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  Boss & Co is one of my favorite gunmakers–and for good reason. Not only have they made some of the most beautiful and finest shotguns and rifles ever, but during their Robertson era, they were also innovators. One of their greatest creations was the Boss single trigger, developed by Robertson in the 1890s. To […]

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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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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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Boss & Co builds fantastic doubles. But some of their guns are peculiar–like the SxS you see here. With double beads on the action, banner-style engraving, and lovely patina, it’s one of the nicest pre-WW1 Boss side-by-sides I’ve seen. But it does have a quirk. Compare its forend to the forend on other Boss SxSs (like this one) […]

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A friend sent me this pic. I felt sick when I saw it. I can’t imagine how the gun’s owner feels. It’s vintage Boss & Co. SxS. After a stumble and fall, the stock’s completely broken. Fortunately, a good stockmaker can make it right again and even make the stock stronger than ever. The images below […]

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Boss & Company 12 gauge sidelock SxS ejector gun: A truly spectacular London Best gun that was ordered, according to factory records, on February 14th, 1958 by Abercrombie & Fitch.  It was ordered with 26” barrels choked IC and Modified, single trigger, 2 ¾” chambers, tapered smooth concave rib with Albemarle address.  It has 1 […]

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Boss & Co. 12 gauge Best Quality and extremely rare self opening London sidelock: This Boss was built between the wars and is one of only 56 ever made as a true self opener. Having excellent original wall thickness and dimensions this fine Boss correctly and elegantly represents what is considered the paragon of British gun […]

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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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BOSS BEST SXS 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK: #793X 26 1/2″ SELF OPENER 006 AND 010 2 3/4 CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP  CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 5LBS 4 OZ X 1 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price: $59,500 WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK 20- OVERALL 95% ORIG- 26″ EJECT Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIG- 98% […]

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Last month, I was fortunate to spend a few day in Las Vegas at Safari Club International’s annual get together. It was a huge show, featuring outfitters, gunmakers and retailers from around the globe. If you were looking to book a hunt to anywhere in the world, find a taxidermist, order a new shotgun from the […]

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