Good gun alert: 28g Parker Repro, 28″ bbls, double triggers …

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

Get it now! Here’s one of the hardest Parker Repro to find, and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition.

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

In 1984, America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns — the Parker — was reborn as Parker Reproductions. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

Today, these doubles are perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F: Double triggers, pistol grip stock, splinter forend, and skeleton buttplate. This gun has some thinning to the case colors and light handling to the stock finish. Factory case and dust cover included. Price: $4,495

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

This week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss ….

 

James Purdey Bar-in-Wood 12ga/30" Hammergun (2 1/2" Chambers)
James Purdey Bar-in-Wood 12ga/30″ Hammergun (2 1/2″ Chambers)

James Purdey Bar-in-Wood 12ga/30″ Hammergun (2 1/2″ Chambers): Serial #120XX — If you are looking for a high-quality hammer gun in excellent condition look no further. This gun is good and tight with modern shooting dimensions and what appears to be the correct case. 30″ barrels are choke CYL/CYL (.002″/.002″) with original 2 1/2″ chambers proofed 1 1/8″. This is a very nice gun overall. Price: $9,750

16 Gauge Fox Special SPE SXS
16 Gauge Fox Special SPE SXS

16 Gauge Fox Special SPE SXS: Extremely rare Fox 16 gauge SPE. I am told only about 48 SPE Foxes were made in 16 gauge. This gun SN 303359 has 26″ barrels with very good original blue and excellent bores. There is one minor ding on the left barrel near the muzzle. Straight grip stock with a 14 1/8″ LOP to the end of a worn leather covered pad. This Fox weighs 6.48 lbs on my digital scale with a DAC of 1 5/8″ and a DAH of 2 3/4″. The single trigger and BTF ejectors all function properly. This is a very nice gun. Price: $6500 

Rizzini ~ Artemis ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Game Gun
Rizzini ~ Artemis ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Game Gun

Rizzini ~ Artemis ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Game Gun: New with original case. Manufactured: Circa 2017, Caliber: 28 Gauge, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Metal Condition: New, Wood Condition: New, Bore Condition: New, Barrels: 28″ Blues Steel with Ventilated Rib, Triggers: Single Selective Trigger with Ejectors, Stock: Deluxe Checkered Walnut Round Knob Butt Stock , Stock Dimensions: LOP: 14 3/8″, Fore End: Checkered Walnut, Butt Pad: Wood Butt Plate, Weight: 5 lbs. 10 ozs., Sights: Single Brass Bead, Chokes: Rizzini Choke Tubes: Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder & Cylinder. Price: $3,999.99 

Browning Citori Lightning Gr. 3, 16 ga., 28 in. barrels
Browning Citori Lightning Gr. 3, 16 ga., 28 in. barrels

Browning Citori Lightning Gr. 3, 16 ga., 28 in. barrelsInvector chokes (3). Used but extremely great condition with Box & Manual. Beautiful Wood & Engraving. Price: $3275.00 Shipped 

BERNARDELLI GAMECOCK 28GA SXS EXCELLENT
BERNARDELLI GAMECOCK 28GA SXS EXCELLENT

BERNARDELLI GAMECOCK 28GA SXS EXCELLENT: A very nice game gun ready for field or range. Gun is good to go with no issues and in Excellent condition! Chambers: 2 3/4″, Condition: EXCELLENT, Metal Condition: EXCELLENT, Wood Condition: EXCELLENT, Bore Condition: EXCELLENT, Barrels: 25 5/8IN (65MM), Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN, Stock Heel: 2 3/8 IN, Butt Pad: ORIGINAL, LOP: 14 1/4″, Weight: 5LBS 11OZ, Choke Left: MOD, Choke Right: IMP/CYL. Price: $1895

Good gun alert: 28g AYA Sidelock Ejector, great condition ….

AYA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Ejector~28 Ga: Price: $3,599.99 
AYA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Ejector~28 Ga: Price: $3,599.99

Now this double looks like a great deal. I’m not sure what model AYA it is, but it’s a nice looking gun. And even though it’s smallbore, its 29″ bbls and 14 7/8″ LOP probably give it the heft and swing it takes for big boys to shoot it well.

AYA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Ejector~28 GaPrice: $3,599.99 

Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: No Blemishes
Wood Condition: Very Few Very Lite User Marks
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 29″

Chokes: SKEET (.005″) and IC (.010″)

AYA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Ejector~28 Ga: Price: $3,599.99 
AYA ~ SxS ~ Sidelock Ejector~28 Ga: Price: $3,599.99

Triggers: Double Triggers
Stock: Checkered English Grip
Stock Dimensions: 14 7/8″ LOP
Fore End: Checkered Splinder
Butt Pad: Checkered Butt
Weight: 6 Lbs 2 Oz.

