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.
Paired Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns, consecutive, Grade I & Grade V, 99 percent

Pair of consecutively-serialed Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns in Grade I and Grade V configurations. Common features include 26-inch barrels with high post floating ribs, fixed modified chokes and 2.75-inch chambers. Serialed 01843PN832, the Grade I gun wears AA-grade satin-finished walnut with strong crossing grain and panel checkering. The Grade V gun, serialed 01843PN932, is fitted with exhibition-grade walnut with extraordinary sunburst grain further accentuated by a high gloss finish. Both sides of the receiver showcase game scene engraving with gold pointing dogs and/or flying birds surrounded by vine and scroll. COMMON DIMENSIONS: Weights are 7.0 pounds. Lengths-of-pull are 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and casts (off) are approximately .375-inch. COMMON CONDITIONS: Bores are strong and bright, indicating little if any use. Finishes are at least 99 percent with only faint handling in evidence. No boxes or papers. The price is firm, layaway is available and the pair will not be separated. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Garbi Model 200 12 gauge sidelock two-barrel set, engraved, ejectors, beavertail, English, 14.3 inches, 6.5 pounds, cased, fine condition

Garbi Model 200 12 gauge two-barrel set. As imported by William Larkin Moore, serial GA13233 features file-cut double bead ribs with fixed chokes, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, inertia trigger, non-selective manual safety, beavertail forend and English stock with drop points. Both barrel sets are properly serialed and sequentially numbered. An extra set of springs is also included. SET 1: 26.75-inches long with fixed chokes (IC/M), this set wears a polished blue finish that remains in approximately 95 percent condition. SET 2: 29.5 inches long with fixed chokes (IM/F), this set has what appears to be a refreshed satin rust blued finish in nearly pristine condition. ENGRAVING: The action, top lever, guard/tang and forend furniture wear an intricate ribboned floral scroll highlighted by several dynamic sprays. Execution is outstanding, as expected. DIMENSIONS: With barrel set 1, weight is 6.5 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25. Cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrel sets are properly on face. The action is approximately 97 percent with a suggest of light tarnish. The guard is nearly pristine. The beavertail has two minor impressions and a repair (spliced chip) at the right rear shoulder. The butt is at least 95 percent, with a small area of impressed checkering at the tip of the tang and what is likely an added pad. CASE: A leather takedown case with brass appointments, felt liner and label is included. The leather exterior is discolored, the interior nearly pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge two-barrel set, fantastic dimensions, 98% condition, oak & leather case,

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge hand-detachable sidelock ejector with two barrel sets. Made in 1926 and refurbished in the late 1970s, serial number 30786 presents at 98% overall condition while offering both features and measurements for outstanding field service no matter the circumstance. BARRELS: Both barrel sets are 27-inches long with 2.75-inch chambers, properly serialed and proofed. Each has a swamped rib with single bead. Number 1 is choked C/IC and number 1C is F/F. FEATURES: Rolled trigger guard, articulated front trigger, tuned ejectors and automatic safety. EMBELLISHMENT: The action is adorned with Holland’s elegant bordered scroll, the maker’s name appearing in ribbons on either side, “Royal Self-Opener” and patent date on the bottom and “Royal Ejector” on the opening lever. The pattern also graces the forend furniture, top lever, guard, safety and tangs, then continues two inches along the barrels and ribs. Gold highlights include “Holland & Holland” and “13. Brunton Street, London” on the barrels, “1” on the splinter and top lever, “1” and “1C” on the respective barrels, “Safe” and the serial number on the lower tang. Pins, triggers and cocking indicators are gold plated as well. The side lever and top lever screw are finished in niter blue. Checkering is a fine, bordered pattern which wraps both forend and stock, and then reappears on the butt. The initial plate on the toe line remains blank. CONDITION: At least 98% as completely refurbished. Engraving remains without blemish. Both barrel sets are fully on face, ring proudly and retain nearly 100% of their rust blue. Forend wood is about 95%, with a pair of indentations on the bottom just forward of the action. Stock is 99%, with a few minor field impressions. The opening lever camps at center and ejectors pop with authority. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches and cast off is approximately .35 inch. CASE: Oak and leather maker’s case with brass fittings and felt interior includes Holland & Holland snaps, oil bottle and ebony cleaning rod, two leather barrel covers (one branded “Holland & Holland”), leather-cased pull with brush and jag, maker’s label and keys. Initials “RJH” appear on the lid. The case itself remains in approximately 95% condition, with light general wear and a partial separation of the carry handle. The price is firm and layaway is available. $57,500 plus shipping.


