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WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000
WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000

WEBLEY & SCOTT BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000: 28″ BARREL WITH A 5 LEAF 1/4 RIB EXPRESS SIGHT AND A RAMP FRONT SIGHT DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP MAKERS CASE A REAL TACK DRIVER EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 8LBS 6 OZ X 14 1/8 LOP. Price: $24,500

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun: 1940s guns, 12 gauge, 2 3/4″ chambers, 30″ barrels, ejectors. Straight-grip stock. Beavertail forend. Bright bore. 14 3/16 LOP to Winchester recoil pad; 1 7/16 DAC; 2 3/16 DAH. Full & Full, 8lbs. Single select trigger. Some wear to metal finish, some dents, dings, and impressions on wood. Price: $8999

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun
THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING - 12/12/WIN 30-30
THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30

THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30: Extremely rare Thieme & Schlegelmilch Nimrod Drilling. Best quality drilling made in Suhl, Germany in 1919. Original: claw mounts, claws and Busch scope. Unusual straight grip stock. Sharp engraving and excellent original case color. Barrels are 26 ¾” with shotgun barrels choked full and full. All barrels Nitro Proofed. Shotgun barrels are Excelsior Steel while rifle barrel is Bohler Steel. Rifle barrel in original Winchester  30/30 caliber. Excellent bores. Disc set strikers for shotgun barrels. Top tang safety and rifle engagement with three positions. Gun is tight on face with light use. Stock LOP is 14 ¾” with cast off. Provision for cheek riser (riser not included). Weight of gun is 8 LBS 2 1/8 OZ with scope. Price: $7,500

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 GA Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial #200381. 26″ bbls. Chokes: Lt.M (.010) & Lt.M (.010). Double trigger. Round Knob Semi-PG grip, Splinter Forearm. Weight: 5lb, 13oz. Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/8 with 1/4 cast off. Original butt plate. Phildelphia gun Price: $3,900

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8″ to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition. Price: $2,750.

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Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30"bbls IM/Full Leather Case:Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30"bbls IM/Full Leather Case:
Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30″bbls IM/Full Leather Case

Gastinne Renette Matched Pair 12ga. 30″bbls IM/Full Leather Case: Both guns remain in excellent condition, 2 3/4″ chambers, nitro proof, chokes in both guns IM/Full, rose and scroll engraving, straight grip stocks with checkered butt, double triggers, ejectors and 2 gun leather covered luggage case. Price: $17,650

Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved: 26″ bbls,  IC/IM, Solid rib, Factory #4 engraved, English stock, 14 1/4″ to a checkered butt. Price: $16,950

Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved
Winchester Model 21 20 gauge SxS Custom #4 Engraved
Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

Parker VH 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Meriden, Ct. s# 231xxx, 20ga.,’O’ frame, ” bbls choked IC/F, DT’s, Ext.,  95% bbl. blue, 90% CC. , sharp checkering on fancy stock & forearm, 14 5/8″ LOP over original factory buttplate, 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 5/8″ DAH, 6 lbs. Price: $4,999

KETTNER DRILLING – GREAT CONDITION – HEAVY ENGRAVING: A  wonderful pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner. 12g X 12g X 9.3 x 72. Sensational deep chiseled engraving. 100% Case Colors. Gold barrel bands. Krupp Steel barrels. Nicely figured wood. Fantastic condition. Made in 1935. Bores as original. Shotgun barrels proofed at 13/1 – right is .723 with 8/1000 choke while left is .722 with 34/1000 – a perfect combination. The rifle barrel is 9.3 x 72 for lead bullets only. Chambers as original at 2 9/16″. Barrels length is 26 3/4+”. Manual front flip front sight. Double under bolt with Greener cross bolt. Greener side safety. Gun is perfectly onface. Barrels ring true. Excellent bores. Rifle barrel lock work is hung on the top tang not the floorplate – a very unusual and “high art” configuration. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 5 1/8 OZ. Shipping is $35. Very shootable dimensions follow. LOP 14 7/16″ Drop at Comb – 1 5/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 12/16″. Price: $4,500

Pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner
Pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner

Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun: 29″ barrels, double trigger, checkered butt, chokes probably IC/Mod. Originally sold by Dewing’s of Palm Beach Florida who represented it as having upgraded wood and engraving (maker’s name is internal on frame, hence, more room for engraving on side-locks). Price: $4000

Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun
Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun

 

 

Wow- Is this a super rare Dangerfield-Nichols-Lefever American drilling?

12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever

Daniel Myron Lefever was one of the geniuses of American gunmaking. Judging by the number of partnerships and businesses he formed in his career, he must have been mercurial, too.

Born in 1835, Uncle Dan started making firearms under his own name in 1857. Around 1871-1872, he was involved with a guy named Francis Dangerfield of Auburn NY. Then in 1876 Lefever partnerd up with a guy names John Nichols. This association was also short lived. By 1879, it was over and Lefever was back to making guns under his own name.

