WILLIAM EVANS 20 BORE PARADOX SIDELOCK- SUPERB ORIG COND- 95% ORIG CASE COLORS- EXC PLUS BORES- ORIG CASE- ALL LOADING INFO PROVIDED- 28″ Bbls- POINTS GREAT: #8974, William Evans (From Purdey’s) 63 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London: – 20 Bore “Ball & Shot” “Paradox” Fosbery Patent: An Evans Bar Action Sidelock Extractor 20 Bore Paradox Gun, Made in 1908 for Commander Marion Epply, Nitro Proved in London to 7/8 ounce shot with original 2 3/4″ chambers and the proper 20 LC (2 3/4″) proof marks, 28 1/8″ extractor dovetail lump steel barrels with a screw grip dolls head plus third bite rib extension, Each barrel with 2″ ratchet rifled chokes, Slight raised 1/4 rib and 2 folding leaf sights, Bushed strikers that are totally free of any primer burn, Double triggers .630″ bore size .031″ and .038″ constriction at the Paradox rifled chokes, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .046″ and .045″ on the left, Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Auto top tang safety, Anson frontal forend release, Half grip stock at 15 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/4″ over a 1″ Silvers pad with plugs for removal, With these dimensions it points perfectly for ball or shot, Neutral stock with a thin top stock line which enhances the point ability of this piece, 7lbs. on a true 20 bore frame, A very nice piece of wood that matches the forend perfectly, Engraved steel grip cap, 15% coverage of border engraving, Sling swivels, This is flat out an exceptional gun with outstanding condition remaining, The barrel blue remains at 92%, The absolute original case colors are at 95%, The wood remains at 92%, The checkering is at 98%, The trigger guard and toplever have 96% original blue, The bores and chambers remain excellent plus and totally free of any pits, It is smack on the face. It is cased in the original leather brass cornered trunk with a period label. It is a total field proven gun on both bird and game and the owner said it works great on doves and pheasant. It shoots a 530-grain bullet and every detail step by step to load the cartridges will be provided to make it a fun gun for fir or feather. This gun remains in very stout excellent condition as it lived a life in the U. S. and not in the jungles of India where many English sporting guns got the hell beat out of them. Granted its life was America but this is dreams of tigers, ships, and palaces, fine spices and women and silk. Colonel Fosbery’s patent #7568 of June 20, 1885, was intended to make a gun capable of being fired either with shot, ball, or conical bullet. Holland & Holland gave the rifled chokebore its name, “Paradox”. Back in the day, Paradox meant “That which is contrary to received opinion; strange, but true”. H&H wanted 100-yard performance that duplicated the Express rifle at that time, and still have a gun that gave very good shot patterns. The Paradox will pattern from cylinder to improved cylinder chokes. H&H built a total of 1,463 Paradox guns, I am certain William Evans London shop built few. Price: $19,500
BROWNING – Pointer Grade – Superposed SuperLight – 20ga – Factory Options – Checkered Butt – Oil Finish Wood – New in Box!: This is a REAL Superposed Special Ordered with Options. Not upgraded. Not refinished. Factory Original! 1980 – Browning B-25 Supeposed – Pointer Grade – SuperLight – 20ga, 2-3/4″, 26-3/8″ IC / M, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight – 5 lbs. 10 oz. Checkered Butt! Oil Finish Wood! New in Original Box with photo of original invoice! Price: $19,500*
Piotti King sidelock side-by-side shotgun 16ga 28″: Piotti King sidelock SxS 28″ 16ga exhibition grade stock Fratelli Piotti is located in Gardone Val Trompia, in the province of Brescia. They are widely respected as one of Italy’s top gunmakers. Their production is limited to a small number of handcrafted, best quality, double barrel shotguns and rifles. Each gun is made to individual order and carefully tailored to meet the customer’s specifications. The result is an elegant gun that is one of the best six or eight guns produced in the world today. Undoubtedly, they are the best for the price. Each action is machined from a solid billet of Boehler steel in the Piotti factory, to the most exacting specifications. These procedures, while expensive, assure that every gun meets the most demanding standards. The King model side by side is a best quality Holland & Holland pattern sidelock ejector double with chopper lump barrels and is available in 16 gauge. Approximate stock dimensions: 14.5″ LOP 1 3/8″ DAC 2 1/8″ DAH Weight: 6.5lb This Piotti is extremely dynamic and nimble, and dominates in the field. This Purpose built Piotti is a joy to carry and points exceptionally well to the bird, a true representation of what a top tier Piotti is supposed to be. Price: $16,900*
ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM SxS – LIKE NEW: ITHACA, NID, FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM. 32″ BARRELS, FULL (.040) AND FULL (.040), CLEARLY STAMPED “3 1/2″ CHAMBERS”. 100% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, SINGLE SIGHT. BOXLOCK FRAME, 100% BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, PERFECT UNTURNED SCREWS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS. TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE. POSSIBLY UNFIRED. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, NEAR-PERFECT CHECKERING AND VARNISH, NO DINGS OR HANDLING MARKS. ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE, 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 5/8″, 10 POUNDS 3 OUNCES. ONLY 574 FIELD GRADE BIG MAGNUM 10GA DOUBLE WERE PRODUCED STARTING 1932. THIS EXAMPLE HAS TO BE THE FINEST CONDITION GUN OF THIS TYPE IN EXISTENCE. Price: $7,500
Merkel ~ 200E ~ Over Under ~ 12 Ga ~ Shotgun: For your consideration, a Merkel model 200E chambered in 12 Gauge. The case colored receiver is engraved with accent scollwork. Features include automatic ejectors, crossbolt lockup, cocking indicators, double triggers, and an automatic safety. Stock dimensions are as follows: 14.75″ LOP, 1″ drop at comb, and 2″ at heel with a slight cast off. The stock has been extended via a well-blended addition. 12 Gauge Chambers: 2.75 Metal Condition: Very Good+ Wood Condition: Very Good+ Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Triggers: Double Stock Dimensions: 14.75″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Butt Pad: Rubber Weight: 6.5 lbs Sights: Solid Rib and Bead Chokes: “Full, Top / Cyl, Bottom Item Location: Hamburg, PA Price: $3,456.99*
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