Good gun alert: a nice looking 20g Dumoulin O/U…

DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR - SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES - 26 1/2" BARRELS:
DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR – SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES – 26 1/2″ BARRELS:

A lot of guys like new shotguns. I’m not one of them. I prefer old doubles (and old stuff). That’s why I like this 20 gauge Dumoulin O/U caught my eye. It looks very original, and its straight grip, double triggers, and unique action give it a lot of character. I dig the three-piece forend, too. Some guys will say the 26 1/2″ bbls are too short, but I doubt they matter in the grouse woods.

There have been Dumoulins in the Belgian gun trade for centuries. Today there’s still a gunmaker in Herstal called Dumoulin. I think this shotgun was made by Fs. Dumoulin & Cie, or François Dumoulin & Company. Fs. Dumoulin was founded in 1849 and I think they had a factory in Liege into the 1950s. They made all sorts of guns: pistols, cheap rifles, high grade sidelock shotguns, etc.

Frank Pugliese was American gunmaker. He was around in the 1940-1950s, and I think he specialized in Springfield Sporters. It looks like he imported this shotgun as is, right from Belgium. I’m not sure how many shotguns Frank  Pugliese brought into the US, but here’s another one that has been on the market for a while.

DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR – SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES – 26 1/2″ BARRELS: Here is a Dumoulin 20 gauge ejector made in 1958. Scalloped action with good case color. Rose and scroll engraving. Straight grip with long trigger tang. Double underbite with two extra fasteners on top barrel – very strong indeed. Dumoulin “D over Crown” makers stamp. Barrels are 26 1/2″. Bottom bore is .625 with 10/1000 choke (IC) while top bore is also .625 with 25/1000 choke (Imp Mod). Chambers are 2 3/4″. This high quality Belgian double was imported by Gunsmith/Gunmaker Frank Pugliese and has his name on the top barrel. Three piece forend. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 4 1/2 OZ. LOP – 14 1/4″. Drop at Comb – 1 5/8″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/8″. Price: $2,250

DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR - SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES - 26 1/2" BARRELS:
DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR – SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES – 26 1/2″ BARRELS:
DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR - SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES - 26 1/2" BARRELS:
DUMOULIN 20 GAUGE EJECTOR – SCALLOPED ACTION WITH 4 BITES – 26 1/2″ BARRELS:

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12 gauge Holland & Holland Royal Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge Holland & Holland Royal Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Holland & Holland Royal SXS 12 GAUGE: Made 1952. #339XX, 26″ bbls, Chokes 009 and 016, 2 3/4″ chambers, self opener, leather covered pad, excellent original condition with light handling marks. 6lbs 11oz . 14 3/4 LOP. Price: $37,500.00

Army Navy .470 Nitro Express Side-by-Side Double Rifle
Army Navy .470 Nitro Express Side-by-Side Double Rifle

Army-Navy Side-by-Side Double Rifle .470 Nitro Express: No. 45921, 25″ barrels. Built on the Webley Long Bar action, perhaps the strongest double rifle action ever made. Double triggers, ejectors and intercepting sears. Bores are good to very good with rifling square and tall. Wt.- 11 lbs. Pull- 14 1/2″ from front trigger. A super classic hunting rifle! Price: $29,500.00

F.W. Heym 20 gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
F.W. Heym 20 gauge Boxlock Ejector Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Fr. Wilh. Heym Side Plate 20ga: 28” barrels, IMP CYL/MOD, SG/DT Leather pad, matt rib, cocking indicators, splinter for end, AE, doll’s head extension, 2 ¾”, Krupp steel barrels, pre-war. Extreme high quality gun. In its original compact leather case. The highest grade, side plate gun with magnificent semi-relief game scenes, of pointers, setters, fox and duck scene. Balance of receiver covered in semi-relief ornamental scroll, with deep chisel breeches. Retaining most all case color, barrel blue and wood finish. We have owned 12’s and 16’s but never had the opportunity of handling a 20 ga. This gun is of superior quality over most other guns. With perfect dimensions, light weight and fast, all of the best options and configuration, side clips, third fastener. The very best pre-war quality. 14 5/8” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8” 5lbs 13oz. Price: $14,500.00

12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

12 gauge Dumoulin Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun: 2 3/4″ chambers, 27 1/2″ bbls, F & IM chokes, straight grip, double triggers, 14 5/8 inches to a checkered butt, color-case hardened action, full rose & scroll engraving. Excellent overall condition. 6lb., 6oz. Price: $8999

12 gauge A.H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
12 gauge A.H. Fox CE Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

A. H. Fox CE 12 Ga: Ser. No. 33915 12 Ga.- 2 3/4″ chambers- 30″ Chromox barrels choked M/F. DT, EJ, SF, Semi PG stock to hard butt. 14″ X 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″. 60% CC, 95% blue and finish. A nice old Fox. Price: $6,500.00

Good deals on a nice looking doubles in 28 gauge & .410…

Dumoulin .410 Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Dumoulin .410 Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Small bores are THE shotguns to have today. For every 12 gauge I come across, I must see a dozen twenties. The smaller gauges are also popular, and I know lots of guys who snap up any decent 28g  or .410s they can find.

This demand has popped the prices on the real small gauges, So when I saw this 28 gauge and .410,  I thought “Shit, those look like pretty good deals.”

Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think.BTW: all info is from the sellers

When’s the last time you saw a decent .410 SxS for this kind of money:

Dumoulin .410 Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Dumoulin .410 Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Dumoulin Boxlock .410: 14″ LOP To Plate, 28″ BBLS. Price: $975.00. The action is clean, coin finish, double triggers, strong blue on the plate and furniture. The barrels are 28″ with good blue and bores 2 1/2″ chamber. The stock is a straight hand/ Splinter with a 14″ lop to a steel plate, 2 1/4″ drop at heel, 1 1/2″ drop at comb, the wood is worn with handling marks throughout and has been pinned at the head. The pin is solid and could be cleaned up. A nice little gun for a project. 4lbs 15oz

And looks like short money for a modern, nearly new 28g O/U. I love the straight grip, too:

 

Browning Citori 28 gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
Browning Citori 28 gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Browning Citori Lightweight 28 GA: 26″ bbls, 2 3/4″ chambers, Mod & Full, Excellent wood & metal finishes, Single Selective Trigger, Straight grip. 14 1/8″ LOP to butt plate.

Browning Citori 28 gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
Browning Citori 28 gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
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