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12g LC Smith Grade 5 SxS Sidelock Shotgun
12g LC Smith Grade 5 SxS Sidelock Shotgun

12g LC Smith Grade 5 SxS Sidelock Shotgun: Manufacturer: LC Smith Model: Grade 5 Serial Number: 200161 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 30 inches Action: SE Triggers: Double Trigger Gauge: 12 Gauge Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: 3/4 inch LOP: 13 7/8 inches Weight: 8 lbs. Price: $10,500

A.H. Fox CE Grade 12 Gauge Side-by-Side shotgun
A.H. Fox CE Grade 12 Gauge Side-by-Side shotgun

A.H. Fox CE Grade 12 Gauge SxS Shotgun: Serial Number: 33907, Barrel Length: 30″, Gauge: 12 Gauge, Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14 1/4″  Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz Chokes: M – F. Price: $8500

Winchester Model 21 20 Gauge 28" Side-by-Side
Winchester Model 21 20 Gauge 28″ Side-by-Side

Winchester Model 21 20 Gauge 28″ Side-by-Side: Winchester Model 21 20 Gauge with 28″ barrels in excellent condition. Gun appears to be all original with all matching serial #200XX’s. The gun has original style butt plate, solid rib, metal bead front sight, 2 3/4″ chamber, barrels marked Mod/Full, pistol grip, kidney style beavertail forearm, LOP 14″, high figure wood, auto safety, ejectors and barrel selector. Gun condition is excellent plus with minor wood handling marks, great metal blue, perfect checkering and screw heads. Gun locks up tight and shoots great with no mechanical issues. Price: $7,450

Pre-Owned Rizzini Round Body EL Field Over-Under Shotgun | 20GA 28" | SN#: 95752
Pre-Owned Rizzini Round Body EL Field Over-Under Shotgun | 20GA 28″ | SN#: 95752

Pre-Owned Rizzini Round Body EL Field Over-Under Shotgun | 20GA 28″ | SN#: 95752: Gauge: 20GA  Barrel Length: 28″  Barrel Weight:  1240g Chamber:  3″ Magnum Chokes:  5 Flush Screw Chokes Rib:  7mm – 5mm Tapered Solid Stock Dimensions Drop at Nose: 1 3/8″  Drop at Heel:  2 ¼” Cast: RH Length of Pull: 14 ½” Forend Style: Rounded Comb:  Fixed  Weight:  6lb 7.9oz Barrel(s): Excellent Condition: No signs of rust or pitting.  Receiver: Excellent Condition: No scratches, dings or dents. All moving part in good working order.  Forend: Excellent Condition: No marring of wood. Checkering in great shape. Stock: Excellent Condition: No marring of wood. Checkering in great shape. Price: $6,500

Parker - VHE, 16ga. SxS. 28" Barrels Choked M/F
Parker – VHE, 16ga. SxS. 28″ Barrels Choked M/F

Parker – VHE, 16ga. SxS. 28″ Barrels Choked M/F: Pistol grip, dogs head buttplate, ejector gun, double triggers, splinter forend, 214,xxx serial number range, 2 9/16” chambers, #1 frame, 70% barrel blue, traces of case colors, original wood with normal handling marks. 6 lbs. 8 oz. 14 1/4” x 1 ½” x 2 5/8”. Price: $3,499

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Winchester Model 21 Custom Grade 3" SxS 20Ga. NIB
Winchester Model 21 Custom Grade 3″ SxS 20Ga. NIB

Winchester Model 21 Custom Grade 3″ SxS 20Ga. NIB: Winchester model 21 Custom Grade 3″ 20 gauge new and unfired in the original box with hang tag. This gun is one of an estimated 46 20 gauge model 21s with 28″ barrels with 3″ chambers. The barrels are choked modified and full and have a solid rib. The rib is marked “custom built by Winchester” with no name on the rib. The flat side action is engraved in the #1 pattern. The pistol grip stock is nicely figured wood and has a 131/2″LOP over the factory installed ventilated pad. Just like the 12 gauge duck 21s. The gun retains 100% of the original blue and wood finishes. Features include ejectors, single selective trigger, and beavertail forend with ebony tip. The box is in very good condition and retains the original waxed paper, wood dividers, and end label. This is an extremely rare model 21 in this configuration and condition. Price: $15,900

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

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

WEBLEY & SCOTT 720 BOXLOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:
WEBLEY & SCOTT 720 BOXLOCK SXS 20 GAUGE:

WEBLEY & SCOTT 720 BOXLOCK SXS 20 GAUGE: English mfg. 26 inch barrels. IC & IM choke. .006 & .024. Double triggers. Ejectors. 14 5/8 LOP checkered butt. 1 3/8 comb 2 inch heel. 5 lbs 13 oz. Action is tight and gun and bores are in excellent condition. In leather hard case with oil bottle, cleaning rod and Webley label. Price: $5,450

Beretta 471 Case Colored SxS 20 gauge 28" Bbls
Beretta 471 Case Colored SxS 20 gauge 28″ Bbls

Beretta 471 Case Colored Double Triggers SxS 20 gauge 28″ Bbls: This is an elegant 20 gauge Beretta 471 side by side with case colored steel and 28″ barrels choked IC/IM. It is a model J471437. The stock has a length of pull of 14-1/2″ to the first trigger from a checkered wood butt plate and the double triggers allow for instant choke selection on the flush.  This model also has the unique feature of a switch in the forend that allows the ejectors to be in extractor or ejector mode; see picture 14. The drop at comb is 1-1/2″ and the drop at heel is 2-3/8″. It has tasteful light engraving and gold inlays of a woodcock, a grouse, and a hawk’s head. The gun was made in 2005 and has no wear except one small ding on the top of one of the barrels. The gun weighs 6 pounds 7 ounces. It has the Beretta factory hard plastic blue case, the white flannel Beretta barrel and stock sleeves, the manuals & documents. Price: $4,599

Gil & Cia Fca. De Armas 28 gauge Antonio Gil Sidelock SxS 30-in barrels
Gil & Cia Fca. De Armas 28 gauge Antonio Gil Sidelock SxS 30-in barrels

Gil & Cia Fca. De Armas 28 gauge Antonio Gil Sidelock SxS 30-in barrels: Gil & Cia Fca. De Armas, (Eibar, Spain) engraved 28 gauge sxs made by specialty maker Antonio Gil. Full sidelock case hardened receiver with double triggers and 30 inch mod and full barrels with filed rib. Gun has fancy wooded English stock  with checkered butt and triangular grip at 14.5 Lop and splinter forearm. Gun weighs 6 lbs 4 oz. Disc set strikers and hand-detachable sidelocks. Extremely high quality gun. Price: $3,700

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Stunning Cased Luciano Bosis 20ga Michaelangelo - Lutteroti made vacuum arc barrels & Gold trim and case hardened gun that is visually stunning
Stunning Cased Luciano Bosis 20ga Michaelangelo – Lutteroti made vacuum arc barrels & Gold trim and case hardened gun that is visually stunning

Stunning Cased Luciano Bosis 20ga Michaelangelo – Lutteroti made vacuum arc barrels & Gold trim and case hardened gun that is visually stunning: Made in 2003, this fantastic little 20ga Luciano Bosis is striking and visually appealing as well as being one of the best guns ever made.  This gun, made with 26-3/4″ barrels, made by Lutteroti. The checkered forend with gold accent lined opener.  Case hardened and gold lined action with makers name on sides in gold. Beautiful Circassian Walnut buttstock with drop points behind locks is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a stunning skip line checkered butt.  Housed in a dark brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, is lined in dark green cloth and has large Bosis paper label in lid. Case contains 3-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop and brush, pair of Bosis marked snap caps, round oil bottle, and a small plastic box containing spare mainsprings, spare firing pins, and assembly tool. Overall, the gun remains near mint all original condition.  It appears test fired but retains virtually all original finish to both wood and metal surfaces.  Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with only minor rubs.  Accessories are all near mint. Price: $44,950

Ogden Smiths & Hussey Sidelock Ejector Best-quality 20 Bore Side by Side
Ogden Smiths & Hussey Sidelock Ejector Best-quality 20 Bore Side by Side

Ogden Smiths & Hussey Sidelock Ejector Best-quality 20 Bore Side by Side: An excellent condition early 1920’s Best London maker located at 62 St. James Street. Retains much of its original case color. The dimensions are, drop of 1 1/2 X 2 1/8 with a 14 1/2 inch length of pull to a checkered ebony plate 7/8 inches. Chopper lump barrels, 28 inches with 2 3/4 chambers, 1 oz. proof, choked .005 and .015. bores at .620 and 619, walls at .028 and .025. Weight at 5 lbs. 7 oz. would make a great walk up. upland bird, or quail gun.  Price: $17,250

GARBI 103 A SIDELOCK 16 GA / SxS 29" BBLS
GARBI 103 A SIDELOCK 16 GA / SxS 29″ BBLS

GARBI 103 A SIDELOCK 16 GA / SxS 29″ BBLS: Maker: GARBI, Model: 103 A, Gauge/Caliber: 16 GA, Barrel Length: 29″, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Rib Design:FLAT FILED, Weight:6 lbs 5 oz. Bore/Chokes: Right/Bottom:.665 / .010 / LM, Left/Top:.665 / .021 / IM. Stock Dimensions: Drop At Comb: 1 1/2″, Drop At Face: 1 3/4″ 4 1/2″, Drop At Heel: 2″, Cast At Face: 1/4″ OFF 4 1/2″, Cast At Heel: 3/8″ OFF, Length Of Pull: 14 7/8″, Pitch: 2″ / 4°. Special Features: CASE HARDENED HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK PURDEY STYLE ENGLISH ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVING DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS EXHIBITION QUALITY STRAIGHT STOCK 9″ EXT SPLINTER FOREARM CANVAS & LEATHER FITTED HARD CASE MADE IN SPAIN CONDITION: EXCELLENT Circa:2004 / SERIAL # 27.03.022.04. Price: $14,995

