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Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

I say “Browning”, you say “over & under”. But just because this company has made some of the most famous OUs of all time doesn’t mean they haven’t made some other great doubles.

From 1971 to 1987, Browning also “made” side-by-sides, including the sidelock shotgun you see here. I say “made” because these guns were actually built in Japan by Miroku and imported into the US under the Browning name. Regardless, they’re great guns and real bargains today. This one looks brand new. And on top of that, it has 28″ barrels, which makes it extra special.

It’s on Gunauction.com now at No Reserve. The listing ends tomorrow, November 27, 2017 @ 1:00pm.

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA: 28 INCH F/M FIXED CHOKE IS LIKE NEW IF NOT NEW IN BROWNING HARD CASE MADE FROM 1983 TO 1987 THIS GUN IS A REAL BEAUTY.

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

I’m a fanatic for old shotguns. That being said, I do realize modern SxSs and OUs have benefits: Perfected designs, suitability with modern ammo, easier to fix, etc.

Of the modern stuff out there, I’ve always liked Ithaca/SKB side by sides. SKB is another of Japan’s famous gunmakers and Ithaca imported SxSs and OUs made by them from 1966-1977 or so. Well made and rugged, these guns are great deals when you find them today.

The one you see here is a 280. Introduced in ’71 as an English Field model, it was Ithaca/SKB’s “…excitingly new deluxe field gun…in the classic English style.” It’s built on a Anson& Deeley style boxlock action and features ejectors, chrome-lined barrels and hand checkering.

Priced at $249.95 when it first hit the market, it cost far less than Browning’s Superposeds, which started at $465.

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

RE: It’s the Ithaca/SKB/s 25″ barrels? Don’t fear ’em. For upland shooting, most your shots are quick pokes rather. So the short tubes won’t make a difference.

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENTA very lightly used 20ga Ithaca/SKB. Very few hunting marks keep this gun from being 100%. It’s getting harder to find these guns in this kind of shape. Good to go, no issues, close to new.  Price: $1850 

Manufacturer: SKB
Model: 280
Chambers: 3IN
Ejectors: YES
Condition: EXCELLENT
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELENT
Barrels: 25IN
Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

Gauge: 20GA
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/4 REAR SINGEL TRIGGER
Finish: ORIGINAL
Weight: 6LBS
Choke Left: MOD
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Proof:Nitro: YES

B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgun

B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgun

Japan doesn’t come to mind when most people think gunmaking. But craftsmen there have been building firearms for hundreds of years.

Karaji Miroku was one of them, and in 1893 he started a gunsmithing business that  went on to become the Miroku Corporation, one of Japans biggest and best know gunmakers.

Today, Miroku builds a firearms for Browning and under their own name. In 2011, Field & Stream writer Phil Bourjaily toured their facility.

B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgun

B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgun

Back in the ’50s and ’60s, Miroku built shotgun like the one you see here. This is their version of a Browning Superposed, and it’s 95% the same gun. One of the biggest ways it differs is price. While vintage 20g Browning Superposed costs $1800+,  with this OU you can get the same quality for less money.

B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgunVery Good condition – shotgun – 28″ narrow VR, O/U, fixed Skeet (SS) chokes in both barrels barrel – checkered walnut forearm & rounded PG stock, equipped with checkered Miroku – blue finish, retains about 90-90% on barrels, retains about 80% plum patina finish to frame – retains traces of gold finish in protected areas of trigger – Markings: crisp- scroll engraved receiver, “MIROKU FIREARMS MFG., KOCHI JAPAN” on left side of barrel, – Sights: fiber optic front sight – Great Skeet Shooter – gold single trigger – auto ejectors – Excellent shiny bore – mechanics appear to be in working order – canvas and leather fitted gun case; green fleece lined, lockable combination latches, leather securing exterior straps; box is in like-new condition with single detractor being discoloration of canvas exterior

ITHACA N.I.D. 10 GAUGE 3 1/2" MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE - NICE

ITHACA N.I.D. 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE – NICE

Happy almost Thanksgiving. If you still need a bird to help you celebrate this very American holiday, here are three classic American doubles that can help you do it.

These guns are big and they were built to push a lot of lead. Any one would be great knocking down a monster turkey hunting for the table.

