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Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Purdey 10 ga. Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun: 31″ Whitworth chopperlump barrels with semi-concave game rib, 2-7/8″ chambers,1-1/2 oz proof, choked full/full (.039/.039), double triggers, and auto ejectors.  Large frame sideclipped third fastening action engraved in the traditional Purdey fine rose and scroll, retains 95% original rich case color hardening.  Stock of striking figured French walnut with rich black figure and contrasting red and gold fiddleback with open pistol grip with carved cap measures 14-5/8″ to a checkered butt. The triggerguard retains virtually all the factory bright charcoal blue.  Weighs 8 lbs, 3 oz., housed in its original case with accessories.  Built in 1905. Price: $39,500

J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE Shotgun
J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE Shotgun

J&L WILKINS SXS 20 GAUGE: 28″ 012 AND 021 FACTORY 3″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP FANTASTIC WOOD EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LB 15 OZ X 2 X 1 7/16 X 15. Price: $7,950.00

WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28″ EJECT Bbls.- 1968- OVERALL in 97% COND- 99% ORIG CASE COLORS- 6 Lbs. 5 Oz.- I.C. & I.M.:  Model 700 Made 1968 with 28″ Ejector Dovetail Lump barrels at .661 .008 & .021″ (Imp.Cyl. & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ Original chambers, Churchill style tapered rib, Nitro Proved at 3 1/4 tons per square inch,

WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28"
WEBLEY & SCOTT 16 BORE- 28″

Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/8″ over a 1″ pad with a 1/2″ spacer, It will go 14 1/4″ if you remove the spacer and leave a 1″ pad, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 16 Bore weight at 6 lbs. 5 oz., 45% coverage of period engraving, The original barrel blue at 98%, The gun retains 99% original bright & vivid case colors, The stock finish is original and at 97-98%, The checkering at 98%, The blue on the floorplate, trigger guard, trigger guard tang and forend metal is 99%, The bores are as new from breech to muzzle, The gun is smack on the face with plenty of bite, The barrels ring with a nice chime. A very unusual chambering in a Webley, not a lot of 16 Bore Webley’s out there. This is flat out one excellent plus conditioned gun for you 16 game gun users. Price: $4,950.00

BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS - 26" BLS
BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS – 26″ BLS

BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS – 26″ BLS: SKT./IC – STRAIGHT HAND STOCK WITH WOOD BUTTPLATE – LOP 14 1/16″ – DROP 1 3/8″ X2″ – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – WT. 5 LBS. 6 OZS. Price: $3,800.00

BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk – 12ga – 28″ M / F – English Stock: 1997 3″, M / F (.020 / .035), Single Selective Trigger, Selectable Ejectors (On/Off), English Stock, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/8″ to a 1/2″ Decelerator Pad, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 6 lbs. 12 oz. Very Nice 98+% Condition Overall. Not shot a much. Lever well over to right – lots of bite left. Price: $1,975.00

BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk - 12ga - 28" M / F - English Stock:
BERETTA Model 470 Silverhawk – 12ga – 28″ M / F – English Stock

Good Gun Alert: a Webley & Scott Model 700 12 gauge…

Webley & Scott Model 700 12 ga.
Webley & Scott Model 700 12 ga.

If Webley & Scott was the Ford of British gunmakers, the Model 700 was their F150 pickup. Rugged and dependable, the M700 was introduced in the 1950s as an entry-level shotgun and it went of to become one of the most popular side-by-sides ever made.

This 12 gauge Model 700 side-by-side on Gunbroker.com is a great example of how good a gun they could build, and of how a nice double don’t have to cost a fortune. It would be great for grouse and woodcock. Because it has been inspected, overhauled and maintained by one of the top gunsmiths in the country, you know it will be surprise free.

Webley & Scott Model 700 12 ga.
Webley & Scott Model 700 12 ga.

Specs:

-12 ga. with 26″ barrels, modern 2 3/4″ chambers and proofs (Birmingham proofed at 3 1/4 tons), choked R .011″ L .024″ (IC, IMod)

-Double triggers, splinter fore-end, straight grip stock

-Ejectors

-Stock – 1 3/8 x 2 x 15 LOP (15 1/8 x 15 x 15 3/8)

-Weighs 6 lbs 9 oz

-Bores are clean; no dents, dings or bulges on barrels

 

Good gun alert: 20 gauge Webley & Scott Model 700…

Nice, clean English boxlock shotguns are tough to find–especially in anything other than 12 gauge. That’s why this 20 gauge Webley & Scott caught my eye. It’s looks like it’s in excellent, all original condition. And as a plus, it has 28″ barrels and stock looks pretty long.

20 gauge Webley & Scott double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Webley & Scott double barrel shotgun

In my experience, good guns always bring good money, regardless of the economy. So I’m interested to see what this double barrel shotgun will bring. Be the high bidder and it could be going home with you.

Opening weekend in Maine, can’t wait…

Work!  It really gets in the way. If I didn’t need the money, I wouldn’t go. It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the office, so I’ve had little time for being here (or in the field). BUT tomorrow is October 1 — the best time of the year –and I’ll be out  bright and early, gun in hand, head full of hopes.

The weather is supposed to be wet, so it looks like ducks in the AM and maybe some grouse later on. I’ll be carrying a 12g Fox HE for the ducks and I’m anxious to see how I do. I’ve never hunted waterfowland I’m psyched to see it happen. My girl HATES rain, so we’ll see how things go on grouse.

There are two big auctions coming up. James Julia and Poulin’s Antiques, right to each other in Fairfield, ME, are having their annual fall firearms auctions. Poulin’s is on Saturday and Julia’s starts on Monday. Here are some highlights:

Poulin’s

Webley & Scott 28g, 26" bbls, looks new
Webley & Scott 28g, 26" bbls, looks new

 

Carl Funk O/U Combo Rifle, 12 Ga. / 7 X 57R
Carl Funk O/U Combo Rifle, 12 Ga. / 7 X 57R

 

Julia’s

20g Boss O/U, 26" bbls
20g Boss O/U, 26" bbls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parker BHE, 20g
Parker BHE, 20
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