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No — that’s not a typo, and the price shown is not missing a zero. Here’s is a 20 gauge James Woodward & Son sidelock side-by-side shotgun for just $3,000. But of course there’s a catch: this double barrel is missing its forend. This gun was made around 1896. For some reason, it looks like […]

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Last week, two of the rarest double barrels in the world – an incredible 28g Boss O/U and SxS set- came to auction at Julia’s Spring 2014 sale. Buyers from the around the world battled it out over the phones for a chance to own one of these tremendous shotuns. When the final bids were […]

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The 1860s were tens years of change for James Purdey & Sons. The impetus was the breechloader, and at end of the decade, Purdey would step into the modern era of shotguns with the two patents which would changed sporting guns forever. Breechloaders were introduced to the UK at the Great Exhibition of 1851, and […]

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Here’s another nice double barrel shotgun coming up tomorrow, 3/8, @ Poulin’s auction. It’s a W. & C Scott, with a ton of original condition and — amazingly — its original hang tag and case. W. & C Scott was founded in 1840 by brothers William & Charles, and their company went on to become […]

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Here’s an interesting double: it’s an early James Purdey 12 gauge Centerfire shotgun, and one of the first center fire shotguns made by Purdey. It’s coming up this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Poulin Antiques & Auctions. The sales starts @ 10:00 AM. Back in the 1860s, centerfires were revolutionary new ideas. A London gumaker […]

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I’ve gushed about Boss shotguns before. Now I’m going to do it again. Boss & Co. has built some of the finest shotguns in the world. The two you see here are about as rare and fantastic as they come. They’re both coming up in James D. Julia’s March 2014 auction. These guns are a […]

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Merry Christmas to everyone and your families. I hope you’re having a good great day. Here are a few of the things I was hoping Santa would bring me this year: -More time to hunt -More places to hunt -More birds -More patience, so I can enjoy all of it. Oh, and I thought this […]

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Two of the world’s finest doubles? The ultimate shotguns for quail hunting? A collector’s dream? Yes, certainly, and absolutely. What you see here is an amazing set of double barrel shotguns: A 28 gauge Boss side-by-side and a 28 gauge Boss over-under, both ordered after WW2, never used, and stored away in their original case […]

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Many collectors believe that London-made shotgun built between World War 1 and World War 2 are among the finest side-by-sides and over-unders ever created. Take a look at the double rifle you see here and you’ll understand why. Holland & Holland was known for making the best double rifles in the world, and the Modele […]

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The side-by-side shotgun you see here is probably one of kind. It’s a Best-quality 28 gaugeĀ  made by James Woodward & Sons, London, in 1940 Woodward started making guns in 1874 and ceased in 1948 when they sold their business to James Purdey & Sons. In the seventy-six years they made firearms, two of their […]

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