Here’s a nice video showing a bit about gunmakers Dickson & McNaughton and UK gundog training. It’s well produced and definitely worth a watch. Check it out now. Gun Dog from Ella Nodwell on Vimeo.
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Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Apr 18th, 2013
If hammerguns are your thing, this 12 gauge Charles Ingram side-by-side should get you excited. The auction ends 4/22/2013 @ 10:22:41 PM EST, so if you like it, you should move on right away. Charles Ingram was born in 1816.. A gunmaker and marksman, he opened Glasgow’s first gunmaking business in 1836. The operation was [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Mar 3rd, 2013
My latest piece for Sporting Shot came out last week. Sporting Shot is the online brother of Shooting Sportsman magazine; my piece is about a spectacular collection of shotguns and rifles that I discovered last year. The 12 gauge Daniel Fraser & Co. shotguns you see here are from that collection. As you can see, [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Oct 10th, 2012
Last week I put up this post about a rare Dickson Round Action double rifle. It went off at auction on Saturday, 10/6, and the hammer price blew away the pre-sale estimate. The Dickson hammered down at $23,700 vs. a pre-sale estimate of $6-8,000. I was told that Dickson made fewer than 20 round action [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Oct 3rd, 2012
Dickson round actions are one of those shotguns that guys go crazy about. First patented in 1880 and the refined throughout the 19th century, these doubles are made on a unique trigger-plate action that gives the guns their unique, rounded look. Because they’ve been making side-by-sides for 100+ years, Dickson round-action shotguns are easy to [...]
I just came across these videos over at Craig Koshyk’s Pointing Dogs blog and I wanted to share them here. This first one shows some late summer training sessions, probably in Saskatchewan. The dogs look like pointers and setters, plus a nice cocker spaniel and springer spaniel. Check out the how reluctant that first setter [...]
I don’t know if I would like European-style driven shooting. Standing in place while someone pushes birds towards me doesn’t sound like too much fun. Rough shooting sounds like it would be much more enjoyable. Check out this quick video taken in Scotland to see what I mean. BTW: check out how they’re using ferrets [...]