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In this quick video, you can see some of the engraving techniques used by the folks at Armi Fratelli Piotti. Pretty cool work, and the bulino style engraving is really extraordinary. Fratelli Piotti’s Engraving from Fratelli Piotti on Vimeo.

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For over 50 years now,  Armi Fratelli Piotti has been building some of finest double-barrel shotguns in Italy. Here are two that are excellent examples of just how nice their side-by-sides can be. Which one rings your bell? I think they’re both beautiful, but I prefer the Monte Carlo with the scroll engraving and the […]

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Gun collectors like little extras, and stuff like a shotgun’s original case, cleaning accessories, and retail hang tag will make a double much more special – and valuable. This 20 gauge Sterlingworth Deluxe has both, and it’s in nice original condition. I bet it will end up in a collector’s safe very soon. A.H. Fox […]

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Merry Christmas to everyone and your families. I hope you’re having a good great day. Here are a few of the things I was hoping Santa would bring me this year: -More time to hunt -More places to hunt -More birds -More patience, so I can enjoy all of it. Oh, and I thought this […]

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Two of the world’s finest doubles? The ultimate shotguns for quail hunting? A collector’s dream? Yes, certainly, and absolutely. What you see here is an amazing set of double barrel shotguns: A 28 gauge Boss side-by-side and a 28 gauge Boss over-under, both ordered after WW2, never used, and stored away in their original case […]

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Here’s a double you rarely see. It’s a sxs 20ga Beretta 626 Onyx, and it’s up for auction now, with the listing ending tomorrow, 12/24/2013, @ 6:22:43 PM ET. From the info I’ve found, it looks like Beretta offered 20 gauge 626s from 1985-1987. I can’t imagine the company made many of them. 20ga Beretta […]

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A big gun, a small price – that this Neumann double barrel shotgun. This SxS was made in Belgium in the ’50s, and its a well-made shotgun. If you’re looking to push a lot of lead, it will do the trick. 10 gauge Neumann SxS Game Gun, 32″ bbls: Very good condition overall with normal […]

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Here’s another addition to the Gallery of Great Guns. This double-barrel, side-by-side shotgun was auctioned off by James D. Julia Auctions in the spring of 2012. RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE SKEET GUN NO. 5 ENGRAVED WITH VENTILATED RIB. SN 13223. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels with raised, ventilated rib, match […]

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Here’s a dog I haven’t heard of before: The Sprocker. It’s a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. According to SprockerSpaniel.co.uk, Sprockers have been around for over 2o years, and there are between 5,000 – 10,000 of them in the UK, making one of the most popular spaniel breeds there. Other than […]

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I have a fondness for older, European O/Us, especially for ones like you see below. The doubles have everything you need — 28″ bbls, decent dimensions — and they appear to be beautifully made and in good original condition. One thing: I would double-check the chambers on the 12 gauge. They may have come from […]

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