5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel ShotgunA 1953 BERETTA SIDELOCK S2 OVER/UNDER IN 12 GAUGE WITH 27.5″ SOLID RIB BARRELS. IT HAS 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS AND I/C (.012)-FULL.034) CHOKES. ENGLISH GRIP WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. VERY NICE CONDITION. LOP 13 7/8″- 1 7/16″- 2 1/2″ – 0″ cast. Price: $4,600

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side ShotgunReproduction of the Parker side by side shotgun manufactured by Winchester. This example has standard floral scroll engraving with a pointer on each side of the action and three pheasants in a field scene on the underside. The barrels have a single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, full/modified chokes, and 3″ chambers with ejectors. It has blued barrels, buttplate and trigger guard and casehardened remaining parts. It is mounted on a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved hardware and pistol grip stock, lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate and checkered bare butt, and gold initial oval. It includes a Parker reproduction leather takedown case. Price: $3,999.99 

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun

Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 in., 3 in.
Metal Condition: Very good w/ minor wear marks
Wood Condition: Good w/ a 3″ scratch on left side
Bore Condition: Very good w/ minimal wear
Barrels: 28″ blued barrels
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Fixed, checkered walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13.5″ LOP on left trigger, 14.25″ LOP on right trigger, 1.5″ drop
Fore End: Checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate, checkered bare butt
Weight: 7 lbs.
Sights: Fixed brass front bead
Chokes: Full on left barrel, modified on right barrel
Extras: Leather hard case

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27" bbls NICE
Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICEArrieta Crown Sable Side by Side, 20ga, 3″ chambers, double trigger, ejectors, 27″ barrels, fixed IC and Mod. Sn is 317xx. Factory finish on both wood and metal. Hand-detachable sidelock. LOP Is 15 3/8″ to the front trigger. Email me if you would like these pics sent to you, they will come through bigger and better than on the listing page here. Price: $1,999

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga~ Sporter~ 28″ bblsA fine side by side ready for your hunt. Has a full/improved choked barrels. Price: $1,899.99
Caliber: 12 gauge.
Chambers: 3 Inches.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent with handling marks.

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28" bbls
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28″ bbls

Bore Condition: Bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inches.
Triggers: Single Trigger.
Stock: Checkered wood, straight stock.
Stock Dimensions:
14 Inches LOP.
Fore End: Checkered wood.
Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad.
Weight: 7 Pounds.
Sights: Front Bead.
Chokes: Full left, Improved right.

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCESHere is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″ Price: $1,400 

Good gun alert: 20 gauge Orvis Arrieta Uplander sidelock…

Arrieta by Orvis 20ga Uplander SxS Sidelock shotgun
Arrieta by Orvis 20ga Uplander SxS Sidelock shotgun

Even though most people think of as just a fishing company, Orvis has been selling hunting clothing and gear for as long as I can remember. For a while, they partnered with Arrieta to import different models of side-by-side shotguns.

The “Uplander” may have been their most basic model. I think it’s basically an Arrieta 557 with a color-case hardened action and no engraving.

Regardless, this one looks like a classy little double and its price makes it hell of a deal.

Arrieta by Orvis 20ga Uplander SxS Sidelock shotgunVery nice 20ga Arrieta 28″ barrels. straight grip, splinter forend, Leather recoil pad, LOP 14 1/8″, choked imp, mod, double triggers, 6lbs 2oz. Price: $2,595

Arrieta by Orvis 20ga Uplander SxS Sidelock shotgun
Arrieta by Orvis 20ga Uplander SxS Sidelock shotgun

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com …

F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore 'King' Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun

F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun: A pre-owned 20 bore F.lli Piotti ‘King’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. Sidelock ejector with double triggers (articulated front) and automatic safety. Price: $24,000
Triggers: Double (front articulated trigger)
Safety: Automatic
Barrel Length: 28 Inches
Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch
Rib: Raised semi-concaved
Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/4
Type: Deluxe quality walnut
Length: 14 3/8 Inches
Bend: 1 1/2 – 2 1/4
Cast: On 1/8 face
Grip: Traditional English straight hand grip
Butt End Finish: Chequered
Forend: Splinter Style Forend
Weight: 6lb 6oz
Date of Manufacture: 2006

L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS
L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS

L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS28″ BARRELS, FULL AND FULL, 99% BLUE, MIRROR BORES, RAISED RIB, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS.  BARRELS ENGRAVED AT BOTH ENDS GOLD INLAY AT RIB EXTENSION.  FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, GORGEOUS VIVID CASE COLOR, NICELY ENGRAVED WITH ENGLISH POINTERS ON RIGHT LOCK, ENGLISH LETTERS ON LEFT LOCK, PLUS FLOWERS, LEAF AND SCROLLWORK.  GOLD CROWN INLAY ON TOP LEVER, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, HUNTER SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, HIGHLY FIGURED WOOD, PERFECT CHECKERING.  1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, ORIGINAL SILVERS SOLID PAD.  6 POUNDS 14 OUNCES, MADE IN 1949.  SUPERB, ORIGINAL SMITH WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DEFECTS. Price: $21,500

