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More fine guns, in superb original condition. These are from James D. Julia’s October 2013 Auction.

EXCEPTIONAL INVESTMENT QUALITY HIGH CONDITION PARKER LIFTER HAMMER GUN. SN 13722. (ca. 1878) Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8" Chambers. 30" Damascus bbls

EXCEPTIONAL INVESTMENT QUALITY HIGH CONDITION PARKER LIFTER HAMMER GUN. SN 13722. (ca. 1878) Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 30″ Damascus bbls

EXCEPTIONAL INVESTMENT QUALITY HIGH CONDITION PARKER LIFTER HAMMER GUN. SN 13722. (ca. 1878) Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 30″ Damascus bbls. Sold for $10,350

EXCEPTIONAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND, ITHACA NID SOUSA/ $1000 GRADE 12 GAUGE MAGNUM. SN 500536. Cal. 12 ga. 3" Chambers.

EXCEPTIONAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND, ITHACA NID SOUSA/ $1000 GRADE 12 GAUGE MAGNUM. SN 500536. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers.

 

 

 

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND, ITHACA NID SOUSA/ $1000 GRADE 12 GAUGE MAGNUM. SN 500536. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. Sold for $69,000

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HIGH CONDITION PATRICK MULLIN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WATERFOWLER. Sold for $9,775

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HIGH CONDITION PATRICK MULLIN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WATERFOWLER. Sold for $9,775

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HIGH CONDITION PATRICK MULLIN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WATERFOWLER. Sold for $9,775

Beretta BL-4 20 gauge Over-Under shotgun, 28" barrels, 3" chambers

Beretta BL-4 20 gauge Over-Under shotgun, 28″ barrels, 3″ chambers

This Beretta BL-4 is great O/U shotgun that’s getting tougher to find and more expensive every day. If this one is as nice as it looks, $999 it’s a steal. Like the looks of it? Then get on it now. It won’t be on the market long.

Beretta BL-4 20 gauge Over-Under shotgun, 28″ barrels, 3″ chambers: Price: $999

The action is tight, barrels on face and the top lever is just left of center.

Beretta BL-4 20 gauge Over-Under shotgun, 28" barrels, 3" chambers

Beretta BL-4 20 gauge Over-Under shotgun, 28″ barrels, 3″ chambers

Manufactured: 1969
Caliber: 20 gauge
Chambers: 3″
Metal: Good, silvering along edges
Wood: Good, some scratches and dents
Bore: Very good & bright
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Pistol grip
Stock: 14 1/4″
Butt Pad: Beretta plate
Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz.
Sights: Vent rib, double beads
Chokes: M & F

 

 

 

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST EXTRA FINISH O/U 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST EXTRA FINISH O/U 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST EXTRA FINISH O/U 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN: KEN HUNT ENGRAVED 26″ VENT RIB 009 AND 024 3″ PROOFED SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS LARGE FOREARM PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES NEW CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE  6LB 5 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 X 14 3/8. Price: $150,000

Holland & Holland Royal 12 ga Side-by-Side shotgun

Holland & Holland Royal 12 ga Side-by-Side shotgun

Holland & Holland Royal 12 ga Side-by-Side shotgun: Pre-war Holland & Holland 12 ga. Royal, 30″ chopperlump barrels with concave game rib, choked improved cylinder and modified (.005/.015), 2-1/2″ chambers.  Automatic ejectors, double triggers, hidden third bite and auto safe.  Hand-detachable sidelock features gold cocking indicators and the traditional Holland & Holland acanthus engraving which remains sharp and crisp.  Splinter forend, the highly figured stock with half-round grip measures 1-1/2″ comb x 2-1/2″ heel x 15-1/2″ LOP over a buttplate.  Excellent overall condition, tight and on the face.  Weighs 6 lbs, 10 oz. with a forward bias, balancing just ahead of the hingepin.  A classic Holland best! Price: $21,900

Parker Brothers DHE Trap 12ga Shotgun 32" Vent Rib Full/Full

Parker Brothers DHE Trap 12ga Shotgun 32″ Vent Rib Full/Full

Parker Brothers DHE Trap 12ga Shotgun 32″ Vent Rib Full/Full: Gun remains in very good condition with case colors remaining in the protected areas: double trigger, ejectors, beavertail forearm, straight with 14 1/2″ LOP over a Silver’s red rubber pad, vent rib, right barrel has a .738″ bore with .040″ choke (FULL), left barrel has a .740″ bore with .045″ choke (FULL). Price: $6,495

20g Browning BSS Sidelock, 28" bbls, Double Triggers

20g Browning BSS Sidelock, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers

20g Browning BSS Sidelock, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers: 20ga., 28″ (Briley CT’s -5-, double triggers (rare), ejectors, fully handengraved R&S type on rich satin coin finished receiver,elegant long tang stock, 14 1/4″ LOP over 1″ solid pad also Browning vented pad, exotic piece of Belgium hand checkered walnut straight stock & forearm, luxury pigskin leather fitted case,6 lbs.4 ozs. 99% new. Price: $4,895