Auction alert: 28g Beretta BL-3 OU shotgun, perfect for mom….

Beretta BL-3 28ga 28", Over Under Shotgun
Beretta BL-3 28ga 28″, Over Under Shotgun

Here’s a great Mother’s Day gift for any mom who’s into upland hunting. If you fortunate, she may let you use it.

I’ve gushed about these Berettas many times before. Imported into the U.S. in the late ’60s and early ’70s, they were good deals in their day. Today, they’re one of the best buys you’ll find in a bird gun.

Simple, rugged, and well made, this 28g is a ton of gun in sexy, lightweight package. And its 28″ barrels make it extra special.

Beretta BL-3 28ga 28", Over Under Shotgun
Beretta BL-3 28ga 28″, Over Under Shotgun

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends tomorrow, 5/13/2018 @ 4:29 PM.

Beretta BL-3 28ga 28″, Over Under Shotgun: Choked M/F. This is a gun you do not see very often but it is a real sweet gun. It weighs just under 6 pounds and shoots like a dream. There is a reason these little guns are so popular. Take a good look at the photos as the gun is in good shape but does have a few blemishes. some spots on the blueing of the toplever and a crack in the toe of the stock are the most noticeable. This will make an excellent quail or small gauge clays gun.

Beretta BL-3 28ga 28", Over Under Shotgun
Beretta BL-3 28ga 28″, Over Under Shotgun

Auction alert: A 28g, 28″ Ruger Red Label OU….

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season.

As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice.

I remember dreaming about Red Labels decades, ago. Back when I was a kid, they were the only OUs most gunshops carried. I spent a lot of time leaning across counters and trying to get a closer look at them.

I don’t think I ever saw a 28g. If I had, I’m sure I would have fallen in love with it. While the Ruger Red Label 12s & 20s can have more warts than a Halloween witch, the 28s are as close to perfect as these guns get. They’re fairly priced, too.

This one is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 6/5/2016 @ 3:45:18 PM ET.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge, OU Shotgun, 1st year NIB: Gun is new in the box.First year production. 28 inch tubes. Unfortunately has some handling marks on the fore end from being assembled. Has not been fired. Has choke tubes, tool, manual.

Auction alert: Two great looking Ruger Red Label 28g OUs …

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN
RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

You said to yourself “I sure would like to pick up a nice OU for October.” Well, here are two, and they’re both up for auction now on Gunbroker.com. One’s a true “No Reserve” sale. The other is “No Reserve” with a $1200 starting bid. Both are great looking guns.

Here are the key features both share:

-English stocks
-Great looking wood
-28″ barrels

-Modern stock dimensions

Even though I have issues with Ruger’s 12g & 20g OUs, I love their 28 gauges. These shotguns are a joy to handle, reliable, and well made. I’m convinced they’ll be remembered as one of the best bird guns America has ever built.

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN
RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN

RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUNYou are bidding on a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This firearm is part a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions. Most of the guns are new in the box and many were never even opened or removed from the protective wrappings until now! Unfortunately the box on this one was lost during relocation. This is a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This is a scarce configuration with the English style stock! It chambers 2 3/4″ shells and features are a 28″ vent rib over and under barrel with interchangeable choke tubes, stainless receiver and trigger with high polished blued parts, and an absolutely gorgeous walnut stock with checkered stock and forearm.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun
RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun: A very nice over under 28 gauge with the straight English stock, barrels are 28 in long,stock has had a pachmeyer decelerator pad, stock measures 15.5 inches with pad, 14.5 to end of wood i do not think stock was shortened just pad added. gun comes up and points very well. a few very small marks on stock,stock has nice grain. gun comes with 5 choke tubes, 2 skeet, 2 modified, 1 imp cyl, and choke tube wrench.e Red Label again.

RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun
RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun

Auction alert: Another nice looking 28g Ruger Red Label…

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Did you miss that 28g Ruger Red Label from the other day? Here’s another chance to get one. This one looks even nicer, and it has 28″ barrels and some very fine American walnut. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and this listing ends 5/30/2015 @ 11:54:22 AM ET.

