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

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

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