Final of 5 favs at tomorrow’s Guyette & Deeter fine gun auction …

Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms Auction February 4 , St. Michaels, Maryland
Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms Auction
tomorrow, February 4, St. Michaels, Maryland

This is it: the final day of our countdown to tomorrow’s Guyette & Deeter Fine Sporting Arms Auction.

Josh Lowensteiner is part of the team managing this sale. All this week, we’ve been looking at some of his favorite lots. Today we’ll see his final pick. There are links to his other favorites at the end of this post.

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1: SN. 1. Certainly the John Browning of our generation, Antony Galazan has made more fine firearms in the last 35 years than any other American Gun Maker of this generation. His finest creations are those made under his own name, the “A. Galazan” best quality guns.

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1

This gun, his first Boss Action Over/Under marks the start of his successful endeavor to make a best quality hand finished gun in America successfully in the 20th and 21st Century. No doubt successful and incredibly impressive, this gun made with 28” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have solid filed top rib. Bbls with single small brass front bead, otherwise unmarked. Finely point pattern checkered Boss style forend with diamond shaped engraved escutcheon and fine English scroll engraved Anson type push button release at muzzle end. Forend iron is blued with fine scroll engraving. Full sidelock casehardened Boss action engraved in rose and scroll pattern with 5 floral bouquets on each lock.

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1

Locks engraved with makers name “A. Galazan” in riband at center, forward of the tumbler and fine scroll engraved throughout by famed engraver Thierry Duguet, and signed “Th. Duguet” just forward of the rolled edge trigger guard bow. Trigger guard bow engraved en-suite with SN “001” on tang. Mounted with a stunning piece of dark highly figured European Walnut with carved tear drops behind locks, and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with blued fine English scroll engraved heel and toe plates with checkered center. Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and non-auto safety. “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of “T” shaped safety slide. Top lever is blued and scroll engraved. WEIGHT: 6lbs 13oz. Bore Diameter: .615(T) .615(B). Bore Restriction: .031(T) .032(B). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/4”.

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1
CONDITION – Extremely fine as lightly field used. Gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish on all wood and metal surfaces with only very minor marks from assembly and very limited gunning use. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Ejectors are in time and trigger functions well.

Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1
Lot 1: IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN – SERIAL NUMBER 1

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.

#4 of 5 favs at Guyette & Deeter’s 2/4 Sporting Arms Auction …

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

It’s day 4 of our countdown to Guyette & Deeter’s Fine Sporting Arms Auction. this Saturday, 2/4.

Josh Lowensteiner is part of the team managing this sale. Monday, we looked at the first of Josh’s five favorites: Lot 51 RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK.

Tuesday, we checked out his number two: Lot #19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Yesterday, we look at his third pick: Lot 18: EXCEEDINGLY RARE, INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER BROS BHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/FACTORY VENT RIB:

Today, here’s Josh’s fourth favorite gun in Guyette & Deeter’s Fine Sporting Arms Auction.

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN SN. 6517. Per Cody Firearms Museum Records, originally ordered in 1935 as a Standard Grade 28” Mod/Full gun with medium comb Trap Grade wood for one “Jimmy Tuttle”. Gun was returned to the factory in 1939 for rebarreling to 26” WS-1/WS-2 and embellished to 21-6 pattern engraving as it appears today: 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concaved top rib with small steel mid and white front beads. Breech ends of bbls with 2-1/2” scroll wedges.

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Bbl flats are nicely engine turned and stamped with gauge and chamber info. Bottom of bbl tubes stamped “WS-1/WS-2” choke marks. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend finely checkered with nicely scroll engraved roll type release and iron. Inside of forend is engine turned with SN stamped on metal and wood.

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-6 pattern w/classic Setter in relief panel on left, Pointer in relief panel on right all encased in well-executed foliate scrollwork. The bbl fences are sculpted in oak leaf relief and top of frame is full coverage foliate scroll engraved, as is the top lever. Trigger plate is similarly adorned w/ large relief engraved panel at center with pheasants in upland scene. Trigger guard is engraved w/relief bust of Pointer and fallen quail in small panel and tang with bursts of scroll. This fine execution is most likely the work of George Ulrich. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Serial Number Search form. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .667(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) -.017(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14” to checkered butt.

Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Lot 6: BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

CONDITION: Excellent and collector quality. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with scattered light handling marks. Frame with about 95% of its factory blue. There is beginning high point edgewear but generally the blue is quite strong and the engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent with scattered light handling marks and minor finish abrasions and retains about 90% of its finish and checkering remains strong. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, safety slide is a bit sluggish. C&R.

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.

#2 of 5 favs at Guyette & Deeter’s 2/4 Sporting Arms Auction …

Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms Auction February 4 , St. Michaels, Maryland
Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms Auction February 4 , St. Michaels, Maryland

It’s day 2 of our countdown to Guyette & Deeter’s Sat, Feb 4th Fine Sporting Arms Auction. This sale features all sorts of fine guns by makers Purdey, Lefever, Westley Richards, Ithaca, Fox, Parkers and L.C. Smiths.

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Check out all the doubles in this sale now.

Josh Lowensteiner is part of the team managing this sale. Yesterday we looked at Josh’s first of 5 favorites: Lot 51 RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK.

Today, here’s his #2:

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Lot #19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS: SN. 241247. Made with 30” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have rare matted ventilated top rib with white front bead. Breech ends of bbls with ring of engraving and scroll on the rib extension. Bbls flats with SN, Parker Overload proof stamps, and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 14 oz. Gun made on a 1-1/2” frame. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered with fully scroll engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Inside of forend with SN stamped. Casehardened action with quail in hillside game scene on left, pheasant in grass on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll and wave scroll border pattern. Bbl fences with single bead and are full coverage scroll engraved.

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Bottom of receiver with “PARKER” towards front surrounded by scroll and trigger plate with two Pointers in upland scene on point. Trigger plate is full coverage scroll engraved outside of the well executed game scene. Top lever is beveled at center and scroll engraved and top tang with scroll engraving at screw and behind the safety slide. Polish blued trigger guard with rose and scroll engraving on bow, scroll and SN at tang. Mounted with a beautifully figured piece of European Walnut that has checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis behind receiver, checkering through the grip with wave mullered border pattern. Buttstock terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. Grip cap with large gold cap is factory engraved “CARL H. BEAL” Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors and auto safety as well as factory original ventilated rib.

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Accompanying this gun is a PGCA research letter dated 2/15/2013 identifying as found today and ordered by Union Hardware & Metal Co. and shipped to them 7/15/1938. Also accompanying this gun is the original cancelled check Mr. Phillips used when he purchased the gun from legendary sporting arms dealer William L. Moore on 6/17/1975 in the amount of $5500 as well as the original clipped advertisement for the gun in the Gun List. Additional provenance includes a July of 1975 appraisal from Pachmayr Gun Works valuing the gun at $6,500. Mr. Phillips put together a one page research write up on the gun noting that Carl H. Beal was born in 1889 in Morton, Kansas. He moved to Southern California and worked in the oil industry and authored numerous books and articles on the exploration of gas. Mr. Beal was well known for his passion for boxed bird events and collumbardie in Southern California throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Beal died in 1946 and is buried in Glendale, CA.

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

William L. Moore purchased this gun from Carl Beal’s son in early 1975 and almost immediately sold it to Alan Phillips. The gun has been in Mr. Phillips’ collection for the last 47 years until his passing. This exact gun is also pictured in Larry Baer’s book “The Parker Gun; An Immortal Classic Volume 2” wherein he states that “There may be none finer than this AHE.”. There are also approximately 10 black & white and color vintage photos of this gun. Accompanied by its original instruction hang tag. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729 (Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .016(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”.

Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS
Lot 19: EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, choice and investment grade. Bbls with more than 98% original blue and only a couple of light rub marks noted and high point edgewear on rib. Forearm is crisp and original with a couple of minor impressions and irons with nearly all of their original case color. Receiver retains virtually all of its bold, beautiful dark original case color with crisp engraving and the top lever is significantly right of center. Screws are crisp and untouched. Trigger guard with more than 97% of its beautiful original blue. Buttstock is sound and near mint with only minor handling marks and impressions. The pad was replacement in 1978 by Mr. Phillips who relayed to this cataloger that the original pad had already collapsed at that time. The stock was not shortened when this pad was added. Breech ends of bbls with original high polish blue on the ejector stop and original file marks on breech. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun was fired very little by Mr. Beal and unused since that time. This gun was one of the crown jewels of The Phillips collection having been one of his true pride and joy guns for nearly 50 years! C&R.

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.

#1 of 5 favorites at Guyette & Deeter this Sat, Feb 4th …

Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms AuctionFebruary 4 , St. Michaels, Maryland
Guyette & Deeter, Fine Sporting Arms Auction
February 4, 2023, St. Michaels, Maryland

The countdown begins. Guyette & Deeter’s Fine Sporting Arms Auction is this Saturday, February 4th. If you’re into fine doubles, especially Parkers and L.C. Smiths, you need to check out this sale.

