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JOHN RIGBY BEST PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 22 HI POWER
JOHN RIGBY BEST PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 22 HI POWER

JOHN RIGBY BEST PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 22 HI POWERSIDELOCK EJECTOR 24″ BARRELS WITH 1/4 RIB ONE STANDING SIGHT GREAT BORES DOUBLE TRIGGER PISTOL GRIP SPLINTER FOREARM EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESORIES 7LB 6 OZ X 14 7/8″. Price: $69,500

HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE
HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE

HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE10.75x68mm Mauser caliber (similar to .404 Jeffery).   26″ barrels with automatic ejectors and raised quarter rib with four leaf folding express sights.  The frame and barrels were supplied by Sempert & Krieghoff in 1929 to the Hoffman Arms Co.   It was stocked,  and finished by Seymour Griffin formerly of Griffin & Howe.  The receiver although unsigned appears to be beautifully engraved by Rudolph Kornbraith and has  “HOFFMAN ARMS CO”  in a banner on each side.  Checkered forend and pistol grip buttstock with engraved grip cap and ending with a hard rubber pad.  Condition is very high retaining considerable barrel blue, excellent casehardened finish on the receiver and triggerguard.  Super wood and checkering.  Beautiful mint bores.  Weight: 9lbs 6oz.  LOP: 14 1/8″   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 1/4″.   This rifle is very accurate and with the proper load and  bullet will handle most anything. Price: $24,950

BERETTA - RARE - ASE - 20ga - 26" - Vent Rib - Single Trigger - Prince of Whales - 1959 Hand Built Quality
BERETTA – RARE – ASE – 20ga – 26″ – Vent Rib – Single Trigger – Prince of Whales – 1959 Hand Built Quality

BERETTA – RARE – ASE – 20ga – 26″ – Vent Rib – Single Trigger – Prince of Whales – 1959 Hand Built Quality: IC / IM (.009 / .020), Tapered Field Style Vent Rib, Ejectors, Single Trigger, Prince of Whales Round Knob Grip, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-1/4″ to 2-1/8″, Cast Off for the Right Hand, Weight 5 lbs. 8 oz. Appears to be all original and overall Excellent Condition. Clearly hasn’t been used hard. Price: $5,150

  • Barrels – about perfect condition.
  • Bores – as new and measure exactly as they left the factory in 1959.
  • Forearm – excellent plus.
  • Receiver and Trigger Guard – excellent plus.
  • Butt Stock – original, but some finish issues. No cracks or repairs. New laquer fixes any problems with the Butt Stock. The butt plate has shrunk. I’ve seen this on Beretta shotguns from this era before.
WILLIAM R. PAPE ISLAND SIDELOCK 12GA HAMMERGUN
WILLIAM R. PAPE ISLAND SIDELOCK 12GA HAMMERGUN

WILLIAM R. PAPE ISLAND SIDELOCK 12GA HAMMERGUN: WITH RARE LEVER RELEASE, BEAUTIFUL TIGHT ENGLISH SCROLL ENGRAVING WITH TRACES OF CASE COLORS, 29″ FINE DAMASCUS BBLS WITH DOLLSHEAD, 2 3/4″ NITRO PROOF, 850 BAR, MIN WALLS, 28 THOU PLUS, CHOKED IC/FULL, STANDARD GAME RIB, EXTRACTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, HIGHLY FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT WITH ENGRAVED TOE & HEEL PLATES, LOP 14 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 13/16, 6LBS 7OZ, BERY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION, EXCELLENT BORE, TIGHT ON FACE!  Price: $4,295

CHARLES DALY MODEL 500 20GA SxS BY MIROKU
CHARLES DALY MODEL 500 20GA SxS BY MIROKU

CHARLES DALY MODEL 500 20GA SxS BY MIROKU: The nicest Model 500 I have seen. Very few minor imperfections in wood and metal. Close to new. 28in barrels have had the chokes opened to IC and MOD . Price: $1200
Manufacturer: Miroku
Model: Charles Daly Model 500
Bore: 20 GA
Chambers: 3IN
Condition: Close to New
Barrels: 28IN
Triggers: 2
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 9/16IN
LOP: 14 1/4
Weight: 6.6 lbs

 

 

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Flli. Piotti --- Model BSEE Boxlock Ejector --- 12 Gauge, 2 3/4" Chambers
Flli. Piotti — Model BSEE Boxlock Ejector — 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Chambers

