10g Joseph Lang & a .410 Francotte: Two SxS shotguns coming up at Poulin Auctions …

Here are two more nice doubles coming up at Poulin Auctions 2018 Fall sale, which starts this Saturday, 10/20.

This Lang is a converted pinfire and an interesting piece of history. Lang was one of the first British makers to build breechloading shotguns, and I bet this gun was among the first ones he built.

LOT 1015: 10g JOSEPH LANG UNDERLEVER HAMMER SXS SHOTGUN, coming up at Poulin Auction on 10/20/18
LOT 1015: 10g JOSEPH LANG UNDERLEVER HAMMER SXS SHOTGUN, coming up at Poulin Auction on 10/20/18

This little Francotte is in great shape, but because it has been redone (very well, btw), it should go for a very fair price.

LOT 1055: .410 FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK SXS SHOTGUN, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18
LOT 1055: .410 FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK SXS SHOTGUN, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18

LOT 1055: .410 FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK SXS SHOTGUN

Check out this video to learn more about each one and to see the guns close up.

This week’s 6 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Parker BHE *****28GAUGE *****- Incredibly rare (1 of 4 in this configuration) with original condition throughout - letters exactly as found!
Parker BHE *****28GAUGE *****- Incredibly rare (1 of 4 in this configuration) with original condition throughout – letters exactly as found!

Parker BHE *****28GAUGE *****- Incredibly rare (1 of 4 in this configuration) with original condition throughout – letters exactly as found!For your consideration is an extremely rare Parker BHE 28ga with original 26″ Acme Steel barrels.  “00” frame.  Double triggers, automatic ejectors, and automatic safety.  The gun is fabulously engraved with scroll and floral pattern – a special order feature.  It has 2-7/8″ original chambers with excellent bright shiny bores, measuring .563 right and .557 left.  Full length matted top rib with proper original Acme barrel legend.  The gun has a capped pistol grip, inlaid with gold cap and a large “H” engraved on the cap.  Original skeleton buttplate with traces of original blue remaining.  Stock dimensions in the factory letter are LOP of 14-1/4″ with drop at comb of 1-3/4 and drop at heel of 3-1/8.  The gun has these exact specifications today.  Weight is 5lbs 7oz- exactly as found in the PGCA letter.  Barrel blue is excellent and all original and appears to be in the 75% range.  The gun does have some original colors as seen in the photos. Here is your chance to buy an incredibly rare Parker 28ga that is field ready for many more lifetimes ahead.  Please dont hesitate to contact me with any questions on the gun. Price: $59,500 

Parker AHE 12ga SxS Double Barrel Shotgun, ½ Frame Factory Two Barrel Set 26” and 28” Single Selective Trigger: LOP: 14” to end of pad, Hawkins Pad with 3/4″ Spacers. Barrel Set No. 1 is 28” choked RH: Modified and LH: Full   Weight of gun is 7.7 pounds with these barrels. Barrel Set No. 2 is 26” choked RH: Improved Cylinder and LH: Modified   Weight of the shotgun is 7.65 pounds with these barrels.

Parker AHE 12ga SxS Double Barrel Shotgun, ½ Frame Factory Two Barrel Set 26” and 28” Single Selective Trigger
Parker AHE 12ga SxS Double Barrel Shotgun, ½ Frame Factory Two Barrel Set 26” and 28” Single Selective Trigger

Both sets of barrels are 90% or better.  Both sets of barrels lock up tight and on the face.  There is no corrosion either inside or outside either set of barrels.  There are no dents or dings on either set of barrels.  Ejectors for both sets of barrels work properly and are in time.
The forearm wood shows little to no use.  All checkering on both forearms is in very fine condition.  There are no issues with either forearm.

The Stock checkering is in very fine condition showing little use.  The stock was cut and subsequently lengthened with the installation of 3/4″ total in spacers.  The Hawkins Pad is period correct.  The Parker letter does not indicate the stock treatment.  There are a few handling marks on both sides of the stock.

The action has 90% or better case colors.  There are Pheasant on the right and Quail on the left.  The bottom is engraved with two Setters and a fence row.  All screws are in fine condition and in time. The gold grip cap is in place and has initials engraved in it as well as a finely engraved border.

This is a fine condition Late Remington Parker AHE. This is one of the last three AHE’s manufactured according to the Parker Story.  According to the Parker Story there were only 4 total 12 gauge AHE’s manufactured with 26” Fluid Steel Barrels.  There were only 18 total 12 gauge AHE’s manufactured with 28” Fluid Steel Barrels.  This is also on a desirable and scarce Parker ½ Frame action.  This combination makes this Parker extremely rare and possibly the only one manufactured.  With the exception of the stock modifications listed above the firearm shows little use.  The firearm matches the Parker Letter.  This is a no excuses, no speculation, verified factory two barrel, high grade, 1/2 Frame firearm that can easily take its place as the centerpiece of a collection. Both barrel sets are stamped ½ and all measurements on the action confirm this is a ½ frame 12ga. Price: $55,000

Boss & Co. Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun 12 Gauge (Assisted Opening – 1 1/4″ oz. Nitro Proofed)30″ Chokes: Improved Mod – Full L.O.P. : 15″ Drop: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/8″ H Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz Ser. #: 7726 Price: $49,500 

Boss & Co. Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun 12 Gauge (Assisted Opening - 1 1/4" oz. Nitro Proofed)
Boss & Co. Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun 12 Gauge (Assisted Opening – 1 1/4″ oz. Nitro Proofed)
John Rigby 12 Bore – LONDON BEST SIDE BY SIDE 1992, CASED
John Rigby 12 Bore – LONDON BEST SIDE BY SIDE 1992, CASED

John Rigby 12 Bore – LONDON BEST SIDE BY SIDE 1992, CASED6lbs 6oz, SxS, IC/M, LOP 14 3/4″, DAH 2 5/8″, DAC 1 5/8″. Serial Number: 18475. Purpose built in 1992 for gunning American upland birds over fine dogs. Weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly 1/8” in front of the hinge pin, the gun is fast to shoulder and a pleasure to carry all day through tough terrain. With its 28” chopper lump barrels choked IC/M and the English style stock the gun is simply gorgeous. The sidelock action has side plates shaped in the traditional Rigby style, with cocking indicators, game scene/banknote scroll engraving, perfect screws and metal fit, and sculpted bolsters on the bottom of the frame. The original case color is still prominent and aged to that perfect hue and contrast. The gun is stocked to the fences with gorgeous English walnut with a diamond shape at the grip, drop points, perfect 28LPI checkering, and terminates in a gorgeous pigskin Purdey style leather covered pad. The gun has the Holland & Holland style assisted-opening feature that you would expect from a true LONDON BEST, and is housed in the factory oak & leather case with all the best accessories. THIS IS A RARE FIND THAT YOU WON’T SEE FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE AGAIN FOR SOME TIME. The reputation of Paul Roberts building best guns in the finest English fashion is well established. The engraving, done by John Beech of London, is superb, with gorgeous scenes of woodcock, pheasants, and a setter on point. A finer investment in the gunmaker’s art would be hard to find, regardless of the name on the barrels. Thanks for looking! Price: $24,500.00 

 

W. J. JEFFERY 2 INCH 12 GAUGE, BOXLOCK EJECTOR, SXS, 5LBS 3OZ
W. J. JEFFERY 2 INCH 12 GAUGE, BOXLOCK EJECTOR, SXS, 5LBS 3OZ

W. J. JEFFERY 2 INCH 12 GAUGE, BOXLOCK EJECTOR, SXS, 5LBS 3OZ: Price: $3475

Chambers: 2 INCH
Condition: VERY GOOD
Metal Condition: VERY GOOD
Wood Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: BRIGHT
Barrels: 26 IN
Gauge: 12 GA
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/4
LOP: 14 3/4IN
Weight: 5LBS 2.6OZ
Manufacture Date: 1946
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Proof:Nitro: YES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - BOXLOCK - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES DOUBLE BARREL SXSFRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – BOXLOCK – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES DOUBLE BARREL SXSHere is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″ Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″ Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″. Price: $1,200 

5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel ShotgunA 1953 BERETTA SIDELOCK S2 OVER/UNDER IN 12 GAUGE WITH 27.5″ SOLID RIB BARRELS. IT HAS 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS AND I/C (.012)-FULL.034) CHOKES. ENGLISH GRIP WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. VERY NICE CONDITION. LOP 13 7/8″- 1 7/16″- 2 1/2″ – 0″ cast. Price: $4,600

