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Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment:
Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment:

Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment: SN: 22947. Made in 1925, 12ga with 30″” barrels. Bores are excellent. Best quality sidelock ejector gun with double triggers. The case colored locks have fine scroll engraving. Has a pistol grip stock with splinter forend and recoil pad. LOP is 14.5″”. Overall excellent condition with light use. Comes with a letter from Purdey dated 1948, to a previous owner, listing the details of the gun along with a Purdey instruction manual and a leather carrying case. A fine-quality English shotgun. (Consignment) Price: $15,000

Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga - 30" & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case
Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga – 30″ & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case

Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga – 30″ & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case: Beautiful Fox AE Grade 2 barrel set. Made on a 16ga frame with 30″ 16ga barrels and fitted with a set of original Fox factory 32″ 20ga barrels. Gun made with two factory splinter forends, double triggers, auto ejectors auto safety. The butt is a nicely figured round knob pistol grip and the gun has a lined HRBP. Gun is housed in a very nice canvas and leather two barrel set case as seen in the photos- just a beautiful little set up! The gun remains in excellent overall condition. Both barrel sets retain nearly all of their proper rust blue. The frame retains about 60% of its fine original case color. The professional stocks are sound and excellent with beautiful custom finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. The case is near mint with only minor rubs. This is a dream set up for many of today’s sporting clays shooters who enjoy vintage doubles. 32″ Fox small bore guns are impossible to source- this one is a gem!  Price: $11,950

Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4"Shell 28"bbl SxS Shotgun:
Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4″Shell 28″bbl SxS Shotgun:

Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4″ Shell 28″bbl SxS Shotgun: Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga side-by-side shotgun, made in Spain. This shotgun features a lovely 28ga scaled sidelock frame with color cased finish, blued barrels, and factory upgraded walnut furniture. The shotgun is unfired and remains in excellent overall condition. It’s hard to beat the value you get from a 28ga Arrieta! Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2-3/4″ Ejectors: Auto Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Stock Comb: 1-3/8″ Stock Heel: 2-1/8″ Stock Cast: Neutral Butt Pad: Checkered LOP: 15-3/8″ Weight: 6lbs Choke Left: IC Choke Right: Cyl Engraving: Full Coverage Scroll Case: None Item Location: Millbrook NY Price: $7,500*

Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun
Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun

Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun: Rizzini Omnium Small chambered in 28 gauge with 28″ barrels. This Rizzini has a ventilated rib, brass bead front sight, case-colored receiver with game scene engraving, cut checkered pistol grip stock with a Schnabel forearm, and grooved wood buttplate. Single trigger, automatic ejectors. Drop Comb: 1 3/8″, Heel: 2 3/8″. LOP:13 3/4″, CAST: approximately 3/16″. Comes with the factory Rizzini hard case and Rizzini chokes: CL, IC, M, IM, F. 28 Gauge Chambers: 2 3/4″ chambers. Metal Condition: 99%. Wood Condition: “Minor surface finish dulling, minor scuffing on buttplate, excellent checkering. Bore Condition: Bright smooth bores. Barrels: 28″ barrels. Triggers: Single. Stock Dimensions: LOP 13.75”. Fore End: Schnabel. Butt Pad: Rubber. Weight: 5.5 lbs Sights: Bead. Chokes: Removable. Item Location: Owatonna, MN Price: $2,399.99

Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike)
Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike)

Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike): Victor Sarasqueta Hammerless Sidelock Game Gun in 12 Gauge. This top lever shotgun has 27 1/2″ steel barrels. It has 2¾ inch chambers and is choked Modified and Improved modified. The gun has very delicate rose and scroll engraved action both sides. It has double triggers and automatic safety. Nicely figured stock with 14 1/2 inch LOP. Both bores are bright right has light pitts. The action is tight and precise. Weight is 6.8 LBS drop at heal is 2″. Gun resembles a Purdey. Ejectors: yes Condition: good Metal Condition: good Wood Condition: good Bore Condition: good Barrels: good Barrel Type: steel Action: sidelock ejector Triggers: double Stock: walnut. Price: $1,999*

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Parker DH 16ga- 30" gun in beautiful high original condition:
Parker DH 16ga- 30″ gun in beautiful high original condition:

Parker DH 16ga- 30″ gun in beautiful high original condition: Stone cold gorgeous Parker DH 16ga and easily one of hte nicest all original examples I have had in this grade and configuration. Gun made with 30″ Titanic barrels, splitner forend, double triggers. The casehardened frame is nicely engraved in the standard D Grade pattern of the era with rich vivid original case color. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow, SN at tang. The capped pistol grip American Walnut buttstock is nicely checkered through the wrist, has silver oval on toe line and terminates with its original blued skeleton buttplate. The gun remains in beautiful original condition. Barrels with about 97% original blue. The frame retains nearly all of its bold original case color, crisp engraving. Trigger guard with about 95% original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent with original finish and have some finish added for preservation. Checkering remains excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are perfect! Price: $11,950*

EJ CHURCHILL IMPERIAL SIDELOCK 20GA SXS SHOTGUN
EJ CHURCHILL IMPERIAL SIDELOCK 20GA SXS SHOTGUN

EJ CHURCHILL IMPERIAL SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 20GA: 1934 gun in very good condition. Hidden third bite, Churchill rib. Oval is engraved. Curio/Relic: Yes Manufacturer: Churchill Model: Imperial Caliber Info: 20 Gauge Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: Yes Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Very Good Barrels: 25″ Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Fore End: Checkered LOP: 14 3/8″ Rib: Churchill Weight: 5.25 lbs Chokes: C/M Case: Canvas Hard Case. Price: $10,000*

Arrieta Orvis Uplander Sidelock SxS 28 Gauge
Arrieta Orvis Uplander Sidelock SxS 28 Gauge

Arrieta Orvis Uplander Sidelock SxS 28 Gauge: Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Manufacturer: Arrieta Model: Orvis Uplander Serial Number: 570345806 Barrel Length: 28″ Gauge: 28 Gauge Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4 Stock Cast: Off LOP: 14 1/2 Weight: 6 lbs Chokes: IC / Mod. Price: $6,500*

Alexander Henry 10g. Sidelock ~ What can I say but that this is one outstanding example of Scottish gunmaking! Two barrel set cased
Alexander Henry 10g. Sidelock ~ What can I say but that this is one outstanding example of Scottish gunmaking! Two barrel set cased

Alexander Henry 10g. Sidelock ~ What can I say but that this is one outstanding example of Scottish gunmaking! Two barrel set cased: Hammerless Sidelocks – What an outstanding shotgun and to top it off it is a two-barrel set. The barrels are in excellent condition. We have some 2 7/8″ ammunition to go with the gun. The last owner said this was outstanding in the field where he downed many ducks. Manufacturer: Alexander Henry 10g. Sidelock ~ What can I say but that this is one outstanding example of Scottish gunmaking! Two barrel set cased Serial Number: 6160 Ejectors: No Barrels: 31 Barrel Type: Damascus Action: Sidelock with Jones under lever Gauge: 10 gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2 Stock Heel: 2 Stock Cast: 1/8 LOP: 14 1/8″ to heel Weight: 8 lbs 12 ozs Choke Left: #1=.045, #2=.028 full Choke Right: #1=.045, #2=.028 full Proof: Nitro: 2 7/8″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: #1=.040, #2=.033 Minimum Wall Thickness Right: #1=.038, #2=.033. Price: $6,800*

AYA MODEL NO. 2 SIDELOCK 12 GAUGE LIKE NEW CONDITION
AYA MODEL NO. 2 SIDELOCK 12 GAUGE LIKE NEW CONDITION

AYA MODEL NO. 2 SIDELOCK 12 GAUGE LIKE NEW CONDITION: AYA NUMBER 2, 12 GAUGE, AUTOMATIC EJECTOR 28″ BARRELS.  IMCYL AND MODIFIED, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 100% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, TWIN BEAD SIGHTS. HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK FRAME, 100% BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING PATTERN WITH FINE ACANTHUS SCROLL AND FOLIATE.  AUTO SAFETY. STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM WITH PUSH BUTTON RELEASE, FINE CHECKERING.  ATTRACTIVE DARK GRAIN WOOD, CHECKERED BUTT, VERY MINOR HANDLING MARKS IN THE VARNISH.  THE GUN HAS BEEN SHOT VERY LITTLE IF AT ALL.  STILL STIFF TO OPEN AND CLOSE.  VERY NICE HIGH-QUALITY SPANISH DOUBLE IN NEARLY NEW, ORIGINAL CONDITION, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/4″ X 14 3/4″, 6 POUNDS 12 OUNCES.  MADE ABOUT 1980. Price: $3,500*

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I thought this would have sold by now: a 28g Ruger Red Label OU …

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production
Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production

Here’s your chance to get one of the hottest bird guns on the market today. Demand for 28-gauge Ruger Red Labels like this has never been stronger. This one has been on the market for a few days now, and I doubt it will be available much longer.

