5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

 

A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:
A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:

A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE: RICHARD ROY ENGRAVED, 29″ SELF OPENER 005 AND 015 2 3/4 CHAMBERS, SINGLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES, 6LBS 1 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 3/8″ LOP.  Price: $37,500

F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun:
F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun:

F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun: H&H pattern bar action sidelock ejector, case colored with very well cut engraving of rose bouquets and the finest English style scroll. Platinum cocking indicators, non-auto safety, and two triggers — the front one being hinged.
Nicely figured Turkish walnut stock has a straight hand, diamond-shaped grip and splinter forend with an Anson pushrod release.29″ Chopper Lump barrels,  3″ chambers: 3″ (76mm). Choke Left: .020″, Choke Right: .010″. Very fine and expertly cut checkering with Mullered borders. 14 9/16″ LOP over a 1″ Pachmayr pad.  Manufactured in 1996 (“BH” date code) the gun has 29″ chopper lump steel barrels with a raised concave matted rib and are choked IC/M. Price: $15,000

Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair
Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair

Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair: 28″ barrels, light modified & modified, perfect bores, 2 3/4″ chambers, cased, excellent plus. Price: $12,000. 

Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS:
Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS:

Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS: Serial Number: 365631, Barrels: 28″, Chokes: Mod/Full. Price: $1,900

Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S
Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S

Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S: Barrels choked F / M. Single select trigger. Non-ejector. Engraved scalloped boxlock action in extremely good condition. Wood has some handling marks. Very nice shotgun. 14 in. LOP to factory butt plate. Price: $1350

Good gun alert: 20g Ithaca/SKB SxS…

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT
ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

I’m a fanatic for old shotguns. That being said, I do realize modern SxSs and OUs have benefits: Perfected designs, suitability with modern ammo, easier to fix, etc.

Of the modern stuff out there, I’ve always liked Ithaca/SKB side by sides. SKB is another of Japan’s famous gunmakers and Ithaca imported SxSs and OUs made by them from 1966-1977 or so. Well made and rugged, these guns are great deals when you find them today.

The one you see here is a 280. Introduced in ’71 as an English Field model, it was Ithaca/SKB’s “…excitingly new deluxe field gun…in the classic English style.” It’s built on a Anson& Deeley style boxlock action and features ejectors, chrome-lined barrels and hand checkering.

Priced at $249.95 when it first hit the market, it cost far less than Browning’s Superposeds, which started at $465.

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT
ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

RE: It’s the Ithaca/SKB/s 25″ barrels? Don’t fear ’em. For upland shooting, most your shots are quick pokes rather. So the short tubes won’t make a difference.

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENTA very lightly used 20ga Ithaca/SKB. Very few hunting marks keep this gun from being 100%. It’s getting harder to find these guns in this kind of shape. Good to go, no issues, close to new.  Price: $1850 

Manufacturer: SKB
Model: 280
Chambers: 3IN
Ejectors: YES
Condition: EXCELLENT
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELENT
Barrels: 25IN
Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE

ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT
ITHACA SKB 280 20GA SIDE-BY-SIDE EXCELLENT

Gauge: 20GA
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/4 REAR SINGEL TRIGGER
Finish: ORIGINAL
Weight: 6LBS
Choke Left: MOD
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Proof:Nitro: YES

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PARKER DHE 20 GAUGE SxS
PARKER DHE 20 GAUGE SxS

PARKER DHE 20 GAUGE SxSO FRAME, #235XXX, 30″ MODIFIED AND FULL 2 3/4, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP WITH SKELETON BUTT. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. THE BEST TO COME TO MARKET IN SOME TIME. 6LBS 14OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price: $22,500

PERAZZI DHO SIDELOCK SXS  – TWO BARREL SET – LUSSO GRADEHere is a Perazzi DHO 12 GAUGE – hand made by Daniel Perazzi. This gun was made in 1963 in period where Perazzi and Fabbri were making guns together and has been referred to as a Perazzi/Fabbri. Most of the production of this Perazzi/Fabbri partnership was OU guns, a bar action sidelock SXS would be fairly rare for this tiime period. This is a Lusso grade with ornate deep engraving featuring vines, ribbons and leaves.

PERAZZI DHO SIDELOCK SXS  - TWO BARREL SET - LUSSO GRADE
PERAZZI DHO SIDELOCK SXS  – TWO BARREL SET – LUSSO GRADE

Two barrel set with original 27 1/2″ chopper lump barrels choked IC and Full. Right barrel measures .730 with 16/1000 choke while the left is .733 with 42/1000 choke. A second set of 29 1/2″ chopper lump barrels was added in 2002 by Armi R. Luterotti. These barrels have the exact same engraving pattern at the standing breech area and same hand filing of the rib. The weight of these barrels is stamped 1.420. The barrels are choked Improved Mod and Full. The right barrel measures .727 with 26/1000 choke, while the left is also .727 with 40/1000 choke. All barrels are 2 3/4″ chambers. The weight of the gun with the 27 1/2″ barrels is 7LBS 2 5/8 OZ. The weight with the 29 1/2″ barrel is 7 LBS 7 OZ.  Single non-selective trigger Negrini case as shown Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 9/16″ Drop at Comb – 1 3/8″ Drop at Heel – 2 1/8″. Cast Off. Price: $18,500

