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OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE
OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE

OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE: 30″ WIDE PIGEON RIB 036 AND 038 CONSTRIXTION 2 3/4 NITRO, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 7LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/8″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 1/4″ LOP. Price: $12,500

Francotte 20E 20 Gauge SxS - 1950, 99% CASE COLOR, MINTY!
Francotte 20E 20 Gauge SxS – 1950, 99% CASE COLOR, MINTY!

Francotte 20E 20 Gauge – 1950, 99% CASE COLOR, MINTY!, vintage firearms inc: General Specs: Francotte, Year 1950, 20 gauge, 5lbs 12oz, IC/M, LOP 14 7/16″, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 1/2″, Serial Number: 89933. Auguste Francotte is world famous as a high-quality firearms maker from the gun making center of Leige, Belgium dating back as far as 1805.  Still making fine shotguns with price tags starting at $18,000, Francotte is a brand recognized and used by heads of state, business tycoons, and in some cases, the fortunate “Average Joe”. Search long and hard, you will not find another Auguste Francotte like this one.  First, this is the Model 20E, one of the higher grades A. Francotte offered in the boxlock ejector format and it has the sideplated action allowing for beautiful scroll engraving.  Second, the gun is 70 years old and RETAINS 99% OF THE FACTORY FINISH, INCLUDING ALL OF THE BOLD, VIVID, ORIGINAL BONE AND CHARCOAL CASE COLORS.  I HAVE NEVER SEEN A HIGHER CONDITION FRANCOTTE 20E!  Francotte guns are nicely built side by sides with a solid reputation for graceful looks and handling characteristics as well as rock solid dependability.  This fine Francotte, sn89933 built in 1950, has seen little use.  Beautifully hand engraved with FINE SCROLL ENGRAVING AND FOLIATE SCROLL BREECH BALLS, this is a very high-end side by side.  The wood is nicely figured European walnut showing lots of fiddleback figure and rich dark streaking, with most of the factory finish still there and the factory 28LPI hand-cut checkering in excellent condition.  There are field use marks in the buttstock wood, but all are superficial and there are no cracks or gouges in the wood.  We can restore the wood for you if you wish in a short period of time for an added cost; just ask about this in-house service we provide.  The gun weighs in at an ultra-light 5 3/4lbs. with its 26” Siemens Martin fluid steel barrels that are choked IC/M and have mirror perfect bores.  It is a very dynamic shotgun with the balance point on the hinge pin.  With the Prince of Wales style stock, it is lightning fast to the shoulder and puts a smile on your face when you handle her.  The gun is mechanically excellent with strong, well timed ejectors, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, perfect screws, crisp triggers…all in perfect working order and in need of no work at all.  THERE ARE 5 LOCKING POINTS ON THIS FRANCOTTE; A HIDDEN GREENER CROSS BOLT AT THE TOP RIB, DOUBLE UNDERLUG LOCKING BOLTS, SIDECLIPS, AND A THROUGH RECEIVER BARREL LUG, making sure the barrels are locked to the breech face laterally and vertically.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!  What a great gun for your upland pursuits, especially for the grouse and woodcock coverts and hunting over fine dogs.  She will represent well at the vintage sporting events too.  Francotte built some of the highest quality guns ever made and they are surprisingly affordable as this gun demonstrates.  Thanks for looking!  Price: $8,950

Parker Repro DHE - 20ga - 26” - IC/M - DT - Straight Grip - Skeleton Buttplate - High Grade Wood - Leather Maker’s Case
Parker Repro DHE – 20ga – 26” – IC/M – DT – Straight Grip – Skeleton Buttplate – High Grade Wood – Leather Maker’s Case

Parker Repro DHE – 20ga – 26” – IC/M – DT – Straight Grip – Skeleton Buttplate – High Grade Wood – Leather Maker’s Case: 14 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – some case color wear – some handling marks – would make a great grouse, woodcock and quail gun – it’s TIGHT like new otherwise. Excellent Field Configuration worthy of an upland hunter. Price: $5,500  

BERETTA - SO4 - 30" M / F - Quality Sidelock Over Under - Completely Refurbished !
BERETTA – SO4 – 30″ M / F – Quality Sidelock Over Under – Completely Refurbished !

