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Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28":
Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28″:

Ithaca Flues Grade 4 SXS 20 GA, 28″:  Action retains most of CCH, some areas worn. Engraving is sharp and distinct, a couple of scratches on either side of receiver. Barrel bluing very good with some slight handling marks.
Price: $8,499.88
Stock: Fancy walnut with Fleur De Lis checkering
Stock Dimensions: LOP 14″ and 13 1/4″, neutral cast.
Fore End: Fancy walnut with checkering and ebony tip.
Butt Pad: Factory hard black plate.

Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz.
Sights:Brass beads
Chokes: Left is modified, right is 1/4 choke.


EARLY FRANCOTTE 12 GAUGE DOUBLE EJECTOR GUN: 12 gauge, 26″ damascus steel barrels, auto ejecgtors, beautiful scroll engraved sideplates and relief engraved fences.  Double triggers, top lever, double underlocking lugs with Greener type third bite.  Bores measure .729″ both barrels with walls over .030″   Chokes:  R: .003″  L: .033″   Weight: 6lbs 7oz.    Stock measures   Comb: 1 1/2″   Heel: 2″  LOP: 14 1/2″ over a thin English hardrubber pad.  The barrels retain all of the beautiful damascus pattern,  The action showing lovely subdued case colors.  Mint bores, excellent checkering and varnish.  This would make a perfect bird gun. Price: $5,950

Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA
Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA

Defourny High Quality BLE SXS 16 GA: Price $3,900.00
Serial #9774
Country: Belgium
Barrel Length: 27″
Chokes: M, IM
Trigger: DT (Double)
Stock: Straight Grip
Foream: Splinter Forearm
Rib: Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish: Casehardened Receiver
Engraving Type: Ornamental Scroll Engraving
Other Options: Checkered butt, Silver oval
Condition: EXC. Plus Condition
Weight: 5lb 10oz
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 14 3/4 with 1/2 cast off. 2 3/4 chambers
Other Details This is a high quality gun with original 2 3/4″ chambers. It would make an outstanding prairie bird or Chukar gun. Price: $3,900

W. Richards - Boxlock Extractor - 3", 12 ga -
W. Richards – Boxlock Extractor – 3″, 12 ga –

W. Richards – Boxlock Extractor – 12 ga: Price: $3,500

Shotgun type: SxS
Action: Boxlock
Ejectors: No
Trigger: Double

Barrel info: 
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 3 ”
Length: 30 ”
Chokes: Full Mod
Rib type: Flat File Cut
Grip: Rounded Pistol Grip
Forend: Checkered

Lop: 14 1/2 ”
Type of butt: Factory
Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 1 7/8 ”
Cast amount: 0 ”
Weight: 7 lbs, 8 oz

Manufactured in: England
Manufacture Year: Finish: Case Colored
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish
Comments : Nice clean gun, well taken care of.



JP SAUER 12 GAUGE MADE IN 1939 – GRADE VIIIE – WITH SPECIAL ENGRAVING – AUTO EJECTORS: Here is a JP Sauer 12 gauge made in Suhl with upgraded engraving. Pre-war quality. Special engraving – lovely Fox with rabbit scene on floorplate. Original condition thoughout. Right bore at .723 with 10/1000 choke (IC). Left bore also at .723 with 40/1000 choke (Full). Chambers are 2 3/4″. Barrels are 28 1/2″. Auto ejectors. Sideclips. Auto safety. Cocking indicators. Buttplate with engraved and charcoil blued screws. Double underbite with Greener style cross bolt. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 12 7/8″ OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/4″, Drop at Comb – 1 5/8″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/2″. Price: $2,500


*What is a good gun? It’s a side-by-side or O/U shotgun or rifle that in excellent overall condition and priced fairly.

Caution: Hammerguns like this W. Richards (Liverpool) are addictive…

W. Richards (Liverpool) Hammergun 12 Gauge Shotgun
W. Richards (Liverpool) Hammergun 12 Gauge Shotgun

Here’s a nice looking hammergun — too nice, really. Old doubles like this are like bird dogs – one is good, more is better. So if you buy this W. Richards and two years from now you have 4-5 more old doubles like it in your safe, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

W. Richards has been in business for over 200 years. According to their website, the firm was in Liverpool for most of their history (today they’re in East York).

W. Richards (Liverpool) Hammergun 12 Gauge: Trim action is adorned with fine scroll covering 60% of the action with perfussion-style fences for added flair. It is barreled with an exceptionally fine-patterned damascus finished in black and white. It’s stocked with a nicely figured piece of walnut and ends with heel and toe caps. The fore end fastens with a nicely engraved Rigby-style lever fastener.The gun locks up tightly on face with double under lugs and a doll’s head top fastener. Barrels were nitro proved at 18.9 mm (.744) in 1993 and remain at this diameter to date. Observed minimum barrel-wall thicknesses measure .022 on the right barrel and .028 on the left. Chokes measure .009 in both barrels. The gun is cased in a nice leather trunk case with the appropriate W. Richards Liverpool case label. Price: $1,999.99

W. Richards (Liverpool) Hammergun 12 Gauge Shotgun
W. Richards (Liverpool) Hammergun 12 Gauge Shotgun
Manufacturer: 1879
Caliber: 12 gauge
Chambers: 2 1/2
Metal Condition: Shows an elegant damascus pattern in black and white. No patina.
Wood Condition: Numerous marks though none through the finish.
Bore Condition: Bright and shiny
Barrels: 29″ damascus
Triggers: Double
Stock: Straight-hand
Stock Dimensions 14 3/8″ LOP. 1 3/8″ DAC. 2 1/8″ DAH.
Fore End: Splinter with lever fastener
Butt Pad: Checkered butt with heel and toe caps.
Weight: 6 1/2 lbs.
Chokes: IC/IC (.009/.009)

Nice vintage shotgun stuff on Ebay now…

The stuff that comes with vintage double barrel shotguns is almost as cool as the guns themselves. Leather cases, oil bottles, snap caps — they’re part of the history and magic of a vintage firearm.

W. Richards double barrel shotgun case on Ebay
W. Richards double barrel shotgun case on Ebay

Here are some interesting accessories that are Ebay now. One of them may be just right for your old side by side shotgun.

W. Richards Leather Case: W. Richards has been making double barrel shotguns since 1780. If you own one, this original case with label would be a great home for it.

J. Purdey 12 gauge Nickel Plated Snap Caps: The real thing, and essential if you own a Purdey shotgun. These appear to be in excellent shape.

Holland & Holland Pewter Oil Bottle & Snap Caps: Another essential case accessory. Make your H & H double barrel shotgun feel at home.