Good gun alert: 20g Browning BSS Sporter, $999.99

Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga
Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga

Get on this one fast. This 20g Browning BSS Sporter is priced right, and I guarantee it won’t be on the market for long.

Miroku of Japan made these boxlock SxSs for Browning, and they’re based on the classic Anson & Deeley boxlock design. Rugged and dependable, they’re only drawbacks are their weight — they are a bit heavy — and the stocks can be a bit thick.

Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga
Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga

This one’s special because it’s a Sporter, so it has a trimmer, English-style, straight-grip stock. This makes it a bit lighter than most 20g BSSs — and a bit better looking. It does look a bit used, but I don’t see any signs of abuse. If it checks out with your gunsmith, it should be a great all-around upland gun.

Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga: Chambers: 3″, Metal Condition: Some Bluing Loss, Wood Condition: Very Few Very Light User Marks, Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny, Barrels: 26″, Triggers: Single Selective, Stock: Checkered English Grip, Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4″ LOP, Fore End: Checkered, Butt Pad: Pachmayr Recoil Pad, Weight: 6 Lbs 10 Oz., Sights: Front Bead, Chokes: IC and LMOD. Price: $999.99

Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga
Browning ~ B S/S Sporter ~ 20 Ga

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

PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE
PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE

PARKER CH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS 12 GAUGE: DOESNT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS, #65XXX, #1 FRAME, 30″ BERNARD STEEL BARRELS FULL AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EXTRACTOR, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, SKELETON BUTT, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 4 OZ, 2 7/8″ DAH,1 3/4″ DAC, 14 1/8″ LOP. Price: $15,500

Francotte - 20E, 20ga
Francotte – 20E, 20ga

Francotte – 20E, 20ga: 26” barrels choked Skeet/Improved Mod.  Semi pistol grip, small leather face pad, double trigger, AE, Abercrombie and Fitch gun in A&F case with all of its accessories.  Sideclip, 3rd fastener, 90% plus case color, barrel blue and wood finish.  Not a screw has been turned.  Untouched great gun, splinter forend.  A Great, Great untouched gun. 5lbs 6oz. 14 ½” x 1 3/8” x 2 ½”. Price: $9,995

E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV
E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV

E.J. CHURCHILL REGAL XXV: 12 gauge with a 25 inch barrels. LOP measuring 15 inches to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun “The Regal”. Made in 1970. Price: $ 7,250. 

Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA
Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA

Connecticut RBL Launch Edition 20 GA: Beautiful American manufactured Connecticut Shotgun RBL Launch Edition DeLux side x side 20 ga with 3″ chambers.  28″ tubes with raised rib, beavertail forend, single selective trigger, Delux checkering, ejectors, and presentation grade American Feather Crotch walnut !!!  Comes with an assortment of screw chokes and an installation tool in a leather pouch.  The DeLux case has a beautiful cleaning rod with cleaning jags, and mop. Snap caps, and an oil/solvent bottle is included. Highly engraved reciever, tang, and trigger guard are beautifully case colored.  I have enjoyed shooting Sporting Clays, skeet,  pheasants, chuckars, and quail.  Getting old!  Someone else can enjoy this fine shotgun! Price: $4400

BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3'' SPORTER
BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3” SPORTER

BROWNING BSS 20 GA 2 3/4 AND 3” SPORTER: MADE IN JAPAN IN 1984.  BARRELS ARE 26 INCHES WITH A SOLID RIB AND CHOKED I.C./MOD.  METAL 98% AND WOOD 97%.  Stock Comb: 1 1/2 ”, Stock Heel: 2 3/8”, LOP: 14 1/4″, Weight: 6 LB 12 OZ GREAT SHOOTER OR INVESTMENT PIECE. Price: $2,350

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

THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE
THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE

THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE: #20901, 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS MOD AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, HORN BUTT AND GRIP CAP, 7LBS 9 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP. Price: $69,500

PIOTTI, GARDONE, 20 BORE SLE, KING 1
PIOTTI, GARDONE, 20 BORE SLE, KING 1

PIOTTI, GARDONE, 20 BORE SLE, KING 1: c. 1993. 2 3/4″, 28″ , chopper lump, concave filled rib, choked IC/Mod. 14 1/2″ highly figured wood to checkered butt. Coin finished rose and scroll, beaded fences, and articulated front trigger highlight this beautifully made action. 6lbs 1oz. Cased in leather case with makers label. Price: $16,900 

Parker Brothers Double Barrel Shotgun, 1883 Vintage, 12 Gauge
Parker Brothers Double Barrel Shotgun, 1883 Vintage, 12 Gauge

Parker Brothers Double Barrel Shotgun, 1883 Vintage, 12 Gauge: Here is a classy looking Parker Brothers Double Barrel Hammer gun.  This 1883 vintage double is fitted with 30-inch damascus barrels, checkered walnut forearm, checkered walnut pistol gripped stock with a steel butt-plate and hard rubber grip cap, double triggers, color case-hardened hammers, receiver and side-locks, most metal parts are lightly engraved, and 12 Gauge chambered.  The gun is in excellent original condition, with attractively figured barrels, and the hammers, receiver, and side-locks retain 60% of their original color case-hardened finish, with most loss on the receiver.  The stock and forearm are in fine condition, retaining most all of their finishes, with the left side of stock having a crack at the lower butt-plate screw.  The trigger guard and butt-plate retain 50% of their original blue finishes.  The bores are bright, with only a couple of small corrosion spots, and no dents.  The action is tight and functions perfectly.  A truly elegant vintage shotgun. PRICE: $5,250

Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28 inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930
Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28 inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930

Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28-inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930: We are proud to bring you this listing for this mostly original condition Parker Brothers VHE 20 gauge shotgun on an “0” frame.  This was originally manufactured in 1930.  The shotgun features a set of factory 28 inch Vulcan Steel barrels with perfectly bright and shiny bores.  The finish on the barrels display some thinning and older rust spots that have been removed but not cold blued.  It displays factory automatic ejectors and 2.75-inch chambers.  It is equipped with double triggers.  The receiver still displays the factory case color with 85% coverage.  The stock has been cut one time in its life and a 2-inch piece of wood has been professionally fitted where it was cut.  The length of pull is 14.25 inches with a drop at the comb of 1.5 to 2 ¾ inches at the heel.  Neutral cast.  Total weight 6.08lbs total weight. Price: $5000

BROWNING BSS SPORTER STRAIGHT STOCK 20GA
BROWNING BSS SPORTER STRAIGHT STOCK 20GA

BROWNING BSS SPORTER STRAIGHT STOCK 20GA: 26″ BARREL AND I/C-MOD FIXED CHOKES. SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER/EJECTORS, VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL. LOP 14 7/8″  6.5 LBS. Price: $1,850

 

Good gun alert: 20g Browning SxS, straight grip …

Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA
Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA

Sure Browning is famous for their Superposed and Citori OUs, and their A5 autoloaders.

