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

Good gun alert: a 12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel O/U…

12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun
12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun

I’ve had a passion for double-barrels my whole life. Ruger’s Red Labels were the shotguns that lit that flame for me, and even though I’ve a lot of negative things about these Over-and-Unders, I’ve always liked them. I’ve toyed with the idea of buying one in 28-gauge, but never followed through with the whim.

Introduced in 1977, the Red Label was America’s first mass-made O/U. As a kid, I remember seeing them at the local gunshop. They were usually the finest shotgun there, and they were always behind the counter. I could only admire them with my eyes, but I could see enough to know that I wanted one.

12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun
12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun

I’m not sure when Ruger introduced their stainless-steel line of “All Weather” Red Labels (the actions on Red Labels were always stainless steel). With black synthetic stocks, the All Weather are as close to a Black Gun as I’ve ever seen in a double. That being said, they do look perfect for sea ducks, or for hunting from a blind in crappy, waterfowling weather.

Here’s more about this one from the seller:

Ruger Red Label, 12 Gauge, Stainless Game Gun: 28″ bbls, 3″ chambers, Ruger screw-in chokes, Synthetic stock, 14 1/4″ LOP, 8lbs, Selective single trigger. Excellent condition overall with original box. All Stainless Steel barrel and action with synthetic stock. Price: $1,349.99

12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun
12 gauge Ruger Stainless Steel Double Barrel Over Under Shotgun

 

Auction Alert: Winchester, Ruger, Fox. L.C. Smith…

Antique Reloading Tools, Flask, & Brass Shotgun Shells
Antique Reloading Tools, Flask, & Brass Shotgun Shells

The Burley Auction Group in New Braunfels, TX, is holding an auction this Saturday, 2/9. I took a quick look through the lots and here are a few things that caught my eye.

Lot 12: Antique Reloading Tools Flask Brass Shotgun Shells 3 old reloading tools, 6 Winchester No.12 Brass Shotgun Shells with leather holder, gunpowder flask & gunpowder tin. Sold as one collection. Estimate: 100.00 – 300.00

Lot 109: Winchester Model 24 Double Barrel Shotgun12 Gauge. Side by side, hammerless, 28″ barrels, Ser# 54342. Estimate: 400.00 – 600.00

Lot 113: Ruger O/U Red Label 12 Gauge ShotgunSporting clays, 3″ chambers, with 6 extra chokes, replacement fiber optic front sight, 30″ barrels. Ser# 411-03295. Estimate: 600.00 – 1,200.00

Lot 114: Ansley H. Fox Double Barrel Shotgun Side by side, 28″ barrels, hammerless, some engraving, Krupp fluid steel barrel, has bulge on RH barrel at end of barrel. . Ser# 1193A. Estimate: 400.00 – 600.00

Lot 115: L.C. Smith The Fulton 20 Gauge Shotgun Hunter Arms “The Fulton” Side by side, hammerless, 28″ barrels, Ser# F86152. Estimate: 400.00 – 600.00

 

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

http://www.armsbid.com/
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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

 

Auction Alert: Winchesters, Fox, Connecticut Shotgun & more…

20 gauge Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing RBL side-by-side shotgun
20 gauge Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing RBL side-by-side shotgun

Belcher McPherson Auction Company in Marshall, MI, is having a Sportsman’s Auction on Saturday, Nov 03, 2012, 10:00 AM Eastern. There are bunch of side-by-sides and O/Us there. Here are some of the doubles that caught my eye.

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company RBL Launch Edition SxS 20ga.

Huss Stahl SxS 16ga Shotgun

20 gauge Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing RBL side-by-side shotgun
20 gauge Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing RBL side-by-side shotgun

Antique Syracuse Double Barrel 12ga. SxS Shotgun

Winchester Model 24 12ga SxS Shotgun

Winchester Model 24 16ga. SxS Shotgun

Winchester Model 24 20ga. SxS Shotgun

Fox Sterlingworth 16ga. SxS Shotgun

Ithaca SKB Model 280 20ga. SxS Shotgun

Ruger Red Label 28ga. O/U Shotgun – NIB

Charles Daly B.O. Miroku 12ga. O/U Shotgun

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

 

 

 

 

Act quickly, nice doubles being auctioned off tomorrow…

Sorry for the late notice, but I just stumbles across this auction. It’s being held tomorrow, 8/13, in Montrose, GA, at Montrose Auctions.

20g A.H. Fox shotgun at Montrose Auctions
20g A.H. Fox shotgun at Montrose Auctions

It features over 850 firearms, including nice looking doubles like this sharp 12 gauge Francotte and this clean 20 gauge Fox A grade. The sale also includes a bunch of Parkers and Brownings, and other nice guns.

If you go here and run a search for shotguns, you see a complete list of all the doubles in the sale. So if you’re in the area, or if you’re feeling lucky enough to bid online without viewing the guns, go for it. You might get yourself a good deal and a nice double.

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