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

PURDEY BEST HAMMER PIGEON GUN SXS 12 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST HAMMER PIGEON GUN SXS 12 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST HAMMER PIGEON GUN SXS 12 GAUGE: #17XXX, ORIGINAL 30″ STEEL BARRELS 027 AND 036 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EXTRACTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MINTY ORIGINAL CONDITION, 8LBS, 2 3/16″ DAH, 1 3/8″ DAC, 15 1/4″ LOP. Price: $42,500

Webley & Scott M701 (M700) - 16 Gauge:
Webley & Scott M701 (M700) – 16 Gauge:

Webley & Scott M701 (M700) – 16 Gauge: This Webley, serial number 131366, has strong case color and bluing and the wood is in excellent condition showing minimal signs of use. The right barrels is marked “Webley & Scott Ltd.” while the left barrel is marked “Birmingham”.  The barrels sport a single, silver bead. It has the following attributes: Barrel Length: 28”: Choked: Imp Cyl / Full, Ejectors, Overall weight:  6lb 2oz, LOP: 14-5/8”, DAC: 1-3/8”, DAH: 2-1/8”. Price: $3,195 

Fabrique National 16 gauge side by side sidelock shotgun
Fabrique National 16 gauge side by side sidelock shotgun

Fabrique National 16 gauge side by side sidelock shotgun: 30″ demi bloc barrels, 2 3/4″ chamber, Ejectores, Modify & full shocks. English straight stock LOP 14 1/8″ to front trigger. Mirror Bores. Shotgun is tight with or without the forearm. Barrels have some finish scratches as well as the stock, very good checkering, mechanical is excellent, ejectors are strong and on time. triggers are strong and crisp. weight 6.75 lb. Price: $2,995

BERETTA - Orvis Uplander - 686 Onyx - 26-1/2" IC /M - Like New:
BERETTA – Orvis Uplander – 686 Onyx – 26-1/2″ IC /M – Like New:

BERETTA – Orvis Uplander – 686 Onyx – 26-1/2″ IC /M – Like New: 20ga, 3″, 26-1/2″, IC / M (.017 / .029), LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. MINT – As New! Appears unfired. I think this was a leftover from the Orvis Shop. They didn’t have any high grade wood for it, so they ordered up a standard set of wood from Beretta. Price: $1675 

FRENCH GUILD 16GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
FRENCH GUILD 16GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

FRENCH GUILD 16GA SXS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN A wonderful 16ga French Guild gun. Ready for forest range or field. No issues! Nice wood. Great barrels. Locks up tight. Functions well.
Chambers: 65MM, Condition: VERY GOOD, Metal Condition: VERY GOOD, Wood Condition: VERY GOOD, Bore Condition: BRIGHT, Barrels: 27IN, Gauge: 16GA, Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN, Stock Heel: 2 1/16IN, Butt Pad: LEATHER PAD, LOP: 14 1/2IN, Weight: 5LBS 15OZ, Choke Left: SKEET II, Choke Right: SKEET. Price: $875

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J. Purdey SxS Double Rifle:
J. Purdey SxS Double Rifle:

J. Purdey SxS Double Rifle: Underlever chambered for the 577-500 No. 2 BPE cartridge. Rifle was made in 1873 for E.H. Buxton. Weight 9 lbs 12 oz with 29 inch damascus barrels. Stunning pattern on barrels. Bores remain in excellent shape with very little minor pitting inside. Rifling is crisp and shiny. Has island back action locks with some case color remaining. Has beautiful sharp engraving. Underlever is the trigger guard and locks into lower tang. Action is tight on face. Stock is in excellent shape and may have been refinished at some time. Forend is tenion mounted. Perfect wood to metal fit. Price: $16,000

W & C Scott & Sons SLE, Bar Action 12 Ga
W & C Scott & Sons SLE, Bar Action 12 Ga

W & C Scott & Sons SLE, Bar Action 12 Ga: 1899 proof, 2 3/4” chambers, 30” barrels, right barrel bored .731, choked .003, left barrel bored .731 choked .020, flat matted rib, 14” length of pull to horn buttplate on round knob pistol grip stock, 1 5/8” drop at comb, 2 ” drop at heel, double triggers.  Monte Carlo original stock with tear drops, splinter forend with Deeley type latch, fine small English scrolled action, vacant gold oval, concealed third fastener, proofed for black powder, retains substantial color-hardening, barrel bluing beginning to wear, good wall thickness, excellent bores, all original. 7lbs 0oz. Price: $5000

