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

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.

New film: The Story of AYA Fine Guns – Alex Aranzábal

Here’s a great new film about AYA shotguns from the folks at Project Upland. If you have a few minutes, you should check it out. It’s a great story.

AYA IMPERIAL Sidelock SxS shotgun
AYA IMPERIAL Sidelock SxS shotgun

In Our Veins – The Story of AYA Shotguns

“The story of AYA fine guns is long, interesting, and ultimately about people. Alex Aranzábal, now at the center of that story, is of the fourth generation of the AYA family. His story, like that of AYA itself, is full of layers, culture, and triumph.”

To learn more about AYA visit: http://www.aya-fineguns.com/

AYA ANNIVERSARY Sidelock SxS hammer shotgun
AYA ANNIVERSARY Sidelock SxS hammer shotgun
AYA LEGEND DE LUXE Over Under Shotgun
AYA LEGEND DE LUXE Over Under Shotgun

 

This week’s good guns, powered by Gunsinternational.com…

A bunch of nice looking shotguns popped up this week on Gunsinternational.com. Here are five of my favorites:

20g Woodward Over & Under double barrel shotgun
20g Woodward Over & Under double barrel shotgun

Woodward 20 ga. O/U:  With 26″ barrels, raised file cut solid rib. Original 2-3/4″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and modified, bores measure as new. Southgate type automatic ejectors, classic configuration, double triggers, straight hand stock. Brilliant case colors over the entire action serve as a vibrant background for the fine rose and scroll engraving in the pre-war style and execution.

Westley Richards 20 Ga. Drop Lock: Westley Richards Drop Lock Ser. No. 17429 28″ barrels choked .005″/.010″ 2 3/4″ chambers. SST, SG and Ej. Scalloped frame, scroll engraved with leather covered pad. 14 1/4″X 1 1/2″X 2″ with beautiful wood. Comes with leather case. A wonderful classic bird gun weighing 5 lbs 8 ozs.

12g A.H. Fox A-grade double barrel shotgun, stunning original condition
12g A.H. Fox A-grade double barrel shotgun, stunning original condition

A. H. Fox “A Grade” 12 ga: 28″ Krupp steel barrels choked improved cylinder and extra full (005/040). Outstanding condition throughout, 95% brilliant case colors, 99% original lustrous blue including all the original blue remaining on the trigger guard.

Boss & Co. side lever hammer gun in excellent original condition: this 12g Boss has near 80% or better original case color. 30″ bbls. Seldom do we see a Boss in this nice a condition.

PARKER O GRADE TOP LEVER HAMMER 10 GAUGE: THE BEST TWIST STEEL HAMMER GUN THAT WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED 32″ PARKER TWIST BARRELS WITH PERFECT BORES AND FINISH ON THE BARRELS 2 7/8 CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP DOGS HEAD BUTT LOTS OF CASE COLOR 10LB 6 OZ X 3 1/4 X 2 X 14 3/8

PARKER O GRADE TOP LEVER HAMMER 10 GAUGE
PARKER O GRADE TOP LEVER HAMMER 10 GAUGE
12g Boss side-by-side hammergun, stunning original condition
12g Boss side-by-side hammergun, stunning original condition
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