Wow – talk about fantastic.
Two of the world’s rarest double-barrel shotguns are coming to market this fall James D. Julia Auctions. These shotguns are best-quality, London-made sidelock .410s by Boss & Co: a side-by-side and an over under.
Ordered in the 1950s, these doubles are in incredible original condition. They are also incredibly rare. Of the 10,200+ guns Boss & Co. has delivered to date, seventeen have been .410s: thirteen side-by-sides and four over unders.
These .410s are sure to attract big attention from around the world. They’ll also attract big bids. Pre-auction estimates put their value at $135,000+ a piece, and the final hammer price will probably be much higher – especially for the O/U. Last spring, a set of 28 gauge Bosses in similar condition came up at Julia’s. The final prices for those guns were $138,000 for the SxS and $207,000 for the O/U.
For more info on these spectacular doubles, go to Juliaauctions.com.
Picture courtesy of James D. Julia Auctioneers.