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Serial# 420-22271
Caliber- 28 Gauge

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Chokes- 7 Removable- Imp Cyl, Mod (2), Full (2), Skeet (2)
Action- Over & Under
Finish- Stainless steel action; blued barrels
Capacity- 2
Barrel- 28″
Stock- American walnut

This shotgun is absolutely like-new- no dings, scratches or handling marks.  The original owner said that he put less then a box of shells thru it.   The gun comes with the original box and packing material (which is in excellent condition), all 7 chokes (2 are in the barrels), choke tool, owners manual, and lock.

RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW
RUGER O/U Double Barrel Red Label 28 Ga Shotgun LIKE NEW

Auction alert: Rizzini Aurum Classic O/U, 20g & 28g set

Rizzini Aurum Classic O/U, 2 barrel Set 20g & 28g
Rizzini Aurum Classic O/U, 2 barrel Set 20g & 28g

Here’s a real nice looking two-barrel, over-under B. Rizzini set that’s up for auction now. It’s on Gunbroker.com and the listing ends 5/10/2015 @ 9:34:00 AM ET.

B. Rizzini is in Italy, and they’ve been building shotguns for around for 30+ years. There are a number of Italian gunmakers named Rizzini, and B. Rizzini has a reputation for being one of the best. (BTW. F.lli Rizzini is the top Italian-Rizzini gunmaker, but they’re in aother league, completely.)

New, 20g B. Rizzini Aurum Classics go for around $3400 and used I see 20g B. RIZZINI AURUM CLASSIC, USED $2895 for them.

Rizzini Aurum Classic O/U, 2 barrel Set 20g & 28g: Bottega C. Giovanelli by the trigger gauard, 28″ vent rib in 20 ga. and 28 ga. both barrels comes with 5 chokes, has a Kick-Eez recoil pad installed and the original wood butt plate (14 1/2″ LOP) comes in a hard case, Excellent Condition.

Auction alert: A really nice Ruger Red Label 28g…

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA

People have all sorts of opinions of Ruger’s Red Label O/Us shotguns. But while the 12 gauge & 20 gauge models have their quirks (OK, problems), the 28g is the one Ruger hit a home run with. It’s a fantastic double and one of the best birds gun America has ever made. If you’re a grouse, quail, woodcock hunter, it’s all the gun you need to get the job done.

This 28g Ruger Red Label is on Gunbroker.com. It’s a NO RESERVE auction and it ends 4/27/2015 @ 10:30:00 PM ET. While it does have a few dings, I don’t see anything to worry about. All I see is a great gun — and the chance to get a great deal.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA: 26″ BBL, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, AUTO EJECT, W/ ONLY 2 FACTORY CHOKE TUBES, 1-IC, 1-MOD. 99% BBL BLUE, WOOD 95% SOME LIGHT SCRATCHES HERE AND THERE. METAL RECEIVER SOME LIGHT HANDLING MARKS. BORES EXCELLENT. ALL ORIGINAL FINISHES, W/ BOX AND MANUAL.

RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA

Good gun alert: a mint 28g Zanotti SxS with 27″ bbls, double triggers…

ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:

Here’s an impressive little double. This 28 gauge Zanotti is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends Monday, 12/14/2014, @ 8:30:00 PM ET.

I think Zanotti is owned by Stefano and Fabio Zanotti. According to this website, the Zanottis have been making complete shotguns since 1625 – longer than Beretta – and the company has been in family hands the entire time. They’ve built guns for lots of famous clients, including an O/U for Fidel Castro and this pair of sidelock 12 gauges for FDR, JR.

ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels: ALL ORIGINAL ITALIAN SHOTGUN – MASTERFULLY CRAFTED – PRIVATE COLLECTION RELEASE – ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 – BOXLOCK – GAME GUN – SMOKEY MARBLED SELECT EUROPEAN WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP BUTTSTOCK – MASTERFULLY ENGRAVED – CASE HARDENED – SIDE X SIDE – 27″ CHOPPER LUMP BARREL – CHOKED IC & MOD – 28 GAUGE – 2 ¾” CHAMBERS – 14.5” LENGTH OF PULL – NONE FINER

ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
  • MAKE: ZANOTTI
  • MODEL: 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN
  • CALIBER: 28 GAUGE
  • CHOKE: IC & MOD
  • TYPE: SIDE X SIDE
  • FINISH: FACTORY ORIGINAL
  • BARREL LENGTH: 27″ CHOPPER LUMP – NARROW MATTE RIB
  • CAPACITY: SIDE X SIDE
  • LENGTH OF PULL: 14.5″
  • RELEASE: ANSON
  • CONDITION: AS NEW – FACTORY COMPLETE – AL ORIGINAL
  • STOCK: HIGHLY SELECT SMOKEY MARBLED EUROPEAN WALNUT
  • FEATURES: MASTERFUL FIELD ENGRAVING THROUGHOUT
  • FRONT SIGHTS: SINGLE GOLD BEAD
  • SYSTEM: SIDE X SIDE

    ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
    ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
  • WEIGHT: 5LBS 02OZ
  • SERIAL NUMBER: 3938
  • MANUFACTURED: GARDONE. VT. ITALY

Auction alert: 28g Parker, Beretta ASEL, rare American doubles…

Amoskeag Auctions two-day November sale starts tomorrow, 11/22, 2014 @ 9am. There are a number of nice looking guns in this auction  – from a slew of rare American-made bolt rifles to the double barrel shotguns listed below. That P. Mullin and the William Schaefer and super rare American side-by-sides, and from I’ve heard, the Schaefer is superb.

New York Underlever 12g Double Hammergun By Patrick Mullin
New York Underlever 12g Double Hammergun By Patrick Mullin

Lot 245: New York Underlever 12g Double Hammergun By Patrick Mullin: Serial #1, 12 ga., 28″ barrels with bright very good bores which show some scattered light pitting, a spot or two which might be slightly more moderate. The barrels show lovely plum and gray contrasting damascus pattern their full-length, appearing to have been very nicely, very professionally re-struck. The concave rib is marked “P. Mullin New York” and the breeches show very light geometric engraving. The frame is primarily a dark plum brown and speckled case-hardened patina with some generous colors atop the short tang. There are graceful chiseled “cap deflecting” contours behind each fence and the hammers retain their cap deflecting ridges at their leading edges. The lockplates are unembellished and show some silvery speckled and gray case-hardening with the right lock more of a pewter, the left more of a blue-gray with colors in the areas of the hammers. The straight grip English walnut buttstock rates very good plus showing nice grain figure but with some added finish, also retaining a few sparse minor dings and dents from the years. It is checkered slightly coarsely in a wrap-over pattern and there is an un-engraved shield-shaped silver monogram plate atop the wrist. The forend is in a similar state of condition and is near overall checkered and features a nice horn tip insert. Likely a very late shotgun, nearly all of Mullin’s forearms are retained by wedge and tenons while this example is a lever-release. Twelve gauge guns by Mullin are actually very rare as he was known for making large-bore fowling pieces. Most of his guns are 10 and 8 bore, with some 4 bore guns known. The barrels fit ever-so-slightly loose with the lever at the end of its travel and the locks are crisp and mechanically functional and are non-rebounding. A very nice example overall from this prolific New York maker of big bore single and double barrel fowling pieces. Estimate $1500-$2500

Lot 249: Wonderful 12g William Schaefer Boston Top Lever Double Hammergun:
Lot 249: Wonderful 12g William Schaefer Boston Top Lever Double Hammergun:

Lot 249: Wonderful 12g William Schaefer Boston Top Lever Double Hammergun: Serial #2, 12 ga., 28″ barrels with .004″ constriction in each tube and with excellent bores. This shotgun is marked on each lock “W.R. SCHAEFER” and the top rib is engraved “W.R. SCHAEFER BOSTON MASS.”. This shotgun shows fabulous workmanship and remains in fabulous original condition. The barrel flats and watertable both show a single “2” and the barrels and action show no proofs of any kind; the barrel shows the initials “W.K.S. just ahead of flats. The shotgun features beautifully executed raised ridges on the fences around the firing pins. The only engraving is a small wedge on the rib at breech and a nice border around the breeches. The forend tip is of iron and beautifully formed as are the perfectly fit toe and heel buttplate. The barrels retain about 90 – 95% evenly thinning original damascus pattern. The action, locks and hammers show about 90% original color case-hardened finish faded to a pewter gray on the belly but showing nice contrast on the locks. The top lever is finished in blue, the triggerguard in color case hardening which is faded to gray. The checkered straight grip buttstock and forend are of beautifully figured walnut and rate excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The stock features dropper points and a beautiful iron toe and heel buttplate with smooth center and a gold monogram plate on top of wrist which is engraved with fancy monogram. The forend is checkered in a fancy pattern and is wedge fastened with the head of the wedge fitting flush into a recess in the escutcheon. All screws remain properly indexed. This is a very fine Boston double with lovely little details which showcase the pride that this highly talented maker took in his work. Estimate $2000-$3000.