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production
Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production

The Ruger Red Label was introduced in 1977. At first, it was only available in 20g and in 1994 Ruger introduced the scaled down 28g model. You can read more about these guns here >>> History and Overview of the Ruger Red Label Shotgun

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production
Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun ~ 1996 Production: 1996 Ruger Red Label chambered in 28 gauge with 26″ vent rib barrels with bright smooth bores. The barrels are 2 3/4″” chambers and have screw in chokes “IC/FULL”, the checkered walnut stock and forend have light handling marks throughout, Tang safety/barrel selector, a brushed stainless receiver. This gun does show signs of normal usage but overall this Ruger is still great condition. 28 Gauge. Chambers: 2 3/4″ chambers. Wood Condition: Scatted handling marks. Bore Condition: Bright smooth bores. Barrels: 26″ barrels. Triggers: Single. Stock: Light scuffs with surface scratches. Fore End: Checkered. Butt Pad: Hard rubber. Weight: 6 lbs Sights: Bead. Chokes: Removable. Price: $1,999.99*

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CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN CUSTOM RBL- 12 GAUGE
CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN CUSTOM RBL- 12 GAUGE

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN CUSTOM RBL – 12 GAUGE: I have for sale a very special Connecticut Shotgun RBL 12 Gauge. I had this RBL custom made to my specifications. I traveled to the Connecticut Shotgun facility and picked out the wood blank for the stock and discussed just what I wanted in the gun. The stock blank was $1K. I wanted it light for a 12 so it is built on a 16-gauge frame and weighs 6Lb. 9 ounces on my digital scale. It has double triggers, and comes with six choke tubes ic through full in a nice leather case. I had them put a very classy metal heel and toe plate on the butt. The barrels are 28”. The LOP is 14 ¼”, DAC 1 ¼” and DAH is 2 ¼”. Perfect modern dimensions. Screws are perfect and have never been turned. I have used it mostly for Sporting Clays, but with the weight it is also suited for Pheasant, Grouse, Woodcock and Quail hunting. There are a few very minor safe marks in the stock and minimal wear to the ends of the barrels from going in and out of a soft gun case. The case colors are 100% and beautiful. The engraving is one of my favorites. I am selling it as I just do not shoot it much anymore and it should be appreciated and used by someone who would. This RBL is one of a kind and I do not think you can even get a custom RBL today. Price: $5,695*

SPECTACULAR MINT CONDITION JP SAUER & SOHN 20GA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN
SPECTACULAR MINT CONDITION JP SAUER & SOHN 20GA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN

SPECTACULAR MINT CONDITION JP SAUER & SOHN 20GA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN: JP SAUER & SOHN – SUHL GERMANY MODEL: SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH 60% SCROLL ENGRAVED AND CASE-COLOURED RECEIVER GA: 20 – 2.75″ 26″ BBLS – CHOKES: .005″ / .022″ (IC/F) DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS STRONG DOUBLE UNDERBITE, THIRD FASTENER, AND SIDECLIP ACTION AUTOMATIC SAFETY BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED EUROPEAN WALNUT CAPPED PISTOL GRIP STOCK W/ SILVERS PAD. UN-ENGRAVED GOLD INITIAL OVAL ON TOELINE OF STOCK. DIMS: LOP: 15.125″, DAC: 1.75″, DAH: 2.625″ WEIGHT: 6LBS 10OZ CONDITION: GUN IS IN BEAUTIFUL MINTY ORIGINAL CONDITION SHOWING VIRTUALLY NO WEAR OR USE AT ALL!   ALL ORIGINAL FINISHES REMAINS. CASE COLOURED ACTION WITH DEEP PURPLES AND BLUES. OIL ON WOOD EXCELLENT FUNCTIONALLY PERFECT. NICE GUN! Price: $4,995*

Webley and Scott 20g. Boxlock SxS British Double with 3" nitro proofs
Webley and Scott 20g. Boxlock SxS British Double with 3″ nitro proofs

Webley and Scott 20g. Boxlock SxS British Double with 3″ nitro proofs: Boxlocks – If you’re looking for an English double that can digest American shotshells, this one is for you. The other bonus is this gun is in super condition with near 100% case colors, 98 %-barrel black, and a wood finish with only very few and minimal handling marks. Great dimensions and choking make this shotgun ready to immediately take afield without the worry of finding English-style ammunition. Serial Number: 720197 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Boxlock Ejector Gauge: 20 gauge Stock Comb: 1 3/8″ Stock Heel: 2 5/16″ Stock Cast: 1/8″ LOP: 14 3/4″ Weight: 5lbs 12ozs Choke Left: .014″ Mod Choke Right: .007″ IC Proof:Nitro: 3″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .026″. Price: $4,600*

L.C. Smith ~ Premier Skeet ~ 12 GA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Shotgun
L.C. Smith ~ Premier Skeet ~ 12 GA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Shotgun

L.C. Smith ~ Premier Skeet ~ 12 GA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Shotgun: The L.C. Smith Premier Skeet was manufactured in 1949-1950 only. Shotgun remains in excellent original condition showing only light use. Wood is solid with wonderful figure and only one mark in wood on right toe of butt-stock. Original blue is excellent showing some blue loss on left barrel from some liquid with light blue loss on bottom tang and trigger guard from handling. There is also one small area of pitting on top left barrel. Bores remain bright and excellent. Case color is still visible although not as bright. This is an Ejector gun with a Single Selective Trigger. This beautiful shotgun looks like it has been in someone’s gun cabinet for 73 years! 12 Gauge. Price: $4,495.99*

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ 1996 Production ~ Over Under Shotgun
Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ 1996 Production ~ Over Under Shotgun

Ruger ~ Red Label ~ 28 Gauge ~ 1996 Production ~ Over Under Shotgun: 1996 Ruger Red Label chambered in 28 gauge with 26″ vent rib barrels with bright smooth bores. The barrels are 2 3/4″” chambers and have screw in chokes “IC/FULL”, the checkered walnut stock and forend have light handling marks throughout, Tang safety/barrel selector, a brushed stainless receiver. This gun does show signs of normal usage but overall this Ruger is still great condition. 28 Gauge. Chambers: 2 3/4″ chambers. Wood Condition: Scatted handling marks. Bore Condition: Bright smooth bores. Barrels: 26″ barrels. Triggers: Single. Stock Dimensions: Light scuffs with surface scratches. Fore End: Checkered. Butt Pad: Hard rubber. Weight: 6 lbs Sights: Bead. Chokes: Removable. Price: $1,999.99*

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Rare Lightweight 12 ga Purdey Game Gun with 25" bbls:
Rare Lightweight 12 ga Purdey Game Gun with 25″ bbls:

Rare Lightweight 12 ga Purdey Game Gun with 25″ bbls: You are looking at a rare and an unusual Purdey gun. Unlike this gun, most if not all “funeral” or “black” Purdey guns were sent out with the expectation that they will return to London to be finished per buyer’s taste. This gun was ordered in blued steel and gold lettering with minimal engraving. Copy of the Purdey dimension book entry for the gun and the actioner’s work order from Peter Nelson can be found in the pictures. Orginally a 2 1/2″ gun, the chambers were lengthened to 2 3/4″ (3 1/4 tons) and the gun re-proofed in London in 1986. Built on the Beesly action, this high condition self-opener ejector game gun sports 25″ barrels and an automatic safety. The gun was manufactured in 1964 and comes in its original Purdey lightweight leather motor case. Finished by Alan Dudley, stocked by Anthony Rule, barrels by Jack Aldous, and actioned by Peter Nelson. Price: $27,000*