But the company also “made” some great SxSs. I say “made” because Browning had their SxSs built by another company (just like they did with their OUs). For the BSS, that copy was Miroku in Japan.

Browning offered the Miroku-made BSS from 1971 to 1988. With a straight grip and a slim forend, the gun you see here is a Sporter model, which was Browning lightweight version of this gun. These doubles are great for grouse, woodcock, and qual, and at this price, this one is a fair deal.

Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA
Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA

Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA: 26″ solid rib barrels modified to accept choke tubes, Colonial Arms choke tubes installed MOD – SKEET, smooth shiny bores, blued finish, white mid-bead, white bead front sight, very nice checkered straight buttstock – forearm, light marks consistent with field use, LOP – 14 1/2″, DAC – 1 5/8″, DAH 2 5/8″, and black Decelerator recoil pad. Price: $1,399

This week’s five good guns…

 

PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- VIRTUALLY as NEW- 28" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- VERY NICE DARK WOOD- 1994- 100% CASE COLORS- VERY NICE ENGRAVING- 99.5% OVERALL
PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- VIRTUALLY as NEW- 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- VERY NICE DARK WOOD- 1994- 100% CASE COLORS- VERY NICE ENGRAVING- 99.5% OVERALL

PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- VIRTUALLY as NEW- 28″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- VERY NICE DARK WOOD- 1994- 100% CASE COLORS- VERY NICE ENGRAVING- 99.5% OVERALL#9206, Fratelli Piotti, Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia Italy: A 20 Bore Model King 1 Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Built in 1994, 28″ Chopper Lump barrels at .620 .006 & .013″ (Imp. Cyl. & Mod.), 3″ original chambers, KG 1,140 weight barrels, Concave matted top rib, Double triggers with the front articulated, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8″ over a 100% full face checkered butt, Neutral stock, 6 lbs. 4 oz., 98% coverage of small scale H&H Royal Scroll by Granetti on a case color hardened frame, Very nice dark wood, It has 100% original case colors, The original barrel blue at 100%, The original stock finish at 99%, The checkering is at 100%, The barrels inside and out remain as new. The piece has great balance and points like a dream. This super 20 Bore Game Gun for all intents and purposes is like new and has an overall appearance of never being hunted. Here is another Classic game gun, with the proper size action body with the correct weight, for 20 Bore gunning by one of the leading gunmaking firms in the world. This piece will remain a treasure forever.  Price: $18,900 

E.J.CHURCHILL BEST SXS .41028″ BARRELS FUL AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP NEW ORIGINAL CONDITION MAKERS CASE 4LBS 12  OZ X 2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price: $12,500

E.J.CHURCHILL BEST SXS .410
E.J.CHURCHILL BEST SXS .410

 

W.W. Greener G60 Royal 12 ga. Side-by-Side shotgun
W.W. Greener G60 Royal 12 ga. Side-by-Side shotgun

W.W. Greener G60 Royal 12 ga. Side-by-Side shotgunHeavy proof, 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth compressed steel barrels.  Choked extra full (.040/.040). Automatic ejectors, double triggers. Built circa 1918, profusely engraved, deep cut arcaded fences, oak leaf, and fine scroll.  Game scenes of setter, partridge, waterfowl, and woodcock. Gold crown on toplever. This high-grade Greener weighs in at 8 lbs, 5 oz.   An outstanding vintage heavy game gun, ideal for pigeon, clays or waterfowl.  Barrels measure 040 minimum wall thickness.  Straight hand stock of dark, highly figured walnut measures 1-1/2″ comb, 2-1/4″ heel, 14-3/8″ LOP over a horn butt plate. Price: $10,900

Parker VH 16ga. SxS Double Barrel Shotgun:
Parker VH 16ga. SxS Double Barrel Shotgun:

Parker VH 16ga. SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Built in 1934. This gun has 28″ Vulcan steel barrels choked modified (.015″) and full (.035″). The gun is in excellent condition retaining 70% of the original case colors,98% of the original barrel blue,and 98% of the original wood finish. The bores are mint and free of any rust, pits or dents. The stock is sound with no cracks or damage. The stock dimensions are 143/4″LOP over a Pachmayr Old English pad,15/8″ at comb, and 25/8″ at heel. The barrels lock up tight to the action with no play. The gun is built on a #1 frame and weighs 6-10. This is one of the last Parker Bros.guns built before Remington took over. It is 17 serial numbers away from the first Remington built gun. A classic 16 gauge that would make a great dove or pheasant gun. Price: $3495

Browning ~ BBS ~ 12 ga ~ Boxlock Ejector SxS Shotgun
Browning ~ BBS ~ 12 ga ~ Boxlock Ejector SxS Shotgun

Browning ~ BBS ~ 12 ga ~ Boxlock Ejector SxS ShotgunPrice: $1,199.99 
Chambers: 3″
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Single
Stock Dimensions: 14.75″ LOP
Butt Pad: Rubber
Weight: 7 lb 12 oz
Sights: Single Beed
Chokes: Modified and Full

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Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel ShotgunA 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 ShotgunReproduction 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 

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun

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
Stock Dimensions:
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 Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICEArrieta 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″ bblsA 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.

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28" bbls
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28″ bbls

Bore Condition: Bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inches.
Triggers: Single Trigger.
Stock: Checkered wood, straight stock.
Stock Dimensions:
14 Inches LOP.
Fore End: Checkered wood.
Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad.
Weight: 7 Pounds.
Sights: Front Bead.
Chokes: Full left, Improved right.

