5 doubles you don’t want to miss..

 

Boss & Co. Heavy 3" Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun
Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun

Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon GunBoss Heavy proof Pigeon Gun with Factory 3 inch Chambers and 1 1/2oz Original Proof. The gun is fitted with Chopper lump barrels that are fitted with Briley Teague style choke tubes. Gun appears to be little used.  The mirror perfect bores still at .729 L and .728 R.  The barrel blue remains at 98% plus. Case color 80-90%, showing some thinning; mostly on the bottom of the receiver.  Wood is excellent, retaining virtually all of it’s London style
finish. Overall a fantastic gun that points and handles as what you would expect from this highly revered maker.
Barrels: Bores: .729L & .728R. Wall Dims: .030 R & .030 L
Chokes: Teague Style Screw by Briley
Engraving: Jack Sumner Style English Fine Scroll
L.O.P.: 14 3/4″
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 with 3/8 Cast Off
Price: $36,500

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET
L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SETL. C. Smith Double Shotgun; SN 211771; 16 gauge; Grade 3 E; Two Barrel Set-both barrels 30 inch and numbered to the gun; one set choked full/full; Second set choked mod?mod; Single Trigger Ejectors; lots of original wood and metal finish remains; 14 inch pull to original butt plate; 2¾ DAH; 1¾ DAC; weight 7¾ pounds; 2½ inch chambers; Made 1909; Perfect Action bores; strong ejectors; FFL/C&R required for shipping; from my own personal collection;  Long guns shipped by FedEx in a hard case $65; all other items shipped fully insured Priority Mail; – -Hand guns $30 — Spurs $30– Knives, Swords & Sabers $30—Grips $20; return policy: three days inspection from the date the item is received; full refund of shipping both ways ONLY IF THE ITEM IS MISREPRESENTED. Price: $5,975

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32" 12ga S/S Shotgun
Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun: A.H.Fox early style C grade 12 gauge.Built in 1908,this gun has 32″ Krupp still barrels choked full (.038″) and full (.038″).The gun is in excellent original condition retaining traces of the original case colors and 95% of the original barrel blue.The stock has a semi-pistol grip and 141/2″LOP over a solid pad.The wood is very highly figured and is free of any cracks or damage.The engraving is sharp and very well executed.There is a small dent in the right barrel that barely shows in the bore.It does not affect the safety or shooting of the gun, but I want to make you aware that it is there. This is a hard gun to find in original condition. It would make a great pheasant or dove gun or a fun vintage clays gun. Price: $4495 

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel ShotgunPrice: $3,279.66
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions:
1 1/2″ DAC, 2 5/8″ DAH, 14″ LOP
Butt Pad: Rubber Recoil Pad
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28"
1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″3″ mag with 28″ full & mod barrels. This gun was built in 1964 so there is no danger of salt wood. The action is very tight with the lever still to the right. This gun looks like new aside from some minor wear on the top lever, safety selector and gold plating on the trigger.  Price: $3,200
Curio/Relic: Yes
Serial Number: 32224V4
Condition: 98%
Metal Condition: 98%
Wood Condition: 99%
Bore Condition: mint

Check out the original condition on this 12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E…

L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" Damascus Bbls
L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ Damascus Bbls

Age is rarely kind to old double barrel shotguns. That’s why this 12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E is impressive. For a SxS that’s 113+ years old, it’s in awesome original condition. Check out all the color-case hardening on the action and the finish on the barrels and wood. Those are the things that collector’s love to see.

The Hunter Arms Co., of Fulton, NY, made L.C. Smiths  No. 3s from 1894-1912, and they turned a total of 2,592 of them in 12 gauge. Most of the ones I’ve seen have featured the Hunter One Single Trigger, the design Allan Lard patented in 1899 and Smith adopted as their own. The Lard/Hunter One Trigger can be troublesome, so it’s good that this shotgun doesn’t have it.

