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HOLLIS & SONS 400/360 NE SxS Boxlock Double Rifle
HOLLIS & SONS 400/360 NE SxS Boxlock Double Rifle

HOLLIS & SONS 400/360 NE SxS Boxlock Double Rifle: Hollis & Sons double rifle chambered in 400/360 Nitro Express with 26-inch barrels, bright & shiny bores, and 14 9/16 inch LOP. The NRA grading condition for this USED firearm is Excellent. Dury’s Lifetime Warranty: All firearms purchased from Dury’s Gun Shop, NEW or USED, are covered by a lifetime warranty. We will repair or replace, at our discretion, any firearm purchased from Dury’s Gun Shop, Inc. for as long as it is owned by the purchaser. This warranty is not transferable. Price: $9,999.99*

A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ Side by Side
A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ Side by Side

A. Ward Thompson ~ Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector ~ 28 Gauge ~ Side by Side: This is a pre-owned A. Ward Thompson 28 gauge boxlock double barrel 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”. 28 Gauge. Metal Condition: Very good with light handlimg marks. Wood Condition: Good with moderate handling marks Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 28″ Side by side barrel Triggers: Double trigger Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Fore End: Checkered walnut Butt Pad: Checkered wooden butt plate in black Weight: 4 lbs. 6 oz. Sights: Single Bead sight. Price: $7,999.99*

LEBEAU COURALLY 12- HAVE 2 IDENTICAL w/ CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS- 1977 BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 27 5/8" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG & EXC COND- 75% ENGRAVING- 94%
LEBEAU COURALLY 12- HAVE 2 IDENTICAL w/ CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS- 1977 BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 27 5/8″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG & EXC COND- 75% ENGRAVING- 94%

LEBEAU COURALLY 12- HAVE 2 IDENTICAL w/ CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS- 1977 BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 27 5/8″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG & EXC COND- 75% ENGRAVING- 94%: #44736, Aug. Lebeau Courally, Armes De Grand Luxe a Liege, A 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1977 that remains original and overall in excellent condition, 27 5/8″ Ejector Chopper Lump Acier Steel barrels with a hidden third bite, 27 5/8″ Ejector Chopper Lump Acier Steel barrels with a hidden third bite, .727 .004 & .013″ (Skt.I & Open Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Original bore size as proved, 1.324 KG weight barrels, Gold plated Double triggers with the front articulated, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 7/16″ over a checkered butt, Cast-off for the right hand, Great game gun weight at 6 lbs. 6 oz., It has 5 locking screws on key screws, 75% coverage of very well cut floral and scroll engraving on a soft coin finished frame, Very Nice piece of European Walnut with nice contrast, This piece is with original barrel blue at 94%, The coin finished frame at 96%, The stock and forend at 96%, The checkering at 98%, The barrels inside & out are excellent plus, They ring with a very pronounced chime. Here is a Classic Belgium game gun with the proper size action body and barrels for 12 Bore shooting at only 6 lbs. 6 oz. and handles like a 20 bore. Lebeau Courally has always been a high-quality gunmaking firm. Lebeau-Courally is often mentioned as the “The Purdey of Belgium.” This gun #44736 has a consecutive number 12 bore at #44735 listed along with this gun. Price: $7,600*

Abercrombie and Fitch 28 ga Zoli / Rizzini sxs 26" ic /im
Abercrombie and Fitch 28 ga Zoli / Rizzini sxs 26″ ic /im

Abercrombie and Fitch 28 ga Zoli / Rizzini sxs 26″ ic /im: Abercrombie and Fitch 28 ga sxs boxlock shotgun made by Zoli/Rizzini with 26 inch ic/mod barrels. Gun has POW grip and splinter foreend and has ejectors. . It has double triggers and weighs 5 lbs 3 oz  with 14 in LOP and is very lively. In excellent shape with case color and bluing around 95 % and stocks great with light handling marks. Price: $4,100*

 

FRANCOTTE 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS - HIGH CONDITION
FRANCOTTE 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS – HIGH CONDITION

FRANCOTTE 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR SxS – HIGH CONDITION: Francotte 16 gauge boxlock ejector with high original condition. Looks like a 1950 production based on the date code. Swan neck stock with long trigger guard tang. Barrels measure 27 1/2″. Mirror bores that measure .669 with IC (7/1000) and Mod (19/1000) choke. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Right barrel is engraved – “August Francotte”. Left barrel “Brevete A Liege”. Well timed ejctors. Purdey style third fastener. Auto safety. Tight on face. Ribs tight and barrels ring nicely. No cracks to the wood. Original case color and blue. Weight of the gun is 5 LBS 12 1/8 OZ. LOP is 14 5/8″ with a Pachmayr decelerator recoil pad. Drop at comb – 1 3/8″. Drop at heel – 2 1/8″. Shipping by USPS Priority Mail is $75.  Price: $3,550*

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Fabbri Best Grade "Funeral" Sidelock 12 ga. O/U Shotgun
Fabbri Best Grade “Funeral” Sidelock 12 ga. O/U Shotgun

Fabbri Best Grade “Funeral” Sidelock 12 ga. O/U Shotgun: Fabbri Best Grade “Funeral” Gold Line Sidelock 12 gauge O/U shotgun.  Masterfully hand-made in 1972 by Armi Fabbri this “pigeon” configured O/U comes with two original 30” sets of Bohler Super Blitz steel barrels. Both sets are identical in that they are fitted with “flat” vent ribs that taper from 7/16” to 5/16” and have brass front and mid beads. The set marked “I” is choked .020” Modified and .035” Full.  Set “II” is choked .035” Full and .043” XXFull. The sidelock receiver was engraved by Italian master engraver Ferruccio Iora in the minimalistic “Funeral” style which features very fine, and very difficult to execute gold wire on a “black” finished frame.  In the case of this gun “less is more” as you will surely agree, this is a splendid looking Fabbri. The stock and forearm were fashioned from a beautiful piece of walnut.  The forearm is fitted with an Anson style push button release.  The buttstock has a right-hand palm swell.  As the presents it has a 14 ¾” LOP over several spacers and a recoil pad.  The DAC is 1 3/8” and the DAH is 1 3/8” with about ¼” right hand cast.  Although the dimensions are very shootable, you will agree that a new stock is in order.  Tulio Fabbri estimates $10k to restock the gun by the factory.  Whereas it could be professionally restocked here in the states for considerably less money! Of course, this is a Fabbri which indicates it is one of the very best guns in the world from both a materials standpoint and from a fit and finish perspective! The gun weighs 7 lbs. 11 oz., and balances beautifully.  Overall condition is 98%+. In all regards this is one of the finest guns in the world and this very gun would be approximately $200k to replace.  Cased in maker’s leather luggage case. SN:  E463 Price: $75,000*

Browning Superposed Pointer Grade O/U Shotgun 20ga
Browning Superposed Pointer Grade O/U Shotgun 20ga

Browning Superposed Pointer Grade O/U Shotgun 20ga: R. Dewil Signed and Master Engraved Belgian Browning 20 Gauge Pointer Grade Superposed Shotgun. Manufactured in 1963. Chokes marked “**-“/”**”, and 3-inch chambers with automatic ejectors. Signed “R.DEWIL” on the left side for Browning Master Engraver Rene Dewil. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both measure .615 inches; choke constriction .001/.001 inches; minimum wall thickness .033/.034 inches; 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/8 inch drop at heel; 14 3/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz. Price: $12,995*

W&C Scott “The BoWood” 20ga BLE - 26” - DT - M/F - Brilliant Color Case - A&F Import - High Condition Rare English Double - Maker’s Case
W&C Scott “The BoWood” 20ga BLE – 26” – DT – M/F – Brilliant Color Case – A&F Import – High Condition Rare English Double – Maker’s Case

W&C Scott “The BoWood” 20ga BLE – 26” – DT – M/F – Brilliant Color Case – A&F Import – High Condition Rare English Double – Maker’s Case: W&C Scott “The BoWood” 20ga BLE – 26” – DT – M/F – Brilliant Color Case – Imported by Abercrombie & Fitch as Stamped on Barrels under forend – High Condition Rare English Double – Maker’s Case – Lightweight Game Gun. Serial Number: 146250 Condition: High Condition English Double Triggers: Double Stock: English Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/8” Stock Cast: “OFF” slight right hand Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered butt LOP: 14 3/4” Rib: Game Rib Concave Finish: All Original Weight: 5 lbs 9 ozs Chokes: Mod/Full Price: $9,995*

Winchester - Model 21, SxS, 20ga. 28" Barrels Choked M/F
Winchester – Model 21, SxS, 20ga. 28″ Barrels Choked M/F

Winchester – Model 21, SxS, 20ga. 28″ Barrels Choked M/F: Semi-fancy American black walnut pistol grip stock, factory Winchester butt plate, double triggers, splinter forend, solid matte rib, automatic ejectors, light handling marks on wood, 95% barrel, receiver, and metal bluing, super clean and tight gun, terrific pre-war configuration. 6 lbs. 4 oz. 14″ x 1 ½” x 2 ½”. Price: $9,500*

PARKER VHE 12 GAUGE, 1/2 FRAME
PARKER VHE 12 GAUGE, 1/2 FRAME

PARKER VHE 12 GAUGE 1/2 FRAME: #241XXX 1/2 FRAME 28″ .006 AND .008 2 3/4″ SOLID RIB DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP HAWKINS PAD EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 7LBS 3OZ DAH 2 7/16″ DAC 1 5/8″ LOP 14 7/8″ Price: $8,950*

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JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN

JOHN ROBERTSON (OF BOSS & CO.) BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN: A Boxlock Ejector 16 gauge shotgun with 28” blacked steel barrels fit with ejectors, a tapered smooth concave game rib fit with a brass bead front sight, 2-1/2″ chambers and are choked Improved Cylinder & Modified. “JOHN ROBERTSON. 13. DOVER STREET. LONDON. W.” is engraved on the rib. The shotgun has English Arabesque scroll engraving with “JOHN ROBERTSON” in banner engraved on both sides of the action body, “SAFE” in gold on tang and a faded case color hardened finish with more in protected finish. Double triggers and automatic safety. Best quality European walnut stock with traditional English straight hand grip, drop points, Engish flat top checkering and vacant stock oval. Splinter forend with Anson style push button release, 14″ LOP to a scored butt, Cast off 1/8″ at face, 5 Lbs. 8 Oz. Price: $5,900

Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2" Magnum Side-by-Side
Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2″ Magnum Side-by-Side

Rare Ithaca NID 3E 10 ga. 3 1/2″ Magnum Side-by-Side: Rare Ithaca 3E 10 ga. circa 1933, 3-1/2″ magnum 30″ barrels fitted with Briley Chokes to enable modern wildfowl loads. Single trigger, auto ejectors, auto safe. Straight stock, splinter forend of highly figured walnut measures 1-1/2″ comb 2-1/2″ heel, length of pull 14″ over Hawkins pad.  The massive action retains 75% strong case colors and crisp engraving.  Barrels about 97% finish with some blemishes in the blue perfect bores no dings or dents. The wood to metal is excellent, some minor marks in the original varnish.  Estimated only 24 Grade 3E Magnums were ever produced. Weighs 11 pounds. Price: $4,850

Joseph Lang & Son 2" 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS
Joseph Lang & Son 2″ 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS

Joseph Lang & Son 2″ 12 Gauge Boxlock SxS: Joseph Lang & Son, 7 Bury, St. James’s, London 2″ 12 Gauge game gun with 26″ XF/M ejector barrels with a concave rib with ” FOR 2 INCH CASE ONLY ” inlaid in platinum. Bores are excellent measuring .731 right and left. Choked .016 right and .044 left. Minimum wall thickness of .027 right and .028 left. Chambers remain 2″. London proved for 7/8 oz. shot. Receiver retains 70% fading case colors with border engraving. Barrel, floorplate, and trigger guard blue remain at 97%  Stocked in a lovely piece of English walnut with very nice color and contrast with receiver drop points. Vacant stock oval.  LOP is 14 7/8″ over a 1/2″ striated wood buttplate. DAC-1-3/8″  DAH-2 1/8″ Cast off 5/8″  Weight of 5lb 9oz This piece, built in 1946, remains in very nice condition and is tight and on face. Barrels ring. It remains perfectly in proof. Cased in its factory leather trunk case with correct Atkin, Grant & Lang trade label and snap caps. Also with bore brush, mop, and rosewood cleaning rod. Case is in excellent condition inside and out. Unusually tight chokes for a 2″ gun but easily opened to suit your desires. The long length of pull can also be easily shortened to suit your needs or even lengthened with a pad. Joseph Lang & Son has been a very respected London maker dating back to 1853. Joseph Lang the patriarc was married to the daughter of James Purdey. This is a very fine example of a 2″ London game gun. These 2″ guns are just plain sexy! Price: $4,795

Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun:
Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun:

Browning Superposed Superlight 12GA OU Shotgun: Belgium Browning Superposed Superlight 12 ga manufactured in 1969 in very good overall condition. Stock shows some minor handling marks throughout. Bore is bright and clear. Comes with the original box! Dimensions are as follows; BBL. 26 1/2″ – 2 3/4″ chamber WT. 6lb. 10oz. DIM. 14 1/8″ L.O.P. with 1 1/2″ drop at the comb and 2 1/8″ drop at the heel. Top barrel is choked modified, bottom barrel is choked improved cylinder. Price: $2,995

L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used
L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used

L.C. Smith ~ Field Grade ~ 20 Gauge ~ Used: L.C. Smith, Hunter Arms Field Grade SxS in 20 Gauge. Made in Fulton, New York, it has the 28-inch solid rib Armor Steel barrels with fixed chokes right (Mod), left (Imp Mod). Hammerless receiver, double triggers, Walnut stock and forearm show scattered blemishes from years of use. Some visible case color left on the receiver. 14 1/8″ LOP from the front trigger to the end of the recoil pad. Extractors with auto safety. 20 Gauge Price: $1,800.99

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Sat. summary: See 4 listings ending tomorrow, 10/2, Gunbroker.com …

Here are the 4 doubles we covered this week. They’re going off tomorrow night on Gunbroker.com. All are No Reserve, you could get a great deal. Check them out now.

A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28" Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921
A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28″ Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921

1. A.H. Fox A Grade Pre-Savage 28″ Full/Mod 16 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1921 

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

2. Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33 

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Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

3. Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5″ IC/C 12 GA Over-Under O/U Double Shotgun 1930

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Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

A rare 16g Heym OU, Grade 9D, at auction, no reserve …

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

High quality doesn’t always equal high price. Case in point: I’ve always been amazed by how well-made pre-World War II German OUs are and how low their prices remain.

The 16g F.W. Heym Grade 9D you see here is a great example

It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction listing ends Sunday, 10/2/2022 @ 8:25 PM EST.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

F.W. Heym was founded in Suhl, Germany, in July 1865. The company is still around today. They built this shotgun in the 1920s. It features a Merkel-style triggerplate action, sideplates, ejectors, and 28″ barrels with a full-length vent rib. It also has original 2 3/4″ chambers.

Back in the ’20s, this shotgun was one of the highest-grade F.W. Heyms imported into the US. It was expensive and costs about as much as Paker BHE SxS.

I’ve shot fancy British OUs that cost 10x-12x more than guns like this Heym. Are those Purdeys and Woodwards 10x-12x better? I didn’t think so.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33: Make: Friedrich Wilhelm Heym of Suhl, Germany Model: Grade No. 9D Serial#: 5805AH Year of Manufacture: Circa 1919-1933

Finish Originality: Original

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Gauge: 16 Gauge, 2 3/4″ chamber.

Weight: 6 Pounds and 7.9 Ounces

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Barrel Length: 28” with a ventilated rib, the ribs are sound and tight.

Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28" Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33
Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Grade No 9D 16 Ga 28″ Over/Under Shotgun 1919-33

Choke: The top barrel has a Full choke and the bottom barrel has a Improved Modified Choke. Both chokes are fixed.

Action Type: Over/Under Hammerless Top-Break Shotgun with a Barrel Selector and Ejectors

Markings: The receiver is covered in floral scroll engravings and on the bottom is marked “FR. WILH. HEYM, SUHL / GERMANY”. The top of the receiver, obscured by the barrel when it is in the down position, is marked with two Weimar-era proof marks (a German Eagle and a crowned “U” which was a definitive proof) above Germany on the right side and features the serial number on the right “5805AH”. The belly features a medallion marked “G.P.” The upper left portion of the top barrel, concealed by the side panel, is marked “ROECHLING”, “GTC” inside an oval, “ELEKTROSTAHL”, and has faded German proof marks concealed by a wood side panel (an eagle next to “NITRO” which was a nitro proof, two faded eagles, a corwned “U” definitive proof, “16” inside an oval which was the gauge designation and some marks that are no longer legible). The bottom barrel, visible when the forend is removed, is marked “ROECHLING”, “GTC” inside an oval and “ELEKTROSTAHL”. The bottom of the lower barrel is serial matched. The left rear portion of the upper barrel, which is visible when the gun is fully assembled,  is marked “NEW-YORK”, “GRADE No 9 D” and Nitro next to a faded mark.  The right rear portion of the upper barrel, which is visible when the gun is fully assembled, is marked “SLOANS SPORTING GOODS Co INC”. The forend iron is serial matched.

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a red bead and there is a red colored bead about half way down the rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is 4 piece wood featuring a checkered detachable forend, two smooth wood side panels, a checkered semi-pistol grip with a engraved metal cap, a fluted straight comb, a medallion on the belly and a textured black synthetic butt-plate. The stock has some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is a tiny crack at the tip of the top tang. The LOP is 14.5” from the trigger to the rear of the butt-plate. The drops are approximately 1.75” and 2.5” inches from the comb and heel respectively. The butt-plate has some light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in Very Good-Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color

Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright with some light erosion concentrated around the muzzles.

Overall Condition: The shotgun retains about 65% of its metal finish. There are some light-moderate handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, the case-colored receiver’s finish has largely worn off, with some surviving finish on the top tang, concealed by the barrel and on the sides. The barrels have a patch of moderate finish loss on the forward left side, light wear around the leading edges and some light wear around the muzzles. Some of the markings have faded but most remain clear. The screwheads are lightly tooled and remain serviceable. Overall, the shotgun is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock with no play on the frame. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Friedrich Wilhelm Heym was a Suhl based industrialist who founded his namesake company in mid 1865. The company is most famous for the shotguns and rifles it has produced. The company primarily exported its goods to the Russian Empire before shifting its focus to the United States around the time WWI broke out (Germany and Russia went to war in 1914). Ironically, Germany would end up fighting the United States as well in 1917. Despite this, when WWI ended the company continued to export arms to the U.S., primarily exporting shotguns and drillings. The company survived WWII and remains in operation today.

This particular specimen is an over/under shotgun, designated the Grade No. 9D, which was made during the Weimar-era based on the proof marks. The gun has some handling wear but it retains its beautiful engravings and is still mechanically sound. The gun should make a wonderful addition to any collection. Good luck on your bid!

Two great upland guns, maybe great deals: a Merkel OU & a Francotte SxS …

Two lightweight 12gs: A Merkel 200E from the '30s and a Francotte Featherweight.
Two lightweight 12s: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928

“Another bargain!!!” Those are the first two words of this article I wrote for Shooting Sportsman magazine: Boxlock Bargains: Why lightweight 12s are the kings of bird guns.

The 12 gauge you see here are perfect examples of what I was writing about. The Merkel OU weighs 6 lb., 5.2 oz., the Francotte side-by-side 6 lb., 1 oz. Both have ejectors, straight grips, double triggers, and old school styling; and their barrels have original 2 3/4″ chambers, excellent bore measurements, and plenty of wall thickness.

Two lightweight 12gs: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928
Two lightweight 12s: A Merkel 200E from 1930 and a Francotte Featherweight from 1928

Both are on Gunbroker.com now. There’s no reserve on either one, so they offer you the chance to get a great bird gun — and a very high-quality shotgun — for little money.

