Old and new: Great looking 20 gauge doubles…

When I first got into doubles, twenty-gauge shotguns weren’t my thing. I was more interested in 12 gauges and — my favorites — sixteens. But as I’ve aged, I’ve earned a respect twenties. Ammo is easy to find for them, most of them are lightweight, and the throw enough lead to kill the birds I hunt most of the time.

The four 20 gauge shotguns listed below are both and unusual and unusually versatile. Check them out now.

W&C. Scott & Sons 20 Bore Hammergun in Excellent Condition
W&C. Scott & Sons 20 Bore Hammergun in Excellent Condition

W&C. Scott & Sons 20 Bore Hammergun in Excellent Condition: This little gun has a lot of character. It has great lines and handles like a wand. My photos don’t do justice to the gun. The finishes are much better than the photos suggest. The gun was refurbished by Keith & Cody Kearcher in Bend Oregon. The case coloring is original and is fading in the usual areas. The bores are bright and shiny with no visible imperfections. Lock-up is tight with or without the forend attached. I have used this gun on pheasants with great success. I use RST 2&1/2 inch loads. These are light Smokeless loads. Stock dimensions are excellent for the average shooter. Collectors are aware that small bore English guns are rare. This is especially true of W&C, Scott small bores. I have only encountered 3 in over 40 years of collecting Scott guns. Here are the specifications on this gun: Barrel length =28 inches. LOP from front trigger=14&1/2 inches. Chokes are Cylinder and Cylinder Weight is 5 & 3/4 pounds. Serial # is 37622. Date of Manufacture is 1885. Price: $3,250

Exquisite and rare C. Pryse 20ga Hammer gun- nitro proofed! A vintage gunners DREAM small bore!
Exquisite and rare C. Pryse 20ga Hammer gun- nitro proofed! A vintage gunners DREAM small bore!

Exquisite and rare C. Pryse 20ga Hammer gun- nitro proofed! A vintage gunners DREAM small bore! For your consideration is a very fine and extremely rare 20ga English hammer gun.  The gun features back action locks which are very finely scroll engraved.  28″ Damascus barrels which have been fitted with Briley choke tubes.  The straight grip buttstock has excellent dimensions and terminates with a solid HRBP.  The splinter forend is near fully checkered.  The gun balances beautifully and is very lightweight – weighing in at 5lbs 6oz!  Stocks are extremely fine, as restored and checkering is crisp.  The grain pattern in the stock is superb.  Both bores measure .635 and minimum wall thickness is .028(right) and .029(left). Price: $5795 

Browning Superlight - 20ga - 1972 Man. Date - IC/M - 26.5” - 14 1/4” x 1 3/8” x 2” - 5 lbs 11 ozs - SN: 2871 V72 - In The Box
Browning Superlight – 20ga – 1972 Man. Date – IC/M – 26.5” – 14 1/4” x 1 3/8” x 2” – 5 lbs 11 ozs – SN: 2871 V72 – In The Box

Browning Superlight – 20ga – 1972 Man. Date – IC/M – 26.5” – 14 1/4” x 1 3/8” x 2” – 5 lbs 11 ozs – SN: 2871 V72 – In The Box! 1972 Man. Date – IC/M – 26.5” – 14 1/4” x 1 3/8” x 2” – 5 lbs 11 ozs – SN: 2871 V72 – In The Box!  Minor Field Evidence can be found on wood and metal.  Great Shooting Superposed! Price: $4,900

Nikko Lightweight Ejector - 20ga - 28” Barrels - Straight Grip - M/IM Chokes - Winchester 101 Style - Tight Action - 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Nikko Lightweight Ejector – 20ga – 28” Barrels – Straight Grip – M/IM Chokes – Winchester 101 Style – Tight Action – 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Nikko Lightweight Ejector – 20ga – 28” Barrels – Straight Grip – M/IM Chokes – Winchester 101 Style – Tight Action – 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”: Nikko Lightweight Ejector – 20ga – 28” Barrels – Straight Grip – M/IM Chokes – 6 lbs 2 ozs – Clean and Tight Action – 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs 2 ozs – NICE!  Dove Gun Deluxe!  Perfect Chokes, Configuration and Weight – Very Nice Shotgun

Auction alert: 20g Browning Superposed OU …

The shotgun you see here is the only over-under I consider to be both vintage and American. Even this Superposed was made in Belgium, it was designed by John Moses Browning — one of America’s most famous gunmakers.

This 20g is coming up in Poulin Auctions Spring 2019 sale, being held 3/30/2019 – 4/2/2019.

Auction alert: 20g Browning Superposed coming in Poulin Auctions Spring 2019 sale
Auction alert: 20g Browning Superposed coming in Poulin Auctions Spring 2019 sale

Good gun alert: 20g Browning Superlight …

Browning Superposed O/U 20 Gauge Superlight
Browning Superposed O/U 20 Gauge Superlight

With modern dimensions, straight grips, 2 3/4″ chambers, and reliable single triggers, twenty-gauge Browning Superlights are fantastic O/U shotguns for grouse and woodcock.

Here’s your chance to get one at a fair price.

Browning Superposed O/U 20 Gauge SuperlightOriginal Belgian Superlight field grade made in 1969. Has 26½” modified/improved cylinder barrels, and straight stock. A recoil pad has been added, L.O.P. is 14⅜”. Near excellent condition with light wear. Price: $2,995

Browning Superposed O/U 20 Gauge Superlight
Browning Superposed O/U 20 Gauge Superlight

5 doubles you don’t want to miss..