BEAUTIFUL CASED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE
BEAUTIFUL CASED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE

BEAUTIFUL CASED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE: Marked “London” on top of the barrel. Gun is in good condition with most original stock varnish. Checkered forearm and wrist shows very little use. Checkered style butt plate with most original bright blue. Patchbox on the side with an engraved deer that has turned a nickel color. Lock plates are marked “Bourne”. Nicely engraved with about 75% case color remaining. The trigger guard is engraved with most original blue thinning some. The 30 inch barrels original brown finish has turned to plum/brown and show a good Damascus pattern. Rifle bores are about 40 caliber and the shotgun barrel is about 14 gauge. Excellent bores. Complete with original ram rod. An interesting sight combination fixed to the top of the barrel. Also a retractable standing sight that slides the full length of the barrel. Barrel is marked in increments. Truly unique. The wooden case has compartments with various accoutrements. Also has a hand drawn map included. Beautiful outfit! Price: $8,500

J BLANCH AND SONS LONDON 12GA BLE EXCELLENT SCREW GRIP
J BLANCH AND SONS LONDON 12GA BLE EXCELLENT SCREW GRIP

J BLANCH AND SONS LONDON 12GA BLE EXCELLENT SCREW GRIP: A Dandy between the wars London made game gun. Nice sound wood. Strong well timed ejectors. Great barrels. Screw grip action. Lovely engraving. Locks up tight. In London proof. With leather case and cleaning tools. Unengraved stock oval. No issues. Price: $3,375

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 Fantastic Lightweight David McKay Brown 12ga - An elegant Rounded Bar Action engraved and gold inlaid to the highest degree!
Fantastic Lightweight David McKay Brown 12ga – An elegant Rounded Bar Action engraved and gold inlaid to the highest degree!

Fantastic Lightweight David McKay Brown 12ga – An elegant Rounded Bar Action engraved and gold inlaid to the highest degree: Made in 1986, this extremely fine 12ga David McKay Brown Game Gun made with 30″ Fluid steel barrels.  Near fully checkered forend with Anson type push button release.  The case hardened action is full coverage scroll engraved to the highest degree.  The bottom of the action is nicely gold inlaid “A. Chesapeake” with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever bust engraved on the trigger plate.  Sculpted fences and sides of action engraved “David McKay Brown” in banner.  Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  The extremely finely figured European Walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with the original checkered butt. Overall the gun remains in exceptionally nice lighly field used condition.  Barrels retain about 97% original blue.  Action retains more than 95% original case color. Trigger guard retains about 85%++ original blue and top lever retains about 95% original blue.  Stocks are sound and retain more than 97% original finish with only minor impressions.  Checkering is still crisp.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp. These guns are highly sought after and rarely are offered for sale. Price: $39,950 

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 20ga Sidelock Shotgun 29.5 LtM & IM 3" chamber, Factory Leather case
F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 20ga Sidelock Shotgun 29.5 LtM & IM 3″ chamber, Factory Leather case

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 20ga Sidelock Shotgun 29.5 LtM & IM 3″ chamber, Factory Leather case: Make  F.LLI PIOTTI, Model  King No.1, Configuration  SXS, Gauge / Caliber  20 GA, Serial #  9326, Country of Origin  Italy, Barrel Length (in Inches)  29-1/2 (75cm), Choke R  Lt.M(.012), Choke L  IM(.020), Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Leather covered pad, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm, Rib Type  Matted Level Rib, Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  King I Fine Italian scroll Engraving, Other Options  Factory leather case, 3″ chambers, Condition  EXC. Condition, Weight  6#10oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 1/2″ with 1/8″ cast off. Price: $25,000

William Ford Side-by-Side Boxlock Shotgun, Birmingham England, 12 Gauge
William Ford Side-by-Side Boxlock Shotgun, Birmingham England, 12 Gauge

William Ford Side-by-Side Boxlock Shotgun, Birmingham England, 12 Gauge: William Ford Side-by-Side shotgun fitted with 26 inch barrels (choked Sk1/IC), automatic ejectors, box lock action, double triggers, checkered walnut forearm with engraved metal, nicely figured checkered walnut stock fitted with a 3/4 inch black Pachmeyr Decelerator recoil pad, blue/color case-hardened finished, and chambered in 12 Gauge.  This Birmingham, England shotgun is in excellent condition, with the barrels retaining 85% blue, with most thinning above the forearm, due to handling, the trigger guard/lower tang approximately 50% blue, and the frame retains 70% color case-hardened finish.  The forearm and stock are in excellent condition, with sharp checkering and minimal handling marks.  The bores are bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly, including the ejectors.  This cast-off stock has a LOP of 15 1/16 inches front trigger/14 1/4 inches rear trigger, and 2 1/8 inch drop at heel. Price: $3,995

Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976
Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976

Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976: Model: Regal Sabel, Serial Number: 12219, Barrel Length: 26-5/8″, Bore Info: 12 bore, Chambers: 2-3/4″, Ejectors: Well-timed, Condition: Good, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: Good, Bore Condition: Mirror bright, Barrels: Few use marks, Barrel Type: Spanish Steel, Action: Sidelock Ejector, Triggers: Articulated front/double, Stock: Straight European Walnut Stock Dimensions: 14-1/2″x1-1/2″x2-1/8, Stock Comb: DAC: 1-1/2″, Stock Heel: DAH: 2-1/8″, Stock Cast: Cast off for right hand use, Fore End: Splinter, Butt Pad: Checkered wood, LOP: 14-1/2″,  Rib: Concave smooth, Finish: Blued Weight: 6# 4oz, Sights: silver front bead, Manufacture Date: 1976, Choke Left: Modified, Choke Right: Improved, Engraving: 85% rose and scroll, Extras: Hand detachable locks, Case: New Canvas and leather, Proof:Nitro: yes, Grips: Straight, checkered. Price: $3950

BROWNING 20 GAUGE B-S/S SXS SHOTGUN, 28" BARREL, STRAIGHT GRIP
BROWNING 20 GAUGE B-S/S SXS SHOTGUN, 28″ BARREL, STRAIGHT GRIP

BROWNING 20 GAUGE B-S/S SXS SHOTGUN, 28″ BARREL, STRAIGHT GRIP: 20 Gauge, 28″ Blued Mod Full, Single Select Trigger, English Stock, Beavertail Forend, No box. Price: $1,995.99

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Stunning high original condition W.C. Scott “Premier” Quality 12ga hammer gun - the finest example I have seen! W/orig. Case
Stunning high original condition W.C. Scott “Premier” Quality 12ga hammer gun – the finest example I have seen! W/orig. Case

Stunning high original condition W.C. Scott “Premier” Quality 12ga hammer gun – the finest example I have seen! W/orig. Case:
Absolutely gorgeous high original condition W.C. Scott 12ga “Premier” Hammer gun.  Virtually never seen with an original straight grip, this gun has got it all!  This gun made with 30″ Damascus barrels, checkered splinter forend with long fully engraved release lever at tip, double triggers and extractors.  The gun has a very fine piece of English Walnut which is checkered in a point pattern with tear drop behind the locks and terminates with its original lined horn buttplate.  The case hardened receiver is beautiful engraved in fine scroll as are the hammers and fences.  Large gold shield behind top tang.  The gun is near full coverage engraved and remains in exceptionally fine all original condition. Overall the gun remains in exceptional original condition with more than 90% of the Damascus pattern remaining.  Receiver retains more than 75% vivid original case color and the screws are all near mint retaining nearly all of their fine nitre blue.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their original finish with checkering being very crisp for a gun of this vintage.  Stocks with minor handling marks and impressions, but nothing serious to note.  Bores are mostly bright and shiny with some light orange peel ahead of the chambers.  Mechanics are crisp. These high grade English hammer guns are impossible to source in original untouched condition as they were virtually all sent back to the maker for service annually.  This gun has exceptional merit to a collector and belongs in a distinguished collection. Price: $12,500

AyA Aguirre y Arranzabal - 410ga Round Body “No. 2” SLE Baby Frame - 27” - IC/IC - 3” - 99% In Original Maker’s Box & Paperwork - ca. 1999 - Rare! for sale
AyA Aguirre y Arranzabal – 410ga Round Body “No. 2” SLE Baby Frame – 27” – IC/IC – 3” – 99% In Original Maker’s Box & Paperwork – ca. 1999 – Rare! for sale

AyA Aguirre y Arranzabal – 410ga Round Body “No. 2” SLE Baby Frame – 27” – IC/IC – 3” – 99% In Original Maker’s Box & Paperwork – ca. 1999 – Rare! Fine English Scroll – Deep Case Colors – Checkered Butt – Blank Gold Oval – 7 pin sidelock – cocking indicators – double trigger – wonderful flushing bird gun Manufacturer: AyA Aguirre y Arranzabal Model: No. 2 Round Body SLE Serial Number: 051-99 Barrel Length: 27” Bore Info: 99% Chambers: 3” Ejectors: Auto Timed Crisp Condition: 99% Metal Condition: 99% Wood Condition: 99% Bore Condition: 99% Triggers: Double Stock: English Grip Stock Comb: 1 1/2” Stock Heel: 2 1/2” Stock Cast: Slight Right Hand – off Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 7/8” Rib: Concave Game Rib Finish: Hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozs Manufacture Date: 1999 Choke Left: .009 Choke Right: .009 Engraving: Fine English Scroll. Price: $7,995

