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Even though Miroku is one of the world’s oldest and largest gunmakers, we don’t hear much about them here in the States. For years, they’ve made side-by-sides and O/Us for other companies, including Charles Daly and Browning. At the same time, Miroku was also making shotguns under their own name. The double you see here […]

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Pointing, retrieving, tracking game – sure some versatile gun dogs can do all that. But Jess springer spaniel goes one step further. Watch as she feeds an orphaned lamb from a bottle. Like this:Like Loading…

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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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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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Bringing back the bobwhites…

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 […]

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