Here’s a great double that’s very hard to find. These AS-grade Beretta O/Us are some of the finest shotguns the company made. With a straight grip and double triggers, this one would make a great field gun.
1959 – Beretta ASEL 12ga, 2-3/4″, 27-5/8″: IC / IC (.010 / .011), Double Trigger, Ejectors, English Stock, LOP 14″, Drop 1-3/8″ – 2-1/4″, Weight 7 lbs. 2 oz. Hand Built, Hand Engraved, Custom Grade Gun. These guns were built with the same care and right along side the SO Grade Berettas of the day. Basically, a Box Lock version of the SO Side Lock gun. Price:$3,850
Griffin & Howe has been importing these spanish-made side-by-sides for a while now. I’m pretty sure they’re made by Arrieta. Brand new at G&H, this is a $9,500 shotgun. If this one auctions off for $5,000, or less, it will be a steal.
Here’s the info on it, as provided by the auctioneer: Griffine & Howe 28 gauge double barrel shotgun with case hardened receiver, beautiful floral engraving. English stock and hand carved buttplate. Condition: new in original carrying case. Estimate: $6,000 – $10,000.
Wow – check out this 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond shotgun that just hit the market. it appears to be in excellent original condition. This side-by-side looks like it’s spectacular original condition. While it’s not cheap ($24,000), that price is pretty fair when you consider how rare and well made it is.
Regent Diamonds were the most “deluxe” of deluxe guns that Lindner made for Charles Daly (go to this post to compare it to a regular Diamond). The workmanship on them is absolutely top notch. Just check out how beautifully sculpted the action, fences and toplever are. Even though the gold on this one is a bit over the top, it’s well tastefully executed so that it helps make this a real elegant little gun.
Charles Daly 20 gauge Regent Diamond double barrel shotgun #2390:
Chamber: 2 1/2 “
Length: 26 ” Chokes: IC/F
Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Pad thickness: 1 ” Type of butt: Old English Pad Drop comb: 1 3/4 ” Drop heel: 2 7/8 ”