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Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun
Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun

Beretta SO10 28ga OU Sidelock Shotgun: Chambers: 2 3/4 Barrels: 28″ Gauge: 28 Gauge LOP: 14 5/8″ Weight: 6.25 lbs Choke Left: IC Choke Right: Mod. Price: $95,000

PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga - 26.5" - USED - OU
PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga – 26.5″ – USED – OU

PERAZZI SCO EXTRA 28ga – 26.5″ – USED – OU: A gently used Perazzi 28ga with 26.5″ engraved by Creative Arts. A beautiful game scene on these side plates. The serial number is 112617 on the receiver and barrels. The barrels weight 1140g and are fixed IM/F. The barrel and stock grade are 8.5/10. Slight handling marks with some wear on the barrel and stock. Comes with original case. Please contact us if you need more photos or information. Length of Pull: 15″ DAC: 1 1/2″ DAF: 1 9/16″ DAH: 2″ Cast at Comb: 1/8″ Cast at Face: 3/8″ Cast at Heel: 5/8″ FIXED: IM/F Price: $37,999

Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop
Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop

Filli. Piotti Montecarlo 28 gauge sidelock ejector extra finish, fabulous wood and engraving nizzoli cased long lop: Beautiful Filli. Piotti 28 gauge with fabulous wood and signed engraving. Long 14-3/4” Length of Pull to a checkered butt. Great engraving with full case coloring. Toplever inlaid with gold crown. Cased in a Nizzoli leather case with maker’s label and accessories including snap caps and mahogany cleaning rod with attachments. All metal and wood finishes in great condition. Made in 1989 with double triggers, rolled edge trigger guard and manual safety. It’s an upland gunner’s magic wand at 5lb 12oz. Not many 28 gauge Piottis around especially in the condition of this Italian beauty!  The 27” barrels have auto ejectors and are topped by a raised, solid tapered crosshatched rib. Chambered for 2-3/4” shotshells. The right barrel is bored 0.555 with a constriction of 0.010 for Modified choke. The left barrel is bored 0.554 and has a constriction of 0.015 for Improved Full choke. The breathtaking figure on the buttstock is beautifully finished and has crisp checkering. Stock dimensions are 14-3/4” to a checkered butt by 1-3/8” by 2”. Slightly cast-off for the righthand shot. Price: $27,500

Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened
Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened

Gorgeous Francotte KnockAbout 28ga Side by side spectacular Color case hardened: Absolutely gorgeous 28ga Francotte Knockabout Single trigger. 14.25″ LOP 26″ Barrel 4.85 lb IC/LM Chokes Gorgeous Color case hardening in perfect condition! Price: $4,900

Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge
Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge

Zoli & Rizzini ~ SXS ~ 28 Gauge: For your consideration, a Zoli & Rizzini side-by-side chambered in 28 Gauge. This piece was imported by the once-great outfitter, Abercrombie & Fitch and is equipped with extractors and a non-automatic safety. The splinter forearm is retained vis Anson type release. There is a blank, oval brass plate along the toe line. Stock dimensions are as follows: 14 1/4″ LOP, 2 1/8″ drop at heel, 1 11/16″ at face, and 1 5/16″ at comb. 28 Gauge. Price: $2,999.99

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Good gun alert: a mint 28g Zanotti SxS with 27″ bbls, double triggers…

ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:

Here’s an impressive little double. This 28 gauge Zanotti is on Gunbroker.com now and the listing ends Monday, 12/14/2014, @ 8:30:00 PM ET.

I think Zanotti is owned by Stefano and Fabio Zanotti. According to this website, the Zanottis have been making complete shotguns since 1625 – longer than Beretta – and the company has been in family hands the entire time. They’ve built guns for lots of famous clients, including an O/U for Fidel Castro and this pair of sidelock 12 gauges for FDR, JR.

ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels: ALL ORIGINAL ITALIAN SHOTGUN – MASTERFULLY CRAFTED – PRIVATE COLLECTION RELEASE – ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 – BOXLOCK – GAME GUN – SMOKEY MARBLED SELECT EUROPEAN WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP BUTTSTOCK – MASTERFULLY ENGRAVED – CASE HARDENED – SIDE X SIDE – 27″ CHOPPER LUMP BARREL – CHOKED IC & MOD – 28 GAUGE – 2 ¾” CHAMBERS – 14.5” LENGTH OF PULL – NONE FINER

ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
  • MAKE: ZANOTTI
  • MODEL: 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN
  • CALIBER: 28 GAUGE
  • CHOKE: IC & MOD
  • TYPE: SIDE X SIDE
  • FINISH: FACTORY ORIGINAL
  • BARREL LENGTH: 27″ CHOPPER LUMP – NARROW MATTE RIB
  • CAPACITY: SIDE X SIDE
  • LENGTH OF PULL: 14.5″
  • RELEASE: ANSON
  • CONDITION: AS NEW – FACTORY COMPLETE – AL ORIGINAL
  • STOCK: HIGHLY SELECT SMOKEY MARBLED EUROPEAN WALNUT
  • FEATURES: MASTERFUL FIELD ENGRAVING THROUGHOUT
  • FRONT SIGHTS: SINGLE GOLD BEAD
  • SYSTEM: SIDE X SIDE

