Good gun alert: 28g Ruger Red Label OU, 28″ bbls

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28" bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28″ bbls

Here’s a fair price on the finest shotgun Ruger ever made. These 28g Red Labels are everything they’re 20g & 12g cousins are not: Lively, lightweight, and a pleasure to carry and shoot. They’re ideal for grouse, woodcock, & quail too.

This one has 28″ barrels and better-than-average wood, which makes it a little special.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgunAs new, Ruger Red Label 28 gauge with desirable 28″ barrel. Has all 5 factory chokes, and fancy butt stock wood. Gun is very tight and has perfect bluing and wood finish. The checkering is also perfect. Please examine the photos to verify condition. Price: $1699

Chambers: 2-3/4″
Ejectors: yes
Metal Condition: fine
Wood Condition: fine
Bore Condition: perfect
Triggers: single

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28" bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28″ bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28" bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28″ bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28" bbls
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun, 28″ bbls

This week’s 5 good guns…

 

JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410
JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410

JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410: Price: $79,500
KEN HUNT ENGRAVED
CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED
BOTH ARE 26″ MOD AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS
DOUBLE TRIGGER
EJECTORS
SPLINTER FOREARM
ENGLISH GRIP
CHECKERED BUTT
4LBS 14 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 15
BOTH GUNS ARE NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE

Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun
Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun

Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun: Single Trigger, with a modern leather case. Circa 1931, Barrels are 28 inches with original 2 3/4 chambers proofed for 1 oz. Scalloped backed action 80 % coverage large scroll. Original Westley Richards Patent one trigger. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut stock measures 13 7/8 over a thin checkered horn plate, Deluxe checkering. Bore diameter left .619 right .620. Min. wall thickness right .030 left .032  choke is full and full both barrels .031. Dimensions are 1 5/8″ X 2 1/2″ with cast approx 1/4″ on. Weight 6 lbs. Barrels, Whitworth Steel, chopper lump, retain 90% of what looks to be original black. Action retains 70% to 80% case color. Floor plate retains 50% A lovely small bore upland or game gun. Price: $26,500

Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4" Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition
Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4″ Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition

Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4″ Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition: This is another one of those double rifles that are in exceptional condition without having been run through the refinishing mill. Barrels retain 98% original black. Frame has 90-95% vivid case color.  Wood is in very good condition, showing some handling marks.  The only alteration to the rifle is on the wood.  At one time a tang sight was added to the rifle which has been removed and new wood filled in its place; evidenced in one of the pictures.  Just a pleasure to find something this nice. Bores Are absolutely Mint!!!! 28″ barrels. 1/4 rib with 1S &2 F Scroll – 80% coverage. French Walnut stock. Solid Red Recoil Pad. 14 5/8″ LOP. 11 lbs. 2 oz. Price: $24,500

Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS
Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS

Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS: 1901, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 10oz, SxS Serial Number: 35307E. Most who pursue American doubles are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced very elegant shotguns.  The engraving is better than most in its tasteful application, the frames were ornately sculpted and shaped, and the workmanship overall was superior to the competition of the day.  With the last Lefever being produced in 1919, Lefever produced relatively few guns; in the range of 50.000 or so in all grades and gauges, most being lower grade guns.  Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes few high-grade Lefevers were produced, and most gunners that search for fine American vintage double guns are aware that there are few Lefever EE Grade guns ever seen for sale, especially in great original condition.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS LEFEVER, SN35307 MADE IN 1901, RETAINS PLENTY OF  FACTORY ORIGINAL CASE COLORS. Price: $4,450

Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28" choke tubes, with extra straight stock
Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes, with extra straight stock

Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes, with extra straight stockHere is a nice, lightweight 28 ga. that is both light, petite, and in a great gauge. Also with this gun come with an extra straight stock that has been shortened for a lady, youngster or a gentleman with shorter arms. The wood has lots of figure and would rate about 95% with some surface marks. The action of this gun has a few buff marks at the top. 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/2 * 6 lb 4 oz. Price: $1595.

Auction alert: 28 gauge, 28″ Ruger Red Label O/U…

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28"
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28″

Everyone who owns one of these 28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Unders says the same thing about them: “They’re awesome little shotguns for grouse, woodcock, & quail.

