Sportsman's Legacy maintains a wonderful selection of fine rifles, shotguns and handguns. Each category has its own section, alpha-ordered by brand and then by caliber (small to large). While each listing is supported by complete descriptions and comprehensive photography, questions are always welcome.
AyA Model 53 12 gauge, two barrel sets, 1961, 7 pounds, bouquet & scroll, ejectors, leather case

AyA Model 53 12 gauge with full-coverage bouquet & scroll engraving over detachable seven-pin sidelocks. Made in 1961, serial 140738 was made in 1961. Both barrel sets are original and 28 inches long. Chokes are IC/IM and M/F (per choke gauge). Features include ejectors, articulated front trigger, automatic safety, side clips, bushed strikers, game ribs and a checkered butt. Seldom used, both barrels remain fully on face and ring like wind chimes in a trailer park. Full coverage bouquet and scroll graces the action, trigger guard, tangs, opening lever, forearm furniture and the grip cap screw. Additional accents include gold line cocking indicators and gold numbers on the  ribs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.75-inches, drops are 1.6 inches and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .375 inch. CONDITION: Overall metal finish remains about 98% (rust blue on barrels, guard, lever and forend furniture, nickel receiver). Wood retains 98% of the original hand-rubbed oil finish and has only slight evidence of field use, but does have the beginning of a hairline above the right lock and just to the right of the opening lever (can be stabilized and would nearly disappear). The opening lever camps to the right. A leather takedown case with brass corners (no label, separated straps) and snaps is included. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,500.


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Benelli Ultra Light 12 gauge, 3-inch, 26-inch, 6.2 pounds, 14.4 LOP, like new

Benelli Ultra Light semi-automatic 12 gauge. Features include a 26-inch ribbed barrel with 3-inch chamber and a modified choke tube. Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.4 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 1.8 inches, with slight cast (off) of approximately .25-inch. Condition is new and it appears to be unfired. No box, papers or additional choke tubes. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Bernardelli V.B. Holland 12 gauge SxS, 26.75 inch, ejectors, articulated front trigger, cocking indicators, new & unfired

Bernardelli (V) V.B. Holland 12 gauge with 26.75-inch barrels choked (fixed) IC/F. Features of serial 3494 include ejectors, 2.75-inch chambers, articulated front trigger, cocking indicators, English (straight) stock with checkered butt and rolled trigger guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.25 inches and 2 inches, and cast (off) appears to be about .25-inch. CONDITION: Unfired condition with slight storage/shipping wear that include 2 small impressions on stock and some slight rubbing on the receiver and barrel finish. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. Photos by request (include email address).


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William Evans from Purdey’s 12 gauge game gun, 2.5-inch, IC/F, 15-inch LOP, ejectors, 6.4 pounds

William Evans from Purdey’s (London) boxlock 12 gauge SxS game gun. Circa 1904, serial 6644 (matching) is built around the Webley-Brain screw-grip bolting system, secured at the doll’s head and the underlugs. It sports 30-inch fluid steel barrels choked IC/F with game rib, ejectors and a single brass bead. Bores are mirror bright and fully on face. The rib is inscribed “William Evans, From Purdey’s, 63. Pall Mall, St. James’s, London.” The action is Nitro-proofed for 1 1/8-ounce loads and is fitted with disc-set strikers, intercepting safety sears and an automatic safety. The receiver is graced with delicate scroll and ribbon to full coverage, the pattern extending over the guard, along the tang and top lever, over the forend furniture and blending onto the barrels. “SAFE” appears in gold and the initial plate remains blank. The rich walnut stock has a checkered butt and drop point accents. DIMENSIONS: LOP is 15 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.3 inches, and cast off is approximately .25 inch. Weight is 6.4 pounds and balance point is just forward of the hinge pin. CONDITION: As refurbished the barrels, action bottom, guard/tang, top lever and safety (rust blue) are about 99%. Receiver is absent colors. Markings and engraving are softened. Checkering is strong, with occasional flattening. Custom-fitted canvas/leather luggage case of recent vintage includes snaps, oil bottle and rosewood cleaning rod. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Hatfield Grade II 20 gauge, ejectors, 3-inch, fixed IC/M, 6.4 pounds, new

