This week’s 5 good guns…

 

WESTLEY RICHARDS - SXS SMALL ACTION SIDELOCK, .410 Gauge
WESTLEY RICHARDS – SXS SMALL ACTION SIDELOCK, .410 Gauge

WESTLEY RICHARDS – SXS SMALL ACTION SIDELOCK, .410 Gauge26″ M/F – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – AUTOMATIC EJECTORS – STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK HIGH COMB STOCK – THIN RECOIL PAD – HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS – SLIM BEAVERTAIL FOREND – FULL COVERAGE ROSE AND SCROLL ENGRAVING OVER A COLOR CASE HARDENED RECEIVER 4 LBS. 14 OZ. 14 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″. Price: $49,500 

JAMES PURDEY & SONS SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, .400 3″BUILT IN 1940, .400 PURDEY, A 3″ STRAIGHT CASE WITH 230 GRAIN BULLETS. ENGRAVED WITH THE FAMOUS PURDEY “ROSE & SCROLL” PATTERN, STRONG HINTS OF COLOR CASE REMAIN. 25″ BARRELS AND BORE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT, BRIGHT AND SHINY, NO SIGNS OF PITTING OR HEAVY USAGE, ALONG WITH A VERY STRONG LOCK UP. THE ACTION HAS BUSHED FIRING PINS, ALONG WITH A UNIQUE “STALKING SAFETY” AND SIDE-CLIPS ON THE BEAUTIFUL FENCES. WOOD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH AN UNUSUAL CHECKERED BUTT! COMPLETE WITH ENGLISH STYLE SWIVELS AND SILVER OVAL. LOP IS 15 1/4″ AND WEIGHT IS 7 LBS 15 OZ ORIGINAL CASE, BRASS AND BULLETS, RCBS DIE SET ARE INCLUDED. COMES WITH FACTORY CORRESPONDENCE. Price: $30,000

JAMES PURDEY & SONS SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, .400 3":
JAMES PURDEY & SONS SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, .400 3″:
Holloway (G&S) - 28 Gauge - B. Jenkins of NY, NY - 1952 build - 26” - M/IM - 14 3/4” LOP - 5 lbs!
Holloway (G&S) – 28 Gauge – B. Jenkins of NY, NY – 1952 build – 26” – M/IM – 14 3/4” LOP – 5 lbs!

Holloway (G&S) – 28 Gauge – B. Jenkins of NY, NY – 1952 build – 26” – M/IM – 14 3/4” LOP – 5 lbs!: A 28 Bore English Boxlock Ejector Game Gun that was imported by B. (Bob) Jenkinson, New York, N. Y. and so marked, Jenkinson imported a fair number of English guns in the 50’s & 60’s and I believe nearly all were made by Holloway, This 28 Bore was made in 1952, 26″ dovetail lump barrels at .550 .013 & .016″ (Mod. & Imp. Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Proved in Birmingham at 3/4 ounce, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off with a swept comb that points like a dream, 28 bore weight at 5 lbs. 1 oz., 60% coverage of English scroll, Nice wood, The original barrel blue at 99%, The gun retains 98% original bright & vivid case colors, The stock finish is original and at 99%, The checkering at 100%, The blue on the floorplate, trigger guard, trigger guard tang and forend metal is 99%, The bores are as new from breech to muzzle, The gun is smack on the face with plenty of bite, The barrels ring with a nice chime. This is flat out one nice 1952 English boxlock with excellent workmanship on both the metal & wood. The stock inletting is superb and the checkering is as well cut as you will find on any English Best Sidelock. This is like buying it new in 1952. The Jenkinson serial # is 700 and the Holloway # is 22734. Holloway & Co. has been around since the 19th century. They had premises at 10-12 & 14 Vesey Street in Birmingham. In 1901 Tommy Naughton was the manager at Holloway & Co. and he bought the firm and it became Holloway & Naughton Ltd. but they continued business separately. G & S (George & Sidney) Holloway were for the most part makers to the trade and maintained an excellent reputation before and after WWII. About 1978 production of new Holloway guns was dropped but they continued with repairs. Graham Clive Holloway of G & S Holloway died in February of 1994 and that was the end of an era for G & S Holloway. To this day Holloway & Naughton shotguns are still made and manufactured to the client’s individual requirements and they can be found at hollowaynaughton.co.uk B. (Bob) Jenkinson was a dealer in many Holloway made guns during the 1950’s & 1960’s in New York City. Price: $11,995

