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Monthly Archive for July, 2017

Even though most people think of as just a fishing company, Orvis has been selling hunting clothing and gear for as long as I can remember. For a while, they partnered with Arrieta to import different models of side-by-side shotguns. The “Uplander” may have been their most basic model. I think it’s basically an Arrieta […]

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  1958 HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 12 GAUGE, 3 INCH CHAMBER SELF OPENER LIVE PIGEON GUN: #36328, with original Case. 30 inch barrel, 2 triggers. Includes letter from Holland and Holland. Additionally the Case was verified as matched to the gun in 1958 the original owner was from Peru and travel to England to have […]

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For most of the 20th century, Abercrombie & Fitch was the most famous name in American sporting goods. From a retail store on NYC’s Madison Avenue, and through catalogs sent out across North American, A&F sold everything from firearms to fishing lures. In 1938, the first spread of their Rifle-Shotgun catalog opened with the following […]

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When I first saw  this side-by-side I though “Holy Sh!t”. While sixteen gauge Winchester Model Twenty Ones aren’t hard to find, ones with 28″ barrels, double triggers AND ejectors are rarer than Irish men named Ari. Then I saw the gun’s wart: A buttstock with 3 5/8″ of drop in it. Whoever ordered it must […]

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  As it says on his website, “Randy Newberg is a hunter” and “…the voice of the public land hunter in America.” It looks like he also a bit of a TV star and a popular podcaster. In this video, you can go along with him as he and his buddies do some quail hunting […]

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Last April at the 2017 Southern Side By Side Spring Classic I had the good fortune to meet Keith Thomas, one of the world’s top gun engravers. Thomas began his engraving career in 1964 as an apprentice with Holland & Holland. He stayed with that famous London firm until he went own in 1975. Since then, […]

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If I had to pick one shotgun for all my shooting,  it be a British 12 gauge. And if I wanted to get a great deal, it would be the British 12 gauge you see here. This boxlock is built an Anson & Deeley action, a solid, time-tested design. The maker — Mortimer  — was […]

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  FABBRI BEST 20 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN: MADE 2005, PELI CREATIVE ARTS ENGRAVED, 27 1/2″ VACUUM ARC REMELT BARRELS  SOLID RIB, IMPROVED MODIFIED AND FULL 2 3/4″, SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW IN MAKERS CASE, 6LBS 2 OZ X 2″ X 1 3/8″ X 15″. Price: $99,500 JOSEPH LANG 12GA SIDE-BY-SIDE CUSTOM […]

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I’ve never been to Scotland and I’ve never shot a red grouse. But visiting the first to do the second is at the top of my bucket list. According to this article from National Geographic, I might want to cross it off soon. What Will Become of Scotland’s Moors? The future of the nation’s signature landscape […]

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Here’s one of the finest double-barrel shotguns you’re going to find. These Beretta 686s handle like OUs costing many times more. They’re also reliable, easy to fix, and with this kind of Onyx finish, just plain sexy. For grouse, woodcock, and quail, they’re just about ideal. With two set of barrels, 26.5″ and 29.5″, and […]

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