Parallel-Bore Side by Side Shotgun – Look Ma, No Rib!

Virtually all side by side shotguns are not actually made with the barrels parallel – they are made pointing just slightly together, so that the shot patterns will converge and meet up at a particular range. Today, we have an Ellis Brothers (of Birmingham) sporting shotgun that was actually made with bores that are entirely parallel – and it looks quite unusual when one is used to the traditional configuration!