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Here’s a bit from an interesting article I found online. This piece ran in The Field and was written by Doug Tate, author of several great books on gunmakers and gunmaking. British Gunmakers The Field, Tuesday, 03 April 2012 British gunmakers are the blue bloods of the industry. Douglas Tate picks the best of British […]

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Here’s a dog I haven’t heard of before: The Sprocker. It’s a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. According to SprockerSpaniel.co.uk, Sprockers have been around for over 2o years, and there are between 5,000 – 10,000 of them in the UK, making one of the most popular spaniel breeds there. Other than […]

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A great shotgun deserves great gun case. Here are three great gun cases on Ebay now. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage case for your favorite double, one of these may be it. All three were made in the UK for American sporting good companies. This leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side […]

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Puck and I are back from hunting. We had a great time. While I download some pics and pull together my thoughts, check out this great video of rough shooting in the UK. Rough shooting is a lot like the kind of upland hunting we do here in the US. Check out the video to […]

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In the UK, bird hunting is called shooting, and much of this “shooting” is done driven style. Take a look at this quick video from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation to see how driven pheasant shooting is done…

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For some folks, British is always better – from shotguns to gundogs. While I’m a nut for British doubles, I’ve always had my doubts about spaniels and labs imported from the UK. Like our language, the way we hunt differs just enough to make the transition from one side of the Atlantic to the other […]

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Here’s a nice video showing a bit about gunmakers Dickson & McNaughton and UK gundog training. It’s well produced and definitely worth a watch. Check it out now. Gun Dog from Ella Nodwell on Vimeo.

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The title “gunmaker” has always had always had a broad definition, especially here in America. Some of our gunmakers did make shotguns and rifles from scratch (or mostly from scratch). But others bought parts from overseas and then assembled, stocked, and finished off the firearm over here. Many more American “gunmakers” were retailers who had […]

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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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Check out this good introduction to the sport of shooting driven grouse. A lot goes into making it happen: time, effort, and especially money. About 2/3rds of the way through there’s a guy named Simon Ward using an O/U that looks like a Perazzi. He guy can shoot — and I love how he uses […]

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