#84867, Aug. Francotte Bte, a Liege: A Francotte 470 Nitro Express Double Rifle Made in 1927, This Pre-War Quality Boxlock comes with 26″ Extractor Chopper lump barrels, Rib extension crossbolt that is hidden, 1/4 rib with 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights, Fold up night sight, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, It has 2 retainer screws on key screws, Anson forend release, 14 1/2″ LOP over a 1 1/2″ leather pad, Proper 470 weight of 10 lbs. 15 oz., The wood is as solid as it was 89 years ago, Sling eyes, Shadowline cheekpiece, Steel trapdoor grip cap, It has 55% coverage of period scroll engraving, It retains 50% original case colors with the balance in a nice patina, It retains 80% original barrel blue, The stock finish is original and it is 86-88%, The checkering is at 94%, I don’t know where it has been but the bores are almost as new, It is smack on the face and remains as tight as new. This piece has proven accuracy with proper handloads. This piece is very nice quality Belgium from the Golden Era of gunmaking by the great firm of Francotte. This gun has serious hunting/shooting written all over it and would dress up game fields all over Africa and anywhere in the U. S. Price:$18,750
Perazzi DHO 12g SxS Sidelock Shotgun: 12g Perazzi DHO side by side. Single trigger, sidelock action, engraved with fine rose and scroll and retaining a good amount of case colour. 28 1/2″ barrels with a raised engine turned top rib, choked 1/2 and Full. Straight hand stock measuring 14 1/6″ to centre with a rubber recoil pad and semi beavertail forend. Price: $16,000
Westley Richards is one the gun world’s most famous makers — and for good reason. Their 1875 patent for the Anson & Deeley side-by-side boxlock action is one of the most important shotgun innovations ever created. In 1914, Westley Richards came up with another shotgun patent. This one was for an over-under, and even though it wasn’t as revolutionary as the one they filed in 1875, this patent was almost as unique.
Westley Richards called their new OU the Ovundo, and with it they joined Boss & Co, Frederick Beesley and James Woodward & Sons as another British gunmaker building stack-barreled, hammerless guns. But while Boss and Woodward both used low-profile actions with pivot-points mounted on the sides of the barrels and locking points in the lower third of the action, WR used a single, small lump on the bottom of the barrels and locking bites located at the top sides the barrels at the breech end. The Ovundo were also boxlocks, with the lockwork mounted on either side of the action, and they came in range of models, from basic ones with fixed locks to fancy ones with sideplates, inspection ports and detachable locks.
WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO DROP LOCK 12 GAUGE: HINGED PLATE 26″ SOLID RIB 014 AND 036 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT MINTY ORIGINAL CONDITION 6LBS 14 OZ X 2 5/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/4″. Price:$35,000.
Westley Richards, Birmingham. Magnificent 20ga. “Ovundo”, detachable-lock,game gun completed in 1924 and remaining in near new condition throughout: Stunning vintage 20ga. remaining in near pristine condition throughout. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. Stock Dimensions: 14 ¾”x 1 ½”x 2 3/8”x straight. Superb, flawless, 28” barrels with 2 ¾” chambers and brilliant bores, .628”/.631” (proofed at .625”/.626”), choked .011”/ .035”, and with minimum wall thickness of .033”/.029”, retain virtually all the original black finish. The iconic Westley Richards Patent Hand-Detachable locks remain in pristine condition. Beautifully deep-relief engraved action and side plates equipped with inspection doors retain virtually all the original brilliant hardening colors.
Westley Richards Patent single-selective trigger. Nicely figured walnut stock and forend retain virtually all the original finish and checkering remains crisp and sharp showing no evidence of use whatever. Silver’s butt pad in good condition.. Original Maker’s oak and leather case is in fine condition and contains the original complement of accessories in virtually unused condition. The original canvas and leather outer cover has a number of tiny specs of what would appear to be white paint spatter but is otherwise in very good condition. The overall fit and finish of this magnificent little gun is exemplary in every regard and it is hard to believe it is almost 100 years old. Overall a near pristine example and a great rarity. Unlikely you will ever have another opportunity to own such a classic in this condition. Price: $74,500.