BOSS & Co. 12 BORE- EXHIBITION WOOD- 85% ORIG CASE COLORS on BOTH LOCKPLATES- BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER- BOSS FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING by SUMNER- 30" Bbls
BOSS & Co. 12 BORE- EXHIBITION WOOD- 85% ORIG CASE COLORS on BOTH LOCKPLATES- BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER- BOSS FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING by SUMNER- 30″ Bbls

BOSS & Co. 12 BORE- EXHIBITION WOOD- 85% ORIG CASE COLORS on BOTH LOCKPLATES- BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER- BOSS FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING by SUMNER- 30″ Bbls: #6324, Boss & Co., 13 Dover Street. Piccadilly. London. W.: A Boss 12 Bore Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1914, 30″ Chopper Lump barrels at .731 & .008 & .012″ (Imp.Cyl. & Tight Imp.Cyl.) 2 3/4″ chambers, London 1 1/8 ounce proof, Wall thickness on the right at .026″ & the left at .025″, The famous John Robertson Boss patent single non-selective trigger, This trigger is patent #11278 of May 30, 1905 which is the final & best real improvement of his trigger, This piece has the very unusual bead carved around the front of the locks, Not seen on many Boss guns, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 15 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, It has a piece of wood that stands as an exhibition piece, Great game gun weight at 6 Lbs. 9 Oz., 98% coverage of very fine Boss rose & scroll engraving cut by Mr. Jack G. Sumner, The locks by E. Chilton & Son with both remaining in excellent condition, The barrel striking is perfect, 99% barrel blue, It retains 85% absolute original case colors on both lock plates and 15% on the frame bottom, The stock and forend are at 98%, The checkering is at 100%, The barrels inside & out are excellent plus & totally free of any pits, The barrels ring with a perfect chime, The barrels are smack on the face with excellent bite remaining. This is the #2 gun originally built as a pair. It comes to the hand with ease and points like a dream. This piece comes from the Golden Era of Best English guns with most of the Robertson family’s influence on this very piece. Price: $22,500*

Webley & Scott Model 720 20GA 26'' English Made IN MAKERS CASE 6 Pounds!
Webley & Scott Model 720 20GA 26” English Made IN MAKERS CASE 6 Pounds!

Webley & Scott Model 720 20GA 26” English Made IN MAKERS CASE 6 Pounds! Up for sale is a very nice Webley & Scott Model 720, chambered in 20GA. This fine game gun comes housed in its original maker’s case with snap caps & rose wood cleaning rod. From the little research I have done, this was the 99th Webley to arrive in the US in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. The leather covered pad (Purdy Style) was replaced by Griffin & Howe at a cost of 750 dollars. The Action retains 98% case colors. The barrels are tight on face. The bluing on the barrels is about 95%, they do have a scratch in the finish towards the muzzle on the right barrel. The pictures show it well. The LOP from the front trigger is 14 ¾. Slight Cast Off. DAC 1 3/8. DAH 2 3/8. 26’’ Barrels with Fixed chokes of IC & Mod. Solid Game rib with mead bead. Pristine Bores & Chamber. 3’’ Chamber. Auto Ejectors. This tips the scale 6 pounds. Overall, this Webley remains in excellent condition, this has very good dimensions and is a desirable English Made double. The pictures tell the story. Price: $6,250*

PARKER VH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN
PARKER VH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN

PARKER VH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN: SN# 229XXX 1 1/2 FRAME 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.028 AND .038 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGERS EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP DOGS HEAD BUTT PLATE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 7LBS 0 OZ 2 1/2″ DAH 1 5/8″ DAC 14″ LOP Price: $4,250*

ITHACA N.I.D. FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE - RARE GUN
ITHACA N.I.D. FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE – RARE GUN

ITHACA N.I.D. FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE – RARE GUN: ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE, 26″ BARRELS.  FULL AND FULL, 2 7/8″ CHAMBERS, EXCELLENT BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, SINGLE BRASS BEAD SIGHT, BARRELS RING NICELY. BOXLOCK FRAME WITH LINE ENGRAVING, STIPPLING ON TOP, CASE COLOR ONLY IN THE PROTECTED AREAS, NO COCKING INDICATORS.   EXTRACTORS, AUTO SAFETY.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK SPLINTER FOREARM WITH EBONY INSERT, EXCELLENT WOOD AND CHECKERING.  ORIGINAL GRIP CAP, HALF INCH SILVERS SOLID PAD, 1 1/2″ X 2 5/8″ X 14 3/4″, 5 POUNDS 13 OUNCES.  GREAT HANDLING LITTLE DOUBLE MADE IN 1939.  ONLY 295 FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE DOUBLES WERE PRODUCED.  VERY SCARCE LITTLE GUN. Price: $3,750*

 

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Lust. My obsession for a 20g Beretta Onyx like this …

Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992
Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

See: Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

Here’s your chance to get one of the best upland shotguns Beretta has made. The 686 Onyx was the first shotgun I lusted after, and I still think it’s a fantastic-looking OU. This one looks like it has a fancy, upgraded walnut stock, so it’s even more impressive.

Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992
Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

Beretta introduced the 686 Onyx around ’88 and built them until around ’99. The gun quickly gained a reputation for being a rugged, reliable OU that handled well and was easy to maintain and repair. All that’s still true today.

Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992
Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

With original 3″ chambers and choke tubes, the one you see here can handle any kind of upland hunting you do. And because the gun doesn’t cost a fortune, you don’t have to worry about it while you’re doing it.

See: Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992
Beretta Model 686 Onyx 20 GA 28” Over/Under Dbl Barrel Shotgun, MFD 1992

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Will this 20g Greifelt OU falls through the cracks and go cheap?

Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925
Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925

Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925

A friend of mine used to be obsessed with Gunbroker.com. He spent hours on the site every week, searching listings, zooming in on pictures, reading and re-reading descriptions.

When he saw something he liked, he would leave a reasonable bid and move on. Most of his bids don’t work out. But sometimes, a nice shotgun or rifle would fall through the cracks, and my friend would get a deal. Then he would send me a pic of the gun, tell me what he paid for it, and make me jealous.

The kind of shotgun my friend would have bid on: 20g Greifelt OU soon. With double triggers, ejectors, 2 3/4″ chambers, and a 14 3/4” LOP, he would have been thrilled to have won it.

Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925
Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925

Greifelt & Co. 20 Gauge 26” Over/Under Boxlock Dble Barrel Shotgun 1925

Greifelt & Co used to be one of Germany’s top gunmakers. The company was active from 1885 to WWII. In the 1920s and 1930s, they exported shotguns and rifles to gunshops in America like Von Lengerke & Detmold and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The OUs they sent over here were some of the first modern over-under shotguns sold in the US. Those Greifelts cost much more than most Parkers, Foxes, and L.C. Smiths. But they were still cheaper than British over unders by Boss or Woodward.

FYI: The accuracy of these listings has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the seller. 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.

5 resons the Remington-era Parkers may be the best Parkers of all …

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun
Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun

Certain types of Parker shotguns are easy to find. Hammerless models from about 1900 — 1925, tired, worn out, messed with, and way beyond their prime.

But Parkers like the one you see here are different. Not only is this one in little used, all-original condition, it’s also one of the youngest Parkers you’ll find. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the no-reserve listing ends this Sunday, 10/1, @ 8:26 PM.

Made around 1941 or so, it’s was built after Remington acquired the company and one of the last 100-200 Parkers made.

Here are 5 reasons why many Parker fans think these later, Remington guns are some of the best Parkers ever built.

1. Parker built shotguns for 75 years. They learned a lot about how to improve their designs in that time. The gun you see here has all those improvements.

