Back when I wrote my article Boxlock Bargains for Shooting Sportsman Magazine, the two SxS you see here were the kind of shotguns I had in mind. Each one is a versatile birdgun that you can use for anything in the uplands. And each one will sell for cheap money. They’re on Gunbroker.com now, listed with No Reserve.
Weight: 6 Pounds and 7.9 Ounces Stock: The LOP is 14” from the front and 13 ¼” from the back trigger to the rear end of the buttplate.
Excellent, almost new Husqvarna 310A 12ga sxs boxlock: These Husqvarna boxlock 310 series guns are not uncommon, but in this condition they certainly are. I would rate this gun at about 98%. One of the nicest I’ve seen, and the nicest I’ve held in my hands, and I’ve bought, owned and sold a bunch of these. The only real flaws are a bit of finish loss on the bottom of the receiver, and a couple tiny dings in the wood. I was going to keep this, but I need a gps collar for my setter more than I need another sxs, so have at it.
Rock solid gun, no issues or surprises. Made on Sauer greener crossbolt actions, Husqvarna made the rest using high quality Swedish steel. 27.5″ barrels choked f/xf, 2.75″ chambers, perfect bores, no dents or dings, super tight, as new lockup, still tight to open and close. Modern dimensions of 1.5 x 2.5 x 14.25 to factory HVA buttplate. Weighs 6 3/4 lbs. Put Briley thin wall tubes in it and you could use this for everything.
This gun made in early 1932 with 28″ Titanic barrels on a 1-1/2 frame. Made with splinter forend, original Parker SST, auto ejectors, straight grip buttstock with original leather faced pad. The gun is beautifully engraved in standard DHE 12ga pattern with pheasants on trigger plate.
Overall the gun remains in superb high original condition with more than 95% bold original case color. Barrel blue shows some handling marks at 95% original, and barrels are undented and bores are brilliant and shiny. Stocks are sound with minor handling marks and retain more than 97% of their original finish. The pad is hardening and appears original. Loaded with original trigger guard blue which is toning at grip. Checkering is crisp as we expect to find on a very lightly used gun like this. Mechanics are crisp. If you have been looking for a great lightweight and dynamic Parker, you know guns in this shape are near impossible to source. Straight grip is the cherry on top with this rare gun! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (704) 280-2382 with any questions or reasonable offers on this fine Parker. Price:$9250
DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE MADE BY HORSLEY OF YORK: A very interesting gun. Barrels only measure about 17 inches. Bores are about 40 caliber. Gun is in excellent condition. Gun is finely engraved with scroll work on the hammers, sideplate and upper tang. Gun features hammer locks mounted on the sideplate. Has a 3-leaf express rear sight with an of the period mounted scope which matches the Damascus pattern on the barrel. Nicely checkered forearm and buttstock are in very nice condition. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal has about 75% Damazien pattern on the barrel. Lock and upper tang retain about 75% case colors. Half the blue remains on the trigger guard which has a lion engraved on it. This is a high quality rifle and in fine condition. Price:$ 7,775.
Parker 20Ga. VH SxS Shotgun: Built in 1926. This gun has 28″ Vulcan steel barrels choked modified (.015″) and full (.025″) with 25/8″ chambers. The gun is built on an O frame and weighs 6-0. The gun is in original condition retaining traces of the original case color in the protected areas,95% of the original barrel blue,and 95% of the original wood finish. The stock still retains the original dogs head buttplate. The action is tight and the barrels on face. The bores are mint and free of any dents or pits. This is a fine lightweight Parker for the shooter who actually uses his guns. It would make a great all around upland gun and a fun gun for vintage clays shoots. Price:$3295
Ithaca NID SxS Shotgun 16ga: Very good plus overall condition sporting original finish to metal. Light coat of varnish added to wood. Thinning original blue to barrels. Chamber: 2 – 3/4″ Choke: Full and Cylinder Drop at Comb: 1 – 5/8″ Drop at Heel: 3″ Length of Pull: 14″ with extractor.