ITHACA N.I.D. 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE – NICE: 32″ BARRELS, FULL & FULL, VERY GOOD BLUE, MIRROR BORES.  GOOD, VIVID CASE COLOR.  LATE GUN, NO COCKING INDICATORS.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, HIGHLY FIGURED WOOD.  EXCELLENT CHECKERING, JOSTAM PAD.   ONLY 574 OF THESE BIG FIELD GRADE MAGNUMS WERE MADE IN THE 1930’S.  GREAT TURKEY OR GOOSE GUN.  SCARCE GUN. DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 14 1/4  WEIGHT: 10 1/2 POUNDS. Price: $3500

ARKER BROS. - 12 GA. DHE 32" BLS. FULL/FULL - BEAVERTAIL FOREND - STRAIGHT STOCK

ARKER BROS. – 12 GA. DHE 32″ BLS. FULL/FULL – BEAVERTAIL FOREND – STRAIGHT STOCK

PARKER BROS. – 12 GA. DHE 32″ BLS. FULL/FULL – BEAVERTAIL FOREND – STRAIGHT STOCK: 14 1/16″ X 1 3/4″ X 2 3/16″ – 8 LBS. 3 OZS.MANUAL SAFTEY – RECEIVER HAS LIGHT PATINA  VOID OF CC – TOP LEVER RIGHT OF CENTER – DOUBLE IVORY BEADS – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – REINFORCED BARREL FOREARM LOOP. WILL MAKE A FINE PIGEON GUN. Price: $4100

 

Fox HE Super Fox 12 Gauge – 32”, 1 OF 950 MADE HIGH FACTORY CONDITION: Year 1927,

Fox HE Super Fox 12 Gauge – 32”, 1 OF 950 MADE HIGH FACTORY CONDITION: Year 1927, 12Gauge, 9lbs 2oz, Side-by-Side, Serial Number: 31791.

Fox HE Super Fox 12 Gauge – 32”, 1 OF 950 MADE HIGH FACTORY CONDITION: Year 1927, 12Gauge, 9lbs 2oz, Side-by-Side, Serial Number: 31791.

12Gauge, 9lbs 2oz, Side-by-Side, Serial Number: 31791. Those interested in long range shooting likely know of the Fox HE Grade or “SUPER FOX”, the most capable long-range gun made in America, or maybe in the world!  There is a strong interest in these guns, made so by famous outdoor writer Nash Buckingham in the late 1920’s and in all of the stories written since.  There were only about 950 of these guns manufactured, and most have been altered in ways that destroy their function and value, so an unmolested Super Fox is a rare find.  The Super Fox performance is entirely dependent on the combination of the over-bored barrels, precise chambers, and special, long tapered chokes, all finely tuned by the famous barrel guru Bert Becker.  This Super Fox, sn31791 shipped in 1927, has 32” barrels with factory 3” chambers, showing the correct .738 bore diameter and 4 ½” chokes tapering to a 49 (R) and 48 (L) thousandths constriction.  Like most waterfowling guns, this Super Fox was used, but also well maintained, as it retains over 92% bold factory case color, 92% factory blue, 97% factory trigger guard blue, near perfect screws, excellent bores, no dents or dings, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, ejectors are super strong and well timed, mechanics are excellent, no cracks or repairs to the factory length wood that still retains the original finish and superb checkering, and there are the customary handling marks on the barrels and wood.  Most HE Super Fox guns have plain jane American walnut chosen for its strength.  This gun has nicely figured English walnut with nice, strong straight grain through the wrist, making it a much more handsome Super Fox than you usually see.  THIS IS AN AMAZING FIND AS THESE GUNS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS ALTERED, USED HARD, AND LACK THE SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION YOU SEE IN THIS GUN. The Super Fox is in such hot demand and the prices have risen so sharply as a result, this gun will go fast as it is one of the finest conditioned factory original Super Fox guns seen for sale in a very long time.  Don’t hesitate or it will be gone!  Thanks for looking at our fine guns. Price: $9,750.00

One Maine's finest sporting camps. 6hrs from Boston in the North Maine Woods

One Maine’s finest sporting camps. 6hrs from Boston in the North Maine Woods

Roughing it is for suckers. I know of that, now.

