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
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: 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: 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
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”): 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: 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
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.: 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
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.
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: 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
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: 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.
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. 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.