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12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

Of all the iconic British designs for hammerless double barrel shotguns, the Dickson Round Action is certainly the most unique.

And according to a lot of people, it’s also the most beautiful. Take a look at this one which just came up at Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers in Edinburgh, Scotland to see if you agree.

James MacNaughton filed a patent for a the world’s first trigger plate, round action hammerless breech loading SxS shotgun in July, 1879. Six months later (January of 1880), John Dickson filed a patent for what would become his company’s legendary Dickson Round Action.

Both designs were innovative and brilliant. By moving the lockwork onto the triggerplate and behind the breechface, MacNaughton and Dickson freed themselves to build trim, sleek actions which were still extremely strong.

On this Dickson, the full-coverage scroll engraving and the Acanthus-leave carvings on the fences are very unique, and part of what makes this side-by-side so beautiful.

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1898

12 BORE DICKSON ROUND ACTION SPORTING EJECTOR SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
CIRCA 1898

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Here’s one of the best birds guns ever made in America. These little 28 gauge Ruger over-unders are the perfect grouse & woodcock shotgun. This one looks pretty much brand new, and it’s being auction off with no reserve. If you like what you see, get your bid in now. The listing ends 2/6/2016 @ 8:58:58 PM ET.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Box Minty!This one has one of the nicest pieces of wood I’ve ever seen on a Red Label. Made in 1999 and still in 99% condition. It has 28″ barrels with a 14″ LOP. Comes with the factory box, papers and choke tubes. 3 day inspection.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Beretta AS20EL Over Under Premium 20ga 28inch bbls- very nice-vary rare in 28inch

Beretta AS20EL Over Under Premium 20ga 28inch bbls- very nice-vary rare in 28inch

Beretta AS20EL Over Under Premium Over Under 20ga 28inch bbls: 2 3/4″ chambers, 28″ barrels with a vent rib and choked Mod. and Full, (see pictures for barrel weight 1,130kg and constriction) 14 1/4″ LOP over old Pachmyr Pad, ejectors, double triggers, English Stock grip, Game Forend (trim) and checkering is all there, coin finished receiver withfine hand engraving of acanthus scroll work, bottom of action also engraved “Brevettato” and “Italy”, excellent condition with some handling marks. These ASE -AS20EL- guns were made between 1947 and 1964.  This is a 20 bore and is very scarce and were very limited. 20 bores are known to have extraordinaryily trim frames and stocks and are usually as light as a 28 bore.  The 20s are even more scarce.
Appears to be all original (except pad) and overall Excellent Condition. Clearly hasn’t been used hard. Price: $9,250

A H Fox, Phil., XE Grade #4 weight barrels Gorgeous Engraving

A H Fox, Phil., XE Grade #4 weight barrels Gorgeous Engraving

A H Fox, Phil., XE Grade #4 weight barrels Gorgeous Engraving: 12 GAUGE, 30″ BARRELS, FULL AND MODIFIED, KRUPP STEEL, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, NO. 4 WEIGHT BARRELS.  GORGEOUS VERY DEEP CUT ENGRAVING, 100% COVERAGE, CASE COLOR IN THE PROTECTED AREAS.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, LONG SPLINTER FOREARM VERY FINE CHECKERING, HIGHLY FIGURED CIRCASSIAN WALNUT, LEATHER COVERED PAD.  NICE HIGH GRADE FOX MADE IN 1916.  GREAT DIMENSIONS – 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, 7 1/2 POUNDS. Price: $7,500

J.P. Sauer and Sons Model 40E Side-by-Side 12ga/28" Prussian Mfg

J.P. Sauer and Sons Model 40E Side-by-Side 12ga/28″ Prussian Mfg

J.P. Sauer and Sons Model 40E Side-by-Side 12ga/28″ Prussian Mfg: Scalloped boxlock receiver with full coverage game scenes of upland birds, waterfowl, and dogs surrounded by acanthus leaf and scroll, double trigger, ejectors, finely checkered side panels, side clips, Krupp Steel barrels with a matted rib and 2 5/8″ chambers, Mod/Full, pistol grip, splinter forearm with an ebony tip, 14 1/4″ LOP over a Hawkins vented recoil pad. This vintage gun still remains in high condition for its age and maintains approx. 60% of its original case colors. Price: $5,995

