A busted Boss, a broken heart…

Boss & Co SxS shotgun, broken stock
Boss & Co SxS shotgun, broken stock

A friend sent me this pic. I felt sick when I saw it. I can’t imagine how the gun’s owner feels. It’s vintage Boss & Co. SxS. After a stumble and fall, the stock’s completely broken.

Fortunately, a good stockmaker can make it right again and even make the stock stronger than ever.

The images below are from www.thestockdr.com. They show how some time and talent can make it look like the break was never there.

Before - a broken stock. From www.thestockdr.com
Before – a broken stock. From www.thestockdr.com
After - a once broken stock. From www.thestockdr.com
After – a once broken stock. From www.thestockdr.com

Good gun alert: 12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U…

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

If I had to pick one double for all my bird hunting, it would this 12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx Over Under. With 28″ barrels, screw-in choke tubes, and double triggers, it could do it all from grouse in Maine to pheasants in the Dakotas.

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

Cole Gunsmithing in Harpswell, ME, has been turning out custom Beretta O/Us for a while now. If you went to them and ordered one like this today, it would probably run you $3,500- $4,000. That means this one is a pretty good deal at
$2,795.

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

 

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