A.H. Fox 12 ga. Double Barrel Shotgun Grade A 2nd Year
A.H. Fox 12 ga. Double Barrel Shotgun Grade A 2nd Year

A.H. Fox 12 ga. Double Barrel Shotgun Grade A 2nd Year: A super original high condition A.H. Fox Shotgun…Grade A…serial # 91xx…28 inch barrels…Krupp barrels…Mod. & Full…90% original case colors on the frame and water table…98+ original blue on the barrels…beautiful mint bores…looks like new! Original horn butt plate…14″ LOP…beautiful original case colors on the upper tag…beautiful original blue on the lower tang…action and barrels lock up like New! Original checkering looks like new… They are 2 small dings in the butt stock…1 on each side…stocks are perfect and original…no cracks or repairs…original varnish. Price: $3,850

Fabarm Autumn "As New" 20 Gauge 28 inch English Stock *Best Price Anywhere* for sale
Fabarm Autumn “As New” 20 Gauge 28 inch English Stock *Best Price Anywhere* for sale

Fabarm Autumn “As New” 20 Gauge 28 inch English Stock *Best Price Anywhere* for sale: This gun is being sold in as near as new condition as possible because I have never fired it and it has only been assembled for the pictures. It has the full factory warranty available to the buyer. Fabarm Autumn side-by-side shotgun in 20 gauge. 28″ barrels, 3″ chambers. Swamped top rib with textured finish to reduce glare. Color case hardened receiver. Highly figured Deluxe Turkish Walnut. Splinter forend with straight English stock. 4 Lug locking system for a very strong lock-up between the monoblock and the action. Monolithic forged action for ultimate in strength. Auto ejectors.Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge Manufacturer: FABARM Model: Autumn Barrel Length: 28″ Bore Info: 20 Gauge Chambers: 3 inch Ejectors: Selective Condition: As New Metal Condition: As New Wood Condition: As New Bore Condition: As New Barrels: Double with game rib Barrel Type: Side by Side Action: Box Lock Triggers: Single Selective Stock: Straight Grip Stock Drop: 2.25 inch Stock Comb: 1.5″ Stock Cast: Slight RH Cast Off Fore End: Splinter Style Butt Pad: Fitted Walnut LOP: 14.5″ Rib: Swamped textured Game Finish: Case color action/Blued barrels Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. Sights: Single metal bead Manufacture Date: 2021 Chokes: Interchangeable Choke Tubes Engraving: 100% Extras: CTs, Case, Sleeves Mfg Shipping box. Case: Intergale Item Location: Florida Minimum Wall Thickness Left: New Minimum Wall Thickness Right: New Price: $3,650

NICELY DONE DAVID KIRKWOOD SxS 2-BARREL SET 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
NICELY DONE DAVID KIRKWOOD SxS 2-BARREL SET 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

NICELY DONE DAVID KIRKWOOD SxS 2-BARREL SET 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 30 inch and 28 inch barrels with fine bores. Kirkwood made some of the finest guns seen. Checkered pistol grip wood is in good condition.  13-1/2 inches LOP. Engraving is sparsely applied. Barrels retain about 70% Damascus finish. Action retains about 10% case color in protected areas. Price: $2,650

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MATCHED PAIR PIOTTI KING 12GA SLE WITH 27" CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS
MATCHED PAIR PIOTTI KING 12GA SLE WITH 27″ CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS

MATCHED PAIR PIOTTI KING 12GA SLE WITH 27″ CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS: CHOCKED .007/.018.  GUNS ARE 100% ROSE AND SCROLL ENGRAVED, RETAIN 100% ORIGINAL CASE COLORS, HAVE OUTSTANDING MACHED STOCKS AND ARE CASED IN FACTORY OAK AND LEATHER CASE. #8931/32 REMAIN IN AS NEW CONDITION, 1 1/2″ X 21/2″ X 14 7/8″, 6LBS 8OZS EACH.  Price: $41,000

PARKER SxS DHE 16 GAUGE REMINGTON GUN
PARKER SxS DHE 16 GAUGE REMINGTON GUN

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE: REMINGTON GUN O FRAME #238XXX 28″ FULL AND FULL (.023 AND .029 CONSTRICTIONS)  2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH MOST OF THE CASE COLORS 6LBS 15 OZ 2 1/2″ DAH 1 5/8″ DAC 14 1/4″ LOP. Price: $9,250

Arrieta 557 Sidelock 20 gauge SxS
Arrieta 557 Sidelock 20 gauge SxS

Arrieta 557 Sidelock 20 gauge SxS: Perfect upland bird gun if you hunt Grouse, Woodcock, or Quail.  Barrels are 27 inch, neither stubby or whippy in the woods.  Perfect chokes at .003 Right and .006 Left.  Both bores measure .617 and match proof marks exactly.  Swamped rib with single metal bead.  Stock is straight English, with 1 1/2 DAC, 2 3/8 DAH, and measuring 14 3/4 LOP over checkered butt.  Slight cast off.  Splinter forend with Anson push button release.  Gun equipped with double triggers (front articulated), bushed strikers, cocking indicators, and hand-removable locks.  Weight of gun perfect at 5 pounds, 15 ounces.  Comes in a nice luggage case with snap caps. Gun condition is near perfect.  Stock has a couple of light impressions (not photographable), and no cracks, dents, or chips.  Blueing and case coloring near perfect.  No indentation on the breech face, indicating the gun has been fired very little.  Gun is as close to new as a used gun can be.  A real treat at a very fair price for some bird hunter. Price: $ 5,250

B. Jenkinson English Boxlock SxS Double gun 20g
B. Jenkinson English Boxlock SxS Double gun 20g

B. Jenkinson English Boxlock SxS Double gun 20g: B. Jenkinson New York, N.Y.   English Side by Side. 20 gauge. Double triggers with ejectors. No. 763.  What a sweetheart of a gun! A light 20 g. with narrow stock dimensions. 26″ barrels choked Mod and Full. 14″ LOP. 1.5 drop at comb 2.5 drop at heel. Modern Proof, 2 3/4″ chamber. Barrels ring like a bell and bores are bright. Case colors are strong on action with some wear on the underside.  Oil finish on stock with red pad. Monogram oval has a nick on the edge. Previous owner did have the action professionaly tightend. So the forend iron is tight fitting and the barrel hook bushed. The action closes as a new gun. Price $3995.

Very nice Lefever H Grade 12ga made with steel barrels- good shooting dimensions and under 7lbs
Very nice Lefever H Grade 12ga made with steel barrels- good shooting dimensions and under 7lbs

Very nice Lefever H Grade SxS 12ga made with steel barrels- good shooting dimensions and under 7lbs: Nice later steel barreled Lefever H Grade 12ga.  Made with 28″ Carmen Fluid Steel barrels, checkered splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, and capped pistol grip buttstock with original Lefever Arms Co. monogrammed buttplate.  Each sideplate with a flourish of scroll as is typically found on the H Grade guns.  This gun remains in very nice condition.  The barrels retain most of an older restored rust blue and bores are bright and shiny.  There is evidence of an old repaired dent or two at the bottom of the left barrel about 16″ from the muzzle.  The locks and top of the action retain more than 90% of their bold original case color.  Bottom of frame has mostly toned to a pleasing gray.  Stocks are sound with most of their original finish and only minor handling marks.  Mechanics are crisp. This gun is in way above average condition and is bargain priced at $995 plus shipping to your FFL. Price: $995 

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Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun: 1937 16 gauge.  26″  IC/M. Good bores. SST, ejectors. Splinter fore end. Original butt plate. 1 1/2″ X 2 1/4″ X 13 1/2″ to rear trigger. 6 1/2 lbs. Small spot of blue loss on bottom of receiver. Price: $5250

ARRIETA 557 SIDELOCK CONDITION,PERFECT LIGHT GAME GUUN
ARRIETA 557 SIDELOCK CONDITION,PERFECT LIGHT GAME GUUN

ARRIETA 557 SIDELOCK CONDITION,PERFECT LIGHT GAME GUUNARRIETA 557 28 GAUGE SXS: ARRIETA 557 SIDELOCK IN 28 GAUGE WITH 27″ BARRELS AND SKEET/IC CHOKES, SMALL BEAVERTAIL FOREARM.EXCELLENT CONDITION,PERFECT LIGHT GAME GUN! 6LBS, COMES WITH L.L.BEAN TAKEDOWN HARD CASE
14 1/4″- 1 3/8″-2 1/2″.  Price: $5,000

BERETTA - Onyx Pro - 20ga & 28ga 28" Bbl Combo - MINT As New!
BERETTA – Onyx Pro – 20ga & 28ga 28″ Bbl Combo – MINT As New!

