Sat. summary: See 4 listings ending tomorrow, 10/2, Gunbroker.com …

Here are the 4 doubles we covered this week. They’re going off tomorrow night on Gunbroker.com. All are No Reserve, you could get a great deal. Check them out now.

A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28" Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921
A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28″ Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921

1. A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28″ Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921 

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

2. Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33 

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Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

3. Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5″ IC/C 12 GA Over-Under O/U Double Shotgun 1930

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Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

A rare 16g Heym OU, Grade 9D, at auction, no reserve …

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

High quality doesn’t always equal high price. Case in point: I’ve always been amazed by how well-made pre-World War II German OUs are and how low their prices remain.

The 16g F.W. Heym Grade 9D you see here is a great example

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction listing ends Sunday, 10/2/2022 @ 8:25 PM EST.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

F.W. Heym was founded in Suhl, Germany, in July 1865. The company is still around today. They built this shotgun in the 1920s. It features a Merkel-style triggerplate action, sideplates, ejectors, and 28″ barrels with a full-length vent rib. It also has original 2 3/4″ chambers.

Back in the ’20s, this shotgun was one of the highest-grade F.W. Heyms imported into the US. It was expensive and costs about as much as Paker BHE SxS.

I’ve shot fancy British OUs that cost 10x-12x more than guns like this Heym. Are those Purdeys and Woodwards 10x-12x better? I didn’t think so.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33: Make: Friedrich Wilhelm Heym of Suhl, Germany Model: Grade No. 9D Serial#: 5805AH Year of Manufacture: Circa 1919-1933

Finish Originality: Original

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Gauge: 16 Gauge, 2 3/4″ chamber.

Weight: 6 Pounds and 7.9 Ounces

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Barrel Length: 28” with a ventilated rib, the ribs are sound and tight.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Choke: The top barrel has a Full choke and the bottom barrel has a Improved Modified Choke. Both chokes are fixed.

Action Type: Over/Under Hammerless Top-Break Shotgun with a Barrel Selector and Ejectors

Markings: The receiver is covered in floral scroll engravings and on the bottom is marked “FR. WILH. HEYM, SUHL / GERMANY”. The top of the receiver, obscured by the barrel when it is in the down position, is marked with two Weimar-era proof marks (a German Eagle and a crowned “U” which was a definitive proof) above Germany on the right side and features the serial number on the right “5805AH”. The belly features a medallion marked “G.P.” The upper left portion of the top barrel, concealed by the side panel, is marked “ROECHLING”, “GTC” inside an oval, “ELEKTROSTAHL”, and has faded German proof marks concealed by a wood side panel (an eagle next to “NITRO” which was a nitro proof, two faded eagles, a corwned “U” definitive proof, “16” inside an oval which was the gauge designation and some marks that are no longer legible). The bottom barrel, visible when the forend is removed, is marked “ROECHLING”, “GTC” inside an oval and “ELEKTROSTAHL”. The bottom of the lower barrel is serial matched. The left rear portion of the upper barrel, which is visible when the gun is fully assembled,  is marked “NEW-YORK”, “GRADE No 9 D” and Nitro next to a faded mark.  The right rear portion of the upper barrel, which is visible when the gun is fully assembled, is marked “SLOANS SPORTING GOODS Co INC”. The forend iron is serial matched.

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a red bead and there is a red colored bead about half way down the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is 4 piece wood featuring a checkered detachable forend, two smooth wood side panels, a checkered semi-pistol grip with a engraved metal cap, a fluted straight comb, a medallion on the belly and a textured black synthetic butt-plate. The stock has some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is a tiny crack at the tip of the top tang. The LOP is 14.5” from the trigger to the rear of the butt-plate. The drops are approximately 1.75” and 2.5” inches from the comb and heel respectively. The butt-plate has some light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in Very Good-Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color

Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright with some light erosion concentrated around the muzzles.

Overall Condition: The shotgun retains about 65% of its metal finish. There are some light-moderate handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, the case-colored receiver’s finish has largely worn off, with some surviving finish on the top tang, concealed by the barrel and on the sides. The barrels have a patch of moderate finish loss on the forward left side, light wear around the leading edges and some light wear around the muzzles. Some of the markings have faded but most remain clear. The screwheads are lightly tooled and remain serviceable. Overall, the shotgun is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock with no play on the frame. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Friedrich Wilhelm Heym was a Suhl based industrialist who founded his namesake company in mid 1865. The company is most famous for the shotguns and rifles it has produced. The company primarily exported its goods to the Russian Empire before shifting its focus to the United States around the time WWI broke out (Germany and Russia went to war in 1914). Ironically, Germany would end up fighting the United States as well in 1917. Despite this, when WWI ended the company continued to export arms to the U.S., primarily exporting shotguns and drillings. The company survived WWII and remains in operation today.

This particular specimen is an over/under shotgun, designated the Grade No. 9D, which was made during the Weimar-era based on the proof marks. The gun has some handling wear but it retains its beautiful engravings and is still mechanically sound. The gun should make a wonderful addition to any collection. Good luck on your bid!

Two great upland guns, maybe great deals: a Merkel OU & a Francotte SxS …

Two lightweight 12gs: A Merkel 200E from the '30s and a Francotte Featherweight.
Two lightweight 12s: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928

“Another bargain!!!” Those are the first two words of this article I wrote for Shooting Sportsman magazine: Boxlock Bargains: Why lightweight 12s are the kings of bird guns.

The 12 gauge you see here are perfect examples of what I was writing about. The Merkel OU weighs 6 lb., 5.2 oz., the Francotte side-by-side 6 lb., 1 oz. Both have ejectors, straight grips, double triggers, and old school styling; and their barrels have original 2 3/4″ chambers, excellent bore measurements, and plenty of wall thickness.

Two lightweight 12gs: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928
Two lightweight 12s: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928

Both are on Gunbroker.com now. There’s no reserve on either one, so they offer you the chance to get a great bird gun — and a very high-quality shotgun — for little money.

As I wrote in my article for Shooting Sportsman, lightweight 12s have a number of advantages:

  • There’s a range of ammo available for them, so you can modify your load to hunt anything from quail and woodcock to pheasant. Plus, when a vintage 12 gauge has original 2 3/4″ chambers it should be OK shooting any easy-to-find, major brand, low-brass12g game loads.
  • They have adult-sized proportions, and they’re better balanced. Unlike smallbores, lightweight twelves don’t feel dainty or whippy, and their barrels aren’t swallowed up in your hands. All this makes them easier to control and shoot.
  • People ignore them, favoring 20gs and 28gs instead (even though 12s are ballistically superior). This keeps demand — and prices — for lightweight twelve gauges foolishly low.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5" IC/C 12 GA, 1930. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70cm (27.5″) IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel, 1928. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel, 1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5″ IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6lbs, 5.2 oz: Merkel’s one of Europe’s most famous gunmakers, and one of the few old-school German gunmakers around today. Most collectors agree that the shotguns they made before World War Two — like this OU — are their highest quality and finest overall.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

This is a model 200 with ejectors, so a 200E. It was made for the European market, and the barrels measure 70cm (27.5″), a common length for Continental shotguns. The barrels feature a full-length solid rib, and there are two white beads ahead of the toplever and on either side of the top rib. Technically, it’s not a boxlock. Instead, it’s built on a standard Merkel-style triggerplate action. But because it lacks sideplates, it has a similar look.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel. 1928. 6lbs, 1 oz: Another pre-war double from a famous European maker. This SxS is built on of the finest designs of all time — the Anson & Deeley boxlock action — and features ejectors. The action retails a ton of color-case hardening and has Woodward-style arcade fences, fine, hand-cut scroll engraving, and a Purdey-style hidden third bite. The gun has fantastic proportions and real sexy look to it.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

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

Any statements made on DogsandDoubles.com regarding a firearm’s condition, originality, safety, value, or suitability to use are opinions only. These statements have not been verified. They are not guaranteed to be accurate or correct in any way.

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H&H ROYAL HAMMERLESS .375 SxS BRITISH DOUBLE RIFLE
H&H ROYAL HAMMERLESS .375 SxS BRITISH DOUBLE RIFLE

H&H ROYAL HAMMERLESS .375 SxS BRITISH DOUBLE RIFLE: The Royal Hammerless Chopper Lump Barrles Extractors Rear Leaf Sight For 100 200 and 300 Yards. Manufacturer: Holland & Holland Model: Royal Hammerless Ejector Caliber Info: .375 Flanged Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Very Good Barrels: 26″ Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Gauge: .375 Flanged Fore End: Checkered LOP: 14 1/4 Weight: 9.500000 Case: Leather Luggage Price: $59,900

J P Sauer 20 gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun
J P Sauer 20 gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun

J P Sauer 20 gauge SxS Boxlock Ejector Shotgun: A wonderful high-grade J P Sauer 20 gauge features 28″ barrels choked strong improved modified and full (.021/.028).  2 -5/8″ chambers, side clips, third fastener.  Automatic ejectors, auto safe. Rich latent case color provides an ideal backdrop for the deep game scene engraving of dogs, partridge and wildfowl in a woodland setting surrounded by heavy acanthus that completely covers the small frame action.  Prince of Wales grip stock of high grade European walnut with classic color and smoky figure measures 1-1/2″, comb 2-1/2″ heel, 14-1/8″ over butt plate.  Slight cast for right hand.  Built in the Prussian era that shows the pride in craftsmanship.  Locks up like new.  A rare find, weighs an incredible 5 lbs, 5 oz. Truly a racy little thoroughbred! Price: $15,500

Parker DH 12g SxS Shotgun
Parker DH 12g SxS Shotgun

Parker DH 12g SxS Shotgun: Curio/Relic: Yes Manufacturer: Parker Model: DH Serial Number: 62xxx Barrels: 28 inches Action: SE Triggers: Double Trigger Gauge: 12 Gauge Fore End: Splinter LOP: 14 inches Weight: 6 3/8 lbs. Price: $5,950

AYA ~ No. 2 ~ 16 Ga ~ SxS ~ Shotgun
AYA ~ No. 2 ~ 16 Ga ~ SxS ~ Shotgun

AYA ~ No. 2 ~ 16 Ga ~ SxS ~ Shotgun: The AYA Nº 2 is the pre-eminent “affordable” sidelock double gun, and the most famous model in the AYA line. Since its introduction in the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Nº 2’s have been sold in the United Kingdom, the United States, and everywhere that shooters value the superb balance and handling of a fine double gun. Mechanically, the Nº 2 is identical to the Nº 1. Like the Nº 1, it was originally modeled on the time-tested Holland & Holland system. 16 Gauge. Chambers: 16 Ga. Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 28″ Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Fore End: Excellent Butt Pad: Excellent Weight: 6LBS 6OZ Sights: Front Bead Chokes: L: CYL R: MOD Price: $4,299.99

Joseph Lang & Son SLE 12GA
Joseph Lang & Son SLE 12GA

Joseph Lang & Son SLE 12GA: Up for Joseph Lang & Son SLE 12 GA  2 1/2″ Chambers 27 Circa 1896 (per British Gunmakers Nigel Brown) 3/4″ barrels IC/IM Very good bores no pitting no dents  , Wood in very good condition length of pull 14 3/4 DAC 1 3/4″ DOH 2 1/2 wood has been refreshed. action lock up nice and tight , ejector are woking as the should . see photos for overall condition.  Curio/Relic: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: J Lang & Son Model: SLE Serial Number: 8424 Barrel Length: 27 3/4″ Chambers: 2 1/2″ Ejectors: auto Condition: Very Good Metal Condition: Very Good Wood Condition: Very good Bore Condition: Very good Barrels: 27 3/4″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: SLE Triggers: Double Stock Comb: 1 3/4″ Stock Heel: about 2 1/2″ Stock Cast: Right Hand Shooter LOP: 14 3/4″ Finish: Blue Weight: 6 LB 53 oz Manufacture Date: 1896 Chokes: IC/IM Choke Left: IM Choke Right: IC Price: $3,450
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Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case - Choice in every regard!!! 
Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case – Choice in every regard!!!

Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case – Choice in every regard!!! Exceedingly rare all original Parker A-1 Special 12ga built on a #2 frame with 30″ original Peerless Steel ventilated rib barrels.  Original beavertail forend is beautifully checkered and iron fully engraved.  The receiver is full coverage “Invincible” style scroll engraved with game scenes – very rare on any A1 Special, this one with large Ruffed Grouse on bottom, Geese with Pointer on left, Pheasant with setter on right all surrounded by perfectly executed full coverage scroll.  Barrels with scroll wedges at breech ends and frame with carved fences and carved pigtails on the bottom.  Stocked with an exceptional piece of European Walnut and fantastically checkered as seen in the photos.  Back end of the butt has a small Monte Carol and terminates with its original hardening Silvers pad.  Housed in a magnificent Marvin Huey elephant hide and oak case.  The case is custom fitted for this gun with accessories and is a remarkable work of art in its own right with a replacement cost today in excess of $5500!  Overall, the gun remains in fantastic all original untouched condition.  The barrels retain more than 97% original blue.  Action retains a lot of the original case color, particularly strong on the sides, but percentage is hard to ascertain due to the full coverage engraving.  Easily more than 50%, though.  Stocks are beautiful, sound, and original and retain nearly all of their original finish with only very minor handling marks.  The bores are brilliant and shiny, mechanics are crisp.  Gun was not used very much.  Case is near mint with only very minor rubs. Price: POR    

Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga - The First 410 H&W Ever Built - Boss Style Forward Rib Forend - 27” - Magnificent Masterpiece:
Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga – The First 410 H&W Ever Built – Boss Style Forward Rib Forend – 27” – Magnificent Masterpiece:

Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga – The First 410 H&W Ever Built – Boss Style Forward Rib Forend – 27” – Magnificent Masterpiece: Scalloped Frame – Deepset Narrow Barrels – Gold Inlays – Magnificent Custom Build by the finest German Craftsmen Extant – Featuring the Deepest Case Colors with Bobwhite Quail and Woodcock – Tiny English Style Scroll – Slender Sleek Styling – Potentially the finest craftsmanship I have ever listed for sale on my page. Maker’s Case, Cover and Accessories – a Fine Shotgun like no other. Shotgun Gauge: .410 Gauge Manufacturer: Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg Model: Sidelock Ejector Boss Style Serial Number: 96-410 Barrel Length: 27” Condition: As New Stock: English Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Stock Cast: Cast off for right hand Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 1/4” Finish: Fine hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozs Chokes: M/F. Price: $205,000

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28" IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC
F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28″ IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28″ IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC: Serial # 7466, Country of Origin  Italy, Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″, Choke R IC(.008), Choke L  F (F.025), Trigger DT (Double), Articulated trigger, Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Gold oval, Checkered butt, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm, Gold crest, Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib, Receiver Finish  Coin Finish Engraving Type  King I fine Italian scroll with bouquets by Contessa, Gold crown on top lever, Piotti name in gold Other Options  Factory leather case Condition  EXC. Plus Condition Weight  5#7oz Dimensions  11/2 x 2 1/4 x 14 1/2 with 1/8 cast off. Price: $25,000

Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER
Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER

Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER: For sale is a super nice Miroku L-II boxlock. This sleek 12-bore features a classic Anson and Deeley type boxlock action made popular by the Birmingham, England guntrade. Miroku is the maker of the Browning BSS and this is a cousin to that gun. Basically, its the same gun made in the same factory by the craftsman with a different name on it… But this Miroku is much better finished! This Miroku was intended for the European market and was purchased by a military man serving overseas. These European offerings are much better finished guns than the Browning versions in my opinion. This particular model looks like the classic English boxlock. The color cased action is nicely shaped and beautifully hand engraved with well-cut scroll engraving. The 28″ barrels are well struck and are choked IMP/FULL… a classic English choke combination. They’re topped with a flat rib and are balanced by a walnut stock classically configured with straight grip, splinter forend, and hand-cut checkering. The butt is finished with a silvers recoil pad. This shotgun is in great condition. The bores are clean, and barrel walls are free from dents. The stocks oil finish is still good and the stock is solid (though it does have a repaired crack from fall on a quail hunt 15 years ago. Many hundreds of rounds have been fired since that time with no issue). As you would expect, the gun functions perfectly. The lock up is rock solid, and the trigger pulls are nice and crisp. This quality gun is ready to provide a lifetime of reliable use to it new owner. Maker: Miroku, Model: L-II, Barrels: 28″, Chokes: IMP/FULL, Weight: 6lbs 12oz, DAC: 1 3/8″, DAH: 2 5/16″, LOP: 14 3/8″ over silvers pad, Cast: appears to be neutral. Price: $1,950

H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels
H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels

H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels: This is a dynamite English Double!! It’s in excellent shape! DOC 1.5″ DOH 2.5″ Lop 14.25″. weight is 6.25 lb. Chambers are 2.5 inches barrels are 28 inches long. This is a light dynamic shotgun!! You can carry this gun all day and it’s a delight to shoot. Chocked IC and MOD. You simply won’t find modern guns arhat are this well made and this dynamic for ten times the price. Price: $1,150

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

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Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga - 27” - IC/M - DT - Checkered Butt - Splinter - K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll
Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll

Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll: This is an uplander’s dream gun – slender and sleek – beautiful with the finest accoutrements in detail and design. Condition: 97% Metal Condition: 95% some minor bluing wear Wood Condition: 98% Bore Condition: 99% Triggers: Double English Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Stock Cast: Right handed cast off Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 1/4” to front trigger Rib: Concave Game Rib Finish: Hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 4 ozs Chokes: .009/.015 IC/M. Further Notes: Mike Louca is the foremost Barrel Smith, extant.  Watson Brothers was purchased, the name, from Atkin, Grant, and Lang about 1988 when Mike was still working at Purdey as the lead barrel maker. Watson Brothers is the last gunmaker owned English Gun builder in England. Watson Brothers truly carries on the British Bespoke Gunmaking tradition – this gun is built on a modified Beesley Action, the same action on which the Purdey SXS is built.  The innovation is beyond cool.  He has changed the ejectors, massive improvement, triggers, and barrels.  One could easily argue that this is the finest English gun made today. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Model: Best SLE Serial Number: 20015 Barrel Length: 27” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Self Opener. Price: $69,500

Greifelt - Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26" Barrels
Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels

Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels: Extremely rare! Imported by Von Lengerke & Detmold. Double trigger, auto ejector, front trigger hinged, solid rib, butt plate, scalloped frame, made in 1929 and is virtually new, unfired, 100% case color, 100% wood finish, and 100% blue including trigger guard. Couple of handling marks. This gun is considered one of the many to be none finer, extremely complex, beautifully scroll engraved. The very finest available. The smallest high-grade gun. 3lbs. 14 oz. 14 3/8″ x 1 ½” x 2 ¾” Price: $39,500

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant - an early Damascus Gun that remains as new - impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect
The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect: Without question, the single finest 16ga Damascus hammerless I’ve offered in recent times, this GH 16ga made on a #1 frame with 28″ damascus barrels.  Made with double triggers, extractors, splinter forend, auto safety, capped pistol grip buttstock with original Dogs Head Buttplate.  Engraved in standard early Grade 2 pattern as seen in the photos. Overall, this gun remains in as close to mint original condition as can be obtained. Retaining virtually all of its original finishes to wood and metal surfaces with brilliant shiny bores and crisp mechanics.  The gun appears factory test fired only and is remarkable for being over 110 years old!  It is impossible to find a better, more original or mint example of this configuration and I guarantee the finishes to be original in all respects.  This gun comes to me from one of the finest Parker Collections ever assembled and was used as a benchmark in that collection for more than 20 years. Price: $18,500

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4" CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES
AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES: #9853, 12 Bore 2 Barrel Set AYA-Aguirre & Aranzabal-Made in Spain: A Super Engraved Model 52 Assist Opening Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Made in 1947, Both barrels are 27 3/4″ Nickel-Chrome Chopper Lump barrels with a Hidden Third Bite, Hand detachable sidelocks with a hidden release, Gold plated internals on the locks, The original set of barrels at .725 .000 & .023″ (Cyl. & Slightly Open Imp.Mod), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on both barrels at .034″, 1,440 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed; THEN in 1955 the AYA Factory installed another set of barrels at .727 .031″ & .049″ (Tight Imp.Mod. & Extra Full), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .031″ and .035″ on the left barrel, 1,390 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed, Double triggers with the front articulated, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8″ over a 1″ pad, Neutral stock for the right or left hand, 7 lbs. 4 oz. with the original barrels and 7 lbs. 2 oz. with the 1955 barrels, Very nice wood with nice black/brown contrast, The butt matches the forend well; 100% engraving coverage of very fine scroll, roses, floral and ribbons, This is very well cut engraving with excellent detail that is seldom seen on a Spanish gun, This engraving doesn’t take a back seat to most of the best guns coming out of England or Europe, The barrel blue on both at 99%, The frame finish at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 96-97%, The bores on both barrel sets are excellent, Both set of barrels are smack on the face, This piece points great with these stock dimensions. A Slight Crack on the Forend Repaired by English Gunmaker Jack Rowe. The whole is cased in a metal cornered Spanish trunk case. Price: $6,400

