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The British gun trade has always had ups and downs, but the 1950s were especially tough for the industry. Coming off of the ruin of WW2 and the hard times that followed for all of Europe, a lot of gunmakers were having a tough time finding people to build their shotguns and rifles. E.J. Churchill was […]

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Game of Thrones fans know winter is coming. Bird hunters know something far more important is headed our way: grouse season. For folks who hunt in NH & Maine, opening day is October 1, and if you’re looking for a great double to take in the wood this fall, here it is. Twenty-gauge Beretta BL 4s are great shotguns. […]

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I’ve always been fascinated by 8 gauges. Back in the 19th and in the early 20th century, high-quality eights like the one you see here were used by sportsman to pass shoot ducks, geese & swans. Parker, L.C. Smith & Lefever all made eights. So did smaller American makers like Sneider. This 8g Sneider was made in […]

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Here’s the kind of auction I like to see: A great gun, well described, and No Reserve. When the hammer falls, this side-by-side’s new owner will get himself a nice double and an even better deal. Webely & Scott introduced the M700s in the 1950s. These rugged, reliable SxSs were entry-level shotguns and the company made […]

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BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – SO3 – 28-1/8 Bbls – M / F – Double Triggers – Hand Built Sidelock Gun: 1952 – Abercrombie & Fitch – Beretta SO3 – OU Shotgun: 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28-1/8″ M / F (.024 / .039)Solid Rib Barrels, Double Triggers, Cocking Indicators, Factory Sling Swivels, Prince of Whales Grip with […]

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Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season. As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice. I remember dreaming about Red […]

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Joh. Springer, Vienna — Model 40, Matched Consecutive Pair Sidelock Ejectors — 12ga, 2 1/2″ Chambers: 28″ SxS chopper-lump barrels with concave matted ribs, all choked full. 14″ pull from articulated front triggers to striated horn buttplates. 1 3/8″ – 2 1/4″ drop. Trace of cast-off. Fully figured, dark, European walnut stocks with Anson-release splinter forends, […]

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Target shooting isn’t my thing, and I’ve never set foot on a box-bird field. But guys I know who are nuts about clays and crack shots on live pigeons swear to me that this Perazzi is the best SxS you can buy for either game. Even though Perazzi built its fame on OUs, the company made doubles with […]

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If you’re a Fox fan, these two SxSs are going to make you drool. One’s a 16g and the other’s a 12g. Both look like CEs, and they’re coming to auction this Friday, May 20, @ Cottone Auctions. Fox considered the CE to be a high-grade gun. In 1931, retailers asked $100 for it — […]

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Like a lot of guys, my first real SxS was a Fox Sterlingworth. My gun was a 12g with 30″ barrels, and even though it didn’t fit me, I killed a lot of wild pheasants with it. Introduced in 1910 and built until around 1940, the Sterlingworth was Fox’s best selling shotgun. The vast majority were 12 gauges […]

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