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well, dim thievin, lime suckin lobster backs do make some fine guns and superb women...

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PS I like Dig’s articles


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I have met and spent a little time with Diggory. He's a cool dude, even if he did think me a little weird for being interested in a Colt doublegun at the auction house.

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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I have met and spent a little time with Diggory. He's a cool dude, even if he did think me a little weird for being interested in a Colt doublegun at the auction house.

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Lol. I’ll knock both of you oot.


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The assumption that utility grade products cannot have any artistic or collection merit is, I think, wrong. For anyone interested the reasons are set out in this article on art influences in shotgun design:

http://oplognosia.com/?p=9471

It is interesting that American collector interest focuses almost exclusively on what were mediocre attempts (not my opinion, see DIggory and others on that score) to copy European guns made for a very small minority of Europeans who indulged in driven game shooting. European production intended for the majority included some very crude crap, like Belgian folding guns and boxlock scrap grade shotguns that cannot stand comparison to affordable American guns of the same period.

Maybe there are US collectors who appreciate the Art Deco lines and mechanical ingenuity of 1920s shotguns, but so far I have not come across any. Personally I would rank a Stevens 620 way above any Belgian scrap grade boxlock from the 1930s even if it has the model name "Gamekeepa" on the barrels.

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Shotgunlover, Thanks for the article! Very interesting. Also, many fine comments in this thread. There is room for all in this big tent.And I am sure some of the most sophisticated of you started out with simpler and cheaper collections. tmc

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Originally Posted by lonesome roads
Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I have met and spent a little time with Diggory. He's a cool dude, even if he did think me a little weird for being interested in a Colt doublegun at the auction house.

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Lol. I’ll knock both of you oot.


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Honoured to be lumped in with Stan and Diggory. Good company!


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I've read that American Indians counted the greatness of a brave by the strength of his enemies. By that standard we've got nothing to brag about, canvasback. whistle

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Lol. I’ll knock both of you oot.

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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I've read that American Indians counted the greatness of a brave by the strength of his enemies. By that standard we've got nothing to brag about, canvasback. whistle

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Lol. I’ll knock both of you oot.

Molon Labe.

Bwahaha! I like that one Stan. Going to remember that. laugh


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