BERETTA - RARE - Special Order - S56E - 20ga - 2 Barrel Set - SST - Ejectors - Hand Engraved

BERETTA – RARE – Special Order – S56E – 20ga – 2 Barrel Set – SST – Ejectors – Hand Engraved

BERETTA – RARE – Special Order – S56E – 20ga – 2 Barrel Set – SST – Ejectors – Hand EngravedSingle Selective Trigger, Ejectors, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-9/16″ to 2-5/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 15 oz. Barrel 1: 28″, 3″ Chambers, Choked – Improved Modified / Full. Barrel 2: 26-1/2″, 2-3/4″ Chambers, Choked – Improved Cylinder / Modified. Rare Gun: Special Order – Factory 2 Barrel Set with Factory Pad. Earlier version of the gun that Garcia called the BL-4. Price: $2350

Beretta S 686 OU Ultra Light 12 GA 28 in, 6lbs

Beretta S 686 OU Ultra Light 12 GA 28 in, 6lbs

Beretta S 686 OU Ultra Light 12 GA 28 in, 6lbsPrice: $1,199.99
Manufacturer: 1991
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch.
Metal Condition: Very good with some small scratches.
Wood Condition: Very good with some small scratches, dings, and dents.
Bore Condition: Clean and bright.
Barrels: 28 inch.
Triggers: Single selective.
Stock: Checkered walnut.
Stock Dimensions:
1 1/2 inch DOC ~ 2 1/4 inch DOH ~ 14 1/4 inch LOP
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: KICK EEZ recoil pad.
Weight: 6 lbs.
Sights: White front bead with metal mid bead.
Chokes: Mobil choke system.
Extras: Comes with 2 choke tubes, Improved Cylinder and Cylinder.

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

I know what you’re thinking: What’s so rare about a 16 gauge Winchester Model 21? If that’s all this double was, I’d say “nuttin”.

But this SxS has three important important features which push it in the holi-cr@p-that’s-hard-to-find category: double triggers, ejectors, and very shootable dimensions.

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

The Winchester M21 was produced for 60 years: 1931 to 1991. In that time, Winchester built around 30,000. By the time the M21 hit the market, pumps and auto loaders were taking over the American market and SXS shotguns were on their way out. Fortunately, enough shooters preferred classics like this and kept the M21 in production for so long.

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS: #6012, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Side by Side.

Barrel Length: 28″
Chokes: .007/.025  IC/F  factory marked M/F
Bores: mirror
Bore Diameter: .671/.669
Wall Thickness: .025/.025
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Ribs: tight
Sights: front

Action: tight, slight left of center

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, excellent, timed
Case Color: blue 100%
Screws: excellent
Engraving: 0
Trigger Type: rare double trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 100%

Type: pistol grip, splinter forend; nicely figured

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

LOP: 14 1/4″
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/16″
DAH: 2 1/2″
DAC: 1 9/16″
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory plate

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

Like lightweight guns? Then you’ll hate this 4 gauge. At 21 lbs 4 oz., it weighs more than 3 Browning Superlights, and with its 4″, 4-bore chambers, it pushes out more lead, too.

Back in the 19th century, short barreled shotgun/rifles like this were used on the largest of large land mammals. They were essentially shotguns with rifled barrels. With it’s massive size, this one is more cannon than gun. It fires two shotgun-style shells, each stuffed with a single, ping-pong sized lead ball. That’s almost enough umph! to stop a train, and also why the thing is so heavy. Even at 20+lbs, I bet the recoil is more vicious than the animal you would be shooting at.

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

This particular one was made for an bigwig in India. Indian nobleman used to buy crates of shotguns and rifles from the major British makers. Who knows what this one saw or who hands touched it? We do know that James D. Julia Auctioneers sold it October, 2015, for $149,500. For a 130-year old gun, that’s a very princely sum.

