Decent double alert: 12g J.P. Sauer Royal Grade SxS …

JP SAUER ROYAL GRADE - 12 GAUGE - EJECTORS:
JP SAUER ROYAL GRADE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS:

Here’s a decent looking double that would surely get the job done in South Dakota and Montana. Even if it’s not the prettiest SxS in the world, it sure is priced right. With its ejectors, straight stock, original 2 3/4″ chambers, and slick looking long forend, I don’t see how you can go wrong.

JP SAUER ROYAL GRADE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS: Here is a JP Sauer Royal Grade with all the options. Straight grip with long trigger guard tang. Ejectors. Cocking indicators. Side clips. Solid wood – no cracks. Tight on face. Auto safety. Case colors in protected areas. Made in Suhl in 1961. Barrel is 28 1/4″. Chambers are 2 3/4″. No loose ribs. Bores as original. Right at .726 with 36/1000 choke (Full). Left at .724 with 48/1000 choke (Extra Full). Weight of gun is 6 LBS 14 3/8 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 7/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 5/8″, Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price: $950

JP SAUER ROYAL GRADE - 12 GAUGE - EJECTORS:
JP SAUER ROYAL GRADE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS:

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*Ggood guns are SxS, O/Us or double rifles with decent original condition and a fair price that have appeared on Gunsinternational.com in the last week .

Griefelt Suhl Double Rifle with claw mount scope 45-70 Caliber
Griefelt Suhl Double Rifle with claw mount scope 45-70 Caliber

Griefelt Suhl Double Rifle with claw mount scope 45-70 Caliber: Auto ejectors, weight 10.2 LBS.,doub triggers w/sing sets, Barrels 25 1/2″ with exc bores, DAC 1 3/8″/ DAH2 1/8″ LOP 141/4″ to front trig. Weaver K-2.5 with see through claw mounts. Full Clam Shell Action, cocking indicators, 95% CC and blue. A wonderful Double Rifle in a great caliber. Price: $16,500

LANCASTER 8 BORE UNDERLEVER HAMMER LONDON NITRO PROVED- 13 Lbs. 12 Oz.- 36″ DAMASCUS NP Bbls.- 1882- TOTALLY ORIGINAL PIECEPrice: $11,500 #5156, Charles Lancaster, 151 New Bond St., London, Patent Breech Loader, Choke: A Massive Lancaster Jones Back Action Underlever 8 Bore Rebounding Hammer London Nitro Proved Smoothbore Made in 1882 with Barrels that are 3 Feet Long, .843 .043 & .043″ (Imp.Mod. & Imp.Mod.), 3 1/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .054″ & .053 on the left, 36″ Damascus Steel London Nitro Proved barrels at 2 1/4 ounce,

LANCASTER 8 BORE UNDERLEVER HAMMER LONDON NITRO PROVED- 13 Lbs. 12 Oz.- 36" DAMASCUS NP Bbls.- 1882- TOTALLY ORIGINAL PIECE
LANCASTER 8 BORE UNDERLEVER HAMMER LONDON NITRO PROVED- 13 Lbs. 12 Oz.- 36″ DAMASCUS NP Bbls.- 1882- TOTALLY ORIGINAL PIECE

Rebounding Hammers, Hinged front trigger, Long top tang that goes nearly to the point of the comb, Splinter forend with a lever release forend, Straight hand stock at 14 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/4″ over the original 3/4″ Silvers pad, Cast-off for the right hand, True 8 Bore weight at 13 lbs. 12 oz., Very nice wood with very nice color and contrast, 10% of nice border engraving, The original barrel browning remains at 70%, Original case colors at 25%, The original wood finish is still at 80%, The checkering at 85%, The wood remains excellent and super sound in every respect, The barrels are excellent inside and out without a pit to be had, The barrels ring with a very pronounced chime. It is cased in the original trunk with the original trade label. This is a very nice serious Big Bore piece that has London nitro proof barrels. It will take you shooting well into the 21st century. Here is the embodiment of 1882 Lancaster Quality; excellent bores, strong wood with nice figure, 8 bore weight, nitro proof barrels and it comes to the hand with ease even with this size and weight plus it balances very well. All these city-light gun writers that try to convince the shooting public that we all need shot barrels that are 3 feet long; here is there piece to grind clay targets into dust. We are working on a source for proper 8 bore loads that already have been used in this nitro proved piece that patterns well at 40 yards with either #5 or 6 shot. Fun stuff here. Price: $11,500

