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Monthly Archive for January, 2017

Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: 28″ barrels choked IC/M. Ejectors and manual safety. Double triggers. 2 3/4″ chambers. Unfired. Never been anywhere but its case or in a safe. Pristine condition. Rare and spectacular. Price: $10,999 Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun: Built in 1976. 28″ M/F Bohler Steel barrels […]

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So there’s this guy. He’s a double gun fanatic and one of leading authorities on them. He KNOWS what nice is. His go-to gun is a true British best. Not because he wants to impress people, but because this gun is so nice it impresses the hell out of him. So I was talking to him […]

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Dangerous Cow Publishing is an interesting outfit. It looks like they’re media/branding company committed to promoting hunting, conservation, and sustainable practices. They caught my eye because of the cool videos they produce and post online. The one you see here is a great example of their work. Check it out — if you’re into upland […]

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Following the theme of this morning’s post, here’s are two more guns long on quality and short on price. They’re a pair of 20g Arrietas built with Churchill-style 25″ barrels & narrow ribs. They feature genuine hand detachable sidelocks, ejectors, decent engraving and even well cut drop points. At $5500, they’re a steal. Short-barreled shotguns […]

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For most “stuff,” quality and cost rarely connect 1:1 and balance out. Some things, like antique Colt pistols or Jaquar XKEs, cost far more their quality should merit.  Other items, like this Gamba 580 shotgun, tip the other way. They offer more quality than you usually find at their price. Renato Gamba is one of Italy’s oldest gunmakers. […]

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J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 30″,  SxS SHOTGUN, CHOKED FULL/FULL, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, MFG. 1913, W. LUGGAGE CASE: This gun is in excellent condition. Checkering sharp and crisp. Lockup is tight with the top lever slightly right of center. Self opener with ejectors. Original 2 3/4″ chambers & original nitro proofs for 1 1/4oz loads. 7lbs, […]

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If you collect big bore, waterfowling shotguns, or want to start, you’re in luck: Two of finest you’ll ever find are coming up in James D. Julia’s April, 2017, auction. In their day, big bores like these were far too expensive to be used by commercial hunters as “market guns.” Instead, they were bought by well-off sportsmen and […]

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Pre-Owned John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ SxS Double Barrel Shotguns: A pre-owned pair of 12 bore John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ Ejector Shotgun with 27 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. John Dickson & Son best quality round action ejector with double trigger and automatic safety. Price: $45,000  Barrels Barrel Length: 27 Inches; #2 […]

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The gun trade, like all trades, has always had its rogues. From gunmakers like H.J. Hussey to gunshops like New England Arms in Kittery Point, Maine. From what I’ve heard, Frank Malin was another of these rogues. A Brit who set up a gunmaking business in Canada, Malin, and the guns his guys built, have […]

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So far in my tributes to Simon Clode, the former Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, I’ve mentioned two of his company’s most important contributions to side by sides: The Anson & Deeley boxlock action and the Deeley ejectors. Now it’s time for WR’s third and most significant. If you ever shot a SxS or […]

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