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20 gauge Beretta BL-4 OU Double Barrel Shotgun on Gunbroker.com

20 gauge Beretta BL-4 OU Double Barrel Shotgun on Gunbroker.com

Game of Thrones fans know winter is coming. Bird hunters know something far more important is headed our way: grouse season. For folks who hunt in NH & Maine, opening day is October 1, and if you’re looking for a great double to take in the wood this fall, here it is.

Twenty-gauge Beretta BL 4s are great shotguns.  The Garcia Corporation imported them and other Beretta BL-grade O/Us into the US in the ’60s & ’70s. Each grades came with various degrees of engraving and touch better finishing than the company’s later 686s. I think that makes them look a bit more refined.

20 gauge Beretta BL-4 OU Double Barrel Shotgun on Gunbroker.com

20 gauge Beretta BL-4 OU Double Barrel Shotgun on Gunbroker.com

If I had this gun, I would open the chokes a bit (it looks like they’re still the original M & F right now) and get rid of that bad idea hanging off the butt-end of the stock. Then I’d start dreaming about October.

20 gauge Beretta BL-4 O/U, 28″ barrels: 3″ chambers. The top barrel has a full choke while the bottom has a modified choke.

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

I’ve always been fascinated by 8 gauges. Back in the 19th and in the early 20th century, high-quality eights like the one you see here were used by sportsman to pass shoot ducks, geese & swans. Parker, L.C. Smith & Lefever all made eights. So did smaller American makers like Sneider.

This 8g Sneider was made in the 1880s. When this SxS was built, it was one of the finest hammerless shotguns being made in America — and one of the most innovative.

Charles Edward Sneider learned his trade in Europe and by 1859 he was in Baltimore working for Thomas Poultney & David B. Trimble. By 1865, Sneider was on his own, working in Baltimore from a shop on 66 S Sharp St. In 1874 his sons  — Charles Lewis & Charles William  — were working with him. Charles William filed the patent that created this shotgun in 1880.

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

This patent cocked on the fall of the barrels and the locks used coiled springs, which were thought to be more reliable than leaf springs.  Sneider built several grades of shotguns on this patent. The upper grades (like the one shown here), locked up with a sliding bolt which engaged a bite in the rear barrel lump and top extension. They also featured compensating hinge pin which could be adjusted for wear and a unique sliding barrel stop which kept the barrels from wearing on the hinge pin when the gun was opened.

Front cover of an original Clark & Sneider catalog

Front cover of an original Clark & Sneider catalog

This Sneider is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 6/26/2016 9:00 PM.


Sneider Highgrade 8 GA. SxS
: barrel rib marked “Sneider’s Patent Baltimore MD” Sneider was America’s first true sidelock shotgun. 36″ fine damascus barrels. Nice shinny bore with very small area of light pitting. No dings dents or bulges in barrels. Gun locks up tight and solid. Receiver and trigger guard are beautifully engraved. Dog head on trigger guard. Marsh scene with water foul on side plates. Gun is serial numbered 610 on trigger guard and water table. Small chip at toe of butt plate only – not wood. Chip at end of right side of forearm. Weight 13lbs 14.1 oz. LOP 13 5/8″ & 12 5/8″. DAC 2 1/4″. DAH 3 5/8″

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

Page from Original Clark & Sneider catalog

Page from Original Clark & Sneider catalog

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

8 gauge Sneider Baltimore SxS Hammerless Shotgun

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Here’s the kind of auction I like to see: A great gun, well described, and No Reserve. When the hammer falls, this side-by-side’s new owner will get himself a nice double and an even better deal.

Webely & Scott introduced the M700s in the 1950s. These rugged, reliable SxSs were entry-level shotguns and the company made thousands of them. Each was built on Anson & Deeley-style actions–one of the most reliable shotgun designs ever created–and used just-as-proven Southgate-style ejectors.

This M700 is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 6/19/2016 11:00 PM. It’s being offered at No Reserve, so you could end up getting a heck of deal.

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls: Pre-war quality, lightweight Game gun with heavy (1 ¼ oz. proofs) and tight chokes. This is a great looking & unusual gun: A 28”, 6 lb. 6 oz. gun with heavy proofs. Barrels in proof: L. .728 R. .728 ChokesL L .039 (Extra full) R .028(Light Full). Classic features include highly figured oil finished wood with fine flat-top checkering, checkered butt, and really nice engraving. Action retains nearly all of its classic British case colors, barrels about 85% of original black with excellent wood & checkering. Has no import marks and appears to be a special order gun given the extra nice engraving and wood. Stock oval has fancy monogram dated 1955. 14 ½” LOP to checkered butt.

