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

 

WESTLEY RICHARDS Deluxe Droplock Express .318 Accelerated Express Cased Mfg 1913 Outstanding condition
WESTLEY RICHARDS Deluxe Droplock Express .318 Accelerated Express Cased Mfg 1913 Outstanding condition

WESTLEY RICHARDS Deluxe Droplock Express .318 Accelerated Express Cased Mfg 1913 Outstanding condition: Barrel Length (in Inches)  24″, Stock Configuration: Capped Pistol Grip and very fine Flur-di-lis checkering and pancake style cheekpiece, Forearm Type:  Splinter Forearm Rib Type  1/4 Rib With express sights 1 standing and 4 folding Receiver Finish  Casehardened Engraving Type  Large ornamental scroll with game scene cameos and carved fences, Engraved wedges on barrels Other Options  Flip up night sight, Grip cap with trap, Leather case with maker’s label, Gold oval, Sling swivels, Bolted safety, Type C top lever Condition  EXC. Plus Condition Weight  9#9oz Dimensions  14 5/8″ LOP Other Details  Mfg 1913. Price: $60,000

Parker DHE 28 Gauge
Parker DHE 28 Gauge

Parker DHE 28 Gauge: 00 Frame, Serial Number: 240314, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 inches, Triggers: Single Selective Trigger, Gauge: 28 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 1/8 inches, Stock Heel: 1 3/4 inches, Fore End: Beavertail, LOP: 14 1/4 inches, Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. Price: $39,500

Fr. Wilh. HEYM - 20ga - 28” - Lightweight Game Gun - 2 3/4” - IC/M - Double Trigger - 14 5/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 3/8” - 5 lbs 12 ozs - SN: 6009 - Gorgeous!!
Fr. Wilh. HEYM – 20ga – 28” – Lightweight Game Gun – 2 3/4” – IC/M – Double Trigger – 14 5/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 3/8” – 5 lbs 12 ozs – SN: 6009 – Gorgeous!!

Fr. Wilh. HEYM – 20ga – 28” – Lightweight Game Gun – 2 3/4” – IC/M – Double Trigger – 14 5/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 3/8” – 5 lbs 12 ozs – SN: 6009 – Gorgeous!! SN: 6009 – there are three ebony inserts – auto safety – Gorgeous!!  Read the case label for specs – the entire package is wonderful – The Engraving is Outstanding – Field Gun for the Discerning Shooter.  Some bluing wear – Case colors are in very good shape – mechanically tight and sound. Price: $21,900

Anderson Wheeler - SLE - 20 Gauge SXS
Anderson Wheeler – SLE – 20 Gauge SXS

Anderson Wheeler – SLE – 20 Gauge SXS: Action: Sidelock, Ejectors: Yes, Trigger: Double, Grip: Straight Grip, Forend: Checkered, Lop: 15 “, Type of butt: Checkered Wood, Drop comb: 1 1/2 “, Drop heel: 2 3/16 “, Cast amount: 3/16 “, Cast: Off, Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz, Manufactured in: England, Manufacture Year: 2015, Overall condition: NEW, Stock condition: NEW, Metal condition: NEW, Stock: Original finish, Metal: Original finish, Chambers: 2 3/4 “, Length: 29 “, Chokes: IM/XF, Rib type: Concave. Exquisitely hand-engraved example of a best London gun, which has long been the center of firearm’s excellence. Anderson Wheeler pride themselves on maintaining that tradition of beauty, craftsmanship, and reliability in the sporting firearms they produce. The blend of modern innovation, craftsmanship and precision engineering used in the building of Anderson Wheeler firearms, demonstrates years of striving to perfect that balance of reliability with artistic elegance. Price: $18,700

Arrieta 2" 12 gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun 12Ga
Arrieta 2″ 12 gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun 12Ga

Arrieta 2″ Sidelock SxS Game Gun 12 Gauge: Serial #19-98, 12Ga 2″ chambers, Choked: Cyl./Imp. Cyl. Full length plain steel rib, Marked in gold “(For 2″ Case Only) Wingshooters Light Game Gun” Left barrel marked “Wingshooters LTD-Grand Rapids-Michigan USA, Double triggers, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Straight grip stock checkered in 2-pt pattern with 15 1/2” LOP over  Pacmayer Decelerator pad, Splinter forend with Curtis release checkered in 4-pt diamond pattern. The receiver is lightly scroll engraved with wavy border pattern and marked “Arrieta YCIA” on both lockplates. Hand detachable locks, articulated front trigger, Weight 5 lbs. 13 oz. Condition is Extremely fine, near new. Buttstock and forearm are Exl. with very light handling marks, Perfect mechanics with Bright shiny bores. Price: $4495

Good gun alert: 20g Heym 4A SxS shotgun …

Heym - 4A - 20 ga - SxS - Boxlock shotgun
Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun

Here’s a great looking double that probably won’t be on the market long. To me, this gun looks like it was made in the 1920s or 1930s. That’s was when Germany was building some of the finest doubles on the planet.

