I’ve always liked these guns. I think they’re great looking birds guns and great values.
(BTW: Sorry I don’t have more pics to post, but the auctioneer only posted the two I’ve used here. Why? I have no idea.)
Lot 45. An Orvis Custom Uplander Sidelock Smallbore Double Ejectorgun by Arrieta: Serial #57-03-100-00, 28 ga., 28” barrels choked improved cylinder and modified with excellent bores. The barrels retain 99% original deep blue with some light border engraving at the breeches and tight matting along the rib. The locks and frame retain 98-99% original blue with very slight thinning and some small blemishes, the locks have multiple fine lines engraved around the borders with geometric patterns on the screw heads and hinge pin. The checkered straight grip walnut buttstock and forend are very good, there is a small hairline crack on each side of the forend at the frame and some lightly-added varnish on the forend and around the locks. The figure is quite nice and the butt has been skip-line checkered, the length-of-pull is 14 3/8” with drops of 1 1/4” and 1 7/8”. The gun also features double triggers, 2 3/4” chambers, the butt is cast-on, there are dial-style cocking indicators and the ejectors are robust. ESTIMATE: $2000-$3000
Nice grouse gun, nice price. That’s what I thought of when I saw this 20g Orvis Arrieta Uplander. New England Custom Gun in Claremont, NH, has it, and this true sidelock shotgun looks fairly priced at $2,795.
I remember seeing these shotguns in Orvis’s catalogs years ago. Their no-frills looks just feels right for upland hunting in New England. They’re basically 557’s with a plain, blacked finish, which I prefer over the engraving and color-case hardening Arrieta applies to their other guns.
Stephen Grant Classic Hammer Sidelever: Serial Number: 4896, Barrels: 30 inches, Action: SE, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 12 Gauge, LOP: 15 1/2 inches, Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Cased with original gamebooks. Gamebooks detail all the game that was taken with the shotgun from its original estate. The shotgun was gifted to the gamekeeper when he retired and was then passed down to his kin before being exported to the United States. Price:$9,995
Extremely fine Parker VH 20ga with original hang tags: Rarely do we find Parkers in high original condition – even more rarely do we find them with original hang tags. Even more rare than that, is to have the lineage of the gun from the day it was born until today. This little VH 20ga was purchased by legendary Parker collector, Charlie Price from the original owner’s son some 30+ years ago. The gun is a fine VH 20ga with 28″ Vulcan steel barrels made in 1921 and letters almost exactly as found today. It has a splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. The gun has a full pistol grip buttstock and the original DHBP. A photo of the PGCA Letter is attached. The gun remains in superb original untouched condition with more than 85% original case color. The barrels retain about 90% original blue with some minor spotting towards the muzzle. Stocks are crisp and sound and retain more than 95% original finish. The gun measures 14″ LOP with drops of 1-1/2″ and 3″ at heel- exactly as ordered. Gun has original 2-1/2″ chambers. Chokes measure .005 in the right and .017 in the left with bores both measuring .622. MWT are .022 (R) and .024(L). Original hangtags included. Finding these high condition smallbore Parkers is fun and this one is a gem. Having been the best one Charlie Price was able to acquire is like the cherry on top! Price:$8995
Ruger 28 Gauge Red Label 99% in factory box: Made in 1996 with a straight grip stock and 26″ barrels. It includes the original factory box, and retains 99% of the factory original finish. The left side of the receiver near the bottom has one scratch that is visible in the photos. It appears to have been fired very little and locks up proper and tight. These small frame 28 gauge Rugers are a delight to handle. The stock has a length of pull of 14.25″ to the factory buttplate. Includes all five factory choke tubes and wrench. All original and correct in every respect, featuring a nicely figured walnut buttstock. Price:$2,050
When I was a kid, the Orvis News was a paper that arrived in our mailbox every month. It featured fishing stories, product plugs, pictures from customers — that kind of stuff. It also listed the shotguns Orvis had on hand in their Manchester showroom. I swear I saw one these Orvis Arrietas back then. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew I wanted it.
