Last minute auction alert: Early Winchester M21 SxS…

EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28" Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28" Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28" Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28" Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28" Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:
EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:

I just found this one, and it looks like it could end up being a good deal. I love these Winchester M21s, and it’s tough to find them with 28″.

If you like what you see, get on it right away. This gun is at GunAuction.com and the listing ends today February 14, 2016, @ 17:26:00 PT.

EARLY 4-digit Winchester Model 21 Double Trigger SxS Side By Side, Blue 28″ Full / Mod Shotgun, Rick Hacker Collection, C&R 12 Gauge 2 3/4 Inch:

Serial Number: 1438

Year of Manufacture: Likely a First year production. These guns were not assembled and completed in order of serial number. A Cody letter would show no records for this shotgun. All features and configuration lead us to believe this is is an early production shotgun.

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Break-Open Boxlock Side by Side Extractor Shotgun

Markings: The side of the right barrel is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK – 12 GAUGE” The left barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / – NEW HAVEN. CONN. – PATENTS PENDING – ” and both barrel flats have Winchester proof marks. The underside of the right barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / MOD” followed by the verified proof “VP” in a circle. The bottom of the left barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / FULL” and Varified Proof. The barrel is numbered to the gun on the barrel flat. The inside of the forearm is stamped “1438” on the metal hardware. The right water table has the “WP” proof mark. The top tang is marked “1438”.

Barrel Length: 28”

Choke: Right Mod Left Full. The right bore at the muzzle measures .710”. The left bore at the muzzle measures .692”.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead front sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut. There are small light scuff marks on the left side. The belly and right side have light compression marks. The right side of the wrist just behind the tang has a light compression in the wood (it is in the exact place the thumb would rest on a right handed shooter just before pushing the safety forward). There is light oil staining to the wood where it meets the metal. There are no cracks or chips to the stock. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the front trigger and 13″ to the back of the checkered Winchester marked buttplate. The drop at the comb is 1 1/2” and the drop at the heel is 2 1/2” The stocks rate in about Very Good – Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright and there is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning and gray / plum patina, mostly visible near the muzzle on the left barrel. There is light surface scratches from cleaning. The tangs and underside of the frame show the most finish loss (this is a field gun and this wear is common in the handled areas). The screw heads are slightly disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has extractors. We have not fired this shotgun. We were told by the owner that it has been field tested and brought home it’s fair share of birds.

Rare gun alert: 16g Winchester Model 21, TWO TRIGGERS + ejectors…

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

I know what you’re thinking: What’s so rare about a 16 gauge Winchester Model 21? If that’s all this double was, I’d say “nuttin”.

But this SxS has three important important features which push it in the holi-cr@p-that’s-hard-to-find category: double triggers, ejectors, and very shootable dimensions.

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

The Winchester M21 was produced for 60 years: 1931 to 1991. In that time, Winchester built around 30,000. By the time the M21 hit the market, pumps and auto loaders were taking over the American market and SXS shotguns were on their way out. Fortunately, enough shooters preferred classics like this and kept the M21 in production for so long.

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS: #6012, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Side by Side.

Barrel Length: 28″
Chokes: .007/.025  IC/F  factory marked M/F
Bores: mirror
Bore Diameter: .671/.669
Wall Thickness: .025/.025
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Ribs: tight
Sights: front

Action: tight, slight left of center

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, excellent, timed
Case Color: blue 100%
Screws: excellent
Engraving: 0
Trigger Type: rare double trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 100%

Type: pistol grip, splinter forend; nicely figured

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS

LOP: 14 1/4″
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/16″
DAH: 2 1/2″
DAC: 1 9/16″
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory plate

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James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun
James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun

James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer GunRare light weight (8 pound) hammer game gun. Outstanding all original condition with very nice wood and good amount of case cloring remaining. Excellent 31 inch fine damascus barrels.Rare side clips and top lever. Very nice engraving and checkering.Proper 2&5/8 inch chambers with open chokes. Throws outstanding patterns and feels like a 12 bore. Excellent shootable dimensions and 14.5 inch LOP. Very little lifetime use and overall excellent condition. Price: $9500

Beretta – S05 – 12 ga Over Under Shotgun: Price: $7,500

Ejectors: Yes

Beretta - S05 - 12 ga Over Under Shotgun
Beretta – S05 – 12 ga Over Under Shotgun