Heym - 4A - 20 ga - SxS - Boxlock shotgun
Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun

Heym was one of Germany’s top makers, and their doubles were beautifully made, well balanced, and — as you can see — great looking.

Like what you see? Pounce on it. I doubt it will be around long.

Heym - 4A - 20 ga - SxS - Boxlock shotgun
Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun

Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun: Price: $4,500.00 
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 15 1/8 ”
Type of butt: Checkered Wood
Drop comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop heel: 2 1/2 ”
Cast amount: 1/2 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 5 lbs, 2 oz

Heym - 4A - 20 ga - SxS - Boxlock shotgun
Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun

Manufactured in: Germany
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Metal: Original finish
Type of Case: Leather Case

Barrel info:
Gauge: 20 ga
Chamber: 2 3/4 ”
Length: 26 ”
Chokes: IC/IM
Rib type: Concave

Heym - 4A - 20 ga - SxS - Boxlock shotgun
Heym – 4A – 20 ga – SxS – Boxlock shotgun

Comments: Gun has some light handling marks, 1.5″ stock extension, initialed oval.

This week’s 5 good guns…

 

Holland & Holland “The Royal” .410 Bore 3” - Deep Engraving - Sidelock - Case Color - Rich Colors on Wood & Frame
Holland & Holland “The Royal” .410 Bore 3” – Deep Engraving – Sidelock – Case Color – Rich Colors on Wood & Frame

Holland & Holland “The Royal” .410 Bore 3” – Deep Engraving – Sidelock – Case Color – Rich Colors on Wood & FrameSmall Frame – Deep Engraving – Self Opener – Sidelock – Case Color – Rich Colors on Wood & Frame – Chokes: XF/XF – 26 1/2” Barrels – 14 7/8” X 1 3/8” X 2 1/8” – 4 lbs. 14 ozs. – Leather Pad – Accessories: Leather Case, Key, Oil, Oil Bottle & Patches – This Fine Shotgun has amazing rich case colors and wood – it’s dimensions and weight resonate that of a gun made for field adventure with a classy twist.  One of Holland & Holland’s small frame guns with the right configuration and style.  Nothing to apologize for on this gun, it has been shot – the evidence is so minute, I won’t mention it. Price: $89,995 

 

Piotti - King - 20 ga - Sidelock- Side-by-Side Shotgun: Price
Piotti – King – 20 ga – Sidelock- Side-by-Side Shotgun: Price

Piotti – King – 20 ga – Sidelock- Side-by-Side Shotgun: Price: $18,800.00 
Item Number: PIOA168
Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Sidelock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 15 1/2 ”
Pad thickness: ”
Type of butt: Checkered Wood
Drop comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop heel: 2 ”
Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz
Manufactured in: Italy
Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish
Type of Case: Leather Luggage Case
Extra barrels: 0
Barrel info:
Gauge: 20 ga
Chamber: 3 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: IC/IM
Rib type: Concave
Comments : Gun is in very good condition with a few light blemishes, stock has inlaid initials.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn 16g SxS Boxlock Ejector SxSJ.P. Sauer & Sohn Ejector Anson & Deely Boxlock

16 x 16 Ga 2 3/4 – 27 3/4. Best Krupp 3 ring steel chocked F & 1M  .024 – .020, 14 3/4 pull to checkered butt plate with heel and toe plates, Prince of Wales grip. Gold stock oval game scene and scroll engraving. 99% Barrel blue, 95+% case color. Made July, 1939. Custom ordered by a (Wielben Stuttgart Germany) Fine Condition. Price: $8900

J.P. Sauer & Sohn 16g SxS Boxlock Ejector SxS
J.P. Sauer & Sohn 16g SxS Boxlock Ejector SxS

 