I’m not used to nice accommodations, and on past hunting trips I’ve curled up with my Pointers to stay warm, eaten Beefaroni out of the can, and gagged while using outhouses ranker than rest-area porta pottys.

This year I wanted something better. So I headed Chandler Lake Camps in the North Maine Woods.

Chandler's: A 5-Pointer experience

Chandler’s: A 5-Pointer experience

The North Maine Woods are 4-6 hours from Boston, 3Xs the size of Rhode Island, and more populated with moose than people. Once you’re in them, a dirt-road empire rolls out before you in every which way.. It’s lorded over by logging trucks, crisscrossed with brook trout streams, and spotted everywhere with grouse and woodcock cover.

Some success after after a few days at Chandler's

Some success after after a few days at Chandler’s

Chandler Lake Camps is an outpost of comfort and graciousness amongst all of this. Built in 1902, it was an abandoned family retreat when current owners Jason and Sherry Bouchard bought in the ’90s. With hard work and grit, they rescued it from decades of neglect and turned it into one of Maine’s finest sporting camps.

For uplanders, Chandlers is a place to get into lots of birds, whether you do it by hiring one of the camp’s Registered Maine Guides or by grabbing a Delorme map book and asking Jason to highlight some likely looking spots like I did.

Lexi, Sky and I averaged 2-3 birds an hour — solid numbers considering it was our first time in the area. We hunted overgrown logging roads and shot into the woods to explore deep pockets of birdy-looking cover and the furthest cover we hit was only 15 miles away from the camp.

Guest cabin at Chandler

Guest cabin at Chandler

On top of great bird hunting, Chandler Lake Camps also has great accommodations. Guests are treated to their own hand-peeled, spruce log cabins, each with a wood stove, electric lights, complete indoor facilities and charging outlets for things like remote collars and GPSs.

Meals are served in the main lodge, and everyone eats together around a large, wooden table. Breakfast is to order, lunches packed for you, and dinner family style. There’s a different menu each night, and everything is homemade in the lodge’s kitchen–even the bread and bagels.

And while Chandler Lake Camps is far away from civilization, it does have internet connection to the outside world. So anyone who needs to stay in touch with home or work can check in.

Located southwest of Ashland, ME,

Located southwest of Ashland, ME,

An access point to the North Maine Woods. Dirt roads, moose & grouse cover lie ahead.

An access point to the North Maine Woods. Dirt roads, moose & grouse cover lie ahead.

Sunset at Chandler Lake Camps

Sunset at Chandler Lake Camps

Sky's first grouse of 2017, at Chandler Lake Camps

Sky’s first grouse of 2017, at Chandler Lake Camps

View from the front porch at Chandler Lake Camps

View from the front porch at Chandler Lake Camps

Guest cabin at Chandler

Guest cabin at Chandler

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Boathouse at Chandler Lake Camps

Boathouse at Chandler Lake Camps

Deck off main lodge at Chandler Lake Camps

Deck off main lodge at Chandler Lake Camps

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Classic wood cabins at Chandler

Make some memories at Delaney & Sons 2017 Beacons Shoot

Make some memories at Delaney & Sons 2017 Beacons Shoot

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity – specifically the opportunity to get $1000 off on a dream trip to shoot in the UK.

For several years now, Delaney and Sons has given American hunters the chance to experience some of the finest driven shooting in the UK at very reasonable prices. Due to client conflict, a spot just opened up on their famed Beacons Shoot, scheduled for the end of the November, this year. Here are the details from Delaney and Sons:

“Sometimes life interferes with the best laid plans. Our friend and past shooter, pictured above, unfortunately has been forced to cancel his trip with us next month due to an illness. He has asked us to try to sell his peg for $7,700, a discount of $1,000.

If you are adventurous and have been wanting to come with us, now is the time. The 2018 price is $9,200 (there are only 4 spots left by the way.)

Amazingly, flights are still a decent price depending on the airport. We will be picking up our team at London Heathrow on the morning of Sunday 26 November at 9:30am. Everyone will be taken back to Heathrow late in the morning on Saturday 2 December. So please keep that in mind when looking at flights. Some shooters stay at the Marriott Renaissance Heathrow the night before pick up. We will pick you up in the lobby at 10:00am.

