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Back in the 1950s, Otto Weiss was a young gunmaker working at W. Glaser in Zurich. He had grown up in the guntrade, and by the time he was in Switzerland, he had already worked for two of Germany’s most famous firms: Ernst Thälmann Werke and Merkel. So he knew a bit about shotguns. At Glaser, he […]

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I’m pretty sure I’ve gushed about this gorgeous gun before. It’s a 16 gauge W.W. Greener side-by-side, built in 2005 by Richard Tandy and David Dryhurst. W.W. Greener is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers. Founded in 1829 by William Greener, the company played a key role in the evolution of fine sporting arms. […]

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There are a lot of Purdeys on the market today. Some are worked over, some are worn out  and some are overpriced. A lot are of them are all three, and that’s why so many of these guns have been looking for buyers for so long. But every now and then a real legit Purdey pops up. […]

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In a the world of fine shotguns, “Best-gun” seems like a phrase with a pretty obvious definition: The very best shotgun a manufacturer can make. But because these were hand made by different people at different time periods, each one is a bit different. That means some bests are best-er than others. Ogden Smiths used to be […]

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Here’s a gun that gets my heart pumping. Boss & Co made some of the finest shotguns the world has ever seen, and the one you see here is a great example of what makes them so special. If you study it closely, you’ll notice how big and bulbous the fences are. You’ll also see […]

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JOHN RIGBY BEST PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 22 HI POWER: SIDELOCK EJECTOR 24″ BARRELS WITH 1/4 RIB ONE STANDING SIGHT GREAT BORES DOUBLE TRIGGER PISTOL GRIP SPLINTER FOREARM EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESORIES 7LB 6 OZ X 14 7/8″. Price: $69,500 HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE: 10.75x68mm Mauser caliber (similar to .404 Jeffery).   26″ […]

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I love old W. & C. Scotts, especially Premiers. They’re one of the apexes of gunmaking, and in their day, they were one of the finest guns made (and extremely expensive). Scott sold a lot of them to American shooters, and most of the ones you see on the market today are hammerless models like this […]

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A Boss is beauty. Side-by-side and over-unders by this maker can be stunning, and the nicest Bosses are some of the finest shotguns ever built in London, the UK, and the world. The pair of Boss & Co. SxSs  you see here is near this top — especially for modern guns. They’re .410s, and they were made in […]

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A friend of mine hates Purdeys. Even though he’s as much of a double dork as I am, he just can’t stand how people fall all over themselves for any shotgun with P-U-R-D-E-Y on the lockplate. I get what he’s saying. I’ve seen guys foam at the mouth for tired, shot out SxSs by this maker and […]

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William & Son isn’t London’s most oldest or most famous gunmaker. But they are one of its best, and in this video you can see a bit of what goes into making one of their side-by-side shotguns. Here’s a bit about these guns from the Chairman & Founder, William Asprey: “..These are truly the ultimate […]

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