JP SAUER & SOHN - SUHL - MEISTERWERK - MODEL XVIIIE - MADE IN 1939 - 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS
JP SAUER & SOHN – SUHL – MEISTERWERK – MODEL XVIIIE – MADE IN 1939 – 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS

JP SAUER & SOHN – SUHL – MEISTERWERK – MODEL XVIIIE – MADE IN 1939 – 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS: Elaborate scroll and game scene engraving. Scalloped frame. Well figured wood with diamond grip. Engraved heel and toe plates. Cocking indicators. Sideclips and arcaded fences. JP Sauer engraved on the barrel bands and heel plate. Top rib is engrved W. Eblen, Stuttgart (a high end gun retailer – Waffen Eblen). Special Krupp “3 ring steel”. Barrels are 27 3/4″. Right bore measures .664 with 20/1000 choke (Mod) while left bore measures .664 as well with 25/1000 choke (Full). Unengraved stock oval. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 7 1/8 OZ. Last image is a scan of the JP Sauer Catalogue from 1938. Shipping is $50. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 5/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/2″. Price: $11,500

1950 LC Smith Field Grade 410 High Condition
1950 LC Smith Field Grade 410 High Condition

1950 LC Smith Field Grade 410 High Condition: This is a LC Smith field 410 with 28 inch full and modified choke barrels. This gun is 98% case on the receiver 97%, blue on barrels, 80% blue on trigger guard and 97% wood. Small chip in forearm. Serial # is 56057. Second to last known 410 serial number of 56059 on the LC Smith collectors. Price: $7,000

PARKER BROS DHE SXS 12 GA: Serial #190291. Barrel Length: 32″, Chokes F & F. Triggers:  DT (Double) Stock: Pistol Grip Foream: Splinter Forearm Rib: Matted Concave Rib. No.2 frame, 1920 gun special ordered with Damascus barrels and French walnut. EXC. Condition. Weight Description 8#4oz. Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 14 5/8 with 1/8 cast off. This is a very nice unmolested gun, The damascus barrels aree spotless and show no signs of tampering, All finish original, This gun would be ideal for Classic SxS sporting clays shooting. Price $6,500.00

PARKER BROS DHE SXS 12 GA
PARKER BROS DHE SXS 12 GA

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PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE
PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGECREATIVE ARTS 27″ 004 AND 009 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP LEATHER COVERED PAD FANTASTIC ENGRAVING AND WOOD NEW CONDITION MAKERS CASE 5LBS 14 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 1/2. Price: $29,500

J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA: Made in 1937 , imported by Abercrombie and Fitch. 100% English scroll engraving, case color and blue. Action with double underlock and doll head rib extention and side clips with interceptor sears. 28″ barrels, M.IC. 2 3/4 chambers. LOP 14 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8. weight 6lb 1 oz. Mint condition with nice piece of wood to original butt plate. This gun was sold in 1957 to Prince David Vachynadze. Price: $6800

J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA
J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA
Prussian Daly Superior Grade 20ga/28"
Prussian Charles Daly Superior Grade 20ga/28″

Prussian Charles Daly Superior Grade 20ga, 28″Superior Grade Prussian Charles Daly: scalloped boxlock receiver with scroll engraving, 14 1/2″ LOP over a leather faced pad and a Prince of Wales grip, splinter forearm with an Ebony tip, checkered side panels, cocking indicators, double triggers that are checkered on the face, ejectors, side clips, traces of case color remain on the receiver and trigger bow, some slight blue thinning on the barrels, Krupp steel barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers and choked IC/Mod. Price: $4,495.

Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun: 2 3/4 chambers, 28″ barrels, choke F&F with solid rib. Double trigger, front articulated, LOP 14 1/4 to otiginal Merkel Butt plate. 100% case color and blue. No cheek piece. This gun was made in 1955 , light weight, 6lb 7oz with nice piece of wood. Mint condition, probably unfired. Price: $2,950

Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:
Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:
Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge
Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge

Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge: 12 Gauge. Chambers: 2-3/4″ Metal Condition:Bluing worn on the high points. Wood Condition: Scratched and dented. Bore Condition: Shiny, no pitting. Barrels:27 7/16″ Triggers: Double. Stock: Walnut. Dimensions: 14″ LoP. Fore End: Walnut. Butt Pad: Plastic. Weight: 6 lbs. Chokes: Right barrel .000″/ Left barrel .041. Price:$889.99

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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

 

*What is a good gun? It’s a side-by-side or O/U shotgun or rifle that in excellent overall condition and priced fairly.

Good gun alert: a 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Model 45 SxS…

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer and Son is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers. Founded in 1751, they’ve been building all sorts of guns for a long time now. Some of these guns have been beautiful side-by-side shotguns.

The side-by-side shotgun you see here was probably made for the American market between 1910-1930. I love the scalloped action and relieved fences, and the engraving looks fantastic. Overall, it’s  very reflective of the kind of high quality that used to come out of Germany.

Outfits like Sloan’s and Von Lengerke & Detmold used to retail doubles like out of their sporting goods stores in New York City. This was probably an an upper-middle grade Sauer double back then — not the very best, but far from the bottom. It looks beautifully made ,and I’m sure it was quite expensive in its day.

Sauer – Model 45 – 12 ga: Price: $8,500.00

Action: Scalloped Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Splinter
Lop: 14 1/4 ”

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 3/16 ”
Cast: OFF
Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz

Manufactured in: Prussia
Manufacture Year: Finish: Coin & Black
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 1/2 ”
Length: 30 ”
Chokes: IM

Rib type: Concave File Cut
Comments : Gun is in very good condition with typical wear and handling marks for its age.

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Real rare: a beautiful 20 gauge J.P. Sauer Model 45…

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels

Here’s a beautiful little double I know very little about. J. P. Sauer is one of Europe’s oldest gunmakers, and I’m guessing they made this side-by-side for the American market. It sure looks awesome. It’s on Gunbroker.com with a Buy Now price of $16,995 – expensive, but not crazy considering the gun’s quality, condition, and scarcity.

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels: Unbelievable, Grade 45, made in September 1928. Krupp barrel, deep sculptured breeches, side clip, hidden greener, 3rd fastener, fire blued cocking indicator, intercepting sears, hinged front trigger, ebony horn tipped forend with ebony insert behind the very delicately carved and checkered side panels. Semi-pistol grip, horn butt plate, engraved bands at muzzle. Receiver is 100% profusely scroll engraved with 5 highly detailed pheasants on left side and 4 ducks in flight on right side. The bottom of the frame has 2 setters and 2 birds flushing and the balance of it is completely covered in scroll, all interwoven. Perfect untouched screws. 98% color case hardening, scalloped and rebated frame. All of its original wood finish with minor handling marks, but not refinished. This is a very small, lightweight, pre-war gun that is virtually never seen, and possibly the best example of its kind. The quality of workmanship and condition of this gun makes it the very best available. 5lb. 10oz.  14 1/8” x 1 3/8” x 2 1/8”

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels

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PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE - ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION - 30" BARRELS
PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE

PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE – ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION – 30″ BARRELS: Parker BHE (Grade 5) in 12 gauge with 30″ barrels. Straight grip with skeleton butt plate. Sharp engraving. Excellent case colors. Double triggers. Bores as original at .732 with 40/1000 choke (Full) in each barrel. Chambers as original at 2 3/4″. Number 2 Frame size. 163,000 serial number range (1912-1913 Date of Manufacture). Top lever far right indicating minimal use. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 13 1/4 OZ. LOP – 14 1/2″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 7/8″. Price: $27,995

 

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8" Bbls:
BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls:

