Auction alert: Beretta, Browning, L.C. Smith…

Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, PA, is holding a firearms sale tomorrow, November 19, 2013. It starts at 12:00 PM EST. Here are a few lots I liked.

12g Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun
12g Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun

12 gauge Pietro Beretta Silver Snipe over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN A26407. Blued finish on metal, silver receiver, excellent bores, red bead front sight, checkered walnut stock and forend show light handling marks, after market rubber buttplate. Excellent. Estimate: $200 – $400

12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun
12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun

12 gauge Browning Lightning Grade 1 over/under double barrel shotgun: 28″ vent rib bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full & IM chokes. SN 84079S8. Blued finish on metal, lightly engraved receiver, excellent bores, checkered walnut stock and forend show no handling marks, after market rubber buttplate. Barrel stamped “Made in Belgium”. Excellent. Estimate: $500 – $900

20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun
20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun

20 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Ideal Grade side by side double barrel shotgun: 26″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. IM chokes. SN FW23494. Blued finish on metal, bluing is very thin from middle sight back to receiver, bores are dirty possibly lightly pitted, front and middle white bead sights, little to no case color remains on receiver, double triggers, checkered walnut stock and forend show handling marks, forend shows a crack and previous repair. Serial number on barrel, forend and receiver match. Good. Estimate: $500 – $700

16 gauge  LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun
16 gauge LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun

16 gauge  LC Smith Hunter Arms Company Field Grade side by side double barrel shotgun: 28″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full chokes. SN FW151023. Blued finish on barrels, case colored receiver, bores are slightly dirty but look good, single bead front sight, checkered walnut stock and forend show multiple handling marks and scratches, underside of stock where it meets receiver just forward of trigger guard shows several chips to wood, black pistol-grip cap is chipped, black plastic buttplate is intact. Serial number on receiver, barrel and forend match. Very good. Estimate: $400 – $600

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