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Very fine 28ga Webley and Scott model 728 Boxlock SxS
Very fine 28ga Webley and Scott model 728 Boxlock SxS

Very fine 28ga Webley and Scott model 728 Boxlock SxS: These are high quality and dynamic guns – this one made with 25″ barrels that have checkered splinter forend that has Anson type push button release.  Case hardened and engraved action is nicely scroll engraved with makers name on sides.  Barrels with makers name on right tube and “Harrington and Richardson” on left.  Blued trigger plate.  Made with double triggers, auto safety, and auto ejectors.  This gun made with straight grip buttstock that terminates with checkered butt. Overall, the gun remains in excellent lightly used original condition with nearly all original finish to wood and metal surfaces. The barrels retain more than 97% original blue. Action retains most all of its original case color. Stocks are sound and retain most all of their original finish. Trigger plate retains about all of its original blue.  Trigger guard has toned at grip and retains about 1/2 of its original blue.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp. Price: $6,295

Johann Springer 16g. Boxlock. High grade with excellent triggers and long elegant barrels
Johann Springer 16g. Boxlock. High grade with excellent triggers and long elegant barrels

Johann Springer 16g. Boxlock. High grade with excellent triggers and long elegant barrels: Serial Number: 9045 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 75 cm (29 3/8″) Barrel Type: Steel Action: Side plated boxlock Gauge: 16 gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ Stock Cast: 0 LOP: 13 7/8″ (13 5/8 Weight: 6 lbs. 6.5 oz. Choke Left: .037 extra full Choke Right: .012 IC-Mod Proof: Nitro 2 1/2″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .021″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .028″ Price: $5,200

Browning BSS, 20GA, 28″ bbls, Straight Grip, NEW in maker’s case: A beautiful example of a Browning BSS, 20, 28in brls, SST, SG, BTFE, barrels Choked Mod and Full. Serial Num: 02363 RP368. These guns are very very hard to find in there original Browning Factory Hartman Travel Case made for the BSS. Originally purchased new. Both wood and  metal surfaces are very nice. We were told this gun lightly shot 4 or 5 shells as test fired. This example BSS is a bit of a time machine and with very rare fitted case. Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge Serial Number: 02363RP368 Barrel Length: 28in Bore Info: Mirror and Bright Chambers: 2 3/4in & 3in Ejectors: Yes, strong Condition: Minty Metal Condition: Minty Wood Condition: Minty Bore Condition: Minty Barrels: Special Steel Barrel Type: Side by Side Action: Break Action Triggers: Single Select Stock: Straight, English Stock Cast: Neutral for RH and LH shooter Fore End: Beavertail Butt Pad: Factory Browning (hard) LOP: 14 1/2 inches Rib: Factory Finish: Oil finish, as new Weight: 6lbs, 6oz Chokes: Fixed Choke Left: Full Choke Right: Mod Engraving: Factory, still sharp Case: Factory Hartman Case. Price: $3,895  

Sig Arms ~ Aurora ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Italian ~ Shotgun
Sig Arms ~ Aurora ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Italian ~ Shotgun

Sig Arms ~ Aurora ~ 28 Gauge ~ OU ~ Italian ~ Shotgun: This gorgeous shotgun is a lightweight upland over and under featuring a color case-hardened receiver, removable chokes, selectable barrels, and an English style stock. In great condition for going out in the field with any field hunter. 28 Gauge. Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Very Good; light handling marks Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 28″ w/ Vented Rib Triggers: Single Select Stock Dimensions: 14.5″ LOP Fore End: Textured Wood w/ Ebony Diamond Inlay Butt Pad: Rubber Weight: 6lbs Sights: Front Bead Chokes: Full – Over; Modified – Under. Price: $2,499.99

L.C. Smith 20Ga. 30" bbls. Field Grade. SxS. Shotgun
L.C. Smith 20Ga. 30″ bbls. Field Grade. SxS. Shotgun

L.C. Smith 20Ga. 30″ bbls. Field Grade. SxS. Shotgun: L.C. Smith 20 gauge field grade with 30″ Armor steel barrels. This gun is in excellent original condition. It retains around 25% of the original case color,90% of the original barrel blue,and 90% of the original wood finsh. The barrels have mint bores and are choked full and full with 23/4″ chambers.. The stock is sound with no cracks or damage. The gun is built on a featherweight frame and weighs 6-2. A fine walking pheasant gun or a fun vintage clays gun. Price: $1,895

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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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Browning Superposed SuperLight 28ga & 20ga - 28” 26.5” - IC/M - ca. 1984 - The Ultimate Upland Combo - Only One in Existence
Browning Superposed SuperLight 28ga & 20ga – 28” 26.5” – IC/M – ca. 1984 – The Ultimate Upland Combo – Only One in Existence

Browning Superposed SuperLight 28ga & 20ga – 28” 26.5” – IC/M – ca. 1984 – The Ultimate Upland Combo – Only One in Existence: Gregoire Engraved and Signed – I acquired this gun from the original owner some years back – at that time it was unfired. Since then, I found a set of 28ga barrels “in the white” from Browning and had them custom fitted to this gun, turning into the package I’m presenting today. The work was done by Browning Master Gunsmith and the barrels are numbered #1 and #2 respectively. I have hunted this gun and have enjoyed it thoroughly. The 28ga barrels are Lightning Model Barrels but because of the era they fit perfectly and I like both the wider Lightning field rib on the 28ga and the tapered rib of the 20ga barrels – best of both worlds. The package comes ready to travel in a Negrini Uplander Model case – I have used it during air travel and it is the coolest and most functional case for this setup.  This is a very fine shotgun and is one of 217 total Superlight guns made in 1983/1984 era – some of the last of the Belgium guns. I guess the question becomes, where can a man find a 28ga superlight…? Very hard to find. Note: I have a Browning letter for the original 20ga configuration – obviously does not talk about 28ga barrels. Price: $27,995

A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS Shotgun
A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS Shotgun

A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS Shotgun: Blued barrels engraved with band of stylized foliage at each breech end. Concave rib with bead front sight and signed “A. WARD THOMPSON. MIDDLESBROUGH”. The underside of the barrels struck with Birmingham nitro proof marks and nitro reproof marks. Casehardened action signed “A. WARD THOMPSON” on each side, with blued toplever, automatic safety with gold inlaid “SAFE”, blued trigger guard, and fences finely carved with stylized acanthus foliage. With classic English border and scroll engraving throughout. Well figured straight hand stock with carved drop points, checkered panels to the grip and forearm, the latter with Anson push button release, and the underside of the butt inset with gold oval initial escutcheon engraved with the monogram “R.W”. Price: $7,999.99

FRANCOTTE 25E PIGEON SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
FRANCOTTE 25E PIGEON SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

FRANCOTTE 25E PIGEON SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN: FRANCOTTE 30″ PIGEON GUN ON THE 25E GRADE, CHOKED I/C-MOD,CLEAN GUN,GREAT COLORS, BRIGHT BORES! LOP 14 1/2″-1 1/2-2 9/16….7.5LBS Price: $6,450

DEFOURNY SEVRIN 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR - MADE IN 1943 - HIGH CONDITION - LONG LOP
DEFOURNY SEVRIN 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR – MADE IN 1943 – HIGH CONDITION – LONG LOP

DEFOURNY SEVRIN 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR – MADE IN 1943 – HIGH CONDITION – LONG LOP: High condition Defourny Sevrin 16 gauge boxlock ejector made in 1943. Original case color at 98%. Well executed tight rose and scroll engraving. Ejectors well timed. Gun is tight on face like new. Purdey style third fastener. Barrels are 27 5/8″. Mirror bores that measure .665 right and .663 left. Chokes are full and full. Chambers measure 2 5/8″ and are stamped 2 1/2″ (65MM). Barrels ring nicely – ribs are tight. No cracks to wood. Wood reflects field use. LOP is 14 15/16″. Drop at comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at heel – 2 3/8″. Auto safety. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 7 1/2 OZ. Price: $3,650

L. C. Smith 30" 16GA Field Grade SxS by Hunter Arms
L. C. Smith 30″ 16GA Field Grade SxS by Hunter Arms

L. C. Smith 30″ 16GA Field Grade SxS by Hunter Arms: This gun has 30″ Armor Steel barrels choked full and full with 2 3/4″ chambers. The gun is in excellent original condition retaining 30% of the original case colors,95% of the original barrel blue and wood finish. The bores are bright and free of any rust or dents. The barrels are on face and lock up tightly to the action. The stock is sound with no cracks or damage and it retains the original factory buttplate. The action is a featherweight frame and the gun weighs 6-8. Stock dimensions are 14″ LOP, 1 5/8″ at comb, 2 5/8″ at heel. A classic pheasant gun or vintager clays gun. Price: $1,495

Auction alert: A rare LC Smith 8 gauge Quality No. 2 …

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

Eight gauges — the double whopper with cheese of shotguns. In the 19th and early 20th century, ones like this LC Smith were used by waterfowlers up and down the East Coast for long range shots at ducks, Canada Geese and Swans.