 

Boss & Co. Heavy 3" Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun
Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun

Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon GunBoss Heavy proof Pigeon Gun with Factory 3 inch Chambers and 1 1/2oz Original Proof. The gun is fitted with Chopper lump barrels that are fitted with Briley Teague style choke tubes. Gun appears to be little used.  The mirror perfect bores still at .729 L and .728 R.  The barrel blue remains at 98% plus. Case color 80-90%, showing some thinning; mostly on the bottom of the receiver.  Wood is excellent, retaining virtually all of it’s London style
finish. Overall a fantastic gun that points and handles as what you would expect from this highly revered maker.
Barrels: Bores: .729L & .728R. Wall Dims: .030 R & .030 L
Chokes: Teague Style Screw by Briley
Engraving: Jack Sumner Style English Fine Scroll
L.O.P.: 14 3/4″
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 with 3/8 Cast Off
Price: $36,500

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET
L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SETL. C. Smith Double Shotgun; SN 211771; 16 gauge; Grade 3 E; Two Barrel Set-both barrels 30 inch and numbered to the gun; one set choked full/full; Second set choked mod?mod; Single Trigger Ejectors; lots of original wood and metal finish remains; 14 inch pull to original butt plate; 2¾ DAH; 1¾ DAC; weight 7¾ pounds; 2½ inch chambers; Made 1909; Perfect Action bores; strong ejectors; FFL/C&R required for shipping; from my own personal collection;  Long guns shipped by FedEx in a hard case $65; all other items shipped fully insured Priority Mail; – -Hand guns $30 — Spurs $30– Knives, Swords & Sabers $30—Grips $20; return policy: three days inspection from the date the item is received; full refund of shipping both ways ONLY IF THE ITEM IS MISREPRESENTED. Price: $5,975

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32" 12ga S/S Shotgun
Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun: A.H.Fox early style C grade 12 gauge.Built in 1908,this gun has 32″ Krupp still barrels choked full (.038″) and full (.038″).The gun is in excellent original condition retaining traces of the original case colors and 95% of the original barrel blue.The stock has a semi-pistol grip and 141/2″LOP over a solid pad.The wood is very highly figured and is free of any cracks or damage.The engraving is sharp and very well executed.There is a small dent in the right barrel that barely shows in the bore.It does not affect the safety or shooting of the gun, but I want to make you aware that it is there. This is a hard gun to find in original condition. It would make a great pheasant or dove gun or a fun vintage clays gun. Price: $4495 

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel ShotgunPrice: $3,279.66
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions:
1 1/2″ DAC, 2 5/8″ DAH, 14″ LOP
Butt Pad: Rubber Recoil Pad
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28"
1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″3″ mag with 28″ full & mod barrels. This gun was built in 1964 so there is no danger of salt wood. The action is very tight with the lever still to the right. This gun looks like new aside from some minor wear on the top lever, safety selector and gold plating on the trigger.  Price: $3,200
Curio/Relic: Yes
Serial Number: 32224V4
Condition: 98%
Metal Condition: 98%
Wood Condition: 99%
Bore Condition: mint

Auction alert: 20g Browning Superposed, 28″ bbls…

Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:
Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:

I spent a lot of time at flea markets when I was a kid. I never knew what I would find. Of course, that was a big part of their allure.

Gunrunner Online Auctions remind me of those flea markets. I’ve been watching their sales for years and sometimes a double pops up that interests me. Here’s one of them.

Twenty-gauge Browning Lightnings are great shotguns for grouse, woodcock & quail hunting. This one has seen a little refinishing, which should keep the hammer price down and make it a great deal.

Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:
Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:

BTW: I think bidding ends this Sat.

Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:  Excellent, refinished condition.  28” vent rib barrels have shiny bores, near 100% professionally re-blued finish.  2 ¾” chambers, choked MOD & FULL.  Long-tang receiver has excellent original finish with reblued trigger guard, forearm levers and top tang.  Gold plated trigger. Blonde stock of European walnut has excellent original finish and checkering, round knob grip and correct butt plate.  Single selective mechanical trigger and ejectors work perfectly.  A beautiful little  Belgian 20 ga. – rarely seen with 28” barrels!

Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:
Lot 25: Browning Superposed Lightning, 20 ga. over/under shotgun.  Serial #35561V5, mfg. Belgium 1965:

This week’s good guns: 5 doubles worth checking out…

 

RIGBY RISING BITE 470 N. E. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE- BORES as NEW with ORIG. Bbls.- SUPERB 1911 SIDELOCK CLASSIC- 26" EJECTOR CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- OUTSTANDING WOOD
RIGBY RISING BITE 470 N. E. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE- BORES as NEW with ORIG. Bbls.- SUPERB 1911 SIDELOCK CLASSIC- 26″ EJECTOR CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- OUTSTANDING WOOD

RIGBY RISING BITE 470 N. E. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE- BORES as NEW with ORIG. Bbls.- SUPERB 1911 SIDELOCK CLASSIC- 26″ EJECTOR CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- OUTSTANDING WOOD#17625, John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Road, London: A Rising Bite 470 Nitro Express Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle with Original Barrels That Have Bores Like New, Made in 1911, 26″ Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels, Full length rib with 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights, Fold-up night sight, Nitro proved at 75 cordite with a 500 grain bullet, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Spring actuated locking safety, Horn grip cap, 14 3/4″ LOP over a 1″ leather pad, 11 lbs. 2 oz., 97% coverage of classic Rigby scroll; “Jno. Rigby & Co.” in Gold on both sidelocks, The top rib, Serial number & Safe, Excellent European walnut with dark and deep contrast with great color, This piece was completely refinished from muzzle to butt, Fresh case colors, Reblacked barrels with the striking like the day it left Rigby, The stock and forend reoiled, It remains in 99% condition since the work was done. – Now the unbelievable news is the bores are virtually as new and these are the original barrels that have been there since day one. Then Marvin Huey built a full Deluxe Elephant hide brass cornered trunk case and added a lot of nice accessories. Here is a solid London Classic Rising Bite Rigby in the 470 cartridge with bores like new and a piece of wood that meets the eye very well. /////////////////////////////////////// The breech face marked with the R & B (John Rigby & Thomas Bissell) Patent #1141 which was patented March 21, 1879, the beginning of the Hammerless gun era, for the barrel locking method which we call the rising-bite. It is also marked #1026 in this vignette which applies to this gun as being the 1,026th gun built under the R & B patent. Price: $74,000.00

Extraordinary Purdey 450/360 Double Rifle Formerly Owned by Prime Minister of Great Britain
Extraordinary Purdey 450/360 Double Rifle Formerly Owned by Prime Minister of Great Britain

