Here’s another chance to get a deal on a great little OU. This gun is on Gunbroker.com now and the online auction ends Tuesday, 1/5/2021 @ 6:09 PM.
Ruger built these Red Label OUs in three gauges — 12, 20 & 28. Everyone I’ve talked to says the twenty-eight is the winner of the bunch by far. Most of the ones you see out there have 26′ barrels, so the one you see here is special with its 28″ tubes. It looks like it’s in great shape, too.
Ruger Red Label over/under 28 gauge shotgun: 28 inch vent ribbed barrels with a nice bore and Two Cylinder Choke tubes. The metal is in excellent condition with a nice barrel blue and stainless steel receiver with no rust. Stock and forearm are the original in excellent condition with no cracks and nice original finish.
Here’s your chance to get a deal on the finest shotgun Ruger has made. This 28g Red Label is Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. This online auction ends 12/17/2020 @ 7:46 PM.
My dad bought me a Ruger 10/22 when I was 13. I plinked a lot of cans with that rifle. and became a fan of Ruger firearms.
So I wanted to love the Red Label over-under was a shotgun. But they never did it for me, until I came across one of the 28s. All the sins the 20- and 12-gauge models committed — too heavy, crappy fit & finish, no real “fee” — were missing from the 28.
The Ruger Red Label introduced in 1977 and built until 2015. The first Ruger Red Label were were 20-gauges with 26″ barrels. The company started offering 12s in 1979, and in 1994 they introduced the 28g. Twenty-eights came with 28″ & 26″ bbls, and with straight grips & pistol grips, and they were lightweight, dynamic little guns regardless of how they were setup.
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA OVER UNDER SHOTGUN (LNIB) 1996: POSSIBLY UNFIRED AND RARE 28GA RUGER RED LABEL SHOTGUN WITH 26″ BARRELS. THIS RUGER WAS MADE IN 1996, IT HAS FACTORY CHOKE TUBES, AND I HAVE NEVER FIRED IT IN THE LONG TIME I HAVE OWNED IT. THIS RUGER HAS BEAUTIFUL WALNUT STOCKS, THERE IS 2 SMALL SAFE DINGS THAT I HAVE PICTURED. THIS RUGER COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX, AND 4 CHOKE TUBES. THE 28GA IS A RARE FIND IN ANY CONDITION LET ALONE AS NICE AS THIS ONE. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL RUGER.
Stephen Grant Classic Hammer Sidelever: Serial Number: 4896, Barrels: 30 inches, Action: SE, Triggers: Double Trigger, Gauge: 12 Gauge, LOP: 15 1/2 inches, Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Cased with original gamebooks. Gamebooks detail all the game that was taken with the shotgun from its original estate. The shotgun was gifted to the gamekeeper when he retired and was then passed down to his kin before being exported to the United States. Price:$9,995
Extremely fine Parker VH 20ga with original hang tags: Rarely do we find Parkers in high original condition – even more rarely do we find them with original hang tags. Even more rare than that, is to have the lineage of the gun from the day it was born until today. This little VH 20ga was purchased by legendary Parker collector, Charlie Price from the original owner’s son some 30+ years ago. The gun is a fine VH 20ga with 28″ Vulcan steel barrels made in 1921 and letters almost exactly as found today. It has a splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. The gun has a full pistol grip buttstock and the original DHBP. A photo of the PGCA Letter is attached. The gun remains in superb original untouched condition with more than 85% original case color. The barrels retain about 90% original blue with some minor spotting towards the muzzle. Stocks are crisp and sound and retain more than 95% original finish. The gun measures 14″ LOP with drops of 1-1/2″ and 3″ at heel- exactly as ordered. Gun has original 2-1/2″ chambers. Chokes measure .005 in the right and .017 in the left with bores both measuring .622. MWT are .022 (R) and .024(L). Original hangtags included. Finding these high condition smallbore Parkers is fun and this one is a gem. Having been the best one Charlie Price was able to acquire is like the cherry on top! Price:$8995
Ruger 28 Gauge Red Label 99% in factory box: Made in 1996 with a straight grip stock and 26″ barrels. It includes the original factory box, and retains 99% of the factory original finish. The left side of the receiver near the bottom has one scratch that is visible in the photos. It appears to have been fired very little and locks up proper and tight. These small frame 28 gauge Rugers are a delight to handle. The stock has a length of pull of 14.25″ to the factory buttplate. Includes all five factory choke tubes and wrench. All original and correct in every respect, featuring a nicely figured walnut buttstock. Price:$2,050
A GALAZAN – BEST BOSS O/U , 20 Gauge FANTASY ENGRAVED: CREATIVE ARTS FAUSTI ENGRAVED 29″ SOLID RIB 012 AND 017 2 3/4 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES INCREDIBLE ENGRAVING AND WOOD NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 6LBS 9 OZ X 2 3/8″ X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price:$39,500
Thomas Bland SLE 20 Gauge: 28″ Chokes: IC – M L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″ C x 2 1/4″ H Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz Ser. #: 17525 Price: $8,950