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Ithaca Model 37 $2,500 Grade 12 gauge, first-ever Cody Ithaca history letter, McGraw gold relief engraving, Snyder book authentication, from the factory collection, superb in every respect

Ithaca Model 37 $2,500 Grade 12 gauge. Subject of the first Ithaca history letter ever produced by the Cody Firearms Record Office, serial number 730182 once occupied a showcase position within the Ithaca factory collection and today stands tall among the world’s finest slide action shotguns. Features include a 28-inch barrel with fixed choke (full), matted vent rib with double beads (Raybar front and white or ivory mid) and a jeweled action (internals). ENGRAVING: Engraved by Bill McGraw (per Snyder book), the receiver showcases extraordinary gold relief game scenes, each bordered by an intricate shaded vine pattern to full coverage. The right side features three rising pheasants, the left 20 ducks and the guard a setter bust. The bordering pattern appears at both ends of the barrel, on the barrel nut bracket, inside the action (underside) and over the guard. WOOD: Stocked from a staggering exhibition walnut blank set with thick contrasting primary and crossing grain highlights, the checkering pattern is every bit as impressive as the engraving. A bordered pattern of 26 lines-per-inch with multiple fleur accents envelops the entirety of the slide, runs from a scalloped border with the receiver along the grip and touches the butt with a final flourish. The “S-shape” wood grip cap, initial shield (blank, on the toe line) and logo recoil pad complete the presentation. CODY LETTER DETAILS: Beginning in 1960, this masterpiece traveled across America for promotional display. From September, 1960 to April,1965, 19 such instances are specified. Recipients included Outdoor Life Magazine and the NRA. It is important to note that the consignment to the NRA referred to the shotgun as a $3,000 Grade*. ADDITIONAL PROVENANCE: As noted in the book Ithaca Gun Company, From the Beginning by Snyder (Walsworth, 1991, pages 222-23), this shotgun originated from the factory collection and was engraved by Bill McGraw. LOGICAL ATTRIBUTIONS: Careful examination and comparison strongly suggest that this shotgun is pictured on the back cover of the 1966 Ithaca catalog (engraving detail image at center of page), even though the catalog refers to the pictured model as a $3,000 Grade*. Also, the book Ithaca Featherlight Repeaters, The Best Gun Going by Snyder (Walsworth, 1998, page 183) appears to show this same shotgun in an obviously reversed image (slide release is not visible, hence what is shown is actually the left side), states that it was used to illustrate the back cover of the 1965 and 1966 catalogs, and labels it a $3,000 Grade*. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.4 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches. The stock appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Having received especial care and attention over its lifetime, condition remains at least 98 percent. Barrel bluing shows what are almost certainly shipping crate rubs near the locking nut and there are a few minor imperfections in the varnish. INCLUSIONS: Cody Firearms Records history letter (three pages), Cody Firearms Records cover letter stating that the history letter is the first they have ever produced and a framed original 1966 Ithaca catalog. The price is firm and layaway is available. $27,500 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. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge, Wayne Wild bouquet & scroll, 29.5-inch, 6.4 pounds, pristine, unfired

Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge. Serial 147574 features 29.5-inch barrels with single-bead matted rib, ejectors, 2.75-inch chambers, inertia trigger, tang safety with selector and a mechanical safety. The stock wears a superb satin oil finish and the butt is checkered. ENGRAVING: Wayne Wild’s delicate bouquet and bordered scroll graces the entirety of the action, along with the forend latch, top lever, tangs, safety and trigger guard. The execution is superb. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Absolutely flawless, new and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Seven factory flush choke tubes (C/C/IC/M/IM/F/XF), choke tube wrench, snaps, screwdriver, slips, literature and the factory hard case. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Piotti King 1 .410, Ranetti full coverage, 5.4 pounds, 14.8 LOP, 1979, Granetti, cased, 99 percent