Flli. Piotti — Model BSEE Boxlock Ejector — 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Chambers: 28″ SxS chopper-lump barrels with smooth concave rib choked improved cylinder & modified. 14 1/4″pull from front trigger to checkered wood butt. 1 1/2″ – 2 3/8″ drop. 1/4″ cast-off. Dark, oil-finished, highly figured Turkish walnut with Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forend, flat sidepanels, diamond-section straight English grip, and fine classic point-pattern checkering. Scalloped, casehardened receiver with manual top tang safety, SAFE inlaid in gold, and beaded-edge triggerguard, fine English rose & scroll engraved and with maker’s name inlaid in gold on both sides of the receiver, signed Granetti. Weight: 6lbs, 8oz. Built 2000. Retaining 99%+blue and 99% casehardening colors. Tight, with mirror-bright bores and ejectors in perfect time.  Price: $12,950.

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 500 3" BPE- UNDERLEVER REBOUNDING HAMMER- EXC BORES- 28" STEEL Bbls.- EXC. WOOD- ORIG. BLACK & OIL FINISH- ACCURATE
HOLLAND & HOLLAND 500 3″ BPE- UNDERLEVER REBOUNDING HAMMER- EXC BORES- 28″ STEEL Bbls.- EXC. WOOD- ORIG. BLACK & OIL FINISH- ACCURATE

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 500 3″ BPE- UNDERLEVER REBOUNDING HAMMER- EXC BORES- 28″ STEEL Bbls.- EXC. WOOD- ORIG. BLACK & OIL FINISH- ACCURATE#5891, Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street, London; Henry Jones Double Screw-Grip Underlever Rebounding Hammer Double Rifle Made in 1880 in a 500 3″ Black Powder Express with 28″ Steel Barrels with a full length rib with 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights, Percussion style fences, Wedge forend attachment, The frame engraved “Charge 4 1/4 Drams Case 3 Inches”, 14 5/8″ L.O.P. over a checkered horn buttplate, 9 lbs. 2 oz., Horn grip cap, Sling eyes, 85% coverage of period scroll engraving, Both the forend and buttstock are very solid in every detail and every respect, Excellent wood with great color and contrast, The gun remains with original finish and the barrels retain their original blacking at 60%, Original oil finish at 80%, Original checkering at 90%, The screw heads remain excellent, The striker holes have no primer burn, Both bores are very close to excellent plus with solid grooves & lands and without any pits and have almost no surface blemishes. It is cased in a vintage brass cornered trunk that also remains in very nice shape. This is a very stout classic BPE double that has a lot of life to go and completely ready for the 21st century. The records loading and shooting go with the gun based on several loads using nitro for black that shot 2 1/2″ groups at 60 yards and dead on to point of aim. About 50 loaded rounds go with the gun. This is another first rate quality, style, grace, workmanship, handling and H&H romantic from a great period at the pinnacle of sporting guns in the last years of the 19th century. Price: $12,900

ITHACA, FLUES, GRADE 5, 12 GAUGE.  TWO SETS OF BARRELS
ITHACA, FLUES, GRADE 5, 12 GAUGE.  TWO SETS OF BARRELS

ITHACA, FLUES, GRADE 5, 12 GAUGE.  TWO SETS OF BARRELS: 30″ FULL & FULL (MARKED 4 & 4), VERY GOOD BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS – 26″ CYLINDER AND MODIFIED (MARKED 0 & 2), VERY GOOD BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS.  BOTH HAVE SPLINTER FOREARMS.  GORGEOUS ENGRAVING, DEEP RELIEF CUT SCROLL AND FLOWERS, INTRICATE BORDERS.  RIGHT SIDE HAS A WHITE GOLD QUAIL INLAY, LEFT SIDE A WHITE GOLD STANDING PHEASANT, EAGLE WITH WINGS SPREAD ON FLOORPLATE.  ALL SCREW HEADS NICELY ENGRAVED.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT WITH FLEUR DI LIS PATTERN, EXTREMELY FINE CHECKERING, GOLD SHIELD INLAY, SILVERS SOLID PAD.  AN OUTSTANDING GUN ENGRAVED BY BILL MCGRAW, ITHACA’S TOP ENGRAVER.  BUILT IN 1922, ALL MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS, ALL ORIGINAL FINISH.  A RARE SET IN VERY PLEASING ORIGINAL CONDITION.  DIMENSIONS:  1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, WEIGHT WITH 26″ BARRELS 7 POUNDS 4 OUNCES, WITH 30″ BARRELS 7 POUNDS 10 OUNCES.  BOTH SETS RING, GUN IS TIGHT ON FACE WITH EITHER SET.  PRICE: $6500

