A confession: the 20g C.S.M.C. Revelation OU…

20g C.S.M.C. Revelation OU Shotgun. Pic from CSMC.
20g C.S.M.C. Revelation OU Shotgun. Pic from CSMC.

I’m not a huge fan of new guns. For some reason, few of them give me that “gotta have it” feeling. But for some reason, I do have soft spot for the CSMC 20 gauge Revelation OU.

I saw this double for the first time at the 2018 Safari Club Show and was impressed. Even though it’s has a very no-thrills look, its trim, color-case hardened action makes it stands out. And with a straight grip and upgraded deluxe walnut, it’s a handsome gun over-under.

20g C.S.M.C. Revelation OU Shotgun. Pic from CSMC.
20g C.S.M.C. Revelation OU Shotgun. Pic from CSMC.

But was is it good?

Shooting Sportsman’s Bruce Buck reviewed it and had this to say about it:

Connecticut Shotgun has done a heck of a job with the Revelation. It is nicely made, mechanically correct, flat-out gorgeous and priced very well.”

So I guess the answer is yes. Faults? Maybe its weight. But with 3″ chambers, this OU needs to be hefty to tame those nasty magnum loads

Barrel Length 26”, 28”, or 30”
Chambers Accepts 2 ¾” & 3” shells
Trigger Single, user selectable
Ejection Automatic
Safety Automatic
Rib Ventilated
Stock Type Pistol grip or straight grip
Stock Dimensions 14 ½” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8” to a hard rubber butt plate
Wood Type Standard walnut or deluxe walnut ($350)
Wood Finish Oil
Weight 6 lb., 5 oz. (approx.)
Price $1,995 standard walnut, $2345 deluxe, plus $25 S&H

Auction alert: 28g CSMC RBL SxS shotgun, No Reserve…

28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reserve
28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reserve

The state of Connecticut may not be the first place you think of as “gun country.” But since the 19th century, it has been home to some of America’s most famous gunmakers, including Parker Bros, Winchester, and Colt. Thousands of rifles, pistols, and shotguns have been built in Connecticut, probably millions.

In the 1975s, a gunmaker called the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company (CSMC) opened for business. CSMC started building Fox shotguns and Winchester M21s in the 1990s. Around 2006 or so they launched their RBL-line of side by sides, first in 12g and 20g. The 28gs followed a few years later, and ones like you see here cost around $7500+ new today.

This one is on Gunbroker.com now and the No Reserve listing ends Wednesday, 6/27/2018 @ 11:15 PM.

28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reservev
28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reserve

CSMC RBL all options 28 ga., first-year edition serial number 002801. Awesome, full “Feather crotch” American walnut! This was the debut of the 28 ga. & SHOT Show display gun several years ago. I saw that wood and configuration and have to have it, so they reluctantly agreed to ship it to me after the show. Hard to find, configuration with 30” barrels, concave tapered game rib, double triggers, Self-opening feature, Beavertail fore end, capped “Prince of Wales” pistol grip, Full-length rolled-edge trigger guard, stunning XXX Fancy feather-crotch American walnut with classic, dull oil finish. Nice scroll engraving with dog and bird cameos finished off with authentic bone charcoal case colors. Excellent overall condition with only signs of wear being on the breech face and slight thinning of the gold on the triggers (suede gloves) – the rest is near mint with a couple small dings on the fore end just below the screw (pictured). Complete with case and accessories. These are the best value in mid-range SxS guns on the market and this one is a desirable and very hard to find configuration.

28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reserve
28 gauge CSMC RBL SxS Shotgun, @ auction, no reserve

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Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Browning Lebeau-Courally 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: 28″ barrels choked IC/M. Ejectors and manual safety. Double triggers. 2 3/4″ chambers. Unfired. Never been anywhere but its case or in a safe. Pristine condition. Rare and spectacular. Price: $10,999

Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun: Built in 1976. 28″ M/F Bohler Steel barrels with raised matted rib and silver front bead. Bores as new measuring .725 right and left. Choked .022 right and .035 left. Silver reciever with 40% coverage of well cut scroll engraving with a pheasant on the floorplate by Imario and signed. Exquisitely detailed rebounding hammers. Double triggers with the front articulated. Pierced top lever. Four locking screws on key screws. Stocked in an extremely nice piece of Circasian Walnut with excellent color and contrast. 32 LPI checkering. The inletting is superb. 14 3/4″ LOP to a checkered wood buttplate.  DAC-1 1/2″   DAH-2 5/8″   Cast off 3/8″    7lb 7oz

Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun
Armeria San Giorgio 12 Gauge Italian SXS Hammer Gun

This is a very high quality piece. San Giorgio was a small boutique father/son maker in the Val Trompia region of Italy obviously capable of very high quality work. This piece remains in almost new condition with a few stock handling marks. It appears to have been fired very little if at all. Lever remains well right of center. Barrels ring with a pure chime. It comes to the shoulder with ease. It exhibits the style, grace, and elegance that fine gunmaking is all about. Price: $5400

CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29″ barrels: Fixed chokes IC/M, 4X American black walnut straight grip stock, splinter forend, double triggers, automatic ejectors, solid game rib, 15” LOP to a ¾” factory recoil pad, dogs on point surrounded full coverage scroll engraving over magnificent case coloring, a perfect 6lbs. 12oz. weight, Base price-$3795.00, options include:, 4X wood. Price: $4,445

CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29" barrels
CSMC- RBL RESERVE 16ga. Side-by-Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun 29″ barrels
AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28" M/F #4 weight barrels
AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28″ M/F #4 weight barrels

AH Fox A Grade 20Ga SxS Shotgun 28″ M/F #4 weight barrels14 1/4″ LOP to factory buttplate. Very nice overall condition with 30% CC’s and excellent blue. may have an added coat of oil and has a small chip missing from right side of forearm. Nice field gun that wieghs in at 5 1/2 lbs. Price: $3950

BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27″ BARRELSUP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A BERNARDELLI 28 GAUGE SXS BOX LOCK SHOTGUN THAT WAS IMPORTED FROM ITALY FOR LL BEAN. THE GUN RETAINS MOST ALL OF THE CASE COLOR, BARREL BLUE, AND WOOD FINISH. THIS SHOTGUN CAME WITH 27 INCH BARRELS. THIS WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT UPLAND BIRD GUN. Price: $1,475

BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27" BARRELS
BERNARDELLI 28GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN, 27″ BARRELS

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WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN
WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN

WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN: THIS IS A REALLY RARE PIECE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION .26″ BARRELS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE NEAR NEW CONDITION 4LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $27,500

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case: The A-10 American is a full sidelock hand detachable, very low profile over and under shotgun for those who demand the very best. Produced in New Britain, CT, it is built to the highest world standards. The Rose and Scroll Edition includes a 3x wood upgrade, deluxe rose and scroll engraving and case color hardening. This 12 gauge gun has 28 inch barrels, 3″ chambers, a single selective trigger and ejectors. The English style stock has a 14.5″ length of pull with a recoil pad. Five choke tubes, and adjustable stock weight, barrel weights and tools are included. Price: $8,000

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case
C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS: 25.5 inch barrel fixed sights wood stock and rubber recoil pad. This gun is in excellent condition. Price: $4999.99

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS
DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS
Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU
Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU

Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OUBuilt in 1953,this gun has the round knob,long tang stock.It has 261/2″ barrels choked improved cylinder (.012″) and modified (.026″).This gun retains a minimum of 95%of the original blue and 98% of the original wood finish.The bores are bright and free of dents,pits,or rust.The stock and forend are sound with no cracks or damage.The weight is 6-8.Stock dimensions are 141/8″ LOP,11/2″ at comb,and 23/8″ at heel.Cased in a good condition Tolex case.A great all around upland bird gun or clays gun.C&R eligible. Price: $3495

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX
BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX28″ MOBIL CHOKE BARRELS WITH FOUR CHOKES: FULL, MODIFIED, IMPROVED CYLINDER, SKEET & WRENCH, MINT BORES , 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 995 BLUE/COIN FINISH, A FEW LIGHT MARKS ON THE WOOD, TIGHT LOCK UP, TOP LEVER IN THE 5 O’CLOCK POSITION, IN THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH PAPERS. Price: $1,699

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Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle
Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle

Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double RifleBrand new. Fired only for regulation at factory. Regulated for 570-grain bullet. Articulated front trigger. Perfectly balanced.