Trigger: Single
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Pad thickness: 0.75 ”
Type of butt: Decelerator Pad
Drop comb: 1 1/4 ”
Drop heel: 2 3/16 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 7 lbs, 10 oz
Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: 2 Choke Tubes
Rib type: Ventilated

Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga: Price: $4,899.99

Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga
Winchester Mod 21 SxS 16ga

Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Some Bluing Loss
Wood Condition: Well Used in Good Condition
Bore Condition: Nice and Shiny
Barrels: 26
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock: Checkered Pistol Grip
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/8″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Splinter
Butt Pad: Checkered Butt Plate
Weight: 6 Lbs 12 Oz.
Sights: Front Bead
Chokes: IC and MOD

Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side ShotgunPrice: $4,499.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″

Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side Shotgun
Connecticut Shotgun RBL 28 Ga Side-by-Side Shotgun

Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 30″ with ejectors
Triggers: Selectable
Stock: Fine Walnut with diamond checkering
Stock Dimensions:
14 3/4″ LOP, 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 3/8
Fore End: Fine Walnut with diamond checkering
Butt Pad: Factory butt plate
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 3/4
Chokes: Full / Mod.

Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-SideCharles Smith Classic English Double 12 Bore SxS. Fine engraving, double triggers, Prince of Whales stock. Very low serial number. Price: $2999.99

Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side
Charles Smith Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side

Chambers: 2 1/2″
Ejectors: Yes
Condition: Very Good
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28
Action: BLE
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 12
Stock: Straight
Stock Comb: 1 9/16
Stock Heel: 2
Stock Cast: 1/4″ Cast Off
Fore End: Splinter
LOP: 14 1/4
Rib: Plain
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Sights: Brass Bead
Chokes: Fixed
Choke Left: .028
Choke Right: .005

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JAMES PURDEY & SONS EJECTOR SIDELOCK 12 GA. SELF-OPENING DOUBLE SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1907
JAMES PURDEY & SONS EJECTOR SIDELOCK 12 GA. SELF-OPENING DOUBLE SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1907

JAMES PURDEY & SONS EJECTOR SIDELOCK 12 GA. SELF-OPENING DOUBLE SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1907: 30” barrels with 2 ½” chambers choked improved modified in both barrels. Automatic ejectors and double triggers. Center rib engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH’S FLUID PRESSED STEEL”. No “3” engraved on the both the rib and the lever. Lock plates signed with maker’s name. Checkered walnut straight grip stock and checkered splinter forend. 14 ½” pull over checkered butt. 2”, 1 ½” drop. .Best Quality rose bouquet and scroll engraving. Matching serial numbers in the 17,xxx range. All original except the barrel finish which has been expertly custom blued. Locks and frame with much of the original case hardening color and the lever and the trigger guard with most of the original blue. Stock and forend with the original finish. Forend with small sliver missing near the release button on the left side. Perfect working order and excellent bores. Price: $16,500

A.H. Fox SPE Skeet Grade 12 Gauge Side by Side
A.H. Fox SPE Skeet Grade 12 Gauge Side by Side

A.H. Fox SPE Skeet Grade 12 Gauge Side by SideAll original condition, all specs can be viewed on letter from Savage Historian, John Callahan. Price: $6,000

Model: SPE Skeet Grade
Serial Number: 34970
Chambers: 2 3/4
Ejectors: Automatic
Condition: Original
Triggers: Single selectable
Gauge: 12
Fore End: Beavertail
Manufacture Date: May 27, 1937

Winchester Model 21 Field Grade 20 Gauge 1935 Production
Winchester Model 21 Field Grade 20 Gauge 1935 Production

Winchester Model 21 Field Grade 20 Gauge 1935 ProductionThis Winchester was produced in 1935. The shotgun’s serial number is 5294. The barrels are 26 inches. The barrels are solid rib choked Full and Modified. It has the single selective trigger. The trigger works correctly. The safety is the automatic engaged safety. The ejectors are manual ejectors. The recoil pad is the red Winchester pad. The barrels are bright with no damage or dents. The lockup is tight. The barrels have the solid rib. This gun has seen field use and handling. There is blue loss on the underbelly of the receiver due to carrying. This is a great light handling 21 in a great gauge. This gun can give the owner many years of great service. This is one of the original condition early model 21’s that has not been “restored”. The unusual feature is the single selective trigger without the automatic ejectors on this shotgun. This feature is not commonly seen. This shotgun’s overall condition would rate a 90% condition. The overall approximate weight is 6 pounds. The length of pull is 13 and 1/2 inches. This shotgun has had only two owners. Price: $5750