Extraordinary Purdey 450/360 Double Rifle Formerly Owned by Prime Minister of Great Britain: Extremely fine Purdey double barrel hammerless rifle owned by the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the fifth Earl of Rosbery and used by him at the country estate of Dalmeny for deerstalking. Cal: 450/360 – 2 3/8″ BP. Serial #:14xxx. 27″ Whitworth fluid steel barrels w/ extractors and single rear and front sight. Top rib marked: “J. Purdey & Sons  Audley House South Audley Street London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel” .Case colored and fine rose & scroll engraved Beesely self-opener sidelock action with side-clips, double underlugs, and hidden third fastener. Top tang slide safety w/ “SAFE” in gold and additional small swing-tang secondary safety. Double triggers. Beautiful black-streaked english walnut stock with paneled cheekpiece and checkered butt. Finely engraved steel gripcap. 14 1/2″ LOP. Sling swivel. Gold escutcheon plate engraved with Roseberry’s arms. Weights: 8lbs 2oz. Bbls only: 4lbs13oz. Cased in original brass bound oak and leather case w/ maker’s label intact and original red baize lining. Has “Great Northern Railway”  label on outside of case with destination “Dalmeny” (the home of the Earl of Rosebery). included accessories are: various ebony handled tools, rosewood cleaning rod, brass jags, rectangular Dixon marked plated oil bottle, spare gilt firing pins & springs. Condition: Gun is in extremely fine original condition. Most all original case color remains bright and vivid. Barrels on-face. Bores clear. Scant miscellaneous handling marks on wood. Price: $24,900

PARKER QUALITY 4 TOP LEVER HAMMER SHOTGUN 12 GAUGE SxS
PARKER QUALITY 4 TOP LEVER HAMMER SHOTGUN 12 GAUGE SxS

PARKER QUALITY 4 TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN 12 GAUGE: IT WOULD BE TOUGH TO FIND ANOTHER HAMMER GUN IN AS ORIGINAL CONDITION AS THIS 32″ BERNARD STEEL BARRELS GREAT BORES 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS BOTH BARRELS ARE CYLINDER BORED DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT 8LBS 7 OZ X 3″ X 2″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $18,500

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN: 26 12/” BARRELS WITH MINT BORES, 3″ CHAMBERS, BORES: OVER .610 CHOKE .009, UNDER .610 CHOKE .009, MEASURES IMPROVED CYLINDER BOTH BARRELS, CHOKES MARKED SKEET, LEVER WELL RIGHT OF CENTER, USED BUT NOT ABUSED, PERFECT FOR THE FIELD SUPERPOSED, ROUND KNOB LONG TANG, MADE IN BELGIUM CIRCA 1959′ , DIMENSIONS WITH FACTORY BUTTPLATE 14 1/4″-1 1/2″-2 1/4″. Price: $1,950

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN:
BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN:

SKB – Model 280 – 12ga 28″ M/F SxS – As New Condition: Ejectors, Single Selective Trigger, English Stock, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-5/8″ to 2-1/2″. Weight 7lbs. 1 oz. Excellent Plus – 99+% Condition. This gun appears almost New Unfired. Price: $1475

SKB - Model 280 - 12ga 28" M/F SxS - As New Condition:
SKB – Model 280 – 12ga 28″ M/F SxS – As New Condition:

Get this gun: 20g Browning Superposed Superlight …

BROWNING - Superposed - Superlight - 20ga - O/U - All Original - Ready for the Field
BROWNING – Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – O/U – All Original – Ready for the Field

While winter may is coming for Game of Thrones fans, us bird hunters have a better time of year around the corner: Fall. And if you’re chasing grouse, quail, woodcock this season, here’s the perfect OU to get things done.

Of all the Superposed shotguns Browning made, Superlight models were the trimmest. This one checks all the boxes for what a do-it-all upland gun should be: Modern dimensions, 2 3/4″ chamber, time-tested design, reliable single trigger, straight grip, lightweight. On top of all this, it’s priced very fairly and it’s just old enough to have a bit of character all its own.

 

BROWNING - Superposed - Superlight - 20ga - O/U - All Original - Ready for the Field
BROWNING – Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – O/U – All Original – Ready for the Field

BROWNING – Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – O/U – All Original – Ready for the Field2-3/4″, 26-1/2″, IC / M (.007 / .013), English Stock, Schnable Forearm, LOP 14-1/2″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2″, Weight 5 lbs. 11 oz. Here is a 20ga Superlight that’s in Great Mechanical Condition and won’t break the bank. The gun is very tight – lever over to right and still has some resistance when opening. No cracks or deep scratches in wood. Price: $2875 

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Piotti – King 1 – 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Price: $28,500

Ejectors: Yes

Piotti - King 1 - 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun
Piotti – King 1 – 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun

Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 5/8 ”
Pad thickness: ”
Type of butt: Checkered Wood
Drop comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop heel: 2 1/4 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs, 8 oz
Chamber: 3 ”
Length: 27 ”
Chokes: IC/Cyl
Rib type: Concave
Comments : Gun is in like new condition. SG-37
Manufactured in: Italy

EXTRAORDINARY SMALL GAUGE IMPERIAL LEBEAU COURALLY SIDELOCK 20 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN
EXTRAORDINARY SMALL GAUGE IMPERIAL LEBEAU COURALLY SIDELOCK 20 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN

EXTRAORDINARY SMALL GAUGE IMPERIAL LEBEAU COURALLY SIDELOCK 20 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUNBETWEEN THE WARS LEBEAU 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN. FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF GUN MAKING THIS IS A TRUE BEST GUN 1936 PROOFED BORE IS .628 R .627 L WALL S ARE .025 R .727 L GUN WEIGHS 5 LBS 12.5 OZ
1 5/16 DROP COMB/2″ DROP HEEL NO CAST 14 1/2 LOP OVER CHECKERD BUTT BARRELS CHOKED FULL/MOD 75% CASE COLORS ACTION/ LOCKS 90%+ ORIGINAL BARREL BLACK WITH A SMALL TOUCH UP ON LEFT TUBE. Price: $19,950