Make some memories at Delaney & Sons 2017 Beacons Shoot

Make some memories at Delaney & Sons 2017 Beacons Shoot

Please let us know if you might have interest, and feel free to give us a call as soon as possible at 717-919-5317.

The price for friend or spouse traveling with you is $1,600.

Click here to link to the relevant page on our website (about 2018 though).”

 

VERY RARE (54 PRODUCED) HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SPECIAL ORDER FOX 20 GAUGE “DE” SHOTGUN WITH SINGLE TRIGGER.

VERY RARE (54 PRODUCED) HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SPECIAL ORDER FOX 20 GAUGE “DE” SHOTGUN WITH SINGLE TRIGGER.

As I mentioned on MondayJames D. Julia Auctioneers has an insane collection of A.H. Fox double-barrel shotguns coming up in their Fall 2017 sale, which starts this Monday, 10/30.

While this sale features a number of super rare, super big money Foxes like this incredible 20 bore FE (estimate $150,000-$225,000) and this fantastic special order 20 bore DE with a single trigger (estimate $27,500-$42,500), it also features some lower-grade models with lower reserves and still a ton of original condition.

RARE, AS FOUND, HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SMALL BORE PHILADELPHIA FOX “XE” SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY LETTER. ESTIMATE $9,000-$14,000

RARE, AS FOUND, HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SMALL BORE PHILADELPHIA FOX “XE” SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY LETTER.

RARE, AS FOUND, HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SMALL BORE PHILADELPHIA FOX “XE” SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY LETTER.

INCREDIBLE VERY NEAR TO NEW 16 GAUGE “CE” PHILADELPHIA FOX SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $12,500-$17,500

INCREDIBLE VERY NEAR TO NEW 16 GAUGE “CE” PHILADELPHIA FOX SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $12,500-$17,500

INCREDIBLE VERY NEAR TO NEW 16 GAUGE “CE” PHILADELPHIA FOX SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $12,500-$17,500

NEAR NEW ORIGINAL CONDITION FOX “A” GRADE SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $3,500-$5,500

NEAR NEW ORIGINAL CONDITION FOX “A” GRADE SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $3,500-$5,500

NEAR NEW ORIGINAL CONDITION FOX “A” GRADE SHOTGUN. ESTIMATE $3,500-$5,500

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

Love A.H. Fox shotguns? Then you’ll want to check out James D. Julia’s Fall 2017 sale.

It features the finest group of A.H .Fox shotguns to ever come up to auction. Here’s a bit about the collection from Julia’s regional Sales Agent Josh Loewensteiner:

“Fox lovers will likely never again have an opportunity like the one we will see in the Julia’s sales room this fall. The Tauber Collection is a landmark collection for lovers of Foxes and American Sporting Shotguns alike. Having known Dana since about 1990, I can say unequivocally it is the single finest grouping of A.H. Fox shotguns I have ever seen. Dana preferred quality over quantity and condition over any other factor. This collection represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and collect some of the very finest A.H. Fox guns extant. No doubt, in years to come, guns from the Tauber collection will carry a certain monetary premium because of their provenance. Indeed, they are some of the “finest” in the world.”

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER

Estimate: $150,000-$225,000

SN 202194. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with narrow, matted rib, and special order ivory and copper Lyman bead, are hand engraved “CHROMOX FLUID STEEL” “MADE BY A. H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA U.S.A.” on tops. Breech ends are engraved with classic “F” grade 3″ triangles of large scroll and acanthus bisected by gold inlaid lightning bolts. 3/16″ Bands of geometric engraving are around muzzles. Bbl flats are hand engraved with SN, grade, and stamped with Fox proof. Sides of flats, cocking slide, and breech ends of bbls are damascened. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with striking weight “3”. Small sized case hardened action with rebated and dbl ogee backed frame, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and dbl triggers. Water table is hand engraved with patent dates, SN, and grade.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

