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Monthly Archive for August, 2016

The Ithaca Flues is one of my favorite American doubles. While these SxSs aren’t as highly regarded as Foxes or Parkers, there’s something about them that appeals to me. Judging by the success of the model, there was something about them that appealed to other people, too. The Ithaca Flues was one of the most […]

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Parker GH 8 Gauge SxS Shotgun: 36” Damascus Steel Barrels. 1 of only 16 made in this configuration. Year 1911. 13lbs, 2oz. Serial Number:  156790 Price: $14,000 Chokes: Full and Full, .048” Left and .054” Right Bores: Very Good with very minor pitting (frosting) near the chambers. Bore Diameter: 0.845” Left and 0.846” Right Minimum Barrel Wall Thickness: 0.059” […]

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A breeder I used to know was a blunt SOB. Within 30 minutes of our first meeting he cut me off mid sentence and said this: “Someday you’ll grow up and be done with that.” We had been talking about pheasant hunting in South Dakota, and I had mentioned the numbers of birds we were killing out there. This […]

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Here’s an incredible over under. It’s an all original, nearly new Ogden Smiths & Hussey Imperial Ejector from around 1930. It’s in its original case and it comes with all its original accessories. Double triggers. Straight grip. All that color case hardening. Holy sh!t is right. Ogden Smiths was a fishing tackle company at 62 St. […]

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The internet is an incredible tool — especially if you’re interested in old guns. I’ve spent hundred of hours online learning about all sorts of SxSs and OUs. I’ve also done a fair amount of buying there — either through straight sales or online auctions. Over the course of doing this, I’ve learned one lesson […]

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