Boom! Hunting buffs with a .700 Nitro Express double rifle ….

Hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL 700 NE boxlock made by Verney-Carron
Hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL 700 NE boxlock made by Verney-Carron

Here’s a cool look at hunting Cape Buffalo with a SAFARI IMPERIAL .700 Nitro Express boxlock side-by-side double rifle made by the gunmaker Verney-Carron.

The 700 Nitro Express was created by Holland & Holland in 1988. It shoots a 1,000 gr (65 g) bullet at 2,000 ft/s (610 m/s) and with about 8,900 foot-pounds of muzzle energy . In an 18-pound rifle, this load pushes back with 160 ft·lbf —  10X more recoil than most .308s. Ouch.

Auction alert: SxS Webley & Scott Model 700 12 gauge, 28″…

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Here’s the kind of auction I like to see: A great gun, well described, and No Reserve. When the hammer falls, this side-by-side’s new owner will get himself a nice double and an even better deal.

Webely & Scott introduced the M700s in the 1950s. These rugged, reliable SxSs were entry-level shotguns and the company made thousands of them. Each was built on Anson & Deeley-style actions–one of the most reliable shotgun designs ever created–and used just-as-proven Southgate-style ejectors.

This M700 is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 6/19/2016 11:00 PM. It’s being offered at No Reserve, so you could end up getting a heck of deal.

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls: Pre-war quality, lightweight Game gun with heavy (1 ¼ oz. proofs) and tight chokes. This is a great looking & unusual gun: A 28”, 6 lb. 6 oz. gun with heavy proofs. Barrels in proof: L. .728 R. .728 ChokesL L .039 (Extra full) R .028(Light Full). Classic features include highly figured oil finished wood with fine flat-top checkering, checkered butt, and really nice engraving. Action retains nearly all of its classic British case colors, barrels about 85% of original black with excellent wood & checkering. Has no import marks and appears to be a special order gun given the extra nice engraving and wood. Stock oval has fancy monogram dated 1955. 14 ½” LOP to checkered butt.

Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28" bbls
Lightweight, Mid 50s Webley & Scott Model 700, SxS 12 gauge ejector gun, 28″ bbls

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Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun29 1/2″  barrels Iora engraved Bohler barrels. Price: $45,000

Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun
Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun
James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge
James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 GaugeFeatured here is a rare Heavy Field Gun built by James Purdey and Sons in 1928 (serial number 23486, barrel assembly numbers 57810 and 57811). As most Purdey side-by-side shotguns built since 1880, this gun features Frederick Beesley’s famous self-opening (or “self-operating”) action. This gun was originally built with 3 inch chambers, which was unusual for a gun built in the twenties.: Price: $23,999.99

Manufacturer: 1929
Caliber: 12 Gauge

James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge
James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge

Chambers: Factory 3 Inch
Metal Condition: Very Good 90%
Wood Condition: Very Good 85%
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 30 Inch

Triggers: Single
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions: 13 7/8 Inch
Butt Pad: Wood Checker
Weight: 7 Lbs 9.7 Oz
Sights: Bead
Chokes: -.009/ -.021

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGESxS SHOTGUN
PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGESxS SHOTGUN

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 28 GAUGE26″IC AND MOD 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT NEW CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 3/8″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $5,500

Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 gaVery nice W&S 12 ga ejector SXS, 30 inch F&MOD barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, 6.5 pounds, engraved, Model 700, Stock is nicely figured , 1 1/4, 2 3/8, 14 1/2. Handles and shoots great, excellent condition. Price: $1,950

Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 ga
Webley Scott 12ga Ejector SXS 12 ga
Rizzini - Highlander - 20ga 30" Screw Chokes - Lightweight Gun
Rizzini – Highlander – 20ga 30″ Screw Chokes – Lightweight Gun

Rizzini – Highlander – 20ga 30″ Screw Chokes – Lightweight Gun: 2007 – Rizzini – John MacNab – Highlander – 20ga, 30″, 3″, Multichoke, Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-1/8″ over a Kickeez pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 10 oz. Made by Rizzini for John MacNab. Alloy Frame – Very Light Especially for a 30″ Gun. Great All Around Gun – Field or Sporting. Includes: Five Chokes ( SK / IC / M / IM / F ), Choke Wrench. Condition: Excellent Plus – Metal 99%, Wood 98+% with just a couple of minor depression dings. Price: $1575

Auction alert: Nice looking Webley & Scott 700 in 12 gauge…

Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun
Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun

If fine shotguns are addicting, this Webley & Scott Model 700 is their gateway drug. Well made, nice handling, and affordable, these Birmingham-built side-by-sides are the perfect way to get hooked on British doubles.