Beretta 689 Express 9.3X74R Over & Under Double Rifle: Listed as used, but in as new condition with Beretta hard foam lined case. Unsurpassed Beretta quality features solid rib, nicely colored, case hardened receiver, jeweled action, iron sights, claw mounts, double triggers, richly grained, satin finished and checkered walnut stock and fore end, sling bases with quick detachable loops, and factory recoil pad. All this accompanied by a Zeiss Digital-Z 4X32 T* scope with integral mounting rail. Appears unfired. As always, let the pictures be your guide to condition. Always glad to answer questions. Price: $7500
Here’s a fair price on the finest shotgun Ruger ever made. These 28g Red Labels are everything they’re 20g & 12g cousins are not: Lively, lightweight, and a pleasure to carry and shoot. They’re ideal for grouse, woodcock, & quail too.
This one has 28″ barrels and better-than-average wood, which makes it a little special.
Ruger Red Label 28 gauge over/under shotgun: As new, Ruger Red Label 28 gauge with desirable 28″ barrel. Has all 5 factory chokes, and fancy butt stock wood. Gun is very tight and has perfect bluing and wood finish. The checkering is also perfect. Please examine the photos to verify condition. Price:$1699
Metal Condition: fine
Wood Condition: fine
Bore Condition: perfect
Ruger has built some good shotguns and some not-so-good shotguns.
The Red Label OU you see here is one of the good ones, and it’s 28″ barrels make it a bit special.
With 2 3/4″ chambers and screw-in choke tubes, it’s versatile enough for grouse, quail, woodcock, and doves. It’s also affordable–and all American.
Bidding on this one starts at $995 and is happening now. It’s a No-Reserve action, ending 4/12/2018 @ 12:19 PM.
Ruger Red Label 28g O/U Shotgun: Beautiful Ruger Red Label 28g over/under shotgun, stainless receiver, nice wood, 28″ barrel. Inside barrel is clean. Top barrel has a Ruger improved cylinder choke, bottom has a full choke. The stock has a few typical dings from use. Bluing is good with a little wear on the edges of the vent rib on the right side, a ding on the left side of vent rib and a few scratches under barrel as pictured. We do not have a the box.
JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410:Price:$79,500
KEN HUNT ENGRAVED
BOTH ARE 26″ MOD AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS
4LBS 14 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 15
BOTH GUNS ARE NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE
Westley Richards 20 bore Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun: Single Trigger, with a modern leather case. Circa 1931, Barrels are 28 inches with original 2 3/4 chambers proofed for 1 oz. Scalloped backed action 80 % coverage large scroll. Original Westley Richards Patent one trigger. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut stock measures 13 7/8 over a thin checkered horn plate, Deluxe checkering. Bore diameter left .619 right .620. Min. wall thickness right .030 left .032 choke is full and full both barrels .031. Dimensions are 1 5/8″ X 2 1/2″ with cast approx 1/4″ on. Weight 6 lbs. Barrels, Whitworth Steel, chopper lump, retain 90% of what looks to be original black. Action retains 70% to 80% case color. Floor plate retains 50% A lovely small bore upland or game gun. Price:$26,500
Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4″ Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition: This is another one of those double rifles that are in exceptional condition without having been run through the refinishing mill. Barrels retain 98% original black. Frame has 90-95% vivid case color. Wood is in very good condition, showing some handling marks. The only alteration to the rifle is on the wood. At one time a tang sight was added to the rifle which has been removed and new wood filled in its place; evidenced in one of the pictures. Just a pleasure to find something this nice. Bores Are absolutely Mint!!!! 28″ barrels. 1/4 rib with 1S &2 F Scroll – 80% coverage. French Walnut stock. Solid Red Recoil Pad. 14 5/8″ LOP. 11 lbs. 2 oz. Price:$24,500
Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS: 1901, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 10oz, SxS Serial Number: 35307E.Most who pursue American doubles are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced very elegant shotguns. The engraving is better than most in its tasteful application, the frames were ornately sculpted and shaped, and the workmanship overall was superior to the competition of the day. With the last Lefever being produced in 1919, Lefever produced relatively few guns; in the range of 50.000 or so in all grades and gauges, most being lower grade guns. Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes few high-grade Lefevers were produced, and most gunners that search for fine American vintage double guns are aware that there are few Lefever EE Grade guns ever seen for sale, especially in great original condition. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS LEFEVER, SN35307 MADE IN 1901, RETAINS PLENTY OF FACTORY ORIGINAL CASE COLORS. Price:$4,450
Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes, with extra straight stock: Here is a nice, lightweight 28 ga. that is both light, petite, and in a great gauge. Also with this gun come with an extra straight stock that has been shortened for a lady, youngster or a gentleman with shorter arms. The wood has lots of figure and would rate about 95% with some surface marks. The action of this gun has a few buff marks at the top. 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/2 * 6 lb 4 oz. Price:$1595.