As I wrote in my article for Shooting Sportsman, lightweight 12s have a number of advantages:

  • There’s a range of ammo available for them, so you can modify your load to hunt anything from quail and woodcock to pheasant. Plus, when a vintage 12 gauge has original 2 3/4″ chambers it should be OK shooting any easy-to-find, major brand, low-brass12g game loads.
  • They have adult-sized proportions, and they’re better balanced. Unlike smallbores, lightweight twelves don’t feel dainty or whippy, and their barrels aren’t swallowed up in your hands. All this makes them easier to control and shoot.
  • People ignore them, favoring 20gs and 28gs instead (even though 12s are ballistically superior). This keeps demand — and prices — for lightweight twelve gauges foolishly low.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5" IC/C 12 GA, 1930. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70cm (27.5″) IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel, 1928. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel, 1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 27.5″ IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6lbs, 5.2 oz: Merkel’s one of Europe’s most famous gunmakers, and one of the few old-school German gunmakers around today. Most collectors agree that the shotguns they made before World War Two — like this OU — are their highest quality and finest overall.

Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Merkel Brothers Lightweight 200E 70CM bbls IC/C 12 GA, 1930. 6 lb., 5.2 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

This is a model 200 with ejectors, so a 200E. It was made for the European market, and the barrels measure 70cm (27.5″), a common length for Continental shotguns. The barrels feature a full-length solid rib, and there are two white beads ahead of the toplever and on either side of the top rib. Technically, it’s not a boxlock. Instead, it’s built on a standard Merkel-style triggerplate action. But because it lacks sideplates, it has a similar look.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel. 1928. 6lbs, 1 oz: Another pre-war double from a famous European maker. This SxS is built on of the finest designs of all time — the Anson & Deeley boxlock action — and features ejectors. The action retails a ton of color-case hardening and has Woodward-style arcade fences, fine, hand-cut scroll engraving, and a Purdey-style hidden third bite. The gun has fantastic proportions and real sexy look to it.

Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Feathweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28" IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.
Auguste Francotte Featherweight Boxlock 12 GA 28″ IM/M Double Barrel,1928. 6 lb., 1 oz. No reserve. See it on Gunbroker.com now.

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Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun
Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun

Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun: Chambers: 2 3/4 Barrels: 28″ Gauge: 28 Gauge LOP: 14 5/8″ Weight: 6.25 lbs Choke Left: IC Choke Right: Mod. Price: $95,000

PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga - 26.5" - USED - OU
PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga – 26.5″ – USED – OU

PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga – 26.5″ – USED – OU: A gently used Perazzi 28ga with 26.5″ engraved by Creative Arts. A beautiful game scene on these side plates. The serial number is 112617 on the receiver and barrels. The barrels weight 1140g and are fixed IM/F. The barrel and stock grade are 8.5/10. Slight handling marks with some wear on the barrel and stock. Comes with original case. Please contact us if you need more photos or information. Length of Pull: 15″ DAC: 1 1/2″ DAF: 1 9/16″ DAH: 2″ Cast at Comb: 1/8″ Cast at Face: 3/8″ Cast at Heel: 5/8″ FIXED: IM/F Price: $37,999

Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop
Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop

Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop: Beautiful Filli. Piotti 28 gauge with fabulous wood and signed engraving. Long 14-3/4” Length of Pull to a checkered butt. Great engraving with full case coloring. Toplever inlaid with gold crown. Cased in a Nizzoli leather case with maker’s label and accessories including snap caps and mahogany cleaning rod with attachments. All metal and wood finishes in great condition. Made in 1989 with double triggers, rolled edge trigger guard and manual safety. It’s an upland gunner’s magic wand at 5lb 12oz. Not many 28 gauge Piottis around especially in the condition of this Italian beauty!  The 27” barrels have auto ejectors and are topped by a raised, solid tapered crosshatched rib. Chambered for 2-3/4” shotshells. The right barrel is bored 0.555 with a constriction of 0.010 for Modified choke. The left barrel is bored 0.554 and has a constriction of 0.015 for Improved Full choke. The breathtaking figure on the buttstock is beautifully finished and has crisp checkering. Stock dimensions are 14-3/4” to a checkered butt by 1-3/8” by 2”. Slightly cast-off for the righthand shot. Price: $27,500

Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened
Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened

Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened: Absolutely gorgeous 28ga Francotte Knockabout Single trigger. 14.25″ LOP 26″ Barrel 4.85 lb IC/LM Chokes Gorgeous Color case hardening in perfect condition! Price: $4,900

Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge
Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge

Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge: For your consideration, a Zoli & Rizzini side-by-side chambered in 28 Gauge. This piece was imported by the once-great outfitter, Abercrombie & Fitch and is equipped with extractors and a non-automatic safety. The splinter forearm is retained vis Anson type release. There is a blank, oval brass plate along the toe line. Stock dimensions are as follows: 14 1/4″ LOP, 2 1/8″ drop at heel, 1 11/16″ at face, and 1 5/16″ at comb. 28 Gauge. Price: $2,999.99

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STUNNING F.lli. RIZZINI R1E BEST SXS 12 GA. WITH 28" BARRELS! QUITE POSSIBLY UNFIRED
STUNNING F.lli. RIZZINI R1E BEST SXS 12 GA. WITH 28″ BARRELS! QUITE POSSIBLY UNFIRED

STUNNING F.lli. RIZZINI R1E BEST SXS 12 GA. WITH 28″ BARRELS! QUITE POSSIBLY UNFIRED: Just in direct from Italy – Stunning preowned F.lli. Rizzini R1E SXS 28″ barrels in near MINT condition. Engraved by Muffolini. Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: F. illi. Rizzini Model: R1E Serial Number: 2017 Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2.75″ Ejectors: Yes Condition: 99% Metal Condition: 98% Wood Condition: 98% Bore Condition: 100% Action: Sidelock Triggers: SINGLE Stock: Straight Stock Comb: 1.50″ Stock Heel: 2.25″ Fore End: Splinter LOP: 14.50″ Weight: 6-13 Manufacture Date: 1990 Choke Left: F Choke Right: M Case: Yes. Price: $39,980

Westley Richards - Boxlock, 16ga. 26" Barrels Choked IC/M
Westley Richards – Boxlock, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M

Westley Richards – Boxlock, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M: Barrels choked IC/Mod, beautiful circassian Turkish walnut capped pistol grip stock, checkered butt, beavertail forend, double triggers, automatic ejectors, solid game rib, crossbolt lockup, side clips, drop points on stock, absolutely gorgeous deep scroll engraving with WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO in ribbons, wedges engraved on breeches of barrels, wood and checkering in excellent condition, perfect and sharp engraving, strong case coloring, a great 16ga. lightweight game gun, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 14 oz. 14 1/8” x 1 ½” x 2 ½” Price: $12,995

A.H. Fox  20 Ga SPE Skeet & Upland, ejectors. A rare gun indeed
A.H. Fox  20 Ga SPE Skeet & Upland, ejectors. A rare gun indeed

A.H. Fox  20 Ga SPE Skeet & Upland, ejectors. A rare gun indeed: Original condition, unmolested. Tight and on face. SN 203865. No Factory letter. + original blue, Mfg 1939.  mirror bores. 26” Barrels, chokes R .002”, L .009”.  2 ¾” chambers. ejectors. Stock shows most of original finish. No cracks, splits or chips. Drop 1 9/16” x 2 3/4”. LOP 14 1/8” factory buttplate. Weight 6 lbs 7 ½ oz. One of approx.. 80 SP/SPE made with ejectors according to Michael McIntosh. A rare Fox model. All original condition. Wood is excellent condition, barrels have 95%+ blue, receiver has 70 % blue. You can see blue wear from carrying in the field.  Price: $7,795

J.P. Sauer & Son ~ Boxlock Double Barrel ~ 20 Gauge
J.P. Sauer & Son ~ Boxlock Double Barrel ~ 20 Gauge

J.P. Sauer & Son ~ Boxlock Double Barrel ~ 20 Gauge: For your consideration, a J. P. Sauer & Son boxlock double barrel shotgun chambered in 20 gauge. 24″ Blued Krupp Fluid Steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted, concave solid rib, standard markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions of .006/.019 inches. The casehardened boxlock action displays light floral scroll engraving, “J. P. SAUER & SON.” on either side, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley latch release and round knob pistol grip stock with Sauer buttplate. 20 Gauge. Metal Condition: Very good with widespread spotting and concentration Wood Condition: Excellent with minor handling marks Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 24″ Side by side barrel Triggers: Double trigger Stock Dimensions: 14 1/8″ LOP Fore End: Multi-point checkered splinter forend Butt Pad: Sauer black ribbed butt plate Weight: 6 lbs. Sights: Dual white bead sights Item Location: Las Vegas, NV Price: $3,999.99

BERETTA - 686E - Sporting - O/U - 20ga - 30" Mobilchoke - Cased
BERETTA – 686E – Sporting – O/U – 20ga – 30″ Mobilchoke – Cased

BERETTA – 686E – Sporting – O/U – 20ga – 30″ Mobilchoke – Cased: Factory Extended Chokes, LOP 14-7/8″, Drop 1-5/8″ to 2-1/2″, Cast Off, Weight 6 lbs. 7 oz. Very much like a Field Gun – except about 6 ounces heavier has an 8mm rib vice the 6mm on the field gun. Would make a Great Dove gun! Metal is 99% no real signs of wear. Wood has a few minor handling marks. This is a “Y” gun. That means Beretta sold it originally as a used gun – probably used as a demo at some point. Includes: Case, Papers, and Total Five Beretta Extended Chokes. Price: $2,175

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HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 12 GAUGE:
HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 12 GAUGE

HENRY ATKIN BEST SIDELOCK SxS 12 GAUGE: SN# 1141 MADE 1902 30″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.008 AND .014 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS MIN WALLS LT: ~.026 MIN WALLS RT: ~.023 RE-PROOFED 2021 1 1/8 OZ GUN PROOFED AT BORE SIZE 18.7 MM BORES LT: .733″ BORES RT: .733″ DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING 6LBS 11 OZ 2 1/8″ DAH 1 1/2″ DAC 14 5/8″ LOP OAK AND LEATHER CASE. Price: $14,950

Jeffery, London 12 Ga SXS Shotgun Box lock with Jeffrey case beautifully engraved, Damascus, English
Jeffery, London 12 Ga SXS Shotgun Box lock with Jeffrey case beautifully engraved, Damascus, English

