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For most of the 20th century, Abercrombie & Fitch was the most famous name in American sporting goods. From a retail store on NYC’s Madison Avenue, and through catalogs sent out across North American, A&F sold everything from firearms to fishing lures. In 1938, the first spread of their Rifle-Shotgun catalog opened with the following […]

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Beretta is famous for its OUs. But they’ve also made a lot of nice side-by-sides. Here’s a nice, lightweight, no-frills one that’s perfect for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It has a few issues, but nothing you can’t fix (or just live with). 1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ IM / […]

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Rugged and reliable, older Beretta OUs like this one are easy to love. You could spend 5X on a shotgun and not get an over-under that’s much better. BERETTA S56E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN WITH EJECTORS: 28″ BARRELS WITH 3″ CHAMBERS, CHOKED UNDER IC/LIGHT MOD 9.014) OVER FULL (.028), PRINCE OF WALES GRIP, 98% BLUE/GREY FINISH, […]

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The Ithaca Flues is one of my favorite American doubles. While these SxSs aren’t as highly regarded as Foxes or Parkers, there’s something about them that appeals to me. Judging by the success of the model, there was something about them that appealed to other people, too. The Ithaca Flues was one of the most […]

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Game of Thrones fans know winter is coming. Bird hunters know something far more important is headed our way: grouse season. For folks who hunt in NH & Maine, opening day is October 1, and if you’re looking for a great double to take in the wood this fall, here it is. Twenty-gauge Beretta BL 4s are great shotguns. […]

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Here’s a hard-to-find vintage American double in fantastic original condition. It’s a 20 gauge L.C. Smith Trap Grade, and it’s up for auction now at Gunrunnerauctions.com. If you collect Elsies, bid now. I doubt you’ll see a better one of these any time soon. According to the L.C. Smith website, Hunter Arms Co. made 3346 Trap-grade […]

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MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24″ FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA: #5770, Manton & Co. Gun Makers To H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. K.G. London & Calcutta: A large Jones Action Underlever Back-Action Rebounding Hammer 8 Bore Black Powder […]

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I know I’ve been binging on these OUs lately, but these Berettas really are nice doubles. And when I see a chance for someone to get a deal on one, I feel obligated to point it out. This one is on Gunbroker.com now. It’s being offered at No Reserve. The listing ends 11/1/2015 9:00:00 PM ET. […]

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A great gun — at a great price! This 20 gauge OU has it all – 28″ barrels, a straight “English” grip, and a nice long LOP. It’s pretty light, too, at just 6lbs, 4ozs. These over unders were built for Sig Arms by B. Rizzini, and they’re very reliable and trouble free. You could […]

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Here are two tough-to find American doubles coming to auction. They’re both A.H. Fox HE SxS, one in 12 gauge and one in 20 gauge. Both are coming up this weekend at Amoskeag Auctions March sale. Fox made about 300 of these HE-grade Super Fox side-by-side shotguns — just sixty in 20 gauge and the rest in […]

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