Unique Sweden FLODMAN OU 12 Ga 2 3/4” cased, made of stainless steel:
FF1227 Flodman 12 ga 2 ¾” cased. Delivered in the States in 1990 . 27 ¼” barrels full stainless , .722 Bores with 6 screw in chokes : .726” , .720” , .718” , .712” , .696”. Ejectors ( with a most interesting command thru the chamber wall) . Super low hinge pin less action with large bolts. All stainless construction Inline firing pin with lightning fast lock time. Weight is 7 Lbs. 7 Oz with the balance point ½” behind the forend wood. Single selective trigger. LOP is 14 5/8” , pistol grip with palm swell , 1 ½” and 2 “ drop , with ¼” cast off from nose of comb to heel. In the factory case with tools and papers. The first one I saw was at Nuremberg IWA in the early 80s and they had a barreled action in a fish tank full of salt water!!! Innovative and superbly crafted. A design since copied, but this is the original. Model: Made of stainless steel Serial Number: FF1227 Barrel Length: 27 1/4 Stock Drop: 1 1/2 Stock Heel: 2 Stock Cast: 1/4″ off LOP: 14 5/8 Chokes: Screw in chokes Case: Factory case with tools and paper. Price:$10,500
Ithaca Field Grade 10ga – SxS Fantastic and near mint. Fabulous all original gun with bold vivid original case color: Easily the very best 10ga NID Model Field Grade Gun I have seen, this one made before the era of the 10ga Magnums in the 500k SN range. This gun made with 32″ fluid steel barrels, checkered splinter forend, double triggers, extractors and safety. The case hardened frame is lightly border engraved. Capped pistol grip buttstock is point pattern checkered through the wrist and terminates with the original lined lined hard rubber buttplate. Overall, the gun remains in near mint original condition. Barrels retain nearly all of their original blue with only a very minor rub or two. Receiver retains virtually all of its bold original case color as seen in the photos. Stocks are sound and retain virtually all of their original finish with only very minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny and mechanics are crisp. This is a very near mint gun which has been scarcely fired. Breech face shows almost no shell ring evidence. Price:$4,695
WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 – TIME CAPSULE CONDITION FROM 1967 – 30″ PIGEON RIB: Webley & Scott Model 700 in 12 gauge in remarkable condition, made in 1967 with zero wear. This gun features a 30″ barrels with a wide pigeon rib and elegant beavertail forend. Well timed and strong ejectors. Front and center beads. Manual safety. 100% case color, blue and stock finish. Mirror bores that measure .728 with 7/1000 Choke (IC) in the right barrel and 40/1000 Choke (Full) in the left barrel. LOP is 14 1/8″. Drop at comb – 1 3/8″. Drop at heel – 1 13/16″. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 5 OZ. Price:$3,650
Browning BSS Sporter SxS Shotgun 12ga: Excellent plus overall condition. Manufactured 1982. 3″ chambers, improved modified/modified chokes, and 14 1/8″ LOP. Serial Number: 02522PY158. Barrel Length: 26″. Price: $2,295
Lefever A Grade 20 Gauge SxS: Serial Number: 301169, Barrel Length: 28″
Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/2″ H LOP: 14 Weight: 6 lbs 4oz Chokes: M – F. Price: $1150
Fantastic Prewar Boss Heavy Proof 12ga Pigeon Gun with original case- Sumner Engraved and choice in every respect:
Built in the late 1920’s at the peak of fine gunmaking, this London Best needs no introduction. An extremely fine 12ga Boss heavy proof pigeon gun made with 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid steel chopper lump barrels that have beautiful hand filed top rib. Gun made with splinter forend with Anson type pushbutton release. The case hardened action is engraved in gorgeous rose and scroll and is very delicate and finely cut- most certainly by Sumner and a work of art to behold! The gun was made with double triggers, auto ejectors, safety. The engraved steel capped pistol grip buttstock is of extremely fine English Walnut with great grain and contrast and terminates with its original checkered butt. The gun is housed in what appears to be its original Oak and leather case with makers label on inside. The gun remains in excellent overall condition. Barrels retain nearly all of their factory quality restored finish. Action retains about 65% bold original case color. The stocks are sound, gorgeous figure, and retain about all of their hand rubbed finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Price:$35,950
J. Purdey Percussion 16 Bore SxS Double rifle: This antique Purdey double rifle is cased and has the original leather covered flask and oil bottle. The flask is marked “AM FLASK AND CAP CO” and the oil bottle is marked “James Dixon & Sons 212M”. The original key is present. The case shows it’s age, however the rifle has stood the test of time very well. There are case colors present on the locks as well as the breech. The locks have safeties and they exhibit strong case colors. The bores have 10 lands and groves and are simular to Henry Rifling and there is a light frosting in the bores. The original ebony ramrod is serial numbered to the gun. The gun weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce. The barrels are 29 3/8 inches long. It has a round cap box that is well engraved as is the rest of the gun. The screws have not been buggered. The rib is engraved “J. Purdy 314 1/2 Oxford Street London” The English checkering is strong and in good condition and the barrels are stub Damascus. Guns of this type do not come along very often. A great buy on today’s market.Price: $12,000.99
WILLIAM CASHMORE SCALLOPED BOXLOCK EJECTOR 20 GAUGE 2 BARREL SET: SN# 202XX, GAME SCENE ENGRAVED, 26″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.009 AND .009 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, 30″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.011 AND .011 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, BOTH BARRELS NP 1 OZ 2 3/4″, 4 POINT LOCK UP, SIDE CLIPS, NO SAFETY, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING, 5LBS 10 OZ W/ 26″ BARRELS, 6LBS 0 OZ W/ 30″ BARRELS, 2 7/8″ DAH, 1 1/4″ DAC, 14 1/2″ LOP, NO CASE Price:$11,500
CHURCHILL 20 from 1954- TOTALLY ORIG in EXC PLUS COND- BOXLOCK EJECT w/ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- ORIG 95% BLUE & CASE COLORS- EXC Bbls. INSIDE & OUT-CASE: #7285, 20 Bore, E. J. Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd., Orange Street, Gunworks, Leicester Square, London: A Churchill 20 Bore Game Gun in Boxlock Ejector Made in 1954 That Remains in Excellent Condition, 25″ Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels, Proved in Birmingham at 1 ounce and 2 3/4″, .614 .003 & .016″ (Skt.I & Imp.Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on both the right and left at .036″, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson frontal release, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8″ over a near full face checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand; Swept comb and stock with the top tang, top lever and the trigger guard off-set to the right from a true straight line of the barrels and receiver, This gun points like a dream and is near perfect for a right hand shooter, Great 20 Bore weight at 6 lbs. 1 oz., Very nice wood, 85% coverage of period scroll engraving, The original barrel blue at 95%, The original case colors at 95% and remain bright and vivid, The original stock finish at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The barrels inside & out remain in excellent plus condition and completely free of any dings or pits, The striking on the barrels are excellent, It is cased in the original maker’s leather cornered leather trunk with the proper trade labels, The barrels remain on the face, They have a pronounced chime. On walk up bird shooting over dogs 25″ barrels work absolutely as efficient as longer barrels in the hands of the average upland hunter. If you can prove me differently, I will give you this gun plus pay the shipping to you. Here is a totally original game gun inside and out that remains in excellent condition with mechanics that will last another lifetime. An early post-war boxlock with chopper lump barrels is not encountered very often. Price:$6,600
