BEST of the bests: Pair of 12g Boss SxSs, incredible condition…

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29"
Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″

“Where are all the great guns?” That’s what some friends of mine have been saying lately. While good guns are always coming on the market, truly great ones have been scarce — until today.

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29"
Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″

This pair of 12 gauge Boss & Co sidelock side-by-side shotguns popped up on Gunsinternational.com this AM. They’re as good as vintage British shotguns get.

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29"
Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″

In their day, these SxSs were the pinnacle of gunmaking, and two of the most expensive shotguns in the world. Today, they’re rare, and still cost a fortune. From what I can see, no one has messed them up by trying to refresh or restore them.

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29"
Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″: Sublime 1928 manufactured square body sidelock pair by world renowned Boss & Co. 90-95% original case colors, double triggers, straight grip, ejectors, automatic safety, chopper lump barrels, drop points, beaded trigger guard, fine English scroll, factory leather luggage case. Gun #1 is choked .010″ and .016″ with .729″ bores, weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces, and measures 1 1/2″ x 2″ x 14 1/2″ over a checkered butt. Gun #2 is choked .009″ and .015″ with .730″ bores weighs 6 pounds 10 ounces and has matching stock dimensions. Factory 2 1/2″ chambers with 1 1/8 ounce proof remains. It is very hard to find a pair of Pre-War English guns (let alone Boss guns) in this condition. Price: $90,000

Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29"
Boss & Co. Sidelock Pair 12ga/29″

Auction alert: A rare LC Smith 8 gauge Quality No. 2 …

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

Eight gauges — the double whopper with cheese of shotguns. In the 19th and early 20th century, ones like this LC Smith were used by waterfowlers up and down the East Coast for long range shots at ducks, Canada Geese and Swans.

This LC Smith is a Quality No. 2 made in the late 1890s. Like all American-made 8s, it’s a rare shotgun. According to the LC Smith collector’s site, LC Smith made just thirty-eight 8 gauge shotguns No. 2. Even though this was a lower middle-grade gun when it was new, it was still expensive. And because it was so specialized a gun, whoever bought it must have been very into waterfowling.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

I love the gun’s gigantic, boulder-size fences and genuine wear. It looks very original and like it hasn’t been messed with it all.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good: LC Smith 8 ga. SXS No 2 Grade s/n 92271 is as described above in very good original condition. And if there were only 2 engraved with a woodcock on the RH side plate then this is one of them. Barrels show nice full covereage damascus pattern with nice brown patina, no dents and very nice shiny bores. Receiver with side plates still showing 20% of faint case colors and nice brown patina. Beautiful fine scroll engraving with the Quail encircled on the left side and the rare woodcock on the right side. Top lever is still well to the right with nice crisp tight action and crisp triggers.Horn pistol grip cap and dogs head inlay in the forend. On the toe of the buttstock has only a thin chip/splinter broken off – only approximately 1/4″ thick, but no cracks and only a couple of very light handling dings to the wood furniture. Gun is of original dimensions the stock nor barrels have been shortened or cut. Very nice for the age.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

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ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR "BEST" 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS
ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR “BEST” 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS

ARMAS GARBI 20GA: ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR “BEST” 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS WITH 28″ IC/M CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS, H&H STYLE REMOVABLE LOCKS, 100% FINE SCROLL ENGRAVED, ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER, STRAIGHT HAND STOCK TO CHECKERED BUTT AT 15″ LOP.  UPGRADED WOOD WITH GOLD OVAL, AS NEW. Price: $11,000

PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN
PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN

PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN: Parker Bros VHE chambered in 20 GA with 28 inch barrels and bright & shiny bores. This firearm was manufactured in 1910. This firearm is in excellent condition and is covered by Dury’s Lifetime Warranty. Price: $4999.99

Armas Garbi Model - 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun
Armas Garbi Model – 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun

Armas Garbi Model – 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun: Birth – 12/23/1981 Gauge – 20 Barrel length – 26″ Barrel config – SXS Condition – Very good Engraving  – Very good Wood – Very good Case – Has AYA leather case. Price: $3,995

A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers
A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers

A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers: Model: Field, Serial Number: 1950, Barrel Length: 26″, Gauge: 28 Ga Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14″ Weight: 5 lbs 4 oz Chokes: M – IM. Price: $3500

AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN

AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN: SCROLL ENGRAVED WITH 20% ORIGINAL CASE COLORS, 26″ BBLS, 2 5/8, RAISED GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, POW GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND, LOP 14 5/8, 1 5/8, 2 5/8, 6LBS 8OZ, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORES, BLUE & WOOD 97% ORIGINAL. Model: MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK Barrel Length: 26″ BBLS Chambers: 2 5/8″ Ejectors: YES Condition: TIGHT ACTION Metal Condition: 97% ORIGINAL BLUE Wood Condition: 97% ORIGINAL WOOD Bore Condition: EXCELLENT BORES Action: S/S Triggers: DBL TRIGGERS Stock: BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, POW GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND LOP: LOP 14 5/8″, 1 5/8″, 2 5/8″ Rib: RAISED GAME RIB Weight: 6LBS 8OZ Chokes: IC/FULL Engraving: 20% CASE COLORED ACTION WITH SCROLL ENGRAVING Item Location: SAFARI OUTFITTERS LTD. 2517 ROUTE 44 SALT POINT, NY 12578 Price: $2,495

Online auciton alert: AYA 4/53 28g, No Reserve …

AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START
AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START

Here’s your chance to get a deal on a nice looking AYA. This one is being auctioned off on Gunbroker.com now with a penny start and no reserve. The listing ends Sunday, 1/23/2022, @ 11:00 PM EST.

AYA is one of Spain’s oldest and most respected gunmakers, and their No 4/53 is their basic boxlock shotgun. According to their site, “The Nº 4 is mechanically very simple, which makes it durable, dependable, and easy to service.” Here’s more about this SxS from the seller:

AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START
AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START

AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START! This is an AYA No. 4/53 double barrel shotgun chambered in 28 gauge. This gun rates at about 99.8%! This gun is absolutely beautiful. The metal finish is about perfect, with only the very TINIEST little scratch on the left side lower edge of the receiver. The case colors are perfect. It is equipped with ejectors. The 26″ barrels are also perfect with bright and shiny bores. The wood is excellent with one small repaired crack as shown on the left side of the wrist. The classic English straight stock coupled with the splinter forend makes this gun a quick handler. The chokes are IC & M. This gun is a box lock using the Anson & Deeley/ Westley Richards style of action. This gun was imported by American Arms Inc. This gun has seen very little use, and is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t miss this sweet shotgun!

AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START
AYA No. 4/53 Double Barrel 28 Ga Shotgun, Beautiful! PENNY START

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Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga side-by-side game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity: Offered here is an exceptional Parker Game Gun.  Very rare gun made in 1927 on a #1 Frame, this Parker CHE Grade with 28″ Acme Steel barrels that have factory original Ventilated rib.  Made with splinter forend, nickel plated double triggers, straight grip buttstock with very fine French Walnut, which terminates with an older Silvers type pad.  The gun matches the serialization book exactly as found and is engraved in typical CHE Grade pattern with large flying goose on the trigger plate. Known as an option “21” in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book, this is an exceptionally rare gun.  The barrels retain more than 98% original blue.  The frame retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  The trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue with some minor flaking.  Stocks are excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original hand rubbed finish remaining with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  The breechface shows almost no use and this is very much a near mint gun.  Metal and wood finishes are guaranteed original.  The ultimate Pheasant hunting Parker! Price: $21,500

Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns
Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns

Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns: 28″ Barrels Marked IC & Modified, Both Right Barrel .006 & Left Barrel .012, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Chambers, Single Selective Triggers, Splinter Forends, English Grips, 14 1/4″ Length of pull, Drop 1 1/4″- 2 1/8″, Special Ordered Pair, A1 Special engraved Barrel Wedges, Gold Line Border, Both Shotguns show some light field use, Makers Cases, Factory Letter. Price: $14,500

Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga
Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga

Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga: We have a very hard to find grade 4 Flues in 28 ga , the gun was built in 1915 it features 26”  barrels that are choked imp/cyl…..imp/mod , ejectors that are in time, pistol grip stock , there are no cracks in the wood , the metal is very good with no rust or bulges , there is slight pitting in both chambers LOP is 13 3/4 to a Ithaca hardplate , DAC 1 5/8 DAH 2 5/8 weight is 5.2. Price: $13,500

PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED "KRIDER" 8 GAUGE
PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED “KRIDER” 8 GAUGE

PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED “KRIDER” 8 GAUGE: 8 gauge barrels measure about 40 inches. Gun is in beautiful condition. Case hardening is quite vivid. Barrels retain most all of the bright Damascus pattern. No signs of abuse. Wood is excellent with nice checkering and steel buttplate. Barrels are held by 2 keyed slots. This beautiful lengthy shotgun weighs just under 13 pounds. Price: $8,500.

