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SIMSON PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE - HIGHLY ENGRAVED - 29 1/2" BARRELS
SIMSON PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HIGHLY ENGRAVED – 29 1/2″ BARRELS

SIMSON PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HIGHLY ENGRAVED – 29 1/2″ BARRELS: Here is a Simson pigeon gun made in 1951. Elaborate scroll and game scene engraving. Oak leaf fences. Nicely stocked in an English style with tear drops at the lock plates. Double underbite with one lump protruding through the action. Concealed Greener style third fastener. Articulated front trigger. Long trigger guard tang. Anson style push rod forend fastening system. Ejectors. Manual safety. Slightly raised and tapered rib with metal front bead and white center bead. Bottom rib with threaded swivel holes. Two stock ovals – one with KHL and the other with a pigeon in flight. Outstanding condition showing light use. Nicely figured European walnut. Double boarder checkering pattern. Weight of gun is 8 LBS 4 5/8 OZ. Barrels are 29 1/2″ with bores of .729 right and .726 left and feature very typical pigeon chokes of 27/1000 (Imp Mod) and 45/1000 (Full). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 5/8″ Drop at Comb – 1 9/16″ Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price: $9,500

Merkel 201E 20 Bore Over/Under Shotgun
Merkel 201E 20 Bore Over/Under Shotgun

Merkel 201E 20 Bore Over/Under Shotgun:  Gun is in near new condition, may not have ever been in the field.
Exceptionally well executed engraving for this grade of gun.  Barrels carry a proof date: 10 88.
Hinged front trigger.  Ejectors. 26″ bbls  with 2 3/4″ Chambers, IC & Mod. Hand checkered European walnut stock. Checkered Hard Rubber butt plate  with Suhl Logo. L.O.P.14 1/4, Stock Dimensions1 3/8 x  2 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 1/4 cast off
Weight5 lbs. 15.4 oz. Price: $6950

Browning Superposed (2-Barrel Set in Browning case) 20 gauge: 26″ barrels, choked Imp Cy and Imp Cy; 28″ barrels, choked Mod and Full; this is a long-tang round-knob gun in very good condition. Price: $3,900

Browning Superposed (2-Barrel Set in Browning case) 20 gauge
Browning Superposed (2-Barrel Set in Browning case) 20 gauge
Heinrich Krieghoff 32 12 Gauge shotgun
Heinrich Krieghoff 32 12 Gauge shotgun

Heinrich Krieghoff 32 12 Gauge shotgun: German made over/under skeet gun with 28” barrels with Briley thin wall chokes. Has an adjustable comb stock with 14½” LOP. Excellent overall condition, seems hardly fired at all. Proof date is 1965. A classic German made over/under, ready for the field or range with extra choke tubes and wrench. Price: $2,950

Orvis Beretta Uplander O/U 12 ga. 28: This is a 12 ga. Beretta 686 Over/Under, custom built by Orvis in Vermont, and called the Orvis Uplander. The gun is stocked in Claro walnut w/ a 14 1/8″ LOP over a leather pad and 2 1/2″ Drop at heel and 1 5/8″ drop at comb. Stock design is slimmer and much more lively than a factory Beretta w/ excellent 32 LPI checkering. 28″ VR barrel w/ Beretta screw chokes and 3″ chamber. Gun has some minor handling marks on wood, metal is super and gun is tight. Exceptional wood and checkering, dull matte finish metal. Marked Orvis Special. Unusual in that it is a straight stock O/U,. It also has an adjustable trigger position – a feature that I have never seen on ordinary 680 series Beretta shotguns. Price: $2,250

Orvis Beretta Uplander O/U 12 ga. 28
Orvis Beretta Uplander O/U 12 ga. 28″

BERETTA – 686 Onyx – Ultra Light – Hard to Find 28 Inch Bbls: 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ Mobilchoke, LOP 14-1/2″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off for Right Hand, Weight 6 lbs.! Price: $1,475

BERETTA - 686 Onyx - Ultra Light - Hard to Find 28 Inch Bbls
BERETTA – 686 Onyx – Ultra Light – Hard to Find 28 Inch Bbls

Auction alert: a pre-war Krieghoff Neptun “Kurz” drilling…

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Krieghoff is one of the world’s top gunmakers, and if you’re into target competition O/Us, you’re already familiar with their guns. This German company started as Sempert & Krieghoff in 1886, and in the late ’50s they started messing with the target shotguns that would build them into the name we know today.