Best double rifle maker in the world. Weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz. Barrel length: 24″. LOP: 14 3/4″. Price: $85,000

 

CSMC Inverness - SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30" barrels
CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels

CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels: A round elegant, classic timeless design that is more than just the sum total of its parts, TruLock chokes, Exhibition American black walnut pistol grip stock, Leather covered pad, TruOil finish, single selective trigger, Long tang trigger guard, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, vent rib, spectacular game scenes featuring quail in flight on one side and woodcock on the other with miniature rose & scroll engraving covering the rest of the receiver, the frame is French grayed and plasma hardened, available for immediate delivery. Base Price – $8,995.00, options include: Exhibition wood – $900, TruOil finish – $500, Long tang trigger guard – $700, Leather covered pad – $550, S&H – $75.00. 6 lbs.  10.6 oz. 14 ½” X 1 ½” X 2 3/8″. Price: $4,995

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28" BARRELS
Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELS

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELSs/n 01092PX918 (mfg. 1983-1988 only). Action:   FULL SIDELOCK SHOTGUN,   double triggers,   floral and scroll hand engraved, satin grey finish. Barrels:  VERY DESIRABLE 28″ LENGTH,   CHOPPER LUMPED AS ONLY THE FINEST GUNS ARE,   double underlocking lugs,   AUTOMATIC EJECTORS,   choked Modified & Full. Stock:  English-style (straight) SELECT Walnut stock,   splinter forearm,   CHECKERED BUTT,   nicely checkered,   DAC 1 1/2″,   DAH 2 1/4″,   slightly cast off for a right hand shooter. 100% original metal and wood,   metal retains 100% bright blue,   receiver retains perfect satin grey finish,   wood is 98-99% exhibiting only two storage marks on right side of buttstock.  Price: $4,495

BERETTA - 424 - SxS - 12ga - 28" - M / F - Double Triggers - Extractors
BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors

BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors: 1981 – Beretta 424 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ M / F (.017 / .040) Vent Rib, Double Triggers, Extractors, LOP 14-1/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″,  Weight 6 lbs. 8 oz. Price: $1,350

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN: 26 1/4″ BARRELS, CHOKES IMPROVED CYLINDER & IMPROVED MODIFIED, MINT BORES, SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, EXTRACTORS, MANUAL SAFETY, 13 9/16″ LENGTH OF PULL OVER PAD, 98% CONDITION. Price: $799

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,
BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,

 

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H. J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
H. J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

H. J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: 30″ 020 AND 035 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CASED WITH MAKERS LABEL EXCELLENT CONDITION 7LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 7/16″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $13,900

CHURCHILL XXV (25) SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: IC AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 6LBS 12 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 9/16″ X 14″.Price: $8,500

E. J. CHURCHILL XXV (25) SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
E. J. CHURCHILL XXV (25) SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
ETHAN ALLEN HINGED BREECH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN
ETHAN ALLEN HINGED BREECH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN

ETHAN ALLEN HINGED BREECH 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 12 gauge, 27 1/2″ twist steel barrels, hinged breech with external hammers and trigger actuated extractor.  Engraved casehardened action and hammers.  Checkered forend and straight grip buttstock ending with a steel buttplate. LOP: 14 1/4″ Retaining all of the barrel brown and twist pattern.  Excellent case colors remaining on the action and the breech interior looks like new.  Super wood and checkering.  This is the nicest conditioned example I have seen. Price: $4,450

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION 20GA: 28″ barrels w/ 5 screw chokes. Self opener. 15 1/4″ LOP leather covered pad. Double triggers, automatic ejectors. 98-99% in original luggage case with accessories. Price: $3,050

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION 20GA SxS SHOTGUN
CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION 20GA SxS SHOTGUN
BERETTA SxS SILVER HAWK SHOTGUN IN 20 GAUGE - EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH 28" BARRELS
BERETTA SxS SILVER HAWK SHOTGUN IN 20 GAUGE – EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH 28″ BARRELS

BERETTA SILVER HAWK IN 20 GAUGE – EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH 28″ BARRELS: Here is a Beretta Silver Hawk in 20 gauge with 28″ barrels. Excellent original condition.  Auto saftey. Extractors. Mirror bores. Tight on face with top lever well right of center showing minimal use. Original iridescent Beretta buttplate in red/black – very cool. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Bores are .622 with 30/1000 choke (Imp Mod) in the right barrel and 40/1000 (Full) in the Left barrel. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 4 3/4 OZ. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/4″ Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″ Drop at Heel – 2 3/8″. Price: $1,600

