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.
Anderson Wheeler 20 gauge, 30-inch, 3-inch, AAA Turkish, engraved, tubes, leather case, 99 percent

Anderson Wheeler (London) 20 gauge. Serial 9198 has 30-inch barrels (vent rib, single bead, 3-inch chambers, ejectors). Fitted for flush choke tubes, six are present (C/C/C/IC/M/IM plus tool). Features include a nickel-over-color-case action finish, sideplates, mechanical safety with selector and a single inertia trigger. WOOD: Shaped from AAA-grade Turkish walnut, appointments include a Schnabel and double-bordered wrap checkering. ENGRAVING: A intricate leaf and vine pattern extends over the receiver, forend furniture, lever, guard and tangs to nearly full coverage. The initial plate on the guard remains blank while the brass oval on the toe line is engraved. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.1 inches over a thin Pachmayr Decelerator. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face and mechanics snappy. The opening lever rests well right. Metal and wood finishes approximate 99 percent. CASE: A leather takedown case with makers label with snaps is included and in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Armi Renato Telo 28 gauge, 29-inch, Briley, plated, exhibition walnut, Cremini, 5.8 pounds, 14.35 inches, cased, 99 percent

Armi Renato Telo 28 gauge. Serial 393 wears 29-inch barrels (vent rib, single bead, ejectors) fitted with flush Briley tubes (7x: SK/SK/IC/IC/M/M/IM plus tool). Features include a plated action, mechanical safety and a single non-select inertia trigger. WOOD: The exhibition grade walnut stock is appointed with double-bordered wrap checkering, drop points and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed under the guard by C.F. Cremini, three flying birds are supported by bouquet and scroll to nearly full coverage. The pattern continues over the forend furniture, lever, guard and tangs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.35 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .45 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face and mechanics operate properly. The opening lever rests well right. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 99 percent. CASE: A canvas and leather takedown case with maker’s label, snaps and extra firing pins is included and in excellent condition. A nylon cover with faded exterior is also present. The original proof certificate is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed B25 D6G pair 20 gauge, Belgium, 1999, Perfido game scene, 30-inch, 6 pounds, 13.5 LOP, tubes, cased, 98 percent

Browning Superposed B-25 D6G 20 gauge pair. Created by Browning’s Custom Shop in Belgium during 1999, serials 324NR02731 and 324NR02732 have 30-inch barrels (rust blued, vent ribs, single beads, Teague choke tubes, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors). Features include mechanical safeties with selectors and single mechanical triggers with checkered faces. ENGRAVING: Signed by Perfido, each receiver presents three game scenes bordered by gold wire and intricate leafy vine with the supporting pattern continuing to full coverage. Gun numbers, “O”, “U” and “S” are accented with Gold. The initial shelds on the guards remain blank while the initial plates on the toe lines are engraved “CS”. STOCKS: Fashioned from matching sets of exhibition Turkish walnut and finished in hand-rubbed oil, forends have understated Schnabels and 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with double borders. Butts are detailed with scalloped drop points, round knobs and leather-wrapped pads. TUBES: Each gun has seven tubes (SK/IC/IC/M/M/IM/IM plus a wrench and case). DIMENSIONS: Weights are 6.0 pounds. Lengths-of-pull over the .5-inch leather wrapped pads are 13.5 inches. Drops are 1.45 and 2.0 inches and casts (off) are approximately .35-inches. CONDITIONS: Consigned by the original owner and known to have seldom been afield, bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on the faces and mechanics are solid. Gun 1 – Barrel finish is approximately 99 percent. Receiver finish is approximately 98 percent with but a trace of tarnish. Wood is approximately 98 percent, with a few minor impressions. Gun 2 – Similar to Gun 1. Wood is approximately 99 percent. The bottom right of the fore appears to have a trace hairline under the original finish. Upon request, it will be examine and addressed if neccessary by a professional gunsmith prior to shipping. CASE: A fine leather double takedown case with a canvas cover is included. The leather is in very good condition. Surface dryness suggests an application of a proper cleaning product is warranted. The canvas oversleeve is in good condition with some staining. DOCUMENTS: The original Certificates of Identification, Certificates of Proof, box end labels (never attached), a warranty booklet and a manual are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $27,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Auto 5 Light Twelve 12 gauge, Belgium, three barrels, 95 percent