    ZANOTTI - MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27" barrels:
    ZANOTTI – MODEL 625 BOXLOCK GAME GUN: 28 gauge, 27″ barrels:
  • WEIGHT: 5LBS 02OZ
  • SERIAL NUMBER: 3938
  • MANUFACTURED: GARDONE. VT. ITALY

Good gun alert: 28g Ruger Red Label O/U, 28″ bblsm straight stock…

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

Here’s a chance to get a great deal on one of the best upland guns America has ever made. Ruger’s Red Label O/Us tend to be clunky and a bit cumbersome in 12g & 20g. But the 28 gauge models are a different beast altogether. Light & lively, they are one of the handiest O/Us you’ll ever find, and absolutely deadly on grouse & woodcock.

This one has all the hard-to-find features that I like to see, too: Straight, English-style stock with nice figure in it, 28″ barrels, and all it’s accessories. It’s even in it’s original case. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends on Monday, 11/3/2014, @ 1:57:57 PM ET.

BTW: Ruger introduced the Red Label in 1977 and made them until 2011. They reintroduced them this year, but only in 12 & 20 gauge. I hope the company will come out with an updated 28 gauge in the near future.

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock:

MAKE: Sturm Ruger

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

MODEL: Red label

CALIBER: 28 gauge

BARREL LENGTH: 28”

CAPACITY: 2 rounds

FINISH: Blued/SS

SIGHTS/OPTICS: Single front bead

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You are bidding on a VERY nice, and very clean Ruger Red Label over and under shotgun chambered in 28 gauge with an English stock. The gun comes with the original box and paperwork, as well as 5 choke tubes (Full, modified, improved cylinder, and two skeet). The gun is in exceptional condition, with no noticeable imperfections to speak of. Upon close inspection, there are two very small indentations in the wood, but they are very hard to find. If this gun was used, it was not used much, that is for sure. Overall, I would rate this gun in 98% condition, but that is my opinion, please look at all the pictures and rate the gun for yourself.

Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28" bbls, English Stock
Ruger Red Label O/U, 28 GA, 28″ bbls, English Stock

Last minute auction alert: 28g Ruger Red Label, 28″ bbls, nice wood…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Here’s one of the nicest upland guns America has ever produced. The 28 gauge Ruger Red Label is light enough to lug around all day and handy enough to get the job done when a woodcock or grouse finally flies. And it’s not so expensive that you’ll cringe as you bash your way through an alder thicket or scrape the stock against a poplar tree

This one is one Gunbroker.com now, and the auction ends today, 6/10/2014, @ 9:00:00 PM ET. Here’s all the info about the gun from the seller:
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun: You are looking at a ruger red label 28 gauge 28 inch with 5 chokes full,mod,imp cyl,skeet,skeet. In box with choke tube wrench and has a kick-eez butt plus original pad.gun has been shot less than 100 rounds ,there is 2 marks on the wood one on the stock that is very faint and one on the forearm that is a good dimple will try to show on the pics . Still has factory grease on the action.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over-Under Double Barrel Shotgun

Good gun alert: a 28g Ruger over-under, 28″ barrels…

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun

Yesterday I mentioned how I’m always thinking about the value of firearms – what were they worth in the past, what will they be worth in future. This 28 gauge Ruger is one shotgun I consider to be an outstanding value, and I bet it will hold its value into the future.

Most of the Ruger 28s I see have 26″ barrels. The extra two inches on the ends of this one make it harder to find and more desirable.

Ruger Red Label 28 gauge Over/Under Shotgun: In good used condition. 28″ barrels come with 7 chokes. There are some light handling marks from use. Slight blue wear at the muzzle. LOP is 14 5/8″ to a thin pad. Please see pictures for accurate condition and description. See my other items for additional Ruger shotgun. Sale price includes shipping in the cont. US. Price: $1,595.

28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun
28 gauge Ruger Red Label Over Under Shotgun

Check out this real nice 28 gauge by John Wilkes…

28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun

Nice British 28 gauge side-by-sides are hard to find.  So when I saw this one by John Wilkes, I had to check it out. It’s special for a couple reasons: First there’s the 28″ barrels. Then there’s the longish stock (14 1/2″ LOP over a leather pad). Coming in third is the shotgun’s beautiful wood and excellent overall condition.

Here’s more about the shotgun from the dealer’s listing:

John Wilkes Boxlock, 28 bore, 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ original fluid steel barrels with original London Nitro proof of 5/8 oz., choked IC and Mod.,  5 lbs. 1 oz., 14 1/2″ LOP over a leather pad, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/8″ DAH, neutral cast, English scroll engraving with the maker’s name in banner on the sides of the action, straight grip, splinter forend, double triggers, rib engraved “John Wilkes, 1 Lower St. James St., Golden Square, London”, concave game rib, automatic safety with “SAFE” in silver, Greener crossbolt, highly figured walnut. Completed in 1912. Excellent condition showing about 60% case color remaining. Comes with a high quality leather luggage case and a maker’s label. Price: $10,950.00

28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun
28 gauge John Wilkes Boxlock Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun