This week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE
PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE

PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE: DOESNT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS, #65XXX, #1 FRAME, 30″ BERNARD STEEL BARRELS FULL AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EXTRACTOR, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, SKELETON BUTT, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 4 OZ, 2 7/8″ DAH,1 3/4″ DAC, 14 1/8″ LOP. Price: $15,500

Francotte - 20E, 20ga
Francotte – 20E, 20ga

Francotte – 20E, 20ga: 26” barrels choked Skeet/Improved Mod.  Semi pistol grip, small leather face pad, double trigger, AE, Abercrombie and Fitch gun in A&F case with all of its accessories.  Sideclip, 3rd fastener, 90% plus case color, barrel blue and wood finish.  Not a screw has been turned.  Untouched great gun, splinter forend.  A Great, Great untouched gun. 5lbs 6oz. 14 ½” x 1 3/8” x 2 ½”. Price: $9,995

E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV
E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV

E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV: 12 gauge with a 25 inch barrels. LOP measuring 15 inches to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun “The Regal”. Made in 1970. Price: $ 7,250. 

Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA
Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA

Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA: Beautiful American manufactured Connecticut Shotgun RBL Launch Edition DeLux side x side 20 ga with 3″ chambers.  28″ tubes with raised rib, beavertail forend, single selective trigger, Delux checkering, ejectors, and presentation grade American Feather Crotch walnut !!!  Comes with an assortment of screw chokes and an installation tool in a leather pouch.  The DeLux case has a beautiful cleaning rod with cleaning jags, and mop. Snap caps, and an oil/solvent bottle is included. Highly engraved reciever, tang, and trigger guard are beautifully case colored.  I have enjoyed shooting Sporting Clays, skeet,  pheasants, chuckars, and quail.  Getting old!  Someone else can enjoy this fine shotgun! Price: $4400

BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3'' SPORTER
BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3” SPORTER

BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3” SPORTER: MADE IN JAPAN IN 1984.  BARRELS ARE 26 INCHES WITH A SOLID RIB AND CHOKED I.C./MOD.  METAL 98% AND WOOD 97%.  Stock Comb: 1 1/2 ”, Stock Heel: 2 3/8”, LOP: 14 1/4″, Weight: 6 LB 12 OZ GREAT SHOOTER OR INVESTMENT PIECE. Price: $2,350

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Parker Bros, AHE SxS 12 gauge shotgun, 2 BBL SET
Parker Bros, AHE SxS 12 gauge shotgun, 2 BBL SET

Parker Bros, AHE SxS 12 gauge shotgun, 2 BBL SET: $24,500
Serial Number: 95xxx
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 30
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Plate
LOP: 13 3/4″
Weight: 7 3/4 lbs.

Parker Bros. CH Grade 12 Ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side
Parker Bros. CH Grade 12 Ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side

Parker Bros. CH Grade 12 Ga. Double Barrel Side-by-SideRare CH Grade Parker Shotgun with 30″ Titanic Steel Barrels that are choked Imp. Mod. / Imp. Mod. The LOP is 14 1/8″, DAC is 1 1/2″, DAH is 2 1/2″ and weight is 7lbs 14oz.  This Parker is on a number 2 frame.  It is listed on page 382 of Parker Gun Identification & Serialization.  Serial number is 130777.  Price: $6,500

Beretta SO3. As new condition. 28" barrels. 100% factory hand engraving
Beretta SO3. As new condition. 28″ barrels. 100% factory hand engraving

Beretta SO3. 12 gauge OUA shotgun, as new condition. 28″ barrels. 100% factory hand engravingFor sale is a beautiful piece of art work. An as new side lock SO3 Beretta from the late 1960’s. All factory hand engraved. It has a true EELL pattern but for the price of an SO3 instead of an EELL. 28inch barrels. Mod and Full. unmolested. bores are bright, shiny no pits. perfect. Checkered butt. LOP 14.25″  DAC 1.5″. DAH 2.25″.  The bluing is 98%. The wood is 98%.  Single selective trigger. Very dynamic. Can be used for bunker, live birds or sporting clays.  Comes in its makers leather case. The overall weight is 7pounds 4ounces. Neutral cast. Price: $5600