Arguing is a great American pastime, and these days, people seem to be more committed to it than ever before. So lets take a time out and talk about something that’s not controversial: The Ruger Red Label.
From the moment the Red Label was introduced in 1977 to when it was finally put to rest in 2016, people have had strong opinions about this over-under shotgun. Lovers liked how it was American made. Haters disliked its heavy weight, sloppy wood-to-metal fit and non-existent quality control.
The Red Label was first made in 12 and 20 gauge. These are these models earned the gun its reputation for being a heavy, cumbersome pig. But in 1994, Ruger introduced their 28 gauge version of this shotgun. It proved to be the one that got just about everything right.
This one looks unfired, and it features the harder-to-find 28” barrels. It’s on Gunbroker.com now at No Reserve. The listing ends this Sat, 4/29/2017, @ 9:59 PM. So if you like what you see, bid on it now.
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U, 28″: Made in 1997 and I can find no evidence that it was ever fired! This gun is a solid 99%. Bores are pristine and there is no evidence of a primer ring on the breech face as seen. Barrel length is 28″ and LOP is 14 1/2″. It comes with a case that is very nice. Also comes with 5 extra chokes.
Ruger Red Label O/U 28 Gauge: A very good looking Ruger Red Label O/U shotgun in 28 gauge. Nice light gun that would be great for sporting or even better for bird hunting. Lower serial for a 28 Gauge Red Label so could be nice for a Ruger collection. Price:$1,499.99
Caliber: 28 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4 inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Couple of field marks but excellent overall
Bore Condition: Shiny
Barrels: 28 inch with rib and ejectors
Stock: Nice walnut with checkered pistol grip
14 1/4 inch LOP
Fore End: Matching checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Black Ruger buttplate
Weight: 6 lbs 3 ozs
Sights: Single silver colored bead
Chokes: Screw in MOD and Improved CYL in gun, SKT and CYL in box
Extras: Comes with box and extra chokes
Item Location: Berlin, MA
Ruger Red Label 28ga 26in Vent Rib OU, Nice NO RESERVE 28ga: This is a Ruger Red Label over/under shotgun in 28ga. It has a stainless receiver and 26″ blued vent rib barrels. It is chambered for 2 3/4″ shells with screw in chokes, 2 are included. It is in great shape showing just a few light handling marks. The checkered stock and forearm are in great shape, no cracks or chips. A very nice piece of wood! The bores are nice and shiny. It has a original Ruger plastic buttplate with a 14 1/4″ length of pull. The serial number is 420-156**.
Here’s another one of these awesome OUs. These doubles are magic wands in the grouse woods. Most of the ones I see have pretty poor wood — but not this one. The 28″ barrels and straight grip are also hard to find.
This over-under is on Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. The listing ends 7/24/2016 @ 9:18 PM.
Ruger Red Label 28g, 28″ bbls, Straigh English Grip, 1997: This is an early gRed Label in a hard to find configuration. It comes with an english stock, 28″ barrels, 2 1/2″ drop and a 14 1/4″ LOP. Gun is about as nice as it gets. It comes with a very nice leather case with accessories and wooden cleaning rod as seen. Comes with 5 choke tubes.
Summer’s just getting started and that’s great news. It means we’re getting closer to grouse & woodcock season.
