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Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

I don’t pay a ton of attention to Spanish shotguns. Not that I have anything against them. Many Spanish doubles are well made, and some of them are bargains. I think this 16 gauge SxS by Ugartechea is both.

Ugartechea has been around since 1922 — a long time for a Spanish gunmaker — and today they build everything from basic boxlocks to fancy, Holland-pattern sidelocks.

The Upland Classic is a model imported by Lion Country Supply. It’s basic, Anson & Deeley pattern boxlock and it comes in a number of grades (I think this is a Grade 2). New, a Grade 2 in 16g is a $1999. The one here looks pretty much new and it costs $400 less — money you can put towards a hunting trip.

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge: Price: $1,599.99

Caliber: 16 Gauge

Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

Metal Condition: Excellent

Wood Condition: Excellent

Bore Condition: Bright

Barrels: 27 Inch, Extractors

Triggers:Double Trigger

Stock:Checkered English Grip, Walnut

Stock Dimensions:14 7/8″ LOP, 2 3/8″ DAH, 1 3/8″” DAC

Fore End:Splinter

Butt Pad:Decelerator recoil pad

Weight:6 Lbs 9 Ozs

Sights:Concave Rib, Metal Bead

Chokes:Mod and IC

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

Ugartechea Upland Classic in 16 Gauge

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer and Son is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers. Founded in 1751, they’ve been building all sorts of guns for a long time now. Some of these guns have been beautiful side-by-side shotguns.

The side-by-side shotgun you see here was probably made for the American market between 1910-1930. I love the scalloped action and relieved fences, and the engraving looks fantastic. Overall, it’s  very reflective of the kind of high quality that used to come out of Germany.

Outfits like Sloan’s and Von Lengerke & Detmold used to retail doubles like out of their sporting goods stores in New York City. This was probably an an upper-middle grade Sauer double back then — not the very best, but far from the bottom. It looks beautifully made ,and I’m sure it was quite expensive in its day.

Sauer – Model 45 – 12 ga: Price: $8,500.00

Action: Scalloped Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Splinter
Lop: 14 1/4 ”

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 3/16 ”
Cast: OFF
Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz

Manufactured in: Prussia
Manufacture Year: Finish: Coin & Black
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 1/2 ”
Length: 30 ”
Chokes: IM

Rib type: Concave File Cut
Comments : Gun is in very good condition with typical wear and handling marks for its age.

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Highclere Castle, where parts of Downton Abbey are filmed

Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey

Fans of the TV show Downton Abbey, you know that attention to detail is one of the things that makes this period drama so much fun. From the tea set used on Lady Mary’s breakfast table to the cut of Lord Grantham’s suit, Downton Abbey gets things right — most of the time, anyway.

In a passed episode, Lord Grantham was shown shooting with a yellow Labrador Retriever at his side. While most of went on in the scene was correct, the Lords loyal companion was not. According to this article in The Field, there’s almost no way the Lord Grantham would have had a yellow lab — or any lab– at his side. Why? And which breed of dog did most posh people in the UK favor around WW1? Click through and read The Downton Abbey Gundog to find out.

Flat Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retriever, once the breed of choice for shooters in the UK

Browning BSS Sporter 12 GA:

Browning BSS Sporter 12 GA:

This one won’t be along for long!

Browning’s BSS side-by-side shotguns are rugged, reliable doubles. Most of the ones you see have pistol grips and 26″. This one is a Sporter, the model that’s a bit lighter a lot harder to find. If you’re looking for a great pheasant / duck gun, this is it.
Browning BSS Sporter 12 GA: S/S/T, 28″, 3″ Mod, Full. 98% no case. Price: $1,299.

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2" game guns 12 gauge

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2″ game guns 12 gauge

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2″ Game Guns, 12 gauge: THIS IS THE BEST PAIR OF GUNS WE HAVE HAD .GUN #1 IS SIDEPLATED WITH 17 GOLD INLAYS 25″031 AND 042 2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM ENGISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 5 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 5/8 X 14 GUN #2 IS A SCALLOPED FRAME WITH 26 GOLD INLAYS AND LOTS OF GOLD WIRE DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 1/2 BOTH ARE CASED IN A MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE. Price: $49,500

WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL COND- 30″ VENT RIB Bbls.- EXC WOOD- EXC BORES: #12999, Winchester Model 21 Deluxe Trap Grade in 12 Bore, Marked Trap, Finished June 19, 1941, 30″ Vent Rib Barrels at .735 .035 & .017″ (Full & Mod), 2 3/4″ chambers, Factory marked Full on the Right barrel & factory marked Mod. on the Left barrel, Single selective trigger, Beavertail forend, Straight grip stock at 14 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 2″ over the original 7/8″ pad with the Winchester name, 7 lbs. 14 oz., “TRAP” stamped on the floorplate, Correct trap forend that is 11″ in length, Correct Kidney pattern checkering, Very nice wood with excellent feather crotch and nice color and contrast, Checkered side panels at the head of the stock, The original barrel blue is 95%, The original receiver blue is 96%, The floorplate with 88% blue, The original wood finish is at 88%, The checkering remains at 97%, The bores are excellent plus and virtually look like new. The frame has the correct water table stampings on both the left & right side with all the US patents and Model 21 WRAC stampings which are the early 1940’s. The barrels have the inspection triangle with the #1 inside which dates it to 1941. Here is a super honest M-21 Trap that remains in excellent mechanical condition inside and out with all of its life left. The gun was made for Harper & McIntire Co. and is still correct to this day as delivered by Winchester in 1941 relative the vent rib, grade, barrel length and the stock dimensions. It had a good life and was well kept. Price: $8,350

WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL COND

WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL CONDITION

Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun

Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun

Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun: 28″ chopperlump barrels choked .006/.009, 2-3/4″ chambers, hand-filed game rib, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Scalloped back boxlock action fully engraved in a floral arabesque retains 90% of the original case color hardening. The toplever features a carved hound on the scent, non-automatic safety. Splinter forend, straight hand stock of dark well-figured European walnut measures 1-1/4″ comb, 2″ heel, 14-3/4″ LOP over a full leather pad. The ejectors are as new and the trigger pulls superb. Weighs 5 lbs, 15 oz. Zanotti is purported to be the oldest gunmaker in the world, dating back to the 1600s. This model is the same basic gun manufactured by other prestigious Italian makers at about 3-4 times the cost. 98% blue with some minor handling marks. A lot of gun for the money! Price: $5,750

MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE: 25 1/2″ barrels. Claw mounts with Leupold 3×9 scope. Double set triggers. Automatic ejectors. 96%. 15in LOP pad. Excellent bores. Price: $5,650

MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE

MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE

Parker GHE 12 ga,28" Parker Special Steel barrels:

Parker GHE 12 ga,28″ Parker Special Steel barrels:

Parker GHE 12 ga,28″ Parker Special Steel barrels: F/M (.038/.015),weighs 7lbs 9 oz. 14 1/4 ” LOP to Original Dogs Head buttplate. 1 1/2 Frame Serial number 231XXX (1929),Meriden grip cap. Real nice clean Original unmessed with Parker GHE with a good bit of case color and very nicely figured stock.Built in Meriden and again, unmessed with (no pad added,no buggered screws-no opening of chokes) since it left the factory in 1929. Has been hunted and carried but not abused. Shoots great and ejectors work perfectly.Lever is to the right,mirror clean bores no-dents in barrels,only minor detraction is small splinter (just under 1″) line in stock by upper right side of upper tang-pictured.Happy to answer questions over phone or send more pictures if needed. Price: $3395

Good friends, good dogs, plenty of birds. That’s all it takes for a nice day in the field – in the UK or over here.

This is one of the best produced shooting videos I’ve seen on Youtube. It was shot by Jonathan M McGee, a man who knows shooting as well as he knows cameras.

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

Could this be the finest .410 Parker in existence? Perhaps. It’s a CHE (Quality 4) and Connecticut Shotgun just listed it on Gunsinternational.com.

Parker introduced their C-grade guns in 1875. They were never very popular, and the company built fewer than 1,900 C-grades in all (1,673 were hammerless modles, or CHs). Very few of these CHs were .410s – fewer than a dozen, I bet.

According to the book American & British .410 Shotguns, the late Bill Jaqua thought Parker .410 CHE No. 241429 (28″ bbls, single trigger, beavertail forend, capped pistol grip, vent rib) was most likely  “…the finest Parker .410 shotgun know to exist…” Judging pics of #241429 in that book, this gun is crisper and more original.