This LC Smith is a Quality No. 2 made in the late 1890s. Like all American-made 8s, it’s a rare shotgun. According to the LC Smith collector’s site, LC Smith made just thirty-eight 8 gauge shotguns No. 2. Even though this was a lower middle-grade gun when it was new, it was still expensive. And because it was so specialized a gun, whoever bought it must have been very into waterfowling.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

I love the gun’s gigantic, boulder-size fences and genuine wear. It looks very original and like it hasn’t been messed with it all.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good: LC Smith 8 ga. SXS No 2 Grade s/n 92271 is as described above in very good original condition. And if there were only 2 engraved with a woodcock on the RH side plate then this is one of them. Barrels show nice full covereage damascus pattern with nice brown patina, no dents and very nice shiny bores. Receiver with side plates still showing 20% of faint case colors and nice brown patina. Beautiful fine scroll engraving with the Quail encircled on the left side and the rare woodcock on the right side. Top lever is still well to the right with nice crisp tight action and crisp triggers.Horn pistol grip cap and dogs head inlay in the forend. On the toe of the buttstock has only a thin chip/splinter broken off – only approximately 1/4″ thick, but no cracks and only a couple of very light handling dings to the wood furniture. Gun is of original dimensions the stock nor barrels have been shortened or cut. Very nice for the age.

LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32" barrels, very RARE and very good
LC SMITH 8 GAUGE SXS NO.2 Grade, 32″ barrels, very RARE and very good

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Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5"
Holland & Holland Royal Best Quality Sidelock 12ga/26.5″

Holland & Holland Sidelock 12ga/26.5″: London best gun specially made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York — Full sidelock with 99% color case remaining. A&F factory logo is inlayed in gold on bottom of receiver. Straight grip stock measures 1 9/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 14 3/8″ over checkered butt, double triggers, splinter forend. This gun weighs 6lbs 9oz. Mint condition. 1962 Mfg. Price: $28,495

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun
Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun

Colt 1878 Grade 8 SxS Hammer Shotgun: Serial Number: 20648, Barrels: 30 inches, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 12 Gauge, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 14 /14 inches Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Price: $18,950

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN
KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN

KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN: #654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN, 12 ga., 31” bbls., extremely full choke almost down to a 16 bore, fully raised matted rib with 2 ivory beads, action engraved with game scenes, left side has a fox watching 4 pheasants flying, right side has 2 pointers watching 4 grouse flying, both are in an outdoor scene with brush, trees, hills & so forth, bottom of frame has a hawk sitting on a dead Mallard in an oval, also has “FCR” initials in gold on bottom of trigger guard with engraved scene around it, bbls. are also engraved & marked “Bohler Antinit”, right side of bbls. marked “Nitro”, SST, ejectors, cocking indicators, top tang safety, flat panel on both sides of stock behind the receiver, fancy checkered PG with engraved steel PG cap, oval gold inlay in bottom of stock, leather covered recoil pad, 15” pull, checkered forend with Deeley lever forend release, beautiful condition with 100% bbl. blue, mint bores, 100% casehardening, very high quality. Price: $5750

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented "Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition
J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition

J.D. Dougall Highest Quality 12 Gauge Dbl. Bbl. Barrel Shotgun with Patented “Lockfast Breech System in Exc. Original Condition: Exceptional J.D. Dougall double barrel shotgun manufactured in 1872.  It has the maker’s name with London address on the barrels top rib, although Dougall is believed to have been a Glasgow gun maker.  The receiver has beautifully scalloped fences and noseless “rabbit ear” hammers (a Dougall standard).  The receiver, lockplates, hammers, trigger guard & top tang are beautifully engraved with about 60% coverage of extremely fine English foliate arabesque patterns. This shotgun is marked “Highest” highest quality on barrels, frame and forend.  Untouched original finish on metal and wood.  Barrels are brown damascus with recent Birmingham nitro proof “2016”.  Stock has all original finish and checkering with very few handing marks.  Shotgun has 75% original case color remaining.  It has a full pistol grip with color hardened grip cap engraved, heel and toe butt plate engraved.  Min. barrel wall thickness is .024 right and .023 left barrel.  The 28″ uncut barrels have mint bores and are choked pre-choke and cylinder bored.  This classic shotgun will make someone a great Quail gun. Price: $4,950

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE
LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE

LC SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD IN 20 GAUGE: LC Smith Featherweight 20 gauge with 26″ barrels. Original case color at 25%. Extractors. Tight on face with top lever well right of center. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Mirror bores. Right barrel measures .612 with 12/1000 choke (IC). Left at .614 with 21/1000 choke (Mod). Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 3 OZ.  Aftermarket butt plate. LOP is 14 1/8″. Drop at comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at heel – 2 5/8″. A nice solid, collectable LC Smith ready for the field. Price: $1,295

Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Featherweight, NO RESERVE…

NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS
NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS

This one is on Gunbroker.com now. The auction started out a penny and there’s NO RESERVE. It ends this Friday, 3/5/2021, @ 8:19 PM.

NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS
NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS

Back in the day, L.C. Smith was one of America’s most successful gunmakers. According to this timeline from the L.C. Smith Collector’s Club, the first “L.C. Smith” SxS shotguns appeared in 1884. The company went out of business in 1950. The name was revived in 1969 and retired for good in 1971. In that time, LC Smith built 250,000+  guns in several configurations and grades (learn more about them here).

NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS
NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS

The 16g you see here is a Field grade, the most basic SxS Smith offered from 1912-1950.

The Field-grade Smiths came in 10g, 12g, 16g, 20g, and .410. Regular and Featherweight (FW) models were offered. LC Smith built around 199,384 of them — 38,678 in 16-gauge alone.

LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS: Wood finish is well worn, barrels have lot of blue with some wear spots, 2 9/16″ chambers, 14in LOP with drops of 1 11/16″ and 2 7/16″. imp mod and full.

NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS
NO RESERVE: LC Smith field FW Featherweight 16 ga 28in SxS

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Parker GHE 410
Parker GHE 410

Parker GHE 410 SxS Shotgun: Curio/Relic: Yes, Serial Number: 239263, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 inches, Action: SE, Triggers: Factory Single Trigger, Stock Comb: 1.5 inches, Stock Heel: 2.5 inches, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 15 inches, Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. Price: $37,500

Westley Richards - Best Drop Lock - 12 ga - SxS - Shotgun
Westley Richards – Best Drop Lock – 12 ga – SxS – Shotgun

Westley Richards – Best Drop Lock – 12 ga – SxS – Shotgun: Shotgun type: SxS, Action: droplock, Ejectors: Yes, Trigger: Double Grip: Straight Grip, Forend: Splinter, Lop: 15 1/8 “, Pad thickness: 0.75 “, Type of butt: Leather Covered Pad, Drop comb: 1 1/2 “, Drop heel: 2 “, Cast amount: 1/8 “, Cast: On, Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz, Manufactured in: England, Manufacture Year: 1951, Finish: Case Colored, Overall condition: Very Good, Stock condition: Very Good, Metal condition: Very Good, Stock: Original finish, Metal: Original finish, Type of Case: Leather Motor Case Barrel info: Gauge: 12 ga, Chamber: 2 3/4 “, Length: 26 “, Chokes: IC/M, Rib type: Raised, Comments : Best Grade Droplock in very good condition. Includes original leather motor case. Price: $14,000

Beautiful high original condition L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade 12ga Game Gun with straight stock and modern dimensions
Beautiful high original condition L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade 12ga Game Gun with straight stock and modern dimensions

Beautiful high original condition L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade 12ga Game Gun with straight stock and modern dimensions: Fine early L.C. Smith made in 1897 with 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Steel barrels, splinter forend which is fully checkered, straight grip buttstock with original buttplate, double triggers, and auto ejectors.  Beautifully engraved in early Pigeon Grade pattern with large pigeon engraved on rib extension as well.  This is easily the nicest Pigeon Grade gun I have offered for sale in recent memory. The gun remains in fine all original condition with about 85% toned original blue, 95% wood finish, and about 1/2 of the original case color remaining.  The buttplate is crisp and original.  Stocks are sound and unbroken with beautiful checkering which is also original.  Bores are bright and shiny, and mechanics are fine. Antique: Yes. Serial Number: 2458. Barrel Length: 30″. Chambers: 2-3/4″. Ejectors: Yes. Condition: Excellent and original. Metal Condition: Excellent and Original. Wood Condition: Excellent. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Steel. Triggers: Double Triggers. Stock: Straight Grip. Stock Comb: 1-9/16″. Stock Heel: 2-7/16″. Fore End: Fully Checkered splinter forend. Butt Pad: Original Buttplate. LOP: 14-1/8″. Weight: 7lbs 8oz. Manufacture Date: 1897. Choke Left: .724 with .035 (full choke). Choke Right: .723 with .009 (Imp. Cyl). Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .025″. Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .024″. Price: $5895

AyA No. 2 sidelock 20ga shotgun
AyA No. 2 sidelock 20ga shotgun

AyA No. 2 sidelock 20ga shotgun: Like new AyA No. 2 20-ga shotgun. Minor handling marks. 27in Briley choked barrels(briley can make more chokes)perfect small bore upland gun. Serial Number: 283-99. Barrel Length: 27″. Ejectors: yes. Condition: Very good. Stock Comb: 1 1/2″. Stock Heel: 2 3/8″. LOP: 14 1/4″. Weight: 6lbs 1oz. Chokes: Briley. Choke Left: Mod. Choke Right: IC. Price: $4,200

 

Browning BSS 12Ga Sidelock New
Browning BSS 12Ga Sidelock New

Browning BSS 12Ga Sidelock New: Browning Model BSS 12Ga with Sidelocks. Silver with Engraving. Has 26″  Barrels. New, No Box. Price: $3,995

Rare American classics: 12g L.C. Smith Long Range Water Fowl SxSs….