FRATELLI RIZZINI - R2 - 410 - MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUNHere’s a mint condition Fratelli Rizzini R2 with the removable inspection plate in 410. Ejectors. Chopper lump barrels that are 27″ in length with Mod and Full chokes. Chambers are 3″. This gun was donated by Frank & Nan Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited for fundraising purposes. Manual safety. Extraordinary fit, finish, balance and handling. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 3/8 OZ. Custom cased as shown. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″. Price: $16,500

Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year ProductionSuperb 20, 3 digit serial number, 28 inch barrels, IC/Mod, 3 inch chambers, round knob, vent rib, excellent condition, tight action, minimal wear, minor bluing loss on selective safety. Original in all respects.  Price: $1795

Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year Production
Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year Production

Chambers: 2 3/4″ or 3″
Ejectors: Yes
Condition: Excellent
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28 inch vent rib
Barrel Type: Chrome lined
Action: Box lock
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Round knob pistol grip
Butt Pad: Original buttplate
Rib: Vent
Finish: Original
Chokes: Imp cyl/ modified

MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUNA very nice Miroku with seldom found case colored action. Some hunting marks in the wood but over all a really nice gun. All is tight and right . No issues. Gun looks to have been hunted some but shot very little. 6llbs 10ozs make it a gun you can carry all day. Price: $1075
Chambers: 2 3/4IN
Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Barrels: 28IN
Action: CASE COLORED
Gauge: 12GA
Stock Comb: 1 7/8IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/2IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/8IN
Weight: 6LBS 10OZ
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL

Another great deal: A pair of sidelock 20g Arrietas, $5500…

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

Following the theme of this morning’s post, here’s are two more guns long on quality and short on price. They’re a pair of 20g Arrietas built with Churchill-style 25″ barrels & narrow ribs. They feature genuine hand detachable sidelocks, ejectors, decent engraving and even well cut drop points. At $5500, they’re a steal.

Short-barreled shotguns have always been around, and at times, they’ve caught on as fads. Francotte exported a lot of doubles with 26″ bbls to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century. They were marketed as “brush guns”.

Robert Churchill introduced his famous XXV shotguns with 25″ barrels around the time of the first World War and they were popular for decades. These guns are built on Robert Churchill’s principles. Like their British counterparts, I’m sure they’re very lively, dynamic doubles, perfect for grouse and woodcock hunting.

Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair Sidelock SxS Shotguns: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 25″ CYL / IC (.000 / .005) Churchill Rib, Ejectors, Hand Detachable Locks, Double Triggers (Front Articulated),LOP 15-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs. – 4 oz. Excellent Condition – About 95+%. Price: $5500 for the pair

Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta - Model 557 - Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns
Arrieta – Model 557 – Churchill Style Matched Pair 20g Sidelock SxS Shotguns

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com

PARKER BROS Model DHE SxS20ga Two barrel set 26″ & 30″: Price: $16,500

PARKER BROS Model DHE SxS 20ga Shotgun Two barrel set 26" & 30"
PARKER BROS Model DHE SxS 20ga Shotgun Two barrel set 26″ & 30″

Serial #   218784
Choke    26″ M&IM
Choke    30″ F&F
Trigger   Parker SST (Single Selective)
Stock Configuration   Pistol Grip
Forearm Type   Splinter Forearm
Rib Type   Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish   Casehardened
Engraving Type   Game Scene Cameos Engraving
Other Options   Recoil pad
Condition   EXC. Condition
Weight   6 #10oz
Dimensions   1 1/2″ x 2″ x 13 3/4″ with 1/8 cast off
Other Details   All original finish, MFG 1926

FAMARS Excalibur BL, 28 Ga., SxS, Game Gun
FAMARS Excalibur BL, 28 Ga., SxS, Game Gun

FAMARS Excalibur BL, 28 Ga., SxS, Game GunExcellent condition overall with a fitted carry case. Price: $8,999.99
Manufacturer: Circa: 1999
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28″ Blued Steel with Ventilated Rib
Triggers: Single Non-Selective Trigger with Ejectors
Stock: Deluxe Checkered Straight Grip Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
DAC: 1 3/8″, DAH: 2 1/8″, Cast off: 1/8, LOP: 14 1/4:
Fore End: Checkered Walnut with Schnabel Tip
Butt Pad: Checkered Wood Butt
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 ozs.
Sights: Single Bead
Chokes: Fixed: Modified & Improved Cylinder

A.H.FOX PHILA.PA. C E GRADE (MFG. 1917) 12 GA. 2 3/4" S/N 235XX,W / FACTORY LETTER 98% PLUS CONDITION
A.H.FOX PHILA.PA. C E GRADE (MFG. 1917) 12 GA. 2 3/4″ S/N 235XX,W / FACTORY LETTER 98% PLUS CONDITION

A.H.FOX PHILA.PA. C E GRADE (MFG. 1917) 12 GA. 2 3/4″ S/N 235XX,W / FACTORY LETTER 98% PLUS CONDITION26″ SOLID RIB BARRELS WITH BRASS FRONT BEAD AND MID IVORY BEAD WITH EXCELLENT BORES FACTORY CHOKED FULL AND MODIFIED. FACTORY “RARE” SINGLE TRIGGER IN THE REAR POSITION.STRAIGHT GRIPS CHECKERED EUROPEAN STOCK WITH OIL FINISH,14 1/8″ L.O.P. OVER JOSTAM RECOIL PAD.2 9/16″ D.A.H. 1 5/8″ D.A.C. 98% ORIGINAL BARREL BLUE.90% ORIGINAL RECEIVER CASE COLOR AND EXCELLENT FACTORY ENGRAVING WITH BIRD AND DOG SCENES.GUN WEIGHS IN AT 6 LBS. 10 OZS WITH FACTORY LETTER. Price: $7,959

