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Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga - 27” - IC/M - DT - Checkered Butt - Splinter - K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll
Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll

Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll: This is an uplander’s dream gun – slender and sleek – beautiful with the finest accoutrements in detail and design. Condition: 97% Metal Condition: 95% some minor bluing wear Wood Condition: 98% Bore Condition: 99% Triggers: Double English Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Stock Cast: Right handed cast off Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 1/4” to front trigger Rib: Concave Game Rib Finish: Hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 4 ozs Chokes: .009/.015 IC/M. Further Notes: Mike Louca is the foremost Barrel Smith, extant.  Watson Brothers was purchased, the name, from Atkin, Grant, and Lang about 1988 when Mike was still working at Purdey as the lead barrel maker. Watson Brothers is the last gunmaker owned English Gun builder in England. Watson Brothers truly carries on the British Bespoke Gunmaking tradition – this gun is built on a modified Beesley Action, the same action on which the Purdey SXS is built.  The innovation is beyond cool.  He has changed the ejectors, massive improvement, triggers, and barrels.  One could easily argue that this is the finest English gun made today. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Model: Best SLE Serial Number: 20015 Barrel Length: 27” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Self Opener. Price: $69,500

Greifelt - Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26" Barrels
Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels

Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels: Extremely rare! Imported by Von Lengerke & Detmold. Double trigger, auto ejector, front trigger hinged, solid rib, butt plate, scalloped frame, made in 1929 and is virtually new, unfired, 100% case color, 100% wood finish, and 100% blue including trigger guard. Couple of handling marks. This gun is considered one of the many to be none finer, extremely complex, beautifully scroll engraved. The very finest available. The smallest high-grade gun. 3lbs. 14 oz. 14 3/8″ x 1 ½” x 2 ¾” Price: $39,500

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant - an early Damascus Gun that remains as new - impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect
The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect: Without question, the single finest 16ga Damascus hammerless I’ve offered in recent times, this GH 16ga made on a #1 frame with 28″ damascus barrels.  Made with double triggers, extractors, splinter forend, auto safety, capped pistol grip buttstock with original Dogs Head Buttplate.  Engraved in standard early Grade 2 pattern as seen in the photos. Overall, this gun remains in as close to mint original condition as can be obtained. Retaining virtually all of its original finishes to wood and metal surfaces with brilliant shiny bores and crisp mechanics.  The gun appears factory test fired only and is remarkable for being over 110 years old!  It is impossible to find a better, more original or mint example of this configuration and I guarantee the finishes to be original in all respects.  This gun comes to me from one of the finest Parker Collections ever assembled and was used as a benchmark in that collection for more than 20 years. Price: $18,500

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4" CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES
AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES: #9853, 12 Bore 2 Barrel Set AYA-Aguirre & Aranzabal-Made in Spain: A Super Engraved Model 52 Assist Opening Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Made in 1947, Both barrels are 27 3/4″ Nickel-Chrome Chopper Lump barrels with a Hidden Third Bite, Hand detachable sidelocks with a hidden release, Gold plated internals on the locks, The original set of barrels at .725 .000 & .023″ (Cyl. & Slightly Open Imp.Mod), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on both barrels at .034″, 1,440 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed; THEN in 1955 the AYA Factory installed another set of barrels at .727 .031″ & .049″ (Tight Imp.Mod. & Extra Full), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .031″ and .035″ on the left barrel, 1,390 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed, Double triggers with the front articulated, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8″ over a 1″ pad, Neutral stock for the right or left hand, 7 lbs. 4 oz. with the original barrels and 7 lbs. 2 oz. with the 1955 barrels, Very nice wood with nice black/brown contrast, The butt matches the forend well; 100% engraving coverage of very fine scroll, roses, floral and ribbons, This is very well cut engraving with excellent detail that is seldom seen on a Spanish gun, This engraving doesn’t take a back seat to most of the best guns coming out of England or Europe, The barrel blue on both at 99%, The frame finish at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 96-97%, The bores on both barrel sets are excellent, Both set of barrels are smack on the face, This piece points great with these stock dimensions. A Slight Crack on the Forend Repaired by English Gunmaker Jack Rowe. The whole is cased in a metal cornered Spanish trunk case. Price: $6,400

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga
Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga: Pre-World War II. 2 3/4 inch chambers with extractors, Winchester “WP” proofs on the flats, and “MOD./FULL” marked chokes. Standard markings and proofs on the water table with double triggers and tang mounted manual safety. Checkered walnut splinter forearm and pistol grip stock. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 inches. Excellent original finish. Price: $4,995

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