Beretta – SO4 – 30″ m / f – quality sidelock OU – completely refurbished: 12ga, 2-3/4″, 29-1/2″ M / F (.724 – .030 / .039) – Hand Filed Vent Rib, Ejectors, Single Non-Selective Trigger, LOP 14-7/8″, Drop 1-1/2 to 1-3/4″, Neutral Cast, Weight 8 lbs 4 oz. Completely refurbished gun, and used little – if any – since. Bores are perfect, and at factory original specs. This gun was reproofed in 1993, and possibly refurbished at that time. The gun is ready to shoot, but you can detect slight movement in the barrels. Price: $3950

A. H. Fox/Savage Sterlingworth Deluxe Brush Model SxS Double Barrel American Shotgun
A. H. Fox/Savage Sterlingworth Deluxe Brush Model SxS Double Barrel American Shotgun

A. H. Fox/Savage Sterlingworth Deluxe Brush Model: My personal benchmark gun. Decided after it being in the safe for several years that someone else needs to own it. Will start it out here for a week and see what happens. Specs are 26″ barrels choked .013 and .020 and bores of .729 per my Skeets, and 2 3/4″ chambers and ejectors. LOP to end of wood 13 1/4″. To end of Antiflinch Pad 14 1/4″. DAC 1 5/8″, DAH 2 7/8″. Weight and this is downright lovely is 6 lb 9 oz. A 12 bore made for bird hunting as they say. Serial Number. is 122114. Call this my benchmark gun because the case colors are just about mint. Slight fading on the underside, but they are all there. Blueing is 100 percent except for some small spot right around the top rib where Dan Rossiter from Custom Stocks and Steel, believed there may have been a bit oil or whatever missed when the factory did the barrels. Gun has been apart one time and that was by Dan when he checked the internals. He added the Antiflinch pad (forgot what was on it). Bought this at a small in Va from a collector. Gun’s bores were covered in cosmoline and per the house the gun had not been fired for over 50 years (who knows). Wasn’t fired much if at all. Some flaking on the finish in spots. I’ve done nothing to the gun and its time to move it on. Pictures when the sun comes up. Serial Number: 122114, Barrel Length: 26″, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Ejectors: Yes, Condition: Excellent, Metal Condition: Excellent, Wood Condition: Small bit of flaking, Bore Condition: Mint, Triggers: 2, Gauge: 12, Butt Pad: Jostam Anti flinch, Weight: 6 lb 9 oz, Choke Left: Mod, Choke Right: IC. PS.  This is a Savage marked gun with all the best Philly Fox features.   Also had twin Ivory beads (front and rear). Price: $1,950

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Parker DHE 28ga SxS Skeet Gun (Remington Era)
Parker DHE 28ga SxS Skeet Gun (Remington Era)

Parker DHE 28ga SxS Skeet Gun (Remington Era): A beautiful RARE 28ga DHE Skeet gun has 26in barrels  skeet in /skeet out has a 00 Frame  single trigger Beavertail straight english stock to a checkered butt  gorgeous wood  one mark otherwis mint silver oval  no initials  98% easy case colors and blue. Price: $49,000

BERETTA – SO5 / SO3EELL – Hand Detachable Locks – Checkered Butt – Like New: 1970 12ga, 26″, IC / IC (.008 / .011), LOP 14-9/16″, Drop 1-7/16 to 2-3/8, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 6 oz. 100% Coverage – Hand Engraved. Hand Detachable Sidelock. Gold Crown Inlay. Pierced Top Lever. Hand Filed Rib. Ivory Sights. Single Selective Trigger. Checkered Butt. Excellent weight and chokes for a 12ga Upland Game Gun. Condition is “Like New.” Price: $8,500

