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35 years ago (doesn't seem like it) I spent most of a couple years in tidewater Virginia and there was a fantastic gun shop somewhere up around Richmond. I think it was to the south or east as I don't recall driving across or around town to get to it. It seems it was called Greensomething. Huge selection of used guns. I'll be in that area again the end of the month. Anybody familiar with what I'm talking about and whether it's still there?

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Greentop,, ain’t think you will find that they have a few doubles but last time I was in about 5 yrs ago it was slim pickings. They have moved into a big box space and I believe it is off the Ashland exit on I-95

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Do a search for Green Top for their website.

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Check out Clark Brothers and Dances sporting goods. I have found pretty good guns in both of these shops. Marvin Dance has some high end guns in the safe not on display. Maybe Green top has some in the back too. Cabela's Richmond may have something in the Gun library. But staff is typical Cabela's big box.

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A very nice AHE Parker was purchased at Greentop this summer. A friend of mine bought a Purdey from them a couple years ago. They get some nice guns in.

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I found my 1 1/2 Grade Ithaca NID 10 at Green Top several years ago. Rough on the rack now nicely restored. It came out of someone’s estate with several other Ithaca’s It’s a big shop with large inventory and turnover. Never know what you might find. They price to sell, diamonds in the rough don't sit long.

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I've bought many guns at Green Top over the past 40+ years, but none lately. I don't see many good doubles there these days, but you never know what you might find on a given day.

Clark Brothers (mentioned above by GMCS) is another good shop, but it is about 80+ miles north of Richmond near Warrenton.

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My suggestion for VA gun shopping would be to call in advance and let them know what you are looking for and that you may be a serious buyer or plan on burning a lot of gas and being disappointed.. I’ve been to them all too over the past 30 yrs (born and raised in VA) and it is definitely not the good old days where there was bound to be something on the racks.. Don’t call on a weekend especially in the fall as they will be swamped with customers.. -jmc

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I wasn't going there to look for anything in particular.

I don't even own a double now, am not interested in them, and rarely shoot shotguns at all. I mostly only shoot rifles. I just remembered a shop there somewhere having a big selection of used guns and thought it'd be a good way to kill a couple hours if it were still around.

I did buy my Dad a Flues model a month ago as that's one neither of us had ever owned.

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I looked up the website and the location on google maps. I don't think that's the place I'm remembering. I must be confused about the name. 35 years....probably not around now.

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