Browning Auto 5 Light Twelve 12 gauge. Made in Belgium, serial 69G2211 has a 27.5-inch barrel (vent rib, single bead, modified choke, 2.75-inch chamber). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: No evidence of salt or salt mitigation. The bore is pristine. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is at least 95 percent. Wood is also at least 95 percent with a few minor impressions. The original butt plate is 99 percent with but trace suggestions of use. EXTRA BARREL ONE: A plain 29.5-inch with full choke and 2.75-inch chamber shows brightly inside. Metal finish is approximately 70 percent with generally thinning and browning finish. EXTRA BARREL TWO: A Buck Special 23.5-inch barrel (smooth bore) with sights has a pristine bore. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm, layaway is available and the grouping will not be separated. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed B25 pair 12 gauge, Belgium Custom Shop, Baerten, 32-inch, 14.25 inches, cased, 97 percent

Browning B-25 D4G consecutive pair 12 gauge shotguns. Made in Belgium, serials 325NM01647-1 & 325NM01647-2 have 32-inch barrels (fixed IC/M, vent ribs, double beads, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors). Common features include mechanical safeties with selectors, single mechanical triggers and two-piece forearms. ENGRAVING: Signed 1x by Baerten, receivers showcase a trio of rising ducks on the right and three exploding roosters on the left. Game scene borders – along with the balance of coverage over the receivers and along the tangs, guards, levers and forend latches – consists of leafy vine. Gun numbers, “U”, “O” and “S” are filled with gold wire. Final details include timed/engraved screw heads and checkered triggers. STOCKS: Select walnut wears broad fields of fine checkering, delicate Schnabels, drop points, checkered butts and toe line plates (blank). DIMENSIONS: Weights are 7.4 pounds. Lengths-of-pull are 14.25 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and casts (off) are approximately .30-inch. CONDITIONS: GUN 1 – Bores are bright and shiny. Barrels are full on face. Ejectors ping with authority. The opening lever rests well right. Barrel finish (rust blue) is at least 98 percent. Receiver finish (coin) is approximately 97 percent with faint traces of tarnish. Wood is approximately 97 percent as well, with occasional faint impressions and one small chip at the toe. GUN 2 – Generally same. Wood is approximately 98 percent with occasional faint impressions. CASES: Each shotgun is individually cased in factory takedowns. Exteriors are very good and interiors are excellent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $25,000 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed B25 B2G 12 gauge, Belgium, 30-inch, 3-inch, Precision tubes, Poes, cased, over 90 percent

Browning Superposed B25 B2G 12 gauge. Made in the Belgium custom shop, serial 8L4PW00258 is a one-owner shotgun with 30-inch barrels (vent rib, double beads, 3-inch chambers, ejectors). The barrels have been modified to accept Precision flush choke tubes (5x: IC/IC/M/IM plus one that appears to be SK, wrench). Features include a mechanical tang safety with selector and single mechanical trigger (checkered face). WOOD: Shaped from exhibition grade Turkish walnut, appointments include a Schnabel, 26 lines-per-inch checkering with double and triple borders plus a leather-covered recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Signed 1x by A. Poes, the receiver sides present flushing birds surrounded by leafy vine, the pattern extending over the forend furniture, guard and opening lever to approximately 80 percent coverage. The “S”, “O” and “U” are presented in gold and the initial plate on the toe line is engraved “CS”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .35 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels are on face and mechanics operate properly. Barrel finish is approximately 90 percent with some scattered freckling on the right sides near the muzzles. Action finish is approximately 95 percent with trace rubbing and one small tarnish line on the left side of the barrel shoulder. Wood is approximately 95 percent. CASE: A Browning takedown case (very good condition) is present, along with snaps. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed B25 Traditional 12 gauge, Belgium, Derwa, 30-inch, 14.25 inches, color case, cased, 90 percent

Browning Superposed B25 Traditional Grade 12 gauge. Made in Belgium, serial 325MX04078 has 30-inch barrels (rust blued, single bead, matted), Teague precision choke tubes (7x: SK/IC/IC/M/M/IM/IM), 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, color case action, mechanical safety with selector and single mechanical trigger. STOCK: Fashioned from AA-grade walnut the oil-finished stock is highlighted by double-bordered checkering panels, round knob and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Signed by Derwa, the action is dressed with a bordered leafy vine pattern to approximately 30 percent. Opening lever and rib are marked “II” in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .25 inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face and the opening lever rests far right. Ejectors and trigger snap with enthusiasm. Barrel finish is approximately 95 percent with an area of modest thinning on left side between the forend and muzzle. Colors are vivid with the clear overcoat showing spot thinning to about 90 percent. Wood is approximately 97 percent. CASE: A Browning Custom Shop takedown case (maroon, leather maker’s label) in very good condition is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,750 plus shipping.


