Auction alert: A rare LC Smith 8 gauge Quality No. 2 …

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

Eight gauges — the double whopper with cheese of shotguns. In the 19th and early 20th century, ones like this LC Smith were used by waterfowlers up and down the East Coast for long range shots at ducks, Canada Geese and Swans.

This LC Smith is a Quality No. 2 made in the late 1890s. Like all American-made 8s, it’s a rare shotgun. According to the LC Smith collector’s site, LC Smith made just thirty-eight 8 gauge shotguns No. 2. Even though this was a lower middle-grade gun when it was new, it was still expensive. And because it was so specialized a gun, whoever bought it must have been very into waterfowling.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

I love the gun’s gigantic, boulder-size fences and genuine wear. It looks very original and like it hasn’t been messed with it all.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good: LC Smith 8 ga. SXS No 2 Grade s/n 92271 is as described above in very good original condition. And if there were only 2 engraved with a woodcock on the RH side plate then this is one of them. Barrels show nice full covereage damascus pattern with nice brown patina, no dents and very nice shiny bores. Receiver with side plates still showing 20% of faint case colors and nice brown patina. Beautiful fine scroll engraving with the Quail encircled on the left side and the rare woodcock on the right side. Top lever is still well to the right with nice crisp tight action and crisp triggers.Horn pistol grip cap and dogs head inlay in the forend. On the toe of the buttstock has only a thin chip/splinter broken off – only approximately 1/4″ thick, but no cracks and only a couple of very light handling dings to the wood furniture. Gun is of original dimensions the stock nor barrels have been shortened or cut. Very nice for the age.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

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Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga side-by-side game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity: Offered here is an exceptional Parker Game Gun.  Very rare gun made in 1927 on a #1 Frame, this Parker CHE Grade with 28″ Acme Steel barrels that have factory original Ventilated rib.  Made with splinter forend, nickel plated double triggers, straight grip buttstock with very fine French Walnut, which terminates with an older Silvers type pad.  The gun matches the serialization book exactly as found and is engraved in typical CHE Grade pattern with large flying goose on the trigger plate. Known as an option “21” in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book, this is an exceptionally rare gun.  The barrels retain more than 98% original blue.  The frame retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  The trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue with some minor flaking.  Stocks are excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original hand rubbed finish remaining with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  The breechface shows almost no use and this is very much a near mint gun.  Metal and wood finishes are guaranteed original.  The ultimate Pheasant hunting Parker! Price: $21,500

Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns
Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns

Parker Reproductions DHE 12 Gauge Matched Pair of SxS Shotguns: 28″ Barrels Marked IC & Modified, Both Right Barrel .006 & Left Barrel .012, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Chambers, Single Selective Triggers, Splinter Forends, English Grips, 14 1/4″ Length of pull, Drop 1 1/4″- 2 1/8″, Special Ordered Pair, A1 Special engraved Barrel Wedges, Gold Line Border, Both Shotguns show some light field use, Makers Cases, Factory Letter. Price: $14,500

Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga
Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga

Ithaca Flues Grade 4e SxS 28 ga: We have a very hard to find grade 4 Flues in 28 ga , the gun was built in 1915 it features 26”  barrels that are choked imp/cyl…..imp/mod , ejectors that are in time, pistol grip stock , there are no cracks in the wood , the metal is very good with no rust or bulges , there is slight pitting in both chambers LOP is 13 3/4 to a Ithaca hardplate , DAC 1 5/8 DAH 2 5/8 weight is 5.2. Price: $13,500

PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED "KRIDER" 8 GAUGE
PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED “KRIDER” 8 GAUGE

PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURED GUN MARKED “KRIDER” 8 GAUGE: 8 gauge barrels measure about 40 inches. Gun is in beautiful condition. Case hardening is quite vivid. Barrels retain most all of the bright Damascus pattern. No signs of abuse. Wood is excellent with nice checkering and steel buttplate. Barrels are held by 2 keyed slots. This beautiful lengthy shotgun weighs just under 13 pounds. Price: $8,500.

BROWNING SUPERLITE OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN
BROWNING SUPERLIGHT OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN

BROWNING SUPERLIGHT OU 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 1984 BELGUIM MADE Barrels: 26.5 BARREL Gauge: 20 GA Finish: BLUE Price: $6,600.99

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Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib - Straight stocked w/ double triggers - a true rarity!
Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity!

Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity: Very rare gun made in 1927 on a #1 Frame, this Parker CHE Grade with 28″ Acme Steel barrels that have factory original Ventilated rib.  Made with splinter forend, nickel plated double triggers, straight grip buttstock with very fine French Walnut, which terminates with an older Silvers type pad.  The gun matches the serialization book exactly as found and is engraved in typical CHE Grade pattern with large flying goose on the trigger plate.

Known as an option “21” in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book, this is an exceptionally rare gun.  The barrels retain more than 98% original blue.  The frame retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  The trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue.  Stocks are excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original hand rubbed finish remaining with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  The breechface shows almost no use and this is very much a near mint gun.  Metal and wood finishes are guaranteed original. Price: $21,500 

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM
CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM:
The guns are fitted in an English oak and leather style case with brass corners. Interior is green felt that shows some wear but in generally good condition. No accessories other than a couple of leather straps. The guns complement each other very well. Both have about 95% barrel blue and about 75-80% clean case colors. Receivers are nicely engraved with one being a bit more elaborate than the other. One has a 13-1/2 inch LOP and the other has 14-1/2 inch LOP. Both have a 2-piece forearm. One is in the 15k serial range and the other is in the 19k serial range. Both have cheek pieces, sling swivels, fine bores and excellent mechanics. A nice little outfit. Perhaps a husband and wife shooting ensemble. Price: $13,500. for pair.

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge
SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge: Top quality Spanish made sidelock double field gun with 30″” barrels choked Mod/Imp Cyl. Finely engraved with rose & scroll on case colored locks. Has double triggers with articulated front trigger, and auto ejectors. The stock is of beautiful figured walnut, with a Prince of Wales grip. LOP is 15″” over recoil pad. The gun is in perfect condition, hardly used, and comes in a Garbi marked canvas and leather case. A fine game gun, ready for the field. Price: $8,950

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun: Outstanding CSMC RBL 20 Guage.  English stock, Double Trigger, exhibition American Walnut feather crotch wood.  Case and original accessories included.  You will not find one nicer. Barrel Length: 28″ Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Triggers: Double. Price: $4,200

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun
Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun: Ejectors, made in 1951, 28M&F, Lop 14 3/8 to the original Sauer butt plate, 2 3/4 chambers, weight 6lb 7oz, stocked with 0 cast. As you can see, the trigger was slightly bent for left hand shooter. This gun is in excellent original new condition. Price: $2,850

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REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels with excellent bores. Choked Full and Mod. Pistol grip walnut stocks 14 LOP. 2-piece steel buttplate. Checkering is excellent. Receiver has game scenes on both sides. The bottom has a deer scene. According to Charley Simmer there were less half a dozen EE grade made in the 16 gauge. I have this in my personal collection for many years. Price: $39,500

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31" and 28" PRISTINE CONDITION
PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION: 31″ Barrel 12 ga  IM/FULL, 28″ Barrel 12ga LM/Mod, Original Perazzi Case Color Hardened with Factory Engraving. Condition is 99%  Stunning wood with Approximate stock dimensions 14.5″ LOP 1.5″ DAC 1.75″ DAH This is one of the very few Perazzi SHO Sidelock guns ever produced, and it is in very spectacular shape. A true show piece and work horse that is built tough as nails by Perazzi and will only go up in value! This Perazzi make absolute puff balls on the clays course and absolutely dominates in the pigeon ring and colombaire bringing birds down like wet rags. Price: $25,000