Action is engraved with full coverage well done open shaded scroll with acanthus and floral highlights which surrounds unusual dbl vignettes of gold inlaid dogs; pointers on left side in mountainous backgrounds, and setters on right in open meadows. There are gold bands around fences and gold inlaid stars on hinge pin heads. “ANSLEY H. FOX” is in arched band above rear dog scenes. Bottom of action depicts ruffed grouse with four chicks in woodland scene within fancy border. Trigger plate is engraved with scroll, acanthus, and flowers to match remainder of action. In front of triggers engraver signature “W.H. Gough” noted in tiny print, an extreme rarity on a Fox. Trigger guard has more scroll flanking twin vignette of flying snipe. SN is in gold on tang.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (ONE OF THREE) AND EXTREMELY FINE 20 BORE A. H. FOX “FE” SHOTGUN WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAYS WITH CALLAHAN LETTER.

Round knob pistol grip buttstock is of very finely marbled and lightly figured dense European walnut, and measures 14″ over leather faced Silver pad. Side panels have closely spaced checkering with attractive fleur-di-lis intrusions. Borderless checkering at grip is of fancy crenelated pattern shot through with ribbons and fleur-di-lis in typical “FE” style. A gold shield on toe line is engraved “Chester Snyder”. Typical high grade Fox extra long splinter forend with inset schnabeled horn tip, is checkered to match buttstock in fancy pattern with ribbons and fleur-di-lis. Interior of iron has wiggle and line border engraving, and standard roll stamped patent dates. Bore diameter: left -.623, right – .624. Bore restrictions: left – .032 (full), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .022 (one very small area 6″ back from muzzle, mostly .026), right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14″.

PROVENANCE: Callahan letter confirming specifications and specifying Chester Snyder as orig consignee, and with his name engraved on shield. Copy of build card for 202194 confirming specifications. Letter, discussing another SN, (202698) with comparisons to this item. Estate collection of Dana Tauber. Ex: Tom Kidd and Jack Puglisi Collections.

CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of a very light sympathetic touch-up blue added to areas on sides of bbls over some evidence of light marks and wear. Damascening appears orig and is strong. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, actual percentage difficult to ascertain because of extensive engraving, but most likely is in excess of 70%. Bottom of action (bird scene) is gray to light brown. Trigger guard retains most of its bright original blue on bow, silvering on tang. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with numerous old marks and dings, and some rubs and thinning on toe line. Checkering is untouched, a bit dirty, with light wear. Pad appears to be orig, alligatored on sides, and flattened at heel. There is a slight 3/4″ grain check on left side panel running from center of bottom ogee back into checkering, which appears to have been repaired by factory at time of manufacture. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong. One of the finest small bore Fox’s extant, factory records indicate a total of 6 “FE” 20’s made, only 3 in Philadelphia. The double dog treatment is very unusual with only one other FE Grade known engraved in this pattern which is offered elsewhere in this sale.

 

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BL

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BL

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BLPRE OWNED, HARDLY SHOT. MANUFACTURED IN 1907. FIXED SIGHT REGULATED FOR 30 YARDS, THREE FOLDING AT 100, 200, 300 YARDS. FLIP UP MOON SIGHT. ENGRAVED WITH BORDER SCROLL, MAKERS NAME ON LOCK PLATE.  DELUXE GRADE WALNUT, FULL PISTOL GRIP WITH CAP BOX, LOP 14 ½” INCLUDING 1 “ RECOIL PAD.  LEVER FOREND.  DOUBLE TRIGGER, FRONT ARTICULATED, NON-AUTO SAFETY. WEIGHT: 10LBS 11OZ. Price: $64,900

 

Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Price: $7,950
Serial Number: 433760
Barrels: 32 inches
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 10 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: 1 inch
LOP: 14 5/8 inches
Weight: 8 1/2 lbs.

