After the single barrel muzzle-loading from the military, he was syde by side; the man realized that putting two smooth barrels side by side on the rifle, were more likely to catch their prey while still having the black powder that almost could not see the target still in the air to explode the next shot.
But it was 1700 era when the game was abundant and really at the end of the second shot was almost never used. That was the hunting of the nobles, able to withstand the high prices of these new sophisticated weapons that looked out over the landscape hunting and such because of the reeds side by side was given the name “Syde by side.”
After the century, the next will open again with the black powder protagonist and with the emergence in Britain of a gun making excellent school who scored for centuries to come the history of the weapon hunting. High-sounding names, which by now become legendary Greener, Westley Richards, Holland & Holland, Purdey, Manton, Lancaster, operating on the British mainland and in later years would have produced a multitude of patents, still working basis for the modern manufacturers.
Their incessant chase in projects and realizations was almost forced by the emergence definitively dust infumi that allowed, now, the use of two shots effectively. No more smoke on top of the barrel and excellent visibility over the target. But the dust infumi brought a great upheaval in the structure of the weapon. Was no longer the single piece, but became tilting, to allow the opening and the insertion in the back of that extraordinary efficacy which is the container of the cartridge. He was born breech that in a short time would definitively dismissed the weapon muzzle loading. The English teachers strove and chased for decades in search of the best compromise of stability and functionality of the syde by side, patenting solutions that still bear their names, always beautifully made and very high cost. But it was still the imperial England, is wealthy buyers could afford everything.
When you reach the beginning of 1900, the syde by side hunting began to become “popular”; on the European continent hunting rights were more affordable for many and this social status, and new Democrat in the portfolio, led to the development of productive sectors in France, Belgium and Italy where the syde by side, less refined aesthetics, but equal effectiveness for the British, it was built with less price exasperated. The market “popular” required shotguns less sophisticated and more “battle”, the hunter Italian called the “gun” that flanked surely the dog. Both had similar prerogatives; few frills and a lot of substance to bring a bit ‘of protein in poor canteens.
Difficult century for Europe 1900 marked century ago, two catastrophic wars and difficult it was for the syde by side. An American by the genius mind for mechanics, Browning, patented and devised the most bitter enemy that syde by side could expect: the semiautomatic capable of firing a number of shots well over two not to be recharged. And the same snubbed by the companies of his country thought it well to come to Europe to convince the FN Belgian to produce as many copies simply awesome his jewel.
While decreasing for reasons of law respectful of the fauna, the number of shots possible, the semi-automatic has finally established itself as the undisputed king in its many configurations reset, taking the path that the industry has been able to put it on the market at affordable prices all budgets.
And the syde by side suffered and suffered. But it was not over here the crisis of syde by side. Another double-barreled weapon, this sometimes overlapping, was the protagonist of the second part of 1900, relegating even further syde by side in the closets of the hunters.
The superimposed infinitely less pleasant but much more effective for ballistic reasons, was joined together with the semi-automatic and the same was king of advertising in magazines. The syde by side more and more agonizing.
Many companies began even to take it out of production and only in Britain resisted, assault of other weapons. In fact, major manufacturers (and I quote the national Bernardelli, Fausti, FPA, F.lli Piotti, SIAC, Saleri, etc.), they continue to produce the perfecting techniques and new materials, but the request was asphyxiated; the syde by side was no longer in fashion!
But in these last five years of the new century, there is something new in the air regarding the syde by side. A return, and a welcome back to all of us aficionados of the weapon hunting. For a variety of reasons, syde by side is coming back in the catalogs of the companies and the desires of hunters. E ‘for different materials, construction techniques and concepts, but is always our dear and beloved syde by side.
For reasons of expediency production has dropped by WW Greener said he saw the syde by side consists of 95 shares most of which were components of the receiver. You are introduced lower cost manufacturing processes with a new concept of the receiver “integral” to the work required more durable and less expensive to produce, resulting from a single forged. This accepts shots easier to produce and also allows to obtain in many cases, a finished product very slender, which takes the name of “round body”.
The relaunch is conveyed in a very accelerated thanks to modern means of communication; internet, email and the many exhibitions devoted to outdoor activities are a big stage for many products, syde by side included. But also concepts with less impact to nature and a more reasonable hunting, he did bring in the catalogs the syde by side, after that for years the rage in them semi-automatic.
But the revival of the weapon juxtaposed, as well as the prices now more affordable, it is also facilitated by the hunter. All of us, while hunting in the modern era with all the limitations present, we are incurably nostalgic, and syde by side, which was his grandfather’s, we’ve never forgotten. In fact we almost worshiped, each time taking the modern weapon for hunting, we let the, sleeping in the closet armored. Most of us had already fertile mind to return syde by side and did not know they have it.
But attention the syde by side modern is not what it was! That generic grandfather with 71 cm rods and bottlenecks 3:01 star. Today, thanks to modern technology and the many solutions applied in time to many different types of hunting weapon, syde by side is the tool specialized for hunting thick. All are equipped with interchangeable chokes, and are again produced, thanks to the thrust of some meritorious Club (Club 16 gauge, Club 28-410) in most of the gauges on bascule dedicated.
Coming to the companies, those are absolutely Italian leader in the production of syde by side. Disappeared or almost all English teachers and rarefattisi significantly Belgian and French were we to dictate to the world stage.
Beretta has revived in 2013, his syde by side “Parallel 486″, full of excellent technological solutions both in materials and workmanship. Franks has a catalog a syde by side carrying a prestigious name of the house, the “Condor”. Rizzini with the innovative integral receiver has two families of doublets BR 550 and 552, while Fausti, in continuity with its past to catalog a large number of models is much appreciated hammerless that stray dogs.
F.A.I.R. always appreciated producer of overlapping, has launched a new project called ISIS, which are formed by an interesting set of doublets with or without folders side, produced in many calibers. Bernardelli, known worldwide for the Italian syde by side, continues its excellent production and also other houses, not present in the past in the production of reeds juxtaposed, working for several years with excellent products. Among these Effebi, RFM, Sabatti, Vi-but, Falco, Silma.
Some of these companies have achieved high levels of specialist shotguns aimed at special hunts. Fausti, Effebi and R.F.M. produce specific shotguns for hunting woodcock, with reeds and bottlenecks especially short or non-existent rayed.
And the former English teachers are watching, rather buy from us !!!