Piotti King 1 .410 SLE. Created in 1979, this spectacular little sidelock weighs just 5.4 pounds and feels even lighter due to its near-perfect balance. The barrels are 26 inches long, choked M/F, topped with a raised matted rib and have three-inch chambers and ejectors. Important features include bushed strikers, mechanical safety, articulated forward trigger, splinter forend, leather-wrapped pad and borderless checkering. ENGRAVING: Granetti’s delicate foliate and scroll graces the action, guard, tangs, lever, forend furniture and screws to full coverage. The execution is brilliant as well as appropriate at this scale. “PIOTTI” appears in gold just below the left lock, serial “7411” flows through a ribbon on the lower tang, a gold crown centers on the opening lever and a gold crest with the initials “LeB” is on the splinter. (The initials are small and very shallow, thus permitting easy alteration.) The engraver’s signature appears under the guard. DIMENSIONS: As stated, weight is 5.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.8 inches, drops are 1.6 and 2.4 inches, and cast appears neutral. CONDITION: Lightly handled and almost certainly never hunted, it stands at 99 percent overall with no shortcomings worth even a passing mention. In fact, the snap caps do not appear to have ever been inserted! CASE: The leather and felt-lined case is of the highest quality. It includes an oil bottle, snaps, two-piece cleaning rod and a leather pouch with customary jags and end pieces. The case is also 99 percent. The replacement cost on this shotgun is just over $50,000. The price is firm and layaway is available. $32,500 plus shipping.


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“The Ultimate Quail Gun” by John Rowe with masterful engraving by Guiseppe Forte, 28 gauge, side-plated boxlock with two sets of plates, Huey case, 5.8 pounds, 15-inch LOP, nearly pristine

“The Ultimate Quail Gun” as commissioned in the late 1980s by Quail Unlimited, crafted by the famed John (Jack) Rowe and delicately engraved by Guiseppe Forte. A lively little 28 gauge worthy of the moniker, she wears 26-inch barrels with a single brass bead heading a swamped rib, M/F fixed chokes and ejectors. The action (Birmingham proofed) is a boxlock with two sets of side plates and a mechanical safety. Barrels (marked “Made In England” on the forend attachment lug) are finished in polished blue while the action, plate sets, forend furniture, opening lever, safety, tang and the scalloped heel/toe clips are a complimentary combination of color case and blue. All the screws are timed. Stocked from a perfectly-matched walnut blank set showcasing superb and consistent figure, the splinter as well as the straight butt wear 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with Mullered borders and additionally feature a checkered butt along with a deep hand-rubbed oil finish. ENGRAVING: The action, forend furniture, opening lever, guard, tangs and clips showcase Forte’s spectacular bordered rose and scroll to virtually full coverage. PRIMARY SIDEPLATES: The left plate is dressed with a brace of quail in flight, the right a flushing grouse and a rising woodcock graces the guard – each bird formed from gold. AUXILIARY SIDEPLATES: Numbered to the gun and bearing the initials “GF”, this set presents detailed rose bouquets surrounded by scroll and accenting borders. MARKINGS: “John F. Rowe Gunmaker No. 2” rides the rib while “Eng. By – Guiseppe Forte” hides on the underrib beneath the splinter. The initial plate set in the toe line remains blank. DIMENSIONS: Weight is just 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Seldom fired if at all, condition is at least 99 percent with minor indications of handling and storage impressions. HUEY CASE: Numbered “391”, the oak and leather masterpiece features a three-inch brass oval top plate engraved with a pair of quail rising from cover. The brass oiler is also engraved with a superb bordered rose. Both top plate and bottle are unsigned. Also included are two ebony-handled turnscrews, an ebony and brass chamber brush, brass snaps, two-piece ebony and brass cleaning rod, an extra set of sideplate screws with engraved heads and two keys. The case remains in very good condition, with some external wear and a bit of internal loosening (fabric points and cleaning rod retaining bar). CASE LABEL: The makers label on the upper lid reads “Quail Unlimited, The Ultimate Quail Gun, John F. Rowe – Gunmaker and Guiseppe Forte – Engraver”. The price is firm and layaway is available. Partial trade for a sub-gauge double will be considered. $20,000 plus shipping.