This one looks unfired, and it features the harder-to-find 28” barrels. It’s on Gunbroker.com now at No Reserve. The listing ends this Sat, 4/29/2017, @ 9:59 PM. So if you like what you see, bid on it now.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28″: Made in 1997 and I can find no evidence that it was ever fired! This gun is a solid 99%. Bores are pristine and there is no evidence of a primer ring on the breech face as seen. Barrel length is 28″ and LOP is 14 1/2″. It comes with a case that is very nice. Also comes with 5 extra chokes.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28"
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28″

Good gun alert: 28 gauge, 28″ Ruger Red Label OU, great wood …

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge
Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 GaugeA very good looking Ruger Red Label O/U shotgun in 28 gauge. Nice light gun that would be great for sporting or even better for bird hunting. Lower serial for a 28 Gauge Red Label so could be nice for a Ruger collection. Price: $1,499.99
Manufacturer: 1997
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Couple of field marks but excellent overall
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 28 inch with rib and ejectors
Triggers: Single
Stock: Nice walnut with checkered pistol grip

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge
Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4 inch LOP
Fore End: Matching checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Black Ruger buttplate
Weight: 6 lbs 3 ozs
Sights: Single silver colored bead
Chokes: Screw in MOD and Improved CYL in gun, SKT and CYL in box
Extras: Comes with box and extra chokes
Item Location: Berlin, MA

Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge
Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge

Auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label OU, No Reserve…

 

Ruger Red Label 28ga 26in Vent Rib, Nice NO RESERVE
Ruger Red Label 28ga 26in Vent Rib, Nice NO RESERVE

Ruger Red Label 28ga 26in Vent Rib OU, Nice NO RESERVE 28ga: This is a Ruger Red Label over/under shotgun in 28ga. It has a stainless receiver and 26″ blued vent rib barrels. It is chambered for 2 3/4″ shells with screw in chokes, 2 are included. It is in great shape showing just a few light handling marks. The checkered stock and forearm are in great shape, no cracks or chips. A very nice piece of wood! The bores are nice and shiny. It has a original Ruger plastic buttplate with a 14 1/4″ length of pull. The serial number is 420-156**.

Auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label, 28″ bbls, No Reserve….

Ruger Red Label 28g, 28" bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997
Ruger Red Label 28g, 28″ bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997

Here’s another one of these awesome OUs. These doubles are magic wands in the grouse woods. Most of the ones I see have pretty poor wood — but not this one. The 28″ barrels and straight grip are also hard to find.

This over-under is on Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. The listing ends 7/24/2016 @ 9:18 PM.

Ruger Red Label 28g, 28″ bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997: This is an early gRed Label in a hard to find configuration. It comes with an english stock, 28″ barrels, 2 1/2″ drop and a 14 1/4″ LOP. Gun is about as nice as it gets. It comes with a very nice leather case with accessories and wooden cleaning rod as seen. Comes with 5 choke tubes.

Ruger Red Label 28g, 28" bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997
Ruger Red Label 28g, 28″ bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997
Ruger Red Label 28g, 28" bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997
Ruger Red Label 28g, 28″ bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997

Auction alert: A 28g, 28″ Ruger Red Label OU….

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season.

As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice.

I remember dreaming about Red Labels decades, ago. Back when I was a kid, they were the only OUs most gunshops carried. I spent a lot of time leaning across counters and trying to get a closer look at them.

I don’t think I ever saw a 28g. If I had, I’m sure I would have fallen in love with it. While the Ruger Red Label 12s & 20s can have more warts than a Halloween witch, the 28s are as close to perfect as these guns get. They’re fairly priced, too.

This one is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 6/5/2016 @ 3:45:18 PM ET.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB: Gun is new in the box.First year production. 28 inch tubes. Unfortunately has some handling marks on the fore end from being assembled. Has not been fired. Has choke tubes, tool, manual.

Auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label O/U, 28″ barrels…

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Here’s one of the best birds guns ever made in America. These little 28 gauge Ruger over-unders are the perfect grouse & woodcock shotgun. This one looks pretty much brand new, and it’s being auction off with no reserve. If you like what you see, get your bid in now. The listing ends 2/6/2016 @ 8:58:58 PM ET.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Box Minty!This one has one of the nicest pieces of wood I’ve ever seen on a Red Label. Made in 1999 and still in 99% condition. It has 28″ barrels with a 14″ LOP. Comes with the factory box, papers and choke tubes. 3 day inspection.

Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28" bbls Minty!
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Minty!

Auction alert: Two great looking Ruger Red Label 28g OUs …

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN
RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

You said to yourself “I sure would like to pick up a nice OU for October.” Well, here are two, and they’re both up for auction now on Gunbroker.com. One’s a true “No Reserve” sale. The other is “No Reserve” with a $1200 starting bid. Both are great looking guns.