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga
Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga: Pre-World War II. 2 3/4 inch chambers with extractors, Winchester “WP” proofs on the flats, and “MOD./FULL” marked chokes. Standard markings and proofs on the water table with double triggers and tang mounted manual safety. Checkered walnut splinter forearm and pistol grip stock. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 inches. Excellent original finish. Price: $4,995

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PURDEY BEST PRE WAR SXS SIDELOCK 12 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST PRE WAR SXS SIDELOCK 12 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST PRE WAR SXS SIDLEOCK 12 GAUGE: MADE 1913 #20925 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (004 AND 028 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 5/8″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION CHECKERED BUTT 6LBS 7 OZ 2 3/16″ DAH 1 3/8″ DAC 14 1/4″ LOP  MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE. Price: $29,500  

RARE LeFEVER “A” GRADE .410 BORE FIELD SHOTGUN from COLLECTING TEXAS – MADE 1934 to 1942
RARE LeFEVER “A” GRADE .410 BORE FIELD SHOTGUN from COLLECTING TEXAS – MADE 1934 to 1942

RARE LeFEVER “A” GRADE .410 BORE FIELD SHOTGUN from COLLECTING TEXAS – MADE 1934 to 1942: LeFever “A” Grade .410 Bore Double Barrel Shotgun; Serial No. A300274; .410 Bore; 3” Chambers with 26” Barrels Choked Full and Modified; Perfect Bores; Twin Ivory Beads; Auto Safety; Extractors; Double Triggers; Very Limited Production – Made 1934 to 1943; Most of the Original Blue and Case Colors Remain; Nice Original Wood with Most Original Varnish Present; 14” Pull from Front Trigger to Original Ithaca Recoil Pad; 1-3/8” D.A.C.; 2” D.A.H. at Heel; Really Nice Rare American 410 Double Shotgun. Price: $5,975.

Parker VH 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun
Parker VH 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun

Parker VH 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun: Ser# 169122. Made in 1914. 28” Barrels are choked Modified and Full. Chambers measure 2 1/2”, they ring true. Bores are very good. Looks like a very small dent in the left barrel about 1/2 way down, you can barely see it on the outside. The barrels have 60% of the original blue, there is some light to moderate pitting on the outside of the barrels and rib, nothing that is unsafe.The receiver shows 1% case color under the top lever the rest has gone silver with some scattered patina. The screws on the bottom of the receiver have been repaired and no longer sit flush with the bottom of the receiver. The gun locks up tight with no play in the hinge, the lever is right of center. It is an “O” Frame Automatic safety. The wood is sound with no cracks or repairs that I can see. It appears to have the original finish. It is a capped pistol grip. LOP = 14 1/4”, DAC = 1 5/8”, DAH =2 3/4” It has the original DHBP. The gun weighs 6 lb 3.6 oz. This is a good sound hunting gun that you will not be afraid to hunt grouse with. Price: $2,995

HENRY CLARKE 16 GAUGE WITH 30" BARRELS - MADE IN THE 1886 - 1894 TIME PERIOD
HENRY CLARKE 16 GAUGE WITH 30″ BARRELS – MADE IN THE 1886 – 1894 TIME PERIOD

HENRY CLARKE 16 GAUGE WITH 30″ BARRELS – MADE IN THE 1886 – 1894 TIME PERIOD: Exceptional condition English Double made by Henry Clarke in the 1886 – 1894 time period. This gun has all the hallmarks of a best maker; well figured wood, tight and detailed engraving and good design with the most modern features of this time period. Bar action locks with rebounding hammers. Articulated top lever with third fastener. Anson push rod fastening system (still on patent at the time – note the stamping). Gun is tight on face having been rejointed at some time in the past. Barrels are 30″ with mirror bores. Gun was proofed at 15/1 internal dimensions of .685. Presently the right bore measures .690 with 38/1000 choke (Full) while left is .691 with 35/1000 choke (Full). Chambers measure 2 5/8″. Minimum wall thickness in the right barrel is 30/1000 while the left 26/1000. Barrels ring nicely with no loose ribs. Stock has flat top checkering and an ebony buttplate with widows peak and engraved screws. Good dimension with; LOP of 14 3/8″, drop at comb 1 5/8″ and drop at heel of 2 1/2″. Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 2 1/8 OZ. Shipping is $50 and can be shipped directly as your loacl law allows. Price: $1,950

JOSEF JUST 20- FERLACH, AUSTRIA- O/U BOXLOCK GAME GUN- 300 SERIES ACTION with DOUBLE UNDERLUGS & DOUBLE BITE- KERSTEN TOP LOCK- 90% ENGRAVING:
JOSEF JUST 20- FERLACH, AUSTRIA- O/U BOXLOCK GAME GUN- 300 SERIES ACTION with DOUBLE UNDERLUGS & DOUBLE BITE- KERSTEN TOP LOCK- 90% ENGRAVING:

JOSEF JUST 20- FERLACH, AUSTRIA- O/U BOXLOCK GAME GUN- 300 SERIES ACTION with DOUBLE UNDERLUGS & DOUBLE BITE- KERSTEN TOP LOCK- 90% ENGRAVING: #5570, Josef Just, Ferlach, Austria: A Just 20 Bore Over & Under Boxlock Extractor Game Gun; 300 Series Action with double underlugs, double bite and a Kersten top lock with a single lug crossbolt, 28 3/8″ Solid Rib Bohler Steel barrels at .626 .006 & .018″ (Imp.Cyl. & Imp.Mod.), 2 1/2″ chambers, Correct wall thickness at .035″ on both barrels, Double triggers, Intercepting safety sears, Scalloped action back, Bolstered frame, Forend with a Deeley & Edge pull down release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 9/16″ over a hard buttplate, Neutral stock, 6 lbs. 8 oz., 90% coverage of rose and scroll engraving, The original barrel blue at 80-82%, The buttstock and forend remain at 90%, The checkering remains at 85%, Both bores remain excellent plus and bright and shiny the entire way. With the 300 Series action lock-up with the double underlugs, double bite and the upper crossbolt it should go the distant. Price: $1,875

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Truly Exceptional and exceedingly rare Holland and Holland Dominion Grade 8 Bore shotgun with Huey case – A wonderful big bore: Easily the single finest 8ga Holland and Holland I’ve ever had the privilege of handling, this very rare Dominion Grade gun, made in 1903, made with 32″ fluid steel barrels with maker name and Bond street address on tops.  Large splinter forend is checkered in point pattern with horn tip.  Hand detachable case hardened locks with nice border engraved and frame is also case hardened and border engraved.  Locks aslo engraved “Holland and Holland” on both sides.  Beautifully figured English walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original hard Silvers type pad.  The gun has double triggers and extractors, safety with the word “SAFE” in gold.  The gun is housed in a fantastic Marvin Huey fully furnished oak and leather case with accessories which itself is a work of art and $4500 to replace today.  This gun remains in superb all original condition (exceedingly rare) with more than 97% original barrel blue.  The locks and action retain nearly all of their original case color with toning at carry point but colors still present on most all surfaces.  Particularly vivid on locks.  The stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their factory original finish with only the most minor of handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp.  The case is excellent to near mint with only a few minor rubs. It would be impossible to find a finer 8ga Holland and this is by far the most choice I have examined. Price: $49,500

W&C Scott Crown Grade 28 gauge—cased and near new! Sure to please!
W&C Scott Crown Grade 28 gauge—cased and near new! Sure to please!

W&C Scott Crown Grade 28 gauge—cased and near new! Sure to please! for sale: This 28 gauge Abercrombie & Fitch import is in outstanding all original condition. A Crown Grade W&C Scott with 25 inch barrels bored improved cylinder and full.(.009 & .022). The wood has much better then average wood and the dimensions are 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. In the factory case with accessories and a correct label. It weighs 5 pounds 6.6 ounces and will make a dandy field gun. Check out the pictures and I think you’ll agree. Price: $5950

Orvis Custom 28 Gauge – ARRIETA MODEL 578, 99% FACTORY FINISHES
Orvis Custom 28 Gauge – ARRIETA MODEL 578, 99% FACTORY FINISHES

Orvis Custom 28 Gauge – ARRIETA MODEL 578, 99% FACTORY FINISHES: 5lbs 13oz, Chokes SK/LM, LOP 13 7/8″, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 1/2″. Serial Number: 37459. Orvis periodically creates a custom shotgun offering with “Orvis Custom” labeling and some very nice, upgraded features.  You will see these custom labeled guns made by various quality makers over the years.  This gun was produced for Orvis by Arrieta of Spain.  The Arrieta y CIA is one of the finest of the Spanish made shotguns produced in the true Basque traditions.  Michael McIntosh praises the Arrieta in his book “Best Guns” and in fact carried his Arrieta afield as much as any other gun he owned.  The Basque makers were famous for making quality “copies” of other guns, and this Arrieta is a Holland & Holland sidelock action produced to perfection.  With chopper lump barrels, removable striker discs, articulated front trigger, stocked to the fences, drop points, beaded fences, sculpted frame, cocking indicators, deep chiseled, hand chiseled engraving, perfectly struck barrels, file cut rib, you have ALL OF THE BEST GUN FEATURES AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE!  This gun, sn37459 built in 1984 was special ordered by Orvis with the options of case colored receiver and skeleton buttplate. Weighing in at 5lbs. 13oz. and balanced on the hinge pin, she is just what you would expect of a fine sidelock 28ga. game gun…dynamic handling characteristics and lightning fast mounting for the fast flush of quail, grouse, woodcock, or the wild upland birds of the western plains.  This gun will be a delight for all day walks over hill and dale.  These guns ran over $6800 when new, and this gun has barely been carried or fired.  You might as well save hundreds of dollars and buy this one.  Cased in a nice canvas and leather case with accessories and Arrieta trade label worth over $450, the case adds a lot of value to a fine little shotgun like this small bore.  Arrieta closed its doors several years ago and there are no more being made.  You will not find a better value in a modern, Holland & Holland style sidelock small gauge gun. Price: $4,950

Christoph Funk for Baker & Kimball, Boston 32" Vent Rib Original Single Trigger
Christoph Funk for Baker & Kimball, Boston 32″ Vent Rib Original Single Trigger

Christoph Funk for Baker & Kimball, Boston 32″ Vent Rib Original Single Trigger: The action is in original condition with some colors remaining, single,selective trigger original to the gun, auto safe, very tight scroll engraving with an attractive fancy back action and a stippled top, cross-bolt, ejectors are in time, nitro proofs and tight on face. The selector for the single trigger works via the top safe and is very intuitive. The barrels are 32″ with perfect bores, .724/.724 and chokes: over, .025 and under .020. 2 3/4″ chambers, full length vent rib, blue is near perfect with only a small amount of wear at the end of the fore end. This gun shoots very well with RST 7 1/2 Pigeon loads and also with 7 1/2- 2 1/2″ light loads. The patterns are wonderful and 3/4 above with both shells. The stocks are both in great condition with nice finish, small chequering that shows some wear, bone inlays original based on seeing another of these with them, 14 1/2″ length of pull to a Silvers pad, the pistol grip butt is sligthly cast off with a high straight comb, 1 3/4″ drop at comb and 2 3/8″ drop at heel, weight is 8lbs 9oz and the guns balances forward of the hinge pin. Price: $3,650

Browning Shotgun BSS Sporter 20 Gauge
Browning Shotgun BSS Sporter 20 Gauge

Browning Shotgun BSS Sporter 20 Gauge: This is a rare find. A New Unfired BSS 20 Gauge with Box and Manual! 26″ barrels Left Choke Full, Right Choke Modified with 3″ chambers. Barrrel Selector behind Trigger. Straight stock with beautiful wood.  LOP is 14 1/4 ” Original owner,  stored assembled in a safe. Barrels Stamped Browning Arms Co Morgan Utah and Montreal, Made in Japan. Gun only assembled for storage, pictures and to remove most original grease (some remains in the tight spots.) Gun is factory tight as the day it was made. Serial Number 03218PZ168 Buyer pays shipping. Price: $3,250

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Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib - Straight stocked w/ double triggers - a true rarity!
Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity!

