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Latest Lexi …

I was up in northern NH last weekend visiting Lexi. She’s about 1/2 through her summer training program, and she’s just starting to get out in the woods to chase wild birds. She turning int great bird dog — very easy handling and a real strong bird finder.

I took her out for a couple hours and hit a few spots. Lexi moved 3-4 grouse. I only heard the birds. The woods were too thick for me to see a thing. Here’s a quick vid of Lexi plus some pics of what we saw (and a vid of a slithering little guy we came across). Enjoy.

Wild Thistle

Wild Thistle

Wild rasberries

Wild rasberries

The woods were thick with waist-high patches of wild rasberries

The woods were thick with waist-high patches of wild rasberries

4 Responses to “Latest Lexi …”

  1. Thomas says:

    Gregg:

    Nice looking dog, looks like she is developing well.

    Do you, or does anyone here have any knowledge of the FAIR, Iside currently being offered?

  2. Gregg says:

    Thanks. Yeah – she’s coming along real well.

    Which FAIR are you referring to? I know quite a bit about those and the other “Rizzini” shotguns.

    Gregg

  3. Thomas says:

    I’m asking about the “Iside”.

  4. Gregg says:

    Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini is one of the many “Rizzinis’ making similar style OU shotguns in Italy.

    http://www.fair.it/indexeng.jsp

    Almost all of these guns are low-profile, triggerplate actions with coil springs. The guns’s actions are inspired by Boss/Woodward designs.

    FAIR OUs tend to be decent, reliable doubles. The overall design has been around for a while and it is very reliable and tested.

    New England Arms in Kittery Point, ME, imported a line of FAIRs from about 1999-2005. The 16g they sold were build on true 16-gauge actions (instead of 12g actions). I think the 28g & .410s were built on the same actions, but I believed it was scaled down (rather than being a 20-gauge action).

    I think New England Arms sold most of their inventory to Cabela’s, who went on to carry the guns for a while.

    Hope this helps.

    Gregg

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