BERETTA - SO5 / SO3EELL - Hand Detachable Locks - Checkered Butt - Like New
BERETTA – SO5 / SO3EELL – Hand Detachable Locks – Checkered Butt – Like New
LC SMITH Model 5E SXS 12 GA
LC SMITH Model 5E SXS 12 GA

LC SMITH Model 5E  SXS  12 GA: Serial #205881, 30″ bbls, F&F, 2 1/2″ chambers, Hunter one trigger, Straight Grip, Splinter Forearm, Matted Concave Rib, Casehardened Receiver, Game Scene Cameos Engraving, Vintage Hawkins pad, EXC. Condition, 7#15oz, 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ x 14″ with 1/8 cast off. This is a high condition original gun. Price $8,000

A. H. Fox, A Grade, 20 Gauge, Side-by-Side – Gorgeous: 26″ BARRELS, FULL & MODIFIED, 99% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS.  ATTRACTIVE DEEP CUT ENGRAVING, SOME BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR.  ROUND KNOB GRIP STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, ABOUT PERFECT WOOD AND CHECKERING, 100% TRIGGER GUARD BLUE.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 3/8″ X 14″, 6 POUNDS 2 OUNCES.  GORGEOUS LITTLE FOX MADE IN 1922. Price: $6,500

A. H. Fox, A Grade, 20 Gauge, Side-by-Side - Gorgeous
A. H. Fox, A Grade, 20 Gauge, Side-by-Side – Gorgeous
ITHACA 1916 FLUES HAMMERLESS 4E GRADE 12GA. 3" SHOTGUN 98% PLUS ORIGINAL CONDITION
ITHACA 1916 FLUES HAMMERLESS 4E GRADE 12GA. 3″ SHOTGUN 98% PLUS ORIGINAL CONDITION

ITHACA 1916 FLUES HAMMERLESS 4E GRADE 12GA. 3″ SHOTGUN 98% PLUS ORIGINAL CONDITION: ITHACA 1916 FLUES 4E GRADE HAMMERLESS 12GA. SHOTGUN,S/N 2719XX. 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS WITH EXCELLENT BORES AND 2 IVORY BEADS.3″ CHAMBERS,CHOKED MODIFIED (.017) CONSTRICTION AND IMPROVED CYLINDER (.007) CONSTRICTION.99% ORIGINAL BARREL BLUE.FIGURED AMERICAN WALNUT WITH BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL FLUE DE LEA CHECKERING WITH BLACK TIP FOREARM,PISTOL GRIP CAP AND GOLD SHIELD.L.O.P. IS 14 1/2″ OVER SOLID RUBBER PAD,D.A.H. IS 2 7/8″ AND D.A.C. IS 1 7/8″ WITH NEUTRAL CAST.GUN WEIGHS 7 LBS. ORIGINAL GOLD DOUBLE TRIGGERS WITHOUT ANY WEAR.GUN LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN FIRED EXTREMELY LITTLE.ENGRAVED RECEIVER WITH 85% PLUS ORIGINAL VIVID CASE COLOR REMAINING,HAS DOG AND BIRD SCENES.A SUPER ORIGINAL CONDITION 4E 1916 12GA. SHOTGUN. Price: $4,250

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A.H. Fox SERIAL NUMBER 29!!! C Grade Yes, Serial # 29:
A.H. Fox SERIAL NUMBER 29!!! C Grade Yes, Serial # 29:

A.H. Fox SERIAL NUMBER 29!!! C Grade Yes, Serial # 29: This A.H. Fox shotgun is actually serial number 29… the twenty ninth gun made in the very first days/weeks of production.  We can be quite sure that Ansley had his hands on this gun!!  This is the earliest A.H. Fox serial number that I have ever seen AND it is in the handsome C grade. This gun is very tight and mechanically sound… a testimonial to the wonderful Fox design. Gorgeous walnut stock & forend with strong grain, color and figure.  Leather-faced buttpad has be replaced but it was done long ago. Checkering is sharp and appears nicely recut. Excellent dimensions 14 3/8″ LOP 1 1/2″ DAC  2 3/8″ DAH. This gun is treated to the earliest style of C engraving which is nearly all flowing scrollwork. Dog on bottom, birds on breechballs and trigger bow. Engraving remains sharp and clear. This gun has 30″ Krupp steel barrels. This barrels are in perfect condition inside and out. No dings, dents or pitting. RT  731 bore  44k choke  36kMWT. LFT 732 bore  42k choke  37kMWT. Barrels ring true. 96% deep rich blue. Engraving wedges at breech. Double triggers are both crisp, extractors (this gun made before auto-ejectors on a Fox) non-automatic safety. Price: $8995

