See this week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss ….
PARKER VH .410 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 26″ BARRELS, .005/.005 CHOKES, 3″ CHAMBERS, SPLINTER FOREND, FACTOR STRAIGHT GRIP “RARE”, 14″ 1 3/4″-2 7/8″, OOO FRAME, BRIGHT SHINY BORES, 95% BARREL BLUE, TIGHT ON FACE, GOOD SHOOTER ALL ORIGINAL UNALTERED PARKER CORRECT TO THE RECORD BOOK. Price: $24,500
W & C SCOTT PREMIER MONTE CARLO SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: 30″ STEEL BARRELS 024 AND 037 2 3/4″, DOUBLE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, SPLINTER FOREARM, PISTOL GRIP, MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION, 7LBS 3 OZ, 2″ DAH, 1 5/8″ DAC, 14″ LOP. Price: $13,500
William Ford Deluxe 20 gauge SXS Sidelock: A very handsome and somewhat hard to find high quality 20 gauge English Sidelock from well known maker William Ford. Ford was also a well known barrel maker who made barrels for some of London’s Best Makers. This gun is in excellent condition with 70% original case color . Barrels are 2 3/4 Nitro Proofed and 25″ with Churchill Rib and bored IC right and Mod left. Stock is dark highly figured near exhibition quality with an LOP of 15″ to checkered butt. There are no dents or marks. Bluing near mint on barrels and trigger guard (may have been reblacked long ago. Engraving is outstanding and done in Holland & Holland style (I would not be surprized if the same engraver for H & H did this gun as well).. engraving everywhere is very sharp. Don’t let the 25″ barrels sway you…..with a 15 LOP this gun fits and feels like the proverbial Magic Wand. To top it all of it weighs a feathery 5lb 6 oz. Price: $9950
Parker Reproduction DHE 2 Barrel Set D Grade 3 inch Chambers 20 Gauge: Both barrels are 28 inch and D grade with 3 inch chambers. The first barrel is choked Improved Cylinder and Modified. The other barrel is choke Quail One and Quail Two. The gun set comes with the case cover in very good condition and the case in excellent condition as well as the case key and two 20 gauge snap caps. The gun is in excellent condition with some case color loss and slight use to the stock. The length of pull is 14 inches. Price: $6000
1938 Vintage Lefever Arms Ithaca “A” Grade .410 Double w/ 26″ Barrels, Ejectors, & Single Trigger ** RARE w/ Factory Letter! **: This is a very special all-original Lefever / Ithaca “A” Grade .410 Ga. double-barrel shotgun made in 1938, complete with an original November of 1975-dated factory letter. One of only 150 made in .410 gauge, this extremely-cool and beautiful little double features a case-colored receiver, a factory gloss blue finish on the barrels, 26″ inch fluid-steel barrels choked “Modified” and “Full” with 3″ inch chambers, a checkered solid rib with a red front bead sight and an ivory mid-bead, automatic ejectors (special order), a single trigger (special order), a tang-mounted automatic safety, and a point-pattern checkered American Walnut stock set with a beavertail forearm and pistol-grip buttstock. The beavertail forearm has a push-button release and an ebony diamond inlay at the front edge, and the buttstock features a factory black pistol grip cap and a factory black serrated buttplate. While the original Lefever Arms of Syracuse, New York Discontinued operations in 1916, it was bought by the Ithaca Gun Company sometime shortly after. In 1921 Ithaca decided to use the Lefever name to brand a high-quality but lower-cost field gun they were manufacturing, calling it the Lefever Nitro Special. This allowed Ithaca to maintain the prestige of the Ithaca name but still produce a lower-cost shotgun. The Lefever Nitro Special was a big success for the company and by 1934 Ithaca decided to offer an “upgraded” version of the gun, calling it the Lefever “A” Grade. The “A” Grade guns would feature a color case-hardened frame with some minimal engraving, an improved checkered solid rib design, and a better grade of wood. Automatic ejectors and a single trigger could be special ordered on this model for an additional cost. The production run of the Lefever “A” Grade ran from 1934 until 1940, with a total of only 2,350 guns produced. Out of the 2,350 made, 1,000 were 12 Gauge, 600 were 16 Gauge, 600 were 20 Gauge, and only 150 were .410 Gauge. This particular example is serial number 301038 and is one of the 150 .410 Gauge guns made. It was shipped in 1938 to Herbert Hearn Hardware company in Cambridge, Maryland and is listed in their records as it sits now, as a 26″ inch gun choked “Modified” and “Full” with ejectors and a single trigger. A quick internet search turns up some old pictures of the Hearn building when it was still in business as well as some pictures of what remains of the building today (which was being restored as of 2017). As you can see from the pictures, this very handsome little Lefever has been used but not abused. All of the finish that remains on this shotgun is original, and it has not been altered or “improved” in any way. It is a very classy double with lots of original gloss blue showing on the barrels and patches of case colors still showing on the receiver, particularly in the protected areas. The factory stampings of “Lefever Arms, Branch Ithaca Gun Co. Inc. Ithaca, N.Y.” and “LEFEVER A GRADE” on the top of the chambers is still clear and legible. All of the serial numbered parts are matching and original, including the forearm metal, receiver, and barrels. The stock set is stamped with the serial number as well, with the beavertail forearm stamped on the underside between the barrel channels and the buttstock stamped under the tang of the triggerguard. The bores in the 26″ inch barrels are perfect and mirror-bright. They are free from any pitting, dents, bulges, or damage of any kind. The stock set on this Lefever is in very good condition overall, free from any cracks, chips, repairs, or major damage. All of the factory stock hardware is intact and nothing has been modified. The checkered panels on the wrist and forearm are still clean and show only light wear. This “A” Grade Lefever has a perfect, tight lock-up, and is perfectly “on face” with no wiggle or slop. The single trigger, automatic ejectors, and automatic safety all work perfectly. We have no doubt that this Lefever will function just as well today as the day it left the factory, and should do so for many more decades. If you have been looking for a classy and collectible American-made vintage .410 double, this is your chance to get one of the rarest we have had in decades. This Lefever Ithaca should not only be an excellent field gun that you can enjoy shooting, but an excellent long-term investment as well. There can’t be too many of the original 150 .410’s made that are still floating around out there in original condition, much less with special order automatic ejectors and a single trigger like this one! Price: $6,500