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

BERETTA - Abercrombie & Fitch - SO3 - 28-1/8 Bbls - M / F - Double Triggers - Hand Built Sidelock Gun

BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – SO3 – 28-1/8 Bbls – M / F – Double Triggers – Hand Built Sidelock Gun

BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – SO3 – 28-1/8 Bbls – M / F – Double Triggers – Hand Built Sidelock Gun1952 – Abercrombie & Fitch – Beretta SO3 – OU Shotgun: 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28-1/8″ M / F (.024 / .039)Solid Rib Barrels, Double Triggers, Cocking Indicators, Factory Sling Swivels, Prince of Whales Grip with Checkered Butt, LOP 14-5/8″ Drop 1-7/16″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 7 lbs. Price: $6250

1960 – Beretta SO2 Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun: 12ga, 2-3/4″, 27-1/2″ IC / LM (.007 / .011) Boehler Steel Bbls, LOP 14-1/2″ Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-7/16″, Weight 6 lbs. 15 oz. Perfect Chokes for an Upland Bird Gun. Somone has added a wood butt spacer and fitted a Beretta butt plate. Very nice work. The stock is 13-7/8″ without the extension. So, remove the extension and add a pad and the stock will go almost 15″ with a standard 1″ pad. Price: $3750

1960 - Beretta SO2 Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

1960 – Beretta SO2 Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

BELGIAN BROWNING Superposed O/U "Lightning" twenty (20) gauge

BELGIAN BROWNING Superposed O/U “Lightning” twenty (20) gauge

BELGIAN BROWNING Superposed O/U “Lightning” twenty (20) gauge: 28″ Mod/Full, 3″ mag barrels. Custom Superlight English stocked long tang wood w/Schnabel forend  make your “lightning” even lighter for all day carry. Top lever well right of center. Still stiff upon opening. The perfect quail, grouse & chukar gun.  EXCELLENT condition! Price: $2995

Webley & Scott Model: 700, 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Barrels: 26″ Chokes: SKT – IC L.O.P. : 14 5/8″ Drop: 1 1/4″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz Ser. #: 142455 Stock #: 7470. Price: $2,850

Webley & Scott Model: 700, 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Webley & Scott Model: 700, 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun: Serial #263xxx (Early Utica Gun). 28″ Barrels, Field Choked, Modified and Full.  Metal retains 97-98% Original Blue on Barrels and Trigger Guard.  The only visible wear being on the muzzles and the slight discoloration ahead of the balls of the receiver ( both areas pictured ).  Case Colors are brilliant with all of 98% Coverage, (again, see Photos).  Bores are Excellent. Wood retains all of 95%+  Original Finish with some minor handling marks, one noticeable chip in bottom rear of butt next to buttplate ( Pictured ) and very Sharp Checking. Price: $2850
Bore: 20 gauge
Chambers: 2 5/8″
Ejectors: Extractors
Condition: Excellent
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Very good with small chip pictured
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Double
Stock Comb: 1 5/8″
Stock Heel: 2 5/8″
Stock Cast: Standard field configuration
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Original Plate
LOP: 14″
Rib: Solid with Ivory Bead
Chokes: Modified & Full

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season.

As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice.

I remember dreaming about Red Labels decades, ago. Back when I was a kid, they were the only OUs most gunshops carried. I spent a lot of time leaning across counters and trying to get a closer look at them.

I don’t think I ever saw a 28g. If I had, I’m sure I would have fallen in love with it. While the Ruger Red Label 12s & 20s can have more warts than a Halloween witch, the 28s are as close to perfect as these guns get. They’re fairly priced, too.

This one is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 6/5/2016 @ 3:45:18 PM ET.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB: Gun is new in the box.First year production. 28 inch tubes. Unfortunately has some handling marks on the fore end from being assembled. Has not been fired. Has choke tubes, tool, manual.

