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ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

The Ithaca Flues was never America’s sexiest shotgun. But was one of the country’s most popular. Introduced in 1908 and made until 1926, 223,000 of these side-by-side shotguns were built by Ithaca. Of those, the 20 gauge 4E is one of the hardest models to find (especially at this price).

An American gunsmith named Emil Flues came up with the Flues design and Ithaca turned it into a simple, reliable double available at a price point well below other quality shotguns available at the time.

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN20 ga double bbl. 28″ bbls with a solid matte rib choked modified and full. Good amount of orig blue finish on bbls. Slight wear at the muzzle. Case colored scroll engraved frame that has aged to a grey patina. Fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip stock is in good condition. Typical handling mars. Rubber recoil pad. Price: $3,995

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS SHOTGUN

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 GaugeA very good looking Ruger Red Label O/U shotgun in 28 gauge. Nice light gun that would be great for sporting or even better for bird hunting. Lower serial for a 28 Gauge Red Label so could be nice for a Ruger collection. Price: $1,499.99
Manufacturer: 1997
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Couple of field marks but excellent overall
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 28 inch with rib and ejectors
Triggers: Single
Stock: Nice walnut with checkered pistol grip

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4 inch LOP
Fore End: Matching checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Black Ruger buttplate
Weight: 6 lbs 3 ozs
Sights: Single silver colored bead
Chokes: Screw in MOD and Improved CYL in gun, SKT and CYL in box
Extras: Comes with box and extra chokes
Item Location: Berlin, MA

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO GRADE SIDELOCK SXS 410

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO GRADE SIDELOCK SXS 410

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO GRADE SIDELOCK SXS 410PACHMAYR DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER GUN 27″ IC AND MOD 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLIASH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION 5LBS 4 OZ X 2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $17,500

JOSEPH LANG & SONS .360 BPE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE: 26″ bbls, fastened bead front sight, Express rear sight with 1 standing and 2 folding leaves. Bbls have a good amount of blue fading slightly. VG bores. The petite frame has 3/4 coverage fine scroll engraving and very nice case colors. Double triggers. Beautiful checkered Walnut stocks in VG+ conditon. Silver nameplate in the toeline. Sling swivels. LOP 14-3/8″. Stock is cast off. Overall weight is 7 lbs. 14.8 oz. Beautiful European double rifle! Price: $12,500

JOSEPH LANG & SONS .360 BPE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE

JOSEPH LANG & SONS .360 BPE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE

RG Owen - 12 gauge Boxlock Ejector (BLE) Double Barrel, SxS, shotgun

RG Owen – 12 gauge Boxlock Ejector (BLE) Double Barrel, SxS, shotgun

RG Owen – 12 gauge Boxlock Ejector (BLE) Double Barrel, SxS, shotgun: Price: $7,200.00
Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Scalloped Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Lop: 14 “, 0.5 ” Pad
Drop comb: 1 9/16 ”
Drop heel: 2 3/8 ”
Cast amount: 1/2 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz
Manufactured in: USA
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Good
Stock & Metal condition: Good & original
Chamber: 2 5/8 ”
Length: 26 ”
Chokes: IC/IM
Rib type: Concave
Comments : Gun is in good condition with some light handling marks.

TOZ- 57K OLYMPIC OVER UNDER SKEET GUN - MADE IN USSR

TOZ- 57K OLYMPIC OVER UNDER SKEET GUN – MADE IN USSR

TOZ- 57K OLYMPIC OVER UNDER SKEET GUN – MADE IN USSR: Here is a mint condition TOZ – 57K Olympic Skeet Gun hand made in the USSR. TOZ or Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod is one of the oldest gun making concerns in the world, founded by Peter the Great in the 1700’s. This gun was used for Olympic Skeet and features the famous Tula Choke System for Skeet giving wider and better patterns. Barrels are 26 1/2″ with 2 3/4″ chmabers. Rail lock up system – very strong, gun will never shoot loose under this system. Elaborate wire inlays in the receiver and stock. Wood inlays in stock. No safety as this is a serious competition gun. Extractors. Gun has a mercury recoil reducer and weighs 8 LBS 5 3/8 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 5/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 9/16″, Drop at Heel – 2 11/16″. Price: $2,300

