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Here’s a tough 16 gauge side-by-side to find: a Parker Bros. DHE-grade double barrel shotgun. Also known as Grade 3s, Parker introduced its D-grade shotguns in 1875. With a price of $100, this model was the company’s least expensive “custom made” shotgun. The DHE you see here was made in 1905 (the H is for […]

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Pigeon Gun…I’m always suspicious when I hear those words. Dealers love to them as a way to jack up the prices on any heavy twelve gauge shotgun, and a lot of time the words are misapplied to side-by-sides and O/Us that were really made as heavy game guns or even waterfowlers. That being said, I’m […]

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NOTE: Even though the seller has listed this gun as an XE, it appears to be a CE-grade Fox Shotgun. My mistake. Knowing when to stop is crucial to embellishing a shotgun. Too much engraving, fancy checkering, cakey wood, or gold ruins a SxS or O/U. Too little leaves a gun looking dull and unfinished. […]

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I’ve been to a bunch of field trials. Non of them have been like this one. This video was shot at the 2013 Border International Championship at Pennant, Sask. All I can say is that I would love to go.

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In the UK, bird hunting is called shooting, and much of this “shooting” is done driven style. Take a look at this quick video from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation to see how driven pheasant shooting is done…

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Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield, PA, is having a big firearms auction on September 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST. Here are few of the double barrels in the sale that caught my eye. Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full chokes. SN 183829. Blued finish on […]

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JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE PERCUSSION BALL & SHOTGUN. 16 bore, 32″ twist steel barrels, stepped at 22 1/2″ from the muzzle and intended for ball as well as shot. The barrel legend reads “JOSEPH MANTON & SON, 6 HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE, LONDON”. Serial number 10651 and listed in the Manton book with a full […]

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The Ithaca Gun Co. used to be one of the biggest gunmakers in America. Up until the WW2, they turned out more SxS shotguns than any other maker in this country. The Flues model double was the company biggest seller. From 1908 to 1926,  Ithaca made 223,000 of them (Parker made 95,000 side-by-sides in the […]

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Here’s a double a lot of guys are looking for – and for good reason. Fox Sterlingworths are great American doubles. Finding one in 20g with this much condition, 28″ barrels and ejectors is tough to do. If you like the looks of it, get on it now. It’s online and the auction ends 9/15/13 […]

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Texas used to be the last stronghold of wild bobwhite quail – especially the western part of the start. Unfortunately, it looks like the bird’s numbers are falling there just like they’re falling throughout the US. Sporting Classic Daily posted this video about one group trying to turn things around for Gentleman Bob. Operation Idiopathic […]

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