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WESTLEY RICHARDS PAIR BEST DROPLOCK 16 GAUGES
WESTLEY RICHARDS PAIR BEST DROPLOCK 16 GAUGES

WESTLEY RICHARDS PAIR BEST DROPLOCK 16 GAUGES: GUN #1 SN# 199XX 29″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.008 AND .015 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ROUNDED PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES VERY GOOD TO PERFECT CONDITION – VERY, VERY LIGHT HANDLING – STORAGE 6LBS 5 OZ 2 3/8″ DAH 1 9/16″ DAC 14 1/2″ LOP GUN #2 SN# 199XX 29″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.006 AND .015 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ROUNDED PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES VERY GOOD TO PERFECT CONDITION – VERY, VERY LIGHT HANDLING – STORAGE 6LBS 6 OZ 2 5/16″ DAH 1 1/2″ DAC 14 1/2″ LOP BOTH GUNS ARE CASED IN BLACK LEATHER MOTOR CASE WITH RED FELT INTERIOR AND DUST COVER – NO ACCESSORIES Price: $150,000*

Fantastic high original condition Parker Bros. A Grade Lifter 10ga with case- Best example I've seen
Fantastic high original condition Parker Bros. A Grade Lifter 10ga with case- Best example I’ve seen

Fantastic high original condition Parker Bros. A Grade Lifter 10ga with case- Best example I’ve seen: An absolutely beautiful Parker lifter – this is a fantastically engraved all original Grade 6 gun (A Grade) which was the top of the line when new. The gun is a light 10ga with factory original 28″ best quality Damascus barrels. Splinter forend is beautifully checkered with fully engraved latch release. Sidelock receiver is near full coverage engraved as seen in the photos and the engraving on the top tang and the trigger guard are gorgeous and unique- most certainly the work of Harry Gough though I dont see a signature on the gun. Gold capped grip buttstock is gorgeous with great figure and checkering and terminates with its original engraved skeleton buttplate. The carving and engraving on the breech fences is as nice as I’ve seen!  The gun remains in beautiful all original condition. Barrels with about 85% original Damascus pattern with some thinning in the grip area. Stocks are excellent, sound and original with beautiful finish. Locks have around 2/3 of their original rainbow case colors remaining and frame with about 1/2 of its original color- all engraving is crispy and well defined. The lifter and trigger guard bow have a great deal of their original blue remaining as seen in the photos. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are perfect. Simply put – they don’t come any nicer than this! It’s the best light 10 lifter I’ve offered and is as fresh as a spring daisy. Price: $21,950*

William Evans .400/360 SxS Double Rifle In Very Good Condition
William Evans .400/360 SxS Double Rifle In Very Good Condition

William Evans .400/360 SxS Double Rifle In Very Good Condition: This William Evans Double Rifle in .400/360 remains in very good condition. It features 26″ barrels, and a length of pull of 14 3/8″. The receiver is in engraved in fine English Scroll. The barrels retain much of their original bluing. The bores are excellent. The action remains tight and on face, the ejectors are well timed and ejector with authority. Curio/Relic: Yes Rifle Caliber: .400/360 Nitro Express Manufacturer: William Evans Model: Box Lock Ejector Double Rifle Serial Number: 8927 Barrel Length: 26″ Ejectors: Ejectors Condition: Very Good Metal Condition: Very Good Wood Condition: Very Good Bore Condition: Excellent Barrel Type: Dovetail Lump type Action: Webley Long Bar Type Triggers: Double Triggers Stock Cast: Neutral Fore End: Splinter With sharp checkering Butt Pad: Metal Buttplate with center Cross hatching and Widows Peak. LOP: 14 3/8″ Rib: Full length with Raised Front sight Ramp Manufacture Date: 1914 Engraving: Fine English Scroll. Proof: Nitro: Nitro Proof There is a William Evans Research Letter Included as well as a Cal Pappas Evaluation from several years ago. There is also quite a bit of information included on its original owner. Please see pictures and ask any questions you might have. Price: $19,995*

