William Evans – Boxlock Ejector, Side-by-Side, 12ga. 28″ Barrels Choked IC/M: Nicely figured straight grip stock, period pad, gold oval, double triggers, splinter forend, automatic ejectors, boxlock gun, dolls head extension, third fastener, 85% barrel bluing and wood finish, full coverage rose bouquet and scroll engraving, marked William Evens from Purdey’s on rib and receiver, a very nice gun. 6lbs. 8 oz.
14 5/8″ X 1 ½” X 2 ½” Price: $8,500
Stephen Grant & Sons, 15,000 series, SxS, Boxlock, 28 Ga: All original, Serial Number: 15047, Barrel Length: 28”, Condition: 90%, Metal Condition: 90%, Wood Condition: Great Condition with some oil soak, Bore Condition: Excellent, Action: Top lever break action box lock, Triggers: Twin Stock: Wood, Manufacture Date: Early 1900’s, Chokes: Yes, but unmeasured, Engraving: Full Coverage English Scroll, Extras: Ejectors, Chisel fences, drop points, English stock with flat top checkering, Case: Original Canvas Case. Price:$7950
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing RBL 28g, 28″ bbls: #RB1003201, 28 inch barrels, blue and case color finish, select walnut stock and forerarm, pistol grip, checkered, factory case containing a full compliment of accessories, still wrapped in tissue paper. Condition: NI case, I don’t think this piece has ever been assembled after it left the factory. Price:$4800
Parker – DHE, 16ga. 28” Barrels Choked F/IM: #1 frame, double trigger, auto ejector, pistol grip, skeleton butt, 98% original case color, NOT REFINISHED, extremely highly figured original wood. 209xxx serial #, perfect screws and still has all the fire blue on the screws and the original finish marks on the barrel. Exceptional Gun. 13 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. Price:$12,500
BC Miroku “My Luck” 12 ga model FE sidelock: Holland and Holland style 7 pin. Gun comes with the most beautiful piece of wood I have seen on. Miroku gun. It has English stock with pad and original l plate and splinter foreend. Barrels are 28 inch IC/Full and blueing is excellent… other than a little case color wear on corners of receiver, gun is in excellent plus condition. My guess based on Miroku history, My Luck guns were made in the 50s. Stock has great dimensions at 14 5/8″ x 1.5″ x 2.5″. Price:$3500
Parker BHE *****28GAUGE *****- Incredibly rare (1 of 4 in this configuration) with original condition throughout – letters exactly as found!: For your consideration is an extremely rare Parker BHE 28ga with original 26″ Acme Steel barrels. “00” frame. Double triggers, automatic ejectors, and automatic safety. The gun is fabulously engraved with scroll and floral pattern – a special order feature. It has 2-7/8″ original chambers with excellent bright shiny bores, measuring .563 right and .557 left. Full length matted top rib with proper original Acme barrel legend. The gun has a capped pistol grip, inlaid with gold cap and a large “H” engraved on the cap. Original skeleton buttplate with traces of original blue remaining. Stock dimensions in the factory letter are LOP of 14-1/4″ with drop at comb of 1-3/4 and drop at heel of 3-1/8. The gun has these exact specifications today. Weight is 5lbs 7oz- exactly as found in the PGCA letter. Barrel blue is excellent and all original and appears to be in the 75% range. The gun does have some original colors as seen in the photos. Here is your chance to buy an incredibly rare Parker 28ga that is field ready for many more lifetimes ahead. Please dont hesitate to contact me with any questions on the gun. Price: $59,500
Both sets of barrels are 90% or better. Both sets of barrels lock up tight and on the face. There is no corrosion either inside or outside either set of barrels. There are no dents or dings on either set of barrels. Ejectors for both sets of barrels work properly and are in time.
The forearm wood shows little to no use. All checkering on both forearms is in very fine condition. There are no issues with either forearm.
The Stock checkering is in very fine condition showing little use. The stock was cut and subsequently lengthened with the installation of 3/4″ total in spacers. The Hawkins Pad is period correct. The Parker letter does not indicate the stock treatment. There are a few handling marks on both sides of the stock.
The action has 90% or better case colors. There are Pheasant on the right and Quail on the left. The bottom is engraved with two Setters and a fence row. All screws are in fine condition and in time. The gold grip cap is in place and has initials engraved in it as well as a finely engraved border.