BROWNING BELGIUM GRADE 1 SUPERLITE SUPERPOSED 12 GAUGE
BROWNING BELGIUM GRADE 1 SUPERLITE SUPERPOSED 12 GAUGE

BROWNING BELGIUM GRADE 1 SUPERLITE SUPERPOSED 12 GAUGEMADE 1968 26 1/2″ SOLID RIB SKEET CHOKES SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER EJECTORS SCHANABEL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS IN ORIGINAL BOX 6LBS 11 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 9/16″. Price: $2,750

J.P. SAUER 1952 SCALLOPED BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN: CASE COLORED ACTION WITH BORDER SCROLL, 28″ BBL, 2 3/4, CHOKED MOD/FULL, RAISED GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, MEDIUM DARK FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 14 3/8 TO PAD, 1 3/8, 2 7/16, 6LBS 9OZ, AS NEW, EXCELLENT ORIGIAL CONDITION, VIVID ACSE COLORS, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORE!  Price: $2,650

J.P. SAUER 1952 SCALLOPED BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
J.P. SAUER 1952 SCALLOPED BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
TOBIN ARMS MFG. CO. NORWICH CT 12 GAUGE, 28" BBLS
TOBIN ARMS MFG. CO. NORWICH CT 12 GAUGE, 28″ BBLS

TOBIN ARMS MFG. CO. NORWICH CT 12 GAUGE, 28″ BBLS: SIDE LOCK 12GA 28” F/M, 98% KRUPP STEEL BARRELS, 97% NICE BRIGHT CASE COLORS, EXCELLENT WOOD WITH A FEW LIGHT MARKS, ALL ORIGINAL, MADE 1909-10 ONLY IN CONNECTICUT THEN MOVED TO CANADA, DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT WAS FIRED, SUPER CONDITION RARE GUN. Price: $1,995

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Browning Superposed 28ga 28in M/F Straight English Stock
Browning Superposed 28ga 28in M/F Straight English Stock

Browning Superposed 28ga 28in M/F Straight English StockA very unique 28ga Browning Superposed it has a straight stock like a superlight but has a lightning frame with a field forearm   It has 28in barrels  choked Modified / Full it is in great condition  very tight  gorgeous wood. LOP 14 3/8″ to a Factory buttplate  This is a NO salt, vent-rib gun. Price: $8,500

BERETTA - Abercrombie & Fitch - ASEL - 20ga 28" - O/U Shotgun Solid Rib
BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – ASEL – 20ga 28″ – O/U Shotgun Solid Rib

BERETTA – Abercrombie & Fitch – ASEL – 20ga 28″ – O/U Shotgun Solid RibHand Built Quality. Very Hard to Find with 28″ Barrels. 1951. Choked IC / M (.007 / .017), Double Trigger – Front Articulated, LOP 14-3/8″ Drop 1-7/16″ to 2-1/8″,Weight 5 lbs. 12 oz. Gun was very carefully restored some years ago, and remains 95+% condition. Bores are as they left the factory – except the chokes were opened to IC / M. Price: $5900

LC SMITH Model 2E 16ga Straight Grip Factory two barrel set 26 M&M, 30″ F&FAll original finish. Mfg 1912. Price: $4,500

Serial #  214934

LC SMITH Model 2E 16ga Straight Grip Factory two barrel set 26 M&M, 30" F&F
LC SMITH Model 2E 16ga Straight Grip Factory two barrel set 26 M&M, 30″ F&F

Choke 30″ F&F
Choke 26″ M&M
Trigger  Hunter one trigger
Stock Configuration  Straight Grip
Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm
Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish  Casehardened
Engraving Type  Game Scene Cameos Engraving
Other Options  Recoil pad
Condition  Near EXC. Condition
Weight  7#0oz
Dimensions  1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 14 with 0 cast

Abercrombie & Fitch F. Rizzini Side-By-Side 12 Ga
Abercrombie & Fitch F. Rizzini Side-By-Side 12 Ga

Abercrombie & Fitch F. Rizzini Side-By-Side 12 GaThis Italian double gun has a case colored, scalloped boxlock action with a checkered walnut stock set. The stock does not appear to have been cut for the recoil pad. The 28″ barrels are extractor only and have fixed Mod/Full chokes. Abercrombie & Fitch imported this shotgun. Price: $1,949.66
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Only a few light handling marks.
Wood Condition: There are a couple of very small cracks behind the scallops of the receiver.
Bore Condition: Bright, clean bores.
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Double
Stock: Round knob pistol grip.
Stock Dimensions:
15 1/2″ LOP, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/2″ DAH
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Pachmayr White Line recoil pad.
Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
Sights: Brass bead.
Chokes: Fixed – Mod/Full

Browning Citori OU Double Barrel 12 gauge Shotgun
Browning Citori OU Double Barrel 12 gauge Shotgun

Browning Citori OU Double Barrel 12 gauge ShotgunBrowning Citori chambered in 12 gauge.  Shotgun has 28″ barrels and weighs 6lb 6oz.  Firearm has an English style straight stock and screw chokes. Price: $1,095

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WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN
WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN

WW GREENER DH-44 32 GAUGE SxS SHOTUN: THIS IS A REALLY RARE PIECE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION .26″ BARRELS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE NEAR NEW CONDITION 4LBS 6 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $27,500

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case: The A-10 American is a full sidelock hand detachable, very low profile over and under shotgun for those who demand the very best. Produced in New Britain, CT, it is built to the highest world standards. The Rose and Scroll Edition includes a 3x wood upgrade, deluxe rose and scroll engraving and case color hardening. This 12 gauge gun has 28 inch barrels, 3″ chambers, a single selective trigger and ejectors. The English style stock has a 14.5″ length of pull with a recoil pad. Five choke tubes, and adjustable stock weight, barrel weights and tools are included. Price: $8,000

C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case
C.S.M.C. A-10 American Shotgun Rose and Scroll 12 Gauge 28” Barrels New in Case