CSMC RBL "Reserve" 28ga 30" SKT&IC, AS NEW
CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW

CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW: Model  RBL “Reserve”. Configuration  SXSSerial #  RBL005830. Country of Origin  America. Barrel Length (in Inches) 30″. Choke R  SKT(.004). Choke L  IC(.007). Trigger  DT (Double). Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Butt plate. Forearm Type  Semi Beaver Tail Forearm. Rib Type  Smooth Concave Rib. Receiver Finish  Casehardened. Engraving Type  Game Scene Cameos Engraving, Engraved wedges on barrels. Other Options  Factory case, 2 3/4″ chambers. Condition  AS NEW. Weight  5#12oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ with 1/4″ cast off. Other Details  Test fired only, Appears new in every way. Price: $5,900

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz
Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz: A very good little two-inch boxlock non-ejector by B. Halliday, built circa 1940’s.  The barrels are 28″ with 2″ chambers and very good bores, choked .003/.033 (about skeet/full).  The rib is engraved: B. HALLIDAY & CO. 63. CANNON ST. LONDON. E.C. and the tubes are engraved: FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY and THE 20TH CENTURY GUN.  The receiver has the maker’s name in a flowing banner surrounded by simple border and scroll engraving.  There are traces of case colors still present.  The action locks up tight.  The fore-end has an Anson push-rod release.  The lightly figured stock measures 1 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 14 5/8″ with cast off.  The stock was originally shortened by 1 1/2″ (likely for a young shooter), and the original piece was later added.  It was done very well.  The weight is 5 lbs 5 oz.  A very nice double for the aficionado of 2 inch guns. Comes in its maker’s case. Price: $3995

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards "Crab knuckle" 12 bore - An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case
Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case:
Made in 1871, this beautiful early Westley Richards 12bore hammer gun.  Made with 30″ nitro proved damascus barrels, checkered splinter forend which is wedge fastened.  Made with crab knuckle joint at forend and bar in wood action.  Side plates are nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Made with double triggers and extractors.  Straight hand fiddle back figured English buttstock is nicely checkered in two point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered horn buttplate.  Housed in its original oak and leather case with felt interior. Overall the gun remains in excellent condition with fine mechanics.  The nitro proved barrels are excellent and retain most of an older rebrown.  Bores are bright.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their older hand rub finish.  The locks are excellent and crisp.  The gun is nice and tight.  Case is very good with the interior having been restored long ago.  Exterior shows age and original name on top is somewhat illegible.  Price: $3695

Two bargains: Boxlock shotguns on Gunbroker.com now …

Back when I wrote my article Boxlock Bargains for Shooting Sportsman Magazine, the two SxS you see here were the kind of shotguns I had in mind. Each one is a versatile birdgun that you can use for anything in the uplands. And each one will sell for cheap money. They’re on Gunbroker.com now, listed with No Reserve.

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75" FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun
Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun: Serial#: 165020 Year of Manufacture: Circa 1960-1980 Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells Barrel Length: 28” Choke: The left barrel is choked Full. The right barrel is choked Improved. Both chokes are fixed.

Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75" FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun
Miroku Model 550 12 Gauge 2.75″ FULL/IMP Top-Break Side by Side SxS Shotgun

Weight: 6 Pounds and 7.9 Ounces Stock: The LOP is 14” from the front and 13 ¼” from the back trigger to the rear end of the buttplate.

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock
Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock: These Husqvarna boxlock 310 series guns are not uncommon, but in this condition they certainly are.  I would rate this gun at about 98%.  One of the nicest I’ve seen, and the nicest I’ve held in my hands, and I’ve bought, owned and sold a bunch of these.  The only real flaws are a bit of finish loss on the bottom of the receiver, and a couple tiny dings in the wood.  I was going to keep this, but I need a gps collar for my setter more than I need another sxs, so have at it.

Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock
Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock

Rock solid gun, no issues or surprises.  Made on Sauer greener crossbolt actions, Husqvarna made the rest using high quality Swedish steel.  27.5″ barrels choked f/xf, 2.75″ chambers, perfect bores, no dents or dings, super tight, as new lockup, still tight to open and close.  Modern dimensions of 1.5 x 2.5 x 14.25 to factory HVA buttplate.  Weighs 6 3/4 lbs.  Put Briley thin wall tubes in it and you could use this for everything.

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AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS
AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS

AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS: Up for sale is a beautiful AYA presentation sidelock 12 Ga. This shotgun is in excellent condition with the exception of some slight handing marks on the stock. This gun was completed in February of 1949 and presented to General Lucas V. Beau, Commander of the United States Civil Air Patrol by a group of Spanish Aviation Cadets in 1951. This gun is very nice and also comes with a great story and factory leather case. If any questions or concerns arise, do not hesitate to call the number above or email. I don’t believe that this gun has ever been fired. Price: $7,950

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32"krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions
The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions: Beautiful later Syracuse made Lefever EE Grade made with 32″ Krupp fluid steel barrels.  This gun with splinter forend that has a clam shell release, made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  Straight grip buttstock with long trigger guard tang, engraved stock oval with initials and original Lefever Arms Co. buttplate.  The gun is nicely engraved in standard late EE Grade pattern with Pointer in game scene on left, Setter in game scene on right and light scroll throughout. This rare Lefever remains in very nice overall condition.  The barrels retain virtually all of an older restored proper rust blue finish.  The receiver retains about 20% original case color.  Stocks are sound and retain most of an older restored finish.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny.  The gun is tight on the face.  I believe the gun was made as a heavy proof type gun and the long chambers appear to be original. Price: $5795

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun
Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun: 28″ in barrels as new condition wth case and all accessaries. 14 3/8 LOP Right hand cast. approx 6.5 lbs. Only shot a box of shells, beautiful gun!  Price: $3750

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge
Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Well used Webley & Scott 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector. 28″ Barrels, 2 3/4″ Chambers, choked IC & Full Frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of it’s original case hardening color Great measurements: 14 3/4″ LOP, DAH: 2 1/4″, DAC: 1 3/8″ Great barrel wall thickness at 0.031 & 0.028 Nitro proof Includes a Gunmark leather case 6lbs 7oz This is a well used Webley & Scott that has a good amount of handling marks/dents/dings.  No cracks or mechanical issues but a well used gun that would be a perfect addition for a rainy day. Price: $1,750

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun
Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun: In excellent condition. This shotgun features a color case-hardened receiver, and a straight grip stock with double triggers. Only minor signs of use and handling marks. Includes case. Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Excellent, Wood Condition: Excellent, Bore Condition: Clean, Barrels: 30″, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP, Butt Pad: Checkered Wood, Weight: 5 lb 8 oz. Sights: Single Bead. Chokes: IC, CYL. Price: $1,499.99

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HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE
HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE

HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE: #24XXX, MADE 2001, FIRST GUN BUILT BY KEN DUGLAN AFTER AQUIRING ATKIN, GRANT & LANG FROM CYRIL ADAMS, GAME SCENE ENGRAVED BY DAVE & BRAD TALLET, SELF OPENING, 29″ SOLID RIB BARREL W/ 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, .009 AND .014 CONSTRICTIONS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREND, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, EXCELLENT CONDITION, SLIGHT CAST ON, IAN TOMLIN OAK AND LEATHER CASEm 5LBS 14 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 15 1/2″ LOP. Price: $46,500