Before that, the company was well known for European-style game guns: rifles, shotguns, combination guns, Drillings, Vierlings. The Neptun-grade drilling you see here may have been one of finest guns at one time. As you can see, is still a fantastic looking firearm today. If you like it, bid on it right away – the action ends Monday 4/15 @ 10:09 PM EST

Here’s more about the gun from the seller:

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Pre-war Krieghoff Neptun “Kurz” Sidelock Drilling: 16 x 16 over 8 x 57 JR. This elegant powerhouse is a “Top-Of-The-Line” fully-featured unaltered example of the “Master Hunter’s” choice of weapon for close quarters driven Boar. Fast, light, powerful and deadly accurate. Fully engraved in beautiful Suhl scroll and traditional game scenes with extra fine detail only found on the top of the line guns from this period.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Gun has factory un-cut 21 7/8” barrels and weighs in at a featherweight 6 lbs 12 oz, (7 pounds 12 oz. with scope!) Both bores measure .673 with identical constrictions of .038 and show only the slightest sign of frosting. Rifle bore is excellent as well. Stock measures 13 5/8” over factory butt plate. Rifle has side-lever cocking and automatic flip up rear sight. Also has the only hand-detachable trigger group we’ve seen on a Krieghoff drilling. Has spring-loaded trapdoor butt stock cartridge magazine. Scope is a factory mounted Zeiss “Zielever” 4x with “post” reticle and an early attempt at bullet drop compensator and engraved quick detach mounts.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

Recently serviced by “Scope Doctor” and is fully functional and crystal clear. Entire gun was gone over by a veteran Krieghoff factory smith and functions flawlessly. Case is contemporary Oak and Leather with custom fitted interior by none other than Mike Messina of NY. This drilling is top-notch all the way. Very rare to find this much firepower packed into such a high-grade, compact and lightweight package. Gun is totally original and has slight pitting on standing breech and dings in the wood alongside the trigger guard (see pictures), but overall is very good.

Keep in mind that this was likely a GI bring back and is nothing short of a miracle that it has it’s original scope still in excellent working condition.

Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock "Kurz" Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm
Pre-War Krieghoff Sidelock “Kurz” Drilling, 16g & 16g & 8mm x 57mm

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

Westley Richards Droplock Explora Side by Side Double Barrel
Westley Richards Droplock Explora Side by Side Double Barrel

A bunch of nice guns came on the market last week through Gunsinternational.com. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Westley Richards Explora Droplock SXS , 12 gauge, 28” & 26” bbls: 28” Paradox bbls  with flips sights for 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 yards. 26″ shotguns bbls with 2 ¾” chambers. Single trigger, ejectors. English grip, excellent original condition. Belonged to famous hunter Tony Makris, 7lb 11oz with rifle bbls. 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 ½. $22,500

20 gauge Piotti King Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
20 gauge Piotti King Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Piotti King 20 gauge SXS: 27″ bbls,  3″ chambers , double triggers, ejectors, straight English grip, in maker’s case. Excellent condition. 6lb 5oz. 2 3/8 X 1 1/2 X 14 ½. $19,900

L.C. Smith Eagle Grade 20ga: 26″ barrels. IC/Mod. 5 1/2lbs. Ejectors. Bold bas-relief engraving with frosted background. Mid and front ivory beads. Barrels 97%. Wood 97%. Case coloring 30%. 14″ LOP. 1 5/8 DAC. Bores are bright and shinney. No pits or dents. Gun has a rubber pad of the period. 1 of 581 in all gauges. 1 of 111 in 20 gauge. $16,000

Pre-war Krieghoff Combination Gun: Made in 1925.16 gauge over 8×57 jrs.Beautiful game scene engraving and very nicely figured wood.Bores on both barrels are bright and clean.Marked on the rifle barrel “H.Krieghoff”. An outstanding piece of German craftsmanship.All original. $4900