Arrieta Wingshooters Game Gun 2" inch 12ga SxS Shotgun
Arrieta Wingshooters Game Gun 2″ inch 12ga SxS Shotgun

Arrieta Wingshooters Game Gun 2 inch 12ga w/ 25+ boxes of shellsMy last hunting pointer has passed, and I am no longer hunting grouse and woodcock. For sale is my beautiful and gently used Arrieta grouse getter. I purchased directly from Jack Jansma ~ 13 years ago, at Orvis Sandanona show, in Millbrook, NY. It is the Wingshooters Game Gun, weighs 5# 13 oz, choked Cl / **** (IC), 27 in bbls, ejectors, rounded action. It has upgraded walnut, 14-5/8 lop, 1-7/16 comb, 2-1/8 heel. It is in excellent condition with only very minor scratches from hunting. It has leather covered , green felt lined hard case w/ canvas & leather cover. Included are set of nice snap caps, 25+ boxes of 2in shells a mix of #6 thru #8 ,(will have to ship separately ORM-D). I am asking 4500.00 (Compare to new 6495 w/o a hard case). Price: $4,500

Beretta BL 2 OU Shotgun12ga , 28″ full& mod , SST . Light wear on blue bottom of receiver , very good overall. Price: $650

Beretta BL 2 OBeretta BL 2 12 gauge OU ShotgunU Shotgun
Beretta BL 2 12 gauge OU Shotgun

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com…

BERETTA - SO5 - Sporting - 30" Mobilchokes - Cased
BERETTA – SO5 – Sporting – 30″ Mobilchokes – Cased

BERETTA – SO5 – Sporting – 30″ Mobilchokes – Cased: 29-1/2″ Boehler Steel Bbls, Mobilchokes, High Grade – Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-1/2″ Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Right Palm Swell, Slight Cast Off, Weight 8 lbs. 2 oz. Nice Used SO5 with all the accessories – Eight Chokes, Cleaning Rod, etc. Price: $11,400

C.S.ROSSON SXS 2″ GAME GUN 12 GAUGE: 26 1/2″ 012 AND 024 2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT EXCELLENT CONDITION 5LBS 7 OZ X 2 3/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 15 3/8″. Price: $5,500

C.S.ROSSON SXS 2" GAME GUN 12 GAUGE
C.S.ROSSON SXS 2″ GAME GUN 12 GAUGE
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: $4,450.00

  • 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.
Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production
Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production

Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production: Double triggers. Extractors. All original. 3-digit matching serial numbers on forend, barrels, and receiver. Original finish, original butt plate. 30″ barrel Modified/Full, 14″ LOP. The bores are great. Price: $3,995.

Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge28″ barrels with smooth, tapered, solid rib and front brass bead sight, choked cylinder and modified. 2 3/4″ chambers, ejectors and double triggers. The stocks are nicely figured, the butt-stock has a straight grip with wrap-around extended checkering, and a tear drop on both cheeks. The forend is splinter design with matching checkering as the butt-stock. Condition: The barrel blue is in very good plus condition with just a few light marks. The receiver’s cased-colors have faded some since the shotgun left the factory. The nicely figured stocks are in very good plus condition with a small number of small marks and light scratches.LOP: 14 1/2″ Drop at comb: 1 7/16″ Drop at heel: 2″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. Price: $3969.66

Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge
Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge

 

 

 

Good gun alert: A 16 gauge Arrieta Model 557, 29″ barrels …

Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29" S X S
Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S

Arrieta is one of Spain’s oldest and most trusted gunmakers. For years, the 557 was their entry-level, no-frills sidelock side by side.  Ever one of these I’ve seen has been sound and well made. Bought right, they can be a lot of gun for little money. And the one you see looks like it can be bought right.

I think brand new ones go for around $6500+,  and the used ones I’ve seen with a lot of original condition are priced around $5400. So if this checks out, it’s a hell of deal at just $2,999.

Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29" S X S
Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S

Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S:  This is a very nice gun. Comes with an Americase in good condition. Manual Safety. Hand detachable locks . Smooth concave top rib. Straight grip to checkered butt. Splinter Forend. 14 1/2″ Length Of Pull. 1 1/2″ drop at comb,  2 1/2″ drop at heel. Cast Off 3/8″ at heel,  1/2″ at toe. Pitch 4 degrees. Trigger Pulls 4 pounds each. Color-cased hardened Frame. Balance point at hinge pin. Finish slightly reddish in color English style. Hand detachable side locks, twin triggers. Gun has a few minor dings and dents on the stock. Price: $2,995

Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29" S X S
Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com …

Stephen Grant & Sons, London. Exceedingly rare and fine light weight “Twelve-Twenty” self-opening game gun finished out with 20ga. barrels, ca. 1948, Pic Copyright Lewis Drake & Associates, www.drake.net
Stephen Grant & Sons, London. Exceedingly rare and fine light weight “Twelve-Twenty” self-opening game gun finished out with 20ga. barrels, ca. 1948, Pic Copyright Lewis Drake & Associates, www.drake.net

