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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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I’ve been looking at old shotguns for twenty + years now, and the one thing I still love to see more than ever is original color-case hardening, especially when it has had decades to mellow and age. This 12 gauge sidelock by James Woodward and Sons has tons of that kind of color. It also has killer engraving and […]

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What am I missing here? I’ve looked at this side-by-side a bunch of times, and I just don’t see any warts. Sure it has been reblued and the wood has been redone, but if the barrels are really tight and on the face, and if the gun is in proof, it’s a great deal. The Army […]

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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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Here’s a good deal. These sidelock Browning BSSs are nice doubles, and far superior to most SxSs in the same price range. They’re Holland & Holland-pattern side-by-sides , made in Japan by Miroku and were offered from 1983-1987. Today, they’ve proven themselves to be solid, dependable firearms. At 6 1/2lbs, this one is just right for all kinds of […]

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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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F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Shotgun: A pre-owned 20 bore F.lli Piotti ‘King’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. Sidelock ejector with double triggers (articulated front) and automatic safety. Price: $24,000  Triggers: Double (front articulated trigger) Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 Inches Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch Rib: Raised semi-concave […]

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F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Sidelock double. Serial # 1308.  2 3/4″ chambers.  26″ chopper lump  bbls,  IC/Mod.  hand matted rib,  Stunning deep ” sculptured ” engraving by Sosta Gianfranco (deceased). Straight hand stock with highly figured turkish walnut, dropper points, and splinter forend. Checkering is perfect 32 LPI. Stock dimensions are 14 […]

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Beretta’s SO-series over-and-unders are one of the world’s greatest doubles. The one you see here looks like it’s in great shape – and it has double triggers. Introduced around 1933, Beretta’s sidelock over-unders were the Italian maker’s response to Browning’s then new Superposeds. Beretta’s in-house firearms designer Tullio Marengoni considered Browning’s O/U “..very high, heavy and […]

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I’ve always liked B. Rizzinis. With their low-profile, Boss/Woodward inspired design and proven trigger-plate style actions, they’re innovative shotguns, right up there with Beretta BLs and 686s-series. If you’re looking for a are nice, all around O/Us, with a bit more style, class, and polish, the B. Rizzinis are hard to beat. But even though I just said […]

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