As you daydream about fall colors and flushing birds, you’re probably thinking about the right shotgun to carry, too. Well, this new-to-you 28g Ruger Red Label OU would be the perfect choice.
I remember dreaming about Red Labels decades, ago. Back when I was a kid, they were the only OUs most gunshops carried. I spent a lot of time leaning across counters and trying to get a closer look at them.
I don’t think I ever saw a 28g. If I had, I’m sure I would have fallen in love with it. While the Ruger Red Label 12s & 20s can have more warts than a Halloween witch, the 28s are as close to perfect as these guns get. They’re fairly priced, too.
This one is on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 6/5/2016 @ 3:45:18 PM ET.
BOSS BEST SXS 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK: #793X 26 1/2″ SELF OPENER 006 AND 010 2 3/4 CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT MAKERS CASE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 5LBS 4 OZ X 1 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ X 14″. Price:$59,500
WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK 20- OVERALL 95% ORIG- 26″ EJECT Bbls.- DOUBLE TRIG- 98% ENGRAVING- 1965- 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.- ENGLISH STOCK 14 3/4″- CASED: #19134, Westley Richards & Co. Birmingham, England: A Bar Action Hand Detachable Sidelock Ejector 20 Bore Made in 1965, 26″ Ejector Dovetail Lump barrels proved at 3 1/4 tons and original 2 3/4″ chambers, The bores at .618 .013 & .030″ (Mod. & Full), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on both barrels at .034″, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 3/16″ over a checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand, Great game gun weight at 5 lbs. 9 oz., 98% coverage of scroll engraving, Very Nice wood with excellent color and contrast, 98% original case colors, Original barrel black that remains at 95%, Original wood finish that remains at 95% with very light handling marks, The original checkering remains at 99%, The barrels inside and out look like the day they left Westley, The barrel striking is excellent, It is cased in the maker’s leather trunk with all the accessories and the factory trade label. Here is a Sidelock Westley that almost qualifies like new and remains in excellent condition for a piece that has been around 51 years. The new replacement for this exact gun is considerably higher. Nice piece. Price: $26,900
F.LLI PIOTTI Model BSEE BOXLOCK 16GA, 29″ NEW: Price $19,000
Choke 2 M
Trigger DT (Double)
Stock Straight Grip
Forearm Splinter Forearm
Rib Smooth Concave Rib
Receiver Finish Casehardened Receiver
Engraving Type Fine Scroll & Rosette Engraving
Other Options Upgraded action shape with Sculptured & scalloped receiver, Checkered butt
Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 7/8 with 1/4 cast off
Holland & Holland Double rifle in classic 450 3 1/4″with perfect bores:
Serial Number: 11484. I wish we could get more with condition and quality like this one. 26″ bbls, 14 5/8″ LOP, weight 8lbs, 6.5oz. Back action, rebounding locks. This H&H still retains considerable case color and the bores appear as new, bright and fresh. Even the stock finish appears original. It has been our experience these 450 BPE Hollands shoot extremely well both with the nitro for black loads and black powder. Price:$8,600
Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge Over Under Shotgun: No marks or dings. Checking is still so sharp that it grabs your fingers when you run them across the checkering. Straight stock with 26 inch barrels and 3 choke tubes. Chambers: 2 3/4 inch. Price:$1,595
Here’s one of the best birds guns ever made in America. These little 28 gauge Ruger over-unders are the perfect grouse & woodcock shotgun. This one looks pretty much brand new, and it’s being auction off with no reserve. If you like what you see, get your bid in now. The listing ends 2/6/2016 @ 8:58:58 PM ET.
Ruger Red Label 28ga O/U 28″ bbls Box Minty!: This one has one of the nicest pieces of wood I’ve ever seen on a Red Label. Made in 1999 and still in 99% condition. It has 28″ barrels with a 14″ LOP. Comes with the factory box, papers and choke tubes. 3 day inspection.
You said to yourself “I sure would like to pick up a nice OU for October.” Well, here are two, and they’re both up for auction now on Gunbroker.com. One’s a true “No Reserve” sale. The other is “No Reserve” with a $1200 starting bid. Both are great looking guns.
Here are the key features both share:
-Great looking wood
-Modern stock dimensions
Even though I have issues with Ruger’s 12g & 20g OUs, I love their 28 gauges. These shotguns are a joy to handle, reliable, and well made. I’m convinced they’ll be remembered as one of the best bird guns America has ever built.
