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Thanks to everyone who responded to my Original or Redone post about the 20 gauge A.H. Fox CE 20 gauge shotgun. For everyone who is wondering, the gun is…all original. Like I said in my first post, 20g CE-grade Fox shotguns are rare doubles — especially in this kind of condition. The 30″ barrels are […]

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Graded, smallbore Foxes are special shotguns. While A.H. Fox did make a lot of doubles, the vast majority most  were 12 gauges. When it comes to 16 gauges and 20 gauges, “The Most Perfectly Proportioned Small-Gauge Gun Ever Built,” the vast majority were Sterlingworths, the company’s entry level, field-grade model. The first smallbore Fox shotgun […]

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Forget chocolates and roses, here’s a better gift for Valentine’s Day. This nice looking Superlight is up for auction now at Gunrunnerauctions.com. The listing end tomorrow, 2/14 @ 22:05. So if you like what you see, and you can convince your wife it’s really for her, hurry up and bid now. Here’s the info on […]

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Here’s an OK deal on a real nice over-under shotgun. These Orvis/Beretta Uplander are 686s with fancy wood, and most of the ones I see have 26″ bbls. This one has that extra 2″ so many guys want these days. Even though the gun is a bit pricey (and the online description is lousy), I […]

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High-grade Lefevers are special shotguns. The Bs, As, AAs, Optimus-grades and Thousand-Dollar Grades guns made by Uncle Dan’s company are some of the finest side-by-sides ever made in America. The Lefever you see here is a 20 gauge BE – one of just six B-grade 20 gauge Lefevers known -  and an excellent example of […]

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“Buy the gun, not the name” – that’s a bit of wisdom firearm collectors toss around all the time. It’s good advice, too. There are lots of big-name shotguns out there in lousy condition. When you’re buying, it’s easy to be blinded by  a  famous name — like James Purdey & Sons –  and overlook […]

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In his book Parker Guns: The Old Reliable, Ed Muderlak said something like “Parker shotguns aren’t rare. But Parker shotguns with lots original condition are.” Ed was right- of course. I live within a couple hours of a few large gun shops. These shops always have a few Parker on their racks. But rarely are […]

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Here’s a double you rarely see. It’s a sxs 20ga Beretta 626 Onyx, and it’s up for auction now, with the listing ending tomorrow, 12/24/2013, @ 6:22:43 PM ET. From the info I’ve found, it looks like Beretta offered 20 gauge 626s from 1985-1987. I can’t imagine the company made many of them. 20ga Beretta […]

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Here’s one of the best grouse guns you’ll find: a 20 gauge Beretta 686 Onyx O/U with 28″ barrels and screw-in chokes. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the auctions ends Wednesday, 11/27/2013, @ 2:50:50 PM ET. With low-profile actions and reliable, time-tested mechanics, Beretta’s 680 series shotguns are one of the best over-under ever made. […]

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Here’s a nice, all around birds gun that just popped up on the market. The 28″ barrels make it hard to find, and a far more desirable gun all around. 20 gauge Browning BSS Sporter SxS, 28″ barrels Price: $2,299.99 Manufacturer: 1978 Caliber: 20 gauge Chambers: 3″ Metal Condition: Retains nearly all of its original […]

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