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side ShotgunReproduction of the Parker side by side shotgun manufactured by Winchester. This example has standard floral scroll engraving with a pointer on each side of the action and three pheasants in a field scene on the underside. The barrels have a single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, full/modified chokes, and 3″ chambers with ejectors. It has blued barrels, buttplate and trigger guard and casehardened remaining parts. It is mounted on a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved hardware and pistol grip stock, lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate and checkered bare butt, and gold initial oval. It includes a Parker reproduction leather takedown case. Price: $3,999.99 

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun

Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 in., 3 in.
Metal Condition: Very good w/ minor wear marks
Wood Condition: Good w/ a 3″ scratch on left side
Bore Condition: Very good w/ minimal wear
Barrels: 28″ blued barrels
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Fixed, checkered walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13.5″ LOP on left trigger, 14.25″ LOP on right trigger, 1.5″ drop
Fore End: Checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate, checkered bare butt
Weight: 7 lbs.
Sights: Fixed brass front bead
Chokes: Full on left barrel, modified on right barrel
Extras: Leather hard case

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27" bbls NICE
Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICEArrieta Crown Sable Side by Side, 20ga, 3″ chambers, double trigger, ejectors, 27″ barrels, fixed IC and Mod. Sn is 317xx. Factory finish on both wood and metal. Hand-detachable sidelock. LOP Is 15 3/8″ to the front trigger. Email me if you would like these pics sent to you, they will come through bigger and better than on the listing page here. Price: $1,999

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga~ Sporter~ 28″ bblsA fine side by side ready for your hunt. Has a full/improved choked barrels. Price: $1,899.99
Caliber: 12 gauge.
Chambers: 3 Inches.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent with handling marks.

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28" bbls
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28″ bbls

Bore Condition: Bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inches.
Triggers: Single Trigger.
Stock: Checkered wood, straight stock.
Stock Dimensions:
14 Inches LOP.
Fore End: Checkered wood.
Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad.
Weight: 7 Pounds.
Sights: Front Bead.
Chokes: Full left, Improved right.

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCESHere is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″ Price: $1,400 

5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

J. Purdey & Sons Best Extra Finish Fine Scroll 28 Gauge SXS - DT - Beaded Edge Trigger Guard - 29” Barrels - Solid Rib (concave) - 5 lbs 9 ozs -15”LOP
J. Purdey & Sons Best Extra Finish Fine Scroll 28 Gauge SXS – DT – Beaded Edge Trigger Guard – 29” Barrels – Solid Rib (concave) – 5 lbs 9 ozs -15”LOP

J. Purdey & Sons Best Extra Finish Fine Scroll 28 Gauge SXS – DT – Beaded Edge Trigger Guard – 29” Barrels – Solid Rib (concave) – 5 lbs 9 ozs -15”LOP: Splinter Forend – Gold Oval with Logo – Orginal Order #6342 – Serial Number 30028 (denoting the 28GA for a special customer) – Leather Case with Flat Brass Corners – Case Colours – Gold “J. Purdey” on locks and base of action – Chokes R: 50%. L: 60% – Proof: 1200 BAR – Weight of Barrels 2 lbs 5.75 ozs – Straight Grip – Checkered Butt – I never shot this gun – the brush & swab appear to have been used – but there is no evidence of field use or firing wear anywhere on the face of the action whatsoever.  Accessories included as seen in photos. Price: $119,000 

Westley Richards & Co. Gold Name 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun“Gold Name” Westley Richards. Full choke and improved cylinder. Barrels are 27” length. Gun has automatic ejectors, double triggers, scalloped frame. Gun looks as new and probably is. Stocks are splinter forend and checkered butt. Length of pull is 14 ½”. Comes with its original luggage case with trade label and accessories. This is an untouched 20 gauge Westley Richards! Price: $8,750

Westley Richards & Co. Gold Name 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun
Westley Richards & Co. Gold Name 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun

 

N. Guyot 12 Gauge SxS Sidelock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun
N. Guyot 12 Gauge SxS Sidelock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun

N. Guyot 12 Gauge SxS Sidelock Ejector Double Barrel ShotgunOffered for sale is an N. Guyot 12 gauge sidelock ejector SxS shotgun with Purdey-style 3rd fastener. It weighs 7lbs 3ozs, and has 2 3/4” chambers, with 28” barrels. It is choked IC & Mod. There is a 14 1/2” LOP from front trigger over a 1” Hawkins-style pad. The drop at the nose is 1 1/4”, and the drop at the heel is 2 1/8”. It is in excellent condition with 95% original case color, 98% original blue on small parts, and the barrels professionally re-blacked. Price: $8,000

FRANCOTTE 20E – VL&D IMPORT – 12 GAUGE – LOTS OF ORIGINAL CASE COLORHere’s a Francotte 20E in 12 gauge with 28″ barrels. Strong original case colors at 50%. Overall excellent condition. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. Ejectors well timed. Double underbite with Greener Crossbolt and sideclips. Chambers are original at 2 3/4″. Right bore measures .727 with 7/1000 choke while left barrel is .734 with 11/1000 choke. Auto safety. Weight is 6 LBS 10 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/4″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/4″, Drop at Heel – 1 1/2″. Price: $2,650

FRANCOTTE 20E - VL&D IMPORT - 12 GAUGE - LOTS OF ORIGINAL CASE COLOR
FRANCOTTE 20E – VL&D IMPORT – 12 GAUGE – LOTS OF ORIGINAL CASE COLOR

 

Merkel 201E 12 ga. OU Shotgun, Upland, mfg. 10/61:
Merkel 201E 12 ga. OU Shotgun, Upland, mfg. 10/61:

Merkel 201E 12 ga. OU Shotgun, Upland, mfg. 10/6128″ tapered file finished rib, DT’s, ejectors,
Greener crossbolt, double underlugs, full coverage game scenes of pursuing fox, grouse, flying waterfowl, all in woods & marshland, cocking indicators, deluxe checkered walnut straight stock, 2 piece forearm, 15″ LOP over 7/8″ matched solid pad. 97% bbl. & receiver finish, some light handling. Price: $2,899

5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrels
John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrels

John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrelsPrice: $14,900 
Antique: Yes
Model: BEST Trigger plate action
Serial Number: 4386
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 29″
Barrel Type: Damascus
Action: Trigger plate
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 7/16″
Stock Heel: 2 3/16″
Stock Cast: 3/8″
LOP: 16″ (14″ original wo
Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
Choke Left: .013 IC
Choke Right: .008 Skeet II
Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .022
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .023

Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxS
Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxS

Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxSsBottle Sporter set consisting of 12 Ga. and 20 Ga.side X side. This model got its nickname from a Mr. Bottles sporting store in Wichita, KS, who special ordered 100 sets of these guns in 1976.These guns have straight grip sporter stocks. The receivers are engraved with wild turkey and wood duck inlays, the shoulders are sculpted and engraved Exhibition grade walnut wood was used. These guns come with there own Browning airways case. They are still unfired and new in box. These guns would cap off any Browning Collection.  Price: $11,750.00

Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter ForearmSerial number 203985. 28” barrels, 2 ¾” chambers, chokes measure .008 right and .023 left. Barrels retain

Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm
Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

95% original bluing with light handling marks. Rib has a single silver bead and is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL”. Bores are clean and shiny. 0 frame retains 30% original case coloring. Trigger guard retains 70% original bluing. Double triggers, ejectors and automatic safety. Pistol grip stock and forearm have had varnish added and have numerous light handling marks. Length of pull: 14 1/2” to the front trigger over a red recoil pad. Drop at comb: 1 1/2″. Drop at heel: 2 3/4″. Weight: 6.4 lbs. Mechanics are good. Price: $8975

Ithaca – Flues 4E – 20 ga – SxS – Double Barrel Shotgun: Price: $3,500.00   
Action: Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes

Ithaca - Flues 4E - 20 ga - SxS - Double Barrel Shotgun
Ithaca – Flues 4E – 20 ga – SxS – Double Barrel Shotgun

Trigger: Double
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 ”
Pad thickness: 1 ”
Type of butt: Rubber Pad
Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 1/2 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Good
Stock condition: Good
Metal condition: Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

Barrel info:
Gauge: 20 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 26 ”
Chokes: M/M
Rib type: Flat File Cut
Comments: Gun has some wear and handling, pad will need to be replaced.

Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. condition
Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. condition

Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. conditionThis 14E is a fine quality gun with a considerable original finish. The Belgium Francottes can compete with the finest guns ever made. Unaltered except for the recoil pad–it features 30-inch barrels with ejectors that have fine bores–mirror bright. The chokes are Mod and Full–.021 and .037. Considerable case colors remain, even on the triggers–signifying low usage. The stock dimensions are a very shootable 14 1/2 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/4 inches. The mechanics and screws are excellent. Toplever to the right. Built is 1931 and imported by Von Lengerkt & Detmold in New York City–this gun ended up on a farm in Buck Co. Pa. A pheasant shooter for sure that would make a nice clays gun too. It weighs 7-3 and carries nicely. Price: $2750

This week’s 5 guns you’ve got to see…

 

J. Purdey & Sons - Best Sidelock Three Barrel Set - 20 ga
J. Purdey & Sons – Best Sidelock Three Barrel Set – 20 ga

J. Purdey & Sons – Best Sidelock Three Barrel Set – 20 ga: Price: $48,500.00 
Item Number: PUR22212
Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Sidelock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Single
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Pad thickness: ”
Type of butt: Checkered Butt
Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 1/4 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz

Manufactured in: England
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish
Type of Case: Leather Luggage Case

PARKER BROS VHE 28ga 28″ Straight grip, “0” frame mfg 1921: Price: $12,900

PARKER BROS VHE 28ga 28" Straight grip, "0" frame mfg 1921
PARKER BROS VHE 28ga 28″ Straight grip, “0” frame mfg 1921

Serial #  192528
Choke R  SKT(.005)
Choke L  IM(.020)
Trigger  DT (Double)
Stock Configuration  Straight Grip
Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm
Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish  Casehardened with traces remaining
Engraving Type  Border Engraving
Other Options  Dogs head butt plate, “0” frame, 2 3/4″ chambers
Condition  VG Plus Condition
Weight  6#2oz
Dimensions  1 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 14 1/2 with 0 cast
Other Details  Mfg 1921

Parker VHE SKEET Remington Era 1935 Straight Stock With Letter: 12 Gauge Serial

12 gauge Parker VHE SKEET Remington Era 1935 Straight Stock With Letter
12 gauge Parker VHE SKEET Remington Era 1935 Straight Stock With Letter

number 237237 completed on June 25, 1935. This is a Remington Era Parker.  This shotgun’s rare features letter up nicely.   Straight stock, 12 Gauge, 26-inch barrels, single trigger and large fore end.  The Parker research letter listing all options is included.  Condition is excellent with much of the original and bright Remington Era case color remaining on the receiver.  The barrel blue is also excellent with some light handling and wear.  Twin ivory beads.   The barrel flats are marked SKEET IN & SKEET OUT.  Frame size is 1 1/2.  The original straight stock is excellent and has a LOP of 13 1/4 inches from the REAR POSITION Parker single selective trigger over a Larry DelGrego & Son pad.  Nice original and timed action screws.  Drop at heel is 2 3/4 inches and drop at comb is 1 1/2 inches.  The original Parker Beavertail fore end is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and sharp original checkering.   The shotgun is tight on the face with strong ejectors and proper functioning Parker single trigger. Weight is light at 7 pounds 9 ounces.  Excellent bores.  This is a fantastic highly optioned Parker Remington Era Skeet shotgun with a great Parker Research Letter that lists all options.  Go to ironmenarms.com  for more pictures. Price: $4550

Francotte Jubilee Knockabout grade in 12 GAKnockabout grade, imported by Abercrombie

Francotte Jubilee Knockabout grade in 12 GA
Francotte Jubilee Knockabout grade in 12 GA

& Fitch Co. New York. Has P.D. engraved on the trigger guard.  Price: $1,499.99 
Manufacturer: SN: N988343
Caliber: 12 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: very good to excellent conditon, a handfull of minor scratches on the barrels, a couple of nicks on the bottom of the barrels, most of the color is left on the receiver, most of the bluing on the barrels is still intact
Wood Condition: very good to excellent condition, a few minor dings and marks on the stock and fore end
Bore Condition: bright and shiny
Barrels: 28 inch
Triggers: double, smooth triggers
Stock: checkered pistol grip with grip cap
Stock Dimensions:
14.5 inch lop at the front trigger, 13.5 inch lop at the rear
Fore End: checkered splinter style
Butt Pad: Deceletator rubber pad
Weight: 6.85 lbs
Sights: tapered solid rib with single brass bead
Chokes: fixed, right barrel: Cyl. left barrel: Imp. Cyl.
Extras: none, no box or case
Item Location: Kansas City, KS

FRANCHI - Instinct L - 20ga - 28" Chokes - Factory New
FRANCHI – Instinct L – 20ga – 28″ Chokes – Factory New

FRANCHI – Instinct L – 20ga – 28″ Chokes – Factory New2014 – Franchi Instinct L – 20ga, 3″, 28″ Single Selective Trigger, Ejectors, Prince of Wales Grip, LOP 14-3/4″ Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Weight 6 lbs 3 oz. Factory New Gun – Very Low Price. These are well-made guns that balance and handle very nicely. Price: $975

This week’s good guns…

 

A. Hollis .577 Nitro Express Underlever, Hammer Double Rifle
A. Hollis .577 Nitro Express Underlever, Hammer Double Rifle

A. Hollis .577 Nitro Express SxS Double RifleUnderlever hammer rifle. Weight 13-3/4 pounds, 25″ Krupp-Steel Chopper-Lump barrels, proofed 650-90 Cordite 577 3″ Nitro Express. Barrels have great bores with crisp, sharp rifling from back to front, dolls head extension, flip-up ivory night sight and excellent blacking. 15-1/8″ pull over Silvers recoil pad, Holland-style cheekpiece, excellent wood to metal fit, and blank initial oval. Traces of case-color remain on the lever, action and rebounding hammers. Includes trunk case and accessories as pictured, as well as RCBS loading dies, and a decent supply of brass, and Woodleigh bullets. Price: $34,500

GEORGE CRAHAY 12 BORE DOUBLE RIFLE/ SHOTGUN SET 1870'S, CASED WITH TOOLS
GEORGE CRAHAY 12 BORE DOUBLE RIFLE/ SHOTGUN SET 1870’S, CASED WITH TOOLS

GEORGE CRAHAY 12 BORE DOUBLE RIFLE/ SHOTGUN SET 1870’S, CASED WITH TOOLS: Price $14,000

  • CIRCA 1870’S
  • VERY UNIQUE & RARE
  • SIDELOCK HAMMER GUN WITH REBOUNDING HAMMERS
  • 27 ½ RIFLE BARRELS WITH FULL DEEP RIFLING
  • 1 ½ CHAMBERS 8LBS 12OZS AS RIFLE
  • 8LBS 2OZS AS SHOTGUN 27 ½ INCH SHOTGUN BARRELS2 ½ CHAMBERS
  • CHOKED IC/IC
  • AS NEW CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT
  • BELGUIM PROOFED OUTSTANDING QUALITY
Parker BHE 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 30” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm
Parker BHE 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 30” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

Parker BHE 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 30” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm2 ¾” chambers, chokes measure .039 right and .040 left. Barrels retain 96% original bluing with various light handling marks. The rib has dual white beads and is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. ACME STEEL”. Bores are clean and shiny. #2 frame has darkened and retains 40% original case coloring. Floorplate has darkened and retains 60% original color. Trigger guard retains 20% original bluing. Forend iron retains little color. Double triggers, ejectors and automatic safety. Pistol grip stock and forearm have had varnish added. Both have various light handling marks. Length of pull: 14 1/2” to the front trigger over a Pachmayr Old English recoil pad. Drop at comb: 1 3/4″. Drop at heel: 3 1/8″. Weight: 7.8 lbs. Mechanics are good. Price: $16,995 

Francotte (A&F) 28 Gauge -Side by Side – “The KnockAbout Gun” – M/IM Chokes – Single Trigger – Auto Safety – Ejectors – Straight Grip – BLE: 26” Barrels – 5 lbs 2 ozs – 14 1/4” X 1 1/2” X 2 1/4” – Raised Solid Rib – Third Fastener – Sweet Sweet Sweet little Francotte in its purest configuration. Price: $9,995

Francotte (A&F) 28 Gauge - “The KnockAbout Gun” - M/IM Chokes - Single Trigger - Auto Safety - Ejectors - Straight Grip - BLE
Francotte (A&F) 28 Gauge – “The KnockAbout Gun” – M/IM Chokes – Single Trigger – Auto Safety – Ejectors – Straight Grip – BLE
MANUFRANCE COSTO SxS 16 GAUGE - HIGH CONDITION - OPEN AND FULL CHOKES
MANUFRANCE COSTO SxS 16 GAUGE – HIGH CONDITION – OPEN AND FULL CHOKES