Here are the key features both share:

-English stocks
-Great looking wood
-28″ barrels

-Modern stock dimensions

Even though I have issues with Ruger’s 12g & 20g OUs, I love their 28 gauges. These shotguns are a joy to handle, reliable, and well made. I’m convinced they’ll be remembered as one of the best bird guns America has ever built.

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN
RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUNYou are bidding on a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This firearm is part a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions. Most of the guns are new in the box and many were never even opened or removed from the protective wrappings until now! Unfortunately the box on this one was lost during relocation. This is a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This is a scarce configuration with the English style stock! It chambers 2 3/4″ shells and features are a 28″ vent rib over and under barrel with interchangeable choke tubes, stainless receiver and trigger with high polished blued parts, and an absolutely gorgeous walnut stock with checkered stock and forearm.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun
RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun: A very nice over under 28 gauge with the straight English stock, barrels are 28 in long,stock has had a pachmeyer decelerator pad, stock measures 15.5 inches with pad, 14.5 to end of wood i do not think stock was shortened just pad added. gun comes up and points very well. a few very small marks on stock,stock has nice grain. gun comes with 5 choke tubes, 2 skeet, 2 modified, 1 imp cyl, and choke tube wrench.e Red Label again.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun
RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

Auction alert: Another nice looking 28g Ruger Red Label…

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Did you miss that 28g Ruger Red Label from the other day? Here’s another chance to get one. This one looks even nicer, and it has 28″ barrels and some very fine American walnut. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and this listing ends 5/30/2015 @ 11:54:22 AM ET.

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Serial# 420-22271
Caliber- 28 Gauge

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Chokes- 7 Removable- Imp Cyl, Mod (2), Full (2), Skeet (2)
Action- Over & Under
Finish- Stainless steel action; blued barrels
Capacity- 2
Barrel- 28″
Stock- American walnut

This shotgun is absolutely like-new- no dings, scratches or handling marks.  The original owner said that he put less then a box of shells thru it.   The gun comes with the original box and packing material (which is in excellent condition), all 7 chokes (2 are in the barrels), choke tool, owners manual, and lock.

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Auction alert: A really nice Ruger Red Label 28g…

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA

People have all sorts of opinions of Ruger’s Red Label O/Us shotguns. But while the 12 gauge & 20 gauge models have their quirks (OK, problems), the 28g is the one Ruger hit a home run with. It’s a fantastic double and one of the best birds gun America has ever made. If you’re a grouse, quail, woodcock hunter, it’s all the gun you need to get the job done.

This 28g Ruger Red Label is on Gunbroker.com. It’s a NO RESERVE auction and it ends 4/27/2015 @ 10:30:00 PM ET. While it does have a few dings, I don’t see anything to worry about. All I see is a great gun — and the chance to get a great deal.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA: 26″ BBL, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, AUTO EJECT, W/ ONLY 2 FACTORY CHOKE TUBES, 1-IC, 1-MOD. 99% BBL BLUE, WOOD 95% SOME LIGHT SCRATCHES HERE AND THERE. METAL RECEIVER SOME LIGHT HANDLING MARKS. BORES EXCELLENT. ALL ORIGINAL FINISHES, W/ BOX AND MANUAL.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA

Good gun alert: A 28g Ruger Red Label O/U, 28″…

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Doubl Barrel Shotgun.
Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun.

Here’s a good deal on a nice looking Ruger. I’ve said it a bunch of time before and I’ll say it again: These 28s are fantastic upland guns, and they have a real following. The ones with 28″ are tougher to find — especially at this kind of a price.

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun. Price: $1,249.99

Caliber:. 28 Ga.

Chambers: 2 3/4″

Metal Condition: Excellent

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Doubl Barrel Shotgun.
Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun.

Wood Condition: Excellent

Bore Condition: Excellent

Barrels: 28″

Stock: Walnut with diamond checkering

Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4″ LOP, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 3/4″ DAH

Fore End: Walnut with diamond checkering

Butt Pad: Factory butt pad

Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz.

Chokes: Cyl. / Cyl.

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Doubl Barrel Shotgun.
Ruger Red Label 28 Ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun.

Auction alert: 28 gauge Ruger Red Label O/U…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun

Here’s a nice little double that’s coming to auction this Wednesday, 2/10, at Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA. These little Ruger Red Label 28 gauges are one of the best bird guns ever made in America. If you’re looking for a great grouse & woodcock gun, you should check it out.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge Over Under Shotgun:  Serial # 420-07048 Excellent overall condition, LOP 14 1/4″, screw in choke. Barrel 26″ Modern.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Double Barrel O/U shotgun

Good gun alert: 28g Ruger Red Label O/U, 28″ bblsm straight stock…

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

Here’s a chance to get a great deal on one of the best upland guns America has ever made. Ruger’s Red Label O/Us tend to be clunky and a bit cumbersome in 12g & 20g. But the 28 gauge models are a different beast altogether. Light & lively, they are one of the handiest O/Us you’ll ever find, and absolutely deadly on grouse & woodcock.

