Wow. Sell the house. Liquidate the 401k. Just get this 16g Holland & Holland …

Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

When I was younger, I thought owning an old pickup truck, a couple of bird dogs, and a few fantastic shotguns would make me happy.

The sidelock 16 gauge Holland & Holland No. 2 SxS you see here is the kind of gun I had in mind.

The No. 2 was Holland & Holland’s second-quality shotgun (these Royals were first-quality). According to an H&H catalog from 1910, the No. 2 was “… intended to meet the requirements of those sportsmen who wanted a sound, well made, and good shooting weapon at a moderate price.” It cost about two-thirds of what Holland & Holland charged for a Royal.

Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

Everything about this Holland & Holland No. 2 looks right, from the proportions of the action and locks and the metal-to-metal fit to the color-case hardening and the veins of figure in the gorgeous French walnut stock. None of these features steals the show, either. Instead, each complements the other, creating an elegant gun that can be admired in many ways.

Even though the gun is called a No. 2, nothing about it looks second-tier. It features a hidden third bite and even Holland’s hand-detachable locks, a feature the company patented in 1908. The rounded front of the action (the bar) is a nice touch, too, even if filing up the action that way helped keep the cost of the gun down.

Rounded bar or the action on the Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

According to the seller, this gun was finished in 1916. Holland introduced their “New Model 16-Bore Hammerless Ejector Gun” a few years earlier and called it a “… handy, well-balanced weapon weighing 6 lbs. (but handles considerably lighter)…” Along with a Special System of Boring, it featured a Special Treble Grip action and hand-detachable locks. I’m certain the gun you see here is one of them (Second Quality Hammerless Ejectors …… 50 Guineas).

Holland & Holland catalog page, 1910-1912
From a Holland & Holland catalog, published 1910-1912
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga SxS London Shotgun: Holland & Holland No. 2 later known as “The Badminton”.  29″ chopper lump barrels, hidden third bite with raised game rib, 2-1/2″ chambers choked improved modified and full (.020/.035).  Fabulous original condition, this rounded bar sidelock finished in 1916 retains 98% rich case colors and lustrous blue.  A true collector quality gun features hand detachable sidelocks, double triggers, auto ejectors, and auto safe.  A wonderful H&H that would compliment the finest collection or the most discerning shooter.  Straight hand highly figured French walnut stock of deep red color and black figure throughout measures 1-3/8′ comb,  2-1/4″ heel, 14-1/4″ length of pull over the original horn butt plate.   A few very minor handling marks.  Just a stunning example of old world craftsmanship in near new condition.  The horn butt has a bit of worm damage that could easily be remedied.  H&H factory records show the gun conforms in every detail and weighs 6 lbs even.  Appears to have shot a couple of boxes of cartridges as the breech face has all the color. Simply the best. Price: $25,000*

Holland & Holland catalog page, 1910-1912
Holland & Holland catalog, published 1910-1912
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

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Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox
Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox

Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox: Fine early Fox XE Grade 20ga in beautiful original condition. This gun with 28″ Krupp fluid steel barrels. Made with splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock and original Silver’s pad. Gun matches its production data exactly as found today. Beautifully engraved in early XE pattern as seen in the photos. Gun is beautifully stocked with a lovely piece of blonde colored walnut and has its original Silver’s pad. Overall, the gun remains in beautiful original condition. Barrels with about 97% original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent with beautiful original finish and some finish added for preservation. Pad is original and very hard. Frame retains better than 1/2 of its original case color. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent.This is really an investment grade XE and certainly one of the nicest to come to market in the last decade. Price: $27,950*

Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock
Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock

Incredible Holland & Holland No. 2 16 ga. SxS London Sidelock: Holland & Holland No. 2 later known as “The Badminton”.  29″ chopper lump barrels, hidden third bite with raised game rib, 2-1/2″ chambers choked improved modified and full (.020/.035).  Fabulous original condition, this rounded bar sidelock finished in 1916 retains 98% rich case colors and lustrous blue.  A true collector quality gun features hand detachable sidelocks, double triggers, auto ejectors, and auto safe.  A wonderful H&H that would compliment the finest collection or the most discerning shooter.  Straight hand highly figured French walnut stock of deep red color and black figure throughout measures 1-3/8′ comb,  2-1/4″ heel, 14-1/4″ length of pull over the original horn butt plate.   A few very minor handling marks.  Just a stunning example of old world craftsmanship in near new condition.  The horn butt has a bit of worm damage that could easily be remedied.  H&H factory records show the gun conforms in every detail and weighs 6 lbs even.  Appears to have shot a couple of boxes of cartridges as the breech face has all the color. Simply the best. Price: $25,000*

John Robertson 16 g. ~ The “Boss & Co.” #1 of a pair and cased ~ Boxlock ~ SXS

John Robertson 16 g. ~ The “Boss & Co.” #1 of a pair and cased ~ Boxlock ~ SXS: Boxlocks – These guns were sold by Boss &Co. in the 1930\’s and were named after their founder John Robertson. They are extremely well-made being of highest quality for a boxlock. This gun is an excellent example. Not pictured but coming soon is a picture of the gun in the makers case. Manufacturer: John Robertson 16 g. ~ The “Boss & Co.” #1 of a pair and cased Model: None Serial Number: 8205 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 27″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Boxlock Ejector Gauge: 16 gauge Stock Comb: 1 7/16″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: 1/4″ LOP: 15″ Weight: 5lbs 15ozs Choke Left: .015 Mod Choke Right: .010 IC Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .034 Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .034 Price: $6,800*

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga Boxlock Side-by-Side
Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga Boxlock Side-by-Side

Renato Gamba Principessa 28ga Boxlock Side-by-Side: Manufacturer: Renato Gamba Model: Principessa Chambers: 2 3/4″ Barrels: 28″ Gauge: 28 Gauge LOP: 14 3/4″ Weight: 5.95 lbs Choke Left: Mod Choke Right: I/C. Price: $4,995*

Connecticut Shotgun ~ RBL SxS ~ 20 Gauge
Connecticut Shotgun ~ RBL SxS ~ 20 Gauge

Connecticut Shotgun ~ RBL SxS ~ 20 Gauge: Solid game rib, beautiful exhibition grade full feathercrotch American black walnut metal capped pistol grip stock, splinter forend, TruOil finish, hidden screw-in choke tubes, automatic ejectors, full coverage miniature rosette bouquet and scroll over a traditional bone and charcoal color case hardened finish, the ideal configuration with a long length of pull, hand made in the USA by the master gunsmiths of Connecticut Shotgun. 20 Gauge. Chambers: 2¾” Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Bright and Shiny Barrels: 28″ Triggers: Double Set Stock Dimensions: 14.75″ LOP Fore End: Checkered High Grade Walnut Butt Pad: Black Composite Weight: 6 lb. – 5 oz. Sights: Brass Bead Front Chokes: See extras. Price: $3,499.97*

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These Holland & Holland Royals are a great pair of modern, London-made best guns …

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

 

Some people dream about owning a Saville Row suit or an Aston Martin. I’ve always wanted a pair of best-quality British shotguns, just like the Holland & Holland Royals you see here. These side-by-sides are coming up Monday in Guyetter and Deeter’s Sept 2023 Fine Sporting Arms auction.

These Royals are a great mix of new and old. They were built around 1999, so they were built with modern metals, fresh wood, and steel-shot suitable choke tubes. Their barrels have original 2 3/4″ chambers, thick walls, and excellent bore measurements. The guns have never been messed with by an incompetent gunsmith or even been used in the field.

Because they’re Royals, they still have all the classic features that make these guns some of the finest in the world: The famous Holland & Holland-patent sidelock action and ejector system, the company’s hand-detachable locks, their self-opening system, and London level, best-quality construction throughout. 

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367:  Cal. 12ga. 2-3/4″ (Both). These fine guns were proofed in 1999 and were built with choke tubes and brl proportions to accept steel shot. The 28″ chopper lump brls are engraved “The Royal” on slightly swamped narrow game ribs. “Holland & Holland” and their Bruton Street address are engraved on tops of brls. The gold numeral “1” or “2” is inlaid at rear of rib, top lever and forend tip.  Brl flats are stamped with 1999 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers at 850 BAR. Importers info (“H&H” “NYNY”) is on bottom of rear lumps. Bottoms of brls are stamped with SNs and Holland patent self opening assist springs are installed. Case hardened Royal sidelock actions feature automatic safetys (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), hand detachable sidelocks with levers on left lockplates, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and double triggers. Actions are engraved in traditional Holland Royal style which originated around 1900. This classic engraving consists of near full coverage varying size open shaded scroll within some geometric borders with “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “THE ROYAL”.

LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367

Blued top levers and single beaded trigger guards are engraved with matching scroll. SNs are in gold on trigger guard tangs. Very well matched attractively marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-5/8″ over checkered wood butts. Stocks are accentuated by traditional drop points, point pattern checkering on semi-diamond hands and vacant gold ovals. Matching splinter AB ejector forends have Anson releases. Each gun is accompanied with a zippered black leather case containing 4 extra choke tubes (2 in brls for a total of 6 for each gun), and nicely made brass tube wrenches). Guns are housed in their original makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and cental medallion. Interior is lined in dark green cloth. A green leather gold embossed Holland & Holland label is in lid along with a H&H 12 bore choke conversion chart which lists Hollands designation by letter for each tube with its equivalent in Europe or USA for steel or lead shot. It also indicates which tubes not to use with steel.

Case contains 2 pairs of H&H marked snap caps and a round oil bottle. Two covered compartments with brass knobs hold spare strikers, cleaning equipment in black leather wallet and key for case. A two piece H&H marked ebony and brass cleaning rod is in one barrel recess. One open compartment holds a bench cloth, the other the original hang tag for this pair of guns dated 2000, which give a retail price of $165,000. These guns would most likely cost well over $200,000 to have made today.GUN #1 WEIGHT: 6lb. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restrictions: Choke tubes(Both). DAC: 1-7/16″. DAH: 2-1/4″. LOP: 15-5/8″. GUN #2 WEIGHT: 6lb. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .727(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restrictions: Choke Tubes(Both). DAC: 1-7/16″. DAH: 2-5/16″. LOP: 15-5/8″. Est. $50,000 – $75,000
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
LOT 200: GREAT PAIR OF RECENTLY MADE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DOUBLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE & CHOKE TUBES SUITABLE FOR EITHER LEAD OR STEEL SHOT SN 41366/41367
CONDITION

Exceptionally fine, appear to be very close to “as new” with only a very faint firing halo on the breech face of Gun #1. Gun #2 appears essentially unfired. Gun #1 also exhibits some very light silvering on beads, which is not present on Gun #2. Both guns have been exceptionally well cared for with only a very few barely discernable minor handling and assembly marks in all wood and metal finishes. Case shows a few scuffs and marks on exterior. Leather straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very fine with some minor rubs, accessories are very fine. A lovely pair of guns which should be usable well into the future regardless of changes in the law.

Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers
Guyette and Deeter, Firearms and decoy auctioneers

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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Holland & Holland 12 gauge 'Royal Deluxe' Over-and-Under sidelock shotgun with 29-inch barrels
Holland & Holland 12 gauge ‘Royal Deluxe’ Over-and-Under sidelock shotgun with 29-inch barrels

Holland & Holland 12 gauge ‘Royal Deluxe’ Over-and-Under sidelock shotgun with 29-inch barrels: A pre-owned Holland & Holland 12 gauge ‘Royal Deluxe’ Over-and-Under shotgun with 29-inch barrels at our Dallas Showroom. Holland & Holland patent sidelock ejector, double trigger and non-automatic safety. Calibre: 12-gauge Action: Sidelock Ejector Triggers: Double Safety: Non-Automatic Barrel Length: 29 inch Chamber: 2 3/4 inch  Rib: Ventilated  Chokes: Bottom: M/C  Top: M/C Type: Deluxe Walnut Length: 14 5/8 inches  Grip: Full pistol grip shape  Butt End Finish: Chequred  Forend: Game Style Description: Ribbon & Scroll with shaded background  Finish: Brush Bright Finish Weight: 8lb – 1oz Case: Uncased Date of Manufacture: 1998 Price: $79,000*

Gorgeous Original condition Purdey .500-465cal double rifle used by Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke - recently featured in Sporting Classics!
Gorgeous Original condition Purdey .500-465cal double rifle used by Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke – recently featured in Sporting Classics!

Gorgeous Original condition Purdey .500-465 cal double rifle used by Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke – recently featured in Sporting Classics! Beautiful and rare James Purdey & Sons double rifle made in .500-465 caliber. Gun is special in many ways and most importantly it has a strong connection to Barron Bor Von Blixen-Finecke. Gun originally shipped to Zimbabwe, it is a beautiful lightly field used all original gun with 26″ Whitworth fluid steel barrels. Reinforced frame is best quality engraved, has side clips, removable disc strikers, assisted opening system, and Jones Rotary opener. Splinter forend, double triggers, extracotrs. The stocks are beautiful and finely checkered. The butt has an engraved steel capped pistol grip and original Silvers type recoil pad. The gun is housed in its original oak and leather case with matching trade card and instructions. The gun remains in beautiful all original condition. Barrels with about 90-95% original toning blue. Frame with about 70%++ original case color and crisp engraving. Stocks are excellent and sound with minor handling marks and retain nearly all of their original finishes. Pad is beginning to crystalize but is most certainly original. Case is excellent for its age with leather beginning to dry and crackel. Bores are bright and shiny with very strong rifling. Mechanics are excellent and the gun is tight as new.  This is a very rare rifle with a most fascinating history. Interested parties are encouraged to email me for additional reading materials on the gun’s history which is too lengthy to be listed herein. It is priced at $72,500 plus shipping. Please dont hesitate to contact me with any questions or reasonable offers on this fantastic and history Purdey double rifle! Price: $72,500*

HENRY MORRIS BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS .410
HENRY MORRIS BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS .410

HENRY MORRIS BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS .410: SN# 19XX 29″ SOLID RIB BARRELS FULL AND FULL (.022 AND .022 CONSTRICTIONS) 3″ CHAMBERS NP 3″ 5 TON 7/16 OZ CAST OFF DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP RECOIL PAD EXCELLENT CONDITION 4LBS 6 OZ 2″ DAH 1 7/16″ DAC 14″ LOP Price: $9,950*

F.lli Rizzini 20 gauge Extra Lusso Boxlock Side-by-Side:
F.lli Rizzini 20 gauge Extra Lusso Boxlock Side-by-Side:

F.lli Rizzini 20 gauge Extra Lusso Boxlock Side-by-Side: Fratelli Rizzini Extra Lusso  20 gauge SxS shotgun, built in 1976.  Serial number 1434.  This shotgun built five years after Guido and Amelio Rizzini set out to build the finest SxS shotguns available.  This is NOT a Zoli gun.  Shotgun built for Abercrombie and Fitch, sole distributors in the United States.  One of the best of the very best. This shotgun remains in excellent condition, and shows little wear from  its limited usage.  Beautiful case coloring coverage, including the trigger.  Action has impressive deep chisel engraving throughout.  Straight (English style) grip.  Blank gold monogram disc in stock.  Filligree top lever.  Equipped with small beavertail fore-end, single trigger, and checkered stock butt.  Dimensions as follows – DAC – 1 1/2 in,  DAH – 2 1/4 in,  LOP – 14 7/16 in,  Cast – none.  Barrel length – 27 5/8 in,  Chokes – .006 (R), .012 (L),  Bores .630 (R), .631 (L),  MinWallTh – .048 (R), .049 (L),  Chamber – 3 inch.  Shotgun is provided in leather trimmed Negrini case.    Locks up tight and balances perfectly.  Unusual configuration in that it sports 70 cm (27 5/8 in) barrels, when so many of the shotguns built during this period were equipped with 26 inch barrels. Stock exhibits a few slight marks from use, but remains in excellent condition after almost a half century of life.  The fore-end left side has a very small dent and appears to have an older repair (see picture provided).  Fore-end integrity 100% and repair difficult to see.  Barrels in excellent condition inside and out.  Tapered hand cross-filed rib leading to single bead.  Barrels capable of meeting any type shot requirement in the future. An opportunity to own one of the very best, with several lifetimes ahead, without the wait or cost of buying new.  Thinning the ranks a bit with guns in pursuit of new owners. Price: $7,950*

William Powell highest grade sidelock SxS with extremely attractive Fleur De Lis fences
William Powell highest grade sidelock SxS with extremely attractive Fleur De Lis fences

