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

E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29" barrels:
E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29″ barrels:

E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29″ barrels: Choked .005/.009 (improved cylinder/open modified)  feature a raised, tapered file cut game rib.  Auto ejectors, auto safety, single trigger.  The round bar action is engraved in the finest small scroll with a fabulous scene of flushing quail on the action bottom and framed with “EJ Churchill Premier” in gold.  The locks also bear the Churchill name, also in gold, contrasting against the old silver finish.  Truly a sensational visual treat!  Pistol grip stock of dark, old-world burl walnut with extraordinary figure measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-3/8″ heel, 14-3/8″ to a checkered butt, slight cast for a right-hand shooter.  Slight forward bias, weighing only 5 lbs., 10 oz., results in an exceptional feel and swing.  A true masterpiece! Just the ticket for quail and dove! Deluxe brass cornered leather case with outer canvas cover. Offered at half of replacement. Price: $57,500

Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal
Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal

Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal: 26″ Chokes: CYL – CYL L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Ser. #: 8528 Price: $14,900

Scarce Parker VH 28ga "00" Frame Gun with perfect dimensions
Scarce Parker VH 28ga “00” Frame Gun with perfect dimensions

Scarce Parker VH 28ga “00” Frame Gun with perfect dimensions: Made in 1927, this handy little gun made on a “00” frame with 26″ Vulcan Steel barrels.  Made with splinter forend, double triggers, and extractors.  The gun has been completely restored by Larry Del Grego and Sons and made into a straight grip gun with fantastic modern stock dimensions with a long LOP.  Overall, the gun remains in superb condition as restored by Del Grego.  It retains virtually all finish to both wood and metal showing only very minor use and handling marks.  Mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny. Price: $14,500

William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color!
William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color!

William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color: This London 16 is in wonderful condition with over 90% original case color remaining. It is light and balances well and is tight as a drum. The trigger pulls are crisp and the auto ejectors shoot the shells across the room. Beyond wonderful condition, this London sidelock has near full coverage acanthus leaf engraving that is just stunning. What a wonderful little bird gun! Serial Number: 16988, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 1/2″, Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector, Gauge: 16 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 3/8″, Stock Heel: 2 5/16″, Stock Cast: 7/16″, LOP: 14 7/8″, Weight: 6 lbs. 1/2oz.,  Choke Left: .032 extra full, Choke Right: .010 IC, Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032″, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .032″. Price: $4,900

Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case
Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case

Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case: Early Browning Superposed 20ga with 28″ vent rib barrels in very nice original Tolex case made in 1950.  Gun has been used and shows some finish loss on the bottom of the receiver and stock but is otherwise in very good condition.  The 28″ vent rib barrels are choked IC/M and are for 2 3/4″ shells.  The Tolex case is in excellent condition however the inside strap is missing. Price: $4000

5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

 

A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:
A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:

A. GALAZAN BEST PINLESS SIDELOCK SXS 20 GAUGE: RICHARD ROY ENGRAVED, 29″ SELF OPENER 005 AND 015 2 3/4 CHAMBERS, SINGLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES, 6LBS 1 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 3/8″ LOP.  Price: $37,500

F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun:
F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun:

F.lli Piotti 20g King No.1 Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun: H&H pattern bar action sidelock ejector, case colored with very well cut engraving of rose bouquets and the finest English style scroll. Platinum cocking indicators, non-auto safety, and two triggers — the front one being hinged.
Nicely figured Turkish walnut stock has a straight hand, diamond-shaped grip and splinter forend with an Anson pushrod release.29″ Chopper Lump barrels,  3″ chambers: 3″ (76mm). Choke Left: .020″, Choke Right: .010″. Very fine and expertly cut checkering with Mullered borders. 14 9/16″ LOP over a 1″ Pachmayr pad.  Manufactured in 1996 (“BH” date code) the gun has 29″ chopper lump steel barrels with a raised concave matted rib and are choked IC/M. Price: $15,000

Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair
Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair

Williams Evans 12 Gauge Sidelock Ejector SxS Matched Pair: 28″ barrels, light modified & modified, perfect bores, 2 3/4″ chambers, cased, excellent plus. Price: $12,000. 

Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS:
Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS:

Fox Sterlingworth 16Ga SxS: Serial Number: 365631, Barrels: 28″, Chokes: Mod/Full. Price: $1,900

Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S
Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S

Ithaca SKB Mod. 100 20ga 28 in. S x S: Barrels choked F / M. Single select trigger. Non-ejector. Engraved scalloped boxlock action in extremely good condition. Wood has some handling marks. Very nice shotgun. 14 in. LOP to factory butt plate. Price: $1350

This week’s 5 great guns…

 

Beretta SO5 EELL 12 ga OU Sidelock Shotgun
Beretta SO5 EELL 12 ga OU Sidelock Shotgun

Beretta SO5 EELL 12 ga OU Sidelock Shotgun28in BBLS. Extremely nice field gun with hand detachable sidelocks. Ejectors, single select trigger, Briley Thinwall chokes, floral engraving signed by G. Bertasi 1969 vintage gun. Tight action, bright bores, beautiful wood with 14.25 LOP over a wood butt plate. Price: $16,500 