Stephen Grant & Sons, London. Exceedingly rare and fine light weight “Twelve-Twenty” self-opening game gun finished out with 20ga. barrels, ca. 1948Weight: only 5 ½ Lbs.  Stock Dimensions: 15 3/8”x 1 3/8”x 2 3/8”x 3/8” cast-off.  Superb 28” chopperlump steel barrels with original 2 ¾” 1 oz. proofs have absolutely mint bores (.619”/.620”), choked .007”/.025”, and minimum walls .028”/.029”.  Beautifully sculpted and engraved, Baker 1913 patent, self-opening action is fitted with absolutely peerless quality, locks by Chilton & son. For those not familiar with this action and lock design I suggest you do a bit of reading. This happens to be my favorite of all the great British self-opening mechanisms. Overall this magnificent example, complete with original maker’s case and accessories, remains in virtually mint condition throughout and is a great rarity.  Price: $57,500

WESTLEY RICHARDS DROPLOCK SXS 12 GAUGE
WESTLEY RICHARDS DROPLOCK SXS 12 GAUGE

WESTLEY RICHARDS DROPLOCK SXS 12 GAUGE30″ BARRELS 024 AND 036 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED CONDITION WITH LIGHT BLUE WEAR AND LIGHT HANDLING MARKS IN THE WOOD 6LBS 5 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 7/16″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $12,500

Westley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder Side-by-SideWestley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder — Gun remains in very good condition; flintlock hammer gun with very modest scroll engraving on the lock plates and hammers, steel butt plate and damascus barrels. Price: $8,500

Westley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder Side-by-Side
Westley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder Side-by-Side
Arrieta 803 20 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Arrieta 803 20 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Arrieta 803 20 gaugeHolland & Holland 7 pin hand removable sidelock. Purdy style hand engraving. Double triggers with front articulated trigger. Churchill type rib. Holland & Holland assited opener. English walnut straight handed stock and splinter forend with hand rubbed finish. Barrels are 26 5/8″ choked Mod and IM.  LOP is 14″ from the front trigger to center of the leather covered 1″ pad. Demensions are1 1/2″drop at comb, and 2 3/8″, with slight cast on for a right handed shooter.
This fine gun is 98% overall condition, with the case colors (99%) in near perfect condition, the blueing very fine (98%) with only 1 blemish (see photo) from the gun safe on left barrel, wood is in excellent condition with only very slight handling marks (98%). Price: $5700

Beretta 686 Onyx, 20-Gauge, OU Shotgun, 28" bbls
Beretta 686 Onyx, 20-Gauge, OU Shotgun, 28″ bbls

Beretta 686 Onyx, 20-Gauge, OU Shotgun, 28″ bbls: Price: $1,299.99

Caliber: 20-Gauge.
Chambers: 3″
Metal Condition: Very good with minor blemishes.
Wood Condition: Very good with minor blemishes.
Bore Condition: Shiny.
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Single select.
Stock: Chekcered walnut.
Stock Dimensions:
LOP 13½”, DAH 2″, DAC 1½”.
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Polymer recoil pad.
Weight: 5-lbs., 15-ozs.
Sights: Front bead.
Chokes: 2-chokes: IC, IC

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com …

Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30" Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026
Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30″ Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026

Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30″ Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026: This Piotti King is a beautiful gun with gold inlay oval in stock, Gold inlay crest in forearm and fitted with thin wall Briley choke tubes. This gun is in great condition with minor wear. The action is engraved with rose and scroll engraving. Gauge: 12 Gauge Barrel Length: 30″ (76cm) Chamber: 2.75″ Chokes: thin wall Briley choke tubes (9) Length of pull: 14 3/8″, Drop at comb: 1.5″, Drop at heel: 1 3/4″, Cast at toe: 0.125, Weight: 7lbs 6oz. Price: $25,000

Arrieta 803 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun
Arrieta 803 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Arrieta 803 20 gauge Side-by-Side ShotgunHolland & Holland 7 pin hand removable sidelock. Purdy style hand engraving. Double triggers with front articulated trigger. Churchill type rib. Holland & Holland assited opener. English walnut straight handed stock and splinter forend with hand rubbed finish. Barrels are 26 5/8″ choked Mod and IM.  LOP is 14″ from the front trigger to center of the leather covered 1″ pad. Demensions are1 1/2″drop at comb, and 2 3/8″, with slight cast on for a right handed shooter.
This fine gun is 98% overall condition, with the case colors (99%) in near perfect condition, the blueing very fine (98%) with only 1 blemish (see photo) from the gun safe on left barrel, wood is in excellent condition with only very slight handling marks (98%). Price: $5700

Arrieta Model 557 28 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
Arrieta Model 557 28 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Arrieta Model 557 28 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun. Price: $3599.99.
Caliber: 28 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 inches
Metal Condition: Blued
Wood Condition: Great
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 28 inches
Triggers: Double
Stock: Wood
Stock Dimensions: LOP 15 inches
Weight: 6 pounds