12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever

The gun you see must have been made during one of Lefevers association with Danagerfield or Nichols, or maybe right after these partnerships dissolved. Even though it doesn’t carries a maker’s name, it’s built with Dangerfield and Lefever patents, and it looks like the hammerguns made by Nichols & Lefever.

Whatever it is, it’s beautifully made, and it looks very original. Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever

12 gauge, 38/55 Ballard. Possibly made by Dangerfield/Nichols/Lefever: This is a no name, no proof marks, no letters or numbers of any kind on the gun to suggest it was made in Europe. You can see from the pictures that the gun was built by an artist. It is a side by side 12 gauge with 2 and 9/16 chambers over a 38-55 Ballard rifle barrel. I have had a myriad of experts look at the gun and about the only thing they agree on is it was made in America around 1870 to 1880. The fixture on the barrel that holds the forend on is a Dan L., 1878 patent, #205193. Also identified is a 1872 Dangerfield patent, #130984.

12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever

Keep in mind these are not marked on the gun but rather identified by the experts, hence the patent dates and numbers were provided to me. The gun appears to have been shot very little. The reversed trigger not only cocks the hammerless rifle barrel but it also activates and creates a set trigger out of the left shotgun trigger but only when in the rifle mode. The removable gizmo on the end of the barrels is called a false muzzle, the purpose of which was to satisfy the wisdom of those days that the rifle would be more accurate if the rifling were engraved on the bullet before firing. The bullet was pushed/tapped down the barrel with a pre measured wooden dowel to a waiting primed and loaded case with just a thin wad to hold the powder. I can say with confidence that no one who has seen this gun has ever seen a gun of this quality with no markings. If you have I would like to hear from you. Price: $15,000.00

12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge - 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever
12 gauge – 38-55 Ballard Drilling, possibly made by Dangerfield-Lefever

Auction alert: a pre-war Krieghoff Neptun “Kurz” drilling…

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Krieghoff is one of the world’s top gunmakers, and if you’re into target competition O/Us, you’re already familiar with their guns. This German company started as Sempert & Krieghoff in 1886, and in the late ’50s they started messing with the target shotguns that would build them into the name we know today.

Before that, the company was well known for European-style game guns: rifles, shotguns, combination guns, Drillings, Vierlings. The Neptun-grade drilling you see here may have been one of finest guns at one time. As you can see, is still a fantastic looking firearm today. If you like it, bid on it right away – the action ends Monday 4/15 @ 10:09 PM EST

Here’s more about the gun from the seller:

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Pre-war Krieghoff Neptun “Kurz” Sidelock Drilling: 16 x 16 over 8 x 57 JR. This elegant powerhouse is a “Top-Of-The-Line” fully-featured unaltered example of the “Master Hunter’s” choice of weapon for close quarters driven Boar. Fast, light, powerful and deadly accurate. Fully engraved in beautiful Suhl scroll and traditional game scenes with extra fine detail only found on the top of the line guns from this period.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Gun has factory un-cut 21 7/8” barrels and weighs in at a featherweight 6 lbs 12 oz, (7 pounds 12 oz. with scope!) Both bores measure .673 with identical constrictions of .038 and show only the slightest sign of frosting. Rifle bore is excellent as well. Stock measures 13 5/8” over factory butt plate. Rifle has side-lever cocking and automatic flip up rear sight. Also has the only hand-detachable trigger group we’ve seen on a Krieghoff drilling. Has spring-loaded trapdoor butt stock cartridge magazine. Scope is a factory mounted Zeiss “Zielever” 4x with “post” reticle and an early attempt at bullet drop compensator and engraved quick detach mounts.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Recently serviced by “Scope Doctor” and is fully functional and crystal clear. Entire gun was gone over by a veteran Krieghoff factory smith and functions flawlessly. Case is contemporary Oak and Leather with custom fitted interior by none other than Mike Messina of NY. This drilling is top-notch all the way. Very rare to find this much firepower packed into such a high-grade, compact and lightweight package. Gun is totally original and has slight pitting on standing breech and dings in the wood alongside the trigger guard (see pictures), but overall is very good.

Keep in mind that this was likely a GI bring back and is nothing short of a miracle that it has it’s original scope still in excellent working condition.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Exceptional Charles Dalys coming up in Julia’s 3/12 auction……

12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun

Charles Daly shotguns & drilling used to be some of the finest guns available in America. Even though these firearms were made in Europe, they were marketed under the Charles Daly name and sold in American sporting good shops like Von Lengerke & Detmolf and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The three Charles Dalys you see below are a great exceptional examples of just how nice these gun could be. If you would like to own one of them, all three coming up to auction this Tuesday, March 12, at James D. Julia’s Spring Firearms Auction.

