This week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

 

Incredible Investment Grade - A.H. Fox FE Grade - Made in Philly
Incredible Investment Grade – A.H. Fox FE Grade – Made in Philly

Incredible Investment Grade – A.H. Fox FE Grade – Made in Philly: Exceedingly rare and original Philadelphia A.H. Fox FE Grade.  This gun is a 12ga with original 32″ barrels and straight stock, made with double triggers.  This is easily the finest FE Grade we have handled and one of the finest extant.  This gun has not been offered for sale publicly in recent times having formerly been in the Famed Tom Kidd and Dana Tauber A.H. Fox Shotgun collections. This gun remains in extremely fine original condition with more than 90% factory case colors, nearly all of the original barrel blue remains, with crisp engraving.  The stocks are sound and superb with original finish and have had some finish added for preservation. Price: $90,000

PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD
PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD

PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: #6 FRAME, #159XXX, 34″ STEEL BARRELS WITH FLAT RIB, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, THIS GUN HAS ALL OF THE ORIGINAL CASE COLORS, A FEW LIGHT MARKS IN THE WOOD, OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL GUN, 12LBS 4 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14″ LOP TO ORIGINAL PAD. Price: $79,500

HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28" EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE
HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE

HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE: #15549, Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street, London – “Paradox” Fosbery Patent; A H&H “Best Quality” Bar Action 12 Bore Hand Detachable Lock Royal Ejector Fosbery Patent Sidelock Finished in 1900, Nitro proved in London in 2004 to 850 BAR with 3″ chambers and the proper reproof marks, 28″ ejector dovetail lump steel barrels, Slight raised 1/4 rib and 2 folding leaf sights, .737″ bore size and the London 2004 proof marked at 18.7mm, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .034″ and .033″ on the left. The 7-groove ratchet rifling paradox choke is 3″ long, London Proved to 3″ chambers, Double triggers, Hand detachable locks, Brazier locks, Auto safety, Long extended top strap that goes over the comb, New wood by Reto Buehler at Buehler Custom Sporting Arms in Medford, Oregon, Anson frontal forend release, Half grip stock at 15 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/4″ over a 3/4″ Silvers pad with plugs for removal, Neutral stock, Great balance and it comes to the hand with ease and points like a dream, 7 lbs. 10 oz., 99% coverage of period Royal scroll engraving, The whole is cased in the original classic oak and leather brass cornered trunk with 2 vintage labels and 1 for Paradox loading. It is a very accurate gun and the loads used will be provided accordingly. A Lee loader can be used quite easily. A fun gun for fir or feather and built for snipe and tigers. This is dreams of tigers and ships and palaces, fine spices and women and silk. Colonel Fosbery’s patent #7568 of June 20, 1885 was intended to make a gun capable of being fired either with shot, ball or conical bullet. Holland & Holland gave the rifled choke-bore its name, “Paradox”. Back in the day, Paradox meant “That which is contrary to received opinion; strange, but true”. H&H wanted 100-yard performance that duplicated the Express rifle at that time, and still have a gun that gave very good patterns. The Paradox will pattern from cylinder to improved cylinder chokes. H&H built a total of 1,463 Paradox guns. The last Paradox, by serial number only, was a 10 bore #15979 and finished October 10, 1930 at a cost of 166 pounds. The very last was a 12 bore #15972 and was finished in 1933. Price: $29,500

ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898
ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898

ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898: Serial #  7150, Country of Origin  Scotland, Barrel Length (in Inches)  24″ Damascus barrels, Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip with trap in cap, English cheekpiece, Panels and drop points, Silvers pad, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm with Anson release, Rib Type  Level Flat Rib with express sights (1 standing 3 folding), Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  Fine Scroll Engraving, Other Options  Ejectors, Henry rifling, Flip up night sight, Sling swivel eyes, Condition  EXC. Condition, Weight  9#9oz, Dimensions  14 1/8″ LOP, Other Details  Mfg 1898, Nice bores. Price: $25,000

A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE
A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE

A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE: 26 3/4″,  IC AND FULL 2 3/4″, SOLID RIB, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 5LBS 6 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 3/8″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP. Price: $4,950

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.
EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70.

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE RIFLE: Caliber 45-70. Engraved in Grand American style with four big game animals gold inlaid in the receiver; a moose on one side, an elk on one, a big horn sheep on the bottom and grizzly bears inlaid in gold on the trigger guard. The entire receiver is heavily and extensively engraved by Nick Kusmit; this is one of the last guns he did before he left Winchester. The stock is checkered and carved; carving extends half the length of the buttstock and 3/4 of the length of the forearm-very beautifully and tastefully done. Overall gun is in as new condition, fitted in an orig Winchester luggage case. Completely made in the Winchester plant custom department and was assembled by Tony Galazan of a Connecticut shotgun manufacturing company when it was completed. One of the finest Winchester Model 21’s ever made; just a handful of these were made in 45-70. Price: $75,000.