Jeffery, London 12 Ga SXS Shotgun Box lock with Jeffrey case beautifully engraved, Damascus, English: Jeffrey Box lock 12 ga 2.5″ sxs boxlock damascus Beautiful scrollwork engraving with top coverage bores bright, tight on face( I never hear church bells) 30″ beautiful damascus patterned barrels weight 6.5 lb DAH 2 1/2 ” DAC 1 3/4″ LOP14 1/8″ chokes mod and cylinder, extractors. Price: $4,900

G&S Holloway/B. Jenkinson 20 ga. Boxlock. Side by Side
G&S Holloway/B. Jenkinson 20 ga. Boxlock. Side by Side

G&S Holloway/B. Jenkinson 20 ga. Boxlock. Side by Side: G&S Holloway/B. Jenkinson 20 gauge, boxlock ejector, 26″ barrels choked improved cylinder and modified.  Original.2 3/4″ chambers. Game rib inscribed ” B. Jenkinson New York N.Y.” Double triggers, auto safe.  Splinter forend.  Straight stock of well figured French walnut measures 1- 1/2″ comb, 2- 3/4″ heel, 14″ LOP with a 1-3/16″ extension. Slight cast off. Nicely engraved action retains 95% case color and charcoal blue.  Tight and on the face. Balance point just forward of the hinge pin. Jenkinson was the importer of G&S Holloway Birmingham which merged to become Holloway & Naughton making bespoke side by sides and over unders to this day. Weighs just 5lbs., 11 oz. Price: $4,750

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE 1961 OU
BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE 1961 OU

BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE 1961 OU: Round knob, long tang. 26.5 inch barrels. IC and Mod. 3 inch chambers. 14 1/4 LOP Browning horn butt plate. Original finish. 96-97% blue. Wood shows some hunting use. Action is tight. Excellent bores. Price: $3,250

BELGIUM 20 BOXLOCK MADE for LE PAGE in PARIS in 1938- 70% ENGRAVING COVERAGE with SIDEPLATES- 27 1/2" EXTRACT Bbls.- 70% CASE COLORS REMAIN- 6 Lb
BELGIUM 20 BOXLOCK MADE for LE PAGE in PARIS in 1938- 70% ENGRAVING COVERAGE with SIDEPLATES- 27 1/2″ EXTRACT Bbls.- 70% CASE COLORS REMAIN- 6 Lb

BELGIUM 20 BOXLOCK MADE for LE PAGE in PARIS in 1938- 70% ENGRAVING COVERAGE with SIDEPLATES- 27 1/2″ EXTRACT Bbls.- 70% CASE COLORS REMAIN- 6 Lb: #255, 20 Bore Pre-War Belgium Made for and Sold by Le Page in Paris, A SxS Boxlock Extractor Game Gun with Sideplates, Made in Belgium in 1938, 27 1/2″ Acier Cockerill steel extractor barrels with a rib extension and crossbolt at .628 .028 & .028″ (Full & Full), 2 1/2″ chambers, Correct bore size and Belgium proved at 16mm, 1,212 KG weight barrels, Side clip action body, Sideplates, Double triggers, Sling eyes, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4″ over a checkered butt with steel heel and toe caps, Neutral stock without any cast, 6 lbs., This piece has 70% coverage of nicely cut engraving on the frame and sidelpates, The barrels retain 80% original blue, It retains 70% of bright and vivid case colors, The wood is at 70% with typical handling marks but is still as solid as day one, The checkering is at 80%, The bores are bright and shiny and remain excellent. Here is a pretty tough pre-war Belgium 20 Bore game gun made in 1938 with quality lock-up. It is tight to the face and a very mechanically sound gun. It has “Le Page A Liege” in a Gold inlay on the rib plus “Acier Cockerill” inlaid in Gold. Faure Le Page was a French maker of some very elaborate high-end firearms that went to a lot of royal and imperial clientele. It began in 1716 by Louis Pigny and remained in the same family until 1913. They were famous for their pistols, and some are now shown in Royal Armories. Price: $2,200

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BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS
BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS

BOSS & CO PAIR OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUNS WITH EXTRA BARREL SETS: MATCHED PAIR; 29″ (1/A) & 26 (2/B)” BARRELS, GOLD LINE COCKING INDICATORS, 1/A BARRELS: IMPROVED CYLINDER AND MODIFIED, 2 1/2″, 2/B BARRELS: IMPROVED CYLINDER AND IMPROVED CYLINDER, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, NON AUTOMATIC SAFETY, STRAIGHT HAND GRIP, GAME FOREND, LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS. A matched pair of sidelock ejector shotguns with new extra barrel sets. The original barrels (1/A) are 29″ nitro proved barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers, choked Skeet and Skeet and a ribless top. The new barrels (2/B) are 26″ nitro proved barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers, choked Improved Cylinder and Improved Cylinder and a ribless top. The tops of all barrels are engraved “BOSS & CO. 13 DOVER STREET. PICCADILLY. LONDON. W.” The extensions of the barrels that mate to the action body have “1” and “2” gold inlays. The action bodies are adorned with traditional rose bouquets and scrolls with coin finish. Both sides are engraved “BOSS & CO” and “PATENT 3307.1909”, engraved top levers with “1” and “2” gold inlays and “SAFE” gold inlay on top tang ahead of engraved and checkered slide safe on gun number 1. The actions are fit with double triggers protected by a engraved trigger guards, gold line cocking indicators and non-automatic safties. Well figured reddish brown European walnut stocks with checkered English straight hand grips, drop points and burgundy leather covered recoil pads. The straight hand grip is supported by a long engraved bottom tang with serial numbers in gold. Game forends with matching checkering, engraved forend tips with “1” and “2” gold inlays and Anson style push button releases. The exterior metal of irons near actions are engraved “BOSS’S PATENT NO 3308.1909”. 14-7/8″ LOP’s to burgundy leather covered recoil pads. The shotguns are presented in a pair oak and leather travel case with brass corners. Price: POR 

Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga Pigeon gun
Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga Pigeon gun

Fabbri Extra SxS 12 ga: Fabbri sidelock SxS shotgun.  This beautiful shotgun is a type:  Pigeon: model: Extra, which was hand crafterin 1971 by, arguably, the best gun maker in the world, Ivo Fabbri. 12 gauge with 28” Bohler Super Blitz Steel barrels. The barrels are marked 1.320kg which is 2 lbs. 15 ounces and that is just what they weigh. The bores are both marked 18.4cm which is .726” diameter and again they measure just that. The right barrel is choked .016” (Modified) and the left barrel is .025” (IM). 2 ¾” chambers. The bores are mirror perfect.  The raised, hand filed, solid rib tapers from 7/16” to ¼”. Single metal bead at the muzzle. The nicely figured stock has a 14 5/8” LOP from the front trigger to the end of the 7/8” Cole recoil pad.  (The original Fabbri pad is in the case!). There is 1 ¼” DAC with 2” DAH and right-hand cast of ¼” at the heel and 3/8” at the toe.  Up front is a matching beavertail forearm. Double triggers, automatic/selective ejectors, non-automatic safety. The gun weighs 7 lbs. 4 oz. and balances just on the back half of the hinge pin. Anson style push button forearm release. The barrel blue and trigger guard blue retain 99% original finish. The frames case colors are deep and dark with just traces of were on the outer edges. The wood has 97% finishes with a few light handling marks and a small “ding” at the toe along with a small rub spot on the left side of the forearm checkering. As all Fabbri shotguns, this is an exceptional piece of engineering.  It is truly a “best” quality SxS shotgun in spectacular condition for being 51 years old! Price: $36,500

Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag - A&F gun in superb all original condition:
Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag – A&F gun in superb all original condition:

Truly Exceptional L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga with original hang tag – A&F gun in superb all original condition: Truly superb and all original L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga.  Easily the finest example of this grade and configuration I have handled.  Made in 1922 and shipped to Abercrombie and Fitch.  Made with 28″ barrels, Hunter One SST, splinter forend, capped pistol grip buttstock with original buttplate.  Accompanying the gun is the original hang tag from Abercrombie which shows the gun exactly as found today.  Beautifully engraved with scroll and game scenes on sides and fantastically executed gold crown in top lever.  Stocks show excellent grain and color and are sound.

Overall, the gun remains in excellent to near mint original condition with more than 95% bold original case color remaining.  Barrels retain more than 97% original blue.  Stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks, most notably a couple of old impressions but the right side of the top tang, but otherwise excellent to near mint with nearly all of their original finish remaining.  Buttplate is near mint.  Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp and the gun appears very little used and very well taken care of.  It comes with its original hang tag and LCSCA research letter confirming the gun as found today. This is a gem of a Smith small bore.  If you like investment grade Amerian doubles – this is it! Price: $28,950

Westley Richards - Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26" Barrels Choked IC/M
Westley Richards – Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M

Westley Richards – Drop Lock, 98% Case Colored, Pre-War, 20ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M: Proofed at 2 ½” and the chamber length remains 2 ½”. Drop Lock, patented single selective one trigger. Magnificent game scene and scroll engraving, side clip, third fastener, recessed checkered side panels, drop points, fleur-de-lis deluxe checkering, heel and toe plates, capped horn grip gap that is also engraved like the gun. Retains 98% of case color and blue, including on trigger and drop plate. Jeweled drop lock with interior hinged floor plate. Highly figured Turkish walnut, engraving is sharp like the day it was made. Gun remains AS NEW. Unused. Has all of its pre-war finishes. Truly an outstanding gun. 5 lbs. 7 oz. 14 ¼” x 1 5/8″ x 2 ½” Price: $26,995

ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun
ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun

ANTONIO ZOLI Expedition 12 GA OU Shotgun: Make  ANTONIO ZOLI Model    Expedition Serial #     252963 Country of Origin     Italy Barrel Length (in Inches)     29-1/2 (75cm) Choke R/U     IM Choke L/O     F (Full) Trigger      DT (Double) Stock Configuration     Pistol Grip, Factory recoil pad Forearm Type      Field Style Rib Type     Solid rib Receiver Finish    Casehardened Engraving Type     Fine Scroll Engraving  Other Options     ABS case, 3″ chambers, Extractors Condition    Near PERFECT Weight    7#1oz Dimensions  1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ x 14 7/8″ with 1/4 cast off. Price: $5,000

