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
Here’s your chance to get a deal on one of the most reliable and affordable side-by-side shotguns out there. It’s a 20g Browning BSS Sporter. It’s on Gunauction.com now and the listing ends Monday, November 30, @ 7:00pm.
Introduced in 1971, the original Browning BSS was an Anson & Deeley-style boxlock shotgun that combined a proven design with top-quality metals, excellent finishing, and an affordable price.
Standard models came in 12g & 20g with pistol grips, ejectors, single triggers, beavertail forends, and either 26″, 28″, or 30″ barrels. Sporters featured straight grips, 26″ or 28″ barrels, and a half-beavertail forends. Both were made in Japan by Miroku (the same company building Browning’s Citori OU).
In 1983, Browning introduced a sidelock BSS model, also made in Japan by Miroku.
BROWNING SIDE-BY-SIDE SXS B-S/S 20-GAUGE SHOTGUN LIKE NEW CONDITION: ORIGINAL BROWNING BLUE FINISH 99.9% CONDITION, ENGRAVED BOXLOCK ACTION, AUTO EJECTORS, SINGLE NON-SELECTIVE TRIGGER , CHECKERED PISTOL GRIP WALNUT STOCK, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM WITH BEAUTIFUL THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAIN, MECHANICAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, TIGHT AND CLEAN, IN LIKE NEW CONDITION, 26″ BARRELS SOLID RIB, 14-1/4 LOP W/BUTT PLATE, NON-REMOVABLE CHOKE BORES ARE BOTH FULL, BORES ARE LIKE A MIRROR, 20-GA 2-3/4 AND 3″ CHAMBER, SN# 01857RN168 ALL MATCHING, NO BOX OR MANUAL FOUND.
Parker – DHE, 16ga. 28” Barrels Choked F/IM: #1 frame, double trigger, auto ejector, pistol grip, skeleton butt, 98% original case color, NOT REFINISHED, extremely highly figured original wood. 209xxx serial #, perfect screws and still has all the fire blue on the screws and the original finish marks on the barrel. Exceptional Gun. 13 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. Price:$12,500
BC Miroku “My Luck” 12 ga model FE sidelock: 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″. Price:$3500
I’ve always loved these sidelock Browning SxSs shotguns. Not only are they great looking, but they’re also very well made. Built in Japan by Miroku, they’ve earned a reputation for high-quality at a relatively low price. With high-quality locks, excellent metal-to-metal fit, and nice wood & checking, it’s easy to see why.
Browning BSS Sidelock Side by Side 20 Gauge Shotgun: Factory Engraved Browning BSS Side Lock Side by Side 20 Gauge Shotgun. Single steel bead sight on the smooth, concave rib barrels with standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers, modified/full chokes, automatic ejectors, and light engraving around the breech. Bright coin finished action and lock plates with finely executed rose and scroll engraving, double triggers, manual sliding tang safety, and matching engraving on the trigger guard and tangs. Checkered splinter forearm with Anson style latch, engraved fittings, and straight grip stock with blank initial oval and skip-line checkered bare butt. The length of pull is 14 1/4 inches.
Class: Modern Long Gun
Excellent overall. 99% original polished blue finish remains with some light handling marks, crisp engraving, sharp checkering, and some very small dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent.
Even though Browning is closely associated with its over-under Superposed and semi-automatic A-5 shotguns, they did “build” some nice SxSs. These guns were Browning Side-by-Sides (BSSs). They came in boxlock models (built from 1971-1978) and sidelock models (built from 1983-1988). All these guns were built for Browning in Japan by Miroku.
Today, all these guns are highly regarded. The sidelock you see here is on Gunbroker.com now and it has No Reserve. The listing ends on Saturday, 11/23/2019 @ 6:35 PM.
Browning sidelock 12ga with 28″ barrels. Gun weighs 6lbs 9oz and has an LOP of 15 1/8 to end of 1″ pachmayr recoil pad. Barrels have been bored out Cylinder right and Skeet left. The gun has been hunted but still locks up very tight. There are some very minor hairline cracks at the back of locks on each side that have been reinforced internally with wood epoxy and I have had no problem with these. There are also some small chips in the wood where the locks have been removed to clean and lube after the season. A very small dent in the right barrel about 6 inches from muzzel, again I have had no problem with this when shooting. This gun locks up tight and functions perfectly.
