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RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

You said to yourself “I sure would like to pick up a nice OU for October.” Well, here are two, and they’re both up for auction now on Gunbroker.com. One’s a true “No Reserve” sale. The other is “No Reserve” with a $1200 starting bid. Both are great looking guns.

Here are the key features both share:

-English stocks
-Great looking wood
-28″ barrels

-Modern stock dimensions

Even though I have issues with Ruger’s 12g & 20g OUs, I love their 28 gauges. These shotguns are a joy to handle, reliable, and well made. I’m convinced they’ll be remembered as one of the best bird guns America has ever built.

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUNYou are bidding on a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This firearm is part a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions. Most of the guns are new in the box and many were never even opened or removed from the protective wrappings until now! Unfortunately the box on this one was lost during relocation. This is a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This is a scarce configuration with the English style stock! It chambers 2 3/4″ shells and features are a 28″ vent rib over and under barrel with interchangeable choke tubes, stainless receiver and trigger with high polished blued parts, and an absolutely gorgeous walnut stock with checkered stock and forearm.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun: A very nice over under 28 gauge with the straight English stock, barrels are 28 in long,stock has had a pachmeyer decelerator pad, stock measures 15.5 inches with pad, 14.5 to end of wood i do not think stock was shortened just pad added. gun comes up and points very well. a few very small marks on stock,stock has nice grain. gun comes with 5 choke tubes, 2 skeet, 2 modified, 1 imp cyl, and choke tube wrench.e Red Label again.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun29 1/2″  barrels Iora engraved Bohler barrels. Price: $45,000

Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun

Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 GaugeFeatured here is a rare Heavy Field Gun built by James Purdey and Sons in 1928 (serial number 23486, barrel assembly numbers 57810 and 57811). As most Purdey side-by-side shotguns built since 1880, this gun features Frederick Beesley’s famous self-opening (or “self-operating”) action. This gun was originally built with 3 inch chambers, which was unusual for a gun built in the twenties.: Price: $23,999.99

Manufacturer: 1929
Caliber: 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

Chambers: Factory 3 Inch
Metal Condition: Very Good 90%
Wood Condition: Very Good 85%
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 30 Inch

Triggers: Single
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions: 13 7/8 Inch
Butt Pad: Wood Checker
Weight: 7 Lbs 9.7 Oz
Sights: Bead
Chokes: -.009/ -.021

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGESxS SHOTGUN

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGESxS SHOTGUN

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGE26″IC AND MOD 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT NEW CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 3/8″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $5,500

Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 gaVery nice W&S 12 ga ejector SXS, 30 inch F&MOD barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, 6.5 pounds, engraved, Model 700, Stock is nicely figured , 1 1/4, 2 3/8, 14 1/2. Handles and shoots great, excellent condition. Price: $1,950

Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 ga

Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 ga

Rizzini - Highlander - 20ga 30" Screw Chokes - Lightweight Gun

Rizzini – Highlander – 20ga 30″ Screw Chokes – Lightweight Gun

Rizzini – Highlander – 20ga 30″ Screw Chokes – Lightweight Gun: 2007 – Rizzini – John MacNab – Highlander – 20ga, 30″, 3″, Multichoke, Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-1/8″ over a Kickeez pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 10 oz. Made by Rizzini for John MacNab. Alloy Frame – Very Light Especially for a 30″ Gun. Great All Around Gun – Field or Sporting. Includes: Five Chokes ( SK / IC / M / IM / F ), Choke Wrench. Condition: Excellent Plus – Metal 99%, Wood 98+% with just a couple of minor depression dings. Price: $1575

Latest Lexi …

I was up in northern NH last weekend visiting Lexi. She’s about 1/2 through her summer training program, and she’s just starting to get out in the woods to chase wild birds. She turning int great bird dog — very easy handling and a real strong bird finder.

I took her out for a couple hours and hit a few spots. Lexi moved 3-4 grouse. I only heard the birds. The woods were too thick for me to see a thing. Here’s a quick vid of Lexi plus some pics of what we saw (and a vid of a slithering little guy we came across). Enjoy.

Wild Thistle

Wild Thistle

Wild rasberries

Wild rasberries

The woods were thick with waist-high patches of wild rasberries

The woods were thick with waist-high patches of wild rasberries

Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28" 12ga

Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28″ 12ga

Just in time for the coming bird season! Here are two great looking doubles that on Gunbroker.com right now. If you’re looking for a lot of quality for very little money, take your pick. You can’t go wrong with either shotgun.