This is a fine condition Late Remington Parker AHE. This is one of the last three AHE’s manufactured according to the Parker Story. According to the Parker Story there were only 4 total 12 gauge AHE’s manufactured with 26” Fluid Steel Barrels. There were only 18 total 12 gauge AHE’s manufactured with 28” Fluid Steel Barrels. This is also on a desirable and scarce Parker ½ Frame action. This combination makes this Parker extremely rare and possibly the only one manufactured. With the exception of the stock modifications listed above the firearm shows little use. The firearm matches the Parker Letter. This is a no excuses, no speculation, verified factory two barrel, high grade, 1/2 Frame firearm that can easily take its place as the centerpiece of a collection. Both barrel sets are stamped ½ and all measurements on the action confirm this is a ½ frame 12ga. Price:$55,000
John Rigby 12 Bore – LONDON BEST SIDE BY SIDE 1992, CASED: 6lbs 6oz, SxS, IC/M, LOP 14 3/4″, DAH 2 5/8″, DAC 1 5/8″. Serial Number: 18475. Purpose built in 1992 for gunning American upland birds over fine dogs. Weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly 1/8” in front of the hinge pin, the gun is fast to shoulder and a pleasure to carry all day through tough terrain. With its 28” chopper lump barrels choked IC/M and the English style stock the gun is simply gorgeous. The sidelock action has side plates shaped in the traditional Rigby style, with cocking indicators, game scene/banknote scroll engraving, perfect screws and metal fit, and sculpted bolsters on the bottom of the frame. The original case color is still prominent and aged to that perfect hue and contrast. The gun is stocked to the fences with gorgeous English walnut with a diamond shape at the grip, drop points, perfect 28LPI checkering, and terminates in a gorgeous pigskin Purdey style leather covered pad. The gun has the Holland & Holland style assisted-opening feature that you would expect from a true LONDON BEST, and is housed in the factory oak & leather case with all the best accessories. THIS IS A RARE FIND THAT YOU WON’T SEE FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE AGAIN FOR SOME TIME. The reputation of Paul Roberts building best guns in the finest English fashion is well established. The engraving, done by John Beech of London, is superb, with gorgeous scenes of woodcock, pheasants, and a setter on point. A finer investment in the gunmaker’s art would be hard to find, regardless of the name on the barrels. Thanks for looking! Price:$24,500.00
Chambers: 2 INCH
Condition: VERY GOOD
Metal Condition: VERY GOOD
Wood Condition: VERY GOOD
Bore Condition: BRIGHT
Barrels: 26 IN
Gauge: 12 GA
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 1/4
LOP: 14 3/4IN
Weight: 5LBS 2.6OZ
Manufacture Date: 1946
Choke Left: FULL
Choke Right: IMP/CYL
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – BOXLOCK – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES DOUBLE BARREL SXS: Here is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″ Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″ Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″. Price:$1,200
To open the gun, you push forward the lever that wraps over the triggerguard. After the gun is fired, doing this also cocks the hammers.
Overall, this SxS shotgun is stunning. But what really impresses is the engraving. Fantastic. Just look at how tight and well laid out it is. Check out how much depth it has.
John Rigby & Co is the oldest gunmaking firm in continuous existence in the English-speaking world. (Yes, Beretta is older, but they speak Italian.) Founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1775, Rigby patented their legendary Rigby-Bissel rising bite action in 1879 and built them regularly until 1910.
In that time, about 1,000 guns and rifles were built using the patent (this side-by-side is the 205th they built). While the rising-bite was famous for its strength, it required extensive hand–which made it very expensive to build. Rigby reintroduced their rising-bite action in 2015 and the company is still building them today. Prices start at £95,000.
Excellent Vintage Rigby Rising Bite 12 gauge Side-by-Side British Shotgun: Rare and beautiful Vintage Rigby “Third Rising Bite” Sidelock 12 bore double game gun. Gun # 15441 (ca. 1884) is an English “BEST” and is about as good as it gets. Lightweight at just 6 lbs, 8 oz. using the smooth-topped “Snap” action with the legendary Bissell’s 1879 patent Third Rising Bite (usage # 205) and Purdey double underbites. About as strong an action there is – the same lock-up used on their legendary double rifles.
Features trademark beveled Rigby “Dipped” lock plates and the Old English script lettering that Rigby is known for. Perfectly laid out deep-cut scroll and signature carved Fern fences and action body are as about as good as it gets! Fore end is splinter type with perfect borders and desirable Rigby’s “Patent” throw lever.