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls: #1737, A Belgium Pre-War Quality 405 Winchester Double Rifle, 25 5/8″ extractor Dovetail lump barrels, Rib extension hidden third bite, Full length rib with a flip over two blade rear sight, Bolstered frame, Bushed strikers, Double triggers with the front articulated, Open pistol grip stock, Wrap around checkering, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Sling eyes, 14 5/16″ LOP over a full faced checkered butt, No cheekpiece, No cast so it is ideal for the left or right hand, Nice weight of 6 lbs. 11 oz., An excellent piece of European Walnut with deep black & brown contrast, 15% engraving coverage with deep carved oak leaves on the balls of the action, 50% original case colors, The barrel blue at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 92%, Excellent plus bores, It has “W. L.” engraved on the floorplate that was done later. This is a very nice and attractive double rifle that is light and has quick handling characteristics. Here is a neat fun gun in a great American cartridge. Price: $7,250

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.
Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore. This gun exhibits old world craftsmanship at its finest.  Overall in VG – Exc. Condition.  Bores are perfect, with no defects.  Action is sound on the face with no looseness throughout the drop.  Barrel blue remains at a conservative 90%.  Case colors have mellowed to a dark French Grey with mottled case color mixed in for a very classy appearance.  Just a great gun with a lifetime of service left.   Maker J.P. Sauer – Prussia Gauge/Caliber 12 Bore Barrels 28″ w/ 2 3/4″ Chambers. Chokes Mod. & Full Engraving Game Scene, Scroll, & Woodland Scene. Action BLE w/ Crossbolt Third Fastner Stock Well figured Circassian Butt Hawkins Pad. L.O.P. 14 3/8″ Weight 6 lbs. 12.9 oz. Stock Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 1/4 cast off. Price $6950

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:
AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box: This is a delightful gun that handles like a wand in virtually brand new condition. Matching factory box included. The only reason I know that the gun has been fired is the man who bought it new said he fired a handful of rounds thru it. SHOWS NO WEAR/USE Straight grip, automatic ejectors, double triggers. Imported by N.E. Custom Gun Service Plainfield, NH . Mfct 2003 by serial number. 27″ barrels choked IC & IC. The gun is so slender that the barrels feel longer. Perfect length for this little 28ga gun. 5# 12oz DAC 1 1/2″ DAH 2 3/8″ LOP 15″ Beautiful color case hardening and walnut with nice color and grain. Fantastic long dimensions with checkered butt. This gun offers an incredible value for the money!!! Price: $4895

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors
A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors: A H FOX, UTICA STERLINGWORTH DELUXE, 16 GAUGE, 28″ BARRELS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY BEADS.  BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/8″, JOSTAM PAD.  100% ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE PAD, 6 1/2 POUNDS.  MADE IN LAST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1939.  TRUE DELUXE MODELS ARE SCARCE. Price: $2,500

 

Good gun alert: a J.P. Sauer and Sohn 16 gauge, straight grip…

JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls

Here’s a nice looking double that should make a nice bird gun. It’s listed at Gunbroker.com and auction ends on 2/14/2014 @ 11:45:19 AM ET.

JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls, Ejectors

I think this is a pre-WW2 Sauer, and it appears to be in decent, original condition. The seller has done such a poor job of describing it that I doubt it will bring anywhere near its real value. But if you’re feeling lucky, it may be worth rolling the dice on it.

JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn - Suhl, 16 gauge, 28" bbls
JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls 

 

Auction alert: W & C Scott 8 gauge, Masquelier 28 gauge, Westley Richards 12 gauge and more…

W & C Scott & Son 8 bore Percussion Double Shotgun
W & C Scott & Son 8 bore Percussion Double Shotgun