Joh. Springer, Vienna --- Model 40, Matched Consecutive Pair Sidelock Ejectors --- 12ga, 2 1/2" Chambers

Joh. Springer, Vienna — Model 40, Matched Consecutive Pair Sidelock Ejectors — 12ga, 2 1/2″ Chambers

Joh. Springer, Vienna — Model 40, Matched Consecutive Pair Sidelock Ejectors — 12ga, 2 1/2″ Chambers28″ SxS chopper-lump barrels with concave matted ribs, all choked full. 14″ pull from articulated front triggers to striated horn buttplates. 1 3/8″ – 2 1/4″ drop. Trace of cast-off. Fully figured, dark, European walnut stocks with Anson-release splinter forends, classic point-pattern checkering with mullered borders, and diamond-section straight English grips. Sidelock actions with bushed firing pins, concealed third fasteners, intercepting sears, gold-washed internals, automatic ejectors and automatic top tang safeties with SAFE inlaid in gold, fully engraved in Springer’s Holland & Holland-type scroll. Weights: 6lbs, 12oz each. All components numbered 1 & 2; barrels & action being in gold. CV inlaid in silver on underside of forends. Built 1934. Gun No.1 retaining 98% blue and 30% casehardening colors. Gun No.2 retaining 99% blue and 60% casehardening colors. Tight, and with excellent bores. In original double motor case that has spared no sacrifice to protect the guns.  Price: $27,950

Lebeau Courally 20 Gauge Sidelock Ejector Like New, 27" BBLS, 15" LOP

Lebeau Courally 20 Gauge Sidelock Ejector Like New, 27″ BBLS, 15″ LOP

Lebeau Courally 20 Gauge Sidelock Ejector Like New, 27″ BBLS, 15″ LOPLebeau Courally 20 Gauge Ejector “The Standard Pigeon Gun” The action is in 95% original condition with strong colors, double triggers articulated front, hand detachable locks, intercepting scears. The barrels are 27″ long with perfect blue and bores, measuring .630/.630, Mod/ Full, 2 3/4″ chamber and the pattern is wonderful! The stock is a straight hand/ splinter with a 15″ length of pull, 2 1/8″ drop at heel, 1 1/2″ drop at comb, the cast is neutral and the balance is just to the back of the pin, a nice quick one. 5lbs 14oz. Price: $17,500

JOSEPH LANG, BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 12GA, S/S SHOTGUN

JOSEPH LANG, BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 12GA, S/S SHOTGUN

JOSEPH LANG, BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 12GA, S/S SHOTGUN: 1913 MFG DATE, BEST PRE WAR ROSE & SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 1/2, SK/MOD, STD RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, GORGEOUS HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 14 3/4 TO CK BUTT, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 6LBS 5OZ, VERY MINTY ORIGINAL CONDITION, VARNISH IS STILL ON THE ACTION! MINT BORES! Price: $11,950

Model: BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK
Chambers: 2 1/2
Ejectors: YES
Condition: VERY MINTY ORIGINAL CONDITION
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT ORIGINAL
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT ORIGINAL
Bore Condition: MINT!
Barrels: 26″
Action: SIDELOCK
Triggers: DBL
Gauge: 12GA
Stock: HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT
Fore End: STRAIGHT/SPLINTER
LOP: LOP 14 3/4 TO CK BUTT, 1 1/2, 2 1/2
Rib: STANDARD GAME RIB
Weight: 6LBS 5OZ
Manufacture Date: 1913 MFG DATE
Chokes: SK/MOD
Engraving: BEST PRE WAR ROSE & SCROLL

Gamba Princepessa, 28ga, 28″ barrels, IC/M fixed chokes: Single non selective trigger, extractor, great case color, nice wood. Gun is 97-98%. LOP is 14 1/8″, 1 1/2″ Drop a comb, 2 1/4″ at heal, aprox 1/4″ Cast off, 6 pound gun!  Price: $1,999

Gamba Princepessa, 28ga, 28" barrels, IC/M fixed chokes

Gamba Princepessa, 28ga, 28″ barrels, IC/M fixed chokes

Browning Citori Superlight OU Shotgun, 12 GA

Browning Citori Superlight OU Shotgun, 12 GA

Browning Citori Superlight OU Shotgun, 12 GAPrice: $1,289.99
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 26
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions:
1 5/8″ DAC, 2 9/16″ DAH, 14 1/4″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 2 oz.
Chokes: Invector

Ithaca 1911 Grade 4E Flues SXS 20ga with Ejectors 28" Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels Beautiful

Ithaca 1911 Grade 4E Flues SXS 20ga with Ejectors 28″ Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels Beautiful

Ithaca 1911 Grade 4E Flues SXS 20ga with Ejectors 28″ Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels BeautifulWow, what a nice piece to add to anyone’s Collection, very early, 1911 Ithaca Flues Grade 4 Side by Side 20ga Shotgun with 28″ Barrels. Price: $5,999
Curio/Relic: Yes
Manufacturer: Ithaca
Model: Flues 4E
Serial Number: 214159
Ejectors: yes
Condition: Excellent!
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Mirror
Barrels: 28
Gauge: 20
Manufacture Date: 1911
Engraving: Grade 4 Yes!