These Orvis Arrietas are similar to Arrieta 557s. Their blacked-actions are stunning looking, and overall, this one is a great looking side by side. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and this online auction listing ends on 3/29/2020 @ 7:24 PM
The opening bid is $2700 and if you can get it for that much, I think you’ll get a good deal. Here the information about the gun from the seller:
Length of pull is approximately 14 1/8 inches from front trigger to the end of the wood. Stock currently has a ½ inch Pachmeyer Decelerator pad on it. Drop at the end of the buttpad is 1 7/8 inches and 1 3/8 at the comb. It has a brass oval that is non-engraved and the finish has a slight shine to it.
This is a used gun. I bought it used and have hunted and killed with it. I do not know the number of rounds it has fired but it still locks up tight and is on face. It has some minor hunting bruises to the wood but no dents or gouges to the metal. Some of the sharp edges have had some bluing loss. I an only selling because I bought a 30” LS Smith in 16 gauge to dove/quail hunt in the brush.
This gun is not overly engraved. Having only a tasteful border line and a couple engraved screw heads. some would call it a “funeral model” . I like the look.
These Spanish made doubles are getting harder to find at a reasonable price. Recent or current manufactured sidelocks from either Spain or Italy seem to start around 5 grand and go up from there. Here’s your chance to get a great shooting double at a reasonable price that has lots of hunt still in it.
A13961 and A13962
Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge
Barrel Length: 28in
TWO GUN SET. GUNS MARKED 1 AND 2. HIGHLY ENGRAVED. SHOW LITTLE USE. FULL AND IMPROVED BARRELS. LOP 14in TO REAR TRIGGER. MINT BORES. COMES IN BEAUTIFUL LEATHER CASE.
Serial #: 32641 and 32642
Low Estimate: 8000.00
High Estimate: 10000.00
WESTLEY RICHARDS Deluxe Droplock Express .318 Accelerated Express Cased Mfg 1913 Outstanding condition: Barrel Length (in Inches) 24″, Stock Configuration: Capped Pistol Grip and very fine Flur-di-lis checkering and pancake style cheekpiece, Forearm Type: Splinter Forearm Rib Type 1/4 Rib With express sights 1 standing and 4 folding Receiver Finish Casehardened Engraving Type Large ornamental scroll with game scene cameos and carved fences, Engraved wedges on barrels Other Options Flip up night sight, Grip cap with trap, Leather case with maker’s label, Gold oval, Sling swivels, Bolted safety, Type C top lever Condition EXC. Plus Condition Weight 9#9oz Dimensions 14 5/8″ LOP Other Details Mfg 1913. Price:$60,000
Anderson Wheeler – SLE – 20 Gauge SXS: Action: Sidelock, Ejectors: Yes, Trigger: Double, Grip: Straight Grip, Forend: Checkered, Lop: 15 “, Type of butt: Checkered Wood, Drop comb: 1 1/2 “, Drop heel: 2 3/16 “, Cast amount: 3/16 “, Cast: Off, Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz, Manufactured in: England, Manufacture Year: 2015, Overall condition: NEW, Stock condition: NEW, Metal condition: NEW, Stock: Original finish, Metal: Original finish, Chambers: 2 3/4 “, Length: 29 “, Chokes: IM/XF, Rib type: Concave. Exquisitely hand-engraved example of a best London gun, which has long been the center of firearm’s excellence. Anderson Wheeler pride themselves on maintaining that tradition of beauty, craftsmanship, and reliability in the sporting firearms they produce. The blend of modern innovation, craftsmanship and precision engineering used in the building of Anderson Wheeler firearms, demonstrates years of striving to perfect that balance of reliability with artistic elegance. Price:$18,700
Arrieta 2″ Sidelock SxS Game Gun 12 Gauge: Serial #19-98, 12Ga 2″ chambers, Choked: Cyl./Imp. Cyl. Full length plain steel rib, Marked in gold “(For 2″ Case Only) Wingshooters Light Game Gun” Left barrel marked “Wingshooters LTD-Grand Rapids-Michigan USA, Double triggers, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Straight grip stock checkered in 2-pt pattern with 15 1/2” LOP over Pacmayer Decelerator pad, Splinter forend with Curtis release checkered in 4-pt diamond pattern. The receiver is lightly scroll engraved with wavy border pattern and marked “Arrieta YCIA” on both lockplates. Hand detachable locks, articulated front trigger, Weight 5 lbs. 13 oz. Condition is Extremely fine, near new. Buttstock and forearm are Exl. with very light handling marks, Perfect mechanics with Bright shiny bores. Price:$4495
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun: A 1953 BERETTA SIDELOCK S2 OVER/UNDER IN 12 GAUGE WITH 27.5″ SOLID RIB BARRELS. IT HAS 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS AND I/C (.012)-FULL.034) CHOKES. ENGLISH GRIP WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. VERY NICE CONDITION. LOP 13 7/8″- 1 7/16″- 2 1/2″ – 0″ cast. Price:$4,600
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun: Reproduction of the Parker side by side shotgun manufactured by Winchester. This example has standard floral scroll engraving with a pointer on each side of the action and three pheasants in a field scene on the underside. The barrels have a single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, full/modified chokes, and 3″ chambers with ejectors. It has blued barrels, buttplate and trigger guard and casehardened remaining parts. It is mounted on a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved hardware and pistol grip stock, lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate and checkered bare butt, and gold initial oval. It includes a Parker reproduction leather takedown case. Price:$3,999.99
Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 in., 3 in.
