5 Doubles You Don’t Want to Miss….

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE
JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE: #24XXX, 30″ SELF OPENING 041 AND 041 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 6 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 14 3/4″ LOP. Price: $47,500

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)
Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish): 26″ Bbls. Chokes: CYL – CYL L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Ser. #: 8528 Stock #: 7845. Price: $24,900

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod
Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod: Beautifully figured pistol grip stock with skeleton butt, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, gold oval, 99% case color, 99% wood and finish, 99% bluing, perfect condition throughout, includes maker’s case, canvas cover, manual, warranty card and hang tag. 5lbs. 4oz. 14 3/8” X 1 1/2” X 2 3/8″. Price: $5,250.00 

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun
H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Barrels are 26 ¾ inches, excellent bright strong bores with a single bead at the muzzle and matted rib. The barrels are bored cylinder. This lovely looking, lightly used, plated box lock ejector gun has metal that is 95% finished. This is straight grip English style stock and a splinter fore-end both nicely checkered. The length to heel is 13 inches. The Length to toe is 13 ¼ inches and the length to pull is 13 inches. The gun weighs 5 lbs. 9 ounces. This gun is perfect for a person of smaller stature. It comes with some original paperwork from H. Mahillion describing the gun in French. Price: $4,495

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA
Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA: 26″ fixed choke barrels (IC/M) with a swamped game rib. Five-pin Holland style side-lock with scroll engraving. Double triggers, Straight-Hand English stock to a checkered butt, splinter forearm. Minor handling marks on stock and forearm, very minor bluing wear on barrels. Does not include a case. Price: $2,995 

The other W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo SxS shotgun…

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo B SxS Shotgun, from LeroyMerz.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo B SxS Shotgun, from LeroyMerz.com

From the 19th century and up until the 1950s, W. & C. Scott was one of the world’s largest gunmakers. From factories in Birmingham and the UK, they built shotguns, pistols, and rifles which were shipped throughout the world.

For decades, America was one of the biggest market for Scott’s shotguns and the Monte Carlo B was one of their most popular models. First offered in 1891 as just the Monte Carlo (I believe this is one), this shotgun was named after the famous pigeon shooting events in Monte Carlo. Initially, it was the company’s least expensive sidelock and built to “…meet the want of a good English-built gun, at a moderate price. Over time, the Monte Carlo B became more of mid-grade guns for the company, and it was offered up until WW2 and maybe into the 1950s.

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo B SxS Shotgun, from LeroyMerz.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo B SxS Shotgun, from LeroyMerz.com

A few years after the Monte Carlo was first introduced in 1891, W. & C. Scott split the model into two grades — the Monte Carlo A and the Monte Carlo B. I’ve seen lots of Monte Carlo Bs. The engraved pigeon on the lockplates are the give away. But this is very first Monte Carlo A I’ve com across. As you can see, it has a bit more engraving and finishing on the action. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same gun, just priced a little higher. Perhaps that’s why it was never very popular.

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo shotguns, from William Read & Sons, Boston, catalog,
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo shotguns, from William Read & Sons, Boston, catalog. In this listing, the Monte Carlo A is noted as being “the same gun but finer quality and engraving…”

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A Double Barrel 12 gauge ShotgunPrice: $4,650

Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Sidelock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Rounded Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 5/8 ”
Pad thickness: 1 ”
Type of butt: Rubber Pad
Drop comb: 1 3/4 ”
Drop heel: 3 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 0 ”
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz
Manufactured in: England
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com

Overall condition: Good
Stock condition: Good
Metal condition: Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish
Type of Case: none
Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 26 ”
Chokes: IC/F
Rib type: flat matte

W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com
W. & C. Scott Monte Carlo A SxS Shotgun, from GriffinHowe.com

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PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE
PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE : 27″ 009 AND 014 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 5/8. Price: $29,500

John Blanch and Son – Fantastic sidelock 1890 with sidelever: This is a very high grade sidelever sidelock from the early 1890’s. Comes in its makers case and has mirror bores. I like this gun! Exceptional fence engraving. Price: $7,400

John Blanch and Son, 12 gauge sidelock ejector shotgun with sidelever
John Blanch and Son, 12 gauge sidelock ejector shotgun with sidelever
Manufacturer: John Blanch and Son – Fantastic sidelock 1890 with sidelever!
Serial Number: 5449
Ejectors: No
Barrels: 30
Barrel Type: Damascus
Action: Sidelock
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 9/16
Stock Heel: 2
Stock Cast: 1/2
LOP: 15″ over pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz.
Choke Left: .020 light full
Choke Right: Cyl.
Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .028
Winchester Model 21 12 gauge SxS shotgun
Winchester Model 21 12 gauge SxS shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 gauge: The classic American made SxS shotgun that was ultimate in durability is the hallmark of the Winchester Model 21. This particular gun represents the earliest configuration:  Double triggers and extractors (non-ejector).  The barrels are 30″, solid rib and choked M/F but they actually measure .010 (IC) and .035 (Full), the bores are mirror bright and there is a very slight “ding” in the right tube about 10 3/4″ from the muzzle.  The semi pistol grip buttstock has a 14″ LOP to the original butt plate, 1 9/16″, DAC and 2 9/16″ DAH, no cast.  Matching splinter forend.  All finishes are 100% original.  Barrels and action retain 90-95% blue with various small amounts of surface rust evident.  The forearm iron and the trigger guard show the most use with both pieces taking on a brown patina and noticeable blue wear on the forearm extension.  The wood finishes also rate in the 90-95% range with no significant wear just the normal handling marks from 80 years or use.  The action and barrels are very tight and on face with the top lever still noticably right of center.  Serial number 2660 made in early 1935. Price: $3850

BERETTA 411 EJECTOR - 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE - STRAIGHT GRIP
BERETTA 411 EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE – STRAIGHT GRIP

BERETTA 411 EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE – STRAIGHT GRIP – VINTAGE GUN: Here is excellent condition vintage Beretta 411 in 12 gauge from 1952. Nice engraving. Double under bite with hidden Greener style third fastener. Unengraved stock oval. Barrels are 27 5/8″. Bores as original at .728 with 23/1000 choke (Modified) in the right barrel at 727 with 32/1000 choke (Full) for the left barrel. Chambers at 2 3/4″. Mirror bores. Ejectors perfectly timed. No cracks in the wood. Tight on face. Anson style forend fastening system. Straight grip stock with long trigger guard tang. Double boarder checkering pattern. Plugged swivel holes in barrel (barely visable). Weight of gun is 7 LBS 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions LOP – 14 5/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/4″. Price: $2,450

 

12 gauge AYA Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge AYA Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun

12 gauge AyA Hammergun:  Price: $569.99

Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 30
Triggers: Double
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 5/8″ DAH, 14 1/2″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.
Item Location: Dundee, MI

Real pretty Piottis: a 28 gauge Monte Carlo & a 28 gauge Lunik…

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN

For over 50 years now,  Armi Fratelli Piotti has been building some of finest double-barrel shotguns in Italy. Here are two that are excellent examples of just how nice their side-by-sides can be.

Which one rings your bell? I think they’re both beautiful, but I prefer the Monte Carlo with the scroll engraving and the color-case hardened action.

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 27″, choked 009 AND 014. 2 3/4″ chambers. DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ. Stock measurements: 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 5/8″. Price: $35,000

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 27″, choked 009 AND 014. 2 3/4″ chambers. DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ. Stock measurements: 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 5/8″. Price: $29,500

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