This is it: the final day of our countdown to tomorrow’s Guyette & Deeter Fine Sporting Arms Auction.
Josh Lowensteiner is part of the team managing this sale. All this week, we’ve been looking at some of his favorite lots. Today we’ll see his final pick. There are links to his other favorites at the end of this post.
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1: SN. 1. Certainly the John Browning of our generation, Antony Galazan has made more fine firearms in the last 35 years than any other American Gun Maker of this generation. His finest creations are those made under his own name, the “A. Galazan” best quality guns.
This gun, his first Boss Action Over/Under marks the start of his successful endeavor to make a best quality hand finished gun in America successfully in the 20th and 21st Century. No doubt successful and incredibly impressive, this gun made with 28” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have solid filed top rib. Bbls with single small brass front bead, otherwise unmarked. Finely point pattern checkered Boss style forend with diamond shaped engraved escutcheon and fine English scroll engraved Anson type push button release at muzzle end. Forend iron is blued with fine scroll engraving. Full sidelock casehardened Boss action engraved in rose and scroll pattern with 5 floral bouquets on each lock.
Locks engraved with makers name “A. Galazan” in riband at center, forward of the tumbler and fine scroll engraved throughout by famed engraver Thierry Duguet, and signed “Th. Duguet” just forward of the rolled edge trigger guard bow. Trigger guard bow engraved en-suite with SN “001” on tang. Mounted with a stunning piece of dark highly figured European Walnut with carved tear drops behind locks, and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with blued fine English scroll engraved heel and toe plates with checkered center. Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and non-auto safety. “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of “T” shaped safety slide. Top lever is blued and scroll engraved. WEIGHT: 6lbs 13oz. Bore Diameter: .615(T) .615(B). Bore Restriction: .031(T) .032(B). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/4”.
Lot 51 RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK.
Lot #19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 18: EXCEEDINGLY RARE, INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER BROS BHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/FACTORY VENT RIB
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
FYI: The accuracy of these listings has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the sellers. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed items. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.