MANUFRANCE COSTO SxS 16 GAUGE – HIGH CONDITION – OPEN AND FULL CHOKESHere is a Manufrance Costo 16 ga with special barrels. The right barrel has slight rifling designed to dramatically open the pattern on the first shot (front trigger). This was confirmed by examining a vintage copy of the product catalog. This high condition gun has all original case color and finish. Excellent bores. The famous French retractable swivel system is fully intact with the leather as supple as new. It is very rare to find these swivel devices in fully functional condition. Swamped rib. Barrels are 27 5/8″ with bore measurements of .669 right and .671 left. While the right barrel has the spreader choke, the left barrel has 45/1000 choke (extra full). Chambers are 2 3/4″. Extractors. Swamped rib. Non-auto safety. Weight is 6 LBS, 3 1/2 OZ. LOP is 14 7/16″. A rare gun in this condition. Price: $1,650

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FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF
FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF

FRANCOTTE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH EAGLE GRADE SXS DOUBLE RIFLE .22 WRF:
ONE OF A KIND, 21″ BARREL WITH QUARTER RIB SIGHT, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS
SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE
4LBS 12 OZ X 14″ LOP. Price: $59,500

 

DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001
DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001

DICKSON 12 ROUND ACTION- ALMOST LIKE BUYING a NEW VINTAGE DICKSON- COMPLETELY REBUILT by DAVID McKAY BROWN- NEW 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 2001:
#4915, John Dickson & Son, Edinburgh: A Total David McKay Brown Rebuilt 12 Bore Round Action Dickson Made in 1899, it now has a new 2001 set of 28″ barrels by David McKay Brown that are Ejector Best Quality Chopper Lump at .725 .016 & .024″ (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness .029″ on both barrels, Rib extension third bite, London Proved in 2001 at 850 BAR, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/4″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 7 oz., Very nice wood that was stocked by McKay Brown about 45 years ago which include a new forend at the time and lettered by McKay Brown, 99% of period scroll engraving with a slight bit of Celtic engraving on the trigger plate, 99% case colors and lettered by McKay Brown and all necessary parts re-hardened, 98% blue remains on the barrels with David McKay Brown’s name and address on the top barrel rib, The wood finish remains at 96%, The checkering at 100%, The barrels inside and out remain as new from 2001, The engraving was cut up where necessary by Brown and it was regulated and live tested as they do with their new guns. All information was lettered by David McKay Brown Gunmakers. The whole is cased in a well-kept leather trunk with a true vintage trade label. This piece is nearly like buying a new Round Action done by Brown. The round action was born in Scotland in 1887 and remains alive in the 21st century from the very capable hands of Mr. David McKay Brown. Price: $29,750

Piotti King 1 - 20 Gauge - Sidelock - Double Barrel - Side by Side Shotgun
Piotti King 1 – 20 Gauge – Sidelock – Double Barrel – Side by Side Shotgun

Piotti King 1 – 20 Gauge – Sidelock – Double Barrel – Side by Side ShotgunGORGEOUS IN EVERY ASPECT AND TIGHT AS NEW!! Price: $19,995 

  • 14 3/8″ LOP
  • 6 lbs 6 ozs
  • Slight cast for right  handed shooter
  • Single Trigger
  • Ejectors
  • Crest Upgrade
  • Exhibition wood
  • 27″ barrels
  • IC/Mod
  • Straight grip
  • Splinter forend
  • Cased/Leather/with some accessories

LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun. Price: $3,950.00
Serial Number: 202xxx

LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
LC Smith 3E 12 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 32 inches
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Plate
LOP: 14 1/8 inches
Weight: 8 lbs.

 

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLE
WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLE

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12GA EJECTOR SXS BOXLOCK DOUBLEDOUBLE TRIGGER LONDON ADDRESS. BARREL LENGTH 30″ CHOKE RIGHT BARREL IMPROVED CYLINDER LEFT BARREL FULL CHOKE. FACTORY ORIGINAL BLUE WITH SOME LOSS DUE TO HANDLING. CASE COLORS ON FOREARM IRON AND SOME REMAIN ON RECEIVER. NICE SHARP ENGRAVING OF ACTION AND BARREL LUG. STOCK HAS BEEN REFINISHED  FACTORY CHECKERING HAS NOT BEEN REDONE AND REMAINS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  SILVERS PAD HAS BEEN ADDED. LOP 14 1/2 DRAC 1 1/2″ DAC 2 1/2″ WEIGHT 7 LBS 2 OZ  BARRELS LOCK TIGHT TO FACE WITH FOREARM REMOVED. BORES ARE EXCELLENT NO RUST OR PITTING  AND NO DINGS. CHAMBER LENGTH 2 5/8″. Price: $1,595

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BL
HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BL

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODEL SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE CHAMBERED 500/.465, FITTED WITH 26” BLPRE OWNED, HARDLY SHOT. MANUFACTURED IN 1907. FIXED SIGHT REGULATED FOR 30 YARDS, THREE FOLDING AT 100, 200, 300 YARDS. FLIP UP MOON SIGHT. ENGRAVED WITH BORDER SCROLL, MAKERS NAME ON LOCK PLATE.  DELUXE GRADE WALNUT, FULL PISTOL GRIP WITH CAP BOX, LOP 14 ½” INCLUDING 1 “ RECOIL PAD.  LEVER FOREND.  DOUBLE TRIGGER, FRONT ARTICULATED, NON-AUTO SAFETY. WEIGHT: 10LBS 11OZ. Price: $64,900

 

Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Ithaca 10 gauge NID Grade 3 SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Price: $7,950
Serial Number: 433760
Barrels: 32 inches
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 10 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: 1 inch
LOP: 14 5/8 inches
Weight: 8 1/2 lbs.

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Aug. Francotte Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Side-by-Side Double Barrel ShotgunFully Engraved. Gun is of Exceptional condition and quality.  Sidelock guns from this maker are rarely encountered.   Engraving is superbly well done. Gun retains 95% original blue. Bores are excellent.  Excellent w ell figured wood is impeccably well checkered.  Hidden third fastener barrels are tight on face.  This sidelock gun certainly ranks up here with the worlds “Best Guns” rating – with a lifetime of service included. Price: $6995 
Barrels: 28 3/8″ (72 cm) Bore dia. .729 L & .728 R. Min. Walls. .025 R & .025 L
Chokes: Mod & Full.  .023 & .038.
Butt: Checkered
L.O.P.: 14 5/8 to center of butt.
Weight: 6 lbs. 6.2 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 14 5/8 with 3/8 cast off

Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm
Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

Parker VHE 16 Gauge 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter ForearmThis Parker has 28” barrels with 2 1/2” chambers and choke constrictions that measure .025 right and .027 left. The bores are clean and shiny and measure .667 right and .664 left. The barrels retain 90% of their original finish and have a single silver bead on a solid rib. There are various light handling marks, light freckling and a couple of thinned areas where someone tried to steel wool some rust off. The rib is marked PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN. STEEL. The #1 frame has 50% original case coloring. The trigger guard retains 10% original bluing. Double triggers, ejectors, automatic safety. The forearm and buttstock have had varnish added and have various light scratches and dings in them. Length of pull is 14 1/4” to the front trigger over a Parker hard rubber butt plate. Drop at comb: 1 1/2”, drop at heel: 2 3/8”, weight: 6.6 lbs. Mechanics are good. Price: $5,250 

Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double
Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double

Charles Lancaster 12 ga. Percussion SxS Double: Circa 1840s, S/N 1989, 12 ga. percussion, 30″ Damascus barrels bear initials “CL”.  Rib inscribed “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street London”.  Nice original example with some repair to the top left hammer.  Wonderful stock, original checkering, fire-blued steel buttplate.  Bores appear mint.  Shot and powder flasks, tools in leather pouch, original maker’s oak case. This is a best gun of the period. Lancaster began in 1811 as a gun barrel maker, then set up shop as a gunmaker at 151 New Bond Street, building guns of the highest quality.  His barrels were used in the early guns of Joseph Manton and James Purdey.  Really neat ” barn find”.  Price: $2,500 

Francotte: “… an imported hand made gun at an American price.”

Francotte Shotguns, from 1938 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog
Francotte Shotguns, from 1938 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog

For most of the 20th century, Abercrombie & Fitch was the most famous name in American sporting goods. From a retail store on NYC’s Madison Avenue, and through catalogs sent out across North American, A&F sold everything from firearms to fishing lures.