BEAUTIFUL AYA 28GA - HOLLAND & HOLLAND STYLE HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK GAME GUN - 28GA - GILT & ENGRAVED INTERNALS
BEAUTIFUL AYA 28GA – HOLLAND & HOLLAND STYLE HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK GAME GUN – 28GA – GILT & ENGRAVED INTERNALS

BEAUTIFUL AYA 28GA – HOLLAND & HOLLAND STYLE HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK GAME GUN – 28GA – GILT & ENGRAVED INTERNALS: AYA – SPAIN SN: 16-03-242-03 MODEL: HOLLAND & HOLLAND STYLE HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN 28GA – 70MM / 2.75″ 27.5″ BARRELS HAND-ENGRAVED AND CASE-COLOUR HARDENED SIDELOCK ACTION WITH GILT AND ENGRAVED INTERIOR BUSHED SET STRIKERS DOUBLE TRIGGERS WITH ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER ROLLED TRIGGER-GUARD NICELY FIGURED WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK W/ SILVERS STYLE SOLID RED RECOIL PAD DIMS: LOP: 14.625″, DAC: 1.5″, DAH: 2.5″ WEIGHT: 5LBS 7OZ CONDITION: GUN IS IN BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL OVERALL CONDITION SHOWING LITTLE SIGNS OF USE. BORES CLEAR. ACTION TIGHT. TRIGGERS CRISP. GENTLEMEN, THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF AYA’S QUALITY AND CRAFTMANSHIP.  YOU WILL LIKE THIS GUN. PLEASE CALL NOW! Price: $7,900*

BERETTA - BL-3 - - 20ga 28" F / M - - - MINT - As New Condition
BERETTA – BL-3 – – 20ga 28″ F / M – – – MINT – As New Condition

BERETTA – BL-3 – – 20ga 28″ F / M – – – MINT – As New Condition: One of the Very Best Upland Game Bird Guns ever produced! And certainly the best one for the money. 1972 – Beretta – Model S55 / Garcia BL-3 – – 20ga, 3″, 28″ M / F (.018 / .034) Vent Rib, Extractors, Single Selective Trigger, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Slight Cast Off, Weight – 5 lbs. 12 oz. Gun is MINT – As New. From my personal collection. About the best example of a 1972 gun you are likely to ever find. Price: $1,550*

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WILLIAM EVANS 20 BORE PARADOX SIDELOCK- SUPERB ORIG COND- 95% ORIG CASE COLORS- EXC PLUS BORES- ORIG CASE- ALL LOADING INFO PROVIDED- 28" Bbls- POINTS GREAT
WILLIAM EVANS 20 BORE PARADOX SIDELOCK- SUPERB ORIG COND- 95% ORIG CASE COLORS- EXC PLUS BORES- ORIG CASE- ALL LOADING INFO PROVIDED- 28″ Bbls- POINTS GREAT