Engraved Ithaca 3E Flues with 30 Inch Chain Damascus Barrels Made 1919:
Guns by Sally-always the best for less. We are so proud to offer this fine example the classic American double made in Ithaca, New York. The Ithaca name has a very loyal following, and this example can show us why. This is the 3E grade, moving up the grade scale enough for some gorgeous walnut, truly unique game scene engraving, just as unique checkering patterns, and the icing on the cake is that she is fitted with 30 inch Chain Damascus barrels. This is a very striking firearm, and can get your attention from across the room. Even the top rib stands out, with its deep and distinctive machined matting. Made in the year of our Lord 1919, it does not look like it is 103 years old. The original blue is mostly strong, with some thinning at carry points and near the muzzle. The receiver bears sharp, high contrast engraving set against generous amounts of case color. The checkering is very good, and the Damascus pattern is just as bold as the rest of the gun. From the large ivory bead to the original Ithaca butt plate, this shotgun screams high grade American double. The lever resides to the right of center, ejectors toss the empties, and she is choked old school, full and full. Built for the long run, she weighs in at just under 7 1/2 pounds. Drops are 1 5/8 and 2 3/4 inches, with an LOP of 14 inches. Chambers are 2 3/4 inches, and RST loads can allow this beauty to keep knocking down birds for years to come. This fine double represents a true bargain in this category. While you can spend many times this amount for a high grade double, they won’t get any more attention in front of your safe than this Fluesy. If you have been looking for the right classic Ithaca to collect, for investment, or for a classy hunt, then look no further. Price:$2800
AYA No. 53 Presentation Sidelock 12 Ga SxS: Up for sale is a beautiful AYA presentation sidelock 12 Ga. This shotgun is in excellent condition with the exception of some slight handing marks on the stock. This gun was completed in February of 1949 and presented to General Lucas V. Beau, Commander of the United States Civil Air Patrol by a group of Spanish Aviation Cadets in 1951. This gun is very nice and also comes with a great story and factory leather case. If any questions or concerns arise, do not hesitate to call the number above or email. I don’t believe that this gun has ever been fired. Price:$7,950
The ultimate Lefever target/pigeon gun 32″krupp barrels, straight grip EE grade with insane modern dimensions: Beautiful later Syracuse made Lefever EE Grade made with 32″ Krupp fluid steel barrels. This gun with splinter forend that has a clam shell release, made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. Straight grip buttstock with long trigger guard tang, engraved stock oval with initials and original Lefever Arms Co. buttplate. The gun is nicely engraved in standard late EE Grade pattern with Pointer in game scene on left, Setter in game scene on right and light scroll throughout. This rare Lefever remains in very nice overall condition. The barrels retain virtually all of an older restored proper rust blue finish. The receiver retains about 20% original case color. Stocks are sound and retain most of an older restored finish. The mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny. The gun is tight on the face. I believe the gun was made as a heavy proof type gun and the long chambers appear to be original. Price: $5795
Rizzini Artemis Light 16G OU Shotgun: 28″ in barrels as new condition wth case and all accessaries. 14 3/8 LOP Right hand cast. approx 6.5 lbs. Only shot a box of shells, beautiful gun! Price:$3750
Webley & Scott Model 700 Side-by-Side 12 Gauge: Well used Webley & Scott 12 Bore Boxlock Ejector. 28″ Barrels, 2 3/4″ Chambers, choked IC & Full Frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of it’s original case hardening color Great measurements: 14 3/4″ LOP, DAH: 2 1/4″, DAC: 1 3/8″ Great barrel wall thickness at 0.031 & 0.028 Nitro proof Includes a Gunmark leather case 6lbs 7oz This is a well used Webley & Scott that has a good amount of handling marks/dents/dings. No cracks or mechanical issues but a well used gun that would be a perfect addition for a rainy day. Price: $1,750
Dickinson Arms ~ Plantation ~ 28 Gauge ~ SxS ~ Shotgun: In excellent condition. This shotgun features a color case-hardened receiver, and a straight grip stock with double triggers. Only minor signs of use and handling marks. Includes case. Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Excellent, Wood Condition: Excellent, Bore Condition: Clean, Barrels: 30″, Triggers: Double, Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP, Butt Pad: Checkered Wood, Weight: 5 lb 8 oz. Sights: Single Bead. Chokes: IC, CYL. Price:$1,499.99
Parker GHE 410 SxS Shotgun: Curio/Relic: Yes, Serial Number: 239263, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 inches, Action: SE, Triggers: Factory Single Trigger, Stock Comb: 1.5 inches, Stock Heel: 2.5 inches, Fore End: Splinter, LOP: 15 inches, Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. Price:$37,500
Westley Richards – Best Drop Lock – 12 ga – SxS – Shotgun: Shotgun type: SxS, Action: droplock, Ejectors: Yes, Trigger: Double Grip: Straight Grip, Forend: Splinter, Lop: 15 1/8 “, Pad thickness: 0.75 “, Type of butt: Leather Covered Pad, Drop comb: 1 1/2 “, Drop heel: 2 “, Cast amount: 1/8 “, Cast: On, Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz, Manufactured in: England, Manufacture Year: 1951, Finish: Case Colored, Overall condition: Very Good, Stock condition: Very Good, Metal condition: Very Good, Stock: Original finish, Metal: Original finish, Type of Case: Leather Motor Case Barrel info: Gauge: 12 ga, Chamber: 2 3/4 “, Length: 26 “, Chokes: IC/M, Rib type: Raised, Comments : Best Grade Droplock in very good condition. Includes original leather motor case. Price:$14,000
