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Parker VH 12 ga, 28” barrels on a 1 ½ frame: Clean shiny bores, rib has two ivory beads. LOP is 14.25”to an original butt plate. The butt plate is in great condition and you can clearly see the detail of the wood cock the dog is holding in its mouth. Drop at the comb […]

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Purdey 12 ga. pre-war best SxS sidelock gamegun: 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth steel barrels, 2-1/2″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and full (.010/.032).  1920s production features the finest Purdey scroll of the era, retains 75% case colors.  Splinter forend, straight hand stock of highly figured true French walnut with extraordinary black figure and flame grain.  Measures […]

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Here’s one of the best grouse guns you’ll find: a 20 gauge Beretta 686 Onyx O/U with 28″ barrels and screw-in chokes. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the auctions ends Wednesday, 11/27/2013, @ 2:50:50 PM ET. With low-profile actions and reliable, time-tested mechanics, Beretta’s 680 series shotguns are one of the best over-under ever made. […]

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Boston isn’t a city we think of as gun friendly. But in the 19th and early 20th century, it was home to a number of famous gunmakers, including William R. Schaefer. Wm R. Schaefer started making percussion guns around 1853. By 1883, his sons had joined the business and they were making custom shotguns and […]

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Late alert: Zettlemoyer Auction Co. in Fogelsville, PA, is having a firearms auction tomorrow, 11/23 @ 10:30am. They have a number of nice doubles in the sale, including the side-by-side and over-under shotguns below: J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga: s/n 283723; brl length 28 1/4″; top break SxS; Very good cond ; extra […]

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If you’ve read my posts about disappearing gamebird habitat in South Dakota (South Dakota is Dying & You’re Killing off SD’s Pheasants. See how.), you know that pheasants, ducks, and other wildlife are facing tough times across the state. To try and tackle this problem, South Dakota’s Governor Dennis Daugaard is holding a Governor’s Pheasant […]

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W.W. Greener made some of my favorite shotguns — especially the doubles they made on their Facile Princeps boxlock. The Facile Princeps was patented in 1880, four years after Westley Richard’s famous Anson & Deeley patent boxlock. The designs are similar, so much that they sparked a lawsuit — a lawsuit which Greener won. The […]

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Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, PA, is holding a firearms sale tomorrow, November 19, 2013. It starts at 12:00 PM EST. Here are a few lots I liked. 12 gauge Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN A26407. Blued finish on metal, silver […]

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It seems crazy, but one of our nation’s biggest green-energy initiatives is destroying wildlife habitat, ruining farmland, and polluting waterways throughout the North America. Check out this piece from the AP to learn more about what’s behind this environmental disaster. The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATT APUZZO […]

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A great shotgun deserves great gun case. Here are three great gun cases on Ebay now. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage case for your favorite double, one of these may be it. All three were made in the UK for American sporting good companies. This leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side […]

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