William Powell highest grade sidelock SxS with extremely attractive Fleur De Lis fences: Hammerless Sidelocks – What a lovely English sidelock. Elegant engraving and wood and she handles like a dream. The basic dimensions are excellent for many. A very attractive gun but let me tell you this gun is very sexy in how it feels between the hands. You sincerely don’t want to let go. Antique: Yes Manufacturer: William Powell highest grade sidelock with extremely attractive Fleur De Lis fences Serial Number: 10213 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 27″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 5/8″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: 1/2″ LOP: 16″ (14 3/8) Weight: 6 lbs. 9.5 oz. Choke Left: .017″ Mod Choke Right: .010″ IC Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .028″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .028″ Price: $5,700*

*FYI: DogsandDoubles.com is not a gun dealer. We do not sell firearms. We do not have an FFL. The guns you see listed here are from Gunsinternational.com, a site DogsandDoubles.com is not affiliated with in any way. DogsandDoubles.com does not receive compensation from Gunsinternational.com for these listings. The accuracy of these listings from Gunsinternational.com has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information and images have been provided by the sellers. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and specifications of the listed items. Dogs and Doubles advises you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect any item shown here 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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HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SELF OPENER, HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK 20 BORE S/S SHOTGUN
HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SELF OPENER, HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK 20 BORE S/S SHOTGUN

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SELF OPENER, HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK 20 BORE S/S SHOTGUN: HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SELF OPENER, HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK 20GA S/S, 1965 MFG DATE SOLD THROUGH ABERCROMBIE & FITCH NYC, H & H FULL COVERAGE SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED 1/4 1/2, STANDARD GAME RIB, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, BEAUTIFUL FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 15″, 1 1/2, 2 3/8, 5LBS 13OZ, LEATHER VC CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, 97% BLUE & WOOD, EXCELLENT BORES, TIGHT ACTION! Price: $38,950*

Stunning Holland and Holland Best Quality 12ga "Royal" made for Abercrombie and Fitch - A fantastic game gun & near mint at 6lbs even
Stunning Holland and Holland Best Quality 12ga “Royal” made for Abercrombie and Fitch – A fantastic game gun & near mint at 6lbs even

Stunning Holland and Holland Best Quality 12ga “Royal” made for Abercrombie and Fitch – A fantastic game gun & near mint at 6lbs even: Fabulous ultra lightweight 12ga Holland. This gun is part of a small grouping made for Abercrombie and Fitch with a couple known in this serial number range having the same gold inlays and barrel markings. This gun, made with 26-5/8″ (67-1/2 cm), splinter forend with scroll engraved Anson type push button release. Made with double triggers, auto ejectors, non-auto safety (gold inlaid “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Beautiful straight grip buttstock with carved tear drops behind locks, long trigger guard tang, and terminates with its original checkered butt. The gun remains in beautiful excellent to near mint orignal finish with more than 97% original finishes throughout. There is a bit of toning on the trigger guard tang, from carry, not wear and tear. Bores are brilliant and shiny, mechanics are crisp. The gun has been shot but very well taken care of and is beautiful throughout. Price: $22,950*

Magnificently engraved, pristine Beretta S3EL 12 ga O/U sidelock from golden era (1956) with rare DT and ejectors in its factory case and cover
Magnificently engraved, pristine Beretta S3EL 12 ga O/U sidelock from golden era (1956) with rare DT and ejectors in its factory case and cover

Magnificently engraved, pristine Beretta S3EL 12 ga O/U sidelock from golden era (1956) with rare DT and ejectors in its factory case and cover: What a fantastic, classic configuration, a time capsule from the late 1950s, almost as-new.  Profusely engraved best quality hand-made gun from Beretta’s best era of engraving and workmanship (by the then still working pre-war generation of gunmakers).  These guns were Beretta’s tops and then were mostly hand-crafted in a seperate facility out of special steels for the barrrels (very hard hi chromium content) and highest quality wood and engraving.  Beretta’s pre-1960s ‘S” sidelock design is far superior and more expensive to make than those on the later “S0″designated  guns and certainly superior than today’s “SOs”. Rennaissance Scroll engraved sidelocks, receiver and mounts (furniture) of Master Quality signed in small engraved letters “U.G.” just forward of trigger guard.  Rare double triggers, auto ejectors, cocking indicators, auto safety. All original and “about mint” with all the blue and coin finish. Straight grip fancy walnut and fine checkering with original finishes in perfect condition. 14 9/16 in LOP to checkered butt. 1 1/2 in and 2 in drops, cast-off for RH is 1/4, pitch= 6 in. Matching checkered game style forearm. Barrels are 28 3/8″ in with solid rib choked 27 pts lower (.027) and 38 pts upper (.038),  2 3/4 in chambers. Mint bores and in perfect working order. This gun just has not been used and is as tight as new. Weight is 7 lbs, 3 oz and balances 1/2 in in front of hinge pin, very dynamic handling. With original Beretta EL grade fitted luggage case and original canvas protective outer cover. I am also including at this pricea new Negrini leather case with a canvas protective cover ($650 value) which I store it in, to preserve the original for another 67 years!  Price: $12,950*

Fabulous Greifelt 20 ga. OU Pre-WW2 German Shotgun
Fabulous Greifelt 20 ga. OU Pre-WW2 German Shotgun

Fabulous Greifelt 20 ga. OU Pre-WW2 German Shotgun: Outstanding condition Griefelt 20 gauge over under.  26″ barrels marked Von Lengerke & Detmold with a raised engine-turned solid rib choked full/full (.030/.034),  2-1/2″ chambers.  This pre-war beauty proofed October 1933 is as good as they get.  T he small-scaled action with accents of fine scroll features single selective trigger and auto ejectors.  Rich with case color, the breech face hardly show any signs of use.  Prince of Wales round grip stock of extraordinary amber and gold color.  Ribbons of contrasting black figure running perfectly throughout.  Three piece forend has an Anson release.  Measures 1-1/2″ comb,  2-3/8″ heel, 13-1/2″ LOP to an original grooved buttplate.  This little gem retains nearly all the original lustrous blue of a bygone era.  Inspect the photos, the finishes just jump out at you!  Weighing just 5 lbs, 2 oz. Price: $8,950*

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 LIGHT DUCK 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE
WINCHESTER MODEL 23 LIGHT DUCK 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 LIGHT DUCK 20 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE: SN# LD-72E 28″ RAISED RIB BARRELS FULL AND FULL (.038 AND .038 CONSTRICTIONS) 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM STEEL CAPPED PISTOL GRIP RECOIL PAD GREAT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING 6LBS 15 OZ 2 1/2″ DAH 1 1/2″ DAC 14 1/8″ LOP Price: $4,250*

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND 12 BORE ROYAL- TOTALLY ORIG- 96% ORIG CASE COLORS- OVERALL 95% COND- EXC WOOD- ORIG LEATHER TRUNK- ORIG I. C. & M- MADE in 1965
HOLLAND & HOLLAND 12 BORE ROYAL- TOTALLY ORIG- 96% ORIG CASE COLORS- OVERALL 95% COND- EXC WOOD- ORIG LEATHER TRUNK- ORIG I. C. & M- MADE in 1965

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 12 BORE ROYAL- TOTALLY ORIG- 96% ORIG CASE COLORS- OVERALL 95% COND- EXC WOOD- ORIG LEATHER TRUNK- ORIG I. C. & M- MADE in 1965: #36840, Holland & Holland 13 Bruton Street, London: A 12 Bore Bar Action Sidelock Hand Detachable Assist Opening Royal Ejector That Remains Original as Built, Made 1965, Made for Colonel John D. Renaud, 28″ Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels at .728 .009 & .019 (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Original bore size and chokes, London proof at 3 1/4 tons and 2 3/4″, Brazier locks that look like new, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/16″ over a full face checkered butt, Very slight cast-off for the right hand, It points well, Great game gun weight at 6 lbs. 10 oz., Excellent wood with deep black/brown color & contrast, 98% coverage of classic Royal scroll engraving with deep relief on the receiver breech, 97% original barrel blue, 96% original case colors remain, The original wood finish is at 94% with slight handling marks, The checkering is at 99%, The barrels inside and out look as new with superb striking on the outside, The barrels ring with a pronounced chime. The whole is cased in the original leather cornered leather trunk with a full complement of cleaning accessories plus the 13 Bruton Street trade label. This is all 1965 H&H Royal that remains totally original as it left the showroom in London. This H&H Royal has wood that will last a lifetime, virtually new barrels, great dimensions and game gun weight, smack on the face with all the bite left and it remains in excellent condition from the muzzles to the checkered butt. Price: $29,000