Ithaca Grade 4 16 Gauge - NICE ORIGINAL GUN, 80% CASE COLOR
Ithaca Grade 4 16 Gauge – NICE ORIGINAL GUN, 80% CASE COLOR

Ithaca Grade 4 16 Gauge – NICE ORIGINAL GUN, 80% CASE COLOR:#376165, Made in 1924, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Side by Side. This gun, sn376165 built in 1924, is no exception, balanced dead on the hinge pin and weighing 6lbs. 7oz. it is a delight in hand.  Retaining 80% factory case color, gorgeous engraving, checkering, and wood, this gun is a work of art at a very affordable price.  It has great barrels with plenty of wall thickness, mirror bores, choked perfect for upland game, and with nice shooting dimensions it has everything a shooter/collector might want. Price: $4,950.00

Barrel Length: 26″
Chokes: .013/.028  LM/F
Bores: mirror
Bore Diameter: .670/.668
Wall Thickness: .029/.028
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Ribs: tight
Sights: single
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 80% fading
Screws: excellent
Engraving: clear, sharp
Trigger Type: double,  crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 93%
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14″
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8″
DAH: 2 5/8″
DAC: 1 11/16″
Cast: 1/8″ off
Checkering Condition: very good
Butt Treatment: factory plate

C. Hellis & Sons Boxlock SxS 12ga/28" IC/Full
C. Hellis & Sons Boxlock SxS 12ga/28″ IC/Full

C. Hellis & Sons Boxlock SxS 12ga/28″ IC/Full: Case colored boxlock with double triggers, straight grip stock, auto-ejectors, splinter forend, and checkered butt. Lop measures 14″ with 1 1/4oz proof and 2 3/4″ chambers. Condition is very good overall with strong color case and excellent barrel blue. This is a very nice gun overall.  Price: $3,995

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BERETTA - SO5 - Sporting - 30" Mobilchokes - Cased
BERETTA – SO5 – Sporting – 30″ Mobilchokes – Cased

BERETTA – SO5 – Sporting – 30″ Mobilchokes – Cased: 29-1/2″ Boehler Steel Bbls, Mobilchokes, High Grade – Oil Finish Wood, LOP 14-1/2″ Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Right Palm Swell, Slight Cast Off, Weight 8 lbs. 2 oz. Nice Used SO5 with all the accessories – Eight Chokes, Cleaning Rod, etc. Price: $11,400

C.S.ROSSON SXS 2″ GAME GUN 12 GAUGE: 26 1/2″ 012 AND 024 2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT EXCELLENT CONDITION 5LBS 7 OZ X 2 3/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 15 3/8″. Price: $5,500

C.S.ROSSON SXS 2" GAME GUN 12 GAUGE
C.S.ROSSON SXS 2″ GAME GUN 12 GAUGE
BERETTA - RARE - ASE - 20ga - 26" - Vent Rib - Single Trigger - Prince of Whales - 1959 Hand Built Quality!
BERETTA – RARE – ASE – 20ga – 26″ – Vent Rib – Single Trigger – Prince of Whales – 1959 Hand Built Quality!

BERETTA – RARE – ASE – 20ga – 26″ – Vent Rib – Single Trigger – Prince of Whales – 1959 Hand Built Quality: IC / IM (.009 / .020), Tapered Field Style Vent Rib, Ejectors, Single Trigger, Prince of Whales Round Knob Grip, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-1/4″ to 2-1/8″, Cast Off for the Right Hand, Weight 5 lbs. 8 oz. Appears to be all original and overall Excellent Condition. Clearly hasn’t been used hard. Price: $4,450.00

  • Barrels – about perfect condition.
  • Bores – as new and measure exactly as they left the factory in 1959.
  • Forearm – excellent plus.
  • Receiver and Trigger Guard – excellent plus.
  • Butt Stock – original, but some finish issues. No cracks or repairs. New laquer fixes any problems with the Butt Stock. The butt plate has shrunk. I’ve seen this on Beretta shotguns from this era before.
Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production
Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production

Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production: Double triggers. Extractors. All original. 3-digit matching serial numbers on forend, barrels, and receiver. Original finish, original butt plate. 30″ barrel Modified/Full, 14″ LOP. The bores are great. Price: $3,995.

Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge28″ barrels with smooth, tapered, solid rib and front brass bead sight, choked cylinder and modified. 2 3/4″ chambers, ejectors and double triggers. The stocks are nicely figured, the butt-stock has a straight grip with wrap-around extended checkering, and a tear drop on both cheeks. The forend is splinter design with matching checkering as the butt-stock. Condition: The barrel blue is in very good plus condition with just a few light marks. The receiver’s cased-colors have faded some since the shotgun left the factory. The nicely figured stocks are in very good plus condition with a small number of small marks and light scratches.LOP: 14 1/2″ Drop at comb: 1 7/16″ Drop at heel: 2″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. Price: $3969.66

Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge
Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge

 

 

 

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FLLI RIZZINI R1E SXS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
FLLI RIZZINI R1E SXS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

FLLI RIZZINI R1E SXS 12 GAUGEMADE 1975 28″ IC AND MOD 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION OAK AND LEATHER CASED 6LB 11 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 3/8 X 14 1/2 THIS IS THE SAME GUN PICTURED ON THE BACK COVER OF SHOOTING SPORTSMAN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008. Price: $29,500

Piotti Monaco 12ga SxS SLE single trigger: A spectacular gun with very little use  as new  28 3/8 in Barrels with chokes  Holland Sidelock action  Italys finest  14 1/4  LOP to a checkered butt  Single Trigger  beavertail forearm   Cased  Gorgeous wood  the gun is as new in case  priced at 1/3 of replacement cost. Price: $17,999

Piotti Monaco 12ga SxS SLE single trigger shotgun
Piotti Monaco 12ga SxS SLE single trigger shotgun
Parker VHE 16 Gauge SxS - MINTY, UNTOUCHED, 6LB 2OZ, UNTOUCHED
Parker VHE 16 Gauge SxS – MINTY, UNTOUCHED, 6LB 2OZ, UNTOUCHED

Parker VHE 16 Gauge SxS – MINTY, UNTOUCHED, 6LB 2OZ, UNTOUCHEDParker, Year 1930, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Side by Side. Serial Number: 232983. There are LOTS of Parker VHE16ga. guns out there for sale, but this one stands above.  Look at the wood to metal fit, the checkering, the screws…they are factory original and superb.  All of the finishes, including the wood finish, are factory original and untouched.  Virtually 98% factory case color remains on the receiver, bold and vivid (keep in mind the photo flash washes out some of the vividness.  The colors show better in person).  There is  98% factory original blue on the barrels.  There is not one crack or split or repair anywhere in the wood, and the gun measures 14 1/4″ to the factory dogs head butt plate.  The 26″ barrels have no dings or pits, a few light handling marks, mirror perfect bores, unaltered 2 9/16″ chambers, rough barrel weight stamped at 3-2 (which is lighter than most every “O” frame 16ga. you will find), and crisp clear lettering and rib matting. Even the factory jewelling at the breech face remains strong and clear (see photos). Price: $8,950

W & C SCOTT - 12 MOD CHATSWORTH DELUXE- SCOTT'S HIGHEST GRADE BOXLOCK- 1984- 28" Bbls.- SKT.I & SKT.II- DBL. TRIGGERS
W & C SCOTT – 12 MOD CHATSWORTH DELUXE- SCOTT’S HIGHEST GRADE BOXLOCK- 1984- 28″ Bbls.- SKT.I & SKT.II- DBL. TRIGGERS

