Vintage Shotguns

A bird hunter holds a classic merican pump shotgun while hunting.
Exploring Vintage American Pump Shotguns

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 shoulder…

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 manufacturer famous for their American side lock L.C. Smith is easily one…

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…

Gregg Elliot posing with a vintage double barrel shotgun
#18 | Gregg Elliot – Dogs and Doubles – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast, Gregg Elliot of dogsanddoubles.com joins the show to…

A gunsmith working on a vintage double barrel shotgun
#17 | Del Whitman – D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast, we are joined by Del Whitman…

A parker shotgun with a bird hunter in the woods.
The Old Reliables, The Finest Guns in the World, and Guns of Lasting Fame

Parker Shotguns and other classic American shotguns evoke images of the ‘glory days’ Hunters have…

A bird hunter carries an over and under shotgun.
Why are Some American Companies Dumping Double Guns?

More American shotgun manufacturers are discontinuing double guns – here’s why Many of us fancy…