Auction alert: Double barrel shotguns by Ithaca, Browning, V,L & D….

Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield, PA, is having a big firearms auction on September 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST. Here are few of the double barrels in the sale that caught my eye.

Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun:
Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun

Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full chokes. SN 183829. Blued finish on barrels, barrels show several areas of freckling and light pitting, barrel rib approximately 3″ from muzzle shows a small dent, lightly engraved receiver shows no case color, bores are slightly dirty but look good, checkered walnut stock and forend show light handling marks and has 1-1/2″ crack, factory plastic butt plate shows wear but is intact as does the pistol grip cap, white bead front sight, double triggers and automatic ejectors. Good. Estimated: $400 – $700

Von Lengerke & Detmold The Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun
Von Lengerke & Detmold The Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun

Von Lengerke & Detmold Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. IM/Full chokes. SN 87884. Blued finish on barrels, small amount of case color on receiver, bores are slightly dirty but look good, very small amount of light oxidation on barrels just below muzzle, right side lock has light freckling, right side barrel to include the rib shows areas of freckling, checkered walnut stock and forend shows handling marks some deep, plastic spacer and after market butt plate added. Estimate: $400 – $600

Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun
Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun

Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga. 29-3/4″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full/Modified chokes. SN 1289S71. Blued finish on metal, highly engraved receiver, excellent bores, select checkered walnut stock and forend show no handling marks, rubber butt pad, white bead front and middle sights. Stamped on barrels “Browning Arms Company Morgan Utah & Montreal PQ Made in Belgium”. Serial number on barrels match receiver. In factory Browning marked hard side lockable case (with keys) with warranty card. Estimate: $5,000 – $7,500

Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga.
Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga.

Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga. 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full/Modified chokes. SN 91091. Blued finish on barrels, highly engraved receiver, very good bores, select checkered walnut stock and forend show multiple light scratches, factory black plastic butt plate, single bead white front sight. Barrel is stamped “Browning Arms Company St. Louis MO & Montreal PQ Made in Belgium”. Serial number on barrels and receiver match. In factory marked Browning hard side lockable case (with keys). Very good. Estimate: $2,500 – $4,000

Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga
Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga

Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga. 26″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Adjustable chokes. SN 12506PW123. Blued finish on metal, excellent bores, checkered walnut stock and forend show minor handling marks, factory plastic butt plate. Serial number on barrels and receiver match. In factory marked Browning hard side lockable case (with keys) and 4 choke tubes. Very good. Estimate: $200 – $400

Auction alert: lightweight 12 gauge Prussian Lindner Charles Daly side by side

Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun
Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun

Here’s another Charles Daly side-by-side that’s selling at auction tomorrow. This is a Prussian/Lindner-made Daly, and if you follow this blog at all you know how much I like these shotguns. If you don’t follow it, you can read more about these Prussian/Lindner-made Dalys here.

Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejector shotgun: Serial #1051, 12 ga., 28″ matted rib Krupp steel barrels choked skeet and improved modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue having scattered scratches, particularly around the breech end and some fading at the muzzles. The scalloped frame is embellished with a panel of scroll and the Charles Daly name on both sides and it exhibits 80% vibrant case colors with some fading around the balls of the fences and on the bottom plate. The triggerguard also exhibits good color but showing a silver tang.

Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejectorgun, 12 gauge, Lightweight
Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejectorgun, 12 gauge, Lightweight

The nicely figured round knob pistol grip stock rates very good to excellent having a few handling marks over a gentle refinishing and very fine checkering with some rounded diamonds. The splinter forearm has a lever release which still exhibits some fading color and an ebony tip, and also rates very good to excellent as lightly refinished with fine crisp checkering.

The stock has a gold monogram plate in the toeline and an expertly added leather covered recoil pad providing a length of 14 1/4″ and drops of 1 5/8″ at the comb and 2 1/2″ at the heel with no cast. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safety, and weighs 6 lbs. 3 ozs. This is a beautiful Lindner Daly built with the precision and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of these early Prussian doubles, and would make a wonderful lightweight upland double. (Estimate $3000/$4000)

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