Scarce L.C.. Smith Specialty grade 12ga "Long Range" 32" fantastic duck gun!
Scarce L.C.. Smith Specialty grade 12ga “Long Range” 32″ fantastic duck gun!

Power and range have always been obsessions with shooters, and as long as people have been using shotguns, they’ve tried to build ones that can reach out further and take game at longer ranges.

In the early ’20s, Fox introduced its contribution to this tradition: the A.H. Fox HE-grade SxSs. These guns were built to take ducks at long ranges using Western’s new12-gauge Super-X shotgun shells.

Western Super X ammo
Western Super X ammo

Around the same time as Fox, L.C. Smith got into the long-range game with its Long Range Wild Fowl Guns. These Smiths were also made to shoot Western’s new ammo and the company claimed “The killing range of this gun is from 70 to 85 yards, and the gun is capable of killing at even longer distances.”

The L.C. Smith Long Range Wild Fowl Guns were big 12 gauges built with wide, heavy actions and barrels built to withstand the recoil from heavy loads. They weighed 8 – 8 1/2 lbs and had 30″ or 32″ barrels with 3″ chambers and were designed to handle 1 3/8-oz of shot. Chokes, as you can imagine, were tight.

Scarce L.C.. Smith Specialty grade 12ga "Long Range" 32" fantastic duck gun!
Scarce L.C.. Smith Specialty grade 12ga “Long Range” 32″ fantastic duck gun!

Scarce L.C. Smith Specialty Grade 12ga “LONG RANGE” 32″ – FANTASTIC Duck Gun: Exceedingly rare configuration with ONLY 2 made in this configuration!!  Matches the LCSCA letter as found today! 12ga L.C. Smith Specialty Grade Long Range gun made with 32″ barrels.  Gun with large original beavertail forend, capped pistol grip buttstock and made with Hunter One SST.  Very scarce gun.  The tip of the beavertail on this gun with a bone inlay that appears it could be original. This gun remains in fine condition overall.  Barrels show most of an older restored blue with an area of light pinprick pitting at the breech end of the left tube on top. Action retains about 35% light original color.  Stocks are sound and retain most of a restored finish. There is a small repair to the bottom left stock finger as seen in the photos. Mechanics are crisp and bores are bright and shiny. These Long Range Guns don’t come up very often and this is a particularly useful and popular configuration. Price: $5950  

L.C. Smith 12 Gauge - LONG RANGE, 3", STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN
L.C. Smith 12 Gauge – LONG RANGE, 3″, STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN

This Field grade Long Range Water Fowl Gun was made in 1922, a few years before L.C. Smith had fully developed the features of these guns and come up with a consistent way to designate them. I’ll let the seller tell you all about it:

L.C. Smith 12 Gauge – LONG RANGE, 3″, STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN:

Description:
General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1922, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14″ rear trigger, DAH 2 7/8″, DAC 1 13/16″
Serial Number: RE51777

L.C. Smith 12 Gauge - LONG RANGE, 3", STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN
L.C. Smith 12 Gauge – LONG RANGE, 3″, STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN

Anyone who has studied L.C. Smith is aware of their famous “LONG RANGE” waterfowler.  Made to shoot a heavy 1 3/8oz. load while keeping patterns 90% 40 yards, the Long Range is very sought after and in high condition like this one, nearly impossible to find.  Special attention to chamber, bore, and chokes from the finest barrel men in the business is what made the L.C. Smith Long Range gun a legend.  The Long Range had heavy barrels with reinforced forend lug, standard frame, 3” chambers, long barrels, and tight chokes.  Those are the features that make a L.C. Smith a Long Range gun.  The Long Range was not officially introduced to the public until 1923 and most (definitely not all) were marked with “LONG RANGE” on the bottom of the barrel lug visible on the underside of the action.  This Field Grade Long Range, snRE51777, was built and shipped in 1922 and does not have the “LONG RANGE” marking on the barrel lug.  It does have all the features of a Long Range and we have the L.C. Smith Collectors Association letter and the Cody Firearms Museum letter documenting it is a Long Range, one of about 2000 ever made.  Not so “Rare”, but only 343 had ejectors, and only 66 had single selective triggers.  Now that is RARE!  Now consider the factory English stock (only found on about 10% of the total production of L.C. Smith guns) and you have A VERY RARE COMBINATION INDEED. NOW, FOR THE FINAL CLAIM TO AN EXTREMELY RARE FIND…THIS GUN HAS 98% FACTORY CONDITION TO GO WITH ALL THE REST!

L.C. Smith 12 Gauge - LONG RANGE, 3", STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN
L.C. Smith 12 Gauge – LONG RANGE, 3″, STRAIGHT GRIP, SST, SxS SHOTGUN

For those of you that admire the famous Elsie LONG RANGE, and the magic and skills of some of the best bore and choke men that ever lived, this is the “Holy Grail”.  Truly a fine example of an untouched, factory original, 98% condition in case color, blue, and stock finish in a waterfowler from the heydays.  You can still see jeweling on the breech face of the barrel and all the original trigger blue remains on the trigger blade. The 32” F/F choked barrels match to perfection from left to right.  Of the last 1000 barrels I have measured up, this is the only set that has the same bore diameter, barrel wall thickness, and choke constriction.  It is simply unheard of.  And it is all untouched barrel work as it left the factory.  This gun even has a LONG STOCK WITH EXCELLENT SHOOTING DIMENSIONS and a 14” LOP measured from a single trigger in the rear position to the end of the butt plate.  Add a vintage pad and you will have 14 ¾” LOP.  This gun has everything the modern collector/shooter is looking for and is almost impossible to find.  You can tell this will be an amazing gun in the field.  A gun sure to increase in value as you enjoy its use.  A classic waterfowler at home in the blind or whacking turkey, blocking for pheasants, or blasting long range doves, this is a chance to own a very nice Elsie! Price: $5,750

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LePage BL 32 Gauge SxS Shotgun
LePage BL 32 Gauge SxS Shotgun

LePage BL 32 Gauge SxS Shotgun: Serial Number: 13290, Barrels: 27 3/8 inches, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 32 Gauge, Stock Comb: 1 3/8 inches, Stock Heel: 2 1/4 inches, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 13 7/8 inches, Weight: 4 lbs. 7 oz. Price: $7,395

BROWNING SUPERPOSED SUPERLIGHT GRADE I 20 ga. Tapered Vent Rib 26-1/2" Imp. Cyl. & Mod. - Great Condition
BROWNING SUPERPOSED SUPERLIGHT GRADE I 20 ga. Tapered Vent Rib 26-1/2″ Imp. Cyl. & Mod. – Great Condition

BROWNING SUPERPOSED SUPERLIGHT GRADE I 20 ga. Tapered Vent Rib 26-1/2″ Imp. Cyl. & Mod. – Great Condition: Browning Superposed Super Light Grade I  20 ga. 2-3/4″ chambers  26-1/2″ barrels with Tapered Vent Rib.  Factory choked Imp. Cyl. & Mod.  Straight English style stock with factory butt plate, factory 14-1/4″ length of pull.  Small tapered style fore-end and stock are French Walnut with nice grain pattern and color.  Metal and wood are factory original with Serial #614XX V70 indicating a 1970 Belgium manufacture.  This was the 2nd year of the 20 ga. Super Light model and featured the slim fore-end and the tapered vent rib.  Chambers and bores are clean and bright.  The opening lever is far to the right and the lock-up is tight as new.  This Superposed Super Light is in great condition, it was used very little and has been well cared for.  There may be a couple of tiny marks in the wood finish and a very, very small mark in the bluing on the right side of the receiver.  These may not even show in the pictures.  The price is adjusted to compensate for these very minor issues. Price: $4065

Mortimer & Sons Boxlock 12ga 28" w/ Ejectors
Mortimer & Sons Boxlock 12ga 28″ w/ Ejectors

