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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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Here’s a hard-to-find vintage American double in fantastic original condition. It’s a 20 gauge L.C. Smith Trap Grade, and it’s up for auction now at Gunrunnerauctions.com. If you collect Elsies, bid now. I doubt you’ll see a better one of these any time soon. According to the L.C. Smith website, Hunter Arms Co. made 3346 Trap-grade […]

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Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, ME, is holding there FALL FEATURE AUCTION OF FINE ART & ANTIQUES this weekend. These side-buy-side shotguns are going off on Sat, Nov 08 2014, and the sale starts at 11:00 AM. Lot 967: E. J. CHURCHILL CASED BOXLOCK SHOTGUN: 12 ga Side by Side Hammerless ‘Utility’ Model, s/n […]

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The Fox Sterlingworth was one of the most popular American doubles of all time. From 1910 to about 1940, A.H. Fox and then the Savage Arms Company built around 140,000 of these great side-by-side shotguns to shooters throughout North America. Most were “Standard” or “Field” guns. A few were true Sterlingworth “Trap” guns. First offered […]

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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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Parker shotguns can be rare for a number of reasons.  There’s original condition – like this nearly new Lifter Hammer Gun – and there’s grade – like the 3 Invincible the company made.  Then there’s configuration, like the BHE Trap you see here. Twelve gauge, BH-grade Parkers aren’t hard to find. Even though they were […]

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Holland & Holland 12 gauge SXS Badminton High Grade 12GA sidelock TRIPTYCH: Serial #21564 ; 21565 & 24660, 30” bbls, IC & C, straight grip, almost mint overall condition, 6 lbs. 9,5 oz, makers Oak & Leather with accessories. Price: $69,000 CHARLES DALY DIAMOND REGENT 16 GAUGE SxS: 28″ IC AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE […]

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There are lot of superstitions, fairy tales and just plain non-sense in the world of shotgun shooting. If you spend any time on a skeet field or a clays course, you’ll heard plenty of it. Writer Laurie Hart has heard plenty of it, too. In the piece excerpted below, she calls a few of them […]

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Hit more– and miss less. Follow these tips on how to grip and hold a shotgun.

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Charles Daly shotguns & drilling used to be some of the finest guns available in America. Even though these firearms were made in Europe, they were marketed under the Charles Daly name and sold in American sporting good shops like Von Lengerke & Detmolf and Abercrombie & Fitch. The three Charles Dalys you see below […]

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