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCESHere 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 

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John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrels
John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrels

John Dickson & Son 12 gauge wonderful Round Action S/S Shotgun with original nitro proofed Damascus barrelsPrice: $14,900 
Antique: Yes
Model: BEST Trigger plate action
Serial Number: 4386
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 29″
Barrel Type: Damascus
Action: Trigger plate
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 7/16″
Stock Heel: 2 3/16″
Stock Cast: 3/8″
LOP: 16″ (14″ original wo
Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
Choke Left: .013 IC
Choke Right: .008 Skeet II
Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .022
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .023

Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxS
Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxS

Browning BSS BOTTLE Sporter set 12 Ga. and 20 Ga. SxSsBottle Sporter set consisting of 12 Ga. and 20 Ga.side X side. This model got its nickname from a Mr. Bottles sporting store in Wichita, KS, who special ordered 100 sets of these guns in 1976.These guns have straight grip sporter stocks. The receivers are engraved with wild turkey and wood duck inlays, the shoulders are sculpted and engraved Exhibition grade walnut wood was used. These guns come with there own Browning airways case. They are still unfired and new in box. These guns would cap off any Browning Collection.  Price: $11,750.00

Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter ForearmSerial number 203985. 28” barrels, 2 ¾” chambers, chokes measure .008 right and .023 left. Barrels retain

Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm
Parker GHE Grade 2 16 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun, 28” Barrels Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm

95% original bluing with light handling marks. Rib has a single silver bead and is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL”. Bores are clean and shiny. 0 frame retains 30% original case coloring. Trigger guard retains 70% original bluing. Double triggers, ejectors and automatic safety. Pistol grip stock and forearm have had varnish added and have numerous light handling marks. Length of pull: 14 1/2” to the front trigger over a red recoil pad. Drop at comb: 1 1/2″. Drop at heel: 2 3/4″. Weight: 6.4 lbs. Mechanics are good. Price: $8975

Ithaca – Flues 4E – 20 ga – SxS – Double Barrel Shotgun: Price: $3,500.00   
Action: Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes

Ithaca - Flues 4E - 20 ga - SxS - Double Barrel Shotgun
Ithaca – Flues 4E – 20 ga – SxS – Double Barrel Shotgun

Trigger: Double
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 ”
Pad thickness: 1 ”
Type of butt: Rubber Pad
Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 1/2 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Good
Stock condition: Good
Metal condition: Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

Barrel info:
Gauge: 20 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 26 ”
Chokes: M/M
Rib type: Flat File Cut
Comments: Gun has some wear and handling, pad will need to be replaced.

Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. condition
Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. condition

Francotte 14E 12ga. SXS Boxlock Ejector w/30 inch ejector barrels. A beautiful 1931 gun in exc. conditionThis 14E is a fine quality gun with a considerable original finish. The Belgium Francottes can compete with the finest guns ever made. Unaltered except for the recoil pad–it features 30-inch barrels with ejectors that have fine bores–mirror bright. The chokes are Mod and Full–.021 and .037. Considerable case colors remain, even on the triggers–signifying low usage. The stock dimensions are a very shootable 14 1/2 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/4 inches. The mechanics and screws are excellent. Toplever to the right. Built is 1931 and imported by Von Lengerkt & Detmold in New York City–this gun ended up on a farm in Buck Co. Pa. A pheasant shooter for sure that would make a nice clays gun too. It weighs 7-3 and carries nicely. Price: $2750

This week’s five good guns…

 

Fox XE 16 Gauge - FACTORY ORIGINAL, MINT CONDITION: Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 12oz, Side-by-Side: Serial Number 300,790
Fox XE 16 Gauge – FACTORY ORIGINAL, MINT CONDITION: Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 12oz, Side-by-Side: Serial Number 300,790

Fox XE 16 Gauge – FACTORY ORIGINAL, MINT CONDITIONYear 1919, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 12oz, Side-by-Side: Serial Number 300,790. During the 20 years of chasing A.H. Fox guns of all grades and gauges for my personal collection and to assist my clients to build their collections, the Fox XE 16ga. has been one of the most difficult to find.  I have only seen 5 offered for sale in the last 10 years.  This fine example could be the very best XE 16 on Mother Earth, as it has all original factory finishes retaining 99% case color, blue, and wood finish.  Built in 1919, sn300790 is one of 90 factory-documented Fox XE guns built in 16ga., with only 79 of those the cherished Philly made guns.  Some of these guns have disappeared so it is likely there are less than 70 or so left in the world.  Of the 70, few have this much condition remaining and most have been significantly altered since leaving the factory.  I have examined this gun inside and out, and it is a near new, factory original gun.  The signature A.H. Fox case colors are not duplicated in today’s world. The engraving on this gun is exceptionally sharp and clear and from the prime era of Fox engraving. When you examine the order card you will notice it shows 3 ½” drop at the heel which is an error on the card as the gun has 2 ½” drop at heel and THE GUN MATCHES ALL OTHER DETAILS ON THE ORDER CARD including the long length of pull, gun weight, barrel weight and length.  Errors were made when handwriting order cards.  The gun came from the factory with the 2 ½” drop at heel.  The factory marked serial number is on the head of the stock as shown in the photos.  Weighing just 5lbs. 13oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful A.H. Fox.  This gun has it all…rarity, high grade, incredible factory original condition, desirable features and stock dimensions, perfect mechanics, mirror bores, gorgeous wood figure, perfect screws…an A.H. Fox gun for the advanced collector or avid shooter/collector.  When you consider this is likely your only chance to own such a gun, it is a wise investment vehicle for your hard-earned funds at the price offered. Price: $27,950

Parker Reproduction 16/20 Ga Combo SxS Shotgun
Parker Reproduction 16/20 Ga Combo SxS Shotgun