Parker DHE 20 gauge SxS Shotgun, Straight Stock
Parker DHE 20 gauge SxS Shotgun, Straight Stock

Parker DHE 20 gauge SxS Shotgun, Straight Stock: $8,950.00 
Serial Number: 191xxx
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 30 3/4 inches
Action: SE
Triggers: Double Trigger
Gauge: 20 Gauge
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: 7/8 inch
LOP: 13 3/4 inches
Weight: 6 1/2 lbs.

Ernst Steigleder of Berlin & Suhl high grade German double ~ Condition x 3
Ernst Steigleder of Berlin & Suhl high grade German double ~ Condition x 3

Ernst Steigleder of Berlin & Suhl high grade German double ~ Condition x 3Boxlock – This fine German shotgun was proofed when it was completed in September of 1923 in Suhl. With near 90% original case color and blue and wood finish, this fine double is in outstanding condition and features the outstanding pre-war German craftsmanship one would expect.
This shotgun is not clunky but handles very well. This is a fine shotgun that will make its next owner a fine bird gun that with care should last a lifetime. Price: $3,600
Serial Number: 114392
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 29.5″
Barrel Type: Steel
Action: Boxlock
Gauge: 12 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 1/2″
Stock Heel: 2 5/8″
Stock Cast: 1/4″
LOP: 14 1/2″
Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz.
Choke Left: .032 full
Choke Right: .018 Mod
Proof:Nitro: 2 3/4″ NP
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .034

Absolutely awesome: A super rare 3-barrel shotgun …

SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE

What’s better than a double-barrel shotgun? How about a triple-barreled one.

While long guns with 3 barrels aren’t hard to find, top-quality 3-barrel shotguns are extremely scarce. John Dickson & Son made a few 3-barrel SxSs, and so did Westley Richards and  Boss & Co. Today, Johann Fanzoj builds high quality triple-barreled shotguns. These are best-quality guns, and they sell for €100,000+. (BTW: At the other end of the market, an outfit called Chiappa Firearms sell a Turkish-made 3-barrel shotgun call the Triple Threat. But from what I’ve seen, it’s junk.)
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE

The Frederick Surkamer 3-bbl shotgun you see here was built on design patented by a R.M Jenkins in the 1930s.  The front trigger serves as a double single trigger firing the 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock barrels.  The firing sequence is 9 o’clock barrel, 12 o’clock barrel, and then 3 o’clock barrel — if done in order. But if you want, you can also fire the 9 and 3 and then pull the front again for the 12.  You can also fire the 3 first space and then the 9 and 12.

What makes this design unique is that the ejectors track whichever barrels have been fired — making it the only true three-barrel, selective ejection firing system in existence. No matter which barrel you fire, the correct  ejector will trip a kick the hull clear of the chamber.
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE

Frederick Surkamer was  Chicago-area gunsmith who built custom rifles, worked for Von Lengerke & Antoine and Marshall Fields, and imported & finished drillings and shotguns from Europe.  I’ve been told that this 3-bbl gun was manufactured by him here in the United States. There are absolutely no proof marks on the gun anywhere, which helps supports this claim.

R.M. JENKINS SURKAMER THREE BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGEONE OF A  KIND GUN DESIGNED BY R.M. JENKINS FOR SURKAMER CHICAGO SERIAL #1 28″ BARRELS CYLINDER IC AND IM  CHOKES DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM PISTOL GRIP NEW CONDITION 6LBS 6 OZ X 2″ X 1 9/16: X 13 1/2″. Price: $45,000

SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
SURKAMER/ R.M. JENKINS THREE-BARREL DRILLING PRE WAR ALL 20 GAUGE
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