Beautiful high original condition L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade 12ga Game Gun with straight stock and modern dimensions: Fine early L.C. Smith made in 1897 with 30″ Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Steel barrels, splinter forend which is fully checkered, straight grip buttstock with original buttplate, double triggers, and auto ejectors. Beautifully engraved in early Pigeon Grade pattern with large pigeon engraved on rib extension as well. This is easily the nicest Pigeon Grade gun I have offered for sale in recent memory. The gun remains in fine all original condition with about 85% toned original blue, 95% wood finish, and about 1/2 of the original case color remaining. The buttplate is crisp and original. Stocks are sound and unbroken with beautiful checkering which is also original. Bores are bright and shiny, and mechanics are fine. Antique: Yes. Serial Number: 2458. Barrel Length: 30″. Chambers: 2-3/4″. Ejectors: Yes. Condition: Excellent and original. Metal Condition: Excellent and Original. Wood Condition: Excellent. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Steel. Triggers: Double Triggers. Stock: Straight Grip. Stock Comb: 1-9/16″. Stock Heel: 2-7/16″. Fore End: Fully Checkered splinter forend. Butt Pad: Original Buttplate. LOP: 14-1/8″. Weight: 7lbs 8oz. Manufacture Date: 1897. Choke Left: .724 with .035 (full choke). Choke Right: .723 with .009 (Imp. Cyl). Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .025″. Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .024″. Price:$5895
AyA No. 2 sidelock 20ga shotgun: Like new AyA No. 2 20-ga shotgun. Minor handling marks. 27in Briley choked barrels(briley can make more chokes)perfect small bore upland gun. Serial Number: 283-99. Barrel Length: 27″. Ejectors: yes. Condition: Very good. Stock Comb: 1 1/2″. Stock Heel: 2 3/8″. LOP: 14 1/4″. Weight: 6lbs 1oz. Chokes: Briley. Choke Left: Mod. Choke Right: IC. Price:$4,200
H.J. Hussey Imperial Sidelock Live Pigeon gun 12ga: Amazing condition Hj hussey imperial ejector live pigeon gun. Great gun for driven birds, Helice/live birds or sporting clays. A less known but top english best gun maker. Serial Number: 14147 Barrel Length: 30 in Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: yes Condition: excellent like new Stock Comb: 1 7/16″ Stock Heel: 2 1/8″ LOP: 14 3/4″ Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz Choke Left: mod Choke Right: full Case: yes Price:$17,000
Beautiful ultra lightweight 16ga Lefever EE Grade Side-by-Side Game Gun: Made in the 39k serial number range with straight stock, double triggers, splinter forearm and LAC Monogrammed buttplate. This particular gun with 26″ (Original length) Krupp Steel barrels, 2-3/4″ chambers. Gun is beautifully engraved with much finer than normal game scenes on both sides of the gun. The gun remains in pleasing condition with about 80% toned original barrel blue, 20-30% original case color, and excellent wood finish with stocks being sound. Bores are bright and shiny and mechanics are crisp. Ejectors are in time and the gun is nice and tight on the face. Here are the technicals on the gun: LOP- 13-3/4″ to LAC Monogrammed Buttplate, DAC- 1-5/8″, DAH- 2-1/4″, Right Barrel- .663 with .005 choke , Left barrel- .664 with .005 choke, Weight – 5lbs 14oz , MWT- .028(L) and .026(R). Price:$7495
1938 Vintage Lefever Arms Ithaca “A” Grade .410 Double w/ 26″ Barrels, Ejectors, & Single Trigger ** RARE w/ Factory Letter! **: This is a very special all-original Lefever / Ithaca “A” Grade .410 Ga. double-barrel shotgun made in 1938, complete with an original November of 1975-dated factory letter. One of only 150 made in .410 gauge, this extremely-cool and beautiful little double features a case-colored receiver, a factory gloss blue finish on the barrels, 26″ inch fluid-steel barrels choked “Modified” and “Full” with 3″ inch chambers, a checkered solid rib with a red front bead sight and an ivory mid-bead, automatic ejectors (special order), a single trigger (special order), a tang-mounted automatic safety, and a point-pattern checkered American Walnut stock set with a beavertail forearm and pistol-grip buttstock. The beavertail forearm has a push-button release and an ebony diamond inlay at the front edge, and the buttstock features a factory black pistol grip cap and a factory black serrated buttplate. While the original Lefever Arms of Syracuse, New York Discontinued operations in 1916, it was bought by the Ithaca Gun Company sometime shortly after. In 1921 Ithaca decided to use the Lefever name to brand a high-quality but lower-cost field gun they were manufacturing, calling it the Lefever Nitro Special. This allowed Ithaca to maintain the prestige of the Ithaca name but still produce a lower-cost shotgun. The Lefever Nitro Special was a big success for the company and by 1934 Ithaca decided to offer an “upgraded” version of the gun, calling it the Lefever “A” Grade. The “A” Grade guns would feature a color case-hardened frame with some minimal engraving, an improved checkered solid rib design, and a better grade of wood. Automatic ejectors and a single trigger could be special ordered on this model for an additional cost. The production run of the Lefever “A” Grade ran from 1934 until 1940, with a total of only 2,350 guns produced. Out of the 2,350 made, 1,000 were 12 Gauge, 600 were 16 Gauge, 600 were 20 Gauge, and only 150 were .410 Gauge. This particular example is serial number 301038 and is one of the 150 .410 Gauge guns made. It was shipped in 1938 to Herbert Hearn Hardware company in Cambridge, Maryland and is listed in their records as it sits now, as a 26″ inch gun choked “Modified” and “Full” with ejectors and a single trigger. A quick internet search turns up some old pictures of the Hearn building when it was still in business as well as some pictures of what remains of the building today (which was being restored as of 2017). As you can see from the pictures, this very handsome little Lefever has been used but not abused. All of the finish that remains on this shotgun is original, and it has not been altered or “improved” in any way. It is a very classy double with lots of original gloss blue showing on the barrels and patches of case colors still showing on the receiver, particularly in the protected areas. The factory stampings of “Lefever Arms, Branch Ithaca Gun Co. Inc. Ithaca, N.Y.” and “LEFEVER A GRADE” on the top of the chambers is still clear and legible. All of the serial numbered parts are matching and original, including the forearm metal, receiver, and barrels. The stock set is stamped with the serial number as well, with the beavertail forearm stamped on the underside between the barrel channels and the buttstock stamped under the tang of the triggerguard. The bores in the 26″ inch barrels are perfect and mirror-bright. They are free from any pitting, dents, bulges, or damage of any kind. The stock set on this Lefever is in very good condition overall, free from any cracks, chips, repairs, or major damage. All of the factory stock hardware is intact and nothing has been modified. The checkered panels on the wrist and forearm are still clean and show only light wear. This “A” Grade Lefever has a perfect, tight lock-up, and is perfectly “on face” with no wiggle or slop. The single trigger, automatic ejectors, and automatic safety all work perfectly. We have no doubt that this Lefever will function just as well today as the day it left the factory, and should do so for many more decades. If you have been looking for a classy and collectible American-made vintage .410 double, this is your chance to get one of the rarest we have had in decades. This Lefever Ithaca should not only be an excellent field gun that you can enjoy shooting, but an excellent long-term investment as well. There can’t be too many of the original 150 .410’s made that are still floating around out there in original condition, much less with special order automatic ejectors and a single trigger like this one! Price:$6,500
