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WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000

WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000

WEBLEY & SCOTT BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000: 28″ BARREL WITH A 5 LEAF 1/4 RIB EXPRESS SIGHT AND A RAMP FRONT SIGHT DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP MAKERS CASE A REAL TACK DRIVER EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 8LBS 6 OZ X 14 1/8 LOP. Price: $24,500

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun: 1940s guns, 12 gauge, 2 3/4″ chambers, 30″ barrels, ejectors. Straight-grip stock. Beavertail forend. Bright bore. 14 3/16 LOP to Winchester recoil pad; 1 7/16 DAC; 2 3/16 DAH. Full & Full, 8lbs. Single select trigger. Some wear to metal finish, some dents, dings, and impressions on wood. Price: $8999

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun

THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING - 12/12/WIN 30-30

THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30

THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30: Extremely rare Thieme & Schlegelmilch Nimrod Drilling. Best quality drilling made in Suhl, Germany in 1919. Original: claw mounts, claws and Busch scope. Unusual straight grip stock. Sharp engraving and excellent original case color. Barrels are 26 ¾” with shotgun barrels choked full and full. All barrels Nitro Proofed. Shotgun barrels are Excelsior Steel while rifle barrel is Bohler Steel. Rifle barrel in original Winchester  30/30 caliber. Excellent bores. Disc set strikers for shotgun barrels. Top tang safety and rifle engagement with three positions. Gun is tight on face with light use. Stock LOP is 14 ¾” with cast off. Provision for cheek riser (riser not included). Weight of gun is 8 LBS 2 1/8 OZ with scope. Price: $7,500

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 GA Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial #200381. 26″ bbls. Chokes: Lt.M (.010) & Lt.M (.010). Double trigger. Round Knob Semi-PG grip, Splinter Forearm. Weight: 5lb, 13oz. Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/8 with 1/4 cast off. Original butt plate. Phildelphia gun Price: $3,900

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8″ to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition. Price: $2,750.

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

It must be rare-Parker season. Here’s another one that’s hard to find. Parker Bros. made just 306 AH grade hammerless shotguns. Of those, I bet very few are late 20 gauges like this one.

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun: 0 Frame, Single trigger, English stock, Splinter forend, Skeleton butt. A rare sweet Parker with a beautiful piece of wood 14 1/4 LOP 0 Frame 26 in ic/m good case color and blue 3 quail on left side pheasents on right side and bottom A Remington Era gun Find another one of these 6lbs 6oz. Price: $49,500

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker AHE 20ga Double Barrel Shotgun

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

I used to have a thing for 8 gauges. I wanted badly to find one, like a tick wants to find a deer. I even bought a pile of 8 gauge ammo in anticipation of owning one some day. If I were still interested in 8s, I would be salivating over this one. It looks like a awesome gun, in excellent, original condition. Amoskeag Auction Company has it, and they’re selling it on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Big guns like this were used to pass shoot ducks, geese, and swans, and in the 19th century they were common along the big flyways up and down the Eastern Seaboard. In the 20th century, they fell out of favor and were eventually outlawed by the Federal Government for use on all migratory species. Today, some states allow them for use on other game species (like turkeys), while other states have completely outlawed their use for hunting.

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

Lot #185: A Tremendous W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels: Serial #29486, 8 bore, 36″ damascus barrels choked about .020 in each with bright excellent bores, and 10 bore, 32 3/8″ damascus barrels choked improved cylinder in each having bright very good bores showing very faint frosting. This gun was originally made as an 8 bore and the 10 gauge barrels along with a new forearm were added by the maker at a later date and serial numbered to the gun. The 8 bore barrels exhibit some pattern turning mostly silver with scattered light oxidation spots and an area of pinprick pitting at the breech to the right side of the rib. The 10 bore barrels exhibit 70% of their original brown color displaying an area of pinprick pitting on the top about ten inches from the breech along with some scratches and dings. Both sets of barrels have the maker’s name and London address engraved on the top rib with matching engraved borders around the breech ends and rib extensions.

