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Historical Shotgun Information

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns,...
I Have This Old Gun: Montgomery Ward's Western Field Model 10

I Have This Old Gun: Montgomery Ward's Western Field Model 10

During the first part of the 20th century, when the United States was transitioning from...
10 Shotguns to Own in Your Lifetime

10 Shotguns to Own in Your Lifetime

What’s on your “bucket list” of shotguns you’d love to own? Here are 10 special...

I Have This Old Gun: Ruger Red Label

The Ruger Red Label shotgun grew out of Bill Ruger's strong desire to build an...

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 50

Don't know what a Winchester Model 50 is? That's too bad because this semi-automatic shotgun...
"Sparrow" Young Shotgun

"Sparrow" Young Shotgun

Charles “Sparrow” Young was a distinguished trapshooter who ran the first ever 100-straight from 23...
L.C. Smith OO Grade Side-By-Side

L.C. Smith OO Grade Side-By-Side

This shotgun’s configuration-standard OO Field Grade, double triggers, 12 ga. with 30" barrels and extractors-was...
War Trophy: A Treasure from the National Firearms Museum

War Trophy: A Treasure from the National Firearms Museum

A gold damascened Merkel over-under shotgun has a chain of custody that includes some of...
Filling a Niche: FN's Early Side-by-Sides

Filling a Niche: FN's Early Side-by-Sides

Best known for producing the John Browning-designed Auto-5 semi-automatic and Superposed over-under shotguns, Belgium’s Fabrique...
A Look Back at the Browning Superposed

A Look Back at the Browning Superposed

The Master’s final shotgun design may well have been his most beautiful.
Benelli M4 Super 90: Combat Modernity

Benelli M4 Super 90: Combat Modernity

Moving the combat shotgun into the 21st century, the M4 Super 90 effectively combines the...
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun

The 1897 was considered the “bad boy” of smoothbores.
Smith & Wesson Model 1000 Shotgun

Smith & Wesson Model 1000 Shotgun

From the Dope Bag Archives: June, 1974.
Ithaca Model 37 Ultra-Featherlight 20-gauge

Ithaca Model 37 Ultra-Featherlight 20-gauge

From the Dope Bag Archives: September, 1978.
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