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Parker Quality G 12GA–LIFTER, FACTORY 98% FINISHES ONE OF THE BEST REMAINING, NICE
Parker Quality G 12GA–LIFTER, FACTORY 98% FINISHES ONE OF THE BEST REMAINING, NICE

Parker Quality G 12GA–LIFTER, FACTORY 98% FINISHES ONE OF THE BEST REMAINING, NICEYear 1882, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 15oz, SxS, #22993. When some Parker collectors hear of a Grade 2 lifter gun in 12ga. they yawn casually, as most you will ever see are “grey guns”, with most of their finish gone, cut stocks, butt pads, repaired cracks, pitted bores, loose on face…the list goes on as the guns are over 100 years old and saw a LOT OF USE.  Those same guys will perk right up when you mention one with HIGH, FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION.  They only made about 2500 of these guns total, and this gun, sn22993, is likely one of the finest Quality G, Grade 2 damascus Parkers left on the planet.  Made in 1882 and still matching the factory letter to the “T”, the gun is in untouched, factory original condition with 98% vivid case color, 95% Damascus pattern remaining, near perfect factory checkering, perfect screws, and most all its original factory wood finish intact.   Some would call it a “museum quality” piece, but most I know would take it to vintage shoots, show it off, and break some clays with it, then take it afield as one of their favorite upland guns to shoot a few birds with each season.  Parkers in this condition and low production numbers are continuing to grow in value and the best examples bring extraordinary prices and high demand.  This is one of the best you will ever see, so don’t hesitate if you want it in your collection!  Thanks for looking. Price: $14,750

Parker VH Grade 20 Gauge Double Shotgun, 26 Inch Barrels, Very Rare with Original Box
Parker VH Grade 20 Gauge Double Shotgun, 26 Inch Barrels, Very Rare with Original Box

Parker VH Grade 20 Gauge Double Shotgun, 26 Inch Barrels, Very Rare with Original BoxIt’s not often that we have the opportunity to sell a firearm as special as this Parker.  In all the years we have been in the firearms business, neither we or any of the other dealers we have talked with have ever had an original box with a Parker Shotgun.  The 1921 vintage shotgun is a Vulcan Grade 20 Gauge with 26 inch barrels that is built on the lightweight O frame.  It is in the best condition we have seen in years with nearly 100% original blue and 95%+ original case colors, with the only wear apparent on the gun is a small loss of case colors and small dark staining spots on the sides of the breeches of the receiver, probably from “box wear”.  The bores are mint and the wood is nearly flawless, with only a couple of very small handling marks in the finish.  This is probably the nicest 20 Gauge Parker most people would ever see, and it is made extra special by having its original box.  This is undoubtedly a “once in a lifetime” chance to own a very unique Parker Side-by-Side. PRICE: $14,750

Parker GH 16 Gauge – 1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITION
Parker GH 16 Gauge – 1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITION

Parker GH 16 Gauge – 1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITIONWhen chasing Parker guns one might see a few Parker GH 16ga. guns for sale, after all they made almost 3000 of them, 2316 with Damascus barrels and about 650 with Parker Special Steel barrels, so they are not RARE.  HOWEVER, THIS GUN IS AN EXTREMELY RARE, WHOLLY FACTORY ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED, COLLECTOR QUALITY GH 16GA..  Why would I claim extreme rarity?  For one, it is on an “O” frame, or 20ga. frame and we all know there were few graded Parker 16’s built on an “O” frame, less than 10% of total production for sure.  So that means among Damascus guns they made about 200 of them.  We all see them from time to time; the grey, well worn, field used Parker GH grade guns…cut stocks, cracks, pins, worn to the nubs.  That is what is usually for sale.  Two hundred “O” frame 16ga. Damascus GH Grade guns made, and this is likely THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE, with 99% strong factory condition in every part of the gun.  Factory case color at 99%, factory Damascus pattern 99%, factory wood finish 99%, factory trigger guard blue 95%, mirror bores, factory bore diameter, chambers, and chokes, factory 99% checkering…even the dog’s head butt plate is 99% excellent!  I do see a lot of fine Parkers, but in my lifetime I have seen few as clean and definitively factory original as this little gun.  The 28” Damascus barrels are just stunning, the wood is English walnut as it should be with a gun built in 1904.  I am able to state that this Parker GH 16, sn128304, is the finest I have ever seen.  And at 6lbs. 2oz. it is a delicate wand in hand, ready for a most pleasant walk in the upland habitat or to crush some vintage sporting clays targets.  When you call something an “investment quality firearm”, this would be your perfect example; low production, desirable features, and extremely high, untouched factory original condition.  These are the gun you have to step up to the plate and pay the premium price for, as you will not have an opportunity to own such a gun again.  The value of a gun like this one will continue to rise as more and more of the remaining guns are used, abused, and restored.  Don’t let this one get away.  If you ever wanted an example of a fine Damascus Parker, this is the one for your collection.  Gotta love the way the “O” frame 16ga. Parkers feel when you pick one up, and this gun even has great shooting dimensions.  Thanks for looking! Price: $9,450

