See this week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment:
Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment:

Purdey Sidelock Ejector Side-by-Side Shotgun 12 Gauge (S15903) Consignment: SN: 22947. Made in 1925, 12ga with 30″” barrels. Bores are excellent. Best quality sidelock ejector gun with double triggers. The case colored locks have fine scroll engraving. Has a pistol grip stock with splinter forend and recoil pad. LOP is 14.5″”. Overall excellent condition with light use. Comes with a letter from Purdey dated 1948, to a previous owner, listing the details of the gun along with a Purdey instruction manual and a leather carrying case. A fine-quality English shotgun. (Consignment) Price: $15,000

Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga - 30" & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case
Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga – 30″ & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case

Incredibly rare and desirable A.H. Fox AE 16ga – 30″ & 20ga 32” two barrel set with case: Beautiful Fox AE Grade 2 barrel set. Made on a 16ga frame with 30″ 16ga barrels and fitted with a set of original Fox factory 32″ 20ga barrels. Gun made with two factory splinter forends, double triggers, auto ejectors auto safety. The butt is a nicely figured round knob pistol grip and the gun has a lined HRBP. Gun is housed in a very nice canvas and leather two barrel set case as seen in the photos- just a beautiful little set up! The gun remains in excellent overall condition. Both barrel sets retain nearly all of their proper rust blue. The frame retains about 60% of its fine original case color. The professional stocks are sound and excellent with beautiful custom finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. The case is near mint with only minor rubs. This is a dream set up for many of today’s sporting clays shooters who enjoy vintage doubles. 32″ Fox small bore guns are impossible to source- this one is a gem!  Price: $11,950

Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4"Shell 28"bbl SxS Shotgun:
Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4″Shell 28″bbl SxS Shotgun:

Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga 2-3/4″ Shell 28″bbl SxS Shotgun: Arrieta Orvis Rounded Action Uplander 28ga side-by-side shotgun, made in Spain. This shotgun features a lovely 28ga scaled sidelock frame with color cased finish, blued barrels, and factory upgraded walnut furniture. The shotgun is unfired and remains in excellent overall condition. It’s hard to beat the value you get from a 28ga Arrieta! Barrel Length: 28″ Chambers: 2-3/4″ Ejectors: Auto Action: Sidelock Triggers: Double Stock Comb: 1-3/8″ Stock Heel: 2-1/8″ Stock Cast: Neutral Butt Pad: Checkered LOP: 15-3/8″ Weight: 6lbs Choke Left: IC Choke Right: Cyl Engraving: Full Coverage Scroll Case: None Item Location: Millbrook NY Price: $7,500*

Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun
Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun

Rizzini ~ Omnium Small ~ 28 Gauge ~ Over Under Shotgun: Rizzini Omnium Small chambered in 28 gauge with 28″ barrels. This Rizzini has a ventilated rib, brass bead front sight, case-colored receiver with game scene engraving, cut checkered pistol grip stock with a Schnabel forearm, and grooved wood buttplate. Single trigger, automatic ejectors. Drop Comb: 1 3/8″, Heel: 2 3/8″. LOP:13 3/4″, CAST: approximately 3/16″. Comes with the factory Rizzini hard case and Rizzini chokes: CL, IC, M, IM, F. 28 Gauge Chambers: 2 3/4″ chambers. Metal Condition: 99%. Wood Condition: “Minor surface finish dulling, minor scuffing on buttplate, excellent checkering. Bore Condition: Bright smooth bores. Barrels: 28″ barrels. Triggers: Single. Stock Dimensions: LOP 13.75”. Fore End: Schnabel. Butt Pad: Rubber. Weight: 5.5 lbs Sights: Bead. Chokes: Removable. Item Location: Owatonna, MN Price: $2,399.99

Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike)
Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike)

Victory Sarasqueta Sidelock Ejector SxS Shotgun (Purdey lookalike): Victor Sarasqueta Hammerless Sidelock Game Gun in 12 Gauge. This top lever shotgun has 27 1/2″ steel barrels. It has 2¾ inch chambers and is choked Modified and Improved modified. The gun has very delicate rose and scroll engraved action both sides. It has double triggers and automatic safety. Nicely figured stock with 14 1/2 inch LOP. Both bores are bright right has light pitts. The action is tight and precise. Weight is 6.8 LBS drop at heal is 2″. Gun resembles a Purdey. Ejectors: yes Condition: good Metal Condition: good Wood Condition: good Bore Condition: good Barrels: good Barrel Type: steel Action: sidelock ejector Triggers: double Stock: walnut. Price: $1,999*

