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Hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL 700 NE boxlock made by Verney-Carron

Hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL 700 NE boxlock made by Verney-Carron

Here’s a cool look at hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL .700 Nitro Express boxlock side-by-side double rifle made by the gunmaker Verney-Carron.

The 700 Nitro Express was created by Holland & Holland in 1988. It shoots a 1,000 gr (65 g) bullet at 2,000 ft/s (610 m/s) and with about 8,900 foot-pounds of muzzle energy . In an 18-pound rifle, this load pushes back with 160 ft·lbf —  10X more recoil than most .308s. Ouch.

 

PARKER DH DAMASCUS SxS 28 GAUGE 1 OF 8 MADE BEST IN THE WORLD

PARKER DH DAMASCUS SxS 28 GAUGE 1 OF 8 MADE BEST IN THE WORLD

PARKER DH DAMASCUS SxS 28 GAUGE 1 OF 8 MADE BEST IN THE WORLD: O FRAME
#121XXX 26″ DAMASCUS FULL AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS. DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT. YOU WILL NEVER SEE A BETTER MORE ORIGINAL. 5LBS 8 OZ X 2 1/2″ X 1 9/16″ X 14 1/4″ Price: $59,500

PARKER PH DAMASCUS SIDE-BY-SIDE 20 GAUGE#88XXX, O FRAME, 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS IC AND IC 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT NEAR MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH ALOT OF CASE COLORS 6LBS 11 OZ X 3 X 2 X 14 TO DOGS HEAD BUTT. Price: $5,500

PARKER PH DAMASCUS SIDE-BY-SIDE 20 GAUGE

PARKER PH DAMASCUS SIDE-BY-SIDE 20 GAUGE

J P Clabrough impressive 8 gauge Side-by-Side sidelock hammer double:

J P Clabrough impressive 8 gauge Side-by-Side sidelock hammer double:

J P Clabrough impressive 8 gauge Side-by-Side sidelock hammer double: SxS hammer shotgun, circa 1887.  Until acquiring this gun I couldn’t use the words massive and beautiful in the same sentence when describing a shotgun!  The 36” barrels are Damascus steel with the pattern showing nicely, slightly browning with flawless/bright bores and chambers.  The barrels are fitted to a finely, fully engraved frame featuring with lots of scroll and game scene vignettes of pheasants on the left side and English black grouse on the right side with good traces of original colors present.  The engraved English black grouse were something of a “signature” engraving pattern on Clabrough mid and higher grade guns.  The double triggers are housed by a large trigger guard and the bottom tang that is fitted all the way to the engraved metal pistol grip cap.  The stock has a 14” LOP to the center of the original horn buttplate, 2” DAC and 3” DAH with neutral cast.  The stock and cross pin forearm have all of their original finishes with a fair amount of handling marks and yet no cracks or chips.  This is a really spectacular example of a Clabrough gun and an even more incredible example of an early 8 gauge, graded hammer gun.  By the “way” it weighs 13 lbs. 15 oz. SN:  16821  Price: $5,150

AyA No.1 - 20ga - Churchill Style Gun - - 25" IC / M - Churchill Rib

AyA No.1 – 20ga – Churchill Style Gun – – 25″ IC / M – Churchill Rib

AyA No.1 Sidelock Ejector – 20ga, 2-3/4″, 25″ IC / M (.006 / .015) Churchill RibDouble Triggers – Front Articulated, English Stock, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/8″ over a very nicely executed 1″ Leather Covered Pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Slight Cast Off for the Right Hand. Weight 6 lbs. 1 oz. A Very Nice, High Quality, little gun that would be perfect for Quail or Grouse. Originally, the number 2 gun of a pair. Overall Excellent Condition. Metal finishes at 98% or better. Bores are flawless. Oil finished stocks excellent with some typical handling marks. This gun has more engraving than any Model No. 2 I’ve seen, so I believe it is a Model No. 1. Price: $3450

 

 

L. Van Cauwenberghe SxS Boxlock Shotgun 16 GA:  $799.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent, Light Finish Wear, Small Nicks & Scratches
Wood Condition: Stock is Excellent, Minor Nicks and Scratches
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 27 1/2
Triggers: Double Triggers

L. Van Cauwenberghe SxS Shotgun 16 GA

L. Van Cauwenberghe SxS Shotgun 16 GA

Stock: Semi Gloss Finish
Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 6 Lbs 8 ozs
Sights: Single Gold Bead
Chokes: Fixed IM / Full

