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JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN

JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN: A Boxlock Ejector 16 gauge shotgun with 28” blacked steel barrels fit with ejectors, a tapered smooth concave game rib fit with a brass bead front sight, 2-1/2″ chambers and are choked Improved Cylinder & Modified. “JOHN ROBERTSON. 13. DOVER STREET. LONDON. W.” is engraved on the rib. The shotgun has English Arabesque scroll engraving with “JOHN ROBERTSON” in banner engraved on both sides of the action body, “SAFE” in gold on tang and a faded case color hardened finish with more in protected finish. Double triggers and automatic safety. Best quality European walnut stock with traditional English straight hand grip, drop points, Engish flat top checkering and vacant stock oval. Splinter forend with Anson style push button release, 14″ LOP to a scored butt, Cast off 1/8″ at face, 5 Lbs. 8 Oz. Price: $5,900

Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2" Magnum Side-by-Side
Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2″ Magnum Side-by-Side

Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2″ Magnum Side-by-Side: Rare Ithaca 3E 10 ga. circa 1933, 3-1/2″ magnum 30″ barrels fitted with Briley Chokes to enable modern wildfowl loads. Single trigger, auto ejectors, auto safe. Straight stock, splinter forend of highly figured walnut measures 1-1/2″ comb 2-1/2″ heel, length of pull 14″ over Hawkins pad.  The massive action retains 75% strong case colors and crisp engraving.  Barrels about 97% finish with some blemishes in the blue perfect bores no dings or dents. The wood to metal is excellent, some minor marks in the original varnish.  Estimated only 24 Grade 3E Magnums were ever produced. Weighs 11 pounds. Price: $4,850

Joseph Lang & Son 2" 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS
Joseph Lang & Son 2″ 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS

Joseph Lang & Son 2″ 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS: Joseph Lang & Son, 7 Bury, St. James’s, London 2″ 12 Gauge game gun with 26″ XF/M ejector barrels with a concave rib with ” FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY ” inlaid in platinum. Bores are excellent measuring .731 right and left. Choked .016 right and .044 left. Minimum wall thickness of .027 right and .028 left. Chambers remain 2″. London proved for 7/8 oz. shot. Receiver retains 70% fading case colors with border engraving. Barrel, floorplate, and trigger guard blue remain at 97%  Stocked in a lovely piece of English walnut with very nice color and contrast with receiver drop points. Vacant stock oval.  LOP is 14 7/8″ over a 1/2″ striated wood buttplate. DAC-1-3/8″  DAH-2 1/8″ Cast off 5/8″  Weight of 5lb 9oz This piece, built in 1946, remains in very nice condition and is tight and on face. Barrels ring. It remains perfectly in proof. Cased in its factory leather trunk case with correct Atkin, Grant & Lang trade label and snap caps. Also with bore brush, mop, and rosewood cleaning rod. Case is in excellent condition inside and out. Unusually tight chokes for a 2″ gun but easily opened to suit your desires. The long length of pull can also be easily shortened to suit your needs or even lengthened with a pad. Joseph Lang & Son has been a very respected London maker dating back to 1853. Joseph Lang the patriarc was married to the daughter of James Purdey. This is a very fine example of a 2″ London game gun. These 2″ guns are just plain sexy! Price: $4,795

Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun:
Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun:

Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun: Belgium Browning Superposed Superlight 12 ga manufactured in 1969 in very good overall condition. Stock shows some minor handling marks throughout. Bore is bright and clear. Comes with the original box! Dimensions are as follows; BBL. 26 1/2″ – 2 3/4″ chamber WT. 6lb. 10oz. DIM. 14 1/8″ L.O.P. with 1 1/2″ drop at the comb and 2 1/8″ drop at the heel. Top barrel is choked modified, bottom barrel is choked improved cylinder. Price: $2,995

L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used
L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used

L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used: L.C. Smith, Hunter Arms Field Grade SxS in 20 Gauge. Made in Fulton, New York, it has the 28-inch solid rib Armor Steel barrels with fixed chokes right (Mod), left (Imp Mod). Hammerless receiver, double triggers, Walnut stock and forearm show scattered blemishes from years of use. Some visible case color left on the receiver. 14 1/8″ LOP from the front trigger to the end of the recoil pad. Extractors with auto safety. 20 Gauge Price: $1,800.99

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BEAUTIFUL Boss Best Sidelock 20 Gauge 26.5" Barrels
BEAUTIFUL Boss Best Sidelock 20 Gauge 26.5″ Barrels

BEAUTIFUL Boss Best Sidelock 20 Gauge 26.5″ Barrels: Here we have a BEAUTIFUL Boss Best Sidelock in 20 Gauge! The barrels measure at 26.5″, with plenty of life left in it! This serial number is 7937. Boss Shotguns are always a remarkable piece to include in your collection as a true aficionado. This will also have a BLANK OVAL! Check out the specs on it below, and as always, thanks for looking! Price: $59,000

Griffin & Howe - Roundbody, SxS, 28ga. 27" Barrels Choked IC/M. LEATHER MAKER'S CASE INCLUDED. MAKE OFFER
Griffin & Howe – Roundbody, SxS, 28ga. 27″ Barrels Choked IC/M. LEATHER MAKER’S CASE INCLUDED. MAKE OFFER

Griffin & Howe – Roundbody, SxS, 28ga. 27″ Barrels Choked IC/M. LEATHER MAKER’S CASE INCLUDED. MAKE OFFER: Highly figured European walnut straight grip stock, checkered butt, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, double triggers with he front trigger being articulated, game rib, full sidelock round frame gun manufactured for Griffin & Howe by Arrieta, traditional rose and scroll engraving over a case colored finish, gun remains in excellent condition, leather makers’ case, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 12 oz. 14 5/8” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8”. Price: $8,995

Piotti Piuma BSEE 12 gauge
Piotti Piuma BSEE 12 gauge

Piotti Piuma BSEE 12 gauge: Piotti BSEE 12 gauge boxlock circa 1983 imported by William Larkin Moore, straight grip splinter forend double triggersand chopper lump barrels in excellent as new condition weight is only 6LBS 2OZ A great grouse and woodcock gun with 27 inch barrels. Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: Piotti Model: Piuma BSEE Serial Number: 7976 Barrel Length: 27 inch Bore Info: .731″ Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: yes Condition: excellent Metal Condition: excellent Wood Condition: excellent Bore Condition: perfect Action: boxlock Triggers: double Stock: straight Stock Comb: 1 3/8″ Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ Stock Cast: 1/4 cast off Fore End: splinter Butt Pad: checkered LOP: 14 1/4″ Rib: flat file Finish: oil finish Weight: 6lbs 2oz Choke Left: .020 modified Choke Right: .012 improved cylinder Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .027″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .027″.  Price: $7,500

A.H. Fox 20Ga Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Deluxe Straight Grip, Original
A.H. Fox 20Ga Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Deluxe Straight Grip, Original

A.H. Fox 20Ga Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Deluxe Straight Grip, Original: Tight and on face. 40% faded case colors. 98% plus barrel blue. Mirror bores. SN 270806. Factory letter. + original blue, Mfg 1939.  Twin ivory beads. mirror bores. 26” Barrels, chokes R  -.010”, L +.014”.  (right choke is skeet out basically, typical S&U choking in right barrel.) 2 ¾” chambers. Stock shows 98 % original finish. No cracks, splits or chips. Drop 1 1/2” x 2 5/8”. LOP 14 ” factory buttplate. Weight 6 lbs 1 oz. Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge Manufacturer: A.H. Fox Model: Sterlingworth Skeet & Upland Barrel Length: 26″ Condition: Excellent. Price: $5,495

BEAUTIFULLY CASED AND ENGRAVED BLISSETT & SON DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN
BEAUTIFULLY CASED AND ENGRAVED BLISSETT & SON DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN

BEAUTIFULLY CASED HARDENED AND ENGRAVED BLISSETT & SON DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels. Cylinder bore in both barrels. 14 inch LOP. The gun is delicately engraved and has vivid case colors. Straight grip stock is in fine condition with sharp checkering. Trigger guard has most bright original blue. Fitted in a L.L. Bean newly manufactured case. An attractive looking outfit. Price: $2,295