Chokes: Improved Cylinder, Cylinder

Connecticut / Galazan RBL 16ga SxS round frame custom mint
Connecticut / Galazan RBL 16ga SxS round frame custom mint

Connecticut / Galazan RBL 16ga SxS round frame custom mintComes with two recoil pads 14-3/8″ 14-7/8″ LOP. Gun is in mint condition . 29″ barrels imp cyl / modified comes with factory hard case,snap caps . Less than five boxes fired through it.  Price: $3495

Beretta BL4 OU  – 2 barrel set , 20GA and 28GA: 20GA has 28″ barrel and 28GA has 26″ barrel. M&F IC&M, SST ejector. Straight grip. Weight 6lb 1oz. Leather case, gun is 90% + condition. Both barrels have the same serial number.  Price: $2,850

Beretta BL4 OU - 2 barrel set , 20GA and 28GA
Beretta BL4 OU – 2 barrel set , 20GA and 28GA
LC Smith Hunter Arms Model 3E 12 GA SxS
LC Smith Hunter Arms Model 3E 12 GA SxS

LC Smith Hunter Arms Model 3E 12 GA SxSPrice: $1,999.99
Manufacturer: S/N 1211
Caliber: 12 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Shows some age and use.
Wood Condition: Shows age. Piece of wood missing on forearm bottom at receiver. Many handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 30 inches
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered walnut round knob.
Stock Dimensions:
LOP 14 inches
Fore End: Checkered walnut Splinter.
Butt Pad: Serrated wood. Piece of wood missing on the bottom.
Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz.
Sights: Brass front bead.
Chokes: Fixed Full

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com …

Cogswell & Harrison Side lock Ejector Matched Pair 12ga
Cogswell & Harrison Side lock Ejector Matched Pair 12ga

Cogswell & Harrison Side lock Ejector Matched Pair 12ga Cogswell & Harrison Matched pair, numbered 1 and 2. SN is 446xx. 12ga with 2.75″ chambers on both, Nitro Profed for 1 1/8oz loads. Chokes in both guns are Sk1 & Sk2 (.005/.015). LOP is 14″ with the wood butt plate. Comes in a factory leather (tired) hard case for both guns. Nice solid old guns, actions are nice and tight, bores are great. Price: $16,999

W.W. Greener, G 60 Royal, Boxlock Model, Self-Opener, Ejector, 12 gauge, 30”  2 ¾” 99%
W.W. Greener, G 60 Royal, Boxlock Model, Self-Opener, Ejector, 12 gauge, 30”  2 ¾” 99%

W.W. Greener, G 60 Royal, Boxlock Model, Self-Opener, Ejector, 12 gauge, 30”  2 ¾” 99%This is the famous Facile Princeps action, designed in 1998, and touted as, pound for pound, the strongest action ever produced.  This Royal was built in 1914. Its condition is 100% original and most likely only taken out for a shoot just a couple of times, stored all these years in some fine gun rack as can be seen by its nearly mint condition. The Royal model came in both sidelock and best boxlock versions, and is described as a Best Self-acting or Unique ejector with customer-ordered engraving which could be ordered with fine scroll or deeply carved relief or game scenes (depending on customer choice), with a gold crown on the top lever.  For pairs, the gold crown was replaced with gold numbers, 1 and 2, as noted in Graham Greener’s book, The Greener Story, page 110.  This specimen is a #2 of a pair, serial number 64144, and you can see that its owner chose elegant game scenes of dogs, birds, and a rabbit surrounded by extremely fine scroll work.  True to all Royal models, the fences are arcaded and the strength of the Facile Princeps action is enhanced by its bolstered receiver. All Royals were fitted with the best wood available. Barrels are original with mirror bores.  Right bore measures .732” with .040 choke (Full) and left bore is .733” with .040 choke (Full).  Proved for 1 ¼ oz. Nitro. The automatic ejectors are well-timed, manual safety and double triggers. Price: $9,750.

Arrieta Double Side Lock Ejector 16 Gauge
Arrieta Double Side Lock Ejector 16 Gauge

Arrieta Double Side Lock Ejector 16 Gauge: Barrels: 28″, 2 3/4″ chambers, ic/mod chokes, ejectors, double triggers, auto-resetting safety. Barrel Markings: The right barrel has Arrieta made in Span markings, and the left barrel is marked with the importer/dealer’s name “Quality  Arms INC. Houston Texas USA”. Rib: Tapered, matted, solid rib with brass bead front sight. Receiver: The receiver is lavishly engraved with English floral bouquet & scroll engraving on case colored side plates, cheeks, receiver top and bottom. Wood: Straight grip walnut stock with extended checkering and a leather covered recoil pad. Splinter forearm with checkering and a push bottom release. LOP: 14 3/8″; DAC 1 1/4″; DAC: 1 7/8″. Weighs: 6 Lbs. 4 oz.Condition: The barrel blue is in very good condition, about 98% condition. The case color on the left side plate is very strong but is faded toward front hinge, on the right side plate the case color is not quite as strong, but still very good with fading towards the front hinge along the bottom. The case color on the top of the receiver and tang is quite strong, while the bottom of the receiver the case color is fading some and yet there is lots of remaining color. The bores are very bright and shiny. The wood has quite a few very small superficial scratches, typically found on guns that have been hunted with but not abused. There are a couple of small dings as well. The oil finish is getting dry and could use a bit of freshening up. The leather on the recoil pad is raw in places and can use a good going over with some leather preservative/conditioner.  Price:  $3999.99

Caliber: 16 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very good.
Wood Condition: Very good but could use some TLC. For more info. see “Description”.
Bore Condition: Very good.
Butt Pad: Leather covered recoil pad.
Weight: 6 Lbs. 4 oz.
Chokes: IC & Mod.