Parker Reproduction 16/20 Ga Combo SxS ShotgunLike New Parker Reproduction 16/20 Ga Combo Set.  This is #6 out of 100 Special Edition Set for The National Sporting Fraternity Limited. Shotgun has a Krieghoff 16 Ga barrel, 28″ IC-Mod. Second barrel is a 20 Ga, 26″ IC-Mod. Comes with Leather Hard Case, Canvas Dust Cover, 16-20 Ga Snap Caps and Oil bottle.  Shotgun is in 99% condition with just a few faint handling marks.  Bluing is excellent with very strong case colors.  Comes with Parker Reproduction Catalog and a copy of Game & Gun magazine.  Steve Smith reviewed the combo set in this magazine. Price: $8,500

Greifelt Grade 1 20ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:
Greifelt Grade 1 20ga O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:

Greifelt Grade 1 20ga O/U Double Barrel ShotgunThis beautiful little 20ga Greifelt remains in absolutely outstanding condition.  With excellent scenes of birds on both sides of the action and delicate rose and scroll on the balance, it retains near 100% of the case colors. The 26″ barrels feature a solid rib with a metal bead; choked IC/IM with excellent bores and 98% bluing.  The barrels also have rose and scroll engraving at the breech end. The scalloped boxlock action with a Kersten style top crossbolt and dual underlugs has dual triggers with the front trigger being articulated.  The LOP is 14 1/2″ from the front trigger to the original horn buttplate.  The dark-colored walnut straight gripped stock features the original finish and only has a couple of handling marks. The gun comes in the oak and leather case with the original Von Lengerke & Detmold label. Price: $5,500 

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 - 30" BARREL - EARLY PRODUCTION WITH LOW 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER
WINCHESTER MODEL 21 – 30″ BARREL – EARLY PRODUCTION WITH LOW 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 – 30″ BARREL – EARLY PRODUCTION WITH LOW 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBERHere’s an early Winchester Model 21 in 12 gauge – serial number 145. This honest gun has 30″ barrels choked mod and full. Mirror bores as original measuring .730 with 13/1000 choke in right and 35/1000 in left. Chambers at 2 3/4″. Extractors. Gun is tight and on the face with top lever right of center. No loose ribs – barrels ring true. All serial numbers match. No cracks to the wood with sharp checkering. One inch Winchester red recoil pad. Weight is 7 LBS 7 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $40. Great shootable stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 1/2″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 3/8″. Price: $3,500

Browning BSS 12 ga. 70's mfg. 2 3/4" also 3" shells
Browning BSS 12 ga. 70’s mfg. 2 3/4″ also 3″ shells

Browning BSS 12 ga. 70’s mfg. 2 3/4″ also 3″ shells28″ bbl. choked M/F, single trigger, ejectors, deluxe checkered European walnut, 99% as new original condition, lightest of handling only! Price: $1,229

Good gun alert: 20g Browning BSS Grade II SxS…

BROWNING BSS GRADE II - 20 GAUGE - 28" - 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION
BROWNING BSS GRADE II – 20 GAUGE – 28″ – 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION

I’ve seen a lot of Browning BSS shotguns. A LOT. But this is the first 20g Grade II I’ve ever come across. It looks like it would be a great all-around upland gun.

Browning introduced the standard BSS (Browning Side by Side) in 1971 and built them until 1987. In ’78, the company introduced the Grade IIs. All these guns were made in Japan by Miroku, some were also assembled there while others were put together in South Korea.

BROWNING BSS GRADE II – 20 GAUGE – 28″ – 99% ORIGINAL CONDITIONHere is rare Browning BSS Grade II 20 gauge with 28″ Mod and Full Chopperlump Barrels. Chambers are 3″. Single selective trigger. Straight grip stock with long trigger guard tang. Slender beavertail forend. Manual safety.

Ejectors of course. Hand engraved. Original Browning recoil pad.

This shotgun was made in 1980 and has had very light use and remains in 99% condition. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow.

LOP – 14 1/4″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 3/8″: Price: $2,950

BROWNING BSS GRADE II - 20 GAUGE - 28" - 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION
BROWNING BSS GRADE II – 20 GAUGE – 28″ – 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION
BROWNING BSS GRADE II - 20 GAUGE - 28" - 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION
BROWNING BSS GRADE II – 20 GAUGE – 28″ – 99% ORIGINAL CONDITION

Auction alert: 12g Browning sidelock BSS, 28″….

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA
Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

I say “Browning”, you say “over & under”. But just because this company has made some of the most famous OUs of all time doesn’t mean they haven’t made some other great doubles.

From 1971 to 1987, Browning also “made” side-by-sides, including the sidelock shotgun you see here. I say “made” because these guns were actually built in Japan by Miroku and imported into the US under the Browning name. Regardless, they’re great guns and real bargains today. This one looks brand new. And on top of that, it has 28″ barrels, which makes it extra special.

It’s on Gunauction.com now at No Reserve. The listing ends tomorrow, November 27, 2017 @ 1:00pm.

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA: 28 INCH F/M FIXED CHOKE IS LIKE NEW IF NOT NEW IN BROWNING HARD CASE MADE FROM 1983 TO 1987 THIS GUN IS A REAL BEAUTY.

Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA
Browning Bss Sidelock 12 Gauge Shotgun Like New 12 GA

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Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express
Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 Nitro Express

Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle, .470 NE: Price: $29,999.99
Caliber: .470 Nitro Express
Metal Condition: Good with scratches and some finish wear at the muzzle. Bright CCH on the receiver.
Wood Condition: Very good with handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny with good rifling.
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double triggers.
Stock: Chekcered walnut.
Stock Dimensions:
LOP 14 ½”
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Old English red rubber recoil pad.
Weight: 10-lbs., 7-ozs.
Sights: Hooded front bead, 3-position rear blades.

