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J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 30″,  SxS SHOTGUN, CHOKED FULL/FULL, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, MFG. 1913, W. LUGGAGE CASE: This gun is in excellent condition. Checkering sharp and crisp. Lockup is tight with the top lever slightly right of center. Self opener with ejectors. Original 2 3/4″ chambers & original nitro proofs for 1 1/4oz loads. 7lbs, […]

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Fabbri – TIPO PICONE EXTRA, SxS, 28 GAUGE: Straight grip, single trigger, 28″ BARREL  Price: $65,000 FABBRI – PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HAND MADE IN 1966: Here is a hand made Fabbri Pigeon Gun with 29 5/8″ barrels. Spectacular engraving featuring ribbons, scroll, vines and flowers. Gold Inlay pigeon in the forend. Bores at .732. Briley […]

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Provenance is tricky, especially when it comes to old guns. Some provenances can boost a shotgun’s value many times over, while other barely register at all with buyers. Fo example: Would you pay $60,000 more for a shotgun made for King Alfonso XIII. King who? Yeah – that’s the problem. King Alfonso XIII was Spain’s monarch from 1886-1931. […]

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A hundred years ago, live pigeon shooting was a huge pastime in the U.S. People participated in shoots throughout the country, and the top shots traveled the country–and the world–competing and winning huge amounts of prize money. Gunmakers responded to this popularity by building shotguns for this sport. Here’s the one that L.C. Smith offered from 1893-1913. It’s […]

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In a the world of fine shotguns, “Best-gun” seems like a phrase with a pretty obvious definition: The very best shotgun a manufacturer can make. But because these were hand made by different people at different time periods, each one is a bit different. That means some bests are best-er than others. Ogden Smiths used to be […]

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Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30″ Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026: This Piotti King is a beautiful gun with gold inlay oval in stock, Gold inlay crest in forearm and fitted with thin wall Briley choke tubes. This gun is in great condition with minor wear. The action is engraved with rose and scroll engraving. Gauge: 12 […]

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I love big, German over unders, and I wanted this one the moment I saw it. It’s a beast, made by Abesser & Merkel with 32″ barrels (choked full X even fuller), 2 3/4″ chambers, and 8lbs 10ozs of recoil-sucking-up weight. It locks up with Purdey-style underbolts under the bbls and double Kerstens at the top of the […]

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Just a reminder, these two nice doubles are coming up today at Poulin’s Auctions in Fairfield, ME. You can still bid on them online, and there may also be time to arrange phone bids. Of course, you can also go to the auction and bid on these doubles in person. Both side-by-side guns are in […]

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Here’s another nice double coming up this Friday at Poulin’s Auctions. This one is a hard to find 12 gauge, EE-grade Lefever with a straight grip. It looks like it’s in excellent original condition – especially for a 100+ year old SxS. I’ve always thought Lefevers were the best-looking American doubles. With their sideplates, and […]

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SIMSON PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HIGHLY ENGRAVED – 29 1/2″ BARRELS: Here is a Simson pigeon gun made in 1951. Elaborate scroll and game scene engraving. Oak leaf fences. Nicely stocked in an English style with tear drops at the lock plates. Double underbite with one lump protruding through the action. Concealed Greener […]

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