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. – presenting the highest grade and condition unaltered, guaranteed untouched .410ga. to come on the market. This is without question the finest .410 to be ever offered for sale, it comes from the original owner with the original case, comes with an absolute guarantee, not only is it the best .410 to come on the market, it is the highest condition CHE Parker to be offered for sale, it retains 100% of the case color, 100% of the original wood finish (6 small scratches in the stock from handling), 100% of the blue, 100% case color on the forend latch and tip, 100% of the trigger guard blue (Not re-blued), 100% of the skeleton butt plate blue, factory twin ivory sights that are untouched, the screws have never been touched, the gun has never been apart, the engraving is superbly done it is still sharp, the gun still has the original varnish on the frame, it has never been cleaned or touched in anyway, the face of the barrel has all the original marks, without a doubt this is the finest collector small bore Parker to ever hit the market, if you want the very best this is it, in our 40 years of pursuing these gun this is without a doubt the finest offering of its kind, we handle many guns and it is very rare for us to get excited about a gun, the gun is as found un-cleaned and untouched, this is a late gun in the best configuration with the best workmanship.

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE- .410ga. 28” barrels choked IC/M (0.004/0.008), beautifully figured American black walnut capped pistol grip stock, splinter forend, skeleton butt, double triggers, solid rib, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, 000 frame, 3” chambers, 5lbs. 15oz, 14 1/8” x 1 ¾” x 3”.

PRICE ON REQUEST

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga. -

PARKER- CHE .410ga.

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun with Ejectors

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun

Here’s a tough shotgun to find, not because of its gauge or grade, but because of its condition. Twenty-gauge Fox Serlingworths are easy to track down. But how often do you see one that’s almost new?

A.H. Fox introduced Sterlingworths in 1910 and made them until 1946. Sterlingworths were the lowest-grade, least expensive double the company offered, and even though they were far from the cheapest side-by-sides on the American market, they were incredible deals. Hunters and shooters realized this, bought up thousands of them, and made the Sterlingworth Fox’s most successful model.

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun with Ejectors

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun

This Sterlingworth is a later gun, with the cyanide-applied case colors on the action and canoe-paddle stock typical of models in A.H. Fox’s later Savage era. The Savage Arms Co. bought A.H. Fox in November of 1929, and they went on to make changes to the Sterlingworths as a way to cut production costs.

A.H. Fox – Sterlingworth – 20 g: Late Savage-era gun from around 1938

Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Boxlock
Ejectors: No
Trigger: Double
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 5/16 ”

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun with Ejectors

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun

Type of butt: Factory
Drop comb: 1 9/16 ”
Drop heel: 2 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 0 ”

Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz

Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun with Ejectors

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun with Ejectors

20 gauge A.H. Fox Sterlingworth Shotgun

Five Star Auctions in Arapahoe, NE, is having their COWBOY WESTERN, ANTIQUES & FIREARMS AUCTION this Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 10:00 AM Central time. Here are a couple nice looking Citoris coming up in the sale. Either one would be nice grouse & woodcock gun.

Browning Citori Upland Special Over/Under 20 Ga. Shotgun NIB 2 3/4" Chamber 24" Barrels Invector

Browning Citori Upland Special O/U 20 Ga. Shotgun NIB

Browning Citori Upland Special Over/Under 20 Ga. Shotgun NIB 2 3/4″ Chamber 24″ Barrels Invector

  • Invector Chokes
  • Grade 1
  • SN# 22190

 

 

Browning Citori White Lightning 28 Ga. Over/Under Shotgun NIB 28" Barrels 2 3/4" Chamber Full & Modified

Browning Citori White Lightning 28 Ga. O/U Shotgun NIB

Browning Citori White Lightning 28 Ga. Over/Under Shotgun NIB 28″ Barrels 2 3/4″ Chamber Full & Modified

  • Full & Modified Invector Chokes
  • SN# 28390MM131
FAIR/Rizzini Model 600 16 GA:

FAIR/Rizzini Model 600 16 GA:

Like the Morgan Freeman and the novel, the 16g shotgun has been declared dead a number of time. Regardless of what we’ve hear, though, this gauge lives on (just like the actor and the literary form). Back in 2000 New England Arms introduced a line of Italian-made 16g O/Us. These guns were built by Fabrrica Armi di’ Isisdoro Rizzini (FAIR). I’m pretty sure this is one of them.

The New England Arms/FAIR 16gs were built on a true 16g frame (instead of 12s). They proven to be rugged, reliable guns. If you’re looking for a new O/U, you should consider one — and do you part to keep this great gauge alive.

 

Rizzini Model 600 16 GA:  Price: $1,799.99

FAIR/Rizzini Model 600 16 GA:

FAIR/Rizzini Model 600 16 GA:

Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8″ DAC, 2 1/4″ DAH, 14 1/2″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 6 lb. 8 oz.
Chokes: Removable Choke System

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