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Browning Citori 325 SP Grade V 12 gauge, 1991, 28-inch, 13.5-inch, Invector, leather pad, cased, 95 percent

Browning Citori 325 SP Grade 5 12 gauge. Made in 1991, serial 56075NZ wears 28-inch barrels (two Invector chokes included: one M and the other IC/lead – M/steel), matted vent rib (.510-inch at muzzle, double beads), ejectors and 2.75-inch chambers. Features include a manual tang safety with selector, single inertia trigger, engraved receiver and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches with the adjustable trigger in the forward position. Drops are 1.5 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .4 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are on face. Opening lever rests at center. Wood and metal finishes are each approximately 95 percent. Butt has odd figure accent at center left. CASE: A Browning takedown hard case (very good condition) is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Famars / Abbiatico & Savinelli Excalibur round body 28 gauge and .410, 30-inch, 6.4 pounds, Volpi and Marocchi, 98 percent

Famars (Abbiatico & Savinelli) Excalibur round body 28 / .410. Made in 2007, serial F0715 has 30-inch barrel sets with solid hand-filed ribs, single beads, fixed M/IM chokes and ejectors. The .410 barrels have 3-inch chambers and are serialed F0716. Features include a mechanical safety (no selector) and a single inertia trigger. WOOD: AAA-grade walnut is dressed with fine wrap checkering and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Signed by M. Volpi and C. Marocchi, three scenes of rising quail are set among fields of bordered leafy vine, the pattern extending over the latch, lever, guard and tangs to full coverage. Model name, barrel set numbers and “SAFE” are presented in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds (6.2 pounds with .410 barrels). Length-of-pull is 14.15 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.45 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright, barrel sets full on face and the lever rests well right. Mechanics are lively. Blue over the 28 gauge barrel set is approximately 98 percent while the .410 set is at least 99 percent. Wood is approximately 99 percent as well, with a single small impression on the comb line. INCLUSIONS: An extra set of pins and springs, original proof certificates, stock tool and a factory (Negrini) takedown case are present. and in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Famars / Abbiatico & Salvinelli Castore 20 gauge, 28.5-inch, automatic hammers, Bonsi, 6.2 pounds, Teague, 98 percent

Famars / Abbiatico & Salvinelli Castore 20 gauge. Imported by CBSS, serial 1263 has 28.5-inch barrels with a single bead, Teague flush choke tubes (5x: SK/IC/M/IM/F, wrench), 2.75-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include automatically-cocking external hammers, oval fences, mechanical safety, single mechanical trigger and a rolled guard. WOOD: Stocked in exhibition grade English walnut with rioting full-length figure, appointments include wrapping 26 lines-per-inch checkering, straight grip and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed by D. Bonsi, the delicate bouquet and scroll rolls over the action and continues along the forend furniture, hammers, lever, guard and tangs to nearly full coverage. Gold wire accents appear at the breech, outline the fences and highlight brand, model and “SAFE”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches, drops are 1.45 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and mechanics enthuastic as a puppy. Barrel finish is approximately 97 percent with two insignificant scratches and an area with saddowed traces of discoloration at the rib pockets on the underside of the barrels. Action and wood finishes are approximately 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: An extra trigger guard (identical engraving and serial) plus what appears to be a two-trigger system (articulated front) is present, as are snaps, wood cleaning rod and fixtures. CASE: A leather case with maker’s label (Famars, A&S) is also present and in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Famars ML 20 gauge, 29.8-inch, 3-inch, AAA Turkish, Gamba, 6.6 pounds, 97 percent

