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When you think of “British” doubles, London and Birmingham are the cities that usually come to mind. Many of the UK’s top gunmakers worked in and around those cities for over two-hundred years. But top gunmakers were also located in other parts of the country for almost as long. John Dickson & Son built their […]

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Here’s a screamer little double barrel shotgun. Brand new, these little Rizzinis O/Us retail for $3500+. This one has a very fancy, straight grip and double triggers, which make it especially nice. It’s on Gunrunner.com now, and the listing ends this  Friday, 03/14/14 , @ 21:00 EST. Rizzini Artemis Classic Small Action, 28 ga. over/under […]

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The 1860s were tens years of change for James Purdey & Sons. The impetus was the breechloader, and at end of the decade, Purdey would step into the modern era of shotguns with the two patents which would changed sporting guns forever. Breechloaders were introduced to the UK at the Great Exhibition of 1851, and […]

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Here’s another nice double barrel shotgun coming up tomorrow, 3/8, @ Poulin’s auction. It’s a W. & C Scott, with a ton of original condition and — amazingly — its original hang tag and case. W. & C Scott was founded in 1840 by brothers William & Charles, and their company went on to become […]

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Towards the end of the 19th century, America was full of gunmakers. From the big boys like Colt and Winchester to tiny guys like Krider and Tonks. Joseph Jakob was one of these tiny guys, and the 10g shotgun you see here is one of his guns. It’s coming up this Saturday, March 8, 2014 […]

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Here’s an interesting double: it’s an early James Purdey 12 gauge Centerfire shotgun, and one of the first center fire shotguns made by Purdey. It’s coming up this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Poulin Antiques & Auctions. The sales starts @ 10:00 AM. Back in the 1860s, centerfires were revolutionary new ideas. A London gumaker […]

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James Purdey & Sons is famous for their custom made shotguns. Every shotgun or rifle they produce is “bespoke”, and customers can order their guns in just about any configuration they desire – and can afford. Most variations have to do with stock configurations, barrel length, gun weight, chamber lengths, etc. But customers can also […]

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If you collect small bore L.C. Smiths, here’s one that will get your hear pounding. It’s a .410 L.C. Smith Field Grade, and it appears to be in pristine original condition. Its on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends on 3/9/2014 @ 8:30:00 PM ET. L.C. Smith shipped their first .410 in October of  1926. […]

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The locks on a double barrel shotgun easy to overlook. Because most of their workings are out of view, it’s hard to know what’s really going on with them unless you take a gun apart. Until you do, you’ll never see just how graceful and elegant some locks can be. These locks are from a […]

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What would you do to save your dog? Last January, my vet discovered a tumor on Puck’s lip. Further examination confirmed my fears: cancer. I also discovered that this cancer had spread to Puck’s lymph nodes. At eleven, Puck isn’t  young. But she doesn’t look her age, either. Other than a little more white in […]

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