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS: 25.5 inch barrel fixed sights wood stock and rubber recoil pad. This gun is in excellent condition. Price: $4999.99

DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS
DONCKIER LIEGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE 450 NITRO EXPRESS
Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU
Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OU

Belgian Browning 20ga RKLT Superposed OUBuilt in 1953,this gun has the round knob,long tang stock.It has 261/2″ barrels choked improved cylinder (.012″) and modified (.026″).This gun retains a minimum of 95%of the original blue and 98% of the original wood finish.The bores are bright and free of dents,pits,or rust.The stock and forend are sound with no cracks or damage.The weight is 6-8.Stock dimensions are 141/8″ LOP,11/2″ at comb,and 23/8″ at heel.Cased in a good condition Tolex case.A great all around upland bird gun or clays gun.C&R eligible. Price: $3495

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX
BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX

BERETTA 686 SILVER PIGEON 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN IN BOX28″ MOBIL CHOKE BARRELS WITH FOUR CHOKES: FULL, MODIFIED, IMPROVED CYLINDER, SKEET & WRENCH, MINT BORES , 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 995 BLUE/COIN FINISH, A FEW LIGHT MARKS ON THE WOOD, TIGHT LOCK UP, TOP LEVER IN THE 5 O’CLOCK POSITION, IN THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH PAPERS. Price: $1,699

Good gun alert: a 20g Belgian Browning Superposed, RKLT, 28″…

Browning Superposed  20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun
Browning Superposed 20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Here’s a real nice 20 gauge Browning O/U. These early Browning Superposeds are great shotguns with excellent, shootable dimensions. This one is priced very fairly (something Cabela’s doesn’t do too often, anymore). If it’s as good as it looks, it’s a deal.

Browning Superposed  20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun Price: $1,539.99

Manufactured: 1952

Caliber: 20 GA

Browning Superposed  20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun
Browning Superposed 20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Chambers: 2 3/4″

Metal Condition: Small ding scratch top of barrel.

Wood Condition: Large scratch left side of stock handling marks.

Bore Condition: Excellent

Barrels: 28″

Triggers: Single smooth trigger.

Stock: European walnut

Browning Superposed  20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun
Browning Superposed 20 GA Over Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Stock Dimensions: LOP: 14 1/8″

Fore End: European walnut.

Butt Pad: Factory plastic plate.

Weight: 7 Lbs.

Chokes: Modified/Modified.

Auction alert: a nice 20g Browning Superposed Lightning from 1952…

Browning Belgium Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge
Browning Belgium Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge

John Moses Browning was one of the most inventive minds in firearms. Born in 1855, he awarded his first patent at age 24. Between then and when he died in 1926, he designed and patented for everything from pistols and shotguns to rifles, machine guns, and cartridges. Mr Browning’s last design was for the famous Suporposed shotgun. Even though he passed away in 1926, his design was completed and introduced in 1931. The Superposed would go on to become one of the world’s great shotguns.

The 20 gauge Browning Superposed you see here looks like it’s in great shape. If you’re a collector, or if you would like to buy a classic shotgun that’s still basically brand-new, this is the one for you. This gun is on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends this Wednesday, 5/21, @ 2:44:08 PM ET.

20g Belgian Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun: You won’t find a better one. Gorgeous striped walnut with 99% original finish. Original blue of 99%. 28 inch barrels choked IC& Mod. Mechanically perfect with mint bores. Solid rib , long tang , round knob , ejectors , 2 3\4 inch chambers. Light as a feather and comes up like a dream !!! 1952 gun with serial number 49XX. LOOKS NEW !!!!!!!

20g Belgian Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun
20g Belgian Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun
Browning Belgium Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge
Browning Belgium Superposed Lightning 20 Gauge

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND 450 #2 N. E. ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE VERY RARE CARTRIDGE
HOLLAND & HOLLAND 450 #2 N. E. ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE VERY RARE CARTRIDGE

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 450 #2 N. E. ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE VERY RARE CARTRIDGE in a H&H- EXC. PLUS BORES- EXC. GUN INSIDE & OUT: #19100, Holland & Holland Sidelock Royal Ejector 450 No. 2 Nitro Express Finished at the Factory on August 30, 1906. This gun is a new offering on the U. S. market in a very rare cartridge offering of the great 450 #2 chambering, It has 26″ Ejector Chopper Lump barrels with rib extension third bite, 1/4 rib with 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights, Fold-up night sight, London proof at 80 Cordite and 480 grain bullet, Bushed strikers, Double triggers with the front articulated, An extended top strap over the comb, Trapdoor grip cap with spare strikers and 2 spare front sights, Original LOP at 14 11/16″ over the original 1″ Silvers pad that is removable with plugs over the tiedown screws, Cast-off for the right hand, Proper weight of 10 lbs. 13 oz., The gun with 98% coverage of typical H&H Royal scroll, The frame retains 75% of original case colors, The breech face with 95% case colors, The inside forend metal with 99% case colors, The barrels have 96% original blue, The outside barrel striking is perfect, The buttstock re-oiled professionally and remains in 98% condition, The checkering remains at 96%, The bores are excellent plus and remain in super condition and for all intents and purposes look like they did over a 100 years ago, It is smack on the face, It has a Deluxe Oak & Leather brass cornered trunk case that is more modern than the gun and has a reproduced H&H trade label. This is flat out one nice 450 #2 Royal in a very rare chambering that is seldom ever seen or heard of in a H&H. Then top it all off; it has super bores, great condition, points like a dream with the proper cast-off and is offered in one of the greatest English cartridges of all time that shoots .458″ diameter bullets all day long. This is nice stuff here, most likely the only one of its kind on the world market. ////////////////////////////// Relative to the records from Holland & Holland, it was originally to be built as a 500/450 3 1/4″ nitro express. On the original build sheet it has a memo on June 12, 1906 that it was shot with Eley’s No. 2 nitro cartridge with 80 grs cordite and a 480 grain bullet. The gun is so marked and was proved accordingly. The length of pull on the build sheet is exactly as the gun measures to this day. Another memo on August 10, 1906 mentions fitting a spare Ivory front sight and it still is there in the trap grip cap and never installed. This piece remains almost exactly as it left H&H in August 1906. It was ordered by Fusils Guinard Armuriers in Paris and there is a very strong chance it never made it to India or Africa. Also, a very good chance that the First World War interupted the intended purpose or use of this gun and it remains to this day a very well kept piece. Price: $89,000