This Ithaca NID No. 2 Grade SxS Shotgun was made by the Ithaca Gun Company in Ithaca, New York in 1940. The NID No. 2 Grade incorporates a walnut checkered pistol grip stock with black hard rubber grip cap and Ithaca logo marked hard rubber buttplate. This vintage design also features a walnut checkered splinter forearm with friction release, fluid steel barrels with matted rib and bead front sight, and extractors, and barrels marked on flats with Ithaca choke codes “4” and “2” for Full and Modified. Case hardened Boxlock frame depicts bird imagery and scrolled No. 2 style engraving. This valuable shotgun also has double triggers and an automatic safety. Price:$2,295.
B.C My Luck ~ Model M ~ 12 GA. ~ SxS Boxlock Shotgun: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Chamber, Metal Condition: Good, Wood Condition: Good, Bore Condition: Good, Barrels: 28″ Barrel, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions:, 14″ Length Of Pull, Fore End: Checkered Wood, Butt Pad: Plastic Butt Plate, Weight: 6lb, Sights: Front Bead, Chokes: Left: Cylinder / Right: Full. Price:$449.97
J. PIRE (Belgium) Best Quality SLE 12ga 28″ IM&F circa 1918: Model Best Quality SLE Configuration SXS Gauge / Caliber 12 GA Serial # 462 Country of Origin Belgium Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″ Choke R IM(.028″) Choke L F (.034″) Trigger DT (Double) Stock Configuration Straight Grip, Drop points, Silver oval, Silvers pad Forearm Type Splinter Forearm Rib Type Matted Concave Rib Receiver Finish Blue Engraving Type Fine Scroll Engraving Other Options Articulated trigger Condition EXC. Plus Condition Weight 7#5oz Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 x 14 3/8 with 1/4 cast off Other Details Built to the highest quality, equal to any gun anywhere, Mfg approx 1918. Price:$10,000
Alex Martin BLE (12 Gauge 2 inch) SxS Shotgun: Serial Number: 6841 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26 inches Action: SE Triggers: Double Trigger Gauge: 12 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2 inches Stock Heel: 2 1/8 inches Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: 3/4 inches LOP: 14 3/4 inches Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. Price:$5,995
BC Miroku “My Luck” 12 ga model FE sidelock: Rare BC Miroku ” My Luck” FE sidelock 12ga Holland and Holland style 7 pin. Gun comes with the most beautiful piece of wood I have seen on. Miroku gun. It has English stock with pad and original l plate and splinter foreend. Barrels are 28 inch IC/Full and blueing is excellent… other than a little case color wear on corners of receiver, gun is in excellent plus condition. My guess based on Miroku history, My Luck guns were made in the 50s. Stock has great dimensions at 14 5/8″ x 1.5″ x 2.5″. Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: BC Miroku Model: FE Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: Yes Condition: 95% Metal Condition: 95% Wood Condition: 99% Bore Condition: 100% Action: sidelock Triggers: Double Stock: English Stock Comb: 1.5″ Stock Heel: 2.5″ Fore End: splinter Butt Pad: Yes LOP: 14 5/8″ Finish: Oil Weight: 6 3/4lb Choke Left: full Choke Right: Ic Price:$3500
Webley & Scott Model 702 12 Ga Boxlock SxS: 12 Gauge, 28″ barrels, nitro proof, 2 3/4″ chambers, about 1/4 and full choke borings with ejectors, Bores at .731 & .730, minimum wall thickness at .026″ and .026″, Frame and top lever with scroll engraving, retaining virtually all of its original hardening colour, 14 3/4-inch well figured stock. The drop at comb is approximately 1-1/2″ and the drop at heel is approximately 2-3/16″. There is very little cast, basically a straight stock. 6lb. 7oz., nitro proof. Comes in a lightweight case with original hang tag! Circa 1971. This is a nice boxlock with very minor handling marks (one mark on left wrist, see photos) that includes a case, cleaning supplies, snap caps (one cap broken), and original hang tag. Sharp checkering, a nice example of an affordable british boxlock shotgun with great measurements. Price:$3,499