BROWNING SUPERLITE OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN
BROWNING SUPERLIGHT OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN

BROWNING SUPERLIGHT OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 1984 BELGUIM MADE Barrels: 26.5 BARREL Gauge: 20 GA Finish: BLUE Price: $6,600.99

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ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32" F/F
ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32″ F/F

ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32″ F/F: 32″ non ejector barrels, 2 7/8″ chambers, Choked F/F, LOP 14 3/8, DAC 1 7/16, DAH 2 1/8, 9lbs 6oz, Highly figured pistol grip stock with beavertail forend, Gun locks up tight and has mint bores, Very few super tens made in grade three, Serial Number: 450092 Condition: VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Price: $5,950

CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28" Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition
CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28″ Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition

CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28″ Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition: SCREW IN CHOKES: SKEET AND IC, LOP: 14 3/4 INCHES, DROP AT COMB: 1 1/8 INCHES, DROP AT HEEL: 2 3/16 INCHES, WEIGHT: 6 lbs 8 ozs. Price: $4,495.95

Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE
Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE

Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE:
Boxlocks – Built in 1970 and in its makers case this classic Churchill is in near new condition. This one won’t last. Serial Number: 8595 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 25″ Action: Box lock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 7/16 Stock Heel: 1 7/8 LOP: 14 3/4″ to checkered butt Weight: 6lbs 4ozs Choke Left: .021 light full Choke Right: .005 Skeet Proof:Nitro: 2 3/4″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .033″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .029″. Price: $3,800

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28" BBLs, 3" Chambers, Straight Stock
Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28″ BBLs, 3″ Chambers, Straight Stock

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28″ BBLs, 3″ Chambers, Straight Stock: Beautiful Case color hardening with gold inlay. Beretta Gel Tek butt pad. Straight stock with semi beavertail forend. 6.5lbs. Price: $3,600

Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent:
Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent:

Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent: IC/M fixed chokes. Metal near 100%. Wood 98+%. All original condition shipped in Browning Hartman luggage case. Just don’t find them in this condition. Only distraction is small indention on bottom of butt stock shown in pic. Original Straight, English stock and solid butt plate. Price: $2,895

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH FRANCOTTE BEST SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: #1327 28″ 019″ & 036″ 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $15,500 

HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. - PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER
HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. – PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER

HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. – PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER: Serial #    896 Country of Origin  ENGLAND Barrel Length (in Inches) 27″ Choke R/U Choke L/O Trigger    DT (Double) Stock Configuration   Pistol Grip Forearm Type   Splinter Forearm Rib Type   1/4 Rib Receiver Finish    Casehardened Engraving Type    Border Engraving Other Options    HAMMER SAFETIES Condition    EXC. Plus Condition Weight   8LB 15OZ Dimensions    LOP 14-1/2″ Other Details   PRE-1898, FLUID STEEL BARRELS, JONES UNDER LEVER Price: $12,500

Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased
Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased

Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased: The action on this gun is “as new” clean with original factory case colours, Westley Richards in Gold, tight scroll engraving 85% coverage, scalloped back action, “safe” inlaid in gold, most of the case color is left on the standing breech and water table. the blue on the guard has faded to a lighter blue/ plum color, both triggers and ejectors work perfectly. The barrels are 28″ with very long chokes, .015/.042, absolutely no marring of any kind/ Mirror bores, .729/.729, 2 3/4″ chambers to proof, the factory blue is in near perfect condition. The stock is a pistol grip/ splinter with beautiful contrasting wood, small 24-26LPI chequering, 14 1/2″ length of pull to a chequered butt. This stock is fairly high with a 1 1/2″ drop at comb and a 2″ drop at heel and neutral cast. The case looks to be original to the gun and is correct for the era, baise is clean and all furniture is good. 6lbs 7oz This is a nice high stocked, fixed lock, gun with forward balance in new condition. Price: $7,200

Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge
Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge

Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge: Westley Richard Boxlock Ejector shotgun in great condition. This shotgun features a solid rib, long tang round knob grip, and a medallion in the stock. Finish loss throughout the receiver and around the muzzle. Wood has minor dings and wear but no cracks. SN: D1110 Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Great Bore Condition: Clean Barrels: 28″ Triggers: Double Stock Dimensions: 14′ LOP Weight: 6 lb 9 oz Sights: Single Bead Chokes: IM, CYL. Price: $2,999.99

BERETTA - Silver Snipe - 20ga 26" IC/IM - Great Lightweight Game Gun
BERETTA – Silver Snipe – 20ga 26″ IC/IM – Great Lightweight Game Gun

BERETTA – Silver Snipe – 20ga 26″ IC/IM – Great Lightweight Game Gun: 1962 – Beretta Silver Snipe (S55) 20ga, 2-3/4″ 26″ IC / IM (.007 / .023) No Rib, Extractors, Single Trigger, LOP 14-1/4″ Drop 1-9/16″ to 2-5/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 10 oz. Very Solid – All Original – 1962 Gun in Excellent Condition. There is a small crack at the toe of the stock. Price: $1150

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Peter Chapman Pair of 12 Gauge Deluxe Self Opening Sidelock Ejector Shotguns with two sets of 27 inch interchangeable barrels:
Peter Chapman Pair of 12 Gauge Deluxe Self Opening Sidelock Ejector Shotguns with two sets of 27 inch interchangeable barrels:

Peter Chapman Pair of 12 Gauge Deluxe Self Opening Sidelock Ejector Shotguns with two sets of 27 inch interchangable barrels: Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch, Rib: Game Concaved, Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/2 Length: 14 1/2 inches Grip: Classic English straight hand grip Butt End Finish: Chequered Forend: Splinter Description: Deluxe Acanthus Leaf Scroll with Shaded Background & carved fences Finish: Brush Silver Weight: 6lb – 4oz Case: Double Leather Moter Case Date of Manufacture: 1990 Price: $75,000

Browning Belgium Superposed SuperLight - 20ga - As New In Box - IC/M - Hand Engraved - ca. 1983 (1 of 109 in 1983) - 26.5”
Browning Belgium Superposed SuperLight – 20ga – As New In Box – IC/M – Hand Engraved – ca. 1983 (1 of 109 in 1983) – 26.5”

: 1 of 227 made in 1983/1984 cumulatively – Extremely Rare Shotgun. Serial Number: 223PX02432 Barrel Length: 26.5” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Auto As New Condition: As New Metal Condition: As New Wood Condition: As New Bore Condition: As New Barrels: As New Action: Boxlock Triggers: Single Gold Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 1/2” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Fore End: Schnabel Full Checkered LOP: 14 1/4” Rib: Ventilated Finish: Factory Hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 11 ozs Chokes: IC/M Price: $11,995

Abercrombie & Fitch - Zoli & F.lli Rizzini - BLNE - .410ga - 26" M / F
Abercrombie & Fitch – Zoli & F.lli Rizzini – BLNE – .410ga – 26″ M / F