Lot 69: Impressive W. & C. Scott & Son 8 bore Percussion Double Shotgun: 33″ damascus barrels with bright gray bores showing some pitting. The barrels display 80% of a smooth brown and silver pattern, more pronounced under the forestock, with increasing fading toward the muzzles. The rib is marked “London Fine Twist” and crisp proof marks are present under the forestock. The plain locks are marked with the maker’s name on both sides and exhibit 70% original case color with scattered specks of oxidation. The hammers show 30% color turning brown and the triggerguard with its extended front finial displays a brown and pewter patina. The straight grip stock rates very good exhibiting scattered scratches and minor dings over a darkened and dull original finish and displaying a well checkered grip which remains robust although with some soiling. There is a steel buttplate present turning brown providing a length of 14 3/8″ and a German silver monogram oval is inlaid into the toeline. In addition, the forestock is equipped with double cross pins mounted in German silver escutcheons. Four ramrod thimbles are mounted to the barrel, two under the forestock which facilitate the cross pins, holding what appears to be the original ebony ramrod with brass ram. This big bore shotgun was built in the late 1860’s, and considering that it was made for rough usage waterfowl hunting, remains in remarkable condition. Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500

J. P. Sauer Prussian 20 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun
J. P. Sauer Prussian 20 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 131: J. P. Sauer Prussian 20 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun: Serial #143338, 20 ga., 26″ matted rib Krupp steel barrels choked modified and improved modified with bright very good to excellent bores showing some very faint scattered pitting. The barrels retain 85 to 90% blue showing a few scattered rub marks and scratches with fading around the muzzles and breeches. The frame is embellished with some flourishes of scroll engraving and borders and exhibits 20% case color in protected areas with the remaining surfaces turning to bright pewter with brown highlights. The triggerguard is mottled silver although the top lever retains 70% blue. The round knob pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate good to very good exhibiting scattered minor dings and scratches, showing a small repaired chip in the toe, a minute hairline crack behind the top tang, and tiny chips in the left front edge of the forearm all over a drying oil finish. Checkering is well defined although soiled, the forearm pattern displaying a few impact marks. The forearm has a lever release showing some remaining blue and the buttstock has an older Jostam recoil pad fitted providing a length of 14 3/8″ and drops of 1 5/8″ at the comb, 2 3/4″ at the heel, and no cast and it weighs 5 lbs. 8 ozs. There is a German silver monogram oval mounted in the toeline and the gun features double triggers, extractors, and an automatic safety. This is a quality shotgun probably manufactured around WWI. The action is tight and functions fine. A great little bird gun. Estimate: $1,200 – $1,800

Masquelier Model 120 28 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun
Masquelier Model 120 28 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 132: Masquelier Model 120 28 gauge Boxlock Double Shotgun: Serial #60287, 28 ga., 31 3/4″ matted rib barrels choked modified and full with bright excellent bores showing one small spot of pinprick pitting just ahead of the left chamber. The barrels retain 97% blue displaying some fading around the muzzles and a couple of tiny oxidation specks under the forearm. Both barrels are marked with the maker’s name and city (Liege) and are border engraved at the breech. The frame is lightly embellished with engraved borders around the pins and along the bolsters and exhibits 95% vibrant case color with some fading along the edges and under the blued top lever. The triggerguard retains about 60% blue showing even wear and a few scratches. The round knob pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good to excellent displaying a few scratches and small dings over a strong varnish showing a little crazing. Checkering is done in a simple point pattern and remains robust but lightly soiled. The forearm has a push button release with case colored furniture and there is a thin grooved horn buttplate installed having a few dings providing a length of 15″ with drops of 1 3/8″ at the comb, 2 3/8″ at the heel and 1/4″ cast off. Sling swivels are affixed to the toeline of the stock and soldered to the under side of the barrels and the gun features double triggers, extractors, automatic safety, Greener cross bolt, and sideclips. Included is a European type leather sling and a Masquelier catalog. This is a very unusual shotgun in little used condition, obviously made for a large person and not one of those puny super light wonders which are hard to shoot. It would make an awesome dove or clays gun. Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500

Westley Richards 12 Gauge Special Double Trap Double Ejectorgun
Westley Richards 12 Gauge Special Double Trap Double Ejectorgun