BERETTA – Onyx Pro – 20ga & 28ga 28″ Bbl Combo – MINT As New! 20ga & 28ga – 28″ Mobilchoke Bbls – LOP 15″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight – 20ga 6 lbs. 0 oz. & 28ga 6 lbs. 3 oz. As New! Shipping to CONUS included in price. Price: $4450

Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976
Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976

Pedro Arrizabalaga 12 gauge, Two-barrel set, Sidelock ejector, Regal Sabel, imported to the UK by Gunmark, Ltd in 1976: This gun was made in 1976 by Pedro Arrizabalaga and imported to the U.K. by Gunmark, Ltd. Arrizabalaga is known throughout the world as “The Purdy of Spain”, one of the finest manufacturers of London Best-Style doubles. This two-barrel set began it’s life as a “composed” pair, but over the course of 45 years, gun #2 lost its locks and had a broken stock. I had my gunsmith fit the barrels from gun #2 to the action of gun #1. The chokes of both barrels are improved and modified, but one set can be opened up for different hunting situations. Both sets of barrels have mirror bores, but the #2 set has a more highly polished exterior. The action retains most of its color case hardening. There are minor handling marks on the exterior of both barrel sets. Both sets of barrels ring like bells and shoot well on the skeet range and on pheasants. The wood is above average, showing some fiddleback and smoke and honey contrast. The stock shows handling marks from field use. It has an articulated front trigger, hand-detachable locks and well-timed ejectors.  The trigger pulls are 4# and 3-1/4#. The gun is well-balanced (just ahead of the hinge pin), is quick to the shoulder, and swings like a dream. I bought a new canvas and leather two-barrel gun case to use as my own, but I have no other two-barrel sets in my collection. I even made a custom insert to hold the action from gun #2, which I am including. Arrizabalaga is no longer in business, so this is your chance to own a gun from one of the best manufacturers in Spain, at a fair price. Price: $3950.

BERETTA S55 - 20 GAUGE OU - RARE BARREL CONFIGURATION WITH QUARTER RIBS
BERETTA S55 – 20 GAUGE OU – RARE BARREL CONFIGURATION WITH QUARTER RIBS

BERETTA S55 – 20 GAUGE OU – RARE BARREL CONFIGURATION WITH QUARTER RIBS: Beretta Model S55 in 20 gauge with 28″ barrels with quarter top ribs. This is a rarely seen configuration and desired for intuitive pointability and light weight. Chokes are Mod and Full. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 OZ. Gun appears to have been exported to Argentina – notice the stampings on the receiver. Front trigger is arcticulated. Extractor. Manual safety. Tight on face like a new gun. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. Shipping is $50. Price: $1,350

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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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ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR "BEST" 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS
ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR “BEST” 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS

ARMAS GARBI 20GA: ARMOS GARBI MATCHED PAIR “BEST” 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS WITH 28″ IC/M CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS, H&H STYLE REMOVABLE LOCKS, 100% FINE SCROLL ENGRAVED, ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER, STRAIGHT HAND STOCK TO CHECKERED BUTT AT 15″ LOP.  UPGRADED WOOD WITH GOLD OVAL, AS NEW. Price: $11,000

PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN
PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN

PARKER VHE 20 GA USED GUN: Parker Bros VHE chambered in 20 GA with 28 inch barrels and bright & shiny bores. This firearm was manufactured in 1910. This firearm is in excellent condition and is covered by Dury’s Lifetime Warranty. Price: $4999.99

Armas Garbi Model - 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun
Armas Garbi Model – 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun

Armas Garbi Model – 71 20 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun: Birth – 12/23/1981 Gauge – 20 Barrel length – 26″ Barrel config – SXS Condition – Very good Engraving  – Very good Wood – Very good Case – Has AYA leather case. Price: $3,995

A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers
A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers

A&F Zoli-Rizzini Field 28 Gauge Boxlock Shotgun Double Triggers: Model: Field, Serial Number: 1950, Barrel Length: 26″, Gauge: 28 Ga Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14″ Weight: 5 lbs 4 oz Chokes: M – IM. Price: $3500

AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN

AUGUST FRANCOTTE MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN: SCROLL ENGRAVED WITH 20% ORIGINAL CASE COLORS, 26″ BBLS, 2 5/8, RAISED GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, POW GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND, LOP 14 5/8, 1 5/8, 2 5/8, 6LBS 8OZ, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORES, BLUE & WOOD 97% ORIGINAL. Model: MODEL 20 SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK Barrel Length: 26″ BBLS Chambers: 2 5/8″ Ejectors: YES Condition: TIGHT ACTION Metal Condition: 97% ORIGINAL BLUE Wood Condition: 97% ORIGINAL WOOD Bore Condition: EXCELLENT BORES Action: S/S Triggers: DBL TRIGGERS Stock: BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, POW GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND LOP: LOP 14 5/8″, 1 5/8″, 2 5/8″ Rib: RAISED GAME RIB Weight: 6LBS 8OZ Chokes: IC/FULL Engraving: 20% CASE COLORED ACTION WITH SCROLL ENGRAVING Item Location: SAFARI OUTFITTERS LTD. 2517 ROUTE 44 SALT POINT, NY 12578 Price: $2,495

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ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32" F/F
ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32″ F/F

ITHACA NID SUPER TEN GRADE THREE SxS 32″ F/F: 32″ non ejector barrels, 2 7/8″ chambers, Choked F/F, LOP 14 3/8, DAC 1 7/16, DAH 2 1/8, 9lbs 6oz, Highly figured pistol grip stock with beavertail forend, Gun locks up tight and has mint bores, Very few super tens made in grade three, Serial Number: 450092 Condition: VERY GOOD/EXCELLENT Bore Condition: EXCELLENT Price: $5,950

CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28" Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition
CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28″ Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition

CSMC RBL Reserve Edition, 20ga. 28″ Bbls with Screw-in Choke Tubes. Like New Condition: SCREW IN CHOKES: SKEET AND IC, LOP: 14 3/4 INCHES, DROP AT COMB: 1 1/8 INCHES, DROP AT HEEL: 2 3/16 INCHES, WEIGHT: 6 lbs 8 ozs. Price: $4,495.95

Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE
Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE

Churchill ( gunmakers ) Ltd. 7 Bury Street, Saint James, London, England, BLE:
Boxlocks – Built in 1970 and in its makers case this classic Churchill is in near new condition. This one won’t last. Serial Number: 8595 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 25″ Action: Box lock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 7/16 Stock Heel: 1 7/8 LOP: 14 3/4″ to checkered butt Weight: 6lbs 4ozs Choke Left: .021 light full Choke Right: .005 Skeet Proof:Nitro: 2 3/4″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .033″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .029″. Price: $3,800

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28" BBLs, 3" Chambers, Straight Stock
Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28″ BBLs, 3″ Chambers, Straight Stock

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon Grade V 20ga 28″ BBLs, 3″ Chambers, Straight Stock: Beautiful Case color hardening with gold inlay. Beretta Gel Tek butt pad. Straight stock with semi beavertail forend. 6.5lbs. Price: $3,600

Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent:
Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent:

Browning 1969 Belgium Superposed Superlight 12 Gauge 26.5” Excellent: IC/M fixed chokes. Metal near 100%. Wood 98+%. All original condition shipped in Browning Hartman luggage case. Just don’t find them in this condition. Only distraction is small indention on bottom of butt stock shown in pic. Original Straight, English stock and solid butt plate. Price: $2,895

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH FRANCOTTE BEST SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: #1327 28″ 019″ & 036″ 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $15,500 

HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. - PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER
HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. – PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER

HENRY ATKIN HAMMER EXPRESS RIFLE .303 BRIT. – PRE1898 FLUID STEEL, JONES LEVER: Serial #    896 Country of Origin  ENGLAND Barrel Length (in Inches) 27″ Choke R/U Choke L/O Trigger    DT (Double) Stock Configuration   Pistol Grip Forearm Type   Splinter Forearm Rib Type   1/4 Rib Receiver Finish    Casehardened Engraving Type    Border Engraving Other Options    HAMMER SAFETIES Condition    EXC. Plus Condition Weight   8LB 15OZ Dimensions    LOP 14-1/2″ Other Details   PRE-1898, FLUID STEEL BARRELS, JONES UNDER LEVER Price: $12,500

Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased
Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased

Westley Richards 12 Gauge Boxlock Ejector As New Cased: The action on this gun is “as new” clean with original factory case colours, Westley Richards in Gold, tight scroll engraving 85% coverage, scalloped back action, “safe” inlaid in gold, most of the case color is left on the standing breech and water table. the blue on the guard has faded to a lighter blue/ plum color, both triggers and ejectors work perfectly. The barrels are 28″ with very long chokes, .015/.042, absolutely no marring of any kind/ Mirror bores, .729/.729, 2 3/4″ chambers to proof, the factory blue is in near perfect condition. The stock is a pistol grip/ splinter with beautiful contrasting wood, small 24-26LPI chequering, 14 1/2″ length of pull to a chequered butt. This stock is fairly high with a 1 1/2″ drop at comb and a 2″ drop at heel and neutral cast. The case looks to be original to the gun and is correct for the era, baise is clean and all furniture is good. 6lbs 7oz This is a nice high stocked, fixed lock, gun with forward balance in new condition. Price: $7,200

Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge
Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge

Westley Richard ~ Boxlock Ejector ~ 12 Gauge: Westley Richard Boxlock Ejector shotgun in great condition. This shotgun features a solid rib, long tang round knob grip, and a medallion in the stock. Finish loss throughout the receiver and around the muzzle. Wood has minor dings and wear but no cracks. SN: D1110 Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Great Bore Condition: Clean Barrels: 28″ Triggers: Double Stock Dimensions: 14′ LOP Weight: 6 lb 9 oz Sights: Single Bead Chokes: IM, CYL. Price: $2,999.99

BERETTA - Silver Snipe - 20ga 26" IC/IM - Great Lightweight Game Gun
BERETTA – Silver Snipe – 20ga 26″ IC/IM – Great Lightweight Game Gun

BERETTA – Silver Snipe – 20ga 26″ IC/IM – Great Lightweight Game Gun: 1962 – Beretta Silver Snipe (S55) 20ga, 2-3/4″ 26″ IC / IM (.007 / .023) No Rib, Extractors, Single Trigger, LOP 14-1/4″ Drop 1-9/16″ to 2-5/8″, Weight 5 lbs. 10 oz. Very Solid – All Original – 1962 Gun in Excellent Condition. There is a small crack at the toe of the stock. Price: $1150

Auction alert: 20g Beretta BL-4 OU shotgun, ends 12/3 …

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

Here’s your chance to get a deal on one of my favorite OUs. Ward’s Collectibles in Dallas, OR, has this 20g Beretta BL-4 in their online auction and the listing ends Friday, 12/3.