Winchester Model 21, Field Gun-Magnum 20ga SxSAnother fantastic find from Tom’s Smoking Gun Labs, Winchester Model 21, 20 gauge, 3″ chambers, 100% superb condition. Work started: October 04, 1956, To pack: January 31, 1957 Outstanding feather crouch wood stock. Buffalo Bill Center factory letter. Price: $12,500

Serial Number: 30826

Winchester Model 21, Field Gun-Magnum 20ga SxS
Winchester Model 21, Field Gun-Magnum 20ga SxS

Chambers: 3 inches
Ejectors: Selective
Condition: 100%
Metal Condition: 100%
Wood Condition: 100%
Bore Condition: 100%
Barrels: 28 inches
Action: sxs
Triggers: Single
Gauge: .20
Stock: Straight grip
Stock Comb: 1-1/2″
Stock Heel: 2-1/4″
Fore End: beavertail
Butt Pad: Winchester
LOP: 14-1/2″
Finish: Field finish
Sights: red front, metal middle
Manufacture Date: 1956 – 1957
Choke Left: Full
Choke Right: Modified

William Evans .400/.360 Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle
William Evans .400/.360 Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle

William Evans .400/.360 Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle: William Evans [From Purdey’s] 63 Pall Mall, St. James, London boxlock ejector double rifle chambered for the .400/.360 Purdey Nitro Express 2 3/4″ cartridge and London proved for Cordite 40 and a 300-grain bullet. This is the 9.3mm [.367] cartridge which is the best of the .400/.360’s.  Many rechambered to 9.3x74R when brass was unavailable. This one remains in its original chambering.  26″ dovetail lump ejector barrels with very good to excellent bores. Raised matted rib with doll’s head third bite. Three-leaf express rear sight with one standing and two folding leaves. Front sight with fine bead and flip up moonlight sight. Built on the venerable Webley Long Bar Action. Bushed strikers. Bottom tang extended to the steel grip cap. Reciever with 80% coverage fine English scroll engraving. Buttstock with a strong fiddleback figure.  14 5/8″ LOP to a checkered steel buttplate with widow’s peak. Neutral cast. Lever release forend.  Sling eyes fore and aft.  9lb 2oz This piece has every appearance of never having had any restoration. It is tight and on the face with very good to excellent bores. It has been used but not abused. Buttstock and forend solid and without repairs. Barrel blue at 94% with an even patina. Reciever is silver with an even patina. Checkering at 96%  Cased in its original brass cornered canvas trunk case with original trade label. This is classic British Empire stuff from the pre-war Golden Era of British gunmaking and built on the finest boxlock action body to come out of England.  Price: $15,900

Parker VH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side SUPER CLEAN, CRISP, UNTOUCHED GUN!
Parker VH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side SUPER CLEAN, CRISP, UNTOUCHED GUN!

Parker VH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side SUPER CLEAN, CRISP, UNTOUCHED GUN!
General Specs: Parker, year 1931, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, SxS
Serial Number: 234883
I get to see a lot of fine Parker guns in my business, and high-grade guns to boot, but this fine Parker, sn234883 built in 1931, stands out because of its CLEAN, UNMOLESTED condition.  Another nicety is that it is a full 1/4lb. lighter than most 16ga. Parkers built on the #1 frame, weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin.  Look at the wood to metal fit, the checkering, the screws…they are factory original and superb.  All the finishes, including the wood finish, are factory original and untouched.  Virtually 99% factory case color remains on the receiver, bold and vivid (keep in mind the photo flash washes out some of the vividness. The colors show better in person), and 99% factory original blue on the barrels.  There is not one crack or split or repair anywhere in the wood, and the gun measures 14 1/4″ to the factory dogs head butt plate.  The 28″ barrels have no dings or pits, a few light handling marks, mirror perfect bores, unaltered 2 9/16″ chambers, rough barrel weight stamped at 3-5, and crisp clear lettering and rib matting. Even the factory jewelling at the breech face remains evident (see photos). You can look a long time and you will be hard-pressed to find a more genuine and crisp VH 16.  These guns are still a great investment, especially with high condition.  This is clearly an investment quality shotgun that has been carried and therefore can be used and shot with no loss of value.  If you want to see what near new, factory Parker case colors looked like, just check this one out.  They are not subtle, nor “pearlescent”, but bold and strong.  This fine Parker has it all; high factory condition, desirable features, good shooting dimensions, and the factory letter documenting the gun.  NICE!  Thanks for looking. Price: $8,950

Charles Daly – Miroku – Over Under – Field Grade – 20ga 28″ M / F – Round Knob Stock – Like New3″, M / F (.014 / .025),  Extractors, Single Selective Trigger, Round Knob Pistol Grip, LOP 14-1/8″, with Drop of 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″. Weight 6 lbs. 11 oz. Excellent Plus Used Gun – Metal 99%, Wood about 97% with some minor handling marks. Price: $875