Hatfield Grade II 20 gauge SxS with 28-inch barrels and and 3-inch chambers. Serial number 05SLE068 features ejectors, English (straight) stock, fixed chokes (IC/M), Grade IV Turkish walnut, splinter forend with slight Schnabel, seven-pin detachable sidelocks with gold line cocking indicators, articulated front trigger, checkered butt and color case action. ENGRAVING: Medium scroll of 50% flows over action and continues on forend furniture, guard, tangs and opening lever. Made in Turkey (similar to Kimber Valier Grade II). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.75 and 2.5 inches, and cast (off) is approximately .375 inch. CONDITION: Unfired, with only slight indications of handling/safe wear, including a small scratch on left barrel. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge, 1964, 28-inch, 6.6 pounds 14.9-inch LOP, single trigger, case, 97% condition

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge self-opener with single (mechanical) trigger. Made in 1964 per history letter, it features 28-inch barrels choked IC/M, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable sidelocks, concave (game) rib, rolled trigger guard and bright nickel finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.9 inches. Drops are 1.6 inches and 2.6 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Condition is superb, with metal being about 98% and wood about 97% with light field and storage impressions. Engraved to indicate it is the Number 1 of a pair, there is no mention of pairing in the history letter. At some point, the stock was slightly shortened (originally indicated LOP was 15.68 in history letter). Tight on face, lightly hunted and little fired. Includes trunk case with proper labels. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $42,500.


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Jack O’Connor’s Winchester 101 Three Gauge Skeet Set, 20/28/.410, superb documentation, cased, 98% condition

Jack O’Connor’s Winchester Model 101 Skeet Set in 20, 28 and .410. Purchased directly from Winchester by O’Connor in 1967, serial number 232764 was inherited by a daughter in 1978 and then passed to a family friend in 2005. Today, it remains unaltered and presents in high original condition. The shotgun itself features ejectors, mechanical safety and a single select trigger. BARRELS: All three barrel sets are 28-inches long, sport vent ribs with double beads and have dedicated (numbered) forends. Each set is properly serialed and also sequentially numbered large-to-small. Fixed skeet chokes run the table. Both the 20 and 28 gauge sets have 2.75-inch chambers, while the .410 has 2.5-inch chambers. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds with the 20 gauge barrels. Length of pull is 14 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is slight, possibly .20-inch. CONDITION: All bores are pristine. 20 gauge barrels and forend are at least 99%, with only slight indications of wear. 28 gauge barrels and forend are about 98%, with minor finish thinning on the right side of the muzzle from case, trace of freckling near muzzle and on forend release, and minor impressions in forend wood. The .410 barrels and forend are 99.5%, with only the slightest indications of use and handling. Action is approximately 98%, with slight indications of handling and occasional minor freckling. The stock also rates 98%, with scattered minor impressions. Engraving remains sharp and unblemished. The case is at least 97% inside and 95% outside. Even the keys are included. DOCUMENTATION: Letter on Jack O’Connor Center letterhead hand-signed by daughter detailing the ownership chain through 2005 and a field photo of Jack, son-in-law and grandson on a pheasant hunt with this shotgun. A letter from the current owner to the purchaser will also be provided. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Merkel Model 126 SxS 12 gauge, 1934, seven-pin detachable sidelock, ejectors, 6.6 pounds, funeral finish, cased

Merkel Model 126 SxS 12 gauge game gun with detachable 7-pin sidelocks, ejectors and articulated front trigger. Serial 21509 (matching) indicates 1934 manufacture. Chambers retain their original 2.5-inch length. The 28.25-inch barrels are choked F/F and have a single ivory bead. The underside of the action is marked “Harald Nyborg, Odense” (importer). Wood features intricate checkering, an initial plate on the toe line and inletted ebony teardrops. A copy of original production card is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 15 inches, drops are 1.7 and 2.6 inches and cast off is approximately .5 inch. CONDITION: Barrels are fully on face and ring like the Bells of St. Mary’s. Both bores are bright and shiny. Barrels and action retain about 85% of what appears to be the original funeral (rust blue) finish, with some thinning on barrels. The forend has an impression on the right side. The stock has a 1-inch splice for added length. intricate checkering, initial plate and ebony teardrops. CASE: A newer oak/leather takedown case with snaps, oiler, ebony cleaning rods and field cover is included. One of the oak borders inside (at muzzle) has splintered and needs to be reattached. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Parker VHE 16 gauge, hanging tags, 28-inch F/F, double beads, on face, great bores, 6.7 pounds