Metal Condition: Very good w/ minor wear marks
Wood Condition: Good w/ a 3″ scratch on left side
Bore Condition: Very good w/ minimal wear
Barrels: 28″ blued barrels
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Fixed, checkered walnut
13.5″ LOP on left trigger, 14.25″ LOP on right trigger, 1.5″ drop
Fore End: Checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate, checkered bare butt
Weight: 7 lbs.
Sights: Fixed brass front bead
Chokes: Full on left barrel, modified on right barrel
Extras: Leather hard case
Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE: Arrieta Crown Sable Side by Side, 20ga, 3″ chambers, double trigger, ejectors, 27″ barrels, fixed IC and Mod. Sn is 317xx. Factory finish on both wood and metal. Hand-detachable sidelock. LOP Is 15 3/8″ to the front trigger. Email me if you would like these pics sent to you, they will come through bigger and better than on the listing page here. Price:$1,999
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga~ Sporter~ 28″ bbls: A fine side by side ready for your hunt. Has a full/improved choked barrels. Price: $1,899.99
Caliber: 12 gauge.
Chambers: 3 Inches.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent with handling marks.
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES: Here is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″ Price:$1,400
Even though most people think of as just a fishing company, Orvis has been selling hunting clothing and gear for as long as I can remember. For a while, they partnered with Arrieta to import different models of side-by-side shotguns.
The “Uplander” may have been their most basic model. I think it’s basically an Arrieta 557 with a color-case hardened action and no engraving.
Regardless, this one looks like a classy little double and its price makes it hell of a deal.
F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun: A pre-owned 20 bore F.lli Piotti ‘King’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. Sidelock ejector with double triggers (articulated front) and automatic safety. Price: $24,000
Triggers: Double (front articulated trigger)
Barrel Length: 28 Inches
Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch
Rib: Raised semi-concaved
Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/4
Type: Deluxe quality walnut
Length: 14 3/8 Inches
Bend: 1 1/2 – 2 1/4
Cast: On 1/8 face
Grip: Traditional English straight hand grip
Butt End Finish: Chequered
Forend: Splinter Style Forend
Weight: 6lb 6oz
Date of Manufacture: 2006
L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS: 28″ BARRELS, FULL AND FULL, 99% BLUE, MIRROR BORES, RAISED RIB, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS. BARRELS ENGRAVED AT BOTH ENDS GOLD INLAY AT RIB EXTENSION. FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, GORGEOUS VIVID CASE COLOR, NICELY ENGRAVED WITH ENGLISH POINTERS ON RIGHT LOCK, ENGLISH LETTERS ON LEFT LOCK, PLUS FLOWERS, LEAF AND SCROLLWORK. GOLD CROWN INLAY ON TOP LEVER, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, HUNTER SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, HIGHLY FIGURED WOOD, PERFECT CHECKERING. 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, ORIGINAL SILVERS SOLID PAD. 6 POUNDS 14 OUNCES, MADE IN 1949. SUPERB, ORIGINAL SMITH WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DEFECTS. Price:$21,500
FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN: Here’s a mint condition Fratelli Rizzini R2 with the removable inspection plate in 410. Ejectors. Chopper lump barrels that are 27″ in length with Mod and Full chokes. Chambers are 3″. This gun was donated by Frank & Nan Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited for fundraising purposes. Manual safety. Extraordinary fit, finish, balance and handling. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 3/8 OZ. Custom cased as shown. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″. Price:$16,500
Chambers: 2 3/4″ or 3″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28 inch vent rib
Barrel Type: Chrome lined
Action: Box lock
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Round knob pistol grip
Butt Pad: Original buttplate
Chokes: Imp cyl/ modified
MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN: A very nice Miroku with seldom found case colored action. Some hunting marks in the wood but over all a really nice gun. All is tight and right . No issues. Gun looks to have been hunted some but shot very little. 6llbs 10ozs make it a gun you can carry all day. Price:$1075
Chambers: 2 3/4IN
Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Action: CASE COLORED
Stock Comb: 1 7/8IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/2IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/8IN
Weight: 6LBS 10OZ
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Following the theme of this morning’s post, here’s are two more guns long on quality and short on price. They’re a pair of 20g Arrietas built with Churchill-style 25″ barrels & narrow ribs. They feature genuine hand detachable sidelocks, ejectors, decent engraving and even well cut drop points. At $5500, they’re a steal.