Introduced in the ’60s, Beretta’s BL grade OUs were imported into the US by the Garcia Corp through the ’70s.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

The BLs feature a shallow, low profile action scaled to match the gauge. They were priced to be values – not cheap, but well made guns at fair prices. They came in a number of grades, with the BL-5s being the highest. All of them were rugged, reliable doubles, built to deliver a lot of quality for a fair amount of money.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga: MFG. Late 1960’s, SN: X11025, O/U Take-down Shotgun, 28” Matted Vent Rib barrels, 3” chamber, F/M, Ejectors. The original capped pistol grip & checkered stocks are excellent, with original finish & a few minor finish level scrapes or scuffs. The original metal blue finish is 98% on barrels, with the blue on the receiver toning a lovely plum. The receiver displays fine scroll & accent hand engraving. Bores are excellent, Beretta Trident buttplate. Gold trigger. Fitted with mid & front bead. Excellent overall condition.

Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun
Beretta, Model BL-4, 20 Ga, OU Shotgun

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REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels with excellent bores. Choked Full and Mod. Pistol grip walnut stocks 14 LOP. 2-piece steel buttplate. Checkering is excellent. Receiver has game scenes on both sides. The bottom has a deer scene. According to Charley Simmer there were less half a dozen EE grade made in the 16 gauge. I have this in my personal collection for many years. Price: $39,500

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31" and 28" PRISTINE CONDITION
PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION

PERAZZI GORGEOUS MUST SEE!! Very RARE Perazzi SHO SIDELOCK Perazzi !! 12 ga 2 Barrel set 31″ and 28″ PRISTINE CONDITION: 31″ Barrel 12 ga  IM/FULL, 28″ Barrel 12ga LM/Mod, Original Perazzi Case Color Hardened with Factory Engraving. Condition is 99%  Stunning wood with Approximate stock dimensions 14.5″ LOP 1.5″ DAC 1.75″ DAH This is one of the very few Perazzi SHO Sidelock guns ever produced, and it is in very spectacular shape. A true show piece and work horse that is built tough as nails by Perazzi and will only go up in value! This Perazzi make absolute puff balls on the clays course and absolutely dominates in the pigeon ring and colombaire bringing birds down like wet rags. Price: $25,000

CSMC RBL "Reserve" 28ga 30" SKT&IC, AS NEW
CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW

CSMC RBL “Reserve” 28ga 30″ SKT&IC, AS NEW: Model  RBL “Reserve”. Configuration  SXSSerial #  RBL005830. Country of Origin  America. Barrel Length (in Inches) 30″. Choke R  SKT(.004). Choke L  IC(.007). Trigger  DT (Double). Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Butt plate. Forearm Type  Semi Beaver Tail Forearm. Rib Type  Smooth Concave Rib. Receiver Finish  Casehardened. Engraving Type  Game Scene Cameos Engraving, Engraved wedges on barrels. Other Options  Factory case, 2 3/4″ chambers. Condition  AS NEW. Weight  5#12oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ with 1/4″ cast off. Other Details  Test fired only, Appears new in every way. Price: $5,900

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz
Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz

Halliday of London Cased 12 gauge Two-Inch Boxlock 5 lbs 5 oz: A very good little two-inch boxlock non-ejector by B. Halliday, built circa 1940’s.  The barrels are 28″ with 2″ chambers and very good bores, choked .003/.033 (about skeet/full).  The rib is engraved: B. HALLIDAY & CO. 63. CANNON ST. LONDON. E.C. and the tubes are engraved: FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY and THE 20TH CENTURY GUN.  The receiver has the maker’s name in a flowing banner surrounded by simple border and scroll engraving.  There are traces of case colors still present.  The action locks up tight.  The fore-end has an Anson push-rod release.  The lightly figured stock measures 1 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 14 5/8″ with cast off.  The stock was originally shortened by 1 1/2″ (likely for a young shooter), and the original piece was later added.  It was done very well.  The weight is 5 lbs 5 oz.  A very nice double for the aficionado of 2 inch guns. Comes in its maker’s case. Price: $3995

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards "Crab knuckle" 12 bore - An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case
Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case

Beautiful high condition nitro proved Bar In wood Westley Richards “Crab knuckle” 12 bore – An ultra lightweight hammer gun with original case:
Made in 1871, this beautiful early Westley Richards 12bore hammer gun.  Made with 30″ nitro proved damascus barrels, checkered splinter forend which is wedge fastened.  Made with crab knuckle joint at forend and bar in wood action.  Side plates are nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Made with double triggers and extractors.  Straight hand fiddle back figured English buttstock is nicely checkered in two point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered horn buttplate.  Housed in its original oak and leather case with felt interior. Overall the gun remains in excellent condition with fine mechanics.  The nitro proved barrels are excellent and retain most of an older rebrown.  Bores are bright.  Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their older hand rub finish.  The locks are excellent and crisp.  The gun is nice and tight.  Case is very good with the interior having been restored long ago.  Exterior shows age and original name on top is somewhat illegible.  Price: $3695

5 things you’ll love about the FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun …

FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

We’re back. Stitch and I just returned from a few weeks of grouse and woodcock hunting up in Maine. We had a great time and we found a lot of birds.

While the 12g I had with me did the job, here’s a SxS I wish I had had with me:

The FABARM Autumn SxS

Last spring Caeser Guerini sent me one of these shotguns in 20 gauge to look over and bang some rounds through. It was a great gun and a blast to shoot. Here’s what impressed me most about it:

5 things to love about the FABARM Autumn SxS:

20g FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
20g FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

1. IT’S EASY ON THE EYES

20g FABARM Autumn SxS
20g FABARM Autumn SxS

My FABARM Autumn was a great double to admire with a rounded, color-case hardened action, some interesting scroll engraving, and nicely figured, oil-finished wood, While it had a vintage vibe to it, its clean, pinless action gave it a sleek, modern look.

2. IT’S BUILT TO SHOOT TONS OF ROUNDS AND KEEP GOING

Unusual lumps on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS, part of its unique locking system
What the?!? Unique quad lumps on the FABARM Autumn SXS, part of its extra durable locking system

On the outside, the FABARM Autumn looks like an old-school, Anson & Deeley style boxlock shotgun. But it’s not.

Instead, the gun mounts the lockwork on its triggerplate and uses sliding rods to cock the hammers.

Hybrid boxlock / triggerplate cocking and firing system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
Hybrid boxlock / triggerplate cocking and firing system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS

Then there’s the real interesting part of the FABARM Autumn: its quad-lug system.

Another look at the unique split hinge pin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
The unique quad-lump locking system on the FABARM Autumn SXS

These 4 lumps  are designed to increase the longevity of the barrel/action connection and help you deliver quicker, more accurate second shots. How?

Even though we worship SxSs like Parkers and Purdeys, those guns, and others like them, have their weaknesses. One’s the way the barrels mount on the action.

These shotguns connect to the action with two lumps. The front lump has the hook. This catches the hingepin. The rear lump has a bite. This receives a sliding bolt that comes in from the back to lock down the barrels (most British and European SxSs also have a bite on the front lump, but it doesn’t always do much to secure the bbls).

Hook on a set of Purdey shotgun barrels
Hook and bites on a set of Purdey SXS shotgun barrels, from Hallowellco.com

When you fire a SxS, the barrels twist horizontally and flex vertically, trying to pivot on the hinge pin. Even though the bolt, bites and action secure the barrels and resist this twisting and flexing, these forces pulls you off your target. And over time, they cause wear which can lead to a SxS’s barrels going off face and become loose on the action.

(For a nerdy dive into what this mean, read this article by Delbert Whitman Jr.).

Unique split hingepin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS
Another look at the unique split hinge pin, quad-lump locking system on the 20g FABARM Autumn SXS

The FABARM Autumn quad-lump design displaces this twisting and flexing over more surface area. This helps cut down on wear and increases the longevity of the barrel/action connection.

The quad-lug system also stabilizes the barrels and cuts down on horizontal flexing. This is an idea borrowed from competitive pigeon shooting and the thinking is that it helps you deliver a quicker, more accurate shot with the left barrel.

3. IT FEELS GREAT

A few years ago I shot a 12g Purdey Trigger Plate OU. It was big gun that came in at just over 8 lbs, but it had a lively feel that belied its weight and encouraged me to shoot it all day.

A few months later I was I hunting with a new 20g Italian OU. It was a field gun, and even though it weighed 6 3/4 lbs, it felt heavy and dead, like a target gun. I wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible.

I thought about those guns the first time I shot the 20g FABARM Autumn. How would it feel — dead or alive?

FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun
FABARM Autumn SxS shotgun

My gun had 28″ barrels and weighed 6 lbs, 6 oz. — a good weight for an all-around bird gun. But it also pistol grip stock and a beavertail forend. Those said “target” to me — and had me worried.