A&S Famars 28ga Jorema SLE Shotgun, 27 1/2 inch Single Trigger O/U

A&S Famars 28ga Jorema SLE Shotgun, 27 1/2 inch Single Trigger O/U

A&S Famars 28ga Jorema SLE 27 1/2 inch Single Trigger O/U:  Straight english stock with a rear single trigger  It has a 15in LOP with a pad  It does have the original leather covered pad  that will take it to 15 1/2 LOP  Beautiful wood   great engraving  Priced great. Price: $19,750

PIOTTI BSEE – 16 GAUGE – SxS – BOXLOCK – SPECIAL KING I ENGRAVING PATTERN – 29″Piotti 16 gauge BSEE with 29″ barrels. Granetti Engraved in a Special King I Pattern. Highly figured wood. Mint condition. Scalloped action. Hand filed slighly concave rib. Ejectors. Non-auto safety. Leather covered recoil pad. Bores at .670 with chokes at 7/1000 (IC) and 20/1000 (Imp Mod). “BS” proof date. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 11 1/2 OZ.  LOP – 14 7/8″ Drop at Comb – 1 3/8″ Drop at Heel – 2 1/8″.  Price: $14,500

PIOTTI BSEE - 16 GAUGE - SxS - BOXLOCK - SPECIAL KING I ENGRAVING PATTERN - 29

PIOTTI BSEE – 16 GAUGE – SxS – BOXLOCK – SPECIAL KING I ENGRAVING PATTERN – 29

JOHANN SPRINGER- 450 3 1/4" BPE in INCREDIBLE 94% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS

JOHANN SPRINGER- 450 3 1/4″ BPE in INCREDIBLE 94% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS

JOHANN SPRINGER- 450 3 1/4″ BPE SIDE-BY-SIDE BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE  in INCREDIBLE 94% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS#8449, Joh. Springer, Erben In Wien: A superb 450 3 1/4″ BPE Hammerless Toplever Boxlock Extractor Made for the HH Rana Nihal Singh the Maharaja of Dholpur in 1892 and delivered in 1894, 25 3/8″ dovetail extractor damascus barrels with bores like the day it was delivered in 1894, Rib extension crossbolt, 1 standing & 1 folding rear sights, Intercepting safety sears, Double triggers with the front articulated, Steel trigger guard tang to the grip cap, No sling eyes, Very nice piece of wood, Steel engraved grip cap, Anson forend release, 14 1/2″ lop over the original 1″ Silvers pad, 8 lbs. 8 oz., 85% coverage of very nice period scroll, 95% original & vivid case colors remain, 90% original browning on the barrels, The original wood finish remains at 95%, The original checkering at 98%, The bores are literally brand new, The inside of the forend has 100% case colors, The wood is as stout as it was 123 years ago. This friend is one incredible double rifle that remains in unbelievable and incredible condition in a cartridge you can find all kinds of ammo and it is fun to shoot. It has a Gold escutcheon on the stock line with a crown and the very distinct initials ‘NS’ (Nihal Singh). Price: $12,500

JOHANN SPRINGER- 360 2 1/4" BPE in INCREDIBLE 90% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS

JOHANN SPRINGER- 360 2 1/4″ BPE in INCREDIBLE 90% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS

JOHANN SPRINGER- 360 2 1/4″ BPE SxS BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE in INCREDIBLE 90% COND.- 1894 for the MAHARAJA of DHOLPUR- BORES ABSOLUTELY as NEW- 95% ORIG. CASE COLORS#8451, Joh. Springer, Erben In Wien: A superb 360 2 1/4″ BPE Hammerless Toplever Boxlock Extractor Made for the HH Rana Nihal Singh the Maharaja of Dholpur in 1892 and delivered in 1894, 25″ dovetail extractor damascus barrels with bores like the day it was delivered in 1894, Sideclip action body, Rib extension crossbolt, 1 standing & 1 folding rear sights, Intercepting safety sears, Double triggers, Steel trigger guard tang to the grip cap, No sling eyes, Very nice piece of wood, Steel engraved grip cap, Anson forend release, 14 1/2″ lop over the original 1″ Silvers pad, 6 lbs. 12 oz., 85% coverage of very nice period scroll, 95% original & vivid case colors remain, 90% original browning on the barrels, The original wood finish remains at 92%, The original checkering at 96%, On the right side at the head of the stock a small piece of wood was replaced that is very well done and hardly noticeable, The bores are literally brand new, The inside of the forend has 100% case colors, The wood is as stout as it was 123 years ago. This flat out a neat double rifle at 6 3/4 pounds and it remains in superb condition. We can load the ammo for this piece. Price: $8,900