Short-barreled shotguns have always been around, and at times, they’ve caught on as fads. Francotte exported a lot of doubles with 26″ bbls to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century. They were marketed as “brush guns”.
Robert Churchill introduced his famous XXV shotguns with 25″ barrels around the time of the first World War and they were popular for decades. These guns are built on Robert Churchill’s principles. Like their British counterparts, I’m sure they’re very lively, dynamic doubles, perfect for grouse and woodcock hunting.
Serial # 218784
Choke 26″ M&IM
Choke 30″ F&F
Trigger Parker SST (Single Selective)
Stock Configuration Pistol Grip
Forearm Type Splinter Forearm
Rib Type Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish Casehardened
Engraving Type Game Scene Cameos Engraving
Other Options Recoil pad
Condition EXC. Condition
Weight 6 #10oz
Dimensions 1 1/2″ x 2″ x 13 3/4″ with 1/8 cast off
Other Details All original finish, MFG 1926
FAMARS Excalibur BL, 28 Ga., SxS, Game Gun: Excellent condition overall with a fitted carry case. Price: $8,999.99
Manufacturer: Circa: 1999
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28″ Blued Steel with Ventilated Rib
Triggers: Single Non-Selective Trigger with Ejectors
Stock: Deluxe Checkered Straight Grip Walnut
DAC: 1 3/8″, DAH: 2 1/8″, Cast off: 1/8, LOP: 14 1/4:
Fore End: Checkered Walnut with Schnabel Tip
Butt Pad: Checkered Wood Butt
Weight: 5 lbs. 14 ozs.
Sights: Single Bead
Chokes: Fixed: Modified & Improved Cylinder
A.H.FOX PHILA.PA. C E GRADE (MFG. 1917) 12 GA. 2 3/4″ S/N 235XX,W / FACTORY LETTER 98% PLUS CONDITION: 26″ SOLID RIB BARRELS WITH BRASS FRONT BEAD AND MID IVORY BEAD WITH EXCELLENT BORES FACTORY CHOKED FULL AND MODIFIED. FACTORY “RARE” SINGLE TRIGGER IN THE REAR POSITION.STRAIGHT GRIPS CHECKERED EUROPEAN STOCK WITH OIL FINISH,14 1/8″ L.O.P. OVER JOSTAM RECOIL PAD.2 9/16″ D.A.H. 1 5/8″ D.A.C. 98% ORIGINAL BARREL BLUE.90% ORIGINAL RECEIVER CASE COLOR AND EXCELLENT FACTORY ENGRAVING WITH BIRD AND DOG SCENES.GUN WEIGHS IN AT 6 LBS. 10 OZS WITH FACTORY LETTER. Price:$7,959
Arrieta Wingshooters Game Gun 2 inch 12ga w/ 25+ boxes of shells: My last hunting pointer has passed, and I am no longer hunting grouse and woodcock. For sale is my beautiful and gently used Arrieta grouse getter. I purchased directly from Jack Jansma ~ 13 years ago, at Orvis Sandanona show, in Millbrook, NY. It is the Wingshooters Game Gun, weighs 5# 13 oz, choked Cl / **** (IC), 27 in bbls, ejectors, rounded action. It has upgraded walnut, 14-5/8 lop, 1-7/16 comb, 2-1/8 heel. It is in excellent condition with only very minor scratches from hunting. It has leather covered , green felt lined hard case w/ canvas & leather cover. Included are set of nice snap caps, 25+ boxes of 2in shells a mix of #6 thru #8 ,(will have to ship separately ORM-D). I am asking 4500.00 (Compare to new 6495 w/o a hard case). Price:$4,500
Beretta BL 2 OU Shotgun: 12ga , 28″ full& mod , SST . Light wear on blue bottom of receiver , very good overall. Price: $650
Bores – as new and measure exactly as they left the factory in 1959.
