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Stunning near mint all original E.J. Churchill Imperial Model SLE 20ga W/case and factory letter - appears as new and unfired:
Stunning near mint all original E.J. Churchill Imperial Model SLE 20ga W/case and factory letter – appears as new and unfired:

Stunning near mint all original E.J. Churchill Imperial Model SLE 20ga W/case and factory letter – appears as new and unfired:
Easily the single finest Churchill I have handled! This is a wonderful 20ga finished in 1948 and built with 26-1/2″ barrels that have Churchill rib. Splinter forend with Anson type push button is nicely checkered with finely engraved irons. The gun was made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. Gun is beautifully full coverage scroll and game scene engraved as seen in the photos. The trigger guard and plate are beautifull blued and engraved as well with rolled edge trigger guard. Buttstock is very nicely  figured and perfectly laid out best English Walnut with straight grip, gold inlaid shield on toe line, and terminates with a spectacular factory engraved skeleton buttplate. Gun is housed in a contemporary full leather case with makers trade label as seen in the photos. Accompanied by a factory letter on the gun from 1998 outlining the gun as found today. See makers research letter in photos for full details on the production of this gun! The gun remains in near mint all original condition with virtually all factory original finishes remaining throughout. The gun appears to have been factory test fired and remains virtually unused since then. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are perfect. Gun is very tight just as it was when made! Case is excellent to near mint. Price: $31,950*

John Wilkes 28g boxlock SxS with exquisite engraving and features and also a long length of pull
John Wilkes 28g boxlock SxS with exquisite engraving and features and also a long length of pull

John Wilkes 28g boxlock SxS with exquisite engraving and features and also a long length of pull: Boxlocks – Built between the wars (1928) this little 28g. has many hard-to-find features as well as wonderful wood and engraving. The game scene engraving, the high grade wood, and the long length of pull make this petite flower a rare find. Wilkes was a highly respected London gun maker. Serial Number: 10181 Ejectors: Yes Barrels: 26″ Barrel Type: Steel Action: Boxlock Ejector Gauge: 28 gauge Stock Comb: 1 7/16″ Stock Heel: 2 3/16″ Stock Cast: 1/8″ LOP: 15″ Weight: 5 lbs 14 ozs Choke Left: .018 full in 28g Choke Right: .013″ Mod Proof:Nitro: 2 3/4″ Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032″ Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .033.  It is said in the UK that of all the double guns built there before WWII that 90% were 12g. guns. The next most common gauge among the remaining 10% were 20g. guns, the next were 16g. guns, and the next .410 doubles. Interesting that 28g. were the smallest and rarest gauge of guns built in the UK during this period. This explains why they are so hard for us to find and why it is common when we are searching for them that when asking a dealer they often say “Dont you know that 28g. guns made in the UK are rare as rocking horse shit?” Price: $12,600*

L.C. Smith Skeet Special rare 20 Ga SxS made in 1934
L.C. Smith Skeet Special rare 20 Ga SxS made in 1934

L.C. Smith Skeet Special rare 20 Ga SxS made in 1934: Collectors, this is a seldom seen and almost never sold piece of shotgun history. It is a L.C. Smith Skeet Special 20 Ga made in 1934. Only 123 were manufactured in 20-gauge between 1926 and 1948. This excellent condition shotgun has a splinter fore-end, ivory bead and bright, London Steel, 26-inch barrels bored Skeet 1 and Skeet 2. It is a superb handling, straight-gripped Featherweight (FWE) with automatic ejectors. The barrels have been rust-blued. Otherwise, the finish is original, and a great deal of case-coloring remains. It is the ultimate bird or small gauge skeet gun. I am selling this one on consignment and as such lay-a-way can’t be used. It does of course have the standard 3-day inspection. Price: $6,799*

ARRIETA ROUND BODY SIDELOCK - MODEL 871 - 20 GA - 30" BARRELS
ARRIETA ROUND BODY SIDELOCK – MODEL 871 – 20 GA – 30″ BARRELS

ARRIETA ROUND BODY SIDELOCK – MODEL 871 – 20 GA – 30″ BARRELS: Arrieta 20 gauge “Boss Style” round body sidelock Model 871 with 30″ barrels. Was a private label under Rottweil name and sold in Germany. Coin finished action. Date code indicates a 1994 production date. Chopper lump barrels. Articulated front trigger. Southgate ejectors. Chambers are 3″. Mirror bores with Mod and Full Chokes. Manual safety. Tight on face. No loose ribs. No cracks to the wood. Plugged swivels holes in the bottom of barrels. Wood has a pleasing figure. Weight of the gun is 6 LBS 1 1/4 OZ. LOP is 13 7/8″. Drop at comb – 1 3/8″. Drop at heel – 2 1/8″. Shipping is $75. With 30″ barrels this gun handles very well. Price: $3,525*

