Auction alert: A 16g Miroku “My Luck” SxS …

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Looking at doubles on Gunbroker.com is a tedious task, and most days I see the same overpriced, warmed-over junk that has been listed there for years. But every sometimes an interesting gun pops up.

Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, they made Charles Daly over unders, and since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns as well as OUs under their own name for the UK & Euro market.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Miroku also made side-by-sides, including Browning’s BSS shotguns. The gun you see here is one of their early SxSs. It’s probably from the ’50s, and what makes it special is the gauge. I’ve seen a lot of 12 and 20 gauge Mirokus. But this is the very first 16 gauge Miroku I’ve come acrossIt’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 12/19/2015 10:12:49 AM ET

These Miroku My Luck boxlocks are quality guns. They’re built on Anson & Deeley style actions, they use double and Purdey-style underbites.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

This one has chopper-lump barrels proofed for 2 3/4″ shells and possibly choked Improved & Full. I really like the color-case hardening and the shape of the stock. It’s all really done, and I’m sure the gun is high-quality throughout.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP.

16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28" barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8" LOP
16 gauge Miroku Side-by-Side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Mod and Cyl, 14 7/8″ LOP

Good gun alert: A 12 gauge B.C. Miroku My Luck Model FE sidelock double barrel…

B.C. Miroku Model FE My Luck Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
B.C. Miroku Model FE My Luck Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
B.C. Miroku Model FE My Luck Double Barrel SxS Shotgun
B.C. Miroku Model FE My Luck Double Barrel SxS Shotgun

You probably don’t know it, but Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, this Japanese company made Charles Daly over unders. Since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns, and today they also make firearms under the Winchester brand and under their own name.

The company has also made side-by-sides, including Browning’s BSS shotguns and their own line of boxlocks and sidelock doubles. The shotgun you see here is one of the sidelocks. There’s not a lot of info out there about these guns, but I think this model was made in the 1980s. I’ve seen a couple, and they’ve both been extremely well made shotguns, and great buys, too.

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Here are the details on the shotgun you see here:

12 gauge B.C. Miroku Model FE My Luck Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with ejectors

Price: $2,999.99

Caliber: 12 Ga
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Both Barrels Are Very Bright
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Checkered Straight
Stock Dimensions: 13 1/2″ LOP And 12 3/4″ LOP
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Decelerator Soft Black Butt Pad
Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz
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