Good gun alert: A 16 gauge SxS by Army & Navy…

Army & Navy 16 ga, SxS, 5.5 pounds beautiful
Army & Navy 16 ga, SxS, 5.5 pounds beautiful

What am I missing here? I’ve looked at this side-by-side a bunch of times, and I just don’t see any warts. Sure it has been reblued and the wood has been redone, but if the barrels are really tight and on the face, and if the gun is in proof, it’s a great deal.

The Army & Navy Co-operative Society was an organization on the UK that bought all sorts of good and supplies at low prices to members of the military. It evolved into a group of department stores carrying everything from home furnishings to firearms — sort of like Sears back in its heyday.

Army & Navy 16 ga, SxS, 5.5 pounds beautiful
Army & Navy 16 ga, SxS, 5.5 pounds beautiful

Army & Navy carried all types of doubles, from top-quality sidelocks to lower-end boxlock shotguns like the 16 gauge you see here. All of these guns were made in the UK, probably by Webley & Scott. Every one I’ve seen has been a solid, reliable shotgun, and I suspect the same is true with this one.

Army & Navy 16 ga, SxS, 5.5 pounds beautifulThis is a small framed 16 ga Army & Navy with 28 inch mod and improved chokes. Barrels are tight on the face, perfect bores, and min wall thickness of .30 in both barrels, nitro proofed at 3 tons. The stock is very sound with no cracks or issues, beautifully figured, LOP is 15.5 inches. The gun weighs just 5.5 pounds. Comes with a restored and fitted H&H case. 2 1/2″ inch shells, non-ejector, case not included. Price: $950

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 Army-Navy .470 NE SxS Double Rifle:
Army-Navy .470 NE SxS Double Rifle

Army-Navy .470 NE SxS Double Rifle: Ser. No. 45921 .470 NE- 25″ barrels. Built on the Webley Long Bar action, perhaps the strongest double rifle action ever made. Double triggers, ejectors and intercepting sears. Bores are good to very good with rifling square and tall. Wt.- 11 lbs. Pull- 14 1/2″ from front trigger. A super classic hunting rifle! Price: $29,500.00

BERTUZZI 28 MOD VENERE BEST GUN- 28" Bbls.
BERTUZZI 28 gauge MOD VENERE BEST GUN- 28″ Bbls.

BERTUZZI 28 MOD VENERE BEST GUN- 28″ Bbls.- 1987- COMPLETE GOLD BORDER INLAYS on a BLUED FRAME- OVERALL 97%: #5847, Armi F.lli Bertuzzi, Gardone, V. T. Italy, A Bertuzzi Venere Best Quality Sidelock 28 Bore Ejector Game Gun Made in 1987, 28″ Chopper Lump barrels at .549 .017 & .032″ (Imp.Mod. & Full), 2 3/4″ chambers, Barrel weight at KG 1.210, Single non-selective trigger, Bushed strikers, Fairly small beavertail forend, Pistol grip stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/16″ over a full face checkered butt, Neutral stock, 6 lbs. 2 oz.; Complete Gold inlaid border engraving on all metal including the forend, trigger guard, toplever & safety by Danteghini & signed, Blued frame and lockplates, Very nice piece of European walnut with nice color contrast, The entire receiver blue is at 98%, The barrel blue is 98%, The original wood finish is 97%, The checkering remains at 99%, The bores remain as new, Cased in the makers leather trunk. Bertuzzi guns are top of the line Italian made pieces. This is top drawer Italian workmanship and quality with classic lines, good balance and comes to the hand with ease with a very proper size 28 Bore Action body. Price: $24,900.00

Parker DHE 10ga. Damascus SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Parker DHE 10ga. Damascus SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker DHE 10ga. Damascus SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Very early Parker 10GA. DHE damascus 30″ barrels, skeleton butt, 14″ LOP, choked Cyl-Mod, #62847. This shotgun pre-dates any known ejector Parker but it is the ‘real deal’!! Clean shiny bores, no dents or damage. minor check in wood grain near butt. Plenty of orig case color. A beautiful and crisp old 10 ga DHE. Price: $5750

CSMC Inverness 20 Gauge Straight Grip, 28" BBL.  New In Box
CSMC Inverness 20 Gauge Straight Grip, 28″ BBL. New In Box