BERETTA Model SO4 International Trap O/U 12 GA: Barrel Length (in Inches)29-1/2 (75cm), Chokes IM / F, SST (Single Selective), Pistol Grip, Semi Beaver Tail Forearm, Vent Rib, Coin Finish Receiver, Scroll Border EngravingVG Plus Condition. Weight Description8lb 1o oz. Dimensions 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 14 3/8 with 1/4 cast off Price: $6,995

BERETTA Model SO4 International Trap O/U 12 GA
BERETTA Model SO4 International Trap O/U 12 GA

RBL 20 GAUGE SELF OPENER DOUBLE TRIGGER 28: Very nice RBL 20 gauge with double trigger and 28″ barrels with choke tubes. Straight English grip 14 3/4 LOP DAC 1 1/2 DAH 2 1/2 with self opener. This gun has been fired but is still almost new. Sorry no case so priced two sell at $3350.00 3 day inspection S & I is $47.00 will trade. Contact Bud 509-465-8406 for more information. Price: $3350

RBL 20 GAUGE SELF OPENER DOUBLE TRIGGER 28
RBL 20 GAUGE SELF OPENER DOUBLE TRIGGER 28

MERKEL, O/U, Model 200E, 20 GA: 28”, IC& M, DT, Pistol Grip, 3-piece Forened, Solid Rib, Scroll Border Engraving, Casehardened Receiver, Pad, Butt has been extended in Germany with very nice oak leaf carving on extention, Early 1950’s gun, Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 14 5/8 with 3/8 cast off, Weight 6#1oz, 2 3/4″ chambers, ID 3844, EXC. Condition. Price: $3,000

MERKEL, O/U, Model 200E, 20 GA
MERKEL, O/U, Model 200E, 20 GA
L.C. Smith "O" Grade 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
L.C. Smith “O” Grade 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun

L.C. Smith “O” Grade 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun: 1899 GUN, 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION: LC Smith, Year 1899, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 14oz, Side by Side. Serial Number: 60594

The L.C. Smith “O” Grade was a step above the Field Grade that came out in 1913 from Hunter Arms (replacing the pre-1913 “OO” Grade) in that it had a bit nicer wood and checkering, a black ebony inlay in the forend tip, and in 1899, the year this gun was produced, a set of nice damascus steel barrels.  This gun, sn60594, is in remarkable condition for its 115 years of age, with lots of case color, perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit, nicely figured European walnut (book says English walnut, looks like French to me), factory original checkering is excellent, 30″ damascus barrels that still retain 98% of their original black and white pattern, no cracks anywhere, full length butt stock to the factory butt plate, and tight as new mechanically.  With the long barrels and 1/2 round pistol grip, this is a great sporting clays or upland gun, and weighing 6lbs. 14oz. is not too heavy to carry all day.

Barrel Length: 30″, Chokes: .028/.026  F/F, Bores: very good, Bore Diameter: .646/.648, Wall Thickness: .031/.028, Blue: 95% damascus, Chambers: 2 5/8″, Ribs: tight, Sights: single, Ejectors or Extractors: extractors, Case Color: 85% faded, Screws: perfect, Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 60%, Stock Type: 1/2 round grip / splinter forend , LOP: 14 3/8″, LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/8″, DAH: 2 7/8″, DAC: 1 5/8″, Cast: 0, Checkering Condition: excellent, Butt Treatment: factory plate. Pr

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