CONDITION: Excellent as tastefully and professionally restored without sacrificing that aged-in look coveted by vintage collectors. Original 30” fluid compressed steel barrels with maker’s name and London and Dublin addresses in bold script on the top rib. Nitro proved barrels have 100% of their restored deep rust blue.
BARREL LENGTH: 30″ CHAMBERS: 2 3/4″ BORE DIAMETERS: L. .735 R. .739 MIN WALLS: L. .025 R. .025 (one small spot near muzzle on underside @ .021 likely an old dent repair) CHOKES: L. .015 R. .000 (true Cylinder)
Original, highly figured French walnut stocks are excellent as lightly re-oiled – no cracks/dings. Checkering is sharp & near perfect with a VG, nicely aged, original horn butt plate. Straight grip stock measures: 14 1/8” x 2” x 3” at heel.
Mechanically excellent, timed screws are VG and everything is tight and functioning properly. Cased in an English made, custom-fitted all-leather case with stitched corners, wool felt lined with shot card and trade label all of which are excellent (case alone is worth $600). Has several accessories which include a near perfect vintage sling complete with forged sling-hooks to match the factory loops on the gun – rare find indeed!
Also, has vintage A&F “New York” marked snap caps in excellent condition. I’m the owner, so I’m open to trade offers on Manton / Purdey double muzzleloader shotguns; flint or Percussion in shootable condition. Here’s a chance to get ahold of a real-deal Rigby classic from the heyday of English gun making! NOTE: This is the only Rising Bite Rigby shotgun on the market today! Don’t miss out!
RIGBY RISING BITE 470 N. E. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE- BORES as NEW with ORIG. Bbls.- SUPERB 1911 SIDELOCK CLASSIC- 26″ EJECTOR CHOPPER LUMP Bbls.- OUTSTANDING WOOD: #17625, John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Road, London: A Rising Bite 470 Nitro Express Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle with Original Barrels That Have Bores Like New, Made in 1911, 26″ Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels, Full length rib with 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights, Fold-up night sight, Nitro proved at 75 cordite with a 500 grain bullet, Bushed strikers, Double triggers, Spring actuated locking safety, Horn grip cap, 14 3/4″ LOP over a 1″ leather pad, 11 lbs. 2 oz., 97% coverage of classic Rigby scroll; “Jno. Rigby & Co.” in Gold on both sidelocks, The top rib, Serial number & Safe, Excellent European walnut with dark and deep contrast with great color, This piece was completely refinished from muzzle to butt, Fresh case colors, Reblacked barrels with the striking like the day it left Rigby, The stock and forend reoiled, It remains in 99% condition since the work was done. – Now the unbelievable news is the bores are virtually as new and these are the original barrels that have been there since day one. Then Marvin Huey built a full Deluxe Elephant hide brass cornered trunk case and added a lot of nice accessories. Here is a solid London Classic Rising Bite Rigby in the 470 cartridge with bores like new and a piece of wood that meets the eye very well. /////////////////////////////////////// The breech face marked with the R & B (John Rigby & Thomas Bissell) Patent #1141 which was patented March 21, 1879, the beginning of the Hammerless gun era, for the barrel locking method which we call the rising-bite. It is also marked #1026 in this vignette which applies to this gun as being the 1,026th gun built under the R & B patent. Price: $74,000.00
Extraordinary Purdey 450/360 Double Rifle Formerly Owned by Prime Minister of Great Britain: Extremely fine Purdey double barrel hammerless rifle owned by the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the fifth Earl of Rosbery and used by him at the country estate of Dalmeny for deerstalking. Cal: 450/360 – 2 3/8″ BP. Serial #:14xxx. 27″ Whitworth fluid steel barrels w/ extractors and single rear and front sight. Top rib marked: “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House South Audley Street London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel” .Case colored and fine rose & scroll engraved Beesely self-opener sidelock action with side-clips, double underlugs, and hidden third fastener. Top tang slide safety w/ “SAFE” in gold and additional small swing-tang secondary safety. Double triggers. Beautiful black-streaked english walnut stock with paneled cheekpiece and checkered butt. Finely engraved steel gripcap. 14 1/2″ LOP. Sling swivel. Gold escutcheon plate engraved with Roseberry’s arms. Weights: 8lbs 2oz. Bbls only: 4lbs13oz. Cased in original brass bound oak and leather case w/ maker’s label intact and original red baize lining. Has “Great Northern Railway” label on outside of case with destination “Dalmeny” (the home of the Earl of Rosebery). included accessories are: various ebony handled tools, rosewood cleaning rod, brass jags, rectangular Dixon marked plated oil bottle, spare gilt firing pins & springs. Condition: Gun is in extremely fine original condition. Most all original case color remains bright and vivid. Barrels on-face. Bores clear. Scant miscellaneous handling marks on wood. Price:$24,900