WILLIAM EVANS 20 BORE PARADOX SIDELOCK- SUPERB ORIG COND- 95% ORIG CASE COLORS- EXC PLUS BORES- ORIG CASE- ALL LOADING INFO PROVIDED- 28″ Bbls- POINTS GREAT: #8974, William Evans (From Purdey’s) 63 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London: – 20 Bore “Ball & Shot” “Paradox” Fosbery Patent: An Evans Bar Action Sidelock Extractor 20 Bore Paradox Gun, Made in 1908 for Commander Marion Epply, Nitro Proved in London to 7/8 ounce shot with original 2 3/4″ chambers and the proper 20 LC (2 3/4″) proof marks, 28 1/8″ extractor dovetail lump steel barrels with a screw grip dolls head plus third bite rib extension, Each barrel with 2″ ratchet rifled chokes, Slight raised 1/4 rib and 2 folding leaf sights, Bushed strikers that are totally free of any primer burn, Double triggers .630″ bore size .031″ and .038″ constriction at the Paradox rifled chokes, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .046″ and .045″ on the left, Original 2 3/4″ chambers, Auto top tang safety, Anson frontal forend release, Half grip stock at 15 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/4″ over a 1″ Silvers pad with plugs for removal, With these dimensions it points perfectly for ball or shot, Neutral stock with a thin top stock line which enhances the point ability of this piece, 7lbs. on a true 20 bore frame, A very nice piece of wood that matches the forend perfectly, Engraved steel grip cap, 15% coverage of border engraving, Sling swivels, This is flat out an exceptional gun with outstanding condition remaining, The barrel blue remains at 92%, The absolute original case colors are at 95%, The wood remains at 92%, The checkering is at 98%, The trigger guard and toplever have 96% original blue, The bores and chambers remain excellent plus and totally free of any pits, It is smack on the face. It is cased in the original leather brass cornered trunk with a period label. It is a total field proven gun on both bird and game and the owner said it works great on doves and pheasant. It shoots a 530-grain bullet and every detail step by step to load the cartridges will be provided to make it a fun gun for fir or feather. This gun remains in very stout excellent condition as it lived a life in the U. S. and not in the jungles of India where many English sporting guns got the hell beat out of them. Granted its life was America but this is dreams of tigers, ships, and palaces, fine spices and women and silk. Colonel Fosbery’s patent #7568 of June 20, 1885, was intended to make a gun capable of being fired either with shot, ball, or conical bullet. Holland & Holland gave the rifled chokebore its name, “Paradox”. Back in the day, Paradox meant “That which is contrary to received opinion; strange, but true”. H&H wanted 100-yard performance that duplicated the Express rifle at that time, and still have a gun that gave very good shot patterns. The Paradox will pattern from cylinder to improved cylinder chokes. H&H built a total of 1,463 Paradox guns, I am certain William Evans London shop built few. Price: $19,500

BROWNING - Pointer Grade - Superposed SuperLight - 20ga - Factory Options - Checkered Butt - Oil Finish Wood - New in Box!
BROWNING – Pointer Grade – Superposed SuperLight – 20ga – Factory Options – Checkered Butt – Oil Finish Wood – New in Box!

BROWNING – Pointer Grade – Superposed SuperLight – 20ga – Factory Options – Checkered Butt – Oil Finish Wood – New in Box!: This is a REAL Superposed Special Ordered with Options. Not upgraded. Not refinished. Factory Original! 1980 – Browning B-25 Supeposed – Pointer Grade – SuperLight – 20ga, 2-3/4″, 26-3/8″ IC / M, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-3/8″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight – 5 lbs. 10 oz. Checkered Butt! Oil Finish Wood! New in Original Box with photo of original invoice! Price: $19,500*

Piotti King sidelock side-by-side shotgun 16ga 28"
Piotti King sidelock side-by-side shotgun 16ga 28″

Piotti King sidelock side-by-side shotgun 16ga 28″: Piotti King sidelock SxS 28″ 16ga exhibition grade stock Fratelli Piotti is located in Gardone Val Trompia, in the province of Brescia. They are widely respected as one of Italy’s top gunmakers. Their production is limited to a small number of handcrafted, best quality, double barrel shotguns and rifles. Each gun is made to individual order and carefully tailored to meet the customer’s specifications. The result is an elegant gun that is one of the best six or eight guns produced in the world today. Undoubtedly, they are the best for the price. Each action is machined from a solid billet of Boehler steel in the Piotti factory, to the most exacting specifications. These procedures, while expensive, assure that every gun meets the most demanding standards. The King model side by side is a best quality Holland & Holland pattern sidelock ejector double with chopper lump barrels and is available in 16 gauge. Approximate stock dimensions: 14.5″ LOP 1 3/8″ DAC 2 1/8″ DAH Weight: 6.5lb This Piotti is extremely dynamic and nimble, and dominates in the field. This Purpose built Piotti is a joy to carry and points exceptionally well to the bird, a true representation of what a top tier Piotti is supposed to be. Price: $16,900*

ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2" MAGNUM SxS - LIKE NEW
ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM SxS – LIKE NEW

ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM SxS – LIKE NEW: ITHACA, NID, FIELD GRADE 10 GAUGE 3 1/2″ MAGNUM.  32″ BARRELS, FULL (.040) AND FULL (.040), CLEARLY STAMPED “3 1/2″ CHAMBERS”.  100% BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, SINGLE SIGHT.  BOXLOCK FRAME, 100% BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR, PERFECT UNTURNED SCREWS, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS.  TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE.  POSSIBLY UNFIRED. PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, NEAR-PERFECT CHECKERING AND VARNISH, NO DINGS OR HANDLING MARKS.  ORIGINAL GRIP CAP AND BUTTPLATE, 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 5/8″, 10 POUNDS 3 OUNCES.  ONLY 574 FIELD GRADE BIG MAGNUM 10GA DOUBLE WERE PRODUCED STARTING 1932.  THIS EXAMPLE HAS TO BE THE FINEST CONDITION GUN OF THIS TYPE IN EXISTENCE.  Price: $7,500

Merkel ~ 200E ~ Over Under ~ 12 Ga ~ Shotgun
Merkel ~ 200E ~ Over Under ~ 12 Ga ~ Shotgun

Merkel ~ 200E ~ Over Under ~ 12 Ga ~ Shotgun: For your consideration, a Merkel model 200E chambered in 12 Gauge. The case colored receiver is engraved with accent scollwork. Features include automatic ejectors, crossbolt lockup, cocking indicators, double triggers, and an automatic safety. Stock dimensions are as follows: 14.75″ LOP, 1″ drop at comb, and 2″ at heel with a slight cast off. The stock has been extended via a well-blended addition. 12 Gauge Chambers: 2.75 Metal Condition: Very Good+ Wood Condition: Very Good+ Bore Condition: Excellent Barrels: 26″ Triggers: Double Stock Dimensions: 14.75″ LOP Fore End: Checkered Butt Pad: Rubber Weight: 6.5 lbs Sights: Solid Rib and Bead Chokes: “Full, Top / Cyl, Bottom Item Location: Hamburg, PA Price: $3,456.99*

 

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E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29" barrels:
E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29″ barrels:

E.J. Churchill Premier O/U 28 ga., 29″ barrels: Choked .005/.009 (improved cylinder/open modified)  feature a raised, tapered file cut game rib.  Auto ejectors, auto safety, single trigger.  The round bar action is engraved in the finest small scroll with a fabulous scene of flushing quail on the action bottom and framed with “EJ Churchill Premier” in gold.  The locks also bear the Churchill name, also in gold, contrasting against the old silver finish.  Truly a sensational visual treat!  Pistol grip stock of dark, old-world burl walnut with extraordinary figure measures 1-3/8″ comb, 2-3/8″ heel, 14-3/8″ to a checkered butt, slight cast for a right-hand shooter.  Slight forward bias, weighing only 5 lbs., 10 oz., results in an exceptional feel and swing.  A true masterpiece! Just the ticket for quail and dove! Deluxe brass cornered leather case with outer canvas cover. Offered at half of replacement. Price: $57,500

Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal
Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal

Piotti Monte Carlo 20 Gauge (Extra Finish) King Holland & Holland Royal: 26″ Chokes: CYL – CYL L.O.P. : 14 3/4″ Drop: 1 1/2″C x 2 1/8″H Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Ser. #: 8528 Price: $14,900

Scarce Parker VH 28ga "00" Frame Gun with perfect dimensions
Scarce Parker VH 28ga “00” Frame Gun with perfect dimensions

Scarce Parker VH 28ga “00” Frame Gun with perfect dimensions: Made in 1927, this handy little gun made on a “00” frame with 26″ Vulcan Steel barrels.  Made with splinter forend, double triggers, and extractors.  The gun has been completely restored by Larry Del Grego and Sons and made into a straight grip gun with fantastic modern stock dimensions with a long LOP.  Overall, the gun remains in superb condition as restored by Del Grego.  It retains virtually all finish to both wood and metal showing only very minor use and handling marks.  Mechanics are crisp and the bores are bright and shiny. Price: $14,500

William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color!
William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color!