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The king of Spain’s Purdey pigeon shotgun brings $55,000…

12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 22210
12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN
J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 22210

Christie’s Fall, 2014, Sporting Guns sale went off last Monday. There were a lot of nice doubles in the sale, including a bunch of impressive shotguns and rifles from King Alphonse XIII of Spain‘s personal collection. King Alphonse was a big shooter, and he had the funds to indulge in great shotguns and double rifles.

This stunning Purdey hammergun was one his SxSs. It was presented to the King by the maker in 1921. It’s one of the finest hammerguns I’ve ever seen. Check out the engraving. It sure looks like it was done by the famous British Harry Kell. And take a look at the thick comb on the stock — much fuller and broader than what you would see on a Purdey game gun.

The king of Spain’s winning gun - an incredible Purdey hammergun
The king of Spain’s winning gun – an incredible Purdey hammergun

A VERY FINE 12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN : J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 22210: With 32 in. (81.3 cm.) blacked signed nitro chopperlump Whitworth steel barrels with raised matt rib, 2 ¾ in. (70 mm) chambers, bored approx. full and full choke, signed action with side-clipped carved percussion fences, gold-washed strikers, and signed rebounding locks, the action, toplever, locks, hammers, trigger-guard and fore-end iron finely engraved throughout with foliate scrollwork and retaining virtually all their original deep blued finish, highly figured 14 ½ in. stock with chequered butt, the underside of the butt inlaid with pierced gold escutcheon engraved with the Spanish Royal Arms, the heel of the comb inlaid with a gold escutcheon engraved ‘PRIZE PRESENTED TO THE TIRO – PICHON DE MADRID BY J. PURDEY & SONS WON BY H.M. KING ALFONSO XIII MAY 1921’, weight 7 lbs. 10 oz., in its original brass-cornered oak and leather gun case with some accessories. Estimate: £20,000 – £25,000 Price Realized: £35,000 ($55,020)

12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 22210
12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 22210

According to Christies’ Specialist Howard Dixon: “This gun was won by His Majesty King Alphonse XIII of Spain in a live pigeon shooting competition in Madrid in May 1921. This was not a case of favoritism, of letting the king win; he really was a champion marksman at these competitions.

‘Purdeys would have offered up the prize of making a gun for the winner of the competition and it happened to be the king of Spain, who was one of their great customers. So, in under a year, they built this magnificent gun. It’s beautifully engraved with deep scrollwork and barely looks like it’s had a shot through it, the condition is just amazing. Every last turn of the chisel on the stock is still absolutely sharp. Out of the 49 lots in the sale from the king’s gun room, this stands head and shoulders above the rest for me. In fact, it’s one of the most beautiful guns I’ve ever seen.”

There were a number of other great guns in the sale, including a number of rare, pre-WW1 Spanish SxS. Here are a few highlights:

-A FINE 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN, VICTOR SARASQUETA, EIBAR, SERIAL NO. 21560, CIRCA 1930

Good gun alert: a 28 gauge Spanish sidelock, just $2150…

28 gauge Saraqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Sarasqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun

Victor Sarasqueta was a Spanish shotgun maker who opened for business in 1883 and firearms were made under his name up until around 1980s. This little 28 gauge sidelock side-by-side was made for the U.S. firearms importer Stoeger. For just $215o, it looks like a decent little shotgun.

Sarasqueta 28ga: Made for Stoeger as “The Sterlingworth” in the 60’s. Metal is in like new condition with very crisp 50% engraving coverage, stock has been professionally redone to resemble a British style field gun. Perfect bores on 26″ barrels with full chokes in both. True side lock in Holland style with interceptors and well finished. LOP is 14 1/4 to hard rubber plate. DOC = 1 1/2, DOH 2 5/16. It weighs 5 1/2 lbs.

28 gauge Saraqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Sarasqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Saraqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Sarasqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Saraqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Sarasqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Saraqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun
28 gauge Sarasqueta side-by-side double barrel shotgun