Here’s a great little double that has everything a bird gun — and a bird hunter — needs. Best of all, it’s in excellent, original condition. It’s on Gunrunner auctions now and the listing ends tomorrow, 12/19, in the afternoon.
AYA is probably the most famous Spanish gunmaker in the world. They’ve been hand-making doubles for decades. In that time, they’ve earned a reputation for good-quality guns at fair prices.
The AYA you see here is one of their Anson & Deeley boxlock models. Even though it’s one the company’s least expensive models, it costs around $4995 brand new today.
Lot 10. AYA Grade 4, 20 gauge side by side shotgun, 28″ barrels, Ejectors, Hard Cased, Spain: Serial #552293, mfg. Spain. Excellent condition. Very, very nice AYA 20 ga. side by side on the tiny frame and dainty wrist. 28″ tubes have excellent shiny bores and bluing is 98%+. Choked IC/M. Ejectors. Double triggers. 3″ magnum chambers. Wood is excellent with nice figure and has a modern solid brown pad with white spacer nicely fitted. LOP is 14 1/2″ over pad. Splinter forearm has nice checkering. All matching iron and forearm wood. Case-colored receiver is 97% with slight lower edge wear and one scratch on bottom. Some light scroll work. Tang safety. Dandy quail or dove gun! Elegant and the best of Spanish craftsmanship! Light and dainty!
Winchester Model 21 SxS – 3 Bbl, 20 & 28 gauge set: Price: $16,669.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge and 28 gauge
Chambers: 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch, 20 ga – 3 inch, 28 ga 2-3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright and shiny, all three barrels
Barrels: 20 ga 3 inch – 30 inch; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – 26 inch; 28 ga – 26 inch
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Checkered walnut, straight grip
Stock Dimensions: 14 inch LOP
Fore End: Matching checkered walnut beavertail
Butt Pad: Soft rubber pad
Weight: 6 lbs – 14 oz with 30 inch 20 gauge bbl installed
Sights: 20 ga 3 inch – solid matte rib with gold bead; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – solid matte rib with red and white beads; 28 ga – solid matte rib with red and silver bead
Chokes: 20 ga 3 inch – Fixed Ful and Full; 20 ga – 2-3/4 inch – Fixed WS-1 and WS-2; 28 ga – Skeet and Skeet
BELGIUM GUILD 410 GAUGE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN: SMALL FRAME BOXLOCK SIDE BY SIDE – 28 1/2″ BARRELS CHOKED IC/FULL – LOCK UP IS DOUBLE UNDERBITES AND CROSS BOLT AS WELL AS SIDE CLIPS – STRAIGHT STOCK LOP 14″ – DROP COMB 1 1/4″ – DROP AT HEEL 2 3/8″ – WEIGHT 4 LBS 6 OZS. – GROOVED BUTT – CASE COLORS 50% – HARD TO FIND SMALL FRAMED 410’S WITH LONG BARRELS. Price:$6,250
Ithaca, NID, Grade Four SxS, 12g, – 100% Factory Original: ITHACA N.I.D., GRADE FOUR, 12 GAUGE, 30″ BARRELS, I.C. AND FULL, 99% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR BORES. BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, UNTURNED SCREWS, TYPICAL ENGRAVING PATTERN WITH PHEASANT ON RIGHT SIDE, WATERFOWL ON LEFT SIDE PLUS SCROLLWORK AND BORDERS. GOLD PLATED TRIGGERS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS. TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, FINE CHECKERING WITH FLEUR DELIS PATTERN. GOLD SHIELD IN STOCK, NICELY FIGURED WALNUT. GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, ORIGINAL ITHACA SUNBURST PAD. 100% FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN IN FINE CONDITION, 7 POUNDS 4 OUNCES, CIRCA 1930. Price:$4,500
FRANCOTTE 16GA SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE “FUNERAL” SHOTGUN: A well balanced high quality game gun. No issues. Great barrels. Ready for range or field. Price: $1950
Chambers: 2 9/16″
Stock Comb: 1 5/16 IN
Stock Heel: 2 3/8 IN
LOP: 14 3/8IN
Weight: 6LB 12OZ
Manufacture Date: 1922
Choke Left: IMP/CYL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .034
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .035
The Ithaca Flues is one of my favorite American doubles. While these SxSs aren’t as highly regarded as Foxes or Parkers, there’s something about them that appeals to me. Judging by the success of the model, there was something about them that appealed to other people, too.
The Ithaca Flues was one of the most popular SxSs ever made in America. Available from 1908 to 1925, around 223,000 of these shotguns were built. An American gunsmith named Emil Flues came up with the design and Ithaca turned it into a simple, reliable double available at a pricel below other quality shotguns available at the time. Obviously, people thought they were a good deal.
