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

 

Original Parker B Grade Trap gun on a 1 1/2 Frame with 32" barrels
Original Parker B Grade Trap gun on a 1 1/2 Frame with 32″ barrels

Original SxS Parker B Grade Trap gun on a 1 1/2 Frame with 32″ barrels: Featuring a ventilated rib. Acme Steel barrels with an Ivory bead.This gun is in original condition. It has a straight grip stock with a Monte-Carlo type comb. Excellent checking and engraving to the metal with lots of case color left. The engraving is beautiful, clean and intact. No cracks or gouges. LOP is 14 1/2 to the end of the pad; DAC is 1 1/2 and drop at the heel is about 2″+. It has a likely newer Silvers pad, ejectors and the barrels are marked “Parker Over load proved” on their flats. Fancy and nice figured wood in both the forearm and the buttstock. Perfect shiny bores and a single trigger. It looks like the trigger’s barrel selector is on the tang at the safety. Fore arm iron is also very nicely engraved. I have almost 50 photos of this gun, and only 20 can be posted here, so if you have questions, please let me know. Price: $21,000

L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge – ENGLISH GRIP, RARE, GORGEOUS WOOD
L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge – ENGLISH GRIP, RARE, GORGEOUS WOOD

L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge – Side-by-Side ENGLISH GRIP, RARE, GORGEOUS WOOD: Year 1926, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 9oz, IC/F, LOP 14″, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 1/2″, FWE 90916. Owning a rare vintage American shotgun in excellent condition brings a certain sense of pride.  The L.C. Smith guns are growing in popularity, soon to catch up to the Fox guns, in my opinion.  The Trap Grade was a low production gun, with only 282 16ga. Trap Grades on record.  Of the 282, only 47 had 26” barrels, and only about 28 or so had a factory English style stock.  IF YOU LIKE ENGLISH STOCKS ON YOUR VINTAGE DOUBLE GUNS YOU KNOW HOW HARD THEY ARE TO COME BY.  This rare Trap Grade has stunning, highly figured wood with amazing fiddleback figure that looks different from every angle.  Serial number FWE90916 built in 1926, is not only a super rare find, but it has very strong factory original condition as well.  All metal has factory original finishes, with 70% case color, 96% barrel blue, the trigger guard retains 97% charcoal blue, and the forend escutcheon and trigger blade blue is 98%.  The bores are perfect mirrors, the screws are perfect, and the factory original wood has no cracks and superb checkering.  The wood on this gun is off the charts, and when we got the gun the pad was hard and damaged, the buttstock was dirty, and the finish had become opaque, hiding the figure in the wood.  We restored the wood to its factory original glory with 10 coats of a hand-rubbed Truoil finish.  We also added a genuine Silvers pad.  The engraving is sharp and clear, the double ivory beads are intact, the barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and standing breech, and the opening lever is way right of center.  THIS IS A GORGEOUS ELSIE!  Our in-house gunsmiths stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest part, cleaned them in the Ultrasonic cleaner, inspected each part for function and integrity, lubricated all properly, and reassembled the gun, making this Elsie a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90-DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  Who does that on a 92-year-old gun?  The dynamics of this gun are notable as well, balancing dead on the hinge pin and weighing just 6 1/2lbs.  Choked perfect for your wild pheasants at IC/F, use RST Shells spreader loads to go after close flushers and your sporting clays targets.  This gun has it all—that classic vintage appearance with lots of factory condition, gorgeous wood, great shooting dimensions, dynamic handling characteristics, rarity, and very desirable features; the epitome of an investment quality gun that will sure to appreciate as you enjoy its use.  Thanks for looking! Price: $5,950

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Double Barrel Shotgun
Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Double Barrel Shotgun

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Double Barrel ShotgunGun is of Exceptional condition and quality.  Sidelock guns from this maker are rarely encountered.   Engraving is superbly well done. Gun retains 95% original blue. Bores are excellent.  Excellent well-figured wood is impeccably well checkered.  Hidden third fastener barrels are tight on face.  This sidelock gun certainly ranks up there with the worlds “Best Guns” rating – with a lifetime of service included. Barrels: 28 3/8″ (72 cm) Bore dia: .729 L & .728 R. Min. Walls. .025 R & .025 L. Chokes: Mod & Full.  .023 & .038. Engraving: English Style Rose and Scroll. Action: SLE with Hidden 3rd Fastener. Stock: Well Figured French. Butt: Checkered. L.O.P.: 14 5/8″ to the center of butt. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.2 oz. Stock Dimensions1 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 14 5/8″ with 3/8″ cast off. Price: $5500 

SKB 385 20GA ENGLISH STOCK EXCELLENT SXS
SKB 385 20GA ENGLISH STOCK EXCELLENT SXS

SKB 385 20GA ENGLISH STOCK EXCELLENT SXS: A Dandy SKB 20ga with hard to find English stock. Shot very little. Chambers: 3IN. Ejectors: YES. Condition: EXCELLENT. Metal Condition: EXCELLENT. Wood Condition: EXCELLENT. Bore Condition: EXCELLENT. Barrels: 26 IN. Triggers: Single selective. Gauge: 20GA. Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN. Stock Heel: 2 5/8IN. LOP: 14 1/8 REAR POSITION SINGLE TRIGGER. Weight: 6LBS 7OZ. Chokes: 3 CHOKE TUBES. Price: $1975 

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD SxS 16 GAUGE WITH 28" BARRELS
LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD SxS 16 GAUGE WITH 28″ BARRELS

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD SxS 16 GAUGE WITH 28″ BARRELS: Solid gun with original finishes. Gun is tight on face with top lever well right of center. No loose ribs. Mirror bores. Sharp checkering. Excellent wood to metal fit. 3 Position safety. All serial numbers match of course. Right bore measures .548 with 23/1000 choke (Imp Mod). Left bore is .547 with 32/1000 choke (Full). Chambers are 2 3/4″. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 11 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/4″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/2″. Price: $750 

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