W & C SCOTT – 12 MOD CHATSWORTH DELUXE- SCOTT’S HIGHEST GRADE BOXLOCK- 1984- 28″ Bbls.- SKT.I & SKT.II- DBL. TRIGGERS: #146985, W & C Scott Gunmakers, Birmingham, England: A W. C. Scott SxS Model Chatsworth 12 Bore Made 1984, This was Scott’s highest grade boxlock in the 1980 to 1990 period, There were about 200 Model Chatsworth built, This gun is with 28″ Ejector barrels at .732 .004 & .012″ (Skt.I & Skt.II), 2 3/4″ chambers, Double triggers, Scalloped action back, Excellent wood with excellent black/brown contrast, Carved shoulders at the knuckle of the forend, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 15 x 1 3/8 x 2″ over a checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 6 oz., 98% coverage of floral & scroll that has more depth than lower grade models, Initialed escutcheon in the stock line, The gun retains 98% original case colors, The barrels retain 98% original blue, The original wood finish remains at 97%, The checkering is at 99%, The breech face retains 95% case colors. The gun is tight as new and the barrels ring with a pronounced chime. This gun is cased in the maker’s leather trunk with accessories and a trade label. The gun was bought new in 1985 from Holland & Holland for 3,330 pound Sterling with the case and has been a one owner gun since. That was right at $4657 U.S. dollars in 1985. Abercrombie & Fitch imported several of the roughly 200 Model Chatsworth’s made in the 1980 to 1990 period. This piece doesn’t have any apologies and remains in excellent plus condition.  Here is a piece that came from the Premier Works after Webley & Scott discontinued their production in 1979. In 1980 Mr. Patrick Whatley was the managing director of the new W&C Scott shop and had about 26 craftsmen at the facility, most from Webley & Scott. Mr. Whatley began as a gunmaker with Webley & Scott in 1947. Then in 1985 Holland & Holland bought all the assets of W&C Scott and it continued on from there with the Scott and H&H then offered their own new boxlock gun. Price: $6,500

Winchester Model 21 - 12 Gauge - marked Skeet & Trap - AAA Walnut - with Cody Letter
Winchester Model 21 – 12 Gauge – marked Skeet & Trap – AAA Walnut – with Cody Letter

Winchester Model 21 – 12 Gauge – marked Skeet & Trap – AAA Walnut – with Cody LetterWinchester Model 21 – 12 Gauge – marked Skeet and Trap – straight grip – 28″ Barrels – WS1 and WS2 – single select trigger – select auto eject – Beautiful AAA walnut stock and forend with checkered butt – 14″ LOP – double bead – with Cody letter. Price: $6,495

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1992 - Armi F.lli Bertuzzi, Gardone, V. T. Italy - - Best Quality Sidelock Ejector - Game Gun - 16ga 2 Bbl Set
1992 – Armi F.lli Bertuzzi, Gardone, V. T. Italy – – Best Quality Sidelock Ejector – Game Gun – 16ga 2 Bbl Set

1992 – Armi F.lli Bertuzzi, Gardone, V. T. Italy – – Best Quality Sidelock Ejector – Game Gun – 16ga 2 Bbl Set: 28″ IC / M & 28″ M / F, Double Triggers, Bushed strikers, English Stock with Checkered Butt, LOP 14 3/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs. 4 oz. Condition is conservatively 98+%. Price: $27,500

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE Double Barrel SxS Shotgun: #237XXX #1 FRAME ALMOST  ALL OF THE ORIGINAL CASE COLORS 26″ IC AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS AND LIGHT WEAR AT MUZZLE 6BS 13 OZ X 2 3/4 X 1 9/16 X 14 1/4. Price: $15,000

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE Double Barrel SxS Shotgun:
PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE Double Barrel SxS Shotgun:
JP SAUER & SOHN - SUHL - MODEL XVIIE - MADE IN 1939 - 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS
JP SAUER & SOHN – SUHL – MODEL XVIIE – MADE IN 1939 – 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS

JP SAUER & SOHN – SUHL – MODEL XVIIE – MADE IN 1939 – 16 GAUGE WITH EJECTORS: Here is a special JP Sauer (Model XVIIE) in 16 gauge made in 1939. 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: $9,750

Ernst Kerner Suhl, Double 12ga., 29” Bohler barrels choked Full/Full
Ernst Kerner Suhl, Double 12ga., 29” Bohler barrels choked Full/Full