Guyette & Deeter is a top decoy auction company. This gun auction marks the launch of their new firearms division and features dozens of SxSs by all the big names, including Purdey, Lefever, Westley Richards, Ithaca, Parker, Fox, and L.C. Smith.

Josh Lowensteiner is part of the team managing this sale. Here’s #1 of his 5 favorite guns coming up this Sat in Guyette & Deeter’s Feb 4 firearms auction. I’ll be counting down Josh’s favorites all this week, featuring #1 on Friday, the day before the sale. If you see anything you like, reach out to Josh right away. 

Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK: SN. 205157. The A3 Grade was introduced to the line in 1895 as “The finest gun in the world for the money”. It was the highest grade L.C. Smith until the grade designations were changed in 1913. Made in 1906 with 30” Whitworth Fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave rib and bbl extension with red mid and ivory front bead. Muzzles are nicely crowned and have bands of engraving as well as 1” scroll wedges. Breech ends of bbls have 2-1/2” wedges of scroll on tops and gold inlaid lightning bolts running through each and are hand engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel” / “Made to Order By the Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, NY”. Later factory replacement type-2 beavertail forend is finely checkered with fleur-de-lis ribbon at center and fully engraved banjo type roll release and sculptured iron. Inside of forend iron is hand engraved with scrollwork, SN and 1901 Lewis Ejector patent info. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned with hand engraved SN, bottom of tubes w/original Whitworth trademark stamps and forend lug stamped “A 3”. Masterfully engraved case hardened sidelock action is most certainly the work of Albert E. Kraus, employed from 1890-1945.
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK

Lockplates are extensively engraved in intricate foliate scrollwork and hidden game scenes with a relief engraved Setter in an oval panel on left plate, relief Pointer in panel on right, and “L.C.Smith ” in a crescent forward of the lock pin on each side. Receiver body has similar foliate scroll engraving interspersed w/ bouquet flourishes and bas-relief vine and scrollwork at the fences. The classic Setter with fallen quail on trigger plate, synonymous with the L.C.Smith brand, is beautifully executed. Blued trigger guard is rose and scroll engraved with hand-cut SN at tang. Auto ejectors, “Hunter One -Trigger”, non-auto safety. Gold inlaid “S” in front of flat safety slide.

Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK

Beautiful straight-hand buttstock of richly figured dark-streaked European walnut is finely checkered with fleur-de-lis and ribbon patterns terminating with an aging “No-Shoc” pad. Buttstock and forend are most certainly a period of use factory replacements (post-1920) and have been on the gun for much of its lifetime.

Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L) Bore Diameter: .727(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .036(Rt) .035(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”.

Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK

CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% of their factory restored blue, engraving slightly softened and a few small rubs on right tube towards the muzzle. Receiver retains 40%+ of its original case color. Factory replacement stock and forend are sound with minor handling marks and retain most of their rubbed finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, trigger works well and ejectors are in time. This is an exceedingly rare gun and opportunity to acquire one of the most recognised and published A-3 Grades extant!

Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK
Lot 51: RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS” BOOK

This exact gun is illustrated in ‘L.C.Smith Shotguns, LTC Wm S. Brophy, 1983 on the cover and pp 21, 47-49, 164-169, 187-188. Accompanied by a L.C.Smith Collectors Association research letter dated January 28, 2022, identifying this gun as being finished January 22, 1906 as one of only 17 twelve gauge guns total. No stock configuration nor shipping info is recorded but there is a notation “McR” at the margin of the ledger for this entry and likely indicates the owner at one time. Also accompanied by archival A & F records, kindly supplied by Griffin & Howe Research, indicating the gun, in its current configuration, was consigned to them by E.A.Thorne in 1960 and sold to H. Gordon Moore in 1961. Harry Gordon Moore, Jr. resided much of his adult life in Lynchburg VA. Mr. Moore was also the author of “Trigger Pullers: An Attempt to Convey the Art of Wingshooting,1976” a compendium of Moore’s articles on gamebird shooting, first published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and The Shooter’s Bible. Note: Moore and Brophy were certainly literary colleagues in the Sporting Fraternity and a friendly loan of the A3 for Brophy’s book is probable. Charlie Hunter spent his lifetime in and around the Staunton – Lynchburg area and was undoubtedly well-acquainted with fellow sportsman Moore. Hunter likely acquired this gun from Moore directly or from his estate after his passing in 1992.

FYI: The accuracy of this listing 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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Arrizabalaga 20 gauge Round Body Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels:
Arrizabalaga 20 gauge Round Body Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels:

Arrizabalaga 20 gauge Round Body Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels:
A pre-owned Arrizabalaga 20 gauge Round Body Sidelock Ejector Shotgun with 28 inch barrels Calibre: 20 gauge Action: Round Body Sidelock Ejector with H&H style self-opening system Triggers: Double with front articulated Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: 28 Inches Chamber: 2 3/4 Inch Rib: Game concaved Chokes: Right: Skeet Left: Improved Cylinder Type: Deluxe Grade Walnut Length: 14 1/2 Inches Grip: Traditional English straight hand grip Butt End Finish: Chequered Forend: Splinter Style Forend Description: Acanthus Leaf Scroll Finish: Case Colour Finish Weight: 6lb 5oz Case: Uncased Price: $12,500*

Winchester 21 16 Gauge Double Trigger SXS
Winchester 21 16 Gauge Double Trigger SXS

Winchester 21 16 Gauge Double Trigger SXS: Double Trigger Serial Number: 6648 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26 inches Triggers: Double Trigger Gauge: 16 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2 inches Stock Heel: 2 1/4 inches LOP: 13 3/4 inches Price: $8,495*

Webley & Scott ~ Side by Side ~ 20 Gauge ~ Boxlock Ejector
Webley & Scott ~ Side by Side ~ 20 Gauge ~ Boxlock Ejector

Webley & Scott ~ Side by Side ~ 20 Gauge ~ Boxlock Ejector: Webley & Scott Side by Side Shotgun in 20 gauge. This is a boxlock ejector shotgun with 26-inch barrels with a flat top rib. The right barrel is marked Webley & Scott, the left barrel is marked Birmingham. Proved for 3″ cartridges at proof pressure of 3 1/2 Tons per square inch, Chokes at Improved Modified & Full. Engraved with scrolls with case color finish, Double Triggers, Quality Walnut Stock, traditional English straight grip, Splinter forend with Anson release, 14 1/2 inch LOP. The bores are bright and shiny. Price: $5,499.99*

M. Hirschheide - Combination Gun, 16ga/7x57mm. 26 1/2” Flusstahl Steel Barrels.
M. Hirschheide – Combination Gun, 16ga/7x57mm. 26 1/2” Flusstahl Steel Barrels.

M. Hirschheide – Combination Gun, 16ga/7x57mm. 26 1/2” Flusstahl Steel Barrels. MAKE OFFER: Extremely high quality, very unusual gun with even serial number, upper locking lug bolt, rebated frame, cocking indicators, folding pop up tang peep sight, two leaf express sights on barrel, full solid matted rib, splinter forend, set trigger, capped pistol grip, cheek piece. Absolutely perfect screws, never been apart, 75% scroll engraved action with most case color and patina mixed in, horn butt plate, swivels, perfect bores, pre-war. An untouched gun, never been cleaned up, bolstered frame, just an overall great gun from every aspect and completely original, very little use with only minor storage marks. 6 lbs. 4 oz. 14” LOP. Price: $3,250*

Smith & Wesson ~ Elite Gold Grade I ~ 20 GA ~ SxS
Smith & Wesson ~ Elite Gold Grade I ~ 20 GA ~ SxS

Smith & Wesson ~ Elite Gold Grade I ~ 20 GA ~ SxS: Manufactured in Turkey and Imported into the United States from 2007-2010 this Smith & Wesson remains in excellent overall condition. This is an ejector gun with a single selective safety. Wood has a few light use marks, with some flaking around butt from checkering. Blue and bores are excellent with beautiful case coloring on receiver. This is a beautiful little gun in 20 GA! 20 Gauge. Chambers: 3″ Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Solid Rib Triggers: Single Selective Safety Stock Dimensions: 14 1/2″ LOP – 1 1/2″ DAC – 2 3/8″ DAH Fore End: Checkered Walnut Round Knob – Checkered Walnut Splinter Forend Butt Pad: Checkered Wood Butt Plate Weight: 6 1/2 lbs Sights: White Front Bead – Metal Mid Bead Chokes: Imp./Imp. – Fixed Price: $2,299.99*

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FLLI RIZZINI R1E SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE PATELLI ENGRAVED
FLLI RIZZINI R1E SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE PATELLI ENGRAVED

FLLI RIZZINI R1E SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE PATELLI ENGRAVED: SN# 18XX 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.019 AND .034 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING 6LBS 8 OZ 1 15/16″ DAH 1 7/16″ DAC 14 1/2″ LOP CASED Price: $37,500*