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30" barrels & Double Triggers
Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock Double Barrel Shotgun with 30″ barrels & Double Triggers

Westley Richards 20 bore Droplock with 30″ barrels, Double Triggers, Long stock: Boxlock ejector, straighe grip, 2 3/4″ chambers, 15 5/8″ LOP, 2 1/8″ DOH, Chokes IC/Mod, 6lbs, 5oz, in original case. Looks very original. Price: $26,000.

.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgn
.410 Francotte 14E double-barrel side-by-side shotgun

100% Original August Francotte 14E .410 w/letter, cased: August Francotte 14E .410, 26″ bbl, 2 1/2″ chambers, m/f, 14 1/8″ LOP, 2 5/8″ DH, 1 3/8″ DC, 4lb. 2oz., hand rubbed oil finish. All original, untouched, unmolested gun. Manufactured in 1925, with letters and other documentation from Griffin & Howe, the authority on Francottes. Stamped Francotte Choke Bore. Gun is in about 90% condition, no cracks, dents, gouges or deep scratches in wood. BBl retain most of their original color. Metal is in excellent condition with about 85% blue remaining. Engraving is also excellent: Price: $10,750

16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Lang Boxlock Ejector Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

LANG 16 in SUPER NICE ORIG 1967 COND- 85-90% ORIG CASE COLORS- BOXLOCK EJECT- 28″ Bbls at SKT.I & SKT.II- WEBLEY ACTION- NICE STUFF: #20756, Joseph Lang & Son, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, England: A very nice & totally original Post War Boxlock Ejector 16 Bore Game Gun Made in 1967 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels, The versatile Webley action, Original London Proof at 3 1/4 tons and at the current correct bore size of .622″, The bores at .622 .005 & .011 (Skt.I. & Skt.II), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Scalloped action back, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a 3/4″ leather pad, It also has a 5/8″ leather pad that was fit to the stock and will go back on without alteration, With a 1″ pad it will go 15 1/8″, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 2 oz., Nice wood, 85% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This gun still remains totally original, It retains an absolute & honest 85-90% original bright & vivid case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition, The barrels outside are excellent plus, It is totally free of any blemishes at the striker holes, The whole is cased in the original leather cornered leather trunk with a trade label. Price: $7,950.00

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28" Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION
ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION

ARMY & NAVY 12- SUPERB ORIG 1924 COND- 90% ORIG CASE COLORS- 28″ Bbls- WEBLEY ACTION- EXC. BARRELS- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz.- 70% ENGRAVED- ORIG CASE: #68323, Army & Navy C. S. L., London : A very nice & totally original late Pre-WW II Boxlock Ejector 12 Bore Game Gun Made in 1924 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump Barrels with a rib extension Cross Bolt, It was sold to Major R. Gurney in 1928 for 25 British Pounds, The versatile Webley action with their #98513, Original Birmingham Proof at 1 1/8 ounce, The bores at .730 .004 & .032″ (Skt.I. & Full), 2 1/2″ chambers, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a grooved butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight of 6 lbs. 6 oz., Nice wood, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving that remains as sharp as the day it was cut, This vintage 1924 gun still remains totally original since Major Gurney picked it up except the trigger guard has been reblacked, It retains an absolute & honest 90% original case colors, The original barrel blue at 94%, The wood absolutely appears with original finish and remains at 92%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are absolute excellent plus condition and look like 1924, The barrels outside are excellent plus, The breech face retains 98% case colors and totally free of any pits at the strikers, The whole is cased in the original leather trimmed canvas trunk with original accessories and an original trade label, The oil bottle marked A&N and the lid has “R G” for Major Gurney. This is one honest Lightweight Pre-War British boxlock that is not found often in this condition with the whole package including a case. This piece has a whole bunch of life left in it.  Major Gurney made a deal on this piece in 1928 for 25 pound Sterling and traded in a 35 pound gun and put 10 pounds in his pocket. He may be needed the 10 pounds more than the gun as he damn sure didn’t wear this piece out. R. Gurney was born in 1875 in Surrey, England and was with the Suffolk Regiment in 1929. It makes you wonder if he ever returned home as it appears this gun was put away for a very long time. Price: $5,950.00

 

 

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