Mortimer & Sons Boxlock 12ga 28″ w/ Ejectors: Gun remains in very good condition; boxlock ejector gun with 2 1/2″ chambers Nitro Proof for 1 1/8 oz, English grip and splinter forend. Price: $2,500

Joseph Winkler - Ferlach - Over Under - 12ga 26" Ejectors - - Engraved
Joseph Winkler – Ferlach – Over Under – 12ga 26″ Ejectors – – Engraved

Joseph Winkler – Ferlach – Over Under – 12ga 26″ Ejectors – – Engraved: 1952 – Joseph Winkler – BLE – 12ga, 2-3/4″, 26″ IC / F (.008 / .034) LOP 14-1/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 10 oz. This is a very SOLID gun. Action tight. Excellent Bores. Price: $2350

LC Smith Field Grade Featherweight 20ga, 28" Brls., Excellent Condition
LC Smith Field Grade Featherweight 20ga, 28″ Brls., Excellent Condition

LC Smith Field Grade Featherweight 20ga, 28″ Brls., Excellent Condition: For sale is a clean Extractor Featherweight Field Grade LC Smith with nice wood and original color case hardened locks and frame.  A 1/2″ Pachmyer Decelerator Pad was professional installed. End of wood to rear of pad is 3/4″. Weight: 6-lbs 8-oz LOP: 14 3/4″ (to front trigger). Drop Comb: 1 3/8″. Drop & Heal: 2 1/2″. Right Bore: .610 Right Choke: .603 (Improved Cylinder) Left Bore: .610 Left Choke: .596  (Modified) Front Trigger: 4-lbs 9-oz Rear Trigger: 5-lbs 9-oz. Barrel Length: 28, Bore Info: 20, Stock Comb: 1 3/8″, Stock Heel: 2 1/2″. LOP: 14 3/4″, Choke Left: IC, Choke Right: Modified. Price: $2,000

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JOHN DICKSON & SON 16 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR
JOHN DICKSON & SON 16 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR

JOHN DICKSON & SON 16 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR: W/28″ 1/4-1/2 CHOCKED NITRO STEEL BARRELS.  100% FINE SCROLL ENGRAVED, D/T, P/G WITH GOLD OVAL AND CHECKERED BUTT.  5LBS 14OZS, 1 3/8 X 2 3/8 X 14 1/2″.  CASED IN FACTORY CANVAS AND LEATHER CASE. #6268. CIR:1910. Price: $11,500

Alex Martin BLE 12 gauge for 2-inch shells:
Alex Martin BLE 12 gauge for 2-inch shells:

Alex Martin BLE 12 gauge for 2-inch shells: Serial Number: 6841, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 inches, 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

Fine Lightweight L.C. Smith Specialty Grade 20 Bore - Superb Original Case Color: 
Fine Lightweight L.C. Smith Specialty Grade 20 Bore – Superb Original Case Color:

Fine Lightweight L.C. Smith Specialty Grade 20 Bore – Superb Original Case Color: This gun was made in 1917 with 26″ barrels, double triggers, splinter forend, capped pistol grip buttstock.  The gun remains in superb condition with more than 80% original case color, 99% restored wood finish, 97% plum barrel blue.  Trigger guard blue has been restored.  The gun has a super original stock with lovely figure and the original buttplate.  Bores are bright and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp. Price: $5995

Webley & Scott - Model 720 - 26" IC / IM - All Original - Nice Shape
Webley & Scott – Model 720 – 26″ IC / IM – All Original – Nice Shape

Webley & Scott – Model 720 – 26″ IC / IM – All Original – Nice Shape: 2-3/4″, IC / IM (.005 / .020), Ejectors, Double Triggers, English Stock, Checkered Butt, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. Nice Original Gun that has been used in the field. Barrels 98+%, Wood 95+%, Frame shows some loss of finish – probably 85%. Price: $3650

PARKER VH - 20 GAUGE - 28" MOD AND FULL - 0 FRAME WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR
PARKER VH – 20 GAUGE – 28″ MOD AND FULL – 0 FRAME WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR

PARKER VH – 20 GAUGE – 28″ MOD AND FULL – 0 FRAME WITH ORIGINAL CASE COLOR: Here is a Parker VH 20 Gauge “0” FRAME. Original case color in protected areas. Vulcan Steel Barrels – 28″ with mirror bores. Right bore measures .615 with 15/1000 Choke (Mod). Left barrel is .613 with 27/1000 Choke (Full). Chambers measure 2 5/8″ (Slightly less than 2 3/4″). All screw slots in nice order. Extractor gun. No loose ribs – barrels ring well. Tight on face with no wiggle. Auto safety. All serial numbers match. Configuration verified in Parker Book. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 5/8 OZ. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14 3/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price: $3,350

Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28″ bbls…

Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28" bbls...
Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28″ bbls…

This is a question I get all the time: What SxSs should a guy on a budget buy, especially if you like vintage guns?

The 16g. L.C. Smith you see here is one of the answers I give. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction listing ends 7/17/2019 @ 2:52 PM.

Super cool 1907 LC Smith Catalog Cover
Super cool 1907 LC Smith Catalog Cover

L.C. Smith was one of America’s major side-by-side shotgun makers. The first L.C. Smiths were made in 1884, the last in 1971. Over that time, the company built all sorts of SxSs and passed through several owners.

I’ ve owned a bunch of L.C. Smiths (including 16gs like this one), and I think these low-grades ones make excellent grouse, woodcock and quail guns. Because they’re not as collectible as Parkers or Foxes, they sell for fair money. And thanks to the way they’re built, I’ve found them to be lighter and more dynamic than most comparable Ithaca NIDs.

Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28" bbls...
Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28″ bbls…

This sixteen-gauge is from the period when Hunter Arms owned L.C. Smith (1888-1944). It’s a Field grade, which was the most basic gun L.C. Smith offered. I’m pretty sure it’s a Featherweight model, too, which means it was made a bit lighter than a standard 16g Field grade.

I like this gun for a few reasons:

  • First, it’s a late L.C. Smith (made in 1942, according to the seller). The stocks on guns from this period tend to have less drop than what you find on earlier guns, and on 16 gauges, chambers are often 2 3/4″ long instead of 2 1/2″ (like you find on earlier sixteens).
  • Second, it looks like it’s in excellent original condition with pleny of gorgeous color-case hardening and nice blueing
  • Last, you should be able to get a deal on it — and who doesn’t like a deal.

BTW: If you happen to get this gun, here’s a cool brochure you should check out: L.C. SMITH: CARE OF YOUR SHOTGUN, courtesy of the folks at the L.C. Smith Collectors Association

Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28" bbls...
Auction alert: 16g L.C. Smith Field Grade, 28″ bbls…

LC SMITH FIELD GRADE 16 GAUGE: 28 ” BARRELS, M&F, MADE 1942, EXCELLENT BORES, A FEW HANDLING MARKS ON WOOD, METAL GREAT, 3-DAY NON FIRING INSPECTION.

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PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE, 30" bbls, Straight Stock, 14 7/8" LOP
PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE, 30″ bbls, Straight Stock, 14 7/8″ LOP

PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE: #2374XX, OO FRAME, RARE 30″ BARRELS 008 AND 018 2 3/4, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, SKELETON BUTT, EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS 4 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 7/16″ DAC, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $49,500

William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30", "Pall Mall")
William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30″, “Pall Mall”)

William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30″, “Pall Mall”): This is a very nice William Evans 12 ga. boxlock with double triggers.The automatic selective ejectors are robust. The gun sports 2 3/4 ” chambers and is a joy to shoot.  Serial Number: 9426. Chambers: 2 3/4″. Ejectors: Automatic Selective. Condition: Very Good. Metal Condition: Very Good. Wood Condition: Very Good . Bore Condition: Very Good. Barrels: 30″. Gauge: 12. Stock Comb: 1 3/8″.  Stock Heel: 2 1/4″. Stock Cast: Off. LOP: 14 3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs., 7.7oz. (6.48lbs). Manufacture Date: Circa 1909 . Chokes: IM / F. Choke Left: .696.” Choke Right: .707″. Case: Original canvas, wood, leather. Price: $4500

 BROWNING Superposed - Superlight - 20ga - As New in Box - With Briley Chokes
BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – As New in Box – With Briley Chokes

BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – As New in Box – With Briley Chokes: 1970 – Browning Superposed Superlight – 20ga, 26-1/2″, 2-3/4″, Briley Chokes (CL / SK / IC / LM / LF), Tapered Vent Rib, English Stock, Game Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″ to a 7/8″ Leather Covered Pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Weight 5 lbs. 13 oz. Someone took a MINT As New in Original Box Superlight and turned it into a perfect upland shooting machine. The gun looks like it was NEW when they started the project, and not used after the modifications. The checkering is really sharp. The pad is perfectly executed. The metal is 99%. The gun is so tight it still has to be pushed open. The wood finish appears to be a satin lacquer. A Great Gun! Price: $3650

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28" Multichoke
Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28″ Multichoke

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28″ Multichoke: Factory original and in near new condition. Factory case and accessories included. Price: $3,495