Lefever DS Grade Side X Side Shotgun 28" 20 GA MFG 1910
Lefever DS Grade Side X Side Shotgun 28″ 20 GA MFG 1910

Lefever DS Grade Side X Side Shotgun 28″ 20 GA MFG 1910: Manufacturer: Lefever Arms Co Model: DS Grade Side by Side Gauge: 20 GA Manufactured: 1910 Syracuse, NY Barrels: 28″ solid rib fluid steel barrels, bright shiny smooth bores, 2 3/4″ chambers, LT MOD/MOD (.012/.015 constrictions) Front Sight: Metal bead Finish: Blued Action: Color case hardened Side Plate SXS, mechanically solid, extractors, double triggers, automatic safety, 50% (+/-) case color Grip Stock: Excellent checkered half-pistol grip stock – splinter forearm, 95% (+/-) wood finish with a few handling dings/dents to the butt stock, straight comb, near perfect flat-cut checkering Condition: Excellent used condition in and out!  The condition of this gun is so good, it may have been professionally refinished. Recoil Pad: Red Silvers pad Length Of Pull: 14 1/4″ LOP, 3 1/4″ DAH Serial Number: 64529. Price: $3,195*

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Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS Made in Prussia - Choice as can be sourced!
Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS Made in Prussia – Choice as can be sourced!

Truly exceptional Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality 12ga SXS – Choice as can be sourced!: Absolutely the single finest Charles Daly I’ve ever had – Made in 1925, this Charles Daly Regent Diamond quality gun with 28″ Excelsior Whitten Fluid steel barrels. Splinter forend is Very finely checkered and carved with heavily relief engraved Deeley latch release. The scalloped boxlock action is fully engraved and has fantastic shell carved fences. Multiple gold inlays of animals in great detail as seen in the photos. The buttstock has beautiful carved and checkered cheeks, horn appointed ball grip, gold oval in toe line, and original horn buttplate. The quality of the engraving and workmanship on this gun cannot be overstated!! The gun remains in superb all original condition with virtually all factory original finishes remaining. Case color is brilliant and original. Stocks are crisp with original finishes throughout. Barrels with beautiful original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are perfect. These guns represent the absolute pinnacle of sporting shotgun artistry from the “between the wars” era. The fit and finish is superb! Price: $42,500*

Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30" by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy:
Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30″ by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy:

Piotti King Royal 20ga, Sidelock, SxS, 30″ by W. Jeffery England, Made in Italy: Piotti King Royal, 20ga, 2.75″ chambers, 30″ Barrels, fixed chokes .011 and .018 (about IC and IM). Double trigger, articulated front trigger. LOP is 14 1/4″. Factory finish on both wood and metal, beautifully engraved. No rust, no cracks, perfect bores. I do think the gun has been shot very little. Has some light marks in the wood but still very nice. SN is 80xx, made in 1984. 1 3/8″ DAC, 1 5/8″ DAH, 1/4″ cast on, 5 pounds, 9 oz. Price: $24,999*

WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN
WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN

WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE GOLD NAME BOXLOCK 2 BARREL SET SHOTGUN: 12 bore, 28″ barrels, one set with Briley choke tubes the other Imp & Mod ( .010″  & .016″). Briley tubes include .005″/.010″/.020″/.030″/.040″.  Both barrels proved for 3 1/4″ tons  2 3/4″ chambers. Automatic ejectors, and double triggers. Casehardened receiver with the maker’s name in gold on both sides. Checkered splinter forend and straight grip buttstock measuring 14 1/4″ to a checkering butt. Comb: 1 3/4″  Heel: 2 3/4″. Weight:  6lbs 7oz & 6lbs 8oz for tubed barrel.  In beautiful condition retaining nearly all of the original casehardened finish. The floorplate and lower tang showing some minor wear. The barrels have 98% plus blue and perfect bores. Excellent wood and checkering. In its leather luggage case. Price: $7,950*

PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN -- 26" SKEET IN / OUT -- BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION
PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION

PARKER VHE 12GA FACTORY SKEET GUN — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUN WITH CONDITION: PARKER VHE –12ga — FACTORY OPTION 14 GUN  — 26″ SKEET IN / OUT — FACTORY STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK THAT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL CHECKERED BUTT — SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER — EJECTORS — DOUBLE BEADS — SOLID RIB — CASE COLORS AT 75% VIBRANT — BARREL BLUING 95 +% — VARNISH AT 98% WITH SOME VERY LIGHT HANDLING MARKS — GUN IS TIGHT AND ON FACE — A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF A  FACTORY SKEET GUN THAT IS IN THE SERIAL AND ID BOOK LISTED BY NUMBER — A GREAT GUN TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION OR START ONE — PERFECT CURE FOR THOSE PESKY KANSAS ROOSTERS !!!!
1 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 14 TO A FACTORY CHECKERED BUTT. Price: $7,950*

JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN
JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN

JOHN WILKES LONDON, DELUXE BOXLOCK 28GA S/S SHOTGUN: 1934 MFG DATE, BEAUTIFUL FULL COVERAGE ENGLISH SCROLL, 26″ BBLS, 2 3/4, MOD/FULL, STANDARD GAME RIB, EJECTORS, DBL TRIGGERS, MEDIUM DARK HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, LOP 15″ WITH WOOD EXTENSION, CK BUTT, 1 7/16, 2 3/8, 1/4 CAST ON, 5LBS 5OZ, 98% BLUE, WOOD, TIGHT ACTION, EXCELLENT BORES~! Price: $5,650*

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John Wilkes, best London pair of 20 gauge Best English Sidelock SxS shotguns
John Wilkes, best London pair of 20 gauge Best English Sidelock SxS shotguns

John Wilkes, best London pair of 20 gauge Best English Sidelock SxS shotguns: John Wilkes 20-gauge pair of Best English Sidelock SxS shotguns. Serial numbers 15234 & 15235. This gorgeous, matched pair of 20’s has 27” barrels choked .005” IC and .009” Skeet I with 2 ¾” chambers and London Proved in 1986.  Fitted with a narrow, concave, smooth top rib. The sidelock actions have nearly 100% coverage of very fine English scroll and roses with oak leaf carved fences.  In addition to the fine engraving the names “John Wilkes” are gold inlayed on the top of the rib, each sidelock and on the bottom with the word “London” added.  Double triggers, automatic safeties and assisted opening The wood..is nothing short of exceptional!  Whoever originally ordered this matched pair obviously took great pleasure in having these guns fitted with incredibly beautiful, densely grained stocks and forearms.  The English/straight hand stocks have a 14 5/8” LOP to the checkered butt with 1 ½” DAC, 2 ¼” DAH and about ½” of cast-off favoring a right-hand shooter.  The forearms are game-style abbreviated beavertails with Anson front release buttons. Put it all together and you get a magnificent pair of English Best 20-gauge SxS game guns.  Even with the beautiful dense grained stocks these guns still weigh only 5 lbs. 15 oz. each.  The guns handle very well and feel lively in the hands. Mechanically excellent in all regards.  Cosmetically the frames retain 80%+ original colors; the barrel blue is thinning on the tops near the breech but still 95%.  Both trigger guards have most of the bluing around the grip worn off.  And the wood is in 95% with just a few light handling marks on each gun.  On many matched pairs, there is usually one gun with significantly more wear than the other.  These two guns are nearly identical with each gun looking as fine as the other! The pair is cased in a bespoke oak and leather English made take-down luggage case with leather and reinforced canvas cover.  The case is fitted with John Wilkes oilers, cleaning rod and with two fitted turn screws. The pair is priced to sell quickly at $58,000.00 Price: $58,000*

1991 PIOTTI KING SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA BEST QUALITY 2 GUN SET
1991 PIOTTI KING SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA BEST QUALITY 2 GUN SET

1991 PIOTTI KING SIDELOCK SIDE-BY-SIDE 12GA BEST QUALITY 2 GUN SET: Piotti King Best Quality matched pair chambered in 12 gauge with 27 inch barrels, bright bores, 2 3/4 inch chambers, 14 3/4 inch LOP, manufactured in 1991. This set comes with the original Oak & Leather case. The NRA grading condition for this USED firearm is Excellent. Piotti Fratelli of Brescia, Italy has established a reputation for making some of the finest guns in the world since their inception in 1955. The King Grade is a best quality gun on the H&H pattern action with chopper lump bbls. and offer the finest in workmanship. The case colored actions feature full coverage fine English style scroll engraving with floral bouquets. The engraving extends to the forearm iron and breech end of bbls. Features include gold bar marked pin type cocking indicators, double under lug locking, selective ejectors & double triggers. Right edge of long tang trigger guards are rolled. Bbls. 27’’ with concave solid ribs and brass beads. Ribs are marked “Flli. PIOTTI ITALY”. Splinter forearms with Anson releases and straight hand stocks of outstanding exhibition quality European walnut having marbled figure with rich orange, brown and black tones. Forearm and wrist have generous coverage of fine point pattern hand engraving. Toelines of stocks have brass nameplates with initials “P.J.G.”. Measurements: Stock 14-3/4’’ to checkered butts DAC: 1-1/2’’ DAH: 2-1/4’’ Near neutral casts. Weight: 6 lbs, 7 ozs Gun No. 1 Bore diameter: RT .724, LT .724 Choke constriction: RT .006, LT .017 Minimum wall thickness: RT .033, LT .032 Gun No. 2 Bore diameter: RT .724, LT .724 Choke constriction: RT .006, LT .017 Minimum wall thickness: RT .033, LT .032. Price: $39,999.99*

Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox
Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox

Beautiful high original condition A.H. Fox XE Grade 20ga- an absolute gem of a Fox: Fine early Fox XE Grade 20ga in beautiful original condition. This gun with 28″ Krupp fluid steel barrels. Made with splinter forend, double triggers, auto ejectors, capped pistol grip buttstock and original Silver’s pad. Gun matches its production data exactly as found today. Beautifully engraved in early XE pattern as seen in the photos. Gun is beautifully stocked with a lovely piece of blonde colored walnut and has its original Silver’s pad. Overall, the gun remains in beautiful original condition. Barrels with about 97% original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent with beautiful original finish and some finish added for preservation. Pad is original and very hard. Frame retains better than 1/2 of its original case color. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Price: $29,950*

Caesar Guerini Revenant 28ga - 28” - Over Under NEW UNFIRED - 28” - NEW IN CASE - Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved
Caesar Guerini Revenant 28ga – 28” – Over Under NEW UNFIRED – 28” – NEW IN CASE – Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved

Caesar Guerini Revenant 28ga – 28” – Over Under NEW UNFIRED – 28” – NEW IN CASE – Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved: Caesar Guerini Revenant 28ga – 28” – NEW UNFIRED – 28” – NEW IN CASE – Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved – Solid Rib – Gold Inlays – 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/2 x 6.0 lbs Hand polished coin receiver with Invisalloy protective finish, comes in Special Revenant case with 5 nickel plated flush chokes, hand rubbed oil finish. Price: $15,825*

AS-NEW 1965 AND RARE BERETTA S3 HAND DETACHABLE CASE COLOURED SIDELOCK O/U SHOTGUN - W/ HANG TAG
AS-NEW 1965 AND RARE BERETTA S3 HAND DETACHABLE CASE COLOURED SIDELOCK O/U SHOTGUN – W/ HANG TAG

AS-NEW 1965 AND RARE BERETTA S3 HAND DETACHABLE CASE COLOURED SIDELOCK O/U SHOTGUN – W/ HANG TAG: BERETTA – ITALY MODEL S3, S-3 W/ ORIGINAL HANG TAG MFG – 1965 12GA – 2.75′ 29″ VENT RIB BARREL WITH TAPERED RIB 2.5MM TO 4MM (GAME RIB) CHOKES: .027 / .036 RARE CASE-COLOURED HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK ACTION – W/ VENTED FIRING PINS SINGLE TRIGGER NON-AUTO SAFETY BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED WALNUT PISTOL GRIP STOCK W/ ITALIAN VENT PAD DIMS: 14.625″ LOP, DAC: 1.25″, DAH: 1.625″ (CAN BE ALTERED TO FIT) WEIGHT: 7LBS 2OZ CONDITION: GUN IS IN REMARKABLE ORGINAL AS-NEW CONDITION. Serial Number: 32148 Barrel Length: 29″ Chambers: 2.75″ OR 70MM Ejectors: YES Condition: AS-NEW Metal Condition: AS-NEW Wood Condition: AS-NEW Bore Condition: AS-NEW Triggers: SINGLE. Price: $7,800*

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Rigby Rising Bite Sidelock Ejector 500/450 No. 1 BPE- Double Rifle
Rigby Rising Bite Sidelock Ejector 500/450 No. 1 BPE- Double Rifle

Rigby Rising Bite Sidelock Ejector 500/450 No. 1 BPE- Double Rifle: Cased Rigby Rising Bite Ejector in 500/450 No. 1 Caliber.  Rifle is in very good overall condition. Bores are excellent. Action retains a considerable amount of original case color.   Ejectors are strong and in time.  The forend on this rifle is also fitted with system allowing the ejectors to be disabled for totally quiet operation of the action.  Rifle also carries the numeral “3” on the top of the action. Rifle functions perfectly and shoots well with moderate recoil. Case is tattered but all there and  serviceable.  Original service load is 104 Grains of black powder with a 350 grain bullet.  Factory records indicate the rifle was completed circa 1893/4, making this an antique that is not regulated by FFL modern firearms laws; thus can be shipped without going thru a FFL holder. A unique specimen of this iconic rifle. Price: $25,995*

