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The Anson & Deeley shotgun action was huge turning point in breech loading, double barrel shotguns. Patented in 1875, it was an elegant design, simple to make and reliable in the field. That’s why so many makers have borrowed for their shotguns over the last 125 years. Of all these makers, the Germans and Prussian […]

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Many pointing dog breeds have been lost to history. Craig Koshyk thought that the Majorcan Pointer was another one that only lived on today in books and stories. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. Below is a bit of what he discovered about the breed. This excerpt comes from Craig’s book Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The […]

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Boss & Co. 20 bore SxS double barrel shotgun: Best side by side, 26″ barrels with file cut flat tapered rib, original 2-3/4″ chambers choked tight improved cylinder and modified .010/.016, bores measure a perfect .615/.615, and fabulous wall thickness of .035 minimum both. With a perfectly proportioned action, engraved in the traditional Boss style, […]

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Well it happened. Yesterday, this highly anticipated 12 gauge Parker AAH Pigeon Gun hit the block. When the auctioneer smacked his gavel and called “Sold!”, the winning price was a stunning $25,500.00 or about $30,000 with the buyer’s premium. This Parker AAH was made around 1895, and I think it was the fifth AAH that […]

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Upland hunters: If you’re looking for one shotgun that can handle it all, this 16 gauge FAIR O/U is it. And at $1,199, it’s a steal. FAIR stands for Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini, and Italian company that has been around  since 1971. Since 1999, various importers have been bought them into the US and today […]

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The Russians are not known for shotguns. Even though they’ve made huge contributions to the military arms world, they’ve had little impact on  high-quality doubles. But that doesn’t mean the Russians have never made great a great side-by-side. In fact, the two you see are fantastic doubles, and they’re right up there with some the […]

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I like shotguns (obviously, right?) and it’s easy for me to get caught up in the stuff that I can’t afford. Even though I appreciate their quality, and the skill that goes into making them, I know my chances of  owning a pristine Purdey side-by-side or Boss over-under are pretty slim. Fortunately, I don’t have […]

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Here’s a simple tip that might improve your score the next time you’re out for sporting clays.

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When it comes to collecting, original condition rules. The more of it a shotgun has, the more collector’s will pay for it. But some prices can be too high, regardless of how crisp and original an item is. That’s what I thought when I saw this A.H. Fox A-grade. While it sure looks nice and […]

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