CSMC Inverness 20 Gauge Straight Grip, 28″ BBL. Vent Rib New In Box: Case coloured with full coverage tight scroll engraving. Round body, single trigger, selectable and auto safe. The barrels are 28″ vent rib, 5 interchangeable chokes, Tony has done a really nice job with the blue on these. The stock is a straight grip with very high quality wood, 14 1/2″ LOP, 2 1/2″ drop at heel, 1 1/2″ drop at comb, the chequering and finish are wonderful. 6lbs 5oz. Price: $4,895.00

AyA #2 28GA SXS Excellent Condition
AyA #2 28GA SXS Excellent Condition

AyA #2 28GA SXS Excellent Condition: This particular gun has 28 inch barrels giving it great balance and it swings smoothly, with fixed improved cylinder and modified chokes.  Stock dimensions are 1 1/2 X 2 1/4 X 14 1/8 over the checkered butt.  Wood on the straight stock is excellent European Walnut with hand cut checkering. The wood has been professionally done by Dennis DeVault in an oil finish (not shot since). The wood is “Knock Your Socks Off” gorgeous. The gun is in excellent condition and has only been lightly used. Price: $4500

 

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.
EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70. Engraved in Grand American style with four big game animals gold inlaid in the receiver; a moose on one side, an elk on one, a big horn sheep on the bottom and grizzly bears inlaid in gold on the trigger guard. The entire receiver is heavily and extensively engraved by Nick Kusmit; this is one of the last guns he did before he left Winchester. The stock is checkered and carved; carving extends half the length of the buttstock and 3/4 of the length of the forearm-very beautifully and tastefully done. Overall gun is in as new condition, fitted in an orig Winchester luggage case. Completely made in the Winchester plant custom department and was assembled by Tony Galazan of a Connecticut shotgun manufacturing company when it was completed. One of the finest Winchester Model 21’s ever made; just a handful of these were made in 45-70. Price: $75,000.

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30" barrels & Double Triggers
Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30″ barrels & Double Triggers

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock with 30″ barrels, Double Triggers, Long stock: Boxlock ejector, straighe grip, 2 3/4″ chambers, 15 5/8″ LOP, 2 1/8″ DOH, Chokes IC/Mod, 6lbs, 5oz, in original case. Looks very original. Price: $26,000.

.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgn
.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgun

100% Original August Francotte 14E .410 w/letter, cased: August Francotte 14E .410, 26″ bbl, 2 1/2″ chambers, m/f, 14 1/8″ LOP, 2 5/8″ DH, 1 3/8″ DC, 4lb. 2oz., hand rubbed oil finish. All original, untouched, unmolested gun. Manufactured in 1925, with letters and other documentation from Griffin & Howe, the authority on Francottes. Stamped Francotte Choke Bore. Gun is in about 90% condition, no cracks, dents, gouges or deep scratches in wood. BBl retain most of their original color. Metal is in excellent condition with about 85% blue remaining. Engraving is also excellent: Price: $10,750

16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

LANG 16 in SUPER NICE ORIG 1967 COND- 85-90% ORIG CASE COLORS- BOXLOCK EJECT- 28″ Bbls at SKT.I & SKT.II- WEBLEY ACTION- NICE STUFF: #20756, Joseph Lang & Son, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, England: A very nice & totally original Post War Boxlock Ejector 16 Bore Game Gun Made in 1967 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels, The versatile Webley action, Original London Proof at 3 1/4 tons and at the current correct bore size of .622″, The bores at .622 .005 & .011 (Skt.I. & Skt.II), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Scalloped action back, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a 3/4″ leather pad, It also has a 5/8″ leather pad that was fit to the stock and will go back on without alteration, With a 1″ pad it will go 15 1/8″, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 2 oz., Nice wood, 85% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This gun still remains totally original, It retains an absolute & honest 85-90% original bright & vivid case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition, The barrels outside are excellent plus, It is totally free of any blemishes at the striker holes, The whole is cased in the original leather cornered leather trunk with a trade label. Price: $7,950.00