L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge
L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge

L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge: This L.C. Smith 2E in 20 gauge is in overall very good condition. The wood on the stock and forearm has very appealing grain and is an English style stock. The barrels are also in very good condition retaining a very good amount of bluing. The engravings on both sides and the bottom of the receiver are still very apparent. There does appear to be a slight repair on the forearm as seen in the picture of the forearm. This would make a very nice addition to a collection of American shotguns. Curio/Relic: Yes, Chambers: 2 3/4 inch side by side with ejectors. Metal Condition: Very good with light handling and wear marks.  Wood Condition: Very good with few handling marks. Bore Condition: Good condition for the age of the gun. Barrels: 28-inch blued barrels with solid rib. Triggers: Single trigger. Stock: Checkered walnut in the English style. Stock Dimensions: 14-inch LOP 1 1/2 inch DAC and 2-inch DAH  Fore End: Checkered walnut. Butt Pad: Black original butt plate. Weight: 7 lb 7 oz. Sights: Front and mid bead on a solid rib. Chokes: Improved Cylinder/Modified Price: $2,999.99

W. W. GREENER - FH 35 - 12 GA.
W. W. GREENER – FH 35 – 12 GA.

W. W. GREENER – FH 35 – 12 GA.: 27” BLS. IC/MOD. – WITH GREENER’S “WATERSHIELD” RIB – REPLACEMENT STRAIGHT HAND STOCK 15 3/8” X 1 3/8” X 2 5/16” X 3/8” CAST OFF – CHAMS. 2 ½” WITH 1 ¼ OZ. PROOF – A FEW STOCK DINGS AND ONE DING IN RIB. SOME BLUE WEAR ON BLS. Price: $2,500

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PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGEALLISON HUNT ENGRAVED, 28″ BARRELS, CHOKED .015″ AND .022″, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, FIELD FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 6LBS 13 OZ, STOCK DIMENSIONS: 2 14/: DAH, 1 9/16″ DAC, 15 1/4″ LOP. Price: $49,500

L.C. Smith A-2 Special - 12ga - 30” - IM/F - 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs - SN: 3517 - Spectacular Condition - Beautiful Gun!
L.C. Smith A-2 Special – 12ga – 30” – IM/F – 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs – SN: 3517 – Spectacular Condition – Beautiful Gun!

L.C. Smith A-2 Special SxS – 12ga – 30” – IM/F – 13 7/8 X 1 3/4 X 2 3/8 X 7 lbs 13 ozs – SN: 3517 – Spectacular Condition – Beautiful Gun!: Price: $19,995 

Boss & Co. Sidelock from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price
Boss & Co. Sidelock from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price

Boss & Co. Sidelock Side-by-Side from 1899 ~ two barrel set at an exceptional price: Hammerless Sidelocks – According to Boss records, this fine shotgun was ordered by William Fitzgerald Esq. of Dublin Ireland on November 1st, 1899. Serial Number: 4713, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 28″, Stock LOP: 13 1/2″,  Comb: 1 9/16″, Stock Heel: 2 3/16″, Stock Cast: 1/4″, Weight: 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. Choke Left: Orig. .005 Skeet – #, Choke Right: Orig. .006 Skeet – #, Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: Orig. .026 – #2 set, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: Orig. .020 – #2 set. Price: $9,400

Beretta - SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun
Beretta – SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun

Beretta – SO 3, 12ga., Sidelock, OU Shotgun: 27 ½” barrels, IC/M choked, Pre-war full side lock over and under, beautiful European walnut straight grip stock, vent rib, double triggers, recoil pad, Boehler steel barrels, automatic ejectors, non-auto safety, excellent overall condition, all original, the engraving features magnificent floral and scroll engraving, handmade to the very highest quality, a beautiful gun with great modern dimensions, available for immediate delivery. 7 lbs.  2 oz. 14 3/4” X 1 5/8” X 2 5/8”. Price: $8,995

Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxS
Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxS

Parker/ Winchester Reproduction DHE 12 Gauge SxSRare 2- barrel 12 gauge set with 28” full/modified and 26” modified/improved cylinder barrels. Has pistol grip stock, single trigger and beavertail forend. Beautiful condition with original factory leather covered case. A very desirable Parker Reproduction shotgun. Price: 5,995.00

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James Purdey & Sons, pair 12 ga, best-quality sidelock game guns
James Purdey & Sons, pair 12 ga, best-quality sidelock game guns

James Purdey &Sons, pair 12 ga, best-quality sidelock game guns: The ultimate pair for driven grouse! 26″ barrels feature original 2-3/4″ chambers, 1-1/4 oz proof, with hand-stippled flat top tapered ribs,  choked improved cylinder/qtr and qtr/half.  Single triggers, straight stocks.   The actions are engraved in the traditional Purdey pattern rose and scroll complete with 99% rich case colors.  The barrels retain virtually all the original lustrous barrel blue.  The stocks measure 1 -1/2″ comb, 2″ heel 15″ LOP over the 1/2″ leather pads, slight cast off.  Perfect checkering original finish with some slight handling marks.  This quintessential pair, built with the balance and quickness essential for the grouse moor, has been in storage since the 1950s and remain in outstanding original condition.   A true consecutive pair, bearing numbers 1 and 2 on the top levers, weighing 6 lbs 12 oz.  Originally ordered by Dean Witter, the founder of the largest investment firm at the time, the twin motor cases are monogrammed “Dean Witter San Francisco”. A fabulous pair for the grouse butt, walk up, or just admiring in your armchair. Price: $59,900 

Ithaca 7E Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge, SxS
Ithaca 7E Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge, SxS

Ithaca 7E Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge, SxS: This is the first 7E Grade Ithaca we have ever seen, which is understandable since there were only 22 or 25 ever manufactured.  According to Walter C. Snyder, historian of the Ithaca Gun Company, this shotgun was shipped to an undisclosed location on 12/5/44.  The condition is superb, as one might expect from such a high-grade shotgun, it shows almost no wear or evidence of use.  The blue and case-colors are near 100%, the bores are perfect and the highly figured American Walnut stock is ornately checkered and is in near new condition.  It appears that the only non-original part is a proper “sunburst” Ithaca marked reproduction recoil pad.  The case hardened receiver is highly engraved and has six gold inlays including 2 ducks, 2 pheasants, a dog holding a duck and a bald eagle complete with a white gold head.  The shotgun is fitted with ejectors, double gold plated triggers, and the barrels are 28 inches in length, choked full and full (0040″ + .0040″).  The stock dimensions are 14-inch length-of-pull, 2 3/4 inch drop at the heel and 1 3/4 inch drop at the comb. The weight is 7 lbs. 13 oz. The 7E Grade Ithaca is one of the rarest of all American Doubles and it would be hard to find a better one. Comes with a letter from the Chronicler of the Ithaca Gun Company dated 9/5/07. PRICE: $35,000

Colt 1878 10 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, Grade 8, 32 Damascus Barrel, 1881 Vintage
Colt 1878 10 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, Grade 8, 32 Damascus Barrel, 1881 Vintage

Colt 1878 10 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, Grade 8, 32 Damascus Barrel, 1881 Vintage: Nice Grade 8 configured Colt 1878, 10 Gauge, Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun.  This 1881 vintage gun is fitted with 32 inch damascus barrels (with engraving), double triggers, attractively engraved color case-hardened frame and side-plates, checkered Walnut forearm with ebony tip, checkered Walnut pistol grip stock with a Colt black hard-rubber butt-plate and silver initial plaque, engraved color case-hardened hammers, and blue finished and engraved trigger guard and lower tang.  The gun is in fine condition, retaining 20% of its original color case hardened finishes, with the rest turning a pleasing silver/brown patina.  The trigger guard/lower tang retain 50% of their original blue finish and the action top lever retains 85% of its original blue finish.  The action is tight and functions perfectly.  The damascus barrels look nice, with nice figure, and the bores are bright, there is a dent on the right barrel (see picture).  All screw heads are mostly unmolested.  The Walnut stock is nicely figured with minor handling marks and no cracks or chips.  The butt-plate is attached with engraved screws, it fits well to the stock and is in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips. The forearm fits perfectly and is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.  This is a very nice example of a Colt 1878 Double.  Comes with a Colt factory letter stating gun was shipped on April 18, 1881, to E.K. Tryon & Company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PRICE: $3,550. 