20GA FERLACH AUSTRIA VINZ URBAS SxS SHOTGUN, GAME ENGRAVED
20GA FERLACH AUSTRIA VINZ URBAS SxS SHOTGUN, GAME ENGRAVED

20GA FERLACH AUSTRIA VINZ URBAS SxS SHOTGUN, GAME ENGRAVEDSeldom found 20 Austrian double gun. Photos tell the story. Handels as good as it looks. Diamond grip, Game engraved, Horn drop points and butt plate. Price: $3495
Bore: 20 GA
Chambers: 65MM
Condition: EXCELLENT
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Triggers: 2
Stock Comb: 1 5/16
Stock Heel: 2 1/4
LOP: 14 7/8IN
Weight: 5.8LBS
Manufacture Date: 1946
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: FULL
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .023 BORE .622
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .027 BORE .622

BERETTA – RARE – Model 427 – 12ga – 28″ SK / IC – Hand Engraved Side Plates1981 – Beretta Model 427 – 12ga, 28″, SK / IC (.007 / .011), Raised Solid Rib, Ejectors, Double Triggers, Pistol Grip, Splinter Forearm,  LOP 14-3/4″ Over a Leather Covered Pad, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP will go 14-3/8″ with a Standard 1 inch pad. RARE! The 427 was never imported to the U.S. It is the predecessor to the Model 627EL. Previous owner opened the chokes and used the gun for SxS Sporting Clays. Price: $2,950

BERETTA - RARE - Model 427 - 12ga - 28" SK / IC - Hand Engraved Side Plates
BERETTA – RARE – Model 427 – 12ga – 28″ SK / IC – Hand Engraved Side Plates

Auction alert: Winchester M21, L.C. Smith .410, Charles Daly & more…

Little John’s Auction Service in Orange, CA, is having a big firearms auction on August 25, 26 & 27. Here are a few doubles in the sale that caught my eye:

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber
Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber: 26” ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, #226232. This gun is in overall excellent condition showing little use or handling. Est.: $300-$600

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge
Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge:  2-3/4” chambers, skeet and skeet choke, 26” nickel cromium steel barrels, blue finish, deluxe checkered wood stocks, KICK-EEZ hard rubber butt pad, double triggers, 14-1/8” length of pull, #2721. This gun is in overall fine condition showing approx. 98% original finish on the barrel assembly, approx. 96% original finish on the receiver with some spots of erosion at the edge of the recoil shield and at the front of the underside of the receiver with loss of finish to the underside of the trigger guard and barrel release latch; fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings, fine wood stocks with deluxe checkering and beautiful flame graining. Est.: $3,500-$4,500.

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels
Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28”: Ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, single trigger, hard rubber butt pad, #22441 in overall good condition showing considerable blue finish on barrels but scattered surface rust from poor storage, bores should clean to good, crisp actions, near fine stocks; a little TLC will greatly improve this early Browning. Est.: $550-$850.

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels
L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels: Blue and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe wood stocks, double triggers, 14-3/4” length of pull to end of hard rubber butt pad, #108450 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original blue finish on barrels with some areas of wear on the sides of each barrel, majority of vivid original case colors on receiver, fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings and fine wood stocks with beautiful graining patterns to wood. Est.: $2,500-$3,500.

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun
Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge, 28″, boxlock SxS hammerless shotgun: Ejectors, double triggers, 28 gauge, 28” barrels, blue and case hardened finish, checkered wood stocks, hard rubber butt pad, #AOC/SG-19 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original finish on the barrels and original vivid case colors on the receiver, fine bores, crisp actions and fine wood stocks. Est.: $2,000-$3,000.

The king of Boss O/Us? This 28 gauge is just $500,000…

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838. Click to see fantastic Sumner engraving.

This fantastic Boss O/U just hit the market. It’s #6838, a 28 gauge with 26″ barrels. According to the seller, it’s the first 28 gauge over-under that Boss & Co. made.

An outfit called Etherington Thorpe & Company in Denmark has the gun. I’ve been told that the asking  price is $500,000 — aka a 1/2 million friggin’ dollars.

Boss over-unders are special shotguns. Almost every modern O/Us owes a debt to their design (learn why: Bow down to this Boss O/U…). The 28 is one of the rarest gauges Boss made and this one appears to be in spectacular original condition.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838, click to see more detail.