Johann Springer Boxlock Ejector SxS 12ga: Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Some Bluing Loss and Lite User Marks Wood Condition: Some User Marks Barrels: 30 Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Dimensions: 14 3/4″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Splinder Butt Pad: Butt Plate Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz. Sights: Front Bead Chokes: Full & Full. Price:$2,199.97
Savage ~ Fox Sterlingworth ~ 12 GA. ~ SxS ~ (“Skeet & Upland Game” model?): This Savage Model Fox Sterlingworth is a 12 Ga. Side x Side shotgun. It has 26 inch barrels with extractors and a solid rib. With a 2 3/4 inch chambers it has fixed CYL and MOD chokes. A brass bead front sight. The butt stock is a checkered grip walnut straight grip. The forearm is a checkered grip walnut. It has double triggers. The receiver is case colored. S/N 160260. Chambers: 2 3/4 inch chambers with extractors. Metal Condition: Fair. Minor wear and handling / use marks. Wood Condition: Fair with many handling marks., Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 26 inch barrels with a solid rib. Triggers: Double. Stock Dimensions: LOP 14 5/8 inches. Fore End: Checkered grip walnut. Butt Pad: Ranger red rubber recoil pad. Weight: 7 lb. 2 oz. Sights: Brass bead front. Chokes: Fixed Cyl & Mod. Price:$999.99
WESTLEY RICHARDS Deluxe Droplock Ejector Express .405 win Mfg 1907 and still like new: Serial # 16839, Country of Origin England, Barrel Length (in Inches) 26″, Trigger SST (Single Selective), Stock Configuration Capped Pistol Grip with trap (trap contains spare fitted strikers), English cheek piece, Forearm Type Splinter Forearm, Rib Type 1/4 Rib with express sights (1 standing and 2 folding), Receiver Finish Casehardened, Engraving Type WR deluxe Scroll Engraving with game scene cameos, Other Options Flip up night sight with folding hood, Checkered panels with drop points, Deluxe flat checkering, Original Silvers pad, Original O&L case, Gold Oval, Perfect bores, Condition EXC. Plus Condition, Weight 9lb #8oz, Dimensions 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 5/8″ with 3/8 cast off, Other Details Mfg 1907. Price:$69,000
Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. ~ RBL Launch Edition ~ 20 Gauge: RBL Proof steel, barrels marked “RBL LAUNCH EDITION 20ga 2 3/4″ CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. NEW BRITAIN CT. USA” on right and left respectivley with 2 3/4″ chamber with automatic ejectors, single bead sight on rib. Vibrantly casehardened box lock action with full coverage scroll engraving on crosshatch shaded backgrounds with single trigger with selector, and automatic sliding tang safety. Multi-point checkered forearm with Anson style push-button latch and straight stock with serrated plastic buttplate. Metal Condition: Excellent with light wear marks, Wood Condition: Great Dark Color with no deep scratches or cracks., Bore Condition: Clean and Shiny, Stock: Checkered straight stock, Weight: 6LB 6oz, Sights: Single Bead, Chokes: Right: Skeet, Left: IC. Includes: MOD,FULL, IMP MOD. Extras: Comes with Factory takedown case. Price:$3,999.99
Beretta S686 Special 28 Gauge Over Under with 28″ bbls: Fixed full and modified chokes, engraved receiver. Chambers: 2 3/4 inch with ejectors. Metal Condition: Very good, a few scratches. Wood Condition: Very good, a few scratches. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 28-inch vented rib.Triggers: Single curved trigger. Stock: Checkered, semi-pistol grip, wood. Stock Dimensions: 14-inch LOP. Fore End: Checkered, finger groove, straight, wood. Butt Pad: Beretta branded black plastic plate. Weight: 6 lbs. Sights: Steel bead front. Chokes: Fixed full and modified chokes. Price:$1,499.99
Beretta 451 EELL Full Side lock, 12ga, 28″ Mint in case: Fixed IC and IM chokes. Gun is used, but looks mint in leather case! SN is H04xx. Factory checkered butt, LOP is 14″. 1 5/8″ DAC, 2 3/4″ DAH, 1/4″ Cast off. Chokes are .012 & .032. Barrels are 1.330 Kg. Made in 1974. Gun is straight on 7 pounds. Factory finish on both metal and wood, full side lock model. Price:$13,999
Winchester Pre-War Mod 21 16ga, Double triggers: Ser no 63xx, 28″, M/Cyl, It is stamped M/F so the one barrel has been opened, Sides of receiver and barrel have real nice blue, The bottom plate and trigger guard have flaked to silver, Winchester Butt Plate, Great bores, 14″ X 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″. Price:$4995
MILLER & VAL GREISS LIVE PIGEON GUN – 32″ BARRELS – FULL SIDELOCK WITH EJECTORS: Pre-War Miller & Val Greiss Pigeon Gun with True 32″ Krupp Three Ring Ejector Barrels. Back action sidelock with sideclips and a Purdey Style Third Fastener. Mirror bores measuring .726 with Full and Full Chokes (40/1000). Chambers as original at 2 1/2″. No loose ribs. Gun is tight on face. Manual safety. Prince of Wales Diamond Grip. LOP – 14 1/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price:$4,250
Webley & Scott – Model 720 – 26″ IC / IM – All Original – Nice Shape: 26″, 2-3/4″, IC / IM (.005 / .020), Ejectors, Double Triggers, English Stock, Checkered Butt, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. Nice Original Gun that has been used in the field. Barrels 98+%, Wood 95+%, Frame shows some loss of finish – probably 85%. Price:$4850
Aya ~ No. 2 ~ 12 Ga. ~ Sidelock ~ 28″ bbls: Triggers: Dual triggers, front is the right barrel, rear is the left barrel. Stock: Checkered straight grip (English style) walnut stock. Stock Dimensions: 14 5/8 inch length of pull front trigger, 13 5/8 inch length of pull rear trigger. Fore End: Checkered fore-end matches the stock. Butt Pad: Red rubber recoil pad. Weight: 7 pounds. Sights: Single bead at the muzzle. Chokes: Fixed choke, both barrels are Full choked. Price:$1,999.99
Flli Piotti King Grade side lock SXS 20 gauge 28″: Pre-owned in excellent condition Flli Piotti King grade SXS 20 gauge. Case coloring 98%, very minor handling marks on the stock. Fine rose and scroll engraving. 28″ fixed choke barrels (.005/.010), concaved rib. Double triggers with signal pins. Exhibition grade stock with straight grip and splinter fore end. Stock dimensions are: 1 1/2″ x 1 7/8″. LOP 15 1/4′. Over all weight 6 lbs 7 oz. Price:$22,995
Franchi Imperiale Montecarlo “best” sidelock 12 gauge SxS: Circa 1951 this Montecarlo was the absolute “best” gun available from Franchi for many years and since Franchi’s acquisition by Beretta it is still one of the “best” guns available from Beretta’s Premium gun line with a list price of over $100,000! This is a perfectly configured game gun: 28 3/8” long chopper lump barrels, 2 ¾” chambers, both sides being .723” bore diameter with choke constrictions of .023” & .035” which translates to tight modified and full. On top of the barrels is a hand-filed solid rib that tapers from 10mm (4/10”) to 6mm (1/4”) with a brass front bead. The coin finished frame is masterfully engraved in a 100% coverage fine floral, scroll and ribbon motif. The engraving continues on the fences, top tang and trigger guard. Excellent work. Double triggers with the front trigger being articulated. Non-automatic safety. The stock and matching splinter forearm are cut from nicely grained French Walnut. The straight grip stock has a 14 5/8” LOP over a Pachmayr presentation pad; 1 ½” DAC & 1 7/8” DAH with a slight cast for a right-hand shooter. Fitted to the bottom of the forearm is the gold Imperiale Montecarlo insignia. Price: $19,875