Winchester Model 23 SxS Heavy Duck
Winchester Model 23 SxS Heavy Duck

Winchester Model 23 SxS Heavy Duck: Built in 1984, this gun is one of only 500 Heavy Duck model 23s built. It has 30″ barrels with a tapered solid rib. The chambers are 3″ with bore diameters of .730″ and choked full (.040″) and full .040″). This gun is in excellent all original condition retaining 95% of the original blue and 98% of the original wood finish. The wood is sound and free of any cracks or damage. The stock dimensions are 14″ over the factory Winchester pad,11/2″ at comb, and 21/4″ at heel. The gun weighs 8-0. This gun is a great duck, goose, or pheasant gun. Install screw in chokes in it and you have a great clays gun. Also a nice addition to any collection.  Price: $1995

L.C. SMITH FIELD 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE, INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION
L.C. SMITH FIELD 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE, INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION

L.C. SMITH FIELD 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE, INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION26″ BARRELS, 100% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, IM CYL. AND FULL.  FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, 100% BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, PERFECT UNTURNED SCREWS, TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE, BARRELS RING NICELY.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE, EXCELLENT WOOD AND CHECKERING. VARNISH FINISH STARTING TO FLAKE, NO SIGN OF WEAR ANYWHERE ON THE GUN.  100% ORIGINAL CONDITION, 1 3/8″ X 2 1/4″ X 14 1/8″, 6 1/2 POUNDS.  MADE IN 1946. Price: $1775

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JAMES PURDEY & SON BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE SIDELOCKJAMES PURDEY & SON BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE SIDELOCK
JAMES PURDEY & SON BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE SIDELOCK

JAMES PURDEY & SON BEST EXTRA FINISH SXS 12 GAUGE SIDELOCKALLISON HUNT ENGRAVED 28″ BARRELS CHOKED .015″ AND .022″. 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS. DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION 6LBS 13 OZ X 2 1/4″ X 1 9/16″ X 15 1/4″. Price: $55,000

Holland & Holland — Royal Sidelock Double Rifle — .500-450 3 1/4″ Nitro Express: 26″ SxS chopper-lump barrels with fine silver bead ramp front sight and folding ivory twilight bead, smooth swamped rib, sling eye, raised matted quarter rib with one platinum-lined standing express sight. 14 1/2″ pull from checkered, articulated front trigger to Silvers red rubber recoil pad. 1/2″ cast-off. Figured English walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, steel trapdoor pistol grip cap, classic point-pattern checkering, teardrops, beaded pancake cheekpiece, classic comb, vacant gold oval and rear sling swivel. Classic Holland & Holland Royal scroll

Holland & Holland --- Royal Sidelock Double Rifle --- .500-450 3 1/4" Nitro Express
Holland & Holland — Royal Sidelock Double Rifle — .500-450 3 1/4″ Nitro Express

engraved receiver with a concealed third fastener, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews, silent extractors, manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, triggerguard tang extending to grip cap and top tang extending over comb. Back-action sidelocks with gold-line cocking indicators and intercepting sears. London proofed for 70 grains cordite and 480-grain bullets. Weight: 10lbs, 5 1/2oz.  Built 1906 as No.2 of a pair with all components so numbered in gold. 98% proper barrel re-blue and 40% original casehardening colors. Barrels tight on the face, and with excellent bores. Stock heads up tight to action. In maker’s leather-trimmed canvas covered trunk case with snap caps, oil bottle, cleaning accessories and trade label. Price: $54,975.

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!: General Specs: L.C. Smith, year 1926, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: FWE89799. The Crown Grade Elsie; one of the finest, most elegant American doubles ever produced…a “MADE TO ORDER” shotgun, with only 800 made in all gauges, and only 145 made in 20 gauge.  If you consider loss and damage, there are likely less than 125 Crown Grade 20’s left on the planet.  What a RARE, ONE-OF-A-KIND CROWN GRADE we have here in this 1926 vintage Elsie, snFWE89799.  What is rare…really?  How about 1 of 29 20ga. Crown Grades with 30” barrels?  How about 1 of 32 with vent rib barrels?  How about 1 of 3 with every factory option, ie. Beavertail forend, ejectors, Hunter One trigger, factory pad (we replaced the hard, mushroomed pad with the same, original Hawkins pad it came with), vent rib?  How about 99% factory case color, 98% blue, exceptional wood with the original factory finish and checkering? The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. I have seen many Crown Grade Elsie’s and all have a version of the same engraving. THIS GUN HAS UNIQUE, SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVING with waterfowl flying over a marsh in the ovals. It is definitively factory original and shown in Col. Brophy’s book “LC Smith Shotguns” on page 96. HOW ABOUT 1 OF 1, THE ONLY L.C. CROWN GRADE 20GA. OF ITS KIND. I think we can all agree this is the epitome of a truly rare, high condition, highly desirable vintage American double. This gun is in excellent condition, with mirror bores, excellent checkering and wood finish, tight as new on breech face and hinge pin with lever right of center, and perfect screws. This gun has desirable 30″ barrels, M/F chokes, double beads, and great shooting dimensions. Nicely balanced, weighing a mere 6lbs. 11oz on a featherweight frame with a reinforced forend lug, it would be a great clays or upland gun. A true collectible, investment quality firearm that will continue to rise in value as you enjoy its use. All parts are original to the gun. People often ask me “What is the best investment in a firearm?” I always tell them the same thing…low production guns in smaller gauges, in high grades, with tons of original factory original condition…and with features sought after by the modern day shooter/collector. Today’s shooter/collectors want long barrels. So this is one of those guns that have it all; rarity, condition, and desirability, including outstanding wood figure and overall aesthetics. WHAT A GREAT FIND! DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY! Price: $24,950 

Piotti King 20 GA – Sidelock Ejector – Rich Color Case – Rolled Trigger Guard – Turkish Walnut – IC/Mod – 27” – 14 3/8”

Piotti King 20 GA - Sidelock Ejector - Rich Color Case - Rolled Trigger Guard - Turkish Walnut - IC/Mod - 27”
Piotti King 20 GA – Sidelock Ejector – Rich Color Case – Rolled Trigger Guard – Turkish Walnut – IC/Mod – 27”

X 1 9/16” X 2 3/8” – 6 lbs 6 oz: Rich Color Case – Rolled Trigger Guard – Turkish Walnut – IC/Mod – 27” – 14 3/8” X 1 9/16” X 2 3/8” – 6 lbs 6 ozs – Nizzoli Leather Case (Accessories) – Ser. #8601 – Checkered Butt – Fleur de Lis Engraving by Granetti – A True Italian MASTERPIECE in Straight Grip Field Configuration – This gun has been all over Texas and out west on quail and grouse hunts – it is a craftsman’s wonder in the hands.  Treat yourself to the best! Price: $19,900 

Factory Parker GHE Pigeon Gun SXS — 32″ full/full, no safety with options: Beavertail forend — single trigger — ejectors — Straight stock — Pad — 1 1/2 Frame — solid rib — twin beads — Pigeon dimensions with 1 7/8 drop at heel — Beautiful wood — 40/50% fading case color — 95% blue — Gun has spent its entire career in Pennsylvania — Very nice gun! 14 1/2″  x  1 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ Price: $5500

Factory Parker GHE Pigeon Gun SXS --- 32" full/full, no safety with options:
Factory Parker GHE Pigeon Gun SXS — 32″ full/full, no safety with options:

Auction alert: Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 LC Smith No. 1E…

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:

L.C. Smith was one of America’s famous gunmakers. Starting in 1880, the company, under various owners, built their distinct doubles until after WW2 and again from 1968-1971. Most collectors agree that the finest ones were made before 1914 or so.

This L.C. Smith is from that golden period. It’s super rare — not because of its grade, but because of its condition. Back when it was built, LC Smith No. 1s were at the bottom of the company’s lineup. Most people that bought them used them a lot. Finding one that looks this good is hard to do.

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends today, 4/30/2018, @ 10:00 PM. So if you like what you see, bid now!

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith No. 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent: Excellent & scarce “Pre 13”, LC Smith 1E, ejector 12 ga. Here’s one you don’t see every day. An exceptional and unusual Pre-13 Damascus, ejector gun (has modern type 2 ejectors & 3-position safety) with spectacular “above grade” wood and edge-engraved action and top lever. These are becoming increasingly hard to find – especially in this condition. Gun has the majority of it’s original finishes and is tight &mechanically excellent showing little evidence of shooting. (See pics.) Original 30” bores are as they should be: bright and shiny @ .726 L / .725 R, Choked F/F @ .037” per side, 2 ¾” chambers . Condition: Tight and crisp all over, barrels retain 90% of their original chocolate brown, action & lock plates 75%+ case color, trigger guard & other hardware 90% original blue. Excellent screws throughout, sharp engraving. Highly figured English Walnut stock measures 14 3/8” (from ft. trigger) trademark LC semi-PG Stock with “custom” leather covered pad (wood not cut) has a very nice “piano finish” with near perfect checkering. Also comes with original Gutta-percha butt plate and original screws. Again, look at the beautiful wood which is way above grade. Fore end excellent with a pressure scratch by the iron (see pic.) – otherwise excellent. Flaws: Stock finish has light scratches, no dings. Has a small area of light pitting on barrel tops by breeches (pictured) and a nearly invisible surface check repair right of top tang (pictured). “NO” cracks behind lock plates which is typical of older Elsies. All-in-all, a very high condition & scarce gun from the hey-day period for LC Smith. Haven’t seen another anywhere near this condition – especially a Damascus gun with this grade of fit, finish & wood! Perfect for vintage shooting! HISTORICAL NOTE: There were only 10,221 Grade 1s built in all gauges (between 1892-1913) with only 1640 (16%) having automatic ejectors making this the most scarce of the lower grade guns. I have to say that if LC Smith had stuck to this level of quality, they might still be in business today!