Parker VH 28 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker VH 28 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Parker VH 28 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Serial Number: 135013 Barrel Length: 28″ Gauge: 28 Ga Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14 1/4″ Weight: 6 lbs Chokes: Mod – Full. Price: $16,500*

Excellent all original cased Webley & Scott Model 728 Boxlock 28 bore:
Excellent all original cased Webley & Scott Model 728 Boxlock 28 bore:

Excellent all original cased Webley & Scott Model 728 Boxlock 28 bore: An excellent little Webley & Scott Model 728, a 28 bore double box lock ejector with 25″ barrels choked 3/4 (improved modified) in the left tube and 1/4 (improved cylinder) in the right tube. There is extensive floral scroll engraving covering the action, bottom plate, trigger guard, toplever, and forearm hardware and “WEBLEY & SCOTT” on each side of the action. There is even a flourish of floral scroll engraving on the breach end of the rib. The right tube is engraved atop the breech end “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.” and the left tube is similarly engraved “SERVICE ARMAMENT CO, RIDGEFIELD, N.J., U.S.A.” Mounted in a very nicely figured walnut stock with multi-point checkered forearm and English straight hand butt stock with teardrop flats, a vacant gold (I think) oval escutcheon at the toe and checkered butt. There are a few very small spots of finish loss and handling marks to the forearm. This dandy is ready to go in it’s original canvas covered takedown hard case complete with original trade label and all the original accessories including a pair of snap caps, an oil bottle, a two piece cleaning rod stored under the barrels, a wire brush, a patch swab, a mop, and a box of cleaning patches. Remarkable, also included is the original hang tag. This particular 728 appears to me to be a little better than usual with highly figured wood and a gold oval escutcheon near the toe. The butt is original too and hardly ever grounded as can be seen in the photos; so often these have been modified with a pad. The Model 728 is a fantastic little English hand made side-by-side gun, made before the days of mass produced CNC machined guns. This gun is slightly used – it bagged several quail and a pheasant in its one and only outing last season – but is in excellent although not quite perfect condition. The pictures tell the story. I think these guns are a great value and a good investment. I’ve seen them appreciate considerably on these pages even in just the last year. They aren’t bespoke guns but they do exhibit fine English craftsmanship. This 728 is a gun you can be proud of in any company but at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke gun. Price: $7,500*

Ithaca NID 20 ga Skeet Side-by-Side Fully Optioned
Ithaca NID 20 ga Skeet Side-by-Side Fully Optioned

Ithaca NID 20 ga Skeet Side-by-Side Fully Optioned: We have a Ithaca NID 20 ga skeet , the gun has 26” barrels that are marked SKT/SKT , EJT , SST , Beavertail , Vent Rib , LOP 14” , DAC 1 3/8 DAH 2 3/8 , no cracks or splits in the wood , bores are perfect , the gun was built in1936 . This is a VERY hard gun to find. Price: $6,995

Thomas Bland – 12g BLE, LONDON, 1934, GAME SCENE ENGR, 28”, 6LBS. 5OZ
Thomas Bland – 12g BLE, LONDON, 1934, GAME SCENE ENGRAVING, 28”, 6LBS. 5OZ

Thomas Bland – 12g BLE, LONDON, 1934, GAME SCENE ENGRAVING, 28”, 6LBS. 5OZ: Thomas Bland, Year 1934, 12 Gauge, 6lb 5oz, Chokes IC/IC, LOP 14 5/8″, DAH 2 1/4″, DAC 1 7/16″ Serial Number: 18053 Thomas Bland & Sons of London have been makers of fine shotguns since 1867 and in Birmingham starting in 1840 and are still in business today!  The guns of the early 20th century were known to be very well made and respected side by sides.  This gun, sn18053 made in 1934 or so, is an exceptional example with gorgeous engraving comprised of perfectly executed banknote style scroll and detailed dog and game bird scenes, covering 95% of the receiver.  Even the trigger guard has a wonderful dog scene and tasteful scroll.  The condition of this fine boxlock ejector gun is superb as well with over 70% bold case color and 98% barrel blue, clear sharp lettering, perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit, extraordinary original flat top checkering with mullered borders, mirror bores, mechanics that are strong and excellent with barrels tight on hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  Demonstrating the English perfection in gun making, the gun weighs in at 6lbs. 5oz. and balances dead on the hinge pin making it lightning fast and pleasurable in hand.  Still in proof with 2 ½” chambers and a bore diameter of .730 right barrel, .732 left barrel, the gun is a crisp, clean, and attractive London made double.  A great gun for upland game and sporting clays, a gun that will please for decades, it is also a sound value and an affordable, high quality sporting gun.  Vintage Thomas Bland & Son guns are not easy to find, so don’t let this one get past you. Price: $5,450*

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JULES BURY BEST SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN
JULES BURY BEST SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN

JULES BURY BEST SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN: From Liege in Belgium and hand finished by one of Belgium’s most distinguished gunmakers Lebeau Courally. H&H style action with exquisite engraving and beautiful wood. Manufacturer: Jules Bury Model: Best Caliber Info: 12 Gauge Ejectors: Yes Condition: New Metal Condition: New Barrels: 28 3/8″ Action: Sidelock: Side by Side Triggers: Double Gauge: 12 Gauge Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 1/4″ Stock Cast: Off Fore End: Splinter LOP: 14 3/4″ Rib: Concave File Cut Chokes: IC/M Price: $22,050*

John Rigby & Co. SxS Hammer Dbl. Rifle
John Rigby & Co. SxS Hammer Dbl. Rifle

John Rigby & Co. SxS Hammer Dbl. Rifle: #1220A  JOHN RIGBY & CO. DBL. RIFLE,450 X 3 1/4”, SN 156XX, 26” bbl., receiver nicely engraved in a floral pattern, outside hammers with hammer safeties, folding peep sight folds to use open sights, 2 leaf rear sight, ivory bead front sight, checkered PG stock with PG cap, checkered steel buttplate, rib marked “John Rigby & Comp. Dublin & London”, exc. bores, 99% blue on bbls., 95% casehardening colors on receiver thinning, retracking firing pins, oak & leather John Rigby & Comp. case with label inside lid, complete with mold, cartridges & re & decapper, bullet seating tool, extra parts in ivory container, top of case stamped with “JA Jameson”. Antique: Yes Rifle Caliber: .450/400 3 1/4″. Price: $12,000*

Parker - GHE Grade, SxS, **RARE #1 Frame**, 12ga. 28" Barrels Choked F/F
Parker – GHE Grade, SxS, **RARE #1 Frame**, 12ga. 28″ Barrels Choked F/F

Parker – GHE Grade, SxS, **RARE #1 Frame**, 12ga. 28″ Barrels Choked F/F:
Special steel barrels, perfect untouched screws, 20% case color hardening, numerous small nicks in wood, dogs head butt plate, double trigger, auto ejector, splinter forend, completely original gun, pistol grip, just a very nice honest gun from an estate, very nice condition. 6 lbs. 12 oz. 14″ x 1 3/4″ x 3″ Price: $5,250*

Browning Superposed Superlight 20 ga Grade 1 OU Shotgun
Browning Superposed Superlight 20 ga Grade 1 OU Shotgun

Browning Superposed Superlight 20 ga Grade 1 OU Shotgun: Offered for sale is a 20-gauge Browning Belgium Superposed Superlight manufactured in 1970. This dynamic upland bird gun has 26 ½ inch vented rib barrels, choked Improved Cylinder/Modified, 2 ¾ inch chambers. This Superlight sports a rounded frame, a slim field forearm, a straight walnut stock with a long tang trigger guard, safety tang with barrel selector, rubber recoil pad and grade 1 scroll engraving.  The stock measures LOP 14 ½, DAC 1 1/2 and DAH 2 1/8.   Overall, this gun weighs in at 6 lbs.  This shotgun has a little character wear at the carry points and few scratches from days in the field but overall this is a nice Superposed that locks up good and tight. Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge Manufacturer: Browning Model: Superposed Superlight Grade I Barrel Length: 26 1/2″ Stock Comb: 1 1/2″ Stock Heel: 2 1/8″ LOP: 14 1/4″ Weight: 6 lbs Manufacture Date: 1970 Chokes: IC / Mod Price: $3,900*

RIZZINI AURUM SCALED FRAME 28GA 30” GAME SCENE & SCROLL ENGRAVED CASE COLORED ACTION EXCELLENT CONDITION IN BOX WITH ALL PAPERWORK AND ACCESSORIES
RIZZINI AURUM SCALED FRAME 28GA 30” GAME SCENE & SCROLL ENGRAVED CASE COLORED ACTION EXCELLENT CONDITION IN BOX WITH ALL PAPERWORK AND ACCESSORIES

