C. G. Bonehill, Ltd., Birmingham. Magnificent prewar “pinless” sidelock double rifle in .450-.400, 3¼” NE: ca.1920’s. Weight: 10 ¼ Lbs. Stock Dimensions: 14”x 1 ½”x 2 ½”x ¼” cast-off. Superb 24” chopper-lump barrels of absolutely peerless quality retain 100% re-black finish and bores are absolutely mint with mint muzzle crowns as well. Quarter rib with several folding-leaf rear sights and ramp front sight with spare front sight blade still in the original brown oil paper wrapper in the compartment beneath the grip cap trap door. Beautifully sculpted and engraved action with doll’s head and concealed third fastener, large firing pin bushings, ejectors, and double triggers. Magnificent Joseph Brazier (maker of the finest locks of that or any other era) “pinless” side locks with intercepting safety sears. Action body, locks, and forend iron retain much of the original hardening color. Barrels and mounts re-blacked. Original highly figured stock and forend retain most of the original varnish and show little evidence of use and no wear whatever. Checkering is crisp and un-retouched. Cased in an original period oak and leather case with all the appropriate accessories including some spare parts. Owner’s name, “Major H. L. Howell R.A.M.C.”, would appear to have been the original owner as his name also appears on another label in the case which dates from prior to 1928. This superb rifle was the favorite of a dear friend of mine who used it to good effect on elephant, buffalo, lion, and other dangerous game during several trips to Africa over the years. Overall an absolutely stunning rifle in near mint condition throughout with all the peerless quality and finishing touches that earned the best British rifles of that era the reputation as the “Best” rifles in the world. Price: $69,500
1952 – Winchester Model 21 – TRAP Grade – 12ga, 2-3/4″, 30″: Full / Full (.036 / .036), Pistol Grip, BTFA, SST, Non-Automatic Safety, LOP 14-3/8″ to Original Pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2″, Weight 7 lbs. 12 oz.
BROWNING BELGIUM 20 SUPERLIGHT “TRADITIONAL” GRADE I- 1984- ORIG. & 99% COND.- 5 Lbs. 15 Oz.- ONLY 227 TRADITIONAL’S in 20 BORE: Made in 1984 with 26 1/2″ Ejector Vent Rib barrels; This is not your Pre-1976 Superlight but the “Traditional” Grade I offered in 1983 in 12 or 20 only with 10 times better wood & a whole lot more engraving than the pre-76 Grade I’s, In 1983 they were introduced at $1995, The records have 227 of these coming to the U.S. in 20 bore Superlight, The barrels at .622 .006 & .013 (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), Factory choke markings are I.C. & Mod., 2 3/4″ chambers, Single selective trigger, 45% engraving coverage, Game forend with a schnabel, Straight hand stock at 14 5/16 x 1 3/8 x 2 5/16″ over the factory hard buttplate, 5 lbs. 15 oz., Very nice Claro Walnut with excellent color & contrast, The gun retains 99% original blue, The wood is 99%, The checkering is 100%, The bores and chambers are new and it remains as tight as new. These Traditional Superlights seldom ever come to the market as only 227 each in 20 bore came to these shores. I have personally seen over 2000 wild Bobwhite Quail taken with an identical Superlight and it is still being used today but it is a long ways from 99% condition. Price: $5,800
Tisdale Double 8 gauge SxS Hammer Gun: Heavy duty, commercial hunters gun from Ireland.Made by W.H. Tisdale,#17 Whitall St., Birmingham England. Serial number 6642 on trigger guard.A back action lock with a Jones under lever. Circa. 1874. Beautiful 31 1/2″ damascus barrel by the famous William Fuller. Bottom of barrels marked wjth WHT, WF,Birningham proof marks, 6642, and ” not for ball”.Left=0.792, R=0.866. Sound & fully functional.Light engraving. Blank silver escutcheon.Bone butt plate. Price: $2,700
BROWNING BSS SxS SHOTGUN SPORTER STOCK, 20 GAUGE: 28″ BBLS: CHOKED MOD/FULL EXCELLENT CONDITION APPEARS TO HAVE HAD VERY MINIMAL FIRING. Price: $1,900