Lot 134: Westley Richards 12 Gauge Special Double Trap Double Ejectorgun: Serial #T11626, 12 ga., 28″ ventilated rib barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 90% blue showing some light scratches, rub marks under the forearm and patches of silver at the muzzle. The barrels are marked “Westley Richards” on the right tube and “London” on the left and the frame is embellished with light scroll engraving and stylized borders having banners on both sides with the maker’s name. It exhibits 80% case color with fading on the edges and the bottom plate retains about 90% blue with some staining on the lower left side. About 70% blue shows on the triggerguard, the edges and tang turning silver. The round knob pistolgrip stock rates very good to excellent displaying a few light handling marks and one small chip behind the top tang over a smooth rubbed oil finish. The beavertail forearm shows a few more marks and a hairline crack to the left back edge and one to the right front edge, both appearing stable, over the same smooth oil finish. Checkering is well executed in the English flat top style exhibiting light wear and impact marks with some soiling. There are nicely carved dropper points behind the stock shields and a gold monogram oval is inlaid into the toeline with the letters “D.W.V.” inscribed upon it in block letters. A Pachmayr rubber recoil pad has been fitted providing a length of 14″ with drops of 1 1/2″ at the comb, 2″ at the heel, and 1/4″ cast off. The gun is equipped with a Miller single non selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety. The action is tight and the mechanism functions well. A contemporary canvas trunk case is included with paper maker’s trade label, model specifications, and a Royal warrant all affixed to the inside of the lid. Also included are numerous documents relating to the lineage of the gun from Westley Richards to Abercrombie & Fitch to William Earle Umstattd, president of the Timkin Roller Bearing Company. Within this mix of information is an Authentication Certificate from Westley Richards along with a copy of the factory ledger, a Certificate of Inventory & Disposition and copy of the company inventory of 1951 from Griffin & Howe, and a brief family history of Mr. Umstattd. In addition, other miscellaneous papers including company letters and information are included. All in all, an interesting yet very practical well made shotgun for field, clays, or live pigeons. Estimate: $3,500 – $5,000

Turkeys beware: A bargain 12g J.P. Sauer SxS that’s perfect for gobblers…

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

As Thanksgiving winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next year.  This double barrel should be perfect for putting a gobbler on the table in 2014.

It’s a 12 gauge J.P Sauer side-by-side with 30″ barrels choked full and full, double triggers, ejectors, and a 14 1/2″ LOP. It’s a heavier gun – 7lbs, 10ozs, – so with a little luck it’s proofed for 2 3/4″ shells and heavy loads.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 11/29/2013 @ 10:51:27 PM ET. Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun, 30″ bbls: Wood very clean with minor marks. Case colors mostly faded out, some left on the top portion of the action. Barrels retain most of their original finish. Has 30″ barrels choked full and full with excellent bores. Locks up tight, has barrel extension and cross bolt and ejectors.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

Auction alert: Shotguns by J.P. Sauer, A.H. Fox, Browning….

J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga:
J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga

Late alert: Zettlemoyer Auction Co. in Fogelsville, PA, is having a firearms auction tomorrow, 11/23 @ 10:30am. They have a number of nice doubles in the sale, including the side-by-side and over-under shotguns below:

J.P. Sauer Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga: s/n 283723; brl length 28 1/4″; top break SxS; Very good cond ; extra pistol grip w/cheek weld, engraved action, West Germany.

Browning Citori Sporter 20g Over Under Shotgun
Browning Citori Sporter 20g Over Under Shotgun

Browning Citori Sporter O/U shotgun, 20 ga: s/n 06754; brl length 28″; top break O/U Excellent cond; OB, engraved receiver, vent rib, 3″ mag, checkered straight grip stock.

A. H. Fox C Grade Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 ga: s/n 19595; brl length 30″; top break SxS; Good condition; engraved: receiver, brls, trigger guard & foregrip release, checkered pistol grip stock, dbl bead.

A. H. Fox C Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun, 12 g
A. H. Fox C Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun, 12 g

A. H. Fox A Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun, 12 ga: s/n 13063 brl length 30″; top break SxS; Good cond; checkered pistol grip stock, engraved receiver.

A. H. Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga: s/n 359912; brl length 28″; top break SxS; Very good cond ; case colors, checkered pistol grip stock.

