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F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

The gun trade, like all trades, has always had its rogues. From gunmakers like H.J. Hussey to gunshops like New England Arms in Kittery Point, Maine.

From what I’ve heard, Frank Malin was another of these rogues. A Brit who set up a gunmaking business in Canada, Malin, and the guns his guys built, have been the subject of all kinds of rumors. You can read some of them here. Regarding his guns, I’ve seen a few of them out there, including one which sold for $$8,625 back in 2006.

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

In my opinion, the Malin side-by-side below looks more Spanish than British. That being said, the metal work, blueing, color-case harding, and stock are all very well done (the stock looks awesome, actually). If the entire guns checks out and is sound, it’s a great deal.

BTW: The folks at Cabela’s failed to mention that this shogun features a Holland & Holland-style self-opening system. You can clearly see the plungers in the pics of the barrels.

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel SetTwo barrel 20 ga. set by F.E. Malin, London, Ontario, Canada.  Barrel sets are numbered and the Number 1 set have a couple of light storage marks on the left barrel.  Number 2 set appears unfired and all bores remain excellent.  Wood is also excellent. Action and sideplates are beautifully engraved and case colored and remain excellent.  Wood is also excellent.  Complete with leather case and all original accessories.  Outstanding. Price: $5,649.99

Manufacturer: S/N – 81XXX

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

F.E. Malin Victoria Deluxe SxS Sidelock Shotgun ~ 20 Ga. ~ Two Barrel Set

Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28 in.
Triggers: Double / Non-Selective Safety
Stock: Checkered Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
15 in. LOP – English Grip
Fore End: Checkered Walnut – Splinter
Butt Pad: Checkered Butt
Weight: 6 lbs.
Sights: Single Brass Bead
Chokes: Set #1 ~ Cylinder/Improved Cylinder Set #2 ~ Modified/Improved Modified

4 Responses to “Good gun alert: 20 gauge F.E. Malin sidelock shotgun, 2-bbl set …”

  1. Ham Hackney says:

    That is a LOT for that price!

  2. Gregg says:

    Yeah – I thought so, too. A lot of work went into making it, thats’ for sure.

    Good to hear from you.

    Hope you had a good Xmas & New Year.

    Gregg

  3. Ham Hackney says:

    Thanks and same to you. My sons and I had an outstanding waterfowl hunt on New Year’s Eve – 4 geese and 8 ducks between the three of us. I will taking them down to the Chesapeake Bay at the end of the month – I hope the hunting is as good down there!

  4. Gregg says:

    That’s great. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

    Gregg

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