Forearm – excellent plus.
Receiver and Trigger Guard – excellent plus.
Butt Stock – original, but some finish issues. No cracks or repairs. New laquer fixes any problems with the Butt Stock. The butt plate has shrunk. I’ve seen this on Beretta shotguns from this era before.
Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. 1st year of production: Double triggers. Extractors. All original. 3-digit matching serial numbers on forend, barrels, and receiver. Original finish, original butt plate. 30″ barrel Modified/Full, 14″ LOP. The bores are great. Price:$3,995.
Arrieta Model 578 SLE 12 Gauge: 28″ barrels with smooth, tapered, solid rib and front brass bead sight, choked cylinder and modified. 2 3/4″ chambers, ejectors and double triggers. The stocks are nicely figured, the butt-stock has a straight grip with wrap-around extended checkering, and a tear drop on both cheeks. The forend is splinter design with matching checkering as the butt-stock. Condition: The barrel blue is in very good plus condition with just a few light marks. The receiver’s cased-colors have faded some since the shotgun left the factory. The nicely figured stocks are in very good plus condition with a small number of small marks and light scratches.LOP: 14 1/2″ Drop at comb: 1 7/16″ Drop at heel: 2″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. Price:$3969.66
Arrieta is one of Spain’s oldest and most trusted gunmakers. For years, the 557 was their entry-level, no-frills sidelock side by side. Ever one of these I’ve seen has been sound and well made. Bought right, they can be a lot of gun for little money. And the one you see looks like it can be bought right.
I think brand new ones go for around $6500+, and the used ones I’ve seen with a lot of original condition are priced around $5400. So if this checks out, it’s a hell of deal at just $2,999.
Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S: This is a very nice gun. Comes with an Americase in good condition. Manual Safety. Hand detachable locks . Smooth concave top rib. Straight grip to checkered butt. Splinter Forend. 14 1/2″ Length Of Pull. 1 1/2″ drop at comb, 2 1/2″ drop at heel. Cast Off 3/8″ at heel, 1/2″ at toe. Pitch 4 degrees. Trigger Pulls 4 pounds each. Color-cased hardened Frame. Balance point at hinge pin. Finish slightly reddish in color English style. Hand detachable side locks, twin triggers. Gun has a few minor dings and dents on the stock. Price:$2,995
Stephen Grant & Sons, London. Exceedingly rare and fine light weight “Twelve-Twenty” self-opening game gun finished out with 20ga. barrels, ca. 1948: Weight: only 5 ½ Lbs. Stock Dimensions: 15 3/8”x 1 3/8”x 2 3/8”x 3/8” cast-off. Superb 28” chopperlump steel barrels with original 2 ¾” 1 oz. proofs have absolutely mint bores (.619”/.620”), choked .007”/.025”, and minimum walls .028”/.029”. Beautifully sculpted and engraved, Baker 1913 patent, self-opening action is fitted with absolutely peerless quality, locks by Chilton & son. For those not familiar with this action and lock design I suggest you do a bit of reading. This happens to be my favorite of all the great British self-opening mechanisms. Overall this magnificent example, complete with original maker’s case and accessories, remains in virtually mint condition throughout and is a great rarity. Price:$57,500
WESTLEY RICHARDS DROPLOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: 30″ BARRELS 024 AND 036 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED CONDITION WITH LIGHT BLUE WEAR AND LIGHT HANDLING MARKS IN THE WOOD 6LBS 5 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 7/16″ X 14 1/4″. Price:$12,500
Westley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder Side-by-Side: Westley Richards Flintlock Blackpowder — Gun remains in very good condition; flintlock hammer gun with very modest scroll engraving on the lock plates and hammers, steel butt plate and damascus barrels. Price:$8,500
Arrieta 803 20 gauge: Holland & Holland 7 pin hand removable sidelock. Purdy style hand engraving. Double triggers with front articulated trigger. Churchill type rib. Holland & Holland assited opener. English walnut straight handed stock and splinter forend with hand rubbed finish. Barrels are 26 5/8″ choked Mod and IM. LOP is 14″ from the front trigger to center of the leather covered 1″ pad. Demensions are1 1/2″drop at comb, and 2 3/8″, with slight cast on for a right handed shooter.