BTW: If you have an old double barrel shotgun or rifle you would like to know more about (including its value), just drop me an email at gregg@dogsanddoubles.com

Here’s all the info on this double from the auctioneer:

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE. SN 8336.: Cal. 4 bore. (.955 Groove diameter, 11 groove Enfield type rifling) 4″ Chambers. 24″ Fine Damascus bbls, swamped at center with slight flare toward muzzles, are fitted with full length flat rib with dolls head extension. Rear portion behind single standing leaf express rear sight marked for 50 yards, is file cut. Central portion of rib is engraved “Presented to Mirza Toffal Ali Beg Khan Bahadur by Nawab Salar Jung Mukhtar-ul Mulk, Prime Minister of Hyderabad, Ootagamund, June 15, 1885”. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into rib. Top of right bbl is engraved with H&H New Bond street address. Top of left is engraved “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials London 1883″. Breech ends are engraved with wide acanthus bands behind 2-3/8″ triangles of exceptionally well cut scrolling acanthus with floral centers. Matching bands are at muzzles. Gun is numbered “2” on top of dolls head extension, top tang, and on forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 6 bore. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. A large sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Massive case hardened Jones underlever round bar action (almost 3-1/2″ across breech face) has nicely filed fences, and is fitted with rebounding back action locks by Brazier sporting large, flat bodied, serpentine hammers with dolphin heads. Top tang extends over comb. Action and locks are engraved with 30% coverage well cut sprays of scroll, as background and accent to very well rendered scenes of big game animals, many for which this rifle would be suited. Right side of action depicts a rhinoceros with large deciduous and palm trees in background. Left side depicts an elephant strolling through open savannah with some trees and mountain in background. A bear in similar background is on left lockplate, and a well limned tiger burns bright from the right. A fine portrait of a lion is on top of action between hammers. SN and “2” are on trigger guard tang which extends to horn grip cap. Fiddle figured and lightly streaked dense European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a sling eye, matching but smaller than that on bottom of bbl, on toe line. Central portion of cheekpiece has inset gold circle engraved with complex monogram including the large letters “S” and “J” intertwined with smaller letters “M” and “K” and “JUS”. (This rifle is almost identical, except for some nuances of engraving, with four bore rifle no. 8333, made for the Nizam of Hyderabad, and pictured and described on pages 67-69 in HOLLAND & HOLLAND THE ROYAL GUNMAKER by Donald Dallas. Factory records indicate that both rifles were ordered through Rogers, Rock & Co., H&H’s Indian agents. This rifle was undoubtedly part of a large shipment of big bore rifles for various Indian princes.) Matching broad splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/4″. Weight: 21 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”.

PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger page, confirming specs and stating rifle was regulated with 14 drams of powder in a spherical ball.

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain over 80% orig Damascus brown with some areas of further browning and discoloration with a number of light marks and dings. Action and locks retain 60 – 70% orig case hardening color with some brown staining and high edges silvered. Top of action colors are vivid, fading and turning brown along grip strap. Trigger guard is essentially all gray to brown patina with traces of dark color hardening under opening lever. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish over numerous marks and dings, both heavy and light. Sharp edges are slightly rounded. Wood is somewhat below metal at top of grip, which shows a number of well done repairs. Checkering nicely re-cut. Forend wood is fine, checkering re-cut, with a small chip at right front of bbl channel. Pad is an old replacement, fitted to orig curve, and factory specs state rifle was originally made with a “recoil buttplate”. Bores are excellent, very shiny with sharp rifling throughout, with one or two minor imperfections, most likely small flaws in Damascus. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. An exceptionally cool big bore. Estimate: $60,000-$90,000.

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE, From James D. Julia Auctioneers

Like grouse hunting? Then you’ll really like these short films. They’re part of the Project Upland Film: Bird Hunting Film Series a ” film initiative to help promote the future of upland bird hunting and the non-profit The Ruffed Grouse Society.” Check them out now.

The Experience: Follow veteran Grouse hunter and New Hampshire native Harry Rowell into the Grouse woods. While Hunting New Hampshire, Harry reflects on his passion for Grouse hunting and the experience as a whole. A humbling short film that will inspire future and current bird hunters alike.

