Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Dogs & Doubles. Lexi and I hope you having a wonderful day with your loved ones, family and friends.
Here are a couple doubles I wish Santa had left me under the tree. I guess he couldn’t fit them down the chimney – or maybe he decided to keep them for himself
This first one America’s original magnum shotgun – a. Ithaca 3 1/2″ 10 gauge SxS. It’s the perfect double for pass-shooting your Christmas goose – especially from a flying sleigh.
The hammerless Alex Henry double rifle looks fabulous — especially for a SxS that’s 100+ years old. It would be a great deer rifle. Of course, you shouldn’t mention this to Rudolph, Dancer, and the rest of Santa’s string.
Ithaca Gun Co, Year 1939, 10 Gauge, 10lbs 7oz, Side by Side: Serial Number: 500683. In the world of vintage American double big bore shotguns, this gun is a legend. Only Parker and Ithaca made a true 10ga. magnum, both rarely seen for sale. Of course, if a Parker comes up it is priced sky high, as they made precious few and Parkers rein King in the way of price. The Ithaca Mag 10 came about in 1932 when Spencer Olin came up with the cannon sized shotgun shell, the 3 1/2″ magnum 10ga. with 2 ounces or more of shot. He approached Ithaca and the boys there came up with the 10 1/2lb. Ithaca 10 Mag.
Ithaca guns are great guns, and eminently more affordable than the Parker. Total production in all grades of the Ithaca 10 Mag was 887 guns. Only 156 were made in Grade 2, making this a truly rare gun. Unaltered and well cared for since it left the factory, this gun, sn500683 made in 1939, is raw power for your long range shooting. Whether it be geese, turkey, or blocking corn fields for pheasants, the 3 1/2″ 10ga. magnum is the hardest hitting double shotgun allowed in the USA. Still carrying lots of factory condition, this is a rare, investment grade shotgun that will continue to grow in value as you enjoy its use. No closet queen, this gun is ready to hunt. It is not beat up, but has enough wear on it that you will not hesitate to take it afield. You will not have this opportunity again for a very long time with production numbers so low. There cannot be 150 Grade 2 Magnums left on the planet, and few as nice and original as this one. Price: $6,950
Alexander Henry Double Rifle, Edinburgh & London- .360 caliber: Charge 2 1/4″ Drs, 26” barrels, full sidelock. A finest construction available as it was Built for the Maharaj Rana of Dholpur. This outstanding small frame gun is a double rifle almost in miniature, has virtually 100% of the case color, blue, Damascus finish on the barrels, and wood finish. Leather pad, French fitted case with every conceivable accessory, flip up sights, double trigger, large gold escutcheon in stock with the Maharaj’s stamp, there is no finer gun available in finer condition, one of best guns ever made, superb unaltered condition, the gun is virtually unused. Comes with original Oak and crocodile presentation case and with some correspondence to the NRA. A wonderful item. 6lb. 7oz. 13 7/8” x 1 7/8” x 2 7/8”. Price: $32,500