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Luftwaffe drilling by J.P Sauer & Sohns, 12 / 12 / 9.3x74R, vivid colors and pristine bores

Luftwaffe Drilling serial 337541 by J.P. Sauer & Sohn.The 12 gauge barrels have 2.5-inch chambers and are choked F/F. Features include scalloped boxlock action, extractors, three cocking indicators, barrel selector, bead front sight fitted in a matted rib, flip-up rear sight (rises when safety is moved forward, marked for 100 meters), sling loops and Sauer butt plate. Screws are timed. MARKINGS: The Luftwaffe eagle and swastika appears on the right butt as well as the right shotgun barrel in large format. Maker’s name collars the shotgun chambers and “9.3 x 74 R” appears in the rib hollow. ENGRAVING: Action sides and bottom wear 30% coverage of light scroll, the pattern continuing over the forend furniture, top lever, grip cap and screws. The maker’s name appears in script on both sides and the logo “S” dominates the bottom of the receiver. The safety “S” is also in bold script, and the S/S mark of the maker dominates the butt plate. Finally, the serial is engraved on the tang. Thankfully, an importer’s mark is absent. CONDITION: Bores are bright and flawless. Color case is at least 75%. Barrel blue is about 80%, with some uniform thinning. Wood finish is about 90% and wood condition about 85%, with scattered impressions and a scratch on the left side of the forend. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds. Barrels are 25.5 inches long and length-of-pull is 14 inches. No case, papers or accessories. Price is firm an layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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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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Browning Superposed Lightning 20 gauge, 1965, 3-inch, 26.25-inch SK/SK, 6.4 pounds, 97% condition

Browning Superposed Lightning 20 gauge. Made in Belgium during 1965, serial number 38935V5 has 26.25-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, ejectors and a single bead. Chokes are SK/SK. Features include the round knob, long tang configuration. It also pre-dates the salt wood era. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds, length of pull is 14.25 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.4 inches. Cast off is about .375 inch. CONDITION: Bores are fully on face, bright and shiny. Top lever closes just left of center. Blue is at least 98% overall, with only light indications of use. Wood rates about 97%, with scattered minor field impressions. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,500.


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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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Merkel pre-war Model 126 SxS 12 with detachable 7-pin sidelocks, ejectors and articulated trigger.

Merkel pre-war Model 126 SxS 12 with detachable 7-pin sidelocks, ejectors and articulated trigger. Serial 21509 (matching) indicates 1934 manufacture. Chambers retain their original 2.5-inch length. The 28.25-inch barrels are on face, choked F/F, have a single ivory bead and ring like the Bells of St. Mary’s. Bores are exceptional. Weight is 6.6 pounds. LOP is 15 inches. Drops are 1.7 and 2.6 inches, and cast off appears to be about .5 inch. Bottom of action is marked “Harald Nyborg, Odense” (importer). Barrels and action retain about 85% of what appears to be the original funeral (rust blue) finish, with some thinning on barrels. Forend has an impression on the right side. Stock has a 1-inch splice, intricate checkering, initial plate and ebony teardrops. Copy of original production card included. A newer oak/leather takedown case with snaps, oiler, ebony cleaning rods and field cover is included. $8,500.


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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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