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It’s been another great year for Dogs & Doubles. Thank you for your support. I started this blog back in February, 201o and finished that year with 31,885 visits. Last year was quite a bit better. We finished 2014 with 219,374 visits. If you like stats and infographics, click here to find out more about […]

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Here’s one of the greatest grouse guns of all time – and if its all good, it’s heck of deal. This Browning Superlight is lightweight and it has modern dimensions and 2 3/4″ chambers, and one of the most reliable single triggers ever made. Browning, Belgium, Year 1972, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 11oz, O/U Price: $2,895 […]

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Merry Christmas…..

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Dogs & Doubles. Lexi and I hope you having a wonderful day with your loved ones, family and friends. Here are a couple doubles I wish Santa had left me under the tree. I guess he couldn’t fit them down the chimney – or maybe he decided to keep […]

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I’m not a fan of refinished or “restored” guns. I say “restored” because old shotguns and rifles can never really be restored to their original finish — regardless of what gunsmiths or gun dealers may say. Original finish is like your virginity, when it’s gone, it’s gone. But can’t you make old shotgun look new […]

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Here’s a Parker you rarely see. It’s a 12g that weighs 6lbs 10z – or about as much as a typical British 12 gauge game gun. Most 12g Parkers were built on 1 1/2- 0r 2-sized frames. That pushed their weights into the 7 1/4 pound plus category (mostly plus). Even though Parker 12s could […]

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What does it take to build the best? Check out these videos to find out. They do a great job of documenting just how Holland & Holland builds their legendary shotguns and double rifles. Compared to the Beretta video I posted the other day, it looks like H & H uses a lot more handwork. […]

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H. Mahillon, Brussels – Matched Consecutive Pair, Sidelock Ejectors – 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″: 28″ SxS barrels with hand-matted concave ribs, both choked cylinder & modified. 14 5/8″pull from articulated front triggers to checkered butts. 1 1/2″ – 2 1/8″drop. 1/4″ cast-off. Highly figured English walnut stocks with Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forends, straight English grips, classic […]

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Christie’s Fall, 2014, Sporting Guns sale went off last Monday. There were a lot of nice doubles in the sale, including a bunch of impressive shotguns and rifles from King Alphonse XIII of Spain‘s personal collection. King Alphonse was a big shooter, and he had the funds to indulge in great shotguns and double rifles. […]

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Beretta is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers, and for hundred years they’ve used the innovative techniques to build their firearms. In this video, you can see the techniques the company is using to build their SO-series O/U shotguns. Beretta’s SO-series over-and-unders are one of the world’s great doubles. Introduced around 1933 as the model […]

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I’ve never owned a Winchester Model 21. But if I were to get one, it would similar to the one you see here. Simple, with no frills or goofy gold. Double triggers. Nice long barrels. I bet it’s a deadly double for pheasants. The M21 was first produced in 1931, and it was manufactured by […]

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