Ansley H. Fox Side By Side 20 Gauge "A E" Grade

Ansley H. Fox Side By Side 20 Gauge “A E” Grade

Ansley H. Fox Side By Side 20 Gauge “A E” Grade: This shotgun’s serial number is 202993. It is a 20 gauge shotgun fitted with auto ejectors and double triggers The barrels are 28 inches long. These barrels have the solid rib. They are choked Full and Full. The “pull’ is 14 and 3/8 inches from the front trigger. The recoil pad is a “Old English” style pad. The barrels have no dents or blemishes. The barrels are made with chromox fluid compressed steel. The barrels also say Made By A.H. Fox Gun Co. Phila. Pa. U.S.A. The engraving is sharp and clean. The checkering is in very fine condition with sharp diamonds. This shotgun locks up tight. The automatic safety works smoothly. The wood finish is in fully intact condition and pleasing to the eye. The rust blued barrels would rate a 98% condition. The color cased finish is faded on the receiver. This is a very nice condition A. H. Fox Shotgun that will fit well for the collector as well as the shooter. Price: $5500

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 12 GA SUPERLITE OU SHOTGUN

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 12 GA SUPERLITE OU SHOTGUN

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 12 GA SUPERLITE OU SHOTGUNMADE IN BELGIUM IN 1967.  FIRST YEAR OF THE SUPERLITES.  BARRELS ARE 26 INCHES WITH A SOLID RIB AND CHOKED I.C. AND MOD.  98% CONDITION. Price: $3,000
Condition: EXCELLENT
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Action: O/U
Triggers: SINGLE
LOP: 14 1/4
Rib: SOLID
Weight: 6.7 PDS

PARKER BROS, SXS, VH, 12 GA

PARKER BROS, SXS, VH, 12 GA

PARKER BROS, SXS, VH, 12 GA: 1 1/2 Frame, 28”, IM& F, DT, Capped Pistol Grip, Splinter Forearm, Matted Concave Rib, Scroll Border Engraving, Casehardened Receiver , Pad, sn 219xxx, A nice all original gun with lots of casecolors and nice modern dimensions, Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/4 with 0 cast, Weight 7#3oz, ID 3439, EXC. Condition. Price: $2495

FAIR Model 500, 28 Ga., Over-Under, Game GunExcellent condition overall.   Fabrique Armi Isadoro Rizzini,  Manufactured in Italy. Price: $1,399.99
Manufacturer: Circa: 2000

FAIR Model 500, 28 Ga., Over-Under, Game Gun

FAIR Model 500, 28 Ga., Over-Under, Game Gun

Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28″ Blued Steel with Ventilated Rib
Triggers: Single Selective Trigger with Ejectors
Stock: Checkered Walnut Straight Grip Butt Stock
Stock Dimensions:
LOP: 14 1/8
Fore End: Checkered Walnut with Schnabel Tip
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Old English Butt Pad
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 ozs.
Sights: Single Bead
Chokes: Choke Tubes: Cylinder & Improved Cylinder

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Target shooting isn’t my thing, and I’ve never set foot on a box-bird field. But guys I know who are nuts about clays and crack shots on live pigeons swear to me that this Perazzi is the best SxS you can buy for either game.

Even though Perazzi built its fame on OUs, the company made doubles with barrels both ways back when it started out. I’ve been told Perazzi DHO sidelock side-by-sides were made in collaboration with Fabbri, back when Perazzi/Fabbri were starting out as gunmakers and figuring out which path to follow. From what I can see, the DHO SxS is a pretty standard, H&H pattern sidelock. There doesn’t appear to be anything new or innovative going on with it.

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

That’s not the case with this Perazzi DC-12. This gun was built to shake off thousands and thousands heavy loads. To do that, it uses several unique features including a removable trigger group and dual, parallel barrel lugs. All in, these features have created a stout shotgun that ideal for serious target shooters.

LNIC Custom ordered, Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored: Absolutely beautiful LNIC Custom ordered “Color Case Hardened” Perazzi DC 12 SxS shotgun, 30” IC/M. Here’s one of the recent (2013) SxS guns built by Perazzi as a re-introduction of their legendary competition SxS guns from the 70s. The DC 12 was a limited run as they are now only producing the DC-20 (see Shooting Sportsman article Jan-Feb 2016).

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

This gun has all of the positive attributes of the competition proven MX-8 platform: Removable trigger group, replacement firing pins, & main springs. This is the only SxS gun produced today with these features.

The gun is choked for Clays (IC/M) and has the following upgrades (at extra expense): SC 2 wood, gold selective trigger group, German Bone case colors. I bought it along with a 28” gun, took both to the range, shot one round of 5-Stand through each and opted for the shorter gun. Thus, this gun has exactly 25 rounds through it! It is LNIC. Better yet, I contacted Perazzi USA who informed me that the new owner will be protected under the factory warranty – so bid with confidence. Complete with owner’s manuals, extra springs and pins kit, stock wrench, Lube and factory brown ABS case with embossed “Perazzi” logo.

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

If you are a serious SxS shooter then this is the perfect gun for you. I’ve owned them all; Purdey, Boss, H&H, Parker, Win. 21s, Fox, etc…These new “P” guns are a superior design for serious competitive use. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding! Hit the Buy it now and get free 2-day shipping! Email with any questions. This is a true no-reserve auction! Sorry but no sales to CA, CT, AK, HI. There is not another one like this on the market today – shop around and you’ll see that this is a great deal. MSRP is over 17K. -Barrel Specs: 30”, both bores measure .723 and are choked R. .012 / L. .020 (IC/M) -Gun weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. -Dimensions: 14 ¾” over a slim factory pad, 1 5/8” at comb, 2 1/8” drop at heel.

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored Double Barrel Shotgun

Fox CE Grade, from 1937-39 Savage-era catalog

Fox CE Grade, from 1937-39 Savage-era catalog

If you’re a Fox fan, these two SxSs are going to make you drool. One’s a 16g and the other’s a 12g. Both look like CEs, and they’re coming to auction this Friday, May 20, @ Cottone Auctions.

Fox considered the CE to be a high-grade gun. In 1931, retailers asked $100 for it — more than twice the price of Sterlingworth with ejectors and a little less than a Parker GHE. The same year, a sidelock W. & C. Scott Premier cost $1,000.

Today, CE grade Foxes like the ones you see here are very collectible — especially the 16g. Fox made very few of them, and to see two with this kind of original condition is a treat.

16 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, original blueing & finish, 26″ barrels, 2 3/4″ chamber. Serial #302043

16 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia CE grade Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, original blueing & finish, 26" barrels, 2 3/4" chamber. Serial #302043

16 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia CE grade Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, original blueing & finish, 26″ barrels, 2 3/4″ chamber. Serial #302043

12 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, 30″ barrels, 2 3/4″ chamber. Serial #12031. Checkered grip. Highly figured stock. Original bluing & finish.

12 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia CE grade Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, 30" barrels, 2 3/4" chamber. Serial #12031. Checkered grip. Highly figured stock. Original bluing & finish.

12 gauge Ansley H. Fox, Philadelphia CE grade Double Barrel Shotgun, Vintage, 30″ barrels, 2 3/4″ chamber. Serial #12031. Checkered grip. Highly figured stock. Original bluing & finish.

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32" barrels

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32″ barrels

Like a lot of guys, my first real SxS was a Fox Sterlingworth. My gun was a 12g with 30″ barrels, and even though it didn’t fit me, I killed a lot of wild pheasants with it.

Introduced in 1910 and built until around 1940, the Sterlingworth was Fox’s best selling shotgun. The vast majority were 12 gauges with 28″ or 30″ barrels. But the company also offered 12g Sterlingworths with 26″ and 32″ barrels.

From the beginning, Fox associated a “style” with the barrel lengths of its Sterlingworths: 26″ guns were Brush styles, 28″ guns were Field styles, 30″ guns were Standard styles, and 32″ guns were Trap styles.

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32" barrels

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32″ barrels

That means the guns you see here is a true Trap-style Sterlingworth, and with it’s 32″ barrels, it would a great gun for sporting clays or the field.

Fox Sterlingworth “Trap” SxS Shotgun, 32″ barrelsA totally original and honest 32″ 12 gauge Sterlingworth.  Not messed with and in great user condition. Tight as new. Lever way right of center. Completely on face. Both chokes are original with 4 1/2″ of taper. Just a nice user with perfect barrels. Price: $1350

Model: Sterlingworth Trap
Serial Number: 121061
Ejectors: No
Condition: Original

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32" barrels

Fox Sterlingworth Trap SxS Shotgun, 32″ barrels

Metal Condition: Original blue
Wood Condition: Original finish and checkering
Bore Condition: Unhoned and no pitting
Gauge: 12
Stock: 14 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″
Rib: Rings like a bell
Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz
Manufacture Date: 1928
Choke Left: .729 (.041)
Choke Right: .729 (.023)
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .030
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .029

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