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel ShotgunFully Engraved. Gun 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 w ell figured wood is impeccably well checkered.  Hidden third fastener barrels are tight on face.  This sidelock gun certainly ranks up here with the worlds “Best Guns” rating – with a lifetime of service included. Price: $6995 
Barrels: 28 3/8″ (72 cm) Bore dia. .729 L & .728 R. Min. Walls. .025 R & .025 L
Chokes: Mod & Full.  .023 & .038.
Butt: Checkered
L.O.P.: 14 5/8 to center of butt.
Weight: 6 lbs. 6.2 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 14 5/8 with 3/8 cast off

Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter ForearmThis Parker has 28” barrels with 2 1/2” chambers and choke constrictions that measure .025 right and .027 left. The bores are clean and shiny and measure .667 right and .664 left. The barrels retain 90% of their original finish and have a single silver bead on a solid rib. There are various light handling marks, light freckling and a couple of thinned areas where someone tried to steel wool some rust off. The rib is marked PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN. STEEL. The #1 frame has 50% original case coloring. The trigger guard retains 10% original bluing. Double triggers, ejectors, automatic safety. The forearm and buttstock have had varnish added and have various light scratches and dings in them. Length of pull is 14 1/4” to the front trigger over a Parker hard rubber butt plate. Drop at comb: 1 1/2”, drop at heel: 2 3/8”, weight: 6.6 lbs. Mechanics are good. Price: $5,250 

Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double

Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double

Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double: Circa 1840s, S/N 1989, 12 ga. percussion, 30″ Damascus barrels bear initials “CL”.  Rib inscribed “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street London”.  Nice original example with some repair to the top left hammer.  Wonderful stock, original checkering, fire-blued steel buttplate.  Bores appear mint.  Shot and powder flasks, tools in leather pouch, original maker’s oak case. This is a best gun of the period. Lancaster began in 1811 as a gun barrel maker, then set up shop as a gunmaker at 151 New Bond Street, building guns of the highest quality.  His barrels were used in the early guns of Joseph Manton and James Purdey.  Really neat ” barn find”.  Price: $2,500 

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS - "O" FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

I’ve had an on-and-off love affair with Parkers. Over the last 20 years or so I’ve owned–and sold off–a bunch of them. But over that time, I’ve never seen one like this.

This 16 gauge, DH-grade’s combination of damascus-steel barrels, 0-size frame, modern stock dimensions and incredible wood make it very unusual.

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS: $9,750

General Specs: Parker, Year 1906, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 2oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 140136

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS - "O" FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Some guns are just special, and a Parker 16ga. on an “O” frame (20ga. frame) is just such a gun.  More than a 1/2 pound lighter than a typical Parker 16ga, the “0” frame 16 is highly sought after by today’s upland hunter.  They are not common, and to find one on the nicely decorated DH Grade format is a treat.  This Parker DH, sn140136 made in 1906, is stunning with 99% factory damascus pattern, 95% factory case colors, perfect bores…no flaws anywhere.  The serialization book shows it is configured just as it left the factory.  They only made 458 damascus DH 16ga. guns.  There can only be a handful on the highly desirable “O” frame.  At 6lbs. 2oz. it is a delightful gun that will not wear you out by the end of the day.  The wood on this Parker is incredible, with full flame and feather-crotch figure finished in a hand-rubbed oil finish, a 14 ¾” LOP to the factory skeleton butt plate, and modern

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS - "O" FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

shooting dimensions (shown below) and perfect mechanics.  This unusual combination of features makes it a very desirable Parker the likes of which you may never again see for sale, so don’t hesitate on “pulling the trigger” with this purchase.  This little Parker will be a joy to carry afield or to your favorite clays course and we don’t expect it will be for sale for any length of time.  This is the kind of Parker that will continue to gain value as you enjoy its use with its high factory original condition, very rare configuration on the “O” frame, low production numbers, awesome stock dimensions, and knock-out wood that is eye candy to all gun lovers!  Thanks for looking at our fine guns.
Barrel Length: 26″
Chokes: .666/.668
Bores: 0/.029 Cyl/F
Bore Diameter: .021/.020
Wall Thickness: excellent

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS - "O" FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

% Blue: 99% damascus
Chambers: 2 9/16″
Ribs: tight
Sights: double, ivory
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractor
Case Color: 95% factory
Screws: excellent
Engraving: excellent
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: mostly grey
Stock: capped pistol grip/splinter forend, incredible figure
LOP: 14 3/4″
LOP To End Of Wood: same

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS - "O" FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

Parker DH 16 Gauge SxS – “O” FRAME, 95% FACTORY COLOR GORGEOUS

DAH: 2 3/8″
DAC: 1 7/16″
Cast: neutral
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: skeleton

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