Charles Daly - Miroku - Over Under - Field Grade - 20ga 28" M / F - Round Knob Stock - Like New: 
Charles Daly – Miroku – Over Under – Field Grade – 20ga 28″ M / F – Round Knob Stock – Like New:

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B. & J. Cooper, New York. Extremely rare American, silver mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun, ca.1810
B. & J. Cooper, New York. Extremely rare American, silver mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun, ca.1810

B. & J. Cooper, New York. Extremely rare American, silver mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun, ca.1810Extraordinarily rare and fine American, silver-mounted, 23-bore double barreled flintlock sporting gun in the best British tradition, ca.1810. Weight: 5 ½ Lbs.  Fine 30” Damascus steel barrels with gold-lined touch-holes, excellent bores (.590”/.590”), and which externally retain much of the original brown finish. Extremely high quality, mechanically perfect, locks with internal parts retaining most of the original fire blue color left from the final “drawing” or tempering required after quenching during the hardening process. Externally the locks retain much of the original finish even in the bottoms of the pans which show little evidence of use. Nicely engraved false breech with no corrosion whatever. Handsomely engraved fine silver mounts all in superb condition as is the highly figured American Walnut stock. Original horn-tipped ramrod with functional steel worm on the hidden end. B. & J. Cooper were set up at 19 Partition Street, New York, N.Y. from 1803 to 1831. They were primarily rifle and pistol maker’s and very highly regarded for their excellent workmanship, particularly for their dueling pistols some of which were silver mounted. This silver mounted double flintlock sporting gun we have here is the only example, of this quality, by this or any other American maker that I am aware of. Price: $ POR

James Purdey & Sons Sidelock SxS 12 bore Shotgun
James Purdey & Sons Sidelock SxS 12 bore Shotgun

James Purdey & Sons Sidelock SxS 12 bore ShotgunA Pre-Owned James Purdey Side By Side Best Quality 12 Bore Sidelock Ejector Self Opening Fitted with two Sets Of 28 inch Barrels Rose & Scroll Engraving By Ken Hunt. Price: $25,000 

Action: Sidelock Ejector Self Opening
Triggers: Double Trigger
Safety: Automatic
Barrel Length: Two Sets Of 28 inch Barrels
Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch
Rib: Raised Tapered File Cut
Chokes: Barrel Set One 1/4 & 1/2, Barrel Set two 3/4 & Full
Type: Deluxe Gade Walnut
Length: 15 1/2 Inches
Bend: 
Cast: 
Grip: Traditional Straight Hand
Butt End Finish: 1 Inch Leather Covered Pad
Forend: Splinter Style
Weight: 6 Lbs – 13 Oz
Case: Double Leather Moter Case
Date of Manufacture: 1979

A.H. Fox, Philadelphia CE, 20ga. 28” barrels
A.H. Fox, Philadelphia CE, 20ga. 28” barrels

A.H. Fox, Philadelphia CE, 20ga. SxS: 28” barrels choked Full/Mod, 2 ivory sights, 6lb gun, #4 weight barrels, rounded pistol grip, Double trigger, ejector, gun retains 99% bright color case hardening, blue and wood finish, with just minor scratches and sharp edge wear.  A great small bore rare gun in top condition perfect screws. LOP – 14 ¾” to buttplate. Price: $16,500

W.W. GREENER FH70 GRADE BOXLOCK 12 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN12 bore, 26″ barrels choked Imp. & Mod. (R- .004″  L- .036″)  bore dia. both barrels .729″.  Top lever, auto ejector’s, with weight 6lbs  5oz.   Stock measures:   LOP: 14 1/4″ to a factory horn buttplate.   Comb:  1 1/4″   Heel: 2 5/8″.   In beautiful as new, unused original condition.  100% original casehardened finish.  Mint wood and checkering. Price: $16,500

W.W. GREENER FH70 GRADE 12 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
W.W. GREENER FH70 GRADE 12 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE SHOTGUN
William Evans (from Purdey) Sidelock SXS Shotgun in 12 ga
William Evans (from Purdey) Sidelock SXS Shotgun in 12 ga

William Evans (from Purdey) Sidelock SXS Shotgun in 12 ga: 30″ barrels, 2-1/2″ chambers, choked open modified and full (.010/.030). Game rib with doll’s head third bite.  Sidelock action features bushed pins, double triggers and automatic safety.  Built circa 1902, this was William Evans’ top of the line.  Profusely engraved with rose and scroll and deep leaf carved fences, which add a distinctive visual touch.  Gun retains a pleasing patina of latent case colors that add a wonderful background.  Straight hand stock of exceptional figured French walnut and original flat top checkering.  Measures 1-1/2″ heel  x 2-1/2″ comb x 14-1/2″ LOP over a leather pad.  Weighs 6 lbs, 12 oz.  A really attractive vintage game gun, by a well-known London firm.  Leather trunk case. Price: $7,650

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