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H. Mahillon, Gunmaker

H. Mahillon, Gunmaker

The Anson & Deeley boxlock is one of the most successful shotgun actions of all time. Invented in 1875 by Westley Richards, the design has been the basis for millions of shotguns, including the one you see here.

H. Mahillon was a Belgian maker with a shop is Brussels. They “made” a wide range of guns: From bolt rifles to best-quality sidelock pigeon guns. I say “made” because I’m not sure if the company built its own guns or had them made in the trade by other craftsmen. Regardless of who actually did the making, every Mahillon I’ve seen has been very well built.

I’m sure the one you see here is, too. If you’re looking for a great little bird gun at a fantastic price, this is it. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends tomorrow, 9/11/2015, @ 4:30:26 PM ET.

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Up for bid is a lovely looking, lightly used H Mahillon SxS side plated boxlock ejectorgun shotgun chambered in 20 gauge. Barrels are 26 3/4″ with excellent, bright strong bores with a single bead at the muzzle and matted rib. Metal surfaces are blued and coin finished. I believe the barrels have been professionally reblued and currently retain about 95% of this finish with some scattered marks, scratches and small dings. Receiver is coin finished and it and the lever, sideplated boxlocks, triggerguard, tangs, and screw heads show tasteful engraving; please see the multiple closeup photos. Straight grip English style stock and splinter forend are nicely checkered. Shotgun features a checkered wooden butt and side clips where the receiver and breech end of the barrels meet. LOP is 12 3/4″ and 13 3/4″ with drops at comb and heel of 1 1/2″ and 2 3/16″ respectively. Shotgun weighs in at 5 lb 12 oz. European swivels are at the stock and bottom rib of the barrels. Matching serial numbers.

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

H. Mahillon 20g SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

4 Responses to “Auction alert: a great little 20g H. Mahillon boxlock SxS …”

  1. CB says:

    nice find Gregg.

    I love my Mahillon, it quickly became the go-to over my more valuable (or just pricier?) American classics.

    Can anyone make out what is engraved/embossed on the trigger guard bow?

    -CB

  2. Gregg says:

    Yeah – it’s a nice little double.

    It looks like a Z and an A on the triggerguard bow. Nicely done.

    I bet that gun will go for less than a decent, 20g Sterlingworth.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Gregg

  3. Jim says:

    Gregg great find I purchased the Mahillon and could not be happier I do own a few Francottes one of them being an eagle grade 20 and this 20 Mahillon is just as good, you are correct about the price that a fox would bring more money, this gun for 1225$ was a steal once again thanks

  4. Gregg says:

    That’s great – I’m glad it turned out well for you.

    You got yourself a heck of a deal.

    Thanks for your comment, and best of luck with your new double.

    Gregg

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