It’s also from Boss’s best time period – between the wars – and beautifully made. I’ve seen a bunch of Boss O/Us, and this one is up there with the very best of them.

Here’s more info about this double from the seller:

Extremely rare 28 gauge Boss & Co over and under shotgun made 1920. This gun was the first of only eight 28 gauge over and under Boss’s ever made, and is probably the finest example of them all, being totally original, in as new condition and perfect in every detail.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838, click for more detail.

Barrels: 26″, stock 14 1/4″, double trigger, full filed rib, fine traditional rose and scroll engraving with gold inlaid monogram on the toplever, 100% original as new condition, with original makers case.

The gun was originally commissioned in by Mr. Henry Graves Jnr. who ordered the gun in 1919 through Von Lengerke and Detmold in New York, to be delivered in 1920. Mr. Henry graves Jnr was a man of impeccable taste, an ardent collector, and a perfectionist who demanded the highest quality in everything he purchased…having a reputation for owning the very best of the best, including the most expensive watch in the world “The Supercomplication” made by Patek Philippe in 1933.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

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Westley Richards. .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle
Westley Richards. .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle

JOHN RIGBY DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 275 #2 Magnum. Overall gun is in beautiful cond with virtually all the orig vivid case colors on the receiver as well as all the bbl blue, vivid blue on the triggerguard. Orig checkered deluxe pistol grip circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with metal buttplate and the typical 3-leaf platninum lined express sight. Best quality gun weighing 9-1/2 pounds, 26″ bbls, bores are as new, length of stock is 4-1/2″. Overall gun is in as new cond; beautiful inside and out. Price: $ 31,000.

Alex Marin, Pair. 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotguns
Alex Marin, Pair. 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotguns

ALEX MARTIN BEST SLE SXS PAIR 12 GAUGE: CELTIC ENGRAVING BOTH HAVE 28″ BARRELS WITH 011 AND 026 WITH BRILEY FIXED BLIND CHOKING 2 3/4 CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP LEATHER COVERED PADS 6LB 13 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 15 EXCELLENT CONDITION. Price: $25, 000

Holland & Holland .500 Double Rifle
Holland & Holland .500 Double Rifle

HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE .500 3 1/4″: 27″ steel barrels, ramp front sight with folding night sight. Two leaf rear express sight. Lightly engraved back action locks and rebounding hammers. Stock dimensions LOP: 14 1/2″ Comb: 1 1/2″ Heel: 2 1/4″ Weight: 9lbs 2oz. Super untouched original barrel blue. The action and locks are lightly engraved and retain areas of casehardening with the remainder fading to a pleasing mottled gray. Mint bores and tight action. Beautiful wood and checkering. Left side of the receiver engraved “CHARGE 5 DRAMS, CASE 3 1/4 INCHES” Price: $12,500

12 gauge Beretta Boxlock Side-by-Side, Made in 1933
12 gauge Beretta Boxlock Side-by-Side, Made in 1933

BERETTA 1933 BOXLOCK SxS- REMAINS TOTALLY ORIG & NEARLY as NEW- OUTSTANDING CONDITION INSIDE & OUT- 28″ KRUPP STEEL BARRELS: #60439, Beretta Boxlock SxS Made in 1933, 12 Bore with 27 7/8″ Krupp Steel Extractor Barrels , crossbolt rib extension, a hidden third bite at .725 .042 & .042″ (Full & Full), Original 2 3/4″, Original & Correct 18.3mm bores, Double triggers with a true & real articulated front trigger, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 11/16″ over the factory horn buttplate with “Armi P. Beretta Brescia, 6 lbs. 15 oz., Sling eyes, The initial shield on top of the stock at the heel, 15% coverage of scroll and border engraving, 95% original barrel blue, 85% original case colors, The absolute original wood finish at 97%, The original checkering is at 100%, The trigger guard bow and tang have 100% original blue, Every screw inside & out lays North & South, The gun remains tight as new with a lot of bite left and with bores that remain as new. Price: $2,950.00

20 gauge L.C. Smith Field, Double Barrel Shotgun, 30" barrels, Ejectors
20 gauge L.C. Smith Field, Double Barrel Shotgun, 30″ barrels, Ejectors

LC Smith 20ga ejector, all original: 20ga LC Smith. 30″ barrels. F/XF choke. some case showing. honest blue wear. Pad added by Pete Mazur. Pete has inspected all, including inside-all original and working. relly good condition for an LC. Price:$2850.00

 

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