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.

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Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express
Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express

Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 NE: Price: $29,999.99
Caliber: .470 Nitro Express
Metal Condition: Good with scratches and some finish wear at the muzzle. Bright CCH on the receiver.
Wood Condition: Very good with handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny with good rifling.
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double triggers.
Stock: Chekcered walnut.
Stock Dimensions:
LOP 14 ½”
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Old English red rubber recoil pad.
Weight: 10-lbs., 7-ozs.
Sights: Hooded front bead, 3-position rear blades.

FRATELLI RIZZINI - R2 - 410 - SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION
FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITIONHere is a mint condition Fratelli Rizzini R2 with the removable inspection plate in 410. Ejectors. Chopper lump barrels that are 27″ in length with Mod and Full chokes. Chambers are 3″. This gun was donated by Frank & Nan Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited for fundraising purposes. Manual safety. Extraordinary fit, finish, balance and handling. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 3/8 OZ. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″ Price: $15,500

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN12 gauge, 28″ fluid steel barrels with extractors and choked mod. & mod.   Double triggers, checkered splinter forend and straight grip buttstock ending with a factory buttplate.   LOP: 14″ to the buttplate.   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 5/8″   Weight: 7lbs.   The barrels showing much of the blue with some light thinning where it was carried.  The frame has traces of case colors with the remainder faded.  Very crisp wood and checkering.  Excellent bores.  A great light weight shooter on the 1 1/2 frame size.   Serial range 2206xx. Price: $3,250

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN
PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN
Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case
Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case

Browning BSS Sporter (Straight Grip) in 20 Gauge, 28″ barrels w/ Browning Luggage CaseIt would be hard to find a nicer and more desirable Browning BSS side by side than this one!  This 20 gauge “Sporter” model was made in 1979 and is as nice as they come.  It comes complete with the original dark brown Browning hard sided luggage case with the owner’s manual and latch keys.  It has 28 inch barrels which is the longest length that Browning offered in this model, and they are the hardest length to find.  This model BSS also features a straight English style grip, a single selectable trigger, automatic ejectors, and a oil finished walnut stock with checkering on the wrist and forearm.  The Browning factory blue finish on the metal parts rates a conservative 98% and looks minty.  Only under very close examination can you find anything to deduct some percentage points.  The original factory stock set is in excellent condition and could pass for being made last week!  The checkering is still sharp and it has not been altered in any way.  The Browning butt plate is in excellent shape, and the shotgun pulls 14 & 1/4 inches.  The condition of this Browning is nearly perfect and looks like it was never used or carried in the field.  These BSS models have a reputation for being durable and nicely fit and finished.  Not only are they a very attractive and classy double gun, they handle well in the field and have great balance.  We share the opinion of many that you can’t buy a nicer double for the money than this model, and we think it would be next to impossible to find a BSS in any better condition than this one.  Price: $2,150

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99
Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch versionPrice: $1999.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge.
Chambers: Chambered for 2 3/4″ shells.
Metal Condition: Excellent with fine engraving.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Bright & shiny.
Barrels: 26 Inches.
Triggers: Double trigger se.
Stock: Fine walnut with excellent checkering on both the stock and the fore end.
Stock Dimensions:
14.5 LOP.
Fore End: Walnut with matching checkering.
Butt Pad: Original butt plate.
Weight: 5 Lbs, 9 Ounces.
Sights: rib with front bead.

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F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Sidelock double. Serial # 1308.  2 3/4″ chambers.  26″ chopper lump  bbls,  IC/Mod.  hand matted rib,  Stunning deep ” sculptured ” engraving by Sosta Gianfranco (deceased). Straight hand stock with highly figured turkish walnut, dropper points, and splinter forend. Checkering is perfect 32 LPI. Stock dimensions are 14 1/8″  LOP to center of checkered butt from a single trigger.   1 1/4 ” – 2 1/4 ” drop at heel without cast. 6 1/4 lbs.

This beautiful R1 Rizzini was made for Ambercrombie and Fitch in 1974  ( letter from Rizzini )  both names lettered in gold on barrels. Gun remains in  “as new”  condition. The overall fit and finish  and handling qualities of this Rizzini indicates the degree of hand work that was performed on their “best” guns during this period. A fantastic bird gun. Leather VC case with makers label. Price: $31,500

LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGEMADE 1972 ROUND ACTION SIDELOCK 27 1/2″ 005 AND 021 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $22,500

LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE
LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE
JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET
JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET

JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET: 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET, SIDELOCK EJECTOR, 30″ BARRELS, ONE SET CHOKED .022 AND .035, SECOND SET TRUE CYLINDER AND .019. BARRELS ARE CHOPPER LUMP. EARLY GUN DATES FROM 1913. ENGLISH STRAIGHT STOCK, 14 3/8 PULL TO A LEATHER BUTT , 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 DROP, SINGLE TRIGGER, HIGH QUALITY BOUQUET AND SCROLL ENGRAVING, CLASSIC LOOK, NICE LOOKING GUN IN GREAT SHAPE, CASED, WITH LETTER FROM DOUGLAS TATE OF BRITISH GAME GUNS. Price: $17,500

CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA
CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA

CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA28″ Krupp vent rib barrels … 2 3/4″ chambers … choked Full/ExFull … weight 7 lbs 2 oz … LOP 14 3/8″ over leather covered 1″ recoil pad … drop comb 1 1/2″ … drop heel 2 1/2″ … cast off 1/4″ … double, hand checkered, triggers, with front trigger articulated … ejectors … automatic safety. The top of the rib is imprinted “Charles Daly Empire Quality.”

This is an outstanding Prussian Daly from the pre-war era. All of the metal including the trigger guard, operating lever, tang, forend hardware and the grip cap are profusely covered in acanthus leaf scroll engraving. This same scroll surrounds game scenes on the receiver of pointing dogs on the left, a covey of quail on the right and ducks on the bottom. The metal exhibits a mottled tarnished pewter and smokey grey patina which adds to the original deep relief engraving and makes it more appealing now, than decades ago when first created.

Dark, dark Turkish walnut was selected for the pistol grip stock and three piece forearm. Truly outstanding fler-de-lis checkering is generously spread over the grip surfaces. A narrow wedge of horn is inlaid at the tip of the forearm and the gold inset oval in the toeline has yet to be initialed. The barrels retail 95% of their blue, the bores are bright & excellent and the wood has seen exceptional care. This gun may be better now that when it was made. Price: $12,500

HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER
HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER

HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER24″ BARRELS WITH CLAW MOUNTS AND A PERIOD 4X SCOPE DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL FINISH 8LBS 11 OZ X 14 1/4″ LOP REGULATED WITH LIVE ROUNDS AND READY TO GO. Price: $10,900

Auction alert: a fantastic 12g Joseph Lang boxlock side-by-side…

JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965

There are three things I look for when buying a double: original condition, shootable dimensions, and a fair price. This SxS by Joseph Lang & Sons has the first two. As far as price, it’s going to sell for exactly what people think it’s worth.

Other than the Decelerator pad, this shotgun looks like it has never been messed with, and the original 2 3/4″ chambers are a nice touch. It’s up for auction now with no reserve, and the listing ends on February 8, 2015, @ 17:03:00 PT.

Joseph Lang was one of England’s great gunmakers. He started his business in 1821 went on to make key contributions to the breach-loading designs that changed shotguns forever in the 1850s and 1860s. In 1907, his company introduced the .470 Nitro Express – the most famous dangerous-game cartridge ever created. The company was merged with Stephen Grant & Sons in 1925 and went on to become a part of Atkin, Grant & Lang.

JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965

JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965… GUN… V 12-GAUGE: NO RESERVE!! Here’s a very high quality English shotgun that was manufactured by Joseph Lang & Son, one of the grand old London gunmakers dating back to the 1820’s. This particular double gun is a relatively recent effort and was manufactured in about 1965. A 12-gauge boxlock, it wears 28″ barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers. The barrels are choked Improved Cylinder (right / .0089″ constriction) and Modified (left / .0216″ constriction). It features double triggers, automatic ejectors, and automatic safety. The buttstock is the straight, English style with a LOP measuring 14-3/4″ to the forward trigger. Drop @ Comb is 1-1/2″; Drop @ Heel is 2-1/4″.

JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965

Condition is excellent and the gun retains most of the original finish. The case colors on the frame are vivid with only light wear. The bright blue finish on the trigger plate and trigger guard/tang is excellent with minimal wear. Likewise, the finish on the barrels rates nearly 100% with little appreciable wear. The stocks are in fine shape too with a few handling marks but no cracks or chips. A thin black “Decelerator” pad has been professionally installed without cutting the stock and the original hard buttplate & screws are included should the purist wish to put it back to “factory original”. Weight is 6-3/4 pounds. Mechanically excellent, this gun locks up tight, functions flawlessly, and has mirror bright bores. A Browning takedown case is included which is in very good shape and serves to protect this wonderful English double. In the 175 years that Joseph Lang guns were in production, just over 24,000 guns were produced. These rank the very best of the English makers. A very, very nice shotgun!!

JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28", IC/MOD, Mfd 1965
JOSEPH LANG & SON / LONDON ~ BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28″, IC/MOD, Mfd 1965

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.
EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70. Engraved in Grand American style with four big game animals gold inlaid in the receiver; a moose on one side, an elk on one, a big horn sheep on the bottom and grizzly bears inlaid in gold on the trigger guard. The entire receiver is heavily and extensively engraved by Nick Kusmit; this is one of the last guns he did before he left Winchester. The stock is checkered and carved; carving extends half the length of the buttstock and 3/4 of the length of the forearm-very beautifully and tastefully done. Overall gun is in as new condition, fitted in an orig Winchester luggage case. Completely made in the Winchester plant custom department and was assembled by Tony Galazan of a Connecticut shotgun manufacturing company when it was completed. One of the finest Winchester Model 21’s ever made; just a handful of these were made in 45-70. Price: $75,000.

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30" barrels & Double Triggers
Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30″ barrels & Double Triggers

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock with 30″ barrels, Double Triggers, Long stock: Boxlock ejector, straighe grip, 2 3/4″ chambers, 15 5/8″ LOP, 2 1/8″ DOH, Chokes IC/Mod, 6lbs, 5oz, in original case. Looks very original. Price: $26,000.

.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgn
.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgun

100% Original August Francotte 14E .410 w/letter, cased: August Francotte 14E .410, 26″ bbl, 2 1/2″ chambers, m/f, 14 1/8″ LOP, 2 5/8″ DH, 1 3/8″ DC, 4lb. 2oz., hand rubbed oil finish. All original, untouched, unmolested gun. Manufactured in 1925, with letters and other documentation from Griffin & Howe, the authority on Francottes. Stamped Francotte Choke Bore. Gun is in about 90% condition, no cracks, dents, gouges or deep scratches in wood. BBl retain most of their original color. Metal is in excellent condition with about 85% blue remaining. Engraving is also excellent: Price: $10,750

16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

LANG 16 in SUPER NICE ORIG 1967 COND- 85-90% ORIG CASE COLORS- BOXLOCK EJECT- 28″ Bbls at SKT.I & SKT.II- WEBLEY ACTION- NICE STUFF: #20756, Joseph Lang & Son, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, England: A very nice & totally original Post War Boxlock Ejector 16 Bore Game Gun Made in 1967 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels, The versatile Webley action, Original London Proof at 3 1/4 tons and at the current correct bore size of .622″, The bores at .622 .005 & .011 (Skt.I. & Skt.II), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Scalloped action back, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a 3/4″ leather pad, It also has a 5/8″ leather pad that was fit to the stock and will go back on without alteration, With a 1″ pad it will go 15 1/8″, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 2 oz., Nice wood, 85% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This gun still remains totally original, It retains an absolute & honest 85-90% original bright & vivid case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition, The barrels outside are excellent plus, It is totally free of any blemishes at the striker holes, The whole is cased in the original leather cornered leather trunk with a trade label. Price: $7,950.00

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28" Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION
ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION- EXC. BARRELS- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz.- 70% ENGRAVED- ORIG CASE: #68323, Army & Navy C. S. L., London : A very nice & totally original late Pre-WW II Boxlock Ejector 12 Bore Game Gun Made in 1924 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels with a rib extension Cross Bolt, It was sold to Major R. Gurney in 1928 for 25 British Pounds, The versatile Webley action with their #98513, Original Birmingham Proof at 1 1/8 ounce, The bores at .730 .004 & .032″ (Skt.I. & Full), 2 1/2″ chambers, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a grooved butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 6 oz., Nice wood, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This vintage 1924 gun still remains totally original since Major Gurney picked it up except the trigger guard has been reblacked, It retains an absolute & honest 90% original case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 92%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition and look like 1924, The barrels outside are excellent plus, The breech face retains 98% case colors and totally free of any pits at the strikers, The whole is cased in the original leather trimmed canvas trunk with original accessories and an original trade label, The oil bottle marked A&N and the lid has “R G” for Major Gurney. This is one honest Lightweight Pre-War British boxlock that is not found often in this condition with the whole package including a case. This piece has a whole bunch of life left in it.  Major Gurney made a deal on this piece in 1928 for 25 pound Sterling and traded in a 35 pound gun and put 10 pounds in his pocket. He may be needed the 10 pounds more than the gun as he damn sure didn’t wear this piece out. R. Gurney was born in 1875 in Surrey, England and was with the Suffolk Regiment in 1929. It makes you wonder if he ever returned home as it appears this gun was put away for a very long time. Price: $5,950.00

 

 

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