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Monthly Archive for December, 2017

  The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth is about as basic a shotgun as you’ll find. Introduced in 1910, Sterlingworths were great deals in their day. Hunters recognized this and bought thousands of them. Fox added the Skeet and Upland Game Gun to the Sterlingworth lineup in 1935. it was designed to “…meet the demand for a […]

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Here’s the next video in the five-part series about Bill Blacker. As I mentioned last time, Blacker is one of the world’s top barrel makers. With a background that started at Holland & Holland’s and includes James Purdey & Sons and most of the UK’s leading gunmakers, This short video is part 2 of 5. […]

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An era has ended. This just in from Julia’s: Morphy Auctions has Merged with James D. Julia to be International Leader in Multiple Collecting Categories Effective December 14th, 2017, Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions, proudly announced that he has successfully merged with the renowned international auction company of James D. Julia, Inc., which will become […]

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Bill Blacker is one of world’s top barrel makers. He apprenticed at Holland & Holland’s, spent time at James Purdey & Sons and has worked with most of the UK’s leading gunmakers. This short video is part 1 of 5 I’ll be sharing over the next week. Each gives you a glimpse into Mr Blacker […]

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  JAMES PURDEY & SONS  THREE OVER-UNDER SET,  20 GAUGE, 28 GAUGE, .410, ALL BARRELS 26″: SET OF THREE JAMES PURDEY SHOTGUNS. THIS SET INCLUDES BOTH 2028 GAUGE AND THE ACCOMPANYING .410 BORE. THESE FINE PURDEYS ARE KEN HUNT ENGRAVED ALL WITH FIELD FOREARMS AND VENT RIBS. THE WOOD FIT AND FINISH ARE COMMENSURATE WITH PURDEY […]

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As a way to feed yourself, bird hunting makes little sense. Consider everything that goes into putting a grouse on the table: Buying a gun, buying ammo, buying gear, learning to shoot, finding a spot, getting to the spot, and on and on. It’s far easier–and cheaper–to buy chicken and stay home. But few of […]

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  Live pigeon shooting used to be a big-time sport. Back in the late 19th and early 20th century, shoots were held throughout the US and in Europe. In 1900, live pigeon shooting was even an event at the Paris Olympics. Newspapers reported on these shoots and the top competitors attracted hundred of spectators, were sponsored by […]

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Of the Italian gunmakers around today, Armi Fratelli Piotti is one of the best. Why? Just take a look at the SxS you see here. This gun is a Piotti “Lunik”, part of the company’s top-of-the-line King series of side by sides. Along with it’s incredible engraving and great wood, it’s metal-to-metal fit is fantastic and the […]

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Arguing is a great American pastime, and these days, people seem to be more committed to it than ever before. So lets take a time out and talk about something that’s not controversial: The Ruger Red Label. Kidding. From the moment the Red Label was introduced in 1977 to when it was finally put to […]

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