MOORE & GREY / WESTLEY RICHARDS 12B SIDELOCK SHOTGUN
MOORE & GREY / WESTLEY RICHARDS 12B SIDELOCK SHOTGUN

MOORE & GREY / WESTLEY RICHARDS 12B SIDELOCK SHOTGUNAn excellent, elegant, Moore and Grey TL round action 12b double sidelock with ducksbill lock plates, serial # 2xxx, No. 2 of a pair, with recent replacement 30” steel barrels by Westley Richards with perfect bores, NITRO 2 1/2” chambers choked IC/FL and retaining 98% blue. The lock plates with excellent, crisp, banknote scroll engraving, beautifully executed, with darkend backround which enhances it’s effect.  Beautifully figured SG / SPL wood with dark swirls, proud to metal, with excellent, crisp flat top checkering, vacant gold oval, LOP 14 1/4 to a silvers style pad.  Weight 6 lbs 12oz. DAC, 1 5/8, DAH, 2 3/8.  A beautiful, classic upland game gun.  The photos don’t do it justice. Price: $3995

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH ZOLI & RIZZINI 28GA SxS SHOTGUN
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH ZOLI & RIZZINI 28GA SxS SHOTGUN

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH ZOLI & RIZZINI 28GA SxS SHOTGUNA dandy light and livley 28 ga. game gun. No issues: Price: $2675
Chambers: 2 3/4IN
Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Barrels: 26IN

Gauge: 28GA
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/4IN
Weight: 5LBS 4OZ
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: MOD

Parkers, but not the plain ones…

Parker double barrels are the most collectible shotguns in America for a number of reasons, the biggest one being their ubiquity. Parkers are common guns. But what you don’t see very often are the upper grades with straight grips and original condition. That’s why these two caught my eye.

Parker 16g CH grade double barrel shotgun
Parker 16g CH grade double barrel shotgun

This first gun is a 16g CH grade with 30″ bbls. It’s a pretty clean looking gun on an unusual frame for a sixteen (a 1 1/2). I do have my doubts about the beavertail forend, though. I’m not sure it’s original. Parker made just 1673 hammerless CH grades. Most of those are probably 12s, so a 16 has to be pretty unusual. Add in the original straight grip, and you’re looking at a very scarce gun.

The second I noticed is this 12g BH. Parker made just 1034 side-by-sides in BH grade, so this is another hard-to-find double. This one has 30″ barrels and no safety, which makes it pretty cool.

 

Auction Alert — BH? CH? Parker, 4/26…

Parker double barrel shotgun
Parker double barrel shotgun

OK, here’s Parker double barrel shotgun that’s not for beginners. It’s coming up tomorrow at Bill Hood and Sons Art & Antique Auctions in Delray Beach, FL. I’m not sure if it’s a BH or a CH grade, or if it’s a 12 gauge or something else. It looks like it have characteristics of each grade, and the pics are too lousy to know for sure. Here’s what the auctioneer told me about it:

“Lot 232.  the shot gun with the barrel that it attached  Is serial #90681 and is 22”long.   The extra barrel is ss# 99135 and is 26”long.  the gun has a few issues . The plate on the but end that says parker is broken and piece is missing. All so some minor rust, also where the barrel meets the wood above the trigger area there seems to be two holes that have been filled that’s on either side of the lever that opens the barrel.”

They have the gun listed as a 12 gauge and the extra barrels as 20 gauges. Overall, it’s  very buyer beware.

Parker double barrel shotgun
Parker double barrel shotgun

 

 

 

 

Auction Alert: Parkers, Fox, LC Smiths, Francottes…

Some nice double barrel shotguns coming to auction. Check them out:

Parker CH 10g @ Sacor River Auctions
Parker CH 10g @ Sacor River Auctions

-Saco River Auctions, Biddeford, ME, 10/23 @ 4pm

A nice and rare Parker CH 10 gauge double barrel shotgun

Marquis Auctions, Earlville, NY, 10/23, 6pm

An interesting looking Euro double. Pics here and here.

Redding Auctions, Gettysburg, PA, Sunday, 10/24 @ 9am

Lots of good guns, including a couple 12g Fox A grades, several  L.C. Smiths (including a Trap grade) and a handful of Parker, including a GH with an original strengthing rod in the buttstock.

Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY, Friday, 11/ 5th @ noon

A nice looking 12 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun

20 gauge Francotte at Thomaston Place
20 gauge Francotte at Thomaston Place

-Thomaston Place Auction Gallery, Thomaston, ME, Saturday, 11/6 @ 11am

Several nice guns, including this and this Francotte double barrel and this 12 gauge Parker DHE shotgun. The Parker may be an original Skeet Gun. Lots of Winchesters, too. You can see all the firearms here.

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