FRATELLI RIZZINI - R2 - 410 - SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION
FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITION

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – SxS BOXLOCK MINT CONDITIONHere is 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. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″ Price: $15,500

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN12 gauge, 28″ fluid steel barrels with extractors and choked mod. & mod.   Double triggers, checkered splinter forend and straight grip buttstock ending with a factory buttplate.   LOP: 14″ to the buttplate.   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 5/8″   Weight: 7lbs.   The barrels showing much of the blue with some light thinning where it was carried.  The frame has traces of case colors with the remainder faded.  Very crisp wood and checkering.  Excellent bores.  A great light weight shooter on the 1 1/2 frame size.   Serial range 2206xx. Price: $3,250

PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN
PARKER VH GRADE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL S/S SHOTGUN
Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case
Browning BSS Sporter in 20 Gauge w/ Browning Luggage Case

Browning BSS Sporter (Straight Grip) in 20 Gauge, 28″ barrels w/ Browning Luggage CaseIt would be hard to find a nicer and more desirable Browning BSS side by side than this one!  This 20 gauge “Sporter” model was made in 1979 and is as nice as they come.  It comes complete with the original dark brown Browning hard sided luggage case with the owner’s manual and latch keys.  It has 28 inch barrels which is the longest length that Browning offered in this model, and they are the hardest length to find.  This model BSS also features a straight English style grip, a single selectable trigger, automatic ejectors, and a oil finished walnut stock with checkering on the wrist and forearm.  The Browning factory blue finish on the metal parts rates a conservative 98% and looks minty.  Only under very close examination can you find anything to deduct some percentage points.  The original factory stock set is in excellent condition and could pass for being made last week!  The checkering is still sharp and it has not been altered in any way.  The Browning butt plate is in excellent shape, and the shotgun pulls 14 & 1/4 inches.  The condition of this Browning is nearly perfect and looks like it was never used or carried in the field.  These BSS models have a reputation for being durable and nicely fit and finished.  Not only are they a very attractive and classy double gun, they handle well in the field and have great balance.  We share the opinion of many that you can’t buy a nicer double for the money than this model, and we think it would be next to impossible to find a BSS in any better condition than this one.  Price: $2,150

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99
Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch version: Price: $1999.99

Antonio Zoli, 20 gauge, SxS, Abercrombie & Fitch versionPrice: $1999.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge.
Chambers: Chambered for 2 3/4″ shells.
Metal Condition: Excellent with fine engraving.
Wood Condition: Excellent.
Bore Condition: Bright & shiny.
Barrels: 26 Inches.
Triggers: Double trigger se.
Stock: Fine walnut with excellent checkering on both the stock and the fore end.
Stock Dimensions:
14.5 LOP.
Fore End: Walnut with matching checkering.
Butt Pad: Original butt plate.
Weight: 5 Lbs, 9 Ounces.
Sights: rib with front bead.

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J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, SXS SHOTGUn, 30", 1913
J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, SXS SHOTGUn, 30″, 1913

J. PURDEY & SONS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK, 30″,  SxS SHOTGUN, CHOKED FULL/FULL, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, MFG. 1913, W. LUGGAGE CASEThis gun is in excellent condition. Checkering sharp and crisp. Lockup is tight with the top lever slightly right of center. Self opener with ejectors. Original 2 3/4″ chambers & original nitro proofs for 1 1/4oz loads. 7lbs, 6.6oz Price: $19,995

 

Winchester Model 21 12 Gauge side by side - TRAP SKEET LIGHTWEIGHT, ORIGINAL CONDITION
Winchester Model 21 12 Gauge side by side – TRAP SKEET LIGHTWEIGHT, ORIGINAL CONDITION

Winchester Model 21 12 Gauge Side by Side shotgun – TRAP SKEET LIGHTWEIGHT, FACTORY LETTER, ORIGINAL CONDITIONThis Model 21, SN3047 built in 1935, is a fine example of a factory original, unaltered in any way, Model 21 that is fully documented by the Cody Firearms Museum info that comes with this gun.  THIS GUN IS UNTOUCHED, AS SHIPPED, WITH ALL FACTORY FINISHES….. A RARE FIND. 26″ bbls, chokes: WS1/.008  WS1/WS2, single selective trigger, crisp, LOP: 14″, DAH: 2″, DAC: 1 1/2″, Checkered butt. Price: $5,250

Renato Gamba 580 Sidelock, SxS, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge
Renato Gamba 580 Sidelock, SxS, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge

Renato Gamba 580 Sidelock, SxS, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge: $2,799.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Very Good. Some marks and edge wear.
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28 Inch
Triggers: Double
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13 7/8 Inch LOP, 1 5/8 Inch DOC, 2 3/8 Inch DOH, 3/8 Inch Cast Off
Butt Pad: Checker Wood
Weight: 7 Ibs 1 Oz
Sights: Bead
Chokes: Imp Cyl/ Mod

BERETTA S56E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN WITH EJECTORS
BERETTA S56E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN WITH EJECTORS

BERETTA S56E 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN WITH EJECTORS: 28″ BARRELS WITH 3″ CHAMBERS, CHOKED UNDER IC/LIGHT MOD 9.014) OVER FULL (.028), PRINCE OF WALES GRIP, 98% BLUE/GREY FINISH, WOOD SHOWS FIELD USE, TIGHT ACTION, MINT BORES. Price: $1,299.00

 

 

 

Browning B-S/S Side by Side Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun, 12 GaugeA nice Browning B-S/S with 30″ Barrels. Price: $1199.99

Browning BSS Side by Side 12 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun, 30 inch barrels
Browning BSS Side by Side 12 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun, 30 inch barrels

Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch
Metal Condition: Very Good with Light Handling Marks and Scratches
Wood Condition: Good with Dings and Scatches
Bore Condition: Shiny and Bright
Barrels: 30 Inch
Triggers: Browning Gold Trigger
Stock: Walnut Pistol Grip Stock with Checkering
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Walnut Checkered Forearm
Butt Pad: Browning Brown Butt Pad
Weight: 8.0 lbs
Sights: Solid Rib w/Bead
Chokes: IM/IM

Good gun alert: 12g Browning BSS sidelock, 28″, $3850…

Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB
Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB

Here’s a good deal. These sidelock Browning BSSs are nice doubles, and far superior to most SxSs in the same price range. They’re Holland & Holland-pattern side-by-sides , made in Japan by Miroku and were offered from 1983-1987.

Today, they’ve proven themselves to be solid, dependable firearms. At 6 1/2lbs, this one is just right for all kinds of upland hunting.

Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIBMade by Browning Miroku Japan 1984-1988 the BSS Sidelock is an excellent copy of the Holland and Holland sidelock British game gun. As new, 100%, in the original Browning case with keys and original owners manual. Price: $3850 

Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB
Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB
  • Straight Grip, Double Triggers, Checkered Butt, and Splinter Forend w/ Deely Latch
  • Holland & Holland Style Side Lock with interceptor sears
  • Chopper Lump 28 inch barrels (modified/full)
  • Southgate Ejector System
  • Coin Finish Receiver & Locks
  • Blued Barrel, British Style Game Rib
  • Drop At Comb: 1 1/2″ Drop At Heel: 2 3/8″ Length of Pull 14 1/4″ (to front trigger) Weight: 6lb 8oz.
Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB
Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB

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F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore 'King' Sidelock SxS Shotgun
F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock SxS Shotgun

F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock 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)
Safety: Automatic
Barrel Length: 28 Inches
Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch
Rib: Raised semi-concave
Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/4
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
Case: Uncased
Date of Manufacture: 2006

L C Smith Crown Grade SxS 20 Gauge, 28" bbls, Wonderful
L C Smith Crown Grade SxS 20 Gauge, 28″ bbls, Wonderful

L C Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge Wonderful: 28″ BARRELS.  99% BLUE, PERFECT BORES, IMCY. AND MODIFIED.  BOTH ENDS OF BARRELS ENGRAVED WITH SCROLL AND BORDERS.  GOLD INLAY AT BARREL EXTENSION, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, HUNTER SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, GOOD CASE COLOR.  RIGHT LOCK HAS TWO ENGLISH POINTERS, RAIL FENCE.  LEFT LOCK HAS TWO ENGLISH SETTERS IN A NON TYPICAL POSTURE WITH OVER HANGING TREE BRANCHES MUCH LIKE THE EARLIER GRADE 5 GUNS.  FOREARM LATCH AND TRIGGER GUARD HAVE ALL THE ORIGINAL BLUE, TOPP LEVER TO THE EXTREME RIGHT, UNTURNED SCREWS, GOLD CROWN INLAY ON TOP LEVER.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE.  NEAR PERFECT WOOD AND CHECKERING, GREAT DIMENSIONS, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/2″, 6 POUNDS 4 OUNCES.  MADE IN 1928-1929.  CODY FIREARMS MUSEUM LETTER VARIFIES THE SPECS, ONLY 48 MADE IN THIS CONFIGURATION. Price: $17,500

William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case! This absolutely stunning English double is in fantastic condition in its original makers case. With great dimensions and balance also this beautiful weapon will certainly make some shot-gunner extremely happy. Price: $6,900

William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case!
William Powell & Son high quality boxlock in excellent condition, still in it original makers case!

BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE:  MADE 2002 30″ MOD AND FULL SOLID RIB 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/8 X 1 1/2 X 15 1/4  Price: $6,500

BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE
BROWNING B25 GRADE 1 TRADITIONAL SUPERPOSED OVER UNDER 20 GAUGE
Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls.
Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls.

Browning B-S/S 12 Ga. SxS Shotgun, Straight Grip 28″ bbls. Price: $1,959.99
Manufactured: 1984
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 3″
Metal Condition: Very good with a few very small marks
Wood Condition: Very Good with a few light handling marks
Bore Condition: Bright, clean bores.
Barrels: 28″
Triggers: Single gold color.
Stock: Checkered English Grip
Fore End: Checkered Fore end
Butt Pad: Pachmayr Decelerator Butt Pad
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Sights: Stainless Front Bead
Chokes: Fixed – Mod/Full

Good gun alert: 12g Browning BSS sidelock, 28″ bbls…

12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE

If I say “Browning” most shotgun guys think “OU”. But Browning has also offered a line of highly regarded SxS shotguns. Tagged the “BSS”, these doubles came in two basic categories: Boxlocks and sidelocks. All of these shotguns were made in Japan by Miroku, and today they’ve proven themselves to be solid, dependable firearms.

Browning BSS sidelock was offered from 1983-1987. Even though these Holland & Holland-pattern side-by-sides were very well made, they weren’t big sellers.

Today, most of the ones you see have 26″ barrels. This one has 28″. That, along with its overall high quality and great price (these usually sell for $4000+) , make this BSS a double worth taking a couple closer looks at.

12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE: 28″ MOD/FULL BARREL, DOUBLE TRIGGERS.  GUN LOOKS LIKE NEW SEE PICTURES, COMES IN BROWNING SXS HARD CASE. Price: $3,650

12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE
12G BROWNING BSS SIDELOCK SxS SHOTGUN WITH BROWNING CASE

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J. Rigby & Co. 10 ga. Magnum Side-by-Side Shotgun
J. Rigby & Co. 10 ga. Magnum Side-by-Side Shotgun

J. Rigby & Co.  10 ga. Magnum Side-by-Side ShotgunThis is the real deal – 32″ barrels choked extra full/extra full (.050/.050), 3-1/2″ chambers, 4 ton proof, a really rare gun, I’ve never seen one like this.  Automatic ejectors, double triggers.  Sidelock action with Rigby’s signature drop edge lockplates.  Carved leaf fences, doll’s head locks off the toplever,  Rigby London in gold on the top rib and the locks.  Traditional Rigby foliate scroll.  Rich, bold case colors complement the oversize action.  Beavertail forend, full pistol grip stock with grip cap of straight grained English walnut, measures 1-1/2″ comb x 1-7/8″ heel x 14-1/2 LOP over a 3/4″ pad.  The gun retains 99% of its color and lustrous Johnson’s barrel black.  Minor handling marks in the finish as this gun has seen just a bit of use.  Lots of front end bias – you will not stop your swing with this one!  Built in 1985, most likely when Rigby was located in Covent Garden, London.  Just a really special gun and possibly one-of-a-kind!  Weighs 9 lbs. Cased.  Price: $39,500

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge - 95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge – 95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge – 95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING: Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side. Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side. Serial Number: 80330. What is rare…really?  How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga?  How about 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels?  How about 1 of 2 so configured?  How about 95%  factory case color and blue, all original parts?  This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double.  The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun.  This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is one of the most amazing, untouched, L.C. Smith guns I have owned and one of the finest American doubles I have seen.  Maybe I should not say untouched, as we did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun.  All parts are original to the gun.  The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb…and those loooong 32″ barrels.
barrels. Price: $27,500