Ithaca’s Flues came in five grades: 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7, The one you see here is a Grade 4 with ejectors (the “E” in 4E), and to my eye it features enough embellishment to be attactive without going over board looking pimped out
ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL SxS: 20 ga double bbl. 28″ bbls with a solid matte rib choked modified and full. Good amount of orig blue finish on bbls. Slight wear at the muzzle. Case colored scroll engraved frame that has aged to a grey patina. Fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip stock is in good condition. Typical handling mars. Rubber recoil pad. Price:$3,995
JAMES PURDEY & SONS EJECTOR SIDELOCK 12 GA. SELF-OPENING DOUBLE SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1907: 30” barrels with 2 ½” chambers choked improved modified in both barrels. Automatic ejectors and double triggers. Center rib engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH’S FLUID PRESSED STEEL”. No “3” engraved on the both the rib and the lever. Lock plates signed with maker’s name. Checkered walnut straight grip stock and checkered splinter forend. 14 ½” pull over checkered butt. 2”, 1 ½” drop. .Best Quality rose bouquet and scroll engraving. Matching serial numbers in the 17,xxx range. All original except the barrel finish which has been expertly custom blued. Locks and frame with much of the original case hardening color and the lever and the trigger guard with most of the original blue. Stock and forend with the original finish. Forend with small sliver missing near the release button on the left side. Perfect working order and excellent bores. Price:$16,500
Model: SPE Skeet Grade
Serial Number: 34970
Chambers: 2 3/4
Triggers: Single selectable
Fore End: Beavertail
Manufacture Date: May 27, 1937
Winchester Model 21 Field Grade 20 Gauge 1935 Production: This Winchester was produced in 1935. The shotgun’s serial number is 5294. The barrels are 26 inches. The barrels are solid rib choked Full and Modified. It has the single selective trigger. The trigger works correctly. The safety is the automatic engaged safety. The ejectors are manual ejectors. The recoil pad is the red Winchester pad. The barrels are bright with no damage or dents. The lockup is tight. The barrels have the solid rib. This gun has seen field use and handling. There is blue loss on the underbelly of the receiver due to carrying. This is a great light handling 21 in a great gauge. This gun can give the owner many years of great service. This is one of the original condition early model 21’s that has not been “restored”. The unusual feature is the single selective trigger without the automatic ejectors on this shotgun. This feature is not commonly seen. This shotgun’s overall condition would rate a 90% condition. The overall approximate weight is 6 pounds. The length of pull is 13 and 1/2 inches. This shotgun has had only two owners. Price:$5750
Ithaca Grade 4 16 Gauge – NICE ORIGINAL GUN, 80% CASE COLOR:#376165, Made in 1924, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Side by Side. This gun, sn376165 built in 1924, is no exception, balanced dead on the hinge pin and weighing 6lbs. 7oz. it is a delight in hand. Retaining 80% factory case color, gorgeous engraving, checkering, and wood, this gun is a work of art at a very affordable price. It has great barrels with plenty of wall thickness, mirror bores, choked perfect for upland game, and with nice shooting dimensions it has everything a shooter/collector might want. Price:$4,950.00
Barrel Length: 26″
Chokes: .013/.028 LM/F
Bore Diameter: .670/.668
Wall Thickness: .029/.028
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 80% fading
Engraving: clear, sharp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 93%
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8″
DAH: 2 5/8″
DAC: 1 11/16″
Cast: 1/8″ off
Checkering Condition: very good
Butt Treatment: factory plate
C. Hellis & Sons Boxlock SxS 12ga/28″ IC/Full: Case colored boxlock with double triggers, straight grip stock, auto-ejectors, splinter forend, and checkered butt. Lop measures 14″ with 1 1/4oz proof and 2 3/4″ chambers. Condition is very good overall with strong color case and excellent barrel blue. This is a very nice gun overall. Price:$3,995
