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A lot of people think double-barrel shotguns are too expensive. While nice shotguns aren’t cheap, you can buy plenty of side-by-sides and over-unders for less than what a new Benelli autoloader costs. Here are a couple of these bargain bird guns. All three are on the market right now: For guys who likes the classics, […]

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The London gun trade has always been a bespoke business. If you wanted it and could pay for it, a gunmaker would build it for you — or in the case of the Henry Atkin O/U you see here, the gunmaker would find someone else to build it for you. Henry Atkin started in the […]

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Morphy Auctions in Lancaster, PA, is having a firearms auction tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 9:00 AM Eastern. The sale has a lot of shotguns in it, including some nice doubles. Here are a couple that caught my eye. NOTE: I tried talking to these guys about about a couple side by sides. Their knowledge […]

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I’ve always like L.C. Smiths. While Parkers and Foxes are nice shotguns, I like the looks of a SxS with sidelocks. L.C. Smith was the only major American maker to build sidelocks, and today I think these guns are some of the best deals out there. While Parkers keep going up in price, and people […]

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Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, PA, is having a firearms sale tomorrow, July 15, 2014,  @12:00 PM EST. If you’re into American side-by-sides, this is a sale you’ll want to check out. There are nice guns by L.C. Smith, Parker Bros., A.H. Fox, Winchesters, and Ithaca. Here are a few of the ones that […]

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The British are famous for their game guns: 12 gauge side-by-sides with 28″ or 30″ barrels, 2 1/2″ chambers, a straight stock, and doubles triggers. Most of these doubles weigh in at around 6 3/4lbs, and they’re ideal for taking everything up to pheasants out to about 40 yards. Of course, the Brits also made […]

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If you follow this blog, you know how much I love these guns. And if you’ve ever shot a Beretta 686 with 28″ barrels, you’ll know why. These two are in nice shape and priced right. If you think the wood on them is too plain, check out these custom stocks from Cole Gunsmithing. BERETTA […]

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Wow – talk about fantastic. Two of the world’s rarest double-barrel shotguns are coming to market this fall James D. Julia Auctions. These shotguns are best-quality, London-made sidelock .410s by Boss & Co: a side-by-side and an over under. Ordered in the 1950s, these doubles are in incredible original condition. They are also incredibly rare. […]

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Here’s a great deal on a great grouse gun. You can spend a lot more on an O/U and get a lot less gun. Beretta 686 Onyx 20ga/28″ Multichoke (USED)– Factory original and in good condition overall with only light handling. This gun has a satin blue finish and satin finished walnut stock with factory […]

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Even though the doubles you see here don’t look related, they share a feature that makes them cousins, or maybe even step brothers. This feature is the rotary-fastening top bolt. The rotary-fastening top bolt was invented by Alexander T. Brown in 1883. A year later it found its first use on the side-by-side shotguns made […]

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