Back during the Cold War, America fought with the Soviet Union about most things, including about who could win the most medals at the Olympics Games.
As part of USSR’s attempt to beat at trap and skeet shooting, the country developed several shotguns for Soviet shooters. The most successful design was a plainer version of the OU you see here. With that gun, the Soviet shooters crushed other shooters at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games and piled on more medals in subsequent competitions through the 1970s.
Mechanically, the OU pictured here is the same gun those Soviet shooters used. I’ve shot one just like it many times, and I can tell you it’s a fantastic target gun. While it’s heavy (like a target gun should be), it handles well and is a pleasure to shoot. It smashes clays, too.
Target shooting isn’t my thing, and I’ve never set foot on a box-bird field. But guys I know who are nuts about clays and crack shots on live pigeons swear to me that this Perazzi is the best SxS you can buy for either game.
Even though Perazzi built its fame on OUs, the company made doubles with barrels both ways back when it started out. I’ve been told Perazzi DHO sidelock side-by-sides were made in collaboration with Fabbri, back when Perazzi/Fabbri were starting out as gunmakers and figuring out which path to follow. From what I can see, the DHO SxS is a pretty standard, H&H pattern sidelock. There doesn’t appear to be anything new or innovative going on with it.
That’s not the case with this Perazzi DC-12. This gun was built to shake off thousands and thousands heavy loads. To do that, it uses several unique features including a removable trigger group and dual, parallel barrel lugs. All in, these features have created a stout shotgun that ideal for serious target shooters.
LNIC Custom ordered, Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored: Absolutely beautiful LNIC Custom ordered “Color Case Hardened” Perazzi DC 12 SxS shotgun, 30” IC/M. Here’s one of the recent (2013) SxS guns built by Perazzi as a re-introduction of their legendary competition SxS guns from the 70s. The DC 12 was a limited run as they are now only producing the DC-20 (see Shooting Sportsman article Jan-Feb 2016).
This gun has all of the positive attributes of the competition proven MX-8 platform: Removable trigger group, replacement firing pins, & main springs. This is the only SxS gun produced today with these features.
The gun is choked for Clays (IC/M) and has the following upgrades (at extra expense): SC 2 wood, gold selective trigger group, German Bone case colors. I bought it along with a 28” gun, took both to the range, shot one round of 5-Stand through each and opted for the shorter gun. Thus, this gun has exactly 25 rounds through it! It is LNIC. Better yet, I contacted Perazzi USA who informed me that the new owner will be protected under the factory warranty – so bid with confidence. Complete with owner’s manuals, extra springs and pins kit, stock wrench, Lube and factory brown ABS case with embossed “Perazzi” logo.
If you are a serious SxS shooter then this is the perfect gun for you. I’ve owned them all; Purdey, Boss, H&H, Parker, Win. 21s, Fox, etc…These new “P” guns are a superior design for serious competitive use. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding! Hit the Buy it now and get free 2-day shipping! Email with any questions. This is a true no-reserve auction! Sorry but no sales to CA, CT, AK, HI. There is not another one like this on the market today – shop around and you’ll see that this is a great deal. MSRP is over 17K. -Barrel Specs: 30”, both bores measure .723 and are choked R. .012 / L. .020 (IC/M) -Gun weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. -Dimensions: 14 ¾” over a slim factory pad, 1 5/8” at comb, 2 1/8” drop at heel.
I’m not much of a target shooter, and I don’t spend a lot of time on skeet fields or sporting-clay courses. When I do show up to try either one, I’m usually one of the few guys there with an old SxS. What does everyone else carry? Newish OUs, of course: Perazzis, Berettas, Browning, and more and more, Blasers.
Blaser is a German gunmaker, founded in 1957. They builds a range of firearms, and their OUs are built on low-profile actions inspired by the classic Boss/Woodward designs. Blaser’s new F16 Over Under looks like pretty cool double, and if I were in the market for a new double with stacked barrels, I would definitely give it a look.
Oh yeah – that video I mentioned. Here it is, and it’s pretty incredible.
And here’s more about the F16, straight from Blaser’s press release for the gun:
“The next genesis of game and competition shotguns has arrived introducing the Blaser F16. But don’t let platitudes and good looks fool you. Only through the restless pursuit of perfection is it possible to create a perfectly balanced over and under shotgun with the lowest profile receiver on the market. The exceptionally low center of gravity makes the new F16 extraordinarily pointable and dynamic. Innovative development processes were used in the monocoque construction providing the ability to give the borders of the receiver a softened appearance much like a round body game gun and further benefits the shooter with a seamless transition between barrel and receiver. You will immediately feel the difference when handling the shotgun. A prerequisite to becoming a better shot!