PARKER QUALITY 4 TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN 12 GAUGE: IT WOULD BE TOUGH TO FIND ANOTHER HAMMER GUN IN AS ORIGINAL CONDITION AS THIS 32″ BERNARD STEEL BARRELS GREAT BORES 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS BOTH BARRELS ARE CYLINDER BORED DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP SKELETON BUTT 8LBS 7 OZ X 3″ X 2″ X 14 1/4″. Price:$18,500
BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN:26 12/” BARRELS WITH MINT BORES, 3″ CHAMBERS, BORES: OVER .610 CHOKE .009, UNDER .610 CHOKE .009, MEASURES IMPROVED CYLINDER BOTH BARRELS, CHOKES MARKED SKEET, LEVER WELL RIGHT OF CENTER, USED BUT NOT ABUSED, PERFECT FOR THE FIELD SUPERPOSED, ROUND KNOB LONG TANG, MADE IN BELGIUM CIRCA 1959′ , DIMENSIONS WITH FACTORY BUTTPLATE 14 1/4″-1 1/2″-2 1/4″. Price:$1,950
John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum: 26″ chopperlump barrels with a file cut quarter rib, stippled front ramp. One standing, two folding express sights for 100, 300 and 400 yards. The quarter rib engraved in deep old English style “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street London”. Right barrel engraved “No. 2 Magnum Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 grs.” Left barrel engraved “For Rigby. 275 Bore”. This cartridge is also known as the 7mm Rigby Magnum Flanged. Double triggers, automatic ejectors. Webley long bar screw grip action retains 100% original color. Action engraved about 75% in open acanthus scroll features John Rigby & Co. in a scrolling banner. Pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 14-7/8″ over the checkered steel buttplate. Lever release forend, engraved grip cap. Weighs 9-1/4 lbs. This is one outstanding Rigby rifle, built in 1938, retaining virtually 98% of the blue, case color and original oil finish. Only the slightest handling marks. Bores are 100% perfect. Shoots 1″ at 65 yards with 175 grain bullet. John Taylor rated the .275 No. 2 Magnum as his favorite of all small bore cartridges. A fabulous rifle for the collector or shooter! Price:$34,500
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun – 1 OF 6 MADE ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!: #80330 What is rare…really? How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga., 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels, 1 of 2 so configured, 95% factory case color and blue, and all original parts? This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double. The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is an amazing classic L.C. Smith gun. We did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun. All parts are original to the gun. The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb…and those loooong 32″ barrels. Price:$22,950
Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London: #714 Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London. 1889 gun apparently later rebarreled with fluid steel barrels and fitted with ejectors by the maker. Reproofed in London after chamber opening to 2 ¾” in 1976 . 30” tubes with a broad flat rib. Soldering is good and they have a nice clear ring. Blacking is 80% with sharp lettering. Mirror bores measuring .735” with .035 Full and .035 Full chokes. Walls are at .032 explaining the gun weight of 7 pound 10 Oz . It balances at the back hedge of the forend wood. Tight on the face and in proper mechanical order. The action and bar action locks have 90% covering of absolutely gorgeous scroll engraving and 50% case color. The stock measures 15” LOP over a 1” Silvers pad, drop is 1 ½” &2 ¼” , cast off ½” . It is solid, but shows 120 years of usage, with small dings and scratches, and worn checkering. Price: $5,990
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful: A gorgeous 28 gauge Parker reproduction with 99+% original case coloring and 100% original bluing. 26” barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers, Q1 (.002) and Q2 (.005) chokes. Double triggers, automatic safety and ejectors. Game scene engraving. Splinter forearm and English style straight grip stock. The wood retains 100% original finish and has a few very minor handling marks. Skeleton buttplate. 14 3/4” length of pull to front trigger. Comes in original leather trunk case with canvas wrap, keys and snap caps. Drop at comb: 1 1/4″. Drop at heel: 2 1/8″. Weight is 5.5 lbs. Mechanics are excellent. Price:$5297
