Auction alert: A 16g Miroku “My Luck” SxS …

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Looking at doubles on Gunbroker.com is a tedious task, and most days I see the same overpriced, warmed-over junk that has been listed there for years. But every sometimes an interesting gun pops up.

Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, they made Charles Daly over unders, and since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns as well as OUs under their own name for the UK & Euro market.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Miroku also made side-by-sides, including Browning’s BSS shotguns. The gun you see here is one of their early SxSs. It’s probably from the ’50s, and what makes it special is the gauge. I’ve seen a lot of 12 and 20 gauge Mirokus. But this is the very first 16 gauge Miroku I’ve come acrossIt’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 12/19/2015 10:12:49 AM ET

These Miroku My Luck boxlocks are quality guns. They’re built on Anson & Deeley style actions, they use double and Purdey-style underbites.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

This one has chopper-lump barrels proofed for 2 3/4″ shells and possibly choked Improved & Full. I really like the color-case hardening and the shape of the stock. It’s all really done, and I’m sure the gun is high-quality throughout.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Bargain bird gun: a 12g Miroku Model M SxS…

BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4"
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4″

Even though Miroku is one of the world’s oldest and largest gunmakers, we don’t hear much about them here in the States. For years, they’ve made side-by-sides and O/Us for other companies, including Charles Daly and Browning. At the same time, Miroku was also making shotguns under their own name. The double you see here is one of those guns. This looks like a Japanese version of a Webley & Scott M700 — and a heck of deal.

BC Miroku Model M SXS 12 Gauge 2 3/4″: BC Miroku side by side double shotgun. Very Good condition with minimal wear on the stock and barrel. Color case hardening is 80-85% as seen in the photos. Barrels are smooth and bright with some very light marks on the outside finish. Action locks up tight as a tick. Price: $650

-English Stock
-Double Triggers
-Caliper measures end of barrel diameters at .680 for left and .710 for right. Patterning it seems to be true full and modified.
-Miroku plastic butt plate
-Splinter forearm

A very clean, straight shooting gun.

BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4"
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4″
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4"
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4″
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4"
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4″
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4"
BC Miroku Model M SXS Double Barrel Shotgun 12 Gauge 2 3/4″
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