William Evans Sidelock 16g in wonderful condition~ Check out the engraving and case color: This London 16 is in wonderful condition with over 90% original case color remaining. It is light and balances well and is tight as a drum. The trigger pulls are crisp and the auto ejectors shoot the shells across the room. Beyond wonderful condition, this London sidelock has near full coverage acanthus leaf engraving that is just stunning. What a wonderful little bird gun! Serial Number: 16988, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 26 1/2″, Barrel Type: Steel Action: Sidelock ejector, Gauge: 16 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 3/8″, Stock Heel: 2 5/16″, Stock Cast: 7/16″, LOP: 14 7/8″, Weight: 6 lbs. 1/2oz.,  Choke Left: .032 extra full, Choke Right: .010 IC, Proof:Nitro: 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .032″, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .032″. Price: $4,900

Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case
Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case

Browning Superposed 20ga in Tolex Case: Early Browning Superposed 20ga with 28″ vent rib barrels in very nice original Tolex case made in 1950.  Gun has been used and shows some finish loss on the bottom of the receiver and stock but is otherwise in very good condition.  The 28″ vent rib barrels are choked IC/M and are for 2 3/4″ shells.  The Tolex case is in excellent condition however the inside strap is missing. Price: $4000

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PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE, 30" bbls, Straight Stock, 14 7/8" LOP
PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE, 30″ bbls, Straight Stock, 14 7/8″ LOP

PARKER DHE 28 GAUGE: #2374XX, OO FRAME, RARE 30″ BARRELS 008 AND 018 2 3/4, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, BEAVERTAIL FOREARM, ENGLISH GRIP, SKELETON BUTT, EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS 4 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 7/16″ DAC, 14 7/8″ LOP. Price: $49,500

William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30", "Pall Mall")
William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30″, “Pall Mall”)

William Evans 12 gauge boxlock (30″, “Pall Mall”): This is a very nice William Evans 12 ga. boxlock with double triggers.The automatic selective ejectors are robust. The gun sports 2 3/4 ” chambers and is a joy to shoot.  Serial Number: 9426. Chambers: 2 3/4″. Ejectors: Automatic Selective. Condition: Very Good. Metal Condition: Very Good. Wood Condition: Very Good . Bore Condition: Very Good. Barrels: 30″. Gauge: 12. Stock Comb: 1 3/8″.  Stock Heel: 2 1/4″. Stock Cast: Off. LOP: 14 3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs., 7.7oz. (6.48lbs). Manufacture Date: Circa 1909 . Chokes: IM / F. Choke Left: .696.” Choke Right: .707″. Case: Original canvas, wood, leather. Price: $4500

 BROWNING Superposed - Superlight - 20ga - As New in Box - With Briley Chokes
BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – As New in Box – With Briley Chokes

BROWNING Superposed – Superlight – 20ga – As New in Box – With Briley Chokes: 1970 – Browning Superposed Superlight – 20ga, 26-1/2″, 2-3/4″, Briley Chokes (CL / SK / IC / LM / LF), Tapered Vent Rib, English Stock, Game Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″ to a 7/8″ Leather Covered Pad, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Weight 5 lbs. 13 oz. Someone took a MINT As New in Original Box Superlight and turned it into a perfect upland shooting machine. The gun looks like it was NEW when they started the project, and not used after the modifications. The checkering is really sharp. The pad is perfectly executed. The metal is 99%. The gun is so tight it still has to be pushed open. The wood finish appears to be a satin lacquer. A Great Gun! Price: $3650

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28" Multichoke
Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28″ Multichoke

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk 20ga/28″ Multichoke: Factory original and in near new condition. Factory case and accessories included. Price: $3,495

L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge
L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge

L.C. Smith Quality 2E 20 Gauge: This L.C. Smith 2E in 20 gauge is in overall very good condition. The wood on the stock and forearm has very appealing grain and is an English style stock. The barrels are also in very good condition retaining a very good amount of bluing. The engravings on both sides and the bottom of the receiver are still very apparent. There does appear to be a slight repair on the forearm as seen in the picture of the forearm. This would make a very nice addition to a collection of American shotguns. Curio/Relic: Yes, Chambers: 2 3/4 inch side by side with ejectors. Metal Condition: Very good with light handling and wear marks.  Wood Condition: Very good with few handling marks. Bore Condition: Good condition for the age of the gun. Barrels: 28-inch blued barrels with solid rib. Triggers: Single trigger. Stock: Checkered walnut in the English style. Stock Dimensions: 14-inch LOP 1 1/2 inch DAC and 2-inch DAH  Fore End: Checkered walnut. Butt Pad: Black original butt plate. Weight: 7 lb 7 oz. Sights: Front and mid bead on a solid rib. Chokes: Improved Cylinder/Modified Price: $2,999.99