PARKERS SIDE-BY-SIDE VHE SKEET 20 GAUGE: #241XXX, O FRAME, 26″ SKEET IN SKEET OUT, 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS, CONSTRICTION 005 AND 007, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, EJECTORS, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, CHECKERED BUTT, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS 5 OZ, 2 1/4″ DAH, 1 5/8″ DAC, 13 3/4″ LOP FROM REAR TRIGGER POSITION. Price: $13,500
Winchester Model 21 16 Bore SxS: 2 3/4″ 28″ choked IC/Mod. 14 1/2″ highly figured wood to checkered butt – also has checkered side panels. Blacking at 99% and overall the gun is very clean and tidy. 7lbs. Price:$7,500
Parker Reproductions – DHE 28ga, SxS, Double Triggers, 26” IC/Mod: Beautifully figured pistol grip stock with skeleton butt, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, gold oval, 99% case color, 99% wood and finish, 99% bluing, perfect condition throughout, includes maker’s case, canvas cover, manual, warranty card and hang tag. 5lbs. 4oz. 14 3/8” X 1 1/2” X 2 3/8″. Price: $5,250.00
H. Mahillion 20g Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Barrels are 26 ¾ inches, excellent bright strong bores with a single bead at the muzzle and matted rib. The barrels are bored cylinder. This lovely looking, lightly used, plated box lock ejector gun has metal that is 95% finished. This is straight grip English style stock and a splinter fore-end both nicely checkered. The length to heel is 13 inches. The Length to toe is 13 ¼ inches and the length to pull is 13 inches. The gun weighs 5 lbs. 9 ounces. This gun is perfect for a person of smaller stature. It comes with some original paperwork from H. Mahillion describing the gun in French. Price:$4,495
Garbi Model 100 Sidelock Ejector Game 20GA: 26″ fixed choke barrels (IC/M) with a swamped game rib. Five-pin Holland style side-lock with scroll engraving. Double triggers, Straight-Hand English stock to a checkered butt, splinter forearm. Minor handling marks on stock and forearm, very minor bluing wear on barrels. Does not include a case. Price: $2,995
Holland & Holland — Royal Sidelock Double Rifle — .500-450 3 1/4″ Nitro Express: 26″ SxS chopper-lump barrels with fine silver bead ramp front sight and folding ivory twilight bead, smooth swamped rib, sling eye, raised matted quarter rib with one platinum-lined standing express sight. 14 1/2″ pull from checkered, articulated front trigger to Silvers red rubber recoil pad. 1/2″ cast-off. Figured English walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, steel trapdoor pistol grip cap, classic point-pattern checkering, teardrops, beaded pancake cheekpiece, classic comb, vacant gold oval and rear sling swivel. Classic Holland & Holland Royal scroll
engraved receiver with a concealed third fastener, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews, silent extractors, manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, triggerguard tang extending to grip cap and top tang extending over comb. Back-action sidelocks with gold-line cocking indicators and intercepting sears. London proofed for 70 grains cordite and 480-grain bullets. Weight: 10lbs, 5 1/2oz. Built 1906 as No.2 of a pair with all components so numbered in gold. 98% proper barrel re-blue and 40% original casehardening colors. Barrels tight on the face, and with excellent bores. Stock heads up tight to action. In maker’s leather-trimmed canvas covered trunk case with snap caps, oil bottle, cleaning accessories and trade label. Price:$54,975.
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!: General Specs: L.C. Smith, year 1926, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: FWE89799. The Crown Grade Elsie; one of the finest, most elegant American doubles ever produced…a “MADE TO ORDER” shotgun, with only 800 made in all gauges, and only 145 made in 20 gauge. If you consider loss and damage, there are likely less than 125 Crown Grade 20’s left on the planet. What a RARE, ONE-OF-A-KIND CROWN GRADE we have here in this 1926 vintage Elsie, snFWE89799. What is rare…really? How about 1 of 29 20ga. Crown Grades with 30” barrels? How about 1 of 32 with vent rib barrels? How about 1 of 3 with every factory option, ie. Beavertail forend, ejectors, Hunter One trigger, factory pad (we replaced the hard, mushroomed pad with the same, original Hawkins pad it came with), vent rib? How about 99% factory case color, 98% blue, exceptional wood with the original factory finish and checkering? The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. I have seen many Crown Grade Elsie’s and all have a version of the same engraving. THIS GUN HAS UNIQUE, SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVING with waterfowl flying over a marsh in the ovals. It is definitively factory original and shown in Col. Brophy’s book “LC Smith Shotguns” on page 96. HOW ABOUT 1 OF 1, THE ONLY L.C. CROWN GRADE 20GA. OF ITS KIND. I think we can all agree this is the epitome of a truly rare, high condition, highly desirable vintage American double. This gun is in excellent condition, with mirror bores, excellent checkering and wood finish, tight as new on breech face and hinge pin with lever right of center, and perfect screws. This gun has desirable 30″ barrels, M/F chokes, double beads, and great shooting dimensions. Nicely balanced, weighing a mere 6lbs. 11oz on a featherweight frame with a reinforced forend lug, it would be a great clays or upland gun. A true collectible, investment quality firearm that will continue to rise in value as you enjoy its use. All parts are original to the gun. People often ask me “What is the best investment in a firearm?” I always tell them the same thing…low production guns in smaller gauges, in high grades, with tons of original factory original condition…and with features sought after by the modern day shooter/collector. Today’s shooter/collectors want long barrels. So this is one of those guns that have it all; rarity, condition, and desirability, including outstanding wood figure and overall aesthetics. WHAT A GREAT FIND! DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY! Price:$24,950
X 1 9/16” X 2 3/8” – 6 lbs 6 oz: Rich Color Case – Rolled Trigger Guard – Turkish Walnut – IC/Mod – 27” – 14 3/8” X 1 9/16” X 2 3/8” – 6 lbs 6 ozs – Nizzoli Leather Case (Accessories) – Ser. #8601 – Checkered Butt – Fleur de Lis Engraving by Granetti – A True Italian MASTERPIECE in Straight Grip Field Configuration – This gun has been all over Texas and out west on quail and grouse hunts – it is a craftsman’s wonder in the hands. Treat yourself to the best! Price:$19,900
Factory Parker GHE Pigeon Gun SXS — 32″ full/full, no safety with options: Beavertail forend — single trigger — ejectors — Straight stock — Pad — 1 1/2 Frame — solid rib — twin beads — Pigeon dimensions with 1 7/8 drop at heel — Beautiful wood — 40/50% fading case color — 95% blue — Gun has spent its entire career in Pennsylvania — Very nice gun! 14 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ Price: $5500
Renato Gamba 580 Sidelock, SxS, Double Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge:$2,799.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Very Good. Some marks and edge wear.