Westley Richards - Boxlock, SxS, 16ga. 26" Barrels Choked IC/M. MAKE OFFER
Westley Richards – Boxlock, SxS, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M. MAKE OFFER

Westley Richards – Boxlock, SxS, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M. MAKE OFFER: Barrels choked IC/Mod, beautiful circassian Turkish walnut capped pistol grip stock, checkered butt, beavertail forend, double triggers, automatic ejectors, solid game rib, crossbolt lockup, side clips, drop points on stock, absolutely gorgeous deep scroll engraving with WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO in ribbons, wedges engraved on breeches of barrels, wood and checkering in excellent condition, perfect and sharp engraving, strong case coloring, a great 16ga. lightweight game gun, available for immediate delivery.  5 lbs. 14 oz. 14 1/8” x 1 ½” x 2 ½” Price: $12,995

Arrieta 557 - New England Arms - Side Lock Ejector - 28ga - 28" IC / M
Arrieta 557 – New England Arms – Side Lock Ejector – 28ga – 28″ IC / M

Arrieta 557 – New England Arms – Side Lock Ejector – 28ga – 28″ IC / M: 2001 – Arrieta – Side Lock Ejector – 28ga, 2-3/4″, 28″ IC/M (.002/.010) Ejectors, Double Triggers, English Stock – LOP 14-3/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight – 5 lbs. 15 oz. Made for New England Arms in 2001. Remains in Near New Condition! Shipping to CONUS included in price. Price: $5,450

ANTHONY KENNEDY CORNWALL BEST QUALITY LIGHTWEIGHT (5LBS 15OZ) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 2 3/4” CHAMBERS EXCELLENT CONDITION MAKE OFFER
ANTHONY KENNEDY CORNWALL BEST QUALITY LIGHTWEIGHT (5LBS 15OZ) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 2 3/4” CHAMBERS EXCELLENT CONDITION MAKE OFFER

: Anthony Kennedy 12ga best lightweight boxlock ejector  26″ ejector barrels Lockup tight as new 2 3/4″ chambers  Choked .008/.009 IC/IC Bores .729/.729 LOP 14 1/2 over checkered butt DAC 1 1/2 DAH 1 3/4 Cast off 1/4″ 5lbs 15oz Best quality boxlock with scroll back action figured walnut stock a rose and scroll engraving with gold name inlaid on both sides of the case colored action. This gun was built in the 1970s and has seen very little use, great upland gun that you can shoot modern ammo out of and carry all day long. Price: $4,500

AYA MODEL XXV (MODEL 25) HAND-DETACHABLE SxS SPANISH SIDELOCK
AYA MODEL XXV (MODEL 25) HAND-DETACHABLE SxS SPANISH SIDELOCK

AYA MODEL XXV (MODEL 25) HAND-DETACHABLE SxS SPANISH SIDELOCK: AYA MODEL 25 XXV, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE.  HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK, 25″ BARRELS, IMP CYL. AND MODIFIED, CHURCHILL HIGH THIN RIB, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, SINGLE BEAD SIGHT, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES. GORGEOUS FULL COVERAGE SCROLL AND FOLIATE ENGRAVING PATTERN, GOLD INLAYS IN 5 PLACES, ALL METAL SURFACES PROFUSELY ENGRAVED, CASE COLORED FRAME AND LOCKS. STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, FINE CHECKERING.  STRAIGHT GRAIN EUROPEAN WALNUT, 1 1/4″ X 2″ X 13 1/2″, 6 POUNDS, 9 OUNCES, HALF INCH SILVERS PAD, INSTALL A ONE INCH SILVERS PAD AND THE LENGTH WOULD BE 14″, NEUTRAL CAST.  THE GUN WAS OBVIOUSLY NUMBER ONE OF A PAIR.  GORGEOUS HIGH-QUALITY SPANISH DOUBLE. Price: $2,950

 

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Holland & Holland SxS Sidelock “The Royal Model” 28ga - 28” - Single Trigger - Pistol Grip - Maker’s Case w/Accessories - One Owner
Holland & Holland SxS Sidelock “The Royal Model” 28ga – 28” – Single Trigger – Pistol Grip – Maker’s Case w/Accessories – One Owner

Holland & Holland SxS Sidelock “The Royal Model” 28ga – 28” – Single Trigger – Pistol Grip – Maker’s Case w/Accessories – One Owner: Holland & Holland “The Royal Model” 28ga – 28” – Single Trigger – Color Case Hardened – Hand Detachable Sidelock – Self Opener – Automatic Safetly – Pistol Grip – Maker’s Case w/Accessories – One Owner – Gem Colored Pins “Extra Finish” – Very Hard to Find a “Good Gun” in 28ga… this is a Great Gun for the value – Excellent Dimensions – this gun was appropriately used for what it was built for – owner was a quail hunter – wear can be seen from the in-and-out process of a South Texas hunting rig’s sheep’s wool leather wrapped scabbard – it is priced to sell – no discounts from here.  This gun if sent to the right gunsmith could be refurbished to new depending on the craftsman. You would then have a gun that would look like a factory new Holland – this ad will only be live for 30 days – replacement value new would be $200,000 and a couple of years wait time. Price: $65,000

PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- LIKE NEW & OVERALL 97%- SUPER WOOD- 29" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 2005- EXC CONTESSA ENGRAVING- NICE CASE- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz
PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- LIKE NEW & OVERALL 97%- SUPER WOOD- 29″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 2005- EXC CONTESSA ENGRAVING- NICE CASE- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz

PIOTTI 20 MOD KING I- LIKE NEW & OVERALL 97%- SUPER WOOD- 29″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 2005- EXC CONTESSA ENGRAVING- NICE CASE- 6 Lbs. 6 Oz: #9872, Fratelli Piotti, Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia Italy: A 20 Bore Model King 1 Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Built in 2005, 29″ Chopper Lump Ejector barrels at 15.8mm = .621 .009 & .015″ (Tight Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), Original 3″ chambers, KG 1,220 weight barrels, Concave matted top rib, 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 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/4″ over a full face checkered butt, Slight Cast-Off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 6 oz., 96% coverage of very nice scroll and rose bouquet engraving by Giorgia Contessa on a soft coin finished frame, It has s Super piece of European Walnut with excellent deep black/brown contrast with fiddleback, This King 1 is with original barrel blue at 97%, The stock and forend at 97%, The checkering at 100%, The barrels inside and out remain as new. This Piotti quality piece has 4 retaining screws on key screws on both the trigger guard, toplever and inside the forend. It is cased in the factory leather cornered leather trunk with a full set of accessories that are stamped Piotti. Here is another Classic game gun, with the proper size action body with the correct weight, for 20 Bore gunning by one of the leading gunmaking firms in the world. This piece will remain a treasure forever. Price: $24,000

JP Sauer 12g SxS Deluxe Sidelock
JP Sauer 12g SxS Deluxe Sidelock

JP Sauer 12g SxS Deluxe Sidelock: JP Sauer Model: Deluxe Sidelock Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 28.5″ Gauge: 12 Gauge LOP: 14 1/4″. Price: $14,995

GRULLA MODEL 216RL ROUND BODY SIDELOCK 28 GAUGE
GRULLA MODEL 216RL ROUND BODY SIDELOCK 28 GAUGE

GRULLA MODEL 216RL ROUND BODY SIDELOCK 28 GAUGE: SN# 31-03-199-04 MADE 2004 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.008 AND .010 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PAD EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING CASED WITH PAPERWORK 5LBS 15 OZ 2 1/2″ DAH 1 1/2″ DAC 14 3/4″ LOP. Price: $9,950

HIGHLY ENGRAVED SIMSON SxS SIDELOCK PIGEON GUN - 12 GAUGE 29 3/8" BARRELS
HIGHLY ENGRAVED SIMSON SxS SIDELOCK PIGEON GUN – 12 GAUGE 29 3/8″ BARRELS