12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun

LOT 2208: OVER THE TOP CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 2422. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. This heavily embellished, top of the line, trap gun has 32″ bbl fitted with raised, ventilated rib, mounted with two red beads, and gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” in scroll engraved rear portion. 3-1/2″ Triangles of exceptional relief scroll engraving extend from breech end. Bottom of bbl is stamped with HAL crossed pistol logo, the mark of H. A. Lindner, maker of what many believe to be the finest Daly’s of all time. Large matching ejector tapered beavertail forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .721. Bore restriction: .035 (Full). Wall thickness: .068. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.

CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98% + orig blue, slightly silvered on edges of rib, with a few light scratches and marks. Action retains considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, high points and engraving pleasingly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, with a few light marks, checkering slightly worn and dirty. Original pad is petrified. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Ejector is strong. The finest craftsmanship is evident everywhere on this masterpiece of German gunmaking.

PRICE: $8,000-$12,000

16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun
16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun

LOT 2209: CHARLES DALY LIGHTWEIGHT 16 GAUGE DIAMOND GRADE GAME GUN. SN 2118. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion of raised, matted, concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with HAL crossed pistol logos (mark of H. A. Lindner) and “Witten Excelsior”. Scroll flanked circular Witten logos are engraved on tops of bbls in front of 1-1/2″ triangles of nicely cut medium scroll. Case hardened, scallop-backed, small boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden square crossbolt third fastener, and pin type cocking indicators. A Miller selective trigger has been fitted. Water table is stamped “Prussia”.  Bore diameter: left-.671, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.

16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun
16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun

CONDITION: Very fine. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, but is mostly a very pleasing bright silver. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, edges slightly rounded, with a number of minor marks, checkering somewhat worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Trigger works. Ejectors are in time. A very high quality shotgun that would be a fine little upland gun.

PRICE: $6,000-$9,000

Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling
Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling

LOT 2221: EXCEPTIONAL CHARLES DALY 20 GA OVER 30-30 SIDELOCK DRILLING. SN 113906. (ca 1912) Cal. 20 ga. x 20 ga. x 30-30. 28″ Krupp steel bbls are engraved “J. P. Sauer & Son, Suhl.” on tops. Full length matted rib has flip-up combination sight for rifle/ shotgun.  Case hardened, full back-sidelock action features tang mounted safety (engraved SAFE) with flip-up adjustable rear peep sight hinged through, pin cocking indicator for rifle bbl, crossbolt third fastener, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers for shotgun bbls, rifle cocking side lever, and double triggers. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″.

Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling
Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling

CONDITION: Excellent. Action retains 80% + orig case hardening color, silvered somewhat on bottom and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks and knocks, as would be expected from light field use. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically excellent. 20 Bore Daly Drillings are very scarce, and not listed in the 1902 catalog.

PRICE: $4,000-$6,000

Good gun alert: a nice J.P. Sauer sidelock drilling…

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

I’ve always liked drillings, probably because they seem so practical.  With one gun I could kill everything from a goose to a moose — especially if I was carrying the one you see here.

This  J.P. Sauer & Sohn sidelock drilling and its in 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM. That’s pretty much all the firepower I would need for anything that walks or flies in North America.

If you’re thinking the same thing, you should jump on this one. At just $1995, it looks like it could be a steal.

Here are the full details on it from the seller:

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Sidelock Drilling: 12g x 12g x 9 x 57mm, 2 3/4″ chambers, 26 3/4″ bbls, 14 1/8″ LOP, 8 LB. Action and sidelocks are mostly patina with barrel blue starting to patina. Bores are excellent! Wood shows handling & use marks but remains free of cracks. Lockup is tight with no looseness on the hinge. Price: $1,999.99

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

Auction Alert: Parkers, Ithacas, Garbis…

Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g
Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, CT, is having a firearms auction on Sunday, 10/21 @ 11am. There are a handful of nice doubles there, including a bunch of Garbis. A few of the side-by-sides that caught my eye are listed below. You can see all the guns in the auction here.

UPDATE: A friend reached out to me and said that caveat emptor is in full affect at this action. Anyone buying blind should be careful.

Lot 6: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun, 16 ga., trigger guard action, engraved “Ithaca Gun Co.”, action sides, engraved bird scenes, and double triggers, barrel lg. 26″, sn 138313.

Lot 9: V. Chr. Schilling drilling 16g x 16g x 8.72mm: shotgun, nitro, with side lever, sn 31626.

Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side
Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side

Lot 49: Armas Garbi Model 100,, side by side, 28 ga: Armas Garbi Model 100 W. L. Moore shotgun, side by side, 28 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full chokes, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17653.

Lot 50: Armas Garbi, Model 100, side by side, 20 ga: Armas Garbi, model 100, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 20 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full choke, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17646

Lot 51: Armas Garbi, Model 103, side by side, 16 ga: Armas Garbi, model 103, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 16 ga. having hand engraved rose and scroll, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, and straight figured walnut stock, barrel lg. 28″, very good condition, sn 01696

Schilling Drilling
Schilling Drilling
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