Sure Browning is famous for their Superposed and Citori OUs, and their A5 autoloaders.
But the company also “made” some great SxSs. I say “made” because Browning had their SxSs built by another company (just like they did with their OUs). For the BSS, that copy was Miroku in Japan.
Browning offered the Miroku-made BSS from 1971 to 1988. With a straight grip and a slim forend, the gun you see here is a Sporter model, which was Browning lightweight version of this gun. These doubles are great for grouse, woodcock, and qual, and at this price, this one is a fair deal.
Browning BSS BOXLOCK SXS 20GA: 26″ solid rib barrels modified to accept choke tubes, Colonial Arms choke tubes installed MOD – SKEET, smooth shiny bores, blued finish, white mid-bead, white bead front sight, very nice checkered straight buttstock – forearm, light marks consistent with field use, LOP – 14 1/2″, DAC – 1 5/8″, DAH 2 5/8″, and black Decelerator recoil pad. Price: $1,399
A lot of 28-gauge shotguns aren’t what they claim to be. Even though they shoot 28g shells, they’re really 20-gauge guns. That’s because some makers cut corners when they built them.
Instead of scaling down the entire firearm, they just stick a set of 28-gauge on a 20-gauge frame. The OU or SxS you end up with has the feel and heft of 20, but it shoots more expensive 28-gauge shells. What’s the point?
But some makers do make and have made true 28-gauge guns. Typically, these doubles are really expensive. But that’s not the case with this one at Cabelas in Hazelwood, MO — or at least I think it isn’t.
In the ’60s and into the ’70s, the Charles Daly name was used on a series OU shotguns made by Miroku in Japan. These shotguns were model after Browning Citoris. Overall, they were reliable, well-made doubles.
Miroku made two types of 28 gauge OUs: Some on 20-gauge frames, other on scaled down, 28-gauge frames.
I think the gun you see here is one of those lightweight, baby-frame 28s. According to the Blue Book of Gun Values, Daly/Miroku made around 1,000 of the lightweight/baby frame 28 gauges. So if this is one, and judging by the weight the seller has listed it is, it’s a hard-to-find over-under and a good deal.
Beretta SO5 EELL 12 ga OU Sidelock Shotgun: 28in BBLS. Extremely nice field gun with hand detachable sidelocks. Ejectors, single select trigger, Briley Thinwall chokes, floral engraving signed by G. Bertasi 1969 vintage gun. Tight action, bright bores, beautiful wood with 14.25 LOP over a wood butt plate. Price:$16,500
Winchester Model 21, Field Gun-Magnum 20ga SxS: Another fantastic find from Tom’s Smoking Gun Labs, Winchester Model 21, 20 gauge, 3″ chambers, 100% superb condition. Work started: October 04, 1956, To pack: January 31, 1957 Outstanding feather crouch wood stock. Buffalo Bill Center factory letter. Price:$12,500
William Evans .400/.360 Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Rifle:William Evans [From Purdey’s] 63 Pall Mall, St. James, London boxlock ejector double rifle chambered for the .400/.360 Purdey Nitro Express 2 3/4″ cartridge and London proved for Cordite 40 and a 300-grain bullet. This is the 9.3mm [.367] cartridge which is the best of the .400/.360’s. Many rechambered to 9.3x74R when brass was unavailable. This one remains in its original chambering. 26″ dovetail lump ejector barrels with very good to excellent bores. Raised matted rib with doll’s head third bite. Three-leaf express rear sight with one standing and two folding leaves. Front sight with fine bead and flip up moonlight sight. Built on the venerable Webley Long Bar Action. Bushed strikers. Bottom tang extended to the steel grip cap. Reciever with 80% coverage fine English scroll engraving. Buttstock with a strong fiddleback figure. 14 5/8″ LOP to a checkered steel buttplate with widow’s peak. Neutral cast. Lever release forend. Sling eyes fore and aft. 9lb 2oz This piece has every appearance of never having had any restoration. It is tight and on the face with very good to excellent bores. It has been used but not abused. Buttstock and forend solid and without repairs. Barrel blue at 94% with an even patina. Reciever is silver with an even patina. Checkering at 96% Cased in its original brass cornered canvas trunk case with original trade label. This is classic British Empire stuff from the pre-war Golden Era of British gunmaking and built on the finest boxlock action body to come out of England. Price:$15,900
Parker VH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side SUPER CLEAN, CRISP, UNTOUCHED GUN!