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:

Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:
Beautiful High Condition Pre-13 12 gauge LC Smith 1E, Killer wood, Damascus, Excellent:

 

5 doubles you don’t want to miss..

 

Boss & Co. Heavy 3" Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun
Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon Gun

Boss & Co. Heavy 3″ Proof Side-by-Side Pigeon GunBoss Heavy proof Pigeon Gun with Factory 3 inch Chambers and 1 1/2oz Original Proof. The gun is fitted with Chopper lump barrels that are fitted with Briley Teague style choke tubes. Gun appears to be little used.  The mirror perfect bores still at .729 L and .728 R.  The barrel blue remains at 98% plus. Case color 80-90%, showing some thinning; mostly on the bottom of the receiver.  Wood is excellent, retaining virtually all of it’s London style
finish. Overall a fantastic gun that points and handles as what you would expect from this highly revered maker.
Barrels: Bores: .729L & .728R. Wall Dims: .030 R & .030 L
Chokes: Teague Style Screw by Briley
Engraving: Jack Sumner Style English Fine Scroll
L.O.P.: 14 3/4″
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Stock Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 with 3/8 Cast Off
Price: $36,500

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET
L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SET

L. C. SMITH 3E 16 GAUGE SxS TWO BARREL SETL. C. Smith Double Shotgun; SN 211771; 16 gauge; Grade 3 E; Two Barrel Set-both barrels 30 inch and numbered to the gun; one set choked full/full; Second set choked mod?mod; Single Trigger Ejectors; lots of original wood and metal finish remains; 14 inch pull to original butt plate; 2¾ DAH; 1¾ DAC; weight 7¾ pounds; 2½ inch chambers; Made 1909; Perfect Action bores; strong ejectors; FFL/C&R required for shipping; from my own personal collection;  Long guns shipped by FedEx in a hard case $65; all other items shipped fully insured Priority Mail; – -Hand guns $30 — Spurs $30– Knives, Swords & Sabers $30—Grips $20; return policy: three days inspection from the date the item is received; full refund of shipping both ways ONLY IF THE ITEM IS MISREPRESENTED. Price: $5,975

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32" 12ga S/S Shotgun
Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun

Early A.H.Fox C Grade 32″ 12ga S/S Shotgun: A.H.Fox early style C grade 12 gauge.Built in 1908,this gun has 32″ Krupp still barrels choked full (.038″) and full (.038″).The gun is in excellent original condition retaining traces of the original case colors and 95% of the original barrel blue.The stock has a semi-pistol grip and 141/2″LOP over a solid pad.The wood is very highly figured and is free of any cracks or damage.The engraving is sharp and very well executed.There is a small dent in the right barrel that barely shows in the bore.It does not affect the safety or shooting of the gun, but I want to make you aware that it is there. This is a hard gun to find in original condition. It would make a great pheasant or dove gun or a fun vintage clays gun. Price: $4495 

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Winchester Model 21 12 GA SxS Double Barrel ShotgunPrice: $3,279.66
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28
Triggers: Single Selective
Stock Dimensions:
1 1/2″ DAC, 2 5/8″ DAH, 14″ LOP
Butt Pad: Rubber Recoil Pad
Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28"
1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″

1964 Browning Superposed Lightning O/U Shotgun, 20 ga, 28″3″ mag with 28″ full & mod barrels. This gun was built in 1964 so there is no danger of salt wood. The action is very tight with the lever still to the right. This gun looks like new aside from some minor wear on the top lever, safety selector and gold plating on the trigger.  Price: $3,200
Curio/Relic: Yes
Serial Number: 32224V4
Condition: 98%
Metal Condition: 98%
Wood Condition: 99%
Bore Condition: mint

Auction alert: 20 gauge L.C. Smith Ideal…

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Of the big 3 American makers — L.C. Smith, Parker Bros. & A.H. Fox– L.C. Smith is only one whose guns are still reasonably priced in 20 gauge.

This 20 gauge Ideal is coming up at Morphy Auctions in their June 10, 2017. From what I can see, it looks pretty original (except for the pad, of course). The stock has pretty decent dimensions, too, so most guys should be able to shoot it.

Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge SxS Sidelock Shotgun

As a bonus, it comes in Brady leather case with accessories and the case’s original canvas cover. That alone is with $500-600.

Lot 925: (C) Cased L.C. Smith Ideal Grade 20 gauge Sidelock Shotgun: All serial numbers match. Brown blued London steel barrels with solid matte rib and single brass bead, breeches marked “L.C. SMITH Ideal GRADE/HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.”. Casehardened sidelock actions engraved with ideal grade flowers on each side. Top of action, opener, bottom of action, and trigger guard bow engraved with sprigs of engraving. Both sideplates stamped “L.C. SMITH”. Features include: extractors, automatic thumb safeties, and double triggers. Plain walnut pistol grip buttstock with checkered wrist and red Pachmayr recoil pad. Checkered walnut splinter fore arm with ebony cap. Complete with leather case with protective snap on canvas cover. Partitioned interior lined with burgundy felt. Accessories include: English oiler, snap caps, and two piece cleaning rod. Excellent condition, barrels retain 70-80% original blue finish with some thinning on sides of breeches and muzzles. Some areas of wear with finish gone at breeches. Bores are excellent and shiny. Action is tight and retains approximately 60-70% original case colors, otherwise turn to silver. Trigger guard retains traces of blue finish. Stocks very good showing some wear and a few scattered marks from use. Case excellent with a few scuffs on corner of canvas cover. Manufacturer: L.C. Smith, Model: Ideal Grade, Serial Number: 144838, Caliber: , Barrel Length: 28″, FFL Status: Curio & Relic, Paperwork: , Blade Length: , Overall Length: , Gauge: 20, Chamber: 2 – 3/4″, Length of Pull: 14 – 3/4″, Drop at Comb: 1 – 9/16″, Drop at Heel: 2 – 1/2″, Internal Bore Diameter: Left – .615″, Right – .619″, Barrel Wall Thickness: Both – .046″, Choke: Both – Full, Weight: 6 lbs. – 11 oz.

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C.G. Bonehill .577 3" Side-by-Side Boxlock Double Rifl
C.G. Bonehill .577 3″ Side-by-Side Boxlock Double Rifl

C.G. Bonehill .577 3″ Side-by-Side Boxlock Double Rifle: 26″ chopperlump barrels, one standing three folding gold line express sights on a quarter rib, proofed for the 100 gr. cordite 750 bullet.  Double triggers, auto ejectors.  This is the real stopper, genuine article! Original heavy proof.  Built on the Webley long bar, bushed pins, screw grip doll’s head.  The Rock of Gibraltar! Finely scroll engraved, with the “C.G. Bonehill” name in gold.  The rifle retains about 98% of what appears to be an older refresh.  Chambers are perfect, bores very good +, with fine sharp rifling right up to the chambers.  Tight on the face.  Beautifully grained French walnut, straight through the head, fits perfectly – no gaps – no cracks, just perfect.  A really rare pre-war ejector, in one of most of the most fabled calibers.  A true .577 weighing exactly 14 lbs., they way they ought to be!  15″ LOP over a leather pad.  This is the one you want when things get ugly!  Cased in canvas trunk case with brass corners. Price: $57,000

MANUFRANCE IDEAL GRADE 6RE SxS - 16 GAUGE - 29" BARRELS - HIGHLY ENGRAVED
MANUFRANCE IDEAL GRADE 6RE SxS – 16 GAUGE – 29″ BARRELS – HIGHLY ENGRAVED

MANUFRANCE IDEAL GRADE 6RE SxS – 16 GAUGE – 29″ BARRELS – HIGHLY ENGRAVED: Forend fastening system. Chisled vine fences with side clips. Ejectors. Ambidextrous safety. Acier barrel steel. Chambers 2 3/4″. Right bore measures .667 with 5/1000 choke (IC). Left bore at .668 with 28/1000 (Imp Mod). Barrels are 29″ and have a swamped rib. Gun is tight on face / no loose ribs. Loaded cartridge indicators. Stock has a 1″ ebony butt plate and skip line checkering. Weight is 6 LBS 2 1/2 OZ. Shipping is $50. Retractable sling is misisng. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 7/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 3/8″, Drop at Heel – 2 3/8″. Price: $6,750

Ithaca NID 28 gauge SxS Shotgun
Ithaca NID 28 gauge SxS Shotgun

Ithaca NID 28 gauge SxS Shotgun:  The gun is in great condition with no pitting on the barrel or bore.  There is very little original finish remaining, the majority of the original finish can be found on top of the receiver.  The LOP is 14 3/4”, the drop to heal is 2 1/8” and the drop to comb is 1 3/4”.  The gun is overall in great condition and is ready to be taken out on your next bird hunt. Price: $4500

BERETTA – Model 471 Silver Hawk – SxS – 20ga – 28″ Mobilchoke – CasedSingle Selective Trigger, Selectable Ejectors or Extractors, English Stock, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs. 7 oz. Excellent Condition. The coloring is faded to a modeled gray patina. Very little wear. A few minor handling marks. Includes: Case, Manual, Socks, Total of Four Chokes. Price: $2875

BERETTA - Model 471 Silver Hawk - SxS - 20ga - 28" Mobilchoke - Cased
BERETTA – Model 471 Silver Hawk – SxS – 20ga – 28″ Mobilchoke – Cased
L.C. Smith "O" Grade 16 Gauge - 1899 GUN, 70% CASE 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION!
L.C. Smith “O” Grade 16 Gauge – 1899 GUN, 70% CASE 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION!

