Check it out — winter pheasants in South Dakota. Great dogs wood, great birds. And its all on public land.
Mar 1st, 2013 by Gregg
I’ve always liked drillings, probably because they seem so practical. With one gun I could kill everything from a goose to a moose — especially if I was carrying the one you see here.
This J.P. Sauer & Sohn sidelock drilling and its in 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM. That’s pretty much all the firepower I would need for anything that walks or flies in North America.
If you’re thinking the same thing, you should jump on this one. At just $1995, it looks like it could be a steal.
Here are the full details on it from the seller:
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Sidelock Drilling: 12g x 12g x 9 x 57mm, 2 3/4″ chambers, 26 3/4″ bbls, 14 1/8″ LOP, 8 LB. Action and sidelocks are mostly patina with barrel blue starting to patina. Bores are excellent! Wood shows handling & use marks but remains free of cracks. Lockup is tight with no looseness on the hinge. Price: $1,999.99
Feb 28th, 2013 by Gregg
It’s tax season – and that means it’s almost tax-rebate time. So if get a little money back from the Feds and you’ll lucky enough to be able to spend it on a gun, this nice little 20g is worth considering. It’s an Ithaca / SKB and it looks pretty much new.
The Ithaca Gun Company brought these double into the US from 1969 to 1978. All reports I’ve read on the Model 280 have said that this is one of the best side-by-sides to come out of Japan. Here’s more info on it from the seller:
ITHACA SKB MODEL 280: 20GA 28″BL, F/M, 1 1/4″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/4″, ENGLISH STOCK, 6.5LB. NEW IN A BOX. Price: $1,895.0o
Feb 27th, 2013 by Gregg
I have lots of dream doubles, One of them is an original W.W. Greener G-gun. When I saw the one shown here on Griffin & Howe’s website, my heart jumped.
Greener’s Self-Acting Ejector shotguns were some of the finest side-by-sides to ever come out of the UK. This 12 gauge G-60 Royal grade was made in 1907. It has 30″ barrels with original 3″ chambers and heavy proofs. The G60 was a best-quality gun, and it was made by W.W. Greener’s finest gunmakers. In it’s day, this one cost around £63. That was a ton of money, and whoever bought this gun could have paid around the same for a Purdey or Holland & Holland Royal.
Feb 26th, 2013 by Gregg
Here’s a good deal on a side-by-side shotgun. It’s a 12 gauge boxlock ejector by Peter Mischitz. I’ve never heard of this maker, but from what I’ve been able to dig up it sounds like Peter Mischitz worked in the Ferlach region of Austria around the time of World War 2.
I’ve seen Austrian/German boxlocks like this before, so I think it was probably supplied by the trade and then finished off by the maker on a as-ordered basis. A couple things make this gun special: all the color on the action, the ejectors, and, most importantly, the straight-grip stock. All together, these special features add up to make this shotgun a
Here’s more about from the dealer’s listing:
AUSTRIAN SCALLOPED BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN: 12 gauge … 28″ raised matted ribbed barrels … 2 3/4″ chambers … choked Mod/ImpMod … weight 6 lbs 6 oz … LOP 15″ over Old English recoil pad … drop comb 1 1/2″ … drop heel 2 5/8″ … cast neutral … side clips … double triggers … ejectors … automatic safety … sling swivels. Bores are excellent, action is tight. The color case has faded to about 50%, the wood rates very good to excellent with a few use marks and the barrels retain 90%+ of the original blue. Price: $1,999.99
Feb 25th, 2013 by Gregg
Along with the first red maple-tree leaves and the cool nights, the arrival of Orvi’s Fall Hunting Catalog is one of those things that says “Here come the best time of year”. Take a look at some of the dogs they considered for the 2012 cover.
Feb 25th, 2013 by Gregg
Holland and Holland Royal matched pair 12 gauge: Each gun has 2 sets of barrels.One set is 30″ long and choked improved cylinder and improved modified.The second set is 25″long and choked improved and improved.The 30″ barrels are 21/2″ chambered and the shorter barrels are 23/4″.The stock dimensions are 143/4″ x 11/2″ x21/4″ with 3/8″ cast off at heel.The guns weigh 6-4 each.Cased in a VC motor case. Made in the mid 1920s.Serial numbers are 29453 and 29454. Price: $64,900
Pedro Arrizabalaga 20 gauge side by side shotgun: 27-1/2″ barrels with flat file cut rib, choked modified and full, 2-3/4″ chambers. A best quality, hand-detachable sidelock with sideclips, and hidden third fastener. Self-opening coin finished action engraved in an early Holland & Holland acanthus pattern. Double triggers with articulated front trigger, splinter forend, straight diamond grip of well-figured European walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-1/8″ heel, 15-1/8″ over a full leather fitted pad. Weighs 6 lbs, 6 oz. Cased. Price: $8,750.
L. Santina Bernardelli – Rebounding Hammer – Side Lock – 28ga – English Stock; 1969, 2-3/4″, 27-3/4″ Extractor Barrels, M / F (.016 / .030), Hand Filed Rib, Double Triggers, English Stock, LOP 14-5/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Weight 4 lbs. 14 oz. 99% with only a couple of very minor marks. Price: $3,650.00
BERETTA – BL-5 – - RARE Factory 2 Barrel Set, 12ga, 28″ M / F & 26-1/2″ SK / SK: Ejectors, Single Selective Trigger, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 7 lbs. 2 oz. When the BL Series was first introduced, the BL-5 was Beretta’s best grade. Box Lock Over Under. This BL-5 was made at about the time of the BL-6 introduction. Much of the engraving on this gun is done by hand. It has a very nice stock, a long trigger guard tang, and a Silver Pigeon inlay on the operating lever. Mechanically, the gun is excellent: it is tight, has all original finishes, bores are perfect. There are scattered areas of surface rust. Price: $1,475.00
FOX STERLINGWORTH 16 GAUGE WITH 28″ BARRELS: Here is a nice condition Fox Sterlingworth 16 Gauge with 28″ barrels. Original case colors in protected areas. Gun is tight on face with toplever right of center. Bores measure right at .664 with Mod Choke and .661 with Full Choke. Chambers are 2 9/16″ as original. Good bores. Auto safety. No cracks in wood. Weight of gun is 6 LBS. 5 3/8 OZ. Shipping is $35. Stock dimensions follow. Price $1,100.