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

W & C Scott & Sons 8 Bore Double Hammer Shotgun With Extra 10 Bore Barrels

The frame, locks, and hammers all display various shades of case color, the locks retaining 80% with the balance of the metal surfaces showing a mix of brown, pewter, and spots of color. All of the metal has border engraving with the top lever indicating the maker’s “Patent”. The figured straight grip stock rates very good displaying a few dings and scratches over the original polished oil finish with some staining evident around the butt pad and the grip is finely checkered in a well executed full wrap-around pattern showing some soiling.

The original splinter forearm is attached via a cross pin and rates similarly to the stock with well defined lightly soiled checkering; it has a nicely carved decorative metal tip. The second splinter forearm accompanying the 10 bore barrels is about an inch shorter and has a later lever release. Its condition is similar with good lightly soiled checkering. An old distorted rubber recoil pad is present providing a length of 14 1/2″ and the gun features double rebounding hammers with extractors and weighs 15 lbs. This shotgun was made in 1878 and the extra barrels and forearm were added a short time later as Scott stopped using that type of forearm release in 1892. It remains in remarkable condition considering its age and use. Est: $6000-$8000

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

In Catholic School, the nuns taught us that to covet is to sin. The second I saw this double barrel shotgun, I sinned. It’s a 16 gauge Parker BHE and it appears to be all original.

Parker made just 1,034 BH-grade hammerless shotguns. This one was built in 1924 and it was ordered with Extra Fine Damascus barrels – an unusual choice for such a later Parker. At $35,000 it’s not cheap. But judging by what nice, high-grade Parkers are bringing these days, it’s not that expensive, either.

16 gauge Parker BHE Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun – $35,000

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 5/8 ”
Pad thickness:
Type of butt: Skeleton Buttplate
Drop @ comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop @ heel: 2 5/8 ”
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz

Gauge: 16 ga
Chamber: 2 9/16 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: IM/M
Rib type: Concave File Cut

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE : 27″ 009 AND 014 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 5/8. Price: $29,500

John Blanch and Son – Fantastic sidelock 1890 with sidelever: This is a very high grade sidelever sidelock from the early 1890′s. Comes in its makers case and has mirror bores. I like this gun! Exceptional fence engraving. Price: $7,400

John Blanch and Son, 12 gauge sidelock ejector shotgun with sidelever

John Blanch and Son, 12 gauge sidelock ejector shotgun with sidelever

Manufacturer: John Blanch and Son – Fantastic sidelock 1890 with sidelever!
Serial Number: 5449
Ejectors: No
Barrels: 30
Barrel Type: Damascus
Action: Sidelock
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 9/16
Stock Heel: 2
Stock Cast: 1/2
LOP: 15″ over pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz.
Choke Left: .020 light full
Choke Right: Cyl.
Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .028
Winchester Model 21 12 gauge SxS shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 gauge SxS shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 gauge: The classic American made SxS shotgun that was ultimate in durability is the hallmark of the Winchester Model 21. This particular gun represents the earliest configuration:  Double triggers and extractors (non-ejector).  The barrels are 30″, solid rib and choked M/F but they actually measure .010 (IC) and .035 (Full), the bores are mirror bright and there is a very slight “ding” in the right tube about 10 3/4″ from the muzzle.  The semi pistol grip buttstock has a 14″ LOP to the original butt plate, 1 9/16″, DAC and 2 9/16″ DAH, no cast.  Matching splinter forend.  All finishes are 100% original.  Barrels and action retain 90-95% blue with various small amounts of surface rust evident.  The forearm iron and the trigger guard show the most use with both pieces taking on a brown patina and noticeable blue wear on the forearm extension.  The wood finishes also rate in the 90-95% range with no significant wear just the normal handling marks from 80 years or use.  The action and barrels are very tight and on face with the top lever still noticably right of center.  Serial number 2660 made in early 1935. Price: $3850