RIZZINI AURUM SCALED FRAME 28GA 30” GAME SCENE & SCROLL ENGRAVED CASE COLORED ACTION EXCELLENT CONDITION IN BOX WITH ALL PAPERWORK AND ACCESSORIES: Rizzini Aurum 28ga 30″ vent rib barrels with excellent bores 3″ chamber All five original chokes cylinder-full LOP 14 1/2″ DAC 1 7/16″ DAH 2 1/4″ Cast off 1/4″ 5lbs 13 oz Game scene and scroll engraved case colored action. Original box with all paperwork and accessories. Excellent condition scaled frame gun with very little use. Price: $3,000

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Ithaca 5E NID 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun
Ithaca 5E NID 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun

Ithaca 5E NID 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun: Ithaca NID 5E 12 Gauge manufactured in 1927 with 30″ F/F “Best Fluid Steel” vent rib ejector barrels with large ivory front bead and small ivory mid-bead. Bores are very good, bright and shiney, measuring .734 right and left. Choked .045[F] right and left. Chambers are 2 3/4″  NID receiver with cocking indicators and traces of color case hardening in protected areas. Typical 5E engraving with pheasant on the left, woodcock on the right, and an American Eagle with “Made in USA, Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca N.Y.” on the floorplate all surrounded by foliate and scroll. Most likely engraved by Bill McGraw but unsigned. Single selective trigger. Toplever well to the right. Tight and on face. Beautiful pistol grip stock with excellent figure and a vacant stock oval. Fleur-de-lis and ribbon checkering pattern. LOP is 13 3/4″ over a mid-position single trigger. Ithaca sunburst pad which appears to be original.  DAC – 1 1/2″  DAH – 2 1/2″   Neutral cast. Weighs in at 8lb 4oz. This piece appears to be all original and unmolested. Both buttstock and beaver tail forend are solid and without repairs. Barrel blue at 95%. Trigger guard blue at 80%  Stock finish and checkering at 94%. This is one of only 155 Grade 5 guns produced and we can safely assume that not all of these have survived. A classic and rare piece from the golden era of American gunmaking. Price: $7,250.00

Beautiful and dynamic Browning BSL 12ga - a Fine Sidelock Browning and a perfect pheasant set up!
Beautiful and dynamic Browning BSL 12ga – a Fine Sidelock Browning and a perfect pheasant set up!

Beautiful and dynamic Browning BSL 12ga – a Fine Sidelock Browning and a perfect pheasant set up!: Beautiful Browning BSL 12ga made with 26″ barrels, splinter forend, double triggers auto safety and auto ejectors. Coin finished action is nicely rose and scroll engraved as seen in the photos. Straight English Grip stock with thin pad. Overall, the gun remains in excellent to near mint original condition. It has been fired, but very little. Gun retains more than 98% original finish to wood and metal surfaces. Bores are brilliant and shiny.  Mechanics are crisp. Gun is tight and on face. Price: $5,750*

CSMC - RBL, SxS, 28ga. 26" Barrels Choked M/F. MAKE OFFER
CSMC – RBL, SxS, 28ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F. MAKE OFFER

CSMC – RBL, SxS, 28ga. 26″ Barrels Choked M/F. MAKE OFFER: Chokes which can be opened to customer specifications, solid game rib, beautiful 3x full fiddleback American black walnut with a straight grip stock, beavertail forend, London oil finish, double triggers, automatic ejectors, pointer, setter, and grouse game scene engraving surrounded by full coverage ornamental miniature scroll engraving over spectacular case coloring, factory recoil pad, 100% factory new and unfired, hand made in the USA by the master gunsmiths of Connecticut Shotgun, available for immediate delivery. 5 lbs. 12 oz. 14 ½” X 1 ½” X 2 ¼” Base – $4,995.00, Options Include: 3x American Black Walnut – $350.00, Beavertail Forend – $175.00. Price: $5,570*

Browning ~ Superposed Superlight ~ 20 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun
Browning ~ Superposed Superlight ~ 20 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun

Browning ~ Superposed Superlight ~ 20 Gauge ~ OU ~ Shotgun: For your consideration, a very nice Belgian Browning Superposed Superlight 20 gauge with 26 1/2″ barrels choked Improved Cylinder and Modified. The straight grip buttstock measures 14″ Length of Pull. This shotgun is in very good shape with only a few minor dents on the buttstock. It would be a fine addition to any collection of Belgian Brownings. 20 Gauge. Chambers: 2 3/4″ Metal Condition: Excellent Wood Condition: Excellent with Minor Dents on the Buttstock Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26 1/2″ Barrels Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP Butt Pad: Original Factory Buttplate Weight: 5 Lbs 13 oz Chokes: Fixed Chokes Improved Cylinder / Modified Item Location: Springfield, MO. Price: $4,599.99*

Webley & Scott Model 700 16 gauge SxS Boxlock Shotgun
Webley & Scott Model 700 16 gauge SxS Boxlock Shotgun

Webley & Scott Model 700 16 gauge SxS Boxlock Shotgun: Webley & Scott SxS model 700 16 gauge with 26 inch barrels churchill taper rib auto ejectors. Barrels have 2.75 inch chambers right barrel choke is Skeet (0.005); left Modifed (0.019).  Bluing good with some case color remaking on receiver. Stock very good with normal hunting use blems. Stock measures 14.5 to thin leather pad dac 1&1/2 inches; dah 2&3/8 inches; cast off 1/8 inch. Weights 6 pounds. Great upland bird gun in very good condition  Shotgun Gauge: 16 Gauge Manufacturer: Webley &Scott Model: 700 Barrel Length: 26 inches Bore Info: Excellent Chambers: 2 & 3/4 inches Ejectors: Yes. Well timed Condition: Very good Metal Condition: Bluing very good Wood Condition: Very good Bore Condition: Mirror bores zero rust pits dents Action: Anson & Deely Triggers: 2 ( light and crisp) Stock Comb: 1 & 1/2 inches Stock Heel: 2 & 3/8 inches Stock Cast: Off 1/8 Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Thin leather covered LOP: 14.5 inches Rib: Churchill style Finish: Very good Weight: 6 pounds Sights: Single metal bead Manufacture Date: 1967 Choke Left: Modified (0.019 Choke Right: Skeet (0.005) Engraving: Yes Grips: English Price: $2,450*

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A pre-owned Fabbri over & under 20 gauge with 26 inch barrels
A pre-owned Fabbri over & under 20 gauge with 26 inch barrels

Pre-owned Fabbri over & under 20 gauge with 26-inch barrels: Caliber: 20 gauge Action: Pinless Sidelock ejector Triggers: Single Safety: Non-Automatic Barrel Length: 26 inch Chamber: 2 3/4 inch Rib: Game solid rib Chokes: Under : Cyl – Over : 1/4 Type: Deluxe grade Walnut Length: 15 inches Grip: Classic Straight Hand Butt End Finish: Chequered Forend: Game style forend Description: Fine Boss style scroll Finish: Brush Silver Weight: 5 lbs – 14 oz Case: Single leather case Date of Manufacture: 1998. Price: $175,000*

Super Rare Luigi Franchi Condor SxS 20ga Matched Pair
Super Rare Luigi Franchi Condor SxS 20ga Matched Pair

Super Rare Luigi Franchi Condor SxS 20ga Matched Pair: It is very scarce to find a Luigi Franchi Condor model in 20ga inside the United States little alone a Matched Pair. This fine pair was constructed in 1950 for E. Casciano of Rome which was one of the largest provider of high grade guns in Italy at the time. This pair is identical in every way with the exception of the choking which I feel these were built for small gauge live pigeon competitions or for driven birds I am not 100% sure on either however a very nice pair indeed. This pair has the traditional square body actions which is uncommon for this model as well as the Full Coverage Best Quality Engraving as these were definitely special ordered and remain in excellent original condition cased in their original case which included”s two original keys . Seven pin locks with disc set strikers numbered in gold 1 & 2 on top levers and barrels & forends, ribs are concaved non matted tapered both with single bead front sights. Barrels are constructed of Vickers-Steel-Supercromato and are still remain as proofed in 1950. Price: $22,500*

Manufrance --- Ideal, Grade 4 --- 12 Gauge, 2 3/4"
Manufrance — Ideal, Grade 4 — 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″

Manufrance — Ideal, Grade 4 — 12 Gauge, 2 3/4: 27 1/2″ SxS cross-dovetailed chopper-lump barrels [like a Winchester 21] with sunken matted rib choked improved modified & extra full. 14 3/4″ pull from front trigger to Silvers thin red rubber recoil pad. 1 3/8″ – 2 3/4″ drop. 1/2″ cast off. Figured, oil-finished, European walnut stocks with Anson-release splinter forend, fine point-pattern skip-line checkering, straight English grip, and retractable sling swivel. Casehardened Manufrance Ideal round-body action with automatic ejectors, chamber-loaded indicators, double Purdey underbites and modified Bissell rising bite third fastener engaging active dolls head, easily operated via finger-lever behind triggerguard. Fine scroll engraved and with deeply-chiseled fences. Weight: 7lbs, 3/4oz. 99%blue. 80% casehardening colors. Tight, Excellent bores. Ejectors in time. Price: $7,450*

