See this week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

CSMC - A.H. Fox - CE 16 gauge - 2 barrel set
CSMC – A.H. Fox – CE 16 gauge – 2 barrel set

CSMC – A.H. Fox – CE 16 gauge – 2 barrel set: Spectacular New Britain Fox, CE 16 gauge 2 barrel set As New, Appears Unfired, Flawless, Mint 28 and 30 inch Chromox barrels, Chrome lined (steel shot compatible), Solid matte ribs 28″ barrels choked .011″ / .007″ , 30″ barrels choked .026″ / .020″. 2 3/4″ chambers, Double trigger, non automatic safety, single silver bead. Splinter and Beavertail forends, interchangeable with either barrel set. Exhibition American Black Walnut, 1 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 to Makers Skeletal Buttplate, neutral cast. 6 lbs with 30″ barrels and Splinter forend or 28″ barrels with BTFE. Best leather case with all accoutrements. Tuscano engraved. Price: $20,499

Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32" barrels MINT
Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32″ barrels MINT

Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32″ barrels MINT: RH Palm Swell.  Factory extended choke tubes included along with all paperwork.  Purchased new by me in 2012 and hardly used.  There are 2 very tiny marks on the off-face side of the stock but they are hardly noticeable.  Other than that the gun remains as new throughout – the exterior barrels, bore, rib, receiver metal, stock finish, checkering – it is all in immaculate condition.  Factory original with no alterations of any kind. Price: $5,500

Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options-SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood!
Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options-SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood!

Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood: Here’s a Parker 28 bore Repro that rings all the bells! A double trigger, straight grip with a beaver tail forend and the 26″ barrels are choked Quail 1 & Quail 2! It’s in the original factory case with snap caps, key and outer canvas cover. The condition is not perfect, but it’s very nice. The blue is all there, but the case colors have faded on the bottom and a little on the sides. I call it conservatively 50-60%. The wood is a terrific piece of claro with excellent figure. There was a chip just behind the top tang that was professionally repaired and will cause no further problems. Skeleton butt of course. The LOP is 14 5/8 inches and it weighs a delightful 5.67 pounds. There is no finer handling upland shotgun. Price: $5295  

Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun
Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun

Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun: This gun has 28″ vent rib barrels choked improved cylinder (.005″) and modified (.010″). Thie gun is in excellent original condition. It retains 90% of the original case colors, 99% of the original wood finish,and 99% of the barrel blue. The wood is nicely figured European walnut with a Prince of Wales grip and  a 145/8″ LOP over the factory wood buttplate. The chambers are 3″ and the bores are mint. The gun weighs 5-6 and balances at the hinge. This is a great little gun for preserve shooting or fun clays. The stock dimensions are 14 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. Price: $3495

JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock
JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock

JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock: This JP Sauer Side by Side Model is a 12 Ga. shotgun. It has 28 inch barrels with extractors and a solid rib. White bead front and middle sights. With 2 3/4 inch chambers it has fixed M and IM Chokes. The butt stock is a checkered grip walnut straight grip. The forearm is a checkered grip walnut splinter style. It has a very nicely engraved receiver. Price: $1,499.99

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4 thoughts on “See this week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

  1. Gregg, I am not in the market for another 12 bore but that JP Sauer seems like a lot of gun for the money. It would make a nice gun to knock around the grouse woods and not be afraid of a little nick or scratch – even if the chokes are a tad tight and the stock a bit short (both of which could be remedied). Some gun brands offer a lot for the money and this looks like one of them. In a similar vein, I just bought a very nice French made, 16 bore, double. It was made to my exact dimensions (which got me interested initially) plus a lot of gun for just over $2K – a beautifully made, full sidelock with a Beesley, self opening action, articulated front trigger at just over 6 lbs. I have never seen a Beesley action on a gun outside of a Purdey and I think this says a lot about the overall quality of the gun. Not a scratch or dent on it and with mirror bores. The negatives are two: It is a French and it is a guild gun but that does not take away from the overall craftsmanship and artistry that went into making this gun sometime between the wars. So, the bargains are out there. Thanks for the post – all five guns are quite interesting. All best, Michael

  2. Hey, Michael.

    I agree with you. That Sauer looks like a great. If it were a bit lighter, I would be tempted to buy it.

    I would love to see your new French gun. It sounds very nice. I know some Belgian makers built guns on Beesley actions — maybe Francotte and Lebeau Courally?

    There’s also a patent by Defourney for a very similar style action. I’ve seen this Defourney patent on a handful of Belgian/French guns.

    Thanks for the post.

    Gregg

  3. Gregg,

    That’s interesting. I didn’t know that those makers used the Beesley Action (or something similar) but they are all “best” gun makers so, not surprising.

    I was talking to Nigel Beaumont, at Audley House, about 10 years ago and he told me that they lose a lot of sales to potential customers because of the self opening action that is built into every Purdey gun. I asked if they would ever make a gun without it. His answer was “no”.

  4. That’s interesting. I can understand how it turns people off. It takes some getting used to. But it’s a good design. I wouldn’t want a hammerless Purdey without it.

    Gregg

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