16 gauge Manufrance Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Manufrance Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufrance sxs 16ga: Very nice light Manufrance with both top and bottom sunken rib, straight grip, sling swivels. Light engraving. It features double triggers, side clips and extractors. Bbls are  27.5″, choked full and mod. The drop at the comb is 1.75, and 2.75 at the heel. LOP is 15″ to a pad. $1750

Krieghoff Combination Over Under Shotgun/Rifle
Krieghoff Combination Over Under Shotgun/Rifle
20 gauge L.C. Smith Eagle Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun
20 gauge L.C. Smith Eagle Grade Double Barrel Side by Side Shotgun

Auction Alert: 20g Winchester M21, Parker DHE & Beretta 686 DU…

Gunrunner.com Online Firearms Auctions
Gunrunner.com Online Firearms Auctions

Gunrunner online firearms auctions these nice doubles in their December online auction. These lots are ending over the next few days, starting tomorrow.

 

Winchester Model 21 Skeet, 20 ga. side by side, 26″, mfg. 1937

Winchester M21 20 gauge Skeet gun
Winchester M21 20 gauge Skeet gun

Kolar Skeet Set, 12, 20, 28, .410 ga over/under shotgun, Engraved, Tubes, Case

Browning Superposed Diana Grade, 12 ga. O/U shotgun, 30″ Broadway, mfg. 1970

Parker/Winchester DHE Grade, 28 ga. side by side shotgun, 26″, Leather case, Unfired

Beretta White Onyx 686 DU, 20 ga. over/under shotgun, 28″, NIB

Kimber Augusta “S-I Sporting”, 12 ga. over/under shotgun, 30″, Hard Case

Krieghoff K-80 Skeet, 12, 20, 28, .410 ga. over/under shotgun, 2 barrels, Kolar Tubes, 10 chokes, Hard Case

Ithaca Model 100, 20 ga. side by side shotgun, 25″, IC/M

Parker/Winchester 20 gauge DHE double barrel shotgun, 26", straight grip
Parker/Winchester 20 gauge DHE double barrel shotgun, 26″, straight grip

Auction Alert: Krieghoff, Parker, Fox, Lefever, Colt & more…

Gunrunner Online Firearms Auctions
Gunrunner Online Auctions

Gunrunner Online Firearms auction is having their November sale right now. They’re auctioning off these shotguns today and through the rest of the week. Below are a few from the list that caught my eye. There are some nice looking doubles there – get on them now.

Krieghoff Model 32 Trap "Crown Grade", 12 ga. O/U, 4 barrels
Krieghoff Model 32 Trap “Crown Grade”, 12 ga. O/U, 4 barrels

-Krieghoff Model 32 Trap “Crown Grade”, 12 ga. O/U, 4 barrels, Hard Case

-Parker Trojan, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 30″, mfg. 1926

-Ithaca-SKB Model 600, .410 ga. over/under, 28″, Scroll engraved

-Remington 3200 Special Trap, 12 ga. over/under shotgun, 30″

-Rizzini Express 90L Double Rifle, .30-06 cal. over/under, 20 ga. barrel, Hard Case, Italy

-Ithaca Grade 4E, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 30″, Flues, mfg. 1920

-Browning Citori Lightning, 28 ga. over/under shotgun, 28″, Box

Colt 1883 Grade 2 double barrel shotgun
Colt 1883 Grade 2 double barrel shotgun

-Colt Model 1883 Grade 2, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, Engraved, 30″, 1886 mfg., Factory Letter

-Colt Model 1878, 10 ga. side by side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Factory Letter

-Ithaca Model 600, 20 ga. over/under shotgun, 28″ VR, Engraved, SKB mfg.

-Browning Liege, 12 ga. over/under shotgun, 26″ VR, IC/M, Belgium

LeFever Grade DS, 16 ga. side by side shotgun, 26″, F/F

16g Fox Sterlingworth side by side, 28" barrels
16g Fox Sterlingworth side by side, 28″ barrels

-A.H. Fox Sterlingworth, 16 ga. side by side shotgun, 28″

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