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Manufrance Ideal Grade 5 16 ga SxS Shotgun
Manufrance Ideal Grade 5 16 ga SxS Shotgun

Manufrance Ideal Grade 5 16 ga SxS Shotgun: Manufrance Grade 5 16 ga under lever produced in 1931 with dual safety for right or left hand shooter. It has the retractable sling that makes it handy for carry on distance walks.  It is in very high condition.  It never fit me quite right and I did not want to alter it. It has straight stock with LOP to front trigger at 14.25 inches. The drop at the heel is 2 5/8″ and 1 5/8 inches at the comb. The gun weight is 6.2 lbs on my bath room scale.  The barrels are 70 MM left brl is approx imately XF and the right brl is F on my slide in gauge. The case colors are very good and the checering also very good. The barrel blue is nice with no dents etc.  The stock has minor handling marks.The butt plate is original to the gun. The best part of this gun is the dual safety feature for left or right had shooter. Price: $4,500

Very nice F. Castellani 12ga Game gun - a hand made, hand engraved full sidelock gun of very fine quality
Very nice F. Castellani 12ga Game gun – a hand made, hand engraved full sidelock gun of very fine quality

Very nice F. Castellani 12ga Game gun – a hand made, hand engraved full sidelock gun of very fine quality: Proofed in 1985, this full sidelock and nicely rose and scroll engraved gun exhibits very fine quality.  The gun, made with 28-1/2″ fluid steel barrels with splinter forend.  The splinter forend made with Anson type pushbutton release is checkered in point pattern.  The coin finished action is nicely engraved in very fine rose and scroll engraving.  The blued top lever is also very nicely scroll engraved as seen in the photos.  Straight english grip buttstock is nicely point pattern checkered.  The buttstock terminates with a finely checkered butt. Overall, the gun remains in excellent original condition.  Barrels retain more than 97% original blue with brilliant shiny bores.  Action is excellent with nearly all of its fine original coin finish remaining.  Stocks are sound with only minor handling marks and retain nearly all of their original finish with only a couple of minor light impressions.  Top lever well right of center.  Mechanics are crisp, ejectors snap with authority and the gun is nice and tight. This is an exceptionally nice and high quality full sidelock gun which is well finished and deserving of great merit.  The gun is very reasonably priced and should be valued much higher.  Price: $4,195

Parker VHE 12ga SxS Shotgun Nice
Parker VHE 12ga SxS Shotgun Nice

Parker VHE 12ga SxS Shotgun Nice: About excellent overall condition with vivid case coloring remaining, with a couple spots of finish loss present on barrel. Marring to original finish present on stock. Choked full/improved mod, LOP 14 3/8″ with ejectors. Mfd in 1928. Drop 1-1/2″:2-1/2″ 6lb 15oz 1-1/2 Frame. Price: $2995

Sig Arms ~ Aurora TR30 ~ 20 GA OU Shotgun
Sig Arms ~ Aurora TR30 ~ 20 GA OU Shotgun

Sig Arms ~ Aurora TR30 ~ 20 GA: Sig Arms model Aurora TR30 20 gauge over/under shotgun with 28″ barrels, three inch chambers, ejectors, and single selective trigger. Factory flush choke tubes. Modified and improve modified included. The bores are bright with no dings, dents, rings, or bulges. Action has some light case color loss at the edges. Barrels show some minor wear at the muzzles and some light scratches. Checkered stock and fore end show some light handling marks and scratches, though none are through the finish. Price: $1,899.99

AYA NUMBER 3 BOXLOCK SXS 20GA 28IN LIGHT
AYA NUMBER 3 BOXLOCK SXS 20GA 28IN LIGHT

AYA NUMBER 3 BOXLOCK SXS 20GA 28IN LIGHT: A sweetheart of a game gun from one of Spains most prominent makers.  Light and lively at just 5lbs 4oz. Great mechanical and cosmetic condition. No issues. Price: $1,875

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET
HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET

HOLLAND & HOLLAND MODELE DE LUXE SXS, 12 GAUGE, FACTORY 2 BARREL SET: 27″ BARRELS, IC/IM CHOKED – 27″ BARRELS, M/F CHOKED – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – AUTOMATIC EJECTORS – ONE SPLINTER FOREND – STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK – CHECKERED BUTT – GAME RIBS – HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS – HOLLAND & HOLLAND SELF OPENERS – ROLLED EDGE TRIGGER GUARD – LATE 1950’S MANUFACTURE – INCLUDES MAKER’S CASE. 6 LBS. 8 OZ. 14 5/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 2″. Price: $52,500

PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

PREATER-ENGRAVED JOHN DICKSON & SON PATENT ROUND-ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN: KEN PREATER ENGRAVED, FEATURED IN JUNE 2022 ISSUE THE FIELD, 12 GAUGE, 27″ BARRELS, IMPROVED CYLINDER AND IMPROVED MODIFIED, 2-3/4″, EJECTORS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, AUTOMATIC SAFETY, STRAIGHT HAND GRIP, SPLINTER FOREND, CHECKERED BUTT, 6 LBS 4 OZ, 15″ LOP. PREATER-ENGRAVED Dickson patent Round-Action 12 bore game gun with 27″ blacked round nitro proved chopper-lump barrels that are fit with ejectors, a smooth concave game rib and a brass bead front sight. The rib is engraved “JOHN DICKSON & SON, 21 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH.” and has a gold-inlaid “1” in an oval near the breech. Proved for 2-3/4″ cartridges and choked Improved Cylinder & Improved Modified. The sides of the vibrant case color hardened action body are finely engraved with game scenes of pheasant, partridge and grouse in their natural habitats, surrounded by flowing leaf and scroll carved in relief on a matted background with “JOHN DICKSON & SON” in scrolling banners. Carved fences in high relief with filiform leaf motifs on a matted background. The underside of the action body is gold-inlaid with “DICKSON’S PATENT” and the triggerplate is signed “Engr. K. E. PREATER”. The action is fit with gold-washed cocking levers, case color hardened double triggers, blacked top lever with gold-inlaid “1” and automatic safety with gold-inlaid “SAFE” ahead of the checkered safety slide. Boldly-figured deluxe quality walnut stock with traditional English straight hand grip, engraved gold stock oval and splinter fore-end with Anson type push button release with “1” on the fore-end tip. 15” LOP to a checkered butt, Cast Off 1/4” at face, 6 Lbs. 4 Oz. The shotgun lives in the associated trunk case. Shotgun incorporates Dickson patents 9399 and 10621 of 1887. Ken Preater was Holland & Holland’s chief engraver and was responsible for much of the work on the Products of Excellence Series and many of the unique commissions that Holland & Holland Undertook in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This shotgun is featured in the June issue of “The Field” magazine in the article, “The Best British Gunmakers of Today”. Price: $46,000

Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge - 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc:
Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge – 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc:

Fox SPE Skeet and Upland 16 Gauge – 1 of about 20, RARE!, SST, Vintage Firearms Inc: Year 1939, 16 Gauge, 6lb 10oz, Chokes .020/.032  M/F, LOP 14 1/4″ mid, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 303823. The Fox SP Grade was introduced in 1932.  Just a year before, Winchester introduced the Model 21, a popular shotgun then and now.  Fox saw the opportunity to make some cost saving changes in the appearance of the Fox with the new SP Grade.  With its smooth-sided black frame, rounded stock and action, the gun appeared more an English boxlock, and similar to the new Model 21. Internally it was like every other Fox.  By 1934, Savage/Fox introduced the SPE Skeet and Upland Game gun. A VERY RARE GUN, WITH ONLY ABOUT 20 MADE IN 16 GAUGE, EVERY FOX COLLECTOR SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE IN THEIR COLLECTION. This fine Fox SPE Skeet and Upland gun, sn303823 made in 1939, is a fully documented special-order SPE Skeet and Upland and remains in excellent condition.  THE BARRELS, ACTION, AND TRIGGER GUARD ARE FACTORY UNTOUCHED CONDITION AND ABOUT 96% OVERALL. Vintage Firearms restored the factory original wood in 2019 with a Truoil hand-rubbed finish, as the original factory finish was flaking.  Special ordered with a Fox/Kautzky single selective trigger, ejectors, LONG FOREND WITH VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (one-of-a-kind forend wood), and ivory bead.  The gun shipped with nicely figured walnut, much nicer than most SP Grade guns.  All the details of this gun are clearly documented on the factory order card that is shown with the photos of this gun, as well as a Roe Clark factory letter.  Look at this Fox!  All the hard edges are gone, with the action rounded top and bottom, the breech balls filed to the shape of the barrels like an XE grade, the head of the stock rounded with no “side panels”…a true round bodied Fox.  ELEGANT INDEED!  Price: $10,950

Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29" bbls
Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29″ bbls

Rizzini Artemis Classic 20ga OU shotgun 29″ bbls: Classic English Stock 20ga 29″. LOP-14-1/2, DAC-1-1/2, DAH-2-1/2, Cast Off 3/16 – 6-1/2lbs. Price: $3,995

WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN
WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN

WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S SHOTGUN: WILLIAM FORD BIRMINGHAM 1930 MFG DATE, DELUXE BOXLOCK 12GA S/S, CASE COLORED ACTION WITH FULL COVERAGE SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 1/2, CHOKED SK/IC, STANDARD GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 14 7/8, 1 1/2, 2 1/8, 6LBS 4OZ, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORS, VIVID ORIGINAL CC, BLUE 98%, WOOD HAS NO CRACKS JUST A FEW LIGHT HANDLING MARKS. Price: $2,895

FYI: The accuracy of these listings has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the sellers. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed items. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.

Online auction alert: 20g Beretta 686 Blackwing O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002 …

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3" Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002

When it combines to shotguns that offer a ton of quality and value, Beretta’s 686 line of OUs are had to beat — especially when they’re set up like the 20g Blackwing you see here. Lock Stock and Barrel Investments has it listed on Gunbroker.com right now, and the online auction listing ends next Sunday, 7/10/2022, @ 8:25 PM.

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3" Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002

From what I can see, the gun looks like it’s built on the same action and design as other 686-model Beretta’s — but with one exception. The barrels feature an interesting ribless design. This must make the gun lighter than a standard 20g 686. It was probably a little less expensive for Beretta to build, too.

