For sale: 20g Boss OU…the stuff of dreams.

I’ve never handled a holy relic. But I have handled a Boss OU.

The first time was in the summer of 1999. I was working at New England Arms, a gunshop Forbes FYI magazine said was “probably the finest gunshop in the world.” (It’s owner ended up in federal prison, but that’s another story).

Anyway, a 16g Boss OU came into the shop on a Tuesday. Even though it had problems, we sold it by Thursday. I think the price was $65,000. We mailed it out the following Monday, giving me fives days to admire it (I worked Mon-Sat). It went to some guy in Austin, TX, with “Dell” money.

12 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Pigeon Shotgun
A 12 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Pigeon Shotgun

Since then, I’ve handled Boss OUs in 12g, 16g, 20g, 28g, & .410. I’ve seen a 10g, and I know the whereabouts of a couple of 14gs. I’ve seen Boss OUs with rare, Rigby-style rising bites, and ones with the various action styles Boss used over the years for no apparent reason.

I’ve even handled one of the finest firearms Boss has ever built — and one of the finest sporting guns ever made — this unique round-action OU double rifle from 1929.

Boss & Co. Over & Under Double Rifle
Boss & Co. Over & Under Double Rifle

Boss & Co. introduced their revolutionary OU in 1909. The company is still around today and still building its legendary shotgun. I think the starting price is £115,000 or so.

BTW: If you have a Boss OU and would like to know more about it or sell it, drop me an email — Gregg@DogsandDoubles.com. I can help you out.

Boss O/Us: shotgun on top, double rifle on bottom
Boss O/Us: shotgun on top, double rifle on bottom

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4 thoughts on “For sale: 20g Boss OU…the stuff of dreams.

  1. No. It’s the gun in the video is a genuine Boss OU. It has a Boss-style action.

    Perazzis came along way after the Boss OU was created.

    The Perazzi design is a hybrid of the Boss OU and the Woodward OU.

    Gregg

  2. My apologies, I meant to put an “LOL” after my earlier comment. My often misunderstood awkward humor. And thank you for adding the part about the Woodward of which I was not aware.

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