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Lefever is one my favorite American shotgun makers. While their lower-grade doubles are too plain for me, the E-grades and up are some of the most beautiful side-by-sides this country has ever built. Check out this EE grade to see what I mean. And if you know where I can find a nice 16 gauge […]

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I had all sort of toy guns when I was a kid – from water and cap pistols to a Daisy BB-guns and air rifles. Had I been born in the 1920s, I’m sure I would have loved one of the A.H. Fox toy guns you see here. I think A.H. Fox introduced these toy […]

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Is this the finest Purdey bar-in-wood side-by-side hammergun in America? The seller thinks so, and he might be right. Many people who collect vintage doubles think Purdey’s bar-in-wood hammerguns are the most elegant side-by-sides ever made. I don’t know about the “most” elegant — I prefer lift-up models by William Powell & Son – but Purdey’s […]

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I’ve written this before, but if  Webley & Scott is the Ford of British gunmaker, the Model 700 is their F150 pickup. Introduced in the 1950′s, the rugged and reliable M700 was the double of choice for thousands of shooters in the UK and Europe. But almost all those Webleys were 12 gauges. The Brits […]

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It seems odd now, but 150 years ago the “hammerless” centerfire shotgun was a novel design. London’s Theophilus Murcott patented one in 1871, followed by Westley Richards in 1875. Over here in the US, Daniel Myron Lefever patented his lever-cocking, hammerless design in 1878. Soon after him,  Charles Sneider came out with the design you […]

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OK, so I’m still buried at work. But I saw this Browning pop up and I wanted to get it up for everyone to check out. It’s a 12 gauge Browning BSS Sporter with 28″ barrels. Browning BSS shotguns were made in that period when every American want short barrels. So 98% of the ones […]

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Here’s a double a lot of guys are looking for – and for good reason. Fox Sterlingworths are great American doubles. Finding one in 20g with this much condition, 28″ barrels and ejectors is tough to do. If you like the looks of it, get on it now. It’s online and the auction ends 9/15/13 […]

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Here’s another nice Fox that just hit the market. The price seems a little high, but as sellers always say: Go find another one for less. If you try, I bet you’ll be looking for a long time. Fox AE 16 Gauge Two barrel set with Single Selective Trigger, Straight grip stock: Very nice Fox […]

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I was raised on gunshops and gunshows – rows of beat up guns, surly guys, rusty junk, and every now and then an OK double.  Today, most of my firearms shopping happens online, and it’s amazing how many nice shotguns I can see. To date, I’m sure I’ve read over a million listings for side-by-side, […]

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If there’s a side-by-side that you could call the perfect starter double, Webley & Scott’s 700 is the gun. A basic boxlock built on the tried and trued Anson & Deeley action, 700s were made for decades. They’ve always been great guns, and if you’re looking for a solid, reliable English shotgun that’s on the […]

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