EARLY POST-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK 12GA.-3” SHOTGUN WITH 32” BARRELS
EARLY POST-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK 12GA.-3” SHOTGUN WITH 32” BARRELS

EARLY POST-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK 12GA.-3” SHOTGUN WITH 32” BARRELS: CIRCA 1947. All original and never on market in excellent as found, untouched condition from family of the original owner. Bottom of frame stamped “DUCK”. Barrels marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” and both marked “FULL”. Serial in the 19,xxx range and matching. Selective factory single trigger, automatic ejectors and nickel bead front sight. Extra quality factory walnut checkered stock and beavertail forend with the original finish. Some minor oil staining. Excellent checkering which is original and not refreshed. Chip out of forend at the left front which is an easy repair by a good stock man. Original factory “WINCHESTER” pad(pliable and no shrinking or petrification). Length of pull 13 5/8″, 2 3/8″ drop at heel, 1 1/2″ drop at comb as backed up by accompanying factory letter. 98-99% original blue and all the original wood finish with only very slight wear. Monogram “JSB” inset in silver in pistol grip base. Perfect working order and excellent, bright bores. Has seen only modest use and is in it’s original condition which is rare for a Model 21 Duck as most saw hard weather use and many are refinished. They were only made until 1952. With factory letter. Price: $6,500*

RBL 28 by CONN SHOTGUN Mfg.- MOD RESERVE- OVERALL COND 99.5%- VERY NICE WOOD- 30" Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- FACTORY CASED- 5 Lbs. 11 Oz.- AS NEW
RBL 28 by CONN SHOTGUN Mfg.- MOD RESERVE- OVERALL COND 99.5%- VERY NICE WOOD- 30″ Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- FACTORY CASED- 5 Lbs. 11 Oz.- AS NEW

RBL 28 by CONN SHOTGUN Mfg.- MOD RESERVE- OVERALL COND 99.5%- VERY NICE WOOD- 30″ Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIGGERS- FACTORY CASED- 5 Lbs. 11 Oz.- AS NEW: #RBL002990, Connecticut Shotgun Mfg., New Britain, Ct. USA: A RBL Model Reserve 28 Bore with 30″ Ejector Shoe Lump Barrels, The bores at .549 .013 & .024″ (Mod. & Full), Factory marked Mod. & Full, 2 3/4″ chambers, Double Triggers, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 7/16″ over a 3/4″ pad, It will go 15 1/8″ with a 1″ pad installed, It comes with the factory hard buttplate, Slight Cast-Off for the right hand, Very nice piece of wood with nice color contrast, 5 lbs. 11 oz., 75% coverage of engraving, It retains 100% original case colors, The barrels at 99.5, The buttstock and forend remain at 99.5%, The checkering remains at 100%, The bores are new. The gun is cased in the maker’s leather trimmed canvas trunk with accessories. The piece for all intents & purposes is a new gun. This is an ideal upland gun at 5 lbs. 11 oz. with a nice stick of wood that matches the forend color very well. This gun was test fired only and never went to the field or ever shot again. Price: $4,950*

 

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UNFIRED 1914 A.H. Fox 20ga A-grade Side-by-Side
UNFIRED 1914 A.H. Fox 20ga A-grade Side-by-Side

UNFIRED 1914 A.H. Fox 20ga A-grade Side-by-Side: Hello, I have for sale a musuem quality fox 20 gauge A-grade that I acquired several years ago.  I have the factory order card for this gun and it is in the same condition as it left the factory.  This gun is unfired and is as MINT an example as you will find.  It would be impossible to upgrade this gun in any way.  All of the factory finishes are 100%.  This gun has been so well cared for that there is no rust, pitting, cracks, wear….nothing.  The factory wood finish is superb as is the checkering and the engraving/case colors are flawless and sharp.  This gun has the early snap-on forend and second generation “gough” style engraving.  Specs are as follows.  28″ barrels, double triggers, extractors, choked cyl/mod (as per factory card), 2.5″ chambers, mirror bores and 100% bluing throughout.  This gun has drops of about 1 9/16 and 2 7/8 and the LOP is the factory standard 14 1/8″ to 14 1/4″.  This gun has the factory buttplate and screws as well…all still mint.  Please, no low-ball offers.  Serious inquiries only.  I can provide additional pictures as needed for serious buyers. PS:  this is only the second year for 20 gauge foxes and a very early example with the gough engraving…quite a rare find here. Price: $8,750*

Fine and lightweight Francotte Model 20E 20ga Game Gun - with full provenance from G&H
Fine and lightweight Francotte Model 20E 20ga Game Gun – with full provenance from G&H

Fine and lightweight Francotte Model 20E 20ga Game Gun – with full provenance from G&H: Beautiful little lightweight side plated boxlock 20ga.  Made with 26″ fluid steel barrels, checkered splinter forend with Deeley push button release, double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  The side plates boxlock action is beautifully scroll engraved with Greener Crossbolt and barrels with perfectly fitted sideclips.  The pistol grip buttstock has fine figure and fiddleback and terminates with its original lined horn buttplate.  Housed in a beautiful original A&F case which is a toe under leather case. I’ve long felt that these Francotte guns are an exceptional value in today’s market – for the quality, it’s impossible to find a better hand built more durable gun.  And this one in 20ga! Overall the gun remains in pleasing original condition with more than 90% original barrel blue. Side plates and action retain about 1/2 of their original color with the balance a pleasing toned gray.  Stocks are sound and retain about 90% original finish with only minor handling marks. Buttplate is very good as seen in the photos. Case is fine with minor rubs. Included with the gun are several pages of fascinating research from Griffin and Howe researcher Bob Beach on the history of this gun as sold by Abercrombie and Fitch. Price: $6,795*

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. ~ RBL Launch Edition ~ SxS ~ 20 Gauge
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. ~ RBL Launch Edition ~ SxS ~ 20 Gauge

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. ~ RBL Launch Edition ~ SxS ~ 20 Gauge: This Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. RBL SxS Shotgun is in Excellent condition with very little wear, comes with its original display/carry case with all accessories and paperwork. Barrels: 28″ Weight: 6 lbs. 20 Gauge. Price: $3,999.99*

JOHN POWELL, REIGATE, SURREY SIDE LOCK EJECTOR 12 GA. 2 3/4” SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1980’S
JOHN POWELL, REIGATE, SURREY SIDE LOCK EJECTOR 12 GA. 2 3/4” SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1980’S

JOHN POWELL, REIGATE, SURREY SIDE LOCK EJECTOR 12 GA. 2 3/4” SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1980’S: JOHN POWELL, REIGATE, SURREY SIDE LOCK EJECTOR 12 GA. 2 3/4” SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN CIRCA 1980’S. 25” Improved Cylinder and Modified choked barrel with Churchill rib. London Nitro re-proof over original Spanish Eibar proofs. Barrels engraved on top “JOHN POWELL AGT/GUNMAKER, REIGATE”. Double triggers, auto ejectors and automatic safety. Fine quality coin finished scroll engraved Holland side locks, frame, and blued lever and trigger guard. Underside of frame with “Pheasant” and trigger guard bow with “Setter” panels. Locks engraved with maker name “JOHN POWELL, AGT”. Deluxe walnut checkered straight grip stock and splinter forend. 14 ½” pull over checkered butt. 1 ½”, 2 ½” drop. Weight 6 pounds 3 ounces. Excellent plus to near mint with all the finish and little sign of use. Perfect working order and excellent bores. Price: $3,800*

LEFEVER H GRADE - EJECTORS - 12 GAUGE WITH 30" BARRELS - ORIGINAL CONDITION - MADE IN 1906
LEFEVER H GRADE – EJECTORS – 12 GAUGE WITH 30″ BARRELS – ORIGINAL CONDITION – MADE IN 1906

LEFEVER H GRADE – EJECTORS – 12 GAUGE WITH 30″ BARRELS – ORIGINAL CONDITION – MADE IN 1906: Lefever H grade with ejectors in 12 gauge.This high condition gun was made in 1906. Strong and vibrant case color. Twist steel barrel finish is as original. Mirror perfect bores. Right barrel measures .732 with light IC (7/1000) choke. Left is .731 with Full (40/1000) choke. Barrels chime nicely. No cracks to wood. Tight on face with top lever right of center. Ejectors and cocking indicators function well. Auto safety. Full pistol grip cap. Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 15 1/8 OZ. LOP is 13 5/16″. Drop at comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at heel – 2 3/4″. Price: $1,650*

 

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Two nice OUs, a 28g Ruger, an ultra light 12g Beretta…

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga OU LNIB RARE
Ruger Red Label 28 Ga OU LNIB RARE

Here are two nice-looking OUs that caught my eye. Both are on Gunbroker.com now. The first is the Ruger Red Label 28 Ga OU you see above. It ends tomorrow, 12/20/2022 @ 2:27 PM.