Connecticut ShotgunRBL Launch  20ga SxS Shotgun
Connecticut ShotgunRBL Launch  20ga SxS Shotgun

Connecticut ShotgunRBL Launch  20ga SxS Shotgun: Unfired factory delivered condition. This gun is “as new” with the original factory packaging and paper in the makers case and RBL shipping box. 28″bbls, English grip,14 1/4″, splinter fore arm, double triggers, hidden chokes, upgraded 3x wood, assisted opening, ejectors, case color is great on this gun. Factory price for this gun with these specifications is $4700. Buy this one and save $800.  Price: $3,900

Belgian Guild Gun- O/U 20ga
Belgian Guild Gun- O/U 20ga

Belgian Guild Gun- O/U 20ga. 26” barrels chocked IC/Full, beautiful straight grip stock, checkered butt, double trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, Belgian manufacture, marked “For Frank Pugliese” on the right side of the barrel, the gun remains in excellent overall condition with very minor handling marks, a wonderful upland bird gun, available for immediate delivery. 6lbs. 4oz. 14 ¼ “ x 1 ½ “ x 2 3/8”. Price: $2,499

Good gun alert: 16g Arrieta 871 SxS shotgun…

ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN

Arrieta is one of Spain’s best known gunmakers, and they’ve been making quality side-by-sides for decades. The 871 is there version of a Boss Round Body, and it features a sleek-looking rounded action and stock. William Larkin Moore lists a new 871 at $10,500, and I doubt it would be as nice as the one you see here.

ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN, 28 IN BBLS. MOD/IC CHOKES: Mod/Imp. Cyl. Chokes, Double Triggers   Beautiful Wood, Straight English-style Checkered Walnut Stock, Checkered Walnut Splinter Forend. Intracately-engraved Receiver, Tang, Trigger Guard and Forend Metal. Truly Beautiful Shotgun in Excellent Condition. Price: $3,995

ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
Model: 871
Serial Number: 57-03-191-00
Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28 in
Barrel Type: side by side
Action: Sidelock
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 16 GA
Stock: Straight English checkered walnut
Stock Drop: 1 1/2 in. at Comb, 2 1/2 in at Heel
Stock Cast: Off
Fore End: Checkered Walnut Splinter
Butt Pad: Checkered walnut
LOP: 14 1/16 in.
Finish: Blued/Case-Colored
Weight: 6.2 lbs.
Sights: Metal Front Bead
Choke Left: Modified
Choke Right: Improved Cylinder
Engraving: On Receiver, Trigger Guard, Tang, Forend Metal
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
ARRIETA MODEL 871 16GA SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com…

Arrieta Model 871 SxS 16 Gauge
Arrieta Model 871 SxS 16 Gauge

Arrieta Model 871 SxS 16 Gauge: Price:$4,229.99

Metal Condition: Excellent

Wood Condition: Excellent

Bore Condition:Bright And Shiny
Barrels:28″

Triggers: Double Trigger

Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4″LOP And 13 1/4″LOP

Weight:6 lbs. 2 ozs.

W. C. Scott Premier Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun in 10 gauge
W. C. Scott Premier Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun in 10 gauge

W. C. Scott Premier Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun in 10 gauge: This is one of the highest grade Scott guns one could buy in the day and the quality shows in its fit, finish, engraving, fancy Damascus, and lockup and lock quality. All of the highest grade. Bores are bright with only a few shallow pits showing. 30″ Damascus bbls, Chokes .045, Extra full in both, 2 7/8″ Chambers, 8 lbs. 13 oz. Price: $2,200

Meriden high grade (M58?) SXS 12 gauge in excellent condition: Meriden SXS 12 gauge that seems to be a model 58. highly engraved and possibly unfired, Gorgeous condition with only minor handling marks on the butt stock. 30 inch barrels with mint bores. Meriden manufactured 12, 16, and 20 gauge sidelock double-barrel shotguns fitted with steel, laminated, twist, and Damascus barrels. Some of these guns were engraved by artisans who formerly worked for Parker (also located in Meriden) They made hammer and hammerless varieties and are sought after by collectors. The shotguns were well made and available in a variety of grades. All had automatic safeties and cocking indicators. Barrels could be had in twist, damascus of several grades, armory steel or Krupp steel. Hammerless or hammer shotguns with varying amounts of engraving were available. Price: $1795

Meriden high grade (M58?) SXS 12 gauge in excellent condition
Meriden high grade (M58?) SXS 12 gauge in excellent condition
Browning BSS SXS shotgun, 28" barrels
Browning BSS SXS shotgun, 28″ barrels

Browning BSS SXS shotgun, 28″ barrels: *Full/**Modified  This shotgun has the Standard Style (pistol grip) stock, a  14 1/4″ length of pull, 1 5/8″ drop at comb, and 2 1/2″ drop at heel.  There are some minor handling and use dings on the stock, and some discoloration as shown in the photos, but the checkering is crisp, and the gun locks up tight. Price: $1,199

