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Exceptionally rare high original condition Special Order Lefever "E" Grade 8ga with 34" barrels
Exceptionally rare high original condition Special Order Lefever “E” Grade 8ga with 34″ barrels

Exceptionally rare high original condition Special Order Lefever “E” Grade 8ga with 34″ barrels: Easily the finest and most collectible Lefever to come to public market in the last several years.  This gun is an exceptionally rare and fine Lefever Arms Co. “E” Grade 8ga.  Made with 34″ Damascus barrels, splinter forend, double triggers, extractors, capped pistol grip buttstock and original lined buttplate.  The gun is in the 12k serial number range and is finely engraved with scroll and game scenes on side.  Special order original gold inlay on trigger guard.  This is the only original gold inlaid E Grade gun I have encountered in more than 30 years of aggressively chasing Lefever guns. The gun remains in superb original condition with more than 80% bold dark original case colors remaining.  The barrels are excellent with more than 90% bold original pattern and bright shiny bores.  The gun retains more than 70% original trigger guard blue and the gold inlay is guaranteed factory original.  The buttplate is sound.  The stocks are excellent with crisp checkering though there is a small shake in the wood at the toe that measures 4-1/2″.  This could easily be made invisible with today’s talented wood craftsmen and this is from the wood drying with a couple of small knots in it, not damage of any type.  Overall, the gun is crisp and in delightful untouched original condition. Price: $22,500

Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – FIRST YEAR 1913, 30” BARRELS
Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – FIRST YEAR 1913, 30” BARRELS

Fox A Grade 16 Gauge – FIRST YEAR 1913, 30” BARRELS: 6lbs 5oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 3/4″, DAH 2 7/8″, DAC 1 1/2″. Serial Number: 300105. Ansley H. Fox came out with the best proportioned 16ga. gun made in America late in 1912 with their new 16 and 20 gauge guns, both made on a 20 gauge frame.  The first full year of production was 1913 and the serial number range began at 300,000.  The early A Grade engraving pattern was a simple scroll pattern in English style.  The first few hundred small bore Fox guns were adorned with early A style engraving, and then came William Gough in 1913 who changed it all.  A Grades from then on had the more familiar deep vine and foliate type engraving.  Many Fox enthusiasts consider the early A engraving more precise and graceful. This gun, sn300105 made in 1913, the 105th graded 16ga. Fox made, is one of a small handful of 16ga. A Grade Fox guns you will ever see with early A engraving.  Michael McIntosh noted quite clearly in his seminal book, “A.H. FOX, THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD”, that the early guns seemed to be made with a little more care than the later guns, with well-polished internal parts, nicer wood, and a better fit and finish than the later guns.  You will notice these qualities in this gun, weighing just 6lbs. 5oz., balanced perfectly between your hands with its 30″ Krupp Steel number 3 weight barrels, nicely figured English walnut, and excellent checkering.  This 107 year-old-gun has been well maintained and retains 97% factory blue on its barrels, 65% factory bone and charcoal case color on its action, and factory original wood that has been nicely restored with a hand-rubbed Truoil finish, expertly recut checkering, and wood-to-metal fit that is superb.  The stock dimensions are very shootable as well.  The barrels are tight on the hinge pin, the ribs are tight, the bores are excellent, and the top lever is well right of center.  The mechanics are excellent with crisp triggers and excellent screws.  This fine Fox is ready for another 100 years of use.  The chambers have been let out to 2 ¾” and the forcing cones have been extended to 1 ½” tapers for better patterns and softer felt recoil, (a $360 service) a notable improvement over the short chambers that came with the gun.  If you want the chokes altered to suit your shooting needs, we can do that here with our gunsmiths within a few days of purchase.  FINDING A FOX 16GA. GRADED GUN WITH 30” BARRELS IS A VERY RARE OCCURRENCE.  THIS GUN HAS TONS OF ORIGINAL CONDITION AND MATCHES THE ORDER CARD AND REMAINS “AS SHIPPED” with the exception of the pad to extend the LOP and the altered chambers.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a delightful and rare Fox for your upland and sporting clays enjoyment. Equally important, the Fox small bore guns are great investment vehicles that tend to increase in value as you enjoy their use. Price: $4,950

PARKER REPRODUCTION 20GA EXCELLENT
PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 20GA EXCELLENT

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE 20GA EXCELLENT: A very lightly used Repro in a desirable configuration and in Excellent condition. With case, snap caps and cover.Shotgun Guage: 20 Gauge, Manufacturer: PARKER REPRODUCTION, Model: DHE, Barrel Length: 26IN, Chambers: 2 3/4 IN, Ejectors: YES, Condition: EXCELLENT, Metal Condition: EXCELLENT, Wood Condition: EXCELLENT, Bore Condition: EXCELLENT, Stock Comb: 1 7/16 IN, Stock Heel: 2 1/8IN, Butt Pad: SKELETON, LOP: 14 7/16IN, Weight: 6LBS 8OZ, Choke Left: MODIFIED, Choke Right: IMP/CYL, Extras: SNAP CAPS, Case: LEATHER HARD CASE AND COVER, Proof:Nitro: YES. Price: $4450

Browning BSS 20 Ga SxS Sporter
Browning BSS 20 Ga SxS Sporter

Browning BSS 20 Ga SxS Sporter:  3″ chambers.  26″ IC & M barrels.  SST, ejectors.  1″ scratch in buttstock, small nick in stock fence behind receiver.  Otherwise near new.  LOP 14 1/4″ over pad. Price: $1700

Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS
Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS

Fox Sterlingworth 20 Gauge SxS: 1924 Fox S/W 20 gauge. 26″ M/F.   Weight 5lbs. 15oz.  1 1/2′ X 21/2″ X14″ to an old Ranger pad. Good bores and mechanics. Leave your C grade ejector home on the rainy day. Price: $1550

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