RED LABEL STURM RUGER 28 GAUGE OU SHOTGUN: You are bidding on a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This firearm is part a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions. Most of the guns are new in the box and many were never even opened or removed from the protective wrappings until now! Unfortunately the box on this one was lost during relocation. This is a Scarce Red Label Sturm Ruger 28 Gauge over and under shotgun, new with no reserve! This is a scarce configuration with the English style stock! It chambers 2 3/4″ shells and features are a 28″ vent rib over and under barrel with interchangeable choke tubes, stainless receiver and trigger with high polished blued parts, and an absolutely gorgeous walnut stock with checkered stock and forearm.
RUGER Red Label English 28 gauge OU Shotgun: A very nice over under 28 gauge with the straight English stock, barrels are 28 in long,stock has had a pachmeyer decelerator pad, stock measures 15.5 inches with pad, 14.5 to end of wood i do not think stock was shortened just pad added. gun comes up and points very well. a few very small marks on stock,stock has nice grain. gun comes with 5 choke tubes, 2 skeet, 2 modified, 1 imp cyl, and choke tube wrench.e Red Label again.
Did you miss that 28g Ruger Red Label from the other day? Here’s another chance to get one. This one looks even nicer, and it has 28″ barrels and some very fine American walnut. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and this listing ends 5/30/2015 @ 11:54:22 AM ET.
Chokes- 7 Removable- Imp Cyl, Mod (2), Full (2), Skeet (2)
Action- Over & Under
Finish- Stainless steel action; blued barrels
Stock- American walnut
This shotgun is absolutely like-new- no dings, scratches or handling marks. The original owner said that he put less then a box of shells thru it. The gun comes with the original box and packing material (which is in excellent condition), all 7 chokes (2 are in the barrels), choke tool, owners manual, and lock.
People have all sorts of opinions of Ruger’s Red Label O/Us shotguns. But while the 12 gauge & 20 gauge models have their quirks (OK, problems), the 28g is the one Ruger hit a home run with. It’s a fantastic double and one of the best birds gun America has ever made. If you’re a grouse, quail, woodcock hunter, it’s all the gun you need to get the job done.
This 28g Ruger Red Labelis on Gunbroker.com. It’s a NO RESERVE auction and it ends 4/27/2015 @ 10:30:00 PM ET. While it does have a few dings, I don’t see anything to worry about. All I see is a great gun — and the chance to get a great deal.
RUGER RED LABEL 28GA: 26″ BBL, SINGLE SELECT TRIGGER, AUTO EJECT, W/ ONLY 2 FACTORY CHOKE TUBES, 1-IC, 1-MOD. 99% BBL BLUE, WOOD 95% SOME LIGHT SCRATCHES HERE AND THERE. METAL RECEIVER SOME LIGHT HANDLING MARKS. BORES EXCELLENT. ALL ORIGINAL FINISHES, W/ BOX AND MANUAL.
But even though the Ruger Gold Label had many fans, the company killed it. Why? I’m not sure. While I think it sold well, the numbers may not have been high enough to make building it worth Ruger’s trouble. Gunrunner online auction has this one and the listing ends tomorrow, 04/14/15 @ 19:50:00. If you like what you see, bid on it now.
Ruger Gold Label, 12 ga. side by side shotgun: Serial #460-02882, mfg. 2005. Excellent condition! The highly sought-after Gold Label – now discontinued – that was highly awaited by Ruger fans. This specimen is 99% and wonderful with no visible wear and has been shot very little – perhaps test-fired. 28″ solid rib barrels have bright bores. Tight action. Stainless receiver with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol. Straight grip English stock has excellent figure with pretty satin finish. Ruger marked hard butt. Hand-checkered. Checkered splinter forearm with gold Ruger “Eagle” symbol inlaid in wood. Brass front bead. Single selective trigger. Ejectors. Tang safety. Includes five chokes and choke tube wrench. Nice lockable (combination) hard case with leather/green vinyl and green crushed velvet interior. Two snap caps. Both shotgun and case are in excellent, like new condition!
Here’s a good deal on a nice looking Ruger. I’ve said it a bunch of time before and I’ll say it again: These 28s are fantastic upland guns, and they have a real following. The ones with 28″ are tougher to find — especially at this kind of a price.
Here’s a nice little double that’s coming to auction this Wednesday, 2/10, at Montrose Auctions in Montrose, GA. These little Ruger Red Label 28 gauges are one of the best bird guns ever made in America. If you’re looking for a great grouse & woodcock gun, you should check it out.