1973 – BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 12ga – OU- 27-1/2″ – M/FTapered Vent Rib, English Stock, Schnable Forearm, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-5/8″ to 2-1/2″, Weight 6 lbs. 9 oz. Very hard to find Superlight with long barrels! Price: $2475

1973 - BROWNING Superposed - Superlight - 12ga - OU- 27-1/2" - M/F

1973 – BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 12ga – OU- 27-1/2″ – M/F

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Of the big 3 American makers — L.C. Smith, Parker Bros. & A.H. Fox– L.C. Smith is only one whose guns are still reasonably priced in 20 gauge.

This 20 gauge Ideal is coming up at Morphy Auctions in their June 10, 2017. From what I can see, it looks pretty original (except for the pad, of course). The stock has pretty decent dimensions, too, so most guys should be able to shoot it.

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

As a bonus, it comes in Brady leather case with accessories and the case’s original canvas cover. That alone is with $500-600.

Lot 925: (C) Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge Sidelock Shotgun: All serial numbers match. Brown blued London steel barrels with solid matte rib and single brass bead, breeches marked “L.C. SMITH Ideal GRADE/HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.”. Casehardened sidelock actions engraved with ideal grade flowers on each side. Top of action, opener, bottom of action, and trigger guard bow engraved with sprigs of engraving. Both sideplates stamped “L.C. SMITH”. Features include: extractors, automatic thumb safeties, and double triggers. Plain walnut pistol grip buttstock with checkered wrist and red Pachmayr recoil pad. Checkered walnut splinter fore arm with ebony cap. Complete with leather case with protective snap on canvas cover. Partitioned interior lined with burgundy felt. Accessories include: English oiler, snap caps, and two piece cleaning rod. Excellent condition, barrels retain 70-80% original blue finish with some thinning on sides of breeches and muzzles. Some areas of wear with finish gone at breeches. Bores are excellent and shiny. Action is tight and retains approximately 60-70% original case colors, otherwise turn to silver. Trigger guard retains traces of blue finish. Stocks very good showing some wear and a few scattered marks from use. Case excellent with a few scuffs on corner of canvas cover. Manufacturer: L.C. Smith, Model: Ideal Grade, Serial Number: 144838, Caliber: , Barrel Length: 28″, FFL Status: Curio & Relic, Paperwork: , Blade Length: , Overall Length: , Gauge: 20, Chamber: 2 – 3/4″, Length of Pull: 14 – 3/4″, Drop at Comb: 1 – 9/16″, Drop at Heel: 2 – 1/2″, Internal Bore Diameter: Left – .615″, Right – .619″, Barrel Wall Thickness: Both – .046″, Choke: Both – Full, Weight: 6 lbs. – 11 oz.

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28", Side-by-side shotgun

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28″, Side-by-side shotgun

Here’ a fantastic little side-by-side 28 gauge double barrel shotgun. If you’re a grouse, quail or woodcock hunter, it would perfect for you.

Renato Gamba is an Italian gunmaker located Gardone V.T. – the heart of Italian gunmaking. The family has been making guns since the second world war, and today they’re well known in competitive circles for their O/Us.

I think this SXS was made in the late ’80s or early ’90s. It looks like a standard, A&D boxlock action with a few modifications. It looks like it’s fantastic original condition overall. With its straight grip and 28″ barrels, it’s a hard gun to find — and a great deal.

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28″, Side-by-side shotgunIC/MOD English Stock. Price: $2,495

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28", Side-by-side shotgun

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28″, Side-by-side shotgun

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28", Side-by-side shotgun

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga, 28″, Side-by-side shotgun

Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express

Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express

Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 NE: Price: $29,999.99
Caliber: .470 Nitro Express
Metal Condition: Good with scratches and some finish wear at the muzzle. Bright CCH on the receiver.
Wood Condition: Very good with handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny with good rifling.
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double triggers.
Stock: Chekcered walnut.
Stock Dimensions:
LOP 14 ½”
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Old English red rubber recoil pad.
Weight: 10-lbs., 7-ozs.
Sights: Hooded front bead, 3-position rear blades.