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Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30" Damascus barrels
Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30″ Damascus barrels

Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30″ Damascus barrels: 2-1/2″ chambers.  Bar action sidelock completely engraved in fine foliate scroll,.  Percussion fences.  The hammers, of substantial size, add to the impressive style of this circa 1880s gamegun. Splinter forend with swing lever release, straight hand stock with high, modern dimensions (1-1/2″ comb, 1-7/8″ heel, 14-1/2″ LOP) should be just the ticket for rising birds.  The Damascus pattern of rich deep brown color and contrast are at about 100% finish.  The action retains a wonderful glow of patina and case colors.  Beautifully figured French walnut, a fabulous example in the original canvas case.  Weighs 6lbs, 14 oz.  Perfect for your vintage events! Price: $5,500

MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2″: BUILT 1943, CHOKES ,010 & ,012, THREE PIECE FOREARM, CHECKERED BUTT, DOUBLE TRIGGER, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/8″ X 14 3/8″, BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE PIECE IN THE GREATEST CONDITION.

MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2": BUILT 1943
MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2″: BUILT 1943

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN: 28″ barrels w/ 5 screw chokes. Self opener. 15 1/4″ LOP leather covered pad. Double triggers, automatic ejectors. 98-99% in original luggage case with accessories. Price: $3,050

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN
CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN
Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga.
Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga.

Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga: 28″ bbls, 3″ chambers, IC/IM ejectors, 14 1/2″ LOP, 6 lbs. 4 oz. Double triggers. This elegant side-by-side 20 Gauge has a richly blued, concave rib barrel set paired with a case colored receiver and a checkered walnut stock set. The trigger guard, forend iron and release, top snap, and bottom tang are also case colored. The lever is far right of center. It is fitted with ejectors. It has a traditional double trigger group with an articulated front. The English-style straight stock ends in a wooden buttplate bearing the Beretta Trident logo. It comes with the maker’s hard case. Price: $2,799.99

Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun
Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun

Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun: A really nice 12bore hammer gun by a provincial maker. Back action locks. 60% coverage crisp scroll engraving Gun is in excellent condition with 28″ lovely patterened damascus barrels with near perfect bores and nitro proofed. Tight and on face. Choked cyl/cyl. LOP=14 3/8 to a horn butt. DAC=1 1/2 DAH=2 1/4 Weight = 6lbs 5oz Min wall R=.026 11″ from muzzle L = .026 10″ from muzzle. Nicely patterned butt stock wood. Price: $2150

 

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Pre-war Purdey Extra Lightweight 12 ga
Pre-war Purdey Extra Lightweight 12 ga

Pre-war Purdey Extra Lightweight 12 ga: An extraordinary pre-war Purdey 12 ga. weighing just 5 lbs, 15 oz.  26″ Sir Joseph Whitworth steel barrels feature a semi-swamped, hand-stippled rib, and retain 99% original barrel blue.  Choked improved cylinder and full, original 2-5/8″ chambers, spectacular original condition throughout.  The action retains 99.9% of its factory brilliant color case hardening over the traditional Purdey rose and scroll engraving pattern.  Straight hand stock of highly figured French walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-1/4″ heel and a 14-3/4″ length of pull to the checkered butt as indicated in the factory records.  Illustrated in the photos, you will see the original high-polish luster blue on the trigger guard.  Built in 1930, delivered to Abercrombie & Fitch, this may be the ultimate walk-up gun.  This racy, small frame 12 exhibits the balance and feel one would expect from London’s premier gunmaker.  Can’t say enough about this one!  Cased. Price: $42,500

WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO O/U 20 GA
WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO O/U 20 GA

WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO O/U 20 GA: Serial #17536. Barrel Length: 28″. Chokes: C (.007″) & M (.011″).
Trigger SST (Single Selective). Stock Straight Grip, Foream Field style with horn tip. Rib: Solid Weight: 5#8oz Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 with 3/8 cast off, 2 1/2″ chambers. Other Options Gold oval, Heel & Toe plates, Cased in maker’s leather case with label. Price: $32,500

ATKIN 12 SIDELOCK PAIR- NEW CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 1988 by the MAKER- NEW BUTTSTOCKS by the MAKER- ALL LONDON
ATKIN 12 SIDELOCK PAIR- NEW CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 1988 by the MAKER- NEW BUTTSTOCKS by the MAKER- ALL LONDON

