5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel ShotgunA 1953 BERETTA SIDELOCK S2 OVER/UNDER IN 12 GAUGE WITH 27.5″ SOLID RIB BARRELS. IT HAS 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS AND I/C (.012)-FULL.034) CHOKES. ENGLISH GRIP WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. VERY NICE CONDITION. LOP 13 7/8″- 1 7/16″- 2 1/2″ – 0″ cast. Price: $4,600

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side ShotgunReproduction of the Parker side by side shotgun manufactured by Winchester. This example has standard floral scroll engraving with a pointer on each side of the action and three pheasants in a field scene on the underside. The barrels have a single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, full/modified chokes, and 3″ chambers with ejectors. It has blued barrels, buttplate and trigger guard and casehardened remaining parts. It is mounted on a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved hardware and pistol grip stock, lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate and checkered bare butt, and gold initial oval. It includes a Parker reproduction leather takedown case. Price: $3,999.99 

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun

Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 in., 3 in.
Metal Condition: Very good w/ minor wear marks
Wood Condition: Good w/ a 3″ scratch on left side
Bore Condition: Very good w/ minimal wear
Barrels: 28″ blued barrels
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Fixed, checkered walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13.5″ LOP on left trigger, 14.25″ LOP on right trigger, 1.5″ drop
Fore End: Checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate, checkered bare butt
Weight: 7 lbs.
Sights: Fixed brass front bead
Chokes: Full on left barrel, modified on right barrel
Extras: Leather hard case

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27" bbls NICE
Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICEArrieta Crown Sable Side by Side, 20ga, 3″ chambers, double trigger, ejectors, 27″ barrels, fixed IC and Mod. Sn is 317xx. Factory finish on both wood and metal. Hand-detachable sidelock. LOP Is 15 3/8″ to the front trigger. Email me if you would like these pics sent to you, they will come through bigger and better than on the listing page here. Price: $1,999

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga~ Sporter~ 28″ bblsA fine side by side ready for your hunt. Has a full/improved choked barrels. Price: $1,899.99
Caliber: 12 gauge.
Chambers: 3 Inches.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent with handling marks.

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28" bbls
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28″ bbls

Bore Condition: Bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inches.
Triggers: Single Trigger.
Stock: Checkered wood, straight stock.
Stock Dimensions:
14 Inches LOP.
Fore End: Checkered wood.
Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad.
Weight: 7 Pounds.
Sights: Front Bead.
Chokes: Full left, Improved right.

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCESHere 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). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″ Price: $1,400 

Good gun alert: barely used 12g Beretta S2 OU from 1957 …

Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2" M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2″ M/F 1957

Beretta’s SO-series over-and-unders are one of the world’s greatest doubles. The one you see here looks like it’s in great shape – and it has double triggers.

Introduced around 1933, Beretta’s sidelock over-unders were the Italian maker’s response to Browning’s then new Superposeds. Beretta’s in-house firearms designer Tullio Marengoni considered Browning’s O/U “..very high, heavy and ugly.” He set about to create a low-profile over-and-under similar to a Boss or Woodward that could also be mass produced in Beretta’s factory.

Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2" M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2″ M/F 1957

For the full story on Beretta’s SO-series shotguns, read this piece from Fieldsports Magazine: The Beretta SO: The story behind one of the most influential guns of the 20th century.

Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock 27 1/2″ M/F 1957 This gun is as new except that the previous owner had more dollars than sense . Looks like at the most a box of shells was fired , but he must have got at least one pheasant as he left a spot of blood on the lower right side barrel and it slightly pitted . It was stored all these years and never used again . We cleaned the spot up and in the right light you can see it but would have to look for it ! This gun is tight – just like a new one at the Beretta Store . This is maybe as close as you can get to a new 1957 hand made sidelock Beretta . Wood looks good . Great closet queen looking to get out once in a while . LOP is 14 3/4″, weight 7lbs. Price: $4,750

Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2" M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2″ M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2" M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2″ M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2" M/F 1957
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock OU Shotgun 27 1/2″ M/F 1957

Good gun alert: a Beretta S-2, OU, Double Barrel Shotgun…

Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU - 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU – 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta’s S-series O/U shotguns are some of the greatest doubles ever made – and some of them can be the great buys. Just look at the S2 pictured here to see what I mean. It’s a true sidelock with 28 1/2″ bbls, a high-straight-gripped stock with a 14 3/8″ LOP, double triggers and a weight of just over 6 3/4 pounds. Price? Under $4000. Pound-for-pound, it has to be one of the best deals out there today on a true high-quality shotgun.

Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU - 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU – 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun

VINTAGE BERETTA SIDELOCK S-2 OU – 12 GAUGE – WITH OUTSTANDING ENGRAVING: Here is a very early Beretta S-2 OU sidelock in a traditional hunting configuration. Barrels are 28 1/2″ with the desirable solid rib. Double triggers and straight grip with long trigger guard tang. Sling swivels – useful or easily removed and plugged at barrel / gold stock oval. Checkered butt. Good overal condition Gun was made in 1946. Mirror bores as original – bottom barrel at .722 with 20/1000 choke (Modified) and Top barrel at .726 with 30/1000 choke (Full). Great weight at 6 LBS 14 OZ. Gun is tight on face. Ejectors in time. Single metal front bead. LOP – 14 3/8″. Drop at Comb – 1 5/16″. Drop at Heel – 1 13/16″. Price: $3,900

Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU - 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta Sidelock S-2 OU – 12 GAUGE Double Barrel Shotgun

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Beretta S2 12 gauge Over Under Gamegun:
Beretta S2 12 gauge Over Under Gamegun:

Beretta S2 12 gauge Over Under Gamegun: 28″ solid rib barrels choked improved modified and full (.020/.040), automatic ejectors. Imported and retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch New York and is so inscribed on the barrels. Produced in 1950, this example appears to be unfired. Save for a few of the most minor handling marks, this gun appears as new. Perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit! The sidelock action is moderately engraved and retains all of its original bright finish. Double triggers, straight grip stock of nice figured European walnut measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-3/8″ heel, and 14-3/4″ LOP to an original buttplate. No pad, no buggered screws, no excuses, if you want the best, this is it. Weighs 6 lbs, 15.5 oz. Complete with a full leather Beretta Gallery trunk case. Price: $7,250

E. J. CHURCHILL BY GRIFFIN & HOWE, 2", 12 Gauge
E. J. CHURCHILL BY GRIFFIN & HOWE, 2″, 12 Gauge

E. J. CHURCHILL BY GRIFFIN & HOWE 12 Gauge: E. J. CHURCHILL BY GRIFFIN & HOWE -2″ CHAMBERS – BOXLOCK EJECTOR WITH SCROLLBACK ACTION,12 Gauge, D.T., STRAIGHT STOCK, 25″ BARRELS WITH CHURCHILL RIB, IC/IC, WT 5 LBS 7 OZS., LOP 14″ OVER LEATHER COVERED PAD, 1 1/2″ X 2 1/16″, CASE COLORS 90%. Price: $5,300.00

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2" game guns 12 gauge
GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 2″ game guns 12 gauge

GRIFFIN & HOWE BEST PAIR 12 gauge,  2″ Game Guns: GUN #1 IS SIDEPLATED WITH 17 GOLD INLAYS 25″031 AND 042 2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM ENGISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 5 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 5/8 X 14 GUN #2 IS A SCALLOPED FRAME WITH 26 GOLD INLAYS AND LOTS OF GOLD WIRE DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTOR BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT 5LB 11 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 1/2 BOTH ARE CASED IN A MAKERS OAK AND LEATHER CASE. Price: $59,500.00

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V, 28 Gauge
Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V, 28 Gauge

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V, 28 Gauge: 2 3/4 Inch, 28 Inch Vent-Rib Barrel, Walnut Straight Grip Stock, LOP 14 1/8 Inch, Beretta Recoil Paid, 6 lbs. Comes with a Beretta hard case, manual, and two choke tubes .Price: $3,899.99

Browning Grade 1 Superposed RNLT Lightning Field 20 Ga. S# 19xxx (1960) Superposed 20ga., 26 1/2″ VR bbl. choked Sk/Sk, SST., Ejts., knockout Belgium  blond walnut stock & forearm, 98% OA blue, lightest of handling. Price: $2,699.00

Browning Grade 1 Superposed RNLT Lightning Field 20 Ga.
Browning Grade 1 Superposed RNLT Lightning Field 20 Ga.

Good gun alert: Beretta S2 12 gauge double barrel, O/U shotgun

Beretta S2 double barrel over under shotgun
Beretta S2 double barrel over under shotgun

Beretta has made great over & under shotguns for a long time. One of the greatest models they ever built was the S/SO. The S/SOs were high quality, sidelock O/U shotguns and Beretta turned them out in a all sorts of grades and configurations for around 40 years. The S2 was the entry-level model of these guns and each one was special ordered and made to the buyer’s wishes.

This one here looks like a deal at just $1749. With nice long barrels, a high stock, and double triggers, it would be perfect for pheasants and sporting clays. Here’s more info on from the seller:

Beretta Model S2 12 GA

Description:
Price: $1,749.99
Manufacturer: 1962
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: Good
Barrels: 28 1/4″
Triggers: Double
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/8″ DAC, 2 1/4″ DAH, 14″ LOP
Butt Pad: Rubber Pad
Weight: 7 lb. 6 oz.
Item Location: Dundee, MI
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