Ithaca NID Grade II 10ga 3 1/2" Magnum SxS Shotgun

Ithaca NID Grade II 10ga 3 1/2″ Magnum SxS Shotgun

Ithaca NID Grade II 10ga 3 1/2″ Magnum SxS Shotgun: Ithaca grade II 10ga 31/2″ magnum.32″ barrels choked full and full.Pistol grip stock,double triggers,extractors.Retains 30% of the original case colors and 95% of the original blue.Excellent bore with no dents or pitting.The stock is very sound with no cracks.The barrels are tight and on face to the action with the top lever slightly to the right of center.A very nice example of the Ithaca magnum for the collector or the shooter.Weighs 10-14.Built in 1933. Price: $3,995

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

German-style over-under shotguns are some of the most under rated shotguns out there – and also one of the best buys you’ll find. I own the 16g Heym O/U you can see in this pic. It beautifully made – far nicer than a Browning Superposed – and it handles as well as my 20g Beretta 686.

I’m sure the 12 gauge Miller & Val. Greiss you see here is just as well made and handy. And at $2199, it looks like bargain.

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

Miller & Val. Greiss O/U Shotgun German Game Gun 12 Gauge: Price: $2,199.99

Made in Munich (Germany) with 30″ barrels, choked I.M. (.028) & Full (.039), has a tapered, matted solid rib with front and intermediate ivory bead sights, 2 3/4” chambers, ejectors, double triggers and a manual operating thumb safety. The barrels are of Bohler Special steel and the action features the Greener style cross bolt locking mechanism. The action is extensively engraved in a fine floral pattern. The bottom of the receiver is engraved with the initials MGM, and the top barrel on the left side is stamped with the name Frederic R. Sherman.

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

Miller Val. Greiss O/U German Game Gun 12 Gauge

Manufactured: 1927
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Barrels: 30″, solid rib
Triggers: Double
Stock: Pistol Grip
Stock Dimensions: LOP: 14″; DAC: 1 9/16″ & DAC: 2 1/16
Fore End: 3 Piece
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Decelerator with modified toe.
Weight: ????
Sights: Ivory beads.
Chokes: I.M. (.028) & Full (.039)

 

1908 A.H. Fox Philadelphia, PA, double barrel shotgun Campfire catalog

1908 A.H. Fox Philadelphia, PA, double barrel shotgun Campfire catalog

For the really obsessed shotgun collector, vintage catalogs are a must have. If you’re really into A.H. Foxes, the catalog you see here is a real score. It’s a Campfire-series, and one of the toughest A.H. Fox catalogs to find.

The Campfire Series catalogs were the second series of catalogs A.H. Fox used, and the company they sent them out  from 1907 to 1912. The catalog you see here is from 1908 , making it the fourth the company produced.

It appears to be in great condition overall, and the seller has put up a lot of photos in the listing. Check it out now to learn more about this catalog and to place a bid.

1908 A.H. Fox Philadelphia, PA, double barrel shotgun Campfire catalog

1908 A.H. Fox Philadelphia, PA, double barrel shotgun Campfire catalog

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

As Thanksgiving winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next year.  This double barrel should be perfect for putting a gobbler on the table in 2014.

It’s a 12 gauge J.P Sauer side-by-side with 30″ barrels choked full and full, double triggers, ejectors, and a 14 1/2″ LOP. It’s a heavier gun – 7lbs, 10ozs, – so with a little luck it’s proofed for 2 3/4″ shells and heavy loads.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 11/29/2013 @ 10:51:27 PM ET. Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun, 30″ bbls: Wood very clean with minor marks. Case colors mostly faded out, some left on the top portion of the action. Barrels retain most of their original finish. Has 30″ barrels choked full and full with excellent bores. Locks up tight, has barrel extension and cross bolt and ejectors.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

Happy Thanksgiving…

Have a great day and enjoy your bird.

Turkey, Spring 2013

Turkey, Spring 2013

Introducing Dogs & Doubles’ Gallery of Great Guns: An online museum dedicated to the world’s finest firearms. Here you’ll see the finest double barrel shotguns and rifles, in the finest original condition.

These guns doubles are from James D. Julia’s October 2013 Firearms Auction:

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX SxS A GRADE. SN 202812. (1916) Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with slightly raised, narrow, matted, concave rib, are marked with “Chromox Steel”. Sold for $9,775

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX A GRADE. SN 202812. (1916) Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2" Chambers. 26" Bbls

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX A GRADE. SN 202812. (1916) Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls

EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER DH DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 127341. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. No. 2 Frame. Sold for $11,500

EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER DH. SN 127341. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4" Chambers. No. 2 Frame

EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER DH. SN 127341. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. No. 2 Frame

EXCEPTIONAL ONE-OF-A-KIND PRE-WAR HOLLAND & HOLLAND OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 28482. Cal. .375 H & H Flanged Mag. Sold for $74,750

PRE-WAR HOLLAND & HOLLAND OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 28482. Cal. .375 H & H Flanged Mag

PRE-WAR HOLLAND & HOLLAND OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 28482. Cal. .375 H & H Flanged Mag

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, INVESTMENT QUALITY, 20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SIDE-BY-SIDE GAME GUN WITH HANG TAGS. SN 25254. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Sold for $69,000.