General Specs: Parker, year 1931, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, SxS
Serial Number: 234883
I get to see a lot of fine Parker guns in my business, and high-grade guns to boot, but this fine Parker, sn234883 built in 1931, stands out because of its CLEAN, UNMOLESTED condition. Another nicety is that it is a full 1/4lb. lighter than most 16ga. Parkers built on the #1 frame, weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin. Look at the wood to metal fit, the checkering, the screws…they are factory original and superb. All the finishes, including the wood finish, are factory original and untouched. Virtually 99% factory case color remains on the receiver, bold and vivid (keep in mind the photo flash washes out some of the vividness. The colors show better in person), and 99% factory original blue on the barrels. There is not one crack or split or repair anywhere in the wood, and the gun measures 14 1/4″ to the factory dogs head butt plate. The 28″ barrels have no dings or pits, a few light handling marks, mirror perfect bores, unaltered 2 9/16″ chambers, rough barrel weight stamped at 3-5, and crisp clear lettering and rib matting. Even the factory jewelling at the breech face remains evident (see photos). You can look a long time and you will be hard-pressed to find a more genuine and crisp VH 16. These guns are still a great investment, especially with high condition. This is clearly an investment quality shotgun that has been carried and therefore can be used and shot with no loss of value. If you want to see what near new, factory Parker case colors looked like, just check this one out. They are not subtle, nor “pearlescent”, but bold and strong. This fine Parker has it all; high factory condition, desirable features, good shooting dimensions, and the factory letter documenting the gun. NICE! Thanks for looking. Price:$8,950
I say “Browning”, you say “over & under”. But just because this company has made some of the most famous OUs of all time doesn’t mean they haven’t made some other great doubles.
From 1971 to 1987, Browning also “made” side-by-sides, including the sidelock shotgun you see here. I say “made” because these guns were actually built in Japan by Miroku and imported into the US under the Browning name. Regardless, they’re great guns and real bargains today. This one looks brand new. And on top of that, it has 28″ barrels, which makes it extra special.
It’s on Gunauction.com now at No Reserve. The listing ends tomorrow, November 27, 2017 @ 1:00pm.
Back in the ’50s and ’60s, Miroku built shotgun like the one you see here. This is their version of a Browning Superposed, and it’s 95% the same gun. One of the biggest ways it differs is price. While vintage 20g Browning Superposed costs $1800+, with this OU you can get the same quality for less money.
B.C. Miroku Skeet O/U 20 ga double barrel shotgun: Very Good condition – shotgun – 28″ narrow VR, O/U, fixed Skeet (SS) chokes in both barrels barrel – checkered walnut forearm & rounded PG stock, equipped with checkered Miroku – blue finish, retains about 90-90% on barrels, retains about 80% plum patina finish to frame – retains traces of gold finish in protected areas of trigger – Markings: crisp- scroll engraved receiver, “MIROKU FIREARMS MFG., KOCHI JAPAN” on left side of barrel, – Sights: fiber optic front sight – Great Skeet Shooter – gold single trigger – auto ejectors – Excellent shiny bore – mechanics appear to be in working order – canvas and leather fitted gun case; green fleece lined, lockable combination latches, leather securing exterior straps; box is in like-new condition with single detractor being discoloration of canvas exterior
Here’s a great bird gun at an even better price. These Charles Daly / B. C. Miroku OUs are clones of Browning Citoris. Most of the 20 gauges you see out there have 26″ barrels. So with it’s 28″ tubes, this one is extra special.
Chambers: 2 ¾”
Chokes: Top barrel cylinder choke (0.615 Inches) bottom barrel Imp. Cylinder (0.604 Inches)
Metal Condition: Excellent with a few handling marks. There is some silvering on the sharp edges and muzzle present.
Wood Condition: Excellent with a few handling marks. A couple dents also.