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE: THIS IS THE BEST 20 THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED AND ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD 28″ FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP NEAR NEW CONDITION 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $15,000
Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga – Near Mint Condition – 1930’s: An absolutely georgeous Charles Daly Prussian Over/Under with full ownership history from the 1930’s just purchased from the original owner’s granddaughter. Shotgun has 30 inch barrels choked full and full. Checkering is so fine I cannot measure it. A wonderful matching stock and three piece forend of the most beautiful circassian walnut. All the original blue and all the original case color with only the slightest of handling marks on the wood. Perfect bores and chambers. Full coverage scroll engraving by an unnamed master. All original and almost too good to be true. Price:$12,995
WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4″ KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE: #3611, K. (Karl) Wertgarner, Enns, An Austrian 16 Bore Back Action Sidelock Ejector Made in 1910, 29 3/4″ Prima Essen Krupp Steel ejector barrels at .668 .012 & .021″ (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .032″ & on the left at .035″, Nitro proved in Ferlach, Rib extension with a hidden crossbolt, Sideclip action body, Double triggers, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving, Excellent wood with great black/brown contrast, Splinter forend with a Deeley & Edge release, Pistol grip stock at 14 11/16″ x 1 3/8 x 2 1/2″ over a full face basket weave horn buttplate, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 6 oz., Horn grip cap, European style shadowline cheekpiece, 50% original case colors remain, The barrels reblacked & now at 99% with all inscriptions as sharp as the day they were cut, The stock reoiled but I don’t believe ever sanded & now at 96%, The checkering remains at 98% with the forend that has 98% coverage, The barrels are excellent inside and out. This is a lot of gun for this kind of money plus it points like a dream. ///////////////////////// Wertgarner in Austria has been around since 1820. Karl Wertgarner was there until 1944 and the firm is still in existence to this very day in the sporting gun trade. Price:$3,750.
Pre-war Purdey Extra Lightweight 12 ga: An extraordinary pre-war Purdey 12 ga. weighing just 5 lbs, 15 oz. 26″ Sir Joseph Whitworth steel barrels feature a semi-swamped, hand-stippled rib, and retain 99% original barrel blue. Choked improved cylinder and full, original 2-5/8″ chambers, spectacular original condition throughout. The action retains 99.9% of its factory brilliant color case hardening over the traditional Purdey rose and scroll engraving pattern. Straight hand stock of highly figured French walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-1/4″ heel and a 14-3/4″ length of pull to the checkered butt as indicated in the factory records. Illustrated in the photos, you will see the original high-polish luster blue on the trigger guard. Built in 1930, delivered to Abercrombie & Fitch, this may be the ultimate walk-up gun. This racy, small frame 12 exhibits the balance and feel one would expect from London’s premier gunmaker. Can’t say enough about this one! Cased. Price:$42,500
WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO O/U 20 GA: Serial #17536. Barrel Length: 28″. Chokes: C (.007″) & M (.011″).