The other is this 12g Beretta 686 Onyx Ultra Light. The listing for this gun runs through Wednesday, 12/21/2022 @12:03 PM.

Beretta O/U S686 Onyx Ultra Light 12 gauge
Beretta O/U S686 Onyx Ultra Light 12 gauge

Both look like solid, original doubles that have seen little — if any — use. Here’s more info about both guns from their sellers on Gunbroker.com:

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga OU LNIB RARE
Ruger Red Label 28 Ga OU LNIB RARE

Ruger Red Label 28 Ga LNIB RARE: Up for bid is a “Like New In Box” Ruger Red Label.  This is a “Rare” 28 gauge gun with 26″ barrels.  Includes 5 Choke Tubes, all original paperwork box etc. This would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.  Bid to Own.

Beretta O/U S686 Onyx Ultra Light 12 gauge
Beretta O/U S686 Onyx Ultra Light 12 gauge

Beretta O/U S686 Onyx Ultra Light 12 gauge: Up for auction is a Beretta S686 Ultra Light with 26″ barrels, 2-3/4″ chambers, single trigger (gold), auto ejectors, tang mounted safety with barrel selector, 14-1/4″ LOP,  3 factory chokes, wrench and box with manual. Shotgun is very light, under 6 pounds, operates and functions as it should.  Has been used very little!!! Has always been a “safe queen”.  There are a few safe dings in the stock which are captured in the photos. Bores are bright and shiny, all very good condition.

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Exceedingly rare and fine Parker DHE 410ga with PGCA letter - investment grade!
Exceedingly rare and fine Parker DHE 410ga with PGCA letter – investment grade!

Exceedingly rare and fine Parker DHE 410ga with PGCA letter – investment grade!: Exceptionally rare and fine original Parker DHE 410ga.  This gun is a very rare transition gun made without “Parker” engraved on the frame.  Made in late 1933 on a “000” frame with original 26″ Titanic steel barrels.  The gun was made with original splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety.  Engraved in typical DHE grade pattern for the era.  Mounted with a very nice original American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock with original Skeleton buttplate. The gun remains in excellent original condition.  The barrels retain nearly all of an older professionally restored finish.  The action retains about 1/3 of its light original case color which has toned.  Stocks are sound and excellent and retain about 95% of their original finish with only minor handling marks.  The skeleton buttplate is excellent.  Bores are brilliant and shiny and the gun is in perfect mechanical condition with perfect screws throughout. This gun matches the PGCA letter exactly as found and should be considered investment quality throughout. Price: $64,950*

JAMES PURDEY BEST QUALITY 12 GAUGE COMPOSED PAIR SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUNS
JAMES PURDEY BEST QUALITY 12 GAUGE COMPOSED PAIR SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUNS

JAMES PURDEY BEST QUALITY 12 GAUGE COMPOSED PAIR SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUNS: COMPOSED PAIR, 12 GAUGE, SIDELOCK EJECTOR, 28″ BARRELS, CHOKES IMPROVED CYLINDER & IMPROVED MODIFIED, 2-1/2″, DOUBLE TRIGGERS,  AUTOMATIC SAFETIES, STRAIGHT HAND GRIPS,  SPLINTER FORE-ENDS, LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PADS, 6 LBS 6 OZ, 15-1/2″ LOP Composed pair of 12 gauge sidelock ejector game guns. Both blacked round 28″ chopper lump nitro proved steel barrels with ejectors, 2-1/2″ chambers, choked Improved Cylinder and Improved Modified and a tapered, smooth, concave game rib with a steel front beads. Ribs are engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDELY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.”. Ribs near the breeches with “1” and “2” in gold. The case color hardened finished action bodies are adorned with rose bouquets and scrolls and beaded fences. The bottoms of the lockplates are engraved “J PURDEY & SONS LONDON ENGLAND”. Blacked scroll engraved top levers with “1” and “2” in gold inside an oval with both sides checkered thumb pieces and “SAFE” gold inlay on top tangs ahead of engraved and checkered slide safties. The Beesley assisted opening sidelock actions are fit with smooth, fire blued double triggers protected by engraved trigger guards, cocking indicators, disc-set strikers and automatic safeties. Well figured reddish-brown walnut stocks with checkered English straight hand grips and drop points. The straight hand grips are supported by long engraved bottom straps with serial numbers. Splinter forends with matching checkering and Anson style push button releases. The exterior steel of forends are similarly engraved. Forend tips with “1” & “2” in gold. 15-1/2″ LOP’s to a 1/2″ leather covered recol pad. Guns reside in the makers double leather motor case. Price: $57,900*

REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN

REMINGTON 1894 EE GRADE 16 GAUGE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN: 28 inch barrels with excellent bores. Choked Full and Mod. Pistol grip walnut stocks 14 LOP. 2-piece steel buttplate. Checkering is excellent. Receiver has game scenes on both sides. The bottom has a deer scene. According to Charley Simmer there were less half a dozen EE grade made in the 16 gauge. I have this in my personal collection for many years. Price: $39,500*

Browning BSS Sporter 20ga SxS
Browning BSS Sporter 20ga SxS

Browning BSS Sporter 20ga SxS: 26″ barrels Choked Improved cylinder and Modified In As New Condition with Factory Box and Owners Manual.
Made in 1982. Price: $3,399*

Browning Citori Sporter 20ga OU Shotgun
Browning Citori Sporter 20ga OU Shotgun

Browning Citori Sporter 20ga OU Shotgun: 26″ barrels Chambered for both 2 3/4″ And 3″ Shells. Choked Improved Cylinder and Modified. Straight Grip Stock with Schnabel Forearm in As New Condition with box. Made in 1981. Price: $2,349*

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L.C. Smith Crown Grade 12 Gauge SxS (Rare Configuration)
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 12 Gauge SxS (Rare Configuration)

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 12 Gauge SxS (Rare Configuration): Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: L.C. Smith Model: Crown Serial Number: R31836 Barrel Length: 30 Gauge: 12 Gauge Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14 1/4 Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz Chokes: Mod – Full Price: $14,500*

LOVENA SLE SxS 20GA
LOVENA SLE SxS 20GA

LOVENA SLE SxS 20GA: Lovena SLE SKS chambered in 20 Gauge, 31 inch side-by-side barrel, 15 inch length of pull, bright and shiny bore, comes with aftermarket pad. *note: there is a slight crack near the trigger well on wood stock. see pictures for image. 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: $5,999.99*

Orvis XXV 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun
Orvis XXV 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun

Orvis XXV 20 Gauge Sidelock SxS Shotgun: Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge Manufacturer: Orvis Model: XXV Serial Number: UA25043 Barrel Length: 25″ Gauge: 20 Gauge Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H LOP: 14 Weight: 6 lbs Chokes: IC – Mod. Price: $3,950*

SKB 20Ga Model 605 OU Shotgun
SKB 20Ga Model 605 OU Shotgun

SKB 20Ga Model 605 OU Shotgun: 20 gauge SKB model 605 in excellent original condition. Built initially for the European market, this gun has a straight grip stock, single selective trigger, ejectors, and 143/8″LOP over a factory installed recoil pad. The receiver is coin finished and game-scene engraved. The gun has been fired but shows no almost no wear. It retains 99% of the original blue and wood finish. It has 28″ vent rib barrels and comes with 2 extended Remchokes. (IC and Mod). This is a great all-around gun for hunting or clays. Chambered for 2 3/4″ or 3″ shells. Price: $1,600*

Charles Daly - Miroku - Model 500 - SxS - 20ga 28" 3" M/F - As New in Original Box
Charles Daly – Miroku – Model 500 – SxS – 20ga 28″ 3″ M/F – As New in Original Box

Charles Daly – Miroku – Model 500 – SxS – 20ga 28″ 3″ M/F – As New in Original Box: Charles Daly (Miroku) Model 500 – 20ga, 3″, 28″ M/F, Extractor Bbls, LOP 14-1/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-5/8″, Very Slight Cast Off, Weight 6 lbs. 6 oz. I believe this gun was made in the early 1960s. Remains in MINT As New Original Condition with Original Box. Price: $1,450*

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PIOTTI 20 SIDELOCK EJECT- MOD MONTE CARLO- GREAT WEIGHT at 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- EXC & OVERALL 98%- EXC WOOD- 27" CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 1981
PIOTTI 20 SIDELOCK EJECT- MOD MONTE CARLO- GREAT WEIGHT at 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- EXC & OVERALL 98%- EXC WOOD- 27″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 1981