J. Rigby & Co. 10 ga. Magnum Side-by-Side Shotgun: This is the real deal – 32″ barrels choked extra full/extra full (.050/.050), 3-1/2″ chambers, 4 ton proof, a really rare gun, I’ve never seen one like this. Automatic ejectors, double triggers. Sidelock action with Rigby’s signature drop edge lockplates. Carved leaf fences, doll’s head locks off the toplever, Rigby London in gold on the top rib and the locks. Traditional Rigby foliate scroll. Rich, bold case colors complement the oversize action. Beavertail forend, full pistol grip stock with grip cap of straight grained English walnut, measures 1-1/2″ comb x 1-7/8″ heel x 14-1/2 LOP over a 3/4″ pad. The gun retains 99% of its color and lustrous Johnson’s barrel black. Minor handling marks in the finish as this gun has seen just a bit of use. Lots of front end bias – you will not stop your swing with this one! Built in 1985, most likely when Rigby was located in Covent Garden, London. Just a really special gun and possibly one-of-a-kind! Weighs 9 lbs. Cased. Price: $39,500
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge – 95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING: Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side. Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side. Serial Number: 80330. What is rare…really? How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga? How about 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels? How about 1 of 2 so configured? How about 95% factory case color and blue, all original parts? This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double. The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is one of the most amazing, untouched, L.C. Smith guns I have owned and one of the finest American doubles I have seen. Maybe I should not say untouched, as we did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun. All parts are original to the gun. The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb…and those loooong 32″ barrels.
Piotti Piuma 20 ga., Double barrel boxlock ejector: 28″ chopperlump barrels with flat file cut rib. 2-3/4″ chambers, choked .006/.014, improved cylinder and modified. Case colored scalloped back action engraved with fine floral and foliate scroll as a King 1, signed by Granetti. Single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors. Slim beavertail forend, straight hand stock of exhibition walnut with the finest of fine checkering, measures 14-1/4″ to a checkered butt. This little gun weighs a mere 5 lbs, 11 oz. As a bonus, complete with 28 ga. Briley Ultralight insert tubes. 98% condition and half of new retail! A real beauty! Price:$14,500
WEBLEY & SCOTT Ltd. 12 BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR- 1925- GOLDEN ERA & NOT PRODUCED LIKE THIS AFTER WWII- SCREW GRIP ACTION: #97774, Webley & Scott Ltd., 55 Victoria Street, London, England: A 12 Bore Webley & Scott Ltd. Best Quality Boxlock Ejector Made 1925 with a Screw Grip action body, 30″ Dovetail Lump Barrels with a rib extension third bite at .734 .005 & .037″ (Skt.I & Full), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right at .031″ & .030″ on the left, Birmingham Nitro proved at 1 1/8 ounce, Double triggers, Bushed strikers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Carved shoulders at the head of the forend, Excellent wood, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ over a 1 3/16″ Silvers pad, Neutral stock, 6 lbs. 9 oz., 95% coverage of very sharp small scroll engraving that is Classic Pre-War cut, The balls of the action are deeply carved with oak leaves, It is engraved under the top lever, The top lever is completely engraved and it is nicely profiled, This gun retains 90% original bright and vivid case colors, The original barrel blue is a 96%, The stock remains at 95%, The checkering at 98%, The floorplate and trigger guard have been reblacked, The piece is tight on the face, The bores are in excellent condition, The barrels ring with nice chime, The wood remains strong & solid in every respect. This is one doggone nice Pre-War British boxlock that has been very well kept with obvious good custodians. I can assure you they didn’t make them like this after the second war. Price:$5,250
Browning B-S/S 12 GA SxS Boxlock Shotgun: Price:$2,199.99
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Metal Condition: Very Good
Wood Condition: Very Good
Bore Condition: Very Good
Triggers: Single Selective
1 9/16″ DAC, 2 1/2″ DAH, 14 1/4″ LOP
Butt Pad: Factory Butt Plate
Weight: 7 lb. 8 zo.