Famars Model ML 20 gauge. Serial 1266 wears 29.8-inch barrels (solid rib, fixed IC/M, 3-inch chambers, ejectors). Features include an automatic safety, single inertia trigger (no selector) and rolled guard. WOOD: Stocked in AAA-grade Turkish walnut, appointments include 26 lines-per inch wrap checkering with double borders and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed by L. Gamba, Inc., full coverage includes field scenes (pheasants and grouse) spanning right and left as well as the receiver bottom (woodcock), each surrounded by delicate leafy vine. Forend furniture, lever and tangs are similarly dressed. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face, mechanics solid and the opening lever rests well right. Barrel finish is approximately 97 percent with a few trace points of thinning on left side near the muzzle. Receiver and wood are approximately 99 percent. No case or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Famars Excalibur BLR 12 gauge, 30-inch, 3-inch, Pasolini, Teague tubes, 14.2-inches, cased, 99 percent

Famars Excalibur BLR 12 gauge. Serial F0616 has 30-inch barrels with a solid hand-filed rib (tapering to .280-inch at muzzle, single bead), Teague flush choke tubes (5x: SK/IC/M/IM/F, wrench), 3-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include a round body action, mechanical safety and a single inertia trigger (no selector). WOOD: Stocked in AAA-grade walnut with fine flowing highlights, appointments include wrapping 26 lines-per-inch bordered checkering, round knob and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed by A. Pasolini, a contrasting leafy vine pattern extends over the action, forend furniture, lever, guard and tangs to full coverage. “SAFE” appears in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests well right. Metal and wood finishes are approximately 99 percent. CASE: A factory takedown case with extra springs and pins, snaps and a stock tool is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12, 28-inch IC/M, 6.5 pounds, 14.4-inch LOP, 1966, cased, 97 percent

Outstanding Holland & Holland Royal self-opener 12 gauge. Made in 1966, features of serial 36610 include 28-inch barrels (IC/M) with game rib, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable locks, gold line cocking indicators, automatic safety and a rolled trigger guard. Barrels wear satin rust blue, an ideal contrast to the action’s coin. Double-bordered checkering (including butt) and drop points accent the select walnut. ENGRAVING: The action is dressed in the traditional leaf and vine to full coverage, the pattern continuing over the guard, top lever and a bit of the rib. “SAFE” appears in gold and the initial plate on the toe line bears initials “RJB”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.5 pounds. Length of pull is 14.4 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches, and cost off is approximately .40-inch. Balance (charged) is .25-inch forward of the hinge. CONDITION: Bores are bright. Barrels are on face and ring with cheer. Ejectors pop enthusiastically . The opening lever rests on center. Finish over the barrels is approximately 99 percent. Action finish is approximately 97 percent with minute traces of tarnish. Wood is approximately 98 percent with a few minor impressions and instances of finish compression. CASE: The original leather takedown case with key is present, housing snaps, oiler and a two-piece rod. Case condition is approximately 80 percent, with some spotting on and name added to the exterior. The price is firm and layaway is available. $42,500 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 Flues 4E 16 gauge, circa 1920, 28-inch IC/IC, superb bores and strong colors

Ithaca Flues Model 4E 16 gauge. Made circa 1920, serial 330025 (all matching) wears 28-inch barrels (IC/IC) with a hand-filed rib, ivory beads, 2.75-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include a mechanical safety, single mechanical trigger, ebony forend inlay, grip cap and initial shield (blank). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.6 inches, and the stock is absent cast. CONDITION: The bores are superb, strong and bright. Barrels are on face. The opening lever rests well right, ejectors could launch clay birds, trigger pull sharp and mechanics operate properly. Barrel blue is approximately 70 percent with light general thinning. Colors are approximately 70 percent as well over sharp engraving. Guard blue is approximately 75 percent. The splinter has stabilized and nearly disappeared hairlines, and is otherwise about 80 percent with one impression on the left side. The butt is approximately 80 percent and the butt plate nearly pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 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 MX28 SCO/C 28 & .410 combo, 29.5-inch, Giovanelli, 14.3 LOP, extra 15.5 LOP stock, cased, 99 percent