Exceptionally rare and near mint Lightweight Parker CHE 12ga game gun with ventilated rib – Straight stocked w/ double triggers – a true rarity: Very rare gun made in 1927 on a #1 Frame, this Parker CHE Grade with 28″ Acme Steel barrels that have factory original Ventilated rib.  Made with splinter forend, nickel plated double triggers, straight grip buttstock with very fine French Walnut, which terminates with an older Silvers type pad.  The gun matches the serialization book exactly as found and is engraved in typical CHE Grade pattern with large flying goose on the trigger plate.

Known as an option “21” in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book, this is an exceptionally rare gun.  The barrels retain more than 98% original blue.  The frame retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  The trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue.  Stocks are excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original hand rubbed finish remaining with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  The breechface shows almost no use and this is very much a near mint gun.  Metal and wood finishes are guaranteed original. Price: $21,500 

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM
CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM

CASED PAIR OF MERKEL O/U DOUBLE RIFLES IN CALIBER 8X60MM:
The guns are fitted in an English oak and leather style case with brass corners. Interior is green felt that shows some wear but in generally good condition. No accessories other than a couple of leather straps. The guns complement each other very well. Both have about 95% barrel blue and about 75-80% clean case colors. Receivers are nicely engraved with one being a bit more elaborate than the other. One has a 13-1/2 inch LOP and the other has 14-1/2 inch LOP. Both have a 2-piece forearm. One is in the 15k serial range and the other is in the 19k serial range. Both have cheek pieces, sling swivels, fine bores and excellent mechanics. A nice little outfit. Perhaps a husband and wife shooting ensemble. Price: $13,500. for pair.

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge
SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge

SxS Garbi 103A Special 12 Gauge: Top quality Spanish made sidelock double field gun with 30″” barrels choked Mod/Imp Cyl. Finely engraved with rose & scroll on case colored locks. Has double triggers with articulated front trigger, and auto ejectors. The stock is of beautiful figured walnut, with a Prince of Wales grip. LOP is 15″” over recoil pad. The gun is in perfect condition, hardly used, and comes in a Garbi marked canvas and leather case. A fine game gun, ready for the field. Price: $8,950

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

CSMC RBL 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun: Outstanding CSMC RBL 20 Guage.  English stock, Double Trigger, exhibition American Walnut feather crotch wood.  Case and original accessories included.  You will not find one nicer. Barrel Length: 28″ Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Triggers: Double. Price: $4,200

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun
Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun

Sauer Royal 16GA SxS Shotgun: Ejectors, made in 1951, 28M&F, Lop 14 3/8 to the original Sauer butt plate, 2 3/4 chambers, weight 6lb 7oz, stocked with 0 cast. As you can see, the trigger was slightly bent for left hand shooter. This gun is in excellent original new condition. Price: $2,850

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FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR
FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR

FOX XE 12GA SxS SHOTGUN, SPECTACULAR: A Dandy High grade Fox with all the features! Original metal finish. Curio/Relic: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: A.H. FOX Model: XE Barrel Length: 30IN Chambers: 2 3/4 IN Ejectors: YES Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Barrel Type: CHROMOX STEEL Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock Comb: 1 1/4IN Stock Heel: 1 1/8IN Butt Pad: SILVERS LOP: 15IN Rib: VENT Weight: 8LBS 5OZ Manufacture Date: 1936 Choke Left: FULL Choke Right: IMP/MOD Engraving: HAND ENGRAVED. Price: $9975.00

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30" barrels - fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too
Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too

Beautiful Parker BHE 12ga with 30″ barrels – fantastic engraving! Awesome modern dimensions, too: Fabulous gun made in 1922 made on a #2 frame with 30″ barrels.  Made with auto ejectors, double triggers, cappled pistol grip (gold oval in cap) and skeleton buttplate.  This gun is nicely engraved with game scenes on both sides and beautiful scene of setters on trigger plate as seen in the photos.  Overall the gun remains in excellent condition.  Barrels retain nearly all of an older restored blue.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their restored finish.  The receiver is very nice with about 20% original color.  Engraving is crisp and clear.  The mechanics are crisp.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  This is really a very clean and usable gun. Price: $9250 

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired
Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired

Merkel 12Ga. 200E O/U Unfired: Merkel 12 gauge 200E game gun. This gun has 28″ solid rib barrels choked improved modified (.030″) and full (.040″). The gun appears to be unfired retaining 100% of the original case color, 100% of the original barrel blue, and 100% of the original wood finish. It has a straight grip stock with dimensions of 141/2″ LOP, 11/2″ at comb, and 23/8″ at heel. It has double triggers, ejectors, a 3 piece forend, and a scalloped action. It weighs 6-12 and would make a great light weight gun for pheasants, chukars, or huns. Built in the early 1970s in the GDR. Sorry, no box. Price: $4195

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge
Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge

Webley BLE 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Barrels: 28″ Chokes: IC – F L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 3/8″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 144241 Price: $3,950

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock
Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock

Beretta 686S Orvis Uplander 20/28 Gauge Over & Under 2 Barrel Set Engraved Checkered Walnut Stock: Here is an excellent quality two barrel over and under set in very desirable 20 and 28 gauge with screw in chokes.  The factory pad is still flexible, but is slightly deformed, probably from long term storage.  Comes with non-matching Beretta box and extra choke tubes. Barrels are matching serial numbers and numbered 1 and 2.  Nice wood!  Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Manufacturer: BERETTA Model: 686S ORVIS UPLANDER Serial Number: L39083B Barrel Length: 26″/28″ Condition: EXCELLENT Metal Condition: EXCELLENT Wood Condition: EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Action: OVER & UNDER Triggers: SINGLE SELECTIVE Stock: CHECKERED WALNUT Butt Pad: FACTORY PAD LOP: 14-1/4″ Finish: glossy Wood/Deep Blue Manufacture Date: 1993 Chokes: SCREW IN Engraving: YES Extras: BOX & PAPERS. Price: $3450.00

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Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3" Magnum w/32"brls - Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition
Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3″ Magnum w/32″brls – Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition

Exceedingly rare Parker Bros. CHE 12ga 3″ Magnum w/32″brls – Late Remington gun with incredible wood and dimensions in outstanding condition: Exceedingly rare gun made in 1939, this is the only 3″ marked “CHE” Grade I’ve ever seen.  This exact gun, pictured on page 296 of the “Parker Story”.  The gun made on a #2 frame (rare to find this late) with a beavertail forend, high raised rib, Parker Single Selective Trigger, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock, and original skeleton buttplate.  The gun has fabulously figured American Walnut stocks with what are unquestionably factory sling swivels.  Beautifully engraved by Runge with large flying duck on the trigger plate.  This is a beast of a gun and the rarity cannot be overstated!  Overall the gun remains in super condition.  Barrels and trigger guard retain about all of an older restored factory correct quality rust blue.  Receiver retains about 40% original case color- engraving is super crispy and well defined.  Stocks are sound and retain most of an older professionally restored finish with only minor handling marks.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp and the gun is tight on the face.Serial Number: 241,442 Barrel Length: 32″ Chambers: 3″ Ejectors: yes Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Brilliant and shiny Barrel Type: Acme Steel Triggers: Parker SST Stock Comb: 1-5/8″ Stock Heel: 2-1/2″ Fore End: Original Beavertail Butt Pad: Original Skeleton BP LOP: 14-1/4″ Weight: 8lbs 12oz Choke Left: Full Choke Right: Full Price: $25,000

MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28" V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE
MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28″ V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE

MERKEL 1953 MOD 303E SUHL- TOTALLY LIKE PRE-WAR QUALITY- GAME SCENE- TOTALLY ORIG- BEST 300 SERIES ACTION- 28″ V R Bbls.- OVERALL 98-99% PIECE: #37917, A Classic 1953 Proper Period Suhl Made Gebruder Merkel 12 Bore O/U Model 303E Hand Detachable Sidelock that was proved in November 1953, Best and top of the line 300 series action body with double underlugs with double bite, Kersten cross bolt, 28″ Vent Rib Ejector Bohler Stahl barrels, .722 .042 & .045″ (Full & Full), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Bolstered frame, Double triggers with the front articulated, Cocking indicators, Sidelock plates with a concealed folding release, The inside of the locks and forend are jeweled, 3 piece game forend with horn escutcheons around the forend tiedown screws, This is found only on best Merkel O/U’s, Open round pistol grip stock at 14 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 5/8″ over a 3/4 checkered butt, Cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs. 12 oz., Excellent wood with excellent color and contrast of black & browns, Both the forend and buttstock match well, No sling swivels or cheekpiece, 99% coverage of 1953 game scene engraving that is absolutely Pre-War Quality with a Setter and Partridge plus a Fox with Ducks, This is definitely Pre-War quality and execution, The original barrel blue remains at 99%, The trigger guard & tang blue is 100%, The original stock finish is at 98-99%, The checkering is at 99%, The bores are as new, Every screw remains directly north and south, This is almost like buying it brand new in late 1953 or early 1954. You can investigate buying a recent Merkel O/U and see what you pay and what you get. These early 1950’s Merkel’s are for all intents and purposes no different than the Pre-War guns. Price: $8,950

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA--RKLT 1961 28" SKEET/SKEET
BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 28″ SKEET/SKEET