FRANCOTTE PRE WAR SIDELOCK 20 BORE SIDE x SIDE - RARE
FRANCOTTE PRE WAR SIDELOCK 20 BORE SIDE x SIDE – RARE

FRANCOTTE PRE WAR SIDELOCK 20 BORE SIDE x SIDE – RARE: This a wonderful little Francotte Pre War Sidelock Side by Side 20 Gauge, with 2.5 inch chambers, auto ejectors, double triggers, splinter forearm, English stock w/checkered butt, etc. Barrels are 25 & 5/8 Inches in length choked imp cyl & modified. European 3/4″ swivels are installed on the buttstock and bottom center of barrels. Barrels marked under the forearm Fluid Compressed Steel,  Left barrel marked A Francotte Maker & Patentee Liege. Barrels retain most all blue and receiver retains approx 95% original blue finish. Gun was not a case colored gun. Wood is totally original with original finish and while solid with no cracks, chips, or issues I would (if I kept it) bring the wood to new and to include a freshening of the very fine checkering. Very minimal engraving on receiver for a sidelock firearm. Serial number range indicates gun was made circa 1937/38. Price: $8,995.

1937 Merkel Combination 16 Gauge / 7X57R: Serial #20329  This beautiful gun includes the original Carl Zeiss 4X scope and a very complementary case is also included.  Barrel length is 26 & 3/4 with the length of pull set at 14″. Price: $8,500

1937 Merkel Combination 16 Gauge / 7X57R
1937 Merkel Combination 16 Gauge / 7X57R

Browning Belgium 20 gauge Superlight Grade I: Straight english stock, 14 1/4″ LOP, 26 1/2″ barrels, IC/MOD, vent rib, single trigger, hard butt plate, all original and 99% as new.  Price: $4,350

Browning Belgium 20 gauge Superlight Grade I
Browning Belgium 20 gauge Superlight Grade I
Winchester Model 21 field 12 gauge SxS shotgun. 32" bbls
Winchester Model 21 field 12 gauge SxS shotgun. 32″ bbls

Winchester Model 21 field 12 gauge SxS shotgun. 32″ bbls:  A very early Model 21 with double triggers, extractors and splinter forearm.  This 21 appears, in all regards, to be almost completely original and untouched.  The 32” barrels are chambered 2 3/4″ and choked Mod & Full: measuring Mod (.018) and Full (.035(; the bores are perfect and barrel blue retains over 95% original blue.  The frame has bright spots on the fences and on the bottom edges..otherwise the frame has 90-93% original blue.  The back of the top tang is bright and I think the trigger guard has been “freshened”.  The wood finish is original.  No major damage or cracks; just an assortment of 70+ years of handling; checkering is smooth in spots.  Butt plate is original and in great shape.  14” LOP, 1 9/16” DAC & 2 7/8” DAH.  Weighs 8 lbs. Price: $3700

Good gun alert: 20 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight…

Browning Superposed "Superlight", 20 ga. Over/Under shotgun
Browning Superposed “Superlight”, 20 ga. Over/Under shotgun

With modern dimensions, 2 3/4″ chambers, and reliable single triggers, twenty-gauge Browning Superlights are fantastic O/U shotguns for grouse and woodcock. Here’s your chance to get a deal on one: This one is online at Gunrunner Online auction, and sale ends this Saturday, 12/14 @ 19:50:00.

Browning Superposed “Superlight”, 20 ga. Over/Under shotgun. Serial #62939V70, mfg. Belgium. Grade One. Excellent condition. The super light version with small frame, short barrels and straight grip stock. 97% blue with some marks on barrels and some light receiver edge wear. Blue receiver with border scroll work. Has been hunted with, but nicely cared for. 26 1/2″ barrels have bright bores. Tight action. 2 3/4″ chambers.

Browning Superposed "Superlight", 20 ga. Over/Under shotgun
Browning Superposed “Superlight”, 20 ga. Over/Under shotgun

Straight grip stock has nice checkering and only a few marks – nicely figured with plastic Browning marked buttplate. Ejectors. Single blue selective trigger. Very light and dainty! Hard one to find! Perfect for this winter’s bird hunting! Includes brown Browning hard case in excellent condition with keys. Great little gun!

Auction alert: Double barrel shotguns by Ithaca, Browning, V,L & D….

Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield, PA, is having a big firearms auction on September 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST. Here are few of the double barrels in the sale that caught my eye.

Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun:
Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun

Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full chokes. SN 183829. Blued finish on barrels, barrels show several areas of freckling and light pitting, barrel rib approximately 3″ from muzzle shows a small dent, lightly engraved receiver shows no case color, bores are slightly dirty but look good, checkered walnut stock and forend show light handling marks and has 1-1/2″ crack, factory plastic butt plate shows wear but is intact as does the pistol grip cap, white bead front sight, double triggers and automatic ejectors. Good. Estimated: $400 – $700

Von Lengerke & Detmold The Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun
Von Lengerke & Detmold The Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun

Von Lengerke & Detmold Knock About Gun side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. IM/Full chokes. SN 87884. Blued finish on barrels, small amount of case color on receiver, bores are slightly dirty but look good, very small amount of light oxidation on barrels just below muzzle, right side lock has light freckling, right side barrel to include the rib shows areas of freckling, checkered walnut stock and forend shows handling marks some deep, plastic spacer and after market butt plate added. Estimate: $400 – $600

Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun
Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun

Browning Superposed Midas Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga. 29-3/4″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full/Modified chokes. SN 1289S71. Blued finish on metal, highly engraved receiver, excellent bores, select checkered walnut stock and forend show no handling marks, rubber butt pad, white bead front and middle sights. Stamped on barrels “Browning Arms Company Morgan Utah & Montreal PQ Made in Belgium”. Serial number on barrels match receiver. In factory Browning marked hard side lockable case (with keys) with warranty card. Estimate: $5,000 – $7,500

Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga.
Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga.