Piotti Piuma 20 ga., Double barrel boxlock ejector

Piotti Piuma 20 ga., Double barrel boxlock ejector

Piotti Piuma 20 ga., Double barrel boxlock ejector:  28″ chopperlump barrels with flat file cut rib.  2-3/4″ chambers, choked .006/.014, improved cylinder and modified. Case colored scalloped back action engraved with fine floral and foliate scroll as a King 1, signed by Granetti.  Single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors. Slim beavertail forend, straight hand stock of exhibition walnut with the finest of fine checkering, measures 14-1/4″ to a checkered butt.  This little gun weighs a mere 5 lbs, 11 oz.  As a bonus, complete with 28 ga. Briley Ultralight insert tubes.   98% condition and half of new retail!  A real beauty! Price: $14,500

WEBLEY & SCOTT Ltd. 12 BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 1925- GOLDEN ERA & NOT PRODUCED LIKE THIS AFTER WWII- SCREW GRIP ACTION
WEBLEY & SCOTT Ltd. 12 BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 1925- GOLDEN ERA & NOT PRODUCED LIKE THIS AFTER WWII- SCREW GRIP ACTION

WEBLEY & SCOTT Ltd. 12 BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 1925- GOLDEN ERA & NOT PRODUCED LIKE THIS AFTER WWII- SCREW GRIP ACTION: #97774, Webley & Scott Ltd., 55 Victoria Street, London, England: A 12 Bore Webley & Scott Ltd. Best Quality Boxlock Ejector Made 1925 with a Screw Grip action body, 30″ Dovetail Lump Barrels with a rib extension third bite at .734 .005 & .037″ (Skt.I & Full), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right at .031″ & .030″ on the left, Birmingham Nitro proved at 1 1/8 ounce, Double triggers, Bushed strikers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Carved shoulders at the head of the forend, Excellent wood, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ over a 1 3/16″ Silvers pad, Neutral stock, 6 lbs. 9 oz., 95% coverage of very sharp small scroll engraving that is Classic Pre-War cut, The balls of the action are deeply carved with oak leaves, It is engraved under the top lever, The top lever is completely engraved and it is nicely profiled, This gun retains 90% original bright and vivid case colors, The original barrel blue is a 96%, The stock remains at 95%, The checkering at 98%, The floorplate and trigger guard have been reblacked, The piece is tight on the face, The bores are in excellent condition, The barrels ring with nice chime, The wood remains strong & solid in every respect. This is one doggone nice Pre-War British boxlock that has been very well kept with obvious good custodians. I can assure you they didn’t make them like this after the second war. Price: $5,250

Browning B-S/S 12 GA SxS Boxlock Shotgun
Browning B-S/S 12 GA SxS Boxlock Shotgun

Browning B-S/S 12 GA SxS Boxlock ShotgunPrice: $2,199.99
Manufacturer: 1983
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 3
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions:
1 9/16″ DAC, 2 1/2″ DAH, 14 1/4″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 8 zo.
Chokes: Full/Modified
Extras: Box

Good gun alert: 20g Browning BSS Sporter, 28″ bbls…

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun
20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

Of all the world’s major gunmakers, few have been around as long as Browning and fewer have made as wide a variety of firearms. Many of Browning’s guns were built on patents created by the company’s brilliant founder: John Moses Browning. But while JM  did invent everything from the M1911 pistol to the Superposed, he never came up with his own design for a SxS.

But that doesn’t mean Browning never “built” them.

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun
20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

In fact, Browning introduced it’s first side-by-side shotgun in 1972. It was the 12g BSS boxlock, and in 1973 the company added a 20g. These guns were actually made in Japan by Miroku and they  had beavertail forends and pistol-grip stocks. The trimmer, straight gripped Sporter models came out in ’78. (BTW: So did another classic — the Bee Gees’ Night Fever). Of all these BSS guns, ones Sporters with 28″ barrels are the toughest to find.

That’s why this 20g BSS caught my eye. While it’s not cheap, it is a nice gun at a fair price. It’s also pretty light for a 20g Browning with two tubes. For those reasons, I bet it will sell pretty quickly.

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun28″ bbl. choked F/IC (factory choked), single select trigger, ejectors, premium grade straight stock, beavertail forearm, 6lbs, As new 99%. Price: $2,050

20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun
20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun

Auction alert: Great 20 gauges by Browning, Beretta & SigArms …

Just in time for the upcoming grouse season! Here are three great 20 gauges. They’re all up for auction, and they’re all good deals.

Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28" Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4" & 3"
Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28″ Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4″ & 3″

Browning Model BSS B-S/S, 28″ Side by Side, SxS Shotgun With Ejectors, MFD 1970s 20 Gauge 2-3/4″ & 3:

Serial Number: 2167B57

Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Shells

Action Type: Top Lever Break Side by Side (SxS) with Single Trigger and Ejectors

Markings: The left side of the left barrel is marked “”BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN AND ASSEMBLED IN KOREA” and the right side of the right barrel is marked “B-S/S SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA. SHELLS – 2 ¾” AND 3””.

Barrel Length: 28″

Choke: The left barrel is choked Full and the right barrel is choked Modified.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the 1″ White Line rubber recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Good to Very Good overall condition.

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with scattered pits and erosion. None of these threaten the ability of this gun to shoot and none compromise safe barrel wall thickness.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 65% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning on the underside of the frame and the lower tang. The barrel at the chambers shows patches of finish loss as well. The remaining finish has begun to turn a plum color. This is a well used but still very functional and even attractive shotgun which is in the kind of condition where you wouldn’t mind taking this gun into the field and letting it earn a few more marks. The screw heads are serviceable but a bit worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Good to Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and while the gun opens easily, there is no play once closed and with the forearm mounted. We have not fired this shotgun.

Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge
Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge

Beretta Model 626 ONYX SXS Shotgun Single Selective Trigger 28” MFD 1992, Factory Box Screw-In Chokes 20 Gauge:

Serial Number: A44883A

Gauge: 20 Gauge

Action Type: Side by Side Top Lever Break Open Action, Single Selective Trigger, Ejectors

Barrel Length: The barrels are 28” in length with a full length solid rib.