Beretta Silver Hawk 12ga, 28" brl, 3" chambers SST like new
Beretta Silver Hawk 12ga, 28″ brl, 3″ chambers SST like new

Beretta Silver Hawk 12ga, 28″ brl, 3″ chambers SST like new: Manufactured in 1998. Blued barrels with solid rib and single silver bead. Stainless stamp-engraved boxlock action marked “P. BERETTA” on each side. Features include automatic thumb safeties/barrel selector, ejectors, and a single trigger. Partially figured straight walnut buttstock with checkered wrist and “KICKEEZ” buttpad, checkered walnut splinter forearm with Anson release. Complete with blue plastic Beretta case with three additional Briley choke tubes, choke tube wrench, tag and owner’s manual, and Beretta gun socks. Condition appears as new, shows little or no use. exterior of case has a few scuffs and storage marks. Accessories: hard case, choke tubes and choke wrench. Barrel Length: 28″Chamber: 3″ Choke: Interchangeable. Serial Number: S01127A. Price: $2,200

BERETTA - BL-4 - 20ga, OU, 26" IC / M - Single Selective Trigger - Ejectors - Round Knob Stock
BERETTA – BL-4 – 20ga, OU, 26″ IC / M – Single Selective Trigger – Ejectors – Round Knob Stock

BERETTA – BL-4 – 20ga, OU, 26″ IC / M – Single Selective Trigger – Ejectors – Round Knob Stock1968 – Beretta BL-4 (S56E) – 20ga, 2-3/4″, 26″ IC / M – Ejectors, Single Selective Trigger, Round Knob Stock, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. Early BL-4 with Round Knob “Prince of Wales” grip. These Early guns tended to have higher combs than the later Flat Knob Stock guns. Gun is Like New. Tight – Fired Very Little. Metal 99%. Wood 96+% – shows some minor handling marks. Price: $1575 

Good gun alert: 20 gauge Beretta Silver Hawk SxS …

1960 - Beretta Model 409 - Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun
1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun

Beretta is famous for its OUs. But they’ve also made a lot of nice side-by-sides.

Here’s a nice, lightweight, no-frills one that’s perfect for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It has a few issues, but nothing you can’t fix (or just live with).
1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun: 20ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ IM / F, Raised Solid Rib with Rib Extension Third Bite, Single Non-Selective Trigger, Extractors, Hand Engraved, LOP 14-1/8″, Drop 1-5/8″ to 2-1/2″, Weight 5 lbs. 15 oz. Price: $1575

Condition: Mechanically the gun is Excellent. The barrels have a few freckles. The stock has a crack on the left side. This is typical on these guns because of the sharp corner at the back of the frame. The stock is a through bolt stock, so it has no affect on the strength of the stock. Overall, a very nice little gun with the longer barrels that everyone seems to want these days.

1960 - Beretta Model 409 - Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun
1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun
1960 - Beretta Model 409 - Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun
1960 – Beretta Model 409 – Silver Hawk SxS Shotgun

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Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30" Damascus barrels
Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30″ Damascus barrels

Cogswell & Harrison Hammergun, 30″ Damascus barrels: 2-1/2″ chambers.  Bar action sidelock completely engraved in fine foliate scroll,.  Percussion fences.  The hammers, of substantial size, add to the impressive style of this circa 1880s gamegun. Splinter forend with swing lever release, straight hand stock with high, modern dimensions (1-1/2″ comb, 1-7/8″ heel, 14-1/2″ LOP) should be just the ticket for rising birds.  The Damascus pattern of rich deep brown color and contrast are at about 100% finish.  The action retains a wonderful glow of patina and case colors.  Beautifully figured French walnut, a fabulous example in the original canvas case.  Weighs 6lbs, 14 oz.  Perfect for your vintage events! Price: $5,500

MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2″: BUILT 1943, CHOKES ,010 & ,012, THREE PIECE FOREARM, CHECKERED BUTT, DOUBLE TRIGGER, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/8″ X 14 3/8″, BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE PIECE IN THE GREATEST CONDITION.

MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2": BUILT 1943
MERKEL OVER UNDER, 12GA, 271/2″: BUILT 1943

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN: 28″ barrels w/ 5 screw chokes. Self opener. 15 1/4″ LOP leather covered pad. Double triggers, automatic ejectors. 98-99% in original luggage case with accessories. Price: $3,050

CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN
CSMC RBL LAUNCH EDITION SxS 20GA SHOTGUN
Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga.
Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga.

