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Here’s another hammergun that’s making me crazy: 10 gauge V Chr. Schilling. I love old double barrels like this one, especially ones with color and finish like this Schilling has. Check out the arrow-head drop points, too. Awesome. This is a big 10 gauge, probably made in the 1880s as a waterfowler. I would love […]

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Here in America, bigger is better. 72″ big screen TVs? Awesome. Ford F350s? Love ’em. King Kong burgers? Yes, please! For shotgun shooters, magnum loads are right in line with this obsession. And when it comes to magnums, the 3 1/2″ 10 gauge is king. The Western Cartridge Co. introduced the mag 10 in 1932. […]

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The 2 7/8″ 10 gauge is a load lost to time. Back in the late 19th century, it was the most popular load in this country and lots of American double barrel shotguns were made to shoot it. But as powders improved and shooting styles changes, more and more hunters swapped their 10s for 12s. […]

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American used to be full of gunmakers, especially toward the end of the 19th century. From the big boys like Colt and Winchester to tiny guys like Krider and Tonks, these operations turned out everything from mass-produced pistols to top quality, custom made double-barrel shotguns. Joseph Jakob was one of these tiny guys. Based on […]

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W. & C. Scott is one of my favorite English makers. Their guns, especially their early breechloaders, are some of the finest double-barrel shotguns ever made in the UK. For a good chunks of Scott’s history (especially the 19th century), North America was their major market. Thousands of their guns were sold over here, many […]

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