ATKIN 12 SIDELOCK PAIR- NEW CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 1988 by the MAKER- NEW BUTTSTOCKS by the MAKER- ALL LONDON#912 & 913, Henry Atkin (From Purdey’s) 6 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, A Very Nice Pair of Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Game Guns, Both guns with modern and new 28″ Chopper Lump barrels installed and proved in London in 1988 when they operated as Atkin Grant & Lang & Co Ltd at 6 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London (The address on these barrels), Both barrels remain as new since 1988: The #1 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4″ chambers, #1 is .730 .008 & .020″ (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers: The #2 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4″ chambers, #2 is .730 .008 & .016″ (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness all the way around at .032″, Both with new buttstocks with excellent internal inletting (I presume done in 1988 when the new barrels were added), Very nice wood with excellent color and contrast, The pair with Ejectors, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock and both 14 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8″ over checkered butts, Both guns 6 lbs. 11 oz., Stanton & Son locks, 94% coverage of period scroll engraving, The action body’s still retain 15-20% original case colors, The barrel blue at 97% on both, The buttstocks and forends remain at 94%, The checkering at 98%, Number 1 & 2 in Gold in 3 places, The engraving is very sharp & crisp and has never been brushed, All 4 barrels are almost as new inside & out, The pair is cased in what appears to be the original brass cornered trunk & now with the trade label from AG &L when the new barrels and new buttstocks were installed in 1988. Here is a very nice pair of guns with new modern Chopper Lump barrels & wood that will go a lifetime. These are a super pair of guns that are in much better condition than many of the vintage pairs offered on the market today. Price: $24,000

ITHACA 5E 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
ITHACA 5E 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

ITHACA 5E 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 28″ BARRELS CHOKED MODIFIED AND FULL (.017& .035), 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREND, STRAIGHT GRIPS STOCK 14″ LOP DROP 1 1/2″-2 3/4″, AUTOMATIC SAFETY, VERY HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION, SERIAL NUMBER 433707 Price: $5999

20ga RBL Launch Connecticut Shotgun MFG: Lightly used 20ga RBL. 99% Very few imperfections. Gorgeous wood. Great configuration. Previous owner did not like the bright yellow case so he “aged it” to tone it down. A very atractive gun at a very atractive price!!!

20ga RBL Launch Connecticut Shotgun MFG
20ga RBL Launch Connecticut Shotgun MFG
Price: $3250
Manufacturer: Connecticut Shotgun
Model: RBL Launch
Chambers: 2 3/4
Ejectors: yes
Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28in
Triggers: 2
Gauge: 20
Stock: English
Stock Comb: 1 1/2
Stock Heel: 2 1/8
LOP: 14 7/8
Weight: 6.55
Chokes: 5

 

Good gun alert: a decent price on a 20 gauge CSMC Inverness…

CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28" OVER UNDER SHOTGUN
CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28″ OVER UNDER SHOTGUN

If you want an 20 gauge CSMC Inverness O/U but you don’t want to wait for it, here’s you chance to get a deal. This one popped up on Gunsinternational.com today, and it sounds like the owner is looking to sell it right away. You can read more about CSMC’s Inverness shotguns in this post.

Here’s all the info on this one from the seller:

CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28″ OVER UNDER SHOTGUN…NEED TO SELL: UP FOR SALE IS A CSMC INVERNESS WITH 28″ BARREL IN 20GA. THIS SHOTGUN IS IN REALLY NICE SHAPE. THE END OF THE BOTTOM BARREL COULD BE REBLUED BUT ITS NOT ANY HUGE PROBLEM. I AM HAVING SOME FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND NEED TO SELL ASAP. COMES WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND FIVE CHOKES WILL SELL FOR $3450 O.B.O………………… I WONT ACCEPT ANY LOW BALL OFFERS. IF IT DOESN’T SELL BY WEDNESDAY, I’M JUST GONNA PAWN IT…….. THIS SHOULD SELL IMMEDIATELY AT THIS PRICE. Price: $3450 O.B.O

CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28" OVER UNDER SHOTGUN
CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28″ OVER UNDER SHOTGUN
CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28" OVER UNDER SHOTGUN
CSMC INVERNESS 20GA 28″ OVER UNDER SHOTGUN

 

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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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