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Monthly Archive for February, 2017

John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum: 26″ chopperlump barrels with a file cut quarter rib, stippled front ramp.  One standing, two folding express sights for 100, 300 and 400 yards.  The quarter rib engraved in deep old English style “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street London”.  Right barrel engraved “No. 2 Magnum […]

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Daniel Myron Lefever was one of the geniuses of American gunmaking. Judging by the number of partnerships and businesses he formed in his career, he must have been mercurial, too. From 1857 to his death in 1906, he worked for himself, and with others. By himself and with others, he built all sorts of firearms–including […]

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My pointer, Sky, loves chewing up shoes and slippers. Since October, she has chewed, chomped, and torn her way through 4 pairs. Now when I catch her doing it, this is her reaction. This shows she has a conscious and she knows that if she’s super cute, no one can get mad at her.

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The Ithaca Flues was never America’s sexiest shotgun. But was one of the country’s most popular. Introduced in 1908 and made until 1926, 223,000 of these side-by-side shotguns were built by Ithaca. Of those, the 20 gauge 4E is one of the hardest models to find (especially at this price). An American gunsmith named Emil Flues […]

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Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge: A very good looking Ruger Red Label O/U shotgun in 28 gauge. Nice light gun that would be great for sporting or even better for bird hunting. Lower serial for a 28 Gauge Red Label so could be nice for a Ruger collection. Price: $1,499.99 Manufacturer: 1997 Caliber: 28 Gauge […]

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PIOTTI MONTE CARLO GRADE SIDELOCK SXS 410: PACHMAYR DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER GUN 27″ IC AND MOD 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLIASH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION 5LBS 4 OZ X 2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $17,500 JOSEPH LANG & SONS .360 BPE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE: 26″ bbls, fastened bead front sight, Express rear sight […]

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Back in the 1950s, Otto Weiss was a young gunmaker working at W. Glaser in Zurich. He had grown up in the guntrade, and by the time he was in Switzerland, he had already worked for two of Germany’s most famous firms: Ernst Thälmann Werke and Merkel. So he knew a bit about shotguns. At Glaser, he […]

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You have to be a real crank not to love an English Cocker Spaniel, especially hard working little guy. Check ’em out. Pond Plantation – Oakley: an English Cocker Spaniel bird dog

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The pure joy of Pointers …

My first bird dog was a Brittany spaniel. He knew a bit more about bird huntign than I did, but together, we still had almost no idea what we were doing. Years later, I was getting back into bird hunting and dogs and I was interested in a Springer. An ad in Pointing Dogs Journal […]

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