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun
Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun

2. This gun was made with 2 3/4″ chambers, so its original forcing cones are intact (unlike older guns that have been opened up to 2 3/4″).

3. It features the same chrome-moly steel barrels that Remington used in its shotguns Many people prefer Remington chrome-moly steel to older style steel used in Meriden-era Parker shotguns.

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun
Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun

4. Remington was known for using high-grade wood on field-grade guns. Take a look at the stock on this VHE to see what that means.

5. Unlike the really old Parkers, the late one like this have the kind of stock dimensions modern shooters can use.

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun
Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl Shotgun

Remington Parker VHE Grade Vulcan 16 GA Hammerless SxS Dbl 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.

Da, comrade! A legendary Cold War OU with clay-crushing in its DNA …

Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun
Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun

Bid on this a legendary shotgun that’s also a piece of Cold War history. This handmade, Soviet-era Trap/Skeet Competition OU is on Gunbroker.com now.

Some guns are built to shoot birds. Some are built to break clays. The over-under you see here was built to say F-U to the United States.

Back in during the Cold War, the USSR did all the could to win every international competition out there. For their shooting teams, that meant building a new, Soviet-designed over-under shotgun.

Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun
Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun

The name of the company that built this shotgun translates in different ways — Vostok, Baikal, TsKIB. Trap/Skeet models like the one you see here were known as MU-8s, MT-8s, MC-8s, or MTs-8.

Most of the Soviet national team used a plainer, but mechanically identical version to beat the US and win a ton of international competitions, including an Olympic Gold Medal in 1968. All these guns were handmade, perfectly balanced, and had excellent trigger pulls. They also had unique actions that were designed to never break. Models like you see here were beautifully polished and blued, hand engraved, and featured European walnut stocks with a nice reddish hue.

Bid on this Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun*

The 26 1/2″ Skeet bbls for this gun feature Tula chokes, which were cutting-edge shooting technology back when the gun was made. You can read more about them here: Tula Chokes, Bruce Buck, The Technoid, Shotgun Report and here MYTHS OF RUSSIAN WEAPONS. Tula-chok. Tula Choke.

Tula-style chokes on Skeet bbls for Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun
Tula-style chokes on Skeet bbls for Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition O/U Shotgun

Russian MC-8-3 MU-8-3 12 Gauge Competition Trap & Skeet O/U DBL Shotgun*

Blast from the Past: Baikal MTs-8: This vintage gun was Russia’s response to the West when they decided to get in on the sporting-arms race
Blast from the Past: Baikal MTs-8: This vintage gun was Russia’s response to the West when they decided to get in on the sporting-arms race

Blast from the Past: Baikal MTs-8: This vintage gun was Russia’s response to the West when they decided to get in on the sporting-arms race

FYI: The accuracy of this listing 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.

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

W.W. GREENER ROYAL BEST QUALITY 16/28 BRITISH SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE
W.W. GREENER ROYAL BEST QUALITY 16/28 BRITISH SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE

W.W. GREENER ROYAL BEST QUALITY 16/28 BRITISH SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE: Maker: W W GREENER Model: ROYAL BEST QUALITY Gauge/Caliber: 16 GA Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2 1/2″ Rib Design: CONCAVE Weight: 6lbs. 4ozs. Bore/Chokes Right/Bottom: .667/ .031/ FULL Left/Top: .666/ .030/ FULL Stock Dimensions Drop At Comb:1 1/2″ Drop At Face:1 3/4″ 4 1/2 Drop At Heel:2 1/8″ Cast At Face:1/8″ OFF 4 1/2″ Cast At Heel:1/8″ OFF Length Of Pull:14 1/4″ Pitch:2″/ 4 DEGREES Special Features: ROYAL BEST QUALITY 7-PIN SIDELOCK ACTION 99% CASE-HARDENED ACTION W/ 100% HAND ENGRAVED GAME SCENE & ACANTHUS SCROLL ENGRAVING GOLD INLAID CROWN ON TOP LEVER DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS AUTOMATIC TOP SAFETY HIGHLY FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK W/ MAKER’S BUTT PLATE & UNENGRAVED GOLD INITIAL OVAL SPLINTER FOREARM W/ EBONY TIP WOOD & FELT LINED VC STYLE HARDCASE CONDITION: EXCELLENT TO MINT Circa: 1912/ SERIAL # 64086. Price: $39,500*

Superb high original condition W.J. Jeffery Full Sidelock 20ga Game Gun with oak and leather case
Superb high original condition W.J. Jeffery Full Sidelock 20ga Game Gun with oak and leather case

Superb high original condition W.J. Jeffery Full Sidelock 20ga Game Gun with oak and leather case: Beautiful and dynamic Jeffery sidelock which exhibits best quality just post war. Made with 28″ dovetailed barrels fitted with slightly swamped narrow matted game rib are engraved “W. J. Jeffrey & Co. Ltd.” ” 9 Golden Square. London. W.”. Barrel flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 20 Ga. for 3″ & 1 oz. shot. Case hardened small size sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety, (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage classic rose and scroll and has makers nice nicely engraved on each plate. The polish blued top lever and trigger guard are engraved to match. Stocked with finely marbled and striking fiddle figured European walnut, straight grip buttstock measures 15 3/8″ over what appears to be its original brown leather covered pad. Matching splinter Southgate ejector forend has Anson type release. Gun is housed in a vintage oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion. Top is embossed “J.S. WHITE”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth and an old Jeffrey paper label is in lid. Gun remains in very fine original “as found original condition”. Barrels retaining about 90% original blue, showing light wear. Action and lockplates retain about 95% original case color. Trigger guard and buttplate with more than 90% original blue remaining. Stocks retain nearly all of their original oil finish, with few marks light handling marks. Checkering is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with no noted problems, action is tight, barrels are on face, ejectors are strong. Case leather shows some staining and rubs, newer straps are fine, original handle is good, renewed interior cloth shows some marks and light soiling. A very fine small bore “British Best”! Price: $17,950*

Very rare A.H. Fox "SPE" Grade Skeet & Upland 16ga- Hard to find SPECIAL ORDER GUN with less than 50 made
Very rare A.H. Fox “SPE” Grade Skeet & Upland 16ga- Hard to find SPECIAL ORDER GUN with less than 50 made

Very rare A.H. Fox “SPE” Grade Skeet & Upland 16ga- Hard to find SPECIAL ORDER GUN with less than 50 made: Very hard to find and very clean A.H. Fox SPE Grade Skeet & Upland in 16ga. This gun with 26″ barrels, slim factory original beavertail forend with blued Deeley latch release. Blued frame with bursts of scroll. Straight grip buttstock with original blued long tang trigger guard and terminates with its original lined HRBP. The gun remains in excellent overall condition. Barrels and frame with most of their original blue as seen in the photos. Stocks are near mint as professionally restored. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. These guns are rare and desirable by Fox collectors being an important part of the overall Fox story and near the end of the production line for this great American brand. Price: $8,500*

DELUXE BERETTA AS20-EL 20GA SUPERLIGHT OVER UNDER GAME GUN - STRAIGHT STOCK - CHOKES - MFG 1960 - BEAUTIFUL GUN
DELUXE BERETTA AS20-EL 20GA SUPERLIGHT OVER UNDER GAME GUN – STRAIGHT STOCK – CHOKES – MFG 1960 – BEAUTIFUL GUN

DELUXE BERETTA AS20-EL 20GA SUPERLIGHT OVER UNDER GAME GUN – STRAIGHT STOCK – CHOKES – MFG 1960 – BEAUTIFUL GUN: BERETTA – ITALY MODEL: AS20-EL O/U ENGRAVED MFG: 1960 GA: 20GA – 2.75″ 27.5″ VENT RIB BARRELS WITH BRILEY THIN WALL CHOKES – INCLUDES: 1-F, 1-IM, 1-M, 2-IC, 1-SKT, 1-CYL, 2-DIFFUSION (ALL LEAD) & BRILEY WRENCH BEAUTIFUL SCROLL ENGRAVED RECEIVER VENTED FIRING PINS DOUBLE TRIGGERS NON-AUTO SAFETY PIERCED TOP LEVER NICELY FIGURED STRAIGHT GRIP WALNUT STOCK W/ CHECKERED BUTT W/ FINE POINT PATTERN CHECKERING DIMS: LOP: 13.875″, DAC: 1.375″, DAH: 2.25″ ( CAN BE EASILY EXTENDED TO 14.875: W/ SILVERS PAD
WEIGHT: 5LBS 3OZ – SUPERLIGHT!! CONDITION: GUN IS VERY NICE OVERALL CONDITION. ALL ORIGINAL BLUE REMAINS. ALL ORIGIANAL OIL REMAINS WITH SCANT LIGHT IMPORESSIONS. BORES CLEAR. EJECTORS STRONG AND IN-TIME. NICE GUN! Price: $7,800*