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 28″ SKEET/SKEET: BEAUTIFUL BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20GA–RKLT 1961 — 28″ SKEET/SKEET — ALL ORIGINAL GUN THAT RETAINS STRONG ORIGINAL BUE WITH SLIGHT LOSS AT CARRY POINTS ON BASE — 98% BARREL BLUE — 99% VARNISH — FACTORY BUTT PLATE — AN ALL ORIGINAL GUN THAT IS TIGHT AND ON FACE AND READY FOR ANOTHER 60 YEARS !!!!!!! THESE ARE REALLY STRONG INVESTMENTS AND WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB AS THE CITORI ARE TAKING OFF IN VALUE — PRICE TO MOVE! Serial Number: 22413 Barrel Length: 28″ Bore Info: 20 Chambers: 2 3/4″ AND 3″ Ejectors: YES Condition: EXCELLENT Triggers: SINGLE Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Butt Pad: PLATE, LOP: 14 1/4″, Rib: VENT, Choke Left: SKEET, Choke Right: SKEET. Price: $3,750
William Ford in wonderful condition with 3″ proofs shoot your 2 3/4″ shells all day long: This is a great opportunity to have an English shotgun to use in the field or sporting clays that can easily shoot American 2 3/4″ shells. This gun features beautiful barrels inside and out and extremely tight on face using the Purdey double underbite and the Greener cross bolt. William Ford was known for their excellent barrels. Side clips and quality rose and scroll engraving with an action that still has 50% case colors complete what is a very sound and well made English double.: William Ford in Wonderful Condition with 3″ proofs ~ Shoot your 2 3/4″ shells all day long! Serial Number: 15294, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Box lock ejector, Gauge: 12 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/2″, Stock Heel: 2″, Stock, Cast: 3/16″, LOP: 14 3/16″ Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Choke Left: .030″ full Choke Right: .029″ full Proof:Nitro: 3″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .035″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .033″ Price: $3,200

Franchi Instinct L - 28 Gauge - OU - Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE
Franchi Instinct L – 28 Gauge – OU – Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE

Franchi Instinct L – 28 Gauge – OU – Shotgun DISCOUNTED DUE TO DISPLAY DAMAGE: Franchi’s Instinct L is a well-balanced, fast handling over/under shotgun that gets on target quickly so you can down flushed birds before they’re out of range. This is an ideal upland bird gun—like its name, the gun handles instinctively. This Instinct L comes with an A-grade walnut Prince-of-Wales stock and fore-end that are finely checkered to provide a secure grip. The buttstock features an open-radius pistol grip to provide comfort and style. A hard-heeled recoil pad shoulders effortlessly, and stays put on the shoulder for quick follow-up shots. A color case hardened receiver adds elegance to purpose. The auto safety doubles as a barrel selector, and auto ejectors send spent cartridges clear for unhindered reloading. The vent rib has a fiber optic sight. The Franchi Instinct L Over/Under Shotgun comes with a custom-fitted hard case, 3 choke tubes (IC, M, F) and wrench. Price: $1099.97

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Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock - Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions
Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock – Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions

Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock – Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions: This gun made in 2007, after Chris Batha obtained the rights to the Charles Boswell name in 2004, to make bespoke best quality guns under this name, with prices starting at $85,000.00. This beautifully filed, fitted, and finished creation of functional art by many Purdey and Holland trained gunmakers (Gerry Swanson, finisher) would certainly be well in excess of that number. This gun has 30 – 1/4″ demi bloc barrels fitted with solid matted rib. Left side of top barrel is engraved “Charles Boswell London.” Breech end of top barrel and ejector bolsters are scroll engraved. Flat of bottom barrel is stamped with 2007 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Serial number is engraved on bottom barrel.  Beautifully sculpted small sized over/under action fitted with pinless sidelocks is somewhat rounded with nicely filed beads. Action features non-automatic safety and gold plated non-selective single trigger and is engraved with near full coverage well cut rose and scroll by noted ex-Purdey engraver Dave Tallet. (Signature on trigger plate) “Charles Boswell” is in gold diagonally across front portions of lockplates, and also in arched banner on bottom of action over “London”. Blued single beaded small bow trigger guard with matching scroll has serial number in gold on tang. Well marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Classic drop points are behind lockplates, and well cut semi flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. A silver oval engraved “CW” is on toe line. Matching slim one piece ejector forend has Anson type release. Gun is housed in a best quality oak and brown leather case by Ian Tomlin, has gold canvas brown leather trimmed outer cover. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has Boswell paper label in lid. Tops of case partitions are also of oak, and case contains Boswell marked square oil bottle and snap caps. Two piece cleaning rod is still in its original wrapper. Cleaning brushes are in black leather case. Price: $47,500

E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE - 28ga - 25” - Sk/IMSK - Abercrombie & Fitch - Double Trigger - Checkered Butt
E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE – 28ga – 25” – Sk/IMSK – Abercrombie & Fitch – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt

E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE – 28ga – 25” – Sk/IMSK – Abercrombie & Fitch – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt: Abercrombie & Fitch – Fine Tapered Raised Hand Matted Rib – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt – 99% Condition – The Lightest Weight 28ga I have ever listed for sale – This Shotgun is Tiny but graceful in the hands – Amazing Little English VC Case. Price: $21,995

F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun
F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun

F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun: A super nice Heym  circa 1926 20 bore O/U bored  .010 and .013 – Mod and Mod.  28″ Solid Rib barrels. Bores are perfect with good walls. Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 14 3/8″ with 1/4 cast off at heel. Weight 6 lbs. 2.3 oz. Price: $9850

MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels. Extra Full & Extra Full. .052 & .057. Solid rib. Double triggers. Hinged front. Ejectors. Cocking indicators. 3 piece forearm. 14 1/4 LOP butt plate. 2 3/4 chambers. 50-60% case color. 96% blue. Excellent bores. 1957 mfg. Price: $1,895

BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN
BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN

BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN: Solid gun in good condition with some light handling marks. Extractors Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Good Barrels: 26″ Action: Boxlock Triggers: Single Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered Weight: 6lbs Chokes: IC/F Case: No. Price: $800

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Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5"
Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5″

Holland & Holland Sidelock 12ga/26.5″: London best gun specially made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York — Full sidelock with 99% color case remaining. A&F factory logo is inlayed in gold on bottom of receiver. Straight grip stock measures 1 9/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 14 3/8″ over checkered butt, double triggers, splinter forend. This gun weighs 6lbs 9oz. Mint condition. 1962 Mfg. Price: $28,495

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun
Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun: Serial Number: 20648, Barrels: 30 inches, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 12 Gauge, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 14 /14 inches Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Price: $18,950

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN
KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN: #654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN, 12 ga., 31” bbls., extremely full choke almost down to a 16 bore, fully raised matted rib with 2 ivory beads, action engraved with game scenes, left side has a fox watching 4 pheasants flying, right side has 2 pointers watching 4 grouse flying, both are in an outdoor scene with brush, trees, hills & so forth, bottom of frame has a hawk sitting on a dead Mallard in an oval, also has “FCR” initials in gold on bottom of trigger guard with engraved scene around it, bbls. are also engraved & marked “Bohler Antinit”, right side of bbls. marked “Nitro”, SST, ejectors, cocking indicators, top tang safety, flat panel on both sides of stock behind the receiver, fancy checkered PG with engraved steel PG cap, oval gold inlay in bottom of stock, leather covered recoil pad, 15” pull, checkered forend with Deeley lever forend release, beautiful condition with 100% bbl. blue, mint bores, 100% casehardening, very high quality. Price: $5750

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented "Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition
J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition: Exceptional J.D. Dougall double barrel shotgun manufactured in 1872.  It has the maker’s name with London address on the barrels top rib, although Dougall is believed to have been a Glasgow gun maker.  The receiver has beautifully scalloped fences and noseless “rabbit ear” hammers (a Dougall standard).  The receiver, lockplates, hammers, trigger guard & top tang are beautifully engraved with about 60% coverage of extremely fine English foliate arabesque patterns. This shotgun is marked “Highest” highest quality on barrels, frame and forend.  Untouched original finish on metal and wood.  Barrels are brown damascus with recent Birmingham nitro proof “2016”.  Stock has all original finish and checkering with very few handing marks.  Shotgun has 75% original case color remaining.  It has a full pistol grip with color hardened grip cap engraved, heel and toe butt plate engraved.  Min. barrel wall thickness is .024 right and .023 left barrel.  The 28″ uncut barrels have mint bores and are choked pre-choke and cylinder bored.  This classic shotgun will make someone a great Quail gun. Price: $4,950

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE
LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE: LC Smith Featherweight 20 gauge with 26″ barrels. Original case color at 25%. Extractors. Tight on face with top lever well right of center. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Mirror bores. Right barrel measures .612 with 12/1000 choke (IC). Left at .614 with 21/1000 choke (Mod). Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 3 OZ.  Aftermarket butt plate. LOP is 14 1/8″. Drop at comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at heel – 2 5/8″. A nice solid, collectable LC Smith ready for the field. Price: $1,295

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The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30" barrels - appears test fired only
The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30″ barrels – appears test fired only

The finest Parker Bros. AH 10ga extant! Near mint all original lightweight gun made on a #2 Frame with orig 30″ barrels – appears test fired only:  One of just 14 made in this configuration – this rare early gun made on a #2 frame (very rare in 10ga) with 30″ Finest Damascus barrels.  This gun, made in 1890, was the highest grade gun made at the time and was made with original splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, and beautifully engraved skeleton buttplate.  This gun is absolutely 100% full coverage engraved, most certainly by W.H. Gough, and perhaps a detailed inspection will unveil his occasionally found and very elusive signature.  The gun is engraved with no less than 3 dogs on the bottom of the frame and 4 birds in a scene on the trigger plate, two more towards forend, two dogs on trigger guard bow with full scroll engraving, double dogs on right side with serpentine “PARKER BROS.” surrounded by full scroll, dog scenes on each of the breech balls, and double dogs on left, again with serpentine makers name surrounded by full scroll engraving.  The gun has its original engraved and blued skeleton buttplate.  Stocked with incredible straight grained European Walnut stocks which are beautifully checkered as seen in the photos.  All stampings are factory correct and original in every respect. This gun remains in spectacular original condition- nearly unheard of for one of these early guns.  The gun retains more than 95% bold vivid original case color throughout.  Stocks are excellent and sound with virtually all of their original hand rubbed finish with only minor handling marks throughout.  Trigger guard retains more than 80% original blue.  The buttplate retains more than 60% of its original high luster blue.  The breechface shows almost no signs of a shell ring from firing.  The barrels retain about 95% of their dark bold original pattern with only minor spotting towards the right breech as seen in the photos.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  This gun matches it’s PGCA letter as seen in the photos. This exceptional “Best in Class” Parker is priced at $47,500 and can be shipped directly to your door as an antique.  If you desire the very best – look no further – this is it.  This gun is as fresh as a spring daisy having never been offered for sale publicly.
Price: $47,500

Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun
Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun

Parker Brothers BH 12g SxS Shotgun: 1898 BH 12 ga. with Fine DD  Damascus barrels…may have been redone because the pattern is fantastic.Double triggers, Straight stock with gold oval, good checkering. does have some handling marks…scratches dents etc. nothing major. bores are great chambers are 2 5/8″. lockes up tight as a drum. Have Parker letter for it. Mathces except for weight …letters at 8 lbs even…scales 7lbs 14 1/2oz…pretty close. Ready to hit the field. Antique: Yes, Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge, Model: BH, Serial Number: 88661 Barrel Length: 30″, Chambers: 2 5/8″, Condition: Original, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: a few handling marks, Bore Condition: clean, Barrel Type: Fine Damascus, Action: Hammerless Top Lever, Triggers: Double Stock: English, Stock Drop: 2 1/2″ at heel, Fore End: Splinter, Butt Pad: Skeleton, LOP: 14 1/4″, Weight: 7lbs 14.5oz, Sights: Single steel, Manufacture Date: 1898, Choke Left: Full, Choke Right: Full Engraving: Excellent. Price: $9500

ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS
ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS

ORVIS CUSTOM UPLANDER 28G SIDELOCK SPANISH-MADE SXS: Clean gun with some very light handlng marks. Model: Orvis Uplander, Caliber Info: 28 Gauge, Ejectors: Yes Condition: Preowned, Metal Condition: Very Good, Barrels: 28″ Action: Sidelock, Triggers: Double, Gauge: 28 Gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/4″ Stock Heel: 2″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered LOP: 14 1/2 Rib: Flat File Cut Weight: 6.000000 Chokes: IC/M Case: No Price: $3,500

JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN
JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN

JP SAUER BLE 16G SxS GERMAN SHOTGUN: Solid gun with some loss of blue on the barrels. Model: Boxlock Ejector, Caliber Info: 16 Gauge, Ejectors: Yes, Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Good, Barrels: 28″, Action: Boxlock, Triggers: Double, Gauge: 16 Gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/2″, Stock Heel: 2 3/4″, Stock Cast: Off, Fore End: Checkered, LOP: 14 1/8″, Rib: Concave, Weight: 6.600000. Chokes: IM/IM. Price: $3,500

Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun
Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun

Francotte 18E Straight Grip Boxlock Ejector 12 gauge Grouse gun: This is a beautifully engraved, light and lively Francotte bird gun with 26″ barrels that are choked IC/Light Mod with 2-3/4″ chambers.  It is light enough that it can be carried all day at just 6 ounds 4 ounces. This is a great woodcock, quail, grouse and skeet gun with handling that will allow you to be successful on any outing that you choose. The radial matting on the barrels is quite attractive and provides a glare free sighting plane to a period ivory end bead. It is in good cosmetic and mechanical condition with ejectors that kick the empties well out of the way for quick reloading. It is a pre-war gun and exhibits the quality of items made when craftsmen were truly capable of fine work. The checkered side panels must be 35 lines per inch or more and the stock and forend checkering is very fine as well. The drop at the comb is 1-5/8″ and the drop at the heel is a mere 2″ and the length of pull is 14-1/4″ to a factory black plastic butt plate. Price: $2395

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Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” - PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen
Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen

Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen!: Per the PGCA Research Letter – This gun Ordered by and likely used by Wilbur F. Parker!  Truly Exceptional Parker A1 Special 12ga two barrel set, made in 1907 on a #2 Frame.  This very rare gun is equipped with two sets of Whitworth Fluid Steel barrels- one set is 30″ long (original set), the other is 34″ (also definitely factory) long- an extreme rarity in these guns and also extremely desirable today.  This gun would make the ultimate vintage Pigeon Gun.  This gun currently sports a fantastic straight stock with gold plated double triggers, beavertail forend, and was made with auto ejectors, auto safety, and has older Silver’s type pad.  The top lever is beautifully sculpted as are the breech balls as seen in the photos.  These early A-1 Specials are some of the best engraved of all the Parker shotguns and this one is no exception.  The quality of the relief flowers are spectacular and by far the best executed I have seen.  The depth of the relief engraving and the quality is the finest on any Parker I have examined.  The fully engraved safety with gold inlaid “SAFE” in front.  See the photos for details on the engraving – it is breathtaking.  The PGCA letter for this gun is fascininating and worthy of review- see the photos for this as well. This gun remains in pleasing overall condition.  The gun has been updated, likely by Remington with both sets of barrels now having ventilated ribs, which are good and sound.  Mechanics are crisp throughout.  The gun has been completely restored with later Remington case color- likely done when the gun went back in for service in 43,45, or 46, though undoubtedly a Remington Parker work and quality.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are brilliant and shiny. This extremely rare and desirable Parker is both pleasing to look at in the gun room and in the field.  Price: $60,000

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE
ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE: Gun is in very good condition with some light handling marks. Oval is initialed. Caliber Info: 20 Gauge Ejectors: Yes Metal Condition: Very Good Barrels: 28″ Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered LOP: 15 1/4″ Rib: Concave Weight: 6.5 lbs Chokes: IC/IM Case: Leather Luggage. Price: $12,775

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk
“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk:  The amount of man hours was very high when one of these rifles was made. From the factory letter we know that this rifle was completed in 1868. It was built for the Duke of Norfolk and stocked by John Robertson. The caliber is listed as a 60 bore which is the equivalent to the .450 BPE cartridge. This J. Purdey .450 “BPE” Black Powder Express Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Double Rifle is all matching with no alterations. The bores are in excellent condition being bright with excellent lands and grooves in the 30” barrels. It has a 3-leaf rear sight with one fixed and two folding blades. Each blade has a Platinum center line and are marked “100, 200 and 250.” The finish shows no signs of rust or pitting with strong pattern colors. The forearm is in very fine condition with no cracks and one chip as shown. The butt stock is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This after 153 years is quite amazing. The receiver shows very fine and detailed engraving as you can see in the pictures. The rifle is tight and obviously has seen very little use over the decades. The rifle functions as it should with no issues. The original oak case has some accessories and the original cleaning rod. The center lock mechanism is missing but both side levers are present. No FFL transfer is needed to transfer this antique. The factory letter will be included. Price: $10K

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26" IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent
MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent: Serial  #  41176 Country of Origin  Germany Barrel Length (in Inches) 26″ Choke U  IC (.005″), Choke O  M (.015″) Trigger  DT (Double) Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip, Recoil pad Forearm Type  3-piece Forearm Rib Type Solid rib Receiver Finish  Casehardened Engraving Type  Ornamental Scroll Engraving Other Options  2 3/4″ chambers, Cocking indicators, Horn grip cap Condition  EXC. Condition Weight  6#0oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  x 14″ with 3/8″ cast off. Other Details Mfg 1955. Price: $5,500

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA
Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA: Description: This Beretta S686 is in overall very good condition. Metal Condition: Very Good Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Triggers: Single Selective Safety Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Walnut Semi Pistol Grip – Checkered Walnut Forend Butt Pad: Black Rubber Butt Pad Weight: 6 lbs Sights: Front Bead – Mid-Bead Chokes: With Screw in Choke Tubes Wood shows some light handling marks and dings. Complete with case! 20 Gauge. Price: $2,099.99

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12g Charles Daly Regent Diamond Boxlock Shotgun
12g Charles Daly Regent Diamond Boxlock Shotgun

12g Charles Daly Regent Diamond Boxlock Shotgun: Serial Number: 1873. Ejectors: Yes. Barrels: 30 inches. Action: SE. Triggers: Double Trigger. Gauge: 12 Gauge. Stock Comb: 1 3/8 inches. Stock Heel: 2 1/2 inches. Fore End: Splinter. Butt Pad: 1 inch. LOP: 13 3/4 inches. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Price: $39,500

Awesome and beastly Parker DH 20ga 32" - Dubray Gun with factory 2-7/8" chambers:
Awesome and beastly Parker DH 20ga 32″ – Dubray Gun with factory 2-7/8″ chambers:

Awesome and beastly Parker DH 20ga 32″ – Dubray Gun with factory 2-7/8″ chambers: I have for sale an awesome and very early 20ga magnum DH Grade Parker. The gun was ordered in 1903 by Arthur DuBray and is Serial Number 119,763. It was ordered with factory original 32” Barrels on a “0” Frame. This is the earliest 20ga gun I have encountered with factory original 2-7/8″ chambers and the gun is an absolute beast. Made with double triggers, extractors, and splinter forend. The gun now has an older silvers type pad with 14 1/2” LOP. As best I can tell it has 0 cast and Drop at comb 1 5/8 “ and Drop at heel 2 5/8 “. These dimensions are fantastic! Here are the barrel measurements on the gun: Chokes R .019 L .027, Bore R .617” L .618” Barrel Wall Thickness (At thinnest point) R .044 L .041 Weight 7lbs. Overall, the gun remains in pleasing condition with more than 95% barrel blue, around 30-40% case color. Stocks have been expertly freshened up. The gun is mechanically superb, on face, and tight. These 32″ 20ga guns are highly coveted and this gun being a DuBray ordered gun with the letter, magnum chambers and straight stock/double trigger combo is absolutely a show stopper. Price: $16,500

CSMC RBL SxS 20Ga Launch Edition Shotgun 28" Barrels Unfired
CSMC RBL SxS 20Ga Launch Edition Shotgun 28″ Barrels Unfired

CSMC RBL SxS 20Ga Launch Edition Shotgun 28″ Barrels Unfired: Serial No 1878 Purchased New by Current Owner in November 2007. Has a Single Selective Trigger and a Straight Grip with Walnut Stock. This gun has never been fired – complete with CSMC Custom Case and original accessories. Has 5 choke Tubes. Chambers: 2 3/4″. Ejectors: Ejector. Condition: ANIB. Metal Condition: 100%. Wood Condition: 100%. Bore Condition: New. Barrels: Double. Barrel Type: SxS. Action: BLE. Triggers: Single. Stock: Walnut. LOP: 14 1/4″.  Finish: Satin. Chokes: 5 Tubes. Engraving: Scroll. Price: $3,900

12g Wallis Brothers Excellent Sidelock Ejector ~ Features Chopper-lump Sir Joseph Whitworth Barrels
12g Wallis Brothers Excellent Sidelock Ejector ~ Features Chopper-lump Sir Joseph Whitworth Barrels

