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Beretta is famous for its OUs. But they’ve also made a lot of nice side-by-sides. Here’s a nice, lightweight, no-frills one that’s perfect for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It has a few issues, but nothing you can’t fix (or just live with). 1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ IM / […]

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Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: 28″ barrels choked IC/M. Ejectors and manual safety. Double triggers. 2 3/4″ chambers. Unfired. Never been anywhere but its case or in a safe. Pristine condition. Rare and spectacular. Price: $10,999 Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun: Built in 1976. 28″ M/F Bohler Steel barrels […]

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LANCASTER 280 FLANGED- NEVER HUNTED & APPEARS UNFIRED- PRE-WAR PIECE FINISHED in 1946- SIDELOCK with 26″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- 1946 NEW: #18803, Charles Lancaster Sidelock 280 Flanged That Never Went Hunting & Appears Unfired, Pre-War piece that was finished in 1946, WWII altered the intended use of many Sporting Firearms and I believe this gun is […]

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You can have beauty. You can have function. And you can have beauty and function. To me, beauty and function is what this 20 gauge Beretta Onyx is all about. With it’s matte-black finish and it’s figured wood, it’s one of the best looking — and best shooting — grouse guns you’re going to find. […]

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Game of Thrones fans know winter is coming. Bird hunters know something far more important is headed our way: grouse season. For folks who hunt in NH & Maine, opening day is October 1, and if you’re looking for a great double to take in the wood this fall, here it is. Twenty-gauge Beretta BL 4s are great shotguns. […]

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Target shooting isn’t my thing, and I’ve never set foot on a box-bird field. But guys I know who are nuts about clays and crack shots on live pigeons swear to me that this Perazzi is the best SxS you can buy for either game. Even though Perazzi built its fame on OUs, the company made doubles with […]

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This has to be one of the best deals on the market right now. This 20g Franchi Instinct over-under has modern stock dimensions, a reliable single trigger, and screw-in chokes. It looks like it’s built on the same proven triggerplate-style action that a lot of modern Italian OUs use. Sure the wood’s plain and the stock’s […]

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I posted a pic of this Piotti shotgun a couple weeks ago. I wanted to post some more pics today just so we could drool some more over this incredible SxS. This hammergun was made by Fratelli Piotti. Steve Barnett has it on his website now. The gun was engraved by Mario Terzi, and it’s a […]

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PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGE: TERZI ENGRAVED MADE 2004 THIS IS THE BEST HAMMER GUN I HAVE EVER SEEN BOTH SETS OF BARRELS ARE 30″ 2 3/4 #1 IS 010 AND 018 #2 IS 032 AND 042 DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES […]

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Back when I first got interesting in nice shotguns, I played hooky from work one day to take a drive up to a little gunshop in Harpswell, Maine. At the end of dirt roadI drove by 3 times before I found it: Cole Gunsmithing. This was the late 1990’s, and Cole’s was a small place then. […]

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