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James MacNaughton Skeleton Round Triggerplate “The Edinburgh”, circa 1907: A very scarce skeleton (bar-in-wood) triggerplate round action from this famed Scottish maker having only approximately 100 ever being made, 12 bore, 2 1/2″ chambers, replacement 28″ fluid steel nitro proved at 3 Tons barrels by the makers in 1972 and choked .006 Skt. and .009 […]

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Here’s a late alert for something that great to have if you’re a serious Purdey collector: It’s a genuine James Purdey & Sons Ltd. Catalog, probably from the ’60s. It’s on Ebay.com now, and the auction ends today @ 12:12PM EST. Old catalogs like this are great reference tools. I like them because they give […]

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Amoskeag Auctions two-day November sale starts tomorrow, 11/22, 2014 @ 9am. There are a number of nice looking guns in this auction  – from a slew of rare American-made bolt rifles to the double barrel shotguns listed below. That P. Mullin and the William Schaefer and super rare American side-by-sides, and from I’ve heard, the […]

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The twenty-eight gauge is one shotgun I’ve never talked myself into buying. But after seeing this one, I’ve been having the 28g-talk with myself again. This little Beretta is an awfully nice looking, and the BL-3s are super all around doubles. I doubt I’ll run across another one like it with 28″ barrels. Pistol-grip aren’t […]

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Banking, unlike blogging, is a great way to make money. Henry Graves, Jr. was born into a family of bankers, and he made huge coin through the early parts of the 20th century in oil and railroads. Rich got richer, and with all this money, Henry Graves, Jr, did rich guy things: Buying European art, building […]

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C. G. Bonehill, Ltd., Birmingham. Magnificent prewar “pinless” sidelock double rifle in .450-.400, 3¼” NE: ca.1920’s. Weight: 10 ¼ Lbs. Stock Dimensions: 14”x 1 ½”x 2 ½”x ¼” cast-off. Superb 24” chopper-lump barrels of absolutely peerless quality retain 100% re-black finish and bores are absolutely mint with mint muzzle crowns as well. Quarter rib with […]

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Lexi becomes a bird dog…

Even though our trip to Maine a couple weeks ago produced few birds, it did give Lexi the chance to get out in the woods and start on down the path to becoming a bird dog. Here’s are a few quick videos of her in action. Overall, she handles well – coming when she’s called, […]

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I’ve raved about Webley & Scott’s Model 700 shotguns a bunch of times. Rugged and dependable, the M700 was introduced in the 1950s as an entry-level shotgun and it went of to become one of the most popular side-by-sides ever made. While 12 gauge Model 700s are easy to find, 16 gauges are not. The […]

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Awesome duck hunting video…

If this doesn’t make you want to get up at 3am and head out to duck blind, nothing will. I love this guy’s percussion gun, and his attitude toward hunting and old doubles. SITKA: Smoke & Feathers from Rockhouse Motion on Vimeo.

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I’m in a funk. My big hunting trip was a couple wees ago and things did not go well – bird wise, anyway. This annual trip is my bird binge for the year, and I put a lot of hope into it. The ways things turned out left me depressed. I’ve hit the western part […]

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