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Beretta OUs are some of best doubles out there, especially the earlier models like these two. Both of these shotguns are coming to auction next week. If you’re looking for a great bird gun, you need to check them out. Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions has this one. The sale starts Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 12:00 […]

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A lot of 28-gauge shotguns aren’t what they claim to be. Even though they shoot 28g shells, they’re really 20-gauge guns. That’s because some makers cut corners when they built them. Instead of scaling down the entire firearm, they just stick a set of 28-gauge on a 20-gauge frame. The OU or SxS you end up […]

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I’ve never been into modern shotguns. It’s not that I have anything against them, it’s just that they’ve never done anything for me, kind of like Chevy pickups and the color yellow. That being said, there is one line of modern shotguns I admire: Beretta 686s. Beretta 686s are affordable, easy to fix, versatile, and good […]

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Remington 1894 are the Rodney Dangerfields of American Doubles. Even though they’re as well made as other American SxSs from that period, they get no respect. They don’t command nutso prices, either. And hat’s great new for anyone who appreciates fine SxSs AND likes getting deal. The 1894 you see here is a rare model. While almost all […]

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Nice hammerguns are to find. So when I saw these three on Saturday at the preview for James D. Julia’s 3/12 auction, I stopped and gave each one a closer look. They’re nice shotguns, and all three –a 28 gauge, a 20 gauge, and a lightweight 20 gauge — are very hard to find. LOT: […]

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Guns, guns, guns!

Just a quick update before the weekend. I’m heading up to Maine to chase woodcock with Puck. I’m very excited to see some birds and get the dog in the woods. The woodock should be back in full force, so I hope to see a bunch of them. We may get out in the evening […]

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