“SUPER SAIVE” – BELGIAN OVER UNDERS

One of the many interesting makers in the wide range of belgian craftsmen in Liège, was Joseph Saive, 1919-1957.   Beeing the last member of a Gunmaker-Family who was active from 1893 to 1962, his specialty were superposed guns and rifles, called the „Super Saive“. You have to keep in mind, that Over Unders are not common…

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DOPPELBÜCHSDRILLING – “KING” NOT ONLY ON DRIVEN HUNT

If there is any “King” of hunting weapons, it is without doubt the Doppelbüchsdrilling/Double Rifle Drilling. Designed as the counterpart of the “normal” Drilling for hunting on big game, the Doppelbüchsdrilling belongs to the miracles of gunmaking. Against all physical principals, it’s makers build a gun, which shoots two rifled and one smooth barrel together. All done alone…

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SOLUTION FIREARMS HISTORY, Post of April 12

Well, here comes the solution of the riddle I baffled to you on April 12, 2016. It’s an early breechloading Gun from the Belgian Gunmaker Family Montigny. My friend Marc gave me a reference to a similar gun in the National Arms Museum in Liège and a friend in the Netherlands found this nice sheet in a…

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WHEN I GET OLDER….

Our dogs grew older together with us, unfortunately they normally have a shorter live…. Deutscher Wachtelhund “Hummel” in her fourth year: and eight years later…: …together with her successor, Deutscher Wachtelhund “Trüffel”, one year old. Looking thankful back on 13 good years with my hunting companion.  

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