of England’s most successful shotgun actions- the Beesley-Purdey Self Opener. He invented the Shotover in 1913, four years after Boss & Co. […]

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The Super-Fox is one of America’s legendary shotguns. Famous outdoor writer and sportsman Nash Buckingham raved about it’s ability on high birds. He loved the loved the gun so much that he named it “Bo Whoop” because of the unique sound it made when fired. The A.H. Fox company offered the Super-Fox from 1923 to […]

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Here’s an impressive little double. This 28 gauge Zanotti is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends Monday, 12/14/2014, @ 8:30:00 PM ET. I think Zanotti is owned by Stefano and Fabio Zanotti. According to this website, the Zanottis have been making complete shotguns since 1625 – longer than Beretta – and the company has […]

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Redding Auction Service has this nice looking 12 gauge Francotte shotgun coming up in its 12/14 Firearms Auction. From what I can see, it looks like it’s in fantastic original condition (although the pad is a later addition). These old Francottes are great doubles, and whoever ends up with this SxS is going to get […]

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Here’s a jaw dropper. This stunning black-powder double rifle was by John Dickson & Son for eccentric collector Charles Gordon. Lot 967: MADE FOR CHARLES GORDON JOHN DICKSON & SON AN EXCEPTIONAL .500 (3IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 3868 28in. black powder only fine damascus barrels with dolls-head extension, raised […]

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Here’s a great side-by-side at a fair price. I think Beretta’s GR-3s were made in the 1960-1970s and hand engraved.  I have one of these in 12g and the vent rib is very low profile. You can barely see it. 20g Bereta GR-3 SxS, 28″ bbls Price: $1699.99 Manufacturer: SN:2897 Caliber: 20 Gauge Chambers: 3 […]

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Now here are a some POINTS!

I like a dog that points, and when it points I want it to look proud, confident and sure. Take a look at these pointers to see what I mean. These are POINTS!  — the kind of dog work that’s thrilling to look at and shoot over.

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I used to work at one of the finest gunshops in the world – New England Arms of Kittery Point, ME. While I was there,  I came across a lot of nice doubles – Purdeys, Holland & Hollands, Fabbris, Flli Rizzinis, etc. Of all them, two stuck in my head as being far above all […]

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This Dickson Round Action is one of the shotgun world’s iconic designs. Patented in 1880, it has attracted fans for 130+ years. If you’re one of them, here’s an accessory your Dickson needs to have: An original John Dickson & Son Gun Oil Bottle With Dipper It’s on Ebay.co.uk now, and the listing ends on […]

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Pre-war Boss SxS Shotgun 20 ga., 26-1/2″ Barrels: Choked improved cylinder and modified (.007/.010).  Original 2-3/4 1oz. heavy proof. Raised concave game rib marked “Boss & Co. 41 Albermarle Street Picadilly London W”.  Built with the style and grace that these “golden era” Boss guns are famous for.  The petite “easy opening” action gun weighs […]

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