The Miroku is a great double, and probably one of the best deals you’ll ever find in a quality SxS. These guns are well made, and the handle like SxS costing many times more. I’ve only seen a few with color-case hardened actions and double triggers. What a nice SXS!

The Beretta is a 686 Onyx with 28″ bbls — a tough combo to find — and one of the greatest set ups you’ll ever come across for grouse & woodcock.

Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28″ 12gaFor sale is a Miroku Model M side by side English style shotgun. This gun was never imported to the United States, so it was likely brought home from Japan by an American GI in the 60’s. IT IS NOT A CHARLES DALY, but Gunbroker does not let you list under “Miroku”, and the gun is functionally similar to the Daly 500, using the same receiver and chopper lump barrels, but with an English stock and splinter forend. The gun is in very good shape, with minor blueing rubbing and case color loss, as pictured. No cracks in the stock, and no pitting in the metal. Bores are bright and shiny, and the action is tight, with the lever just right of center.

Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28" 12ga

Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28″ 12ga

BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28", OU Shotgun

BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28″, OU Shotgun

BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28″, OU Shotgun:Up for auction is a nice 20 gauge Beretta 686 Onyx with the bright blue and gloss finish stock. The barrels are 28″ long with 2 screw in choke tubes(M and IC). This shotgun is in good condition with normal wear. It does have a couple of dings in the stock and a few specs in the blueing.

BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28", OU Shotgun

BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28″, OU Shotgun

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

Here are two rare doubles that Cabela’s recently listed. CE-grade Fox shotguns are not easy to find — especially in 16 & 20 gauge. That being said, I think these two are priced very aggressively. Even though they appear to be in nice, original condition, $20,000 is a lot to for either one — especially the 16.

Here’s more about A.H. Fox C-grade shotguns from the Fox Collectors website”

FROM: “The FOX GUN” ( A.H. Fox “Wood Grain” Catalog A.H. Fox Gun Company, Philadelphia, Pa.)

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

This is the grade that has made good everywhere. In every respect it is a high grade.

It’s beauty in looks and finish. No gun will stand up better to hard work. Its every detail is perfect. And at the price it is in a class absolutely by itself.

THE BARRELS are a high quality of Chromox Fluid Steel. They are guaranteed both for accurate shooting and great strength. THE STOCK is a choice selection of dark, curly Walnut. The grain is beautifully brought out in the hand rubbed oil finish. THE ENGRAVING is the work of an artist. It stands out clear and beautiful in design. THE CHECKERING is of fine diamond pattern on grip, panels and forend.

The regular “CE” Grade FOX is equipped with automatic ejector. We carry in stock with half or full pistol grip, but will be made to order at no extra charge with straight grip.

26-, 28-, 30- & 32-inch barrel

Weight 5 3/4 to 7 lbs- 16 gauge

Weight 5 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs- 20 gauge

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GAPrice: $19,999.99

Manufacturer: S/N 302XXX

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 16 GA

Caliber: 16 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/8″ LOP – 1 3/4″ DAC – 3″ DAH
Fore End: Checkered Walnut
Butt Pad: Black Hard Rubber
Weight: 6 LB

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GAPrice: $19,999.99

Manufacturer: S/N 203XXX

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

A.H. Fox CE Grade SxS Shotgun ~ 20 GA

Caliber: 20 GA
Chambers: 2 1/2″ with Ejectors
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered Walnut Pistol Grip with Black Cap
Stock Dimensions:
14″ LOP – 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 1/2″ DAH
Fore End: Checkered Walnut Splinter
Butt Pad: Black Hard Rubber
Weight: 6 LB

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

Here’s a great looking American double that’s coming to auction tomorrow, 7/25 @ 9am EST. Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, PA, has the gun. From what I can see, it looks like a nice, old SXS. The only problem I can see is the bbls look like they may have been blued at one time – but I could be wrong.

Daniel Myron Lefever was a prolific American inventor and he patented the design this shotgun is built on in 1880.

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun: Serial # 26295 This early C grade reads Lefever Arms Company on the right barrel and Fine Damascus Steel on the left barrel. The 30″ barrels have 2 – 1/2″ chambers and a bore diameter of .742 on both tubes. With a choke constriction of .036 on each tube this makes it choked full and full. The highly engraved receiver has hunting scenes with a dog in a circle on both the right and left side plate. The gun features double triggers, automatic ejectors, cocking indicators, tear drop side panels and a checkered capped pistol grip. The highly figured walnut buttstock has a LOP of 14 – 1/4″ to a leather pad. A silver oval shaped inlay is located 5″ from the toe. With a little TLC this gun will be ready for the October woods.

