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.
Beretta S687 EELL Diamond Pigeon Sporting 12, Giovanelli, 29.5 inches, 3-inch, six tubes, Negrini case, 97%

Beretta Model S687 EELL Diamond Pigeon Sporting 12 gauge. Serial number M39142B has 29.5-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, a .5-inch matted rib to a single bead, single inertia trigger, mechanical safety, ejectors, sideplates and a thumb safety with barrel selector. The forend has a slight Schnabel and overall wood quality is exceptional. Included are four Mobilchoke tubes (IC/M/F/F) and two Briley extended skeet tubes. ENGRAVING: Signed at the guard by Bottega Giovanelli, the left plate shows a pair of rising mallards, the right two snipes and the bottom has a single woodcock. All are surrounded with elegant scroll, the pattern continuing over the forend latch, lever and guard. The brass initial plate on the toe line remains plain. DIMENSIONS. Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length of pull (with trigger in middle position) is 14 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.3 inches, and cast (off) is approximately .5-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are on face and bores are shiny. The matte blue of the barrels is about 98%, while the balance of metal finish is nearly 100%. Wood is about 96%, with two impressions on the comb, two scratches and a small chip on the right side of the butt and a scratch near the initial plate. INCLUSIONS: Box and papers, Negrini case with Beretta logo, two extra fiberoptic front beads, extra trigger, slips and two wrenches. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 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. $3,500 plus shipping.


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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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Francotte 12 gauge side-plated box lock, Lingerie & Detmold, ejectors, 2 5/8, 26-inch C/IC, 14.75-inch, engraving, cased

A. Francotte 12 gauge boxlock with side plates. Imported by Lingerie & Detmold in New York, serial 37148 wears 26-inch barrels (marked appropriately as “Chokebore” and “Siemons-Martin”) choked C/IC with matted rib and double ivory beads, ejectors, 2 5/8 inch chambers, side clips and an automatic safety. Both splinter and butt are dressed with fine double-bordered checkering. Grip cap and butt plate appear to be ebony. ENGRAVING: The action, plates, top leveraged guard wear fine scroll to nearly full converage. Forend furniture, screws and safety are similarly dressed, the pattern tapering along the barrel bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.75 and 2.15 inches, and the stock appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: As partially restored and restocked, the bore is spectacular and barrels fully on face. The front bead may have been replaced or relocated ever-so-slightly. Barrel (satin rust) blue is approximately 90 percent overall, with one area of thinning on the right barrel just forward of the chamber area. Action has silvered to just a trace of colors and hints of tarnish. The guard shows at about 30 percent with general silvering. Some screw slots are roughed. Wood is sharp, at approximately 97 percent. The butt plate has a vertical crack at the lower screw. CASE: An aftermarket Emmebi canvas case with leather corners and felt liner is included and remains in new condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 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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Grulla Model 215 20 gauge, sidelock, ejector, 28-inch, IC/M, 3-inch, 6.4 pounds, 15.5 LOP, engraved, cased, 98 percent overall

Grulla Model 215 five-pin sidelock ejector 20 gauge. Serial 31-03-122-96 is a lively field gun with 28-inch barrels, fixed IC/M chokes, single bead concave rib, ejectors, disc set strikers, 3-inch chambers, automatic safety, cocking indicators, articulated front trigger and extended lower tang. Barrel finish is polished blue and the balance of metal is coin. Stocked to the fences, the splinter and English butt feature double-bordered checkering (24 lines-per-inch) and drop points. Importer was Hi-Grade Imports in Gilroy, California. ENGRAVING: The entirety of the action, forend release, lever, tangs and extended guard are dressed in bordered bouquet and scroll to full coverage. All screws are timed. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.5 inches over an added Pachmayr Decelerator pad. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .40-inch. CONDITION: Bores are pristine and barrels fully on face. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with but faint indications of handling. Wood finish is also approximately 98 percent, with one minor finish rub near the checkering tail at the toe line (right side). CASE: An aftermarket Emmebi case is included and stands in new condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 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. $32,500.