A. H. Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga
A. H. Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrel Shotgun 16 ga

You have to check out this awesome J.P. Sauer Deluxe side by side…

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

If you’re into nice shotguns, James D. Julia’s firearms auctions are a big deal. Held in the spring and fall, these sales bring some of the world’s finest shotguns and rifles to market.

This J.P Sauer Deluxe side-by-side is one of those great shotguns. Doubles like this rarely hit the open market. If you’re a gun nut like I am, just seeing something this exceptional is a thrill. Here are all the details on it from the auctioneerL

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Lot 2206: AN EXCEPTIONAL DEEP RELIEF CARVED AND GOLD INLAID J. P. SAUER DELUXE GAME GUN: SN 122896. Cal. 12 ga. This wonderful top of the line Sauer gun has 29-3/4″ chopper lump bbls with raised, concave, matted rib, engraved “J. P. Sauer & Son” in milled out portion. Tops of bbls are engraved with Krupp steel information and 3-ring logos. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial proofs, caveman logos, and are engraved “Prussia”. There are 2-1/2″ triangles of exquisitely detailed and beautifully carved, high relief, large, scrolled, open, shaded acanthus at breech ends; muzzles with more scroll and geometric bands. Scallop-backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden crossbolt third fasteners, and double triggers. It is engraved with the same classic scroll as found on bbls, except acanthus leaves are more pronounced.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

This exceptional scroll frames wonderfully detailed vignettes of feathered game; with relief gold inlaid trio of partridge on left; pair of flying geese over marsh on right; and family group of black grouse, one cock, lyre tail spread, standing on rock; with two onlooking hens. Blued top lever has pierced acanthus carved thumbpiece. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has gold inlaid retriever on bow, and SN at grip. Dark, nicely streaked, and full fiddle figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over matching scroll engraved skeleton steel buttplate. A gold shield is on toe line engraved “G. P.” Side panels are nicely carved with relief scrolled acanthus. Checkering is of standard point pattern. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release.

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.722. Bore restrictions: left -.035 (Full), right -.026 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Included with gun is Abercrombie & Fitch hang tag giving specifications, with a price of $500.00.

Skeleton Buttplate on the 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Skeleton Buttplate on the 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

PROVENANCE: Letter from Griffin & Howe with specifications for gun, as taken on consignment in 1953. It was sold in 1953 for $500.00. Hang tag.

CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of a factory quality re-blue, with minimal polishing and loss to engraving. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, vivid where protected. High edges and tops of engraving have wonderful hand worn brilliant silver patina, to very fine effect. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain what appears to be their orig finish with a few minor marks. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout with evidence of a dent being removed from left bbl, 9″ back from muzzle. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Close inspection of this fine shotgun leaves no doubt as to why these are often referred to as “Masterpiece” guns. Tag is fine.

ESTIMATE: $20,000 – $30,000

Gripcap on the 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Gripcap on the 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Good gun alert: a nice J.P. Sauer sidelock drilling…

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

I’ve always liked drillings, probably because they seem so practical.  With one gun I could kill everything from a goose to a moose — especially if I was carrying the one you see here.

This  J.P. Sauer & Sohn sidelock drilling and its in 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM. That’s pretty much all the firepower I would need for anything that walks or flies in North America.

If you’re thinking the same thing, you should jump on this one. At just $1995, it looks like it could be a steal.

Here are the full details on it from the seller:

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Sidelock Drilling: 12g x 12g x 9 x 57mm, 2 3/4″ chambers, 26 3/4″ bbls, 14 1/8″ LOP, 8 LB. Action and sidelocks are mostly patina with barrel blue starting to patina. Bores are excellent! Wood shows handling & use marks but remains free of cracks. Lockup is tight with no looseness on the hinge. Price: $1,999.99

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

This week’s good guns, powered by Gunsinternational.com…

12 gauge Perazzi Game Gun, Over Under Shotgun
12 gauge Perazzi Game Gun, Over Under Shotgun

PERAZZI – – Light Game Gun, 27-1/2″ – IC / M – Great Condition: 2-3/4″, IC / M (.007 / .015), LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 10 oz. Condition 96+%. A few minor handling marks on the stock, and some very light high edge wear on the receiver. Price: $4,150.00