Lot 281: Parker 28g Vh Grade Boxlock Double Shotgun
Lot 281: Parker 28g Vh Grade Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 281: Parker 28g Vh Grade Boxlock Double Shotgun: Serial #128240, 28 ga. on No. 0 frame, 24″ barrels choked cylinder and improved modified with bright excellent bores. This is a rare little Parker, one of only 38 original V grade guns with 24″ barrels. The barrels retain about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish. The action is mostly a silver gray patina with bright color under top lever. The walnut stocks appear to factory Remington replacements, the buttstock is excellent and fits beautifully, the forend is not quite as nice. The forend checkering pattern is a little different than factory and the buttstock has a “REMINGTON” marked gripcap. The stock has a 14 7/8″ length of pull over a Redhead pad with outward rake at the toe and drops of 1 3/4″ and 2 3/4″. This is a rare little smallbore Parker that should be fun to hunt. Estimate $6000-$8000.

Lot 390: Rare Hoffman Arms Company Double Ejectorgun
Lot 390: Rare Hoffman Arms Company Double Ejectorgun

Lot 390: Rare 12g Hoffman Arms Company Double Ejectorgun: Serial #98598, 12 ga., 29″ fluid steel barrels both choked a light full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 80% original blue, the loss is some even light fading and toning with the some wear along the lower right edge of the right tube where it looks as though there was some light surface oxidation which was removed with steel wool. The right barrel is engraved “Made by Hoffman Arms Co No. 482” with the left tube engraved “Ardmore Okla 12 ga.”, there is light engraving at the breeches and on the rib extension; there is no wall thickness noted below .035″, closer to .040″ over most surfaces. The barrels exhibit British nitro proofs for 1 1/8 ounce loads and are equipped with dual beads. The frame shows very nice vivid color case-hardening, toning only on the edges of the fences and the rounded portions of the belly. The gun features nice loose flowing scroll with foliate decoration on the belly of the frame. The right and left flats show pheasant and hunting dog motifs, the fences with foliate decoration, nicely matted along the top of the frame. Additionally the top lever shows some nice scroll and geometric decoration with a very nice scroll on the bow of the guard. The straight grip English walnut stock rates very good plus to excellent with minor dings and handling marks from the years. The checkering is nice with mullered borders and there are dropper points at the rear of the stock cheeks. The splinter style forend is in a similar state of condition with its hardware still exhibiting very nice color case-hardening. The length of pull to the Hawkins recoil pad is 13 1/2″ with drops of 1 1/2″ and 2″; the lower left and right leading edges of the stock show repaired chips, the left side appears to have the original chip re-affixed, the right side has had a piece very nicely spliced in. Lockup is tight with the top lever still slightly right of center and the gun seems to operate properly, the ejectors fitted very tightly to one another, occasionally one dragging the other up with it slightly upon ejection, it does not kick the shell out of the unfired barrel however; if the two are fired simultaneously they kick the shells robustly. Really a very lovely example overall in a very fine state of condition, Hoffman shotguns very rarely encountered. Estimate $3000-$5000.

Lot 575: 20g Beretta Asel Model Over Under Shotgun
Lot 575: 20g Beretta Asel Model Over Under Shotgun

Lot 575: 20g Beretta Asel Model Over Under Shotgun: Serial #27653, 20 Ga, 27 1/2″ ventilated rib barrels choked modified over improved with bright excellent bores. The metal surfaces retain 95-97% original blue finish on the barrels, lever, triggerguard and lower tang with some light loss at the carry point; the coin finished scalloped frame rates very good to near excellent displaying moderate engraving around the edges with some faint tarnishing present in a few areas. The checkered straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate good to near very good with several dings and handling marks present as well as some added finish; a Pachmayr White Line rubber recoil pad has been outfitted with the length of pull measuring out to 14 1/2″. A fine Beretta ASEL over under shotgun that would perform well afield. Estimate $1500-$2500.

Lot 699: 20g Webley And Scott Boxlock Model 700 Double Ejector Shotgun
Lot 699: 20g Webley And Scott Boxlock Model 700 Double Ejector Shotgun

Lot 699: 20g Webley And Scott Boxlock Model 700 Double Ejector Shotgun: Serial #140187, 20 Ga, 28″ barrels with a matted rib choked improved modified and full. The barrels retain 98% original blued finish. The frame retains 95% of its case-hardened finish with the exception of light slivering along the lower edges. The checkered straight grip walnut buttstock has a grooved butt for a length of pull of 14 9/16″ and drops 1 3/4″ and 2 1/4″. The walnut finish on the stock and forend rates excellent with the exception of a small ding on the forend checkering. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and an automatic safety. This gun is in excellent overall condition. Estimate $2000-$3000.