Abercrombie & Fitch – Zoli & F.lli Rizzini – BLNE – .410ga – 26″ M / F: 3″, 26″ M / F (.020/.036), Hidden Third Bite, Double Trigger, Prince of Wales Grip, Beaver Tail Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/2″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 5 lbs. 9 oz. Early Fratelli Rizzini production. Very High Quality Gun! Excellent Condition! Shipping to CONUS included in price. Price: $4275

1989 Arrieta - Crown Grade - 20ga - 27" 3" IC / M - Like New w/ Long LOP
1989 Arrieta – Crown Grade – 20ga – 27″ 3″ IC / M – Like New w/ Long LOP

1989 Arrieta – Crown Grade – 20ga – 27″ 3″ IC / M – Like New w/ Long LOP: Sidelock Ejector, Double Trigger, English Stock, Splinter Forearm, LOP 15-1/4″ to a Checkered Butt, Drop 1-7/16″ to 2-1/8″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 6 lbs. 3 oz. Very Nice Gun. Made for Gunmark (GMK) a British Firearms Distributor. 99% Like New Condition! Shipping to CONUS included in price. Price: $4250

REMINGTON Model 1894 Grade CE 12ga 30" Damascus, IM&IM, Spotless bores, Tight on face, Exceptional, all original and unmolested, Mfg 1900
REMINGTON Model 1894 Grade CE 12ga 30″ Damascus, IM&IM, Spotless bores, Tight on face, Exceptional, all original and unmolested, Mfg 1900

REMINGTON Model 1894 Grade CE 12ga 30″ Damascus, IM&IM, Spotless bores, Tight on face, Exceptional, all original and unmolested, Mfg 1900:
Serial #  122635 Country of Origin  America Barrel Length (in Inches  )30 with beautiful damascus pattern visible throughout Choke R  IM(.030) Choke L  IM(.030) Trigger  DT (Double) Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip, Original hard rubber buttplate, Gold oval Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib Receiver Finish  Casehardened with most of the color remaining Engraving Type  Fine Scroll Engraving Other Options  Automatic ejectors, Automatic safety, 2 3/4″ chambers Condition  EXC. Condition Weight  7#11oz Dimensions  1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 14 with 1/8 cast off Other Details  Mfg 1900, Spotless bores, Tight on face, A wonderful untouched example. Price: $3,500

Auction alert: 20g Beretta BL-4 OU shotgun, ends 12/3 …

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

Here’s your chance to get a deal on one of my favorite OUs. Ward’s Collectibles in Dallas, OR, has this 20g Beretta BL-4 in their online auction and the listing ends Friday, 12/3.

Introduced in the ’60s, Beretta’s BL grade OUs were imported into the US by the Garcia Corp through the ’70s.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

The BLs feature a shallow, low profile action scaled to match the gauge. They were priced to be values – not cheap, but well made guns at fair prices. They came in a number of grades, with the BL-5s being the highest. All of them were rugged, reliable doubles, built to deliver a lot of quality for a fair amount of money.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga: MFG. Late 1960’s, SN: X11025, O/U Take-down Shotgun, 28” Matted Vent Rib barrels, 3” chamber, F/M, Ejectors. The original capped pistol grip & checkered stocks are excellent, with original finish & a few minor finish level scrapes or scuffs. The original metal blue finish is 98% on barrels, with the blue on the receiver toning a lovely plum. The receiver displays fine scroll & accent hand engraving. Bores are excellent, Beretta Trident buttplate. Gold trigger. Fitted with mid & front bead. Excellent overall condition.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

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Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib - Straight stocked w/ double triggers - a true rarity!
Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity!

Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity: Very rare gun made in 1927 on a #1 Frame, this Parker CHE Grade with 28″ Acme Steel barrels that have factory original Ventilated rib.  Made with splinter forend, nickel plated double triggers, straight grip buttstock with very fine French Walnut, which terminates with an older Silvers type pad.  The gun matches the serialization book exactly as found and is engraved in typical CHE Grade pattern with large flying goose on the trigger plate.

Known as an option “21” in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book, this is an exceptionally rare gun.  The barrels retain more than 98% original blue.  The frame retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  The trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue.  Stocks are excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original hand rubbed finish remaining with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  The breechface shows almost no use and this is very much a near mint gun.  Metal and wood finishes are guaranteed original. Price: $21,500 

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM
CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM:
The guns are fitted in an English oak and leather style case with brass corners. Interior is green felt that shows some wear but in generally good condition. No accessories other than a couple of leather straps. The guns complement each other very well. Both have about 95% barrel blue and about 75-80% clean case colors. Receivers are nicely engraved with one being a bit more elaborate than the other. One has a 13-1/2 inch LOP and the other has 14-1/2 inch LOP. Both have a 2-piece forearm. One is in the 15k serial range and the other is in the 19k serial range. Both have cheek pieces, sling swivels, fine bores and excellent mechanics. A nice little outfit. Perhaps a husband and wife shooting ensemble. Price: $13,500. for pair.

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge
SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge: Top quality Spanish made sidelock double field gun with 30″” barrels choked Mod/Imp Cyl. Finely engraved with rose & scroll on case colored locks. Has double triggers with articulated front trigger, and auto ejectors. The stock is of beautiful figured walnut, with a Prince of Wales grip. LOP is 15″” over recoil pad. The gun is in perfect condition, hardly used, and comes in a Garbi marked canvas and leather case. A fine game gun, ready for the field. Price: $8,950

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun: Outstanding CSMC RBL 20 Guage.  English stock, Double Trigger, exhibition American Walnut feather crotch wood.  Case and original accessories included.  You will not find one nicer. Barrel Length: 28″ Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Triggers: Double. Price: $4,200

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun
Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun: Ejectors, made in 1951, 28M&F, Lop 14 3/8 to the original Sauer butt plate, 2 3/4 chambers, weight 6lb 7oz, stocked with 0 cast. As you can see, the trigger was slightly bent for left hand shooter. This gun is in excellent original new condition. Price: $2,850

Online auction alert: Spanish Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock SxS …

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28" & 30" Barrels, Cased
Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased

I’ve been chasing shotguns for decades now, but I still come across makers I know nothing about. Armas Gil is one of them, and this 20g sidelock by them is  on Gunbroker.com is one of them. All I can say is that I this gun looks like a standard, entry-level Spanish sidelock and appears to be in very original condition.

It’s on Gunbroker.com now with no reserve. The listing end Sunday, 11/28/2021, @ 8:26 PM. Here are all the details about the gun from the seller:

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28" & 30" Barrels, Cased
Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased: Serial#: 28-03-009-01 Year of Manufacture: Circa 2003 Gauge: 20 Gauge Action Type: Top-Break Sidelock Dual-Trigger Side by Side Shotgun with Ejectors

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28" & 30" Barrels, Cased
Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased

Markings: There are two sets of the barrels that come with the shotgun. The first set which is 30” is marked “ARMES DE CHASSE GAME GUN. HARTFORD. NC 27944 No 28” on the top of the left barrel. The bottom of the left barrel is marked with a single star (indicating the barrel is choked full) and “159”. The left barrel’s flat is marked “20-76”, “ARMAS GIL”, features the serial number “28-03-009-01”, has Spanish proof marks and “1200 bar”. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “159” over three stars (indicating the barrel is choked modified). The right barrel’s flat is marked “20-76”, “1198”, has three Spanish proofs and “1200”. The bottom of the barrel lug is marked “28”.

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28" & 30" Barrels, Cased
Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased

The second set of barrels which is 28” is marked “ARMES DE CHASSE GAME GUN. HARTFORD. NC 27944 No 28” on the top of the left barrel. The bottom of the left barrel is marked with two stars (indicating the barrel is choked improved modified) and “159”. The left barrel’s flat is marked “20-76”, “ARMAS GIL”, features the serial number “28-03-009-01”, has Spanish proof marks and “1200 bar”. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “MG” and “159” over four stars (indicating the barrel is choked improved cylinder). The right barrel’s flat is marked “20-76”, “1114”, has three Spanish proofs and “1200”. The bottom of the barrel lug is marked “28”.

Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28" & 30" Barrels, Cased
Armes de Chasse Armas Gil 20 Ga Sidelock Top-break Side by Side SxS Shotgun 28″ & 30″ Barrels, Cased

The top of the forend is marked “600” on the wood. The metal parts of the forend have rose and scroll engravings. The receiver and trigger guard are covered in rose and scroll engravings. The water table is marked “20-70”, “ARMAS GIL” and the serial number on the left side. The right side of the water table is marked “20-70” and features three Spanish proofs. The middle of the water table is marked “28”.  The bottom tang is marked “No. 009-01”. There is a brass medallion on the belly marked “D”.

Barrel Length: The F/M barrels are 30” and the IM/IC barrels are 28”

Choke: The 30” set of barrels is choked Full on the left and Modified on the right. The 28” set of barrels is choked Improved Modified on the left and Improved Cylinder on the right. All the chokes are fixed.

Weight: 6 pounds, 9 ounces with 30” barrel and 6 pounds, 5.9 ounces with the 28” barrel

Sights/ Optics: The front sight on both barrels is a brass bead at the muzzle end of the rib. The ribs on both sets of barrels are serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood featuring a checkered forend, checkered straight wrist, straight comb, and the rear end of the butt is checkered. The stocks have some light handling marks but they lack any notable defects. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering remains sharp. The LOP is 15” from the front trigger and 14.25” from the back trigger to the rear end of the butt. The approximate drop at the comb is 1.5” and 2.25” at the heel with the 28” barrel and the approximate drop at the comb is 1.5” and 2.25” at the heel with the 30” barrel. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The four bores are all bright and have no erosion.

Overall Condition: The shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The shotgun has some light handling marks on its metal parts but lacks any notable defects, including both sets of barrels. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are serviceable. Overall, the shotgun is in Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The receiver features cocking indicators. The shotgun also has a side plate lever on the left side plate  which allows the user to remove the side plates. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: The shotgun comes in a leather carrying case with green cushioning, two leather straps for securing the case, beige strap, a container for oil, a cleaning rod, a black leather container with the cleaning rod brushes in addition to a set of keys for locking the case, two metal snap caps, two yellow snap caps and four orange snap caps. The case has some light handling marks but it remains in Excellent condition. The leather straps have only light handling marks and remain in Fine condition.

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REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels with excellent bores. Choked Full and Mod. Pistol grip walnut stocks 14 LOP. 2-piece steel buttplate. Checkering is excellent. Receiver has game scenes on both sides. The bottom has a deer scene. According to Charley Simmer there were less half a dozen EE grade made in the 16 gauge. I have this in my personal collection for many years. Price: $39,500

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31" and 28" PRISTINE CONDITION
PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION: 31″ Barrel 12 ga  IM/FULL, 28″ Barrel 12ga LM/Mod, Original Perazzi Case Color Hardened with Factory Engraving. Condition is 99%  Stunning wood with Approximate stock dimensions 14.5″ LOP 1.5″ DAC 1.75″ DAH This is one of the very few Perazzi SHO Sidelock guns ever produced, and it is in very spectacular shape. A true show piece and work horse that is built tough as nails by Perazzi and will only go up in value! This Perazzi make absolute puff balls on the clays course and absolutely dominates in the pigeon ring and colombaire bringing birds down like wet rags. Price: $25,000

CSMC RBL "Reserve" 28ga 30" SKT&IC, AS NEW
CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW

CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW: Model  RBL “Reserve”. Configuration  SXSSerial #  RBL005830. Country of Origin  America. Barrel Length (in Inches) 30″. Choke R  SKT(.004). Choke L  IC(.007). Trigger  DT (Double). Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Butt plate. Forearm Type  Semi Beaver Tail Forearm. Rib Type  Smooth Concave Rib. Receiver Finish  Casehardened. Engraving Type  Game Scene Cameos Engraving, Engraved wedges on barrels. Other Options  Factory case, 2 3/4″ chambers. Condition  AS NEW. Weight  5#12oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ with 1/4″ cast off. Other Details  Test fired only, Appears new in every way. Price: $5,900

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz
Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz: A very good little two-inch boxlock non-ejector by B. Halliday, built circa 1940’s.  The barrels are 28″ with 2″ chambers and very good bores, choked .003/.033 (about skeet/full).  The rib is engraved: B. HALLIDAY & CO. 63. CANNON ST. LONDON. E.C. and the tubes are engraved: FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY and THE 20TH CENTURY GUN.  The receiver has the maker’s name in a flowing banner surrounded by simple border and scroll engraving.  There are traces of case colors still present.  The action locks up tight.  The fore-end has an Anson push-rod release.  The lightly figured stock measures 1 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 14 5/8″ with cast off.  The stock was originally shortened by 1 1/2″ (likely for a young shooter), and the original piece was later added.  It was done very well.  The weight is 5 lbs 5 oz.  A very nice double for the aficionado of 2 inch guns. Comes in its maker’s case. Price: $3995

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards "Crab knuckle" 12 bore - An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case
Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case:
Made in 1871, this beautiful early Westley Richards 12bore hammer gun.  Made with 30″ nitro proved damascus barrels, checkered splinter forend which is wedge fastened.  Made with crab knuckle joint at forend and bar in wood action.  Side plates are nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Made with double triggers and extractors.  Straight hand fiddle back figured English buttstock is nicely checkered in two point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered horn buttplate.  Housed in its original oak and leather case with felt interior. Overall the gun remains in excellent condition with fine mechanics.  The nitro proved barrels are excellent and retain most of an older rebrown.  Bores are bright.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their older hand rub finish.  The locks are excellent and crisp.  The gun is nice and tight.  Case is very good with the interior having been restored long ago.  Exterior shows age and original name on top is somewhat illegible.  Price: $3695

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John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE
John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE

John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE: Jones Underlever. All original, Original finish. This gun has blued barrels engraved with a band of stylized foliage at each breech. Broad file cut matted sighting rib with rear sight with single folding leaf and bead front sight. Border and scroll engraved casehardened action with Jones Patent rotary underlever and carved percussion fences. Border and scroll engraved casehardened non-rebounding back action locks each with blued safety catch and signed “JNO. RIGBY & Co.”. Very well figured pistol grip stock with checkered grip and forearm. Price: $13,995

Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc
Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc

Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc: Year 1952, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/2″, DAH 2 11/16″, DAC 1 1/2″ Serial Number: 36585 Merkel over/under shotguns have been dominating the European market since 1924.  Of the various grades offered by this famed manufacturer, the 203E was the first grade in the lineup with full sidelock action, hand-detachable locks, Kirsten cross-bolts, double underlug barrels, beautifully figured European walnut stocks finely checkered, horn grip cap and butt plate, and slender three-piece forend wood.  This gun, sn36585 built in 1952, is the LUXUS MODEL POSSESSING DEEPLY CHISELED GAME SCENE ENGRAVING, ORNATE CARVINGS AT THE WRIST ON THE BUTTSTOCK, AND ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER.  Most gunners are aware that the earlier Merkel guns are superior to any put out in the 21rst century.  This Merkel 203E Luxus is in perfect mechanical condition with super-strong ejectors, the triggers are crisp, the barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  This gun has barely been fired and shows no signs of wear anywhere.  ALL FINISHES ARE AT LEAST 99% AND ARE FACTORY FINISHES…NO RESTORATIONS ANYWHERE ON THE GUN.  The deeply chiseled engraving is profuse and fully covers the action, showing fine foliate and oak leaf engraving surrounding encapsulating game scenes.  The barrels at the breech are adorned with finely cut oak leaf engraving, as is the trigger guard.  The hand-detachable locks are easily removed allowing easy access for cleaning, inspection, and repair.  The inletting in the beautifully figured French walnut is done to perfection without a flaw or split anywhere.  The wood-to-metal fit is superb and masterfully done.  This is a BEST GUN in the way of beauty and workmanship.  The modern steel barrels are of the highest quality and able to handle any of the modern factory loads, including any of the soft non-toxic shot readily available today.  The 26” barrels are choked Improved Cylinder and Light Modifed…the perfect upland chokes.  Using RST spreader loads in the top barrel and you have an incredible grouse gun.  The bores are perfect mirror without flaw.  The stock dimensions are modern and will fit most.  See the specifications below.  We can install a fine leather covered pad for those who may need a longer LOP.  This gun weighs 6lbs. 3oz.  and balances dead on the hinge pin and handles like a much lighter gun.  She is amazing in looks and dynamics.  There are few of these guns to be found and one in this condition is usually priced at well over $15,000. Price: $13,750

JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28" BBLS
JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28″ BBLS

JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28″ BBLS: Chambers: 2 1/2″, Rib Design: CONCAVE, Weight: 5lbs 14oz Bore/Chokes, Right/Bottom:.661/ .000 CYL., Left/Top:.661/ .010 SKEET 2 Stock Dimensions Drop At Comb: 1 5/8″, Drop At Heel: 2″ Special Features: ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVED CASE HARDENED ACTION EJECTORS WELL FIGURED STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK PIGSKIN LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PAD SPLINTER FOREARM AUTO SAFETY CONDITION: EXCELLENT Circa:1926/ SERIAL # 9811. Price: $8495

Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set - DHE 28", 26" Double Triggers:
Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set – DHE 28″, 26″ Double Triggers:

Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set – DHE 28″, 26″ Double Triggers: 14.25″ 1st Barrel – 28″ Mod & Full 2nd Barrel -26″ S&S In wonderful condition. Soft case included. Price: $6995

Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever
Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever

Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever: 30″ barrels C/C. Beautiful damascus pattern on barrels. Great bores.  Finely engraved action, locks and hammers. 90% case colored action, locks and hammers. Tiger striped stock with original butt plate.
1 1/2″ X 2″ X 14 3/8″. Price: $5300    

Two bargains: Boxlock shotguns on Gunbroker.com now …

Back when I wrote my article Boxlock Bargains for Shooting Sportsman Magazine, the two SxS you see here were the kind of shotguns I had in mind. Each one is a versatile birdgun that you can use for anything in the uplands. And each one will sell for cheap money. They’re on Gunbroker.com now, listed with No Reserve.

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75" FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun
Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun: Serial#: 165020 Year of Manufacture: Circa 1960-1980 Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells Barrel Length: 28” Choke: The left barrel is choked Full. The right barrel is choked Improved. Both chokes are fixed.

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75" FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun
Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun

Weight: 6 Pounds and 7.9 Ounces Stock: The LOP is 14” from the front and 13 ¼” from the back trigger to the rear end of the buttplate.

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock
Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock: These Husqvarna boxlock 310 series guns are not uncommon, but in this condition they certainly are.  I would rate this gun at about 98%.  One of the nicest I’ve seen, and the nicest I’ve held in my hands, and I’ve bought, owned and sold a bunch of these.  The only real flaws are a bit of finish loss on the bottom of the receiver, and a couple tiny dings in the wood.  I was going to keep this, but I need a gps collar for my setter more than I need another sxs, so have at it.

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock
Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock

Rock solid gun, no issues or surprises.  Made on Sauer greener crossbolt actions, Husqvarna made the rest using high quality Swedish steel.  27.5″ barrels choked f/xf, 2.75″ chambers, perfect bores, no dents or dings, super tight, as new lockup, still tight to open and close.  Modern dimensions of 1.5 x 2.5 x 14.25 to factory HVA buttplate.  Weighs 6 3/4 lbs.  Put Briley thin wall tubes in it and you could use this for everything.

5 things you’ll love about the FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun …

FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

We’re back. Stitch and I just returned from a few weeks of grouse and woodcock hunting up in Maine. We had a great time and we found a lot of birds.

While the 12g I had with me did the job, here’s a SxS I wish I had had with me:

The FABARM Autumn SxS

Last spring Caeser Guerini sent me one of these shotguns in 20 gauge to look over and bang some rounds through. It was a great gun and a blast to shoot. Here’s what impressed me most about it:

5 things to love about the FABARM Autumn SxS:

20g FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
20g FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

1. IT’S EASY ON THE EYES

20g FABARM Autumn SxS
20g FABARM Autumn SxS

My FABARM Autumn was a great double to admire with a rounded, color-case hardened action, some interesting scroll engraving, and nicely figured, oil-finished wood, While it had a vintage vibe to it, its clean, pinless action gave it a sleek, modern look.

2. IT’S BUILT TO SHOOT TONS OF ROUNDS AND KEEP GOING

Unusual lumps on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS, part of its unique locking system
What the?!? Unique quad lumps on the FABARM Autumn SXS, part of its extra durable locking system

On the outside, the FABARM Autumn looks like an old-school, Anson & Deeley style boxlock shotgun. But it’s not.

Instead, the gun mounts the lockwork on its triggerplate and uses sliding rods to cock the hammers.

Hybrid boxlock / triggerplate cocking and firing system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
Hybrid boxlock / triggerplate cocking and firing system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS

Then there’s the real interesting part of the FABARM Autumn: its quad-lug system.

Another look at the unique split hinge pin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
The unique quad-lump locking system on the FABARM Autumn SXS

These 4 lumps  are designed to increase the longevity of the barrel/action connection and help you deliver quicker, more accurate second shots. How?

Even though we worship SxSs like Parkers and Purdeys, those guns, and others like them, have their weaknesses. One’s the way the barrels mount on the action.

These shotguns connect to the action with two lumps. The front lump has the hook. This catches the hingepin. The rear lump has a bite. This receives a sliding bolt that comes in from the back to lock down the barrels (most British and European SxSs also have a bite on the front lump, but it doesn’t always do much to secure the bbls).

Hook on a set of Purdey shotgun barrels
Hook and bites on a set of Purdey SXS shotgun barrels, from Hallowellco.com

When you fire a SxS, the barrels twist horizontally and flex vertically, trying to pivot on the hinge pin. Even though the bolt, bites and action secure the barrels and resist this twisting and flexing, these forces pulls you off your target. And over time, they cause wear which can lead to a SxS’s barrels going off face and become loose on the action.

(For a nerdy dive into what this mean, read this article by Delbert Whitman Jr.).

Unique split hingepin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
Another look at the unique split hinge pin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS

The FABARM Autumn quad-lump design displaces this twisting and flexing over more surface area. This helps cut down on wear and increases the longevity of the barrel/action connection.

The quad-lug system also stabilizes the barrels and cuts down on horizontal flexing. This is an idea borrowed from competitive pigeon shooting and the thinking is that it helps you deliver a quicker, more accurate shot with the left barrel.

3. IT FEELS GREAT

A few years ago I shot a 12g Purdey Trigger Plate OU. It was big gun that came in at just over 8 lbs, but it had a lively feel that belied its weight and encouraged me to shoot it all day.

A few months later I was I hunting with a new 20g Italian OU. It was a field gun, and even though it weighed 6 3/4 lbs, it felt heavy and dead, like a target gun. I wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible.

I thought about those guns the first time I shot the 20g FABARM Autumn. How would it feel — dead or alive?

FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

My gun had 28″ barrels and weighed 6 lbs, 6 oz. — a good weight for an all-around bird gun. But it also pistol grip stock and a beavertail forend. Those said “target” to me — and had me worried.

After a lot of clays and a flat of 2 3/4″, 7/8 oz loads (which were a PITA to find), I had my answer: alive and very lively.

Like that big Purdey OU, the FABARM Autumn snapped to my shoulder and and picked up the clays with little effort. The more I shot it, the more I wanted to shoot it. I think its lightweight barrels were a big reason for this, but not the only one.

I liked the pistol-grip, beavertail forend setup, too. They gave me a lot to hold onto and more control over the gun more. This made the gun easier to mount and move to target.

