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Here’s a side-by-side that looks like a good deal. It’s a BREDA — an Italian maker I know nothing about — and it has everything you would expect to find on a top-quality double, except for the  high price. A lot of Italian gunmakers have come and gone since World War II. It looks this […]

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No — that’s not a typo, and the price shown is not missing a zero. Here’s is a 20 gauge James Woodward & Son sidelock side-by-side shotgun for just $3,000. But of course there’s a catch: this double barrel is missing its forend. This gun was made around 1896. For some reason, it looks like […]

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PARKER BHE TRAP VENT RIB 12 GAUGE: #207XXX #1 FRAME 32″ VENT RIB FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER  EJECTORS BEAVER TAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH CASE COLORS  8LBS 7 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 7/8 X 14 1/2. Price: $18,500 Winchester – Model 21 Duck, 12ga., 32″ barrels, […]

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PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE : 27″ 009 AND 014 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 5/8. Price: $29,500 John Blanch and Son – Fantastic sidelock 1890 with sidelever: This is a very high grade […]

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George Gibbs is a gunmaker we don’t hear a lot about today. Even though he helped design one of the most successful hammerless shotguns of the 19th century, and his son partnered with William Metford to create one of the finest falling-block rifles of the 1870 and 1880s, you would be hard pressed to find […]

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“Buy the gun, not the name” – that’s a bit of wisdom firearm collectors toss around all the time. It’s good advice, too. There are lots of big-name shotguns out there in lousy condition. When you’re buying, it’s easy to be blinded by  a  famous name — like James Purdey & Sons –  and overlook […]

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After John Dickson & Son, Alexander Henry may be Edinburgh’s most famous gunmaker. Mr Henry   opened his business in 1853, and within a decade he was know throughout Scotland and the UK for his competition rifles, sporting rifles, and a major for the Henry rifling used in the famous Martini-Henry rifle. In 1870, he also invented […]

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Purdey 12 ga. pre-war best SxS sidelock gamegun: 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth steel barrels, 2-1/2″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and full (.010/.032).  1920s production features the finest Purdey scroll of the era, retains 75% case colors.  Splinter forend, straight hand stock of highly figured true French walnut with extraordinary black figure and flame grain.  Measures […]

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You probably don’t know it, but Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, this Japanese company made Charles Daly over unders. Since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns, and today they also make firearms under the Winchester brand and under their own name. The company has also […]

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Beretta’s S-series O/U shotguns are some of the greatest doubles ever made – and some of them can be the great buys. Just look at the S2 pictured here to see what I mean. It’s a true sidelock with 28 1/2″ bbls, a high-straight-gripped stock with a 14 3/8″ LOP, double triggers and a weight […]

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