After a lot of clays and a flat of 2 3/4″, 7/8 oz loads (which were a PITA to find), I had my answer: alive and very lively.

Like that big Purdey OU, the FABARM Autumn snapped to my shoulder and and picked up the clays with little effort. The more I shot it, the more I wanted to shoot it. I think its lightweight barrels were a big reason for this, but not the only one.

I liked the pistol-grip, beavertail forend setup, too. They gave me a lot to hold onto and more control over the gun more. This made the gun easier to mount and move to target.

The selective single trigger was crisp and with just a of whisker play in it on second shots. And even though I pulled it as fast as I could and tried to make it fail, it fired round after round without a problem.

4. IT’S ALL YOU NEED FOR UPLAND HUNTING

With choke tubes, 3" chambers and steel-approved barrels, the 20g FABARM Autumn can do it all in the uplands
With choke tubes, 3″ chambers and steel-approved barrels, the 20g FABARM Autumn can do it all in the uplands

With  3″ chambers, choke tubes and barrels/choke tubes that are steel-shot safe, the 20g FABARM Autumn I had could handle all the bird hunting I did (or hoped to do).

If you’re an upland hunter, it could do the same for you.

5. IT’S BACKED BY A 5-YEAR WARRANTY

I’ve had old guns, older guns, and really old guns. They can be a PITA to maintain and repair. So I appreciate new, trouble-free new SxSs and OUs.

But of course, things do break. When they do, it’s good to know the gun is backed by a warranty, especially one with repair centers in the US.

The FABARM Autumn’s 5-year warranty gives you this kind of protection and peace of mind.

Of course, while I loved the gun, I thought it could use some tweaks:

  • The fences could use a bit of styling, especially on ahead of the toplever.
  • The pistol grip needs some refinement. I would like to see it look more like round-knob
  • They need to add an automatic safety. It’s a must have on a bird gun. I’ve owned guns without them, and it’s too easy to forget to slide it to “safe” after opening and closing the gun.

Ready to buy? Here are a few dealers on Gunsinternational.com who can help you out now:

Fabarm Autumn Pistol Grip Side by Side Shotgun | 20ga 30″ | For Sale at Cole Guns

Fabarm Autumn 20ga For Sale at Gordy and Sons Outfitters

Fabarm Autumn 20 gauge Side by Side 30″ For Sale at Pacific Sporting Arms East

Fabarm Autumn 20ga 28″ English Stock For Sale at Silver Creek Outfitters

Fabarm Autumn 20ga 28” barrels English Etock SST For Sale at the Iron Cowboy Gun Shop

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CSMC - A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M
CSMC – A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M

CSMC – A.H. Fox, FE Grade, 20ga. Two Barrel Set, 28” M/IM and 26” IC/M: Exhibition marble cake Turkish Circassian walnut straight grip stock, heel and toe plates, single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, solid game ribs, Krupp steel barrels, two Schable forends with ebony inserts, highly detailed gold inlays of quail and pheasant, dog bust on bottom, full coverage acanthus scroll over bone and charcoal case coloring, gold lightning bolts on barrel wedges, 100% perfect and new condition, lifetime warranty, makers’ case and accessories, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 14 oz. 15 ½”x 1 ½” x 2 ½”. Price: $24,999

BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27" & 27.5" OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN:
BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27″ & 27.5″ OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN:

BERETTA S3EL 12 GA / 2BBL SET 27″ & 27.5″ OU SIDELOCK SHOTGUN: Circa: 1956 / SERIAL #17234 Chambers:2 3/4″ Rib Design:SOLID HAND FILED Weight:7 lb. Stock Dimensions Drop At Comb: 1 1/2″ Drop At Face: 1 15/16″ 4 1/2″ Drop At Heel: 2 1/2″ Cast At Face: 0″ 4 1/2″ Cast At Heel:0″ Length Of Pull:15″ Pitch: 2″ / 4° COIN FINISHED FULLY FLORAL ENGRAVED SIDELOCK ACTION ARTICULATED DOUBLE TRIGGERS AUTOMATIC EJECTORS NONAUTOMATIC SAFETY WELL FIGURED STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK w/ CHECKERED BUTT FIELD-STYLE FOREARM CONDITION: EXCELLENT w/ MAKER’S 2 BBL. CASE. Price: $19,500

F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga - EXTRA LUSSO - 26” - Sk/IC
F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga – EXTRA LUSSO – 26” – Sk/IC

F.lli. Rizzini Abercrombie & Fitch 28ga – EXTRA LUSSO – 26” – Sk/IC: Straight Grip – Splinter – Checkered Butt – Pierced Lever – Auto Safety – Perfect Quail Woodcock Grouse Gun – at 5 lbs 5 ozs this shotgun will carry all day in the grouse woods – magical swinging shotgun for a quick flushing woodcock or quail – remarkable craftsmanship – high grade wood – case color hardened in rich hues – dimensions and weight are designed for upland adventure. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Model: Extra Lusso Serial Number: 1400 Barrel Length: 26” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Auto Crisp Timed Condition: Remarkable Metal Condition: Remarkable Wood Condition: Remarkable Triggers: Single Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/2” Stock Cast: Neutral Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 3/8” Rib: Hand matted custom Finish: Oil hand rubbed Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozs. Price: $7,995

PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN
PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN

PARKER GD-2 12GA SxS SHOTGUN: HAMMER GUN WITH 30″ M/M DAMASCUS BARRELS, DHBP, 2 5/8″ CHAMBERS AND MUCH ORIGINAL COLOR. #46633 CIR: 1885.  EARLY TOP LEVER GUN, EXCELLENT BORES.  7LBS 5OZS. Price: $2600

William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3" Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels
William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3″ Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels

William Rochester Pape 10 Ga 3″ Nitro Proofed SBS Double Engraved Game Scenes William Ford Barrels: This 10 gauge wears the serial number of 10319 which dates it right at the turn of the century. It wears 26” steel barrels that have excellent bores with no issues, 3” chambers with ejectors. They have been refinished at some time with the bluing being is very fine condition. There are few small spots of pitting showing under the finish and one larger spot on the right barrel as pictured. The barrels are marked “WILLIAM FORD / 15 St. MARY’S ROW. BIRMINGHAM.” They are not numbered to the shogun but are “Nitro Proofed”; 3″ for 1 1/2 ounce load. The right barrel is .015 (modified), the left .035 (full). The forearm is marked with the serial number and initials “W.R.P.”. It shows several marks and dings but is solid with no cracks. The butt stock is in the same condition with a L.O.P. of 14 ¾”, 1 5/8” at the comb and 2 1/8” at the heel. The receiver is marked with the manufactures name “W.R. PAPE” on both sides. The left side shows fine scroll work with a dog and pheasants. The right shows a dog and quail. On the bottom is matching scroll work with a Partridge. The water table is marked “W.R. PAPE / Proof / 10319” on both sides. The shotgun weighs right at 7 ½ pounds with the action tight on face. Price: $2,499

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AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS
AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS

AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS: Up for sale is a beautiful AYA presentation sidelock 12 Ga. This shotgun is in excellent condition with the exception of some slight handing marks on the stock. This gun was completed in February of 1949 and presented to General Lucas V. Beau, Commander of the United States Civil Air Patrol by a group of Spanish Aviation Cadets in 1951. This gun is very nice and also comes with a great story and factory leather case. If any questions or concerns arise, do not hesitate to call the number above or email. I don’t believe that this gun has ever been fired. Price: $7,950

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32"krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions
The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions

The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions: Beautiful later Syracuse made Lefever EE Grade made with 32″ Krupp fluid steel barrels.  This gun with splinter forend that has a clam shell release, made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  Straight grip buttstock with long trigger guard tang, engraved stock oval with initials and original Lefever Arms Co. buttplate.  The gun is nicely engraved in standard late EE Grade pattern with Pointer in game scene on left, Setter in game scene on right and light scroll throughout. This rare Lefever remains in very nice overall condition.  The barrels retain virtually all of an older restored proper rust blue finish.  The receiver retains about 20% original case color.  Stocks are sound and retain most of an older restored finish.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny.  The gun is tight on the face.  I believe the gun was made as a heavy proof type gun and the long chambers appear to be original. Price: $5795

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun
Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun

Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun: 28″ in barrels as new condition wth case and all accessaries. 14 3/8 LOP Right hand cast. approx 6.5 lbs. Only shot a box of shells, beautiful gun!  Price: $3750

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge
Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side12 Gauge

Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Well used Webley & Scott 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector. 28″ Barrels, 2 3/4″ Chambers, choked IC & Full Frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of it’s original case hardening color Great measurements: 14 3/4″ LOP, DAH: 2 1/4″, DAC: 1 3/8″ Great barrel wall thickness at 0.031 & 0.028 Nitro proof Includes a Gunmark leather case 6lbs 7oz This is a well used Webley & Scott that has a good amount of handling marks/dents/dings.  No cracks or mechanical issues but a well used gun that would be a perfect addition for a rainy day. Price: $1,750

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun
Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun

Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun: In excellent condition. This shotgun features a color case-hardened receiver, and a straight grip stock with double triggers. Only minor signs of use and handling marks. Includes case. Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Excellent, Wood Condition: Excellent, Bore Condition: Clean, Barrels: 30″, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP, Butt Pad: Checkered Wood, Weight: 5 lb 8 oz. Sights: Single Bead. Chokes: IC, CYL. Price: $1,499.99