PIOTTI 20 SIDELOCK EJECT- MOD MONTE CARLO- GREAT WEIGHT at 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- EXC & OVERALL 98%- EXC WOOD- 27″ CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- BUILT in 1981:
#7742, Fratelli Piotti, Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia Italy: A Bar Action Hand Detachable Sidelock Ejector Model Monte Carlo 20 Bore Made in 1981, It Remains in Excellent Original Condition, 27″ Ejector Chopper Lump barrels at .624 .012 & .021″ (Mod. & Imp. Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, KG 1,030 weight barrels, Concave matted top rib, 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 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16″ over a full face checkered butt, Slight Cast-Off for the right hand, Ideal 20 Bore game gun weight at 5 lbs. 9 oz., 98% coverage of very nice H&H Royal type scroll engraving by in house engraver Piotti on a soft coin finished frame, It has an Excellent piece of European Walnut with deep black/brown contrast, The gun is with original barrel blue at 99%, The stock and forend at 97% with very few handling marks, The checkering at 100%, The frame finish remains at 99%, The barrels inside and out are excellent. This action body was machined from a solid billet of steel as were the locks and forend. The barrels and stocking were all done under one roof. This is the lightest 20 bore Piotti we have ever offered for sale with the great game gun weight of 5 lbs. 9 oz. We recently had a 410 Piotti that came out at 5 lbs. 7 oz. Piotti is one of the leading gunmaking firms in the world. This gun will remain a treasure in the field and in the gun cabinet. Price: $17,900*

Beretta - AS20E, O/U, 20ga. 27 1/2" Barrels Choked IM/F
Beretta – AS20E, O/U, 20ga. 27 1/2″ Barrels Choked IM/F

Beretta – AS20E, O/U, 20ga. 27 1/2″ Barrels Choked IM/F. Solid rib, straight grip, pad, double trigger, auto ejector, factory installed swivels, scalloped and rebated frame. This is an early gun that was completely handmade by Beretta and very sought after, with nice border engraving, and nicely figured wood. These are very seldom found and some of the nicest Berettas available, very rare to see one factory case colored. All the case color is there it is just light in color. 5 lbs. 8 oz. 14 5/8″ x 1 1/4″ x 2″. Price: $4,450*

FABARM Autumn SxS English Stock 20ga 28" Case Hardened- FACTORY NEW
FABARM Autumn SxS English Stock 20ga 28″ Case Hardened- FACTORY NEW

FABARM Autumn SxS English Stock 20ga 28″ Case Hardened- FACTORY NEW: Ejectors, Single Trigger, English Stock, WEIGHT: 6lbs 6oz, BARREL: 28in, LOP: 14 1/2″, INNER HP Flush Chokes. Price: $4,425*

ALEX HENRY LIGHTWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR - 12 GAUGE - 6 LBS 1 1/2 OZ
ALEX HENRY LIGHTWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE – 6 LBS 1 1/2 OZ

ALEX HENRY LIGHTWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR – 12 GAUGE – 6 LBS 1 1/2 OZ: Alex Henry lightweight boxlock ejector with 26″ barrels and a Churchill rib. A rare combination. This high condition gun has 2 1/2″ chambers as original and .732 mirror bores. Chokes are Mod and Full. Nitro proofed at 1 1/8 OZ. Southgate system ejectors that are well timed. “Y” channel top tang with auto safety. Double underbite with Webley style screw grip. Gun is tight on face with no loose ribs. Barrels ring nicely. No cracks to the wood. Left barrel reads – Alex Henry & Co, Edinburgh”. Right – “& at Glasgow, Aberdeen & Sterling”. Receiver is scroll engraved with “Alex Henry & Co” in the banner. Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 2 1/4 OZ. LOP is 14 9/16″. Drop at comb – 1 1/2″. Drop at heel – 2 7/16″. Price: $3,850*

L.C. SMITH FIELD 16GA 2 3/4 IN
L.C. SMITH FIELD 16GA 2 3/4 IN

L.C. SMITH FIELD 16GA 2 3/4 IN: Barrel Length: 28IN Chambers: 2 3/4 IN Ejectors: NO
Condition: VERY NICE Bore Condition: BOTH BRIGHT Barrel Type: ARMOR STEEL Stock Comb: 1 1/2 IN Stock Heel: 2 1/2 IN Butt Pad: ORIGINAL LOP: 14 1/8IN Rib: SINGLE SIGHTING PLANE Weight: 6 LBS 10OZ Manufacture Date: 1946 Choke Left: LT MOD Choke Right: IMP/CYL. Price: $1,675*

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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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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.

Original or redone? A 12g Prussian Charles Daly Feather Weight …

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

I’ve always liked vintage Charles Daly side-by-sides, and I think they’re some of the finest boxlock shotguns ever made.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

So when this 12g came up for auction on Gunbroker.com a few weeks ago, I was thrilled. But not as thrilled as some guys. This double hammered down for $6,125 — WAY than I wanted to pay for it (a far more than I thought it would bring).

Take a look at. What do you think — is it all original? Or is it totally redone? I think it’s all original, including the finish on the bbls.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

This SxS was built in the 1890s, but not by anyone named Charles Daly.

Charles Daly was a businessman, not a gunmaker. He started branding guns with his name on them around 1875. At first, he used several makes in Europe. But by the late 1880s, he had settled on Heinrich A. Lindner for most of his shotguns.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

Lindner was a gunmaker in Suhl, Prussia (which is now Germany). Lindner took Westley Richards brilliant Anson & Deeley shotgun action, tweaked it, and made it his own.

In its day, this gun was one of Daly’s lower-grade models. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t high quality (or inexpensive). Everything Lindner made was beautifully built. You can see that in this gun. From the proportions of the action and the stock to the shaping of the triggers and the finish on the metal, everything is well done.

A page from a 1920s Schoverling, Daly & Gales catalog.
A page from a 1920s Schoverling, Daly & Gales catalog.

When this gun was built, the shooting world was experiencing a fad for lightweight, 12-gauge shotguns. Belgian and German makers like Francotte and Lindner responded by building twelves that came in right around 6lbs.

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight:

  • Make: Charles Daly made by Charles Lindner in Prussia
  • Model: Empire grade Featherweight
  • Action: Side by Side
  • Serial number / year:  1046 / late 1800’s early 1900’s
  • Finish: The Damascus twist is a very pretty pattern and shows well.  The receiver is mostly in the white but we do see traces of the original case color under the lever and in the non-contact areas.
  • Caliber: 12ga – we do not know the chamber length.
  • Barrel Length: 26″ with fixed cylinder chokes
  • Bore Condition: Excellent – both are clean, smooth and bright.
  • Stock/grips: The stock and forend are in great shape with light use and handling wear.  The checkering is still fairly sharp.  We do not see any cracks, breaks or repairs.
  • LOP: 14″
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26" Featherweight
    Prussian Charles Daly Lindner Empire Grade Damascus 12ga 26″ Featherweight

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Truly superb and rare Charles Daly "Regent" Diamond Quality 20 Bore shotgun in superb original condition
Truly superb and rare Charles Daly “Regent” Diamond Quality 20 Bore shotgun in superb original condition

Truly superb and rare Charles Daly “Regent” Diamond Quality 20 Bore shotgun in superb original condition: Easily the finest Charles Daly I have offered in recent memory, this particular gun made with 28″ Witten Excelsior barrels, with slender splinter forend which has a beautiful original bone tip.  Casehardened action is full coverage floral and scroll engraved with beautifully detailed gold inlays on all sides.  The gun has double triggers, auto ejectors, and auto safety.  Incredibly well figured ball pistol grip buttstock with cheekpiece on left side and terminates with the original lined horn buttplate.  It is my understanding that these guns were built for Von Legerke and Detmold of Chicago in the early 30’s.  This gun is cased.  The quality and condtiion of this gun cannot be overstated!!! The gun remains in superb original untouched condition with more than 80% bold original case color, 97% original barrel blue and crisp stock finish.  Bores are brilliant and shiny, mechanics are crisp, and the gun is tight on face. Price: $29,500

Purdey 12 Bore - Exceptional Condition - Cased:
Purdey 12 Bore – Exceptional Condition – Cased:

Purdey 12 Bore – Exceptional Condition – Cased: This is an absolutely exceptional Purdey finished in 1978.  I can’t imagine finding a pre-owned Purdey in higher condition. Gun is in its original case with all accessories.  The gun is still in spec with all the info stated on the build/service card installed the case.  Only possible alteration from new might be the pad.  If you want a like new Purdey at a fraction of a new gun – look no further! Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Manufacturer: Purdey Model: SLE Serial Number: 28,xxx Barrel Length: 28 Bore Info: R .731″ L .729″ Chambers: 2 3/4″ Ejectors: Yes Condition: Excellent – Plus Metal Condition: 98% Wood Condition: 98% Bore Condition: As new Barrels: 28″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Self Opening Triggers: Double
Stock: French Walnut Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8″ x 2″ x 15 1/8″ Stock Comb: 1 3/8″ Stock Heel: 2″ Stock Cast: 1/4″ Heel – 1/2″ Toe Fore End: Splinter Butt Pad: Leather covered LOP: 15 1/8″ Rib: Game Finish: London Best Grade Weight: 6 – 10.0 oz Manufacture Date: 1972 Approx. Chokes: R .012 – L. .023 Choke Left: 65% Choke Right: 55% Engraving: Rose and Scroll Extras: Cleaning Rod 2-Piece Wood. Case: Motor Proof:Nitro: London Nitro Proof Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .034″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .035″ Price: $28,000.00