CHARLES OSBORNE – BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR – ACANTHUS SCROLL ENGRAVED – 30″ BARRELS – GREAT WOOD: Charles Osborne, best quality boxlock ejector English made in 1920. This gun features superb Holland style acanthus scroll engraving and highly figured wood. Original case colors. Straight grip. Rib extension third fastener. Well timed ejectors. Barrels are 30″ with 2 3/4″ chambers. Right barrel measures .729 with 9/1000 choke (IC) while left barrel is .736 with 20/1000 choke (Mod). Gun is tight on face with forend attached, slight wiggle with forend off. No cracks to wood. No loose ribs. Manual safety. Auto safety mechanism is included if you want to install it. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 8 OZ. Horn butt plate. Vacant stock oval. LOP – 14 3/8″. Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at Heel – 2 1/4″. Price: $3,250
Even though Miroku is one of the world’s oldest and largest gunmakers, we don’t hear much about them here in the States. For years, they’ve made side-by-sides and O/Us for other companies, including Charles Daly and Browning. At the same time, Miroku was also making shotguns under their own name. The double you see here is one of those guns. This looks like a Japanese version of a Webley & Scott M700 — and a heck of deal.
BC Miroku Model M SXS 12 Gauge 2 3/4″: BC Miroku side by side double shotgun. Very Good condition with minimal wear on the stock and barrel. Color case hardening is 80-85% as seen in the photos. Barrels are smooth and bright with some very light marks on the outside finish. Action locks up tight as a tick. Price: $650
-Caliper measures end of barrel diameters at .680 for left and .710 for right. Patterning it seems to be true full and modified.
-Miroku plastic butt plate
Last week I put up this post about a decent looking BC Miroku 12g sidelock that popped up on the market. Today, an even better deal has appeared. This double you see here is almost the same shotgun, except it’s a 20g with ejectors.
You probably don’t know it, but Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, this Japanese company made Charles Daly over unders. Since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns, and today they also make firearms under the Winchester brand and under their own name.
The company has also made side-by-sides, including Browning’s BSS shotguns and their own line of boxlocks and sidelock doubles. The shotgun you see here is one of the sidelocks. There’s not a lot of info out there about these guns, but I think this model was made in the 1980s. I’ve seen a couple, and they’ve both been extremely well made shotguns, and great buys, too.
Here are a couple of doubles that combine two things you rarely find in the shotgun world: high quality and low prices. These SxSs were made by Miroku, a Japanese gunmaker who has been in the firearms business since 1893. In 1973 they started producing the Browning’s Citori O/Us. They also made SxSs for the company, including the BSS boxlock and a shortlived line of sidelocks.
Set of Miroku Sidelock SxS’s, F-grade & FE, 20 gauge & 12 gauge: Both have 28″ barrels. The 12 has ejectors and the 20 has extractors. Both guns are from the early eighties and were holdovers from when Browning cancelled their contract with Miroku for the Browning Side Lock shotgun. Very well made with true 7 pin H&H style side locks. Bores are great, and pictures tell the story. Price: $4700 for pair
I like shotguns (obviously, right?) and it’s easy for me to get caught up in the stuff that I can’t afford. Even though I appreciate their quality, and the skill that goes into making them, I know my chances of owning a pristine Purdey side-by-side or Boss over-under are pretty slim.
Fortunately, I don’t have to spend huge amounts of money to get a nice double. Neither do you.
Just check out the 20 gauge Miroku/Charles Daly O/U that you see here. It’s a good looking, well made shotgun, and it costs less than one of those ugly Benelli Super Eagle things.
People have called these O/Us the poor-man’s Citori. But I would call them the wise-man’s bargain. They’re basically the same gun at 1/2 the price. There’s nothing “poor” about making a smart deal like that.