Most of us train our pointers to find game and then point it until we arrive to flush and shoot the birds. But in Finland, some pointing dogs are trained to something even cooler: They’re trained to point Capercaillie, and then on command return to their human companions and guide their two-legged friends back to […]
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Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on May 9th, 2013
The title “gunmaker” has always had always had a broad definition, especially here in America. Some of our gunmakers did make shotguns and rifles from scratch (or mostly from scratch). But others bought parts from overseas and then assembled, stocked, and finished off the firearm over here. Many more American “gunmakers” were retailers who had […]
Here’s a side-by-side shotgun that won’t be around for long: an Italian 8 Gauge SxS, Made in 1962. In 1918, the US Federal Government made it illegal for anyone to use an eight gauge shotgun to hunt waterfowl and other federally-listed migratory game birds. Later, many states restricted hunting shotguns to 10 gauge and smaller. […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Oct 12th, 2012
I don’t follow Italian sidelock shotguns all that much. That being said, something tells me that this nearly-new Piotti that Cabela’s just listed must be a good deal. William Larkin Moore has a price of $36,600 for one of these brand new. Piotti King 1 SxS .410g – $13,999 Here’s more on it from Cabela’s […]
Looking for a grouse gun? Take your pick. These two 20 gauges would be perfect in the uplands, and they’re are also excellent deals. 20 gauge Orvis/Beretta Uplander 686 Over & Under: the Beretta 686 O/U is one of the world’s greatest guns. This one is set up to be the holy grail of doubles […]
I’m not a big fan of gold on shotguns. Too little of it looks out of place and too much of it makes a double look like it was overhauled by Pimp My Ride. This 20 L.C. Smith Deluxe Grade comes to mind. Yeah – yuck. But when gunmakers get it right, gold can actually […]
A new feature. Each day I’m going to post the top new double-barrel shotguns and side-by-sides from GunsInternational.com. I hope this makes it easier for folks to find a nice gun. Just looking is always fun, too. JAMES PURDEY & SONS – BEST QUALITY 20 ga Price: $50,000.00 A. H. Fox CE 12 Ga Price: […]
Here’s a good read from Garden & Gun about restoring wild quail populations in South Carolina. It’s good to read that people are doing this. Tall Timbers: In Search of the Wild Flush “David Douglas is an unbeliever, and an unapologetic heretic, at that. A builder, a bird hunter, a man in love with the […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Apr 14th, 2012
Check ‘em out. The first one is a 12g W.&C. Scott Premier. It’s a real early hammerless Premier side by side. According to the patent use number, it’s the 67th gun built on that action. The second gun is an 8 gauge J.D. Dougall double barrel. Nice shotgun, but it needs work.
In their 150+ year history, J. Purdey & Sons have made some of the finest and most beautiful double barrels ever, including guns like this express rifles and this side-by-side shotgun. Unfortunately, Purdey has also made some stinkers. Here are two them: a pair of 12 gauges that just came up at Cabelas. According to the […]