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Me and my dog…

As Puck and I get ready to go out the door, I’m reminded that she’s been one of the most constant and dependable parts of my life for over a decade. She’s eleven, and this will be out tenth season together. My life has changed a lot since then – jobs, friends, and family have […]

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Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun: 31″ Whitworth chopperlump barrels with semi-concave game rib, 2-7/8″ chambers,1-1/2 oz proof, choked full/full (.039/.039), double triggers, and auto ejectors.  Large frame sideclipped third fastening action engraved in the traditional Purdey fine rose and scroll, retains 95% original rich case color hardening.  Stock of striking figured French walnut with rich black figure and […]

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It seems odd now, but 150 years ago the “hammerless” centerfire shotgun was a novel design. London’s Theophilus Murcott patented one in 1871, followed by Westley Richards in 1875. Over here in the US, Daniel Myron Lefever patented his lever-cocking, hammerless design in 1878. Soon after him,  Charles Sneider came out with the design you […]

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Well, over two weeks of busting my butt at work has worn me out. I meant to get in the field today, but a big opportunity knocked and my ambition answered, so I spent another day at the desk. But now all’s done. So tomorrow we’ll be heading up to bird camp. Sunday hunting is […]

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OK, so I’m still buried at work. But I saw this Browning pop up and I wanted to get it up for everyone to check out. It’s a 12 gauge Browning BSS Sporter with 28″ barrels. Browning BSS shotguns were made in that period when every American want short barrels. So 98% of the ones […]

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We live in an off-the-rack world. But you’re one of a kind, right? So sometimes it’s nice to have something that’s made just for you. I think that explains some of the popularity behind upgraded and customized classic American shotguns. Gunsmiths like Dewey Vicknair and Dennis Potter have earned a following for this kind of […]

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RIGBY BEST PRE WAR DOUBLE RIFLE 22 SAVAGE HI POWER: SIDELOCK EJECTOR 24″ BARRELS WITH 1/4 RIB ONE STANDING SIGHT GREAT BORES DOUBLE TRIGGER PISTOL GRIP SPLINTER FOREARM EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESORIES 7LB 6 OZ X 14 7/8. Price: $79,500.00 “LeFever” JA Prechtel Ornately Engraved High Grade Gun, 10 & 12 gauge Set: […]

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Yeah – I’m a slacker…

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been insanely busy since the long weekend — new business pitches, maintaining other accounts, 12 hour days — plus home projects that have to get done NOW! So I’ve too worn out to do anything else. As soon as things slow down a bit, I’ll be back […]

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Puck and I are back from hunting. We had a great time. While I download some pics and pull together my thoughts, check out this great video of rough shooting in the UK. Rough shooting is a lot like the kind of upland hunting we do here in the US. Check out the video to […]

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My season starts today…

The truck is loaded up, and I’m fired up. Today is my opening day, and I hope it’s a great one. I’m picking up a buddy of mine at 6:30am and we’re heading into western-central Maine. Some of the leaves should be down, and I’ve heard flight birds are in. Wish us luck. I’ll post […]

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