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge Lefever Arms Co Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

W. & C. Scott "Victoria" grade SxS 16g hammergun in fantastic conditionW. & C. Scott "Victoria" grade SxS 16g hammergun in fantastic condition

W. & C. Scott “Victoria” grade SxS 16g hammergun in fantastic condition

W. & C. Scott “Victoria” grade SxS 16g hammergun in fantastic condition! Exquisite engraving and the Damascus pattern is fantastic. What else can I say. Well, I forgot to mention the stunning craftsmanship and hammers of the highest quality while the action has over 50% original case color remaining. Need I say more! I love this 16g. hammer gun.  Price: $6,200

 

Ithaca Grade 4E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun. FLUES, 97% FACTORY CASE COLOR, NICE!

Ithaca Grade 4E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun. FLUES, 97% FACTORY CASE COLOR, NICE!

Ithaca Grade 4E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun. FLUES, 97% FACTORY CASE COLOR, NICEYear 1920, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz. This gun, sn330025 built in 1920 is a great example, with 97% vivid factory case color, 92% factory barrel blue, 98% factory trigger guard blue, and near new highly figured factory finished wood with beautiful flor-de-lis checkering.  This is a HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN.  Even the jewelling at the breech face is still evident.  The only thing that seems to be altered since the gun left the factory are the chokes, as the gun is stamped “4 & 4″ which would indicate F/F chokes.  The 28″ barrels are presently choked IC/M (.007/.017) with their double ivory beads and mirror bores.  This is a gun for heavy work, with minimum wall thickness of 36 thousandths and weighing 7 1/4lbs.  What a great sporting clays gun or pheasant gun for heavy loads!  Engraved by the famous Joseph Loy, with his trademark signature, the gun is near new in all ways, including being tight on breech face and hinge pin like a new gun.  This is a single trigger gun that still has the ornate factory butt plate and great stock dimensions.  A great investment in an American treasure.  Price: $5,250

Parker Reproduction 28ga 28in M/F Double Trigger: A minty 28ga Parker repro with double triggers  splinter and a pistol grip  14 1/4 LOP to skeleton butt cased with snap caps. Price: $4,995

Parker Reproduction 28ga 28in M/F Double Trigger

Parker Reproduction 28ga 28in M/F Double Trigger

MERKEL MODEL 220 OVER UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE 9.3X74R

MERKEL MODEL 220 OVER UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE 9.3X74R

MERKEL MODEL 220 OVER UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE 9.3X74R: 26″ BARREL WITH 1/4 RIB SIGHT AND CLAW MOUNTS WITH NO RINGS DOUBLE SET TRIGGER EJECTORS 3 PIECE FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 8LBS 4 OZ X 14 LOP. Price: $4,950

Parker GH 12 – Damascus, Collector QualityParker GH, 12 Gauge. Serial No. 56625, circa 1889, It has 30″ Damascus steel barrels. The stock is PG, choked, RH Mod., LH Full. LOP is  14″, DAH 2.5″.Weight  7.5 lbs. Rare No. 1 frame.

Parker GH 12 - Damascus, Collector Quality

Parker GH 12 – Damascus, Collector Quality

Condition: 98% case colors, sharp engraving, screws are indexed correctly and doesn’t appear to have been dissaembled . The barrel pattern and finish are fine with some wear. I believe is has the original wood finish and checkering. The wood is proud of the receiver and the checkering has appropriate wear from carrying.The bores are smooth and clear.  An orginal Parker canvas gun case and a rosewood cleaning rod are included with the gun. The PGCA Letter is included. This is one of the nicest 12 gauge Parkers I’ve owned. It points and shoots exceptionally well. A nice piece for the trap range or the man cave. Price: $3,995

Parker GH 12 - Damascus, Collector Quality

Parker GH 12 – Damascus, Collector Quality

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli - Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli – Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Here’s a great deal on a very nice little double. Abercrombie & Fitch imported these Anson & Deeley style boxlocks in the 1960s and maybe in the ’50s, too. These guns were made in Italy by Guido Rizzini, his brothers, and another Italian gunmaker named Rinaldo Zoli. They’re simple, solid doubles, built on one of the finest side-by-side actions ever created.

