5 Doubles You Don’t Want to Miss….

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE
JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE: #24XXX, 30″ SELF OPENING 041 AND 041 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 6 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 14 3/4″ LOP. Price: $47,500

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)
Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish): 26″ Bbls. Chokes: CYL – CYL L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Ser. #: 8528 Stock #: 7845. Price: $24,900

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod
Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod: Beautifully figured pistol grip stock with skeleton butt, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, gold oval, 99% case color, 99% wood and finish, 99% bluing, perfect condition throughout, includes maker’s case, canvas cover, manual, warranty card and hang tag. 5lbs. 4oz. 14 3/8” X 1 1/2” X 2 3/8″. Price: $5,250.00 

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun
H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Barrels are 26 ¾ inches, excellent bright strong bores with a single bead at the muzzle and matted rib. The barrels are bored cylinder. This lovely looking, lightly used, plated box lock ejector gun has metal that is 95% finished. This is straight grip English style stock and a splinter fore-end both nicely checkered. The length to heel is 13 inches. The Length to toe is 13 ¼ inches and the length to pull is 13 inches. The gun weighs 5 lbs. 9 ounces. This gun is perfect for a person of smaller stature. It comes with some original paperwork from H. Mahillion describing the gun in French. Price: $4,495

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA
Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA: 26″ fixed choke barrels (IC/M) with a swamped game rib. Five-pin Holland style side-lock with scroll engraving. Double triggers, Straight-Hand English stock to a checkered butt, splinter forearm. Minor handling marks on stock and forearm, very minor bluing wear on barrels. Does not include a case. Price: $2,995 

Auction Alert: Parkers, Ithacas, Garbis…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schilling Drilling
Schilling Drilling

Fit for the friend of a King…

Say you were Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, and you wanted to give a friend a a set of four double barrel shotguns. What would you go with?

Garbi 103A 20 gauge shotgun, ordered by the King of Spain
Garbi 103A 20 gauge shotgun, ordered by the King of Spain

When Juan Carlos ordered four side-by-side for the now broke, ex-billionaire Patricia Kluge, he went with Garbis 103As. Because Mrs. Kluge has fallen on hard times, you now have a chance to buy these guns for yourself. They’re being auctioned off by the Potomack Company on June 11th.

The Model 103A is a traditional game gun with Purdey style Rose & Scroll engraving that is completely done by hand. The action also has the traditional shaping improvements of a higher quality gun with beaded fences and sculpturing. The 103A also has an improved quality of wood and checkering.. New, these gun are about $18,000 a piece. Of course, I get they give Juan Carlos a deal.

BTW: what does the King shoot? According to this article, a trio of Kemens.

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