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HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE
HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE

HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 20 GAUGE: #24XXX, MADE 2001, FIRST GUN BUILT BY KEN DUGLAN AFTER AQUIRING ATKIN, GRANT & LANG FROM CYRIL ADAMS, GAME SCENE ENGRAVED BY DAVE & BRAD TALLET, SELF OPENING, 29″ SOLID RIB BARREL W/ 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, .009 AND .014 CONSTRICTIONS, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREND, ENGLISH GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, EXCELLENT CONDITION, SLIGHT CAST ON, IAN TOMLIN OAK AND LEATHER CASEm 5LBS 14 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 1/2″ DAC, 15 1/2″ LOP. Price: $46,500

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN
DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN

DESENZANI NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN: NEW BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK 20GA O/U SHOTGUN, COIN FINISHED ACTION WITH ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVING BY MASTER ENGRAVER P PIERO, 27″ BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED LM/IM, RIBLESS DEMI BLOC BBLS, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, XXX BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, STRAIGHT STOCK, TRIM FOREND, LOP 14 7/8 TO CK BUTT, 1 3/8, 2 1/8, 6LBS 5OZ, FACTORY CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, NEW & UNFIRED, DELIVERED IN 2020. Price: $47,500

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28", Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885
ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885

ALEXANDER HENRY Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, 14 bore, 28″, Original O&L case, Exceptional condition, Mfg 1885: Model Underlever Sidelock Hammerless Black powder Express, Configuration  Double Rifle, Gauge / Caliber  14 bore, Serial #  5905, Country of Origin  Scotland, Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″, Trigger  DT (Double), Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip English style cheek piece, Steel heel & toes plates, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm with lever release, Rib Type  Level Flat Matted Rib, Receiver Finish  Casehardened, Engraving Type  Fine English Scroll Engraving, Other Options  Back action sidelock, Jones Underlever, Original Oak & Leather case, Condition  EXC. Plus Condition, Weight  12#12oz, Dimensions  14 3/8″ LOP, Other Details  Mfg 1885, Excellent bores, Very nice all original condition. Price: $20,000

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc
Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc

Fox BE 16 Gauge – 1 of 186, HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, vintage firearms inc: Year 1919, 16 Gauge, 6lbs, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/8″, DAH 2 7/16″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 300966 You will see the word “RARE” used in many ads from guys trying to sell their guns.  Most of the time it is simply a word.  The gun is not rare at all.  The B Grade Fox small bore, cataloged for only 6 years, is indeed “RARE”.  Small bore guns were not produced until 1912, and the B Grade was discontinued in the catalog offerings in 1918, with only 186 ever produced.  Considering that as many as 15% may have left planet Earth due to damage and loss, there are likely only 160 or so in existence, and so very few of those are “as shipped” and intact.  In all the years spent in search of quality American double shotguns, I have only seen a dozen B Grade 16ga. guns.  I bought and sold 6 of them, presently have 3 ready to sell, and the rest were not worth owning.  This Fox BE 16, sn300966 shipped in 1919, RETAINS ALL FACTORY METAL FINISHES, WITH 85% CASE COLOR, 98% BARREL BLUE, AND 90% CHARCOAL BLUE ON THE TRIGGER GUARD.  The factory original wood has no signs of finish being added, but it likely has had some sort of finish applied as it is 102 years old and is in excellent condition.  THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST BE 16 GAUGE GUNS IN EXISTENCE, MAKING IT A VERY VALUABLE, INVESTMENT QUALITY FOX.  The 28” number 4 weight Chromox Fluid Steel barrels have excellent bores, 2 ½” chambers, factory choked M/F, tight ribs, clear sharp lettering and barrel wedge engraving, and fit tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  The action has the late style, deeply cut B Grade engraving with full coverage scroll and a couple of quail on the bottom of the action.  The mechanics are excellent with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, top lever right of center, perfect screws, and 85% strong factory case colors.  The stock is English walnut, as stated on the order card, and has modern dimensions of 14 1/8” LOP, 2 7/16” drop at heel, and 1 7/16” drop at the nose of the comb.  Years ago, we bent the stock up for the owner of this fine Fox, as it was 2 7/8” drop at heel. Price: $12,950Abercrombie and Fitch Beretta AS-20 EL 20ga: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Barrels: 26″ Gauge: 20 Gauge LOP: 14 7/8″ Weight: 5.8 LBs Choke Left: Skeet Choke Right: Skeet. Price: $7,995

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Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32" barrels - Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition
Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition

Rare high original condition Parker DHE 20ga with original 32″ barrels – Great modern dimensions and loaded with condition: Beautiful and rare Parker DHE 20ga made with original 32″ Titanic Steel barrels on a “0” Frame.  Made in 1926, this gun made with splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock which terminates with what appears to be its original hardening Jostam ventilated pad.  Engraved in typical of the period DHE grade pattern with four pheasants on trigger plate. These long barreled Parkers are highly desired by today’s discerning buyers.  This gun remains in excellent all original condition with more than 97% original barrel blue, around 1/2 of the original color remains, particularly nice on the sides and top.  Stocks are excellent and sound with more than 95% original finish remaining.  The bores are brilliant and shiny and the mechanics are crisp.  This gun matches the PGCA research letter and the Serialization book to the “T”. Price: $17,950 

Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels
Garbi 28 gauge side by side sidelock ejector shotgun with 28 inch barrels

: Calibre: 28 gauge Action: Sidelock ejector with hand detachable locks & front articulated trigger Triggers: Double with front articulated Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 inch Chamber: 2 3/4 inch Rib: Game Concaved Chokes: Right : 1/4 Left : 1/4 Type: Deluxe Grade Walnut Length: 14 1/2 inches Grip: Classic Straight Hand Butt End Finish: Chequred Forend: Spinter Style Forend Description: Fine Rose & Scroll Finish: Case colour finish Weight: 6 lbs – 4oz
Case: Uncased Date of Manufacture: 2003 Price: $9,950

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes
W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes

W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes: Hammerless Sidelocks – Check out the engraving on this gun. Built between 1904 and 1906 it is highly unusual to have realistic dog scenes engraved from this period. Beyond the wonderful engraving this gun features very nice marbled English walnut and an extra Purdey hidden third bite. The barrels have some light pitting on the outside of the left barrel that could be removed with a restrike and black. Probably the result of being put away in a damp case. The gun is tight on face and field ready. Manufacturer: W.J. Jeffery & Co. London sidelock with wonderful and realistic engraved dog scenes. Serial Number: 14766 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 28″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 1/8″ Stock Cast: 1/8″ LOP: 15″ with leather pad Weight: 6lbs. 9.5oz Choke Left: .028 full Choke Right: .004 Skeet Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .022″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .026″. Price: $4,900

C. S. Rosson 12g with 2″ chambers ~ Light and Handy: Boxlocks – What a great little 2″ double. Great dimensions for many and is very light and handy. Two inch guns like this one in good condition are very hard to find!  Serial Number: 4670 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26 3/8″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Box lock ejector Gauge: 12 gauge Stock Comb: 1 9/16″ Stock Heel: 2 5/16″ Stock Cast: 0 LOP: 14 5/8″ with ru Weight: 5lbs 11oz Choke Left: .023 full Choke Right: .019 tight Mod Proof: Nitro: 2″ only Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .026″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .025″ Price: $3,600

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli - 12ga. 26" Barrels Choked M/F
F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F

F.lli Rizzini & Zoli – 12ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F: Imported by Abercrombie and Fitch, double triggers, extractor gun, Prince of Wales grip, 90% bluing and case coloring, light handling marks on wood from normal use, scalloped receiver, gold oval, factory butt plate, extremely high quality gun manufactured by one of Italy’s finest gun makers. 6 lbs. 4 oz. 14 ½” x 1 ½” x 2 ¼”. Price: $1,999

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20g Piotti King 1 Sidelock SxS Italian SxS Shotgun
20g Piotti King 1 Sidelock SxS Italian SxS Shotgun

20g Piotti King 1 SxS Sidelock Shotgun: Serial Number: 8601, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 27 inches, Triggers: Single Trigger Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2 inches Stock Heel: 2 3/8 inches Fore End: Splinter LOP: 14 1/4 inches Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Cased. Price: $24,500

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS
PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS

PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SXS: REMINGTON GUN, O FRAME, #238XXX, 28″, FULL AND FULL, 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH MOST OF THE CASE COLORS, 6LBS 15 OZ, 2 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 14 1/4″. Price: $10,750

Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30" bbls
Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30″ bbls

Zoli Round Body Pernice Over Under, 28g, 30″ bbls: The Zoli Pernice reflects the classic tradition of game guns, with exquisite scroll engraving – totally finished by hand and signed by the famous Bottega Incisioni. Uniquely, the Pernice is a true round body model, with a fully rounded frame, machined from a monolithic forged steel alloy with a Zoli removable trigger group. All trigger parts are titanium nitrate treated for maximum corrosion resistance, while main springs are coated with a self-lubricating material to preserve their strength over time. As standard with Zoli guns, the Pernice features silver soldered barrels and is equipped with a top solid Churchill rib. The stock is crafted from a fine Turkish Walnut with fine hand checkering and is hand finished in a luxe oil. Serial Number: 254143, Barrel Length: 30″, Chambers: 2 3/4″, Ejectors: Automatic, Condition: New, Metal Condition: New, Wood Condition: New, Bore Condition: New, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Over Under, Triggers: Single Selective, Stock: Deluxe Walnut, Stock Comb: 1 3/8″, Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ LOP: 14 1/2″, Rib: Solid Flat, Finish: Blue SteelWeight: 6lbs 10oz, Chokes: 5 Flush Fit Screw In Case: Factory. Price: $7,200Scarce Francotte 20E 16ga SxS Game Gun: Fine August Francotte 16ga made in 20E Grade likely made in or around 1925.  Boxlock gun with false sideplates which gives the engraver a bigger canvas for the rose and scroll engraving on this gun.  This gun made with original 27-3/4″ length fluid steel barrels, splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, and auto safety.  The straight grip buttstock is nicely figured and terminates with a pretty full leather covered pad.  The gun is nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Gun is sound and in proof. This gun remains in excellent condition with about 40% original case color remaining.  Barrels retain about all of an older restored proper rust blue.  Stocks are sound as restored and are quite nice.  Bores are bright and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp.  Gun is nice and tight on the face. Price: $5,000 