Ernst Kerner Suhl, Double 12ga.,  29” Bohler barrels choked Full/FullDouble trigger Auto Ejector, sideclip 3rd fastener.  Cheek piece, 14 ¾” LOP, 13 3/8” of wood, wood extension might be the original piece of wood put back on.  Leave it as is or put a pad on and LOP would be normal.  Scalloped frame, ebony inlayed diamonds behind panels in stock.  Horn trigger guard.  100% engraved with setters and pheasants.  Bottom of frame has hawk and quail scene, right side has foxes and ducks.  2” of breech engraving, intercepting sears, balance of frame is profusely chisel engraved with oak leaves that is done to a very high level.  Virtually no use, in as found condition, super high grade gun of unbelievable quality. 6 lbs. 10 oz. 14 ¾” LOP  –  13 3/8” of wood. Price: $4,995

WINCHESTER – Model 21 – 2-3/4, 12ga – 30″ IC / F – – RARE – Double Trigger – Ejectors – Splinter – 30 InchMod / Full (.010 / .034), Pistol Grip, Splinter Forearm, Double Triggers, Ejectors, Automatic Safety, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-5/8″ to 2-5/8″, Weight 7 lbs. 4 oz. Excellent Condition. Appears to be original finishes – at about 92% overall. Bores are excellent. Price: $4,750

WINCHESTER - Model 21 - 2-3/4, 12ga - 30" IC / F - - RARE - Double Trigger - Ejectors - Splinter - 30 Inch
WINCHESTER – Model 21 – 2-3/4, 12ga – 30″ IC / F – – RARE – Double Trigger – Ejectors – Splinter – 30 Inch

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PIOTTI KING SIDE x SIDE 16 gauge 28" chopper lump barrels
PIOTTI KING SIDE x SIDE 16 gauge 28″ chopper lump barrels

PIOTTI KING SIDE x SIDE 16 gauge  28″ chopper lump barrels: … 2 3/4″ chambers … single selective trigger … LOP 14 7/8″ … drop comb 1 3/8″ … drop heel 2 1/8″ … weight 6 lbs 8 oz … bore dia: L..675 R.676 … bore restrictions: L.014 R.010 … wall thickness: L.026 R.032.

The engraver, G.Ranetti, proudly signed this work on the trigger plate to the right of the trigger. The receiver is literally covered with extremely fine and detailed small scroll with interspersed acanthus and floral scroll over-lays. Perfect shading and delicated gold inlays in certain areas make this a memorable piece. This fine engraving work continues to the trigger guard, upper and lower tang, operating lever, butt plate frame and forearm latching hardware. This is the ultimate of 100% coverage. The bottom of the left barrel is engraved “W.L.Moore, Westlake, CA. Mod KING 1”.

Finely cut wrap around, 32 LPI checkering highlights the straight English grip and the splinter forearm. The high contrast grain of this European walnut will definitely turn heads for a second look. The forearm features a gold Fratelli Piotti coat of arms. This piece comes in a custom oak and leather case with protective brass corners and a lock. The case interior is burgandy cloth with oak compartments. Accessories include a rosewood & brass cleaning rod, oil bottle, wallet with cleaning tips and brushes, snap caps and cleaning gauze. Price: $16,500

BERETTA 1951 S3EL SIDELOCK- EXC FLORAL & SCROLL ENGRAVING by M. SLATNIK- NEAR EXHIBITION WOOD- 27 1/2" SOLID RIB BARRELS
BERETTA 1951 S3EL SIDELOCK- EXC FLORAL & SCROLL ENGRAVING by M. SLATNIK- NEAR EXHIBITION WOOD- 27 1/2″ SOLID RIB BARRELS

BERETTA 1951 S3EL SIDELOCK- EXC FLORAL & SCROLL ENGRAVING by M. SLATNIK- NEAR EXHIBITION WOOD- 27 1/2″ SOLID RIB BARRELS: #9036, Beretta O/U Sidelock Ejector Model S3EL 12 Bore Made in 1951 with 27 1/2″ Acciaio Inossidabile Excelsior Steel Barrels with a Hand Filed Solid Rib at .726 .004 & .008″ (Skt.I & Imp.Cyl.), Original 2 3/4″, 1.365 KG weight barrels, Double triggers with the front trigger articulated, Game forend with finger grooves, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 1/8″ over a 7/8″ pad, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs., It has a super piece of wood that borders on being an exhibition piece with great black & brown color contrast, It has 100% coverage of great floral engraving with roses done with a very fine scroll background plus neat floral borders by M. Slatnik and signed, All early Beretta’s done by Slatnik are special pieces as he was one of the leading Italian engravers of this era; This piece has 9 retainer screws, including the replaceable locking shoulders on the barrel, which secure key screws on the frame, forend and trigger guard, I believe the barrels were reblacked a long time ago and very professionally done, All lettering sharp and very difficult to tell they were reblacked, The buttstock might have been re-oiled but not refinished and it remains in 94% condition with light handling marks only, The checkering is original and remains at 98%, The bores are excellent plus, It remains a very stout mechanical gun in every respect. Here is a 1951 Quality Sidelock that has at least 94-95% of its mechanical life left for the balance of your sporting days. Buy this piece here for $7950 or order a new one for about $30K, you are the judge. Price: $7,950

