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HOLLAND & HOLLAND 450 #2 N. E. ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE VERY RARE CARTRIDGE in a H&H- EXC. PLUS BORES- EXC. GUN INSIDE & OUT: #19100, Holland & Holland Sidelock Royal Ejector 450 No. 2 Nitro Express Finished at the Factory on August 30, 1906. This gun is a new offering on the U. S. market […]

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Lefever is one my favorite American shotgun makers. While their lower-grade doubles are too plain for me, the E-grades and up are some of the most beautiful side-by-sides this country has ever built. Check out this EE grade to see what I mean. And if you know where I can find a nice 16 gauge […]

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Here’s a side-by-side that looks like a good deal. It’s a BREDA — an Italian maker I know nothing about — and it has everything you would expect to find on a top-quality double, except for the  high price. A lot of Italian gunmakers have come and gone since World War II. It looks this […]

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Nice smallbore A.H. Fox shotguns are tough to find, especially twenty-gauge CEs with straight grips. The one you see here looks like a decent example. But there are a few things about that have me scratching my head. According to the seller, the stock and metal finishes on the gun are original. I’ve looked at […]

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Beretta has been in the gun biz for a long time, and since they introduced their first O/Us around 1935, they’ve refining their designs and developing new over unders. Beretta introduced ASEs in 1949. A boxlock version of their SOs, ASEs were introudced in the 1960s as lightweight hunting guns. They’re made with SO-type actions […]

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Over the past few years, I’ve developed a real appreciation for German and European O/U shotguns. Continental gunmakers built some of the first breechloading, over-under shotguns. Gebruder Merkel was making O/Us as early as 1903, and the company continues to make them to this day. The Merkel O/U you see here looks like it was […]

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No — that’s not a typo, and the price shown is not missing a zero. Here’s is a 20 gauge James Woodward & Son sidelock side-by-side shotgun for just $3,000. But of course there’s a catch: this double barrel is missing its forend. This gun was made around 1896. For some reason, it looks like […]

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WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO BEST QUALITY O/U 20 GAUGE:  28″ SOLID RIB 2 1/2″CHAMBERS  004 AND 009 SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH HEEL AND TOE PLATES EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LBS 9 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 14. Price: $33,500 Beautiful Belgium Browning Diana Superlight […]

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Yesterday I mentioned how I’m always thinking about the value of firearms – what were they worth in the past, what will they be worth in future. This 28 gauge Ruger is one shotgun I consider to be an outstanding value, and I bet it will hold its value into the future. Most of the […]

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Value is something I always think about when I’m looking at old guns. Is this Purdey a good value? What about this Parker? Which ones will people want 20 years from now? Which will fall out of favor? To understand stuff like this, I collect old gun catalogs – especially ones with price lists in […]

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