W. W. GREENER - FH 35 - 12 GA.
W. W. GREENER – FH 35 – 12 GA.

W. W. GREENER – FH 35 – 12 GA.: 27” BLS. IC/MOD. – WITH GREENER’S “WATERSHIELD” RIB – REPLACEMENT STRAIGHT HAND STOCK 15 3/8” X 1 3/8” X 2 5/16” X 3/8” CAST OFF – CHAMS. 2 ½” WITH 1 ¼ OZ. PROOF – A FEW STOCK DINGS AND ONE DING IN RIB. SOME BLUE WEAR ON BLS. Price: $2,500

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FINE ALEXANDER HENRY BAR ACTION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR J. LISTER
FINE ALEXANDER HENRY BAR ACTION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR J. LISTER

FINE ALEXANDER HENRY BAR ACTION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR J. LISTER: SN 6687. (1893) Cal. .450 BPE. 28″ Fine Damascus bbls with full length file cut rib are engraved “Alexr Henry Edinburgh and London.” and “Maker to Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh” on uncut portion of rib in front of one standing, three folding leaf express rear sight. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, SN, and “AH”. Case hardened Jones under lever action is fitted with unusual bar locks (most Henry rifles are fitted with back action locks). Locks have front sliding stalking safeties and round bodied serpentine hammers with dolphins heads and tall spurs. Action is engraved with well cut small intricate scroll. “Alexr Henry” is on each lockplate. Water table stamped with SN and “AH” has lightening cuts. Scroll engraved steel trigger guard has SN at grip.

FINE ALEXANDER HENRY BAR ACTION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR J. LISTER
FINE ALEXANDER HENRY BAR ACTION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR J. LISTER

Intricately marbled and lightly figured European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. A thin shadow line beaded cheekpiece is on left side, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 8 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Copies of factory ledger pages. Biographical info on Joseph Lister, founder of antiseptic surgery, for whom it appears this rifle was made. Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig brown with excellent definition to pattern. Action and lockplates retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on tangs and slightly on beads and fences. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of light marks, dents, and scratches, a bit dry on butt. Henry rifle bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout, with just a hint of frosting near breech end of left bbl. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. A beautiful Scottish rifle. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000

VERY FINE, SCARCE, ORIGINAL CONDITION LEFEVER EE
VERY FINE, SCARCE, ORIGINAL CONDITION LEFEVER EE

VERY FINE, SCARCE, ORIGINAL CONDITION LEFEVER EE: SN 48880. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted rib mounted with two white beads, are engraved “KRUPP” and “FLUID STEEL” on tops. Krupp markings are also on bottoms of bbls. SN is on bottom left bbl. Typical late action with sideplates covering sears, features Lefever’s automatic safety (S engraved), cocking indicators, adjustable trigger pull, nickel-plated double triggers, and usual Lefever ejector system, ball and socket hinge, and cocking hook. Action and lockplates are engraved in typical “E” style with 30% coverage well cut scroll with geometric borders surrounding oval vignettes of nicely engraved dogs on lockplates; a pointer on left and setter on right. “Lefever” “Arms Co” is engraved on each lockplate. A duck is flushing from marsh on trigger guard bow. SN is at grip. Interesting, well marbled, stump grain European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over old, most likely original, Silver pad, with edges and face cleaned up. Standard point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has usual steel tip, steel escutcheon at

FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.
FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

center, and usual friction release. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (full), right -.040 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 60 – 70% orig blue, with some flecking and silvering on sharp edges. Bottom rib has an old striation/ scratch running from muzzle to 1″ in front of loop. Action retains approx 70% orig case hardening color, silvered from normal hand wear on fences, beads, and around bottom. Lockplates retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, right plate a bit less. There is about 20% color on trigger guard bow. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with butt slightly lightened after pad has been cleaned up. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. There are a number of short stable cracks behind lockplates. A neat old gun with great dimensions. Estimate: $6,500-$9,500

FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE
FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE

FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE: SN 10120. (Ca 1911)Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “William Evans (From Purdey’s) 63 Pall Mall. St. James’s, London.” on low, concave game rib. Bbl flats are damascened and stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, bushed strikers, and screw grip dolls head third fastener. Action and lockplates are engraved with bold, large, open, shaded scroll with acanthus highlights, and an attractive floral and scroll device on lockplates. Action beads are well filed and fences engraved with large shaded scroll somewhat deeper in relief than that on action. Scroll engraved steel trigger guard has relief SN on short tang. Well figured and lightly streaked, dark European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, diamond hand, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant silver oval on toe line.

FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE
FINE, AS FOUND, WILLIAM EVANS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE

Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.019 (Mod), right -.011 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Maker’s leather case with brass corners is embossed “L. C. C.” and “JUNR” on lid, which also has remnants of numerous shipping labels. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth having gold embossed black Evans label on lid. CONDITION: Excellent, as found, retaining an exceptional amount of what appears to be its orig finish on wood and metal under more than a half century’s accumulation of wiped on oil and dust. Bbl blue appears to be smooth, with only a few rubs through. Case colors appear to be vivid, with silvering only on action beads and fences. Oil finish of stock shows slightly raised grain and a number of minor nicks and dents. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Bores are bright and shiny with a hint of frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is dark, crazed, and with considerable amount of top grain lifted. Handle, straps, and retainers are missing. Interior cloth shows considerable insect damage, some mildew. Partitions are tight. Label is excellent. A solid, good handling gun in need of a judicious cleaning. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000

EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, MANY OPTION L. C. SMITH FIELD GRADE WITH HANG TAG AND BOX
EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, MANY OPTION L. C. SMITH FIELD GRADE WITH HANG TAG AND BOX

EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, MANY OPTION L. C. SMITH FIELD GRADE WITH HANG TAG AND BOX. SN FWS38768. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with raised, matted, single sighting plane rib, are marked “L.C. SMITH – 16 GA. – Field – FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” on top of right bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with Hunter proofs, SN, and “FIELD 2 3/4 IN CHAMBER”. Typical case hardened featherweight action features automatic safety and Hunter single selective trigger. “L.C. SMITH” is on each lockplate. Trigger blade, selector, and trigger guard are blued. Relatively plain American walnut capped pistol grip stock measures 14″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Flat top point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching schnabeled beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt and secondary knurled release button in blued oval escutcheon. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14″. Gun is accompanied by its orig yellow hang tag with

EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, MANY OPTION L. C. SMITH FIELD GRADE WITH HANG TAG AND BOX
EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, MANY OPTION L. C. SMITH FIELD GRADE WITH HANG TAG AND BOX

correct information penciled in. Brown corrugated cardboard shipping box printed “L.C. SMITH GUNS” on both sides, has blue and white Smith shipping label with destination penciled in, along with railway express label with cost of gun and shipping penciled in. Inner packing box with orig waxed wrappings inside is marked “16 Ga Field” on end. CONDITION: Truly exceptional, essentially as new, appears unfired, with a few very light scratches across rib at rear, and a few light marks in buttstock. Finish on grip cap lifted. There are also a few light marks on trigger guard bow. Bores are excellent. Trigger works. Left ejector is “live” and undoubtedly just a bit gummy from disuse. Hang tag is good, considerably creased and soiled, information legible. Box is fine, some tape lifting, labels lightly foxed and soiled. An unusual, investment quality L. C. Smith. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

Auction alert: 16g Evans, Boswell, 20g Darne, 20g Scott, 12g AyA…

Macon Brother’s Auctions in Walla Walla, WA, has a handful of nice looking doubles coming up tomorrow. You can check all of them out here. These are the ones that caught my eye:

DARNE MODEL P17 SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
DARNE MODEL P17 SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN

DARNE MODEL P17 20 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 4S545; 20GA; 2-3/4″ CHAMBERS; 25-3/4″ BARRELS; IMPROVED CYLINDER & LIGHT MODIFIED CHOKES; 15″ LOP; DROP TO COMB 1-5/8″; DROP TO HEEL 2-1/2″ TO STOCK & 2-5/8″ TO PAD; CAST OFF; ENGRAVED FRAME; CHECKERED STOCK & FORE END; SLIDING BREECH; RECOIL PAD; 5.85LBS TOTAL WEIGHT; SOFT CASE.

