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For most “stuff,” quality and cost rarely connect 1:1 and balance out. Some things, like antique Colt pistols or Jaquar XKEs, cost far more their quality should merit.  Other items, like this Gamba 580 shotgun, tip the other way. They offer more quality than you usually find at their price. Renato Gamba is one of Italy’s oldest gunmakers. […]

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J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 30″,  SxS SHOTGUN, CHOKED FULL/FULL, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, MFG. 1913, W. LUGGAGE CASE: This gun is in excellent condition. Checkering sharp and crisp. Lockup is tight with the top lever slightly right of center. Self opener with ejectors. Original 2 3/4″ chambers & original nitro proofs for 1 1/4oz loads. 7lbs, […]

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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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Pre-Owned John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ SxS Double Barrel Shotguns: A pre-owned pair of 12 bore John Dickson & Son ‘Round Action’ Ejector Shotgun with 27 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. John Dickson & Son best quality round action ejector with double trigger and automatic safety. Price: $45,000  Barrels Barrel Length: 27 Inches; #2 […]

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The gun trade, like all trades, has always had its rogues. From gunmakers like H.J. Hussey to gunshops like New England Arms in Kittery Point, Maine. From what I’ve heard, Frank Malin was another of these rogues. A Brit who set up a gunmaking business in Canada, Malin, and the guns his guys built, have […]

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So far in my tributes to Simon Clode, the former Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, I’ve mentioned two of his company’s most important contributions to side by sides: The Anson & Deeley boxlock action and the Deeley ejectors. Now it’s time for WR’s third and most significant. If you ever shot a SxS or […]

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Here’s the next post in my continuing tribute to Westley Richards’ former Chairman & Managin Director Simon Clode. I have mixed feeling about ejectors. Part of me appreciates them. Ejectors can satisfy. If you think of breaking a clay or downing a bird as a sentence, hitting your target is the verb and the shells kicking free of the […]

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Many of you know Simon Clode,  the Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, passed away last week. In tribute to him, I’m putting up a series of posts dedicated to his great company. Today’s, we’re covering one of Westley Richard’s huge contributions to the world of double barrel shotguns: The Anson & Deeley action. Patented in 1875, […]

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Get it before it’s gone (and it will be gone fast)! Winchester’s Model 21 wasn’t the most popular double ever made in America, but it was one of the most rugged. To me, early ones like this with the boat-paddle stocks, double triggers and extractors are the most “American”. They’re sort of like basic F150s […]

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According to its name, a “Best” gun sounds like it should be the finest shotgun a gunmaker builds. But that’s not always the case. With some makers, there’s a grade above “Bests” — “Better Bests”, I guess. Holland & Holland calls these Modele de Luxes. At James Purdey & Sons, they’re known as guns with “Extra finish“, and […]

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