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Matched Pair Westley Richards Droplocks w/hinged floor plate – 12 ga: 28 inch barrels, S.S.T., auto ejectors, both are choked I/C and I/C. LOP 14″.  The barrel flats are stamped  with 2 3/4″,  3 1/4 ton,  1 1/8 oz .  Made in 1912 according to Griffin & Howe. Triggers and ejectors work well. One trigger […]

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Back in the 19th century, the French were some of the most inventive gunmakers in the world. In many ways, men like Pauly — inventor of the self-contained cartridge — and Lefecheaux — inventor of the drop barrel, breech loading shotgun —  created the modern side-by-side shotgun. Regis Darne, another frenchman, was just as inventive, even if […]

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Why we hunt grouse…

This video sums it up nicely. It’s from Ann Jandernoa of Northwind Enterprises.

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I’m a big fan of Beretta’s original line of ASE boxlock O/U shotguns. Beretta introduced the ASEs in 1949 as lightweight hunting guns, and the company made them into the 1960s (the current ASEs are heavier, target guns, and not as nice). The early ASEs shotguns came in 2 gauges (12g and 20g) and 3 […]

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Here’s a bit from an interesting article I found online. This piece ran in The Field and was written by Doug Tate, author of several great books on gunmakers and gunmaking. British Gunmakers The Field, Tuesday, 03 April 2012 British gunmakers are the blue bloods of the industry. Douglas Tate picks the best of British […]

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I had all sort of toy guns when I was a kid – from water and cap pistols to a Daisy BB-guns and air rifles. Had I been born in the 1920s, I’m sure I would have loved one of the A.H. Fox toy guns you see here. I think A.H. Fox introduced these toy […]

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Here’s another shooting video I came across. In this one, you can really see the shot cloud moving through the target. Check out how the shooters follow through with the swings, too. They know what they’re doing.

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Ever wonder what a cloud of shot looks like in the air? Or how recoild impacts your gun and you body? Check out this video to learn more about both. A few things that caught my eye: -The way the shot cloud leaves the cup -The way the recoil rolls through the shooters body -At […]

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Parker shotguns can be rare for a number of reasons.  There’s original condition – like this nearly new Lifter Hammer Gun – and there’s grade – like the 3 Invincible the company made.  Then there’s configuration, like the BHE Trap you see here. Twelve gauge, BH-grade Parkers aren’t hard to find. Even though they were […]

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Happy New Year, everyone.  Redding Auction Service is holding there first big firearms sale of the year this weekend. It looks like they have some nice doubles coming up on Sunday, January 5, 2014 @ 8:30am. Here are the lots that caught my eye. Lot 40: Merkel Mod. 47E 12ga. Double Barrel Shotgun w/28” Barrels: […]

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