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Today is the second day of fall – and one day into the best time of the year. Here’s a bit of what I’m looking forward to: Fresh apples, pumpkins, poplar leaves shimmering like gold coins, wool jackets — and of course — bird hunting. Maine & NH’s grouse season opens in October 1, and […]

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Here’s a nice looking, classic American double. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends today, 9/24/2015, @ 9:40:00 PM ET. BTW: This is what a minty 16g A-Grade looks like. Rare Ansley H. Fox “A Grade” 16 ga. SxS shotgun: We have for auction a nice clean Ansley H. Fox of Philadelphia PA. “A Grade” […]

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Found –  a great upland shotgun at an even better price! Introduced in the ’60s, Beretta’s BL-grade over-under shotguns were imported into the US by the Garcia Corp through the ’70s. These guns were basically stripped-downed versions of the company’s ASE line of OUs. The BLs feature a shallow, low profile boxlock action scaled to match the gauge. […]

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PARKER DHE SxS 20GA 32IN BARRELS STRAIGHT GRIP: Full and Full. .028 & .031. Double triggers. Automatic ejectors. SN 163,XXX. 30-40% case coloring. 70% blue. Straight grip. 14 1/4 LOP pad. 1 5/8 comb 2 5/8 heel. Nice grain in wood. #1 frame. Leg o mutton case.  Price: $11,500 AUGUST SCHULER Extra high qulaity BLE 12ga: Price  […]

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In 1884, Westley Richard invented the Anson & Deeley boxlock. Even though Westley revised their design into the 20 century, many collectors believe the companies who really perfected it were Francotte, and  in Prussia, H.A. Lindner. Most of Lindner’s A&D boxlock shotguns were imported into this country by Charles Daly. Charles Daly was a businessman. […]

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I’m not a big fan of the summer. Heat and humidity are my Kryptonites, so by the middle of June I’ve had enough of  it. Lexi was up at  Wild Apple Kennel in Dummer, NH, from end of May to last week. Her absence made the summer feel even longer. I work from home, and it was a […]

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The Anson & Deeley boxlock is one of the most successful shotgun actions of all time. Invented in 1875 by Westley Richards, the design has been the basis for millions of shotguns, including the one you see here. H. Mahillon was a Belgian maker with a shop is Brussels. They “made” a wide range of […]

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Here’s a nice little bird gun that’s all you need in the uplands. These Beretta SxSs are tough to find — especially with double triggers. With a little tweaking and a few modification (lengthen the stock, open one of the chokes), it will be a great grouse & woodcock gun. Beretta Side by Side Shotgun 626E: Price: $1699.99 […]

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Here’s your chance to get a deal on a true sidelock OU. This Merkel OUs is on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing end Sunday, 9/13/2015 @8:55:00 PM ET. Every Merkel shotgun I’ve seen has been very well made. And even though some (like this one) have looked clunky, they’ve all handled surprisingly well. The 203E was Merkel’s entry-level […]

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Here’s another nice looking leather leg’ o mutton case. This is a newer style. It was probably made in the 30 years or so, and it doesn’t have the rigid exterior you see in older models. It does appears to be in excellent original condition, though. The listing ends Tuesday, 9/8, @ 4:29PM EST. Vintage rare Holland […]

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