F.LLI POLI BEST SELF-COCKING EJECTOR HAMMER GUN 20 GA
F.LLI POLI BEST SELF-COCKING EJECTOR HAMMER GUN 20 GA

F.LLI POLI BEST SELF-COCKING EJECTOR HAMMER GUN 20 GA: Serial # 13718 Country of Origin   Italy Barrel Length (in Inches)   28-3/4″ Choke R/U M Choke L/O  IM Trigger   DT (Double) Stock Configuration   Straight Grip Forearm Type   Splinter Forearm Rib Type Smooth   Concave Rib Receiver Finish   Coin Finish Engraving Type     Pedretti Game Scene Cameos w/ Fine Scroll Engraving Other Options    FANCY TURKISH WALNUT, RECOIL PAD, CASE Condition    EXC. Plus Condition Weight    6LB 2OZ Dimensions  DAC 1.5 DAH 2.375, LOP14.75 CAST OFF .375. Price: $20,000

Caesar Guerini MAXUM - 12ga - 30” - Giovanelli engraved  - All Accessories - Leather and Airline Case - 99% Condition - Value Priced High Grade Sporting Gun
Caesar Guerini MAXUM – 12ga – 30” – Giovanelli engraved  – All Accessories – Leather and Airline Case – 99% Condition – Value Priced High Grade Sporting Gun

Caesar Guerini MAXUM – 12ga – 30” – Giovanelli engraved  – All Accessories – Leather and Airline Case – 99% Condition – Value Priced High Grade Sporting Gun: 15″ LOP with adjustable trigger x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 8.2 lbs – 2 cases included – everything is in the case that it came with… nice shotgun for the club. Price: $5,995

MILLER & VAL GREISS 16 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN - ANTIQUE MADE IN 1896:
MILLER & VAL GREISS 16 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN – ANTIQUE MADE IN 1896:

MILLER & VAL GREISS 16 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN – ANTIQUE MADE IN 1896: Made by JP Sauer in 1896. Elegant round bar action. Tight on face. Excellent bores. Original stock finish with sharp flat top checkering. No cracks to wood. Screw slots prestine. Extractors. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Right barrel measures .670 with 12/1000 choke (Mod). Left barrel is .672 with 24/1000 choke (Full). Excellent bores. Barrels are 28 3/4″. Rebounding locks. Miller & Val Greiss was a designated “Hofbuchsenmacher” which losely translates to a “gunmaker to the royal court”. Shipping is $50 and can be sent directly as local law allows. LOP is 13 15/16″. Drop at Comb is 1 9/16″. Drop at Heel at 2 5/16″. Price: $2,550

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J.P. SAUER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 20 GAUGE
J.P. SAUER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 20 GAUGE

J.P. SAUER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SXS 20 GAUGE: #391XXX, 26 1/2″ IC AND MOD 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP, EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS X 2 9/16″ X 1 5/8″ X 14 1/2″ Price: $7,950

Parker VH 20g 26" original...high condition
Parker VH 20g 26″ original…high condition

Parker VH 20g 26″ original…high condition: 26” solid rib barrels choke IC/F.  Double triggers, automatic safety, late Parker gun.  Capped pistol grip stock with 13 7/8” LOP over the dogs head butt plate, 1 5/8” DAC and 2 ½” DAH; splinter forearm. The frame is bright from carrying but there is at least 80% muted case colors, original barrel blue is excellent; trigger guard has only traces of blue.  Wood varnish appears to be original and there is on small repair at the rear of the top tang. The barrels have .618” bore diameters where .615 is standard so I will assume that the bores were lightly polished by .003” with nominal wall thickness of .027”.  “0” frame. So, this is a very nice, high condition VH 20…ready for upland hunting and as a great addition to your collection.  Made in 1935 and is exactly as specified in the Parker Gun Id book. SN:  238463 Price: $3,650

Browning Superposed 20ga Grade 1 w/28” barrels. A nice 1962 vintage O/U:
Browning Superposed 20ga Grade 1 w/28” barrels. A nice 1962 vintage O/U:

Browning Superposed 20ga Grade 1 w/28” barrels. A nice 1962 vintage O/U: Here’s a really nice 1962 RKLT 20 bore Superposed with desirable 28 inch barrels bored modified and full. It’s unaltered with the original buttplate. The blue is crisp at 99%. The wood has some marks and scuffs on it and rates 95%. Bores and mechanics are excellent. Price: $2850

Browning Citori Superlight 20ga In Factory Box
Browning Citori Superlight 20ga In Factory Box

Browning Citori Superlight 20ga In Factory Box: This Shotgun is ready for the field gun is still tight when opening but has blueing ware from carrying  Also a few handeling marks and 1 scratch in the wood. Serial Number: 24148NRA33 Barrel Length: 26″ Condition: Used with finish wear Chokes: Invector. Price: $1,675

Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 OU Shotgun, 28GA, 28IN, Mobile Chokes, SST, AE
Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 OU Shotgun, 28GA, 28IN, Mobile Chokes, SST, AE

Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 OU Shotgun, 28GA, 28IN, Mobile Chokes, SST, AE: Very Nice Beretta 28GA with 28 inch mobile choke barrels that has seen little use.  Comes with F, M, IC Mobile chokes with M/IC chokes installed.  Nice oil-finished wood with some light handling marks on the left side of butt stock that can easily be sanded out.  Bluing is perfect and bores are mirror.  Weight is slightly over 6 pounds. Price: $1,595   

This week’s 5 guns you don’t want to miss…

 

Beautiful and rare Parker AHE Grade 12 Bore
Beautiful and rare Parker AHE Grade 12 Bore

Beautiful and rare Parker AHE Grade 12 Bore: Beautiful and high art AHE 12ga gun.  Made with 30″ Acme steel barrels, straight stock, and double triggers.  The gun features superb engraving with 13 animals engraved in beautiful full coverage scroll.  Beautiful buttstock with thick comb.  When you study a gun like this, it is easy to see why Parker Bros. sold nearly 250k shotguns in their time in business! Overall the gun is in excellent condition.  The stocks have been expertly restored and retain nearly all of their hand rubbed oil finish.  Barrels have been expertly restored and retain virtually all of their proper, toned blue.  Action retains about 80% case color over the well defined and deep engraving. This is an extremely beautiful gun with a lot of merit.  If you have been looking for a fairly priced high grade Parker, look no further. Price: $15,500

A.H. Fox AE SXS Double Trigger Ejectors 16 GA 27-15/16" barrel
A.H. Fox AE SXS Double Trigger Ejectors 16 GA 27-15/16″ barrel

A.H. Fox AE SXS Double Trigger Ejectors 16 GA 27-15/16″ barrel: Stock has a few light handling marks but is in Excellent condition. LOP measures 14-1/4″. Drop at the heel measures 2-7/16″ and the comb measures 1-9/16″. Bore is smooth and shiny, looks excellent. The chamber wall thickness measures 5mm. Barrels look great. Both barrels are modified chokes. Gun is in excellent condition and ready for hunting. Price: $4,999.99

Charles Daly Prussian 12 Gauge (Lightweight Model)
Charles Daly Prussian 12 Gauge (Lightweight Model)

Charles Daly Prussian 12 Gauge (Lightweight Model): 28″ Chokes: IC – MOD L.O.P. : 14 1/2″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/4″H Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz Ser. #: 11555. Price: $4,950

Ed Kettner 24-gauge SxS
Ed Kettner 24-gauge SxS

Ed Kettner 24-gauge SxS: This is a sweet and trim little double. Ketnner made very high quality doubles. It has just been restocked and looks great. The 24 ga.was the European ga. for European woodcock. Serial Number: 2686. Barrels: 281/4 inches. Action: extractor. Triggers: double. Stock Comb: 1 & 1/2. Stock Heel: 2 & 3/8. Stock Cast: 1/4. Fore End: semi BT. Butt Pad: plastic. LOP: 14 & 3/4 inches. Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz.. Chokes: ic/mod. Minimum Wall Thickness Left: 30 thou. Minimum Wall Thickness Right: 30 thou. Price: $4450.

BERETTA - SxS - - 426E - 20ga 28" - SST - Ejectors:
BERETTA – SxS – – 426E – 20ga 28″ – SST – Ejectors:

BERETTA – SxS – – 426E – 20ga 28″ – SST – Ejectors: Raised Solid Rib, Ejectors, Single Selective Trigger, LOP 14-1/4, Drop 1-1/2 to 2-1/2″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs 4 oz. Metal is Excellent 98+%. Gun is mechanically perfect – very tight with lever well right of center. Wood has been refinished, and the sharp points of the checkering was taken down. Price: $1940