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A few weeks ago, I put up this post about James Woodward & Son’s first type over-under shotgun. Now that my life has slowed down a bit (sorry for being aways for so long), lets talk about how these first-type OUs evolved into the later model. Woodward patented their OU in 1913. In all, they built around 300 of these […]

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C.G. Bonehill .577 3″ Side-by-Side Boxlock Double Rifle: 26″ chopperlump barrels, one standing three folding gold line express sights on a quarter rib, proofed for the 100 gr. cordite 750 bullet.  Double triggers, auto ejectors.  This is the real stopper, genuine article! Original heavy proof.  Built on the Webley long bar, bushed pins, screw grip doll’s […]

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I don’t know much about this maker, and I think the ignition system is based on an updated version of Dreyse’s needlefire patent. But I am 100% certain that it’s a beautiful gun. Ornate Deep Relief Engraved Gold Inlaid Heinrich Barella of Magdenburg, Double Barrel 16 Gauge Shotgun with Elaborate Raised Relief Carved Stock, made approx. […]

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Beretta is famous for its OUs. But they’ve also made a lot of nice side-by-sides. Here’s a nice, lightweight, no-frills one that’s perfect for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It has a few issues, but nothing you can’t fix (or just live with). 1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ IM / […]

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On Wednesday, I put up this post  and asked Can you guess this 20 gauge Westley Richards’ secrets? Right away, few folks spotted this pretty little side-by-side’s special features right: sideclips, a Greener-style top bolt, and, most impressively, droplocks (AKA hand-detachable locks). Westley Richards patented the Anson & Deeley boxlock action in 1875. Twenty-one year later, they updated […]

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For decades now, AyA’s No 2 Grade sidelock shotguns have been one of the best deals in a custom made side-by-side. Introduced in the ’50s, thousands of them have been sold to shooters across Europe and in the US, including famous gunwriter Michael McIntosh, He had one built for him in ’90s, and he shot the crap out […]

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Wow – what a nice shotgun. Classic, British, and very original, this vintage 20 gauge Westley Richards SxS was completed in November in 1929 for Boston sporting goods store Bob Smith. It has a couple secrets. See if you can spot them. In a few days, I’ll reveal them and show & tell more about this […]

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Here’s one of the finest doubles ever made in America. It’s a 20 gauge Parker A1 Special SxS, and it’s coming up in Julia’s Spring 2017 sale. If Stunning Parker A1 Special With Extraordinary Engraving And Gold Inlay 20 ga In Original Untouched Condition, A Spectacular Find Parker introduced the A1 Special in 1907, and […]

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F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side 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 […]

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Daniel Myron Lefever was one of the geniuses of American gunmaking. Judging by the number of partnerships and businesses he formed in his career, he must have been mercurial, too. From 1857 to his death in 1906, he worked for himself, and with others. By himself and with others, he built all sorts of firearms–including […]

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