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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: 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: 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: 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: 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