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3" Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002

Here’s more info about this shotgun from the seller:

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3" Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002: Serial Number: P19963B, Year of Manufacture: 2002 (BS date code), Gauge: 20 Gauge, 3” Shells, Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors.

Markings: The top tang is marked “P19963B / BLACKWING”, the bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY”, “BERETTA”, the Beretta logo, and “Blackwing”. The receiver has extensive scroll and floral engraving on the sides and the bottom. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED”. The top of the forend iron is marked “P19963B”. The left of the top barrel is marked “20 GA. 3” – 28”” and at the chamber with “BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / GARDONE VT”. The left of the top barrel below the top of the forend is marked “CAM 76” and “15.9” next to a proof mark. The left of the bottom barrel is marked “EXCELSIOR-HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL / KG0.990”, “15.9” and with an Italian proof, the bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “28240 M”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “P19963B” with two proof marks and “BS” date code. The right of the top barrel at the chamber is marked “BERETTA USA CORP., ACKK, MD. / MADE IN ITALY”.

Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3" Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002

Barrel Length: 28”, Vent-Rib, Choke: The bores are threaded to accept different chokes. The currently installed chokes are Improved Cylinder over Skeet. One additional Full choke is also included.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead at the front of the ventilated rib. The top of the rib is checkered to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with a schnabel tipped forend, straight grip, straight comb, a plain brown recoil pad and an unmarked brass plate inlet to the toe-line. The forearm appears to have been refinished at some point. The sides of the buttstock show some faint lines. There is intermittent light bubbling in the finish on the forearm, notably along the upper left edge. The forearm also shows some nicks and scuffs through the finish. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at comb is about 1 3/8″, drop at heel is about 2 1/8″. The cast is about neutral. The buttpad is soft with light wear. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Matte Black, Finish Originality: Original, Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are sparsely scattered little nicks and scratches on the barrel set and some light finish loss on the sides from contact with the forearm. There is light thinning on the leading edges of the receiver and on the lever. The trigger plate shows a slight plum hue. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a black hard case with the previously mentioned choke and a choke wrench.

Our (seller’s) Assessment: The Beretta 686 Blackwing can be used for many many purposes. From shooting skeet with your friends, to hunting wild game, the Beretta 686 Blackwing are great shotguns to have. This one on display is in about Fine condition with bright bores and sound mechanics. This beauty has plenty of life left in her.

ATTENTION: The accuracy of this listing has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the seller. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed item. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.

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C.S. ROSSON BEST "THUMB BREAK" SIDELOCK SXS 28 GAUGE
C.S. ROSSON BEST “THUMB BREAK” SIDELOCK SXS 28 GAUGE

C.S. ROSSON BEST “THUMB BREAK” SIDELOCK SXS 28 GAUGE: SN# 3359, MADE 1931, 27″ SWAMPED RIB BARRELS (.005 AND .016 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, NP 5/8 OZ, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, BUTT PLATE, EXCELLENT AS NEW CONDITION, MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE, 4LBS 9 OZ, 2 1/2″ DAH, 1 3/4″ DAC, 14 5/8″ LOP. Price: $32,500

PERUGINI & VISINI CLASSIC 20GA. EJECTOR SIDELOCK DOUBLEGUN CIRCA 1980’S WITH CASE
PERUGINI & VISINI CLASSIC 20GA. EJECTOR SIDELOCK DOUBLEGUN CIRCA 1980’S WITH CASE

PERUGINI & VISINI CLASSIC 20GA. EJECTOR SIDELOCK DOUBLEGUN CIRCA 1980’S WITH CASE: 28” barrels with 2 ¾” chambers choked modified and improved modified. Classic Holland and Holland type hand detachable side locks, single trigger automatic ejector side by side in near new condition. Best Quality Holland and Holland style Celtic scroll engraving with full coverage. Maker’s name on barrels and lock plates. Blued barrels and coin finished locks, frame and mounts with all the finish remaining. Deluxe walnut checkered forend and stock with 14 5/8th inch pull and 2 ¼”-1 ½” drop. Diamond checkered butt. Weight 6 ¼ pounds. Mint bore and perfect working order. Original factory Brady full leather luggage case with brass corner mounts and original Perugini Visini & Co. label. Price: $22,500

Westley Richards - Boxlock, 16ga. 26" Barrels Choked IC/M:
Westley Richards – Boxlock, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M:

Westley Richards – Boxlock, 16ga. 26″ Barrels Choked IC/M: Barrels choked IC/Mod, beautiful circassian Turkish walnut capped pistol grip stock, checkered butt, beavertail forend, double triggers, automatic ejectors, solid game rib, crossbolt lockup, side clips, drop points on stock, absolutely gorgeous deep scroll engraving with WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO in ribbons, wedges engraved on breeches of barrels, wood and checkering in excellent condition, perfect and sharp engraving, strong case coloring, a great 16ga. lightweight game gun, available for immediate delivery.  5 lbs. 14 oz. 14 1/8” x 1 ½” x 2 ½” Price: $12,995

Beautiful and desirable Parker Repro DHE 28ga - 28" PG,DT, BTFE, Long LOP with killer wood & case
Beautiful and desirable Parker Repro DHE 28ga – 28″ PG,DT, BTFE, Long LOP with killer wood & case

Beautiful and desirable Parker Repro DHE 28ga – 28″ PG, DT, BTFE, Long LOP with killer wood & case: The hardest of the 28ga guns to find, the 28″ barrel double trigger, beavertail forend, pistol grip with 14-3/4″ LOP.  Gun appears near mint in the case.  Canvas cover is missing.  Virtually all original finishes remaining on wood and metal surfaces.  Mechanics are crisp, bores are brilliant and shiny. Price: $7,795 

JEFFERY 12 BOXLOCK EJECT- MADE in 1938- 30" Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- SPLINTER- STRAIGHT HAND- ORIG PIECE- CYL. & FULL- 2 1/2"- 14 1/2"
JEFFERY 12 BOXLOCK EJECT- MADE in 1938- 30″ Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- SPLINTER- STRAIGHT HAND- ORIG PIECE- CYL. & FULL- 2 1/2″- 14 1/2″

JEFFERY 12 BOXLOCK EJECT- MADE in 1938- 30″ Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- SPLINTER- STRAIGHT HAND- ORIG PIECE- CYL. & FULL- 2 1/2″- 14 1/2″: #37976, W.J. Jeffery & Co. Ltd, 9 Golden Square Regent St. London W1, 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1938, 30″ Dovetail Lump barrels at .727 .000 & .036 (Cyl. & Full), 2 1/2″ chambers, Double triggers, Splinter forend, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 2 7/8″ over a grooved horn buttplate, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 15 oz., 20% coverage of scroll & border engraving, Solid wood with decent color & contrast, The piece retains 70% original case colors, The original barrel blue is at 85%, The wood with the original oil finish is at 83-85% with scattered handling & hunting marks, The checkering still at 90%, Both the forend & buttstock is solid in every respect. The bores are excellent plus with one very small ding in the right barrel that is pinhead in size. All the screws are in excellent shape and the gun is totally original since built except the right barrel choke. A light 2 1/2″ game gun that has a lot of mechanical life left for many years of upland sport. Price: $2,850

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Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case - Choice in every regard!!! 
Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case – Choice in every regard!!!

Truly exceptional & finest quality fully optioned all original Parker 12ga A1 Special w/ fantastic Huey Case – Choice in every regard!!! Exceedingly rare all original Parker A-1 Special 12ga built on a #2 frame with 30″ original Peerless Steel ventilated rib barrels.  Original beavertail forend is beautifully checkered and iron fully engraved.  The receiver is full coverage “Invincible” style scroll engraved with game scenes – very rare on any A1 Special, this one with large Ruffed Grouse on bottom, Geese with Pointer on left, Pheasant with setter on right all surrounded by perfectly executed full coverage scroll.  Barrels with scroll wedges at breech ends and frame with carved fences and carved pigtails on the bottom.  Stocked with an exceptional piece of European Walnut and fantastically checkered as seen in the photos.  Back end of the butt has a small Monte Carol and terminates with its original hardening Silvers pad.  Housed in a magnificent Marvin Huey elephant hide and oak case.  The case is custom fitted for this gun with accessories and is a remarkable work of art in its own right with a replacement cost today in excess of $5500!  Overall, the gun remains in fantastic all original untouched condition.  The barrels retain more than 97% original blue.  Action retains a lot of the original case color, particularly strong on the sides, but percentage is hard to ascertain due to the full coverage engraving.  Easily more than 50%, though.  Stocks are beautiful, sound, and original and retain nearly all of their original finish with only very minor handling marks.  The bores are brilliant and shiny, mechanics are crisp.  Gun was not used very much.  Case is near mint with only very minor rubs. Price: POR    

Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga - The First 410 H&W Ever Built - Boss Style Forward Rib Forend - 27” - Magnificent Masterpiece:
Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga – The First 410 H&W Ever Built – Boss Style Forward Rib Forend – 27” – Magnificent Masterpiece:

Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg SLE 410ga – The First 410 H&W Ever Built – Boss Style Forward Rib Forend – 27” – Magnificent Masterpiece: Scalloped Frame – Deepset Narrow Barrels – Gold Inlays – Magnificent Custom Build by the finest German Craftsmen Extant – Featuring the Deepest Case Colors with Bobwhite Quail and Woodcock – Tiny English Style Scroll – Slender Sleek Styling – Potentially the finest craftsmanship I have ever listed for sale on my page. Maker’s Case, Cover and Accessories – a Fine Shotgun like no other. Shotgun Gauge: .410 Gauge Manufacturer: Hartmann & Weiss of Hamburg Model: Sidelock Ejector Boss Style Serial Number: 96-410 Barrel Length: 27” Condition: As New Stock: English Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Stock Cast: Cast off for right hand Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 1/4” Finish: Fine hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozs Chokes: M/F. Price: $205,000

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28" IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC
F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28″ IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC

F.LLI PIOTTI King No.1 28ga 28″ IC & F, Gold crest, Engraving by Contessa, 5#7oz, Factory leather case, EXC: Serial # 7466, Country of Origin  Italy, Barrel Length (in Inches) 28″, Choke R IC(.008), Choke L  F (F.025), Trigger DT (Double), Articulated trigger, Stock Configuration  Straight Grip, Gold oval, Checkered butt, Forearm Type  Splinter Forearm, Gold crest, Rib Type  Matted Concave Rib, Receiver Finish  Coin Finish Engraving Type  King I fine Italian scroll with bouquets by Contessa, Gold crown on top lever, Piotti name in gold Other Options  Factory leather case Condition  EXC. Plus Condition Weight  5#7oz Dimensions  11/2 x 2 1/4 x 14 1/2 with 1/8 cast off. Price: $25,000

Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER
Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER

Miroku L-II 12-bore Boxlock English Stock like Browning BSS but BETTER: For sale is a super nice Miroku L-II boxlock. This sleek 12-bore features a classic Anson and Deeley type boxlock action made popular by the Birmingham, England guntrade. Miroku is the maker of the Browning BSS and this is a cousin to that gun. Basically, its the same gun made in the same factory by the craftsman with a different name on it… But this Miroku is much better finished! This Miroku was intended for the European market and was purchased by a military man serving overseas. These European offerings are much better finished guns than the Browning versions in my opinion. This particular model looks like the classic English boxlock. The color cased action is nicely shaped and beautifully hand engraved with well-cut scroll engraving. The 28″ barrels are well struck and are choked IMP/FULL… a classic English choke combination. They’re topped with a flat rib and are balanced by a walnut stock classically configured with straight grip, splinter forend, and hand-cut checkering. The butt is finished with a silvers recoil pad. This shotgun is in great condition. The bores are clean, and barrel walls are free from dents. The stocks oil finish is still good and the stock is solid (though it does have a repaired crack from fall on a quail hunt 15 years ago. Many hundreds of rounds have been fired since that time with no issue). As you would expect, the gun functions perfectly. The lock up is rock solid, and the trigger pulls are nice and crisp. This quality gun is ready to provide a lifetime of reliable use to it new owner. Maker: Miroku, Model: L-II, Barrels: 28″, Chokes: IMP/FULL, Weight: 6lbs 12oz, DAC: 1 3/8″, DAH: 2 5/16″, LOP: 14 3/8″ over silvers pad, Cast: appears to be neutral. Price: $1,950

H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels
H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels

H Monk SXS 12g Boxlock 28 inch barrels: This is a dynamite English Double!! It’s in excellent shape! DOC 1.5″ DOH 2.5″ Lop 14.25″. weight is 6.25 lb. Chambers are 2.5 inches barrels are 28 inches long. This is a light dynamic shotgun!! You can carry this gun all day and it’s a delight to shoot. Chocked IC and MOD. You simply won’t find modern guns arhat are this well made and this dynamic for ten times the price. Price: $1,150

FYI: The accuracy of these listings has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the sellers. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed items. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.

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Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga - 27” - IC/M - DT - Checkered Butt - Splinter - K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll
Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll

Watson Bros. BEST SLE 28ga – 27” – IC/M – DT – Checkered Butt – Splinter – K.L. Smith Engraved in Magnificent English Custom Scroll: This is an uplander’s dream gun – slender and sleek – beautiful with the finest accoutrements in detail and design. Condition: 97% Metal Condition: 95% some minor bluing wear Wood Condition: 98% Bore Condition: 99% Triggers: Double English Stock: Straight Grip Stock Comb: 1 3/8” Stock Heel: 2 1/4” Stock Cast: Right handed cast off Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Checkered Butt LOP: 14 1/4” to front trigger Rib: Concave Game Rib Finish: Hand Rubbed Oil Weight: 5 lbs 4 ozs Chokes: .009/.015 IC/M. Further Notes: Mike Louca is the foremost Barrel Smith, extant.  Watson Brothers was purchased, the name, from Atkin, Grant, and Lang about 1988 when Mike was still working at Purdey as the lead barrel maker. Watson Brothers is the last gunmaker owned English Gun builder in England. Watson Brothers truly carries on the British Bespoke Gunmaking tradition – this gun is built on a modified Beesley Action, the same action on which the Purdey SXS is built.  The innovation is beyond cool.  He has changed the ejectors, massive improvement, triggers, and barrels.  One could easily argue that this is the finest English gun made today. Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge Model: Best SLE Serial Number: 20015 Barrel Length: 27” Chambers: 2 3/4” Ejectors: Self Opener. Price: $69,500

Greifelt - Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26" Barrels
Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels

Greifelt – Highest Grade 1 Miniature, .410. OU shotgun, 26″ Barrels: Extremely rare! Imported by Von Lengerke & Detmold. Double trigger, auto ejector, front trigger hinged, solid rib, butt plate, scalloped frame, made in 1929 and is virtually new, unfired, 100% case color, 100% wood finish, and 100% blue including trigger guard. Couple of handling marks. This gun is considered one of the many to be none finer, extremely complex, beautifully scroll engraved. The very finest available. The smallest high-grade gun. 3lbs. 14 oz. 14 3/8″ x 1 ½” x 2 ¾” Price: $39,500

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant - an early Damascus Gun that remains as new - impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect
The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect

The finest Parker GH 16ga Extant – an early Damascus Gun that remains as new – impossible to improve on and guaranteed original in every respect: Without question, the single finest 16ga Damascus hammerless I’ve offered in recent times, this GH 16ga made on a #1 frame with 28″ damascus barrels.  Made with double triggers, extractors, splinter forend, auto safety, capped pistol grip buttstock with original Dogs Head Buttplate.  Engraved in standard early Grade 2 pattern as seen in the photos. Overall, this gun remains in as close to mint original condition as can be obtained. Retaining virtually all of its original finishes to wood and metal surfaces with brilliant shiny bores and crisp mechanics.  The gun appears factory test fired only and is remarkable for being over 110 years old!  It is impossible to find a better, more original or mint example of this configuration and I guarantee the finishes to be original in all respects.  This gun comes to me from one of the finest Parker Collections ever assembled and was used as a benchmark in that collection for more than 20 years. Price: $18,500

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4" CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES
AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES

AYA 12 BORE 2 Bbl. SET BEST MOD 52 SIDELOCK- SUPERB ENGRAVING- MADE in 1947- BOTH Bbls 27 3/4″ CHOPPER LUMP THIRD BITE- ALL ORIG BORES & CHOKES: #9853, 12 Bore 2 Barrel Set AYA-Aguirre & Aranzabal-Made in Spain: A Super Engraved Model 52 Assist Opening Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Made in 1947, Both barrels are 27 3/4″ Nickel-Chrome Chopper Lump barrels with a Hidden Third Bite, Hand detachable sidelocks with a hidden release, Gold plated internals on the locks, The original set of barrels at .725 .000 & .023″ (Cyl. & Slightly Open Imp.Mod), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on both barrels at .034″, 1,440 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed; THEN in 1955 the AYA Factory installed another set of barrels at .727 .031″ & .049″ (Tight Imp.Mod. & Extra Full), Original 2 3/4″, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .031″ and .035″ on the left barrel, 1,390 KG weight barrels, Original bores and chokes as proofed, Double triggers with the front articulated, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8″ over a 1″ pad, Neutral stock for the right or left hand, 7 lbs. 4 oz. with the original barrels and 7 lbs. 2 oz. with the 1955 barrels, Very nice wood with nice black/brown contrast, The butt matches the forend well; 100% engraving coverage of very fine scroll, roses, floral and ribbons, This is very well cut engraving with excellent detail that is seldom seen on a Spanish gun, This engraving doesn’t take a back seat to most of the best guns coming out of England or Europe, The barrel blue on both at 99%, The frame finish at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 96-97%, The bores on both barrel sets are excellent, Both set of barrels are smack on the face, This piece points great with these stock dimensions. A Slight Crack on the Forend Repaired by English Gunmaker Jack Rowe. The whole is cased in a metal cornered Spanish trunk case. Price: $6,400

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga
Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga

Winchester 21 SxS Shotgun 12ga: Pre-World War II. 2 3/4 inch chambers with extractors, Winchester “WP” proofs on the flats, and “MOD./FULL” marked chokes. Standard markings and proofs on the water table with double triggers and tang mounted manual safety. Checkered walnut splinter forearm and pistol grip stock. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 inches. Excellent original finish. Price: $4,995

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Pre-Owned Perazzi DHO Side by Side Field SxS Shotgun | 12GA 28 3/8" | SN#: 5397
Pre-Owned Perazzi DHO Side by Side Field SxS Shotgun | 12GA 28 3/8″ | SN#: 5397

Pre-Owned Perazzi DHO Side by Side Field Shotgun | 12GA 28 3/8″ | SN#: 5397: Absolutely gorgeous Abercrombie & Fitch Perazzi DHO import. This gun is in near immaculate condition with virtually zero signs of wear. Fully side-plated, floral engraved and color case hardened receiver, custom engraved top lever, long tang trigger guard truly and elegant fine checkering take this side by side to the next level. Gauge:  12GA Barrel Length:  28 3/8″ Barrel Weight: 1300g  Bore Diameter:  — Chamber:  — Chokes:  Fixed: */*** Rib: 11mm – 7mm Tapered Stock Dimensions Drop at Nose:  1 3/8″ Drop at Heel: 2 1/16″ Cast: RH ¼ Off at the Heel. 3/8 at the Toe Length of Pull:  14 3/8″ w/4° Pitch Forend Style: Beavertail Comb: Fixed Weight: 7lb 1.9oz Shotgun Condition Barrel(s): Excellent Condition: No signs of rust or pitting.  Receiver: Excellent Condition: No scratches, dings or dents. All moving parts appear in good working order. Clean stock oval.  Forend: Excellent Condition: No marring of wood, checkering and finish in great shape. Stock: Excellent Condition: No marring of wood, checkering and finish in great shape. Price: $32,500

CASED FRASER SxS DOUBLE RIFLE IN CALIBER 360 EXPRESS
CASED FRASER SxS DOUBLE RIFLE IN CALIBER 360 EXPRESS

CASED FRASER SxS DOUBLE RIFLE IN CALIBER 360 EXPRESS: Beautiful little gun. 26 inch barrels with excellent bores chambered in 360 EX caliber. Original 2-leaf Express rear sight. Full length matted rib marked Fraser. Fraser marked scope. Gun comes with about 200 rounds of 360 Nitro Express. Also a couple of belts and other miscellaneous accouterments. Delicate and elaborate engraving. Most all case color remains. Wood is in good condition with a delicate cheek piece and crisp checkering.  Top mounted safety. Sling eyes on the stock and barrel. Excellent inside and out. Nice complete hunters package. Price: $30,500

Truly unique & fine Parker Grade 2 16ga made with Stars and Stripes Damascus brls - The only original Parker Bros. Gun known w/ this type of barrels! 
Truly unique & fine Parker Grade 2 16ga made with Stars and Stripes Damascus brls – The only original Parker Bros. Gun known w/ this type of barrels!

