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If this gun is as good as it looks, it’s a deal. Get on it now — Cabela’s won’t have it for sale for very long. Fox Sterlingworth – 16 Gauge – SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Price: $599.99  Manufacturer: S/N: 3702XX Caliber: 16 Gauge Chambers: 2 3/4 Metal Condition: Fair Wood Condition: Fair Bore Condition: Good Barrels: 28′ Triggers: Double Stock: Walnut- Stock has been refinished […]

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Here’s a great way to get into vintage doubles. This side-by-side is an “A” Grade A.H. Fox. It’s in the greatest gauge — 16 — and it has a hard-to-find round-knob grip. It even comes with what appears to be its original hang tag. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends tomorrow, 12/6/2017, @ 2:32 PM. […]

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I say “Browning”, you say “over & under”. But just because this company has made some of the most famous OUs of all time doesn’t mean they haven’t made some other great doubles. From 1971 to 1987, Browning also “made” side-by-sides, including the sidelock shotgun you see here. I say “made” because these guns were actually built […]

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Japan doesn’t come to mind when most people think gunmaking. But craftsmen there have been building firearms for hundreds of years. Karaji Miroku was one of them, and in 1893 he started a gunsmithing business that  went on to become the Miroku Corporation, one of Japans biggest and best know gunmakers. Today, Miroku builds a […]

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  As I mentioned on Monday, James D. Julia Auctioneers has an insane collection of A.H. Fox double-barrel shotguns coming up in their Fall 2017 sale, which starts this Monday, 10/30. While this sale features a number of super rare, super big money Foxes like this incredible 20 bore FE (estimate $150,000-$225,000) and this fantastic special order 20 bore DE […]

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Of the big 3 American makers — L.C. Smith, Parker Bros. & A.H. Fox– L.C. Smith is only one whose guns are still reasonably priced in 20 gauge. This 20 gauge Ideal is coming up at Morphy Auctions in their June 10, 2017. From what I can see, it looks pretty original (except for the pad, of course). […]

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Looking for a nice, little grouse gun? Then get on this SxS Francotte. It’s coming up at Amoskeag Auction Company, in Manchester, NH, tomorrow, 6/3. Francotte is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers. In the 100+ years they made SxS shotguns, they turned out many fine doubles. Even low-grade Francottes were well made. Most exhibit […]

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This shotgun is just plain strange. It’s a 12 gauge Boss & Co. side-by-side built on a Purdey/Beesley self-opening action, and it’s coming up in Holt’s Fine Modern & Antique Guns auction on Thursday 16th March 2017. Purdey patented the Beesley hammerless self-opening action in 1880. By the time this Boss was built (1908), that patent had […]

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Here’s one of the finest doubles ever made in America. It’s a 20 gauge Parker A1 Special SxS, and it’s coming up in Julia’s Spring 2017 sale. If Stunning Parker A1 Special With Extraordinary Engraving And Gold Inlay 20 ga In Original Untouched Condition, A Spectacular Find Parker introduced the A1 Special in 1907, and […]

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If you collect big bore, waterfowling shotguns, or want to start, you’re in luck: Two of finest you’ll ever find are coming up in James D. Julia’s April, 2017, auction. In their day, big bores like these were far too expensive to be used by commercial hunters as “market guns.” Instead, they were bought by well-off sportsmen and […]

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