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On Wednesday, I put up this post  and asked Can you guess this 20 gauge Westley Richards’ secrets? Right away, few folks spotted this pretty little side-by-side’s special features right: sideclips, a Greener-style top bolt, and, most impressively, droplocks (AKA hand-detachable locks). Westley Richards patented the Anson & Deeley boxlock action in 1875. Twenty-one year later, they updated […]

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Wow – what a nice shotgun. Classic, British, and very original, this vintage 20 gauge Westley Richards SxS was completed in November in 1929 for Boston sporting goods store Bob Smith. It has a couple secrets. See if you can spot them. In a few days, I’ll reveal them and show & tell more about this […]

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Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: 28″ barrels choked IC/M. Ejectors and manual safety. Double triggers. 2 3/4″ chambers. Unfired. Never been anywhere but its case or in a safe. Pristine condition. Rare and spectacular. Price: $10,999 Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun: Built in 1976. 28″ M/F Bohler Steel barrels […]

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If you’re a Parker fanatic with deep pockets, grab your check book. Here’s a super rare one, and even though it’s 100 years old, it looks like this side-by-side remains in incredible original condition. According to the Parker collector’s site, Parker Bros made just over 1,000 BH-grades (which are Quality Bs without hammers — BH). […]

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Here’s one of the hardest classic American doubles to find. Twenty-gauges by the Lefever Arms Co. are scarcer than Republican Presidential candidates with sound economic plans. Of all the major American shotgun makers — Parker. L.C. Smith, Ithaca, Fox — the Lefever Arms Co made the fewest guns. The total number was fewer than 74,000. […]

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Here’s a decent look double coming up to auction this weekend at Milestone Auctions in Willoughby Hills, OH. The auction is Saturday November 14, @ 10:00 AM Eastern. BTW: This shotgun is far from “Near Mint” like the sellers says. So be sure to take a closer look at the gun overall before bidding. The wood may be refinished, and […]

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Get it before it’s gone. This Beretta’s is nicer the company’s new 686s. It’s also less than half the price. If you’re looking for a perfect grouse gun, get it now. If the chokes are a bit tight for you, you can have them opened to right where you want them for around $75 a tube. […]

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Just in time for the upcoming grouse season! Here are three great 20 gauges. They’re all up for auction, and they’re all good deals. Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28″ Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4″ & 3“: Serial Number: 2167B57 Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Shells Action […]

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There are two doubles I always recommend as all around “great guns”. The first is a Beretta 686 Onyx. The other is the O/U you see here. The Aurora over under was made in Italy by B. Rizzini, and Sig Arms imported them for a while, first for L.L. Bean and then for themselves (or […]

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Here’s one of the Holy Grails of American shotguns. A.H. Fox made very few graded, 20 gauge double, and one in a CE-grade is very tough to do. This one here sure looks original, and the stock is high enough to make the gun really usable. A.H. Fox CE Grade 20ga double barrel SxS shotgun:  Early […]

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