Heym 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Game Gun. Pre-WWII Beautiful Full Engraving Excellent Condition
Heym 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Game Gun. Pre-WWII Beautiful Full Engraving Excellent Condition

Heym 20 Gauge SxS Boxlock Game Gun. Pre-WWII Beautiful Full Engraving Excellent Condition: Price: $8,250
Manufacturer Information: F.W. Heym of Suhl, Germany
Model: Sideplated boxlock
Barrel Engravings: Barrel band engraving. Barrels are highest quality Krupp steel.
Frame Engravings: Deep cut game scenes featuring setters and partridge surrounded by Germanic floral scroll.
Full coverage.
Condition Percentage: The gun retains 99% of the metal finish and 98% of the barrel blue.
Complete Serial Number: 6086
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1930
Finish: Coin finished receiver and rust blued barrels.
Action Type: Top lever Sideplated boxlock
Gauge: 20 Ga.
Barrel Length: 26” LOP: 15”
Specialty Features: Cased gun, full coverage engraving, cocking indicators, sideclips, checkered triggers.

Connecticut ~ RBL Launch Edition ~SxS~Boxlock~20 Ga.Price: $3549.77

Connecticut ~ RBL Launch Edition ~SxS~Boxlock~20 Ga
Connecticut ~ RBL Launch Edition ~SxS~Boxlock~20 Ga

Manufacturer: RBL001096
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 28″ Choke Tube barrels
Triggers: Double Hard Gold Trigger inside a rolled double edge trigger guard
Stock: 2X Premium Walnut Stock
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4″ or 14 3/4″ LOP
Fore End: Splinter forend
Butt Pad: Hard Rubber Butt Plate
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Sights: Single Brass Bead
Chokes: Left barrel: Modified | Right barrel: Improved Cylinder
Extras: Includes the RBL Launch Edition Case with 5 Chokes. Features scroll engraving designed by Richard Roy.

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F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge SxS Shotgun: Sidelock double. Serial # 1308.  2 3/4″ chambers.  26″ chopper lump  bbls,  IC/Mod.  hand matted rib,  Stunning deep ” sculptured ” engraving by Sosta Gianfranco (deceased). Straight hand stock with highly figured turkish walnut, dropper points, and splinter forend. Checkering is perfect 32 LPI. Stock dimensions are 14 1/8″  LOP to center of checkered butt from a single trigger.   1 1/4 ” – 2 1/4 ” drop at heel without cast. 6 1/4 lbs.

This beautiful R1 Rizzini was made for Ambercrombie and Fitch in 1974  ( letter from Rizzini )  both names lettered in gold on barrels. Gun remains in  “as new”  condition. The overall fit and finish  and handling qualities of this Rizzini indicates the degree of hand work that was performed on their “best” guns during this period. A fantastic bird gun. Leather VC case with makers label. Price: $31,500

LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGEMADE 1972 ROUND ACTION SIDELOCK 27 1/2″ 005 AND 021 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 3/4″. Price: $22,500

LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE
LEBEAU COURALLY GRAND LUXE SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE
JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET
JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET

JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET: 12GA, CUSTOM, 2 BL SET, SIDELOCK EJECTOR, 30″ BARRELS, ONE SET CHOKED .022 AND .035, SECOND SET TRUE CYLINDER AND .019. BARRELS ARE CHOPPER LUMP. EARLY GUN DATES FROM 1913. ENGLISH STRAIGHT STOCK, 14 3/8 PULL TO A LEATHER BUTT , 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 DROP, SINGLE TRIGGER, HIGH QUALITY BOUQUET AND SCROLL ENGRAVING, CLASSIC LOOK, NICE LOOKING GUN IN GREAT SHAPE, CASED, WITH LETTER FROM DOUGLAS TATE OF BRITISH GAME GUNS. Price: $17,500

CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA
CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA

CHARLES DALY EMPIRE GRADE OVER UNDER 12GA28″ Krupp vent rib barrels … 2 3/4″ chambers … choked Full/ExFull … weight 7 lbs 2 oz … LOP 14 3/8″ over leather covered 1″ recoil pad … drop comb 1 1/2″ … drop heel 2 1/2″ … cast off 1/4″ … double, hand checkered, triggers, with front trigger articulated … ejectors … automatic safety. The top of the rib is imprinted “Charles Daly Empire Quality.”