BERETTA 411 EJECTOR - 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE - STRAIGHT GRIP

BERETTA 411 EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE – STRAIGHT GRIP

BERETTA 411 EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE – STRAIGHT GRIP – VINTAGE GUN: Here is excellent condition vintage Beretta 411 in 12 gauge from 1952. Nice engraving. Double under bite with hidden Greener style third fastener. Unengraved stock oval. Barrels are 27 5/8″. Bores as original at .728 with 23/1000 choke (Modified) in the right barrel at 727 with 32/1000 choke (Full) for the left barrel. Chambers at 2 3/4″. Mirror bores. Ejectors perfectly timed. No cracks in the wood. Tight on face. Anson style forend fastening system. Straight grip stock with long trigger guard tang. Double boarder checkering pattern. Plugged swivel holes in barrel (barely visable). Weight of gun is 7 LBS 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions LOP – 14 5/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/4″. Price: $2,450

 

12 gauge AYA Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun

12 gauge AYA Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun

12 gauge AyA Hammergun:  Price: $569.99

Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 30
Triggers: Double
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 5/8″ DAH, 14 1/2″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.
Item Location: Dundee, MI
12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30" bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30″ bbls

I love hammerguns, but while they have their pluses, one of their drawbacks is that most of them are real old – usually 125 years plus. A lot can happen to a gun in a century plus — poor cleaning, shoddy repairs, rough handling — and mistreatment can add up over the years and really take a toll on a gun.

The gun you see here caught my eye for a couple reasons. First, it’s relatively young for a hammergun. Made in the early years of the 20th century, it’s about as modern as British hammerguns get. Then there’s the fluid-steel barrels. Most quality hammerguns were made back in the days of damascus steel. Finally, it looks like it’s in excellent condition, and it even comes in its original case.

Webley & Scott 12ga Hammer Shotgun, 30″ bbls: Absolutely beautiful old W&S hammer gun with class and condition! Light as a feather at exactly 7lbs flat. Gun has a ton of condition and deminsions you could only dream of in a gun from this era! Real mans gun with a 14 5/8″ LOP with only 2 1/4″ DAH, I bet you could shoulder hundreds to find one with these total modern dimisions?? The pictures tell the whole story on this neat old English Straight Griped gun. FLUID STEEL barrels are 30″ long with IC/IM chokes with mirror bores,British Proofed 1904, still in the factory makers leather case , Extreamely nice for the classy collector,if you can find another one this good it will be twice this money, What a dandy!  Price: $3,295

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30" bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30″ bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30" bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30″ bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30" bbls

12 gauge Webley & Scott hammergun, 30″ bbls

28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgunv

Last week, two of the rarest double barrels in the world – an incredible 28g Boss O/U and SxS set- came to auction at Julia’s Spring 2014 sale. Buyers from the around the world battled it out over the phones for a chance to own one of these tremendous shotuns. When the final bids were in and the hammer fell, the sale prices were very big and very impressive.

LOT 3344: EXQUISITE 28 GAUGE BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE — Sold for $207,000

28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

LOT 3345: SUBLIME 28 GAUGE BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER SIDE BY SIDE GAME GUN –  Sold for $135,000

Puck pointing a woodcock

Puck pointing a woodcock

Here’s an interesting piece from The Atlantic.com. A lot of  hunters I know are serious about conservationist, and I’ve always thought that one of the best way to learn about an animal is to hunt it. It’s good to see that other people are recognizing that as well.

Responsible hunters have been at the forefront of conservation for over one hundred years now. Here’s some more information on the subject from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

-The North American Wildlife Conservation Model

-25 Reasons Why Hunting Is Conservation

A Caretaker and A Killer: How Hunters Can Save the Wilderness, by Tovar Cerulli

Stereotypes of gun-toting brutes and tree-hugging hippies miss the basic facts about who is protecting nature—and why.