The selective single trigger was crisp and with just a of whisker play in it on second shots. And even though I pulled it as fast as I could and tried to make it fail, it fired round after round without a problem.

4. IT’S ALL YOU NEED FOR UPLAND HUNTING

With choke tubes, 3" chambers and steel-approved barrels, the 20g FABARM Autumn can do it all in the uplands
With choke tubes, 3″ chambers and steel-approved barrels, the 20g FABARM Autumn can do it all in the uplands

With  3″ chambers, choke tubes and barrels/choke tubes that are steel-shot safe, the 20g FABARM Autumn I had could handle all the bird hunting I did (or hoped to do).

If you’re an upland hunter, it could do the same for you.

5. IT’S BACKED BY A 5-YEAR WARRANTY

I’ve had old guns, older guns, and really old guns. They can be a PITA to maintain and repair. So I appreciate new, trouble-free new SxSs and OUs.

But of course, things do break. When they do, it’s good to know the gun is backed by a warranty, especially one with repair centers in the US.

The FABARM Autumn’s 5-year warranty gives you this kind of protection and peace of mind.

Of course, while I loved the gun, I thought it could use some tweaks:

  • The fences could use a bit of styling, especially on ahead of the toplever.
  • The pistol grip needs some refinement. I would like to see it look more like round-knob
  • They need to add an automatic safety. It’s a must have on a bird gun. I’ve owned guns without them, and it’s too easy to forget to slide it to “safe” after opening and closing the gun.

Ready to buy? Here are a few dealers on Gunsinternational.com who can help you out now:

Fabarm Autumn Pistol Grip Side by Side Shotgun | 20ga 30″ | For Sale at Cole Guns

Fabarm Autumn 20ga For Sale at Gordy and Sons Outfitters

Fabarm Autumn 20 gauge Side by Side 30″ For Sale at Pacific Sporting Arms East

Fabarm Autumn 20ga 28″ English Stock For Sale at Silver Creek Outfitters

Fabarm Autumn 20ga 28” barrels English Etock SST For Sale at the Iron Cowboy Gun Shop

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CSMC - A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M
CSMC – A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M

CSMC – A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M: Exhibition marble cake Turkish Circassian walnut straight grip stock, heel and toe plates, single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, solid game ribs, Krupp steel barrels, two Schable forends with ebony inserts, highly detailed gold inlays of quail and pheasant, dog bust on bottom, full coverage acanthus scroll over bone and charcoal case coloring, gold lightning bolts on barrel wedges, 100% perfect and new condition, lifetime warranty, makers’ case and accessories, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 14 oz. 15 ½”x 1 ½” x 2 ½”. Price: $24,999

BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27" & 27.5" OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN:
BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27″ & 27.5″ OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN:

BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27″ & 27.5″ OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN: Circa: 1956 / SERIAL #17234 Chambers:2 3/4″ Rib Design:SOLID HAND FILED Weight:7 lb. Stock Dimensions Drop At Comb: 1 1/2″ Drop At Face: 1 15/16″ 4 1/2″ Drop At Heel: 2 1/2″ Cast At Face: 0″ 4 1/2″ Cast At Heel:0″ Length Of Pull:15″ Pitch: 2″ / 4° COIN FINISHED FULLY FLORAL ENGRAVED SIDELOCK ACTION ARTICULATED DOUBLE TRIGGERS AUTOMATIC EJECTORS NONAUTOMATIC SAFETY WELL FIGURED STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK w/ CHECKERED BUTT FIELD-STYLE FOREARM CONDITION: EXCELLENT w/ MAKER’S 2 BBL. CASE. Price: $19,500

F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga - EXTRA LUSSO - 26” - Sk/IC
F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga – EXTRA LUSSO – 26” – Sk/IC

F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga – EXTRA LUSSO – 26” – Sk/IC: Straight Grip – Splinter – Checkered Butt – Pierced Lever – Auto Safety – Perfect Quail Woodcock Grouse Gun – at 5 lbs 5 ozs this shotgun will carry all day in the grouse woods – magical swinging shotgun for a quick flushing woodcock or quail – remarkable craftsmanship – high grade wood – case color hardened in rich hues – dimensions and weight are designed for upland adventure. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Model: Extra Lusso Serial Number: 1400 Barrel Length: 26” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Auto Crisp Timed Condition: Remarkable Metal Condition: Remarkable Wood Condition: Remarkable Triggers: Single Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/2” Stock Cast: Neutral Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 3/8” Rib: Hand matted custom Finish: Oil hand rubbed Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozs. Price: $7,995

PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN
PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN

PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN: HAMMER GUN WITH 30″ M/M DAMASCUS BARRELS, DHBP, 2 5/8″ CHAMBERS AND MUCH ORIGINAL COLOR. #46633 CIR: 1885.  EARLY TOP LEVER GUN, EXCELLENT BORES.  7LBS 5OZS. Price: $2600

William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3" Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels
William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3″ Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels

William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3″ Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels: This 10 gauge wears the serial number of 10319 which dates it right at the turn of the century. It wears 26” steel barrels that have excellent bores with no issues, 3” chambers with ejectors. They have been refinished at some time with the bluing being is very fine condition. There are few small spots of pitting showing under the finish and one larger spot on the right barrel as pictured. The barrels are marked “WILLIAM FORD / 15 St. MARY’S ROW. BIRMINGHAM.” They are not numbered to the shogun but are “Nitro Proofed”; 3″ for 1 1/2 ounce load. The right barrel is .015 (modified), the left .035 (full). The forearm is marked with the serial number and initials “W.R.P.”. It shows several marks and dings but is solid with no cracks. The butt stock is in the same condition with a L.O.P. of 14 ¾”, 1 5/8” at the comb and 2 1/8” at the heel. The receiver is marked with the manufactures name “W.R. PAPE” on both sides. The left side shows fine scroll work with a dog and pheasants. The right shows a dog and quail. On the bottom is matching scroll work with a Partridge. The water table is marked “W.R. PAPE / Proof / 10319” on both sides. The shotgun weighs right at 7 ½ pounds with the action tight on face. Price: $2,499

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AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS
AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS

AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS: Up for sale is a beautiful AYA presentation sidelock 12 Ga. This shotgun is in excellent condition with the exception of some slight handing marks on the stock. This gun was completed in February of 1949 and presented to General Lucas V. Beau, Commander of the United States Civil Air Patrol by a group of Spanish Aviation Cadets in 1951. This gun is very nice and also comes with a great story and factory leather case. If any questions or concerns arise, do not hesitate to call the number above or email. I don’t believe that this gun has ever been fired. Price: $7,950

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32"krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions
The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions: Beautiful later Syracuse made Lefever EE Grade made with 32″ Krupp fluid steel barrels.  This gun with splinter forend that has a clam shell release, made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  Straight grip buttstock with long trigger guard tang, engraved stock oval with initials and original Lefever Arms Co. buttplate.  The gun is nicely engraved in standard late EE Grade pattern with Pointer in game scene on left, Setter in game scene on right and light scroll throughout. This rare Lefever remains in very nice overall condition.  The barrels retain virtually all of an older restored proper rust blue finish.  The receiver retains about 20% original case color.  Stocks are sound and retain most of an older restored finish.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny.  The gun is tight on the face.  I believe the gun was made as a heavy proof type gun and the long chambers appear to be original. Price: $5795

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun
Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun: 28″ in barrels as new condition wth case and all accessaries. 14 3/8 LOP Right hand cast. approx 6.5 lbs. Only shot a box of shells, beautiful gun!  Price: $3750

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge
Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Well used Webley & Scott 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector. 28″ Barrels, 2 3/4″ Chambers, choked IC & Full Frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of it’s original case hardening color Great measurements: 14 3/4″ LOP, DAH: 2 1/4″, DAC: 1 3/8″ Great barrel wall thickness at 0.031 & 0.028 Nitro proof Includes a Gunmark leather case 6lbs 7oz This is a well used Webley & Scott that has a good amount of handling marks/dents/dings.  No cracks or mechanical issues but a well used gun that would be a perfect addition for a rainy day. Price: $1,750