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BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS
BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS

BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS: MATCHED PAIR; 29″ (1/A) & 26 (2/B)” BARRELS, GOLD LINE COCKING INDICATORS, 1/A BARRELS: IMPROVED CYLINDER AND MODIFIED, 2 1/2″, 2/B BARRELS: IMPROVED CYLINDER AND IMPROVED CYLINDER, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, NON AUTOMATIC SAFETY, STRAIGHT HAND GRIP, GAME FOREND, LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS. A matched pair of sidelock ejector shotguns with new extra barrel sets. The original barrels (1/A) are 29″ nitro proved barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers, choked Skeet and Skeet and a ribless top. The new barrels (2/B) are 26″ nitro proved barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers, choked Improved Cylinder and Improved Cylinder and a ribless top. The tops of all barrels are engraved “BOSS & CO. 13 DOVER STREET. PICCADILLY. LONDON. W.” The extensions of the barrels that mate to the action body have “1” and “2” gold inlays. The action bodies are adorned with traditional rose bouquets and scrolls with coin finish. Both sides are engraved “BOSS & CO” and “PATENT 3307.1909”, engraved top levers with “1” and “2” gold inlays and “SAFE” gold inlay on top tang ahead of engraved and checkered slide safe on gun number 1. The actions are fit with double triggers protected by a engraved trigger guards, gold line cocking indicators and non-automatic safties. Well figured reddish brown European walnut stocks with checkered English straight hand grips, drop points and burgundy leather covered recoil pads. The straight hand grip is supported by a long engraved bottom tang with serial numbers in gold. Game forends with matching checkering, engraved forend tips with “1” and “2” gold inlays and Anson style push button releases. The exterior metal of irons near actions are engraved “BOSS’S PATENT NO 3308.1909”. 14-7/8″ LOP’s to burgundy leather covered recoil pads. The shotguns are presented in a pair oak and leather travel case with brass corners. Price: POR 

Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga Pigeon gun
Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga Pigeon gun

Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga: Fabbri sidelock SxS shotgun.  This beautiful shotgun is a type:  Pigeon: model: Extra, which was hand crafterin 1971 by, arguably, the best gun maker in the world, Ivo Fabbri. 12 gauge with 28” Bohler Super Blitz Steel barrels. The barrels are marked 1.320kg which is 2 lbs. 15 ounces and that is just what they weigh. The bores are both marked 18.4cm which is .726” diameter and again they measure just that. The right barrel is choked .016” (Modified) and the left barrel is .025” (IM). 2 ¾” chambers. The bores are mirror perfect.  The raised, hand filed, solid rib tapers from 7/16” to ¼”. Single metal bead at the muzzle. The nicely figured stock has a 14 5/8” LOP from the front trigger to the end of the 7/8” Cole recoil pad.  (The original Fabbri pad is in the case!). There is 1 ¼” DAC with 2” DAH and right-hand cast of ¼” at the heel and 3/8” at the toe.  Up front is a matching beavertail forearm. Double triggers, automatic/selective ejectors, non-automatic safety. The gun weighs 7 lbs. 4 oz. and balances just on the back half of the hinge pin. Anson style push button forearm release. The barrel blue and trigger guard blue retain 99% original finish. The frames case colors are deep and dark with just traces of were on the outer edges. The wood has 97% finishes with a few light handling marks and a small “ding” at the toe along with a small rub spot on the left side of the forearm checkering. As all Fabbri shotguns, this is an exceptional piece of engineering.  It is truly a “best” quality SxS shotgun in spectacular condition for being 51 years old! Price: $36,500

Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag - A&F gun in superb all original condition:
Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag – A&F gun in superb all original condition:

Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag – A&F gun in superb all original condition: Truly superb and all original L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga.  Easily the finest example of this grade and configuration I have handled.  Made in 1922 and shipped to Abercrombie and Fitch.  Made with 28″ barrels, Hunter One SST, splinter forend, capped pistol grip buttstock with original buttplate.  Accompanying the gun is the original hang tag from Abercrombie which shows the gun exactly as found today.  Beautifully engraved with scroll and game scenes on sides and fantastically executed gold crown in top lever.  Stocks show excellent grain and color and are sound.

Overall, the gun remains in excellent to near mint original condition with more than 95% bold original case color remaining.  Barrels retain more than 97% original blue.  Stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks, most notably a couple of old impressions but the right side of the top tang, but otherwise excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original finish remaining.  Buttplate is near mint.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp and the gun appears very little used and very well taken care of.  It comes with its original hang tag and LCSCA research letter confirming the gun as found today. This is a gem of a Smith small bore.  If you like investment grade Amerian doubles – this is it! Price: $28,950

Westley Richards - Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26" Barrels Choked IC/M
Westley Richards – Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M

Westley Richards – Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M: Proofed at 2 ½” and the chamber length remains 2 ½”. Drop Lock, patented single selective one trigger. Magnificent game scene and scroll engraving, side clip, third fastener, recessed checkered side panels, drop points, fleur-de-lis deluxe checkering, heel and toe plates, capped horn grip gap that is also engraved like the gun. Retains 98% of case color and blue, including on trigger and drop plate. Jeweled drop lock with interior hinged floor plate. Highly figured Turkish walnut, engraving is sharp like the day it was made. Gun remains AS NEW. Unused. Has all of its pre-war finishes. Truly an outstanding gun. 5 lbs. 7 oz. 14 ¼” x 1 5/8″ x 2 ½” Price: $26,995

ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun
ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun

ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun: Make  ANTONIO ZOLI Model    Expedition Serial #     252963 Country of Origin     Italy Barrel Length (in Inches)     29-1/2 (75cm) Choke R/U     IM Choke L/O     F (Full) Trigger      DT (Double) Stock Configuration     Pistol Grip, Factory recoil pad Forearm Type      Field Style Rib Type     Solid rib Receiver Finish    Casehardened Engraving Type     Fine Scroll Engraving  Other Options     ABS case, 3″ chambers, Extractors Condition    Near PERFECT Weight    7#1oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ x 14 7/8″ with 1/4 cast off. Price: $5,000

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Fantastic Prewar Boss Heavy Proof 12ga Pigeon Gun with original case- Sumner Engraved and choice in every respect
Fantastic Prewar Boss Heavy Proof 12ga Pigeon Gun with original case- Sumner Engraved and choice in every respect

Fantastic Prewar Boss Heavy Proof 12ga Pigeon Gun with original case- Sumner Engraved and choice in every respect:
Built in the late 1920’s at the peak of fine gunmaking, this London Best needs no introduction.  An extremely fine 12ga Boss heavy proof pigeon gun made with 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid steel chopper lump barrels that have beautiful hand filed top rib.  Gun made with splinter forend with Anson type pushbutton release.  The case hardened action is engraved in gorgeous rose and scroll and is very delicate and finely cut- most certainly by Sumner and a work of art to behold!  The gun was made with double triggers, auto ejectors, safety.  The engraved steel capped pistol grip buttstock is of extremely fine English Walnut with great grain and contrast and terminates with its original checkered butt.  The gun is housed in what appears to be its original Oak and leather case with makers label on inside. The gun remains in excellent overall condition.  Barrels retain nearly all of their factory quality restored finish.  Action retains about 65% bold original case color.  The stocks are sound, gorgeous figure, and retain about all of their hand rubbed finish.  Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Price: $35,950

