Auction alert: Beretta, Browning, L.C. Smith…

Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, PA, is holding a firearms sale tomorrow, November 19, 2013. It starts at 12:00 PM EST. Here are a few lots I liked.

12g Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun
12g Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun

12 gauge Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN A26407. Blued finish on metal, silver receiver, excellent bores, red bead front sight, checkered walnut stock and forend show light handling marks, after market rubber buttplate. Excellent. Estimate: $200 – $400

12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun
12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun

12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN 84079S8. Blued finish on metal, lightly engraved receiver, excellent bores, checkered walnut stock and forend show no handling marks, after market rubber buttplate. Barrel stamped “Made in Belgium”. Excellent. Estimate: $500 – $900

20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun

20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun: 26″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. IM chokes. SN FW23494. Blued finish on metal, bluing is very thin from middle sight back to receiver, bores are dirty possibly lightly pitted, front and middle white bead sights, little to no case color remains on receiver, double triggers, checkered walnut stock and forend show handling marks, forend shows a crack and previous repair. Serial number on barrel, forend and receiver match. Good. Estimate: $500 – $700

16 gauge  LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun
16 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun

16 gauge  LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun: 28″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full chokes. SN FW151023. Blued finish on barrels, case colored receiver, bores are slightly dirty but look good, single bead front sight, checkered walnut stock and forend show multiple handling marks and scratches, underside of stock where it meets receiver just forward of trigger guard shows several chips to wood, black pistol-grip cap is chipped, black plastic buttplate is intact. Serial number on receiver, barrel and forend match. Very good. Estimate: $400 – $600

Auction alerts: lots of Lefevers, plus more…

There are a handful of decent auction coming up over the next week.

Lefever C/D grade double barrel shotgun at Amoskeag Auction Company
Lefever C/D grade double barrel shotgun at Amoskeag Auction Company

Montrose Auctions in Montrose, Georgia has a some decent doubles coming up on March 19th. There are a number of side-by-side shotguns, including Parkers, Parker Repros, Winchester M21s, a few A.H. Foxes, and some L.C. Smiths. This is where you can search the lots and bid online. This possible Parker Skeet gun jumped out at me as interesting, as did this real clean looking L.C. Smith 20 gauge OO grade.

Alderfer Auctions in Hatfield, PA, has some good double barrels in it’s March 22nd sale. There are handful of American side-by-sides, including some Parkers, some Foxes, some Bakers, and a few more. Here’s a searchable catalog where you can see everything and even bid.

Amoskeag Auction Company in Manchester, New Hampshire, has ton of Lefevers in their March 26 sales. By ton I mean more than 40. There’s a little bit of everything, from hammerless stuff to real rare, real earlier guns like Barber-Lefevers and percussion conversions. The guns are all on line at Amoskeag’s site. Unfortunately, the site is a bit of a pain in the A to use and you can’t bring up all the Lefevers at once. So to save the hassle of having to click and scroll through all 26 pages, I’ve pulled out all the Lefevers for you. Is that nice, or what?

Here they are, listed by their lot #:

6. Lefever Arms Company D-Grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

7. Lefever Arms Company F-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

48. Rare Special Order Lefever DE Grade Sidelock Ejectorgun, 16g

95. Lefever Arms Company E-grade Sidelock Double Ejectorgun, 12g

360. Lefever Arms Company F-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

512. Rare Barber and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

514. Rare Barber and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

515. Rare Barber and Lefever Round Body Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 12g

564. Lefever Arms Company H-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

565. Lefever Arms Thumb-opener Sidelock Double Shotgun, 10g

588. John Nichols E-grade Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

607. Lefever Arms Company H-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 16g

615. Lefever Arms Company DS Grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 20g

616. Lefever Arms Company F-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 16g

619. Lefever Arms Company E-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 10g

620. Lefever Arms Company F-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

621. Lefever Arms Company I-grade Sidelock Double Ejectorgun, 12g

622. Lefever Arms Company G-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

679. Manton Percussion Double Converted to Breech-loader by Dangerfield and Lefever , 12g

681. Dangerfield and Lefever Breechloading Double Hammergun Conversion,  10g

682. Nichols and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

683. Nichols and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

684. Nichols and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 12g

685. Extremely Rare H. Tomes & Co Percussion Double Converted to Breechloader by Francis Dangerfield

756. Lefever Arms Company G-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

762. Lefever Arms Company DS-Grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 16g

822. Nichols and Lefever Thumb Opener Double Hammergun, 10g

847.Bar-in-wood Percussion Converted Double Barrel Shotgun by J A Ellis of Canandaigua New York, 10g

848.Bar-in-wood Percussion Converted Double Barrel Shotgun by Dangerfield & Lefever, 14g

852. Lefever Arms G Grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

867. Lefever Arms Company H-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

868. Lefever Arms Company G-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

869. LeFever Arms Company DS Grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

872. Lefever Arms Company F-grade Sidelock Double Shotgun, 12g

909. Rare Barber and Lefever Thumb Opener Percussion-converted Shotgun, 16g

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