This fine gun is 98% overall condition, with the case colors (99%) in near perfect condition, the blueing very fine (98%) with only 1 blemish (see photo) from the gun safe on left barrel, wood is in excellent condition with only very slight handling marks (98%). Price:$5700
Metal Condition: Very good with minor blemishes.
Wood Condition: Very good with minor blemishes.
Bore Condition: Shiny.
Triggers: Single select.
Stock: Chekcered walnut.
LOP 13Â½”, DAH 2″, DAC 1Â½”.
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Polymer recoil pad.
Weight: 5-lbs., 15-ozs.
Sights: Front bead.
Chokes: 2-chokes: IC, IC
Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30″ Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026: This Piotti King is a beautiful gun with gold inlay oval in stock, Gold inlay crest in forearm and fitted with thin wall Briley choke tubes. This gun is in great condition with minor wear. The action is engraved with rose and scroll engraving. Gauge: 12 Gauge Barrel Length: 30″ (76cm) Chamber: 2.75″ Chokes: thin wall Briley choke tubes (9) Length of pull: 14 3/8″, Drop at comb: 1.5″, Drop at heel: 1 3/4″, Cast at toe: 0.125, Weight: 7lbs 6oz. Price: $25,000
Arrieta 803 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Holland & Holland 7 pin hand removable sidelock. Purdy style hand engraving. Double triggers with front articulated trigger. Churchill type rib. Holland & Holland assited opener. English walnut straight handed stock and splinter forend with hand rubbed finish. Barrels are 26 5/8″ choked Mod and IM. LOP is 14″ from the front trigger to center of the leather covered 1″ pad. Demensions are1 1/2″drop at comb, and 2 3/8″, with slight cast on for a right handed shooter.
This fine gun is 98% overall condition, with the case colors (99%) in near perfect condition, the blueing very fine (98%) with only 1 blemish (see photo) from the gun safe on left barrel, wood is in excellent condition with only very slight handling marks (98%). Price:$5700
Beretta BL4 OU – 2 barrel set , 20GA and 28GA: 20GA has 28″ barrel and 28GA has 26″ barrel. M&F IC&M, SST ejector. Straight grip. Weight 6lb 1oz. Leather case, gun is 90% + condition. Both barrels have the same serial number. Price:$2,850
LC Smith Hunter Arms Model 3E 12 GA SxS: Price:$1,999.99
Manufacturer: S/N 1211
Caliber: 12 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Shows some age and use.
Wood Condition: Shows age. Piece of wood missing on forearm bottom at receiver. Many handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 30 inches
Stock: Checkered walnut round knob.
LOP 14 inches
Fore End: Checkered walnut Splinter.
Butt Pad: Serrated wood. Piece of wood missing on the bottom.
Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz.
Sights: Brass front bead.
Chokes: Fixed Full
Cogswell & Harrison Side lock Ejector Matched Pair 12ga: Cogswell & Harrison Matched pair, numbered 1 and 2. SN is 446xx. 12ga with 2.75″ chambers on both, Nitro Profed for 1 1/8oz loads. Chokes in both guns are Sk1 & Sk2 (.005/.015). LOP is 14″ with the wood butt plate. Comes in a factory leather (tired) hard case for both guns. Nice solid old guns, actions are nice and tight, bores are great. Price:$16,999
W.W. Greener, G 60 Royal, Boxlock Model, Self-Opener, Ejector, 12 gauge, 30” 2 ¾” 99%: This is the famous Facile Princeps action, designed in 1998, and touted as, pound for pound, the strongest action ever produced. This Royal was built in 1914. Its condition is 100% original and most likely only taken out for a shoot just a couple of times, stored all these years in some fine gun rack as can be seen by its nearly mint condition. The Royal model came in both sidelock and best boxlock versions, and is described as a Best Self-acting or Unique ejector with customer-ordered engraving which could be ordered with fine scroll or deeply carved relief or game scenes (depending on customer choice), with a gold crown on the top lever. For pairs, the gold crown was replaced with gold numbers, 1 and 2, as noted in Graham Greener’s book, The Greener Story, page 110. This specimen is a #2 of a pair, serial number 64144, and you can see that its owner chose elegant game scenes of dogs, birds, and a rabbit surrounded by extremely fine scroll work. True to all Royal models, the fences are arcaded and the strength of the Facile Princeps action is enhanced by its bolstered receiver. All Royals were fitted with the best wood available. Barrels are original with mirror bores. Right bore measures .732” with .040 choke (Full) and left bore is .733” with .040 choke (Full). Proved for 1 ¼ oz. Nitro. The automatic ejectors are well-timed, manual safety and double triggers. Price:$9,750.