Trigger SST (Single Selective). Stock Straight Grip, Foream Field style with horn tip. Rib: Solid Weight: 5#8oz Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 with 3/8 cast off, 2 1/2″ chambers. Other Options Gold oval, Heel & Toe plates, Cased in maker’s leather case with label. Price: $32,500
ATKIN 12 SIDELOCK PAIR- NEW CHOPPER LUMP Bbls. in 1988 by the MAKER- NEW BUTTSTOCKS by the MAKER- ALL LONDON: #912 & 913, Henry Atkin (From Purdey’s) 6 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, A Very Nice Pair of Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Game Guns, Both guns with modern and new 28″ Chopper Lump barrels installed and proved in London in 1988 when they operated as Atkin Grant & Lang & Co Ltd at 6 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London (The address on these barrels), Both barrels remain as new since 1988: The #1 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4″ chambers, #1 is .730 .008 & .020″ (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers: The #2 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4″ chambers, #2 is .730 .008 & .016″ (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness all the way around at .032″, Both with new buttstocks with excellent internal inletting (I presume done in 1988 when the new barrels were added), Very nice wood with excellent color and contrast, The pair with Ejectors, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock and both 14 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8″ over checkered butts, Both guns 6 lbs. 11 oz., Stanton & Son locks, 94% coverage of period scroll engraving, The action body’s still retain 15-20% original case colors, The barrel blue at 97% on both, The buttstocks and forends remain at 94%, The checkering at 98%, Number 1 & 2 in Gold in 3 places, The engraving is very sharp & crisp and has never been brushed, All 4 barrels are almost as new inside & out, The pair is cased in what appears to be the original brass cornered trunk & now with the trade label from AG &L when the new barrels and new buttstocks were installed in 1988. Here is a very nice pair of guns with new modern Chopper Lump barrels & wood that will go a lifetime. These are a super pair of guns that are in much better condition than many of the vintage pairs offered on the market today. Price:$24,000
ITHACA 5E 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 28″ BARRELS CHOKED MODIFIED AND FULL (.017& .035), 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREND, STRAIGHT GRIPS STOCK 14″ LOP DROP 1 1/2″-2 3/4″, AUTOMATIC SAFETY, VERY HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION, SERIAL NUMBER 433707 Price: $5999
20ga RBL Launch Connecticut Shotgun MFG: Lightly used 20ga RBL. 99% Very few imperfections. Gorgeous wood. Great configuration. Previous owner did not like the bright yellow case so he “aged it” to tone it down. A very atractive gun at a very atractive price!!!
WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO BEST QUALITY O/U 20 GAUGE: 28″ SOLID RIB 2 1/2″CHAMBERS 004 AND 009 SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH HEEL AND TOE PLATES EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LBS 9 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 14. Price:$33,500
Beautiful Belgium Browning Diana Superlight 12 gauge: 26 1/2″ bbl, 2 3/4″ chambers, im/m, 14 1/4″ LOP, 1976 gun. 100% original, excellent condition, barely fired. M. Dodson engraved, striking wood. There were only a handful of these beautiful Diana superlights made, it is difficult to find one without pad. Trades considered. Price:$11,750
Winchester Model 21, DUCK, Factory 2 BBL Set: Beautiful, Original Condition, Winchester Model 21 DUCK,. Factory 2 Barrel Set. Matches Cody letter to the “T”. 32″ Full/Full, 30″ Mod/Imp Mod (for those incomers). English, Beavertail, Winchester Factory Pad as per letter. 97+% wood, 98+% bluing, flaking floorplate. Barrels ring like churchbells, Perfect bores, no chips splits cracks of rust. Please note forearm, each side, missing dime sized semicircle above checkered boarder, each side??? Price:$8,999