Bore Condition: Excellent, bright and smooth
Triggers: Single selectable trigger
Stock: Pistol grip with rounded knob and checkering
LOP 14 ¼”, DAC 1 ½”, DAH 2 ½”
Fore End: Straight rounded hardwood with checkering
Butt Pad: Cushioned rubber butt pad
Weight: 6 Lbs. 5 Oz.
Sights: Front metal bead with vented raised rib
Chambers: 2 ¾”
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)
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: 28″ 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: Here’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
Chambers: 2 3/4″ or 3″
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
Chokes: Imp cyl/ modified
MIROKU 500 CASE COLORED 12GA SxS BOXLOCK SHOTGUN: A 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
Action: CASE COLORED
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
Here’s a good deal. These sidelock Browning BSSs are nice doubles, and far superior to most SxSs in the same price range. They’re Holland & Holland-pattern side-by-sides , made in Japan by Miroku and were offered from 1983-1987.
Today, they’ve proven themselves to be solid, dependable firearms. At 6 1/2lbs, this one is just right for all kinds of upland hunting.
Browning BSS Sidelock 12ga, 28 in. brl. LNIB: Made by Browning Miroku Japan 1984-1988 the BSS Sidelock is an excellent copy of the Holland and Holland sidelock British game gun. As new, 100%, in the original Browning case with keys and original owners manual. Price:$3850
If I say “Browning” most shotgun guys think “OU”. But Browning has also offered a line of highly regarded SxS shotguns. Tagged the “BSS”, these doubles came in two basic categories: Boxlocks and sidelocks. All of these shotguns were made in Japan by Miroku, and today they’ve proven themselves to be solid, dependable firearms.
Browning BSS sidelock was offered from 1983-1987. Even though these Holland & Holland-pattern side-by-sides were very well made, they weren’t big sellers.
Today, most of the ones you see have 26″ barrels. This one has 28″. That, along with its overall high quality and great price (these usually sell for $4000+) , make this BSS a double worth taking a couple closer looks at.
Of all the world’s major gunmakers, few have been around as long as Browning and fewer have made as wide a variety of firearms. Many of Browning’s guns were built on patents created by the company’s brilliant founder: John Moses Browning. But while JM did invent everything from the M1911 pistol to the Superposed, he never came up with his own design for a SxS.
But that doesn’t mean Browning never “built” them.
In fact, Browning introduced it’s first side-by-side shotgun in 1972. It was the 12g BSS boxlock, and in 1973 the company added a 20g. These guns were actually made in Japan by Miroku and they had beavertail forends and pistol-grip stocks. The trimmer, straight gripped Sporter models came out in ’78. (BTW: So did another classic — the Bee Gees’ Night Fever). Of all these BSS guns, ones Sporters with 28″ barrels are the toughest to find.
That’s why this 20g BSS caught my eye. While it’s not cheap, it is a nice gun at a fair price. It’s also pretty light for a 20g Browning with two tubes. For those reasons, I bet it will sell pretty quickly.
20ga. Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun: 28″ bbl. choked F/IC (factory choked), single select trigger, ejectors, premium grade straight stock, beavertail forearm, 6lbs, As new 99%. Price:$2,050
Looking at doubles on Gunbroker.com is a tedious task, and most days I see the same overpriced, warmed-over junk that has been listed there for years. But every sometimes an interesting gun pops up.
Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, they made Charles Daly over unders, and since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns as well as OUs under their own name for the UK & Euro market.
These Miroku My Luck boxlocks are quality guns. They’re built on Anson & Deeley style actions, they use double and Purdey-style underbites.
This one has chopper-lump barrels proofed for 2 3/4″ shells and possibly choked Improved & Full. I really like the color-case hardening and the shape of the stock. It’s all really done, and I’m sure the gun is high-quality throughout.
HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE: 10.75x68mm Mauser caliber (similar to .404 Jeffery). 26″ barrels with automatic ejectors and raised quarter rib with four leaf folding express sights. The frame and barrels were supplied by Sempert & Krieghoff in 1929 to the Hoffman Arms Co. It was stocked, and finished by Seymour Griffin formerly of Griffin & Howe. The receiver although unsigned appears to be beautifully engraved by Rudolph Kornbraith and has “HOFFMAN ARMS CO” in a banner on each side. Checkered forend and pistol grip buttstock with engraved grip cap and ending with a hard rubber pad. Condition is very high retaining considerable barrel blue, excellent casehardened finish on the receiver and triggerguard. Super wood and checkering. Beautiful mint bores. Weight: 9lbs 6oz. LOP: 14 1/8″ Comb: 1 1/2″ Heel: 2 1/4″. This rifle is very accurate and with the proper load and bullet will handle most anything. Price: $24,950
Bores – as new and measure exactly as they left the factory in 1959.