W W Greener FH25 20 Bore SxS Shotgun
W W Greener FH25 20 Bore SxS Shotgun

W W Greener FH25 20 Bore SxS ShotgunDelightful lightweight gun.  Definitely a pleasure to carry all day.  Ready for the fall opener! Price $3950
Barrels: 26″ with 2 1/2″ Chambers
Chokes: Mod & IM
Engraving: Fine English Scroll
Action: Greener BLE
Stock: English Walnut
Butt: Checkered
Weight: 5 lbs. 2.8 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 14 5/8 with neutral cast

BERETTA SILVERHAWK 12GA MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE 32" EXCELLENT
BERETTA SILVERHAWK 12GA MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE 32″ EXCELLENT

BERETTA SILVERHAWK 12GA MAGNUM SIDE-BY-SIDE 32″ EXCELLENT: A hard to find 32 in magnum 12ga with even harder to find condition. Hidden Greener crossbolt. Articulating trigger. No issues! Good to go! You would have a hard time finding a nicer one. Price: $1750 
Chambers: 3 IN
Condition: EXCELLENT
Metal Condition: EXCELLENT
Wood Condition: EXCELLENT
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Barrels: 32″
Triggers: ARTICULATING FRONT
Gauge: 12
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8 IN
LOP: 141/2
Weight: 7LBS 12OZ
Manufacture Date: 1965
Choke Left: EX FULL
Choke Right: FULL

Ithaca SKB 20ga. SxS Model 280 "English"
Ithaca SKB 20ga. SxS Model 280 “English”

Ithaca SKB 20ga. SxS Model 280 “English”Built by SKB for Ithaca in the 1970s,this gun has 28″ barrels choked modified (.012″) and full (.028″).The bores are mint with no rust,dents,or pits.It has a straight grip stock,a single selective trigger,ejectors,and a slim beavertail forend. The gun is in excellent all original condition retaining 98% of the original blue and wood finish.The stock dimensions are 141/4″LOP, 1 1/2″ at comb, and 2 1/2″ at heel.This is a great handling gun that would make a fine dove,pheasant,or clays gun.The model 280 was only built for a short time so they are relatively scarce.  Price: $1695 

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FABBRI BEST 20 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN
FABBRI BEST 20 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

FABBRI BEST 20 GAUGE OU SHOTGUNMADE 2005, PELI CREATIVE ARTS ENGRAVED, 27 1/2″ VACUUM ARC REMELT BARRELS  SOLID RIB, IMPROVED MODIFIED AND FULL 2 3/4″, SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW IN MAKERS CASE, 6LBS 2 OZ X 2″ X 1 3/8″ X 15″. Price: $99,500

JOSEPH LANG 12GA SIDE-BY-SIDE CUSTOM 2 BL SET 30″: SIDELOCK EJECTOR, 30″ BARRELS, ONE SET CHOKED .022 AND .035, SECOND SET TRUE CYLINDER AND .019. BARRELS ARE CHOPPER LUMP. EARLY GUN DATES FROM 1913. ENGLISH STRAIGHT STOCK, 14 3/8 PULL TO A LEATHER BUTT , 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 DROP, SINGLE TRIGGER, HIGH QUALITY BOUQUET AND SCROLL ENGRAVING, CLASSIC LOOK, NICE LOOKING GUN IN GREAT SHAPE, CASED, WITH LETTER FROM DOUGLAS TATE OF BRITISH GAME GUNS. Price: $14,700

JOSEPH LANG 12GA SIDE-BY-SIDE CUSTOM 2 BL SET 30"
JOSEPH LANG 12GA SIDE-BY-SIDE CUSTOM 2 BL SET 30″
Westley Richards 12 Bore S/S – BOXLOCK, EJECTORS WESTLEY SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, 28”, NICE!
Westley Richards 12 Bore S/S – BOXLOCK, EJECTORS WESTLEY SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, 28”, NICE!