Aside from the intuitive pointability, a newly developed tapered rib supports better peripheral vision and results in faster target acquisition. The Triplex bore design and the proven ejection ball system (EBS) borrowed from the championship winning F3 allows the shooter to focus on what is really important; Hitting the next target!
The mechanical trigger mechanism of the F16 is the direct interface between shooter and shotgun. With a crisp trigger pull of (1650 grams/3lbs 10oz) there is no delay between thought impulse and action. The Inertia Block System (IBS) adds to shooter safety and comfort by preventing the ability for the shotgun to fan fire or double.
Performance and reliability can only be attributed to the quality of materials used, individual craftsmanship and the relentless pursuit of technological perfection Blaser is so well known for.
From the clays field to your favorite hunting area the F16 has become the new Gold Standard for others to measure against. For more info visit: www.BlaserF16.com“
someone’s answer to that question was around $3,500. Of course, this wasn’t for just any box of 28s. It was a full & sealed box of antique Peter’s Cartridge Co. 28 gauge Target shotgun shells, and it was in mint original condition. Below is some more info about that lot, plus a few other highlights of the sale:
Winchester, PHEASANT BOX, REPEATER, 28 GAUGE: 1pc., Empty, Multi-colored PHEASANT BOX!!! Loading: R236C 1 3/4 – 5/8 – 6, 2 1/2 inch, box is very nice with great color, bottom flap is glued to inside flaps, HARD TO FIND IN 28 GAUGE! Grade: Excellent – Value: 1000 to 2000. Hammer: $1500
Western, FIELD, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED: Shot Size 4 Chilled, buff box with multi colored label picturing single Quail in the grass, box is solid with great label, VERY RARE IN 28 GAUGE!!! Grade: Excellent – Value: 500 to 1400. Hammer: $1738
Charles Daly shotguns & drilling used to be some of the finest guns available in America. Even though these firearms were made in Europe, they were marketed under the Charles Daly name and sold in American sporting good shops like Von Lengerke & Detmolf and Abercrombie & Fitch.
LOT 2208: OVER THE TOP CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 2422. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. This heavily embellished, top of the line, trap gun has 32″ bbl fitted with raised, ventilated rib, mounted with two red beads, and gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” in scroll engraved rear portion. 3-1/2″ Triangles of exceptional relief scroll engraving extend from breech end. Bottom of bbl is stamped with HAL crossed pistol logo, the mark of H. A. Lindner, maker of what many believe to be the finest Daly’s of all time. Large matching ejector tapered beavertail forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .721. Bore restriction: .035 (Full). Wall thickness: .068. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.
CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98% + orig blue, slightly silvered on edges of rib, with a few light scratches and marks. Action retains considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, high points and engraving pleasingly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, with a few light marks, checkering slightly worn and dirty. Original pad is petrified. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Ejector is strong. The finest craftsmanship is evident everywhere on this masterpiece of German gunmaking.
LOT 2209: CHARLES DALY LIGHTWEIGHT 16 GAUGE DIAMOND GRADE GAME GUN. SN 2118. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion of raised, matted, concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with HAL crossed pistol logos (mark of H. A. Lindner) and “Witten Excelsior”. Scroll flanked circular Witten logos are engraved on tops of bbls in front of 1-1/2″ triangles of nicely cut medium scroll. Case hardened, scallop-backed, small boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden square crossbolt third fastener, and pin type cocking indicators. A Miller selective trigger has been fitted. Water table is stamped “Prussia”. Bore diameter: left-.671, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.
CONDITION: Very fine. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, but is mostly a very pleasing bright silver. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, edges slightly rounded, with a number of minor marks, checkering somewhat worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Trigger works. Ejectors are in time. A very high quality shotgun that would be a fine little upland gun.
LOT 2221: EXCEPTIONAL CHARLES DALY 20 GA OVER 30-30 SIDELOCK DRILLING. SN 113906. (ca 1912) Cal. 20 ga. x 20 ga. x 30-30. 28″ Krupp steel bbls are engraved “J. P. Sauer & Son, Suhl.” on tops. Full length matted rib has flip-up combination sight for rifle/ shotgun. Case hardened, full back-sidelock action features tang mounted safety (engraved SAFE) with flip-up adjustable rear peep sight hinged through, pin cocking indicator for rifle bbl, crossbolt third fastener, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers for shotgun bbls, rifle cocking side lever, and double triggers. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″.
CONDITION: Excellent. Action retains 80% + orig case hardening color, silvered somewhat on bottom and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks and knocks, as would be expected from light field use. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically excellent. 20 Bore Daly Drillings are very scarce, and not listed in the 1902 catalog.