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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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  Shawn Kinkelaar is one of the top bird-dog handlers & trainers in the U.S. He started field trialling in the 1980s, and today he’s one of just two people who have won 100+ Open Horseback Championships–the World Series + Superbowl + Stanley Cup of bird-dog competitions. He has also won more National Dog of […]

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If you spend any time looking at old English and European guns, “proof” is something you’ll hear about. In Great Britain and throughout the continent, state-recognized “proof houses” test every new firearm built in, or imported into, that country. Basically, they do this by trying to blow the gun up. If it survives. this process […]

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For the past few years now, Project Upland has been turning out videos about bird hunting, gundogs, and the sentiments behind loving both. Their latest effort — Camp Thunderbird — releases today. Well shot, and with a good mix of hunting footage and why-we-hunt musings, it’s Project Upland’s best effort so far. If you have […]

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  PIOTTI KING ROYAL SXS 16 GAUGE: MADE 1999 28″ 010 AND 018 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CASED EXCELLENT CONDITION 6LBS 8 OZ X 2″ X 1 7/16″ X 15″ Price: $29,500 J. Purdey & Sons .303 Sidelock Side-by-Side Double Rifle: Beautifully made J. Purdey & Sons .303 sidelock non ejector double rifle. 25 […]

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I bet we would have liked Charles Davis. A dog breeder and grouse hunter, Mr Davis created “Shooting Around the Clock” back in 1920s to improve his shotgun skills and kill time between hunting seasons. By the ’30s, this game had evolved into Skeet and become the hottest shooting sport in the country. It had also become […]

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Here’s a great excuse to get a another double. This Beretta BL-3 is an awesome OU and just about perfect as-is for grouse and woodcock. The Garcia Corporation imported Beretta BLs in the ’60s & ’70s. Personally, I think they’re better over-unders than the 686s and other boxlock models Beretta built afterwards. For a long […]

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  Holland & Holland Royal .577 Nitro Express Side-by-Side Double Rifle: Cased. Hensoldt-Wetzlar Diasta 4×32 scope. Price: $124,500  Serial Number: 35242 Caliber: 577 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 23 inches Action: RE Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Comb: 1 5/8 inches Stock Heel: 3 1/8 inches Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: 7/8 inches LOP: 14 1/4 inches Weight: 12 lbs. 5 ounces William Young, Bury St Edmunds, S’folk. Exceptional 19-bore double barreled flintlock sporting […]

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