Browning Superposed Diana Grade over/under double barrel shotgun. 12 ga. 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full/Modified chokes. SN 91091. Blued finish on barrels, highly engraved receiver, very good bores, select checkered walnut stock and forend show multiple light scratches, factory black plastic butt plate, single bead white front sight. Barrel is stamped “Browning Arms Company St. Louis MO & Montreal PQ Made in Belgium”. Serial number on barrels and receiver match. In factory marked Browning hard side lockable case (with keys). Very good. Estimate: $2,500 – $4,000

Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga
Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga

Browning Upland Special over/under double barrel shotgun. 20 ga. 26″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Adjustable chokes. SN 12506PW123. Blued finish on metal, excellent bores, checkered walnut stock and forend show minor handling marks, factory plastic butt plate. Serial number on barrels and receiver match. In factory marked Browning hard side lockable case (with keys) and 4 choke tubes. Very good. Estimate: $200 – $400

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JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE PERCUSSION BALL & SHOTGUN
JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE PERCUSSION BALL & SHOTGUN

JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE PERCUSSION BALL & SHOTGUN. 16 bore, 32″ twist steel barrels, stepped at 22 1/2″ from the muzzle and intended for ball as well as shot. The barrel legend reads “JOSEPH MANTON & SON, 6 HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE, LONDON”. Serial number 10651 and listed in the Manton book with a full description including the stepped barrel. Cased in a magnificent pigskin lined oak box by John Dickson & Son’s for Charles Gordon around 1890. It is now in mint condition with all of the accessories that include both shot flask and mold.  Price: $24,500.00

Beautiful Belgium Browning Superposed Midas 20 Gauge RKLT
Beautiful Belgium Browning Superposed Midas 20 Gauge RKLT

Beautiful Belgium Browning Superposed Midas 20 Gauge RKLT: Very desirable 28″ bbl, 3″ chambers, f/f, 14 1/4″ LOP. 100% factory original, original Browning pad. Vranken engraved, and signed 3 times! 1960 gun, RKLT. 1960 was the first year of the named Brownings, before that they were grades. Vranken was the engraver who designed the new Midas engraving, this is his work, possibly even one of the first. Conservative 95% condition. Cased. Price: $17,950

Westley Richards Droplock 12ga Single Trigger 27"
Westley Richards Droplock 12ga Single Trigger 27″

Westley Richards Droplock 12ga Single Trigger 27″: The nicest Westley I have seen weighs only 6lbs 9oz , has a factory single trigger, ejectors, 27in barrels,choked imp. cyl./ full  ,unbelievable wood, 14 1/2 in LOP to a checkered butt, straight english stock  gun is marked # 1 in gold. Price: $13,450.00

Armes De Luxe Masqulier Liege 12ga SxS (Paul Jaeger Import): Made in Liege, Belgium, Imported by Paul Jaeger of Jenkintown, PA. Like New Condition. English (Straight) Stock. 26 3/8″ barrels MOD/CYL. 15.25 LOP x 2.5D@H, Mod & Cyl. Price: $4,295.00

Armes De Luxe Masqulier Liege 12ga SxS (Paul Jaeger Import)
Armes De Luxe Masqulier Liege 12ga SxS (Paul Jaeger Import)
Francotte #14 Jubilee 16ga. (Abercrombie & Fitch Import)
Francotte #14 Jubilee 16ga. (Abercrombie & Fitch Import)

Francotte #14 Jubilee 16ga. (Abercrombie & Fitch Import): 28″ Churchill style solid rib, choked IM/F, 70% coverage engraving,DT’s jectors,breathtaking long tang Belgium Bastogne straight walnut stock & forearm, 14 1/4″+ LOP, 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 3/” DAH – 6 lbs., 99%+ As New Condition condition. Price: $3,999.00

Get this great grouse gun: 20g Browning Superposed Superlight…

20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

If had to come up with a list of the greatest grouse guns of all time, a 20 gauge Browning Superlight over-under like this one would be on it for a number of reasons: It’s lightweight (5lbs, 11oz), it has modern dimensions (1 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ X 14 1/8), it has 2 3/4″ chambers, and it has one of the most reliable single triggers ever made.

20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

This one is on Gunbroker.com now and auction end on 9/4/2013 @ 8:31:51 PM ET. So if you like the looks of it, get on it now.

20 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Shotgun: Browning Superposed Grade 1 Superlight 20 ga. Serial number 59225V70. Excellent original finishes with minor bluing loss and just a few handling marks in the wood. Very attractive and tight gun. The wood finish is crazing and can be seen when held in the right light. Barrel length is 26 1/2 and measures as follows: Bottom .619 (.005) Top .619 (.005). Barrels are marked mod/full and clearly have been opened to skeet. The stock is crack-free and measures 14 1/8 to a Browning plate, 1 3/8 drop at comb, and 2 1/8 drop at heel. Overall, the gun weighs 5 lbs 11 oz.

20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Browning Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction alert: Winchester M21, L.C. Smith .410, Charles Daly & more…

Little John’s Auction Service in Orange, CA, is having a big firearms auction on August 25, 26 & 27. Here are a few doubles in the sale that caught my eye:

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber
Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber: 26” ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, #226232. This gun is in overall excellent condition showing little use or handling. Est.: $300-$600

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge
Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge:  2-3/4” chambers, skeet and skeet choke, 26” nickel cromium steel barrels, blue finish, deluxe checkered wood stocks, KICK-EEZ hard rubber butt pad, double triggers, 14-1/8” length of pull, #2721. This gun is in overall fine condition showing approx. 98% original finish on the barrel assembly, approx. 96% original finish on the receiver with some spots of erosion at the edge of the recoil shield and at the front of the underside of the receiver with loss of finish to the underside of the trigger guard and barrel release latch; fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings, fine wood stocks with deluxe checkering and beautiful flame graining. Est.: $3,500-$4,500.