F.lli. Rizzini R1 20 gauge: Sidelock double. Serial # 1308. 2 3/4″ chambers. 26″ chopper lump bbls, IC/Mod. hand matted rib, Stunning deep ” sculptured ” engraving by Sosta Gianfranco (deceased). Straight hand stock with highly figured turkish walnut, dropper points, and splinter forend. Checkering is perfect 32 LPI. Stock dimensions are 14 1/8″ LOP to center of checkered butt from a single trigger. 1 1/4 ” – 2 1/4 ” drop at heel without cast. 6 1/4 lbs. This beautiful R1 Rizzini was made for Ambercrombie and Fitch in 1974 ( letter from Rizzini ) both names lettered in gold on barrels. Gun remains in “as new” condition. The overall fit and finish and handling qualities of this Rizzini indicates the degree of hand work that was performed on their “best” guns during this period. A fantastic bird gun. Leather VC case with makers label. Price:$31,500
John Rigby & Co. .470 Nitro Express Double Rifle in completely original condition with EXCELLENT bores:
Here we have something special: A totally original, untouched John Rigby in .470 Nitro Express. What makes this one unique is CHARACTER: This thing has been CARRIED… The black on the floor plate being worn away to silver, and the same for the barrel black around the quarter rib – just where your hand would carry for many long hikes. Look at the checkering – none missing, but many worn down flat from being carried… This thing has LOTS AND LOTS OF MILES on it…
Yet look again at the underlying condition: The bores are excellent – no pitting, no staining, no erosion whatsoever. Barrels ring true. Most of the screw heads being aligned and their slots clean and unbuggered… What this tells me is that someone carried this for years, yet they took great care of it each and every night. Try and find another with half as much “personality”! Harder yet, try holding this rifle and NOT ask yourself “If only you could talk…” I don’t think this can be done!!!
The specifics: Serial number 17964, circa 1921-22. Boxlock Ejector action with extension. Disk set strikers. Class C engraving. Harvey lever forend as seen on many fine Henry and Rigby rifles. 26” barrels. The barrel rib is marked “John Rigby & Co. 43.Sackville St. London.” The top of the left barrel is marked “Special . 470 Bore . Big Game Rifle” and the top of the right barrel is marked “For Special Cordite Cartridges & Bullet 500 Grs.” Excellent bores. 100 yard standing site with 200- and 300-yard folding leaves. Sling swivels (missing forward loop). Stock is 14 3/8” LOP over 1/8” black spacer. No cheek piece and minimal cast so would work great for a left hand shooter (I shoot left handed and this rifle shoulders very nicely for me). Silver escutcheon engraved “J. McK”. Cased in canvas case with brass hardware, leather trim and leather straps. Outer lid of case is marked “H. G. INGLE. / KOLHAPUR, / INDIA.”. The canvas is stained and worn through in several spots. The leather strap on the right side has torn but the piece is retained. Interior of case includes Rigby Sackville Street trade label, a second Rigby label to caution against leaving the action cocked, and many original accessories including Rigby tool for removal of striker discs, turnscrew, leather muzzle cover, snap caps, striker pot with strikers, and the foresight hood. What this does need is a new recoil pad as the current pad is dried and hardened. The front swivel is missing the loop for the sling (presumably to allow usage of leather muzzle cover by sliding leather thong strap through the front swivel post). If you wanted, you could have the checkering refreshed and barrels reblacked but if you ask me, that’s like repainting a vintage Corvette that’s been discovered with its original paint… I’d vote to keep it like it is – and be the envy of every PH in camp the next time you are in Africa! Price: $26,500
PIOTTI BSEE SXS 12 GAUGE: #98XX 28″ 007 AND 014 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT UPGRADE WOOD TEST FIRED ONLY 6LBS 10 OZ X 2 1/8″ X 1 7/16″ X 14 3/4″. Price:$18,500