20 Gauge side by side Miroku – Western Field: Very nice quality 20 gauge side by side, sold through western field as model 326 EMJ, made by Miroku. Full modified choke, double trigger extractor – bluing and wood showing some wear, action is very tight. Bore is excellent. Excellent quality for this gun at this price. Price: $340

20 Gauge side by side Miroku - Western Field
20 Gauge side by side Miroku – Western Field

This week’s good guns: Powered by Gunsinternational.com…

Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30"bbls IM/Full Leather Case:Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30"bbls IM/Full Leather Case:
Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30″bbls IM/Full Leather Case

Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30″bbls IM/Full Leather Case: Both guns remain in excellent condition, 2 3/4″ chambers, nitro proof, chokes in both guns IM/Full, rose and scroll engraving, straight grip stocks with checkered butt, double triggers, ejectors and 2 gun leather covered luggage case. Price: $17,650

Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved: 26″ bbls,  IC/IM, Solid rib, Factory #4 engraved, English stock, 14 1/4″ to a checkered butt. Price: $16,950

Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved
Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved
Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Meriden, Ct. s# 231xxx, 20ga.,’O’ frame, ” bbls choked IC/F, DT’s, Ext.,  95% bbl. blue, 90% CC. , sharp checkering on fancy stock & forearm, 14 5/8″ LOP over original factory buttplate, 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 5/8″ DAH, 6 lbs. Price: $4,999

KETTNER DRILLING – GREAT CONDITION – HEAVY ENGRAVING: A  wonderful pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner. 12g X 12g X 9.3 x 72. Sensational deep chiseled engraving. 100% Case Colors. Gold barrel bands. Krupp Steel barrels. Nicely figured wood. Fantastic condition. Made in 1935. Bores as original. Shotgun barrels proofed at 13/1 – right is .723 with 8/1000 choke while left is .722 with 34/1000 – a perfect combination. The rifle barrel is 9.3 x 72 for lead bullets only. Chambers as original at 2 9/16″. Barrels length is 26 3/4+”. Manual front flip front sight. Double under bolt with Greener cross bolt. Greener side safety. Gun is perfectly onface. Barrels ring true. Excellent bores. Rifle barrel lock work is hung on the top tang not the floorplate – a very unusual and “high art” configuration. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 5 1/8 OZ. Shipping is $35. Very shootable dimensions follow. LOP 14 7/16″ Drop at Comb – 1 5/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 12/16″. Price: $4,500

Pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner
Pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner

Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun: 29″ barrels, double trigger, checkered butt, chokes probably IC/Mod. Originally sold by Dewing’s of Palm Beach Florida who represented it as having upgraded wood and engraving (maker’s name is internal on frame, hence, more room for engraving on side-locks). Price: $4000

Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun
Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun

 

 

Would you pay $2,999 for this 12 gauge Arrieta SxS shotgun?

12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Do you love the idea of ordering a bespoke shotgun? A lot of people do. But there can be a downside to a having a shotgun custom made just for you: After all your anticipating and money spent, what you specified on paper may not be what arrives at your door.

That’s one reason I like used doubles. With a used shotgun, you know what you’re getting (at least once your gunsmith has had a chance to look it over). Even if you buy a side-by-side or over-under online, you should be able to get your money back in a couple of weeks if there’s a problem.

12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

So you’re thinking about “bespeaking” a 12 gauge Spanish sidelock, I would take a long look at the Arrieta you see here instead.  I’m not sure if it’s 557, a 570, or something between. But whatever model it is, it sure looks like a good deal for $2,999 – especially when you consider that a brand  new 12 gauge 557 costs $4,999.

If you agree, now. This shotgun is at Gunauction.com, and the listing ends September 14, 2013 19:57:00 PT. Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: This elegant gun is one of Arrieta’s best guns! It’s a 7 pin Holland & Holland style lock. It has has a case colored receiver and is beautifully engraved with ultra fine scroll engraving, gold plated removable sidelocks, double trigger (front hinged), auto ejectors and so much more. Notice all the details like N/S screws, the beautiful case color, the fit of wood to metal and so on. This particular gun is “as built” with the exception of an added pad (owner is tall), no wood was cut off. It is a 12 bore choked light modified and improved modified. 6 pounds 12 ounces. Stats: LOP 15″, BBls 27&3/4″, DAH 2&1/4″, DAT 7&1/4″, OAL 45&1/4.

12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Auction alert: a 28 gauge Griffin & Howe round body game gun…

28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun
28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun

This nearly new 28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body side by side is coming up to auction on Sunday,   Jan 26, 2013 at the Daniel Auction Company in Sylvester, GA.

Griffin & Howe has been importing these spanish-made side-by-sides for a while now. I’m pretty sure they’re made by Arrieta. Brand new at G&H, this is a $9,500 shotgun. If this one auctions off for $5,000, or less, it will be a steal.

Here’s the info on it, as provided by the auctioneer: Griffine & Howe 28 gauge double barrel shotgun with case hardened receiver, beautiful floral engraving. English stock and hand carved buttplate. Condition: new in original carrying case. Estimate: $6,000 – $10,000.