12g Wallis Brothers Excellent Sidelock Ejector ~ Features Chopper-lump Sir Joseph Whitworth Barrels: 9-pin sidelocks, stocked to the fences. Serial Number: 760. Ejectors: Yes. Barrels: 30″. Barrel Type: Steel. Action: Sidelock. Gauge: 12 gauge. Stock Comb: 1 1/2″. Stock Heel: 2 1/16″. Stock Cast: 3/16″. LOP: 14 3/8″ to checkered butt. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Choke Left: .035″ Full. Choke Right: .008″ IC. Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″. Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032″. Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .028″. Wallis Brothers was in business at 364 High St, Lincoln circa 1886, 156 High St circa 1890-97, High St & Corporation St circa 1901-05, 4 Saint Mary St. 1913-40. Price: $3,800

Beretta s56e 20ga 28" 3" OU like new factory pad
Beretta s56e 20ga 28″ 3″ OU like new factory pad

Beretta s56e 20ga 28″ 3″ OU like new factory pad: M / F (.014 / .031), Ejectors, Factory Pad, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 5 lbs. 15 oz. RARE European Market 20ga Magnum with a Factory Pad. This gun has seen very little use. I rate it 99% overall. It is mechanically perfect – very tight, perfect bores. A few minor handling marks on the stocks. Price: $1575

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William Evans 410 Gauge Deluxe Sidelock Over & Under With 28 inch Barrels
William Evans 410 Gauge Deluxe Sidelock Over & Under With 28 inch Barrels

William Evans 410 Gauge Deluxe Sidelock Ejector Over & Under Shotgun with 28 inch Barrels: Chamber: 3 Inch Mag, Rib: Ventilated, Chokes: Bottom : Full Top : Full, Length: 14 1/4 inches, Grip: Pistol Grip With Horn Cap, Butt End Finish: Chequered, Description: Game scenes featuring Quail & Dove with supporting deluxe Acanthus leaf and shaded background, Finish: Brush Silver, Weight: 6 lbs-1oz, Case: Single Oak & Leather Date of Manufacture: 1999. Price: $95,000

Holland and Holland #2 sidelock SxS double rifle 303 British
Holland and Holland #2 sidelock SxS double rifle 303 British

Holland and Holland #2 sidelock SxS double rifle 303 British: Excellent original condition (matches H&H letter) with great bores. Rifle shoots off the shelf ammo very well. Cased in fitted H&H oak and leather case. Quick detach Trijicon rmr reflex sight installed by JJ Perodeau. H&H letter and records included. Great wild boar and deer rifle.Curio/Relic: Yes. Serial Number: 17504, Barrel Length: 28 in, Condition: excellent, Triggers: double, LOP: 14 5/8″, Sights: express and Trijicon reflex, Manufacture Date: 1896, Case: yes, Optic: Trijicon reflex sight. Price: $20,000

Gerbruder Adamy 28 ga Over and Under Shotgun
Gerbruder Adamy 28 ga Over and Under Shotgun

Gerbruder Adamy 28 ga Over and Under Shotgun: Pre-War Gerbruder Adamy, Diamond Grade, 28ga., 27″ barrels choked SK/SK. Double trigger, straight grip, extractors, double triggers,leather pad, solid rib. Scroll and Game Scene Engraving of rabbits, dogs and birds. Has almost all of it’s case color, barrel blue and wood finish. A very high quality, hard to find small bore German Shotgun. Stock measures 14 1/8, 1 3/8, 2 3/4. Weight is 5lbs 9oz. Price: $12,995

Holland & Holland Top Lever Hammergun 12ga, 30"
Holland & Holland Top Lever Hammergun 12ga, 30″

Holland & Holland Top Lever Hammergun 12ga, 30″: A very nice ca.1875 back action hammer gun with good color remaining on the locks and hammers, Damascus barrels with rich brown finish and wedged forend. Dimensions are: LOP 14 1/4″ over a steel butt plate, DOC 2 1/4″, DOH 2 3/4″, chambers are 2 1/2″ and the weight is 7lbs 3oz. This is a high condition piece we believe to be original. Price: $8,495

W & C Scott .410 – 1926, EJECTORS, 28”, IN PROOF, NICE WOOD
W & C Scott .410 – 1926, EJECTORS, 28”, IN PROOF, NICE WOOD

W & C Scott .410 – 1926, EJECTORS, 28”, IN PROOF, NICE WOOD: Serial Number: 98002. 5lbs 1oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 1/2″, DAH 2 13/16″, DAC 1 9/16″. What a delightful find we have here with a W & C Scott and Sons baby frame .410 BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN WITH 28” BARRELS AND A FULL-LENGTH ORIGINAL BUTTSTOCK MEASURING 14 ½” LOP TO THE HORN BUTTPLATE.  I emphasize this as most British made .410 doubleguns have short barrels and short stocks, and usually are extractor only guns built for youthful shooters or ladies.  To find an example of a “full-size” .410 from a well-known British maker with a London address on the barrels is a treasure in hand!  This gun, sn98002, was built in 1926 and is in excellent condition, STILL IN PROOF WITH 2 ½” CHAMBERS AND BORE DIAMETER OF .411.  Weighing just 5lbs. 1oz. and balanced just ahead of the hinge pin, this is a true, scaled frame, boxlock ejector.  The hard-to-find 28” barrels have tight ribs, mirror shiny bores choked F/F, with no dents or dings, newly reblacked to perfection, fit tight as new to the hinge pin and breech face, and the engraved maker’s name and address still sharp and clear on the barrels.  The action and mechanics are superb, as this is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, HAVING BEEN STRIPPED TO THE SMALLEST PART, ULTRASONIC CLEANED, EACH PART INSPECTED FOR INTEGRITY AND FUNCTION, PROPERLY LUBRICATED AND REASSEMBLED, NOW WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  The action retains about 30% fading factory original case color and the bottom plate retains 80% of the original blue, the ejectors are strong and timed, triggers are crisp, screws are excellent, fine English scroll engraving and fancy borders adorn the action in a most pleasant way.  The action is tight with the lever right of center.  The wood is well figured and freshly restored to perfection with hand-rubbed Truoil finish to bring out the figure.  The wood-to-metal fit is tight, the original flat-topped checkering has been cleaned up, and there are no chips or cracks anywhere.  THIS IS A GORGEOUS LITTLE BRITISH .410!  The stock dimensions are modern (see table below), and this gun is ready to shoot for another 95 years with proper care.  It is a rare find to have all the best features found in a scaled frame .410, ie 28” barrels, in proof, long LOP, ejectors, superb mechanics, and freshly restored barrels, trigger guard, and wood…there is nothing left to do but go break a few clays and then let the quail, woodcock, or other upland game realize that you are deadly with this diminutive British double.  This is an investment grade gun that you will enjoy as it continues to grow in value and demand will never cease for such a gun.  Don’t hesitate, as this one won’t last long at the fair price we are presenting here. Price: $6,750

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Merkel 220E 9.3x74R caliber Over Under Double Rifle
Merkel 220E 9.3x74R caliber Over Under Double Rifle

Merkel 220E 9.3x74R caliber Over Under Double Rifle: Top quality German made double rifle with engraved case hardened receiver, double triggers and auto ejectors. Excellent condition. Price: $8,995

Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – RARE WELL-FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK, Vintage Firearms, Inc
Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – RARE WELL-FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK, Vintage Firearms, Inc

Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – RARE WELL-FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK, Vintage Firearms, Inc: General Specs: Year 1937, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/IM Factory, LOP 14 1/8″, DAH 2 3/16″, DAC 1 3/8″
Serial Number: 303595. Ansley H. Fox created a timeless, high quality, simply designed box lock at his A.H. Fox Gun Co. in Philadelphia, PA.  Most vintage side x side lovers are well-aware the 20ga. and 16ga. Fox guns are the most dynamic, lightweight, best handling American double guns ever created.  Best of all, the 16ga. guns were all built on the diminutive 20ga. frame.  This Fox A Grade, sn303595 made in 1937, is one of only 2500 Fox A Grade 16ga. guns ever made, with about 2200 remaining in existence due to loss and destruction, so there are few offered for sale.  Only 10% or so were ever made with the English style stock, or maybe a few hundred in existence.  IF YOU ARE ONE WHO LOVES STRAIGHT STOCKED UPLAND GUNS…THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN THE PERFECT LITTLE FOX 16GA.!  Straight gripped guns almost never surface for sale.  In this Fox we have a solid gun with excellent screws, factory 26” number 3 weight barrels factory choked IC/IM with mirror bores, factory bore diameter, 99% rich rust blue, double ivory beads, and lots of barrel wall thickness (see tables below for specs).  The ribs are tight, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face with the top lever right of center…like a new gun.  Take a good look at the photos and you will see a truly gorgeous Fox A Grade that has everything going for it.  She is one of those guns that just looks “right”.  The wood figure and finish is stunning, the wood-to-metal fit is superb, the action retains 70% factory case color and the engraving is sharp and clear, …JUST A CLASSY LOOKING FOX!  Even the genuine Silvers pad has that aged look and is fit to perfection.  Search long and hard and you will not find another Fox A Grade 16 with all these great features.  What a great upland gun choked perfect for nearly any bird on the North American continent.  Weighing just 6 1/4lbs. you can carry this gun all day over hill and dale without getting “long arms” by the end of the day.  This is a gun with enough wear on it that you will not feel bad taking it afield and shooting your vintage gun at clay targets.  This is the epitome of an investment quality Fox with desirable features, and affordability.  Price: $5,950

Browning - Superlight, O/U, 20ga.  26 1/2” Barrels Choked IC/M
Browning – Superlight, O/U, 20ga.  26 1/2” Barrels Choked IC/M

Browning – Superlight, O/U, 20ga.  26 1/2” Barrels Choked IC/M: Nicely figured straight grip walnut stock, single selective trigger, factory Browning buttplate, Schnabel forend, rounded frame, vent rib, automatic ejectors, highest quality 1972 Belgian manufacture, gun remains excellent condition throughout, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 12 oz.. 14 ¼” x 1 ½” x 2 ¼”. Price: $5,500

Boxlock 12Ga. Shotgun By Alfred Davis of London
Boxlock 12Ga. Shotgun By Alfred Davis of London

Boxlock 12Ga. Shotgun By Alfred Davis of London: A very nice 12 gauge boxlock by Alfred Davis of London. This gun was built in the late 1920s and has 28″ barrels choked skeet (.004″) and full .035″). The gun is in excellent condition retaining around 40% of the original case colors, 95% of the original barrel blue, and 98% of the original wood finish. The receiver is scroll engraved in standard English scroll. The gun has very good stock dimensions of 14″ x 1 1/2″ x2 1/4″. The chambers are 2 1/2″ and the bores are mint and free of any dents or pits. The barrels are in proof and on face. They lock up with no play or looseness. The gun weighs 6lbs, 3oz and balances on the hinge. It comes cased in the original makers case with case labels and a reproduction copy of Davis’s catalog. This would make a great grouse, woodcock, or quail gun. It would also be a fine pheasant gun for walking those big cornfields. A great value in an English double. Price: $1595