Webley & Scott built the M700 on an Anson & Deeley-style action, one of the most reliable  shotgun designs ever created, and they made the entire SxS to be as tough as Timex. When it comes to field guns, the M700 doubles can really take a licking and keep on ticking.

This Webley & Scott Model 700 is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 5/31/2015 @ 12:09:13 PM ET.

Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun
Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun

Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun:

Model:  700
Barrel Length:  26 inch
Gauge:  12
Capacity:  2

For sale here is a Used Webley & Scott model 700 Side by Side double barrel shotgun! This shotgun is a beautiful work from Webley & Scott! Features include a wood stock and for-grip with a checkered grip and for-grip, case hardened receiver, boxlock, double triggers, 26 inch blued barrels, bead front sight, manual safety, minimal engraving, and a texturized lined butt. The engraved receiver is very pretty! The words Webley & Scott LTD are engraved in the top of the right barrel, and the word Birmingham is engraved in the left barrel. Serial number is 128474. The wood stock and for-grip are in near excellent shape! There are some minor marks on them, but no chips, dents, or major flaws. There is wear to the bluing on the barrels, some minor bright spots, and on the bottom of the barrels there are some darker blued spots and light spots. lockup is tight with the action. The gun is fully functional, but would make a beautiful gun for a collection, or to hang in a home as decoration.

Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun
Webley & Scott 12 gauge Model 700 SxS Shotgun

Good gun alert: a nice looking 16g Webley & Scott Model 700…

Webley & Scott model 700E 16ga M/F
Webley & Scott model 700E 16ga M/F

I’ve raved about Webley & Scott’s Model 700 shotguns a bunch of times. Rugged and dependable, the M700 was introduced in the 1950s as an entry-level shotgun and it went of to become one of the most popular side-by-sides ever made. While 12 gauge Model 700s are easy to find, 16 gauges are not. The one you see here is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends on 11/16/2014 3:07:58 PM ET.

The Brits were never big fans of 16s. But here in the US, a small number of upland hunters have preferred them. Sixteens tend to weigh less than twelves, and they push more than enough lead to drop any grouse, woodcock, or quail.

Webley & Scott model 700E 16ga M/F: Scarce 16 gauge English shotgun by Webley and Scott Birminham England. Gun is 98% original finishes, tight as the day it was made. Nice color case frame and perfect dent free barrels with bright bores. Factory marked 2 3/4 chambers proofed for 3 1/4 tons ejectors are timed and work flawlessly. Wood is a nice grade of English walnut, double triggers 14 1/2 over checkered but. 1 3/8 comb 2 1/8 heal. slight cast for right hand shooter. Auto safety 6lbs-1/4 oz Chokes are .011/.035 both bores are .662.

Webley & Scott model 700E 16ga M/F
Webley & Scott model 700E 16ga M/F
Manufacturer:  Webley & Scott
Model:  700-E
Barrel Length:  28 inch
Gauge:  16
Capacity:  2

A nice 12g Webley & Scott Model 700 SxS shotgun…

12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry's Fine Guns
12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry’s Fine Guns

New to side-by-sides and looking for a good buy? Then check out this 12g Webley & Scott Model 700 listed at Cherry’s Fine Guns (Scroll down-it’s near the end of the list.)

This twelve gauge is more than enough gun for upland hunting. For pheasants, you can load it up with 1 1/8oz of shot. If you’re after quail or woodcock, you go down to 7/8oz. And on a sporting-clays course, Winchester’ Featherlight rounds should work just fine (if this gun’s 2 3/4″ chambers are original – something to have checked out before you guy the gun.

Webley & Scott introduced the M700 in the 1950s as an entry-level shotgun and it went of to become one of the most popular side-by-sides ever made. Built on an Anson & Deeley-style style action with Southgate ejectors, they’re workhorses that can handle lots of shooting, season after season.

If this one is as nice and original as it looks, the price is very fair.

Webley & Scott Boxlock, 12 Gauge SXS Shotgun: With 28″ Barrels, Choked Imp.Mod/Full, 2 3/4″ Chambers, Barrels Very Clean Inside, 90% Soft Blue, Case Colors 98%, Wood Is 95% Oil Finish, Checkered, Straight Stock, Nonfactory Pad, Double Triggers, Auto Ejectors, Nice Gun. PRICE: $2,500

12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry's Fine Guns
12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry’s Fine Guns
12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry's Fine Guns
12 gauge Webley & Scott SxS Shotgun @ Cherry’s Fine Guns


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