J. Purdey Percussion 16 Bore SxS Double rifle
J. Purdey Percussion 16 Bore SxS Double rifle

J. Purdey Percussion 16 Bore SxS Double rifle: This antique Purdey double rifle is cased and has the original leather covered flask and oil bottle.  The flask is marked “AM FLASK AND CAP CO” and the oil bottle is marked “James Dixon & Sons  212M”.  The original key is present.  The case shows it’s age, however the rifle has stood the test of time very well. There are case colors present on the locks as well as the breech.  The locks have safeties and they exhibit strong case colors.  The bores have 10 lands and groves and are simular to Henry Rifling and there is a light frosting in the bores. The original ebony ramrod is serial numbered to the gun.  The gun weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce.  The barrels are 29 3/8 inches long.  It has a round cap box that is well engraved as is the rest of the gun.  The screws have not been buggered.  The rib is engraved “J. Purdy 314 1/2 Oxford Street London” The English checkering is strong and in good condition and the barrels are stub Damascus.  Guns of this type do not come along very often.  A great buy on today’s market.Price: $12,000.99  

WILLIAM CASHMORE SCALLOPED BOXLOCK EJECTOR 20 GAUGE 2 BARREL SET
WILLIAM CASHMORE SCALLOPED BOXLOCK EJECTOR 20 GAUGE 2 BARREL SET

WILLIAM CASHMORE SCALLOPED BOXLOCK EJECTOR 20 GAUGE 2 BARREL SET: SN# 202XX, GAME SCENE ENGRAVED, 26″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.009 AND .009 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 30″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.011 AND .011 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, BOTH BARRELS NP 1 OZ 2 3/4″, 4 POINT LOCK UP, SIDE CLIPS, NO SAFETY, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING, 5LBS 10 OZ W/ 26″ BARRELS, 6LBS 0 OZ W/ 30″ BARRELS, 2 7/8″ DAH, 1 1/4″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP, NO CASE Price: $11,500 

CHURCHILL 20 from 1954- TOTALLY ORIG in EXC PLUS COND- BOXLOCK EJECT w/ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG 95% BLUE & CASE COLORS- EXC Bbls. INSIDE & OUT-CASE
CHURCHILL 20 from 1954- TOTALLY ORIG in EXC PLUS COND- BOXLOCK EJECT w/ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG 95% BLUE & CASE COLORS- EXC Bbls. INSIDE & OUT-CASE

CHURCHILL 20 from 1954- TOTALLY ORIG in EXC PLUS COND- BOXLOCK EJECT w/ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG 95% BLUE & CASE COLORS- EXC Bbls. INSIDE & OUT-CASE: #7285, 20 Bore, E. J. Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd., Orange Street, Gunworks, Leicester Square, London: A Churchill 20 Bore Game Gun in Boxlock Ejector Made in 1954 That Remains in Excellent Condition, 25″ Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels, Proved in Birmingham at 1 ounce and 2 3/4″, .614 .003 & .016″ (Skt.I & Imp.Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on both the right and left at .036″, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson frontal release, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a near full face checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand; Swept comb and stock with the top tang, top lever and the trigger guard off-set to the right from a true straight line of the barrels and receiver, This gun points like a dream and is near perfect for a right hand shooter, Great 20 Bore weight at 6 lbs. 1 oz., Very nice wood, 85% coverage of period scroll engraving, The original barrel blue at 95%, The original case colors at 95% and remain bright and vivid, The original stock finish at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The barrels inside & out remain in excellent plus condition and completely free of any dings or pits, The striking on the barrels are excellent, It is cased in the original maker’s leather cornered leather trunk with the proper trade labels, The barrels remain on the face, They have a pronounced chime. On walk up bird shooting over dogs 25″ barrels work absolutely as efficient as longer barrels in the hands of the average upland hunter. If you can prove me differently, I will give you this gun plus pay the shipping to you. Here is a totally original game gun inside and out that remains in excellent condition with mechanics that will last another lifetime. An early post-war boxlock with chopper lump barrels is not encountered very often. Price: $6,600

Engraved Ithaca 3E Flues with 30 Inch Chain Damascus Barrels Made 1919
Engraved Ithaca 3E Flues with 30 Inch Chain Damascus Barrels Made 1919

Engraved Ithaca 3E Flues with 30 Inch Chain Damascus Barrels Made 1919:
Guns by Sally-always the best for less. We are so proud to offer this fine example the classic American double made in Ithaca, New York. The Ithaca name has a very loyal following, and this example can show us why. This is the 3E grade, moving up the grade scale enough for some gorgeous walnut, truly unique game scene engraving, just as unique checkering patterns, and the icing on the cake is that she is fitted with 30 inch Chain Damascus barrels. This is a very striking firearm, and can get your attention from across the room. Even the top rib stands out, with its deep and distinctive machined matting. Made in the year of our Lord 1919, it does not look like it is 103 years old. The original blue is mostly strong, with some thinning at carry points and near the muzzle. The receiver bears sharp, high contrast engraving set against generous amounts of case color. The checkering is very good, and the Damascus pattern is just as bold as the rest of the gun. From the large ivory bead to the original Ithaca butt plate, this shotgun screams high grade American double. The lever resides to the right of center, ejectors toss the empties, and she is choked old school, full and full. Built for the long run, she weighs in at just under 7 1/2 pounds. Drops are 1 5/8 and 2 3/4 inches, with an LOP of 14 inches. Chambers are 2 3/4 inches, and RST loads can allow this beauty to keep knocking down birds for years to come. This fine double represents a true bargain in this category. While you can spend many times this amount for a high grade double, they won’t get any more attention in front of your safe than this Fluesy. If you have been looking for the right classic Ithaca to collect, for investment, or for a classy hunt, then look no further. Price: $2800

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On Ebay now: Boss & Co leather shotgun case, No Reserve …

On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set
On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set

I just put this nice, original Boss & Co leather shotgun case on Ebay. The auction started at $1 and there’s NO RESERVE on it. The listing ends this Wednesday, 2/24, @ 10:00PM EST.

Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set: Made for a 12g SxS with 2 sets of barrels. Good leather and stitching throughout. Missing 1 exterior corner bumper (see pics). No straps. Handle is tight & secure. Brass locking clasp work great (NO KEY THOUGH). Barrel compartments are 29” long. Stock compartment is 21” long.

On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set
On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set
On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set
On Ebay now: Boss & Co, London, genuine leather shotgun case for 2-barrel set

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Holloway & Naughton 12g Sidelock Boss-style Over/Under Sidelock Ejector
Holloway & Naughton 12g Sidelock Boss-style Over/Under Sidelock Ejector

Holloway & Naughton 12g Sidelock Boss-style Over/Under Sidelock Ejector: A faithful rendition of the Boss & Co. Over/Under Sidelock Ejector patented in 1909 with the same type of bifurcated lumps and trunnion system. These are Protruding studs on the bottom barrel that lay into semi-circular slots on each side of the action. These studs act as the barrel’s lumps and require a much shallower action shape to work with the stacked barrels, giving the guns a slimmer profile. The action is color hardened with a R&S type engraving, signed by the trigger “DELAHAUT G.”, with gold lined cocking indicators and the word “SAFE” and the serial number inlaid in gold. The gun has a single non-selective mechanical trigger. Gun is very nicely stocked in with a highly figured French walnut with characteristic light honey color and very dark marbling with “fiddle back” radiating through the entire butt stock. Traditional drop points and point pattern checkering and a Woodward style grip with a trigger bow that extends to an ebony pistol grip cap. Stock has 15 ½” LOP over a checkered butt. The forend matches perfectly and uses the Boss type ejector system, also patented in 1909, with the long cocking rods housed in the with the same type of Boss extended forend iron that runs the top edge of the forend. The 30” demi-bloc barrels have a solid machine matted top rib and semi-circular Boss type rib extension. The gun has original 2 ¾” (70mm) chambers with 2006 London proof marks. The barrels are fitted with Teague chokes and carry 2009 Birmingham proof marks from when the chokes were added. Gun has most likely been fired but appears as new in a Maker’s lightweight leather “VC” case with canvas cover. Price: $42,500

Otto Geyger 16ga SxS boxlock with ejectors
Otto Geyger 16ga SxS boxlock with ejectors

Otto Geyger 16ga with ejectors: An Otto Geyger of Berlin SXS 16 ga shot gun. 29 1/4″ barrels that are clean and  are choked F/XF. Ejectors work beautifully. Gun was finished in Oct of 1925. Greener safety and english style rose scroll engraving. LOP is 14″. DAC is 1.5″ and DAH is 2 1/4″. Wood is solid, Checkering on the splinter fore end is a bit worn. Wood has never been refinished or sanded. Price: $4500