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrels: 28 Inch
13 7/8 Inch LOP, 1 5/8 Inch DOC, 2 3/8 Inch DOH, 3/8 Inch Cast Off
Butt Pad: Checker Wood
Weight: 7 Ibs 1 Oz
Chokes: Imp Cyl/ Mod
Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch
Metal Condition: Very Good with Light Handling Marks and Scratches
Wood Condition: Good with Dings and Scatches
Bore Condition: Shiny and Bright
Barrels: 30 Inch
Triggers: Browning Gold Trigger
Stock: Walnut Pistol Grip Stock with Checkering
14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Walnut Checkered Forearm
Butt Pad: Browning Brown Butt Pad
Weight: 8.0 lbs
Sights: Solid Rib w/Bead
FABBRI – PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HAND MADE IN 1966: Here is a hand made Fabbri Pigeon Gun with 29 5/8″ barrels. Spectacular engraving featuring ribbons, scroll, vines and flowers. Gold Inlay pigeon in the forend. Bores at .732. Briley chokes. Chambers at 2 3/4″. Barrels are Phoenix Steel and marked as such. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 10 1/4 OZ. Leather case as shown. Shipping and insurance is $80. Stock dimensions follow. LOP 14 3/8″ (13″ to end of wood). Drop at Comb – 1 7/16″. Drop at Heel – 1 3/4″. Price:$27,500
HOLLOWAY 28 BORE- JENKINSON in N.Y. IMPORT- MADE in 1952- REMAINS in 99% OVERALL COND.- EXC. ENGLISH DETAIL & WORKMANSHIP- NICE PIECE:
#700 Holloway, G & S: A 28 Bore English Boxlock Ejector Game Gun that was imported by B. (Bob) Jenkinson, New York, N. Y. and so marked, Jenkinson imported a fair number of English guns in the 50’s & 60’s and I believe nearly all were made by Holloway, This 28 Bore was made in 1952, 26″ dovetail lump barrels at .550 .013 & .016″ (Mod. & Imp. Mod.), Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Proved in Birmingham at 3/4 ounce, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off with a swept comb that points like a dream, 28 bore weight at 5 lbs. 1 oz., 60% coverage of English scroll, Nice wood, The original barrel blue at 99%, The gun retains 98% original bright & vivid case colors, The stock finish is original and at 99%, The checkering at 100%, The blue on the floorplate, trigger guard, trigger guard tang and forend metal is 99%, The bores are as new from breech to muzzle, The gun is smack on the face with plenty of bite, The barrels ring with a nice chime. This is flat out one nice 1952 English boxlock with excellent workmanship on both the metal & wood. The stock inletting is superb and the checkering is as well cut as you will find on any English Best Sidelock. This is like buying it new in 1952. The Jenkinson serial # is 700 and the Holloway # is 22734. /////////////////////////////////// Holloway & Co. has been around since the 19th century. They had premises at 10-12 & 14 Vesey Street in Birmingham. In 1901 Tommy Naughton was the manager at Holloway & Co. and he bought the firm and it became Holloway & Naughton Ltd. but they continued business separately. G & S (George & Sidney) Holloway were for the most part makers to the trade and maintained an excellent reputation before and after WWII. About 1978 production of new Holloway guns was dropped but they continued with repairs. Graham Clive Holloway of G & S Holloway died in February of 1994 and that was the end of an era for G & S Holloway. To this day Holloway & Naughton shotguns are still made and manufactured to the client’s individual requirements and they can be found at hollowaynaughton.co.uk B. (Bob) Jenkinson was a dealer in many Holloway made guns during the 1950’s & 1960’s in New York City. Price:$8,500
Griffin & Howe — Pre-war Boxlock Ejector — 20 Gauge, 2 3/4″: 28″ SxS barrels of Krupp Fluid Steel with matted rib, choked improved cylinder & modified. 14 1/4″ pull from single selective trigger to original basketweave-molded horn buttplate. 1 1/2″ – 2 3/8″drop. Figured European walnut stock with horn-tipped Deeley-release splinter forend, straight English grip, classic point-pattern checkering and with checkered sidepanels, teardrops and vacant brass initial oval. Fine scroll and game scene engraved, scalloped boxlock action, with deep chiseled fences, cocking indicators, automatic ejectors, Greener crossbolt, side clips, and manual top tang safety with S inlaid in gold. Weight: 5lbs, 10 1/2oz. German built in 1932. In Abercrombie & Fitch leather VC case with snap caps and oil bottle. Price:$7950
LEFEVER, SYRACUSE, EE GRADE 12 GAUGE, 32″ DAMASCUS BARRELS: FULL AND FULL TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, BOLD DAMASCUS PATTERN, BRIGHT CLEAN BORES, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS. ATTRACTIVE ENGRAVING WITH SETTER DOG IN A CIRCLE ON RIGHT LOCK, POINTER DOG IN CIRCLE ON LEFT LOCK, PLUS FINE SCROLLWORK AND BORDERS MALLARD ON TRIGGERGUARD, COCKING INDICATORS, LIGHT CASE COLOR, PERFECT ENGRAVED SCREWS, TOP LEVER TO THE RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM WITH THE CLAMSHELL LATCH, HIGHLY FIGURED IMPORTED WALNUT, FINE CHECKERING. ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE, 1 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ X 13 3/4″, 7 3/4 POUNDS, 100% ORIGINAL CONDITION.PRICE:$3,950
Provenance is tricky, especially when it comes to old guns. Some provenances can boost a shotgun’s value many times over, while other barely register at all with buyers.
Fo example: Would you pay $60,000 more for a shotgun made for King Alfonso XIII.
Yeah – that’s the problem. King Alfonso XIII was Spain’s monarch from 1886-1931. While he was a big deal in his day, I don’t know anyone who cares about him now. So it’s hard to say if a gun connected to him is worth a $60,000 premium.
That’s just what’s going on with the James Purdey & Sons 12g hammergun you see here. This side-by-side came up for sale in Christie’s, December 2014 sale:
The hammer price plus premium: $35,370. It looks to me like whoever has the gun now connected it to King Alfonso before or after he bought it. It certainly is a spectacular shotgun, and it appears to be in excellent condition. Regardless, though, the big question is: Is its connection to a King worth sixty large?
More info from the seller:
“Purdey Hammer gun sn. 19395 came from a collection of Spanish Royal Firearms, from the household of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The makers have confirmed that this hammergun was completed in April 1909 for the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII. The records are specific that Barre was the engraver. The gun is covered in finely chiseled low relief with foliate scrollwork illustrating monsters and masks upon a blackened background. Included is a gold inlaid escutcheon with the Spanish Royal Coat of Arms.
It is believed that the King used this gun in winning the Tiro-Pichon De Madrid in May 1921. Our provenance includes a picture of the King aside the trophy given for his win and holding what appears to be this gun. Purdey awarded the winner of the Tiro-Pichon De Madrid a prize gun that was to duplicate this piece, however Barre did not engrave the later gun as he was dead by 1921.”
A hundred years ago, live pigeon shooting was a huge pastime in the U.S. People participated in shoots throughout the country, and the top shots traveled the country–and the world–competing and winning huge amounts of prize money.
Gunmakers responded to this popularity by building shotguns for this sport. Here’s the one that L.C. Smith offered from 1893-1913. It’s a Pigeon grade, and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition. I have to say, I really like it — especially the damascus bbls and the blush of color-case hardening on the action. I love how L.C. Smith finished the fences, too, as well as the overall shape of the stock. Very nice.
“Only 1,397 Pigeon Guns were produced from 1893 through 1913 including four 10 gauge, 1,350 12 gauge, 23 16 gauge, and 20 20 gauge guns. Automatic ejectors were fitted to 883 guns. The catalog (1900) stated: “Our Pigeon Gun is an innovation. Appreciating that there is a demand for a very quick shooting gun, we deliver this grade. The straight grip admits the most rapid work possible and supplies a want long felt by many sportsmen. They are specially adapted to stand the tremendous strain of many heavy loads of nitro powder.” The stock was said to be: “A choice piece of French walnut, beautifully figured. The richness of the color in these finer stocks is superb. They are all finished in oil equal to the best pianos and consequently please the most exacting . . .” Stocks were not straight. could be ordered with a pistol grip and a Monte Carlo. Pigeon Nitro Steel barrels were available in 12 and 16 gauges, and Chainette Damascus barrels were available in 10, 12, and 16 gauges. Twenty gauge guns were available starting in 1907. The 20 gauge guns were only made with Pigeon Nitro Steel barrels. The catalog said: “The engraving is
handsome and very appropriate for a gun of this character. On one lock plate is engraved with a pigeon in full flight, on the other is a blue rock, and on the extension rib a pigeon in his native home. You will always find an artistic and appropriate finish on Smith Guns . . .” A precious metal bar was inlaid across the rib near the engraved pigeon. Engraved forward of the bar is HUNTER ARMS CO., MAKERS FULTON N.Y. Lightweight guns were available in 12, 16, and 20 gauges, and the Hunter One-Trigger was an option for about $25. The price increased from $125 at the start of production to $150 in 1898, but it dropped to $110 by 1912.”