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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 SBT (Single Barrel Trap) Grade 7 12 gauge, 32-inch, six birds in gold relief, ejector

Ithaca SBT (Single Barrel Trap) Grade 7 12 gauge. Serial 403788 features a 32-inch barrel with full choke, vent rib, white front and mid beads, ejector and an extended forcing cone. ENGRAVING: The entire receiver as well as the barrel shoulders, forend furniture, top lever, tangs and screws wear superb engraving. Receiver left features a pair of rising ducks, the right a brace of pheasants (one flying, the other standing alert), the bottom an eagle and the guard a snipe, each bird in detailed gold relief. The balance of bordering metal surfaces are dressed in a detailed vine and leaf pattern accented with sunbursts and figured borders. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, and the barrel remains on face. The opening lever rests well to the right. The ejector pings properly. The barrel finish appears to have been carefully restored and currently rates at least 90 percent. Engraving is tack sharp. The wood finish has been restored as well and stands at approximately 95 percent. A Pachmayr Decelerator pad has been added. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14 inches. The straight comb drop is 1.5 inches and appears to be absent cast. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber Valier Grade II 20 gauge, seven pin detachable sidelock, 28-inch fixed IC/M, 3-inch, ejectors, superb wood, cased, 99 percent

Kimber Valier Grade II 20 gauge. Serial 05SLE069 is a seven-pin sidelock (detachable locks)featuring 28-inch barrels with fixed chokes (IC/M), solid matted rib with single brass bead, three-inch chambers, ejectors, bushed strikers, cocking indicators (gold), mechanical safety, articulated front trigger and an extended lower tang. Screws are timed. FINISH: The barrels wear a deep rust blue, the opening lever and guard polished blue and the action/forend furniture bright color case. Triggers and pins are further accented with niter blue. ENGRAVING: The action, guard and tangs showcase leaf & scroll to approximately 60 percent coverage, the pattern reflecting on the barrel bases. WOOD: Stocked to the fences in exhibition grade Turkish walnut, the splinter is accented with a slight Schnabel and the English stock with drop points and a checkered butt. Checkering is a wrapping borderless 26 lines-per-inch pattern. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds. Length-of- pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.6 and 2.6 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch. CONDITION: Bores are pristine and the action is full on face. Opening lever rests well to the right. Metal finish is essentially new. Wood finish is approximately 99 percent, with slight evidence of handling. CASE: An Emmebi takedown case (cloth, leather corners, felt lining, keys) is included and remains in new condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 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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R.G. Owen sidelock 20 gauge, two barrel sets, Kornbrath-attributed full coverage bouquet and scroll, 6.4 pounds, superb in every respect, high condition,

R.G. Owen 20 gauge sidelock ejector with two original barrel sets. Number 4001 is a spectacular little field gun that has seen but limited use during its pampered lifetime. Two barrel sets are present, each with single beads fronting matted solid ribs, ejectors and 2.75-inch chambers. The 28-inch set is choked C/IM, the 27-inch C/C. The seven pin action was created with Chilton locks and showcases arcaded fences, cocking indicators, elongated sculptured tangs, a Miller nonselective trigger and a mechanical safety. Stocked to the fences in walnut with such dark, rich grain that it presents a nearly sinister elegance, accents include 26 lines-per inch checkering with mullered borders and understated drop points. ENGRAVING: Logically attributed to Rudolph Kornbrath, the delicate unsigned work is of such exemplary quality that it virtually defines bouquet and scroll. Coverage is full over the action, tangs and furniture, with a trio of extensions flowing along each barrel. The initial plate set in the toe line remains blank and inviting. CONDITION: All four bores are strong and bright, and both sets are fully on face. The lever comes to rest nearly centered. Mechanics are positive and superb. Markings are sharp. Rust blue over the barrels, lever, safety, guard and tang is approximately 97 percent. Action colors are at least 70 percent. The splinter is approximately 95 percent, with one small faintly-impressed area in the checkering just ahead of the attachment diamond. The butt is at least 97 percent, with only minor evidence of being afield. DIMENSIONS: Weight is just 6.4 pounds. The balance point (with the 28-inch barrels) is .40-inch forward of the hinge pin. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches and drops are 1.3 and 2.3 inches. Cast off is nearly absent, possibly .10-inch. INCLUSIONS: Although not befitting, a battered and unmarked oak and leather takedown case with loosening interior is present. A mahogany three-piece rod, accessories and an oil bottle are ensconced. The price is firm and layaway is available. $27,500 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. $3,500 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. $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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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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