This one has all the hard-to-find features that I like to see, too: Straight, English-style stock with nice figure in it, 28″ barrels, and all it’s accessories. It’s even in it’s original case. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends on Monday, 11/3/2014, @ 1:57:57 PM ET.

BTW: Ruger introduced the Red Label in 1977 and made them until 2011. They reintroduced them this year, but only in 12 & 20 gauge. I hope the company will come out with an updated 28 gauge in the near future.

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock:

MAKE: Sturm Ruger

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

MODEL: Red label

CALIBER: 28 gauge

BARREL LENGTH: 28”

CAPACITY: 2 rounds

FINISH: Blued/SS

SIGHTS/OPTICS: Single front bead

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You are bidding on a VERY nice, and very clean Ruger Red Label over and under shotgun chambered in 28 gauge with an English stock. The gun comes with the original box and paperwork, as well as 5 choke tubes (Full, modified, improved cylinder, and two skeet). The gun is in exceptional condition, with no noticeable imperfections to speak of. Upon close inspection, there are two very small indentations in the wood, but they are very hard to find. If this gun was used, it was not used much, that is for sure. Overall, I would rate this gun in 98% condition, but that is my opinion, please look at all the pictures and rate the gun for yourself.

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

Bargain bird guns: a Beretta BL-4, an Ithaca NID, a Ruger Red Label…

20 gauge Ithaca NID double barrel SxS shotgun
20 gauge Ithaca NID double barrel SxS shotgun

A lot of people think double-barrel shotguns are too expensive. While nice shotguns aren’t cheap, you can buy plenty of side-by-sides and over-unders for less than what a new Benelli autoloader costs. Here are a couple of these bargain bird guns. All three are on the market right now:

For guys who likes the classics, this 20 gauge Ithaca NID is perfect for grouse, woodcock, and quail. Ithaca’s NIDs are sort of the F150 of the vintage shotgun world – rugged, reliable, and no frills (I’m talking the cheapest F150s). This one appears to be in decent original condition, and at $995 it’s fairly priced.

If you O/Us are more your style, this 20 gauge Beretta BL-4 is worth checking out. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends on 7/27/2014 @ 10:02:36 PM ET.

20 gauge Beretta BL-4 double barrel O/U shotgun
20 gauge Beretta BL-4 double barrel O/U shotgun

For guys looking for something different, this Ruger Red Label in 28 gauge is odd enough to catch attention but still versatile  enough to use all season. This one is also on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 7/27/2014 @ 5:28:45 PM.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label double barrel O/U shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label double barrel O/U shotgun

Last minute auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label, 28″ bbls, nice wood…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Here’s one of the nicest upland guns America has ever produced. The 28 gauge Ruger Red Label is light enough to lug around all day and handy enough to get the job done when a woodcock or grouse finally flies. And it’s not so expensive that you’ll cringe as you bash your way through an alder thicket or scrape the stock against a poplar tree

This one is one Gunbroker.com now, and the auction ends today, 6/10/2014, @ 9:00:00 PM ET. Here’s all the info about the gun from the seller:
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun: You are looking at a ruger red label 28 gauge 28 inch with 5 chokes full,mod,imp cyl,skeet,skeet. In box with choke tube wrench and has a kick-eez butt plus original pad.gun has been shot less than 100 rounds ,there is 2 marks on the wood one on the stock that is very faint and one on the forearm that is a good dimple will try to show on the pics . Still has factory grease on the action.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Good gun alert: a 28g Ruger over-under, 28″ barrels…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun

Yesterday I mentioned how I’m always thinking about the value of firearms – what were they worth in the past, what will they be worth in future. This 28 gauge Ruger is one shotgun I consider to be an outstanding value, and I bet it will hold its value into the future.

Most of the Ruger 28s I see have 26″ barrels. The extra two inches on the ends of this one make it harder to find and more desirable.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge Over/Under Shotgun: In good used condition. 28″ barrels come with 7 chokes. There are some light handling marks from use. Slight blue wear at the muzzle. LOP is 14 5/8″ to a thin pad. Please see pictures for accurate condition and description. See my other items for additional Ruger shotgun. Sale price includes shipping in the cont. US. Price: $1,595.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun

Auction alert: a 28 gauge Ruger Red Label O/U….