HIGHLY ENGRAVED SIMSON SxS SIDELOCK PIGEON GUN – 12 GAUGE 29 3/8″ BARRELS: Simson ejector pigeon gun made in Germany in 1951. Elaborate scroll and game scene engraving. Carved oak leaf fences. Nicely stocked in an English style with tear drops at the lock plates. Double underbite with one lump protruding through the cation. Concealed Greener style third fastener. Articulated front trigger. Long trigger guard tang. Anson push rod fastening system. Manual safety. Slightly raised and tapered top rib. Bottom rib has plugged swivel holes. Two stock ovals one with initials of KHL and the other with a pigeon in flight. Outstanding condition showing light use. Nicely figured European walnut with double border checkering pattern. Barrels are 29 3/8″Chambers are 2 3/4″. Right barrel measures .727 with 23/1000 choke (Imp Mod). Left barrel is .724 with 40/1000 Choke (Full). Weight of the gun is 8 LBS 4 5/8 OZ. . LOP – 14 5/8″. Drop at comb 1 9/16″. Drop at heel – 2 5/8″. Price: $6,250

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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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HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET
HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET

HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET: 27″ BARRELS, IC/IM CHOKED – 27″ BARRELS, M/F CHOKED – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – AUTOMATIC EJECTORS – ONE SPLINTER FOREND – STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK – CHECKERED BUTT – GAME RIBS – HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS – HOLLAND & HOLLAND SELF OPENERS – ROLLED EDGE TRIGGER GUARD – LATE 1950’S MANUFACTURE – INCLUDES MAKER’S CASE. 6 LBS. 8 OZ. 14 5/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 2″. Price: $52,500

PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: KEN PREATER ENGRAVED, FEATURED IN JUNE 2022 ISSUE THE FIELD, 12 GAUGE, 27″ BARRELS, IMPROVED CYLINDER AND IMPROVED MODIFIED, 2-3/4″, EJECTORS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, AUTOMATIC SAFETY, STRAIGHT HAND GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND, CHECKERED BUTT, 6 LBS 4 OZ, 15″ LOP. PREATER-ENGRAVED Dickson patent Round-Action 12 bore game gun with 27″ blacked round nitro proved chopper-lump barrels that are fit with ejectors, a smooth concave game rib and a brass bead front sight. The rib is engraved “JOHN DICKSON & SON, 21 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH.” and has a gold-inlaid “1” in an oval near the breech. Proved for 2-3/4″ cartridges and choked Improved Cylinder & Improved Modified. The sides of the vibrant case color hardened action body are finely engraved with game scenes of pheasant, partridge and grouse in their natural habitats, surrounded by flowing leaf and scroll carved in relief on a matted background with “JOHN DICKSON & SON” in scrolling banners. Carved fences in high relief with filiform leaf motifs on a matted background. The underside of the action body is gold-inlaid with “DICKSON’S PATENT” and the triggerplate is signed “Engr. K. E. PREATER”. The action is fit with gold-washed cocking levers, case color hardened double triggers, blacked top lever with gold-inlaid “1” and automatic safety with gold-inlaid “SAFE” ahead of the checkered safety slide. Boldly-figured deluxe quality walnut stock with traditional English straight hand grip, engraved gold stock oval and splinter fore-end with Anson type push button release with “1” on the fore-end tip. 15” LOP to a checkered butt, Cast Off 1/4” at face, 6 Lbs. 4 Oz. The shotgun lives in the associated trunk case. Shotgun incorporates Dickson patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887. Ken Preater was Holland & Holland’s chief engraver and was responsible for much of the work on the Products of Excellence Series and many of the unique commissions that Holland & Holland Undertook in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This shotgun is featured in the June issue of “The Field” magazine in the article, “The Best British Gunmakers of Today”. Price: $46,000

Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge - 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc:
Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge – 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc:

Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge – 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc: Year 1939, 16 Gauge, 6lb 10oz, Chokes .020/.032  M/F, LOP 14 1/4″ mid, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 303823. The Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932.  Just a year before, Winchester introduced the Model 21, a popular shotgun then and now.  Fox saw the opportunity to make some cost saving changes in the appearance of the Fox with the new SP Grade.  With its smooth-sided black frame, rounded stock and action, the gun appeared more an English boxlock, and similar to the new Model 21. Internally it was like every other Fox.  By 1934, Savage/Fox introduced the SPE Skeet and Upland Game gun. A VERY RARE GUN, WITH ONLY ABOUT 20 MADE IN 16 GAUGE, EVERY FOX COLLECTOR SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE IN THEIR COLLECTION. This fine Fox SPE Skeet and Upland gun, sn303823 made in 1939, is a fully documented special-order SPE Skeet and Upland and remains in excellent condition.  THE BARRELS, ACTION, AND TRIGGER GUARD ARE FACTORY UNTOUCHED CONDITION AND ABOUT 96% OVERALL. Vintage Firearms restored the factory original wood in 2019 with a Truoil hand-rubbed finish, as the original factory finish was flaking.  Special ordered with a Fox/Kautzky single selective trigger, ejectors, LONG FOREND WITH VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (one-of-a-kind forend wood), and ivory bead.  The gun shipped with nicely figured walnut, much nicer than most SP Grade guns.  All the details of this gun are clearly documented on the factory order card that is shown with the photos of this gun, as well as a Roe Clark factory letter.  Look at this Fox!  All the hard edges are gone, with the action rounded top and bottom, the breech balls filed to the shape of the barrels like an XE grade, the head of the stock rounded with no “side panels”…a true round bodied Fox.  ELEGANT INDEED!  Price: $10,950

Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29" bbls
Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29″ bbls

Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29″ bbls: Classic English Stock 20ga 29″. LOP-14-1/2, DAC-1-1/2, DAH-2-1/2, Cast Off 3/16 – 6-1/2lbs. Price: $3,995

WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN

WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN: WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM 1930 MFG DATE, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S, CASE COLORED ACTION WITH FULL COVERAGE SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 1/2, CHOKED SK/IC, STANDARD GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 14 7/8, 1 1/2, 2 1/8, 6LBS 4OZ, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORS, VIVID ORIGINAL CC, BLUE 98%, WOOD HAS NO CRACKS JUST A FEW LIGHT HANDLING MARKS. Price: $2,895

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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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E.J. Churchill Premiere Grade composed pair of 12 gauge over & unders with 28 inch barrels
E.J. Churchill Premiere Grade composed pair of 12 gauge over & unders with 28 inch barrels

E.J. Churchill Premiere Grade composed pair of 12 gauge over & unders with 28 inch barrels: Caliber: 12 gauge Action: Sidelock Ejector with pinless locks Triggers: Double with front articulated Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 inches Chamber: Number 1 gun 2 1/2 inches -Number 2 gun 2 3/4 inches Rib: Game solid rib Chokes: 1/4 & 1/2 Stock Length: 14 1/4 inches Grip: Full pistol grip with horn cap Butt End Finish: Chequered Forend: Game Style Engraving Description: Decorative fine scroll Finish: Case Colour Weight: Gun Number 1 – 7lbs – 5oz – Gun Number 2 – 7lbs – 11oz Case: Double Leather Motercase Date of Manufacture: Gun Number 1 – 1926 – Gun Number 2 – 1930 Price: $57,500

Winchester ~ Model 21 Duck ~ 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun
Winchester ~ Model 21 Duck ~ 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun

Winchester ~ Model 21 Duck ~ 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun: In excellent condition. This Winchester features 32-inch barrels with textured rib and fixed front bead sight. Blued finish. Base of receiver marked: DUCK. Checkered walnut pistol grip stock and fore-end. Factory rubber recoil pad. Overall showing scattered light and handling wear on the finish and stock. SN: 29563 Price: $5,999.99

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk Case Color 20ga 26" IC/IM 3" Double Triggers 2005, NOS
Beretta 471 Silver Hawk Case Color 20ga 26″ IC/IM 3″ Double Triggers 2005, NOS

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk Case Color 20ga 26″ IC/IM 3″ Double Triggers 2005, NOS!: SN is S093xxA, made in 2005. Factory finish on both wood and metal, facotry recoil pad. Gun looks brand new in factory hard case. Factory articulated double triggers, factory ejectors that you can also make manual. Mint all original hard to find gun!  Price: $5,999

CSMC RBL 28 Gauge 30"BBL's Briley choke tubes
CSMC RBL 28 Gauge 30″BBL’s Briley choke tubes

CSMC RBL 28 Gauge 30″BBL’s Briley choke tubes: Very good condition CSMC RBL 28 gauge with 30″ barrels. Briley choke tubes. 2-SK, 2-IC, LM & M 2X American Black Walnut long tang capped pistol grip stock, forend, TruOil finish, single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety, solid game rib, game scene engraving surrounded by full coverage scroll over a bone and charcoal case colored finish, Pachmayr SC100 recoil pad. Includes case and some accessories. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Manufacturer: CSMC Model: RBL Barrel Length: 30″ Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: yes Condition: very good Metal Condition: Very good Wood Condition: Very good Bore Condition: excellent Triggers: Single Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: 0 Fore End: Beaver tail LOP: 14 1/2″ Weight: 6 lbs. Price: $5900

