Vintage Shotguns

An Ithaca shotgun held by a bird hunter
Gear Review: Ithaca Model 37 Shotgun

A reliable, antique shotgun holds generations of memories in the duck blind In preparation for…

Gregg Elliot breaks down a Fox boxlock shotgun.
How the Boxlock Shotgun Became a Standard

A look at the history behind the boxlock shotgun and the insult that conquered the…

Three single shot shotgun models on a table
Single Shot Shotgun – The Original Starter Gun

In the hands of a youth or adult, the Single-Shot is the original starter shotgun…

A Winchester Model 12 on a bird hunt
Winchester Model 12 from the First World War to Hunting

From the iconic American pump shotgun the Winchester Model 12 comes a legacy of hunting…

A vintage american hammer shotgun restored to new.
#108 | Breathing New Life Into Vintage American Classics with Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration Co.

A closer look at the vintage shotgun restoration process with Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration…

A hunter buying a used shotgun
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Used Shotgun

Here’s a how-to guide from a former gun shop employee on buying a used shotgun…

A bird hunter carries a Fox Sterlingworth
A Love for the Fox Sterlingworth

The Fox Sterlingworth is considered one of the classic American double guns and still captures…

A day bird hunting with the Stevens 315 side-by-side shotgun
The Stevens 315 Side-by-side Shotgun, History, Cost, and Use

A look back at the Stevens 315 side-by-side shotgun. “It’s just an old Stevens, nothing…

A bird hunter holds a classic merican pump shotgun while hunting.
A Look at Vintage American Pump Shotguns for Bird Hunting

Exploring the vintage shotgun market of the American classic pump shotgun. The Damascus twist-barrels glistened…

Two 16 gauge shotgun side bi side on a bird hunt.
The History and Revival of the 16 Gauge Shotgun

Take a look at the history, culture, and availability of the 16 gauge shotgun. My…

AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal
AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal – A Spanish Gunmaker Profile

A look into the history, models, and availability of the Spanish handmade AYA shotguns. After…

A man holding a 20 gauge AH Parker shotgun
Parker Shotguns – A Vintage Shotgun History

A look into the famous American classic, the “Old Reliable” Parker Shotguns. Roughly halfway between…

A.H. Fox and Savage Fox A Grade
#69 | New versus Old Comparison of the Fox A Grade with Gregg Elliot – Project Upland Podcast

Could this latest iteration of Fox shotguns live up to the name of the A.H.…

A bird hunter carrying a vintage L.C. Smith shotgun.
L.C. Smith Shotguns – A Look into the History of Double Guns

Exploring the Shotgun Vintage Manufacturer Famous for their American Side Lock L.C. Smith is easily…

a set of raw demi-bloc barrels at the AYA shotgun factory.
What is the Difference Between a Demi-bloc Barrel and Mono-bloc Barrel?

Exploring the barrel making process for double barreled shotguns The first time I heard the…

Gregg Elliot with a vintage shotgun
#50 | Talking Double Guns with Gregg Elliot of dogsanddoubles.com – Project Upland Podcast

On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast, I’m joined by Gregg Elliot of dogsanddoubles.com.…

A Beginners Guide to Collecting Vintage Side by Side Shotguns

Your introduction to vintage side-by-side shotguns. This article originally appeared as “Avoiding Double Trouble” in…

A pair of upland hunters with a brace of woodcock at pineridge grouse camp
#39 | Side By Side Shotguns, Wingshooting, Gun Fit and more with Doug Stewart – Project Upland Podcast

Doug Stewart joins the podcast to talk about his passion for side by side shotguns…

bird hunter with German short-haired pointer and ruffed grouse.
#22 | Art Wheaton – Author of “Grouse Country: Gunning with the Old Pats Society” – Project Upland Podcast

Art Wheaton, outdoor writer and author of Grouse Country: Gunning with the Old Pats Society…

Gregg Elliot holding his bird hunting dog
#21 | Part 2 Dogs and Doubles – Gregg Elliot – Project Upland Podcast

To listen to part one of our conversation with Gregg Elliot check out Episode #18 of the…

A woman bird hunting out west with an Arrietta shotgun.
Gun not for Sale – An Arrieta Shotgun Legacy Story

Why I would never sell my Arrieta side-by-side shotgun. I cannot recollect where I was…