Browning Superlight Feather 16 Gauge OU Shotgun
Browning Superlight Feather 16 Gauge OU Shotgun

Browning Superlight Feather 16 Gauge OU Shotgun: Shotgun Gauge: 16 Gauge Manufacturer: Browning Model: Superlight Feather Serial Number: 25019ZN131 Barrel Length: 26″ Condition: New Gauge: 16 Gauge Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/4″ H Stock Cast: Off LOP: 14 1/4″ Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz Chokes: Invector. Price: $2,950*

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Any statements made on DogsandDoubles.com regarding a firearm’s condition, originality, safety, value, or suitability to use are opinions only. These statements have not been verified. They are not guaranteed to be accurate or correct in any way.

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Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS Made in Prussia - Choice as can be sourced!
Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS Made in Prussia – Choice as can be sourced!

Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS – Choice as can be sourced!: Absolutely the single finest Charles Daly I’ve ever had – Made in 1925, this Charles Daly Regent Diamond quality gun with 28″ Excelsior Whitten Fluid steel barrels. Splinter forend is Very finely checkered and carved with heavily relief engraved Deeley latch release. The scalloped boxlock action is fully engraved and has fantastic shell carved fences. Multiple gold inlays of animals in great detail as seen in the photos. The buttstock has beautiful carved and checkered cheeks, horn appointed ball grip, gold oval in toe line, and original horn buttplate. The quality of the engraving and workmanship on this gun cannot be overstated!! The gun remains in superb all original condition with virtually all factory original finishes remaining. Case color is brilliant and original. Stocks are crisp with original finishes throughout. Barrels with beautiful original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are perfect. These guns represent the absolute pinnacle of sporting shotgun artistry from the “between the wars” era. The fit and finish is superb! Price: $42,500*

Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30" by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy:
Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30″ by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy:

Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30″ by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy: Piotti King Royal, 20ga, 2.75″ chambers, 30″ Barrels, fixed chokes .011 and .018 (about IC and IM). Double trigger, articulated front trigger. LOP is 14 1/4″. Factory finish on both wood and metal, beautifully engraved. No rust, no cracks, perfect bores. I do think the gun has been shot very little. Has some light marks in the wood but still very nice. SN is 80xx, made in 1984. 1 3/8″ DAC, 1 5/8″ DAH, 1/4″ cast on, 5 pounds, 9 oz. Price: $24,999*

WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN
WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN

WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN: 12 bore, 28″ barrels, one set with Briley choke tubes the other Imp & Mod ( .010″  & .016″). Briley tubes include .005″/.010″/.020″/.030″/.040″.  Both barrels proved for 3 1/4″ tons  2 3/4″ chambers. Automatic ejectors, and double triggers. Casehardened receiver with the maker’s name in gold on both sides. Checkered splinter forend and straight grip buttstock measuring 14 1/4″ to a checkering butt. Comb: 1 3/4″  Heel: 2 3/4″. Weight:  6lbs 7oz & 6lbs 8oz for tubed barrel.  In beautiful condition retaining nearly all of the original casehardened finish. The floorplate and lower tang showing some minor wear. The barrels have 98% plus blue and perfect bores. Excellent wood and checkering. In its leather luggage case. Price: $7,950*

PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN -- 26" SKEET IN / OUT -- BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION
PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION

PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION: PARKER VHE –12ga — FACTORY OPTION 14 GUN  — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — FACTORY STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK THAT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL CHECKERED BUTT — SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER — EJECTORS — DOUBLE BEADS — SOLID RIB — CASE COLORS AT 75% VIBRANT — BARREL BLUING 95 +% — VARNISH AT 98% WITH SOME VERY LIGHT HANDLING MARKS — GUN IS TIGHT AND ON FACE — A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF A  FACTORY SKEET GUN THAT IS IN THE SERIAL AND ID BOOK LISTED BY NUMBER — A GREAT GUN TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION OR START ONE — PERFECT CURE FOR THOSE PESKY KANSAS ROOSTERS !!!!
1 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 14 TO A FACTORY CHECKERED BUTT. Price: $7,950*

JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN
JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN

JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN: 1934 MFG DATE, BEAUTIFUL FULL COVERAGE ENGLISH SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 3/4, MOD/FULL, STANDARD GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, MEDIUM DARK HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 15″ WITH WOOD EXTENSION, CK BUTT, 1 7/16, 2 3/8, 1/4 CAST ON, 5LBS 5OZ, 98% BLUE, WOOD, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORES~! Price: $5,650*

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Any statements made on DogsandDoubles.com regarding a firearm’s condition, originality, safety, value, or suitability to use are opinions only. These statements have not been verified. They are not guaranteed to be accurate or correct in any way.

28 gauge: Magic or Myth? Field & Stream’s Phil Bourjaily and I reveal out thoughts on the new “it” gauge …

28 gauge: Magic or Myth? A Break in the Action
28 gauge: Magic or Myth? A Break in the Action

The twenty-eight gauge is having a moment. Every few months, I see an article raving about the super clay-obliterating, bird-smashing powers of the 28g gun. From what those authors say, it’s all you need to hunt everything from doves and grouse to turkeys and geese.

But how much of all this is BS? (Hint, I say a lot). Last month I joined Field & Stream Editor Phil Bourjaily and Ryan Doughty from A Break in the Action to discuss.

28 gauge: Magic or Myth? A Break in the Action: For the single shotgun or single gauge hunter – is the 28g. or the 20g. the superior choice? Shotgun and shotshell manufacturers and shotgun columnists have been boasting some pretty impressive claims about the 28g. Are they realistic or is this just a way to encourage you to look over the new 28g shotguns they are selling?

Listen in as we cut through what’s fiction and get to the facts about the 28g as a legitimate, do-almost-everything choice.

RIZZINI B BR110 Limited Small Action Field 28ga 29" Chokes, ABS case, 2 3/4" chambers
RIZZINI B BR110 Limited Small Action Field 28ga 29″ Chokes, ABS case, 2 3/4″ chambers

RIZZINI B BR110 Limited Small Action Field 28ga 29″ Chokes, ABS case, 2 3/4″ chambers

More from Phil Bourjaily:

28 GAUGE: WHY A FEW STILL BELIEVE IN ITS ‘MAGIC’, FreeRangeAmerican.com

The 28 Gauge and Square Loads: 28-gauge shotguns pattern well thanks to a “square” payload. Only thing is, the payload isn’t square at all

Two incredible doubles coming up tomorrow at Guyette and Deeter’s Sporting Auction …

Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers
Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoys auctioneers

Below are two of the finest 28 gauge Parkers SxSs to hit the market in a while. Both are coming up tomorrow in Guyette and Deeter’s Sept. 9/11 & 9/12 Fine Sporting Arms Auction.

Classic American gunmakers like Parker, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca built very few 28 gauge side-by-sides. Not many of those guns are around today. Either one of these doubles would be perfect for a seasoned Parker fan building his collection or someone who just wants to own a great example of a classic American shotgun.

INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER
INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER

Lot 2: INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER: Est. $50,000 – $90,000 Truly exceptional, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on all wood and metal parts with only one or two of the faintest of handling marks, most notably two or three small dings under finish on left side panel. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Hang tag has a number of creases. Box with considerable foxing. Labels are intact, edges beginning to curl, address very difficult to read.

Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE
Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE

Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE: Est. $30,000 – $50,000 Excellent. Brls with more than 95% of their original toning blue. Buttstock and forearm are excellent as expertly refinished with some minor handling marks noted. The frame and trigger plate retain about 75% of their original case color with crisp engraving. Trigger guard has been expertly restored and retains nearly all of that blue. The Infallible trigger appears to have been with the gun for much of its life and shows appropriate aging and tone, mostly likely to have been added to this gun during its early period of use. Buttplate is near mint as restored. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp.

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.

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

Westley Richards - SxS, 28ga. 25" Barrels Choked F/M. CASE INCLUDED
Westley Richards – SxS, 28ga. 25″ Barrels Choked F/M. CASE INCLUDED

Westley Richards – SxS, 28ga. 25″ Barrels Choked F/M. CASE INCLUDED: Full & Modified SxS, 2 3/4″ chamber, automatic ejector, Churchill style rib, proof at 3 1/4 tons, coin finish receiver, with game scenes of flying quail and woodcock, surrounded by magnificent scroll, the bottom of the frame has a pointer surrounded with scroll, straight grip, checkered butt, double trigger, automatic ejector, in English – canvas case, Gun is as new and unfired with case accessories. 5 lbs. 7 oz.  15 1/4″ x 1/2″ x 2 x 1/16″. Price: $13,995

Fabulous high original condition Ithaca NID Model 4E 20ga - All original and near mint - Best example I've seen
Fabulous high original condition Ithaca NID Model 4E 20ga – All original and near mint – Best example I’ve seen

Fabulous high original condition Ithaca NID Model 4E 20ga – All original and near mint – Best example I’ve seen: Absolutely dynamite all original Ithaca NID Model 4E 20ga. Made with 26″ Fluid steel barrels, splinter forend, gold plated double triggers, auto ejectors, automatic safety. Gun has very nice flame figured American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock with original buttplate. Engraved in beautiful and tasteful Grade 4 pattern as seen in the photos. Gun is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research letter identifying it as found today including the original initials in the gold stock shield. Gun remains in superb all original and investment grade condition. Barrels with nearly all of their original blue. Frame with more than 95% bold original case colors throughout. Stocks are sound and near mint with nearly all of their original finishes remaining. Checkering is crisp and untouched. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are perfect. Gun shows very very little use. Ithacas have only recently started gaining the collector interest that they deserve when compared to other makers and have an incredibly bright future with the records having come available to collectors. This gun is as good as they get for untouched and all original in every respect! Price: $12,950*

1907 Parker A5 Quality BHE 12 Gauge Double Pigeon Gun w/ 30" Acme Steel Barrels ** Mod./Full **
1907 Parker A5 Quality BHE 12 Gauge Double Pigeon Gun w/ 30″ Acme Steel Barrels ** Mod./Full **

1907 Parker A5 Quality BHE 12 Gauge Double Pigeon Gun w/ 30″ Acme Steel Barrels ** Mod./Full **: This is a VERY classy and beautiful Parker Brothers “Quality A5” BHE 12 gauge double “Pigeon Gun” with 30″ inch “ACME” fluid steel barrels choked “Full” and a tight “Modified”.  Built in 1907, this gun originally had a capped pistol-grip stock set according to the Parker book, but is now stocked with a straight-gripped and checkered American Walnut stock set that has been on the gun at least 30 years that we know of, and likely much, much longer.  When we acquired it the butt was fit with a white spacer and a collapsed rubber pad that was hard as a rock!  We had the white spacer removed and a new pad that looks period-correct installed in place of the collapsed hard one.  The length of pull was kept the same as it would have been if the old pad wasnt collapsed, at 14″ inches from the front trigger to the end of the pad.  The rest of this spectacular gun is in exactly the same configuration as the book says it was when it left the factory, a “Quality – A5″ BHE Grade on a size 2 frame with double triggers, ejectors, and 30” inch Acme steel barrels. As you can see from the pictures, this has some spectacular factory hand-cut engraving on it consisting of floral/scroll patterns.  You will notice that there is a panel on each side and the bottom of the receiver with particularly striking engraving with more relief than the engraving around them.  These side panels are round in shape and feature two types of flowers with 7 blooms in each one.  The panel on the bottom is rectangular and is also a floral pattern, with two types of blooms and 5 total flowers surrounded by leaves.  The remainder of the engraving is made up of intricate scroll designs and some classic patterns and detail work.  The receiver still shows some faint case colors in some areas, with the protected areas having much more vivid colors.  Where there are no case colors showing on the receiver it is a very pleasing light gray color. The receiver as a whole has a very uniform patina to it, with no blotches or areas that look out of place.  The gloss blue finish on the barrels, the lower tang, the forearm hardware, and the triggerguard is handsome and bright, showing only minor wear and handling marks.  There are no eyesores or bad spots that stand-out.  All of the screws are original and in good shape, with many “timed” together and only a few that have a little marring of the slot.  All of the markings on this gun outside of the engraving are 100% legible, crisp and clear, including the water tables.  The face of the receiver is in excellent condition, with no damage to the firing pin holes and no circular primer ring erosion visible. This Parker never had a safety, as you can see the upper tang is solid and not plugged.  This is very common for a gun made for live pigeons as these competitive shoots generally are “no alibi”, meaning you do not get another chance to shoot for forgetting to take off the safety, or a safety malfunction. The barrels on this beautiful Parker are 30″ inches with a solid rib, ejectors, and 2.75″ chambers.  We measured the constriction and the barrels are choked at the very tightest end of “Modified” and a normal “Full”.  The bores in both barrels are clean and bright with no dents, bulges, pitting, or defects of any kind.  The checkered Walnut stock set is in very good condition and quite attractive.  It shows some very nice dark figure in it, and the checkering still looks sharp. Both the forearm and buttstock are free from any major damage, cracks, chips, or repairs.  Both parts are nice and tight to the gun with no wiggle, and the joints between metal and wood are tight.  This double is in perfect working order, and the barrels are perfecty on-face and lock up rock-solid to the receiver.  Price: $12,250*

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge - 1959, SOLID RIB, 97%, Over Under Belgian Shotgun
Browning Superposed 20 Gauge – 1959, SOLID RIB, 97%, Over Under Belgian Shotgun

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge – 1959, SOLID RIB, 97%, Over Under Belgian Shotgun: General Specs: Browning, Year 1959, 20 Gauge, 6lbs. 4oz., Chokes IC/LM, LOP 14 5/16″, DAH 2 1/4″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 14157 The Browning Superposed is one of the finest over/under shotguns in history and one of John Browning’s most brilliant designs.  Produced in Belgium, running strong from 1931 through 1977 when traditional production stopped, The Superposed is well known in the upland world here and abroad.   Here we have the venerable Browning Superposed Grade 1 in 20ga. with hard-to-find field chokes.  Most of these guns are found with skeet chokes and are less desirable.  This gun has 26.5″ barrels choked IC/LM, the perfect upland gun.  As you compare this gun to others, keep in mind that the most desirable Superposed guns are the SOLID RIB, FIELD CHOKED, LONG TANG, ROUND KNOB guns built before 1966.  This 6lb. 4oz. gun (ABOUT ¼ POUND LIGHTER THAN MOST), sn14157 built in 1959, is all factory original and still retains 98% factory finish on wood and metal…it is an untouched, factory original Browning Superposed Lightning (except M/F chokes were changed to IC/LM)! The stock has the original curved butt with factory butt plate intact measuring 14 ¼” LOP.  The finish is factory original hand-rubbed varnish with the expected field marks but nothing notable. Price: $3,250*

Browning Citori 20 ga O/U shotgun 26" Barrels  * Engraved * Ejectors * Light Weight * Upland Special
Browning Citori 20 ga O/U shotgun 26″ Barrels  * Engraved * Ejectors * Light Weight * Upland Special

Browning Citori 20 ga O/U shotgun 26″ Barrels  * Engraved * Ejectors * Light Weight * Upland Special Browning Citori 20 ga Over Under Shotgun. I believe this is the upland special version (feel free to reach out and correct me if I’m wrong). The metal is 98% and mechanically in perfect condition. the stock has multiple handling marks and dings from field use. Most of these marks could be polished out but some are deeper and would not. Very light and easy handling shotgun. It has a single selective trigger with auto ejectors. It comes with Two installed choke tubes in Improved cylinder and Modified. It has fine scroll engraving on the right and left side of the steel receiver and the bottom has a gold feather. Just a great upland bird gun. 14-1/4″ LOP and 26″ barrels. Price: $1,549*   

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Starting tomorrow: Your chance to bid on some incredible American and British guns …

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Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

Guyette and Deeters’ September Fine Sporting Arms auction 

SALE BEGINS TOMORROW!