Parker DHE Grade 3 Side by Side Shotgun 12 Gauge Two Barrel Set Pistol Grip Stock Splinter Forearm: #146041. This Parker has one set of 26” barrels and one set of 32” barrels. Both sets have 2 3/4” chambers and single beads. The 26” set has what measures .004 right and .004 left constrictions on the chokes. The bore diameters measure .7295 right and .7295 left. These barrels retain 90% original bluing with some small spots of surface rust and have a single ivory bead. The center rib is marked PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. TITANIC STEEL. The bores are clean and shiny. The 32” set has what measures .036 right and .036 left constrictions on the chokes. The bore diameters measure .7285 right and .728 left. These barrels retain 90% original bluing with some minor surface rust near the muzzle and have a single silver bead. The center rib is marked PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. TITANIC STEEL. The bores are clean and shiny. There is only one forearm. The 2 frame retains 10% original color. The trigger guard retains no bluing and has some surface rust in spots. It has double triggers and ejectors. The pistol grip stock and forearm are original and are in very good condition. The length of pull is 14 1/4” to the front trigger over a skeleton buttplate that has no finish and surface rust on it. Drop at comb: 1 3/4″, Drop at heel: 2 3/4″, weight: 7.9 lbs with the 32” barrels. Price:$10,000
LEFEVER ARMS Co C-GRADE 10 GAUGE SXS SHOTGUN: 30″ BARRELS WITH NEAR PERFECT DAMASCUS DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH CASE COLORS 8LBS 1 OZ X 3″ X 2″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $7,500
HOFFMAN ARMS CO. SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE: 10.75x68mm Mauser caliber (similar to .404 Jeffery). 26″ barrels with automatic ejectors and raised quarter rib with four leaf folding express sights. The frame and barrels were supplied by Sempert & Krieghoff in 1929 to the Hoffman Arms Co. It was stocked, and finished by Seymour Griffin formerly of Griffin & Howe. The receiver although unsigned appears to be beautifully engraved by Rudolph Kornbraith and has “HOFFMAN ARMS CO” in a banner on each side. Checkered forend and pistol grip buttstock with engraved grip cap and ending with a hard rubber pad. Condition is very high retaining considerable barrel blue, excellent casehardened finish on the receiver and triggerguard. Super wood and checkering. Beautiful mint bores. Weight: 9lbs 6oz. LOP: 14 1/8″ Comb: 1 1/2″ Heel: 2 1/4″. This rifle is very accurate and with the proper load and bullet will handle most anything. Price: $24,950
Bores – as new and measure exactly as they left the factory in 1959.
Forearm – excellent plus.
Receiver and Trigger Guard – excellent plus.
Butt Stock – original, but some finish issues. No cracks or repairs. New laquer fixes any problems with the Butt Stock. The butt plate has shrunk. I’ve seen this on Beretta shotguns from this era before.
WILLIAM R. PAPE ISLAND SIDELOCK 12GA HAMMERGUN: WITH RARE LEVER RELEASE, BEAUTIFUL TIGHT ENGLISH SCROLL ENGRAVING WITH TRACES OF CASE COLORS, 29″ FINE DAMASCUS BBLS WITH DOLLSHEAD, 2 3/4″ NITRO PROOF, 850 BAR, MIN WALLS, 28 THOU PLUS, CHOKED IC/FULL, STANDARD GAME RIB, EXTRACTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, HIGHLY FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT WITH ENGRAVED TOE & HEEL PLATES, LOP 14 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 13/16, 6LBS 7OZ, BERY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION, EXCELLENT BORE, TIGHT ON FACE!Price: $4,295
CHARLES DALY MODEL 500 20GA SxS BY MIROKU: The nicest Model 500 I have seen. Very few minor imperfections in wood and metal. Close to new. 28in barrels have had the chokes opened to IC and MOD . Price:$1200
Model: Charles Daly Model 500
Bore: 20 GA
Condition: Close to New
Stock Comb: 1 1/2IN
Stock Heel: 2 9/16IN
LOP: 14 1/4
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Pre-war Westley Richards 12 ga. pair, 28′ barrels: 2-3/4″ chambers. Numbered 1 and 2 in gold; #1 choked modified/modified (.017/.017), #2 choked improved cylinder and open modified (.010/.013). Single selective triggers, automatic ejectors. These are “Best Quality” Westley guns as described in their catalog. The scalloped back actions feature hinged floorplates and the Westley patent detachable locks, dolls head extension with sliding third bite. Guns are fully engraved with fine English scroll surrounding “Westley Richards” in a banner. Trigger guards engraved with a pointing dog. Guns retain 95% case color and 96% blue. Splinter forends, nicely figured straight grip stocks measure about 1-1/2′ comb, 2-1/8″ heel, LOP 14″ over a 3/4″ leather pad. Weight is just shy of 6 lbs, 12 oz. Complete with fitted full leather trunk case with brass corners. Price:$23,500