Arrieta Double Side Lock Ejector 16 Gauge: Barrels: 28″, 2 3/4″ chambers, ic/mod chokes, ejectors, double triggers, auto-resetting safety. Barrel Markings: The right barrel has Arrieta made in Span markings, and the left barrel is marked with the importer/dealer’s name “Quality Arms INC. Houston Texas USA”. Rib: Tapered, matted, solid rib with brass bead front sight. Receiver: The receiver is lavishly engraved with English floral bouquet & scroll engraving on case colored side plates, cheeks, receiver top and bottom. Wood: Straight grip walnut stock with extended checkering and a leather covered recoil pad. Splinter forearm with checkering and a push bottom release. LOP: 14 3/8″; DAC 1 1/4″; DAC: 1 7/8″. Weighs: 6 Lbs. 4 oz.Condition: The barrel blue is in very good condition, about 98% condition. The case color on the left side plate is very strong but is faded toward front hinge, on the right side plate the case color is not quite as strong, but still very good with fading towards the front hinge along the bottom. The case color on the top of the receiver and tang is quite strong, while the bottom of the receiver the case color is fading some and yet there is lots of remaining color. The bores are very bright and shiny. The wood has quite a few very small superficial scratches, typically found on guns that have been hunted with but not abused. There are a couple of small dings as well. The oil finish is getting dry and could use a bit of freshening up. The leather on the recoil pad is raw in places and can use a good going over with some leather preservative/conditioner. Price: $3999.99
Caliber: 16 Gauge Chambers: 2 3/4 Metal Condition: Very good. Wood Condition: Very good but could use some TLC. For more info. see “Description”. Bore Condition: Very good. Butt Pad: Leather covered recoil pad. Weight: 6 Lbs. 4 oz. Chokes: IC & Mod.
Connecticut ShotgunRBL Launch 20ga SxS Shotgun: Unfired factory delivered condition. This gun is “as new” with the original factory packaging and paper in the makers case and RBL shipping box. 28″bbls, English grip,14 1/4″, splinter fore arm, double triggers, hidden chokes, upgraded 3x wood, assisted opening, ejectors, case color is great on this gun. Factory price for this gun with these specifications is $4700. Buy this one and save $800. Price:$3,900
Belgian Guild Gun- O/U 20ga. 26” barrels chocked IC/Full, beautiful straight grip stock, checkered butt, double trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, Belgian manufacture, marked “For Frank Pugliese” on the right side of the barrel, the gun remains in excellent overall condition with very minor handling marks, a wonderful upland bird gun, available for immediate delivery. 6lbs. 4oz. 14 ¼ “ x 1 ½ “ x 2 3/8”. Price:$2,499
Arrieta is one of Spain’s best known gunmakers, and they’ve been making quality side-by-sides for decades. The 871 is there version of a Boss Round Body, and it features a sleek-looking rounded action and stock. William Larkin Moore lists a new 871 at $10,500, and I doubt it would be as nice as the one you see here.