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN
DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN: NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN, COIN FINISHED ACTION WITH ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVING BY MASTER ENGRAVER P PIERO, 27″ BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED LM/IM, RIBLESS DEMI BLOC BBLS, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, XXX BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, STRAIGHT STOCK, TRIM FOREND, LOP 14 7/8 TO CK BUTT, 1 3/8, 2 1/8, 6LBS 5OZ, FACTORY CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, NEW & UNFIRED, DELIVERED IN 2020. Price: $47,500

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28", Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885
ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885: Model Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, Configuration  Double Rifle, Gauge / Caliber  14 bore, Serial #  5905, Country of Origin  Scotland, Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″, Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip English style cheek piece, Steel heel & toes plates, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm with lever release, Rib Type  Level Flat Matted Rib, Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  Fine English Scroll Engraving, Other Options  Back action sidelock, Jones Underlever, Original Oak & Leather case, Condition  EXC. Plus Condition, Weight  12#12oz, Dimensions  14 3/8″ LOP, Other Details  Mfg 1885, Excellent bores, Very nice all original condition. Price: $20,000

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc
Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc: Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 6lbs, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/8″, DAH 2 7/16″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 300966 You will see the word “RARE” used in many ads from guys trying to sell their guns.  Most of the time it is simply a word.  The gun is not rare at all.  The B Grade Fox small bore, cataloged for only 6 years, is indeed “RARE”.  Small bore guns were not produced until 1912, and the B Grade was discontinued in the catalog offerings in 1918, with only 186 ever produced.  Considering that as many as 15% may have left planet Earth due to damage and loss, there are likely only 160 or so in existence, and so very few of those are “as shipped” and intact.  In all the years spent in search of quality American double shotguns, I have only seen a dozen B Grade 16ga. guns.  I bought and sold 6 of them, presently have 3 ready to sell, and the rest were not worth owning.  This Fox BE 16, sn300966 shipped in 1919, RETAINS ALL FACTORY METAL FINISHES, WITH 85% CASE COLOR, 98% BARREL BLUE, AND 90% CHARCOAL BLUE ON THE TRIGGER GUARD.  The factory original wood has no signs of finish being added, but it likely has had some sort of finish applied as it is 102 years old and is in excellent condition.  THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST BE 16 GAUGE GUNS IN EXISTENCE, MAKING IT A VERY VALUABLE, INVESTMENT QUALITY FOX.  The 28” number 4 weight Chromox Fluid Steel barrels have excellent bores, 2 ½” chambers, factory choked M/F, tight ribs, clear sharp lettering and barrel wedge engraving, and fit tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  The action has the late style, deeply cut B Grade engraving with full coverage scroll and a couple of quail on the bottom of the action.  The mechanics are excellent with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, top lever right of center, perfect screws, and 85% strong factory case colors.  The stock is English walnut, as stated on the order card, and has modern dimensions of 14 1/8” LOP, 2 7/16” drop at heel, and 1 7/16” drop at the nose of the comb.  Years ago, we bent the stock up for the owner of this fine Fox, as it was 2 7/8” drop at heel. Price: $12,950Abercrombie and Fitch Beretta AS-20 EL 20ga: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Barrels: 26″ Gauge: 20 Gauge LOP: 14 7/8″ Weight: 5.8 LBs Choke Left: Skeet Choke Right: Skeet. Price: $7,995

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FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR
FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR

FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR: A Dandy High grade Fox with all the features! Original metal finish. Curio/Relic: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: A.H. FOX Model: XE Barrel Length: 30IN Chambers: 2 3/4 IN Ejectors: YES Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Barrel Type: CHROMOX STEEL Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock Comb: 1 1/4IN Stock Heel: 1 1/8IN Butt Pad: SILVERS LOP: 15IN Rib: VENT Weight: 8LBS 5OZ Manufacture Date: 1936 Choke Left: FULL Choke Right: IMP/MOD Engraving: HAND ENGRAVED. Price: $9975.00

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30" barrels - fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too
Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too: Fabulous gun made in 1922 made on a #2 frame with 30″ barrels.  Made with auto ejectors, double triggers, cappled pistol grip (gold oval in cap) and skeleton buttplate.  This gun is nicely engraved with game scenes on both sides and beautiful scene of setters on trigger plate as seen in the photos.  Overall the gun remains in excellent condition.  Barrels retain nearly all of an older restored blue.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their restored finish.  The receiver is very nice with about 20% original color.  Engraving is crisp and clear.  The mechanics are crisp.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  This is really a very clean and usable gun. Price: $9250 

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired
Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired: Merkel 12 gauge 200E game gun. This gun has 28″ solid rib barrels choked improved modified (.030″) and full (.040″). The gun appears to be unfired retaining 100% of the original case color, 100% of the original barrel blue, and 100% of the original wood finish. It has a straight grip stock with dimensions of 141/2″ LOP, 11/2″ at comb, and 23/8″ at heel. It has double triggers, ejectors, a 3 piece forend, and a scalloped action. It weighs 6-12 and would make a great light weight gun for pheasants, chukars, or huns. Built in the early 1970s in the GDR. Sorry, no box. Price: $4195

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge
Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Barrels: 28″ Chokes: IC – F L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 3/8″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 144241 Price: $3,950

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock
Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock: Here is an excellent quality two barrel over and under set in very desirable 20 and 28 gauge with screw in chokes.  The factory pad is still flexible, but is slightly deformed, probably from long term storage.  Comes with non-matching Beretta box and extra choke tubes. Barrels are matching serial numbers and numbered 1 and 2.  Nice wood!  Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Manufacturer: BERETTA Model: 686S ORVIS UPLANDER Serial Number: L39083B Barrel Length: 26″/28″ Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Action: OVER & UNDER Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock: CHECKERED WALNUT Butt Pad: FACTORY PAD LOP: 14-1/4″ Finish: glossy Wood/Deep Blue Manufacture Date: 1993 Chokes: SCREW IN Engraving: YES Extras: BOX & PAPERS. Price: $3450.00

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Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32" barrels - Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition
Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition

Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition: Beautiful and rare Parker DHE 20ga made with original 32″ Titanic Steel barrels on a “0” Frame.  Made in 1926, this gun made with splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock which terminates with what appears to be its original hardening Jostam ventilated pad.  Engraved in typical of the period DHE grade pattern with four pheasants on trigger plate. These long barreled Parkers are highly desired by today’s discerning buyers.  This gun remains in excellent all original condition with more than 97% original barrel blue, around 1/2 of the original color remains, particularly nice on the sides and top.  Stocks are excellent and sound with more than 95% original finish remaining.  The bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  This gun matches the PGCA research letter and the Serialization book to the “T”. Price: $17,950 

Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels
Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels

: Calibre: 28 gauge Action: Sidelock ejector with hand detachable locks & front articulated trigger Triggers: Double with front articulated Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 inch Chamber: 2 3/4 inch Rib: Game Concaved Chokes: Right : 1/4 Left : 1/4 Type: Deluxe Grade Walnut Length: 14 1/2 inches Grip: Classic Straight Hand Butt End Finish: Chequred Forend: Spinter Style Forend Description: Fine Rose & Scroll Finish: Case colour finish Weight: 6 lbs – 4oz
Case: Uncased Date of Manufacture: 2003 Price: $9,950

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes
W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes: Hammerless Sidelocks – Check out the engraving on this gun. Built between 1904 and 1906 it is highly unusual to have realistic dog scenes engraved from this period. Beyond the wonderful engraving this gun features very nice marbled English walnut and an extra Purdey hidden third bite. The barrels have some light pitting on the outside of the left barrel that could be removed with a restrike and black. Probably the result of being put away in a damp case. The gun is tight on face and field ready. Manufacturer: W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes. Serial Number: 14766 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 28″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 1/8″ Stock Cast: 1/8″ LOP: 15″ with leather pad Weight: 6lbs. 9.5oz Choke Left: .028 full Choke Right: .004 Skeet Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .022″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .026″. Price: $4,900

C. S. Rosson 12g with 2″ chambers ~ Light and Handy: Boxlocks – What a great little 2″ double. Great dimensions for many and is very light and handy. Two inch guns like this one in good condition are very hard to find!  Serial Number: 4670 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26 3/8″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Box lock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 5/16″ Stock Cast: 0 LOP: 14 5/8″ with ru Weight: 5lbs 11oz Choke Left: .023 full Choke Right: .019 tight Mod Proof: Nitro: 2″ only Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .026″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .025″ Price: $3,600

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli - 12ga. 26" Barrels Choked M/F
F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F: Imported by Abercrombie and Fitch, double triggers, extractor gun, Prince of Wales grip, 90% bluing and case coloring, light handling marks on wood from normal use, scalloped receiver, gold oval, factory butt plate, extremely high quality gun manufactured by one of Italy’s finest gun makers. 6 lbs. 4 oz. 14 ½” x 1 ½” x 2 ¼”. Price: $1,999

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20g Piotti King 1 Sidelock SxS Italian SxS Shotgun
20g Piotti King 1 Sidelock SxS Italian SxS Shotgun

20g Piotti King 1 SxS Sidelock Shotgun: Serial Number: 8601, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 27 inches, Triggers: Single Trigger Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2 inches Stock Heel: 2 3/8 inches Fore End: Splinter LOP: 14 1/4 inches Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Cased. Price: $24,500

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS
PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS: REMINGTON GUN, O FRAME, #238XXX, 28″, FULL AND FULL, 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH MOST OF THE CASE COLORS, 6LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 14 1/4″. Price: $10,750

Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30" bbls
Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30″ bbls

Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30″ bbls: The Zoli Pernice reflects the classic tradition of game guns, with exquisite scroll engraving – totally finished by hand and signed by the famous Bottega Incisioni. Uniquely, the Pernice is a true round body model, with a fully rounded frame, machined from a monolithic forged steel alloy with a Zoli removable trigger group. All trigger parts are titanium nitrate treated for maximum corrosion resistance, while main springs are coated with a self-lubricating material to preserve their strength over time. As standard with Zoli guns, the Pernice features silver soldered barrels and is equipped with a top solid Churchill rib. The stock is crafted from a fine Turkish Walnut with fine hand checkering and is hand finished in a luxe oil. Serial Number: 254143, Barrel Length: 30″, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Ejectors: Automatic, Condition: New, Metal Condition: New, Wood Condition: New, Bore Condition: New, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Over Under, Triggers: Single Selective, Stock: Deluxe Walnut, Stock Comb: 1 3/8″, Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ LOP: 14 1/2″, Rib: Solid Flat, Finish: Blue SteelWeight: 6lbs 10oz, Chokes: 5 Flush Fit Screw In Case: Factory. Price: $7,200Scarce Francotte 20E 16ga SxS Game Gun: Fine August Francotte 16ga made in 20E Grade likely made in or around 1925.  Boxlock gun with false sideplates which gives the engraver a bigger canvas for the rose and scroll engraving on this gun.  This gun made with original 27-3/4″ length fluid steel barrels, splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, and auto safety.  The straight grip buttstock is nicely figured and terminates with a pretty full leather covered pad.  The gun is nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Gun is sound and in proof. This gun remains in excellent condition with about 40% original case color remaining.  Barrels retain about all of an older restored proper rust blue.  Stocks are sound as restored and are quite nice.  Bores are bright and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp.  Gun is nice and tight on the face. Price: $5,000 

J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock
J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock

J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock: This German double gun wears serial number 101157, dating it from 1903. Overall condition is very good. Top lever spring has been recently replaced. Small crack behind top tang safety. Serial Number: 101157, Barrel Length: 26″, Chambers: 2-3/4″, Action: Sidelock. Stock Dimensions: 1-5/8″ x 2-3/8″ x 14-3/16″, Butt Pad: Checkered, Manufacture Date: 1903, Chokes: Modified, Skeet, Grips: Checkered Pistol Grip. Price: $4,800

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Holland & Holland 'Royal' Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels
Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels

Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels: A pre-owned 20 gauge Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels at our Dallas Showroom. Holland & Holland sidelock ejector with patent assisted opening mechanism, double triggers and automatic safety. Action: 20 gauge, Sidelock ejector, Triggers: Double, Safety: Automatic. Barrels: 26 inch, Chamber: 2 3/4 inch, Rib: Game concaved with file cut surface, Chokes: 1/4 & 1/4. Stock: Deluxe grade Walnut, 14 5/8 inches, Semi pistol grip, Butt End Finish: Chequered, Forend: Splinter Style Forend. Engraving: Royal Scroll, Finish: Case colour finish. Weight: 5lbs – 10 oz. Case: Single Leather case. Date of Manufacture: 1960. Price: $38,000

Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun - Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous
Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun – Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous

Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun – Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous: Stone cold gorgeous 16ga August Francotte 16ga game gun made with straight stock, double triggers, auto ejectors, splinter forend, and original beautifully checkered butt.  Case hardened action is near fully engraved in beautiful floral scroll pattern as seen in the photos.  Stunning straight grained European Walnut with fiddleback that is just so pretty! Overall the gun remains in near mint original condition with virtually all original refinish remaining on both wood and metal surfaces.  The gun would make an outstanding woodcock and grouse gun!  Mechanics are crips, bores are brilliant and shiny.  Gun is tight as new. Model: XXV Best Sidelock Barrel Length: 25″ Chambers: 2-3/4 Ejectors: Yes Condition: Near mint Metal Condition: Near mint Wood Condition: Near Mint Bore Condition: Brilliant and shiny Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Comb: 1-1/2″ Stock Heel: 2″ Fore End: Splinter with Deeley release Butt Pad: Checkered butt LOP: 14-1/8 Weight: 5lbs 12oz Choke Left: Full Choke Right: Light Mod. Price: $10,950

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over - Under
Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over – Under

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over – Under: Bores are good. Some light finish loss in places mostly on barrels. Also has some scattered minor handling marks on stock and forearm. The butt plate has some chips around the edges. Serial Number: 18853 Chambers: 3 in Ejectors: Yes Condition: Pre-owned Barrels: 28 in Barrel Type: O/U Action: Box Lock Triggers: Single Selective Gauge: 20ga Stock: Round knob Prince of Wales grip Stock Drop: Drop to Comb: 2-1/8″, Drop to Heel: 1-1/2 Fore End: Rounded LOP: 14-1/4 in Rib: Vented Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz Manufacture Date: 1960 Chokes: Fixed: Skeet/Skeet Case: None. Price: $3,999.99

Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ' Regency' Boxlock Ejector
Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ‘ Regency’ Boxlock Ejector

Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ‘ Regency’ Boxlock Ejector: Serial no. 80236, 26in nitro barrels, rib inlaid in script ‘Regency’ the barrels engraved ‘Cogswell & Harrsion Ltd. 168 Piccadilly London W1, 2 3/4 in chambers, bored approx. 3/4 choke in both, scroll-back action, automatic safety with gold-inlaid ‘safe’ detail, gold washed triggers, bold well executed full coverage acanthus scroll engraving, french grey finish, 15 inch LOP with english leather covered pad, weight 6lb., bores measure .665-right, . 662+ left, wall thicknesses 26- thou right and 27 thou left, in lightweight leathher case. A nice well balanced, light sweet 16 bird gun. Price: $3,500

SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent
SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent

SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent: SKB Estate 20 gauge side-by-side shotgun with brilliant case coloring and deep, rich bluing. Great quail, grouse and woodcock gun. Double triggers, manual safety, and extractors. Weight is 6lb 5oz. Straight grip splinter forearm stock configuration for quick handling.   ***   The richly blued 28” barrels are chambered for 2-3/4” and 3” shotshells. They are topped by a raised solid tapered crosshatched rib with a white Bradley style white front sight for greater visibility. The right barrel is bored 0.626 with a constriction of 0.008 for Improved Cylinder choke. The left barrel is bored 0.628 and has a constriction of 0.013 for Modified choke.   ***   The straight grip stock and splinter forearm are made of nicely figured Turkish walnut. Checkering is crisp. Condition is great with only a few minor handling marks. Stock dimensions are 15” to a checkered butt by 1-3/8” by 2”. Neutral cast.   ***   This nicely double is a perfectly configured bird slayer. Fast moving. Sure pointing. And handsome. You will be proud to uncase this little beauty at the range and enjoy carrying it afield. A lot of gun for the money. Better move quickly before someone else takes it away. Price: $1,895

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Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5"
Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5″

Holland & Holland Sidelock 12ga/26.5″: London best gun specially made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York — Full sidelock with 99% color case remaining. A&F factory logo is inlayed in gold on bottom of receiver. Straight grip stock measures 1 9/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 14 3/8″ over checkered butt, double triggers, splinter forend. This gun weighs 6lbs 9oz. Mint condition. 1962 Mfg. Price: $28,495

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun
Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun: Serial Number: 20648, Barrels: 30 inches, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 12 Gauge, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 14 /14 inches Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Price: $18,950

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN
KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN: #654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN, 12 ga., 31” bbls., extremely full choke almost down to a 16 bore, fully raised matted rib with 2 ivory beads, action engraved with game scenes, left side has a fox watching 4 pheasants flying, right side has 2 pointers watching 4 grouse flying, both are in an outdoor scene with brush, trees, hills & so forth, bottom of frame has a hawk sitting on a dead Mallard in an oval, also has “FCR” initials in gold on bottom of trigger guard with engraved scene around it, bbls. are also engraved & marked “Bohler Antinit”, right side of bbls. marked “Nitro”, SST, ejectors, cocking indicators, top tang safety, flat panel on both sides of stock behind the receiver, fancy checkered PG with engraved steel PG cap, oval gold inlay in bottom of stock, leather covered recoil pad, 15” pull, checkered forend with Deeley lever forend release, beautiful condition with 100% bbl. blue, mint bores, 100% casehardening, very high quality. Price: $5750

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented "Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition
J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition: Exceptional J.D. Dougall double barrel shotgun manufactured in 1872.  It has the maker’s name with London address on the barrels top rib, although Dougall is believed to have been a Glasgow gun maker.  The receiver has beautifully scalloped fences and noseless “rabbit ear” hammers (a Dougall standard).  The receiver, lockplates, hammers, trigger guard & top tang are beautifully engraved with about 60% coverage of extremely fine English foliate arabesque patterns. This shotgun is marked “Highest” highest quality on barrels, frame and forend.  Untouched original finish on metal and wood.  Barrels are brown damascus with recent Birmingham nitro proof “2016”.  Stock has all original finish and checkering with very few handing marks.  Shotgun has 75% original case color remaining.  It has a full pistol grip with color hardened grip cap engraved, heel and toe butt plate engraved.  Min. barrel wall thickness is .024 right and .023 left barrel.  The 28″ uncut barrels have mint bores and are choked pre-choke and cylinder bored.  This classic shotgun will make someone a great Quail gun. Price: $4,950

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE
LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE: LC Smith Featherweight 20 gauge with 26″ barrels. Original case color at 25%. Extractors. Tight on face with top lever well right of center. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Mirror bores. Right barrel measures .612 with 12/1000 choke (IC). Left at .614 with 21/1000 choke (Mod). Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 3 OZ.  Aftermarket butt plate. LOP is 14 1/8″. Drop at comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at heel – 2 5/8″. A nice solid, collectable LC Smith ready for the field. Price: $1,295

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NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved

For decades now, Spanish shotguns have been one of the best values out there — especially if you can buy a used one that’s in excellent shape. From what I can see, this pre-owned AYA is in that kind of shape.

NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved

I’m not sure what grade it is — made a AYA No. 2 — but it looks like a decent gun. I like the shaping of the action, the color-case hardening, and the wood. The engraving is OK, but it works with the rest of the gun. Overall, this 20g looks like a great little bird gun.

NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved

It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the the online auction listing ends today, 8/6/2021 @ 9:35 PM ET. Here’s more info about this gun from the seller:

NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved

NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved: Straight grip, 27 1/2in barrels, 14in LOP, drops 1 7/16 to 2 1/8 chokes marked 15.2-15.6 and 14.8-15.6 so around extra full and full? Tight and on face, ejectors work seem to work well and on time. bores bright / very good condition. Check all pictures, looks to be in nice shape, very good bore and blueing, stock and forend has some wear / clear coat has started to crackle. Would look really nice with a satin oil finish.

NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved
NR AYA sidelock 20 ga double barrel ejector w/ leather case engraved

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The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30" barrels - appears test fired only
The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30″ barrels – appears test fired only

The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30″ barrels – appears test fired only:  One of just 14 made in this configuration – this rare early gun made on a #2 frame (very rare in 10ga) with 30″ Finest Damascus barrels.  This gun, made in 1890, was the highest grade gun made at the time and was made with original splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, and beautifully engraved skeleton buttplate.  This gun is absolutely 100% full coverage engraved, most certainly by W.H. Gough, and perhaps a detailed inspection will unveil his occasionally found and very elusive signature.  The gun is engraved with no less than 3 dogs on the bottom of the frame and 4 birds in a scene on the trigger plate, two more towards forend, two dogs on trigger guard bow with full scroll engraving, double dogs on right side with serpentine “PARKER BROS.” surrounded by full scroll, dog scenes on each of the breech balls, and double dogs on left, again with serpentine makers name surrounded by full scroll engraving.  The gun has its original engraved and blued skeleton buttplate.  Stocked with incredible straight grained European Walnut stocks which are beautifully checkered as seen in the photos.  All stampings are factory correct and original in every respect. This gun remains in spectacular original condition- nearly unheard of for one of these early guns.  The gun retains more than 95% bold vivid original case color throughout.  Stocks are excellent and sound with virtually all of their original hand rubbed finish with only minor handling marks throughout.  Trigger guard retains more than 80% original blue.  The buttplate retains more than 60% of its original high luster blue.  The breechface shows almost no signs of a shell ring from firing.  The barrels retain about 95% of their dark bold original pattern with only minor spotting towards the right breech as seen in the photos.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  This gun matches it’s PGCA letter as seen in the photos. This exceptional “Best in Class” Parker is priced at $47,500 and can be shipped directly to your door as an antique.  If you desire the very best – look no further – this is it.  This gun is as fresh as a spring daisy having never been offered for sale publicly.
Price: $47,500

Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun
Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun

Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun: 1898 BH 12 ga. with Fine DD  Damascus barrels…may have been redone because the pattern is fantastic.Double triggers, Straight stock with gold oval, good checkering. does have some handling marks…scratches dents etc. nothing major. bores are great chambers are 2 5/8″. lockes up tight as a drum. Have Parker letter for it. Mathces except for weight …letters at 8 lbs even…scales 7lbs 14 1/2oz…pretty close. Ready to hit the field. Antique: Yes, Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge, Model: BH, Serial Number: 88661 Barrel Length: 30″, Chambers: 2 5/8″, Condition: Original, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: a few handling marks, Bore Condition: clean, Barrel Type: Fine Damascus, Action: Hammerless Top Lever, Triggers: Double Stock: English, Stock Drop: 2 1/2″ at heel, Fore End: Splinter, Butt Pad: Skeleton, LOP: 14 1/4″, Weight: 7lbs 14.5oz, Sights: Single steel, Manufacture Date: 1898, Choke Left: Full, Choke Right: Full Engraving: Excellent. Price: $9500

ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS
ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS

ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS: Clean gun with some very light handlng marks. Model: Orvis Uplander, Caliber Info: 28 Gauge, Ejectors: Yes Condition: Preowned, Metal Condition: Very Good, Barrels: 28″ Action: Sidelock, Triggers: Double, Gauge: 28 Gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/4″ Stock Heel: 2″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered LOP: 14 1/2 Rib: Flat File Cut Weight: 6.000000 Chokes: IC/M Case: No Price: $3,500

JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN
JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN

JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN: Solid gun with some loss of blue on the barrels. Model: Boxlock Ejector, Caliber Info: 16 Gauge, Ejectors: Yes, Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Good, Barrels: 28″, Action: Boxlock, Triggers: Double, Gauge: 16 Gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/2″, Stock Heel: 2 3/4″, Stock Cast: Off, Fore End: Checkered, LOP: 14 1/8″, Rib: Concave, Weight: 6.600000. Chokes: IM/IM. Price: $3,500

Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun
Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun

Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun: This is a beautifully engraved, light and lively Francotte bird gun with 26″ barrels that are choked IC/Light Mod with 2-3/4″ chambers.  It is light enough that it can be carried all day at just 6 ounds 4 ounces. This is a great woodcock, quail, grouse and skeet gun with handling that will allow you to be successful on any outing that you choose. The radial matting on the barrels is quite attractive and provides a glare free sighting plane to a period ivory end bead. It is in good cosmetic and mechanical condition with ejectors that kick the empties well out of the way for quick reloading. It is a pre-war gun and exhibits the quality of items made when craftsmen were truly capable of fine work. The checkered side panels must be 35 lines per inch or more and the stock and forend checkering is very fine as well. The drop at the comb is 1-5/8″ and the drop at the heel is a mere 2″ and the length of pull is 14-1/4″ to a factory black plastic butt plate. Price: $2395

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Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” - PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen
Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen

Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen!: Per the PGCA Research Letter – This gun Ordered by and likely used by Wilbur F. Parker!  Truly Exceptional Parker A1 Special 12ga two barrel set, made in 1907 on a #2 Frame.  This very rare gun is equipped with two sets of Whitworth Fluid Steel barrels- one set is 30″ long (original set), the other is 34″ (also definitely factory) long- an extreme rarity in these guns and also extremely desirable today.  This gun would make the ultimate vintage Pigeon Gun.  This gun currently sports a fantastic straight stock with gold plated double triggers, beavertail forend, and was made with auto ejectors, auto safety, and has older Silver’s type pad.  The top lever is beautifully sculpted as are the breech balls as seen in the photos.  These early A-1 Specials are some of the best engraved of all the Parker shotguns and this one is no exception.  The quality of the relief flowers are spectacular and by far the best executed I have seen.  The depth of the relief engraving and the quality is the finest on any Parker I have examined.  The fully engraved safety with gold inlaid “SAFE” in front.  See the photos for details on the engraving – it is breathtaking.  The PGCA letter for this gun is fascininating and worthy of review- see the photos for this as well. This gun remains in pleasing overall condition.  The gun has been updated, likely by Remington with both sets of barrels now having ventilated ribs, which are good and sound.  Mechanics are crisp throughout.  The gun has been completely restored with later Remington case color- likely done when the gun went back in for service in 43,45, or 46, though undoubtedly a Remington Parker work and quality.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are brilliant and shiny. This extremely rare and desirable Parker is both pleasing to look at in the gun room and in the field.  Price: $60,000

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE
ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE: Gun is in very good condition with some light handling marks. Oval is initialed. Caliber Info: 20 Gauge Ejectors: Yes Metal Condition: Very Good Barrels: 28″ Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered LOP: 15 1/4″ Rib: Concave Weight: 6.5 lbs Chokes: IC/IM Case: Leather Luggage. Price: $12,775

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk
“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk:  The amount of man hours was very high when one of these rifles was made. From the factory letter we know that this rifle was completed in 1868. It was built for the Duke of Norfolk and stocked by John Robertson. The caliber is listed as a 60 bore which is the equivalent to the .450 BPE cartridge. This J. Purdey .450 “BPE” Black Powder Express Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Double Rifle is all matching with no alterations. The bores are in excellent condition being bright with excellent lands and grooves in the 30” barrels. It has a 3-leaf rear sight with one fixed and two folding blades. Each blade has a Platinum center line and are marked “100, 200 and 250.” The finish shows no signs of rust or pitting with strong pattern colors. The forearm is in very fine condition with no cracks and one chip as shown. The butt stock is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This after 153 years is quite amazing. The receiver shows very fine and detailed engraving as you can see in the pictures. The rifle is tight and obviously has seen very little use over the decades. The rifle functions as it should with no issues. The original oak case has some accessories and the original cleaning rod. The center lock mechanism is missing but both side levers are present. No FFL transfer is needed to transfer this antique. The factory letter will be included. Price: $10K

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26" IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent
MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent: Serial  #  41176 Country of Origin  Germany Barrel Length (in Inches) 26″ Choke U  IC (.005″), Choke O  M (.015″) Trigger  DT (Double) Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip, Recoil pad Forearm Type  3-piece Forearm Rib Type Solid rib Receiver Finish  Casehardened Engraving Type  Ornamental Scroll Engraving Other Options  2 3/4″ chambers, Cocking indicators, Horn grip cap Condition  EXC. Condition Weight  6#0oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  x 14″ with 3/8″ cast off. Other Details Mfg 1955. Price: $5,500

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA
Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA: Description: This Beretta S686 is in overall very good condition. Metal Condition: Very Good Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Triggers: Single Selective Safety Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Walnut Semi Pistol Grip – Checkered Walnut Forend Butt Pad: Black Rubber Butt Pad Weight: 6 lbs Sights: Front Bead – Mid-Bead Chokes: With Screw in Choke Tubes Wood shows some light handling marks and dings. Complete with case! 20 Gauge. Price: $2,099.99

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Truly exceptional, genuine, and very rare early Parker A1 Special 12ga - Superior engraving and metal work- early "Whit1" gun & the 6th A1
Truly exceptional, genuine, and very rare early Parker A1 Special 12ga – Superior engraving and metal work- early “Whit1” gun & the 6th A1

Truly exceptional, genuine, and very rare early Parker A1 Special 12ga – Superior engraving and metal work- early “Whit1” gun & the 6th A1: This extraordinary Parker A1 Special ranks amongst one of the nicest A1 Special 12ga guns I have handled.  Made in 1906 on a #2 frame, this exact gun is pictured on pages 359 and 360 of “The Parker Story.  This gun, with beautiful 30” Whitworth steel barrels made with fully checkered forend with fleur-de-lis pattern.  Made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety, buttstock with gold capped pistol grip and terminates with an older Silver’s type pad.  The action is full coverage engraved in very deep relief floral and scroll pattern.  Sculpted fences.  The grip cap has a lined gold washer and the cap itself with full gold initial plate as seen in the photos.  Truly exceptional – this is the 6th A1 Special Parker Bros. ever made and is documented exactly as found today. This gun remains in excellent overall condition.  The barrels are superb with more than 97% factory quality rust blue.  Action has toned mostly with sharp engraving throughout.  Checkering is excellent and shows light handling wear.  Stocks are sound and retain most of their original finish with finish added for preservation.  The pad is an older replacement. This exceptional and rare Parker is housed in a full leather case.  The case is in excellent condition with only minor rubs. Price: $89,500

Purdey SxS 12 Gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun
Purdey SxS 12 Gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun

Purdey SxS 12 Gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun: All original James Purdey & Sons 12 ga self opening game gun.  All original gun (except possibly pad), originally built in 1933.  Pad may be original as well as gun resold new in 1941 (original buyer did not take delivery of gun).  28 inch barrels, 2 5/8 inch chambers, choked IC / 1/2, measuring .006R/.020L.  Barrel wall thickness at .029 both.  Original London Proof Marks, matching serial numbers on all components, and Purdey barrel numbers intact.  Concave Game Rib marked with Purdey name, address, and special steel markings.  Ejectors.  Anson Fore-end fastener.  English straight stock LOP 14 3/8 in to pad, 13 5/8 in wood.  Drop 1 1/2 to 2 3/8 in.  Minimal Cast Off.  Weight 6 lb 4 oz.  Later leather case with Maker’s Label.  Assortment of accessories (some are A&F, New York) included.  Recent Purdey factory sales history document (2020) and 1930s Sales Brochure supplied with gun.  35 photo zip file available to interested parties. Price: $27,500

A H FOX, PHIL., XE GRADE - GORGEOUS 12 GAUGE
A H FOX, PHIL., XE GRADE – GORGEOUS 12 GAUGE

A H FOX, PHIL., XE GRADE – GORGEOUS 12 GAUGE: 28″ KRUPP FLUID STEEL BARRELS, NUMBER 4 WEIGHT, MODIFIED (.020) AND FULL (.034), 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS  EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR-BRIGHT BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, BARRELS RING BEAUTIFULLY.  DEEP CUT ACANTHUS SCROLL ENGRAVING AT THE BREECH ENDS. CASE COLORED FRAME HAS GORGEOUS DEEP RELIEF CUT ENGRAVING, VIGNETTE ON RIGHT WITH TWO QUAIL IN FLIGHT, LEFT SIDE HAS A PAIR OF DUCKS IN FLIGHT, STANDING FOX ON THE BOTTOM, BOLD LEAF FOLIATE PATTERN WITH STIPPLED BACKGROUND.  100% COVERAGE INCLUDING TOP LEVER, FENCES, TANG, TRIGGER GUARD AND FOREARM IRON, SCREWS.  TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE. ROUND KNOB GRIP, LONG SPLINTER FOREARM WITH EBONY TIP.  FINE CHECKERING WITH RIBBON BANDS.  VERY ATTRACTIVE ENGLISH WALNUT WITH BOLD BLACK STREAKS.  ORIGINAL SILVERS PAD, 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/4″, 6 POUNDS 10 OUNCES.  WONDERFUL EARLY FOX IN VERY PLEASING CONDITION.  MADE IN 1915. Price: $11,000

Westley Richards Boxlock Game Gun 12 Gauge
Westley Richards Boxlock Game Gun 12 Gauge

Westley Richards Boxlock Game Gun 12 Gauge: Serial Number: T10352, Barrel Length: 26″, Stock Dimensions:1 1/2″ C x 2 1/2″ H, LOP: 14 1/8, Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz, Chokes: 1/4 – 3/4, Price: $2,950.

W.R. Pape ~ Newcastle ~ A great light little 12 by one of England's top makers
W.R. Pape ~ Newcastle ~ A great light little 12 by one of England’s top makers

W.R. Pape ~ Newcastle ~ A great light little 12 by one of England’s top makers:
Boxlocks – What a delightful little game gun by one of my favorite makers. William Rochester Pape was known among the English shotgun crowd as the “Purdey of the North.” This was a direct tribute to their quality and attention to detail. Serial Number: 11816, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Box lock ejector, Gauge: 12 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 7/16″, Stock Heel: 1 7/8″, Stock Cast: 1/8″, LOP: 14 7/8″, Weight: 6lbs 6oz., Choke Left: .034 full, Choke Right: Cyl., Proof: Nitro 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .029, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .031. Price: $2,500

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Exceptionally fine, lightweight high original condition Parker DHE 12ga Game gun - Straight Stock, Parker SST, great wood and perfect dimensions
Exceptionally fine, lightweight high original condition Parker DHE 12ga Game gun – Straight Stock, Parker SST, great wood and perfect dimensions

Exceptionally fine, lightweight high original condition Parker DHE 12ga Game gun – Straight Stock, Parker SST, great wood and perfect dimensions: Absolutely beautiful high original condition Parker DHE 12ga gun in a rare configuration.  RARE Transition gun NOT marked Parker anywhere on the frame!  Just a few known like this!!!

This gun made in early 1932 with 28″ Titanic barrels on a 1-1/2 frame.  Made with splinter forend, original Parker SST, auto ejectors, straight grip buttstock with original leather faced pad.  The gun is beautifully engraved in standard DHE 12ga pattern with pheasants on trigger plate.

Overall the gun remains in superb high original condition with more than 95% bold original case color.  Barrel blue shows some handling marks at 95% original, and barrels are undented and bores are brilliant and shiny.  Stocks are sound with minor handling marks and retain more than 97% of their original finish.  The pad is hardening and appears original.  Loaded with original trigger guard blue which is toning at grip.  Checkering is crisp as we expect to find on a very lightly used gun like this.  Mechanics are crisp. If you have been looking for a great lightweight and dynamic Parker, you know guns in this shape are near impossible to source.  Straight grip is the cherry on top with this rare gun!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (704) 280-2382 with any questions or reasonable offers on this fine Parker. Price: $9250

DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE MADE BY HORSLEY OF YORK
DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE MADE BY HORSLEY OF YORK

DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE MADE BY HORSLEY OF YORK: A very interesting gun. Barrels only measure about 17 inches. Bores are about 40 caliber. Gun is in excellent condition. Gun is finely engraved with scroll work on the hammers, sideplate and upper tang. Gun features hammer locks mounted on the sideplate. Has a 3-leaf express rear sight with an of the period mounted scope which matches the Damascus pattern on the barrel. Nicely checkered forearm and buttstock are in very nice condition. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal has about 75% Damazien pattern on the barrel. Lock and upper tang retain about 75% case colors. Half the blue remains on the trigger guard which has a lion engraved on it. This is a high quality rifle and in fine condition. Price: $ 7,775.

Parker 20Ga. VH SxS Shotgun
Parker 20Ga. VH SxS Shotgun

Parker 20Ga. VH SxS Shotgun: Built in 1926. This gun has 28″ Vulcan steel barrels choked modified (.015″) and full (.025″) with 25/8″ chambers. The gun is built on an O frame and weighs 6-0. The gun is in original condition retaining traces of the original case color in the protected areas,95% of the original barrel blue,and 95% of the original wood finish. The stock still retains the original dogs head buttplate. The action is tight and the barrels on face. The bores are mint and free of any dents or pits. This is a fine lightweight Parker for the shooter who actually uses his guns. It would make a great all around upland gun and a fun gun for vintage clays shoots. Price: $3295

Ithaca NID SxS Shotgun 16ga
Ithaca NID SxS Shotgun 16ga

Ithaca NID SxS Shotgun 16ga: Very good plus overall condition sporting original finish to metal. Light coat of varnish added to wood. Thinning original blue to barrels. Chamber: 2 – 3/4″ Choke: Full and Cylinder Drop at Comb: 1 – 5/8″ Drop at Heel: 3″ Length of Pull: 14″ with extractor.