BERETTA - SO2 - 30" Solid Rib IC / M - - Abercrombie & Fitch Gun with Letters
BERETTA – SO2 – 30″ Solid Rib IC / M – – Abercrombie & Fitch Gun with Letters

BERETTA – SO2 – 30″ Solid Rib IC / M – – Abercrombie & Fitch Gun with Letters:1947 – Abercrombie & Fitch – Beretta – SO2 – – 12ga, 2-3/4″, 30″ IC / M (.010 / .019) – Solid Rib, Ejectors, Double Triggers, Prince of Wales Grip, LOP 15″ to the Pad (13-5/8″ to edge of wood), Drop 1-3/8 to 2-3/8″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 7 lbs 8 oz. Tight Gun! Bores are Perfect, Ready for the Field! Price: $3750

Parker - VHE, 12ga. 26" Barrels Choked M/F
Parker – VHE, 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F

Parker – VHE, 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F: Capped pistol grip[ stock, original dogs head butt plate, double triggers, automatic ejectors, splinter forend, 234,xxx, 1 1/2 frame, 90% bluing, traces of case coloring remaining, light handling marks on wood, very clean and untouched gun. 6 lbs. 14 oz. 14 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ Price: $2,499

 

Dickinson Plantation 28g 28 SxS Shotgun
Dickinson Plantation 28g 28 SxS Shotgun

Dickinson Plantation 28g 28 SxS Shotgun: SN- TRL1050, 28″ bbls, 2 3/4″ chambers, Ejectors, Manual Safety, 5 1/2 lbs, Comb 1 1/2″, Heel 2 3/8″, LOP 14 3/4″, Cast 1/8″ off, Full set of chokes, Double triggers. Not much to add. Clean with very little use. Price: $1800

On Ebay now: Boss, Purdey, Holland & Holland, NO RESERVES …

Here are some items I just listed on Ebay. All have $1 starts, no reserves.

Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case

Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case: Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.
Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case:
Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.

Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.

James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories

James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories. Made for a 12-gauge side-by-side with 28” barrels.
James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories. Made for a 12-gauge side-by-side with 28” barrels.

Genuine “Lightweight Flat V.C Canvas Case”, superb original condition, made for a 12-gauge side-by-side shotgun, 28” barrel compartment.

Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine

Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine. Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.
Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine. Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.

Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.

See my other Ebay listings:

Abercrombie & Fitch nickel-plated oil bottle

Boss & Co 3-turnscrew set, best quality, possibly by Mike Marsh

Boss & Co 20g chamber brush, best quality

Boss & Co cleaning rod, best quality

12g Purdey snap caps

Purdey 3-turnscrew set, rosewood handles & red leather case

Great gun alert: Super rare 12g Boss OU, rising-bite action…

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

The sidelock, double-barrel over-under shotgun you see here is one of the holy grails of British shotguns — and one of the mysteries of British gunmaking. It’s coming up to auction tomorrow, 10/17, and it has an estimated hammer of $25,000.00 – $50,000.

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

Boss & Co. patented their OU action in 1909. According to the company’s website:

“Robertson did not invent the O/U shotgun, but he created an Over and Under gun that was elegant, shapely, strong and far lighter than any other on the market. Until that time Over and Under guns often hailed from Germany but were heavy and ungainly. But Robertson’s OUs were strong, lively, light and slender, marking the Boss & Co Over and Under as the best on the market as soon as it was introduced. Immediately it set the standard and became the benchmark, a celebrated design that remains unsurpassed.”

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

Since 1909, Boss & Co. has built around 600 over-under shotguns. Very, very few of them were built with a feature that’s on the gun being auctioned off tomorrow: A Boss-style rising-bite action.

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

No one knows how many OUs Boss built with its rising-bite style action. The feature  appears around 1920 and shows up on 12-gauges and 20-gauges through the ’30s (here it is on a gun they built in 1937). I’ve never seen it on a Boss OU built after WW2 (Note: Boss & Co just started building rising-bite actions again and completed one in the last year or so).

But Boss never patented their version of the rising bite. I’ve never seen any evidence that the company promoted this feature or offered it as an upgrade or an option. From what I can tell, it just appears on certain guns and then disappears.

One thing to note: While this gun was originally nitro-proofed with 2 3/4″ chambers for 1 1/4 – ounce loads, it wasn’t made to shoot modern, high-pressure/high-velocity shells. So if you buy it, do the gun a favor and use ammo like this.

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Shotgun: One of England’s finest… Desirable, elegant, made for a shooter. This shotgun has simple lines yet elegant and exceptionally designed side lock. Currently, Boss & Co. only produces about 20 shotguns annually. This one was manufactured in 1919-1920, and proofed for modern shells. Solid rib barrels have a single silver bead front sight, marked with proofs, Nitro proofs and more near breech. Forend is highly ornate with metal side skirts along the back half of the top, engraved with a tight scroll and finely blued. Barrels mate with the hinge pin and special locking mechanism near top lever. Locks are engraved 1005 with fine English scroll. Top lever and trigger are blued and equally ornate. Case coloring is accented with lock pins in both a polished or bright blue. Chamber indicators have horizontal gold inlay. Auto ejectors are crisp and timed superbly. Auto safety. High grade straight English stock with oil rubbed finish completed with a checkered butt and metal plates protecting heel and toe. Choked “Full” and “Mod”, ideal for clays or pheasant. Includes original leather bound case, Boss & Co. label on inside. Factory accessories. Must ship to FFL or C&R Condition: Antique Excellent. Bluing is in the 90-95% with the loss in touch points only (lower tang, forend, top lever, etc.). Case coloring is around 40%, fences and transition areas exhibit fine color striations while side of locks is muted. Wood is excellent, hard to find imperfections, probably cleaned at some point. Mechanically excellent. Barrels and Bores are nearly blem free and mirror bright. Gun Measurements: Chamber size is 2 ¾” Bore Diameter: Over Barrel – From 9” at the breech .733, 12” from the breech is .731 and continues at .731 until it hits the choke and final measurement at muzzle is .714 giving it a “Modified” choke. Under Barrel- From 9” at the breech .7325, 12” from the breech is .7315 and continues at .7315 until it hits the choke and final measurement at muzzle is .694 giving it a “Full” choke. Barrel Wall Thickness: Over Barrel- 12” from breech is .038, 12” from muzzle is .033 and is consistent through to muzzle Under Barrel- 12” from breech is .039, 12” from muzzle is .033 and is consistent through to muzzle LOP @ Heel= 14 7/8″ LOP @ Toe= 15 1/4″ Choke: O=.709 (Mod) U=.689 (Full) Drop @ Comb = 1 1/2″ Drop @ Heel = 2 1/8″ Weight= 7.4 lbs Cast Neutral Barrel Length: 30″ Serial: 6605 Manufacturer: BOSS & CO., LTD. Gauge: 12ga Year-Range 1919 – 1920. Estimate: $25,000.00 – $50,000.00 USD

Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action
Lot #110: Boss & Co. Best O/U 12ga Sidelock Shotgun with Rising Bite Action

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

Piotti Boss style pre-owned pair of 28 gauge sidelock over & under's with 30 inch barrels
Piotti Boss style pre-owned pair of 28 gauge sidelock over & under’s with 30 inch barrels

Piotti Boss style pre-owned pair of 28 gauge sidelock over & under’s with 30 inch barrels: Action: 28 gauge, Sidelock ejectors, Single triggers Non-Automatic safeties. Barrel Length: 30 inches, Chamber: 2 3/4 inch, Rib: Game solid rib, Chokes: Bottom : M/C Top : M/C.  Deluxe Grade Walnut Stock. Length: 14 3/4 inches. Grip: Semi pistol grip. Butt End Finish: Chequred. Forend: Game Style Forend. Fine Rose & Scroll engraving. Case Colour finish. Weight: 6 lbs – 4oz. Double leather case. Date of Manufacture: 2013.  Price: $175,000

OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE
OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE

OGDEN SMITH & HUSSEY IMPERIAL PIGEON SXS 12 GAUGE: 30″ WIDE PIGEON RIB 036 AND 038 CONSTRIXTION 2 3/4 NITRO, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 7LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/8″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 1/4″ LOP. Price: $12,500

Extremely Fine Documented Parker $135 Grade 14 Bore - The finest early 14 bore known
Extremely Fine Documented Parker $135 Grade 14 Bore – The finest early 14 bore known

Extremely Fine Documented Parker $135 Grade 14 Bore – The finest early 14 bore known! This incredible early Parker Hammer gun is recognized widely by advanced collectors as the finest 14 bore hammer gun known. The gun is pictured on page 233 of “THE PARKER STORY” and described as a $135 Grade Gun. It was made with straight stock which terminates with a blued full steel buttplate, splinter forend with wedge fastener, and 30″ Damascus barrels. The gun is an early “Pin Lifter” as seen in the photos. The gun weighs 8lbs 8oz and retains about 60% gorgeous original case color. The barrels retain about 90% original damascus pattern. Bores are very good with some minor freckles but incredibly nice for a gun of this vintage. The checkering is original and crisp. The gun retains about 90% original stock finish. There are some minor ancient grain separations at the bottom stock fingers which have been expertly repaired. The full steel buttplate retains about 40% original blue! Unheard of on a gun of this vintage. Trigger guard retains about 70% original blue, toned a bit on the bow, quite strong on the tang. Widely recognized as the “finest 14 bore hammer gun known” this gun is a true treasure for a serious student of the Parker Gun. Price: $9500

Woodward - SLE - 12 ga
Woodward – SLE – 12 ga

Woodward – SLE – 12 ga: SxS, Ejectors: Yes, Trigger: Double, Grip: Straight Grip, Forend: Checkered, Lop: 14 3/4 “, Type of butt: Checkered Wood, Drop comb: 1 1/2 “, Drop heel: 2 3/8″ Cast amount: 3/16” Cast: Off Weight: 7 lbs, oz Manufactured in: England Finish: Case Colored Overall condition: Very Good Stock condition: Very Good Metal condition: Very Good. Price: $8,200

AYA No 2 16 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun
AYA No 2 16 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun

AYA No 2 16 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun: 28″ Chokes: IC – IM L.O.P. : 14 1/2″ Drop: 1 3/8″C x 2″H Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 16-03-291-03
Price: $3,750

How to buy vintage shotguns without getting burned: The 2nd most important questions to ask a seller

Boss & Co. 20 bore SLE ~ Simply outstanding! This is a chance to own the very best of the best real estate in the double gun world! Super investment
Boss & Co. 20 bore SLE ~ Simply outstanding! This is a chance to own the very best of the best real estate in the double gun world! Super investment

So I’ve had tech issues with Dogs & Doubles, and it has taken me a while to get things sorted out. Sorry for the trouble. But now I’m back. So here’s the next part of How to buy vintage shotguns without getting burned.

A few weeks ago, I talked about the first of the three most important questions you need to ask a seller before you buy a gun:

Question 1: Is the gun all original or has it been redone?

This week, we’ll cover: Question 2: What’s the condition of the barrels?

One thing I learned quickly in my gun-hoarding days was that bad barrels equal a bad gun. I know this sounds extreme, but it’s true for 2 reasons.

This gun was intentionally destroyed with a gross overcharge of smokeless powder. Pic from MidwayUSA website
This gun was intentionally destroyed with a gross overcharge of smokeless powder. Pic from MidwayUSA website

1: Safety. If the integrity of the barrels is compromised in any way, you can’t count on them to constrain the forces that are unleashed when you fire a gun.

16g Parker CHE SxS Shotgun
16g Parker CHE SxS Shotgun

2: Barrels are never worth replacing. OK, almost never. But on an old Parker or Fox, a new set made from scratch will cost your $8,000+ — if you can find someone to do it and do it right. You can send a British SxS or an OU back to the UK for new barrels, but you’re talking at least $10,000. European stuff can be just as pricey.

So when you’re buying a vintage shotgun, you need to figure out the condition of the barrels right away. Here are 5 questions to ask the seller.

Are these barrels their original length? I hope so -- I own the gun!
Are these barrels their original length? I hope so — I own the gun!

1. Are the barrels their original length? Back in the day, gunsmiths used to hack off a couple of inches from shotgun barrels all the time, usually to open up the chokes or to remove damage at the muzzle end. Unfortunately, this can affect how the barrels shoot and how the gun balances. It also lowers a gun’s resale value and can look lousy. So if the barrels are no longer their original length, the smart move is to pass on the gun.

Ouch. A nasty dent in a set Parker barrels. Image from the PerlicanParts forum.
Ouch. A nasty dent in a set Parker barrels. Image from the PerlicanParts forum.

2. Are there are any dents, dings, or bulges in the barrels? If so, you may be able to fix them. But depending on where they are, how bad they are, and the overall quality of the gun, it may not be worth doing. Determining the severity of a dent, ding, or bulge requires a gunsmith. The moment you consult one, you’ll start running a tab that could go to $200+ if you move ahead with any work. BTW: Check out this article to read more about dents what goes into repairing them: The Ins And Outs Of Shotgun Barrel Dents

Bad pitting inside a shotgun barrel
Bad pitting inside a shotgun barrel

3. Is there any pitting or corrosion, inside or out? Rust is never good. But some pin-pricks and small blooms of it can be easy to deal with if they’re on the exterior of the bbls. The same is true with a little light frosting inside the tubes. But thick rust and pits can only be removed with honing and polishing. These fixes aren’t cheap and they can create thin spots in the tubes. None of that is good.

4. Are the ribs tight?  Shotgun ribs are fastened to the barrels with soldering. When this soldering comes loose and falls away, moisture works underneath and rust follows. While loose ribs can be relayed, you don’t know how extensive the rust damage is until you remove the ribs. Plus, relaying ribs is expensive and you’ll have to reblue the barrels once it’s done.

5. Are there are any signs of repairs? Barrels get dented and fixed. Sometimes they bulge and are repaired. When they rust, people clean them up and reblue them (but won’t always reblue them the right way). While minor repairs aren’t a huge concern, major fixes are. If a set of barrels has been repaired, you (or more likely a gunsmith) will have to inspect them to see if the repair was done correctly and if the area around the repair has been compromised. And you know what that means — $$$$.

So that’s a lot to ask — I know. Later this week I’ll go over the rest of the things you need to find out about a set of shotgun barrels before you guy the gun, including chamber lengths, bore sizes, and minimum wall thicknesses. Stay tuned.

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

HARTMANN & WEISS BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 410
HARTMANN & WEISS BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 410

HARTMANN & WEISS BOSS STYLE OVER UNDER 410: 27″ SOLID RIB MOD AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS, SINGLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, BOSS-STYLE FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, MAKER’S CASE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 5LBS 5 OZ, 1 7/16″ DAC, 2 3/16″ DAH, 14 1/4″ LOP. Price: $135,000

WESTLEY RICHARDS 410 Hand detachable (droplock) SxS
WESTLEY RICHARDS 410 Hand detachable (droplock) SxS

WESTLEY RICHARDS 410 Hand detachable (droplock): Scalloped action ejector with 28-inch chopper lump barrels chocked full and full. C bolt dolls head, double trigger, splinter forend with Deeley & Edge release. Length of pull is 14 9/16″ to a checkered bull. Drop is 1 1/2″ X 2 1/8″  Condition is excellent, almost as new condition, with upgraded wood and it’s original Westley Richards case. Completed in 2011. Price: $65,000

Ithaca Classic Doubles 4E hard to find 28 Bore
Ithaca Classic Doubles 4E hard to find 28 Bore

Ithaca Classic Doubles 4E hard to find 28 Bore: This is a beautiful Ithaca 4E in the hard to find 28 Gauge. This Classic Double was hand made to order and have beautiful wood, ejectors and 30-in barrels choked IC & M. The lop is 15 1/8 in over factory pad to front trigger. It will make a fine addition to your collection. Price: $6,499

Westley Richards (LONDON) Best Quality boxlock 20ga. 5lbs. 9 ozs.
Westley Richards (LONDON) Best Quality boxlock 20ga. 5lbs. 9 ozs.