28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun
28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun
28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun
28 gauge Griffin & Howe Round Body Game Gun

Will it finally sell? An Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge side by side…

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Uplander side-by-side double barrel shotgun

I think it’s going go! I’ve been watching this real nice little Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge for a while now. It has been on Gunbroker.com for at least 6 months, and I’ve plugged it a couple of times as a great deal. But no matter what I’ve done, it just sat there. No interest.

Well, it looks like a couple smart folks are moving on it. It’s easy to see why. First off, this side-by-side has it all: sidelocks, 2-3/4″ chambers, 28″ IC/Mod barrels, 14 1/2″ LOP to a checkered butt, double triggers, and ejectors.

It’s also in real nice original condition, with almost all its color-case hardening and blueing.  And check out the stock. That’s classic Spanish walnut, and it has just enough figure to make the entire gun look great.

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun

Get into the guts of a sidelock shotgun…

A Holland & Holland Royal sidelock side-by-side shotgun
A Holland & Holland Royal sidelock side-by-side shotgun

Locks make a shotgun go bang. When you pull the trigger, the locks drop the hammer, hit the firing pin, and set off the shell.

This quick video gives you a good look at some Holland & Holland pattern sidelocks– the kind of locks used on some of the finest side-by-side shotguns in the world. It also compares a 5-pin lock to a 7-pin, and talks a little about the benefits of one over the other. Interesting stuff.

A couple of great looking grouse guns…

Looking for a grouse gun? Take your pick. These two 20 gauges would be perfect in the uplands, and they’re are also excellent deals.

20 gauge Orvis/Beretta 686 Upland Over & Under Shotgun
20 gauge Orvis/Beretta 686 Upland Over & Under Shotgun

20 gauge Orvis/Beretta Uplander 686 Over & Under: the Beretta 686 O/U is one of the world’s greatest guns. This one is set up to be the holy grail of doubles for grouse & woodcock. Lightweight, with a nice straight grip, excellent dimensions, and perfect chokes, it’s all you could ask for. With the all black action, it’s a great looking double, too.

20 gauge Orvis/Beretta 686 Upland Over & Under Shotgun
20 gauge Orvis/Beretta 686 Upland Over & Under Shotgun

Specs:

-5lbs 14oz

-14 1/2 LOP, 1 3/8 DAC, 2 1/8 DAH

-26 1/2 inch barrels,  2 3/4, IC/MOD

20 gauge Orvis/Arrieta Uplander Side-by-Side: Arrieta makes some of the finest side-by-side shotguns coming out of Spain. For the money, this one  here is almost impossible to beat — especially when you consider how much a comparable new one costs today ($5,000+).

Specs:

-28″ bbls, 2 3/4″, IC/MOD

20 gauge Orvis Arrieta Upland Side by Side Shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Arrieta Upland Side by Side Shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Arrieta Upland Side by Side Shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Arrieta Upland Side by Side Shotgun

Good Gun Alert: a 16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side by side…

16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun

I love all types of 16 gauges, boxlocks, sidelocks, old, & new. To me, they’re the perfect bird gun.

If you agree and you’re looking for something made for modern 2 3/4″ ammo, this Orvis/Arrieta at Griffin & Howe is worth looking at. It’s a classy looking, true sidelock, with just about everything you could want in the perfect double barrel shotgun for grouse & woodcock. Unless I’m missing something, it’s also a steal at just $2,450.

16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun

Specs from Griffin & Howe:

BBL LENGTH: 27 ” CHAMBERS: 2 3/4 ” CHOKES: SK/M

LOP: 14 3/8 ” (.875 ” Pad) x 1 1/2 ” x 2 3/8 “. CAST:  3/8 ” OFF

WEIGHT: 6 lbs, 2 oz

16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Orvis/Arrieta side-buy-side sidelock double barrel shotgun

 

Daily Doubles, powered by Gunsinternational.com

1963 Browning Superposed Pointer Legiers RKLT

www.gunsinternational.com
www.gunsinternational.com

Price: $7,500.00

J ROBERTS LONDON PAIR ISLAND LOCK HAMMER GUNS
Price: $62,500.00

ALEX MARTIN BEST SLE SXS PAIR 12 GAUGE
Price: $25,000.00

J & W Tolley 12 Gauge Single Barrel 12 Gauge
Price: $3,800.00

Browning 20 Gauge 26 3/8″ Barrel – Marked as Abercrombie & Fitch
Price: $2,250.00

Arrieta Model 803 20 Gauge Hand Detachable Sidelock
Price: $5,500.00

Bertuzzi 12 Gauge Best Sidelock Matched Pair and Extra Barrles
Price: $52,000.00

PARKER GHE 16 GAUGE
Price: $6,950.00

Browning Superposed Grade III (Fighting Cocks) 20ga 2 barrel RKLT
Price: $18,900.00

Winchester Model 23 Classic 28ga, as new
Price: $4,850.00

PARKER VHE 16GA 28″
Price: $3,850.00

Ithaca NID 28ga. Field Grade – AS NEW, 1 OF 295 EVER MADE; RARE GUN!
Price: $4,950.00

Auguste Francotte Jubilee Model No. 14 12 gauge
Price: $2,999.99

%d bloggers like this: