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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FYI: The accuracy of this listing has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the seller. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed item. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.

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John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum
John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum

John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum: 26″ chopperlump barrels with a file cut quarter rib, stippled front ramp.  One standing, two folding express sights for 100, 300 and 400 yards.  The quarter rib engraved in deep old English style “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street London”.  Right barrel engraved “No. 2 Magnum Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 grs.”  Left barrel engraved “For Rigby. 275 Bore”.  This cartridge is also known as the 7mm Rigby Magnum Flanged.  Double triggers, automatic ejectors.  Webley long bar screw grip action retains 100% original color.  Action engraved about 75% in open acanthus scroll features John Rigby & Co.  in a scrolling banner.  Pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 14-7/8″ over the checkered steel buttplate.  Lever release forend, engraved grip cap.  Weighs 9-1/4 lbs.  This is one outstanding Rigby rifle, built in 1938, retaining virtually 98% of the blue, case color and original oil finish.  Only the slightest handling marks.   Bores are 100% perfect.  Shoots 1″ at 65 yards with 175 grain bullet.  John Taylor rated the .275 No. 2 Magnum as his favorite of all small bore cartridges.  A fabulous rifle for the collector or shooter! Price: $34,500

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun – 1 OF 6 MADE ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!:  #80330 What is rare…really?  How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga., 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels, 1 of 2 so configured, 95% factory case color and blue, and 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 an amazing classic L.C. Smith gun.  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. Price: $22,950

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 26″ BARRELS, CHOKED WS1 & WS2, PISTOL GRIP STOCK WITH CHECKERED BUTT 14″ -1 9/16″-2 3/8″, 98% ALL ORIGINAL UNALTERED MODEL 21, CODY INFO SHEET, SHIPPED 1947. Price: $9,000

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London#714 Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London. 1889 gun apparently later rebarreled  with fluid steel barrels and fitted with ejectors by the maker. Reproofed in London after chamber opening to 2 ¾” in 1976 . 30” tubes with a broad flat rib. Soldering is good and they have a nice clear ring.  Blacking is 80% with sharp lettering. Mirror bores measuring .735”  with .035 Full and .035 Full chokes. Walls are at .032 explaining the gun weight of 7 pound 10 Oz . It balances at the back hedge of the forend wood. Tight on the face and in proper mechanical order. The action and bar action locks have 90% covering of absolutely gorgeous scroll engraving and 50% case color. The stock measures 15” LOP over a 1” Silvers pad, drop is 1 ½” &2 ¼”  , cast off ½” . It is solid, but shows 120 years of usage, with small dings and scratches, and worn checkering. Price: $5,990

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful

Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful: A gorgeous 28 gauge Parker reproduction with 99+% original case coloring and 100% original bluing. 26” barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers, Q1 (.002) and Q2 (.005) chokes. Double triggers, automatic safety and ejectors. Game scene engraving. Splinter forearm and English style straight grip stock. The wood retains 100% original finish and has a few very minor handling marks. Skeleton buttplate. 14 3/4” length of pull to front trigger. Comes in original leather trunk case with canvas wrap, keys and snap caps. Drop at comb: 1 1/4″. Drop at heel: 2 1/8″. Weight is 5.5 lbs. Mechanics are excellent. Price: $5297

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