Parker DHE, 20 Gauge California Duck Gun: 32″ barrels, XFull / XFull. Interesting California provenance, Hanford Duck Club. Matches Parker letter with the exception of a period Silvers pad. This was a wealthy gentlemans Waterfoul hunter, certainly not a museum piece but enough original condition to be left alone. No rust, splits, chips or cracks. Moderately pitted barrels. .030 minimum barrel wall thickness. This is an extremely stout, long range subgauge shooter. 1 of 128 so configured. 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 13 3/4 . Unstruck barrel weight 3/13. Price:$8,999
F W Kessler Side-by-Side 24 Gauge Shotgun — Excellent Condition: Perfect for quail and woodcock or for scooping up some shooting silver at the Vintage Cup or Southern Side-by-Side this rare and beautiful Kessler 24 gauge is a wand. Fiocchi 24 gauge ammo is available and so are reloading components. A little smaller than 20 gauge but with more punch than a 28 this handsome double is a great shooter that you will be proud to own. *** Kessler is a maker of high quality firearms still in business today in Germany. This handsome double trigger boxlock is covered with dense scroll engraving and has a nice patina with vestiges of its original case coloring. The side clips are nicely engraved and add to the sturdiness of the gun as does the Kersten cross-bolt. Gold cocking indicators protrude through the top strap where they are clearly visible to the shooter. Overall weight is 5lb 10oz. *** The 27” non-ejector barrels are topped by a raised solid rib that has been hand cross-hatched. They appear to have been professionally reblued. Bore dimensions for the right barrel are 0.588 bore diameter with a constriction of 0.019 for Improved Modified choke. The left barrel has a bore diameter of 0.589 with a constriction of 0.027 for Full choke. *** It is stocked in a beautiful piece of walnut with straight grip and splinter forearm. The forearm has an ebony tip. The stock has been refinished and the checkering is crisp. Stock dimensions are 14-1/4” over a thin plastic buttplate by 1-3/8” by 2-3/8”. Slightly cast off for the right hand shooter. Price:$4,795
Aya Custom 10ga 32bls 3.5 chamber 1968 mfg 98+%: 32 inch barrels, full and full, pistol grip with cap,EJECTORS, 14 3/4 lop,BEAVERTAIL DOUBLE TRIGGERS EJECTORS, raised solid rib, Butt plate with AYA logo, 3.5 inch CHAMBERS, mfg in 1968 CUSTOM ORDERED by Amarillo west texas oil man to shoot geese on the playas,which he did once and then put the gun away for the next 46 years. this shotgun is special and shows it and is like new. Price:$2,295
Boss and Co., London. Superb pair of light weight 12ga. game guns, ca. 1925: Exceptionally nice pair of Vintage 12ga. light weight game guns, ordered by an American in 1925. Weight of each gun: 6 Lbs. 6 oz. Stock Dimensions: 14 ½”x 1 3/8”x 2 3/8”. 29” chopper-lump steel barrels with original 2 ½” chambers. Double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safeties. Beautifully figured original straight-grip stocks and splinter forends have been professionally and properly refinished at some point. $75,000
Westley Richards Ovundo 12 ga: 28″ solid rib barrels, 2-5/8″ chambers, choked improved cylinder and improved modified (.011/.022), automatic ejectors. Scroll engraved action features patented sliding top bolting. Westley selective “one trigger” and automatic safe. Stock measures 1-5/8″ comb, 2-1/8″ heel, 14-1/4″ LOP to the rear position trigger. Weighs 6 lbs, 11 oz. A seldom-seen vintage British O/U. Complete in lightweight leather trunk case. $11,950
John MacPherson 2 Inch Light Game Boxlock: 12 bore, 2 ” chambers, 28″ fluid steel barrels Nitro proved at 1 1/8 oz., choked .020 Mod and .027 IM, ejectors, 5 lbs. 12 oz., 14 3/4″ LOP over a red Silvers pad, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/8″ DAH, neutral cast, fine English scroll engraving on action with “John MacPherson & Sons” on both sides, straight grip, splinter forend, double triggers, ejectors, vacant gold oval in stock, Churchill style rib. Circa 1951. A lovely condition gun with much case color and hard to find 28″ barrels on a 2″ chamber gun. Also a bit heavier proof and weight than most 2″ guns. $5999
L.C. Smith Ideal 16E gauge SxS: LOP: 14″ Drop: 2-1/2″ – 1-1/2″ Cast: 0″
Barrel length:28″ Choke: F/M Weight: 6lb11oz A great 1946 Smith that is collector quality, lots of dark color & blue, mirror bores, very tight, super nice! 2-3/4″ chambers, chokes – R)663-021, L)664-029, ser#S10. $2,950.00