This is an outstanding Prussian Daly from the pre-war era. All of the metal including the trigger guard, operating lever, tang, forend hardware and the grip cap are profusely covered in acanthus leaf scroll engraving. This same scroll surrounds game scenes on the receiver of pointing dogs on the left, a covey of quail on the right and ducks on the bottom. The metal exhibits a mottled tarnished pewter and smokey grey patina which adds to the original deep relief engraving and makes it more appealing now, than decades ago when first created.

Dark, dark Turkish walnut was selected for the pistol grip stock and three piece forearm. Truly outstanding fler-de-lis checkering is generously spread over the grip surfaces. A narrow wedge of horn is inlaid at the tip of the forearm and the gold inset oval in the toeline has yet to be initialed. The barrels retail 95% of their blue, the bores are bright & excellent and the wood has seen exceptional care. This gun may be better now that when it was made. Price: $12,500

HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER
HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER

HEYM PRE WAR SXS DOUBLE RIFLE 405 WINCHESTER24″ BARRELS WITH CLAW MOUNTS AND A PERIOD 4X SCOPE DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL FINISH 8LBS 11 OZ X 14 1/4″ LOP REGULATED WITH LIVE ROUNDS AND READY TO GO. Price: $10,900

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PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGE
PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGE

PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGETERZI ENGRAVED MADE 2004 THIS IS THE BEST HAMMER GUN I HAVE EVER SEEN BOTH SETS OF BARRELS ARE 30″ 2 3/4 #1 IS 010 AND 018 #2 IS 032 AND 042 DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES OAK AND LEATHER CASE NEW CONDITION 7LBS 14 OZ X 2″ X 1 7/16″ X 15″. Price: $89,500

F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUN
F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUN

F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUNORNATE BEAUTIFUL GAME SCENES ENGRAVED ON ACTION, 30″ DEMI BLOCK SPLIT BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED FULL/FULL, VENT RIB, EJECTORS, SST, HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, PISTOL GRIP ENGRAVED CAP, 3 PC FOREND, VERY PRECISE SKIP LINE CHECKERING, 28 LPI, LOP 14 1/4 TO BEST LEATHER PAD, 1 1 /2, 2 3/8, 7LBS 4OZ, VERY MINTY, 99%! Price: $7,650

H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA SXS SHOTGUN
H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA SXS SHOTGUN

H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA“H.A. LINDER” , Prussian Mfg. 1912 (HAL&Crossed Pistols Maker’s Mark on BBL’s) , 16GA , 28″ Barrels choked: R-MOD (.016) L-FULL (.032) Bore’s Bright , Chambers 2 3/4″ , Sculptured Side-Clip Action with Third Fastener , Scroll Engraved , Cocking Indicators , Double Triggers , Ejectors , Pistol Grip Stock with Horn Gripcap (has engraved inlay w/original owners name) Dem’s: 1 1/2″x 2 9/16″x 14″LOP to original Horn Buttplate , Splinter Forend with Ebony Inlay at Tip , Very Nice European Walnut with lots of Figure , Checkered Side-Panels and Drop-Points , Casecolor 30-40% (vivid in protected areas) , blue 95%+ , wood 98% finish. Price: $6,500

Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28"/26" Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double Triggers
Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28″/26″ Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double Triggers

Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28″/26″ Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double TriggersPrice: $5,999.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Metal Condition: Metal Condition is Excellent
Wood Condition: Wood Condition is Excellent
Bore Condition: Bores are Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 28′ and 26″ Barrels
Triggers: Double Smooth Triggers
Stock: Nicely Figured Hardwood Stock with Double Panel Cut Checkering
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4″ LOP; 2 ” DAH; 1.5″ DAC (center); 1 3/8″ DAC (front)
Fore End: Straight Hardwood Fore End
Butt Pad: Checkered Wood and Metal Butt Plate
Weight: 6 Pounds 12 Ounces
Sights: Single Brass Bead
Chokes: 28″ Full / Modified 26″ Modified / Improved Cylinder

Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side Shotgun
Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side Shotgun

Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side ShotgunSerial no 466xxx 28″, M/F, DT, SF, 14″ Lop to wrong buttplate, Pistol grip cap not good, 20% case color, 90% Blue, wood shows handling marks nothing bad, good bore. Price: $995

Good gun alert: A great looking 12g Greifelt O/U …

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Here is a fantastic shotgun. It’s a 12g Greifelt Grade No. 1 over under. This shotgun was built on a boxlock-style OU action, and it features Purdey-style underbites and a Kersten-style topbolt. It is incredibly well made.

