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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 used to be hot for Lefevers – especially ones in 16 gauge.  I owned three F-grades 16s at one point, including one that was practically new. These days, my passion for Uncle Dan’s doubles has cooled a bit. But I have to say, the Lefever you see here does get my heart pumping. Its […]

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Here’s an auction just found out about. It’s full of vintage American double barrel shotguns – Lefevers, L.C. Smith, Parkers, Foxes, etc – and some look real nice. Z B Barfield in Hallwood, VA, is having the sale and it starts today @ 11:30 AM EST. Below are some of the SxSs that caught my […]

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Here’s a super rare shotgun. According to the seller, it’s a 16 gauge D.M. Lefever 9F. The pics stink (and description is just as bad), so squint and take a good look. I’ll doubt you’ll see another one. These guns were made by Daniel Myron Lefever after he left the Lefever Arms Co. I think […]

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Lefever is one my favorite American shotgun makers. While their lower-grade doubles are too plain for me, the E-grades and up are some of the most beautiful side-by-sides this country has ever built. Check out this EE grade to see what I mean. And if you know where I can find a nice 16 gauge […]

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Here’s the best advice I ever got about collecting shotguns: Buy the most original condition you can afford. People always want good, original guns — especially American guns — and a nice, unmessed-with SxS or O/U always holds its value.  Also, because so many people insist upon “refinishing” their doubles, good, original shotguns get scarcer […]

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High-grade Lefevers are special shotguns. The Bs, As, AAs, Optimus-grades and Thousand-Dollar Grades guns made by Uncle Dan’s company are some of the finest side-by-sides ever made in America. The Lefever you see here is a 20 gauge BE – one of just six B-grade 20 gauge Lefevers known –  and an excellent example of […]

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Auctions seem like straight forward businesses: You give the auctioneer an item; they promote it, sell it, and charge you and the buyer a percentage of the hammer price. Done. Because auctioneers are work for a percentage of the sale price,  it’s in their best interest to do everything possible to increase the hammers on […]

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Happy New Year, everyone.  Redding Auction Service is holding there first big firearms sale of the year this weekend. It looks like they have some nice doubles coming up on Sunday, January 5, 2014 @ 8:30am. Here are the lots that caught my eye. Lot 40: Merkel Mod. 47E 12ga. Double Barrel Shotgun w/28” Barrels: […]

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The doubel barrel shotgun you see here is a head scratcher. While it sure looks like a Lefever and it’s made on a Lefever-pushlever-patent action, it was made by J.A. Prechtel. Who was J.A. Prechtel? I have no idea, and neither does anyone else. According to the inscription on the barrels, Prechtel was located in […]

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