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" GAME GUN WITH HANG TAGS. SN 25254. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4" Chambers.

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” GAME GUN WITH HANG TAGS. SN 25254. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers.

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Here’s another nice grouse gun. This little Charles Daly is on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 11/27/2013 @ 9:48:25 AM ET. Made during World War 1, it looks like it’s still in excellent original condition.

Regarding Charles Daly, he was a businessman, not a gunmaker. Around 1875 he partnered with August Shoverling and started importing shotguns into the United States from Prussia/Germany. The side-by-sides they brought in were marketed under the Charles Daly name, and up to about WW2 they were some of the finest double-barrel shotguns offered in the US.

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels: It is an Anson & Deeley boxlock in 16 gauge and is marked “Charles Daly” on both sides of the receiver, “Made in Prussia” on the watertables, “Prussia” on the barrel flats, “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl” on the top of both barrels and “Fluid Steel Krupp Essen” on the top barrel rib. The beauty of this piece is in its workmanship and condition. Adorned with just a bit of scroll and line engraving on the receiver, the gun is in 98% – almost mint – condition. It looks almost unused, amazing for a piece nearly 100 years old! The 26 inch Krupp steel barrels retain about 99% of their original blue with just one little scratch on the surface of the left tube. They chime like bells when dinged with your fingernail. The top rib has a doll’s head extension that locks into the top of the receiver for extra strength. The extension itself is carved to look like a scallop shell. The chamber lengths are 2 ½ inches.

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

The barrels are choked improved cylinder and cylinder, perfect for upland game and the bores are perfect. Extractors, not ejectors. The receiver and triggerguard are case-hardened. The colors have pretty much faded now but if you look closely you will still see quite a lot of subtle colors plus some areas that are quite vivid. There is a bit of subtle scroll and line engraving. The screws have never been turned and amazingly every screw on the sides of the receiver is held in place by a tiny set screw. True Prussian quality. The wood is very nicely grained walnut with just a few extremely light dings from careful hunting use. About all of the original varnish remains and I would rate the wood at 98%. Finely checkered round knob wrist and forend with no damaged diamonds. There is an un-engraved initial oval inlaid into the stock about 3 inches in front of the heel. The butt is finished with a horn buttplate held in place with engraved screws. Length of pull is 14 inches. Drop at comb is 1 ½ inches. Drop at heel is 2 5/8 inches. Weight is 6 pounds 5 ounces. The gun comes with its original leg-o-mutton case in excellent condition including the case’s original key.

Parker VH 12 ga, 28” barrels on a 1 ½ frame:

Parker VH 12 ga, 28” barrels on a 1 ½ frame:

Parker VH 12 ga, 28” barrels on a 1 ½ frame: Clean shiny bores, rib has two ivory beads. LOP is 14.25”to an original butt plate. The butt plate is in great condition and you can clearly see the detail of the wood cock the dog is holding in its mouth. Drop at the comb is 1.75” and drop at the heel is 2.75”. Bores are choked F/F. Has some original case coloring on the sides of the box lock action. The bluing is original and very good, but it is beginning to wear thin in a couple of areas. Wood is solid, no cracks or gouges and this is a very nice clean original Parker on a desirable frame size. SN is 2129XX, and the Parker Association says this gun will letter. Price: $1,800

Early 12 ga Fox AE SxS, Factory straight grip, 30" bbls

Early 12 ga Fox AE SxS, Factory straight grip, 30″ bbls

12 ga Fox AE SxS, Factory straight grip, 30″ bbls: Case colors have faded. Barrels are smooth and shiny inside, single brass bead. The ribs are problem free and the wood is in very good condition too. The gun originally belonged to a man named George Eshias. I have been told that he was an Americana of Armenian heritage and that he was a famous hero in WW1 and that he fought with distinction in the US Army. I have not taken the time to confirm this, but his name has been engraved into the top of the left chamber . (Look at the photos) Hard to believe that his family let this heirloom go but life does get complicated at times. LOP is 14” and drop at the comb is 1.75, drop at the Heel is 3”. Barrels are choked F/F. Price: $2,600

Lefever FE 12 ga with 30” Damascus barrels and twin Ivory beads

Lefever FE 12 ga with 30” Damascus barrels and twin Ivory beads

Lefever FE 12 ga with 30” Damascus barrels and twin Ivory beads: Nice Silvers recoil pad and a LOP of 13.5”, Drop at comb of 2” and drop at heel of 3”. The ejectors work nicely and the gun locks up tightly. The bores are very good and this gun is ready for the field and some RST ammo!! It does have an old repair on the fingers by the triggers. The repair has been looked at by two different reputable gunsmiths and both independently agreed that the old repair is good and is nothing to worry about. Barrels are M/IM. Price: $1,700.00

 

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