Parker VHE 16 gauge on the “1” frame with 28-inch barrels and hanging tags. Serial number 230505 (matching) features ejectors, double beads and 2 3/4-inch chambers (tag indicates 2 9/16). Barrel chokes are F/F, but gauge IM/IM and pattern wonderfully and as if they were M/M (per knowledgable consignor). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.7 pounds. Length of pull is 13.7 inches over a new pad. Drops are approximately 1.5 and 2.5 inches. Cast (off) is slight, approximately .25 inch. CONDITION: Colors stand at about 60% overall, brighter on the action and fading over the latch, guard and tang. A modest hint of scaling appears on the sides. The guard has fully browned. The top lever, area near the safety and the length of the lower tang all show browning and some light pitting. Bottom screw heads are a bit roughed. Barrel blue is about 80%, with general field marks and some streaking. Checkering is very good. Wood condition is very good as well, with general scratches and impressions commensurate with many days spent afield. Wood appears to have been rubbed with oil or possibly refinished at some point. Bores are bright and fully on face. Ejectors pop like corks on New Year’s Eve. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,250.


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Parker DHE 12 gauge, ejectors, skeleton butt, 2.75-inch, 30-inch, IM/IM, 14-inch LOP

Parker DHE 12 gauge on the number two frame. Serial number 136313 has 30-inch barrels choked IM/IM (per gauge), 2.75-inch chambers and a single brass bead. Additional features include ejectors and a skeleton butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14 inches, drops are 1.8 and 2.9 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. Ejectors are stout. Barrels have been reblued and retain 90% finish with small areas of thinning. Receiver has a trace of color remaining. Wood appears to have been professionally refinished and currently exhibits about 95% condition with a small chip at tang and scratch along the toe line. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Grade I 20 gauge SxS, 3-inch, 28-inch IC/M, 6.6 pounds, 98% condition

Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Grade I 20 gauge SxS with 3-inch chambers. Made in the same (Turkish) factory as the Kimber Valier and Hatfield doubles, serial number UCA0516 has 28-inch polished blue barrels with fixed IC/M chokes, double beads on a solid matte rib, ejectors, splinter forend, scalloped boxlock receiver with brilliant color case, single non-select trigger, semi-pistol grip stock with round knob, fine checkering on forend, grip and butt. ENGRAVING: Delicate scroll to 30% coverage on receiver, forend furniture, opening lever, safety, guard and tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length of pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast (off) is slight – approximately .375 inches. CONDITION: At least 98% overall with only slight indications of use and handling. Bores are bright and shiny. Includes box, papers and soft sleeves with logo. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Tolley (London) boxlock 12 with 30-inch IC/F barrels, 2.75 inch, intercepting safety sears, 6.6 pounds, 14.3 LOP, case

Tolley (J & W, London) boxlock 12 gauge with 30-inch barrels choked IC/F. Serial number 8655 has intercepting safety sears, 2.75-inch chambers, automatic safety and extractors. The action, barrels, top lever, guard, tangs, safety, forend furniture and screws have modest border and scroll embellishment. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 and cast (off) is approximately .75-inch. CONDITION: Barrels have been polished and reblued. Rib markings are soft and overall finish is about 70% with some thinning and smudging. Barrels are on face and bores are strong and bright. The action has silvered, with only a trace of colors remaining. The shotgun has been lovingly restocked with heavily-figured walnut. Currently about 85% overall, checkering has uniform wear and minimal field impressions. The widow’s peak butt plate is about 90%. CASE: The maker’s case has a loosening interior. Straps and handle have been recently replaced. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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