Pairs of Shotguns – what does that mean

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When describing a “pair of shotguns” someone could mean one of two things; either the guns are “matched” or they are “composed”.

Matched guns are made and numbered consecutively by the same gunmaker, using identical parts and processes and the same wood blanks.

A composed pair is simply two guns of the same type, model and specification produced by the same manufacturer.They will generally not be numbered sequentially and the wood may be of different colour and graining.

A composed pair of shotguns will usually sell for considerably less than a matched pair and is an excellent and often inexpensive way of getting kitted out for “double gun” shooting.

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