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun
Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun: In excellent condition. This shotgun features a color case-hardened receiver, and a straight grip stock with double triggers. Only minor signs of use and handling marks. Includes case. Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Excellent, Wood Condition: Excellent, Bore Condition: Clean, Barrels: 30″, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP, Butt Pad: Checkered Wood, Weight: 5 lb 8 oz. Sights: Single Bead. Chokes: IC, CYL. Price: $1,499.99

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HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE
HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE

HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE: #24XXX, MADE 2001, FIRST GUN BUILT BY KEN DUGLAN AFTER AQUIRING ATKIN, GRANT & LANG FROM CYRIL ADAMS, GAME SCENE ENGRAVED BY DAVE & BRAD TALLET, SELF OPENING, 29″ SOLID RIB BARREL W/ 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, .009 AND .014 CONSTRICTIONS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREND, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, EXCELLENT CONDITION, SLIGHT CAST ON, IAN TOMLIN OAK AND LEATHER CASEm 5LBS 14 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 15 1/2″ LOP. Price: $46,500

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN
DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN: NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN, COIN FINISHED ACTION WITH ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVING BY MASTER ENGRAVER P PIERO, 27″ BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED LM/IM, RIBLESS DEMI BLOC BBLS, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, XXX BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, STRAIGHT STOCK, TRIM FOREND, LOP 14 7/8 TO CK BUTT, 1 3/8, 2 1/8, 6LBS 5OZ, FACTORY CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, NEW & UNFIRED, DELIVERED IN 2020. Price: $47,500

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28", Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885
ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885: Model Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, Configuration  Double Rifle, Gauge / Caliber  14 bore, Serial #  5905, Country of Origin  Scotland, Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″, Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip English style cheek piece, Steel heel & toes plates, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm with lever release, Rib Type  Level Flat Matted Rib, Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  Fine English Scroll Engraving, Other Options  Back action sidelock, Jones Underlever, Original Oak & Leather case, Condition  EXC. Plus Condition, Weight  12#12oz, Dimensions  14 3/8″ LOP, Other Details  Mfg 1885, Excellent bores, Very nice all original condition. Price: $20,000

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc
Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc: Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 6lbs, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/8″, DAH 2 7/16″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 300966 You will see the word “RARE” used in many ads from guys trying to sell their guns.  Most of the time it is simply a word.  The gun is not rare at all.  The B Grade Fox small bore, cataloged for only 6 years, is indeed “RARE”.  Small bore guns were not produced until 1912, and the B Grade was discontinued in the catalog offerings in 1918, with only 186 ever produced.  Considering that as many as 15% may have left planet Earth due to damage and loss, there are likely only 160 or so in existence, and so very few of those are “as shipped” and intact.  In all the years spent in search of quality American double shotguns, I have only seen a dozen B Grade 16ga. guns.  I bought and sold 6 of them, presently have 3 ready to sell, and the rest were not worth owning.  This Fox BE 16, sn300966 shipped in 1919, RETAINS ALL FACTORY METAL FINISHES, WITH 85% CASE COLOR, 98% BARREL BLUE, AND 90% CHARCOAL BLUE ON THE TRIGGER GUARD.  The factory original wood has no signs of finish being added, but it likely has had some sort of finish applied as it is 102 years old and is in excellent condition.  THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST BE 16 GAUGE GUNS IN EXISTENCE, MAKING IT A VERY VALUABLE, INVESTMENT QUALITY FOX.  The 28” number 4 weight Chromox Fluid Steel barrels have excellent bores, 2 ½” chambers, factory choked M/F, tight ribs, clear sharp lettering and barrel wedge engraving, and fit tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  The action has the late style, deeply cut B Grade engraving with full coverage scroll and a couple of quail on the bottom of the action.  The mechanics are excellent with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, top lever right of center, perfect screws, and 85% strong factory case colors.  The stock is English walnut, as stated on the order card, and has modern dimensions of 14 1/8” LOP, 2 7/16” drop at heel, and 1 7/16” drop at the nose of the comb.  Years ago, we bent the stock up for the owner of this fine Fox, as it was 2 7/8” drop at heel. Price: $12,950Abercrombie and Fitch Beretta AS-20 EL 20ga: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Barrels: 26″ Gauge: 20 Gauge LOP: 14 7/8″ Weight: 5.8 LBs Choke Left: Skeet Choke Right: Skeet. Price: $7,995

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FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR
FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR

FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR: A Dandy High grade Fox with all the features! Original metal finish. Curio/Relic: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: A.H. FOX Model: XE Barrel Length: 30IN Chambers: 2 3/4 IN Ejectors: YES Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Barrel Type: CHROMOX STEEL Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock Comb: 1 1/4IN Stock Heel: 1 1/8IN Butt Pad: SILVERS LOP: 15IN Rib: VENT Weight: 8LBS 5OZ Manufacture Date: 1936 Choke Left: FULL Choke Right: IMP/MOD Engraving: HAND ENGRAVED. Price: $9975.00

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30" barrels - fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too
Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too: Fabulous gun made in 1922 made on a #2 frame with 30″ barrels.  Made with auto ejectors, double triggers, cappled pistol grip (gold oval in cap) and skeleton buttplate.  This gun is nicely engraved with game scenes on both sides and beautiful scene of setters on trigger plate as seen in the photos.  Overall the gun remains in excellent condition.  Barrels retain nearly all of an older restored blue.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their restored finish.  The receiver is very nice with about 20% original color.  Engraving is crisp and clear.  The mechanics are crisp.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  This is really a very clean and usable gun. Price: $9250 

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired
Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired: Merkel 12 gauge 200E game gun. This gun has 28″ solid rib barrels choked improved modified (.030″) and full (.040″). The gun appears to be unfired retaining 100% of the original case color, 100% of the original barrel blue, and 100% of the original wood finish. It has a straight grip stock with dimensions of 141/2″ LOP, 11/2″ at comb, and 23/8″ at heel. It has double triggers, ejectors, a 3 piece forend, and a scalloped action. It weighs 6-12 and would make a great light weight gun for pheasants, chukars, or huns. Built in the early 1970s in the GDR. Sorry, no box. Price: $4195

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge
Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Barrels: 28″ Chokes: IC – F L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 3/8″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 144241 Price: $3,950

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock
Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock: Here is an excellent quality two barrel over and under set in very desirable 20 and 28 gauge with screw in chokes.  The factory pad is still flexible, but is slightly deformed, probably from long term storage.  Comes with non-matching Beretta box and extra choke tubes. Barrels are matching serial numbers and numbered 1 and 2.  Nice wood!  Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Manufacturer: BERETTA Model: 686S ORVIS UPLANDER Serial Number: L39083B Barrel Length: 26″/28″ Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Action: OVER & UNDER Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock: CHECKERED WALNUT Butt Pad: FACTORY PAD LOP: 14-1/4″ Finish: glossy Wood/Deep Blue Manufacture Date: 1993 Chokes: SCREW IN Engraving: YES Extras: BOX & PAPERS. Price: $3450.00

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Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32" barrels - Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition
Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition

Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition: Beautiful and rare Parker DHE 20ga made with original 32″ Titanic Steel barrels on a “0” Frame.  Made in 1926, this gun made with splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock which terminates with what appears to be its original hardening Jostam ventilated pad.  Engraved in typical of the period DHE grade pattern with four pheasants on trigger plate. These long barreled Parkers are highly desired by today’s discerning buyers.  This gun remains in excellent all original condition with more than 97% original barrel blue, around 1/2 of the original color remains, particularly nice on the sides and top.  Stocks are excellent and sound with more than 95% original finish remaining.  The bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  This gun matches the PGCA research letter and the Serialization book to the “T”. Price: $17,950 

Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels
Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels

: Calibre: 28 gauge Action: Sidelock ejector with hand detachable locks & front articulated trigger Triggers: Double with front articulated Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 inch Chamber: 2 3/4 inch Rib: Game Concaved Chokes: Right : 1/4 Left : 1/4 Type: Deluxe Grade Walnut Length: 14 1/2 inches Grip: Classic Straight Hand Butt End Finish: Chequred Forend: Spinter Style Forend Description: Fine Rose & Scroll Finish: Case colour finish Weight: 6 lbs – 4oz
Case: Uncased Date of Manufacture: 2003 Price: $9,950

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes
W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes: Hammerless Sidelocks – Check out the engraving on this gun. Built between 1904 and 1906 it is highly unusual to have realistic dog scenes engraved from this period. Beyond the wonderful engraving this gun features very nice marbled English walnut and an extra Purdey hidden third bite. The barrels have some light pitting on the outside of the left barrel that could be removed with a restrike and black. Probably the result of being put away in a damp case. The gun is tight on face and field ready. Manufacturer: W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes. Serial Number: 14766 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 28″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 1/8″ Stock Cast: 1/8″ LOP: 15″ with leather pad Weight: 6lbs. 9.5oz Choke Left: .028 full Choke Right: .004 Skeet Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .022″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .026″. Price: $4,900

C. S. Rosson 12g with 2″ chambers ~ Light and Handy: Boxlocks – What a great little 2″ double. Great dimensions for many and is very light and handy. Two inch guns like this one in good condition are very hard to find!  Serial Number: 4670 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26 3/8″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Box lock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 5/16″ Stock Cast: 0 LOP: 14 5/8″ with ru Weight: 5lbs 11oz Choke Left: .023 full Choke Right: .019 tight Mod Proof: Nitro: 2″ only Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .026″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .025″ Price: $3,600

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli - 12ga. 26" Barrels Choked M/F
F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F: Imported by Abercrombie and Fitch, double triggers, extractor gun, Prince of Wales grip, 90% bluing and case coloring, light handling marks on wood from normal use, scalloped receiver, gold oval, factory butt plate, extremely high quality gun manufactured by one of Italy’s finest gun makers. 6 lbs. 4 oz. 14 ½” x 1 ½” x 2 ¼”. Price: $1,999

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Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3" Magnum w/32"brls - Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition
Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3″ Magnum w/32″brls – Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition

Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3″ Magnum w/32″brls – Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition: Exceedingly rare gun made in 1939, this is the only 3″ marked “CHE” Grade I’ve ever seen.  This exact gun, pictured on page 296 of the “Parker Story”.  The gun made on a #2 frame (rare to find this late) with a beavertail forend, high raised rib, Parker Single Selective Trigger, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock, and original skeleton buttplate.  The gun has fabulously figured American Walnut stocks with what are unquestionably factory sling swivels.  Beautifully engraved by Runge with large flying duck on the trigger plate.  This is a beast of a gun and the rarity cannot be overstated!  Overall the gun remains in super condition.  Barrels and trigger guard retain about all of an older restored factory correct quality rust blue.  Receiver retains about 40% original case color- engraving is super crispy and well defined.  Stocks are sound and retain most of an older professionally restored finish with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp and the gun is tight on the face.Serial Number: 241,442 Barrel Length: 32″ Chambers: 3″ Ejectors: yes Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Brilliant and shiny Barrel Type: Acme Steel Triggers: Parker SST Stock Comb: 1-5/8″ Stock Heel: 2-1/2″ Fore End: Original Beavertail Butt Pad: Original Skeleton BP LOP: 14-1/4″ Weight: 8lbs 12oz Choke Left: Full Choke Right: Full Price: $25,000

MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28" V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE
MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28″ V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE

MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28″ V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE: #37917, A Classic 1953 Proper Period Suhl Made Gebruder Merkel 12 Bore O/U Model 303E Hand Detachable Sidelock that was proved in November 1953, Best and top of the line 300 series action body with double underlugs with double bite, Kersten cross bolt, 28″ Vent Rib Ejector Bohler Stahl barrels, .722 .042 & .045″ (Full & Full), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Bolstered frame, Double triggers with the front articulated, Cocking indicators, Sidelock plates with a concealed folding release, The inside of the locks and forend are jeweled, 3 piece game forend with horn escutcheons around the forend tiedown screws, This is found only on best Merkel O/U’s, Open round pistol grip stock at 14 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 5/8″ over a 3/4 checkered butt, Cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs. 12 oz., Excellent wood with excellent color and contrast of black & browns, Both the forend and buttstock match well, No sling swivels or cheekpiece, 99% coverage of 1953 game scene engraving that is absolutely Pre-War Quality with a Setter and Partridge plus a Fox with Ducks, This is definitely Pre-War quality and execution, The original barrel blue remains at 99%, The trigger guard & tang blue is 100%, The original stock finish is at 98-99%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are as new, Every screw remains directly north and south, This is almost like buying it brand new in late 1953 or early 1954. You can investigate buying a recent Merkel O/U and see what you pay and what you get. These early 1950’s Merkel’s are for all intents and purposes no different than the Pre-War guns. Price: $8,950

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA--RKLT 1961 28" SKEET/SKEET
BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 28″ SKEET/SKEET

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 28″ SKEET/SKEET: BEAUTIFUL BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 — 28″ SKEET/SKEET — ALL ORIGINAL GUN THAT RETAINS STRONG ORIGINAL BUE WITH SLIGHT LOSS AT CARRY POINTS ON BASE — 98% BARREL BLUE — 99% VARNISH — FACTORY BUTT PLATE — AN ALL ORIGINAL GUN THAT IS TIGHT AND ON FACE AND READY FOR ANOTHER 60 YEARS !!!!!!! THESE ARE REALLY STRONG INVESTMENTS AND WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB AS THE CITORI ARE TAKING OFF IN VALUE — PRICE TO MOVE! Serial Number: 22413 Barrel Length: 28″ Bore Info: 20 Chambers: 2 3/4″ AND 3″ Ejectors: YES Condition: EXCELLENT Triggers: SINGLE Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Butt Pad: PLATE, LOP: 14 1/4″, Rib: VENT, Choke Left: SKEET, Choke Right: SKEET. Price: $3,750
William Ford in wonderful condition with 3″ proofs shoot your 2 3/4″ shells all day long: This is a great opportunity to have an English shotgun to use in the field or sporting clays that can easily shoot American 2 3/4″ shells. This gun features beautiful barrels inside and out and extremely tight on face using the Purdey double underbite and the Greener cross bolt. William Ford was known for their excellent barrels. Side clips and quality rose and scroll engraving with an action that still has 50% case colors complete what is a very sound and well made English double.: William Ford in Wonderful Condition with 3″ proofs ~ Shoot your 2 3/4″ shells all day long! Serial Number: 15294, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Box lock ejector, Gauge: 12 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/2″, Stock Heel: 2″, Stock, Cast: 3/16″, LOP: 14 3/16″ Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Choke Left: .030″ full Choke Right: .029″ full Proof:Nitro: 3″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .035″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .033″ Price: $3,200

Franchi Instinct L - 28 Gauge - OU - Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE
Franchi Instinct L – 28 Gauge – OU – Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE

Franchi Instinct L – 28 Gauge – OU – Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE: Franchi’s Instinct L is a well-balanced, fast handling over/under shotgun that gets on target quickly so you can down flushed birds before they’re out of range. This is an ideal upland bird gun—like its name, the gun handles instinctively. This Instinct L comes with an A-grade walnut Prince-of-Wales stock and fore-end that are finely checkered to provide a secure grip. The buttstock features an open-radius pistol grip to provide comfort and style. A hard-heeled recoil pad shoulders effortlessly, and stays put on the shoulder for quick follow-up shots. A color case hardened receiver adds elegance to purpose. The auto safety doubles as a barrel selector, and auto ejectors send spent cartridges clear for unhindered reloading. The vent rib has a fiber optic sight. The Franchi Instinct L Over/Under Shotgun comes with a custom-fitted hard case, 3 choke tubes (IC, M, F) and wrench. Price: $1099.97

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