Good guns alert: Beretta 686 20g & 20/28g set, both with 28″ bbls…

If you follow this blog, you know how much I love these guns. And if you’ve ever shot a Beretta 686 with 28″ barrels, you’ll know why. These two are in nice shape and priced right. If you think the wood on them is too plain, check out these custom stocks from Cole Gunsmithing.

BERETTA – Gallery Special – 686 Onyx – 20ga & 28ga Set – High Grade Wood: Two Barrel set – LOP 14-3/4”, Drop 1-1/4” to 2 3/8″ over a Kick-Eez pad, with a slight cast off. Both Barrels 28″ Mobilchoke and Numbered 1 & 2 with 5 factory screw chokes each gauge. Weight – 6 lbs. 7 oz. with the 20 bore barrels and 6 lbs. 10 oz. with the 28 bore barrels.

BERETTA - Gallery Special - 686 Onyx - 20ga & 28ga Set - High Grade Wood
BERETTA – Gallery Special – 686 Onyx – 20ga & 28ga Set – High Grade Wood

Sold only thru Beretta Gallery stores – Gallery markings on the bottom of the frame, top tang, and trigger guard. Upgrade wood with oil finish and a stock oval. Schnabel forearm for each set of barrels. Original satin black finish at 98+%, and original wood oil finish is at 98+%, bores are as new and the gun remains as tight as new. Very Rare Gun. The only Black Onyx Finish multiple barrel sets I’ve every seen have been Gallery Guns. I suspect the Onyx was never offered in the two barrel set, except through the Gallery Store. Price: $3,950

 

Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA O/U: Price: $1,499.99

Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA O/U
Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA O/U
Caliber: 20 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch and 3 inch.
Metal Condition: Excellent. A light handling mark bottom barrel at bore.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Very bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inch matte black with a ventilated rib.
Triggers: Single
Stock: Checkered walnut pistol grip with a black steel cap.
Stock Dimensions: LOP 14 1/2 inches.
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Beretta black rubber pad.
Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
Sights: Brass front bead.
Chokes: Tubes

Incredible 28g Boss O/U and SxS set coming to auction…

28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

I’ve gushed about Boss shotguns before. Now I’m going to do it again. Boss & Co. has built some of the finest shotguns in the world. The two you see here are about as rare and fantastic as they come. They’re both coming up in James D. Julia’s March 2014 auction.

These guns are a consecutively serial numbered set (9018 & 9019), and both were ordered on the same day in 1955. They’re all original and they match their original specs 100%.

28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

The Boss O/U was patented in 1909. To date Boss & Co. has made just over of five hundred of them. Around twenty have been 28 gauges. The other gun is just as rare. Of the 3,975 or so side-by-sides Boss & Co has built since John Robertson took over the company in 1891, around twenty-five have been 28 gauges.

That means the two doubles you see are some of the rarest shotguns ever made by Boss. As a true set, they’re spectacular and one of kind.

Pics courtesy James D. Julia Auctioneers.

28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Boss SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

I shouldn’t share this: a 28 gauge Ruger O/U, 28″ bbls, straight grip…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip

If people are still collecting shotguns in 2114, one double I’m sure they’ll be call an American classic is the 28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under.

Ruger introduced their Red Label shotguns in 1977 and offered them until 2011 (and they’re introducing a modified version this year, btw). First available as 20 gauges and then 12s, the Red Labels were decent guns. In most of the shops I visited as a kid, they were the most expensive shotguns on the racks, right up there with the Belgian Browning Superposed and the Beretta 686s.

One-hundred percent American made, Red Labels tended to be heavy, and the fit and finish on a lot of them was not good. But the 28 gauge Ruger Red Labels were different – like a single, gorgeous pup in a litter of malformed runts. These Red Labels were lightweight and sleek. If you could find a good one, they were beautiful upland guns.