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W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge, incredible engraving mistake, 5.8 pounds, 26-inch C/IM, 14-inch LOP, cased

W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge. Made circa 1924, serial 103045 features 26-inch barrels choked C/IC, single ivory bead, matte rib, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic safety and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Each lock presents a single flying bird against a natural background, this surrounded by delicate scroll. The pattern continues over the entirety of the action, touches the barrels and reappears on the forend latch and along the length of the tang. Amazingly, the company name is incorrectly engraved as “W & Scott & Son” on the right lock. The initial plate on the toe line is engraved “MBC”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrels remain properly on face, ejectors are snappy and the opening lever rests at center. Barrel blue is approximately 85 percent, action colors are approximately 25 percent and wood is approximately 80 percent overall, with modest softening of checkering, added leather pad and a scattering of field impressions. Engraving and markings are sharp. CASE: An unmarked and unlabeled vintage case with restored interior by Marvin Huey is included. The outside leather is in fair condition, with a spliced portion where once a name appeared. The inside is new. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Silver Seitz 12 gauge single barrel trap, 35-inch, 60/40 low rib, serial 80, 1995, case, 99 percent

Silver Seitz single barrel trap 12 gauge. Made in 1995, serial number 80 features a 35-inch barrel with fixed full choke (.0350 constriction), 60/40 low rib with double beads, 2.75-inch chamber, ejector and conventional “pull” trigger. The butt stock has an adjustable comb and a Kick-eez recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.5 inches and cast off is approximately .40-inch. CONDITION: Clearly little handled and fired, the bore and all other mechanical aspects are superb. Metal finishes are at least 99 percent. Wood is approximately 99 percent as well, with a few minor impressions. PERSONALIZATION: The original owner’s name is engraved on a side plate (left side of the receiver). Silver Seitz USA will fit an insert (with new name) for $125, or a new plate for $350. Turn-around time for this service is just three days. CASE: A custom-fitted Americase takedown case with embroidered lid is included. It houses a wrench for the bushed firing pin and another for the stock. The case itself is nearly pristine inside and the exterior suggests little use. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,500 plus shipping.


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L.C. Smith Field Grade Featherweight .410, 26-inch, 3-inch, 1947, 6.0 pounds, 60 percent colors

L.C. Smith Field Grade Featherweight .410 gauge. Made in 1947, serial number 8778 (matching) features 26-inch barrels choked M/F, a single brass bead, solid rib, 3-inch chambers, extractor, mechanical triggers and an automatic safety. Both splinter and butt wear bordered wrap checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores and chambers are smooth, strong and bright. The barrels are fully on face and the opening lever rests well right of center. Mechanics are solid. Barrel blue is approximately 65 percent, with thinning, browning and a few minor freckles on the right side of the rib. Colors are approximately 60 percent, with some browning. The guard is approximately 50 percent. Wood stands at approximately 80 percent overall, with light impressions along with superficial flaking to the varnish. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 gauge, Hunter One Trigger, ejectors, 28-inch M/F, 2.5-inch, 6.8 pounds

L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 gauge. Made in Fulton, serial number 68705 (matching) features 28-inch barrels choked M/F, a single ivory bead, solid rib, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, Hunter One Trigger (mechanical, with selector) and a mechanical safety. The forend is accented with a triangular ebony inlay at the tip and wrapped in a bordered multi-point diamond pattern. The butt continues the same checkering pattern and retains the original appointments. According to the LC Smith Collectors Association, just 282 Trap Grade models were made in 16 gauge. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches, drops are 1.7 and 3.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores and chambers are smooth, strong and bright. The barrels are fully on face and the opening lever rests right of center. All mechanics of the ejectors and trigger operate as intended. The barrels appear to have been reblued and show at least 95 percent condition. The action, top lever, forend release and guard are original, with the action retaining 25-30 percent colors. All engraving is tack sharp. Wood finish and integrity stand at approximately 85 percent, with a scattered distribution of impressions and a bit of chipping at the locks. The butt plate has a single small chip at the lower left edge. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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