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Just in time for the upland season — a great little O/U that’s all you need for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It’s online at Gunbroker.com now, and the auction end in tomorrow, 10/8/2013, @ 8:29:00 PM ET. So if you like what you see, get on it now. Here’s more about this shotgun from the […]

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Grouse & woodcock season opened in Maine on October 1, and my first weekend will be this Saturday. With some luck, we’ll see some woodcock action like this.

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Army-Navy .470 NE SxS Double Rifle: Ser. No. 45921 .470 NE- 25″ barrels. Built on the Webley Long Bar action, perhaps the strongest double rifle action ever made. Double triggers, ejectors and intercepting sears. Bores are good to very good with rifling square and tall. Wt.- 11 lbs. Pull- 14 1/2″ from front trigger. A […]

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Investing in shotguns is tricky business. Most of the time the subject comes up I snicker and think “Good luck.” I’ve seen a lot of shotguns and I’ve been around auctions & dealers for a while now. In that time, I’ve seen just a few guns I would consider good enough to invest in.  I […]

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Here’s another head scratcher: A 12 gauge Fox Sterlingworth double barrel shotgun with a straight, English-style stock. Fox did make Sterlingworth with straight gripped stocks. Called the Skeet & Upland Game Game it was Savage-era gun introduced in 1935. But this is a Philadelphia gun made around 1926. So where did the gun get that […]

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Of all the sporting magazines out there today, Covey Rise is the newest – and one of the most beautiful. If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to the local bookstore and pick up a cop. I’m sure you’ll be impressed. If you grab the latest issue, you can check out my latest article, […]

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Sorry for my lack of posts lately. My life has been crazy — shooting events, work, training for a race, plus a new house with a long list of honey-do’s to check off before my hunting season can get rolling. On Saturday I made it down to Addieville, RI, to catch The Vintager’s annual event. […]

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Ten gauge Purdey shotguns are not very common, so when one pops up, it catches my attention. The one you see here is at Alex Cooper Auctioneers in Towson, MD, and it goes off today, September 28 @ 1:00 PM EST. Interestingly, this one is nitro-proofed for 1 1/2 oz loads. That’s the same amount […]

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The A.H. Fox Sterlingworth  was one of the most practical doubles ever made in America. Rugged and affordable, it was a reliable SxS that gave hunters everything they needed at a great price. Wise Americans recognized this and made the Sterlingworth a huge success. But of the 100,000+ Sterlies made, none of the ones I’ve […]

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I’ve written about the Manufrance’s Ideal shotguns a couple times. These doubles use underlever opening/cocking levers and feature sleek, ultra round actions. Manufacture d’ Armes de Saint Etienne introduced the Ide al in 1887 and they made around 79,000 of them – that’s a pretty good run for such a quirky SxS. These two would be […]

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