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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. 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) and chambers are 2.75 inches long. 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 chimes blowing in an evening breeze. 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, with nickel over the receiver). Wood retains 98% of the original hand-rubbed oil finish and has only slight evidence of field use. The opening lever camps well to the right. CASE: 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. $5,000 plus shipping.


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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 cast (off) of approximately .25-inch. New condition. No box, papers or additional choke tubes. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Beretta S687EELL Diamond Pigeon Sporting 12, Giovanelli, 29.5 inches, 3-inch, six tubes, Negrini case, 97%

Beretta Model S687EELL 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. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed Diana 20 gauge, 1963, Baerton double-signed, 3-inch, 28-inch M/F

Browning Superposed Diana Grade 20 gauge with 3-inch chambers. Made in 1963, serial number 27452V3 features 28-inch barrels choked M/F, single bead, ejectors, long tang and round knob. ENGRAVING: Double-signed by Baerten, the Diana pattern of pheasants, ducks, quail and rabbits among habitat and surrounded by graceful leaf and scroll is masterfully executed. The receiver, top lever, safety, lower tang and forend furniture show full coverage. The upper tang has partial coverage, along with a gold “S”, “O”, and “U”, and the barrel has a collar of engraving at the receiver. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.7 inches over pad, drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches, and cast off is approximately .25 inch. CONDITION: Top lever caps well to the right and barrels are fully on face. Bores are strong and bright. Blue is about 95 percent, with what appears to be a dressed pit on the right midpoint of the upper barrel. Wood is about 90 percent overall with light scratching, impressions and a bit of finish lift right of the top lever. A Pachmayr White Line pad has been added. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade 12 gauge, two sets barrels, fantastic wood, 1964, cased, 98% condition

Browning Superposed Pigeon Grade 12 gauge with two original sets of barrels. Made in 1964, serial number 18828S4 features a silver/gray receiver, two original and numbered barrel sets (26.5 inches choked IC/M and 28 inches choked M/F) with 2.75-inch chambers. ENGRAVING: The receiver features a pair of flying pigeons on either side and a pair of bouquets on the bottom, each surrounded by an oak leaf and scroll pattern that continues along the tangs, guard and forend furniture. This work is unsigned. DIMENSIONS: Length of pull is 14.25 inches. Weight is 7.8 pounds with the longer barrels. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and cast (off) is slight at approximately .20-inch. Double-bead matted rib is .310 wide. CONDITION: Little fired, it remains on face with lever closing well to the right. Bores are bright and shiny. Both sets of barrels retain 99% of their rust blue and show only slight forend track wear. Receiver finish is pristine. Wood integrity is 100% and finish rates at least 98 due to minor evidence of handling (impressions) and small area of varnish lift on right side of grip along the top of the checkering. CASE: Browning two-barrel case is at least 90% inside and out. Nameplate (H.R. Hull) is located just under carry handle. INCLUSIONS: Manual and key for case. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,250 plus shipping.


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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. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Forgeron 12 gauge with detachable sidelocks, Holland & Holland action, full coverage bouquet and scroll, interesting history

Forgeron 12 gauge with 2.75-inch chambers and detachable sidelocks. Finished in Belgium, serial number 39238 features 25.8-inch barrels choked IC/IC with fixed gauge and measuring .006 (R) and .013 (L) constriction per consignor, Simmons rib, ejectors, manual safety, articulated front trigger, cocking indicators, bushed strikers and checkered butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull (attached stock) is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.6 and 2.1 inches and cast is essentially absent. CONDITION: Barrels are fully on face. Bores are bright and shiny. Ejectors operate with authority. Barrels are likely shortened and the rib certainly added. Barrels are serialed to the action, have been refinished and currently show about 85 percent blue with thinning at muzzle and primary contact areas. Wood has been restored and now shows at a strong 95 percent, with the locks slightly proud. The stock appears to have been weighted (for balance) and a circular marking appears on the left side (under the finish) about four inches forward of the butt. The action, guard, top lever and tangs appear to retain their original finish with just a hint of browning, and the engraving remains tack sharp. ENGRAVING: Delicate bouquet and scroll to full coverage on the receiver, top lever, guard and tangs also appears on the forend furniture. Gold safety “S”. A gold “1” appears on the forend release and the top lever. HISTORY: From the estate of Mr. A. Wayne Gordon, who assisted Holland & Holland with financing and later gained an ownership position. While stationed in England during the latter part of World War II, Mr. Gordon met the gentleman who originally contracted with Holland & Holland to build a pair of shotguns, this particular gun being number 1. The actions for both guns were shipped to Forgeron in Belgium to be stocked and finished. Gun number 1 was completed and shipped back to the owner in England. Gun number 2 was also completed, but the Germans invaded Belgium before it could be shipped, then the trail goes cold. Mr. Gordon verified this information in the Holland & Holland records. The original letter dated 5/2/74 to the consignor details the history as summarized above is included. EXTRA STOCK: Made by George Hoenig and unweighted, it adds approximately one inch to the length-of-pull and .25-inch to the drop at heel. Condition of this stock is nearly 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 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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Ithaca SKB Model 280 20 gauge, 28-inch M/F, 3-inch, ejectors, scalloped,single-select trigger, English stock, 6.8 pounds, 98 percent condition

Ithaca/SKB Model 280 20 gauge with 3-inch chambers and 28-inch barrels choked M/F. Features include matted rib with double beads, scalloped boxlock action, ejectors, single select trigger (gold), automatic safety, beavertail forend, English (straight) stock with factory recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.8 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.55 inches and the stock appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Bores are bright, shiny and rock solid on face. Metal finish is about 99% with only slight indications of handling. Wood condition is about 98%, with a few tiny impressions and a hint of age in the varnish at the scallops. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 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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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 Silver Grade 1 12-gauge O/U, 28-inch, 3-inch, ejectors, color case, round knob, 14.75-inch LOP, five tubes, 99% condition

Smith & Wesson Elite Silver Grade I 12 gauge O/U. Features include 28-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers and a matte vent rib with double bead, ejectors, single non-select trigger, scalloped boxlock action with color case, round knob and thin recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.75, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches and cast off is approximately .25 inch. INCLUSIONS: Five choke tubes (C/IC/IM/M/F) and wrench. CONDITION: Near new, with slight indications of handling/storage wear showing mostly as light impressions on forend wood. Rear bead is fuzzy and tarnished from reaction to chemicals or heat used to attach the rib. 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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