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

Auction alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28″ bbls…

Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28" bbls
Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28″ bbls

Ruger has built some good shotguns and some not-so-good shotguns.

The Red Label OU you see here is one of the good ones, and it’s 28″ barrels make it a bit special.

With 2 3/4″ chambers and screw-in choke tubes, it’s versatile enough for grouse, quail, woodcock, and doves. It’s also affordable–and all American.

Bidding on this one starts at $995 and is happening now. It’s a No-Reserve action, ending 4/12/2018 @ 12:19 PM.

Ruger Red Label 28g O/U Shotgun: Beautiful Ruger Red Label 28g over/under shotgun, stainless receiver, nice wood, 28″ barrel. Inside barrel is clean. Top barrel has a Ruger improved cylinder choke, bottom has a full choke. The stock has a few typical dings from use. Bluing is good with a little wear on the edges of the vent rib on the right side, a ding on the left side of vent rib and a few scratches under barrel as pictured. We do not have a the box.

Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28" bbls
Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28″ bbls
Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 28" bbls
Auction Alert: 28g Ruger OU, 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: 28g Ruger Red Label OU, 28″ bbls ….

28g Ruger Red Label Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" bbls
28g Ruger Red Label Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ bbls

Arguing is a great American pastime, and these days, people seem to be more committed to it than ever before. So lets take a time out and talk about something that’s not controversial: The Ruger Red Label.

Kidding.

From the moment the Red Label was introduced in 1977 to when it was finally put to rest in 2016, people have had strong opinions about this over-under shotgun. Lovers liked how it was American made. Haters disliked its heavy weight, sloppy wood-to-metal fit and non-existent quality control.

28g Ruger Red Label Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun, 28" bbls
28g Ruger Red Label Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ bbls

The Red Label was first made in 12 and 20 gauge. These are these models earned the gun its reputation for being a heavy, cumbersome pig.  But in 1994, Ruger introduced their 28 gauge version of this shotgun. It proved to be the one that got just about everything right.

Field & Stream’s Phil Bourjaily owned one of the little OUs and wrote:

“The 28 is built on a perfectly scaled-down frame and handles beautifully. I was deadly with mine…”

If you end up owning this one, perhaps you’ll have the same kind of luck. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends 12/25/2017 @ 10:26 AM.

28g Ruger Red Label Over Under, 28″ bbls: Up for auction is a ruger red label 28ga very nice condition, couple small marks on barrel. Great shooter.

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.

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BOSS BEST SXS 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK
BOSS BEST SXS 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK

BOSS BEST SXS 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK#793X 26 1/2″ SELF OPENER 006 AND 010 2 3/4 CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP  CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 5LBS 4 OZ X 1 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price: $59,500

WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK 20- OVERALL 95% ORIG- 26" EJECT Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIG- 98% ENGRAVING- 1965- 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- ENGLISH STOCK 14 3/4"- CASED
WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK 20- OVERALL 95% ORIG- 26″ EJECT Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIG- 98% ENGRAVING- 1965- 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- ENGLISH STOCK 14 3/4″- CASED

WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK 20- OVERALL 95% ORIG- 26″ EJECT Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIG- 98% ENGRAVING- 1965- 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- ENGLISH STOCK 14 3/4″- CASED#19134, Westley Richards & Co. Birmingham, England: A Bar Action Hand Detachable Sidelock Ejector 20 Bore Made in 1965, 26″ Ejector Dovetail Lump barrels proved at 3 1/4 tons and original 2 3/4″ chambers, The bores at .618 .013 & .030″ (Mod. & Full), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on both barrels at .034″, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 3/16″ over a checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, Great game gun weight at 5 lbs. 9 oz., 98% coverage of scroll engraving, Very Nice wood with excellent color and contrast, 98% original case colors, Original barrel black that remains at 95%, Original wood finish that remains at 95% with very light handling marks, The original checkering remains at 99%, The barrels inside and out look like the day they left Westley, The barrel striking is excellent, It is cased in the maker’s leather trunk with all the accessories and the factory trade label. Here is a Sidelock Westley that almost qualifies like new and remains in excellent condition for a piece that has been around 51 years. The new replacement for this exact gun is considerably higher. Nice piece. Price: $26,900

F.LLI PIOTTI Model BSEE BOXLOCK 16GA, 29" NEW
F.LLI PIOTTI Model BSEE BOXLOCK 16GA, 29″ NEW

F.LLI PIOTTI Model BSEE BOXLOCK 16GA, 29″ NEW: Price  $19,000
Choke  IC
Choke 2  M
Trigger  DT (Double)
Stock  Straight Grip
Forearm  Splinter Forearm
Rib  Smooth Concave Rib
Receiver Finish  Casehardened Receiver
Engraving Type  Fine Scroll & Rosette Engraving
Other Options  Upgraded action shape with Sculptured & scalloped receiver, Checkered butt
Condition  NEW
Weight 6#3oz
Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 7/8 with 1/4 cast off

Holland & Holland Double rifle in classic 450 3 1/4"with perfect bores
Holland & Holland Double rifle in classic 450 3 1/4″with perfect bores

Holland & Holland Double rifle in classic 450 3 1/4″with perfect bores:
Serial Number: 11484. I wish we could get more with condition and quality like this one. 26″ bbls, 14 5/8″ LOP, weight 8lbs, 6.5oz. Back action, rebounding locks. This H&H still retains considerable case color and the bores appear as new, bright and fresh. Even the stock finish appears original. It has been our experience these 450 BPE Hollands shoot extremely well both with the nitro for black loads and black powder. Price: $8,600

Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge Over Under Shotgun
Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge Over Under Shotgun

Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge Over Under ShotgunNo marks or dings. Checking is still so sharp that it grabs your fingers when you run them across the checkering. Straight stock with 26 inch barrels and 3 choke tubes. Chambers: 2 3/4 inch. Price: $1,595

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

Auction alert: 12g Ruger Gold Label, SxS shotgun…

Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun

Here’s your chance to a Ruger Gold Label Side-by-Side shotgun. I saw one of these when they first came out and I thought it was a nice shotgun. It impressed many people, including Phil Bourjaily (Is the Ruger Gold Label a Failed Classicand Jim Carmichael (A Ruger Classic, Outdoor Life).

But even though the Ruger Gold Label had many fans, the company killed it. Why? I’m not sure. While I think it sold well, the numbers may not have been high enough to make building it worth Ruger’s trouble. Gunrunner online auction has this one and the listing ends tomorrow, 04/14/15 @ 19:50:00. If you like what you see, bid on it now.

Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun

Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun: Serial #460-02882, mfg. 2005. Excellent condition! The highly sought-after Gold Label – now discontinued – that was highly awaited by Ruger fans. This specimen is 99% and wonderful with no visible wear and has been shot very little – perhaps test-fired. 28″ solid rib barrels have bright bores. Tight action. Stainless receiver with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol. Straight grip English stock has excellent figure with pretty satin finish. Ruger marked hard butt. Hand-checkered. Checkered splinter forearm with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol inlaid in wood. Brass front bead. Single selective trigger. Ejectors. Tang safety. Includes five chokes and choke tube wrench. Nice lockable (combination) hard case with leather/green vinyl and green crushed velvet interior. Two snap caps. Both shotgun and case are in excellent, like new condition!

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
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