Truly unique & fine Parker Grade 2 16ga made with Stars and Stripes Damascus brls – The only original Parker Bros. Gun known w/ this type of barrels!  Truly an exceptional small bore hammer gun- and unique amongst collectors this is literally the only gun with this type of original damascus pattern known.  This gun, a grade 2 made on a “0” frame with 28″ American Flag Bunting (Stars and Stripes) Damascus pattern.  The gun is original in all respects and remains in excellent original condition.  Bores are bright and shiny and mechanics are crisp.  Case colors are bold, vivid and excellent.  Stocks are sound and retain most all of their original finish.  Barrels retain nearly all of their original pattern.  Just a beautiful small gauge gun. Antique: Yes Shotgun Gauge: 16 Gauge Manufacturer: Parker Bros. Model: Grade 2 Serial Number: 51072 Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2-1/2″ Ejectors: Extractors Condition: Excellent Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Bright and shiny Barrel Type: American Flag Bunting (Stars & Stripes Damascus) Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Comb: 1-7/8″ Stock Heel: 3-1/4″ Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Original DHBP LOP: 14-1/4″ Weight: 6lbs 14oz Choke Left: .003″ Choke Right: .003″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: Over .025″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: Over .025″ Price: $12,500

F.A.I.R. Isidoro Rizzini 16 GA NEA 500 OVER UNDER
F.A.I.R. Isidoro Rizzini 16 GA NEA 500 OVER UNDER

F.A.I.R. Isidoro Rizzini 16 GA NEA 500 OVER UNDER: For Sale is a beautiful Rizzini O/U Shotgun.  Very lightly used in excellent overall condition. 28 inch vent rib barrels with choke inserts.  LOP 14 3/8 to a classic red pad. 1 3/4 DAC and 2 1/2 DAH.  Nicely engraved with a gold accents for a classy touch. Weighs approximately 6.5 pounds.  Hard to find this level of quality for this price. Price: $2,450

LEFEVER A GRADE 16GA SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
LEFEVER A GRADE 16GA SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

LEFEVER A GRADE 16GA SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN: Solid gun with some moderate wear. Curio/Relic: Yes Manufacturer: Lefever Arms Co. Model: A Grade Caliber Info: 16 Gauge Ejectors: Extractors Condition: Preowned Metal Condition: Good Barrels: 28″ Action: Boxlock Triggers: Double Gauge: 16 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 5/8″ Stock Heel: 2 3/4″ Fore End: Checkered LOP: 14 3/4″ Rib: Concave Weight: 7.000000 Chokes: M/IM Price: $1,500

Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …

Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve ...
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …

Here’s you chance to get a great deal on one of the best shooting OUs of all time: ultra Rare 1970 Belgium Browning Superposed Superlight 20GA English Stock. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction listing ends Sunday, 6/12/2022, @ 9:00 PM.

The Browning Superposed was one of the most significant shotguns designs ever created. Rugged and well made, it was one of the first high-quality, affordable over-unders made. Even though it wasn’t cheap in its day, it cost a far less than OUs made in the UK. Here’s more information about this Super Light model Superposed from the seller:

Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve ...
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …

Ultra Rare 1970 Belgium Browning Superposed Superlight 20GA English Stock: Browning Superposed Superlight Grade I, Chambered in 20GA!!  This Browning Superposed Superlight is one of the Grade I Configurations Built in the Famed Belgium Facility, Featuring a 26″ Fixed Choke Vent Rib Barrel Choked Full / Modified, Gorgeous Blue Finish with Grade I Scroll Engraving on the Receiver and the oh so Sought After English (Straight) Wood Stock!!

Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve ...
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve ...
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve ...
Online auction alert: 20g Belgian Browning Superlight, no reserve …

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Lefever C Grade 20ga SxS Shotgun
Lefever C Grade 20ga SxS Shotgun

Lefever C Grade 20ga SxS Shotgun: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Barrels: 26″ Gauge: 20 Gauge LOP: 14″ Weight: 6.10 lbs Choke Left: IM Choke Right: Mod. Price: $19,995

Winchester ~ 21 Skeet ~ 16 Gauge ~ Side by Side
Winchester ~ 21 Skeet ~ 16 Gauge ~ Side by Side

Winchester ~ 21 Skeet ~ 16 Gauge ~ Side by Side: For your consideration, a Winchester model 21 Skeet chambered in 16 Gauge. Furniture consists of a checkered, English-wristed stock and splinter forend. The stock dimensions are as follows: 13 5/8″ LOP, 1 1/2″ drop at comb, and 1 7/8″ drop at heel. Included is a locking, leather case Winchester branded snap caps, oil bottle, and Galazan made, leather pouched cleaning kit with 2 piece rosewood cleaning rod. Chambers: 2.75″ Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 28″ Triggers: Single, Mechanical Stock Dimensions: 13 5/8″ LOP Fore End: Beavertail Butt Pad: Rubber Weight: 7 lbs Sights: Dual Bead Chokes: Right, Full / Left, Improved. Price: $7,699.99

Parker Reproduction DHE Field Comb English 28GA 26"/28" SxS
Parker Reproduction DHE Field Comb English 28GA 26″/28″ SxS

Parker Reproduction DHE Field Comb English 28GA 26″/28″ Double Triggers, SxS: Parker Reproduction DHE Field Combo 28GA with 28″ fixed choke (M/F) and additional 26″ fixed choke (IC/M) barrels with concave solid game ribs. Factory boxlock action featuring DH grade game scene and scroll engraving, factory case-color finished with finish wear-60%+ of original case color finish remains, engraving is sharp and well defined, double triggers and ejectors. Factory English straight-hand stock with handling marks and finish wear, full beavertail forearm. Factory case. Consignment, ineligible for trade-ins. Price: $6,995.00

Truly fantastic and near mint Parker 12ga Trojan - later Remington gun with the most vivid original color I’ve seen!
Truly fantastic and near mint Parker 12ga Trojan – later Remington gun with the most vivid original color I’ve seen!

Truly fantastic and near mint Parker 12ga Trojan – later Remington gun with the most vivid original color I’ve seen!: Virtually impossible to improve on the original condition of this one!!!  Later 12ga #2 Frame Trojan in the 238k SN range.  It’s as close to mint as one could hope to find.  30″ barrels, double triggers, extractors. Barrels retain about 99% original blue.  Action retains virtually all of its bold original case color.  Stocks are sound and retain virtually all of their original finish with only minor handling marks.  Gun remains in factory test fired only condition and is remarkable in all respects! This gun comes to me from one of the finest Parker Collections ever assembled.  It is a benchmark and reference example in every respect!  Price: $5,995

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon OU 28ga, 30" barrels
Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon OU 28ga, 30″ barrels

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon OU 28ga, 30″ barrels: BRAND NEW IN BOX Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 28 gauge, with a 30 inch barrels. Price: $1,995

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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

Auction alert: 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga, No Reserve …

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

Back when I was a kid, Brownings, Rugers, and then Beretta 686s were the classy OUs I dreamed about owning one day, and this 20g Browning Citori Superlight certainly would have been a shotgun that I fantasized about taking into the field with me.

It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the online auction ends 5/28/2022 @ 8:15 PM.

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

The Browning Citori was the grandchild of the company’s first over-under shotgun — the Superposed.  First offered in 1973, Citoris are still around today and over the last 50+ years they have come in all sorts of styles and models.

You can learn more about Browning Citoris here in this article from Shooting Times and also here on their Wikipedia page.

The one you see here appears to be in excellent condition. These guns usually weigh under 6lbs, so it would be a great upland gun. Here’s more information about it from the seller:

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL!!!! 1985 Browning Citori “SUPER-LIGHT” – FACTORY ENGRAVED!! Chambered in 20 GAUGE 2 3/4 inch ONLY!!!!!

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

Sporting a 26inch VENTED Ribbed barrel, OUTFITTED W/ the highly desirable INVECTOR CHOKE SYSTEM!!!! Finished off W/ a GORGEOUS “OIL FINISHED” (NOT THE EASILY MARKABLE EPOXY FINNISH) English style walnut stock & SUPER SEXY SCHNABEL fore-end!

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

Flaunting 95% CONDITION!!! !!! FROM 1985!!

IF THIS EXAMPLE WAS EVER FIRED,  IT WAS LESS THEN A BOX OF SHELLS IF THAT!!

STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!


This is the VERY RARE & DESIRABLE  “SuperLight” Model!!! Not the “Sporter” Model, the “Sporter” model is desirable as well, but nothing close to the “SUPERLIGHT“!!!

  • A quick way to tell the difference btw: the two is that the “SUPERLIGHT’s” WILL ONLY EXCEPT 2 3/4 inch shells! While the “Sporter” Model will except 3inch shells…
  • These “SUPERLIGHT’s” are OVER 1 POUND LIGHTER than their “Sporter” Model Cousin!!
  • Unlike today’s alloy framed & gloss finished Citori’s, this GEM is an ALL STEEL receiver and sports a gorgeous OIL FINISH that doesn’t show dings as ugly white scars the way gloss finishes do!!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!
STUNNING! 1985 Browning Citori SUPERLIGHT 20Ga! 95% COND! Factory ENGRAVED!

This Citori SUPERLIGHT is in excellent condition! If it wasn’t for the very small handling marks near the receiver, I would rate this at 99%+. But in no way do these small handling marks take away from the beauty of this piece!

OVERALL:
If you are looking for a super classy upland shotgun THIS IS IT!!!
This is one phenomenal over/under by Browning – arguably the best model for upland bird hunting with its light-weight, gorgeous English stock & undeniably sexy schnabel fore end!!!

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