BERETTA – Gallery Special – 686 Onyx – 20ga & 28ga Set – High Grade Wood – English Stock: Both Barrels 28″ Mobilchoke and Numbered 1 & 2 with 5 factory screw chokes each. English Stock, LOP 14-1/2″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Neutral Cast. Weight: – 20ga 6 lbs. – 28ga 6 lbs. 3 oz. Sold only through Beretta Gallery stores – Upgrade wood with oil finish and a stock oval. Schnabel forearm for each set of barrels. Original satin black finish at 98%, and original wood oil finish is at 98+%, bores are as new and the gun remains as tight as new. Price: $3,850

BERETTA - Gallery Special - 686 Onyx - 20ga & 28ga Set - High Grade Wood - English Stock
BERETTA – Gallery Special – 686 Onyx – 20ga & 28ga Set – High Grade Wood – English Stock
FN BELGIUM 12 SIDELOCK- 98% ENGRAVING with GROTESQUE GARGOYLES or DRAGONS- 1930- 30" EJECT CHOPPER LUMP
FN BELGIUM 12 SIDELOCK- 98% ENGRAVING with GROTESQUE GARGOYLES or DRAGONS- 1930- 30″ EJECT CHOPPER LUMP

FN BELGIUM 12 SIDELOCK- 98% ENGRAVING with GROTESQUE GARGOYLES or DRAGONS- 1930- 30″ EJECT CHOPPER LUMP: #160, Fabrique Nationale D’Armes De Guerre Herstal-Belgique: An FN Belgium 12 Bore Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1930, 30″ Ejector Chopper Lump barrels with a rib extension hidden third bite, .727 .008 & .023″ (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .033″ & the left .034″, Nitro proved in Belgium, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Excellent wood with very dark black/brown contrast, Straight hand stock at 15 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 5/16″ over a 1″ Decelerator, Cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs. 10 oz., This piece has 98% coverage of Renaissance style floral engraving with baroque and grotesque gargoyles or dragons, This is well cut engraving with a nice amount of cut relief, The barrels reblacked & now 99% blue, The wood has been reoiled and remains at 98%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are excellent plus, It is on the face, The whole is cased in a leather trunk with a Lebeau trade label. The stock has a professional repair from the top tang to part way down the grip but it doesn’t go to the trigger guard. It is a start/stop crack and properly repaired. Price: $3,800

Webley & Scott 712 side-by-side 12 gauge shotgun: In excellent condition. Length of Pull:  14 1/2″. Barrel Length:  28″. Drop at Comb:  1 5/8″. Drop at Butt:  2 1/2″. 2 3/4″ chamber. Price: $3,500

 Webley & Scott 712 side-by-side 12 gauge shotgun
Webley & Scott 712 side-by-side 12 gauge shotgun

Auction alert: Doubles by Francotte, Winchester, Browning, L.C. Smith & more…

Montrose Auctions, Montrose, GA
Montrose Auctions, Montrose, GA

Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA, is having a firearms auctions tomorrow, July 27.  Here are a few of the doubles that caught my eye:

Baker 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial # 170423, 28″ bbls, Very good overall condition, with strong traces of case coloring on receiver, with extractor LOP 14 1/4.

Browning BSS 12 gauge SxS: 26″ bbls, Serial # 7829A72 Excellent condition LOP 14 1/4 barrel.

Winchester M21 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester M21 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Winchester M21 12 gauge Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial # 7470 Very good overall condition with blue loss on underside of receiver & trigger guard primarily due to flaking, light cracks in beaver tail forend, MFD. in the mid 1930s. Choked improved cylinder/light full, 2 3/4″.

Francotte Knockabout 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun
Francotte Knockabout 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Francotte Knockabout 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Serial # 1069, 26″ bbls with ejectors. Very good overall condition, with 70% thinning blue remaining on barrels, LOP 15″.

L.C. Smith Field Grade 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Serial # 22974, 28″ bbls, Very good overall condition with traces of original case coloring slightly thinning blue to barrels with extractor LOP 14 1/8.

L.C. Smith Field Grade 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
L.C. Smith Field Grade 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

Remington 3200 12 gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial # 0U11671, 30″ bbls, Good to very good overall condition with oil soaked stock & forend, choked full, LOP 13 3/4″, factory recall work complete.

Fabrique Nationale Liege O/U 12 gauge Shotgun
Fabrique Nationale Liege O/U 12 gauge Shotgun

Fabrique Nationale Liege O/U 12 gauge Shotgun: Serial # 76J23454, 30″ bbls, Very good to excellent overall condition, with light handling marks to stock & forearm, LOP 14 1/4″.

