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The side-by-side barreled shotgun was the gun of choice for most bird hunters in the 19th and early 20th centuries. While the over-and-under barreled shotgun became more popular in the 20th century, the side-by-side continued to hold a special place among wing shooters. Wilson feels this continued use is caused by a combination of nostalgia, the beauty feel of the gun, and a certain grace this gun possesses that no other gun can match. He discusses the Vintagers, also known as the Order of Edwardian Gunners, which formed in 1994. This group not only appreciates the double-barreled gun, but many members like to dress in clothing of the Edwardian era (1895-1914), when they are in the field.
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9538
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A fine shotgun from the 19thth- or early 20th-century can be a priceless heirloom or a work of art. Some range as high in value as $65,000, depending on their state of preservation. Gaddis discusses some manufactures, including Parker, L.C. Smith, Fox, Lefever, and Ithaca, who set the standards of quality.
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2484
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For shotgun shooters competing in contests or hunting, accuracy can depend on how well the gun is fitted to the shooter. Since shotgun stocks are made for the \"average\" shooter, a visit to a professional gunfitter may be necessary to insure a good fit.
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The side-by-side barreled shotgun is traditionally associated with wing shooting. This gun has been around since the late 18th-century, and the modern over-and-under barreled gun was developed about a hundred years later. American gun makers now sell more over-and-under guns, and Wilson compares the two, seeking to answer the question, when accuracy is at issue, which is the better gun?
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11035
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Modern-day turkey hunters have a choice of shotguns. Humphries discusses differences between the standard shotgun and the modern specialized turkey shotgun.
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29575
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Repeating shotguns have been around since the 1880s, but there is nothing quite like a double gun. The author of this article discusses his knowledge of the guns, and covers the history of double guns and gunsmithing in the South.
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37781
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The importance of good buckshot scatter is explained in order to not waste valuable game.