Westley Richards 12 Bore S/S – BOXLOCK, EJECTORS WESTLEY SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, 28”, NICE!This sweet little Westley Richards BLE is a great example of a fine British shotgun at a very affordable price.  A Birmingham proofed gun made in or around 1904, snO8605 weighs a svelte 6 1/2 pounds with 28” barrels and is balanced dead on the hinge pin.  This is one of the guns you hand to a shooter as you are trying to explain why the Brits have always had the most dynamic guns…they just feel right in your hands.  For those who like a single selective trigger, the Westley Richards “One Trigger” is amongst the best ever devised and works like a dream.  Few British guns have SELECTIVE single triggers and this is a very rare option.  Mechanically perfect in every way, with excellent bores, lots of wall thickness, still in proof with HEAVY 1 1/4OZ. PROOF STAMPINGS, lots of wear to the original factory finishes but still tight on hinge pin and breech face, the gun is ready for several more generations of use.  Choked just right for upland birds and sporting clays, great stock dimensions, and a great price, this is your chance to own a British gun with a very notable maker’s name.  Thanks for looking. Price: $3,750

Ithaca SKB 20ga. Model 280 "English" SxS
Ithaca SKB 20ga. Model 280 “English” SxS

Ithaca SKB 20ga. Model 280 “English” SxS: This gun has 28″ barrels choked modified (.012″) and full (.028″), 3″ chambers, choke left: full (.028″), choke right: modified (.012″). It has a straight grip stock with a 141/4″ LOP over the original buttplate. It has a single selective trigger,ejectors,and a beavertail forend. Stock Dimensions, 14 1/4″x1 1/2″x2 1/2″, weight: 6lb, 2 oz. The gun is in excellent condition retaining at least 98% of the original blue and wood finish. The barrel bores are bright and free of any rust,dents,or pits.The wood is solid and free of any cracks or damage and is nicely figured. The model 280 was only made for a short time and are fairly hard to find.This would make a great dove,pheasant,or clays gun. Price: $1695

Browning Citori Upland Special OU in 20 Gauge
Browning Citori Upland Special OU in 20 Gauge

Browning Citori Upland Special OU in 20 GaugeCouple very minimal handling marks otherwise, excellent condition. Price: $1,499.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 3 Inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 26 Inch
Triggers: SST
Stock: Straight Grip, Checkered Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Schnabel tip
Butt Pad: Decelerator Recoil Pad
Weight: 6 Lbs 6 Ozs
Sights: Vent Rib, Metal Bead
Chokes: Mod / Imp. Cylinder Fixed

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

Auction Alert: Winchester, L.C. Smith, Parenti, Lefever…

Gunrunner Online Auctions has a bunch of nice look guns going off over the next few days,

G. Parenti 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 27 1/2", Scroll Engraved, Hard Case, Italy

G. Parenti 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 27 1/2″, Scroll Engraved, Hard Case, Italy

including this handful of decent shotguns. Check them out now.

Winchester Model 42 Skeet, .410., straight grip

Winchester 1897 “Black Diamond” Trap, 12 ga. pump, 2 barrels, mfg. 1918

SKB Model 885 Sporting, 20 ga. over/under shotgun, 28″, 7 tubes, Hard Case

G. Parenti 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 27 1/2″, Scroll Engraved, Hard Case, Italy

LeFever GE Grade, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 30", Ejectors
LeFever GE Grade, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 30″, Ejectors

W.W. Greener Single Barrel Trap, 12 ga. shotgun, 32″, mfg. London

LeFever GE Grade, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, 30″, Ejectors

L.C. Smith Specialty Grade, 12 ga. side by side shotgun, Ejectors, Single Trigger, 28″

Beretta S56E, 12 ga. over/under shotgun, 30″, M/F, Italy

 

Winchester Model 42 Skeet, .410 ga. pump action, Straight grip, 1934
Winchester Model 42 Skeet, .410 ga. pump action, Straight grip, 1934

Great pheasant gun alert: Ithaca/SKB 12 gauge…

Ithaca / SKB 12 gauge double barrel shotgun
Ithaca / SKB 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

Pheasant season is just a few months away and if you’re looking to get a new shotgun for roosters, this 12 gauge SKB is a great choice. Ithaca imported SKB side-by-side shotguns from 1969 to 1978 and they came in a 4 different grades: the 150, the 200, the 200E and the 280E (E is for ejectors). All of them were rugged, well made doubles and today they’re great deals for anyone looking for an affordable side by side.

This 12 gauge 280E has 28″ bbls choked Full and Modified, making it a great all around shotgun. From pheasants to sporting clays, it can do it all. BTW: if you want this gun, hurry. This NO RESERVE  auctions ends on August 26, 2012 @ 17:16:00 PT.

Ithaca / SKB 12 gauge double barrel shotgun
Ithaca / SKB 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

 

 

 

Good guns on the market right now…

Here a few good looking guns that have caught my eye lately:

Ithaca/SKB 280E 12g Side by Side Shotgun
Ithaca/SKB 280E 12g Side by Side Shotgun

Ithaca/SKB 280E, 12g, 28″ – this is a nice looking, well made boxlock with ejectors and shootable dimensions. These guns are solid, reliable, and the single trigger always makes the gun go bang. Perfect for ducks or pheasants.

12g Purdey Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12g Purdey Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

 

12g Purdey – Even though Purdey has made 30,000+ guns, finding a good one at a fair price can be tough. This Purdey looks like it may fit the bill, though. If the new barrels were really added by Purdey (I would drop them an email and check with them), the price is in the ballpark. The wood looks freshened, but not messed up. Nice looking leather pad , too.

 

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