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A hundred years ago, live pigeon shooting was a huge pastime in the U.S. People participated in shoots throughout the country, and the top shots traveled the country–and the world–competing and winning huge amounts of prize money. Gunmakers responded to this popularity by building shotguns for this sport. Here’s the one that L.C. Smith offered from 1893-1913. It’s […]

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I’ve always loved Ithaca’s Flues-grade SxSs. I don’t what it is about them, but every I see one, I get that urge to buy it — especially when I see one as nice as this. The Flues was introduced in 1908 to 1926 when it was replaced by the NID.  Ithaca made a ton of them […]

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BERETTA – SO5 – Sporting – 30″ Mobilchokes – Cased: 29-1/2″ Boehler Steel Bbls, Mobilchokes, High Grade – Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-1/2″ Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Right Palm Swell, Slight Cast Off, Weight 8 lbs. 2 oz. Nice Used SO5 with all the accessories – Eight Chokes, Cleaning Rod, etc. Price: $11,400 C.S.ROSSON SXS 2″ GAME GUN […]

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Stone walls. Grown-over apple orchards. English setters. If you’re a sucker for all the trappings of traditional grouse hunting, you’ll probably like the classic American shotguns posted here. I’ve called the Fox Sterlingworth the gateway drug of doubles. It has been the first side-by-side for a lot of guys (including me), and it has initiated […]

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Parker shotguns are filled with myths and mysteries:The true origins of the Czar’s Parker; the whereabouts of the three Invincibles. While some of the mysteries have been solved, others, like the “why” of the 1/2 Frame, remain. Parker started building 1/2 guns in the fall of 1937–after the company had been sold to Remington and moved to Ilion, […]

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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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Shotguns, like everything else, are subject to fads. When Parker Reproductions were introduced in 1984, 26″ barrels and single triggers were in. So today, finding them set up any other way is hard to do. 28g Parker Reproduction SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: For sale is a sweet little parker reproduction in a 28 ga. with a […]

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What’s better than a double-barrel shotgun? How about a triple-barreled one. While long guns with 3 barrels aren’t hard to find, top-quality 3-barrel shotguns are extremely scarce. John Dickson & Son made a few 3-barrel SxSs, and so did Westley Richards and  Boss & Co. Today, Johann Fanzoj builds high quality triple-barreled shotguns. These are best-quality […]

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Here’s a nice looking, classic American double. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends today, 9/24/2015, @ 9:40:00 PM ET. BTW: This is what a minty 16g A-Grade looks like. Rare Ansley H. Fox “A Grade” 16 ga. SxS shotgun: We have for auction a nice clean Ansley H. Fox of Philadelphia PA. “A Grade” […]

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Cogswell & Harrison Side lock Ejector Matched Pair 12ga:  Cogswell & Harrison Matched pair, numbered 1 and 2. SN is 446xx. 12ga with 2.75″ chambers on both, Nitro Profed for 1 1/8oz loads. Chokes in both guns are Sk1 & Sk2 (.005/.015). LOP is 14″ with the wood butt plate. Comes in a factory leather (tired) […]

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