Vintage Shotguns

An AYA shotgun is loaded.
Check the Proof Marks – #029 of the Gun Room Podcast

A little bit of knowledge of Europe’s history of proofing can help you identify a…

An AYA shotgun is measured in the factory.
Understanding Gunstock Dimensions – #028 of the Gun Room Podcast

Understanding the basics of properly fitting a gun should help the next time you are…

An A.H. Fox Sterlingworth rests on top of a book.
Josh Loewensteiner, Fine Guns, and the Nuance of it All – #027 of the Gun Room Podcast

A lifelong firearms enthusiast, Josh Loewensteiner sits down to talk the history of fine guns,…

barrels sit next to each other at the AYA Factory in Spain.
Double Gun Barrel Construction – #026 of the Gun Room Podcast

Learn the methods behind the construction of double guns and the styles of joining barrels…

A set of wood gun stocks rest on a shelf.
Understanding Wood Gunstock Grading – #024 of the Gun Room Podcast

Take a dive into the history and methods of grading wood gunstocks and why it…

An AYA gunsmith works on a shotgun.
The Processes of Color Case Hardening and Heat Treating – #022 of the Gun Room Podcast

Though a simple process in today’s manufacturing world, the history of heat treating metal and…

A man at the AYA factory finishes a stock.
Bill Graham and Nice Old Double Gunworks – #021 of the Gun Room Podcast

From desk job to gunsmithing, Bill Graham sits down to talk about his journey in…

A gunsmith at AYA works on a part.
The Philosophy of Gun Restoration – #020 of the Gun Room Podcast

The world of firearm restoration and collection is heavily nuanced; learn more about it through…

A browning auto 5 on a tailgate after grouse hunting
The History of the Browning Auto 5 – #018 of the Gun Room Podcast

The Browning A5 is an iconic American firearm that saw action on the battlefields, in…

A custom built RFM shotgun from Italy sold online by Upland Gun Company
A Complete Guide to Buying a Shotgun Online

The process of purchasing a used or custom shotgun online can be nerve-wracking, but it…

A set of over and under shotguns rest side by side on a store rack.
Rise of the Over-Under Shotgun: A History Lesson

The rise of the over-under and a history lesson in fashionable shotguns Do you think…

A Model 12 shotgun laid out on the ground
The Origin of the Winchester Model 12 – #012 of the Gun Room Podcast

Notable features, John Browning’s hand in the design, and more about the famous Winchester shotguns…

A hunter carries the iconic Remington 870 pump shotgun
The Origin of the Remington 870 – #010 of the Gun Room Podcast

With a rich history of versatility and precision, there’s no doubt that the Remington 870…

A gun smith works on a custom built shotgun.
Steve Durren and Glenn Fewless discuss The American Custom Gunmakers Guild – #007 of the Gun Room Podcast

The President and Vice President of the ACGG talk their personal backgrounds, career paths, and…

A 1914 catalog order page for the Parker Trojan shotgun.
The Parker Brothers Trojan – #006 of the Gun Room Podcast

This old, reliable workhorse shotgun is synonymous with upland hunting … and forever will be…

A hunter carrying a Remington 870 pump shotgun in the field.
Art Wheaton and the Remington 870 – #005 of the Gun Room Podcast

Wheaton’s career took him all over the country, giving him perspective and passions not many…

A bird hunter carrying an A.H. Fox Sterlingworth while hunting.
The Venerable A.H. Fox Sterlingworth – #004 of the Gun Room Podcast

A side-by-side shotgun not originally held in high regard by the brand’s namesake, the Sterlingworth…

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…