Check out how fine the slots are on the pins in the action. Look at the checkering. Take a close look out the engraving. Now try to find that kind of quality on another gun priced at $2499.99.

Firearms with stacked barrels have been around for hundred of years. But they did’t take off until German makers like Merkel and then London’s Boss & Co. started building them. I’m not sure when the first German-made OUs made it into the US, but I’m pretty sure Boss’s design could be ordered through retailers here soon after the gun was patented in 1909.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Von Lengerke & Detmold in NYC imported Greifelt OUs in the 1920s. Back then, the Grade No. 1 was a $400 gun and a Parker BHE cost around $330.00. Stoeger was imported Merkels at around the same time, and an outfit called Sloan’s was bringing in German-made OUs made built by Heym and Adamy.

If you have an old German OU, please let me know. I love these guns, and I’m always on the lookout for them.

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun. Price: $2,499.99

Caliber: 12 ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: nice
Wood Condition: good
Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 26″

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

Triggers: dual
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13″ and `14″ LOP
Fore End: Splinter Checkered
Butt Pad: Black plastic
Sights: Front Bead on close rib
Chokes: Skeet and Imp Cyl
Extras: ejectors

Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.
Greifelt Over/Under German 12 ga Shotgun.

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J. Purdey & Sons – Featherweight – 12 ga –  Price: $22,500

J. Purdey & Sons - Featherweight - 12 ga
J. Purdey & Sons – Featherweight – 12 ga

Action: Sidelock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 3/4 ”
Pad thickness: 1.25 ”
Type of butt: Leather Covered Pad
Drop comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop heel: 2 ”
Cast amount: 3/8 ”
Cast: OFF
Weight: 5 lbs, 12 oz

J. Purdey & Sons - Featherweight - 12 ga
J. Purdey & Sons – Featherweight – 12 ga

Manufactured in: England
Manufacture Year: 1936

Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 1/2 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: Full Mod
Rib type: Concave

SCARCE CLAMSHELL EJECTOR 32-40 WIN, Heym
SCARCE CLAMSHELL EJECTOR 32-40 WIN, Heym

SCARCE CLAMSHELL EJECTOR 32-40 WIN: Serial # 11xx, circa 1927.  An excellent and unusual, bouquet and scroll engraved clamshell double rifle in a scarce chambering.  Scalloped boxlock ejt with cocking indicators, cheekpiece, RN PG, fine checkering, horn FE tip and swivels with 14″LOP.  It remains tight on face and in excellent condition throughout.  Load developed by Ken Owen with the signed test target included stating “Heym 32-40 Clamshell action double / 50 yds / 28 grs. 3031 / 170 gr. Speer flatnose bullet / (signed) Ken Owen / 2-28-13”. Price: $11,500

BERETTA – 426E – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – – SST – Raised Solid Rib – Ejectors: M / F (.022 / .044), Raised Solid Rib, Single Selective Trigger, Ejectors, Hand Engraved,LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/4″,  Weight 6 lbs. 8 oz. Excellent Plus Condition. A 98% gun with a few tiny handling marks on the wood – not through the finish. Price: $2,250

BERETTA - 426E - SxS - 12ga - 28" - - SST - Raised Solid Rib - Ejectors
BERETTA – 426E – SxS – 12ga – 28″ – – SST – Raised Solid Rib – Ejectors

Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA:  Chambers:3″ Metal Condition:Excellent Wood Condition:Excellent Bore Condition:Excellent Barrels:28″ Triggers:4.5 Lbs Stock:Checkered, pistol grip Stock Dimensions:14.25″ Fore End:Checkered Butt Pad:Decelerator Sights:Vented rib, front metal bead Chokes:interchangeable Extras:Box, Extra chokes. Price: $1,649.99

Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA
Beretta 686 Onyx 20 GA

Great gun alert: A 12g, Prussian-made Charles Daly O/U…

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym

Here’s a beautiful, high-quality shotgun you rarely see: It’s a 12 gauge Charles Daly O/U made in Prussia by F. W. Heym. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auctions ends on Sat, 10/18/2014, @ 12:46:55 AM ET.

Charles Daly was an importer, not a maker, and his company had doubles built in Europe for the American market. Charles Daly side-by-sides are famous for their high quality, and this O/U looks like it’s just as well made. It’s a boxlock with sideplates. It was built in the 1920s, right when Charles Daly first offered O/Us. In its day, it was a very expensive shotgun — $500. At the same time, you could buy a Charles Daly Diamond Quality side-by-side  for $450, an A.H. Fox DE for $256.60, and Parker CHE for around $220.

