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Belgian Sidelock 12 gauge SxS, profusely engraved by Josef Fugger
Belgian Sidelock 12 gauge SxS, profusely engraved by Josef Fugger

Belgian Sidelock 12 gauge SxS, profusely engraved by Josef Fugger: I really think that the artistry of world reknown Master Engraver Josef Fugger that is beautifully on display here says it all!  The birds, the  dogs, the hunter, the oak leaves, the flowers, the trees and even the borders are spectacularly detailed and masterfully executed. Other than that the canvas for Mr. Fugger’s work is a Belgian 12 gauge sidelock SxS shotgun.  Not certain of the manufacture date.  The gun has 30″ barrels both with .729″ bores and stamped 18.5 which converts to .7284. On top of the barrel is a raised, hand filed, taper solid rib, inscribed H. Antoine, address and Paris.  The right bore has .009″ SK/IC choke and the left at .030″ Full. Double triggers with the front articulating.  Hand detachable sidelocks, automatic safety The handsome French Walnut straight grip stock has a 14 1/4″ LOP to the checkered butt; 1 1/2″ drop at comb and 2 1/4″ drop at heel with significant 1/2″ cast for a right hand shooter.  The matching splinter forearm has an Anson push button release at the forearm tip. Weight is 6 lbs. 8 oz. and the gun handles with easy and is actually quite “lively”. There is a “mystery” silver piece in the bottom of the forearm.  Why its there?  Maybe for initials? Condition is very good.  The barrels are rust blued with some very fine traces of surface rust that needs to be polished with 0000 steel wool.  The frame is nearly perfect.  The wood is a dark oil finish with no cracks or breaks..a testimony to the quality of the fitting and there are just a few light handling marks. Perfect gun for Vintage shooting events. SN:  2088 Price: $13,000*

EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV 16GA 25” IC/M BARRELS 2 3/4” GREAT DIMENSIONS FOR UPLAND GAME
EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV 16GA 25” IC/M BARRELS 2 3/4” GREAT DIMENSIONS FOR UPLAND GAME

EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV 16GA 25” IC/M BARRELS 2 3/4” GREAT DIMENSIONS FOR UPLAND GAME: EJ Churchill Regal XXV 16GA 25″ Churchill rib barrels 2 3/4″ nitro proof  Chokes: .010/.015 IC/M Bores: .662/.662 proofed at .662/.662 unaltered original bores. Minimum wall thickness R:0.030 L:0.028 Nicley figured straight grip stock with splinter forend LOP 14 1/2″ over checkered Churchill buttplate DAC 1 5/8″ DAH 2 5/8″ Cast off 1/4″ 6lbs 0oz Built 1955. Excellent original condition gun with almost all of the original case color and bluing, few minor wear spots. Figured stock with great dimensions for upland game, barrel bore dimensions are unaltered, and wall thickness is excellent with original 2 3/4″ proof. Relatively scarce gun in 16GA. This gun was owned by well-known double gun writer Doug Stewart. Perfectly balanced 16GA upland gun that will be a delight to carry in the field. Open to reasonable offers. Price: $5,750*

J. H. Crane 12 bore SxS British Hammergun, substantial original condition
J. H. Crane 12 bore SxS British Hammergun, substantial original condition

J. H. Crane 12 bore SxS British Hammergun, substantial original condition, cased: This is a cased J. H. Crane 12 bore shotgun in substantial original condition.  It features 30″ damascus barrels, non rebounding hammers, and 2 3/4″(12-70) reproofed chambers.  LOP 14 5/8″, weight is 7 1/2lbs.  All finishes I believe to be original.  Damascus pattern on the barrels is quite robust except for the area where a shooters hand (probably mine dove hunting) has softened it a bit.  Case color is at least 70%.. Antique: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: J. H. Crane Barrel Length: 30″ Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: No Bore Condition: Excellent Barrel Type: Damascus Action: Underlever Triggers: Double Butt Pad: Steel LOP: 14 5/8” Weight: 7 1/2lbs Manufacture Date: 1867-77 Choke Left: Cylinder Choke Right: Cylinder Engraving: 30% Case: Yes Proof:Nitro: 70mm Price: $3,750*

Charles Hellis & Sons 12-gauge boxlock ejector SxS, 2 3/4" chambers, 5lbs, 15oz
Charles Hellis & Sons 12-gauge boxlock ejector SxS, 2 3/4″ chambers, 5lbs, 15oz

Charles Hellis & Sons 12-gauge boxlock ejector SxS, 2 3/4″ chambers, 5lbs, 15oz: OFFERS CONSIDERED Charles Hellis & Sons is an iconic London gunmaker who was legendary for his nimble handling game guns. At 5 pounds 15 ounces it is easy to carry and a great upland game gun.  This example is a 12 bore boxlock ejector which has been reproofed to 2.75 inches and is in almost new condition. It has a deep blue case colored action which which has beaded fences, a cutaway action and is very finely engraved. The stock is traditional oil finished English Walnut with an English straight stock and very nice, sharp, checkering. It is tight on face and shows very little signs of use. It comes with a canvas and leather motor case. Curio/Relic: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: Charles Hellis & Sons Serial Number: 4435 Barrel Length: 26 inches Bore Info: 12 Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: Automatic Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Barrel Type: Nitro Proofed Steel Action: Boxlock Triggers: Double Stock: European Walnut Oil Finish with a straight stock Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4 Stock Drop: 1 1/2 Stock Comb: straight Stock Heel: 2 3/16 Stock Cast: Off 1/8″ Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Wood with LOP: 14 1/4 Rib: solid Finish: Deep Blue Weight: 5 # 15 oz Manufacture Date: 1948 Chokes: fixed Choke Left: 30 pts or F Choke Right: 4 pts or C Engraving: Full reciever engraving fine and well executed Case: Canvas and Leather Motor Case Item Location: Georgia Proof:Nitro: Yes Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .731 Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .730 Grips: Straight Price: $3,450*

RENATO GAMBA 28GA SxS SHOTGUN
RENATO GAMBA 28GA SxS SHOTGUN
RENATO GAMBA 28GA SxS SHOTGUN: A very nice  little 28ga game gun.  Great mechanical and cometic condition. Locks up tight, bright bores, barrels ring. Manufacturer: RENATO GAMBA Barrel Length: 26 IN Chambers: 2 3/4IN Ejectors: EXTRACTOR Condition: GREAT Bore Condition: BRIGHT Stock Comb: 1 3/8IN Stock Heel: 1 7/8IN Butt Pad: ORIGINAL LOP: 14 3/8IN Weight: 5LBS 13OZ Manufacture Date: 1981 Choke Left: MODIFIED Choke Right: MODIFIED Price: $1,995*

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