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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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Here’s a nice double that’s all the shotgun you need for the uplands. It’s on Gunrunner Auctions and the listing ends 10/19/16 @ 20:00:00 — that’s right, tonight. The Browning Citori was introduced in 1973 as a refined, less complicated version of the company’s legendary Superposeds. Browning Citori, 20 ga. over/under shotgun:  Serial #27370ZW131, mfg. Japan.  Like […]

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You can have beauty. You can have function. And you can have beauty and function. To me, beauty and function is what this 20 gauge Beretta Onyx is all about. With it’s matte-black finish and it’s figured wood, it’s one of the best looking — and best shooting — grouse guns you’re going to find. […]

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The internet is an incredible tool — especially if you’re interested in old guns. I’ve spent hundred of hours online learning about all sorts of SxSs and OUs. I’ve also done a fair amount of buying there — either through straight sales or online auctions. Over the course of doing this, I’ve learned one lesson […]

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Here’s a chance to get a great SxS at a great price. This 20 gauge Webley & Scott Model 700 SxS is on Gunbroker.com now, and it’s being sold without a reserve. The listing ends on 7/26/2016 @ 5:16 PM. Scott M700s are the Timex watches of SxS, and this one is ready to take […]

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Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season. As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice. I remember dreaming about Red […]

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Provenance is tricky, especially when it comes to old guns. Some provenances can boost a shotgun’s value many times over, while other barely register at all with buyers. Fo example: Would you pay $60,000 more for a shotgun made for King Alfonso XIII. King who? Yeah – that’s the problem. King Alfonso XIII was Spain’s monarch from 1886-1931. […]

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This has to be one of the best deals on the market right now. This 20g Franchi Instinct over-under has modern stock dimensions, a reliable single trigger, and screw-in chokes. It looks like it’s built on the same proven triggerplate-style action that a lot of modern Italian OUs use. Sure the wood’s plain and the stock’s […]

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