Good gun alert: 20 gauge John MacNab Highlander OU…

John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun
John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun

The second I saw this OU, I thought “buy it”. It’s easy to see why. Overall it looks pretty much new. On top of that, the color case hardening is gorgeous, the wood is understated but elegant, and the round-knob grip is very well done. And the gun grouse engraved on it and 29″ bbls – very cool. Honestly, if it’s as good as it looks, I don’t know how you could go wrong with this double.

John MacNab is (or was) a British company founded by gunsmith Patrick Keen. I’m not sure if they’re still around (or if he’s still in trade). A decade of so ago, MacNab was having OUs made for them in Italy by one of the Rizzinis and Sabatti. (Here’s a review of one of their sporting-clays models.)

John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun
John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun

Regardless of the maker, the MacNabs I’ve seen have been built on the same trigger-plate OU design used on almost all the lower-priced Italian over unders (except for Beretta). It’s a reliable design that has been around for decades. So for the most part it has had all the kinks worked out of it.

John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under ShotgunMade in Italy. Price: $1,599.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 3 Inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 29 Inch

John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun
John MacNab Highlander 20 Gauge Over Under Shotgun

Triggers: Single
Stock: Walnut
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/2 Inch LOP
Butt Pad: Checker wood
Weight: 6 Lbs 5 Oz
Sights: Bead
Chokes: Cly/Mod

Auction Alert: Parkers, Winchesters, Brownings & more…

20 gauge Winchester Model 21 Skeet
20 gauge Winchester Model 21 Skeet

Bauer Auction Service is holding this firearms auction on 11/25 at 9:00 AM in Mattoon, IL. The sale features over 700 lots. Here are a few shotguns that caught my eye.

Franchi Highlander 12 ga 3″: LNIB, 28″ barrels, screw in chokes, single trigger, ejectors

Browning Cynergy 28 ga: Satin Classic Field, NIB, screw in chokes, single trigger, ejectors, 28″ VR, walnut stock

Winchester 21 Skeet 20 ga: Field grade skeet, rare configuration, 26″ barrel, walnut stock, checkered butt, single trigger, ejectors, beaver tail forearm, solid rib, stamped skeet

Parker VH Grade Double 20 ga: MFG 1907, case hardened, factory 26″ barrel, choked Imp Cyl, full, hard to find gauge, model

12 gauge Parker VH, single selective trigger
12 gauge Parker VH, single selective trigger

Parker VH Grade Double 12 ga: MFG 1924, 1 1/2 size frame, selective single trigger, 28″ modified/full

 

 

 

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