Perazzi MX28 SCO/C 28 gauge / .410 combo. Serial 121019 (.410 barrels serialed 121020) has 29.5-inch ribbed barrels with fixed chokes (both sets are choked M/IM). Chambers are 2.75 and 3.0 inches. Features include ejectors, mechanical tang safety/selector and a single inertia trigger. Barrel finish is rust blue. WOOD: Stocked in exhibition grade walnut with consistently rioting figure, dressings include a bordered wrap of fine-textured checkering, rounded grip and a checkered butt appointed with ebony heel and toe clips. Forends are well matched and wood finish is hand-rubbed oil. ENGRAVING: Signed by Giovanelli, left and right showcase detailed hunting scenes with the bottom a retrieve. Bordering is outstanding floral and scroll to full coverage inclusive of the latch and guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds (6.4 pounds with .410 barrels). Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.55 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch. CONDITION: Much coddled, the bores are strong and bright. Mechanics are snappy. Metal and wood finishes exceed 99 percent. EXTRA FACTORY STOCK: An additonal stock of similar wood quality finishing in a leather-wrapped pad is included. In use, length-of-pull will be approximately 13.5 inches. Condition is approximately 98 percent. CASE: A premium leather takedown canvas and leather cover and key is included. The original serialed manual with cloth cover, serialed certificate of warranty and a factory box for the extra stock are also present. $35,000 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. $15,000 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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Armi Renato Telo 28 gauge, 29-inch, Briley, plated, Cremini, 5.8 pounds, 14.35 inches, cased, 99 percent

Armi Renato Telo 28 gauge. Serial 393 wears 29-inch barrels (vent rib, single bead, ejectors) fitted with flush Briley tubes (7x: SK/SK/IC/IC/M/M/IM plus tool). Features include a plated action, mechanical safety and a single non-select inertia trigger. WOOD: The exhibition grade walnut stock is appointed with double-bordered wrap checkering, drop points and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed under the guard by C.F. Cremini, three flying birds are supported by bouquet and scroll to nearly full coverage. The pattern continues over the forend furniture, lever, guard and tangs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.35 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .45 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face and mechanics operate properly. The opening lever rests well right. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 99 percent. CASE: A canvas and leather takedown case with maker’s label, snaps and extra firing pins is included and in excellent condition. A nylon cover with faded exterior is also present. The original proof certificate is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger Red Label Woodside 12 gauge, factory engraved, 1 of 81 created, circassian butt stock, 98 percent

Factory engraved Ruger Red Label Woodside 12 gauge. One of only 81 engraved Woodside shotguns ever created, serial 430-00242 is an earlier version with a circassian walnut stock and claro walnut forend. Features include 26-inch barrels with choke tubes (M/F), matte double-beaded (white front bead) vent rib, 3-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic tang safety with selector and a single mechanical trigger. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.35 inches and cast is near neutral. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face, mechanics operate properly and the opening lever rests well to the right. Metal finishes are approximaely 98 percent. Wood condition is approximately 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: None. No box, papers, additional choke tubes or factory letter. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 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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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. $6,500 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. $5,500 plus shipping.


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Winston Churchill engraved Winchester Model 42 .410, 1972, one owner, gold relief, sinister walnut, solid rib, absolutely peerless, 98 percent

Staggering Winchester Model 42 .410 engraved by Winston Churchill. Completed in 1972 and consigned by the original owner, serial number 142075 has a 28-inch solid rib barrel (fixed SK, double ivory beads, 3-inch chamber). ENGRAVING: Commissioned by one of Churchill’s friends and best customers for his wife, receiver right is graced with a gold relief woodcock in flight against a mountained backdrop. Receiver left highlights a gold relief grouse rocketing through the timber. Each scene is surrounded by an intricate field of leafy vine, this in turn triple edge-bordered with fine lines. Detailing is, of course, extraordinary. The grip cap is equally dynamic, showcasing a bobwhite rising from a complex cluster of flora. Receiver right is signed “Winston Churchill Engr. For Cynthia 1972“. Additionally, both bolt and lifter are jeweled. STOCK: While unattributed, the stock is likely the work of Churchill as well. Fashioned from AAA-grade walnut with grain so dark it borders on sinister, the fore wears a wrap of fine checkering accented with intersecting ribbons and a single delicate fleur. The wrist echoes the theme through broad panels. A brass initial plate is inletted on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.4 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .40-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics are smooth and tight. Metal and wood finishes easily exceed 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $30,000 plus shipping.