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels
Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28”: Ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, single trigger, hard rubber butt pad, #22441 in overall good condition showing considerable blue finish on barrels but scattered surface rust from poor storage, bores should clean to good, crisp actions, near fine stocks; a little TLC will greatly improve this early Browning. Est.: $550-$850.

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels
L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels: Blue and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe wood stocks, double triggers, 14-3/4” length of pull to end of hard rubber butt pad, #108450 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original blue finish on barrels with some areas of wear on the sides of each barrel, majority of vivid original case colors on receiver, fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings and fine wood stocks with beautiful graining patterns to wood. Est.: $2,500-$3,500.

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun
Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge, 28″, boxlock SxS hammerless shotgun: Ejectors, double triggers, 28 gauge, 28” barrels, blue and case hardened finish, checkered wood stocks, hard rubber butt pad, #AOC/SG-19 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original finish on the barrels and original vivid case colors on the receiver, fine bores, crisp actions and fine wood stocks. Est.: $2,000-$3,000.

Good gun alert: a nice 12 gauge Browning Superposed O/U…

Belgian Browning 12ga Grade one Superposed. Over-Under Shotgun
Belgian Browning 12ga Grade one Superposed. Over-Under Shotgun

Browning’s Superposeds O/Us are one of America’s classic shotguns — even though they were made in Europe. From grouse in Pennsylvania to ducks in the Oregon, millions of birds have fallen to them, and millions of memorable days have ended with an proud owner oiling and admiring his prized Superposed.

While the Superposed was never really expensive shotgun (at least a Grade One), it was never cheap, either. In its day, owning one would have taken most people some patience and some saving. But it was available at a price within reach of many Americans (unlike O/Us by Boss, Woodward, and other British gunmakers).

Here’s more about this one from seller:

Belgian Browning 12ga Grade One Superposed: 28″ solid rib barrels choked modified(.015″) and full(.028″). Round knob,long tang gun made in 1951.98% finish remaining.Solid rib superposed guns are hard to find in this condition. Price: $2,195.00

Belgian Browning 12ga Grade one Superposed. Over-Under Shotgun
Belgian Browning 12ga Grade one Superposed. Over-Under Shotgun

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Piotti King Extra, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge
Piotti King Extra, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge

Piotti King Extra, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge: 27″ barrels, improved & improved modified, straight grip, double triggers, splinter forend, makers case. Excellent plus. Price: $24,950

Garbi Model 101 Side-by-Side 28 gauge Shotgun: Two bbl set: 28″ improved and modified, 30″ full and modified. Raised file cut rib, $800 wood upgrade. New. Price: $9500.00

Garbi Model 101 Side-by-Side 28 gauge Shotgun
Garbi Model 101 Side-by-Side 28 gauge Shotgun

AyA No. 2 20ga SxS shotgun: A new shotgun with 29″ barrels, 2 3/4″ chambers, a straight grip stock 14 3/4″ LOP; 1 3/8″ DAC; 2 1/4″ DAH, splinter forend. Price: $5,799.99

AyA No. 2 20ga SxS shotgun
AyA No. 2 20ga SxS shotgun
Fox A Grade 20 Gauge - PHILLY GUN, ULTRALIGHT, 5 1/2LBS
Fox A Grade 20 Gauge – PHILLY GUN, ULTRALIGHT, 5 1/2LBS

Fox A Grade 20 Gauge – PHILLY GUN, ULTRALIGHT, 5 1/2LBS: Sn 202455, made in 1926.  The factory original (uncut) 26″ number 4 weight Chromox Steel barrels retain 97% blue, clear lettering, mirror bores, 2 3/4″ chambers, 2 3/4″ chambers, tight ribs, no dents or dings, extractors, barrels tight on breech face and hinge pin, bore diameter .619, choked IC/IC (.010 each barrel, can be altered to your choice within 21 days of purchase), minimum barrel wall thickness 20 thou right, 27 thou left, barrels tight on breech face and hinge pin. The action is tight with lever waaay right of center. The factory butt stock is uncut retaining most of a new Truoil finish, 14 3/8″ to the factory butt plate, 2 5/8″ drop at heel, 1 1/2″ drop at comb, 1/8″ cast off, excellent checkering, no cracks or splits, great wood to metal fit, and really great modern dimensions.  One of 2000 Philly A Grade 20ga. guns ever made (2379 total A Grades including Savage guns). Price: $5,495.00

Belgian Browning 20ga superposed RKLT Over Under Shotgun
Belgian Browning 20ga superposed RKLT Over Under Shotgun

Belgian Browning 20ga superposed RKLT Over Under Shotgun: Round knob,long tang gun built in 1959 .28″ barrels choked modified and full.141/4″ LOP over an early pad.95% wood and metal finish remaining and all original. Price: $2,995.00

 

Good gun alert: a 12 gauge Browning Superposer Superlight…

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Sorry for being MIA the past few days. Work has been a bear the past few days – 10, 11 hours a day in the office – and I haven’t had extra time or energy to do much more.  But now I’m back. And so are the good guns.

This 12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight just came on the market and caught my eye. Except for the pad, it looks like a decent, original double, and at just $2,499.99, it also looks like a deal.

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

The Browning Superposed was the last firearm designed by John Browning, and this over-under shotgun went into production in 1931 – five years after its inventor’s death. I think the Superlights were introduced in the late ’60s and offered into the ’70s. The one you see here weighs just 6 lbs. 8 oz., so it looks like it lives up to its name.

Here’s more about it from the seller:

12 gauge Browning Superposed Superlight

Price: $2,499.99

Manufacturer: 1968
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very Good, Carry Wear And Wear On Sharp Edges
Wood Condition: Very Good, Scattered Dents And Scratches
Bore Condition: Bright And Shiny
Barrels: 26 3/8
Triggers: Single, Selective
Stock: Checkered Straight-Hand Stock
Stock Dimensions: 14 5/8″ LOP.
Fore End: Checkered
Butt Pad: Pachmyr White Line Recoil Pad
Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz.
Sights: Red Front With White Mid Bead
Chokes: Improved Cylinder/Modified
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