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

F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock 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-concave
Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/4
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
Case: Uncased
Date of Manufacture: 2006

L C Smith Crown Grade SxS 20 Gauge, 28" bbls, Wonderful
L C Smith Crown Grade SxS 20 Gauge, 28″ bbls, Wonderful

L C Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge Wonderful: 28″ BARRELS.  99% BLUE, PERFECT BORES, IMCY. AND MODIFIED.  BOTH ENDS OF BARRELS ENGRAVED WITH SCROLL AND BORDERS.  GOLD INLAY AT BARREL EXTENSION, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, HUNTER SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, GOOD CASE COLOR.  RIGHT LOCK HAS TWO ENGLISH POINTERS, RAIL FENCE.  LEFT LOCK HAS TWO ENGLISH SETTERS IN A NON TYPICAL POSTURE WITH OVER HANGING TREE BRANCHES MUCH LIKE THE EARLIER GRADE 5 GUNS.  FOREARM LATCH AND TRIGGER GUARD HAVE ALL THE ORIGINAL BLUE, TOPP LEVER TO THE EXTREME RIGHT, UNTURNED SCREWS, GOLD CROWN INLAY ON TOP LEVER.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE.  NEAR PERFECT WOOD AND CHECKERING, GREAT DIMENSIONS, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/2″, 6 POUNDS 4 OUNCES.  MADE IN 1928-1929.  CODY FIREARMS MUSEUM LETTER VARIFIES THE SPECS, ONLY 48 MADE IN THIS CONFIGURATION. Price: $17,500

William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case! This absolutely stunning English double is in fantastic condition in its original makers case. With great dimensions and balance also this beautiful weapon will certainly make some shot-gunner extremely happy. Price: $6,900

William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case!
William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case!

BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE:  MADE 2002 30″ MOD AND FULL SOLID RIB 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/8 X 1 1/2 X 15 1/4  Price: $6,500

BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE
BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE
Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls.
Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls.

Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, Straight Grip 28″ bbls. Price: $1,959.99
Manufactured: 1984
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 3″
Metal Condition: Very good with a few very small marks
Wood Condition: Very Good with a few light handling marks
Bore Condition: Bright, clean bores.
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Single gold color.
Stock: Checkered English Grip
Fore End: Checkered Fore end
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Decelerator Butt Pad
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Sights: Stainless Front Bead
Chokes: Fixed – Mod/Full

Late auction alert: Krider, Greener, Parker, Browning, Darne, & more…

Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions in Irvine, CA, is having a big gun auction this weekend, starting tomorrow, 8/3 @ 10am, Pacific. There are a lot of shotguns coming up. Here are a few of the doubles that caught my eye:

John Krider, Phila. 8 Ga. Perc. Market Double Barrel Shotgun:
John Krider, Phila. 8 Ga. Perc. Market Double Barrel Shotgun

John Krider, Phila. 8 Ga. Perc. Market Shotgun: Philadelphia made 8 Ga. Percussion Double Barrel Market Shotgun, by John Krider, 28” barrels, sideplates, hammer, triggerguard and buttplate are lightly engraved and marked ”John Krider”; barrel flat engraved ”Philadelphia”. Condition is about fine with trace case colors to lockplate and hammers. Barrels have toned brown. Checkering shows only the slightest flattening with a very small repair at toe of stock. Good functioning action, good bores, with beautiful original hickory ramrod. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000.

Remington Grade 2 Model 1878 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Remington Grade 2 Model 1878 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Remington Grade 2 Model 1878 SxS Shotgun: Heavy Duck Side-by-Side Shotgun, #6033, 10 ga., 32” damascus barrels, checkered stock and forend, steel buttplate, case hardened frame, hammers and thumb lever. Mfg’d 1878-1882. Condition is very good retaining approx. 20%-30% thinning and toning brown to barrels, 50% thinning and silvering case colors to frame, hammer and lever. Stock with slight scuffs and dings, minor flattening to checks at pistol grip and somewhat more moderate to forend. Missing the head of left hammer screw. Action is crisp, bores are bright. Estimate : $800-$1,200.