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Gino Cargnel engraved custom Winchester Model 12 28 gauge, gold relief, outstanding stock, 26-inch solid rib, over 90 percent

Gino Cargnel engraved custom Winchester Model 12 28 gauge. Serial 1614161 has a 26-inch solid rib barrel with double beads and fixed skeet choke. ENGRAVING: Receiver right is highlighted by a rising pheasant in gold relief and the inverse captures a pointer locked down on a hidden bird. In turn, each is surrounded by an intricate field of leafy vine double-bordered by gold wire. The pattern continues over the top of the receiver, flows over the guard and graces the muzzle. Serial numbers and the alignment arrow are also accented in gold. Cargnel’s signature appears below the pointer. The bolt and lifter showcase fine jeweling. STOCK: Generous fields of 26 lines-per-inch checkering highlighted by ribbons and fleurs wrap around the forearm and grip. The wood itself is clearly exhibition grade and shows outstanding end-to-end flaring flgure. Heel and toe clips bracket a field of checkering so exact that it is nearly impossible to resolve the seam of the access panel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics are properly tight. Metal finish (rust blue) is over 90 percent, the adjustment owing to a modest distribution of minor and superficial freckles on the barrel, receiver corners and clips. Wood is approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Winston Churchill engraved Winchester Model 12 20 gauge, gold relief, superb stock, provenance, A&F case, 97 percent

Outstanding Winston Churchill engraved Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade 20 gauge. Consigned by the estate of the original owner, serial 1967907 has a 26-inch ribbed barrel with double beads, fixed WS-1 choke and a 2.75-inch chamber. ENGRAVING: Receiver right provides the backdrop for a brace of bobwhite exploding from tall grass, the left paired doves rising from harvested stalks of corn. Each bird is presented in gold relief and with Churchill’s unequaled detailing. The hunting scenes are surrounded by delicate leafy vine, this supported in turn by secondary bracketing accent fields and intricate borders. The pattern extends across the top of the receiver, over the guard and runs along both ends of the barrel. Featuring a quartering grouse, the grip cap is a masterwork in itself. Churchill’s signature appears under the gold serial number. Bolt and lifter are jeweled. STOCK: Shaped from AAA-grade walnut with a sunburst of heavy figure, the stock is most complimentary yet stops just short of distraction. The recoil pad is faced in leather. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish (polished blue) is approximately 97 percent  owing to trace tarnishing on the front face of rib and an associated micro-spot on the muzzle. Wood is at least 98 percent. PROVENANCE: Several photographs (signed or inscribed) and a note from Churchill to the client are included. The undated note states this shotgun “will be in the Gun Digest this year“. CASE: An Abercrombie and Fitch zippered case with attached tag stating “Mod 12 20 ga Churchill Engraved & Stocked” is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $25,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 12 12 gauge custom, John Warren & Winston Churchill engraving, outstanding, 98 percent

John Warren and Winston Churchill engraved Winchester Model 12 12 gauge. Serial 1213412 has a 27-inch ribbed barrel with open choke, double beads and a 2.75-inch chamber. ENGRAVING: John Warren’s intricate leafy vine dresses either side of the receiver. Close examination reveals an exacting and complex border treatment that is art in and of itself. Winston Churchill’s grip cap presents a rising grouse against a forested background, further supported by his incomparable scroll and bordering. Warren’s signature appear on receiver right and Churchill’s initials are on the lower shoulder of the cap. Both bolt and lifter are jeweled. STOCK: Although unattributed, the stock showcases highest quality – in particular the checkering. A 26 lines-per-inch wrapping pattern with flowing ribbons capturing isolated fields is a masterwork. The butt is profiled with a soft Monte Carlo and ends in a checkered horn plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.7 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: The bore has a delightful sparkle. Both rust blue and wood are approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Roger Biesen’s personal Winchester Xpert Model 96 12 gauge, outstanding stock, 28-inch, 3-inch, 97 percent

Roger Biesen’s personal Winchester Xpert Model 96 12 gauge. Stocked to perfection (signed in the forearm by Al Biesen), serial K415104 has 28-inch barrels (fixed M/F) topped by a matted vent rib (.320-inch wide) with a single bead, 3-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include an elegant satin blue finish, rich exhibition-grade walnut with Biesen’s flawless 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering accented with fleurs, mechanical tang safety/selector, mechanical trigger, steel grip cap and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.7 inches and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests just right of center. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent. PROVENANCE: An included letter from Roger’s daughter, Paula, attests to ownership. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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