Good gun alert: 20 gauge Ruger Red Label Over/Under…

Ruger Red Label 20 gauge Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun
Ruger Red Label 20 gauge Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Ruger Red Label O/Us were THE double barrel shotguns to have when I was a kid. Quality guns, American made, reasonable prices, they had a lot going for them.

A friend of mine’s father had one and I remember admiring it through the glass of the family gun cabinet, wondering what it would feel like in my hands (we were absolutely forbidden to take it out).

Looking at this little 20g  Ruger Red Label, remind me of what I liked about that O/U.  Even Ruger Red Labels were pretty unadorned and no nonsense, they were still good looking guns. With it’s straight-gripped stock, this 20 gauge is look trim and sleek, just like a great upland shotgun should. And with it’s 28″ bbls, I bet its a pleasure to shoulder, swing and shoot.

Ruger Red Label 20 gauge Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun
Ruger Red Label 20 gauge Over & Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Alert: Cowan’s — May 2-3, plenty of decent doubles…

Cowan's Auctions, May 2-3
Cowan's Auctions, May 2-3

Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, OH, is having a Firearms & Early Militaria auction on May 2-3. Here’s a complete list of all the shotguns in the sale.

This bunch of Parker side by sides is coming up, along with a handful of other interesting doubles. Here are some that caught my eye:

-12 gauge W.W. Greener Empire Boxlock Double-Barrel Shotgun – straight grip, looks very original

-12g Parker Double-Barrel Shotgun DHE Grade, Two Barrel Set – later production, 60% original case color

-20g Browning BSS Side-by-Side Double-Barrel Shotgun – looks new, 28″ bbls, in original box

-20g Browning Citori Upland Special Over/Under Shotgun – Like-new condition, 24″ barrels

12g Special Order Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Deluxe Pump Action Shotgun – new & unfired, all original, in original box, mfg. for Ed Ulrich

-20g Beretta Model 686 Black Onyx Over/Under Shotgun – straight, new condition, cased

-28g Ruger Red Label Over/Under Shotgun – 28″ bbls, new condition, in original box

 

 

 

 

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