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

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

Online auction alert: 16g Armas Garbi 101 sidelock shotgun…

Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28" 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:

Here’s your chance to get a deal on a nice looking Garbi shotgun. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction ends Sunday, 2/7/2021, @ 7:59 PM.

The 101 was Garbi’s entry level shotgun, and it’s a true sidelock with ejectors and chopperlump barrels. Even though the stock is a bit short (13 1/2″ LOP) and the seller says there are a few cracks in the wood, these issues are fixable with a pad and a little repair work.

Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28" 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:

Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998: Serial Number: 27_03_059_98, Year of Manufacture: 1998 (Q2 Date Code), Gauge: 16, 2 ¾” Shells, Action Type: Side by Side, Side-Lock, Double Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors. Markings: The top of the right barrel is marked “ARMAS GARBI SPAIN.”, the top of the left barrel is marked “WILLIAM LARKIN MOORE & CO. WESTLAKE VILLAGE. CA. Ml 101”. The underside of the left barrel is marked with three stars and “17”, the underside of the right barrel is marked with four stars and “17”. Each barrel flat is marked “16-70” in oval,with three proofs on either side of the barrels and “900 bares”. The left barrel flat is also marked “G.A. 27_03_059_98”, the left with “Q*2 1230 gmos”. The inside of the forend is marked “059”. The water table is marked “16-70” in oval on each lug. The left lug is marked with Garbi’s logo and “G.A. 27_03_059_98″, the right with three proof marks. The receiver, sideplates, lever, guard and forend iron have foliate scroll and border engraving. Barrel Length: 28”. Choke: Left: Improved Cylinder, Right: Cylinder, both fixed. Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead, screwed into the barrel set’s solid rib. Weight: 6 lb., 3.2 oz. Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with splinter forend, straight wrist, straight comb and checkered bare butt. The stocks have a few scattered light marks with a more notable scratch on the comb at the heel. There are a couple of tiny cracks at the rear of the top tang and a very thin grain-line crack at a knot on the bottom-right of the forend at the rear. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ and 12 5/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the butt. The butt has light wear at the heel with sharp checkering. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 1/8”. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition. Type of Finish: Blued & Coin. Finish Originality: Original. Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.. Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The coin finish has infrequent minor surface oxidation. The action has minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition.. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has double non-selective triggers and selective ejectors. The action closes tightly with no movement. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28" 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28" 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28" 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:
Armas Garbi William Larkin Moore 101 Sidelock 28″ 16 GA SXS Shotgun, 1998:

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

Flli Piotti - Monaco, OU, 16 gauge
Flli Piotti – Monaco, OU, 16 gauge

Flli Piotti – Monaco, OU, 16 gauge: CONTESSA ENGRAVED 28″ SOLID RIB TEAGUE CHOKES 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT AS NEW IN MAKERS OAK & LEATHER CASE 6LBS 12 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 5/16″ Price: $59,500

Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 Sidelock in near new condition

Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 Sidelock in near new condition: This appears to be a very well made look-alike of a Holland & Holland Royal. For a 28 gauge sidelock that takes 2 3/4″ shells. I do admit that this is a super value, especially as in this case where the gun is in near new condition. Deluxe features include chopper lump barrels, bushed firing pins, Hollands style hand detachable locks, and hinged front trigger. Serial Number: 15439. Ejectors: Yes. Barrels: 26″. Barrel Type: Steel. Action: Boxlock ejector. Gauge: 28 gauge. Stock Comb: 1 1/2″. Stock Heel: 2 1/4″. Stock Cast: 1/8″. LOP: 14 3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9.5 oz. Choke Left: .012″. Choke Right: .003″ Near Cyl. Proof: Nitro: 2 3/4″. Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .036″. Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .035″. Price: $5,400

Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28 inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930
Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28 inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930

Parker VHE 20ga 0 frame factory 28 inch barrels Ejectors Double Trigger Original Case Perfect bores 1930: We are proud to bring you this listing for this mostly original condition Parker Brothers VHE 20 gauge shotgun on an “0” frame.  Serial Number: 233660. This was originally manufactured in 1930.  The shotgun features a set of factory 28 inch Vulcan Steel barrels with perfectly bright and shinny bores.  The finish on the barrels display some thinning and older rust spots that have been removed but not cold blued.  It displays factory automatic ejectors and 2.75 inch chambers.  It is equipped with double triggers.  The receiver still displays the factory case color with 85% coverage.  The stock has been cut one time in its life and a 2 inch piece of wood has been professionally fitted where it was cut.  The length of pull is 14.25 inches with a drop at the comb of 1.5 to 2 ¾ inches at the heel.  Neutral cast.  Total weight 6.08lbs total weight. Price: $5000

BERETTA - - BL-3 -- OU- - 28ga - 28" M / F - RARE - - MINT As New
BERETTA – – BL-3 — OU- – 28ga – 28″ M / F – RARE – – MINT As New

BERETTA – – BL-3 — OU- – 28ga – 28″ M / F – RARE – – MINT As New:1970 – Beretta BL-3 28ga, 28″, 2-3/4″, M / F (.007 / .024), LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″, Very Slight Cast Off, Weight 6 lbs. 3 oz. Like New – Looks Unfired – Metal 99++%, Wood 99% with a couple of very tiny marks. Price: $2075