FRATELLI RIZZINI - R2 - 410 - SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITIONHere is a mint condition Fratelli Rizzini R2 with the removable inspection plate in 410. Ejectors. Chopper lump barrels that are 27″ in length with Mod and Full chokes. Chambers are 3″. This gun was donated by Frank & Nan Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited for fundraising purposes. Manual safety. Extraordinary fit, finish, balance and handling. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 3/8 OZ. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″ Price: $15,500

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN12 gauge, 28″ fluid steel barrels with extractors and choked mod. & mod.   Double triggers, checkered splinter forend and straight grip buttstock ending with a factory buttplate.   LOP: 14″ to the buttplate.   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 5/8″   Weight: 7lbs.   The barrels showing much of the blue with some light thinning where it was carried.  The frame has traces of case colors with the remainder faded.  Very crisp wood and checkering.  Excellent bores.  A great light weight shooter on the 1 1/2 frame size.   Serial range 2206xx. Price: $3,250

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN

Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case

Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case

Browning BSS Sporter (Straight Grip) in 20 Gauge, 28″ barrels w/ Browning Luggage CaseIt would be hard to find a nicer and more desirable Browning BSS side by side than this one!  This 20 gauge “Sporter” model was made in 1979 and is as nice as they come.  It comes complete with the original dark brown Browning hard sided luggage case with the owner’s manual and latch keys.  It has 28 inch barrels which is the longest length that Browning offered in this model, and they are the hardest length to find.  This model BSS also features a straight English style grip, a single selectable trigger, automatic ejectors, and a oil finished walnut stock with checkering on the wrist and forearm.  The Browning factory blue finish on the metal parts rates a conservative 98% and looks minty.  Only under very close examination can you find anything to deduct some percentage points.  The original factory stock set is in excellent condition and could pass for being made last week!  The checkering is still sharp and it has not been altered in any way.  The Browning butt plate is in excellent shape, and the shotgun pulls 14 & 1/4 inches.  The condition of this Browning is nearly perfect and looks like it was never used or carried in the field.  These BSS models have a reputation for being durable and nicely fit and finished.  Not only are they a very attractive and classy double gun, they handle well in the field and have great balance.  We share the opinion of many that you can’t buy a nicer double for the money than this model, and we think it would be next to impossible to find a BSS in any better condition than this one.  Price: $2,150

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch versionPrice: $1999.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge.
Chambers: Chambered for 2 3/4″ shells.
Metal Condition: Excellent with fine engraving.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Bright & shiny.
Barrels: 26 Inches.
Triggers: Double trigger se.
Stock: Fine walnut with excellent checkering on both the stock and the fore end.
Stock Dimensions:
14.5 LOP.
Fore End: Walnut with matching checkering.
Butt Pad: Original butt plate.
Weight: 5 Lbs, 9 Ounces.
Sights: rib with front bead.

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

In the 20+ years I’ve been paying close attention to fine shotguns, I’ve seen three things happen to prices: Up until about 2010, they went up, up, and up. Then they hit a plateau that lasted a few seasons. Finally, they went down.

Right now, prices for most doubles are still falling. Unless a side-by-side checks all the boxes–famous maker, super rare, small gauge, very original (like this 20g Parker A1 Special that sold for $253,000) — demand is sluggish. That means you can find some great deals.

This Francotte is one of them. I think it’s 20E or 25E. Regardless of the grade, it’s a bargain–and a great grouse gun.

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

In their day, Francottes cost for more than most American shotguns. Why? Because they were better. This one is built on an Anson & Deeley boxlock action, one of the finest SxS designs ever built. It also features sideplates and reliable ejectors (unlike Parkers).

Overall, it’s a ton of classy shotgun priced in the same ballpark as a new, soul less Benelli.

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ ChambersPrice: $1,999.99 

SN: 87836
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 5/8″ With ejectors
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny.
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double Trigger
Stock: Checkered Pistol Grip With Right Hand Palm Swell

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

Stock Dimensions:
Front 14 1/8 . Back 13 1/8″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Beavertail

Butt Pad: Orange Recoil Pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 ozs.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: IC/IM

Looking for a nice, little grouse gun? Then get on this SxS Francotte. It’s coming up at Amoskeag Auction Company, in Manchester, NH, tomorrow, 6/3.

Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double Ejectorgun:

Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double Ejectorgun:

Francotte is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers. In the 100+ years they made SxS shotguns, they turned out many fine doubles. Even low-grade Francottes were well made. Most exhibit higher quality than Parkers, Foxes or L.C. Smiths. And I bet it will sell for less than a comparable Trojan, Sterlingworth or Field grade.

Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double EjectorgunSerial #23997, 20 ga., 26″ Siemens Martin steel barrels choked a light and a tight improved cylinder, with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 98% original blue, the loss due primarily to some light fading at muzzles and breech with sparsely scattered minor handling marks here or there. The boxlock frame is lightly embellished in a loose open scroll with some floral embellishment and a geometric bordering, it retains perhaps 60% original color case-hardening, muting and toning on the front and sides of frame at the natural carry point. The triggerguard retains most of its original blue and there are some remnants of color on the color case-hardened triggers. The checkered round knob European walnut buttstock and splinter style forend rate about excellent, the buttstock with only a few minor handling marks from the years and a bit of added finish, the forend showing a bit more wear. The length of pull to the checkered horn buttplate is 14 1/4″ with drops of 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″. The gun locks up tightly and seems to function well mechanically with excellent ejectors. A solid quality-built shotgun awaiting the October woods, manufactured in 1962.

Quail Coalition

Quail Coalition

Here’s something I’m dying to do, and with quail numbers up, I think it’s time for me to head west and check it out. I’ve never hunted quail — wild or pen raised. From this video, the experience looks awesome. The video was produced by the Quail Coalition. They did a great job.

W&C SCOTT PREMIER SIDELOCK SXS DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

W&C SCOTT PREMIER SIDELOCK SXS DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

W&C SCOTT PREMIER SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS WITH GREAT ORIGINAL PATTERN 016 AND 034  CHOKES 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS BLACK POWDER PROOFED DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LIGHT WEAR 7LBS 12 OZ X 2 1/2″ X 1 5/8″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $16,500

JOHN MANTON CASED 16 BORE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN – CIRCA 1796 – In Manton BooksA Cased 16-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun by John Manton, London, Serial No. 2696, Circa 1796 Beautiful damascus 34″/85cm barrels signed with maker’s name “MANTON – LONDON” in gold on the sunken rib with silver foresight. London proof marks. Case-hardened patent breeches each with two engraved gold lines and gold-lined touch-hole, grooved tang finely engraved with scrolls, flowers, and foliage, signed flat beveled locks each with stepped tail, blued steel-spring, roller bearing on a ramp, and gold-lined semi-rainproof pan, the internal working parts retaining much of their original blue.

JOHN MANTON CASED 16 BORE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN - CIRCA 1796

JOHN MANTON CASED 16 BORE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN – CIRCA 1796

Nicely figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, finely engraved iron mounts including scroll trigger-guard, the tang of the butt-plate with a dog and bird, trigger-plate with large pineapple finial, silver escutcheon engraved with owner’s initial ‘A’, a star and crescent above, silver barrel-bolt escutcheons, and brass-mounted ramrod. Cased in associated re-lined and refitted mahogany case with some accessories, the exterior of the lid with large circular escutcheon incorporating the flush-fitting carrying handle. Accessories include double sided single charge brass powder flask and pigskin flint roll-up pouch. Price: $16,500

PARKER BROS VH 28ga SXS Shotgun, 28" barrels, Mfg 1912

PARKER BROS VH 28ga SXS Shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mfg 1912

PARKER BROS VH 28ga SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls, Mfg 1912: Price: $12,900

Serial #  158698
Choke R  F (.029)
Choke L  F (.029)
Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip, Dogs head buttplate
Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm
Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib
Other Options  “0” Frame, 2 1/2″ chambers, Vulcan steel barrels, Shield in toe of stock, Factory letter
Condition  EXC. Condition
Weight  5#13oz
Dimensions  1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 14 with 0 cast

DEFOURNEY WOODWARD-STYLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 12 GAUGE

DEFOURNEY WOODWARD-STYLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 12 GAUGE

DEFOURNEY WOODWARD-STYLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 12 GAUGE29″ 007 AND 016 2  3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 7LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $9,950

PHILLIP MORRIS & SON BOXLOCK EJECTOR SXS .410, 28″ BBLS28″ CYLINDER AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LOTS OF CASE COLOR 4LBS 15 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″.  Price: $8,500

PHILLIP MORRIS & SON BOXLOCK EJECTOR SXS .410, 28" BBLS

PHILLIP MORRIS & SON BOXLOCK EJECTOR SXS .410, 28″ BBLS

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