In 1938, the first spread of their Rifle-Shotgun catalog opened with the following copy:

“In our opinion the Francotte, famous Belgian gun adapted by us to the American Sportsman and improved over a period of 50 years, represents real gun value second to none. It is, in fact, an imported hand made gun at an American price.”

Three pages of Francottes followed: From the top of the line Eagle Grade Hammerless Ejector No. 45 Quality to the Knockabout Ejector. All these guns featured Siemen-Martin ‘Special’ fluid steel barrels and could be ordered with Greener-crossbolts or doll’s head extensions. They were made made on what A&F called a “Francotte lock action”, said to be an improvement on Anson & Deeley-type boxlock action, and featured Francotte-patent ejectors.

Francotte (Abercrombie & Fitch) 28 gauge SXS Shotgun
Francotte (Abercrombie & Fitch) Quality 30E 28 gauge SXS Shotgun

Price wise, Francottes weren’t cheap. But they weren’t super expensive, either. At a time when a Parker Quality A-1 Special Quality with ejectors was $890, a Parker Quality B.H.E. was $375 and a Fox X.E. was $165, Francotte’s Eagle Grade Hammerless Ejector No. 45 Quality was $550. Their most affordable double — the Francotte Knockabout Ejector — was $175. In between were models like the No. 30 Quality (30E) at $400 and a No. 20 Quality (20E) at $275.

Compared to their American competitors, all these Francotte’s were built on superior designs, featured better finishing and proper scaling, and were more aesthetically pleasing overall. If you had stopped into A&F’s Madison Avenue store and placed a Parker, Fox, and Francotte side by side, it would have been plain to you which one was superior.

Francotte (Abercrombie & Fitch) 28 gague SXS Shotgun
Francotte (Abercrombie & Fitch) Quality 30E 28 gauge SXS Shotgun

Francotte (Abercrombie & Fitch) “30E” 28 gauge SXS ShotgunFrancotte Pre-war (Abercrombie & Fitch) SXS Shotgun. Side plated 28 GA. Ejectors, side clips, 26 inch BBL, Full and Full, Double triggers, 14 1/2 inch pull to horn butt plate with Abercrombie and Fitch Leather case. Bores like new. Price: $17,995

FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH28″ barrels choked  R: .009″   L: .030″.   Engraved sideplate action with auto ejectors, side clips, hiddend third bite (crossbolt with rib extension), double triggers, top lever.  Checkered splinter forend and semi-pistol grip buttstock.  Stock measurements:   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 1/2″  LOP: 14 1/4″ to a horn buttplate.  Weight 5lbs 13oz.   In beautiful original condition retaining nearly all of the casehardened finish on the action and sideplates.   Trigger guard and top lever have all of the high polish charcoal blue remaining.  Barrels showing 98% original blue with the maker’s  and A&F’s names engraved on top.  “A FRANCOTTE MAKER” and patent info on the left  sideplate at the bottom.  Excellent wood and checkering. 1949 mfg. Price: $8,750

FRANCOTTE MODEL "20E" DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN: 26″ damascus steel barrels, auto ejecgtors, beautiful scroll engraved sideplates and relief engraved fences.  Double triggers, top lever, double underlocking lugs with Greener type third bite.  Bores measure .729″ both barrels with walls over .030″   Chokes:  R: .003″  L: .033″   Weight: 6lbs 7oz.    Stock measures   Comb: 1 1/2″   Heel: 2″  LOP: 14 1/2″ over a thin English hardrubber pad.  The barrels retain all of the beautiful damascus pattern,  The action showing lovely subdued case colors.  Mint bores, excellent checkering and varnish.  This would make a perfect bird gun. Price: $5,950

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN
EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN

Speaking of Francottes, this 12g SxS is a steal …

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99
Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

In the 20+ years I’ve been paying close attention to fine shotguns, I’ve seen three things happen to prices: Up until about 2010, they went up, up, and up. Then they hit a plateau that lasted a few seasons. Finally, they went down.

Right now, prices for most doubles are still falling. Unless a side-by-side checks all the boxes–famous maker, super rare, small gauge, very original (like this 20g Parker A1 Special that sold for $253,000) — demand is sluggish. That means you can find some great deals.

This Francotte is one of them. I think it’s 20E or 25E. Regardless of the grade, it’s a bargain–and a great grouse gun.

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99
Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

In their day, Francottes cost for more than most American shotguns. Why? Because they were better. This one is built on an Anson & Deeley boxlock action, one of the finest SxS designs ever built. It also features sideplates and reliable ejectors (unlike Parkers).

Overall, it’s a ton of classy shotgun priced in the same ballpark as a new, soul less Benelli.

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ ChambersPrice: $1,999.99 

SN: 87836
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 5/8″ With ejectors
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny.
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double Trigger
Stock: Checkered Pistol Grip With Right Hand Palm Swell

Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8" Chambers: Price: $1,999.99
Francotte Sideplate, 12 Gauge, Side by Side, 2 5/8″ Chambers: Price: $1,999.99

Stock Dimensions:
Front 14 1/8 . Back 13 1/8″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Beavertail

Butt Pad: Orange Recoil Pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 ozs.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: IC/IM

Last minute auction alert: Nice looking 20g Francotte SxS …

Looking for a nice, little grouse gun? Then get on this SxS Francotte. It’s coming up at Amoskeag Auction Company, in Manchester, NH, tomorrow, 6/3.

Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double Ejectorgun:
Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double Ejectorgun:

Francotte is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers. In the 100+ years they made SxS shotguns, they turned out many fine doubles. Even low-grade Francottes were well made. Most exhibit higher quality than Parkers, Foxes or L.C. Smiths. And I bet it will sell for less than a comparable Trojan, Sterlingworth or Field grade.

Lot 766: 20 gauge Auguste Francotte Utility Grade Boxlock Double EjectorgunSerial #23997, 20 ga., 26″ Siemens Martin steel barrels choked a light and a tight improved cylinder, with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 98% original blue, the loss due primarily to some light fading at muzzles and breech with sparsely scattered minor handling marks here or there. The boxlock frame is lightly embellished in a loose open scroll with some floral embellishment and a geometric bordering, it retains perhaps 60% original color case-hardening, muting and toning on the front and sides of frame at the natural carry point. The triggerguard retains most of its original blue and there are some remnants of color on the color case-hardened triggers. The checkered round knob European walnut buttstock and splinter style forend rate about excellent, the buttstock with only a few minor handling marks from the years and a bit of added finish, the forend showing a bit more wear. The length of pull to the checkered horn buttplate is 14 1/4″ with drops of 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″. The gun locks up tightly and seems to function well mechanically with excellent ejectors. A solid quality-built shotgun awaiting the October woods, manufactured in 1962.

Auction alert: Great looking 12 gauge Francotte hammergun…

Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun

I used to have an itch for hammerguns, and over the years I scratched it by buying a bunch of them. The breechloading hammergun period lasted around twenty years — about 1865 to 1885 — so most of the hammerguns I picked up were real old.

But every now and then I would come across something special like the 12 gauge Francotte hammergun you see here. This hammergun is from the 20th century. Hammerguns were well out of fashion then, so whoever ordered this one wanted something special. Judging by how nice it is, they were willing to spend a lot of money to get just what they wanted.

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends Sunday, 5/21/2017, @ 10:00 PM.

Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” SxS hammer gun: 12 gauge with 30″ Chopper Lump steel barrels & 2 3/4″ chambers. Ribs are tight.Up for auction is a hard to come by Francotte Nitro proof hammer gun. This is a top notch pre-war VL&D import gun with all of the marquee features of a true“Best gun”: Chopper Lump barrels, hidden Greener-type 3’rd fastener, double Purdey under bites, side clips, removable hinge pin, rebounding hammers, matted concave rib, articulated front trigger and nice partial coverage foliate scroll. Was restocked (fore end appears original to gun) way back when to a straight grip with a nice piece of French walnut & modern stock dimensions: 14 ¼” over original horn butt plate, 1 5/8” x 1 7/8” at heel. Excellent, un-touched “Chopper lump” 30 inch Bores @ .727 diameter per side with optimal Vintage “clays” chokes @ R .014. L. .022. Min walls .037. Weighs in right at 7 lbs. even. These are seldom seen, much less with all of these features. Hard to find a classier, well made Hammer gun than this Francotte built during their hey-day.

Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun
Rare Francotte Pre-war “Best Quality” 12 gauge SxS hammer gun

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Winchester Model 21 SxS - 3 Bbl, 20 & 28 gauge set: Price: $16,669.99
Winchester Model 21 SxS – 3 Bbl, 20 & 28 gauge set: Price: $16,669.99

Winchester Model 21 SxS – 3 Bbl, 20 & 28 gauge setPrice: $16,669.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge and 28 gauge
Chambers: 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch, 20 ga – 3 inch, 28 ga 2-3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright and shiny, all three barrels
Barrels: 20 ga 3 inch – 30 inch; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – 26 inch; 28 ga – 26 inch
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Checkered walnut, straight grip
Stock Dimensions: 14 inch LOP
Fore End: Matching checkered walnut beavertail
Butt Pad: Soft rubber pad
Weight: 6 lbs – 14 oz with 30 inch 20 gauge bbl installed
Sights: 20 ga 3 inch – solid matte rib with gold bead; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – solid matte rib with red and white beads; 28 ga – solid matte rib with red and silver bead
Chokes: 20 ga 3 inch – Fixed Ful and Full; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – Fixed WS-1 and WS-2; 28 ga – Skeet and Skeet

BELGIUM GUILD 410 GAUGE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
BELGIUM GUILD 410 GAUGE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

BELGIUM GUILD 410 GAUGE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNSMALL FRAME BOXLOCK SIDE BY SIDE – 28 1/2″ BARRELS CHOKED IC/FULL – LOCK UP IS DOUBLE UNDERBITES AND CROSS BOLT AS WELL AS SIDE CLIPS – STRAIGHT STOCK LOP 14″ – DROP COMB 1 1/4″ – DROP AT HEEL 2  3/8″ – WEIGHT 4 LBS  6  OZS. – GROOVED BUTT – CASE COLORS 50% – HARD TO FIND SMALL FRAMED 410’S WITH LONG BARRELS. Price: $6,250

BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – SO3 – 28-1/8 Bbls – M / F – Double Triggers – Hand Built Sidelock OU Gun: 2-3/4″, 28-1/8″ M / F (.024 / .039)Solid Rib Barrels, Double Triggers, Cocking Indicators, Factory Sling Swivels, Prince of Wales Grip with Checkered Butt, LOP 14-5/8″ Drop 1-7/16″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 7 lbs. Very High Condition Original Gun from a time when the Engraving Patterns were slightly different, and the SO Guns still had Cocking Indicators. Price: $5950

BERETTA - Abercrombie & Fitch - SO3 - 28-1/8 Bbls - M / F - Double Triggers - Hand Built Sidelock Gun
BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – SO3 – 28-1/8 Bbls – M / F – Double Triggers – Hand Built Sidelock Gun
Ithaca, NID, Grade Four SxS, 12g, - 100% Factory Original
Ithaca, NID, Grade Four SxS, 12g, – 100% Factory Original

Ithaca, NID, Grade Four SxS, 12g, – 100% Factory OriginalITHACA N.I.D., GRADE FOUR, 12 GAUGE, 30″ BARRELS, I.C. AND FULL, 99% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR BORES.  BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, UNTURNED SCREWS, TYPICAL ENGRAVING PATTERN WITH PHEASANT ON RIGHT SIDE, WATERFOWL ON LEFT SIDE PLUS SCROLLWORK AND BORDERS.  GOLD PLATED TRIGGERS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS.  TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, FINE CHECKERING WITH FLEUR DELIS PATTERN.  GOLD SHIELD IN STOCK, NICELY FIGURED WALNUT.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, ORIGINAL ITHACA SUNBURST PAD.  100% FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN IN FINE CONDITION, 7 POUNDS 4 OUNCES, CIRCA 1930. Price: $4,500

FRANCOTTE 16GA SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE "FUNERAL" SHOTGUN
FRANCOTTE 16GA SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE “FUNERAL” SHOTGUN

FRANCOTTE 16GA SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE “FUNERAL” SHOTGUNA well balanced high quality game gun. No issues. Great barrels. Ready for range or field. Price: $1950
Chambers: 2 9/16″
Barrels: 30IN
Gauge: 16GA
Stock Comb: 1 5/16 IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8 IN
LOP: 14 3/8IN
Weight: 6LB 12OZ
Manufacture Date: 1922
Choke Left: IMP/CYL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Proof:Nitro: YES
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .034
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .035

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L.C. Smith A-2 SxS 12ga 30in Single (selective) trigger Ejector
L.C. Smith A-2 SxS 12ga 30in Single (selective) trigger Ejector

L.C. Smith A-2 SxS 12ga 30in Single (selective) trigger EjectorAn extremely rare gun with lots of condition  An A-2 LC Smith  12ga  30in  Whitworth Steel barrels  mod/full Single selective trigger  and ejectors  very nice wood   checkering still sharp   barrel blue  very good   faded but good case color  beautiful sharp engraving serial # 3517. Price: $22,995

AH Fox CE 12 gauge Side-by-Side shotgunAll original. Number 4 weight barrels Price: $9,950
Serial Number: 27467
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 30
Action: S-E
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 12
Fore End: Splinter
LOP: 14
Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz

AH Fox CE 12 gauge Side-by-Side shotgun
AH Fox CE 12 gauge Side-by-Side shotgun

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN12 gauge, 26″ damascus steel barrels, auto ejecgtors, beautiful scroll engraved sideplates and relief engraved fences.  Double triggers, top lever, double underlocking lugs with Greener type third bite.  Bores measure .729″ both barrels with walls over .030″   Chokes:  R: .003″  L: .033″   Weight: 6lbs 7oz.    Stock measures   Comb: 1 1/2″   Heel: 2″  LOP: 14 1/2″ over a thin English hard rubber pad.  The barrels retain all of the beautiful damascus pattern,  The action showing lovely subdued case colors.  Mint bores, excellent checkering and varnish.  This would make a perfect bird gun. Price: $5,950

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN
EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN
Beretta / Orvis Uplander 20ga / 28/ga OU 2 barrel set, Straight Grip, 28"
Beretta / Orvis Uplander 20ga / 28/ga OU 2 barrel set, Straight Grip, 28″

Beretta / Orvis Uplander 20ga / 28/ga OU / 2 barrel set: Straight grip stock 1 1/2″ dac 15″ lop to a leather recoil pad. Stock and forend checkered and finished by David Trevallion for Orvis in Sept. 1999. (He inserted his business card in the stock bolt hole after finishing and installing the pad for Orvis customer.) This is a truly lovely upland combo! The original 20ga barrels are 28″ with Beretta Mobile choke tubes. I had the a 28ga 26″ IC/M “Orvis Uplander” Marked Barrels professionally fit after I purchased the gun to make it a combo set.The gun shows very llight field use and is in 98% conditio? and Priced to sell ! You won’t find another one like this one at this price.  I have a thin Beretta pad fitted to make it 14 1/2″ lop. Original leather pad is included and comes installed if desired. Price: $3100

Rizzini Omnium OU 28 ga. 28" choke tubes. English Stock:
Rizzini Omnium OU 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes. English Stock:

Rizzini Omnium OU 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes. English Stock: Here is a nice 28 ga o/u made by one of Italys’ most respected shotgun makers. This elegant gun has a beautiful case colored receiver. Its a very nice, lightweight gun at only 5 lb. 8 oz. This gun was special order with a straight English stock. The English stock really makes for a fast handling upland gun, and its nice looking too! There are not many 28 ga. guns with a English stock and here is a good one. Layaways ok. Cased. New. Price: $2295

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PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGETHIS IS THE FINEST KEN HUNT ENGRAVED GUN THAT WE HAVE HAD 26″ SOLID RIB IC AND MOD 28″ FULL AND FULL SOLID RIB SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM CAPPED PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $175,000

WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN28″ BARRELS, M/F CHOKES, 4 LBS. 10 OZ., 14 5/8″ X 1 3/8″ X 2″  Price: $65,000

WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN
WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUNSCALLOPED BOXLOCK 12GA, S/S, COCKING IDICATORS, INERSEPTING SEARS, BEAUTIFUL FULL COVERAGE SCROLL WITH GAME SCENES, 28″ EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BBLS, LONDON NITRO PROOFED, 3 TONS, 2 1/2″, MIN WALLS 27 THOU, CHOKED 1/4, 3/4, RAISED GAME RIB, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, GORGEOUS HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, CHECKERED SIDE PANELS, TEARDROPS, ENGRAVED SKELTON BUTTPLATE, LOP 14 1/4, 1 5/8, 2 3/4, 5LBS 14OZ, VERY FINE WOOD, BORES AND DAMASCUS PATTERN ON BBLS. Price: $11,950