Reminder: G&D’s September sale begins tomorrow, 9/11, at 10am EST! If you’re still waiting to place bids, please call or email today! Bids can be emailed to guns@guyetteanddeeter.com.

You can also call in your bids to Josh Loewensteiner at 704-280-2382, Wesley Dillon at 207-592-6875, or the Guyette and Deeter office at 410-745-0485.

September 11 & 12 Fine Guyette and Deeter September Sporting Arms Auction, Sale Begins tomorrow at 10am est!!
September 11 & 12 Fine Guyette and Deeter September Sporting Arms Auction, Sale Begins tomorrow at 10am est!!
September 11 & 12 Fine Guyette and Deeter September Sporting Arms Auction, Sale Begins tomorrow at 10am est!!
September 11 & 12 Fine Guyette and Deeter September Sporting Arms Auction, Sale Begins tomorrow at 10am est!!

Some sleepers in session 2 of Guyette and Deeter’s 9/11, 9/12 Fine Sporting Arms auction …

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Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

 

Guyette and Deeters’ September Fine Sporting Arms auction starts on Monday. Session two starts the next day, and here are three nice-looking guns that look like they could be sleepers in Tuesday’s sale. Both L.C. Smiths looks like they’re in great, original condition. The first one looks brand new, and it was most likely made as a true pigeon gun. The Zanotti looks like a good, basic boxlock, the kind of SxS that would be perfect for all-around upland hunting.

Lot 334: EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH GRADE 3E 12 GAUGE LIVE BIRD GUN
Lot 334: EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH GRADE 3E 12 GAUGE LIVE BIRD GUN

Lot 334: EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH GRADE 3E 12 GAUGE LIVE BIRD GUN: SN. 9106. Cal. 12ga. Made with 30″ nitro steel brls, 2-7/8″ chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small brass front bead. Rib extension stamped “HUNTER ARMS CO. FULTON, N.Y.” Extremely fine and the finest of its type this cataloger has examined. Brls retain more than 97% of their original blue. Buttstock and forearm are crisp and sound with scattered light impressions, crisp checkering, and retains more than 97% of their untouched original finish. Receiver and locks with nearly all of their bold original case color just beginning to tone at carry point but still fully visible and superb. Trigger guard with more than 85% of its beautiful glossy original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Top lever far right of center and breech face shows only the faintest hint of a shell ring indicating the gun has been very lightly used outside of factory test firing. A true reference model. Est. $2,500 – $4,500

Lot 374: FINE FABIO ZANOTTI 12 GAUGE EJECTOR GUN SN. 4534.
Lot 374: FINE FABIO ZANOTTI 12 GAUGE EJECTOR GUN SN. 4534.

Lot 374: FINE FABIO ZANOTTI 12 GAUGE EJECTOR GUN SN. 4534. Cal. 12ga. Made in 1964 w/ith 27-3/4” Bohler brls that have slightly raised matted rib with brass bead. Excellent as field used. Brls with about 95-97% original blue. Buttstock and forearm are sound and retain about 90% original finish. Frame with about half of its original case color. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine.

Lot 527: FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 20 GAUGE
Lot 527: FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 20 GAUGE

Lot 527: FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 20 GAUGE: SN. 39107. Cal. 20ga. Made with 26″ brls, 2-3/4″ chambers, that have raised matted top rib with small brass front bead. Excellent as very lightly used. Brls with about 95% of their original blue. Most losses from safe dings and handling. Forearm and buttstock are original and sound with scattered light impressions and retain about 95% of their original finish. Case color is bold and vivid with more than 90% original color remaining. Trigger guard with nearly all of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R.

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.

If you don’t bid, you can’t win. Guyette & Deeter’s sporting arms auction is days away …

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Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

This has happened to me many times: A gun I like is coming up at an auction. I look at the estimate and think there’s no way I can get it. So I don’t bid. Then, a week later, I check the results and see the gun sold for a price well within my reach.

That’s how I’ve learned that it’s always better to leave a bid — even if it’s a low one. You never know what might happen at an auction, and to paraphrase the great Wayne Gretzky, you miss 100% of the guns you don’t bid on.

Guyette and Deeter’s September 2023 Fine Sporting Arms auction starts this Monday, 9/11. These two guns may be worth taking a chance on.

Lot 20: BEAUTIFUL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION LATE PRODUCTION PARKER VHE 16 GAUGE SXS SN. 241486:
Lot 20: BEAUTIFUL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION LATE PRODUCTION PARKER VHE 16 GAUGE SXS SN. 241486:

Lot 20: BEAUTIFUL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION LATE PRODUCTION PARKER VHE 16 GAUGE SXS SN. 241486: Cal. 16ga. One of the last 1000 Parker shotguns built, this one made on a No. 1 frame with 28″ Vulcan Steel brls, 2-3/4″ chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small steel front bead. Brl flats with SN, Parker overload proof stamp, and unstruck brl weight of 3lbs. 8oz. Left side of brl lug stamped “V GRADE 16 GA FOR 2-3/4″ SHELLS”. The splinter forearm is checkered in diamond pattern and has beautifully casehardened steel tip, Deeley latch release, and iron which are zig zag border engraved. Casehardened boxlock receiver with zig zag border engraved and engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Blued trigger guard with zig zag border on bow, SN at tang. Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. The nicely flame figure American Walnut buttstock has capped pistol grip, is checkered in 2 point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original “PARKER” DHBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Both). Bore Restriction: .014(Rt) .029(L). DAC: 1-5/8″. DAH: 2-9/16″. LOP: 14-1/4″. Est. $5,000 – $8,000

Lot 383: SCARCE MERKEL MODEL 200E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER GAME GUN
Lot 383: SCARCE MERKEL MODEL 200E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER GAME GUN

Lot 383: SCARCE MERKEL MODEL 200E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER GAME GUN: SN. 18117. Cal. 20ga. Made with 26″ Bolher Steel brls, 2-1/2″ chambers, that have 2-1/8″ matted rib at breech end and small white stand at muzzle end. Brls engraved on sides “GEBRUDER MERKEL SUHL” on left and “SUHLER WAFFENWERK” on right. Brl tubes stamped “BOHLER STAHL WEICHLOT” towards top. 3 piece splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved iron and Deeley latch release. Scalloped boxlock receiver is nicely scroll engraved in about 40% coverage, with banner on bottom “SUHLER WAFFENWERK/ D.R.P./ GEBURDER MERKEL, SUHL”. Receiver is reinforced at top and has cocking indicators on sides. Blued top lever and trigger guard are both lightly scroll engraved. Long tang of trigger guard has SN at center. Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Receiver with crossbolt locking mechanism. Buttstock with finely shaped heart behind receiver, is checkered in point through the wrist, and terminates with its original makers lined and logoed horn buttplate. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .036(B) .031(T). Bore Diameter: .625(Both). Bore Restriction: .029(B) .028(T). DAC: 1-1/2″. DAH: 2-1/4″. LOP: 14-1/8″. Est. $2,000 – $3,000

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.

These Holland & Holland Royals are a great pair of modern, London-made best guns …

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

 

Some people dream about owning a Saville Row suit or an Aston Martin. I’ve always wanted a pair of best-quality British shotguns, just like the Holland & Holland Royals you see here. These side-by-sides are coming up Monday in Guyetter and Deeter’s Sept 2023 Fine Sporting Arms auction.