Westley Richards (LONDON) Best Quality boxlock 20ga. 5lbs. 9 ozs: 28″ tapered small swamp rib, IM/IC, DT’s, Ext. intricate 75% coverage R&S engraved,, fine checkered elegant English walnut 14 1/4″ LOP straight stock, 65% CC., 95% bbl. blue, light handling only,  1 5/8 DAC – 2 1/2″ DAH – 14 1/4″ LOP over factory buttplate – 5 lbs. 9 ozs. Very tight, mint bores. Price: $4,995

High Condition Parker VH 12Ga.
High Condition Parker VH 12Ga.

High Condition Parker VH 12Ga: In remarkable all original condition. Built-in 1922, this gun retains 98% of the original case colors,985 of the original barrel blue, and 98% of the original wood finish. The gun has 28″ Vulcan steel barrels choked improved modified (.030″) and full (.040″). The bores are mint and free of any rust, dents, or pitting. The wood is sound with no cracks or damage. A few very light handling marks are all that keep the wood from being 100%. The gun is built on a 1-1/2 frame and weighs 6-14. The stock dimensions are 141/4″ LOP over the dog’s head buttplate,1 1/2″ at comb, and 2 5/8″ at heel. The barrels lock up tightly and the top lever is to the right as it should be. This is a great example of the classic Parker. It is all original and would make a great addition to any collection. It would also make a fantastic dove or pheasant gun.VH grade guns are extremely hard to find in this condition because most of them saw very hard use. Nice enough to be proud off but not too nice to shoot. Price: $2995

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

A GALAZAN - BEST BOSS O/U , 20 Gauge FANTASY ENGRAVED:
A GALAZAN – BEST BOSS O/U , 20 Gauge FANTASY ENGRAVED:

A GALAZAN – BEST BOSS O/U , 20 Gauge FANTASY ENGRAVED: CREATIVE ARTS FAUSTI ENGRAVED 29″ SOLID RIB 012 AND 017 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES INCREDIBLE ENGRAVING AND WOOD NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 3/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $39,500

Parker Reproduction BHE SxS 20 Gauge Shotgun
Parker Reproduction BHE SxS 20 Gauge Shotgun

Parker Reproduction BHE SxS 20 Gauge Shotgun: Cased. 0 Frame. Serial Number: 20-0059. Ejectors: Yes. Barrels: 26 inches. Triggers: Double Triggers. Stock Comb: 1 1/8 inches. Stock Heel: 2 inches. Fore End: Splinter. LOP: 14 3/4 inches. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. Price: $10,500

Thomas Bland SLE 20 Gauge
Thomas Bland SLE 20 Gauge

Thomas Bland SLE 20 Gauge: 28″ Chokes: IC – M L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/4″ H Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 17525 Price: $8,950

Beretta 689 Express 9.3X74R Over & Under Rifle
Beretta 689 Express 9.3X74R Over & Under Rifle

Beretta 689 Express 9.3X74R Over & Under Double Rifle: Listed as used, but in as new condition with Beretta hard foam lined case. Unsurpassed Beretta quality features solid rib, nicely colored, case hardened receiver, jeweled action, iron sights, claw mounts, double triggers, richly grained, satin finished and checkered walnut stock and fore end, sling bases with quick detachable loops, and factory recoil pad.  All this accompanied by a Zeiss Digital-Z 4X32 T* scope with integral mounting rail.  Appears unfired.  As always, let the pictures be your guide to condition.  Always glad to answer questions. Price: $7500

RUGER RED LABEL 28 GA., 28” BARRELS, 5 CHOKE TUBES & WRENCH, OUTSTANDING WOOD, AS NEW IN THE BOX WITH OWNERS MANUA
RUGER RED LABEL 28 GA., 28” BARRELS, 5 CHOKE TUBES & WRENCH, OUTSTANDING WOOD, AS NEW IN THE BOX WITH OWNERS MANUA

RUGER RED LABEL 28 GA., 28” BARRELS, 5 CHOKE TUBES & WRENCH, OUTSTANDING WOOD, AS NEW IN THE BOX WITH OWNERS MANUAL: Price: $2,595

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

Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System
Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System

Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System: Gun was ordered in ’04 and delivered to my client in 2015!   It took eleven years to complete this beautiful example of H&W’s magnificent work. There are hardly enough adjectives to adequately describe this piece; except perhaps, that it is available for immediate delivery! Barrels 29 Inch with Solid Raised Rib, Chokes  Light Mod & Mod. Bottom barrel marked 1/4 and 1/2., Engraving Fine English Style Scroll, Stock   Best Grade Turkish Walnut, Butt: Checkered, L.O.P. 15 3/8″, Weigh  t6 lbs. 8.5 oz, Stock Dimensions1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 15 3/8 to ctr. of checkered butt.  Cast: 1/4 off at heel – 3/8 off at toe. Price: $135,000

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION
HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION: LETTER FROM HOLLAND IN THE PHOTOS, 27″ PARADOX BARRELS WITH GREAT BORES, WE HAVE LIVE ROUNDS AND DATA AVAILABLE, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, UNTOUCHED GREAT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 13 LBS 8 OZ, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $59,500

Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga
Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga

Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga: 27″ barrels and according to Merkel Germany direct records, manufactured in 1944.  A short look at this gun one realizes with the incredible detail and workmanship it absolutely could not be made today.  The deep relief hand engraving is really unlike any other you will see in depth and detail.  Ivory bead front sight, buffalo horn seamlessly blended in to form the rear trigger guard, and each and every exterior screw hand engraved-even the butt plate screws. Cocking Indicators, Greener crossbolt action, cross relief, Ejectors, with a 14 1/4″ LOP over a beautifully figured walnut stock, 5.9 lbs as shown. Price: $8930

Beretta ASEL 20 ga. O/U

Beretta ASEL 20 ga. O/UBeretta ASEL 20 ga. O/U: 26″ hand-filed vent rib barrels with double ivory beads are choked improved cylinder and full (.009/.024).  This late 1950s Abercrombie & Fitch gun features hinged front double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safe.  Fully engraved scallop-backed action, elegant special-order long forend, Prince of Wales grip.   Nicely figured Tyrolean walnut  stock measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-3/8″ heel, 14-1/8″ LOP over the original wood butt.  Made in the same workrooms as the SO guns,  certainly the finest boxlock O/Us ever produced by Beretta.  The diminutive frame, scaled to the gauge allows this little 20 to weigh a mere 5 lbs, 10 ozs.  Honest example. Price: $6,750

Beretta BL4 (BL-4) - 28ga - 26 3/8” Barrels - Like New - ca. 1970 - Sk/Sk Chokes - 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 6 lbs - 99% Condition
Beretta BL4 (BL-4) – 28ga – 26 3/8” Barrels – Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition

Beretta BL4 (BL-4) – 28ga – 26 3/8” Barrels – Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition: Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition – Clean!  Upland Bird Gun: Price: $3,995 

Auction alert: An awesome .410 Robertson boxlock SxS …

This great little double is coming up to auction tomorrow, December 10, 2019, @ 10:00 AM GMT, at  Holts Auctioneers.

JOHN ROBERTSON A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,
JOHN ROBERTSON
A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,

Description: JOHN ROBERTSON
A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,
27in. nitro barrels, rib engraved ‘JOHN ROBERTSON. 41. ALBERMARLE STREET. LONDON. W.1.’, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, automatic safety with engraved ‘SAFE’ detail, border and acanthus scroll engraving with ‘JOHN ROBERTSON’ in scrolling banners, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. figured stock with flat top chequering, weight 4lb. 8oz., with a canvas and leather slip and a one-piece wood and brass cleaning rod.