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2-3/4 Inches
Metal Condition: Good. Very pretty damascus pattern. Fine grouse and partridge engravings are all very sharp.
Wood Condition: Good. A few shallow scratches and dents. Fineline checkering is quite flat and worn indicative of a a tool gun carried in the hunting field.
Bore Condition: Bright and serviceable
Barrels: 30 Inches
Triggers: Double triggers.
Stock: Prince of Wales pistol grip walnut
14-3/8 Inch LOP to front trigger
Fore End: Matching walnut splinter
Butt Pad: Black plate.
Weight: 8 Lb – 6 Oz.
Sights: Solid rib with gold bead
Chokes: Measures Full and Full
In a the world of fine shotguns, “Best-gun” seems like a phrase with a pretty obvious definition: The very best shotgun a manufacturer can make. But because these were hand made by different people at different time periods, each one is a bit different. That means some bests are best-er than others.
Ogden Smiths used to be a fishing tackle company in London. In 1923, Walter Sydney Ogden Smith of the Ogden Smith family joined with the gunmaker Henry H. Hussey (son of gunmaker H.J. Hussey’s) to sell guns under the name Ogden Smiths & Hussey, Limited. This partnership lasted until 1933 and produced shotguns and rifles of different styles and qualities, including single-barrel trap guns like this and the best-quality, SxS, Imperial you see here.
The Hussey family Imperial grade sidelock shotguns since old man H.J. started his own operations after being fired from Lang & Hussey in 1898 (in fact, Lang & Hussey’s finest gun was also called the Imperial). Today, these Imperials pop up on the market on a regular basis. They’re nice guns, but none of the I’ve seen have been anywhere near as nice as this one. In fact, it’s this is the best Hussey Imperial I’ve ever seen.
On this one, the engraving on the fences and action, as well as the overall finish on all the metalwork, is a step above any of the others I’ve come across. With it’s high stock, long chambers, tight chokes, heavy proof, and wide, file-cut rib, it sure looks like it was made for live-pigeon shooting. Sure, the buttstock is a bit plain. But it is original and I bet the maker used the blank because of the strength of its straight grain. I’d be looking at the rest of the gun and never notice it.
Ogden Smiths & Hussey Imperial Ejector SxS Shotgun: A fabulous quality and condition pre-war 12 bore double trigger gun retaining nearly all of its original color 90% plus, and a London black. Gold line cocking indicators, exquisite very fine rose and scroll engraving with carved fences. The 30 inch Whitworth steel barrels with a pigeon rib, have the original 3 inch chambers with 1 3/8 ounce proof, choked full and full. The stock measures 14 1/2 to a checkered horn plate with a drop of 1 1/2 by 2 1/8. The gun weight is 7lbs. 7 oz. Articulated front trigger and the guard has 80% of it’s charcoal blue. Locking screws on the first guard and ejector stop screw. Blank gold oval. This gun is as good as it gets from a best maker. Price: $18,500
Piotti King #1 12ga SxS Double Barrel 30″ Pre-Owned Shotgun SN:8026: This Piotti King is a beautiful gun with gold inlay oval in stock, Gold inlay crest in forearm and fitted with thin wall Briley choke tubes. This gun is in great condition with minor wear. The action is engraved with rose and scroll engraving. Gauge: 12 Gauge Barrel Length: 30″ (76cm) Chamber: 2.75″ Chokes: thin wall Briley choke tubes (9) Length of pull: 14 3/8″, Drop at comb: 1.5″, Drop at heel: 1 3/4″, Cast at toe: 0.125, Weight: 7lbs 6oz. Price: $25,000
Arrieta 803 20 gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Holland & Holland 7 pin hand removable sidelock. Purdy style hand engraving. Double triggers with front articulated trigger. Churchill type rib. Holland & Holland assited opener. English walnut straight handed stock and splinter forend with hand rubbed finish. Barrels are 26 5/8″ choked Mod and IM. LOP is 14″ from the front trigger to center of the leather covered 1″ pad. Demensions are1 1/2″drop at comb, and 2 3/8″, with slight cast on for a right handed shooter.
This fine gun is 98% overall condition, with the case colors (99%) in near perfect condition, the blueing very fine (98%) with only 1 blemish (see photo) from the gun safe on left barrel, wood is in excellent condition with only very slight handling marks (98%). Price:$5700
Beretta BL4 OU – 2 barrel set , 20GA and 28GA: 20GA has 28″ barrel and 28GA has 26″ barrel. M&F IC&M, SST ejector. Straight grip. Weight 6lb 1oz. Leather case, gun is 90% + condition. Both barrels have the same serial number. Price:$2,850
LC Smith Hunter Arms Model 3E 12 GA SxS: Price:$1,999.99
Manufacturer: S/N 1211
Caliber: 12 GA
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Shows some age and use.
Wood Condition: Shows age. Piece of wood missing on forearm bottom at receiver. Many handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 30 inches
Stock: Checkered walnut round knob.
LOP 14 inches
Fore End: Checkered walnut Splinter.
Butt Pad: Serrated wood. Piece of wood missing on the bottom.
Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz.
Sights: Brass front bead.
Chokes: Fixed Full
I love big, German over unders, and I wanted this one the moment I saw it. It’s a beast, made by Abesser & Merkel with 32″ barrels (choked full X even fuller), 2 3/4″ chambers, and 8lbs 10ozs of recoil-sucking-up weight.
It locks up with Purdey-style underbolts under the bbls and double Kerstens at the top of the action. Even though the seller is calling it a sidelock, I’m 99.9% sure it’s built on a Blitz Action with sideplates – a very common set up for top-quality German O/Us from this period.
In the 1920s, Suhl, Germany, was full of gunmakers. A number of them turned out very fine shotguns, including Abesser & Merkel. Paul Abesser & Ernst Merkel established Abesser & Merkel in 1925, and even though Ernst shared a last name with Gebrüder Merkel, he was not a direct descendent, or ever a ever part of, that famous gunmaking family.
12g Abesser & Merkel OU Full Side Lock Pigeon Excelsior Grade SUHL NICE: Pre War Abesser & Merkel 12 gauge, ejector full side lock over under live bird double barrel shotgun. Serial number 22200. Made in Germany in the 1920’s, this high grade and extensively engraved shotgun remains in EXCELLENT original condition. Features include NO SAFETY, Factory single selective trigger, 32 inch barrels choked full and extra full with a double beaded ventilated rib. The full coverage engraving is finely detailed with much of the original case coloring remaining. The original barrel and trigger guard blue are also excellent as are the bores. The wood is highly figured with fine original sharp checkering. There are ebony drop points, a scalloped horn grip cap and original recoil pad with horn spacer. Excellent screws all around with only the screws in upper forend showing signs of removal at one time. The shotgun is tight and mechanically in great shape. Length of pull is 14 1/4 inches from the rear position single trigger over the original pad. Drop at comb is 1 1/2 inches and drop at heel is 1 3/4 inches. Chambers are 2 3/4. and weight is 8 pounds 10 ounces. This is a true piece of gunmaker’s art and has many factory features that are not normally seen on a Pre-war German over unders. Price: $9,500
Just a reminder, these two nice doubles are coming up today at Poulin’s Auctions in Fairfield, ME. You can still bid on them online, and there may also be time to arrange phone bids. Of course, you can also go to the auction and bid on these doubles in person.
