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PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE - ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION - 30" BARRELS
PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE

PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE – ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION – 30″ BARRELS: Parker BHE (Grade 5) in 12 gauge with 30″ barrels. Straight grip with skeleton butt plate. Sharp engraving. Excellent case colors. Double triggers. Bores as original at .732 with 40/1000 choke (Full) in each barrel. Chambers as original at 2 3/4″. Number 2 Frame size. 163,000 serial number range (1912-1913 Date of Manufacture). Top lever far right indicating minimal use. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 13 1/4 OZ. LOP – 14 1/2″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 7/8″. Price: $27,995

 

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8" Bbls:
BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls:

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls: #1737, A Belgium Pre-War Quality 405 Winchester Double Rifle, 25 5/8″ extractor Dovetail lump barrels, Rib extension hidden third bite, Full length rib with a flip over two blade rear sight, Bolstered frame, Bushed strikers, Double triggers with the front articulated, Open pistol grip stock, Wrap around checkering, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Sling eyes, 14 5/16″ LOP over a full faced checkered butt, No cheekpiece, No cast so it is ideal for the left or right hand, Nice weight of 6 lbs. 11 oz., An excellent piece of European Walnut with deep black & brown contrast, 15% engraving coverage with deep carved oak leaves on the balls of the action, 50% original case colors, The barrel blue at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 92%, Excellent plus bores, It has “W. L.” engraved on the floorplate that was done later. This is a very nice and attractive double rifle that is light and has quick handling characteristics. Here is a neat fun gun in a great American cartridge. Price: $7,250

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.
Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore. This gun exhibits old world craftsmanship at its finest.  Overall in VG – Exc. Condition.  Bores are perfect, with no defects.  Action is sound on the face with no looseness throughout the drop.  Barrel blue remains at a conservative 90%.  Case colors have mellowed to a dark French Grey with mottled case color mixed in for a very classy appearance.  Just a great gun with a lifetime of service left.   Maker J.P. Sauer – Prussia Gauge/Caliber 12 Bore Barrels 28″ w/ 2 3/4″ Chambers. Chokes Mod. & Full Engraving Game Scene, Scroll, & Woodland Scene. Action BLE w/ Crossbolt Third Fastner Stock Well figured Circassian Butt Hawkins Pad. L.O.P. 14 3/8″ Weight 6 lbs. 12.9 oz. Stock Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 1/4 cast off. Price $6950

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:
AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box: This is a delightful gun that handles like a wand in virtually brand new condition. Matching factory box included. The only reason I know that the gun has been fired is the man who bought it new said he fired a handful of rounds thru it. SHOWS NO WEAR/USE Straight grip, automatic ejectors, double triggers. Imported by N.E. Custom Gun Service Plainfield, NH . Mfct 2003 by serial number. 27″ barrels choked IC & IC. The gun is so slender that the barrels feel longer. Perfect length for this little 28ga gun. 5# 12oz DAC 1 1/2″ DAH 2 3/8″ LOP 15″ Beautiful color case hardening and walnut with nice color and grain. Fantastic long dimensions with checkered butt. This gun offers an incredible value for the money!!! Price: $4895

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors
A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors: A H FOX, UTICA STERLINGWORTH DELUXE, 16 GAUGE, 28″ BARRELS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY BEADS.  BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/8″, JOSTAM PAD.  100% ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE PAD, 6 1/2 POUNDS.  MADE IN LAST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1939.  TRUE DELUXE MODELS ARE SCARCE. Price: $2,500

 

A trio of awesome H&H Royal double rifles. But will they sell?

Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 375 Magnum Flanged Cartridge Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation
Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 375 Magnum Flanged Cartridge Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation

Talk about extraordinary. Rock Island Auctions has this incredible set of Holland & Holland Royal double rifles coming up in this week’s sale:

Magnificent Set of Three Consecutively Serial Numbered Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifles Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation

The guns are from 1954 and consecutively serial numbered: 35248 – a 7 M/M Magnum Flanged35249 – a .300 H&H Flanged, and  35250 – a .375 Magnum Flanged. They’re all original and they come cased with just about every option imaginable: original scopes & mounts, extra sets of locks, ivory-bead front sights, a full compliment of cleaning accessories and more.

But while they’re certainly nice, I just can’t convince myself that they’re worth the amount quoted at the low end of the estimate – $90,000 a piece or $275,000 for all three. We’ll see if anyone disagrees with me.

Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 300 H&H Flanged Cartridge Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation
Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 300 H&H Flanged Cartridge Complete with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation
Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 7 M/M Magnum Flanged Cartridge with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation
Cased Holland & Holland Engraved Royal Double Barreled Express Rifle in 7 M/M Magnum Flanged Cartridge with all H&H Accessories and Factory Documentation

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John Dickson Hammer Toplever Sidelock Double Rifle .500 BPE
John Dickson Hammer Toplever Sidelock Double Rifle .500 BPE

John Dickson Hammer Toplever Sidelock Double Rifle .500 BPE: Circa 1875, 28″ original damascus barrels engraved “John Dickson & Son” on the left barrel and “65 Princes Street Edinburgh”. 14 1/2″ LOP over a checkered butt with engraved heel and toe plates, 9 lbs. even, extractor, double triggers, pistol grip with engraved steel grip cap, file cut flat rib with one standing and one folding leaf marked 100 and 200, long post bead front sight, stalking safeties, backaction island sidelocks with fine scroll engraving and engraved “John Dickson & Son” on both sides. Excellent condition and we believe all original and likely original finishes, great bores and tight action. Comes in period leather case with maker’s label (missing handle and straps), period sling with correct connectors for the sling eyes and a labeled box of period Kynoch .500 BPE ammo. Price: $13,950.00

20g W.W. Greener FH35 double barrel shotgun, excellent original condition
20g W.W. Greener FH35 double barrel shotgun, excellent original condition

W.W. Greener, FH 35, 20ga. 28” barrels choked IC/IM. Outstanding Greener FH35: Choked IC/IM.  Outstanding Greener FH35. Very rare top safety with AE. Retains 99.9% original color case hardening, not refinished.  Double trigger, semi-pistol grip, leather covered pad, splinter forend.  Nearly perfect wood, perfect checkering, 100% blue.  Very seldom encountered, light weight.  An outstanding collector gun. 14” x 1 ½” x 2 ½”. 5 lbs., 6oz. Price: $12,750

BERETTA EXPRESS RIFLE 9.3X74R CALIBER: 24″ Bbbl with raised rib and fitxed sights, color case hardened action, double triggers, ejectors, 14 7/8″ LOP, 98% Overall. Price: $4,699.00

BERETTA EXPRESS RIFLE 9.3X74R CALIBER
BERETTA EXPRESS RIFLE 9.3X74R CALIBER

 

THOMAS BLAND 12- 3" MAG- APPEARS UNFIRED- BOXLOCK EJECT- 30" Bbls- 98% ORIG CASE COLORS- APPEARS UNFIRED
THOMAS BLAND 12- 3″ MAG- APPEARS UNFIRED- BOXLOCK EJECT- 30″ Bbls- 98% ORIG CASE COLORS- APPEARS UNFIRED

THOMAS BLAND 12- 3″ MAG- APPEARS UNFIRED- BOXLOCK EJECT- 30″ Bbls- 98% ORIG CASE COLORS- APPEARS UNFIRED: #18810, Thomas Bland & Son, West Strand, London WC2: A 12 Bore Original 3″ Magnum Boxlock Ejector Model Brent Made in 1957 with 30″ Ejector Dovetail Lump barrels with rib extension third bite at .729 .020 & .035 (Mod. & Full), Original 3″ chambers, Birmingham proof at 3 1/2 Tons per square inch and 3″, It then was proved again at 1200 BAR in 1992 and has the proper reproof marks, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Open pistol grip stock at 14 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a 7/8″ pad, Cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs. 12 oz., 35% engraving coverage, Retains 98% original case colors, 99% original barrel blue, The wood is 99% original, The checkering remaining at 100%, The bores are new.
Price: $2,850.00

L C SMITH, HUNTER ARMS, IDEAL GRADE, 20 GAUGE, 28" BARRELS
L C SMITH, HUNTER ARMS, IDEAL GRADE, 20 GAUGE, 28″ BARRELS

L C Smith Ideal Grade 20 Gauge Automatic Ejectors:  28″ BARRELS, F&M, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES.  AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, MARKED 2 3/4″.  FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, TRACES OF CASE COLOR.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, NICELY FIGURED WOOD, EXCELLENT CHECKERING.  GRIP CAP CHIPPED, ORIGINAL HAWKIN RECOIL PAD.  HIGH DIMENSIONS – 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 13 3/4″, 5 POUNDS 14 OUNCES.  Price: $1,850.00

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