Beretta Model 471 Silver Hawk 20 Ga: 28″ bbls, 3″ chambers, IC/IM ejectors, 14 1/2″ LOP, 6 lbs. 4 oz. Double triggers. This elegant side-by-side 20 Gauge has a richly blued, concave rib barrel set paired with a case colored receiver and a checkered walnut stock set. The trigger guard, forend iron and release, top snap, and bottom tang are also case colored. The lever is far right of center. It is fitted with ejectors. It has a traditional double trigger group with an articulated front. The English-style straight stock ends in a wooden buttplate bearing the Beretta Trident logo. It comes with the maker’s hard case. Price: $2,799.99

Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun
Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun

Thomas Johnson 12b Hammer Gun: A really nice 12bore hammer gun by a provincial maker. Back action locks. 60% coverage crisp scroll engraving Gun is in excellent condition with 28″ lovely patterened damascus barrels with near perfect bores and nitro proofed. Tight and on face. Choked cyl/cyl. LOP=14 3/8 to a horn butt. DAC=1 1/2 DAH=2 1/4 Weight = 6lbs 5oz Min wall R=.026 11″ from muzzle L = .026 10″ from muzzle. Nicely patterned butt stock wood. Price: $2150

 

Good gun alert: a 12g, 28″ Beretta 470 Silver Hawk sxs, no reserve…

Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28"bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28″bbls

When it comes to side-by-sides, Beretta isn’t the first gunmaker that comes to mind for most American shooter. Most of think O/Us. But Beretta has been making SxSs longer than over-unders, and in 2003 they their newest model the 471 Silver Hawk.

The Silver Hawk came out right when the vintage shotgun craze was at its peak in the US, and it was one of the first “new” SxSs offered by a maker outside of Spain. A lot of people liked then. and reviews in The Field and in the American Rifleman were positive. If there was a complaint, it was that the shotgun was overpriced. Personally, I thought the Silver Hawk has always been a good deal. If you disagree, here’s a chance to find out what one is really worth. This Silverhawk is up for auction now, and it’s being sold at no reserve. The listing ends Sunday, 1/25/2015, @ 7:45:00 PM ET. So if you like, get your bids in soon.

Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28"bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28″bbls

Beretta 470 Silver Hawk 12 ga mint 28″bbls:  This is a like new Beretta 470 Silver Hawk .12 ga shotgun with 28″ barrels. It does have the 3″ chambers and is choked full and full I believe by the markings. 18.4 and 18.4. As you can see from the photos hard to tell if it’s ever been shot. Bores are like mirrors as is the jeweling on the action. No box with this one but in like new condition. Beautiful wood and checkering.

Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28"bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28″bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28"bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28″bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28"bbls
Beretta 470 Silverhawk .12 ga mint 28″bbls

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Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun: 31″ Whitworth chopperlump barrels with semi-concave game rib, 2-7/8″ chambers,1-1/2 oz proof, choked full/full (.039/.039), double triggers, and auto ejectors.  Large frame sideclipped third fastening action engraved in the traditional Purdey fine rose and scroll, retains 95% original rich case color hardening.  Stock of striking figured French walnut with rich black figure and contrasting red and gold fiddleback with open pistol grip with carved cap measures 14-5/8″ to a checkered butt. The triggerguard retains virtually all the factory bright charcoal blue.  Weighs 8 lbs, 3 oz., housed in its original case with accessories.  Built in 1905. Price: $39,500

J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE Shotgun
J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE Shotgun

J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE: 28″ 012 AND 021 FACTORY 3″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP FANTASTIC WOOD EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LB 15 OZ X 2 X 1 7/16 X 15. Price: $7,950.00

WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- 1968- OVERALL in 97% COND- 99% ORIG CASE COLORS- 6 Lbs. 5 Oz.- I.C. & I.M.:  Model 700 Made 1968 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump barrels at .661 .008 & .021″ (Imp.Cyl. & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ Original chambers, Churchill style tapered rib, Nitro Proved at 3 1/4 tons per square inch,

WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28"
WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28″

Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/8″ over a 1″ pad with a 1/2″ spacer, It will go 14 1/4″ if you remove the spacer and leave a 1″ pad, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 16 Bore weight at 6 lbs. 5 oz., 45% coverage of period engraving, The original barrel blue at 98%, The gun retains 99% original bright & vivid case colors, The stock finish is original and at 97-98%, The checkering at 98%, The blue on the floorplate, trigger guard, trigger guard tang and forend metal is 99%, The bores are as new from breech to muzzle, The gun is smack on the face with plenty of bite, The barrels ring with a nice chime. A very unusual chambering in a Webley, not a lot of 16 Bore Webley’s out there. This is flat out one excellent plus conditioned gun for you 16 game gun users. Price: $4,950.00

BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS - 26" BLS
BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS – 26″ BLS

BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS – 26″ BLS: SKT./IC – STRAIGHT HAND STOCK WITH WOOD BUTTPLATE – LOP 14 1/16″ – DROP 1 3/8″ X2″ – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – WT. 5 LBS. 6 OZS. Price: $3,800.00

BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk – 12ga – 28″ M / F – English Stock: 1997 3″, M / F (.020 / .035), Single Selective Trigger, Selectable Ejectors (On/Off), English Stock, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/8″ to a 1/2″ Decelerator Pad, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 12 oz. Very Nice 98+% Condition Overall. Not shot a much. Lever well over to right – lots of bite left. Price: $1,975.00

BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk - 12ga - 28" M / F - English Stock:
BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk – 12ga – 28″ M / F – English Stock
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