J.P. Sauer .410 Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun
J.P. Sauer .410 Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun

JP SAUER BEST PRE WAR O/U 410: Made in 1936, 26” bbls, Full & Full, 3” chambers, double triggers, ejectors, field forend, pistol grip, incredible engraving and  carving. Excellent original condition. 5lb 5oz. Stock 2 3/8 X 1 1/2 X 14 ½. Price: $35,000

Browning B25 Traditional 20 gauge Superposed O/U Shotgun
Browning B25 Traditional 20 gauge Superposed O/U Shotgun

Browning B25 Superposed “Traditional” 20 ga: Made in 1997, model is no longer available. 28″ demi-block barrels – not monoblock. Factory fitted invector chokes. 100% case color hardening. Round knob, long tang stock, 14-3/8″ over the original buttplate. In original Browning case, with additional chokes in Browning-marked leather pouch, and all the original papers. 99.9% condition. 6 lbs, 2 oz. Price: $8,750

Charles Lancaster 16 gauge O/U double barrel shotgun
Charles Lancaster 16 gauge O/U double barrel shotgun

Charles Lancaster 16 gauge, O/U, 1911: Excellent conditon with horn forend tip and leather recoil pad.  Includes a letter of authenticity from Lancaster showing manufacture date and that the chamber was lengthened to 2-3/4″ in 1950 by Lancaster in London. Choked English 1/4 & ½. Stock dimensions:  LOP 14-7/8″; DAC 1-5/8″; DAH 2-3/8; Cast-off 1/4″. Price: $9,995.00

12 gauge Stephen Grant side-by-side hammergun
12 gauge Stephen Grant side-by-side hammergun

Stephen Grant hammer 12 gauge in wonderful condition: Outstanding high grade Grant with great wall thickness and bright bores. 30” Damascus bbls, 2 ½” chambers, Black powder proof, Choke .002 & .006, Stock: 14 ¼” x 1 7/16” x 2 ¼”. Price: $9,800

All the hammergun fun, none of the hassle….

I love hammerguns. To me they’re the peak…the pinnacle..the apex, even, of the gunmaker’s art. Few double-barrels are as elegant as this 12 gauge  W. & C. Scott Premier, and what hammerless, side-by-side shotgun can match this sexy little 20g Powell bar in wood?

12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com
12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com

That being said, I know hammerguns can be PITA. The breechloading, hammer gun period lasted just twenty years, from about 1866 to 1886. As the 19th century chugged into modernity, hammerless doubles by Purdey, Boss, Holland & Holland were the cools kids. Hammerguns were pretty much done.

These days, many of the hammerguns you see are old and tired. Most have damascus barrels and short chambers. The American ones have too much drop and the British ones have been honed, polished, and worked over like Rodney King by the LAPD.

That’s why this 12 gauge J.P. Sauer hammergun by caught my eye. With 27 1/2″ fluid-steel barrels, a straight, English-style stock, good dimensions (14 3/4″ x 1 5/8″ x  2 1/2″) , and 2 3/4″ chambers, it’s has all the plusses of a hammergun and none of the downside. You know it’s quality, too (it’s German). Best of all, it’s cheap. Where else can you buy that much elegance for $1495?

12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com
12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com
12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com
12 gauge Sauer hammergun on Gunbroker.com

Rare Sauer sidelock, lots of engraving…

J.P Sauer and Sohn is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers. In their day they’ve made it all, from flintlocks to pocket-sized pistols.

J.P. Sauer Double barrel sidelock shotgun
J.P. Sauer Double barrel sidelock shotgun

They also made a lot of shotguns. You see a lot of these double barrels on the American market. Most of them are boxlocks, and they’re finished as lower-grade, utilitarian guns. Older ones are usually pretty beat up. too.

That’s why this J.P. Sauer 16g sidelock caught my eye. It has a lot of engraving on it and what looks like a ton of original finish (unusual, considering it was made in 1893). Overall, it looks like a very sound, shootable gun.

 

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