G.E. Lewis 16 ga Boxlock Ejector SxS Shotgun
G.E. Lewis 16 ga Boxlock Ejector SxS Shotgun

G.E. Lewis 16 ga Boxlock Ejector SxS Shotgun: Serial Number: 16056, Barrels: 26″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Box lock ejector, Gauge: 16 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 9/16″, Stock Heel: 2 7/16″, Stock Cast: 1/4″, LOP: 14 3/4″, Weight: 5 lbs. 14.5 oz., Choke Left: .032″ full, Choke Right: .028″  full, Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .026″, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .032″. Price: $2,900

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THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE
THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE

THE LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY EXHIBITION 12 GAUGE: #20901, 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS MOD AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, HORN BUTT AND GRIP CAP, 7LBS 9 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP. Price: $69,500

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS:
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS:

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSM) 16g Model 21 SxS: Flat side action has factory double triggers and automatic safety. The action, barrels, guard & tang and the forend iron have a very deep black high-polished finish with very tastefully inlaid gold vine and leaf borders with single bird game scenes of a flushing duck in cattails on the right side, a flushing woodcock in the alders on the left side and a rooster pheasant in the grass on the bottom of the action. The stock is nicely figured American walnut with a straight hand grip, what looks like a leather faced red Winchester pad and standard Model 21 beavertail forend with an ebony wedge in the tip. Two barrel set consists of one set of 28” barrels choked WS-1 and WS-2 and one set of 29” barrels that are choked Lt. Mod and Full. Each set of barrels has machine matted solid ribs with single orange beads, and damascened barrel flats and water tables. Gun is in excellent shape overall with some very small handling marks on one side, otherwise wood and metal is superb! In a leather CSM two barrel set flat case with Maker’s leather trade label and canvas cover with blank initial patch. This is a very attractive and tastefully adorned gun. Price: $20,000

August Francotte SxS Model 20 - 20 ga., 28" barrels
August Francotte SxS Model 20 – 20 ga., 28″ barrels

August Francotte SxS Model 20 – 20 ga., 28″ barrels: Feature engine turned game rib, side clips, third fastener, 2-3/4″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and modified (.007/.014).  Double triggers, auto safe. The sideplated action is engraved in a fine English scroll and retains 98% original case color hardening.  The round pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2″ heel, with a LOP of 14-3/4″ over a leather pad.  Marked with the Abercrombie and Fitch import name on the barrels, this is a classic double for about 100 years and a staple of the A&F line.  This is a fine example retaining nearly all of the original finish as seen in the photos.  There is a slight abrasion on the right barrel and some handling marks from use on the stock.  The gun remains tight as new and weighs 6 lbs., 2 oz.  Classy little upland double! Price: $5,750

Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge
Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge

Merkel ~ 203E Sidelock OU ~ 12 Gauge: This is a fully engraved sidelock ejector over under shotgun with hand detachable sidelocks. The ejectors are strong and well-timed, the double trigger are crisp with the front trigger being articulated. The 27″ Bohler Steel barrels are like new and have fixed FULL chokes. The butt stock is nicely figured with good shooting dimensions and the 3 piece forearm that fits nicely in hand. 100% coverage bank note scroll engraving on the sidelocks along with cocking indicators. This is a great looking and feeling shotgun. 12 Gauge. Chambers: 3″ Over/Under with ejectors., Metal Condition: Excellent with a touch of thinning blue on the trigger guard. The coin finished receiver is excellent. Wood Condition: Very nice with a few small dings and dents. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 27″ blue with a solid rib. Triggers: Double triggers with the front being articulated. Stock Dimensions: “14 1/2″” LOP to the front trigger, 1 1/2″” DAC, 2 5/16″” DAH. Fore End: 3 piece forend with checkering. Butt Pad: Matching walnut with a checkered straight grip and a black butt plate. Weight: 6 Lbs. 12 Oz. Sights: Single white color front bead on a flat solid rib. Chokes: Fixed FULL and FULL. Price: $4,999.97

Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX
Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX

Connecticut Shotgun RBL28 SxS 28Ga. Shotgun NEW IN THE BOX: SN #RBL002840. NEW IN THE BOX. LOP 14 5/8″. Chamber 2 3/4″. DAC 1 1/2″- DAH 2 1/8″. Chokes are  R/S Mod. and  L/S Full.   30″ barrels with a Traditional Game Solid Rib. Case Colored Receiver with Hunting Dogs Engraved on sides. Premium  checkered pistol grip Walnut stock and  Beavertail forend. Single select trigger with barrel  selector behind trigger. Ejectors. Comes in a nice Canvas Breakdown Case with Red Felt Interior and includes a  Chrome oil bottle, Chrome snap caps, cleaning brushes, cleaning rods, and eye and ear protectors. Weight: 6 lbs. Trigger Pull: 5 1/2 lbs. Price: $4600

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CSMC - A.H. Fox - CE 16 gauge - 2 barrel set
CSMC – A.H. Fox – CE 16 gauge – 2 barrel set

CSMC – A.H. Fox – CE 16 gauge – 2 barrel set: Spectacular New Britain Fox, CE 16 gauge 2 barrel set As New, Appears Unfired, Flawless, Mint 28 and 30 inch Chromox barrels, Chrome lined (steel shot compatible), Solid matte ribs 28″ barrels choked .011″ / .007″ , 30″ barrels choked .026″ / .020″. 2 3/4″ chambers, Double trigger, non automatic safety, single silver bead. Splinter and Beavertail forends, interchangeable with either barrel set. Exhibition American Black Walnut, 1 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 to Makers Skeletal Buttplate, neutral cast. 6 lbs with 30″ barrels and Splinter forend or 28″ barrels with BTFE. Best leather case with all accoutrements. Tuscano engraved. Price: $20,499

Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32" barrels MINT
Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32″ barrels MINT

Caesar Guerini Apex Sporting 20-gauge with 32″ barrels MINT: RH Palm Swell.  Factory extended choke tubes included along with all paperwork.  Purchased new by me in 2012 and hardly used.  There are 2 very tiny marks on the off-face side of the stock but they are hardly noticeable.  Other than that the gun remains as new throughout – the exterior barrels, bore, rib, receiver metal, stock finish, checkering – it is all in immaculate condition.  Factory original with no alterations of any kind. Price: $5,500

Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options-SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood!
Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options-SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood!

Parker Reproduction 28ga. w/the best options SG-BT-DT and choked Q1&Q2! Killer wood: Here’s a Parker 28 bore Repro that rings all the bells! A double trigger, straight grip with a beaver tail forend and the 26″ barrels are choked Quail 1 & Quail 2! It’s in the original factory case with snap caps, key and outer canvas cover. The condition is not perfect, but it’s very nice. The blue is all there, but the case colors have faded on the bottom and a little on the sides. I call it conservatively 50-60%. The wood is a terrific piece of claro with excellent figure. There was a chip just behind the top tang that was professionally repaired and will cause no further problems. Skeleton butt of course. The LOP is 14 5/8 inches and it weighs a delightful 5.67 pounds. There is no finer handling upland shotgun. Price: $5295  

Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun
Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun

Rizzini Artemis 410 Over Under Shotgun: This gun has 28″ vent rib barrels choked improved cylinder (.005″) and modified (.010″). Thie gun is in excellent original condition. It retains 90% of the original case colors, 99% of the original wood finish,and 99% of the barrel blue. The wood is nicely figured European walnut with a Prince of Wales grip and  a 145/8″ LOP over the factory wood buttplate. The chambers are 3″ and the bores are mint. The gun weighs 5-6 and balances at the hinge. This is a great little gun for preserve shooting or fun clays. The stock dimensions are 14 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. Price: $3495

JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock
JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock

JP Sauer ~ Side by Side ~ 12 Ga ~ Boxlock: This JP Sauer Side by Side Model is a 12 Ga. shotgun. It has 28 inch barrels with extractors and a solid rib. White bead front and middle sights. With 2 3/4 inch chambers it has fixed M and IM Chokes. The butt stock is a checkered grip walnut straight grip. The forearm is a checkered grip walnut splinter style. It has a very nicely engraved receiver. Price: $1,499.99

Original or redone? A 12g Prussian Charles Daly Feather Weight …

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

I’ve always liked vintage Charles Daly side-by-sides, and I think they’re some of the finest boxlock shotguns ever made.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

So when this 12g came up for auction on Gunbroker.com a few weeks ago, I was thrilled. But not as thrilled as some guys. This double hammered down for $6,125 — WAY than I wanted to pay for it (a far more than I thought it would bring).

Take a look at. What do you think — is it all original? Or is it totally redone? I think it’s all original, including the finish on the bbls.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

This SxS was built in the 1890s, but not by anyone named Charles Daly.

Charles Daly was a businessman, not a gunmaker. He started branding guns with his name on them around 1875. At first, he used several makes in Europe. But by the late 1880s, he had settled on Heinrich A. Lindner for most of his shotguns.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

Lindner was a gunmaker in Suhl, Prussia (which is now Germany). Lindner took Westley Richards brilliant Anson & Deeley shotgun action, tweaked it, and made it his own.

In its day, this gun was one of Daly’s lower-grade models. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t high quality (or inexpensive). Everything Lindner made was beautifully built. You can see that in this gun. From the proportions of the action and the stock to the shaping of the triggers and the finish on the metal, everything is well done.

A page from a 1920s Schoverling, Daly & Gales catalog.
A page from a 1920s Schoverling, Daly & Gales catalog.

When this gun was built, the shooting world was experiencing a fad for lightweight, 12-gauge shotguns. Belgian and German makers like Francotte and Lindner responded by building twelves that came in right around 6lbs.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight:

  • Make: Charles Daly made by Charles Lindner in Prussia
  • Model: Empire grade Featherweight
  • Action: Side by Side
  • Serial number / year:  1046 / late 1800’s early 1900’s
  • Finish: The Damascus twist is a very pretty pattern and shows well.  The receiver is mostly in the white but we do see traces of the original case color under the lever and in the non-contact areas.
  • Caliber: 12ga – we do not know the chamber length.
  • Barrel Length: 26″ with fixed cylinder chokes
  • Bore Condition: Excellent – both are clean, smooth and bright.
  • Stock/grips: The stock and forend are in great shape with light use and handling wear.  The checkering is still fairly sharp.  We do not see any cracks, breaks or repairs.
  • LOP: 14″
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight
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