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28" Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION
ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION- EXC. BARRELS- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz.- 70% ENGRAVED- ORIG CASE: #68323, Army & Navy C. S. L., London : A very nice & totally original late Pre-WW II Boxlock Ejector 12 Bore Game Gun Made in 1924 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels with a rib extension Cross Bolt, It was sold to Major R. Gurney in 1928 for 25 British Pounds, The versatile Webley action with their #98513, Original Birmingham Proof at 1 1/8 ounce, The bores at .730 .004 & .032″ (Skt.I. & Full), 2 1/2″ chambers, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a grooved butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 6 oz., Nice wood, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This vintage 1924 gun still remains totally original since Major Gurney picked it up except the trigger guard has been reblacked, It retains an absolute & honest 90% original case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 92%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition and look like 1924, The barrels outside are excellent plus, The breech face retains 98% case colors and totally free of any pits at the strikers, The whole is cased in the original leather trimmed canvas trunk with original accessories and an original trade label, The oil bottle marked A&N and the lid has “R G” for Major Gurney. This is one honest Lightweight Pre-War British boxlock that is not found often in this condition with the whole package including a case. This piece has a whole bunch of life left in it.  Major Gurney made a deal on this piece in 1928 for 25 pound Sterling and traded in a 35 pound gun and put 10 pounds in his pocket. He may be needed the 10 pounds more than the gun as he damn sure didn’t wear this piece out. R. Gurney was born in 1875 in Surrey, England and was with the Suffolk Regiment in 1929. It makes you wonder if he ever returned home as it appears this gun was put away for a very long time. Price: $5,950.00

 

 

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CSMC A.H. Fox FE special 20 gauge double barrel shotgun
CSMC A.H. Fox FE special 20 gauge double barrel shotgun

CSMC Fox FE Special 20g side-by-side double barrel shotgun: Spectacular A.H. Fox FE special, made by Connecticut Shotgun. Near new. 28″ bbl., 14 1/4″ lop (from back trigger), 3″ chambers, xtrfull/xtrfull, exhibition wood. Cased with all accessories. Outstanding deep relief engraving by master engraver Bryson Gwinell. Priced under what it would cost to reproduce, a chance for a real beauty at a DE price. Price: $23,000

Winchester Model 21 Grade 4 .410 Vent Rib: Lovely Winchester Model 21 Grade 4 engraved .410. 26″ bbls, 3″ chambers, f/f. Gun is 100% original. Overall excellent + condition, possibly unfired. Factory Vent Rib. Price: $21,500

Arrizabalaga 16 Gauge Self Opener SLE with 30” Barrels:
Arrizabalaga 16 Gauge Self Opener SLE with 30” Barrels:

Arrizabalaga 16 Gauge Self Opener SLE with 30” Barrels: Pedro Arrizabalaga is known as the king of Spanish gunmakers and this beautiful best grade16 gauge proves it. With Woodward-style engraving and arcaded fences this gun has the looks and the handling characteristics knowledgeable shooters demand. It is fully engraved with great case coloring. *** Manufactured in 1999 it has a self-opening action, double triggers, 30” barrels with 2-3/4” chambers, automatic ejectors, and a solid concave rib. The gun has bushed strikers and the front trigger is articulated. The chokes are Improved Cylinder and Modified. The bluing is 99%. *** Stocked in a very highly figured piece of Circassian walnut with dark chocolate swirls in a caramel colored background. It has a straight hand grip and splinter forearm. The checkering is sharp and carved out to around 28 lines per inch. The length of pull is 15-1/4” over a 1” leather pad. Great shooting dimensions of 1-3/8” X 2-1/16”. Weighs 6lb 10 oz. *** Comes cased in its original oak and leather brass-cornered case with maker’s label including mahogany cleaning rod and attachments, snap caps and oil bottle. All this fits snugly in a codura outer cover to protect the leather. Replacement cost is $26,950 plus $1,550 for the case. Price: $16,750

ARMY & NAVY 12 BORE Side-by-Side Double RIFLE- FULL RIFLED
ARMY & NAVY 12 BORE Side-by-Side Double RIFLE- FULL RIFLED