12 gauge Holland & Holland Dominion back action sidelock ejector
12 gauge Holland & Holland Dominion back action sidelock ejector

12 gauge Holland & Holland Dominion back action sidelock ejector: The Holland & Holland ‘Dominion’ was introduced in the late-19th century to meet a growing demand for firearms to be used overseas in austere conditions where access to a competent gunsmith could not be guaranteed. The Dominion is a robust, back-action design and was available in both shotgun and rifle form. Today, these firearms have many devoted followers who continue to enjoy the long lasting reliability not always found in vintage guns. This is the second of a two gun set. Length: 28 inches, Chopper lump barrels  Chamber: 2½ inches  Weight: 6.6 pounds. Price: $4250

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Holland & Holland 'Royal' Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels
Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels

Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels: A pre-owned 20 gauge Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 26 inch barrels at our Dallas Showroom. Holland & Holland sidelock ejector with patent assisted opening mechanism, double triggers and automatic safety. Action: 20 gauge, Sidelock ejector, Triggers: Double, Safety: Automatic. Barrels: 26 inch, Chamber: 2 3/4 inch, Rib: Game concaved with file cut surface, Chokes: 1/4 & 1/4. Stock: Deluxe grade Walnut, 14 5/8 inches, Semi pistol grip, Butt End Finish: Chequered, Forend: Splinter Style Forend. Engraving: Royal Scroll, Finish: Case colour finish. Weight: 5lbs – 10 oz. Case: Single Leather case. Date of Manufacture: 1960. Price: $38,000

Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun - Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous
Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun – Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous

Fantastic August Francotte XXV 16ga best quality sidelock game gun – Ultra lightweight Game Gun that is stone new and stunningly gorgeous: Stone cold gorgeous 16ga August Francotte 16ga game gun made with straight stock, double triggers, auto ejectors, splinter forend, and original beautifully checkered butt.  Case hardened action is near fully engraved in beautiful floral scroll pattern as seen in the photos.  Stunning straight grained European Walnut with fiddleback that is just so pretty! Overall the gun remains in near mint original condition with virtually all original refinish remaining on both wood and metal surfaces.  The gun would make an outstanding woodcock and grouse gun!  Mechanics are crips, bores are brilliant and shiny.  Gun is tight as new. Model: XXV Best Sidelock Barrel Length: 25″ Chambers: 2-3/4 Ejectors: Yes Condition: Near mint Metal Condition: Near mint Wood Condition: Near Mint Bore Condition: Brilliant and shiny Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Comb: 1-1/2″ Stock Heel: 2″ Fore End: Splinter with Deeley release Butt Pad: Checkered butt LOP: 14-1/8 Weight: 5lbs 12oz Choke Left: Full Choke Right: Light Mod. Price: $10,950

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over - Under
Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over – Under

Browning Superposed 20 Gauge Over – Under: Bores are good. Some light finish loss in places mostly on barrels. Also has some scattered minor handling marks on stock and forearm. The butt plate has some chips around the edges. Serial Number: 18853 Chambers: 3 in Ejectors: Yes Condition: Pre-owned Barrels: 28 in Barrel Type: O/U Action: Box Lock Triggers: Single Selective Gauge: 20ga Stock: Round knob Prince of Wales grip Stock Drop: Drop to Comb: 2-1/8″, Drop to Heel: 1-1/2 Fore End: Rounded LOP: 14-1/4 in Rib: Vented Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz Manufacture Date: 1960 Chokes: Fixed: Skeet/Skeet Case: None. Price: $3,999.99

Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ' Regency' Boxlock Ejector
Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ‘ Regency’ Boxlock Ejector

Cogswell & Harrison 16 bore ‘ Regency’ Boxlock Ejector: Serial no. 80236, 26in nitro barrels, rib inlaid in script ‘Regency’ the barrels engraved ‘Cogswell & Harrsion Ltd. 168 Piccadilly London W1, 2 3/4 in chambers, bored approx. 3/4 choke in both, scroll-back action, automatic safety with gold-inlaid ‘safe’ detail, gold washed triggers, bold well executed full coverage acanthus scroll engraving, french grey finish, 15 inch LOP with english leather covered pad, weight 6lb., bores measure .665-right, . 662+ left, wall thicknesses 26- thou right and 27 thou left, in lightweight leathher case. A nice well balanced, light sweet 16 bird gun. Price: $3,500

SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent
SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent

SKB Estate 20 Gauge Bird Gun with 28” Barrels, Double Triggers, and Long Length of Pull– Excellent: SKB Estate 20 gauge side-by-side shotgun with brilliant case coloring and deep, rich bluing. Great quail, grouse and woodcock gun. Double triggers, manual safety, and extractors. Weight is 6lb 5oz. Straight grip splinter forearm stock configuration for quick handling.   ***   The richly blued 28” barrels are chambered for 2-3/4” and 3” shotshells. They are topped by a raised solid tapered crosshatched rib with a white Bradley style white front sight for greater visibility. The right barrel is bored 0.626 with a constriction of 0.008 for Improved Cylinder choke. The left barrel is bored 0.628 and has a constriction of 0.013 for Modified choke.   ***   The straight grip stock and splinter forearm are made of nicely figured Turkish walnut. Checkering is crisp. Condition is great with only a few minor handling marks. Stock dimensions are 15” to a checkered butt by 1-3/8” by 2”. Neutral cast.   ***   This nicely double is a perfectly configured bird slayer. Fast moving. Sure pointing. And handsome. You will be proud to uncase this little beauty at the range and enjoy carrying it afield. A lot of gun for the money. Better move quickly before someone else takes it away. Price: $1,895

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Holland & Holland is one the UKs oldest and most famous gunmakers. In this video by TGS Outdoors, Simon Reinhold, Holts Head of Operations, talks about the maker and goes over some guns that came up in Holts 2021 auction.

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See a short history of Holland & Holland, plus great guns ….

As good as it gets: a 10g Holland & Holland Royal SxS …

A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels

On the face of it, the word “best” s a simple meaning: Traditionally, it was the top-grade gun built by a manufacturer. But in an era when guns were almost entirely hand made, quality varied, and some best guns were best-er than others.

A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels

Check out this H&H Royal to see what I mean. I don’t know who they made this gun for or why they did such a nice job on it, but it’s one of the finest Holland & Holland Royal I’ve seen.

A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels

The Royal is Holland & Holland’s flagship gun. They’ve been building it since the 1890s, and it has been copied by countless makers in the UK to Spain, Germany, and Japan.

A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels

The engraving pattern on this gun is the company’s famous acanthus-scroll (inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris), but it’s executed a higher level than what you see on your average Royal. Everything is done a bit better, too. The action is a bit crisper, the wood a bit more elegant, the checkering a bit more careful. Overall, it’s a stunning gun.

HOLLAND & HOLLAND – ROYAL SXS 10 BORE

#23367. 31″ NITRO PROOFED STEEL BARRELS 2 7/8″ CHAMBERS, PROOFED FOR 1 1/2 OZ, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTOR, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MINT CONDITION, ORIGINAL, OAK AND LEATHER MAKERS CASE, 9LBS 4 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 3/4″ LOP. PRICE: $49,500

A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31" barrels
A superb Holland & Holland Royal 10g with 31″ barrels

On Ebay now: Boss, Purdey, Holland & Holland, NO RESERVES …

Here are some items I just listed on Ebay. All have $1 starts, no reserves.

Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case

Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case: Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.
Boss & Co Best-Quality Oak & Leather Case:
Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.

Made in the 1990s for a 20g Boss OU shotgun, possibly by Vincent Rickards.

James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories

James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories. Made for a 12-gauge side-by-side with 28” barrels.
James Purdey & Sons Lightweight Canvas Case with Accessories. Made for a 12-gauge side-by-side with 28” barrels.

Genuine “Lightweight Flat V.C Canvas Case”, superb original condition, made for a 12-gauge side-by-side shotgun, 28” barrel compartment.

Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine

Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine. Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.
Holland & Holland Best Quality Oak & Leather Shotgun Shell Magazine. Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.

Holds up to 500 12-gauge shotgun shells. Made for a British aristocrat.