L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" Damascus Bbls
L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ Damascus Bbls

When this shotgun was new, it cost right around $100 — a chunk of money. In Sear’s 1909 Fall Consumer Guide, that $100 would buy a solid gold ring with a 7/8 carat diamond. If you’ve shopped for an engagement ring lately, you know how much one of those costs (easily $6000+ with a nice quality stone).

L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ Damascus Bbls

L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" Damascus Bbls
L.C. Smith 3E 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ Damascus Bbls

Price: $5,299.99

Caliber: 12ga
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Chain Damascus
Wood Condition: Well Used
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 28″ Ejectors
Triggers: Double Triggers
Stock: Checkered Pistol Grip
Stock Dimensions: 15″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Splinter
Butt Pad: Butt Plate
Weight: 9 Lbs.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: IC & FULL

Is this a genuine L.C. Smith No. 3 Pigeon Gun? Maybe….

LC Smith 3E SxS 12 Gauge Pigeon Shotgun
LC Smith 3E SxS 12 Gauge Pigeon Shotgun

Here’s an interesting L.C. Smith that just popped up on the market. It sure looks like an old pigeon/trap gun to me, and I bet it’s a rare gun.

Smith made just 3,042 No 3s side by sides, and 2,432 of these guns had ejectors. I sure just a handful of those also had a straight-grip stock, single trigger, and a missing safety.

Here’s the rest of the info on it from the seller:

LC Smith 3E Sidelock in 12 Gauge: Price: $2999.00

LC Smith 3E SxS 12 Gauge Pigeon Shotgun
LC Smith 3E SxS 12 Gauge Pigeon Shotgun
Chambers: 2 3/4 inches
Metal Condition: Finish and edge wear; surface scratches; traces of case coloring remaining on receiver
Wood Condition: Dings, dents and impressions; straight line crack at rear of receiver on both sides
Bore Condition: Bright; smooth
Barrels: 30 inches
Triggers: Single select; NO SAFETY ON THIS SHOTGUN
Stock: Oil finished straight grip walnut with checkered wrist
Stock Dimensions: 14 1/8 LOP; 1 3/8 DAC; 2 1/8 DAH
Fore End: Checkered splinter
Butt Pad: Solid rubber recoil pad
Weight: 7 lbs 14 ozs
Sights: Pearl front with white mid on raised concaved checkered rib
Chokes: Fixed; full

Good gun alert: a nice 12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side by side…

12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun
12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun

L.C. Smith shotguns get bad raps. Cracked stocks – that’s the most common criticism you’ll here about them. Finicky single triggers – that’s the other complaint people bring up all the time. While there’s some truth to these charges, the really only apply the post-1913 LCs.

Before then, these side-by-side were much more trouble free. The 12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E you see here is a pre-1913 gun, and it’s a good example of the kind of quality that the Hunter Arms Co. of Fulton, NY, was turning out at that time. The

12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun
12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun

In the 1900 Hunter Arms / L.C. Smith catalog, the makers claimed that the No. 3 Grade’s “…Nitro Steel barrels is considered by many to be the finest medium-grade on the market,” and that “This grade always pleases as in it we give so much of value.” I don’t know about the Nitro Steel, but their statement about value is right on. Here’s the rest of the story on the one you see here:

LC SMITH GRADE 3 12 GAUGE EJECTOR GUN: FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION. 30″ FLUID STEEL BARRELS ARE CHOKED IMP MOD AND IMP MOD. 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS WITH EXCELLENT BRIGHT BORES. AUTOMATIC EJECTORS. SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER. PISTOL GRIP STOCK. 14 1/8″ LENGTH OF PULL. WEIGHS 7 3/4POUNDS. SERIAL #208XXX. VERY NICE HIGH GRADE SMITH. INCLUDED IS ORIGINAL LEG O MUTTON CASE IN GOOD CONDITION. SHIP TO FFL OR C&R. Price: $2,295.00

12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun
12 gauge L.C. Smith 3E side-by-side double barrel shotgun

 

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