ARMY & NAVY 12 BORE RIFLE- FULL RIFLED- LONDON N. P. in 2009 to 2 3/4″- EXC COND INSIDE & OUT- 80% ORIG CASE COLORS- 80% ENGRAVING: #518, Made Expressly For “The Army & Navy Cooperative Society Limited” London: A super nice Bar Action Sidelock 12 Bore Rifle with Non-Rebounding locks, Jones Screw-Grip Action Underlever; 26″ damascus barrels, London Nitro Proof in 2009 to 70mm (2 3/4″) and 18.9mm on the right barrel and 18.8mm on the left, Full length rib with 1 standing & 4 folding express sights that are platinum lined & sighted at 150 – 200 – 250 & 300 yards, Percussion style fences, Wedge forend fastener, Steel engraved grip cap, No cheekpiece, Sling eyes, 14 1/2″ LOP over a full faced checkered horn buttplate, A deep 5 1/2″ butt from heel to toe ideal for a Big Bore, 10 lbs. 1 oz., Superb wood with excellent black/brown color & contrast, 80% coverage of very fine & well cut period scroll engraving including the hammers, top strap, lever, trigger guard, forend and grip cap. This classic vintage gun still retains an honest 80% original case colors, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 88-90%, The checkering is at 90%, The barrels were re-browned in London when nitro proved, The bores are absolute excellent to near excellent plus condition with square rifling the entire way and remain bright & shiny, The breech face retains 90% case colors and totally free of any pits at the strikers, The forend inside has 100% case colors, Both locks inside & out remain in excellent plus condition and have all the trappings of being built by gun lock maker John Stanton of Wolverhampton. The internal inletting looks as clean as the day it was cut and totally free of oil soak. The gun is quite accurate plus it will shoot off the shelf Winchester 1 ounce sabot slugs. This is flat out one good looking and extremely solid rifle in every respect from metal to wood with super bores. Here is first rate quality, style, grace, workmanship, handling and romance from a great period at the pinnacle of sporting guns in the last years of the 19th century. Price: $14,750.00

Ithaca SXS, double barrel shotgun in 28 gauge
Ithaca SXS, double barrel shotgun in 28 gauge

Ithaca SXS shotgun in 28 GA: Wonderful Ithaca  SXS shotgun in 28 GA with original 2 3/4″ chambers,  LOP 14″ to an Ithaca butt plate, Choked Cyl-Mod (.000 and .014) Krupp steel barrels measuring 26″, double triggers. This is an all original shotgun with all original finish. Barrels and stock finish near 100% and CC at 50%+. Price: $5700

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12 gauge Holland & Holland Royal Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge Holland & Holland Royal Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Holland & Holland Royal SXS 12 GAUGE: Made 1952. #339XX, 26″ bbls, Chokes 009 and 016, 2 3/4″ chambers, self opener, leather covered pad, excellent original condition with light handling marks. 6lbs 11oz . 14 3/4 LOP. Price: $37,500.00

Army Navy .470 Nitro Express Side-by-Side Double Rifle
Army Navy .470 Nitro Express Side-by-Side Double Rifle

Army-Navy Side-by-Side Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express: No. 45921, 25″ barrels. Built on the Webley Long Bar action, perhaps the strongest double rifle action ever made. Double triggers, ejectors and intercepting sears. Bores are good to very good with rifling square and tall. Wt.- 11 lbs. Pull- 14 1/2″ from front trigger. A super classic hunting rifle! Price: $29,500.00

F.W. Heym 20 gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
F.W. Heym 20 gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Fr. Wilh. Heym Side Plate 20ga: 28” barrels, IMP CYL/MOD, SG/DT Leather pad, matt rib, cocking indicators, splinter for end, AE, doll’s head extension, 2 ¾”, Krupp steel barrels, pre-war. Extreme high quality gun. In its original compact leather case. The highest grade, side plate gun with magnificent semi-relief game scenes, of pointers, setters, fox and duck scene. Balance of receiver covered in semi-relief ornamental scroll, with deep chisel breeches. Retaining most all case color, barrel blue and wood finish. We have owned 12’s and 16’s but never had the opportunity of handling a 20 ga. This gun is of superior quality over most other guns. With perfect dimensions, light weight and fast, all of the best options and configuration, side clips, third fastener. The very best pre-war quality. 14 5/8” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8” 5lbs 13oz. Price: $14,500.00

12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun: 2 3/4″ chambers, 27 1/2″ bbls, F & IM chokes, straight grip, double triggers, 14 5/8 inches to a checkered butt, color-case hardened action, full rose & scroll engraving. Excellent overall condition. 6lb., 6oz. Price: $8999

12 gauge A.H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge A.H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

A. H. Fox CE 12 Ga: Ser. No. 33915 12 Ga.- 2 3/4″ chambers- 30″ Chromox barrels choked M/F. DT, EJ, SF, Semi PG stock to hard butt. 14″ X 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″. 60% CC, 95% blue and finish. A nice old Fox. Price: $6,500.00

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