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Japan doesn’t come to mind when most people think gunmaking. But craftsmen there have been building firearms for hundreds of years. Karaji Miroku was one of them, and in 1893 he started a gunsmithing business that  went on to become the Miroku Corporation, one of Japans biggest and best know gunmakers. Today, Miroku builds a […]

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Happy almost Thanksgiving. If you still need a bird to help you celebrate this very American holiday, here are three classic American doubles that can help you do it. These guns are big and they were built to push a lot of lead. Any one would be great knocking down a monster turkey hunting for […]

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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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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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  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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