L. Douard ~ Field ~ 12 Ga. ~ Boxlock ~ Side by Side:
L. Douard ~ Field ~ 12 Ga. ~ Boxlock ~ Side by Side:

L. Douard ~ Field ~ 12 Ga. ~ Boxlock ~ Side by Side: This is a very nice Belgian L. Douard double barrel boxlock shotgun in 12 Ga. Very good condition with bright shiny bores. Retains most of the original but thinning barrel blue and about half of the original case colors. The wood is very good to near excellent with minor dings and scratches. Chambers: 2-3/4″ with ejectors. Metal Condition: Very good. Wood Condition: Very good. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 27″ blued with raised rib. Triggers: Factory double triggers. Stock: Checkered walnut with English style straight grip. Stock Dimensions: 14-1/2″ length of pull. Fore End: Matching checkered walnut splinter fore end. Butt Pad: Serrated wood butt plate. Weight: 6 lb 5 oz. Sights: Brass bead front sight on the raised rib. Chokes: Fixed improved modified x improved modified. Price: $799.97

5 Doubles You Don’t Want to Miss….

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE
JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE

JAMES PURDEY & SONS BEST PRE-WAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PIGEON GUN 12 GAUGE: #24XXX, 30″ SELF OPENING 041 AND 041 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 6 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 14 3/4″ LOP. Price: $47,500

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)
Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish)

Armi. F.lli Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS (Extra Finish): 26″ Bbls. 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 Stock #: 7845. Price: $24,900

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod
Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod

Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod: Beautifully figured pistol grip stock with skeleton butt, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, gold oval, 99% case color, 99% wood and finish, 99% bluing, perfect condition throughout, includes maker’s case, canvas cover, manual, warranty card and hang tag. 5lbs. 4oz. 14 3/8” X 1 1/2” X 2 3/8″. Price: $5,250.00 

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun
H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun

H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Barrels are 26 ¾ inches, excellent bright strong bores with a single bead at the muzzle and matted rib. The barrels are bored cylinder. This lovely looking, lightly used, plated box lock ejector gun has metal that is 95% finished. This is straight grip English style stock and a splinter fore-end both nicely checkered. The length to heel is 13 inches. The Length to toe is 13 ¼ inches and the length to pull is 13 inches. The gun weighs 5 lbs. 9 ounces. This gun is perfect for a person of smaller stature. It comes with some original paperwork from H. Mahillion describing the gun in French. Price: $4,495

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA
Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA

Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA: 26″ fixed choke barrels (IC/M) with a swamped game rib. Five-pin Holland style side-lock with scroll engraving. Double triggers, Straight-Hand English stock to a checkered butt, splinter forearm. Minor handling marks on stock and forearm, very minor bluing wear on barrels. Does not include a case. Price: $2,995 

Auction Alert: Parkers, Ithacas, Garbis…

Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g
Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, CT, is having a firearms auction on Sunday, 10/21 @ 11am. There are a handful of nice doubles there, including a bunch of Garbis. A few of the side-by-sides that caught my eye are listed below. You can see all the guns in the auction here.

UPDATE: A friend reached out to me and said that caveat emptor is in full affect at this action. Anyone buying blind should be careful.

Lot 6: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun, 16 ga., trigger guard action, engraved “Ithaca Gun Co.”, action sides, engraved bird scenes, and double triggers, barrel lg. 26″, sn 138313.

Lot 9: V. Chr. Schilling drilling 16g x 16g x 8.72mm: shotgun, nitro, with side lever, sn 31626.

Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side
Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side

Lot 49: Armas Garbi Model 100,, side by side, 28 ga: Armas Garbi Model 100 W. L. Moore shotgun, side by side, 28 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full chokes, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17653.

Lot 50: Armas Garbi, Model 100, side by side, 20 ga: Armas Garbi, model 100, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 20 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full choke, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17646

Lot 51: Armas Garbi, Model 103, side by side, 16 ga: Armas Garbi, model 103, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 16 ga. having hand engraved rose and scroll, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, and straight figured walnut stock, barrel lg. 28″, very good condition, sn 01696

Schilling Drilling
Schilling Drilling

Fit for the friend of a King…

Say you were Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, and you wanted to give a friend a a set of four double barrel shotguns. What would you go with?

Garbi 103A 20 gauge shotgun, ordered by the King of Spain
Garbi 103A 20 gauge shotgun, ordered by the King of Spain

When Juan Carlos ordered four side-by-side for the now broke, ex-billionaire Patricia Kluge, he went with Garbis 103As. Because Mrs. Kluge has fallen on hard times, you now have a chance to buy these guns for yourself. They’re being auctioned off by the Potomack Company on June 11th.

The Model 103A is a traditional game gun with Purdey style Rose & Scroll engraving that is completely done by hand. The action also has the traditional shaping improvements of a higher quality gun with beaded fences and sculpturing. The 103A also has an improved quality of wood and checkering.. New, these gun are about $18,000 a piece. Of course, I get they give Juan Carlos a deal.

BTW: what does the King shoot? According to this article, a trio of Kemens.

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