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AYA is on of Spain’s oldest gunmakers. Founded in 1915 by Miguel Aguirre and Nicolas Aranzabal— Aguirre y Aranzabal is still making shotguns and double rifles today. Since 1960, the No. 4/53 has been their standard boxlock. According to the company’s website, the No. 4 was modeled off of a Westley Richards. Mechanically, it’s a […]

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The 2015 Ames Plantation National Championships starts next week. As a teaser, here’s a video of the event from 2010. The dog work is fantastic and worth checking out. Like this:Like Loading…

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Even though Miroku is one of the world’s oldest and largest gunmakers, we don’t hear much about them here in the States. For years, they’ve made side-by-sides and O/Us for other companies, including Charles Daly and Browning. At the same time, Miroku was also making shotguns under their own name. The double you see here […]

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Has anyone ever seen pointers like this in the US? The ones in this video are fantastic looking dogs. Maybe I’m seeing things, but they look a bit different from most EPs I’ve seen over here – leggier, deeper in the chests, and with blockier, squarer heads. Their points are lot different, too. They do […]

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There are three things I look for when buying a double: original condition, shootable dimensions, and a fair price. This SxS by Joseph Lang & Sons has the first two. As far as price, it’s going to sell for exactly what people think it’s worth. Other than the Decelerator pad, this shotgun looks like it […]

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Here’s something you don’t see much of anymore: A decent price on a shotgun at Cabela’s. If you’re looking for a great upland gun, you just found it. This 20 gauge sidelock AYA looks like it’s pretty much new, and at $2,499, it’s a great deal. AYA Model 117 Sidel by side 20 gauge : […]

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I love history, and I’m read all sort of books on the history and evolution of shotguns and upland hunting. For a crash course in the subject, check out this piece: History of Shotgunning and Shooting. It’s from The Field magazine and it does a great job of outlining the backstory on doubles and shooting. […]

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This video has nothing to do with gundogs or double-barrel shotguns and everything to do with what it’s like to be in the field with both. Even though it’s about deer stalking and salmon fishing in Scotland, it’s really about the passion we into our sport and our love of the outdoors. It’s short, beautifully […]

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If there’s one thing that gets my heart racing, it’s a nice, old hammergun. I’ve always loved hammerguns. If they have any faults, it’s that most of them are 120+ years old. That means they’ve have had plenty of time to be used and abused, leaving them so worn out and so messed with I […]

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Ah – opening day in South Dakota. I used to look forward to it every year. Tom Brokaw’s documentary Opening Day explores the economic, social, cultural, and emotional impact this day has on people, families, and businesses throughout the state. It’s a great show, and I suggest checking out the whole thing. Like this:Like Loading…

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