Online auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label, no reserve!

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996

Here’s your chance to get a deal on the finest shotgun Ruger has made. This 28g Red Label is Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. This online auction ends 12/17/2020 @ 7:46 PM.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996

My dad bought me a Ruger 10/22 when I was 13. I plinked a lot of cans with that rifle. and became a fan of Ruger firearms.

So I wanted to love the Red Label over-under was a shotgun. But they never did it for me, until I came across one of the 28s. All the sins the 20- and 12-gauge models committed — too heavy, crappy fit & finish, no real “fee” — were missing from the 28.

The Ruger Red Label introduced in 1977 and built until 2015. The first Ruger Red Label were were 20-gauges with 26″ barrels. The company started offering 12s in 1979, and in 1994 they introduced the 28g. Twenty-eights came with 28″ & 26″ bbls, and with straight grips & pistol grips, and they were lightweight, dynamic little guns regardless of how they were setup.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996: POSSIBLY UNFIRED AND RARE 28GA RUGER RED LABEL SHOTGUN WITH 26″ BARRELS. THIS RUGER WAS MADE IN 1996, IT HAS FACTORY CHOKE TUBES, AND I HAVE NEVER FIRED IT IN THE LONG TIME I HAVE OWNED IT. THIS RUGER HAS BEAUTIFUL WALNUT STOCKS, THERE IS 2 SMALL SAFE DINGS THAT I HAVE PICTURED. THIS RUGER COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX, AND 4 CHOKE TUBES. THE 28GA IS A RARE FIND IN ANY CONDITION LET ALONE AS NICE AS THIS ONE. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL RUGER.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996

On Gunbroker.com now: A rare 20 gauge by A.H. Fox, Philadelphia…

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

The side-by-sides made by A.H. Fox as classic and American as double-barrel shotguns get. A.H. Foxes came in a number of grades. The Sterlingworths were their entry level shotguns. Today, they’re the ones you see all the time on the used markets. Fox’s graded doubles go from A to F. There’s no E, and there’s also an X.

In all these grades, twenty gauges are the toughest to find. ¬†From 1912 to 1940, A.H. Fox made fewer than 4,000 graded 20s of them. That means the 20 gauge A Grade you see here is pretty rare side by side. And even though it has had some “refreshing” done to it, it’s still a nice little shotgun.

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

Here are the details on it from the seller:
Fox 20 gauge A grade with 28 inch barrels,round pistol grip splinter forend,with snap on forend had wood redone and checkering recut also proffesionaly refinished with tru oil,dimensions 14 1/4 lop to original butt plate have Fox research letter. Original 2 1/2 inch chambers gun is on face. Has Krupp fluid steel barrels.

A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun
A.H. Fox, 20 gauge, A grade, Double Barrel, Side by Side Shotgun

Will it finally sell? An Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge side by side…

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Uplander side-by-side double barrel shotgun

I think it’s going go! I’ve been watching this real nice little Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge for a while now. It has been on Gunbroker.com for at least 6 months, and I’ve plugged it a couple of times as a great deal. But no matter what I’ve done, it just sat there. No interest.

Well, it looks like a couple smart folks are moving on it. It’s easy to see why. First off, this side-by-side has it all: sidelocks, 2-3/4″ chambers, 28″ IC/Mod barrels, 14 1/2″ LOP to a checkered butt, double triggers, and ejectors.

It’s also in real nice original condition, with almost all its color-case hardening and blueing.¬† And check out the stock. That’s classic Spanish walnut, and it has just enough figure to make the entire gun look great.

20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Orvis Upland side-by-side double barrel shotgun
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