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Andrew Shatz over at Claysandbirds.com had me back again to talk about shotguns. This time, we focused on British doubles. We had a great time. Check out what I had to say. The interview starts about 12 minutes in.

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Here’s another one of these awesome OUs. These doubles are magic wands in the grouse woods. Most of the ones I see have pretty poor wood — but not this one. The 28″ barrels and straight grip are also hard to find. This over-under is on Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. The listing ends 7/24/2016 @ […]

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Think you could hit a target at 1200 meters? Check out how these guys do it. This video goes into the history of target shooting in England and the UK. It’s interesting, and very, very British.

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JOHN RIGBY BEST PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 22 HI POWER: SIDELOCK EJECTOR 24″ BARRELS WITH 1/4 RIB ONE STANDING SIGHT GREAT BORES DOUBLE TRIGGER PISTOL GRIP SPLINTER FOREARM EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESORIES 7LB 6 OZ X 14 7/8″. Price: $69,500 HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE: 10.75x68mm Mauser caliber (similar to .404 Jeffery).   26″ […]

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If fine shotguns are addicting, this Webley & Scott Model 700 is their gateway drug. Well made, nice handling, and affordable, these Birmingham-built side-by-sides are the perfect way to get hooked on British doubles. Webley & Scott built the M700 on an Anson & Deeley-style action, one of the most reliable  shotgun designs ever created, […]

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Here’s a fair price on one of the hardest-to-find Parker Repros: a 20g DHE, 26″ & 28″ set, with a straight grip and double triggers. In 1984, America’s most famous double-barrel shotguns was reborn as the Parker Reproduction by Winchester. Built in Japan until 1989, these side-by-sides were offered for sale until around 1997. Since […]

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Macon Brother’s Auctions in Walla Walla, WA, has a handful of nice looking doubles coming up tomorrow. You can check all of them out here. These are the ones that caught my eye: DARNE MODEL P17 20 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 4S545; 20GA; 2-3/4″ CHAMBERS; 25-3/4″ BARRELS; IMPROVED CYLINDER & LIGHT MODIFIED CHOKES; […]

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Pigeon Gun…I’m always suspicious when I hear those words. Dealers love to them as a way to jack up the prices on any heavy twelve gauge shotgun, and a lot of time the words are misapplied to side-by-sides and O/Us that were really made as heavy game guns or even waterfowlers. That being said, I’m […]

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For some folks, British is always better – from shotguns to gundogs. While I’m a nut for British doubles, I’ve always had my doubts about spaniels and labs imported from the UK. Like our language, the way we hunt differs just enough to make the transition from one side of the Atlantic to the other […]

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Praise isn’t something you can do wrong – or at least that’s what I thought. But one afternoon at Woodcock Haven Kennels, ace pointing dog trainer Al Ladd used a very personal demo to show me the right way to say “good boy”. After I had whoed up my pointer on a planted pigeon and […]

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