WILLIAM EVANS 16 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 5649; “WILLIAM EVANS FROM PURDEY’S, 65 PALL MALL, ST. JAME’S, LONDON”; 16GA; 2-3/4″ CHAMBERS; 28″ BARRELS; MODIFIED & FULL CHOKES; 14-5/8″ LOP; DROP TO COMB 1-1/2″; DROP TO HEEL 2-5/8″ TO STOCK & 2-3/4″ TO PAD; CAST OFF; ENGRAVED FRAME; CHECKERED STOCK & FORE END; RECOIL PAD; 6.05LBS TOTAL WEIGHT; WILLIAM EVANS HARD CARRY CASE.

WILLIAM EVANS 16 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
WILLIAM EVANS 16 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
WEBLEY & SCOTT 20 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN:
WEBLEY & SCOTT 20 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN

WEBLEY & SCOTT 20 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 129817; 20GA; 2-3/4″ CHAMBERS; SINGLE TRIGGER; 28″ BARRELS; MODIFIED & FULL CHOKE; 14-5/8″ LOP; DROP TO COMB 1-3/8″; DROP TO HEEL 2-5/8″; CAST OFF; ENGRAVED FRAME; CHECKERED STOCK & FORE END; CASE COLORED; SHELL EXTRACTORS; 5.65LBS TOTAL WEIGHT; SMALL RECOIL PAD.

AYA AGUIRRE-ARENZABAL 12 GAUGE MODEL 2 SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 437736; 12GA; 2-3/4″ CHAMBERS; 26″ BARRELS; IMPROVED & MODIFIED CHOKES; 14-9/16″ LOP; DROP TO COMB 1-9/16″; DROP TO HEEL 2-7/16″ TO STOCK & 2-1/2″ TO PAD; CAST OFF; ENGRAVED FRAME; CASE COLORED; CHECKERED STOCK & FORE END; 6.65LBS TOTAL WEIGHT; RECOIL PAD.

AYA AGUIRRE-ARENZABAL MODEL 2 12 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
AYA AGUIRRE-ARENZABAL MODEL 2 12 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
WEBLEY & SCOTT 12 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN
WEBLEY & SCOTT 12 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN

WEBLEY & SCOTT 12 GAUGE SIDE X SIDE SHOTGUN: SN 123521; 12GA; 2-1/2″ CHAMBERS; 28″ BARRELS; IMPROVED CYLINDER (SKEET) & IMPROVED CYLINDER MODIFIED CHOKES; 14-3/4″ LOP; DROP TO COMB 1-3/4″; DROP TO HEEL 2-3/4″ TO STOCK & 2-7/8″ TO PAD; CAST OFF; ENGRAVED FRAME; CASE COLORED; CHECKERED STOCK & FORE END; RECOIL PAD; 6.60LBS TOTAL WEIGHT; WEBLEY & SCOTT HARD CASE.

 

Good gun alert: A.H. Fox AE 12g & more…

Another day, and more good guns to buy.

Here’s a nice looking A.H. Fox AE 12 gauge double barrel shotgun that’s on SoldUSA.com right now. From what I can see, I’d say this gun is all original and very crisp. Not much color, but it doesn’t looked messed with, either.

A.H. Fox AE 12 gauge double barrel shotgun on SoldUSA.com
A.H. Fox AE 12 gauge double barrel shotgun on SoldUSA.com

Check out this pair of William Evans 12 gauge sidelocks that Alderfer Auctions had in their sale today. These guns were made for a right-handed shooter with a dominant left eye. Check out the crazy looking stocks. Too bad the metalwork is bent, too. That makes the guns unsalvageable. I wonder if they found a buyer.

1 of a pair of left-eye dominant William Evans sidelock shotguns
1 of a pair of left-eye dominant William Evans sidelock shotguns
1 of a pair of left-eye dominant William Evans sidelock shotguns
1 of a pair of left-eye dominant William Evans sidelock shotguns