FRANCOTTE MODEL "20E" DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH20 gauge, 28″ barrels choked  R: .009″   L: .030″.   Engraved sideplate action with auto ejectors, side clips, hiddend third bite (crossbolt with rib extension), double triggers, top lever.  Checkered splinter forend and semi-pistol grip buttstock.  Stock measurements:   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 1/2″  LOP: 14 1/4″ to a horn buttplate.  Weight 5lbs 13oz.   In beautiful original condition retaining nearly all of the casehardened finish on the action and sideplates.   Trigger guard and top lever have all of the high polish charcoal blue remaining.  Barrels showing 98% original blue with the maker’s  and A&F’s names engraved on top.  “A FRANCOTTE MAKER” and patent info on the left  sideplate at the bottom.  Excellent wood and checkering.  1949 mfg. Price: $8,750

Verees & Co. 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954: Chokes F-F (.028) Doub. Trig., LOP 14 1/4″ to Silvers type pad,  DAC 1 3/8″  DAH 2″ Beaver tail FE
Condition:  nearly unfired with strong case color and blue. Price: $4750

Verees & Co. 28ga. 28" auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954
Verees & Co. 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954

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Westley Richards " Ovundo " 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector
Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector

Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector: A sweet, beautiful , light shotgun. 5lb 9oz. Single trigger (selective). Straight english stock  to a checkered butt with toe and heel plates  Great case colors, great engraving on a scalloped frame. Knockout wood. Price: $25,995

J.P. Sauer & Son Prussia 12ga Scalloped Boxlock.  Straigh grip English StockPrice: $1,895
Serial Number: 125798
Chambers: 2 3/4
Ejectors: extractor
Action: Boxlock
Triggers: Double

J.P. Sauer & Son Prussia 12ga Scalloped Boxlock. Straigh grip English Stock
J.P. Sauer & Son Prussia 12ga Scalloped Boxlock. Straigh grip English Stock

Gauge: 12ga
Stock Comb: 1 1/2
Stock Heel: 2 1/4
Fore End: Splinter
LOP: 14.75
Weight: 7lbs 14oz
Choke Left: full
Choke Right: full

Beautiful shotgun, bargain price: 12g boxlock Gastinne Renette …

12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun

I love the American guns, but I hate the prices you have to pay for good ones. On most Parkers, Foxes, L.C. Smiths — especially the higher grades — you’re paying more for a name and its sentimental connections than you are for true quality.

But when you buy Belgian and French doubles, different dynamics come into play. You can pay relatively little money and get a gun that’s extremely well made. That’s the case with this Gastinne Renette. It’s a fantastic double, very high quality, and it looks like it’s in incredible original condition.

12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun

Gastinne Renette is one of Europe’s most famous gunmakers. They started building guns in the early-to-mid 1800s, and their clients included all sorts of aristocrats and noble types, including Napoleon III. I think they still had a retail shop in Paris up into the 1970s.

This Gastinne is an Anson & Deeley pattern boxlock with ejectors. It looks like it was built in Belgium, probably before WW2, and then retailed in Paris by the “maker”. This was a pretty common practice for a lot of the Parisian gunmakers, and for a lot of the “makers” throughout Europe.

12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun

12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun: A 12 ga shotgun chambered for 2-1/2″ shells. A very classic looking European shotgun with a straight grip stock. Very thin in the wrist area. Very tight engraving on the frame. Heavy deep relief engraved bolsters. The frame has most case color remaining. Typical of European style, the inset panel is in blue as is the trigger guard. Extensive high quality engraving with the classical long pointed lower tang. Bbl blue very nice also. Wood is good overall cond with typical hunting mars and dings. The buttplate on this is not separate but instead sculpted into the stock. Letters in gold are “J L F” towards the heal of the stock. A fine looking shotgun that would make a dandy hunting gun. Price: $ 2,100

12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Gastinne Renette, Paris, Side-by-Side Shotgun

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MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24" FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA
MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24″ FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA

MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24″ FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA#5770, Manton & Co. Gun Makers To H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. K.G. London & Calcutta: A large Jones Action Underlever Back-Action Rebounding Hammer 8 Bore Black Powder Express Shoulder Double Rifle Made with a 3 1/4″ Case and with 24″ Steel fully rifled barrels with a rib extension dolls head, Full length rib with 1 standing & 3 folding platinum lined rear sights at 50 – 100 & 150, Percussion style fences, Full length trigger guard tang to a steel engraved grip cap, Extremely solid and sound wood with nice color & contrast, Shadowline cheekpiece, Sling eyes, Lever release forend, Great stock length at 14 1/2″ LOP over a 7/8″ Silvers pad, Great weight at 17 Lbs. 7 Oz., This is a full rifled set of barrels and the bores remain excellent plus and I would put them at 92-93% from the day they were cut, All the screws are in very good to excellent shape and nearly everyone lays north & south including the 6 inside the forend, It has been professionally refinished from stem to stern with fresh case colors, The whole is cased in a high quality oak & leather trunk with a trade label. This piece is accurate, comes with the proper head stamped cases, bullets, bullet mold, wads and all the loading data will be provided. It is ready to go hunting and a whole bunch of fun shooting. There are 8 bores and then there are other 8 bores but one would have to go a fair distance to come up with a more solid gun than this Manton with barrels that are in excellent condition inside and out plus it has the proper weight and great length of pull. To quote Mr. Geoffrey Boothroyd “Few people would dispute that the most famous name in the history of British gunmaking is that of Manton”. Manton in this era called the 8, 10 & 12 bores as “Big Game” rifles; the 450, 500 & 577’s were called “Express Rifles” and the 400 & 470 as “High Velocity” rifles. Price: $39,000

Francotte 20E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 1926, FACTORY ORIGINAL HIGH CONDITION
Francotte 20E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 1926, FACTORY ORIGINAL HIGH CONDITION

Francotte 20E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun, 1926, FACTORY ORIGINAL HIGH CONDITION5lb 12oz, Side by Side, Serial # 81889. his Francotte Model 20E is a sideplated box lock gun that is a mid-grade gun from this maker.  Built in 1926 during the time when quality reigned supreme, this little Francotte retains most of its factory original condition with 85% vivid case color, clear sharp deep chiseled engraving, excellent screws, mirror bores, 98% factory blue, beautifully figured European walnut with excellent checkering…just a beautiful little 16 bore.  Weighing just 5 3/4lbs. and balanced just ahead of the hinge pin with 28″ barrels choked LM/IM (.014/.024 restrictions, can be altered to your specs in our shop within 10 days of purchase), this is the epitome of the upland game gun.  The gun is mechanically excellent in all ways, with strong well timed ejectors, crisp double triggers, tight as new on hinge and breech face, this is the way you like to find them.  The Francotte guns are one of the best buys in the fine gun world and known for strength and durability while being quite refined.  This gun has 5 locking points; Greener cross bolt, double underlug bites, sideclips, and through the frame barrel lug…just as good as you can get and being 90 years old and still tight as new, a testament to its design.  Compare this gun to any other offerings for condition and features and you will agree it is priced to sell. Price: $6,450

ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERGUN BY "JOSEPH HARKOM & SON, EDINBURGH
ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERGUN BY “JOSEPH HARKOM & SON, EDINBURGH

ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERGUN BY “JOSEPH HARKOM & SON, EDINBURGH12 gauge, 30″ damascus steel barrels.  Casehardened and engraved back action locks, carved fences, underlever action.  Three position hammers and extractors.  In lovely condition with very crisp engraving with the action and locks showing much of the case colors fading.  The barrels showing  a nice pattern and have been professionally rebrowned.  Beautiful wood and checkering.   Dimensions:   Barrels measure .728″ in both barrels.  Chokes are cylinder bored.  Walls exceed .028″  Weight: 7lbs 1oz.  LOP: 14 5/8″ to a steel buttplate.   Comb:  1 1/2″  Heel: 2″. Price: $3,950

L.C. SMITH WILDFOWL 3" Chambers 12GA 32" bbls
L.C. SMITH WILDFOWL 3″ Chambers 12GA 32″ bbls

L.C. SMITH WILDFOWL 3″ Chambers 12GA 32″ bblsA Classic American Side-by-Side Water Fowl gun. Price: $1800
Manufacturer: HUNTER ARMS
Model: L.C.SMITH WILDFOWL
Serial Number: R191118
Chambers: 3″
Barrels: 32″
Gauge: 12
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/2in
Butt Pad: LONDON STYLE
LOP: 14 1/2IN
Weight: 8.25LBS
Manufacture Date: 1939
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: FULL
Proof:Nitro: YES