And it looks like the one you see here might be a good one. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing end on 1/21/2014 5:15:24 PM ET. So if you like what you see, step up and get it. The price looks very fair.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under, 28″ bbls:  VR barrel…boxlock, SST, auto ejectors, checkered English straight grip stock, stainless steel frame…Comes with the original box, manual, choke wrench and all 5 choke tubes…Gun is mint/hard to even tell if it has been fired/Like New.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28" barrels, straight grip
28 gauge Ruger Red Label over under shotgun, 28″ barrels, straight grip

 

Real pretty Piottis: a 28 gauge Monte Carlo & a 28 gauge Lunik…

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN

For over 50 years now,  Armi Fratelli Piotti has been building some of finest double-barrel shotguns in Italy. Here are two that are excellent examples of just how nice their side-by-sides can be.

Which one rings your bell? I think they’re both beautiful, but I prefer the Monte Carlo with the scroll engraving and the color-case hardened action.

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 27″, choked 009 AND 014. 2 3/4″ chambers. DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ. Stock measurements: 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 5/8″. Price: $35,000

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN

PIOTTI MONTE CARLO SXS 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 27″, choked 009 AND 014. 2 3/4″ chambers. DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT FANTASTIC WOOD AND ENGRAVING 5LBS 11 OZ. Stock measurements: 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 5/8″. Price: $29,500

An extraordinary brace of 28g Boss shotguns: an O/U & a SxS…

28 gauge Boss O/U & SxS, all original, new condition
28 gauge Boss O/U & SxS, all original, new condition. Coming to auction at James D. Julia’s March 2014 sale.

Two of the world’s finest doubles? The ultimate shotguns for quail hunting? A collector’s dream? Yes, certainly, and absolutely.

What you see here is an amazing set of double barrel shotguns: A 28 gauge Boss side-by-side and a 28 gauge Boss over-under, both ordered after WW2, never used, and stored away in their original case ever since.

These Bosses were ordered on March 18th, 1955, by an American visiting Boss & Co’s Albemarle Street shop in London. They’ve been in the same family since day one, and they’re consecutively serial numbered, 200% original, and in in mint condition.

James D. Julia will be auctioning them off in their March 2014 sale. Boss has made very few 28 gauge shotguns – around 25 side-by-sides and 20 over-unders to date. A brace like this is unheard of and probably one of a kind.

Boss & Co is famous for being one of the world’s finest gunmakers, and when you see these doubles you’ll understand why. Simply stunning is the best way to describe them.

Maybe the only one: a Best-quality 28 gauge Woodward SxS shotgun…

JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE  Double Barrel
JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE Double Barrel

The side-by-side shotgun you see here is probably one of kind. It’s a Best-quality 28 gauge  made by James Woodward & Sons, London, in 1940

Woodward started making guns in 1874 and ceased in 1948 when they sold their business to James Purdey & Sons. In the seventy-six years they made firearms, two of their most important patents were for the Woodward Automatic – a gun that cocked “automatically” when it was opened – and the Woodward Over Under.

JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE  Double Barrel
JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE Double Barrel

This 28 gauge SxS was made on Woodward’s later hammerless design. It’s a pretty standard barrel-cocker, meaning the action uses the leverage of the dropping barrels to cock the hammers.

To my eye, it looks like it has been refinished. I wonder if it has been restocked, too? Either way, it’s probably the only one in the world like made by Woodward.

Here’s more about it from the seller:

JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE WAR SXS 28 GAUGE: POSSIBLY THE ONLY 28 GAUGE SXS THAT WOODWARD MADE 26″ 022 AND 028 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW CONDITION MAKERS MOTOR CASE 5LBS 1 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 14 7/8. Price : $99,500.00

JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE  Double Barrel
JAMES WOODWARD BEST PRE-WAR SXS 28 GAUGE Double Barrel

The king of Boss O/Us? This 28 gauge is just $500,000…

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838. Click to see fantastic Sumner engraving.

This fantastic Boss O/U just hit the market. It’s #6838, a 28 gauge with 26″ barrels. According to the seller, it’s the first 28 gauge over-under that Boss & Co. made.

An outfit called Etherington Thorpe & Company in Denmark has the gun. I’ve been told that the asking  price is $500,000 — aka a 1/2 million friggin’ dollars.

Boss over-unders are special shotguns. Almost every modern O/Us owes a debt to their design (learn why: Bow down to this Boss O/U…). The 28 is one of the rarest gauges Boss made and this one appears to be in spectacular original condition.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838, click to see more detail.

It’s also from Boss’s best time period – between the wars – and beautifully made. I’ve seen a bunch of Boss O/Us, and this one is up there with the very best of them.

Here’s more info about this double from the seller:

Extremely rare 28 gauge Boss & Co over and under shotgun made 1920. This gun was the first of only eight 28 gauge over and under Boss’s ever made, and is probably the finest example of them all, being totally original, in as new condition and perfect in every detail.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838, click for more detail.

