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Think you’ve seen it all? Then take a look at this 12 gauge Beretta Sparviere over-under double barrel shotgun. I’m not sure why why you would want the locks to do this, but it is pretty really ‘friggin cool. I’m pretty sure the Bertuzzi Bros. invented the gullwing design. Elio and Remigio used it on […]

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Lot 69: Impressive W. & C. Scott & Son 8 bore Percussion Double Shotgun: 33″ damascus barrels with bright gray bores showing some pitting. The barrels display 80% of a smooth brown and silver pattern, more pronounced under the forestock, with increasing fading toward the muzzles. The rib is marked “London Fine Twist” and crisp […]

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Kentucky Duck Hunt – Must see!

Here’s a nice video of duck hunting in Kentucky. Enjoy.

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In his book Parker Guns: The Old Reliable, Ed Muderlak said something like “Parker shotguns aren’t rare. But Parker shotguns with lots original condition are.” Ed was right- of course. I live within a couple hours of a few large gun shops. These shops always have a few Parker on their racks. But rarely are […]

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What’s it really take to train a bird dog? There’s some insight into it in this piece from  Garden & Gun magazine. The Education of a Bird Dog by Geoffery Norman – Alabama – Garden & Gun, October/November 2013 For Ramin Jackson, training a gundog doesn’t start with shouting and shock collars. It starts with […]

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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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