James MacNaughton Skeleton Round Triggerplate “The Edinburgh”, circa 1907: A very scarce skeleton (bar-in-wood) triggerplate round action from this famed Scottish maker having only approximately 100 ever being made, 12 bore, 2 1/2″ chambers, replacement 28″ fluid steel nitro proved at 3 Tons barrels by the makers in 1972 and choked .006 Skt. and .009 IC, smooth concave game rib engraved “James MacNaughton & Sons, Hanover Street, Edinburgh”, 14 3/4″ LOP over a leather pad, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/4″ DAH, 3/16″ cast off, 6 lbs. 12 oz., ejectors, double triggers, straight grip, splinter forend, automatic MacNaughton “lever” safety, later barrel cocking design with normal top lever length, typical top tang inspection plate and inspection plate screw with cutout, fine typical MacNaughton skeleton grape vine engraving pattern with “MacNaughton & Sons” engraved on both sides of action, triggerplate engraved to match action, originally no. 1 of a pair with “1” in gold inlay on top lever and barrel rib, highly figured European walnut stock, A&D push button forend release, stock gold oval engraved with a rather mystical animal head. Excellent condition gun that is tight and sound and without any cracks, a few spots of thin barrel blue, exceptional bores and walls on the newer barrels and ready for it’s next 100+ years of service. These are very rare guns with MacNaughton making the most at about 100 and Dickson having made only about 12-15 skeleton round actions. Price:$24,950
Winchester Model 21 Skeet Grade Field gun in 16 gauge: With 28″ matted rib barrels and choked M&IM ( Chokes measure .012 & .020 ) Beautiful pistol grip stock with 14 1/4″ LOP over checkered butt . Hard grip cap. Beavertail forend . Single selective trigger, Auto ejectors. An outstanding model 21. Price:$7,995
W & C. Scott and Son 12g Premier grade double – barreled SxS shotgun: With patented crystal indicator windows. 12 gauge with two sets of original Damascus barrels remaining in near fine original condition . The first set of barrels measure 30” in length with 2 ½” chambers choked .20 for modified left and 0 for cylinder right. The second set measure 30” and are choked modified and modified and show almost no use with 95% to 98% bright original tobacco brown finish and serial numbered to match with near fine bores. The stock measures 14 ½” to the end of a English type pad and nearly 14 inches to the end of the wood. There is a 3 ¼ inch drop at the heel with a 2 inch drop at the comb. The wall thickness measures .26 left barrel and .33 right barrel. The barrels retain 90% to 95% of their original light brown finish with some minor scratches and just beginning slight aging. Approximately 95% of the Damascus pattern shows well and there is some very vivid tobacco colored brown finish remaining. The frame shows 85% to 90% case hardening that is just drifting and toning slightly. The action is profusely engraved with bank note scrolls and profuse game bird scenes. The gun locks tight and the bores are still bright. Price:$5,900.
ITHACA NID, GRADE FOUR 12 GAUGE, HEAVY FRAME 3″ MAGNUM, 26 ” BARRELS: EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, BRILEY STEEL SHOT CHOKE TUBES, FORCING CONES LENGTHENED. AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, TYPICAL ENGRAVING PATTERN, PHEASANT ON RIGHT, MALLARD ON LEFT, PLUS SCROLLWORK AND FINE BORDERS. STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, FINE FLEUR DI LIS CHECKERING, GORGEOUS HIGHLY FIGURED WOOD, GOLD INLAY IN BUTTSTOCK. GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2″ X 13 3/4″, ORIGINAL ITHACA SUNBURST PAD. ITHACA PRODUCED A TOTAL OF 87 12 GAUGE HEAVY MAGNUMS, ONLY 14 GRADE FOURS WERE MADE. ALL ARE SERIAL NUMBERED OVER 500,000. 8 POUNDS 6 OUNCES. THE PERFECT WATERFOWL DOUBLE SHOTGUN. AN EXTREMELY RARE GUN. Price:$4,850
Charles Hellis & Sons Ltd. 121 & 123 Edgeware Road. Hyde Park. London W. 2″ game gun built in 1939: 26″ Cyl/IC extractor barrels with makers name and adress and “FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY” inlayed in platinum on the rib. Gun is totally in proof with original 2″ chambers. Bores measure .732 right and left. Choked .002 on the right and .008 on the left. Minimum wall thickness is .026 Reciever retains 60% original case colors with border engraving only. Barrels retain 96% blue with 60% blue on bottom of reciever and trigger guard. Stock and forend completely solid with some fairly nice figure in the buttstock. 14 1/2″ LOP to checkered butt. DAC 1 1/2″ DAH-2 3/8″ Checkering has been recut and a light refinish on buttstock and forend. This gun remains in excellent mechanical condition. It is tight and on face. Barrels ring like a chime. Weighs in at 5lb 9oz These 2″ game guns are few and far between with many not in proof or in poor condition. This is a real gem for the avid woodcock or quail hunter. Price:$4695
Manufrance’s Ideal grade double barrel shotguns are uncommon here in North America. Even though Manufrance made about 79,000 of them, they were imported into the United States in great numbers. So when you see ones like this 16 gauge Grade 4, it’s special.
Here are the specs from the seller:
A beautiful Manufrance Ideal Grade 4 16ga SxS shotgun with 27.5″ barrels. 14.25″ LOP over orginal buttplate. Very comfortable stock dimension of 1.5″/2.5″ drops. This is a 6# gun and is an exceptional pointing gun. Stock has unique Manufrance retractable sling that extends and clips to front sling-eye.
Has the unique Manufrance bottom release action and beautiful swamped rib.
A very-good overall condition gun. If you know Manufrance Ideal’s, you will love this gun! Priced very fairly compared to thers on the market.