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Boss & Co. – Best – 20 ga Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun: #9729, Sidelock, Ejectors, Boss Single Trigger, Straight Grip: Lop: 14 1/2 ” to a checkered butt, Drop @ comb: 1 1/2 ” Drop @ heel: 2 1/8 “, Cast: 3/16 ” OFF, Weight: 5 lbs, 10 oz. Chamber: 2 3/4″, Bbl Length: 26″, Chokes: IC/M. Price: $70,000 HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL […]

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I have a fondness for older, European O/Us, especially for ones like you see below. The doubles have everything you need — 28″ bbls, decent dimensions — and they appear to be beautifully made and in good original condition. One thing: I would double-check the chambers on the 12 gauge. They may have come from […]

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I’ve been on a bit of German/Prussian shotgun kick the past few months. The more time I spend looking at these doubles, the more I like them. Lately, I seem to run into one every few weeks that I would love to own. This double barrel by Frederic Surkamer/Merkel is the latest one I’ve fallen […]

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German-style over-under shotguns are some of the most under rated shotguns out there – and also one of the best buys you’ll find. I own the 16g Heym O/U you can see in this pic. It beautifully made – far nicer than a Browning Superposed – and it handles as well as my 20g Beretta […]

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Sixteen-gauge O/Us are tough shotguns to find, especially ones made on true 16-gauge frames. Many of the 16g over-unders made in the last couple decades were really 12 gauge actions with smaller-gauge barrels mounted on them. That doesn’t appear to be the case with the Merkel you see here. This double must have been made […]

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Here’s another hammergun that’s making me crazy: 10 gauge V Chr. Schilling. I love old double barrels like this one, especially ones with color and finish like this Schilling has. Check out the arrow-head drop points, too. Awesome. This is a big 10 gauge, probably made in the 1880s as a waterfowler. I would love […]

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I’ve always liked drillings, probably because they seem so practical.  With one gun I could kill everything from a goose to a moose — especially if I was carrying the one you see here. This  J.P. Sauer & Sohn sidelock drilling and its in 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM. That’s pretty much all […]

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Engraving can make or break a shotgun. Done right, it adds to a double’s overall elegance and beauty. Done wrong, its gaudiness screams “look at me” and ruins the entire gun. On this Max Ern O/U double rifle, I would say that the engraver got it right. You can see more examples of Max Ern […]

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When it comes to bird dogs, different breeds hunt in different ways. This is especially true with Continental and English Pointers. Last weekend when I was out with Bob I had a chance to see these differences in action. Check out these videos to see what a mean. This is my English Pointer, Puck. Check […]

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Mention “German Pointers” to most upland hunters in the US and they’ll thinkof one dog: the German Shorthair Pointer. For a few folks, German Wirehair Pointers may come to mine. The one dog just about no one will think of is the German Longhair Pointer. This is understandable. Unlike it’s shorthair and wirehair cousins, the German […]

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