These Royals are a great mix of new and old. They were built around 1999, so they were built with modern metals, fresh wood, and steel-shot suitable choke tubes. Their barrels have original 2 3/4″ chambers, thick walls, and excellent bore measurements. The guns have never been messed with by an incompetent gunsmith or even been used in the field.

Because they’re Royals, they still have all the classic features that make these guns some of the finest in the world: The famous Holland & Holland-patent sidelock action and ejector system, the company’s hand-detachable locks, their self-opening system, and London level, best-quality construction throughout. 

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367:  Cal. 12ga. 2-3/4″ (Both). These fine guns were proofed in 1999 and were built with choke tubes and brl proportions to accept steel shot. The 28″ chopper lump brls are engraved “The Royal” on slightly swamped narrow game ribs. “Holland & Holland” and their Bruton Street address are engraved on tops of brls. The gold numeral “1” or “2” is inlaid at rear of rib, top lever and forend tip.  Brl flats are stamped with 1999 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers at 850 BAR. Importers info (“H&H” “NYNY”) is on bottom of rear lumps. Bottoms of brls are stamped with SNs and Holland patent self opening assist springs are installed. Case hardened Royal sidelock actions feature automatic safetys (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), hand detachable sidelocks with levers on left lockplates, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and double triggers. Actions are engraved in traditional Holland Royal style which originated around 1900. This classic engraving consists of near full coverage varying size open shaded scroll within some geometric borders with “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “THE ROYAL”.

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

Blued top levers and single beaded trigger guards are engraved with matching scroll. SNs are in gold on trigger guard tangs. Very well matched attractively marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-5/8″ over checkered wood butts. Stocks are accentuated by traditional drop points, point pattern checkering on semi-diamond hands and vacant gold ovals. Matching splinter AB ejector forends have Anson releases. Each gun is accompanied with a zippered black leather case containing 4 extra choke tubes (2 in brls for a total of 6 for each gun), and nicely made brass tube wrenches). Guns are housed in their original makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and cental medallion. Interior is lined in dark green cloth. A green leather gold embossed Holland & Holland label is in lid along with a H&H 12 bore choke conversion chart which lists Hollands designation by letter for each tube with its equivalent in Europe or USA for steel or lead shot. It also indicates which tubes not to use with steel.

Case contains 2 pairs of H&H marked snap caps and a round oil bottle. Two covered compartments with brass knobs hold spare strikers, cleaning equipment in black leather wallet and key for case. A two piece H&H marked ebony and brass cleaning rod is in one barrel recess. One open compartment holds a bench cloth, the other the original hang tag for this pair of guns dated 2000, which give a retail price of $165,000. These guns would most likely cost well over $200,000 to have made today.GUN #1 WEIGHT: 6lb. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restrictions: Choke tubes(Both). DAC: 1-7/16″. DAH: 2-1/4″. LOP: 15-5/8″. GUN #2 WEIGHT: 6lb. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .727(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restrictions: Choke Tubes(Both). DAC: 1-7/16″. DAH: 2-5/16″. LOP: 15-5/8″. Est. $50,000 – $75,000
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
CONDITION

Exceptionally fine, appear to be very close to “as new” with only a very faint firing halo on the breech face of Gun #1. Gun #2 appears essentially unfired. Gun #1 also exhibits some very light silvering on beads, which is not present on Gun #2. Both guns have been exceptionally well cared for with only a very few barely discernable minor handling and assembly marks in all wood and metal finishes. Case shows a few scuffs and marks on exterior. Leather straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very fine with some minor rubs, accessories are very fine. A lovely pair of guns which should be usable well into the future regardless of changes in the law.

Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers
Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

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.

The greatest American 8 gauge ever made? See the Lefever made for a President …

EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND

This 8g Lefever is one of my favorite American doubles out there right now. It has it all — original condition, scarcity, and a celebrity connection. It’s coming on Monday in Guyetter and Deeter’s Sept 2023 Fine Sporting Arms auction.

Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers
Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

Lefevers built some of the best-looking American shotguns of all time. If these SxSs have a downside, it’s that nice ones are extremely hard to find. Compared to other American makers, the Lefever Arms Co. didn’t build many guns. And also like the other American makers, Lefever built a handful of shotguns in 8 gauge. All that makes this Lefever is one of the most collectible out there.

EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND

Lot 49: EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND: Excellent and invertment grade. Brls retain about 90% of their plum color original blue. Forend is sound and excellent and retains more than 90% of its original finish with minor handling marks. Sideplates retain nearly all of their vivid original case color. Frame retains more than 65% of its original color with some toning at carry point. Trigger guard has drifted to gray. Triggers with traces of original gold plating remaining. Buttstock is excellent with fine checkering and retains more than 95% of its original finish. There is a tiny beginning grain separation on bottom right stock finger. Pad is a period of use aging replacement. Butt still shows its original widows peak at heel. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Simply put, the single best 8ga Lefever known to knowledgeable collectors and should be the center piece of an American double gun collection! Est. $25,000 – $40,000

EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND
EXCEPTIONAL LEFEVER 8 GAUGE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND

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.

Two insanely nice 28g Parkers coming up 9/11 at Guyette & Deeters sporting arms auction …

Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers
Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

Below are two of the finest 28 gauge Parkers SxSs to hit the market in a while. Both are coming up next week in Guyette and Deeter’s Sept. 9/11 & 9/12 Fine Sporting Arms Auction.

Classic American gunmakers like Parker, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca built very few 28 gauge side-by-sides. Not many of those guns are around today. Either one of these doubles would be perfect for a seasoned Parker fan building his collection or someone who just wants to own a great example of a classic American shotgun.

INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER
INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER

Lot 2: INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER: Est. $50,000 – $90,000 Truly exceptional, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on all wood and metal parts with only one or two of the faintest of handling marks, most notably two or three small dings under finish on left side panel. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Hang tag has a number of creases. Box with considerable foxing. Labels are intact, edges beginning to curl, address very difficult to read.

Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE
Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE

Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE: Est. $30,000 – $50,000 Excellent. Brls with more than 95% of their original toning blue. Buttstock and forearm are excellent as expertly refinished with some minor handling marks noted. The frame and trigger plate retain about 75% of their original case color with crisp engraving. Trigger guard has been expertly restored and retains nearly all of that blue. The Infallible trigger appears to have been with the gun for much of its life and shows appropriate aging and tone, mostly likely to have been added to this gun during its early period of use. Buttplate is near mint as restored. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp.

 

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.

The 25th Annual Vintage Gunners Cup World Side-by-Side Championship and Exhibition …

2023 Vintage Gunners Cup
2023 Vintage Gunners Cup, September 7-9, Warrington Sporting Clays, Wellsville, PA

2023 Vintage Gunners Cup, September 7-9, Warrington Sporting Clays, Wellsville, PA

Featuring the 25th Annual Vintage Gunners Cup World Side-by-Side Championship and Exhibition

Discover Delaney & Sons: European shooting specialists
Discover Delaney & Sons: European shooting specialists

From this Thursday, 9/7, and through Saturday, 9/9, the best place in the world to see fine doubles will be at the 2023 Vintage Gunners Cup. Top dealers will be there with their guns along with Westley Richards, John Dickson and Son, and dozens of other vendors.

Liz and Sean Delaney of Delaney & Sons Authentic British Shooting are running this year’s cup and they’re infusing the event with the energy and fresh vision it needs to succeed. They’ve moved it to the excellent and easy-to-find Warrington Sporting Clays facility in Wellsville, PA, two hours west of Philadelphia. Here’s more about the event from the Vintage Gunner website:

Following its grand tradition of hosting one of the finest sporting arms exhibitions, a pavilion and tents will be set up to house the booths in which fine sporting arms dealers and related vendors will display their merchandise. Shooters will find accommodations and fine dining nearby, minutes from the venue. 

The format will be similar to past Vintage Gunners Cups with shotgun side events on Thursday and Friday, and the main event on Saturday. Side events (hammerless and hammergun) will be held in all gauges from 10 through .410. In addition, other special events will include American Classics competitions, a women’s competition, an 8-gauge challenge, the John Dickson & Son Round Action challenge and various side-games.