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So far in my tributes to Simon Clode, the former Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, I’ve mentioned two of his company’s most important contributions to side by sides: The Anson & Deeley boxlock action and the Deeley ejectors. Now it’s time for WR’s third and most significant. If you ever shot a SxS or […]

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LANCASTER 280 FLANGED- NEVER HUNTED & APPEARS UNFIRED- PRE-WAR PIECE FINISHED in 1946- SIDELOCK with 26″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- 1946 NEW: #18803, Charles Lancaster Sidelock 280 Flanged That Never Went Hunting & Appears Unfired, Pre-War piece that was finished in 1946, WWII altered the intended use of many Sporting Firearms and I believe this gun is […]

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The second I saw this OU, I thought “buy it”. It’s easy to see why. Overall it looks pretty much new. On top of that, the color case hardening is gorgeous, the wood is understated but elegant, and the round-knob grip is very well done. And the gun grouse engraved on it and 29″ bbls – […]

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Here’s the next post in my continuing tribute to Westley Richards’ former Chairman & Managin Director Simon Clode. I have mixed feeling about ejectors. Part of me appreciates them. Ejectors can satisfy. If you think of breaking a clay or downing a bird as a sentence, hitting your target is the verb and the shells kicking free of the […]

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Many of you know Simon Clode,  the Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, passed away last week. In tribute to him, I’m putting up a series of posts dedicated to his great company. Today’s, we’re covering one of Westley Richard’s huge contributions to the world of double barrel shotguns: The Anson & Deeley action. Patented in 1875, […]

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Get it before it’s gone (and it will be gone fast)! Winchester’s Model 21 wasn’t the most popular double ever made in America, but it was one of the most rugged. To me, early ones like this with the boat-paddle stocks, double triggers and extractors are the most “American”. They’re sort of like basic F150s […]

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According to its name, a “Best” gun sounds like it should be the finest shotgun a gunmaker builds. But that’s not always the case. With some makers, there’s a grade above “Bests” — “Better Bests”, I guess. Holland & Holland calls these Modele de Luxes. At James Purdey & Sons, they’re known as guns with “Extra finish“, and […]

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I’ve been looking at old shotguns for twenty + years now, and the one thing I still love to see more than ever is original color-case hardening, especially when it has had decades to mellow and age. This 12 gauge sidelock by James Woodward and Sons has tons of that kind of color. It also has killer engraving and […]

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What am I missing here? I’ve looked at this side-by-side a bunch of times, and I just don’t see any warts. Sure it has been reblued and the wood has been redone, but if the barrels are really tight and on the face, and if the gun is in proof, it’s a great deal. The Army […]

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Piotti – King 1 – 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Price: $28,500 Ejectors: Yes Trigger: Double Grip: Straight Grip Forend: Checkered Lop: 14 5/8 ” Pad thickness: ” Type of butt: Checkered Wood Drop comb: 1 1/2 ” Drop heel: 2 1/4 ” Cast amount: 1/8 ” Cast: Off Weight: 6 lbs, 8 oz Chamber: 3 ” Length: 27 ” Chokes: IC/Cyl Rib type: Concave Comments : Gun is in like new condition. SG-37 […]

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