This one is in the most versatile gauge ever (12), it’s the perfect weight for upland hunting (6 1/2lbs), it has nice, modern dimentions (14.25″ LOP, 1 1/2 DAC, 2 1/4″ DAH), and it’s cheap  — just $749.99. Oh – and it also has 28″ bbls, 2 3/4″ chambers, and great chokes (IC & M). Honestly, I don’t know why I’m telling you guys about it. I should just buy it for myself.

Here’s the info on the gun from the seller:

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli - Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli – Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli – Rizzini SXS, 12 GA. Imported by Abercrombie & Fitch Post WWII, these were nicely crafted Italian made shotguns. The Zoli-Rizzini factory closed in 1971.

Price: $749.99

Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Good case colors and blued finishes
Wood Condition: A small repair on the right side of the butt stock
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 28″ Solid rib with extractors
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Checkered round knob
Stock Dimensions:
14.25″ LOP, 1 1/2 DAC, 2 1/4″ DAH

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli - Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Abercrombie & Fitch / Zoli – Rizzini SXS, 12 GA shotgun

Fore End: Checkered splinter with Anson release
Butt Pad: Checkered hard plastic
Weight: 6 lbs 8
Sights: Brass bead front
Chokes: Fixed Modified & Improved Cylinder

 

Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle

Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle

Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double RifleBrand new. Fired only for regulation at factory. Regulated for 570-grain bullet. Articulated front trigger. Perfectly balanced.

Best double rifle maker in the world. Weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz. Barrel length: 24″. LOP: 14 3/4″. Price: $85,000

 

CSMC Inverness - SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30" barrels

CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels

CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels: A round elegant, classic timeless design that is more than just the sum total of its parts, TruLock chokes, Exhibition American black walnut pistol grip stock, Leather covered pad, TruOil finish, single selective trigger, Long tang trigger guard, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, vent rib, spectacular game scenes featuring quail in flight on one side and woodcock on the other with miniature rose & scroll engraving covering the rest of the receiver, the frame is French grayed and plasma hardened, available for immediate delivery. Base Price – $8,995.00, options include: Exhibition wood – $900, TruOil finish – $500, Long tang trigger guard – $700, Leather covered pad – $550, S&H – $75.00. 6 lbs.  10.6 oz. 14 ½” X 1 ½” X 2 3/8″. Price: $4,995

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28" BARRELS

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELS

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELSs/n 01092PX918 (mfg. 1983-1988 only). Action:   FULL SIDELOCK SHOTGUN,   double triggers,   floral and scroll hand engraved, satin grey finish. Barrels:  VERY DESIRABLE 28″ LENGTH,   CHOPPER LUMPED AS ONLY THE FINEST GUNS ARE,   double underlocking lugs,   AUTOMATIC EJECTORS,   choked Modified & Full. Stock:  English-style (straight) SELECT Walnut stock,   splinter forearm,   CHECKERED BUTT,   nicely checkered,   DAC 1 1/2″,   DAH 2 1/4″,   slightly cast off for a right hand shooter. 100% original metal and wood,   metal retains 100% bright blue,   receiver retains perfect satin grey finish,   wood is 98-99% exhibiting only two storage marks on right side of buttstock.  Price: $4,495

BERETTA - 424 - SxS - 12ga - 28" - M / F - Double Triggers - Extractors

BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors

BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors: 1981 – Beretta 424 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ M / F (.017 / .040) Vent Rib, Double Triggers, Extractors, LOP 14-1/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″,  Weight 6 lbs. 8 oz. Price: $1,350

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN: 26 1/4″ BARRELS, CHOKES IMPROVED CYLINDER & IMPROVED MODIFIED, MINT BORES, SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, EXTRACTORS, MANUAL SAFETY, 13 9/16″ LENGTH OF PULL OVER PAD, 98% CONDITION. Price: $799

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,

 

Lexi last winter, before the snow

Lexi last winter, before the snow

It’s time to put some more “dog” in Dogs and Doubles. It has been while since I posted any updates on my pointer Lexi.

Here are pics and videos to catch you up on her.

Lexi was born on April 31, 2014. We’ve had her since July 3. We’ve been thrilled with her since day one. Right now, Lexi’s up in northern NH with Craig Doherty at Wild Apple Kennels.

 

 

A little lap time last February.

A little lap time last February.

Lexi doesn't like riding "in" her box.

Lexi doesn’t like riding “in” her box.

I shot this video last March.

And these are  from last weekend up at Wild Apple Kennels.

Lexi at Wild Apple Kennels

Lexi at Wild Apple Kennels

Lexi at Wild Apple Kennels

Lexi at Wild Apple Kennels

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