This week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Lebeau-Courally Side Lock Ejector SxS, 16 gauge, 26 3/4" bbls
Lebeau-Courally Side Lock Ejector SxS, 16 gauge, 26 3/4″ bbls

Lebeau-Courally Side Lock Ejector SxS, 16 gauge, 26 3/4″ bbls: Coin finished round action w/ scroll engraving and deeply engraved fences, 26 3/4″ Bbls w/ Filed concave rib, 2 3/4″ Chambers, Double triggers w/ articulated front trigger, Auto ejectors, Choked Rt.: .667 / .009 / IC, Choked Left: .672 / .038 / F, Straight grip walnut stock w/ horn butt plate, Splinter forearm, DC: 1 3/4″ x DH: 2 5/16″ x CH: 5/16″ OFF x L.O.P.: 14 3/4″, Weight: 6 lb. 2 oz, Condition: Very good, Made in Leige, Blegium circa 1958, Serial #43309. 

The Lebeau-Courally is considered “The Purdey Of Belgium.” This gun was owned by Grits Gresham, one of America’s most revered outdoor/gun writers and star of the 1960’s – 70’s hit TV show “American Sportsman.” The gun is mentioned on page 68 in his 1987 book “Grits on Guns.”

Price: $4995.

Ernst Kerner Suhl - Boxlock Ejector SxS Double, 12ga
Ernst Kerner Suhl – Boxlock Ejector SxS Double, 12ga

Ernst Kerner Suhl – Boxlock Ejector SxS Double, 12ga: 29” Bohler barrels choked Full/Full.  Double trigger Auto Ejector, sideclip 3rd fastener.  Cheek piece, 14 ¾” LOP, 13 3/8” of wood, wood extension might be the original piece of wood put back on.  Leave it as is or put a pad on and LOP would be normal.  Scalloped frame, ebony inlayed diamonds behind panels in stock.  Horn trigger guard.  100% engraved with setters and pheasants.  Bottom of the frame has hawk and quail scene, right side has foxes and ducks.  2” of breech engraving, intercepting sears, balance of frame is profusely chisel engraved with oak leaves that is done to a very high level.  Virtually no use, in as found condition, super high-grade gun of unbelievable quality. 6 lbs. 10 oz. 14 ¾” LOP  –  13 3/8” of wood. Price: $4,995

Parker by Winchester DHE GRADE : 28ga., 26in. barrels,IC/Mod Double Triggers: Boxlock action, ejectors, double triggers, beavertail forend,  english stock, skeleton steel buttplate, engraving in original DH style, case hardened frame, rust blue barrels. Supplied with leather trunk case, canvas and leather cover, and snap caps. 14 1/4” LOP. 5 lbs., 8 oz. Price: $4,900

Parker by Winchester DHE GRADE : 28ga., 26in. barrels,IC/Mod Double Triggers:
Parker by Winchester DHE GRADE : 28ga., 26in. barrels,IC/Mod Double Triggers:
Parker Bros. VHE 12 Gauge – 28”, LIGHTWEIGHT UPLAND GUN, ORIGINAL FINISH
Parker Bros. VHE 12 Gauge – 28”, LIGHTWEIGHT UPLAND GUN, ORIGINAL FINISH

Parker Bros. VHE 12 Gauge – 28”, LIGHTWEIGHT UPLAND GUN, ORIGINAL FINISH: Year 1929, 12 Gauge, 6lb 13oz, LM/IM, LOP 14 5/16″, DAH 2 3/4″, DAC 1 5/8″, #229620. Here we are with another fall hunting season sneaking right up.  Anticipation of that first cold night that makes it feel like it is “time” makes all shooters start to think about what new gun they are going to get for the upcoming upland hunts.  Here we have a fine Parker VHE 12ga., sn229620 built in 1929, that is unique in several ways.  Parker 12ga. guns usually weigh close to 8lbs., a bit on the heavy side compared to a Fox or fine English 12 bore.  However, this is one of their lightweight guns, built on a 1 ½ frame and weighing just 6lbs. 13oz. with the most desirable 28” Vulcan steel barrels choked LM/IM (.014/.028 constrictions) and having excellent bores.  This gun is just how we found it, in unmolested factory original condition in every way.  She has been carried afield for almost 90 years but has been well cared for as the screws are excellent, as are the wood-to-metal fit and mechanics of this Parker.  We employ 3 full time gunsmiths and we would often restore a gun like this Parker, but some guys like the guns with natural wear and less cost, so we are leaving this one alone (we can restore any part of the gun for the new owner with no waiting in line…if that is of interest to you just ask us about the process).  It has everything a buyer should look for in a fine side x side, ie. factory bore diameters, chokes, chambers, lots of wall thickness in the barrels, and wood with good dimensions and the original factory butt plate.  We have stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest parts, put all in the Ultrasonic cleaner, shined up all the parts, inspected all for integrity and function, lubricated and reassembled both, making this a VFI CERTIFIED GUN complete with a 90 day mechanical warranty.  Price: $2,950

Remington 1894 C grade, Side-by-Side, ejectors, with two 12 Ga barrels
Remington 1894 C grade, Side-by-Side, ejectors, with two 12 Ga barrels

Remington 1894 C grade, Side-by-Side, ejectors, with two 12 Ga barrels: One set is 30 “,  “ Ordnance”  with 2 ¾” chambers .728 bores  .028 wall thickness minimum, choked .029 and .033 ( tight IMP MOD and Full). Good condition with nice striking , 90% black and a light oxidation in the bores, I think a polishing of  .001 or  .002 at most would restore them to mirror finish. The gun weighs 7 pounds 7 Oz with the longer tubes. The 2nd set of barrels is 26 ¼ “ tubes, 2 ¾” chambers, .727 bores .040 wall thickness, choked .000 Cyl and .009 Skeet 2.  85% blacking and bores that would need a .002 to .003 polishing to get back to new. Weight with this set is 7 pounds 6 Oz. The action is in very good condition with 20% of original case colors, 40% scroll engraving proper to the C grade, and clean screw slots. Bolting is good with both barrels and they are tight on face. The stock has a 14” LOP over an .900” orange pad with leather face, with 1 ½” and 2” drop and neutral cast . The wood is in very good condition with  some handling marks ( 90% )  and nice, crisp checkering (95%) Price: $3,750

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