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In the 20+ years I’ve been paying close attention to fine shotguns, I’ve seen three things happen to prices: Up until about 2010, they went up, up, and up. Then they hit a plateau that lasted a few seasons. Finally, they went down. Right now, prices for most doubles are still falling. Unless a side-by-side checks […]

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Looking for a nice, little grouse gun? Then get on this SxS Francotte. It’s coming up at Amoskeag Auction Company, in Manchester, NH, tomorrow, 6/3. Francotte is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers. In the 100+ years they made SxS shotguns, they turned out many fine doubles. Even low-grade Francottes were well made. Most exhibit […]

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I used to have an itch for hammerguns, and over the years I scratched it by buying a bunch of them. The breechloading hammergun period lasted around twenty years — about 1865 to 1885 — so most of the hammerguns I picked up were real old. But every now and then I would come across something […]

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Winchester Model 21 SxS – 3 Bbl, 20 & 28 gauge set: Price: $16,669.99 Caliber: 20 Gauge and 28 gauge Chambers: 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch, 20 ga – 3 inch, 28 ga 2-3/4 inch Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Bright and shiny, all three barrels Barrels: 20 ga 3 inch – 30 […]

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L.C. Smith A-2 SxS 12ga 30in Single (selective) trigger Ejector: An extremely rare gun with lots of condition  An A-2 LC Smith  12ga  30in  Whitworth Steel barrels  mod/full Single selective trigger  and ejectors  very nice wood   checkering still sharp   barrel blue  very good   faded but good case color  beautiful sharp engraving serial # […]

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PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGE: THIS IS THE FINEST KEN HUNT ENGRAVED GUN THAT WE HAVE HAD 26″ SOLID RIB IC AND MOD 28″ FULL AND FULL SOLID RIB SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM CAPPED PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 X […]

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Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector: A sweet, beautiful , light shotgun. 5lb 9oz. Single trigger (selective). Straight english stock  to a checkered butt with toe and heel plates  Great case colors, great engraving on a scalloped frame. Knockout wood. Price: $25,995 FRANCOTTE 470 N E- 1927- 26″ CHOPPER LUMP EXTRACTOR Bbls.- […]

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I love the American guns, but I hate the prices you have to pay for good ones. On most Parkers, Foxes, L.C. Smiths — especially the higher grades — you’re paying more for a name and its sentimental connections than you are for true quality. But when you buy Belgian and French doubles, different dynamics come into […]

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MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24″ FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA: #5770, Manton & Co. Gun Makers To H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. K.G. London & Calcutta: A large Jones Action Underlever Back-Action Rebounding Hammer 8 Bore Black Powder […]

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Harris Holland 8 Guage SXS Hammer Shotgun: #3012, 13 lb, 36 in.Rebounding Hammers, No chokes.Silver sheild, Gutta Percha Butt Plate, London Proofed 1874. 045 BBL thickness each BBL.excellent bores. Slight pitting on Breech end of chambers for 1/2 inch. BBLS refinished and rib address recut, Pitting on Breechface repaired, Butt Plate screws cleaned Otherwise original finish. Nice […]

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