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Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions in Irvine, CA, is having a big sale tomorrow. There are a number of good doubles in it. Here are a couple that caught my eye. And if you like Parker Repro, be sure you take a look through the entire sale. There are a lot of them listed, and […]

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Letting go, and starting over…..

Puck passed away almost 8 weeks ago. Her bed is still on the floor in my office, and I still glance over at it and expect to see her looking back. This spring has been strange. I didn’t realize how much my life built around on having Puck by my side. From chasing spring woodcock […]

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Own a Westley Richards droplock shotgun? Then here’s an accessory you should add to your case: a  Westley Richards Deatachable-/Drop-Lock  “SELVYT” Gun Cleaning Pad in it’s original tin. According to the seller, this tin came with an 8 gauge Westley Droplock made for the Maharaja of Patiala. I wonder where that gun is today? I […]

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John Moses Browning was one of the most inventive minds in firearms. Born in 1855, he awarded his first patent at age 24. Between then and when he died in 1926, he designed and patented for everything from pistols and shotguns to rifles, machine guns, and cartridges. Mr Browning’s last design was for the famous […]

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Own a best-quality British shotgun? Here’s the perfect place to store it. The rare James Woodward & Sons shotgun cases below are on Ebay now. Both are being offered at No Reserve. Brady and other companies in the UK built cases like these for Woodward, Westley Richards, Purdey, and other makers. When a customer ordered […]

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A lot of guys like new shotguns. I’m not one of them. I prefer old doubles (and old stuff). That’s why I like this 20 gauge Dumoulin O/U caught my eye. It looks very original, and its straight grip, double triggers, and unique action give it a lot of character. I dig the three-piece forend, […]

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Here’s a super rare shotgun. According to the seller, it’s a 16 gauge D.M. Lefever 9F. The pics stink (and description is just as bad), so squint and take a good look. I’ll doubt you’ll see another one. These guns were made by Daniel Myron Lefever after he left the Lefever Arms Co. I think […]

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Best-quality British shotguns are famous for being “bespoke”, or made to your specifications. Within reason, if you want it, you can have it — from  weight, barrel length, and trigger pulls to custom engraving, gold inlays and even diamond tipped sights and platinum highlights. If you can pay, the maker will play. Here are a […]

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If you’re looking for a decent upland gun, you should take a look at this FAIR/NEA Model 500 O/U. It appears to be in excellent, original condition, and at $1,429.99 , it’s a good deal. FAIR is an acronym for Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini, an Italian maker who has been around since 1971. NEA was […]

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A quick quail hunting video…

Here’s a nice look as a guy and his dogs hunting quail in southeast Missouri. I love those pointers. And check out all that bare farmland towards the end. Quail Man from Blake Burress on Vimeo.

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