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GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2" game guns 12 gauge
GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2″ game guns 12 gauge

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2″ Game Guns, 12 gauge: THIS IS THE BEST PAIR OF GUNS WE HAVE HAD .GUN #1 IS SIDEPLATED WITH 17 GOLD INLAYS 25″031 AND 042 2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM ENGISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 5 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 5/8 X 14 GUN #2 IS A SCALLOPED FRAME WITH 26 GOLD INLAYS AND LOTS OF GOLD WIRE DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 1/2 BOTH ARE CASED IN A MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE. Price: $49,500

WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL COND- 30″ VENT RIB Bbls.- EXC WOOD- EXC BORES: #12999, Winchester Model 21 Deluxe Trap Grade in 12 Bore, Marked Trap, Finished June 19, 1941, 30″ Vent Rib Barrels at .735 .035 & .017″ (Full & Mod), 2 3/4″ chambers, Factory marked Full on the Right barrel & factory marked Mod. on the Left barrel, Single selective trigger, Beavertail forend, Straight grip stock at 14 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 2″ over the original 7/8″ pad with the Winchester name, 7 lbs. 14 oz., “TRAP” stamped on the floorplate, Correct trap forend that is 11″ in length, Correct Kidney pattern checkering, Very nice wood with excellent feather crotch and nice color and contrast, Checkered side panels at the head of the stock, The original barrel blue is 95%, The original receiver blue is 96%, The floorplate with 88% blue, The original wood finish is at 88%, The checkering remains at 97%, The bores are excellent plus and virtually look like new. The frame has the correct water table stampings on both the left & right side with all the US patents and Model 21 WRAC stampings which are the early 1940’s. The barrels have the inspection triangle with the #1 inside which dates it to 1941. Here is a super honest M-21 Trap that remains in excellent mechanical condition inside and out with all of its life left. The gun was made for Harper & McIntire Co. and is still correct to this day as delivered by Winchester in 1941 relative the vent rib, grade, barrel length and the stock dimensions. It had a good life and was well kept. Price: $8,350

WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL COND
WINCHESTER MOD 21 DELUXE TRAP PRE-WAR- 12- ORIG. in 90% OVERALL CONDITION
Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun
Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun

Zanotti 20ga., Model 625, SxS Shotgun: 28″ chopperlump barrels choked .006/.009, 2-3/4″ chambers, hand-filed game rib, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Scalloped back boxlock action fully engraved in a floral arabesque retains 90% of the original case color hardening. The toplever features a carved hound on the scent, non-automatic safety. Splinter forend, straight hand stock of dark well-figured European walnut measures 1-1/4″ comb, 2″ heel, 14-3/4″ LOP over a full leather pad. The ejectors are as new and the trigger pulls superb. Weighs 5 lbs, 15 oz. Zanotti is purported to be the oldest gunmaker in the world, dating back to the 1600s. This model is the same basic gun manufactured by other prestigious Italian makers at about 3-4 times the cost. 98% blue with some minor handling marks. A lot of gun for the money! Price: $5,750

MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE: 25 1/2″ barrels. Claw mounts with Leupold 3×9 scope. Double set triggers. Automatic ejectors. 96%. 15in LOP pad. Excellent bores. Price: $5,650

MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE
MERKEL 220 O/U 9.3X74 DOUBLE RIFLE
Parker GHE 12 ga,28" Parker Special Steel barrels:
Parker GHE 12 ga,28″ Parker Special Steel barrels:

Parker GHE 12 ga,28″ Parker Special Steel barrels: F/M (.038/.015),weighs 7lbs 9 oz. 14 1/4 ” LOP to Original Dogs Head buttplate. 1 1/2 Frame Serial number 231XXX (1929),Meriden grip cap. Real nice clean Original unmessed with Parker GHE with a good bit of case color and very nicely figured stock.Built in Meriden and again, unmessed with (no pad added,no buggered screws-no opening of chokes) since it left the factory in 1929. Has been hunted and carried but not abused. Shoots great and ejectors work perfectly.Lever is to the right,mirror clean bores no-dents in barrels,only minor detraction is small splinter (just under 1″) line in stock by upper right side of upper tang-pictured.Happy to answer questions over phone or send more pictures if needed. Price: $3395

Griffin & Howe, as American as it gets…

If a Parker built the great American shotgun, Griffin & Howe built the great American rifle.1930 Griffin & Howe ad for handmade rifles

In May of 1923, a former cabinet maker named Seymour Griffin got together with James V. Howe and together with Col. Townsend Whelen and a couple other guys, they formed Griffin & Howe.  Within a few years, the firm had built a reputation for bolt rifles and they would go on to build great rifles to this day.

Below is a gallery of old Griffin & Howe advertisements. Here are some links to great Griffin & Howe rifles on the market right now:

THE classic Griffin & Howe bolt rifle: a 30/06 on a 1903 Springfield action. This one is as original as they come.

A gorgeous Griffin & Howe short rifle, in 30/06 and on a Mauser action

A .470 double rifle, imported by Griffin & Howe, made by Francotte, and a hell of a good deal on a .470.

You can read more about Griffin & Howe here.

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