L.C. Smith “O” Grade 16 Gauge – 1899 GUN, 70% CASE 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION: 6lbs 14oz, Side by Side, Serial Number 60594.  The L.C. Smith “O” Grade, a “pre-1913” name given to this grade by Hunter Arms prior to 1913 (too obvious?) was a step above the Field Grade that came out in 1913 from Hunter Arms in that it had a bit nicer wood and checkering, a black ebony inlay in the forend tip, and a set of nice damascus steel barrels.  This gun, sn60594 built in 1899, is in remarkable condition for its 118 years of age, with lots of case color, perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit, nicely figured European walnut (book says English walnut, looks like French to me), factory original checkering is excellent, no cracks anywhere, full length butt stock to the factory butt plate, 30″ damascus barrels that still retain 98% of their original black and white pattern, and tight as new mechanically.  With the long barrels and 1/2 round pistol grip, this is a great sporting clays or upland gun, and weighing 6lbs. 14oz. is not too heavy to carry all day.  They only made about 3100 of these guns in 16ga., likely less than 2500 or so left on the planet, so it is not a common gun, especially with this much factory condition remaining.  Price: $1,995

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F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore 'King' Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun
F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun

F.illi Piotti Pre-Owned 20 bore ‘King’ Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun: A pre-owned 20 bore F.lli Piotti ‘King’ Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels at our New York Showroom. Sidelock ejector with double triggers (articulated front) and automatic safety. Price: $24,000
Triggers: Double (front articulated trigger)
Safety: Automatic
Barrel Length: 28 Inches
Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch
Rib: Raised semi-concaved
Chokes: Right: 1/4 Left: 1/4
Type: Deluxe quality walnut
Length: 14 3/8 Inches
Bend: 1 1/2 – 2 1/4
Cast: On 1/8 face
Grip: Traditional English straight hand grip
Butt End Finish: Chequered
Forend: Splinter Style Forend
Weight: 6lb 6oz
Date of Manufacture: 2006

L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS
L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS

L C SMITH CROWN GRADE 16 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN GORGEOUS28″ BARRELS, FULL AND FULL, 99% BLUE, MIRROR BORES, RAISED RIB, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS.  BARRELS ENGRAVED AT BOTH ENDS GOLD INLAY AT RIB EXTENSION.  FEATHERWEIGHT FRAME, GORGEOUS VIVID CASE COLOR, NICELY ENGRAVED WITH ENGLISH POINTERS ON RIGHT LOCK, ENGLISH LETTERS ON LEFT LOCK, PLUS FLOWERS, LEAF AND SCROLLWORK.  GOLD CROWN INLAY ON TOP LEVER, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, HUNTER SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, HIGHLY FIGURED WOOD, PERFECT CHECKERING.  1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14″, ORIGINAL SILVERS SOLID PAD.  6 POUNDS 14 OUNCES, MADE IN 1949.  SUPERB, ORIGINAL SMITH WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DEFECTS. Price: $21,500

FRATELLI RIZZINI - R2 - 410 - MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

FRATELLI RIZZINI – R2 – 410 – MINT CONDITION SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUNHere’s a mint condition Fratelli Rizzini R2 with the removable inspection plate in 410. Ejectors. Chopper lump barrels that are 27″ in length with Mod and Full chokes. Chambers are 3″. This gun was donated by Frank & Nan Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited for fundraising purposes. Manual safety. Extraordinary fit, finish, balance and handling. Weight of gun is 5 LBS 11 3/8 OZ. Custom cased as shown. LOP – 14 1/2″ Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″ Drop at Heel – 1 5/16″. Price: $16,500

Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year ProductionSuperb 20, 3 digit serial number, 28 inch barrels, IC/Mod, 3 inch chambers, round knob, vent rib, excellent condition, tight action, minimal wear, minor bluing loss on selective safety. Original in all respects.  Price: $1795

Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year Production
Beretta BL-4 20 Gauge Over-Under Shotgun 1st year Production

Chambers: 2 3/4″ or 3″
Ejectors: Yes
Condition: Excellent
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Excellent
Barrels: 28 inch vent rib
Barrel Type: Chrome lined
Action: Box lock
Triggers: Single selective
Stock: Round knob pistol grip
Butt Pad: Original buttplate
Rib: Vent
Finish: Original
Chokes: Imp cyl/ modified

MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN
MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN

MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUNA very nice Miroku with seldom found case colored action. Some hunting marks in the wood but over all a really nice gun. All is tight and right . No issues. Gun looks to have been hunted some but shot very little. 6llbs 10ozs make it a gun you can carry all day. Price: $1075
Chambers: 2 3/4IN
Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT
Barrels: 28IN
Action: CASE COLORED
Gauge: 12GA
Stock Comb: 1 7/8IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/2IN
Butt Pad: ORIGINAL
LOP: 14 1/8IN
Weight: 6LBS 10OZ
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL

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John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum
John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum

John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum: 26″ chopperlump barrels with a file cut quarter rib, stippled front ramp.  One standing, two folding express sights for 100, 300 and 400 yards.  The quarter rib engraved in deep old English style “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street London”.  Right barrel engraved “No. 2 Magnum Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 grs.”  Left barrel engraved “For Rigby. 275 Bore”.  This cartridge is also known as the 7mm Rigby Magnum Flanged.  Double triggers, automatic ejectors.  Webley long bar screw grip action retains 100% original color.  Action engraved about 75% in open acanthus scroll features John Rigby & Co.  in a scrolling banner.  Pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 14-7/8″ over the checkered steel buttplate.  Lever release forend, engraved grip cap.  Weighs 9-1/4 lbs.  This is one outstanding Rigby rifle, built in 1938, retaining virtually 98% of the blue, case color and original oil finish.  Only the slightest handling marks.   Bores are 100% perfect.  Shoots 1″ at 65 yards with 175 grain bullet.  John Taylor rated the .275 No. 2 Magnum as his favorite of all small bore cartridges.  A fabulous rifle for the collector or shooter! Price: $34,500

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun – 1 OF 6 MADE ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!:  #80330 What is rare…really?  How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga., 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels, 1 of 2 so configured, 95% factory case color and blue, and all original parts?  This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double.  The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun.  This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is an amazing classic L.C. Smith gun.  We did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun.  All parts are original to the gun.  The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb…and those loooong 32″ barrels. Price: $22,950

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 26″ BARRELS, CHOKED WS1 & WS2, PISTOL GRIP STOCK WITH CHECKERED BUTT 14″ -1 9/16″-2 3/8″, 98% ALL ORIGINAL UNALTERED MODEL 21, CODY INFO SHEET, SHIPPED 1947. Price: $9,000

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London#714 Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London. 1889 gun apparently later rebarreled  with fluid steel barrels and fitted with ejectors by the maker. Reproofed in London after chamber opening to 2 ¾” in 1976 . 30” tubes with a broad flat rib. Soldering is good and they have a nice clear ring.  Blacking is 80% with sharp lettering. Mirror bores measuring .735”  with .035 Full and .035 Full chokes. Walls are at .032 explaining the gun weight of 7 pound 10 Oz . It balances at the back hedge of the forend wood. Tight on the face and in proper mechanical order. The action and bar action locks have 90% covering of absolutely gorgeous scroll engraving and 50% case color. The stock measures 15” LOP over a 1” Silvers pad, drop is 1 ½” &2 ¼”  , cast off ½” . It is solid, but shows 120 years of usage, with small dings and scratches, and worn checkering. Price: $5,990

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful

Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful: A gorgeous 28 gauge Parker reproduction with 99+% original case coloring and 100% original bluing. 26” barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers, Q1 (.002) and Q2 (.005) chokes. Double triggers, automatic safety and ejectors. Game scene engraving. Splinter forearm and English style straight grip stock. The wood retains 100% original finish and has a few very minor handling marks. Skeleton buttplate. 14 3/4” length of pull to front trigger. Comes in original leather trunk case with canvas wrap, keys and snap caps. Drop at comb: 1 1/4″. Drop at heel: 2 1/8″. Weight is 5.5 lbs. Mechanics are excellent. Price: $5297

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