THOMAS BLAND- 500/450 #1 EXP- EXC PLUS BORES- VERY NICE UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE- HENRY'S PATENT STEEL BARRELS
THOMAS BLAND- 500/450 #1 EXP- EXC PLUS BORES- VERY NICE UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE- HENRY’S PATENT STEEL BARRELS

THOMAS BLAND- 500/450 #1 EXP- EXC PLUS BORES- VERY NICE UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE- HENRY’S PATENT STEEL BARRELS: #9968, T. Bland & Sons, 106 Strand, London: A Thomas Bland & Sons 500/450 #1 Express Black Powder Henry Jones Hammer Underlever Double Rifle Made about 1889, 28″ Henry’s patent steel barrels, Full rib with 3 folding rear sights, Non-rebounding hammers, Anson Patent #15529 forend release, Full length trigger guard tang to a steel grip cap, Sling eyes, 14 7/16″ LOP over a steel buttplate, 8 lbs. 14 oz., Very nice wood, Here is a very nice solid rifle with 75% original blue on the barrels, 25% original case colors, Very solid wood both fore and aft that has had oil applied but not refinished, The checkering is still original and at 80%, The bores are excellent plus with both still at 9 1/2 and near 10 and almost look like new, It is cased in a nice brass cornered oak & leather trunk with a Bland trade label. ////////////// //////////////////// Thomas Bland & Sons were founded in 1840 in Birmingham and expanded to106 Strand in London in 1872. In 1900 they moved to 2 King William Street, Strand in London. This durable firm remained in business all these years, an incredible run from muzzle loaders to modern sporting guns. Price: $7,450

Winchester --- Model 21 Duck --- 12 Gauge, 3"
Winchester — Model 21 Duck — 12 Gauge, 3″

Winchester — Model 21 Duck — 12 Gauge, 3″: 30″ SxS barrels of Winchester Proof Steel with steel bead front sight and raised matted rib choked full & full. 13 5/8″pull from single selective trigger to original Winchester red rubber recoil pad. 1 1/2″ – 2 1/2″ drop. Figured walnut stock with beavertail forend with internal brace and diamond-pattern checkering, and standard grade checkering on pistol grip. Bolstered frame with automatic ejectors and automatic top tang safety. Weight: 7lbs, 9 1/2oz. S/N: 29,9xx. Barrel date 1954. 3″ Chambers. DUCK on floorplate. 99% barrel blue. 95% receiver blue, with just enough flaking on the floorplate to show it’s real. Price: $6450

A. H. Fox ( Philly) 'B' Grade ejector 12 bore factory 2 bbl. set
A. H. Fox ( Philly) ‘B’ Grade ejector 12 bore factory 2 bbl. set

A. H. Fox ( Philly) ‘B’ Grade ejector 12 bore factory 2 bbl. set: s# 154xx, #1 bbl.30″  F/F, #2 bbl., 26″ M/Ic, double ivories on both bbls., lightly engraved bird gamescenes, factory single select trigger (scarce), ejectors, exotic premium grade American round knob walnut stock, checkered side panels,  13″ LOP over leather covered factory pad, 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 1/2″ DAH, 60% + CC, 95% bbl. blue, lightest of handling, tight as new, release lever rt. of center, neutral case, #1 & #2 bbls. have transition engraving pattern slightly diff. at breech neverthless are # 1 & 2 bbls. probably sent at later date than 1st  #1 bbl. Price: $4,699

Auction Alert: Per-war 16g Winchester M21, 26″ WS1/WS2 & 30″ F/F…

WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET...PRE-WAR SxS 26" WS1/WS2 + 30" F/F...SST, AE...Mfd 1937
WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET…PRE-WAR SxS 26″ WS1/WS2 + 30″ F/F…SST, AE…Mfd 1937

Here’s an interesting Winchester M21. It’s up for auction now Gunauction.com at No Reserve and the listing ends May 10, 2015 @ 17:09:00 PT. I can’t imagine Winchester made many 16g 21s like this. Sixteens were never very popular, especially after the first World War, and by the time this gun was made 20 gauges were catching on as the preferred smallbore to own.

WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET…PRE-WAR SxS 26″ WS1/WS2 + 30″ F/F…SST, AE…Mfd 1937:  NO RESERVE!! Here’s a nice, honest pre-war Model 21 Skeet grade 16-gauge with two sets of barrels. It left the factory in 1937 with the 26″ Skeet barrels choked WS-1 (right) and WS-2 (left). The 30″ barrels are choked Full & Full and were fitted at the factory a couple years after the gun was originally made. Both sets of barrels have 2-3/4″ chambers. The gun is factory fitted with a single-selective trigger, automatic ejectors, and a non-automatic safety. The gun features a pistol grip stock with checkered butt, and a beavertail forend. The LOP measures 14″; the Drop @ Comb is 1-9/16″; Drop @ Heel is 2-1/2″.

WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET...PRE-WAR SxS 26" WS1/WS2 + 30" F/F...SST, AE...Mfd 1937
WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET…PRE-WAR SxS 26″ WS1/WS2 + 30″ F/F…SST, AE…Mfd 1937

Overall condition is quite good and the gun retains most of the original factory finish. There are some normal handling marks, some finish wear to the bottom edges of the receiver, some thinning to the lower tang, and some finish wear to the rear of the Skeet barrels at the carry point. There is a tiny bit of very shallow pitting at the rear of the left skeet barrel (I need magnification to see it), but no significant deep pitting anywhere. I’d grade the original finish at about 90% on the receiver, about 90% on the skeet barrels, and about 95% on the full choke barrels. The stocks are in very good shape and are free of cracks, chips, or repairs. There are some normal handling marks, mostly to the left side and bottom of the butt. The checkering is all in good shape, not worn, and the stocks have never been sanded or refinished. This shotgun is in good mechanical condition with only one minor issue noted. When the right skeet barrel is fired by itself, the automatic ejector works more like an extractor and does not kick the shell clear (it makes the right sound, the shell just doesn’t eject). The left skeet ejector works fine and when both barrels have been fired, both shells are properly ejected. No issues with ejection on the full choke barrels. The single-selective trigger, and the safety both work properly. Bores are bright all the way around.

Included is a Cody Museum letter that verifies the configuration of the gun and that it was manufactured in 1937. The second page of the letter notes that the gun was returned to the factory in 1940 and the Full/Full barrels were tested. A very nice, very desirable Pre-War Winchester 21.

WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET...PRE-WAR SxS 26" WS1/WS2 + 30" F/F...SST, AE...Mfd 1937
WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET…PRE-WAR SxS 26″ WS1/WS2 + 30″ F/F…SST, AE…Mfd 1937
WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET...PRE-WAR SxS 26" WS1/WS2 + 30" F/F...SST, AE...Mfd 1937
WINCHESTER ~ MODEL 21 SKEET…PRE-WAR SxS 26″ WS1/WS2 + 30″ F/F…SST, AE…Mfd 1937

Good gun alert: 12g Winchester Model 21, 30″ bbls…

Winchester Model 21 SxS 12 Gaube Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 SxS 12 Gaube Double Barrel Shotgun

The Winchester Model 21 is one of America’s classic shotguns. Here’s a good deal on a nice, early one.

Normally, I’m not a big fan of these guns. Most of them are way overpriced. But this is just $3,799.99 – a lot of money, but not much when it comes to 21s. It also has 30″ barrels and double triggers. In my book, those are two more reasons to like it.

Winchester Model 21 SxS 12 Gaube Double Barrel Shotgun:

Price: $3,799.99
Manufacturer: 1931
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 30″
Triggers: Double
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 3/4″ DAH, 14″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.
Chokes: Full/Modified

Winchester Model 21 SxS 12 Gaube Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 SxS 12 Gaube Double Barrel Shotgun
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