Forearm – excellent plus.
Receiver and Trigger Guard – excellent plus.
Butt Stock – original, but some finish issues. No cracks or repairs. New laquer fixes any problems with the Butt Stock. The butt plate has shrunk. I’ve seen this on Beretta shotguns from this era before.
WILLIAM R. PAPE ISLAND SIDELOCK 12GA HAMMERGUN: WITH RARE LEVER RELEASE, BEAUTIFUL TIGHT ENGLISH SCROLL ENGRAVING WITH TRACES OF CASE COLORS, 29″ FINE DAMASCUS BBLS WITH DOLLSHEAD, 2 3/4″ NITRO PROOF, 850 BAR, MIN WALLS, 28 THOU PLUS, CHOKED IC/FULL, STANDARD GAME RIB, EXTRACTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, HIGHLY FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT WITH ENGRAVED TOE & HEEL PLATES, LOP 14 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 13/16, 6LBS 7OZ, BERY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION, EXCELLENT BORE, TIGHT ON FACE!Price: $4,295
CHARLES DALY MODEL 500 20GA SxS BY MIROKU: The nicest Model 500 I have seen. Very few minor imperfections in wood and metal. Close to new. 28in barrels have had the chokes opened to IC and MOD . Price:$1200
Model: Charles Daly Model 500
Bore: 20 GA
Condition: Close to New
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 9/16IN
LOP: 14 1/4
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Just in time for the coming bird season! Here are two great looking doubles that on Gunbroker.com right now. If you’re looking for a lot of quality for very little money, take your pick. You can’t go wrong with either shotgun.
The Miroku is a great double, and probably one of the best deals you’ll ever find in a quality SxS. These guns are well made, and the handle like SxS costing many times more. I’ve only seen a few with color-case hardened actions and double triggers. What a nice SXS!
The Beretta is a 686 Onyx with 28″ bbls — a tough combo to find — and one of the greatest set ups you’ll ever come across for grouse & woodcock.
Miroku Model M SxS English Stock, DT, 28″ 12ga: For sale is a Miroku Model M side by side English style shotgun. This gun was never imported to the United States, so it was likely brought home from Japan by an American GI in the 60’s. IT IS NOT A CHARLES DALY, but Gunbroker does not let you list under “Miroku”, and the gun is functionally similar to the Daly 500, using the same receiver and chopper lump barrels, but with an English stock and splinter forend. The gun is in very good shape, with minor blueing rubbing and case color loss, as pictured. No cracks in the stock, and no pitting in the metal. Bores are bright and shiny, and the action is tight, with the lever just right of center.
BERETTA 686 Black Onyx 20 GA, 28″, OU Shotgun:Up for auction is a nice 20 gauge Beretta 686 Onyx with the bright blue and gloss finish stock. The barrels are 28″ long with 2 screw in choke tubes(M and IC). This shotgun is in good condition with normal wear. It does have a couple of dings in the stock and a few specs in the blueing.
Nice side-by-side shotguns can cost a small fortune. But you have to pay one to get a quality double. For example, check out the Browning sidelock BSS you see here. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 4/19/2015 @ 5:14:32 PM ET. Even though the opening bid is high ($3,700), you’ll get a great deal if you can buy this gun for that much.
Browning starting offering boxlock side-by-side shotguns in 1971 and in 1983 the company introduced the sidelock model. All of these shotguns were made in Japan by Miroku, and they have a reputation for being solid, reliable guns.
Browning BSS Sidelock 12 Ga: Excellent (and rare) used Browning BSS sidelock SxS 12 gauge. 2 3/4in chambers. 28 inch barrels choked Mod and Full. Metal finish near new and action is still tight as new. Few small marks on wood as shown. Previous use of a slip on recoil pad has left faint line on buttstock as shown.