JOHN ROBERTSON A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,
JOHN ROBERTSON
A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,
JOHN ROBERTSON A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,
JOHN ROBERTSON
A .410 (2 1/2IN.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8959,

For sale: 20g Boss OU…the stuff of dreams.

I’ve never handled a holy relic. But I have handled a Boss OU.

The first time was in the summer of 1999. I was working at New England Arms, a gunshop Forbes FYI magazine said was “probably the finest gunshop in the world.” (It’s owner ended up in federal prison, but that’s another story).

Anyway, a 16g Boss OU came into the shop on a Tuesday. Even though it had problems, we sold it by Thursday. I think the price was $65,000. We mailed it out the following Monday, giving me fives days to admire it (I worked Mon-Sat). It went to some guy in Austin, TX, with “Dell” money.

12 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Pigeon Shotgun
A 12 gauge Boss O/U Double Barrel Pigeon Shotgun

Since then, I’ve handled Boss OUs in 12g, 16g, 20g, 28g, & .410. I’ve seen a 10g, and I know the whereabouts of a couple of 14gs. I’ve seen Boss OUs with rare, Rigby-style rising bites, and ones with the various action styles Boss used over the years for no apparent reason.

I’ve even handled one of the finest firearms Boss has ever built — and one of the finest sporting guns ever made — this unique round-action OU double rifle from 1929.

Boss & Co. Over & Under Double Rifle
Boss & Co. Over & Under Double Rifle

Boss & Co. introduced their revolutionary OU in 1909. The company is still around today and still building its legendary shotgun. I think the starting price is £115,000 or so.

BTW: If you have a Boss OU and would like to know more about it or sell it, drop me an email — Gregg@DogsandDoubles.com. I can help you out.

Boss O/Us: shotgun on top, double rifle on bottom
Boss O/Us: shotgun on top, double rifle on bottom

Rare, made even rarer: A unique Boss Round Body SxS …

Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun
Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun

Boss & Co Round Body side-by-sides are some of the rarest shotguns in the world. Introduced in 1893, the company has made fewer than 400 of them to date. Over the last 20 years, I’ve come across around a 1/4 of them. The one you see here is the most unique one I’ve seen: Boss & Co. Best Quality SLE 12 bore Rare Round Body

Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun
Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun

While it’s “round”, it still carries some shaping from a standard Boss SxS action. You can see this ahead of the locks and behind the hinge pins. This shaping also continues onto the bottom of the action.

Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun, showing the unusual bead field into the action
Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun, showing the unusual bead field into the action

Why is this extra shaping there? I’ve seen Belgian shotguns with similar rounded actions like this. Maybe the person who commissioned this gun saw guns like that, too, and asked Boss to make him a similar pair. Or maybe the person wanted a Boss Round Body with a personal spin?

Unique Boss & Co Round Body SxS Shotgun, showing the unusual bead field into the action

Of course, the Boss tradesman who filed up the action may have just finished the gun this way. Boss was a quirky gunmaker, and it’s not uncommon to see variations in their actions that make little sense — other than they may have pleased the man building the gun.

For reference, here’s a standard Boss Round Body:

Standard Boss Round Body SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Standard Boss Round Body SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Standard Boss Round Body SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Standard Boss Round Body SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Be impressed. New film about Boss & Co, gunmakers …

Without a doubt, Boss & Co is one of the world’s top gunmakers. In this film you find out a bit more about why the company has succeeded for so long and why their guns are still prized by shooters around the world.

12g Boss & Co. SxS Shotguns, 1925, post-Roberston. From www.drake.net
A pair of 12g Boss & Co SxS shotguns

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

 

Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga. 
Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga.

Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga: S/N 158XXX – Circa 1912, Chambers: 2 3/4″ with Ejectors, Barrels: 28″, Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP – DAC 1 11/16″ – DAH 2 1/4″, Butt Pad: Engraved Skeleton, Weight: 6 LB. Wood shows a bit of age cracking with a couple of small storage marks and a bit of moisture damage to the right side of the buttstock. Blue remains at 100% with mint bores. Receiver shows 100% rose and scroll engraving coverage that remains excellent. Truly a remarkable example of the gunmakers art! Complete with a Parker Collectors “Letter of Originality”. Price: $79,999.99 

BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26" IC&M Original 2 3/4" chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice
BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26″ IC&M Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice

BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26″ IC&M Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice: Serial #  8764, Barrel Length: 26″, Choke R  IC(.005), Choke L  M(.011), Trigger  ST (Single), Rib Type  Smooth Concave Rib, Receiver Finish:  Casehardened with most colors remaining, Engraving Type:  Boss style Fine Scroll & Rosette Engraving, Other Options:  Makers case with label, Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Condition  EXC. Plus Condition. Weight  5lbs 7oz. Dimensions  1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 3/4 with 1/4 cast off. Other Details  Mfg 1947, Very high condition  Very hard to find in 20ga. Price: $59,000

J. Purdey & Sons - 12ga - SLE - Self Opener - 25” Barrels - .732/.729 Chokes - 2 3/4” Shells - 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” - 6 lbs 2 ozs - Lightweight!! 
J. Purdey & Sons – 12ga – SLE – Self Opener – 25” Barrels – .732/.729 Chokes – 2 3/4” Shells – 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” – 6 lbs 2 ozs – Lightweight!!

J. Purdey & Sons – 12ga – SLE – Self Opener – 25” Barrels – .732/.729 Chokes – 2 3/4” Shells – 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” – 6 lbs 2 ozs – Lightweight!! Self Opener – Great Quail & Grouse Gun – Fast Action Gun!  Original case and proof label – “WTC” on leather case and on stock – “Blue” Pins and hightlights on the Action – lever is plum.  This Purdey is Tight and handles gracefully in high-pressure shooting situations. The gun was a 2 1/2” gun and was sent back to Purdey to be Re-Proofed and opened up to 2 3/4” – performs beautifully! Price: $34,995

John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27" Barrels:
John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27″ Barrels:

John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27″ Barrels Ic/Mod: A custom stocked gun in England with an extremely high quality Turkish Circassian walnut with a straight grip, splinter forend, highest quality full sidelock gun double triggers, automatic ejector, checkered butt, full coverage miniature rose bouquet and scroll engraving Cast for a lefthanded shooter (we can adjust it back to neutral), gold oval, gun remains in pristine condition throughout, includes leather makers’ case with canvas cover, available for immediate delivery. LOP – 15 1/8” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8”. 5 lb., 12 oz. Price: $19,999

Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition
Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition

Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition: 28″ Mod/full and factory marked — incredible original wood and finishes — perfect screws — double triggers — 2 3/4 ” factory chambers — ejectors — 80% original color that is vibrant — 99% blue and varnish — late single line DHBP — splinter forend — Just a wonderful Remington era gun that has all of the zing you expect from Parker — A perfect gun for all occasions afield with the right dimensions and weight.
14 1/4″  1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″  7lb 3oz. Price: $6,950.00 

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

 

Boss & Co. 20 bore SLE ~ Simply outstanding! This is a chance to own the very best of the best real estate in the double gun world! Super investment
Boss & Co. 20 bore SLE ~ Simply outstanding! This is a chance to own the very best of the best real estate in the double gun world! Super investment

Boss & Co. 20 bore SLE ~ Simply outstanding! This is a chance to own the very best of the best real estate in the double gun world! Super investment: Hammerless Sidelocks – Boss 20g. Sidelock in exceptional condition and investment grade original. Featuring 28″ Whitworth steel barrels, 75% case color, 98% blue, in its maker’s case. This petite flower weighs in at 5 lbs. 4.5 oz., lighter than many 28 gauges. Stocked to the fences, assisted opening, iconic and crisp Boss single trigger, chopper-lump barrels, and stunning wood with super dimensions, this Boss has all and more of what we would expect from a Boss. What I expect most of all from Boss is what I think is their true trademark — Balance. Let me tell you, get this gun between your hands and you will not want to let it go as you would feel your letting go of a part of yourself. Twenty-gauge Boss doubles are like prime real estate. They seldom come up for sale, are priced at the top of the market, and there are never any regrets in owning as they are always worth what you paid and more. Price: $57,000 