J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock
J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock

J.P. Sauer 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Sidelock: This German double gun wears serial number 101157, dating it from 1903. Overall condition is very good. Top lever spring has been recently replaced. Small crack behind top tang safety. Serial Number: 101157, Barrel Length: 26″, Chambers: 2-3/4″, Action: Sidelock. Stock Dimensions: 1-5/8″ x 2-3/8″ x 14-3/16″, Butt Pad: Checkered, Manufacture Date: 1903, Chokes: Modified, Skeet, Grips: Checkered Pistol Grip. Price: $4,800

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Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock - Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions
Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock – Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions

Superb Charles Boswell 410ga O/U Pinless sidelock – Truly a bespoke gun in every regard! Long barrels with superb dimensions: This gun made in 2007, after Chris Batha obtained the rights to the Charles Boswell name in 2004, to make bespoke best quality guns under this name, with prices starting at $85,000.00. This beautifully filed, fitted, and finished creation of functional art by many Purdey and Holland trained gunmakers (Gerry Swanson, finisher) would certainly be well in excess of that number. This gun has 30 – 1/4″ demi bloc barrels fitted with solid matted rib. Left side of top barrel is engraved “Charles Boswell London.” Breech end of top barrel and ejector bolsters are scroll engraved. Flat of bottom barrel is stamped with 2007 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Serial number is engraved on bottom barrel.  Beautifully sculpted small sized over/under action fitted with pinless sidelocks is somewhat rounded with nicely filed beads. Action features non-automatic safety and gold plated non-selective single trigger and is engraved with near full coverage well cut rose and scroll by noted ex-Purdey engraver Dave Tallet. (Signature on trigger plate) “Charles Boswell” is in gold diagonally across front portions of lockplates, and also in arched banner on bottom of action over “London”. Blued single beaded small bow trigger guard with matching scroll has serial number in gold on tang. Well marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Classic drop points are behind lockplates, and well cut semi flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. A silver oval engraved “CW” is on toe line. Matching slim one piece ejector forend has Anson type release. Gun is housed in a best quality oak and brown leather case by Ian Tomlin, has gold canvas brown leather trimmed outer cover. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has Boswell paper label in lid. Tops of case partitions are also of oak, and case contains Boswell marked square oil bottle and snap caps. Two piece cleaning rod is still in its original wrapper. Cleaning brushes are in black leather case. Price: $47,500

E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE - 28ga - 25” - Sk/IMSK - Abercrombie & Fitch - Double Trigger - Checkered Butt
E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE – 28ga – 25” – Sk/IMSK – Abercrombie & Fitch – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt

E.J. Churchill “The Regal Model” XXV London Baby Frame BLE – 28ga – 25” – Sk/IMSK – Abercrombie & Fitch – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt: Abercrombie & Fitch – Fine Tapered Raised Hand Matted Rib – Double Trigger – Checkered Butt – 99% Condition – The Lightest Weight 28ga I have ever listed for sale – This Shotgun is Tiny but graceful in the hands – Amazing Little English VC Case. Price: $21,995

F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun
F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun

F.W Heym 20 Bore O/U German Shotgun: A super nice Heym  circa 1926 20 bore O/U bored  .010 and .013 – Mod and Mod.  28″ Solid Rib barrels. Bores are perfect with good walls. Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 14 3/8″ with 1/4 cast off at heel. Weight 6 lbs. 2.3 oz. Price: $9850

MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

MERKEL 200E EJECTOR 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels. Extra Full & Extra Full. .052 & .057. Solid rib. Double triggers. Hinged front. Ejectors. Cocking indicators. 3 piece forearm. 14 1/4 LOP butt plate. 2 3/4 chambers. 50-60% case color. 96% blue. Excellent bores. 1957 mfg. Price: $1,895

BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN
BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN

BERETTA SILVER SNIPE 20G OU SHOTGUN: Solid gun in good condition with some light handling marks. Extractors Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Good Barrels: 26″ Action: Boxlock Triggers: Single Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered Weight: 6lbs Chokes: IC/F Case: No. Price: $800

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Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” - PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen
Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen

Extraordinary early Parker A1 Special 12ga 2 barrel set- 30” and 34” – PGCA letter ordered by W.F. Parker! Deepest relief engraving I’ve ever seen!: Per the PGCA Research Letter – This gun Ordered by and likely used by Wilbur F. Parker!  Truly Exceptional Parker A1 Special 12ga two barrel set, made in 1907 on a #2 Frame.  This very rare gun is equipped with two sets of Whitworth Fluid Steel barrels- one set is 30″ long (original set), the other is 34″ (also definitely factory) long- an extreme rarity in these guns and also extremely desirable today.  This gun would make the ultimate vintage Pigeon Gun.  This gun currently sports a fantastic straight stock with gold plated double triggers, beavertail forend, and was made with auto ejectors, auto safety, and has older Silver’s type pad.  The top lever is beautifully sculpted as are the breech balls as seen in the photos.  These early A-1 Specials are some of the best engraved of all the Parker shotguns and this one is no exception.  The quality of the relief flowers are spectacular and by far the best executed I have seen.  The depth of the relief engraving and the quality is the finest on any Parker I have examined.  The fully engraved safety with gold inlaid “SAFE” in front.  See the photos for details on the engraving – it is breathtaking.  The PGCA letter for this gun is fascininating and worthy of review- see the photos for this as well. This gun remains in pleasing overall condition.  The gun has been updated, likely by Remington with both sets of barrels now having ventilated ribs, which are good and sound.  Mechanics are crisp throughout.  The gun has been completely restored with later Remington case color- likely done when the gun went back in for service in 43,45, or 46, though undoubtedly a Remington Parker work and quality.  The mechanics are crisp and the bores are brilliant and shiny. This extremely rare and desirable Parker is both pleasing to look at in the gun room and in the field.  Price: $60,000

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE
ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE

ARRIZABALAGA SLE 20 GAUGE: Gun is in very good condition with some light handling marks. Oval is initialed. Caliber Info: 20 Gauge Ejectors: Yes Metal Condition: Very Good Barrels: 28″ Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 3/8″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Checkered LOP: 15 1/4″ Rib: Concave Weight: 6.5 lbs Chokes: IC/IM Case: Leather Luggage. Price: $12,775

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk
“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk

“SCARCE” James Purdey of London Double Rifle chambered in .450 BPE that was manufactured in 1868 for the 15th Duke of Norfolk:  The amount of man hours was very high when one of these rifles was made. From the factory letter we know that this rifle was completed in 1868. It was built for the Duke of Norfolk and stocked by John Robertson. The caliber is listed as a 60 bore which is the equivalent to the .450 BPE cartridge. This J. Purdey .450 “BPE” Black Powder Express Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Double Rifle is all matching with no alterations. The bores are in excellent condition being bright with excellent lands and grooves in the 30” barrels. It has a 3-leaf rear sight with one fixed and two folding blades. Each blade has a Platinum center line and are marked “100, 200 and 250.” The finish shows no signs of rust or pitting with strong pattern colors. The forearm is in very fine condition with no cracks and one chip as shown. The butt stock is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This after 153 years is quite amazing. The receiver shows very fine and detailed engraving as you can see in the pictures. The rifle is tight and obviously has seen very little use over the decades. The rifle functions as it should with no issues. The original oak case has some accessories and the original cleaning rod. The center lock mechanism is missing but both side levers are present. No FFL transfer is needed to transfer this antique. The factory letter will be included. Price: $10K

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26" IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent
MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent

MERKEL 200E 20ga 26″ IC&M, DT, Mfg 1955 Excellent: Serial  #  41176 Country of Origin  Germany Barrel Length (in Inches) 26″ Choke U  IC (.005″), Choke O  M (.015″) Trigger  DT (Double) Stock Configuration  Capped Pistol Grip, Recoil pad Forearm Type  3-piece Forearm Rib Type Solid rib Receiver Finish  Casehardened Engraving Type  Ornamental Scroll Engraving Other Options  2 3/4″ chambers, Cocking indicators, Horn grip cap Condition  EXC. Condition Weight  6#0oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  x 14″ with 3/8″ cast off. Other Details Mfg 1955. Price: $5,500

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA
Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA

Beretta ~ Model S686 Special ~ OU ~ 20 GA: Description: This Beretta S686 is in overall very good condition. Metal Condition: Very Good Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Triggers: Single Selective Safety Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Walnut Semi Pistol Grip – Checkered Walnut Forend Butt Pad: Black Rubber Butt Pad Weight: 6 lbs Sights: Front Bead – Mid-Bead Chokes: With Screw in Choke Tubes Wood shows some light handling marks and dings. Complete with case! 20 Gauge. Price: $2,099.99

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