Beautiful and rare 16ga Bittner Side lock, built in 1915, as shown in the Double Gun Journal: Very Rare Bittner side lock, built in 1915 and sold by Stavanoha in Vienna. The gun features beautiful wood and fine rose scroll engraving, 29.5″ long barrels, a LOP of 14.25″, DAC of 1.5″ and DAH of 2.75″. Solid silvers pad and the nicely engraved long trigger guard tang as should be found on a straight gripped gun. This remarkable gun not only survived two world wars but was also featured in the Double Gun Journal a few years ago. This little sweetheart weighs only 6.6lbs too. Price:$7,800
Rigby Hammer Double 12 GA SxS: Caliber: 12 GA, Chambers: 2 3/4 inch, Metal Condition: Very good. Shows a little age, Wood Condition: Very good with minor handling marks. Bore Condition: Bright and shiny. Barrels: 30 inch Damascus steel with a solid rib. Triggers: Double. Stock: Checkered walnut straight stock. Engraved receiver, tangs, hammers and side plates. Stock Dimensions:LOP 14 1/2 inches. Fore End: Checkered walnut Splinter. Butt Pad: Smooth steel plate. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. Chokes: Fixed Mod. and Cyl. Extras:With Case. Price: $6,499.99
W.R. Pape 12b Hammer Gun: Pape hammer gun in excellent original condition utilizing Papes patent 1504 of 1866 for lock up. 29″ damascus barrels choked R -IC, L-IM, and with recent British nitro proof and 2 3/4″ chambers. Bores are near perfect. Min wall Thickness R=.030 6″ from muzzle, L=.026 9″ from Muzzle. It was made in 1887. Profuse and crisp engraving all over along with Papes fancy checkering patterns make for a beautiful and unique gun It weighs 6lbs 2oz. Back action locks with rebounding hammers. LOP is 14 3/8 to heel and toe plates and a uniquely checked butt in between. There is a sligtht cast for right hand shooters. This gun is a collectors dream, made by the “Purdey” of the north. The only negative is that one of the hammer screws is missing – it has been replaced but it shoud be remade and engraved by a professional. The original was lost while shooting skeet several years ago. Price:$5500
Uriguen 12b sidelock SxS shotgun with 7 pin H&H style locks: Like new condition Uriguen high end Spanish double with removeable H&H style 7 pin locks with gold washed parts. 100% very crisp engraving coverage with more at breech end of barrels. Barrels are 32″ choked R=IC, L=IM and beautifully blacked. My original intent when I got this gun was to have the barrels shortened to 30″ and removeable chokes installed but I never got to it. Nicely grained stock wood with crisp fine checkering. It weighs 7 lbs. 4oz. LOP=14 5/8 to a Silvers style pad. Dac= 1 1/4, Dah= 1 3/4. There is also a slight cast for a right handed shooter. Non ejector. I will split shipping your dealer in contiguous 48. More Pix to interested buyers. Price:$2500
“LeFever” JA Prechtel Ornately Engraved High Grade Gun, 10 & 12 gauge Set: 10ga. Steel Barrels 29”, Cyl/Cyl, with 3” chambers, marked JA Prechtel Maker Clevland Ohio / Made for Dr. EJ Cuttler on rib, 12ga. Damascus barrels 30” F/F with 2 ¾” chambers, marked J Weston on rib – pistol grip stock with a hard rubber butt plate, Double triggers, splinter forend, solid ribs, extractors. Not marked Lefever and there is no serial number but it is obviously a Lefever, thumb lever opening, high grade gun with beautiful ornate engraving, very unique with two sets of barrels and two gauges one Damascus and one steel, this is a great gun that is untouched unmolested, ready for immediate delivery. 14” x 1 3/4”x 3 1/4”. 8lb. 9oz.(12ga) 8lb. 15.5oz.(10ga). Price: $7,995
L C Smith, Hunter Arms, A1 Grade, 12 Gauge, Damascus Gorgeous: 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS, FULL & FULL, PERFECT MIRROR BORES, FINE DAMASCUS PATTERN. AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, ATTRACTIVE ENGRAVING – DOGS ON POINT, FINE SCROLLWORK, INTRICATE BORDERS, PAIR OF QUAIL ON THE TRIGGER GUARD. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, EXTREMELY FINE CHECKERING, NICELY FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT, ORIGINAL BUTTPLATE. MADE IN 1895, GORGEOUS GUN. Price:$7,500.00
BERETTA 627EL Sport – 12ga – 28″ – Briley Chokes – English Stock: 1985 – Beretta 627EL Sport – 12ga, 28″, 2-3/4″, Briley Chokes, English Stock, Single Trigger, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2″, Weight 6 lbs. 14 oz. Overall Excellent Condition. This is a “Y” gun – indicating it has been back to Beretta for some reason. The barrels have been reblued. The gun is mechanically very nice. Lever over to right. Barrels ring like a church bell. Includes: Eight (8) Briley Chokes (CYL, CYL, IC, IC, LM, M, IM, F) and Briley Wrench. Price:$2,750.00