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Monthly Archive for October, 2017

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity – specifically the opportunity to get $1000 off on a dream trip to shoot in the UK. For several years now, Delaney and Sons has given American hunters the chance to experience some of the finest driven shooting in the UK at very reasonable prices. Due to client conflict, a spot just […]

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  As I mentioned on Monday, James D. Julia Auctioneers has an insane collection of A.H. Fox double-barrel shotguns coming up in their Fall 2017 sale, which starts this Monday, 10/30. While this sale features a number of super rare, super big money Foxes like this incredible 20 bore FE (estimate $150,000-$225,000) and this fantastic special order 20 bore DE […]

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Love A.H. Fox shotguns? Then you’ll want to check out James D. Julia’s Fall 2017 sale. It features the finest group of A.H .Fox shotguns to ever come up to auction. Here’s a bit about the collection from Julia’s regional Sales Agent Josh Loewensteiner: “Fox lovers will likely never again have an opportunity like the one we […]

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  HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BL: PRE OWNED, HARDLY SHOT. MANUFACTURED IN 1907. FIXED SIGHT REGULATED FOR 30 YARDS, THREE FOLDING AT 100, 200, 300 YARDS. FLIP UP MOON SIGHT. ENGRAVED WITH BORDER SCROLL, MAKERS NAME ON LOCK PLATE.  DELUXE GRADE WALNUT, FULL PISTOL GRIP […]

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I’ve had an on-and-off love affair with Parkers. Over the last 20 years or so I’ve owned–and sold off–a bunch of them. But over that time, I’ve never seen one like this. This 16 gauge, DH-grade’s combination of damascus-steel barrels, 0-size frame, modern stock dimensions and incredible wood make it very unusual. Parker DH 16 Gauge […]

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  B. & J. Cooper, New York. Extremely rare American, silver mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun, ca.1810: Extraordinarily rare and fine American, silver-mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun in the best British tradition, ca.1810. Weight: 5 ½ Lbs.  Fine 30” Damascus steel barrels with gold-lined touch-holes, excellent bores (.590”/.590”), and which externally retain […]

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I love old doubles, and a big reason why is their damascus barrels. Gunmakers started using damascus in the 1500’s. By the mid 19th century, barrels built from it were the absolute finest available and incredibly beautiful. They were also tough to make, requiring a ton of time, manual labor, and skill. Consequently, they were […]

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