Choke: This shotgun is equipped with screw-in “MobilChokes”. Both chokes are marked “PB-IC-SP ****”, or Improved Cylinder.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a small silver bead at the front of the solid rib. The rear sight is a shallow “U” groove in the top of the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip, blued steel grip cap and a thin black solid rubber recoil pad marked on the rear surface with a “P. Beretta” logo.

Type of Finish: The barrels and receiver have a black matte finish. The forend tip is blued.

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger selector button is at the top of the safety. We have not fired this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with its original factory cardboard box.

Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U
Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U

Sigarms/ B.Rizzini Model TR-20 U: Sigarms Model Aurora TR-20U 12 gauge over & under shotgun, English stock, 14 3/4″ pull to 1/2″ pad. 28″ vent-rib barrels with choke tubes. Case colored receiver. Gold SST Schnabel fore-end, deluxe checkering, ejectors. Manufactured by B. Rizzini, Italy. This gun has not been fired very much and is in excellent condition.

Good gun alert: 12 gauge Browning BSS Sidelock, 28″ — $2499

Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge
Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge

UPDATE: It looks like this listing was too good to be true. On their website and on Gunsinternational.com, Cabela’s has updated the price of the gun to $4499.99.

Here’s a real nice shotgun at a great price.Starting in 1983, Browning added these sidelocks to their line of BSS, side-by-side shotguns. They’re solid, well built guns, made in Japan by Miroku.

Most of the ones you see out on the market now are priced at $3500+. This one is a grand cheaper, and even though the stock’s a bit short, it’s something you can work with at that price.

Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge: Price: $2,499.99

Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch Chambers

Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge
Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge

Metal Condition: Blued Barrel with ingraved coin finish receiver in near mint condition
Wood Condition: Excellent with a couple of handling marks.
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 28 Inch Barrels
Triggers: Double Trigger
Stock: Walnut Checkered Straight Grip Stock
Stock Dimensions: LOP 13 7/8 Inch
Fore End: Splinter Forearm
Butt Pad: Rubber Recoil Pad

Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge
Browning Side by Side Sidelock 12 Gauge

Weight: 6 1/2 Lbs,
Sights: Front and MIddle Bead
Chokes: Full and Modified Fix Choke
Extras: Comes with a fitted hard case.

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Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle
Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double Rifle

Westley Richards Droplock .500 Nitro Express SxS Double RifleBrand new. Fired only for regulation at factory. Regulated for 570-grain bullet. Articulated front trigger. Perfectly balanced.

Best double rifle maker in the world. Weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz. Barrel length: 24″. LOP: 14 3/4″. Price: $85,000

 

CSMC Inverness - SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30" barrels
CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels

CSMC Inverness – SPECIAL, Round Body, O/U, 20ga, 30″ barrels: A round elegant, classic timeless design that is more than just the sum total of its parts, TruLock chokes, Exhibition American black walnut pistol grip stock, Leather covered pad, TruOil finish, single selective trigger, Long tang trigger guard, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, vent rib, spectacular game scenes featuring quail in flight on one side and woodcock on the other with miniature rose & scroll engraving covering the rest of the receiver, the frame is French grayed and plasma hardened, available for immediate delivery. Base Price – $8,995.00, options include: Exhibition wood – $900, TruOil finish – $500, Long tang trigger guard – $700, Leather covered pad – $550, S&H – $75.00. 6 lbs.  10.6 oz. 14 ½” X 1 ½” X 2 3/8″. Price: $4,995

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28" BARRELS
Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELS

Browning, B-SS Sidelock, 12 gauge, SxS, DESIRABLE 28″ BARRELSs/n 01092PX918 (mfg. 1983-1988 only). Action:   FULL SIDELOCK SHOTGUN,   double triggers,   floral and scroll hand engraved, satin grey finish. Barrels:  VERY DESIRABLE 28″ LENGTH,   CHOPPER LUMPED AS ONLY THE FINEST GUNS ARE,   double underlocking lugs,   AUTOMATIC EJECTORS,   choked Modified & Full. Stock:  English-style (straight) SELECT Walnut stock,   splinter forearm,   CHECKERED BUTT,   nicely checkered,   DAC 1 1/2″,   DAH 2 1/4″,   slightly cast off for a right hand shooter. 100% original metal and wood,   metal retains 100% bright blue,   receiver retains perfect satin grey finish,   wood is 98-99% exhibiting only two storage marks on right side of buttstock.  Price: $4,495

BERETTA - 424 - SxS - 12ga - 28" - M / F - Double Triggers - Extractors
BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors

BERETTA – 424 – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – M / F – Double Triggers – Extractors: 1981 – Beretta 424 12ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ M / F (.017 / .040) Vent Rib, Double Triggers, Extractors, LOP 14-1/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″,  Weight 6 lbs. 8 oz. Price: $1,350

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN: 26 1/4″ BARRELS, CHOKES IMPROVED CYLINDER & IMPROVED MODIFIED, MINT BORES, SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, EXTRACTORS, MANUAL SAFETY, 13 9/16″ LENGTH OF PULL OVER PAD, 98% CONDITION. Price: $799

BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,
BERETTA S685 20 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN,

 

Auction alert: 12g Browning BSS Sidelock, 28″ bbls…

Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga
Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga

Nice side-by-side shotguns can cost a small fortune. But you have to pay one to get a quality double. For example, check out the Browning sidelock BSS you see here. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 4/19/2015 @ 5:14:32 PM ET. Even though the opening bid is high ($3,700), you’ll get a great deal if you can buy this gun for that much.

Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga
Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga

Browning starting offering boxlock side-by-side shotguns in 1971 and in 1983 the company introduced the sidelock model. All of these shotguns were made in Japan by Miroku, and they have a reputation for being solid, reliable guns.

Browning BSS Sidelock 12 Ga: Excellent (and rare) used Browning BSS sidelock SxS 12 gauge. 2 3/4in chambers. 28 inch barrels choked Mod and Full. Metal finish near new and action is still tight as new. Few small marks on wood as shown. Previous use of a slip on recoil pad has left faint line on buttstock as shown.

Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga
Browning BSS Sidelock SxS 12 Ga
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