H.J. Hussey Shotguns - IMPERIAL GRADE PAIR, CASED, BOSS SINGLE TRIGGERS, vintage firearms inc
H.J. Hussey Shotguns – IMPERIAL GRADE PAIR, CASED, BOSS SINGLE TRIGGERS, vintage firearms inc

H.J. Hussey Shotguns – IMPERIAL GRADE PAIR, CASED, BOSS SINGLE TRIGGERS, vintage firearms inc: General Specs: H.J. Hussey, Year 1902-1904, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 9oz; 6lbs 8oz, SK/LM , LOP 15 1/4″, DAH 2 1/8″, DAC 1 1/2″ Serial Numbers: 14170, 14171. “LONDON BEST”…we see this label referring to fabulous side by side shotguns from famed British gunmakers with their premises located in the London gunmaker’s district.  Well-known historic names including Purdey, Holland & Holland, and Boss immediately come to mind.  However, if you discuss the topic of “LONDON BEST GUNS” with those entrenched in the British gun world, you will also hear the name H.J. Hussey, a name less known but whose guns were superb and comparable to the very finest London had to offer.  You can refer to Nigel Brown’s volumes “British Gunmakers” and/or Google the Hussey name and you will see that Henry Joseph Hussey was long involved in the upper echelons of the British gun trade.  He was Assistant Manager of Holland & Holland until 1894.  He became involved with the famed firm of Joseph Lang gunmakers, and the firm became known as Lang & Hussey for several years.  Apparently, Henry Hussey was a bit of a rogue, having been accused of shady dealings, and he resigned from that company after a short stint.  After that, his firm became known as H.J. Hussey, LTD until his death in 1918.  The fine matching pair of 12 bore Hussey guns offered here, serial numbers 14170 and 14171 ca. 1902, are LONDON BEST GUNS in every way, with 7-pin sidelock actions featuring beaded fences, finely filed bolsters on the bottom of action, gold lined cocking indicators, superb acanthus scroll with elaborate border work and adorned with the finest floral bouquets you will ever see.  The top tang is gracefully shaped and simply flows into the action.  VERY RARELY SEEN ARE THE BOSS SINGLE TRIGGERS IN THIS FINE PAIR OF HUSSEY GUNS, COMPLETE WITH THEIR REGISTERED NUMBERS. This is a very costly extra feature on a London gun, and the Boss single trigger is the most reliable ever developed.  Stocked to the fences with well-figured French walnut, including drop points and superb checkering with mullered borders, this pair is a stunning set of early London guns cased in a period oak and leather case complete with the maker’s label.  The original 28” barrels are in proof with 2 ½” chambers, excellent bores, tight ribs, and fit like new on hinge pin and standing breech.  The guns weigh within 1/2oz. of each other at 6lbs. 8oz. and have identical stock dimensions.  With chokes that would measure SK/LM in today’s world, the pair would make the ultimate driven grouse guns as well as the ultimate walk up guns for upland birds over fine dogs.  And of course, you can make quite an impression at the vintage sporting clays shoots as well.  Who shows up with a pair of Husseys!  These guns are being offered at a very attractive price, well under what you might pay for a pair from the more well-known London makers.  In fact, this pair of Husseys may be the best value on the finest pair of London guns on the market today and a great investment opportunity for those that love fine guns and the shooting sports. Price: $21,900 

Webley & Scott 450 BPE Side-by-Side Double Rifle
Webley & Scott 450 BPE Side-by-Side Double Rifle

Webley & Scott 450 BPE SxS Double Rifle: This is a fantastic condition Webley & Scott 450 3 ¼” black powder express double rifle with a 26” barrel. It has a nice weight of 8 pounds 14 ounces and the LOP is 14 3/8”. The DAH is 17/8” and the DAC is 1 ¼”. It retains 95% of the beautiful case colors and 90% barrel finish. The locks, tang, hammers and under lever are nicely engraved. The receiver top is nicely stippled and the barrel rib is matted. Even the butt plate is engraved. The mechanical function on this underlever hammer gun is excellent with perfect bores. The checkering is sharp. The beautiful wood has one small ding on the forearm and two small impressions on the buttstock. The action on this rifle is tight as new. Price: $7,495

Merkel ~ Mod 201E ~ 20 Ga
Merkel ~ Mod 201E ~ 20 Ga

Merkel ~ Mod 201E ~ 20 Ga: Barrels: 26″, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Chokes: .010″ and .015″, Metal Condition: No Blemishes, Wood Condition: Very Few Very Lite User Marks, Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny,  Triggers: Double Triggers, Stock: Checkered English Grip, Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP, Fore End: Checkered, Butt Pad: Leather Recoil Pad, Weight: 6 Lbs 4 OZ. Price: $3,199.99 

PARKER GH - 12 GAUGE - COLLECTOR CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR AND DAMASCUS - ANTIQUE
PARKER GH – 12 GAUGE – COLLECTOR CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR AND DAMASCUS – ANTIQUE

PARKER GH – 12 GAUGE – COLLECTOR CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR AND DAMASCUS – ANTIQUE: Here is a high condition Antique Parker GH made in 1892. Excellent original condition with good amounts of case color and lovely high contrast Damascus Pattern on the 30″ barrels. Sharp engraving with great detail. Mechanically outstanding condition – tight on face, barrels ring true, no cracks to the wood. All matching serial numbers of course. Auto safety. Screw slots as original. Fully functional. Mirror bores measuring .732 with full and full chokes. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Period recoil pad has turned hard, needs replacing. As an antique, this gun can be shipped directly as local law allows. This gun is in the Parker Serial Number Book. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 13 7/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″, Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price: $1,750

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

 

PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGEALLISON HUNT ENGRAVED, 28″ BARRELS, CHOKED .015″ AND .022″, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 6LBS 13 OZ, STOCK DIMENSIONS: 2 14/: DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 15 1/4″ LOP. Price: $49,500

L.C. Smith A-2 Special - 12ga - 30” - IM/F - 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs - SN: 3517 - Spectacular Condition - Beautiful Gun!
L.C. Smith A-2 Special – 12ga – 30” – IM/F – 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs – SN: 3517 – Spectacular Condition – Beautiful Gun!

L.C. Smith A-2 Special SxS – 12ga – 30” – IM/F – 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs – SN: 3517 – Spectacular Condition – Beautiful Gun!: Price: $19,995 

Boss & Co. Sidelock from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price
Boss & Co. Sidelock from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price

Boss & Co. Sidelock Side-by-Side from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price: Hammerless Sidelocks – According to Boss records, this fine shotgun was ordered by William Fitzgerald Esq. of Dublin Ireland on November 1st, 1899. Serial Number: 4713, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 28″, Stock LOP: 13 1/2″,  Comb: 1 9/16″, Stock Heel: 2 3/16″, Stock Cast: 1/4″, Weight: 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. Choke Left: Orig. .005 Skeet – #, Choke Right: Orig. .006 Skeet – #, Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: Orig. .026 – #2 set, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: Orig. .020 – #2 set. Price: $9,400

Beretta - SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun
Beretta – SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun

Beretta – SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun: 27 ½” barrels, IC/M choked, Pre-war full side lock over and under, beautiful European walnut straight grip stock, vent rib, double triggers, recoil pad, Boehler steel barrels, automatic ejectors, non-auto safety, excellent overall condition, all original, the engraving features magnificent floral and scroll engraving, handmade to the very highest quality, a beautiful gun with great modern dimensions, available for immediate delivery. 7 lbs.  2 oz. 14 3/4” X 1 5/8” X 2 5/8”. Price: $8,995

Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxS
Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxS

Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxSRare 2- barrel 12 gauge set with 28” full/modified and 26” modified/improved cylinder barrels. Has pistol grip stock, single trigger and beavertail forend. Beautiful condition with original factory leather covered case. A very desirable Parker Reproduction shotgun. Price: 5,995.00

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