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I love old doubles, and a big reason why is their damascus barrels. Gunmakers started using damascus in the 1500’s. By the mid 19th century, barrels built from it were the absolute finest available and incredibly beautiful. They were also tough to make, requiring a ton of time, manual labor, and skill. Consequently, they were […]

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Here’s one of my all time favorite shotguns. This 12g Scott Premier is on Gunbroker.com now. The listing ends today, 2/15/2016, @ 11:04:58 AM ET. W. & C. Scott 12 ga. Premiere Grade SxS Shotgun: This fine Scott features beautiful Damascus barrels. Early hammerless sidelock non-ejector with crystal indicators, patent “Lever Grip Lock”, and “Block Safety”. Good […]

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Of all the iconic British designs for hammerless double barrel shotguns, the Dickson Round Action is certainly the most unique. And according to a lot of people, it’s also the most beautiful. Take a look at this one which just came up at Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers in Edinburgh, Scotland to see if you agree. James […]

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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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John Dickson of Edinburgh, 12g Round Action SxS shotgun with super rare sidelever: The Dickson round action is arguably considered to be the most elegant of all the side by side shotguns. Combine this with what is thought of as the most elegant of opening methods, the side lever, almost nirvana of the sidelock shotgun has […]

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When I think of Ithaca, the shotguns that come to mind are SxSs like the Flues, NIDs, and the Magnum 10s, as well as the company’s fantastic Model 37 pump (in 16 gauge, of course). The last shotgun I think of the one you see here: a  boxlock-style hammergun in 16 gauge with damascus barrels. […]

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Here’s a great looking American double that’s very hard to find. It’s an L.C. Smith No. 5, and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition. Best of all, it’s on  Gunbroker.com now at no reserve. The listing ends Thursday, 2/12/2015, @ 5:30:45 PM ET – so if you like what you see, you’ve got […]

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Here’s a stunning SxS shotgun. This 10 -gauge W.  & C. Scott is almost 130 years old and it looks like it’s close to new and all original: W. C. Scott & Sons SXS 10 GA, 30″ barrels Full and Full 14″ LOP 9.8 pounds great bores nice tight lockup. This shotgun is an  W. […]

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John Dickson & Sons is Scotland most famous gunmaker. Established in 1820, Dickson first made a name for itself in the 1840s with their fine “Improved Two Grooved Rifles”, a modified version of the British Army’s Brunswick rifle. Later in 1880, the company patented their famous  Round Action trigger plate shotgun. In between, they built […]

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Pre-war Westley Richards 12 ga. pair, 28′ barrels: 2-3/4″ chambers.  Numbered 1 and 2 in gold; #1 choked modified/modified (.017/.017), #2 choked improved cylinder and open modified (.010/.013).  Single selective triggers, automatic ejectors.  These are “Best Quality” Westley guns as described in their catalog.  The scalloped back actions feature hinged floorplates and the Westley patent […]

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