Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK
Item # MSG667
Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. 30" bbls choked cylinder on the right and full on the left. English style straight stock deluxe fancy burl wood in excellent condition measuring 13-3/4" to the end of red English style recoil pad. Bbls retain about 95% original blue. Receiver has been re case hardened probably by Churchill and retains nearly all that case hardening. Beautifully scroll engraved. Quite elaborate. Top opener with a 3rd fastener. Proofed 1-1/8 oz on the bottom of the water table. Complete with English style leather case which is missing some of the end. An easy repair.
Modern $ 6,950.
EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV
Item # MSG666
12 ga with a 25" bbls measuring 15" to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun "The Regal".
Modern $ 7,250.
ENGLISH MADE PERCUSSION PUNT GUN
Item # MSG664
Measuring 900 bore diameter. Has 28" oct to round bbl. Wood is in generally good condition with good checkering. Has two key slots to hold the wood to the bbl. Appears the hammer is a replacement. The upper tang and lock plate are nicely engraved. Toward the back of the lock plate is the makers name and there is some pitting in that area. A lot of eye appeal and character.
Antique $ 1,775.
ENGLISH DOUBLE BARRELED HAMMER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG660
Top opener. Marked on top of the bbl "Theodore Parker London Laminated Steel". Gun is nicely engraved with a game scene on each side. Delicately fashioned hammers. 30" bbls. Wood measures 13-1/2" to the buttplate. Good sharp checkering. This gun has seen little use. Excellent Damascus pattern and about 75-80% vivid case colors remaining on the side locks. Bores are VG. Mechanical condition is excellent. Nice looking old gun
Antique $ 1,675.
BELGIUM DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG668
Marked on the side plate "Stanley Arms Co". Overall gun is generally VG condition with VG traces of Damascus pattern showing on the bbl. Frame is VG condition as well with traces of finish. No pits. Smooth metal. Original wood is full length with a steel buttplate. Nice checkering to the wrist and forearm. Top opener. Nice tight action. Some pitting to the bbls. Would make a very decorative wall hanger.
Antique $ 365.
DOUBLE BARRELED PERCUSSION SHOTGUN BY MANTON
Item # MSG663
28" bbls with Damascus finish which is nearly all intact. Just a little dullness to it. Forward action percussion locks are nicely engraved and marked "Manton". Wood is generally VG with a small age crack at the upper tang. Does not affect the gun al all. A sliver of wood missing forward of the lock on the right hand side about 1/8" by 1" long. Nicely figured walnut stocks. Good checkering to the wrist. Nice tight action. Should make a pretty good shooter.
Antique $ 975.
DOUBLE BARRELED FLINTLOCK ENGLISH MADE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG662
Marked on each lock plate is "Heathcote". Features a 32" round bbls of about 18 ga. Original checkered walnut stocks in fine condition with a cheek piece. LOP about 14-1/4". Locks are beautifully engraved in bank note style as is the top tang, buttplate and trigger guard. On the bottom of the frame is a very delicate pineapple finial. Overall gun is in fine condition complete with ram rod and gold inlaid lines at the bottom of the breech.
Antique $ 4,750.
ENGLISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDER BUSS
Item # MSG632
About 72 cal. Original 14" part round part oct flared muzzle bbl with steel ramrod. Brass trigger guard and buttplate. Walnut stock has a checkered wrist and general condition is about good with a slight loss of wood along the forearm as well as around the lock plate. Overall metal is an aged patina with fairly sharp markings. Good mechanical condition. Fairly attractive gun.
Antique $ 2,375.
KETLAND MARKED BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDER BUSS
Item # MSG633
Cal 75. Bbl 14-1/2" part round and part oct. Top is marked "K D 1440 Dublin". Bbl is fitted with a spring loaded style bayonet. Bayonet is not present. Pitted locks still function fairly well. Correct original wooden ramrod. Good mechanical condition. Dark bore. Fairly decorative gun.
Antique $ 2,695.
GEORGE WALLIS PERCUSSION FOWLER 8 GAUGE MARKET GUN
Item # MSG631
48" oct to round twist steel bbl. Very high quality gun with nicely engraved locks, top tang, trigger guards and breech end of the bbl. Platinum bands and platinum vent in the patented breech. Top of the bbl is marked " George Wallis Hull". Back action locks are marked with makers name as well. Bbl has Birmingham proofs. Double wedge fasteners. Ramrod is held in with 2 retaining bands. Overall gun weighs about 12 pounds. Mostly a plum/brown patina. Very fine functioning locks etc. Interesting market gun.
Antique $ 2,750.
DOUBLE BARREL BELGIUM SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG630
Marked on the side of the receiver is "Enterprise Machine Belgium". Original 30" bbls are in fine condition with a bright shiny bore and retain most Damascus pattern. Receiver retains about 75-80% vivid case colors turning a nickel color on the bottom. Original wood has a chip out of the hard rubber buttplate and also a chip measuring about 3/4" by 1/4" off the toe. Should be fixed because this is a sharp little gun. Back action locks. Nice functioning action with just a slight looseness.
Antique $ 595.
DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG636
12 ga. 30" bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition.
Antique $ 2,750.