Barrels: 26″, stock 14 1/4″, double trigger, full filed rib, fine traditional rose and scroll engraving with gold inlaid monogram on the toplever, 100% original as new condition, with original makers case.

The gun was originally commissioned in by Mr. Henry Graves Jnr. who ordered the gun in 1919 through Von Lengerke and Detmold in New York, to be delivered in 1920. Mr. Henry graves Jnr was a man of impeccable taste, an ardent collector, and a perfectionist who demanded the highest quality in everything he purchased…having a reputation for owning the very best of the best, including the most expensive watch in the world “The Supercomplication” made by Patek Philippe in 1933.

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838
28 gauge Boss & Co. Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun #6838

 

It’s back: this sexy 28g Adamy O/U is on the market again…

28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun
28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun

Here’s a second chance to get a great looking little shotgun. This over-under is back on the market: GEBR ADAMY DIAMOND GRADE 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN

I put up a post about this shotgun a few months ago. It hit the market and sold right away. It’s easy to see why. With a straight grip, double triggers, and all that original condition, it’s an awesome little 28 gauge. I’m sure it will see just as quickly this time around.

Gebruder Adamy has been making guns since 1921. This shotgun was made in Germany around 1925, and it was probably brought into this country by an outfit like like Sloan’s Sporting Goods or Abercrombie & Fitch.

Here’s more about this double barrel from the seller:

GEBR ADAMY DIAMOND GRADE 28 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN:  27″ BARRELS UNDER BORE .562 CHOKE .005 OVER BORE .562 CHOKE .007, GAME SCENE CASE COLOR ACTION, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS, STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK, LOP 14 1/2″ OVER LEATHER COVERED PAD, 1 1/2″ – 2 3/4″ DROP, 5.5 LBS, EXCELLENT CONDITION. Price: $5500

28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun
28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun
28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun
28 gauge Gebruder Adamy Diamond-grade Double-barrel Over-Under shotgun

Check out this real nice 28 gauge by John Wilkes…

28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Nice British 28 gauge side-by-sides are hard to find.  So when I saw this one by John Wilkes, I had to check it out. It’s special for a couple reasons: First there’s the 28″ barrels. Then there’s the longish stock (14 1/2″ LOP over a leather pad). Coming in third is the shotgun’s beautiful wood and excellent overall condition.

Here’s more about the shotgun from the dealer’s listing:

John Wilkes Boxlock, 28 bore, 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ original fluid steel barrels with original London Nitro proof of 5/8 oz., choked IC and Mod.,  5 lbs. 1 oz., 14 1/2″ LOP over a leather pad, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/8″ DAH, neutral cast, English scroll engraving with the maker’s name in banner on the sides of the action, straight grip, splinter forend, double triggers, rib engraved “John Wilkes, 1 Lower St. James St., Golden Square, London”, concave game rib, automatic safety with “SAFE” in silver, Greener crossbolt, highly figured walnut. Completed in 1912. Excellent condition showing about 60% case color remaining. Comes with a high quality leather luggage case and a maker’s label. Price: $10,950.00

28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

I knew this sexy little 28 gauge O/U wouldn’t last long…

28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Good guns at fair prices have a tendency to sell fast. Sometimes, just how fast amazes me. This rare, 28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Gebruder Adamy O/U popped up on Gunsinternational yesterday and sold in less than 24 hours.

It’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful little shotgun and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition. The price on it was pretty fair, too. I think it was $4950.

Gebruder Adamy is a German gunmaker who has been in business since 1921. According to the seller’s listing, this shotgun was made in 1925. It was made for the American market and it may have been imported by a company’s like Sloan’s Sporting Goods or Abercrombie & Fitch. I really like the straight grip and the double triggers. I bet the gun’s new owner will like them, too. He got himself a great little shotgun.

Here’s more info on it from the seller’s listing:

28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun

Mirror bores. Bottom barrel is .544 with 7/1000 choke while top barrel is .543 with 8/1000 choke – solid IC chokes. Double underbite locking system with Kersten cross bolt system on top – very strong. Gun is an extractor – good way to save those 28 Gauage hulls! Solid tapered rib 15/32″ to 10/32″. Gun was made in 1925 per the date code. Weight of the gun is 5 Lbs. 7 3/4 OZ. LOP – 13 5/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″.

28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
28 Gauge pre-war Diamond Grade Adamy O/U Double Barrel Shotgun
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