“Fourteen years ago, I stood in the snow, struggling to digest what I had heard. A group of us, gathered to learn about monitoring and protecting wildlife habitat, had just discovered that our instructor—Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track—was a deer hunter. I found the news disturbing. How could she work to safeguard the homes of animals she described as “neighbors” and then turn around and shoot one of them? I found it inconceivable that someone could be both an environmentalist and a hunter, a caretaker and a killer….”

Read the entire piece now.

George Gibbs, Gun Maker, Trade Label

George Gibbs, Gun Maker, Trade Label

George Gibbs is a gunmaker we don’t hear a lot about today. Even though he helped design one of the most successful hammerless shotguns of the 19th century, and his son partnered with William Metford to create one of the finest falling-block rifles of the 1870 and 1880s, you would be hard pressed to find a hunter or shooter who recognizes the firms name today. This is a shame, because many of the guns built by George Gibbs, Gunmakers are fantastic.

This George Gibbs .450 3 1/4″ Double Rifle is one example of just how nice a Gibbs can be. The pair of sidelock shotguns you see here are two more. Graham Mackinlay has these guns now. Made as a true pair of Best-quality side-by-sides, they’re in beautiful shape.

    George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

Pair of 12 gauge George Gibbs Sidelock Double Barrel Shotguns: These are ‘best’ grade sidelocks and have been in one family from new. Both guns retain a large amount of colour hardening. The actions and locks are engraved with incredibly fine acanthus scroll. They have 29″ steel barrels with fine sunken top ribs which read, ‘George Gibbs Bristol and 35 Savile Row, London W (barrels Sir Joseph Whitworth fluid pressed steel)’. The guns are in their original leather case with named accessories, striker pot and disc key. The highly figures stocks are 14 3/4″ with leather-covered pads. The barrels of these guns are in phenomenal condition and will last several generations. It’s rare to find some fine guns in this condition. Price: £ 25,000

    George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

    George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

    George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

George Gibbs Sidelock Ejector Shotguns. Pic courtesy Graham Mackinlay

Thomas Horsley, Gunmaker, York, Trade Label

Thomas Horsley, Gunmaker, York, Trade Label

When you think of “British” doubles, London and Birmingham are the cities that usually come to mind. Many of the UK’s top gunmakers worked in and around those cities for over two-hundred years. But top gunmakers were also located in other parts of the country for almost as long.

John Dickson & Son built their famous Round Action shotguns way up in Edinburgh, Scotland, while W.R. Pape built his doubles across the border in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. South of Pape’s shop was another top British gunmaker — Thomas Horsley of York.

Thomas Horsley started his business around 1830 and his firm continued on until 1959. In 1862 & 1863, as breechloading guns were appearing on the the UK’s shooting scene, Horsley patented a unique pull-back, snap action. He also came up with a patent for retractable firing pins. The bar-in-wood double rifle you see here uses these patents.

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Rifle generate far more pressure than shotguns, and this pressure stresses the gun’s action in extreme ways. This is why it’s unusual to see one built as a bar-in-wood. Compared to a standard bar-action shotgun, the actions on bar-in-woods are fairly slim. This means there’s less metal to take up the twisting and flexing that happens every time the gun is fired. Judging by the condition this one is in, I don’t think it was fired very much.

Thomas Horsley .450BPE Bar-in-Wood Hammer Double Rifle: Through innovation and superior craftsmanship, Thomas Horsley earned the name the “Purdey of York,” and this remarkable example demonstrates why. Incorporating his famous pull-back top lever locking system (patent 2410 of 1863) and distinctive retracting firing pins (patent 1138 of 1867). It is in all original exc-plus condition w/ bores As New. Difficult to come by from a most esteemed provincial maker. 27 3/4″ Bbls, 13 7/8″ London proof-marks. Including 20 rnds Bell brass. Price: $9,000

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

Thomas HorThomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double riflesley, Gunmaker, York, Trade Label

Thomas Horsley, York, .450BPE bar-in-wood double rifle

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Thomas-Horsley-450-3-1-4-BPex.cfm?gun_id=100424939

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