28 gauge Ruger Over/Under Red Label
28 gauge Ruger Over/Under Red Label

A lot of people live Ruger’s 28 gauge Red Label over-under shotguns , including me. When it comes to an upland gun, they’re good, solid shooters that offer a lot of bang for the buck (hahaha). Five Star Auctions has this nice looking one coming up tomorrow, 3/1:

Ruger Over/Under Red Label Model English Field: SN# 420-10594. 2 3/4″ Chamber 28 Ga. Shotgun, 26″ Barrels w/ Vent Rib, 5 Choke Tubes (Full, Improved Cylinder, Modified & 2 Skeet). New in Box.

28 gauge Ruger Over/Under Red Label
28 gauge Ruger Over/Under Red Label

I shouldn’t share this: a 28 gauge Ruger O/U, 28″ bbls, straight grip…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip

If people are still collecting shotguns in 2114, one double I’m sure they’ll be call an American classic is the 28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under.

Ruger introduced their Red Label shotguns in 1977 and offered them until 2011 (and they’re introducing a modified version this year, btw). First available as 20 gauges and then 12s, the Red Labels were decent guns. In most of the shops I visited as a kid, they were the most expensive shotguns on the racks, right up there with the Belgian Browning Superposed and the Beretta 686s.

One-hundred percent American made, Red Labels tended to be heavy, and the fit and finish on a lot of them was not good. But the 28 gauge Ruger Red Labels were different – like a single, gorgeous pup in a litter of malformed runts. These Red Labels were lightweight and sleek. If you could find a good one, they were beautiful upland guns.

And it looks like the one you see here might be a good one. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing end on 1/21/2014 5:15:24 PM ET. So if you like what you see, step up and get it. The price looks very fair.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under, 28″ bbls:  VR barrel…boxlock, SST, auto ejectors, checkered English straight grip stock, stainless steel frame…Comes with the original box, manual, choke wrench and all 5 choke tubes…Gun is mint/hard to even tell if it has been fired/Like New.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip

 

Good gun alert: 28 gauge Ruger Red Label, 28″ bbls…

Here’s one of the best American-made doubles you’ll find for grouse & woodcock hunting. Most of these I see have 26″ barrels and pretty plain wood. So the longer barrels and the nicely figures stock made this Red Label a special little gun.

Ruger Red Label 28ga. Over-Under 28″ barrels with Ruger chokes: New and unfired in the original box. Price: $1,795.00

Ruger Red Label 28ga. Over-Under 28" barrels
Ruger Red Label 28ga. Over-Under 28″ barrels
Ruger Red Label 28ga. Over-Under 28" barrels
Ruger Red Label 28ga. Over-Under 28″ barrels

Auction Alert: Winchesters, Brownings, Griffin & Howe, L.C. Smith, Ruger…

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Kull Auction & Real Estate Co. in Topeka, KS, is having a big gun auction tomorrow and Saturday. There are a bunch of Winchesters in the sale (Model 42s & Model 12s, Model 21s & 101s) plus many other side-by-sides and over & unders. Here are a few shotguns that caught my eye.

Lot 840 – Winchester – Model 42 – .410 – shotgun: Excellent condition – 28″ PROOF STEEL barrel – retain 97% blue finish with mild wear to top grooved receiver.

Lot 846 – Winchester – Model 12 – 28 ga – shotgun – SCARCE: Excellent condition – 26″ Proof Steel barrel.

Lot 857 – Winchester – Model 21 – 12 ga – shotgun: Excellent condition – 30″ barrels – retains 98% remaining blue.

Lot 859 - Griffin & Howe - Round Body Game Gun - 28 ga - shotgun
Lot 859 – Griffin & Howe – Round Body Game Gun – 28 ga – shotgun

Lot 859 – Griffin & Howe – Round Body Game Gun – 28 ga – shotgun – RARE: ANIB condition – 28″ SxS barrels with textured solid center rib.

Lot 864 – LC Smith – SxS – 12 ga – shotgun Skeet & Specialty grade: Very Good condition – 28″ SxS barrels with extra set of 30″ SxS barrels.

Lot 880 – Greener – Hammer SxS Top Lever – 12 Ga – shotgun : Very Good condition.

Lot 1168 – Aya Aguirre & Aranzabal – SxS – 12 ga – shotgun: Excellent condition – 28″ barrels.

Lot 1168 - Aya Aguirre & Aranzabal - SxS - 12 ga - shotgun
Lot 1168 – Aya Aguirre & Aranzabal – SxS – 12 ga – shotgun

 

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