WW GREENER MONARCH MODEL M GRADE - 12 GAUGE - EJECTORS - COLLECTOR CONDITION

WW GREENER MONARCH MODEL M GRADE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS – COLLECTOR CONDITION

WW GREENER MONARCH MODEL M GRADE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS – COLLECTOR CONDITION: Here is a WW Greener Monarch Grade in 12 gauge with Baker type ejectors. This high original condition Medium Grade Monarch was made in 1897 and qualifies as an “Antique”. This is an Anson & Deeley actioned gun with a Greener Cross Bolt and Side Safety. Barrels are 30″ damascus with ejectors. The mirror bores measure .731 with 40/1000 choke in each barrel. Minimum wall thickness in right barrel is 37/1000 while the minimum in the left is 38/1000. The gun is remarkable condition for its age. Barrels ring true – no loose ribs. Good amount of original case colors remain. Well figured stock has original finish with very sharp checkering. No visable cracks. Engraving is crisp. The original Silvers recoil pad has hardened with age. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 6 1/4 OZ. Shipping is $50. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″ Drop at Heel – 3″ Price: $2,250

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

Back in the 1950s, Otto Weiss was a young gunmaker working at W. Glaser in Zurich. He had grown up in the guntrade, and by the time he was in Switzerland, he had already worked for two of Germany’s most famous firms: Ernst Thälmann Werke and Merkel. So he knew a bit about shotguns.

At Glaser, he had an experience which changed his life. “When I was in Switzerland and came across some high-quality English guns, I thought ‘this is what I have to do’.” Fulfilling this ambition took him to London where he worked for Purdeys and then back to Germany where he met fellow gunmaker Gerhard Hartmann. Together, they formed — Hartmann & Weiss.

Today, many people believe Hartmann & Weiss is the finest gunmaker in the world. The over-under you see here is a good reason why. Built on Boss designs (with some improvements from H&W) and engraved by Ralph Bone, it’s about as perfect a shotgun as I’ve seen.

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

Check out these posts to see more pics of stunning Hartmann & Weiss OUs: It’s 1905 all over again & A HARTMANN & WEISS 20g Over and Under Engraved by Alan Brown &  The English and German Gunmakers. Hartmann & Weiss and Boss & Co.

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGEI THINK THAT THERE ARE ONLY 4 OR 5 OF THESE IN EXISTENCE. ENGRAVED IN THE KELTIC STYLE BY THE LATE RALPH BONE 27″ BARRELS WITH A SOLID RIB  IC AND MOD 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS BOSS STYLE FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 6 OZ X 2″ X 1 9/16″ X 14 1/4″ LOP. Price: $199,500

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

HARTMAN & WEISS BEST BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 28 GAUGE

You have to be a real crank not to love an English Cocker Spaniel, especially hard working little guy. Check ’em out.

Pond Plantation – Oakley: an English Cocker Spaniel bird dog

Pond Plantation - Oakley: an English Cocker Spaniel bird dog

Pond Plantation – Oakley: an English Cocker Spaniel bird dog

Can't catch me, Sky chasing Lexi

Can’t catch me, Sky chasing Lexi

My first bird dog was a Brittany spaniel. He knew a bit more about bird huntign than I did, but together, we still had almost no idea what we were doing.

Years later, I was getting back into bird hunting and dogs and I was interested in a Springer. An ad in Pointing Dogs Journal led me to visit with a breeder near me who had some Pointers. We took a few of them out for a run and I was hooked. They were they most incredible dogs I had ever seen.

Looking back on that day, I realize it was the Pointer’s athleticism that thrilled and excited me. Watching then run and leap is an impressive experience. I took these photos at a local beach. It was a low-tide sunrise–something I try to always take advantage of–and Lexi, Sky, and I had a great morning.

 

Lift off

Lift off

Dog smile!

Dog smile!

Every which way

Every which way

Poise

Poise

Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: 28″ barrels choked IC/M. Ejectors and manual safety. Double triggers. 2 3/4″ chambers. Unfired. Never been anywhere but its case or in a safe. Pristine condition. Rare and spectacular. Price: $10,999

Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun: Built in 1976. 28″ M/F Bohler Steel barrels with raised matted rib and silver front bead. Bores as new measuring .725 right and left. Choked .022 right and .035 left. Silver reciever with 40% coverage of well cut scroll engraving with a pheasant on the floorplate by Imario and signed. Exquisitely detailed rebounding hammers. Double triggers with the front articulated. Pierced top lever. Four locking screws on key screws. Stocked in an extremely nice piece of Circasian Walnut with excellent color and contrast. 32 LPI checkering. The inletting is superb. 14 3/4″ LOP to a checkered wood buttplate.  DAC-1 1/2″   DAH-2 5/8″   Cast off 3/8″    7lb 7oz

Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun

Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun

This is a very high quality piece. San Giorgio was a small boutique father/son maker in the Val Trompia region of Italy obviously capable of very high quality work. This piece remains in almost new condition with a few stock handling marks. It appears to have been fired very little if at all. Lever remains well right of center. Barrels ring with a pure chime. It comes to the shoulder with ease. It exhibits the style, grace, and elegance that fine gunmaking is all about. Price: $5400

CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29″ barrels: Fixed chokes IC/M, 4X American black walnut straight grip stock, splinter forend, double triggers, automatic ejectors, solid game rib, 15” LOP to a ¾” factory recoil pad, dogs on point surrounded full coverage scroll engraving over magnificent case coloring, a perfect 6lbs. 12oz. weight, Base price-$3795.00, options include:, 4X wood. Price: $4,445

CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29" barrels

CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29″ barrels

AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28" M/F #4 weight barrels

AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28″ M/F #4 weight barrels

AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28″ M/F #4 weight barrels14 1/4″ LOP to factory buttplate. Very nice overall condition with 30% CC’s and excellent blue. may have an added coat of oil and has a small chip missing from right side of forearm. Nice field gun that wieghs in at 5 1/2 lbs. Price: $3950

BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27″ BARRELSUP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A BERNARDELLI 28 GAUGE SXS BOX LOCK SHOTGUN THAT WAS IMPORTED FROM ITALY FOR LL BEAN. THE GUN RETAINS MOST ALL OF THE CASE COLOR, BARREL BLUE, AND WOOD FINISH. THIS SHOTGUN CAME WITH 27 INCH BARRELS. THIS WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT UPLAND BIRD GUN. Price: $1,475

BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27" BARRELS

BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27″ BARRELS

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

So there’s this guy. He’s a double gun fanatic and one of leading authorities on them. He KNOWS what nice is.

His go-to gun is a true British best. Not because he wants to impress people, but because this gun is so nice it impresses the hell out of him.

So I was talking to him and he confessed something: He had bought a German OU, one of those sidelocks made after WW2. He couldn’t believe how nice it was. So much quality, so little money, he said.

Here are two good examples of what he was talking about. These Merkels are in superb condition. When built, the 200e was the company’s lowest-grade OU. But don’t be mislead. Built on Blitz action with double Kersten locks, these are solid doubles and comparable in quality to modern OUs costing many three of four times more.

Take your pick. With double triggers, straight stocks and open chokes, either one would be a killer (pun intended) grouse gun.

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel ShotgunPrice: $2899.99
SN#: 174879
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double
Stock: Straight Checkered
Stock Dimensions:
13 1/4″ and 14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered
Butt Pad: Plastic
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 ozs.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: MOD, IMP CYL

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel ShotgunPrice: $2859.99
SN#: 178540
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double
Stock: Straight Checkered
Stock Dimensions:
13 3/4″ and 14 3/4″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered
Butt Pad: Rubber

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Merkel 200E 20 ga Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Weight: 6 lbs
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: CYL / IMP CYL
Extras: with Box

Dangerous Cow Publishing is an interesting outfit. It looks like they’re media/branding company committed to promoting hunting, conservation, and sustainable practices. They caught my eye because of the cool videos they produce and post online. The one you see here is a great example of their work. Check it out — if you’re into upland hunting, you’ll enjoy it.
PARTRIDGE COUNTRY- A NORTHWOODS HUNTING VIDEO “Partridge Country is a cultural exploration of the traditions of Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock hunting in northern New England without the use of dogs.”

Partridge Country from Dangerous Cow Publishing on Vimeo.

PARTRIDGE COUNTRY- A NORTHWOODS HUNTING VIDEO from Dangerous Cow Publishing

PARTRIDGE COUNTRY- A NORTHWOODS HUNTING VIDEO from Dangerous Cow Publishing

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Following the theme of this morning’s post, here’s are two more guns long on quality and short on price. They’re a pair of 20g Arrietas built with Churchill-style 25″ barrels & narrow ribs. They feature genuine hand detachable sidelocks, ejectors, decent engraving and even well cut drop points. At $5500, they’re a steal.

Short-barreled shotguns have always been around, and at times, they’ve caught on as fads. Francotte exported a lot of doubles with 26″ bbls to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century. They were marketed as “brush guns”.

Robert Churchill introduced his famous XXV shotguns with 25″ barrels around the time of the first World War and they were popular for decades. These guns are built on Robert Churchill’s principles. Like their British counterparts, I’m sure they’re very lively, dynamic doubles, perfect for grouse and woodcock hunting.

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair Sidelock SxS Shotguns: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 25″ CYL / IC (.000 / .005) Churchill Rib, Ejectors, Hand Detachable Locks, Double Triggers (Front Articulated),LOP 15-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs. – 4 oz. Excellent Condition – About 95+%. Price: $5500 for the pair

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

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