John Wilkes Deluxe 20 gauge two barrel set Boxlock Ejector side by side shotgun
John Wilkes Deluxe 20 gauge two barrel set Boxlock Ejector side by side shotgun

John Wilkes Deluxe 20 gauge two barrel set Boxlock Ejector side by side shotgun: A Pre-Owned John Wilkes Deluxe 20 gauge two barrel set Boxlock Ejector side by side. Calibre: 20 gauge Action: Boxlock ejector Triggers: Double Safety: Automatic Barrel Length: Two Sets in 26 & 26 inches Chamber: 3 & 3 inch Rib: Game Concaved Chokes: Right : 1/4 Left : 1/4 & Right : 1/2 Left : 1/2 Type: Deluxe Length: 15 1/4 inch Grip: Classic Straight hand Butt End Finish: 3/4 inch recoil pad Forend: Game style Description: Acanthus Leaf Scroll with Carved Fences  Finish: Case Colour Weight: 5 lbs – 12 oz Case: Makers Leather Case Date of Manufacture: 1994. Price: $16,000*

Parker Reproduction DHE 20ga-16ga/26"-28" (USED)
Parker Reproduction DHE 20ga-16ga/26″-28″ (USED)

Parker Reproduction DHE 20ga-16ga/26″-28″ (USED): Factory original and in near new condition. This gun measures 1 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 14 3/4″ over the skeleton butt. It is equipped with double triggers, pistol grip stock, and splinter forend. Factory case included. The 20ga/26″ is choked IC/Mod and the 16ga/28″ is choked Mod/Full. Price: $7,495*

Exceptional & near mint Original Parker Trojan Grade 12ga with original hang tag - True Investment piece & Impossible to improve upon!!!
Exceptional & near mint Original Parker Trojan Grade 12ga with original hang tag – True Investment piece & Impossible to improve upon!!!

Exceptional & near mint Original Parker Trojan Grade 12ga with original hang tag – True Investment piece & Impossible to improve upon!!!: Beautiful and near mint 12ga Parker Trojan. Gun made with original 30″ barrels, splinter forend, double triggers, extractors. Gun has original pistol grip and original lined buttplate. Gun is accompanied by its original hang tags and PGCA letter identifying the gun as found today. Gun also has a period original soft canvas and leather case that comes with it. Gun remains in near mint original condition with more than 98% original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces as seen in the photos. This is absolutely a reference gun and should be considered seriously by new and advanced collectors alike to judge the originality of other guns by! Price: $5,995*

A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH 20GA RARE SKEET & UPLAND GAME GUN 26” BARRELS 2 3/4” CHAMBERS STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK WITH GREAT DIMENSIONS CODY LETTER
A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH 20GA RARE SKEET & UPLAND GAME GUN 26” BARRELS 2 3/4” CHAMBERS STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK WITH GREAT DIMENSIONS CODY LETTER

A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH 20GA RARE SKEET & UPLAND GAME GUN 26” BARRELS 2 3/4” CHAMBERS STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK WITH GREAT DIMENSIONS CODY LETTER: AH Fox sterlingworth 20ga skeet & upland game gun 26″ non ejector barrels with excellent bores Lockup is tight 2 3/4″ chambers  Bores: .618/.618 Choked: skeet cylinder/ 1/4, measured .002/.008 LOP 14″ over original Jostam pad DAC 1 3/8″ DAH 2 1/4″ Neutral cast 5lbs 15oz Nice original condition gun with the best stock dimensions I have seen on one of these guns, one minor dent in the right barrel five inches back from the muzzle. These are extremely hard to find guns that do not come up for sale often. Cody information with picture of original card stamped skeet with correct choke information. Price: $4,000*

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John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE
John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE

John Rigby SxS Double Rifle Underlever 500 BPE: Jones Underlever. All original, Original finish. This gun has blued barrels engraved with a band of stylized foliage at each breech. Broad file cut matted sighting rib with rear sight with single folding leaf and bead front sight. Border and scroll engraved casehardened action with Jones Patent rotary underlever and carved percussion fences. Border and scroll engraved casehardened non-rebounding back action locks each with blued safety catch and signed “JNO. RIGBY & Co.”. Very well figured pistol grip stock with checkered grip and forearm. Price: $13,995

Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc
Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc

Merkel 203E 20 Gauge – LUXUS SIDELOCK, 1952, 99%, GAME SCENE, Vintage Firearms Inc: Year 1952, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/2″, DAH 2 11/16″, DAC 1 1/2″ Serial Number: 36585 Merkel over/under shotguns have been dominating the European market since 1924.  Of the various grades offered by this famed manufacturer, the 203E was the first grade in the lineup with full sidelock action, hand-detachable locks, Kirsten cross-bolts, double underlug barrels, beautifully figured European walnut stocks finely checkered, horn grip cap and butt plate, and slender three-piece forend wood.  This gun, sn36585 built in 1952, is the LUXUS MODEL POSSESSING DEEPLY CHISELED GAME SCENE ENGRAVING, ORNATE CARVINGS AT THE WRIST ON THE BUTTSTOCK, AND ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER.  Most gunners are aware that the earlier Merkel guns are superior to any put out in the 21rst century.  This Merkel 203E Luxus is in perfect mechanical condition with super-strong ejectors, the triggers are crisp, the barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  This gun has barely been fired and shows no signs of wear anywhere.  ALL FINISHES ARE AT LEAST 99% AND ARE FACTORY FINISHES…NO RESTORATIONS ANYWHERE ON THE GUN.  The deeply chiseled engraving is profuse and fully covers the action, showing fine foliate and oak leaf engraving surrounding encapsulating game scenes.  The barrels at the breech are adorned with finely cut oak leaf engraving, as is the trigger guard.  The hand-detachable locks are easily removed allowing easy access for cleaning, inspection, and repair.  The inletting in the beautifully figured French walnut is done to perfection without a flaw or split anywhere.  The wood-to-metal fit is superb and masterfully done.  This is a BEST GUN in the way of beauty and workmanship.  The modern steel barrels are of the highest quality and able to handle any of the modern factory loads, including any of the soft non-toxic shot readily available today.  The 26” barrels are choked Improved Cylinder and Light Modifed…the perfect upland chokes.  Using RST spreader loads in the top barrel and you have an incredible grouse gun.  The bores are perfect mirror without flaw.  The stock dimensions are modern and will fit most.  See the specifications below.  We can install a fine leather covered pad for those who may need a longer LOP.  This gun weighs 6lbs. 3oz.  and balances dead on the hinge pin and handles like a much lighter gun.  She is amazing in looks and dynamics.  There are few of these guns to be found and one in this condition is usually priced at well over $15,000. Price: $13,750

JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28" BBLS
JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28″ BBLS

JOHN WILKES BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR 16 GA / 28″ BBLS: Chambers: 2 1/2″, Rib Design: CONCAVE, Weight: 5lbs 14oz Bore/Chokes, Right/Bottom:.661/ .000 CYL., Left/Top:.661/ .010 SKEET 2 Stock Dimensions Drop At Comb: 1 5/8″, Drop At Heel: 2″ Special Features: ROSE & SCROLL ENGRAVED CASE HARDENED ACTION EJECTORS WELL FIGURED STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK PIGSKIN LEATHER COVERED RECOIL PAD SPLINTER FOREARM AUTO SAFETY CONDITION: EXCELLENT Circa:1926/ SERIAL # 9811. Price: $8495

Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set - DHE 28", 26" Double Triggers:
Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set – DHE 28″, 26″ Double Triggers:

Parker Reproduction 20 GA 2 Barrel Set – DHE 28″, 26″ Double Triggers: 14.25″ 1st Barrel – 28″ Mod & Full 2nd Barrel -26″ S&S In wonderful condition. Soft case included. Price: $6995

Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever
Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever

Henry Holland 12 Gauge SxS Underlever: 30″ barrels C/C. Beautiful damascus pattern on barrels. Great bores.  Finely engraved action, locks and hammers. 90% case colored action, locks and hammers. Tiger striped stock with original butt plate.
1 1/2″ X 2″ X 14 3/8″. Price: $5300    

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

 

Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga. 
Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga.

Parker Brothers ~ A-1 Special ~ 20 Ga: S/N 158XXX – Circa 1912, Chambers: 2 3/4″ with Ejectors, Barrels: 28″, Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP – DAC 1 11/16″ – DAH 2 1/4″, Butt Pad: Engraved Skeleton, Weight: 6 LB. Wood shows a bit of age cracking with a couple of small storage marks and a bit of moisture damage to the right side of the buttstock. Blue remains at 100% with mint bores. Receiver shows 100% rose and scroll engraving coverage that remains excellent. Truly a remarkable example of the gunmakers art! Complete with a Parker Collectors “Letter of Originality”. Price: $79,999.99 

BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26" IC&M Original 2 3/4" chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice
BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26″ IC&M Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice

BOSS & Co Best SLE 20ga 26″ IC&M Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Makers leather case, Mfg 1947, rare and very nice: Serial #  8764, Barrel Length: 26″, Choke R  IC(.005), Choke L  M(.011), Trigger  ST (Single), Rib Type  Smooth Concave Rib, Receiver Finish:  Casehardened with most colors remaining, Engraving Type:  Boss style Fine Scroll & Rosette Engraving, Other Options:  Makers case with label, Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Condition  EXC. Plus Condition. Weight  5lbs 7oz. Dimensions  1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 3/4 with 1/4 cast off. Other Details  Mfg 1947, Very high condition  Very hard to find in 20ga. Price: $59,000

J. Purdey & Sons - 12ga - SLE - Self Opener - 25” Barrels - .732/.729 Chokes - 2 3/4” Shells - 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” - 6 lbs 2 ozs - Lightweight!! 
J. Purdey & Sons – 12ga – SLE – Self Opener – 25” Barrels – .732/.729 Chokes – 2 3/4” Shells – 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” – 6 lbs 2 ozs – Lightweight!!

J. Purdey & Sons – 12ga – SLE – Self Opener – 25” Barrels – .732/.729 Chokes – 2 3/4” Shells – 15 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 2 3/4” – 6 lbs 2 ozs – Lightweight!! Self Opener – Great Quail & Grouse Gun – Fast Action Gun!  Original case and proof label – “WTC” on leather case and on stock – “Blue” Pins and hightlights on the Action – lever is plum.  This Purdey is Tight and handles gracefully in high-pressure shooting situations. The gun was a 2 1/2” gun and was sent back to Purdey to be Re-Proofed and opened up to 2 3/4” – performs beautifully! Price: $34,995

John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27" Barrels:
John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27″ Barrels:

John Wilkes, 20ga. Sidelock Ejector 27″ Barrels Ic/Mod: A custom stocked gun in England with an extremely high quality Turkish Circassian walnut with a straight grip, splinter forend, highest quality full sidelock gun double triggers, automatic ejector, checkered butt, full coverage miniature rose bouquet and scroll engraving Cast for a lefthanded shooter (we can adjust it back to neutral), gold oval, gun remains in pristine condition throughout, includes leather makers’ case with canvas cover, available for immediate delivery. LOP – 15 1/8” x 1 ½” x 2 3/8”. 5 lb., 12 oz. Price: $19,999

Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition
Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition

Magnificent Remington Parker VHE 16ga 1 frame with Condition: 28″ Mod/full and factory marked — incredible original wood and finishes — perfect screws — double triggers — 2 3/4 ” factory chambers — ejectors — 80% original color that is vibrant — 99% blue and varnish — late single line DHBP — splinter forend — Just a wonderful Remington era gun that has all of the zing you expect from Parker — A perfect gun for all occasions afield with the right dimensions and weight.
14 1/4″  1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″  7lb 3oz. Price: $6,950.00 

This week’s 5 good guns…

 

JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410
JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410

JOHN WILKES PAIR BEST LONDON SIDELOCKS SXS .410: Price: $79,500
KEN HUNT ENGRAVED
CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED
BOTH ARE 26″ MOD AND FULL 3″ CHAMBERS
DOUBLE TRIGGER
EJECTORS
SPLINTER FOREARM
ENGLISH GRIP
CHECKERED BUTT
4LBS 14 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2 X 15
BOTH GUNS ARE NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE

Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun
Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun

Westley Richards 20 bore  Hand Detachable (drop lock) Ejector, Side-by-Side Shotgun: Single Trigger, with a modern leather case. Circa 1931, Barrels are 28 inches with original 2 3/4 chambers proofed for 1 oz. Scalloped backed action 80 % coverage large scroll. Original Westley Richards Patent one trigger. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut stock measures 13 7/8 over a thin checkered horn plate, Deluxe checkering. Bore diameter left .619 right .620. Min. wall thickness right .030 left .032  choke is full and full both barrels .031. Dimensions are 1 5/8″ X 2 1/2″ with cast approx 1/4″ on. Weight 6 lbs. Barrels, Whitworth Steel, chopper lump, retain 90% of what looks to be original black. Action retains 70% to 80% case color. Floor plate retains 50% A lovely small bore upland or game gun. Price: $26,500

Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4" Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition
Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4″ Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition

Chas. Lancaster .450/400 3 1/4″ Side-by-Side Doxlock Non-Ejector Double Rifle, Super Condition: This is another one of those double rifles that are in exceptional condition without having been run through the refinishing mill. Barrels retain 98% original black. Frame has 90-95% vivid case color.  Wood is in very good condition, showing some handling marks.  The only alteration to the rifle is on the wood.  At one time a tang sight was added to the rifle which has been removed and new wood filled in its place; evidenced in one of the pictures.  Just a pleasure to find something this nice. Bores Are absolutely Mint!!!! 28″ barrels. 1/4 rib with 1S &2 F Scroll – 80% coverage. French Walnut stock. Solid Red Recoil Pad. 14 5/8″ LOP. 11 lbs. 2 oz. Price: $24,500

Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS
Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS

Lefever EE Grade 12ga. SxS Shotgun – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS: 1901, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 10oz, SxS Serial Number: 35307E. Most who pursue American doubles are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced very elegant shotguns.  The engraving is better than most in its tasteful application, the frames were ornately sculpted and shaped, and the workmanship overall was superior to the competition of the day.  With the last Lefever being produced in 1919, Lefever produced relatively few guns; in the range of 50.000 or so in all grades and gauges, most being lower grade guns.  Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes few high-grade Lefevers were produced, and most gunners that search for fine American vintage double guns are aware that there are few Lefever EE Grade guns ever seen for sale, especially in great original condition.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS LEFEVER, SN35307 MADE IN 1901, RETAINS PLENTY OF  FACTORY ORIGINAL CASE COLORS. Price: $4,450

Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28" choke tubes, with extra straight stock
Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes, with extra straight stock

Ruger Red Label. 28 ga. 28″ choke tubes, with extra straight stockHere is a nice, lightweight 28 ga. that is both light, petite, and in a great gauge. Also with this gun come with an extra straight stock that has been shortened for a lady, youngster or a gentleman with shorter arms. The wood has lots of figure and would rate about 95% with some surface marks. The action of this gun has a few buff marks at the top. 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/2 * 6 lb 4 oz. Price: $1595.

That 20g Fox XE brought how much? Plus, a pair of Wilkes does real well…

1921 A.H. Fox 20 gauge XE double barrel shotgun
1921 A.H. Fox 20 gauge XE double barrel shotgun

It’s confirmed: Fox collectors are nuts. The auction for this 20g A.H. Fox XE ended Monday, and the final price was $24,002. That’s a lot for a gun with almost no original color-case hardening and a stubby stock. At least its provenance is sound. That must be what drove the price so high.

For the same money,  the winning bidder could have bought this 20 gauge Westley Richards droplock. Much nicer gun, but it doesn’t come with as nice a story.

1921 A.H. Fox 20 gauge XE double barrel shotgun: According to J.T. Callahan, the Fox records indicate that this gun, SN 201509, a 20 gauge XE, was shipped on August 7, 1921 from Philadelphia to Abercrombie & Fitch of NYC, the original consignee. The gun was made with 26” barrels, choked IC (r) and M (l) with a LOP of 13 ½” and DOH of 2 5/8”. Weight, 5 lbs., 12 oz. — FINAL HAMMER: $24,002

Over in Scotland, Gavin Gardiner held his annual Gleneagles Sale on the same day (Monday). This pair of 12g sidelock Wilkes shotguns did extremely well – pricey, but possibly worth it.

JOHN WILKES PAIR OF KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13802/3
JOHN WILKES PAIR OF KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13802/3

JOHN WILKES A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13802/3: 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, matted top ribs, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with best bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of their original hardening colour, the inside of the fore-end irons with further bouquet and scroll engraving, gold washed lockwork, rolled edge trigger guards, 14 1/2-inch highly figured exhibition quality stocks, inlaid in gold with the entwined initials “W.D.”, 6lb. 9oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s presentation case with engraved fittings and canvas outer cover. ESTIMATE: £25000-35000 SALE PRICE: £53,900

The maker confirms that the guns were completed on 24th August 1935 for W. W. Dowding. The guns were engraved by Harry Kell with special flower and scroll work and the guns remain as originally built. The original cost was £220 with the case costing £13 15s and the matching outer cover a further £5 12s 6d.

W. W. Dowding

William W. Dowding, for whom these guns were made, was one of the Wilkes’ largest retail customers in the 1930s. He started to buy guns from them in 1931 and in the course of the next five years ordered a total of ten new guns as well as buying others and a wide variety of shooting requisites. The story passed down the family was that in 1933 Dowding challenged Jack Wilkes to make for him a pair of guns that were on a par with the best the London trade could offer. Guns 13802/3 were Jack’s response to that challenge. Many years later his sons viewed this pair of guns as his masterpiece.

To make them, Wilkes went to many of the best outworkers in the the London trade. George Lane and Bolter normally worked for Woodward; Mealey at the time was on Wilkes’ payroll, but had worked for Grant & Lang and several others in a very long career; and Willie Lane was shortly to join Grant & Lang’s payroll. The engraver Harry Kell is probably the only outworker now widely known.

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