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Abercrombie & Fitch nickel-plated oil bottle

Boss & Co 3-turnscrew set, best quality, possibly by Mike Marsh

Boss & Co 20g chamber brush, best quality

Boss & Co cleaning rod, best quality

12g Purdey snap caps

Purdey 3-turnscrew set, rosewood handles & red leather case

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Holland & Holland - Royal “Pigeon” Gun - 12ga - 30” - 3” - Full/Half (.019/.038) - 15” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 7.7 lbs - March 17, 1958
Holland & Holland – Royal “Pigeon” Gun – 12ga – 30” – 3” – Full/Half (.019/.038) – 15” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 7.7 lbs – March 17, 1958

Holland & Holland – Royal “Pigeon” Gun – 12ga – 30” – 3” – Full/Half (.019/.038) – 15” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 7.7 lbs – March 17, 1958: Matted Rib – Hinged Front Trigger – Self Opener – Provenance Data Pictured (please read) – This is a gun that was built for a gentleman that was “staying at the Ritz Hotel whilst in London!” – the original “RBL” initials are on the case, but the oval now has been changed to “JBL” (perhaps a family heir of the gun) – **IMPORTANT NOTE: this gun was specifically built as a “Pigeon and Live Bird” gun – as stated in the Holland & Holland Letter. Price: $32,995  

Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. ~ A-10 American ~ Over Under ~ 20 Gauge:
Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. ~ A-10 American ~ Over Under ~ 20 Gauge:

Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. ~ A-10 American ~ Over Under ~ 20 Gauge: American black walnut English grip stock, hunting forend, Galazan recoil pad, gold single selective trigger adjustable for length of pull. Full side lock shotgun with hand detachable locks, tasteful light scroll engraving over traditional bone and charcoal case coloring. Satin blue 26″ barrels. Excellent condition in makers travel case.Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch Barrels: 26 Inch Triggers: Single, Tang Select Stock Dimensions: 14 1/2 Inch LOP, 2 1/4 Inch DAH, 1 1/2 Inch DAC, Neutral Cast Fore End: Field Weight: 6 Lbs 2 Oz. Sights: Matted Vent Rib, Red Front Chokes: 5- Tube Set. Price: $7,999.99

Beretta S3 12 Gauge OU Shotgun
Beretta S3 12 Gauge OU Shotgun

Beretta S3 12 Gauge OU Shotgun: 28 1/2″ Chokes: F – F L.O.P. : 14″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 3/8″H Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz Ser. #: 19438 Stock #: 9481 Price: $5,950

Belgian Browning Super Light Superposed 20 Ga
Belgian Browning Super Light Superposed 20 Ga

Belgian Browning Super Light Superposed 20 Ga: Consigned to Cole’s is this very nice Belgian Browning Superposed Super Light in 20 ga with 26-inch barrels.  The shotgun bears serial # 223PW02990.  The bores are excellent.  The upper barrel is choked Mod (**) and the lower is choked IC (**-).  This shotgun weighs in at 5lbs 14 oz, a true super lightweight.  The shotgun has a long tang, straight grip.  The LOP is 14 ¾” and terminates with a Decelerator recoil pad.  The stock has various minor nicks and dings from days afield.    The gun is nice and tight and there is no looseness to be found open or when in battery. The bluing is just starting to flake from the bottom of the receiver from carry.  Some very minor loss of factory finish is observed along the tang as well.  Again, this from honest use pursuing dove and quail.  One of the best I have seen or found out here in a very, very long time. Price: $4650

Zoli & Rizzini Field Grade S/S 20 Gauge
Zoli & Rizzini Field Grade S/S 20 Gauge

Zoli & Rizzini Field Grade S/S 20 Gauge: Offered for sale is this classic Field Grade double trigger side-by-side shotgun manufactured by Zoli&Rizzini in Magno Italy and imported to the U.S. by Abercrombie & Fitch in the1960s. The overall condition of this gun is very good to excellent rating in the 90% range. It has magnificent case hardened scalloped coloring enhanced by intricate engraving patterns and a blue finish on the frame, boxlock, lever and breech areas. The hardwood checkered Wales type grip and forearm are distinct and show very little ware. The top lever and boxlock plate also show fine engraving patterns adding value to this gun. Lock up is tight and the trigger mechanics are crisp. Overall the bluing is very uniform on both barrels with the possible exception of some very small age spots on the right side barrel. The stock shows some limited handling marks on one side which is to be expected for a field grade gun of this age. Overall it was well cared for over the years and is a very collectible firearm. Excellent value in this price range. Manufacturer: Zoli & Rizzini, Model: A&F Field Grade. Serial Number: 2427, Barrel Length: 26″, Bore Info: 2 3/4″, Ejectors: No, Condition: Very Good, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: Lite Handling Marks, Bore Condition: Good, Barrels: 2, Action: Box Lock, Triggers: 2, Gauge: 20, Stock: Walnut, Butt Pad: Original, LOP: 14.25 inches, Finish: Blue, Weight: 6.5 pounds, Manufacture Date: 1965, Choke Left: M, Choke Right: IC. Price: $1,995

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Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System
Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System

Hartmann & Weiss 16 Bore O/U on the Boss System: Gun was ordered in ’04 and delivered to my client in 2015!   It took eleven years to complete this beautiful example of H&W’s magnificent work. There are hardly enough adjectives to adequately describe this piece; except perhaps, that it is available for immediate delivery! Barrels 29 Inch with Solid Raised Rib, Chokes  Light Mod & Mod. Bottom barrel marked 1/4 and 1/2., Engraving Fine English Style Scroll, Stock   Best Grade Turkish Walnut, Butt: Checkered, L.O.P. 15 3/8″, Weigh  t6 lbs. 8.5 oz, Stock Dimensions1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 15 3/8 to ctr. of checkered butt.  Cast: 1/4 off at heel – 3/8 off at toe. Price: $135,000

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION
HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION

HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL 10 BORE PARADOX DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR 1900 PARIS EXHIBITION: LETTER FROM HOLLAND IN THE PHOTOS, 27″ PARADOX BARRELS WITH GREAT BORES, WE HAVE LIVE ROUNDS AND DATA AVAILABLE, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, UNTOUCHED GREAT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 13 LBS 8 OZ, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $59,500

Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga
Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga

Pre-War MERKEL 202E Over_Under highly engraved and optioned 20ga: 27″ barrels and according to Merkel Germany direct records, manufactured in 1944.  A short look at this gun one realizes with the incredible detail and workmanship it absolutely could not be made today.  The deep relief hand engraving is really unlike any other you will see in depth and detail.  Ivory bead front sight, buffalo horn seamlessly blended in to form the rear trigger guard, and each and every exterior screw hand engraved-even the butt plate screws. Cocking Indicators, Greener crossbolt action, cross relief, Ejectors, with a 14 1/4″ LOP over a beautifully figured walnut stock, 5.9 lbs as shown. Price: $8930

Beretta ASEL 20 ga. O/U

Beretta ASEL 20 ga. O/UBeretta ASEL 20 ga. O/U: 26″ hand-filed vent rib barrels with double ivory beads are choked improved cylinder and full (.009/.024).  This late 1950s Abercrombie & Fitch gun features hinged front double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safe.  Fully engraved scallop-backed action, elegant special-order long forend, Prince of Wales grip.   Nicely figured Tyrolean walnut  stock measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-3/8″ heel, 14-1/8″ LOP over the original wood butt.  Made in the same workrooms as the SO guns,  certainly the finest boxlock O/Us ever produced by Beretta.  The diminutive frame, scaled to the gauge allows this little 20 to weigh a mere 5 lbs, 10 ozs.  Honest example. Price: $6,750

Beretta BL4 (BL-4) - 28ga - 26 3/8” Barrels - Like New - ca. 1970 - Sk/Sk Chokes - 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 6 lbs - 99% Condition
Beretta BL4 (BL-4) – 28ga – 26 3/8” Barrels – Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition

Beretta BL4 (BL-4) – 28ga – 26 3/8” Barrels – Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition: Like New – ca. 1970 – Sk/Sk Chokes – 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” – 6 lbs – 99% Condition – Clean!  Upland Bird Gun: Price: $3,995 

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Incredible Investment Grade - A.H. Fox FE Grade - Made in Philly
Incredible Investment Grade – A.H. Fox FE Grade – Made in Philly

Incredible Investment Grade – A.H. Fox FE Grade – Made in Philly: Exceedingly rare and original Philadelphia A.H. Fox FE Grade.  This gun is a 12ga with original 32″ barrels and straight stock, made with double triggers.  This is easily the finest FE Grade we have handled and one of the finest extant.  This gun has not been offered for sale publicly in recent times having formerly been in the Famed Tom Kidd and Dana Tauber A.H. Fox Shotgun collections. This gun remains in extremely fine original condition with more than 90% factory case colors, nearly all of the original barrel blue remains, with crisp engraving.  The stocks are sound and superb with original finish and have had some finish added for preservation. Price: $90,000

PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD
PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD

PARKER DH 8 GAUGE SUPER RARE NOT ANOTHER LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: #6 FRAME, #159XXX, 34″ STEEL BARRELS WITH FLAT RIB, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, THIS GUN HAS ALL OF THE ORIGINAL CASE COLORS, A FEW LIGHT MARKS IN THE WOOD, OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL GUN, 12LBS 4 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14″ LOP TO ORIGINAL PAD. Price: $79,500

HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28" EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE
HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE

HOLLAND & HOLLAND PARADOX 12 BORE- ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECT HAMMERLESS- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- NITRO PROVED in LONDON in 2004- VERY ACCURATE- ORIG. O&L CASE: #15549, Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street, London – “Paradox” Fosbery Patent; A H&H “Best Quality” Bar Action 12 Bore Hand Detachable Lock Royal Ejector Fosbery Patent Sidelock Finished in 1900, Nitro proved in London in 2004 to 850 BAR with 3″ chambers and the proper reproof marks, 28″ ejector dovetail lump steel barrels, Slight raised 1/4 rib and 2 folding leaf sights, .737″ bore size and the London 2004 proof marked at 18.7mm, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .034″ and .033″ on the left. The 7-groove ratchet rifling paradox choke is 3″ long, London Proved to 3″ chambers, Double triggers, Hand detachable locks, Brazier locks, Auto safety, Long extended top strap that goes over the comb, New wood by Reto Buehler at Buehler Custom Sporting Arms in Medford, Oregon, Anson frontal forend release, Half grip stock at 15 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/4″ over a 3/4″ Silvers pad with plugs for removal, Neutral stock, Great balance and it comes to the hand with ease and points like a dream, 7 lbs. 10 oz., 99% coverage of period Royal scroll engraving, The whole is cased in the original classic oak and leather brass cornered trunk with 2 vintage labels and 1 for Paradox loading. It is a very accurate gun and the loads used will be provided accordingly. A Lee loader can be used quite easily. A fun gun for fir or feather and built for snipe and tigers. This is dreams of tigers and ships and palaces, fine spices and women and silk. Colonel Fosbery’s patent #7568 of June 20, 1885 was intended to make a gun capable of being fired either with shot, ball or conical bullet. Holland & Holland gave the rifled choke-bore its name, “Paradox”. Back in the day, Paradox meant “That which is contrary to received opinion; strange, but true”. H&H wanted 100-yard performance that duplicated the Express rifle at that time, and still have a gun that gave very good patterns. The Paradox will pattern from cylinder to improved cylinder chokes. H&H built a total of 1,463 Paradox guns. The last Paradox, by serial number only, was a 10 bore #15979 and finished October 10, 1930 at a cost of 166 pounds. The very last was a 12 bore #15972 and was finished in 1933. Price: $29,500

ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898
ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898

ALEXANDER HENRY Boxlock Ejector BPE .577BPE Mfg 1898: Serial #  7150, Country of Origin  Scotland, Barrel Length (in Inches)  24″ Damascus barrels, Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip with trap in cap, English cheekpiece, Panels and drop points, Silvers pad, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm with Anson release, Rib Type  Level Flat Rib with express sights (1 standing 3 folding), Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  Fine Scroll Engraving, Other Options  Ejectors, Henry rifling, Flip up night sight, Sling swivel eyes, Condition  EXC. Condition, Weight  9#9oz, Dimensions  14 1/8″ LOP, Other Details  Mfg 1898, Nice bores. Price: $25,000

A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE
A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE

A.D. JANSEN OVER UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR 28 GAUGE: 26 3/4″,  IC AND FULL 2 3/4″, SOLID RIB, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 5LBS 6 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 3/8″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP. Price: $4,950

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

Holland & Holland Royal SxS Double Rifle .303 British
Holland & Holland Royal SxS Double Rifle .303 British

Holland & Holland Royal SxS Double Rifle .303 British: A Back-Action Sidelock Double Rifle chambered for the .303 British cartridge. It has 28” rifled barrels, File cut quarter rib with platinum lined express rear sights – 1 standing (100 Yds) and 2 folding (200 & 300 Yds). Island base foresight, Bushed strikers (Disk set strikers) with retaining set screws, Double triggers, An extended top strap over the comb, Holland & Holland traditional full coverage “Royal Scroll” engraving pattern with case color hardened finish, Full length trigger guard tang to an engraved steel grip cap, Best quality walnut stock has shadow line (Beaded) cheekpiece, Drop points, Pistol grip, Splinter forend with Anson release, 14 1/8” LOP to a horn plate, 9 Lbs. 9 Oz. Price: $39,750 

GREIFELT #1 PRE WAR O/U 20 GAUGE VL&D IMPORT
GREIFELT #1 PRE WAR O/U 20 GAUGE VL&D IMPORT

GREIFELT #1 PRE WAR O/U 20 GAUGE VL&D IMPORT: 26″ SOLID RIB IC AND MOD 2 1/2 CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, 3-PIECE FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 5LBS 14 OZ, 3″ DAH, 2″ DAC, 14 1/2 LOP. Price: $13,500

John Dickson of Edinburgh Classic Round action with great original barrels and stock dimensions ~ Light at 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.! Makers case!
John Dickson of Edinburgh Classic Round action with great original barrels and stock dimensions ~ Light at 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.! Makers case!

John Dickson of Edinburgh Classic 12 Gauge Round action with great original barrels and stock dimensions ~ Light at 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.! Makers case! This gun dates from 1934 . A very nice Dickson from between the wars with great wall thickness and dimensions. This is the period that many consider to be the pinnacle of the UK gunmaking trade. The Bores are bright and shiny with a few pits in the right barrel towards the muzzle but in proof and nothing deep. Serial Number: 7279, Ejectors: Yes , Barrels: 27″, Barrel Type: Fluid steel, Action: trigger plate round action, Stock Comb: 1 7/16″, Stock Heel: 2″, Stock Cast: 1/4″, LOP: 14 3/8″ to wood butt, Weight: 6 lbs. 4.5 oz., Choke Left: .028 full, Choke Right: .015 IC-Mod, Proof: Nitro: 2 1/2″ nitro, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .029″, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .028″. Price: $12,000

BERETTA - SO3 - 12ga 28" Boehler Barrels - Checkered Butt - All Original
BERETTA – SO3 – 12ga 28″ Boehler Barrels – Checkered Butt – All Original

BERETTA – SO3 – 12ga 28″ Boehler Barrels – Checkered Butt – All Original! 28″, 2-3/4″”, IM / F (.028 / .042), Vent Rib, Single Trigger, Pistol Grip, Checkered Butt, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 7 lbs. 4 oz. Nice Original Gun. About 95+% Overall. Price: $5975 

RIZZINI AURUM CLASSIC OU 28 GAUGE
RIZZINI AURUM CLASSIC OU 28 GAUGE

RIZZINI AURUM CLASSIC OU 28 GAUGE: 29″ VENT RIB WITH SCREW CHOKES, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, MAKER’S CASE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 6LBS, 2 3/8″ DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 14 9/16″ LOP. Price: $2,950

Holland & Holland Dominion double rifle, 500/450 Express …

LOT 1003 - HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.
LOT 1003 – HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.

I love guns that tell a story, and as I was checking out the doubles in Poulin Auctions’ upcoming sale, this old double rifle starting telling me one the moment I saw it.

LOT 1003 - HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.
LOT 1003 – HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.

I could tell it had seen a lot of action, and considering the caliber, I could imagine what that action was: Africa during the golden days and lots of big, dangerous game. I sure it has had many cape buffalo, rhinos, and elephants in its sights.

LOT 1003 - HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.
LOT 1003 – HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express, coming up at Poulin Auctions on 10/20/18.

LOT 1003 – HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SXS RIFLE, 500 / 450 Express

Instead of being a Holland & Holland Royal, it’s a Grade 3 / Dominion. Rifles like these were workhorses, favored by professional hunters and serious sportsman who wanted a rugged gun that could be counted on to perform flawlessly safari after safari.

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.