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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 grey and brown in the late morning autumn sun. I clutched the...

The History and Revival of the 16 Gauge Shotgun

Take a look at the history, culture, and availability of the 16 gauge shotgun. My shoulder rocked back so much that the other folks at my local skeet range let out an audible...

AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal – A Spanish Gunmaker Profile

A look into the history, models, and availability of the Spanish handmade AYA shotguns. After the recent film In Our Veins featuring the fourth generation of the AYA name Alex...

Parker Shotguns – A Vintage Shotgun History

A look into the famous American classic, the “Old Reliable” Parker Shotguns. Roughly halfway between the coastal town of New Haven, Conn., and the capital of Hartford...

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 one of the most recognizable names in the world of American double guns. They...

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 word demi-bloc, I was standing on the production floor of AYA in Spain shooting a film....

#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. Gregg and I talk about his 2018 upland bird hunting season, good deals in...

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 Issue Zero of Project Upland Magazine. What do you...

#39 | Side By Side Shotguns, Wingshooting, Gun Fit and more with Doug Stewart – Project Upland Podcast

On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast, I am joined by Doug Stewart, author of the recently released book “The Traditional Side by Side: King of the Upland Bird...

#22 | Art Wheaton – Author of “Grouse Country: Gunning with the Old Pats Society” – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast, Art Wheaton, lifelong upland bird hunter and author of the recently-released “Grouse Country: Gunning with the...