 12 gauge Parker Bros. G Grade SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Parker Bros. G Grade SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker G Grade SxS Shotgun: #131065, 12 ga., 28” fine damascus barrels, lightly engraved case hardened frame, select figured American pistol-grip checkered stock, Parker Bros. hard rubber checkered butt pad, double trigger with extractors. Mfg’d 1904. Condition is fine to near excellent. Barrel shows just minor thinning to damascus pattern, with minor thinning to case color on frame at balance point. Stock shows minor flattening to checks, somewhat more pronounced on forend, with minor impressions. Action is crisp, bores are right. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

Lot # 217 W.W. Greener ''The Trapgun'' SxS Shotgun
Lot # 217 W.W. Greener ”The Trapgun” SxS Shotgun

W.W. Greener ”The Trapgun” SxS Shotgun: #35004, 12 ga., 27-3/4” damascus barrels with unchoked bores, smooth game rib, exposed hammers, double trigger, with Prince of Wales pistol-grip checkered walnut stock and large heavy beavertail forend. Top of barrels marked ”W.W. Greener THE TRAPGUN. 68 Haymarket, London”. Mfg’d approx. 1886. Condition is fine with light thinning and silvering to damascene patterned barrels. Frame and sidelocks retain approx. 75% original finish. Stocks with light scuffs and minor flattening to checks. Action is tight, bores are bright. Front bead is missing, and barrels may have been shortened. Length of pull 14”. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400.

Lot # 222 16 gauge Darne Model R-13 SxS Sliding Breech Shotgun
Lot # 222 16 gauge Darne Model R-13 SxS Sliding Breech Shotgun

16 gauge Darne Model R-13 SxS Sliding Breech Shotgun: 27” blue barrels, floral engraved case hardened frame, double triggers, ejectors, straight checkered stock and horn-tipped forend, with leather sling. Condition is very good to near fine retaining approx. 92% re-blackened barrels. Case colors to frame have mostly gone silver. Stock with minor flattening, small holes to left side cheekpiece from an old cheek pad, repair at heel behind rear sling swivel, and ¼” hole just forward of triggerguard that may be original. Buttplate shows repairs and is missing lower screw. Action is crisp, bores are fine and bright. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

One-of-a-Kind Angelo Bee Exhibition Grade Engraved and 4-Color Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Model 25
One-of-a-Kind Angelo Bee Exhibition Grade Engraved and 4-Color Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Model 25

One-of-a-Kind Angelo Bee Exhibition Grade Engraved and 4-Color Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Model 25: Over/Under Shotgun, #2883F69, 28 ga., 26-1/2” vent rib barrel, straight grip Exhibition Grade walnut stock with false three-piece checkered forend. Left scene depicts fighting pheasants; right scene with pintail ducks setting down, with classic Belgian scrolls and gold inlaid flora. Bottom of stock is extensively inlaid with multi-colored gold wire design and game birds. Buttstock is additionally inlaid with false sidelock type plates with large duck and pheasant motif in gold. Angelo Bee told us that it was is first foray into double border inlays in his career and this gun is from his personal collection. Condition is excellent with breathtaking designs. Estimate: $18,000-$24,000.

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12 gauge Perazzi Game Gun, Over Under Shotgun
12 gauge Perazzi Game Gun, Over Under Shotgun

PERAZZI – – Light Game Gun, 27-1/2″ – IC / M – Great Condition: 2-3/4″, IC / M (.007 / .015), LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 10 oz. Condition 96+%. A few minor handling marks on the stock, and some very light high edge wear on the receiver. Price: $4,150.00

J.P. Sauer .410 Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun
J.P. Sauer .410 Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun

JP SAUER BEST PRE WAR O/U 410: Made in 1936, 26” bbls, Full & Full, 3” chambers, double triggers, ejectors, field forend, pistol grip, incredible engraving and  carving. Excellent original condition. 5lb 5oz. Stock 2 3/8 X 1 1/2 X 14 ½. Price: $35,000

Browning B25 Traditional 20 gauge Superposed O/U Shotgun
Browning B25 Traditional 20 gauge Superposed O/U Shotgun

Browning B25 Superposed “Traditional” 20 ga: Made in 1997, model is no longer available. 28″ demi-block barrels – not monoblock. Factory fitted invector chokes. 100% case color hardening. Round knob, long tang stock, 14-3/8″ over the original buttplate. In original Browning case, with additional chokes in Browning-marked leather pouch, and all the original papers. 99.9% condition. 6 lbs, 2 oz. Price: $8,750

Charles Lancaster 16 gauge O/U double barrel shotgun
Charles Lancaster 16 gauge O/U double barrel shotgun

Charles Lancaster 16 gauge, O/U, 1911: Excellent conditon with horn forend tip and leather recoil pad.  Includes a letter of authenticity from Lancaster showing manufacture date and that the chamber was lengthened to 2-3/4″ in 1950 by Lancaster in London. Choked English 1/4 & ½. Stock dimensions:  LOP 14-7/8″; DAC 1-5/8″; DAH 2-3/8; Cast-off 1/4″. Price: $9,995.00

12 gauge Stephen Grant side-by-side hammergun
12 gauge Stephen Grant side-by-side hammergun

Stephen Grant hammer 12 gauge in wonderful condition: Outstanding high grade Grant with great wall thickness and bright bores. 30” Damascus bbls, 2 ½” chambers, Black powder proof, Choke .002 & .006, Stock: 14 ¼” x 1 7/16” x 2 ¼”. Price: $9,800

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