Just a quick update before the weekend. I’m heading up to Maine to chase woodcock with Puck. I’m very excited to see some birds and get the dog in the woods. The woodock should be back in full force, so I hope to see a bunch of them. We may get out in the evening to watch the males display, too. I’ll post some pics on Sunday.
Here are a couple interesting guns on the market right now:
Here’s an odd “Purdey” hammergun. It has a sidelever and a very plain finish. It is not “…in the white…” as the seller states. Instead, it’s just plain, low grade double barrel, retailed by Purdey and probably made by W. & C. Scott. The price is very optimistic.
This Lang is another interesting side-by-side shotgun. It’s a converted pinfire with a unique lever-opening action. Very odd.
–Alderfer Auctions in Hatfield, PA, has some good double barrels in it’s March 22nd sale. There are handful of American side-by-sides, including some Parkers, some Foxes, some Bakers, and a few more. Here’s a searchable catalog where you can see everything and even bid.
–Amoskeag Auction Company in Manchester, New Hampshire, has ton of Lefevers in their March 26 sales. By ton I mean more than 40. There’s a little bit of everything, from hammerless stuff to real rare, real earlier guns like Barber-Lefevers and percussion conversions. The guns are all on line at Amoskeag’s site. Unfortunately, the site is a bit of a pain in the A to use and you can’t bring up all the Lefevers at once. So to save the hassle of having to click and scroll through all 26 pages, I’ve pulled out all the Lefevers for you. Is that nice, or what?