Good gun alert: a 12 gauge Browning Superposer Superlight…

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Sorry for being MIA the past few days. Work has been a bear the past few days – 10, 11 hours a day in the office – and I haven’t had extra time or energy to do much more.  But now I’m back. And so are the good guns.

This 12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight just came on the market and caught my eye. Except for the pad, it looks like a decent, original double, and at just $2,499.99, it also looks like a deal.

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

The Browning Superposed was the last firearm designed by John Browning, and this over-under shotgun went into production in 1931 – five years after its inventor’s death. I think the Superlights were introduced in the late ’60s and offered into the ’70s. The one you see here weighs just 6 lbs. 8 oz., so it looks like it lives up to its name.

Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight

Price: $2,499.99

Manufacturer: 1968
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very Good, Carry Wear And Wear On Sharp Edges
Wood Condition: Very Good, Scattered Dents And Scratches
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny
Barrels: 26 3/8
Triggers: Single, Selective
Stock: Checkered Straight-Hand Stock
Stock Dimensions: 14 5/8″ LOP.
Fore End: Checkered
Butt Pad: Pachmyr White Line Recoil Pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz.
Sights: Red Front With White Mid Bead
Chokes: Improved Cylinder/Modified

Good gun alert: another nice 20g Browning Superposed…

20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28", 1957
20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28″, 1957

A Dogs & Doubles reader just brought this 20 gauge Browning Superposed to my attention. Made in 1957, it has 28″ barrels, the desirable round knob, long tang configuration and it looks like it’s in all original condition. At just $2,295, it’s fairly priced, too. If you’re looking for one of these, I woud buy it right away. Good guns at fair prices don’t stick around very long.

20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28", 1957
20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28″, 1957
20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28", 1957
20 gauge Belgian Browning Superposed, 28″, 1957

Good gun alert: a 20 Browning Superlight, 12g Superposed…

20g Browning Superposed, Superlight Double Barrel Shotgun
20g Browning Superposed, Superlight Double Barrel Shotgun

Some people just know how to make the most out of online gun auctions. Jack The Dog is one of them. Check out these two nice Brownings that he had to see how to do it. Both are offered with no reserve.

20g Browning Superposed Superlight, 1970, Belgium: with a straight grip, original finish, and nice, high dimensions, this is about as nice a grouse/woodcock shotgun that you can find.

12g Browning/FN Superposed, 30″, 1938: with long barrels and one of the most reliable single triggers ever made, this gun is a pheasant slayer. Check out the cool forend, too. I think those are those only found on the early Superposeds.

12g Browning Superposed, Pre-War, Double Barrel Shotgun
12g Browning Superposed, Pre-War, Double Barrel Shotgun

 

Good gun alert: 12 gauge FN boxlock…

FN is one of the largest weapon manufacturers in the world. Today, they concentrate on military and tactical arms. But it wasn’t that long ago that they made double barrel shotguns. This side-by-side shown here is one of them.

12 gauge FN double barrel shotgun
12 gauge FN double barrel shotgun

It’s a 12 gauge boxlock ejector with 28″ barrels, a straight grip, and very shootable dimensions (1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/4). Overall, the gun look pretty original. The best part is it’s price: just $1550. That’s a heck of deal.

Good Gun Alert: 12g & 20g Browning Superposed…

Browning Superposed shotguns are tough to beat. They’re a reliable, time-tested design and one of the few “vintage” shotguns with dimensions that most guys can shoot well. If you’re looking for a solid, dependable shooter, this 12 gauge double barrel Browning is worth a bid:

12 gauge Browning Superposed Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Superposed Shotgun

Fifty years from now, guys will lust after original 20 gauge Browning Over-and-Unders in the same way guys today chase small-bore Parkers. Here’s Lightning with 28″ barrels that future collectors will probably drool over:

20 gauge Browning Superposed Lightning Shotgun
20 gauge Browning Superposed Lightning Shotgun

Auction Alert: Fox, Ithaca & FN/Browning…

Good guns! Some nice double barrel shotguns are coming up to auction of the next few weeks. Here are couple side-by-sides and over-and-unders that caught my eye:

Fox A grade 20 gauge double barrel shotgun
Fox A grade 20 gauge double barrel shotgun

A.H. Fox Grade CE, 20 ga. side by side shotgun, mfg. 1927

A.H. Fox Grade A, 20 ga. side by side shotgun, 28″, mfg. 1930

Fabrique Nationale & Arms 28 Ga. O/U Shotgun

Ithaca Classic Doubles 4E 20 Gauge Shotgun

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