Both side-by-side guns are in excellent original condition. The Daly is beautifully engraved and has some fantastic color on it, and with its straight grip and high dimensions, the Lefever is an American classic that would be perfect for sporting clays or late-season pheasants.
Lot: 2226A CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS: SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 Ga. S# 2006. Bbl. 30″ Excelsior Witten fluid steel. Lindner mfg. gun with top rib marked “CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY”. Scalloped boxlock action with side clips, cross bolt lock, cocking indicators having case colored finish. Breech end of bbls. & action have full coverage fine Arabesque scroll hand engraving. Floorplate has vignette featuring a setter at point. Trigger guard vignette features 3 partridge. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forearm & round knob stock of fancy thin shell walnut with fine hand checkering. Horn forearm cap & round knob grip insert. Toe line has German silver nameplate with initial “HGS”. LOP: 14 1/8″ over leather faced age hardened London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAC: 2 3/4″. Weight: 7lb. 11.6 oz. Bore diameter: right-.722 left: .722. Choke restriction: right-.045″ left-.045. Chambers 2 3/4″. CONDITION: 85% bbl. blue with scattered scratches with spots of freckling. Action retains 75% case colors. Stocks have good finish with light checkering wear & scattered light marks. Very good bright bores. ESTIMATE $4000-6000.
Lot: 2567 LEFEVER ARMS CO. EE GRADE SHOTGUN: Cal. 12 Ga., 2 5/8″. S# 45457. Bbl. 30″ Krupp fluid steel. Brass front bead. Compensated sidelock action with cocking indicators. Engraving features vignette of pointing dogs with highlights of arabesque. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forend & straight hand stock of hand checkered fine thin shell walnut. Toe line has name shield. LOP: 14 1/2″ over added London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAH: 2 3/16″. Stock cast off. 7 lb 14.7 oz. Choke restrictions: right-.014, left-.050.
CONDITION: bbls. retain 50% fading blue with spots of corrosion. Action has case colors in protected areas with balance fading to patina. Stocks have lightly worn finish with numerous scratches & handling marks. Bright bores. Right bbl. has evidence of raised dent 10 1/2″ from muzzle. Left bbl. has raised dent 12 1/2″ from muzzle. Estimate: $2500-3500.
I’ve always thought Lefevers were the best-looking American doubles. With their sideplates, and slim proportions, they certainly are the most English looking. They tend to have the most “English” dimensions, too, and with it’s high, straight stock and long LOP, this one is a perfect example of what I mean. In its day, I bet this shotgun saw a lot of use on as a Pigeon gun. Today, it would be perfect on the clays course or for pheasants. And wherever you used it, it sure make a classy companion.
Lot: 2567 LEFEVER ARMS CO. EE GRADE SHOTGUN: Cal. 12 Ga., 2 5/8″. S# 45457. Bbl. 30″ Krupp fluid steel. Brass front bead. Compensated sidelock action with cocking indicators. Engraving features vignette of pointing dogs with highlights of arabesque. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forend & straight hand stock of hand checkered fine thin shell walnut. Toe line has name shield. LOP: 14 1/2″ over added London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAH: 2 3/16″. Stock cast off. 7 lb 14.7 oz. Choke restrictions: right-.014, left-.050. CONDITION: bbls. retain 50% fading blue with spots of corrosion. Action has case colors in protected areas with balance fading to patina. Stocks have lightly worn finish with numerous scratches & handling marks. Bright bores. Right bbl. has evidence of raised dent 10 1/2″ from muzzle. Left bbl. has raised dent 12 1/2″ from muzzle. Estimate: $2500-3500.
SIMSON PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HIGHLY ENGRAVED – 29 1/2″ BARRELS: Here is a Simson pigeon gun made in 1951. Elaborate scroll and game scene engraving. Oak leaf fences. Nicely stocked in an English style with tear drops at the lock plates. Double underbite with one lump protruding through the action. Concealed Greener style third fastener. Articulated front trigger. Long trigger guard tang. Anson style push rod forend fastening system. Ejectors. Manual safety. Slightly raised and tapered rib with metal front bead and white center bead. Bottom rib with threaded swivel holes. Two stock ovals – one with KHL and the other with a pigeon in flight. Outstanding condition showing light use. Nicely figured European walnut. Double boarder checkering pattern. Weight of gun is 8 LBS 4 5/8 OZ. Barrels are 29 1/2″ with bores of .729 right and .726 left and feature very typical pigeon chokes of 27/1000 (Imp Mod) and 45/1000 (Full). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 5/8″ Drop at Comb – 1 9/16″ Drop at Heel – 2 5/8″. Price:$9,500
Merkel 201E 20 Bore Over/Under Shotgun: Gun is in near new condition, may not have ever been in the field.
Exceptionally well executed engraving for this grade of gun. Barrels carry a proof date: 10 88.
Hinged front trigger. Ejectors. 26″ bbls with 2 3/4″ Chambers, IC & Mod. Hand checkered European walnut stock. Checkered Hard Rubber butt plate with Suhl Logo. L.O.P.14 1/4, Stock Dimensions1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 1/4 cast off
Weight5 lbs. 15.4 oz. Price:$6950
Heinrich Krieghoff 32 12 Gauge shotgun: German made over/under skeet gun with 28” barrels with Briley thin wall chokes. Has an adjustable comb stock with 14½” LOP. Excellent overall condition, seems hardly fired at all. Proof date is 1965. A classic German made over/under, ready for the field or range with extra choke tubes and wrench. Price:$2,950
Orvis Beretta Uplander O/U 12 ga. 28: This is a 12 ga. Beretta 686 Over/Under, custom built by Orvis in Vermont, and called the Orvis Uplander. The gun is stocked in Claro walnut w/ a 14 1/8″ LOP over a leather pad and 2 1/2″ Drop at heel and 1 5/8″ drop at comb. Stock design is slimmer and much more lively than a factory Beretta w/ excellent 32 LPI checkering. 28″ VR barrel w/ Beretta screw chokes and 3″ chamber. Gun has some minor handling marks on wood, metal is super and gun is tight. Exceptional wood and checkering, dull matte finish metal. Marked Orvis Special. Unusual in that it is a straight stock O/U,. It also has an adjustable trigger position – a feature that I have never seen on ordinary 680 series Beretta shotguns. Price:$2,250
Twelve gauge, BH-grade Parkers aren’t hard to find. Even though they were an expensive, custom ordered double, the company made 1,034 of them as hammerless side-by-sides.
But when you start adding in features like 32″ barrels, a single, selective trigger (introduced in 1921) and a vent rib, you’re talking about a very scarce Parker double barrel shotgun. Parker started delivering SxS shotguns with vent ribs around 1923, and they didn’t become popular options until 1926. In all, the company probably added this feature to fewer than 750 doubles.
PARKER BHE TRAP VENT RIB 12 GAUGE: #207XXX #1 FRAME 32″ VENT RIB FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER EJECTORS BEAVER TAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH CASE COLORS. 8LBS 7 OZ X. 2 1/4: X 1 7/8″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $18,500