The Midland Gun Co. was one of the many gunmakers who thrived in the UK in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were known for making sound shotguns at affordable prices. And that is just what the one you see here looks like.
From what I can tell from the lousy pics, it looks pretty original. The only thing that worries me is the mention of it being for “2 3/4″ shells only”. Judging by this gun’s weight, I would say it was nitro proofed for 2 1/2″ shells. So before you buy it, you should check that out. Also, be sure to get a 3-day inspection period on it and have a qualified gunsmith check it before closing the deal.
Caliber: 12 Gauge Chambers: 2.75 in. shells only Metal Condition: Good Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Very Good, shiny but signs of use Barrels: 28 in. Triggers: Double Trigger Stock: Round knob pistol grip, checkered wood Stock Dimensions:
13.75-14.5 in. LOP Fore End: Checkered wood Butt Pad: Checkered wood Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz Item Location: Fort Mill, SC
Holland & Holland Full Sidelock , Royal Ejector 20 Bore. Mfr. in 1894, and returned to Holland & Holland and fitted with new 30″ Barrels, with Semi Concave Rib, and bears the 38 New Bond Street Address. 2 3/4″ Chambers, Nitro Proofed. Chokes are Improved Cylinder and Modified ( .008/.019), with .615/.615 Bores. Double Triggers, Automatic Ejectors, with Auto Safety. Standard Holland & Holland Bold Foliate Engraving on the Receiver, that still retains 95% of its vivid case colors, with 98%+ Barrel Blue, and 98%+ Wood Finish. Beautiful Figured, Fine Checkered Straight Grip Stock, to Checkered Butt, with non engraved Gold Oval. Measurements are 1 1/2″ X 2 1/4″ X 15 1/2″ LOP. With 1/8″ cast off, with a weight of 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Cased in a leather case with outer canvas cover. AN Incredible Upland Gun by one of London’s Most Prestigious Makers. Price: $ 39,595
Purdey 20 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun: Offered for sale is a bespoke Purdey 20 Gauge side by side that was delivered in 1988. We acquired it from the orignial owner. There is. of course, a fitted case with all cleaning accessories and snap caps. Specifications are:
Barrel length – 26 inches
LOP to front trigger – 15 inches
Right barrel – 1/4
Left barrel – 1/2
Drop at heel – 1 7/8 inches
Drop at nose – 1 1/2 inches
Cast off at heel is 1/2 inch.
A H Fox, Philadelphia — AE Grade — 12 Gauge, 2 1/2″ Chambers: 28″ SxS barrels of Cromox fluid compressed steel, with concave matted rib, choked improved cylinder & modified. 14 1/8″pull from front trigger to original buttplate. 1 5/8″ – 2 3/4″ drop. No cast. Lightly figured, oil finished stock with Deeley latched splinter forend, round knob half pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering and with checkered sidepanels. Automatic ejectors and manual top tang safety. Weight: 7lbs, 5 1/2oz. Built 1920. 99%+ proper barrel reblue. 95% original triggerguard blue. 70% original casehardening colors. Tight, mechanically excellent, with sharp engraving and with mirror-bright bores. Price:$2995.
Redding Auction is having this sale on Sunday, November 4, @ 9:00 AM (PDF of guns). There are handful of nice looking shotguns there, including these side-by-sides, as well as percussion fowler by Woodard & Co. and a Collath drilling.