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. 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. $4,250 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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Benelli Legacy 28 gauge, 5.2 pounds, 26-inch, 14.3 LOP, 99 percent

Benelli Legacy 28 gauge with a 26-inch barrel. Weighing only 5.2 pounds, features of this wonderful little semi-auto include a ribbed barrel with double bead, a combination of game scene and floral/scroll engraving, two-tone alloy receiver and an AA-grade walnut stock. A single choke tube (F) is included. DIMENSIONS: Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.25 and 1.75 inches and the stock appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Barrel finish (polished blue) and receiver finish (polished blue over silver) is 99 percent with only slight evidence of handling and range use. Stock finish is also 99 percent, with small indications of rubbing and one minor finish chip at the top of the heel. It appears the stock was factory-drilled for a sling swivel stud along the toe line, the recess then properly plugged with a cap. No box, papers or additional inclusions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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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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Browning Auto-5 Light Twenty, Belgium, 1976, vent rib, 6.6 pounds

Browning Auto-5 Light Twenty 20 gauge. Made in Belgium during 1976, serial number 76Z85740 features a 25.5-inch barrel with a single bead, vent rib, modified choke and a 2.75-inch chamber. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.4 inches. Cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is 95 percent, with faint indications of use and minor spots of freckling on the action. Wood and butt plate are at least 97 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Bigfork, Montana Hunter Safety Program.


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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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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. $3,500 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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Remington 1100LW 28 gauge, 25-inch IC, 6.4 pounds, 98 percent overall

Remington Model 1100LW 28 gauge. Serial N121333J features a 25-inch barrel with matted single-bead vent rib and fixed IC choke, engraved receiver, polished blue finish, borderless checkering with ribbons and fleurs, and a figured walnut forend/butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and the stock is absent cast. CONDITION: Little fired. The bore is strong and bright. The metal finish is at least 97 percent, with only slight indications of handling. Wood is at least 98 percent, with scarce evidence of use. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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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, manual safety, round knob and thin recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.o 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 missing from its post. 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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Webley & Scott Model 700 12 gauge, 26-inch IC/M, ejectors, 14.5 LOP, 6.2 pounds, 1975

Webley & Scott (Birmingham) Model 700 12 gauge with 26-inch barrels choked IC/M. Made in 1975, serial number 144179 features ejectors, automatic safety, swamped game rib with single (brass) bead, English stock, splinter forend and color case boxlock action. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds. Length of pull is 14.5 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.15 inches. Cast off is slight, about .25 inch. CONDITION: Little fired. Bores are bright and shiny. Barrels are fully on face with opening lever camped to the right. Ejectors pop with authority. Barrel blue is at least 99 percent. Receiver colors are vivid, at least 95 percent with the loss confined to the edges. Blue on the guard and tang is about 90 percent. Wood integrity and finish is 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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