W. C. Scott Premier Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun in 10 gauge: This is one of the highest grade Scott guns one could buy in the day and the quality shows in its fit, finish, engraving, fancy Damascus, and lockup and lock quality. All of the highest grade. Bores are bright with only a few shallow pits showing. 30″ Damascus bbls, Chokes .045, Extra full in both, 2 7/8″ Chambers, 8 lbs. 13 oz. Price: $2,200
Meriden high grade (M58?) SXS 12 gauge in excellent condition: Meriden SXS 12 gauge that seems to be a model 58. highly engraved and possibly unfired, Gorgeous condition with only minor handling marks on the butt stock. 30 inch barrels with mint bores. Meriden manufactured 12, 16, and 20 gauge sidelock double-barrel shotguns fitted with steel, laminated, twist, and Damascus barrels. Some of these guns were engraved by artisans who formerly worked for Parker (also located in Meriden) They made hammer and hammerless varieties and are sought after by collectors. The shotguns were well made and available in a variety of grades. All had automatic safeties and cocking indicators. Barrels could be had in twist, damascus of several grades, armory steel or Krupp steel. Hammerless or hammer shotguns with varying amounts of engraving were available. Price:$1795
Browning BSS SXS shotgun, 28″ barrels: *Full/**Modified This shotgun has the Standard Style (pistol grip) stock, a 14 1/4″ length of pull, 1 5/8″ drop at comb, and 2 1/2″ drop at heel. There are some minor handling and use dings on the stock, and some discoloration as shown in the photos, but the checkering is crisp, and the gun locks up tight. Price: $1,199
20 Gauge side by side Miroku – Western Field: Very nice quality 20 gauge side by side, sold through western field as model 326 EMJ, made by Miroku. Full modified choke, double trigger extractor – bluing and wood showing some wear, action is very tight. Bore is excellent. Excellent quality for this gun at this price. Price: $340
KETTNER DRILLING – GREAT CONDITION – HEAVY ENGRAVING: A wonderful pre-war Drilling by Edward Kettner. 12g X 12g X 9.3 x 72. Sensational deep chiseled engraving. 100% Case Colors. Gold barrel bands. Krupp Steel barrels. Nicely figured wood. Fantastic condition. Made in 1935. Bores as original. Shotgun barrels proofed at 13/1 – right is .723 with 8/1000 choke while left is .722 with 34/1000 – a perfect combination. The rifle barrel is 9.3 x 72 for lead bullets only. Chambers as original at 2 9/16″. Barrels length is 26 3/4+”. Manual front flip front sight. Double under bolt with Greener cross bolt. Greener side safety. Gun is perfectly onface. Barrels ring true. Excellent bores. Rifle barrel lock work is hung on the top tang not the floorplate – a very unusual and “high art” configuration. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 5 1/8 OZ. Shipping is $35. Very shootable dimensions follow. LOP 14 7/16″ Drop at Comb – 1 5/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 12/16″. Price:$4,500
Arrieta 28 gauge side by side shotgun: 29″ barrels, double trigger, checkered butt, chokes probably IC/Mod. Originally sold by Dewing’s of Palm Beach Florida who represented it as having upgraded wood and engraving (maker’s name is internal on frame, hence, more room for engraving on side-locks). Price: $4000
Do you love the idea of ordering a bespoke shotgun? A lot of people do. But there can be a downside to a having a shotgun custom made just for you: After all your anticipating and money spent, what you specified on paper may not be what arrives at your door.
That’s one reason I like used doubles. With a used shotgun, you know what you’re getting (at least once your gunsmith has had a chance to look it over). Even if you buy a side-by-side or over-under online, you should be able to get your money back in a couple of weeks if there’s a problem.
So you’re thinking about “bespeaking” a 12 gauge Spanish sidelock, I would take a long look at the Arrieta you see here instead. I’m not sure if it’s 557, a 570, or something between. But whatever model it is, it sure looks like a good deal for $2,999 – especially when you consider that a brand new 12 gauge 557 costs $4,999.
If you agree, now. This shotgun is at Gunauction.com, and the listing ends September 14, 2013 19:57:00 PT. Here’s more about it from the seller:
12 gauge Arrieta Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun: This elegant gun is one of Arrieta’s best guns! It’s a 7 pin Holland & Holland style lock. It has has a case colored receiver and is beautifully engraved with ultra fine scroll engraving, gold plated removable sidelocks, double trigger (front hinged), auto ejectors and so much more. Notice all the details like N/S screws, the beautiful case color, the fit of wood to metal and so on. This particular gun is “as built” with the exception of an added pad (owner is tall), no wood was cut off. It is a 12 bore choked light modified and improved modified. 6 pounds 12 ounces. Stats: LOP 15″, BBls 27&3/4″, DAH 2&1/4″, DAT 7&1/4″, OAL 45&1/4.