This Ithaca NID No. 2 Grade SxS Shotgun was made by the Ithaca Gun Company in Ithaca, New York in 1940. The NID No. 2 Grade incorporates a walnut checkered pistol grip stock with black hard rubber grip cap and Ithaca logo marked hard rubber buttplate. This vintage design also features a walnut checkered splinter forearm with friction release, fluid steel barrels with matted rib and bead front sight, and extractors, and barrels marked on flats with Ithaca choke codes “4” and “2” for Full and Modified. Case hardened Boxlock frame depicts bird imagery and scrolled No. 2 style engraving. This valuable shotgun also has double triggers and an automatic safety. Price: $2,295.

B.C My Luck ~ Model M ~ 12 GA. ~ SxS Boxlock Shotgun
B.C My Luck ~ Model M ~ 12 GA. ~ SxS Boxlock Shotgun

B.C My Luck ~ Model M ~ 12 GA. ~ SxS Boxlock Shotgun: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Chamber, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: Good, Bore Condition: Good, Barrels: 28″ Barrel, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions:, 14″ Length Of Pull, Fore End: Checkered Wood, Butt Pad: Plastic Butt Plate, Weight: 6lb, Sights: Front Bead, Chokes: Left: Cylinder / Right: Full. Price: $449.97

Auction alert: a decent looking 20g A. H. Fox A grade…

Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun
Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun

Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, PA, is holding a Firearms & Ammunition Sale next week on Tuesday, 5/11.

Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun
Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun

While most of the shotguns in the sale are semi-autos or pumps, there are few OUs and some SxSs, including a decent looking 16 guage Sauer and this 20 gauge Fox A grade–which looks like a good shooter.

Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun
Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun

Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun: 20ga. 30″ bbls. 2 3/4″ chambers. IC/Mod chokes. SN 202360. 95% reblue finish on barrels shows light handling with small areas of light freckling and small area of oxidation 1″ from muzzle on under side of right barrel, good bores, gray with traces of case color full coverage engraved receiver, ejectors, checkered wood stock and forearm show light handling. LOP 14 1/4″ front trigger, 13 1/4″ rear trigger. Very good condition. 21-384. (C&R)

Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun
Lot #1096: A H Fox Gun Co. A Grade Side by Side Shotgun

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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 TRIGGER, 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

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS:
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS:

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS: Flat side action has factory double triggers and automatic safety. The action, barrels, guard & tang and the forend iron have a very deep black high-polished finish with very tastefully inlaid gold vine and leaf borders with single bird game scenes of a flushing duck in cattails on the right side, a flushing woodcock in the alders on the left side and a rooster pheasant in the grass on the bottom of the action. The stock is nicely figured American walnut with a straight hand grip, what looks like a leather faced red Winchester pad and standard Model 21 beavertail forend with an ebony wedge in the tip. Two barrel set consists of one set of 28” barrels choked WS-1 and WS-2 and one set of 29” barrels that are choked Lt. Mod and Full. Each set of barrels has machine matted solid ribs with single orange beads, and damascened barrel flats and water tables. Gun is in excellent shape overall with some very small handling marks on one side, otherwise wood and metal is superb! In a leather CSM two barrel set flat case with Maker’s leather trade label and canvas cover with blank initial patch. This is a very attractive and tastefully adorned gun. Price: $20,000

August Francotte SxS Model 20 - 20 ga., 28" barrels
August Francotte SxS Model 20 – 20 ga., 28″ barrels

August Francotte SxS Model 20 – 20 ga., 28″ barrels: Feature engine turned game rib, side clips, third fastener, 2-3/4″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and modified (.007/.014).  Double triggers, auto safe. The sideplated action is engraved in a fine English scroll and retains 98% original case color hardening.  The round pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2″ heel, with a LOP of 14-3/4″ over a leather pad.  Marked with the Abercrombie and Fitch import name on the barrels, this is a classic double for about 100 years and a staple of the A&F line.  This is a fine example retaining nearly all of the original finish as seen in the photos.  There is a slight abrasion on the right barrel and some handling marks from use on the stock.  The gun remains tight as new and weighs 6 lbs., 2 oz.  Classy little upland double! Price: $5,750

Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge
Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge

Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge: This is a fully engraved sidelock ejector over under shotgun with hand detachable sidelocks. The ejectors are strong and well-timed, the double trigger are crisp with the front trigger being articulated. The 27″ Bohler Steel barrels are like new and have fixed FULL chokes. The butt stock is nicely figured with good shooting dimensions and the 3 piece forearm that fits nicely in hand. 100% coverage bank note scroll engraving on the sidelocks along with cocking indicators. This is a great looking and feeling shotgun. 12 Gauge. Chambers: 3″ Over/Under with ejectors., Metal Condition: Excellent with a touch of thinning blue on the trigger guard. The coin finished receiver is excellent. Wood Condition: Very nice with a few small dings and dents. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 27″ blue with a solid rib. Triggers: Double triggers with the front being articulated. Stock Dimensions: “14 1/2″” LOP to the front trigger, 1 1/2″” DAC, 2 5/16″” DAH. Fore End: 3 piece forend with checkering. Butt Pad: Matching walnut with a checkered straight grip and a black butt plate. Weight: 6 Lbs. 12 Oz. Sights: Single white color front bead on a flat solid rib. Chokes: Fixed FULL and FULL. Price: $4,999.97

Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX
Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX

Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX: SN #RBL002840. NEW IN THE BOX. LOP 14 5/8″. Chamber 2 3/4″. DAC 1 1/2″- DAH 2 1/8″. Chokes are  R/S Mod. and  L/S Full.   30″ barrels with a Traditional Game Solid Rib. Case Colored Receiver with Hunting Dogs Engraved on sides. Premium  checkered pistol grip Walnut stock and  Beavertail forend. Single select trigger with barrel  selector behind trigger. Ejectors. Comes in a nice Canvas Breakdown Case with Red Felt Interior and includes a  Chrome oil bottle, Chrome snap caps, cleaning brushes, cleaning rods, and eye and ear protectors. Weight: 6 lbs. Trigger Pull: 5 1/2 lbs. Price: $4600

Auction alert: AYA No. 2 sidelock 16g, NO RESERVE …

AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun
AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun

This nice looking 16g AYA shotgun is on Gunbroker.com now. It’s listed at NO RESERVE and the sale ends Wednesday, 3/24/2021 @ 3:21 PM EST.

The seller’s calling this side-by-side a No. 2, which AYA says is its “affordable sidelock double gun”. To me, it looks like a great grouse gun. It has a longish length of pull (14 3/4″) and it weighs just 5lbs 13oz. If I were bidding on it, I would ask for some more pics and info on it — specifically, I would want to see the proof marks, and I would want to know if the gun is tight, on the face and fully functional. I would also want to know if there are any issues with the barrels (bulges, dents, repairs).

AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun
AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun

I would ask about seller’s inspection/return policy, too. Sellers should give you 3 days to inspect a gun and allow you to return it within that timeframe if it has issues.

I’ve always heard good things about AYAs. Michael Yardley reviewed an AYA No. 1   for The Field back in 2008 and liked it. I guess the No. 2 is one step down from that gun.

AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun
AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun

AYA 16g No. 2 Sidelock SxS Shotgun: 28” barrels. 14 3/4 LOP. Choked at IC/M. 5 lbs 13oz’s. Balances and swings great. Costs 8k new ! FREE SHIPPING.

BTW: The same seller is also offering this 20g AYA No. 3, which is worth checking out.

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