Because They’re Wild: Follow Northeast Regional Director of The Ruffed Grouse Society, Tripp Way into the Grouse Woods. Tripp reflects on his enjoyment of the woods, his passion for the Ruffed Grouse and the precious time spent afield with friends. As a dedicated conservationist and experienced upland hunter Tripp delivers the powerful line of “Its our responsibility to get these folks in the woods”.

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

Of all the world’s major gunmakers, few have been around as long as Browning and fewer have made as wide a variety of firearms. Many of Browning’s guns were built on patents created by the company’s brilliant founder: John Moses Browning. But while JM  did invent everything from the M1911 pistol to the Superposed, he never came up with his own design for a SxS.

But that doesn’t mean Browning never “built” them.

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

In fact, Browning introduced it’s first side-by-side shotgun in 1972. It was the 12g BSS boxlock, and in 1973 the company added a 20g. These guns were actually made in Japan by Miroku and they  had beavertail forends and pistol-grip stocks. The trimmer, straight gripped Sporter models came out in ’78. (BTW: So did another classic — the Bee Gees’ Night Fever). Of all these BSS guns, ones Sporters with 28″ barrels are the toughest to find.

That’s why this 20g BSS caught my eye. While it’s not cheap, it is a nice gun at a fair price. It’s also pretty light for a 20g Browning with two tubes. For those reasons, I bet it will sell pretty quickly.

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun28″ bbl. choked F/IC (factory choked), single select trigger, ejectors, premium grade straight stock, beavertail forearm, 6lbs, As new 99%. Price: $2,050

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

There are a lot of Purdeys on the market today. Some are worked over, some are worn out  and some are overpriced. A lot are of them are all three, and that’s why so many of these guns have been looking for buyers for so long. But every now and then a real legit Purdey pops up. When it does, it usually sells right away.

This is one of these nicest vintage Purdeys I’ve seen in a while. It has condition and it was reasonably price. That’s why it sold in fewer than 12 hours.

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

From what I can tell, this gun was made in the late 1860s, early 1870s. Westley Richards invented the toplever in the 1862 and James Purdey patented their underbolt in 1863. The Scott spindle used to connect the two was patented in 1865. The gun you see here uses all three, so it has to be post 1865.

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

This gun also has a keyed forend, a feature from the percussion era that Purdey stop using when they switched to the Anson-patent forend release (introduced in 1872), and bar-action locks, which Purdey was just switching to as it developed a more modern look for its guns. One thing it’s missing is drop-points. This is pretty common on earlier Purdey. The sideclips are interesting. You don’t see side clips on a hammergun, and this has to be one of the first doubles Purdey used them on.

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun: Rare light weight (8 pound) hammer game gun. Outstanding all original condition with very nice wood and good amount of case cloring remaining. Excellent 31 inch fine damascus barrels.Rare side clips and top lever. Very nice engraving and checkering.Proper 2 5/8 inch chambers with open chokes. Throws outstanding patterns and feels like a 12 bore. Excellent shootable dimensions and 14.5 inch LOP. Very little lifetime use and overall excellent condition.

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer GunRare light weight (8 pound) hammer game gun. Outstanding all original condition with very nice wood and good amount of case cloring remaining. Excellent 31 inch fine damascus barrels.Rare side clips and top lever. Very nice engraving and checkering.Proper 2&5/8 inch chambers with open chokes. Throws outstanding patterns and feels like a 12 bore. Excellent shootable dimensions and 14.5 inch LOP. Very little lifetime use and overall excellent condition. Price: $9500

Beretta – S05 – 12 ga Over Under Shotgun: Price: $7,500

Ejectors: Yes

Beretta - S05 - 12 ga Over Under Shotgun

Beretta – S05 – 12 ga Over Under Shotgun

Trigger: Single
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Pad thickness: 0.75 ”
Type of butt: Decelerator Pad
Drop comb: 1 1/4 ”
Drop heel: 2 3/16 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 7 lbs, 10 oz
Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: 2 Choke Tubes
Rib type: Ventilated

Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga: Price: $4,899.99

Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga

Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga

Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Some Bluing Loss
Wood Condition: Well Used in Good Condition
Bore Condition: Nice and Shiny
Barrels: 26
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock: Checkered Pistol Grip
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/8″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Splinter
Butt Pad: Checkered Butt Plate
Weight: 6 Lbs 12 Oz.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: IC and MOD

Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side ShotgunPrice: $4,499.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″

Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side Shotgun

Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side Shotgun

Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 30″ with ejectors
Triggers: Selectable
Stock: Fine Walnut with diamond checkering
Stock Dimensions:
14 3/4″ LOP, 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 3/8
Fore End: Fine Walnut with diamond checkering
Butt Pad: Factory butt plate
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 3/4
Chokes: Full / Mod.

Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-SideCharles Smith Classic English Double 12 Bore SxS. Fine engraving, double triggers, Prince of Whales stock. Very low serial number. Price: $2999.99

Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side

Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side

Chambers: 2 1/2″
Ejectors: Yes
Condition: Very Good
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Action: BLE
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 12
Stock: Straight
Stock Comb: 1 9/16
Stock Heel: 2
Stock Cast: 1/4″ Cast Off
Fore End: Splinter
LOP: 14 1/4
Rib: Plain
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Sights: Brass Bead
Chokes: Fixed
Choke Left: .028
Choke Right: .005

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26" & 28" bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls

Here’s a hard-to-find vintage American double in fantastic original condition. It’s a 20 gauge L.C. Smith Trap Grade, and it’s up for auction now at Gunrunnerauctions.com. If you collect Elsies, bid now. I doubt you’ll see a better one of these any time soon.

According to the L.C. Smith website, Hunter Arms Co. made 3346 Trap-grade sxs shotguns. Of those, 348 were 20 gauges. The site also says:

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26" & 28" bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls

“Production of the Trap Grade began in 1912 and ran to 1940. The 1913 catalog stated “In the production of this grade particular attention has been paid to meet the requirements of sportsmen who are desirous of a gun for trap shooting, as well as for field, with all of the latest attachments – Hunter One-Trigger and Automatic Ejector especially – and at a very low price. Each lock-plate is engraved with a trap shooting scene consisting of a trap house and a squad of five shooters at the score. We can confidently recommend this grade as entirely satisfactory, especially for the purpose the name implies. With our special system of boring, no better guns are made for trap than the L.C. Smith Double Gun with Hunter One-Trigger.” The price with two triggers in 1913 was $55, and a Hunter One-Trigger brought the price up to $75. Ejectors added $11 to the price, and $86 would buy the gun with both ejectors and the Hunter One-Trigger. The base price of this grade increased to $77 by the time that it was discontinued in 1940. ”

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26" & 28" bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls: Serial #8013, mfg. 1916 by Hunter Arms Co., Fulton, NY. Excellent condition. The rare “Trap Grade” in 20 ga. AND two-barrel set – all matching serial numbers on all iron. Grade E with scroll engraved receiver – left panel has a trapshooting squad of five men and a trap; right panel has a lone hunter shooting at a flushing bird. Case color is mostly gone on the receiver, but about 15% is in protected areas. Good tight action. Two barrels included: One 26″ barrel with solid rib, two ivory beads, bright bore, beavertail forearm; and one 28″solid rib barrel with two ivory beads, bright bores, splinter forearm. The 26″ barrel has 98% bright blue and the 28″ barrel has 90% blue with some wear near the muzzles. Wood is fancy with excellent dark burl and sharp checkering – appears to be have been refinished when the red Jostam recoil pad was fitted. Hunter One single trigger works well. Ejectors are strong and throw hulls across the room. LOP is 14″ over pad. Both barrels are marked “L.C. Smith Trap Grade” – 28″ barrel is also marked “Hunter Arms Co. Inc., Fulton, NY, USA” on top. Includes Cody factory letter stating the Grade E and Trap model and noting the 26″ barrel. The shotgun was finished on June 30, 1916. The second barrel was made in the factory, but it is correct to not see that noted in a factory letter.

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26" & 28" bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26" & 28" bbls

L.C. Smith Trap Grade, 20 ga. side by side shotgun 26″ & 28″ bbls

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