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym: This Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge has been owned by the same family since its original purchase and is in very good condition. The pictures speak for themselves and I will answer any questions to the best of my ability. The length of pull is 14.5″ from front trigger to end of recoil pad, and 13.5″ from the rear trigger to end of recoil pad. (Correction) Barrels are 28″. Weight is 7 lbs. (Analog scale so this isn’t exact). Gun features shell extractors and safety lever. Choke is tapered, with bore diameter at muzzle being 18mm (perhaps just a hair under).

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym

A heck of a nice shotgun: a .410 side-by-side by F.W. Heym…

12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge J.P. Sauer Deluxe Grade Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

The Anson & Deeley shotgun action was huge turning point in breech loading, double barrel shotguns. Patented in 1875, it was an elegant design, simple to make and reliable in the field. That’s why so many makers have borrowed for their shotguns over the last 125 years.

Of all these makers, the Germans and Prussian may have done the most to make the A & D action their own. With shotguns like this Lindner-made, Charles Daly Diamond-grade and this J.P. Sauer Deluxe grades like this, Anson & Deeley’s original ideas were retained. But the style and refinement of the action was pushed to a new level.

FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410
FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410

F.W. Heym is another German maker who did a lot to refine the Anson & Deeley’s boxlock, and in the .410 side-by-side shown here, you can see how they turned the prosaic into something special.

Founded by Friedrich Wilhelm Heym in July 1865, the company is still around today. Back before World War II,  a lot of their side-by-side and over-under shotguns were made for this country and imported into the US by Sloan’s Sporting Goods. The double you see here was retailed through Sloan’s NYC store, and I’m sure it was a pricey shotgun in its day. As you can see, it still is expensive. But given it’s quality, condition, and configuration, I bet it won’t be around for long.

FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410
FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410

Here’s more about it from the seller:

F.W. Heym, Pre War, SXS , 410  Bore: Boxlock ejector with sideplates. Made in 1928 and imported by Sloan’s Sporting Good, NY. 28″, IC & MOD, 3″ chambers, double triggers, ejectors. Excellent plus original condition. 5LB 7 OZ.  2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 14 3/4. Price: $22,500.00

FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410
FW HEYM , Side-by-Side, Double Barrel, Boxlock, .410

Check out this crispy, 16 gauge F.W. Heym over/under…

I’m always amazed by the doubles people have squirreled. Judging by the condition of this 16 gauge over/under, this F.W. Heym has been hiding under some bed, or in some back closet, most its life.

16 gauge F.W. Heym over/under shotgun
16 gauge F.W. Heym over/under shotgun

F.W. Heym was a German gunmaker founded by Friedrich Wilhelm Heym in July 1865. This shotgun was sold through the Sloan’s Sporting Goods back in the roaring ’20s. Sloan’s  used to be a big player in the fine firearms world. They had a store in NYC and Ridgefield, CT, and back when this o/u was bought, it was probably just another one of the fine doubles on the shop’s racks.

The shotgun itself is a mid-grade boxlock ejector with sideplates. The scrollwork is very well done, even though there isn’t all that much of it. I think the single trigger is original. The gun locks up on the Kersten-style system and I bet it closes with a bold KERCHUNK! Judging by the serial number, I think it was made around 1924.

A few things I love about this gun:

-The wood. It looks like real French walnut.

-The horn inlays on the stock.

-Its 28″ barrels.

-All its original condition. Not many shotguns make it past their 80th birthday that way. Fortunately, this one has.

Three great doubles on the market right now….

Here are three great double barrel shotguns on the market right now. Today. As we speak.

12 gauge Heym Double Barrel Shotgun at Hallowell Co.
12 gauge Heym Double Barrel Shotgun at Hallowell Co.

First is this pair of 12g Boss side-by-sides at Lewis Drake’s. Boss & Co. made some of the finest doubles ever. This pair is a great example of just how beautiful they can be.

Second is  this Belgian 12 gauge boxlock ejector. In great shape, well made, in excellent condition — this is a TON of gun for the money.

Finally is this Fr. Wm. Heym ,Grade 4A Boxlock Ejector . This is just a pretty gun. From the French Walnut stock to the engraving, it’s all gorgeous.

 

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