A Vintage Game Gun for Quail?

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By Larry Brown

A classic game bird deserves a classic gun. I make my home in northern Wisconsin. That’s grouse and woodcock country, where I and many of my friends tote shotguns older than we are. The same line of thinking also makes sense for the bobwhite and other members of bob’s extended family.

We’re talking doubles—mostly side-by-side because the popularity of over-unders is a more recent phenomenon. However, you’ll see a few O/U’s going back to the pre-WWII days, and we’ll touch on those as well.

I’m intentionally leaving out American doubles like Parkers, Smiths, Foxes—mostly because they’re better known. Instead, we’ll look at the British and Continental doubles: their advantages and disadvantages for quail hunters, and how easy

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