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Suhl SxS 12 Ga Shotgun with straight stock
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Suhl SxS 12 Ga Shotgun with straight stock

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Suhl SxS 12 Ga Shotgun with straight stockPrice: $1,199.99
Caliber: 12 Ga.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent Light handling Marks..
Bore Condition: Excellent.
Barrels: 28 Inches. With a Greener Style cross bolt break.
Triggers: Double Triggers.
Stock: Walnut with diamond pattern on grip.
Fore End: Walnut with diamond.
Butt Pad: Factory with embossed logo.
Weight: 7 Pounds

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Harris Holland 8 Guage SXS Hammer Shotgun
Harris Holland 8 Guage SXS Hammer Shotgun

Harris Holland 8 Guage SXS Hammer Shotgun: #3012, 13 lb, 36 in.Rebounding Hammers, No chokes.Silver sheild,
Gutta Percha Butt Plate, London Proofed 1874. 045 BBL thickness each BBL.excellent bores. Slight pitting on Breech end of chambers for 1/2 inch. BBLS refinished and rib address recut, Pitting on Breechface repaired, Butt Plate screws cleaned
Otherwise original finish. Nice gun Overall fine condition. Price: $19,500

CASED BERETTA S3EL (SO4 or SO-4) 12GA. OVER-UNDER EJECTOR SIDELOCK SHOTGUN CIRCA 1956: Profusely engraved superior quality gun from the mid 1950’s best era of engraving by the still working pre WW2 generation. Renaissance Scroll engraved side locks and mounts of the Master Quality signed in small engraved letters “U.G.” just forward of the trigger guard. 28 3/8th” solid rib barrels choked Improved Modified and Full. 2 ¾” chambers. Double triggers, automatic ejectors, cocking indicators and automatic safety. Straight grip fancy walnut checkered stock with 14 ½’ pull to checkered butt. 1 ½”, 2” drop. Matching checkered forend. Weight 7lbs. 2.5ozs. All original and about mint with all the blue and coin finish. Wood with the original finish in perfect condition. Mint bores and perfect working order. With original Beretta factory leather luggage case with Beretta label in upper left corner of inside of lid. Original canvas protective outer cover. Price: $12,500

CASED BERETTA S3EL (SO4 or SO-4) 12GA. OVER-UNDER EJECTOR SIDELOCK SHOTGUN CIRCA 1956
CASED BERETTA S3EL (SO4 or SO-4) 12GA. OVER-UNDER EJECTOR SIDELOCK SHOTGUN CIRCA 1956

Remington – Side-by-Side- Mod. 1894 – “C” grade – 30″ damascus barrels: 12 GA. EJECTORS – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – IC/MOD.14 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ X 2 /2″. Price: $5,900

Remington - Side-by-Side- Mod. 1894 - "C" grade - 30" damascus barrels
Remington – Side-by-Side- Mod. 1894 – “C” grade – 30″ damascus barrels

Lightweight 12g Parker DHE Reproduction by Winchester in near new condition with case and coverVirtually all its original case color and blue and I cannot even see any handling marks on the stock. Like buying a new gun! Very light for a Parker 12 being under 6 lbs. Price: $4000

Lightweight 12g Parker DHE Reproduction by Winchester in near new condition with case and cover
Lightweight 12g Parker DHE Reproduction by Winchester in near new condition with case and cover

Serial Number: 12-00250
Ejectors: No
Barrels: 26
Barrel Type: Steel
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 5/16
Stock Heel: 2
Stock Cast: 0
LOP: 14 3/8″ to skeleton
Weight: 5 lbs. 13 1/2 oz.
Choke Left: .004 Quail 2
Choke Right: .002 Quail 1
Proof:Nitro: 2 3/4
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .028

Auguste Francotte 12 Gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
Auguste Francotte 12 Gauge O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Auguste Francotte 12 Gauge O/U Double Barrel ShotgunThis beautifully crafted Auguste Francotte 12 gauge Over/Under has deep engraving, nicely figured wood, Greener-type cross bolt, and auto ejectors.  It would be a fine addition to the gun cabinet of shooters or collectors of O/U shotguns, as it is a great example of the origins of what has become the most popular type of doublegun. The 28” barrels have 2-3/4” chambers and are choked Improved Modified (.025) in the lower barrel and Full (.030) in the upper barrel.  The wall thickness (right/left) for the lower barrel at 9” from muzzle is .035/.033 and at the middle of the barrel is .038/.036; the upper barrel is .035/.035 and .038/.038, respectively.  Bores 9” from the breach are .729/.729.  At some point in the gun’s history, the European-style sling mounts were removed from the lower barrel and stock. The stock and forearm are fine European walnut.  The drop at the comb is 1-1/2” and at the heel 2-1/4”.  Length of pull from the front trigger to the end of the wood is 14-1/4”.  The butt of the stock is checkered.  The gun locks up tight and on face; the top lever returns to the right of center.  All serial numbers, 53774, match.  The wood is refreshed and the barrels are refinished.  Price: $2,000

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Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28":
Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28″:

Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28″:  Action retains most of CCH, some areas worn. Engraving is sharp and distinct, a couple of scratches on either side of receiver. Barrel bluing very good with some slight handling marks.
Price: $8,499.88
Stock: Fancy walnut with Fleur De Lis checkering
Stock Dimensions: LOP 14″ and 13 1/4″, neutral cast.
Fore End: Fancy walnut with checkering and ebony tip.
Butt Pad: Factory hard black plate.

Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz.
Sights:Brass beads
Chokes: Left is modified, right is 1/4 choke.

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN
EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN

EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN: 12 gauge, 26″ damascus steel barrels, auto ejecgtors, beautiful scroll engraved sideplates and relief engraved fences.  Double triggers, top lever, double underlocking lugs with Greener type third bite.  Bores measure .729″ both barrels with walls over .030″   Chokes:  R: .003″  L: .033″   Weight: 6lbs 7oz.    Stock measures   Comb: 1 1/2″   Heel: 2″  LOP: 14 1/2″ over a thin English hardrubber pad.  The barrels retain all of the beautiful damascus pattern,  The action showing lovely subdued case colors.  Mint bores, excellent checkering and varnish.  This would make a perfect bird gun. Price: $5,950

Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA
Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA

Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA: Price $3,900.00
Serial #9774
Country: Belgium
Barrel Length: 27″
Chokes: M, IM
Trigger: DT (Double)
Stock: Straight Grip
Foream: Splinter Forearm
Rib: Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish: Casehardened Receiver
Engraving Type: Ornamental Scroll Engraving
Other Options: Checkered butt, Silver oval
Condition: EXC. Plus Condition
Weight: 5lb 10oz
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 14 3/4 with 1/2 cast off. 2 3/4 chambers
Other Details This is a high quality gun with original 2 3/4″ chambers. It would make an outstanding prairie bird or Chukar gun. Price: $3,900

W. Richards - Boxlock Extractor - 3", 12 ga -
W. Richards – Boxlock Extractor – 3″, 12 ga –

W. Richards – Boxlock Extractor – 12 ga: Price: $3,500

Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Boxlock
Ejectors: No
Trigger: Double

Barrel info: 
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 3 ”
Length: 30 ”
Chokes: Full Mod
Rib type: Flat File Cut
Grip: Rounded Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered

Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Type of butt: Factory
Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 1 7/8 ”
Cast amount: 0 ”
Weight: 7 lbs, 8 oz

Manufactured in: England
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish
Comments : Nice clean gun, well taken care of.

 

JP SAUER 12 GAUGE MADE IN 1939 - GRADE VIIIE - WITH SPECIAL ENGRAVING - AUTO EJECTORS
JP SAUER 12 GAUGE MADE IN 1939 – GRADE VIIIE – WITH SPECIAL ENGRAVING – AUTO EJECTORS

JP SAUER 12 GAUGE MADE IN 1939 – GRADE VIIIE – WITH SPECIAL ENGRAVING – AUTO EJECTORS: Here is a JP Sauer 12 gauge made in Suhl with upgraded engraving. Pre-war quality. Special engraving – lovely Fox with rabbit scene on floorplate. Original condition thoughout. Right bore at .723 with 10/1000 choke (IC). Left bore also at .723 with 40/1000 choke (Full). Chambers are 2 3/4″. Barrels are 28 1/2″. Auto ejectors. Sideclips. Auto safety. Cocking indicators. Buttplate with engraved and charcoil blued screws. Double underbite with Greener style cross bolt. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 12 7/8″ OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/4″, Drop at Comb – 1 5/8″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/2″. Price: $2,500

 

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