CASED PAIR OF SPECTACULAR W.C. SCOTT AND SON DOUBLE BARREL SIDE LOCK SHOTGUNS IN 12 GAUGE
Item # 6303-20-322
Guns have been rebarreled by Holland & Holland and are so marked on the top of the 28 barrels, also marked 'Modified and Improved Cylinder Choking'. Full side lock guns with 5 or 6 different vignettes; most of the engraving is very delicately done with the top of the frame done in chiseled relief style. Wood is in excellent condition with 14-1/2" pull. Both guns are in excellent condition; the frames and sideplates are generally a light grayish coloration with traces of case color in the protected areas, no pitting or signs of abuse. Case is an original W.C. Scott with the new Holland & Holland label printed at the time that the barrels were done and the guns were reproofed. Nice outfit! Must be seen to be appreciated.
Antique $ 24,500.
KETTNER MARKED DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # 6300-17-623
Original 26 barrels choked F & M. Excellent bore, auto ejectors, double triggers and cocking indicators. Receiver is of a scalloped, box-lock design featuring 90% coverage of very fine, delicate rose-scroll style engraving, retains 75-80% bright case colors. Barrels have been re-blacked and retain most of the re-finish. Sharp corners, excellent markings. Rear sling swivel intact on stock but missing the one on the barrel. Nice, clean, all original little gun. Should make a good shooter!
Antique $ 1,850 sale pending.
12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BARREL BELGIUM MADE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG622-19-547
Weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces. Has fancy vivid damascus print on the 28" bbls. Beautifully done. Crisp action. Outstanding bores. Original Circassian style Walnut stocks in VG condition with some wear to the checkering. 14" pull. Double triggers. Extractors. Nicely done gun. Retains about 50-60% thinning case colors. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no pitting or rusting. Clean sharp little gun! Top opener. Choking is improved cylinder and modified.
Antique $ 2,275 sale pending.
W W GREENER DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG617-19-548
12 ga. Excellent bores. Choke full and full. 30" bbls. Original nicely checkered semi-deluxe wood is in fine condition with a small chip out of the toe and a minor chip out of the buttplate as well. Sharp checkering. 14" pull. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% of the bright damascus pattern on the bbls. Receiver has virtually all of the case colors thinning slightly on the bottom. Nice delicate engraving. Marked on the lower tang "Grade F". Very nice little gun! Fairly lightweight weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
Antique $ 1,850.
CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG586A-19-545
Marked "Prussia" on the water table and has the cross pistol mountings underneath the bbl which makes it quite desirable. Gun features cocking indicators, double triggers and extractors. Fine bores. Original wood is very nice with 13-1/2" pull, sharp checkering. A fair amount of original finish on the wood. 30" bbls are choked full and mod. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% thinning damascus pattern. Receiver has about 50% case colors turning nickely on the bottom of the frame. 7XX serial number range. Delicately and quite nicely engraved with cocking indicators and a top opener. Nice little gun!
Antique $ 3,575.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-855
Circa 1952 with price list No. 71, Black/white catalog, 9-3/4" x 7-1/4" with Maroon cover, gold and black print, includes New Model under and over gun with rest of line. Fine cond.
PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL
Item # MSG596-19-259
A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Total length of the bbl is approximately 42". Metal patina is mostly a greyish brown. Looks like it was lightly cleaned many years ago. Metal is smooth. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock. Everything is nice and sound. Action works very well. Very solid. There was a repair to the hammer at one time. One chip out of the stock on the right hand side right in front of the action. Gun comes with ram rod. As stated, approximately 2 bore. No refunds for dislocated shoulders!!
Antique $ 4,950.
BEAUTIFUL WESLEY RICHARDS CASED EJECTOR HAND DETACHABLE DROP BLOCK SHOTGUN
Item # MSG618-19-258
12 ga with 2-3/4" chambers. Original 30" bbls. Overall gun is in beautiful condition retaining nearly all original bright blue on the bbls. Receiver retains about 50% original case colors in protected areas. The floor plate was expertly refinished a long time ago with sharp engraving as well as the trigger guard which is game scene engraved. Ejectors are in time. The receiver features the scalp style back treatment to the action which is beautifully done. Original straight stock English Fancy Dlx wood looks to have been slightly cleaned. It has sharp checkering. It measures 14-3/4" to the end of an English hard rubber buttplate. Stock has a 2-3/16" drop at the heel and 1-5/8" drop at the comb. Gun weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Complete with a beautifully done original case with the Wesley Richards label in fine condition. The exterior of the case shows a few mars and dings. It has the previous owner's name embossed on top of the leather case. Very nice clean sharp little Wesley Richards hand detachable drop block gun featuring double triggers. Complete with Letter of Authenticity verifying order from the Wesley Richards Plant and copies of shipping ledgers.
Modern $ 15,000.
VERY RARE PERCUSSION APPROXIMATE 5 BORE SHOTGUN WITH UNUSUAL SHOCK ABSORBING BUTTPLATE
Item # MSG615-19-499
A very unique feature is a spring and a couple of guide pins that would help absorb the recoil of this massive gun. Approximately a 42" bbl. Some very nice delicate ornate engraving. Very beautiful iron furniture on the left hand side. This is of the half stock variety and does have what appears to be the original cleaning rod. Wood is in VG condition with very little or no damage. The stock also displays very nice figure. Almost a deluxe wood. Finely made. Wonderful condition. Very Rare. If you don't like the beating huge big bore shotguns give you, maybe this is the answer with the recoiling pad!
Antique $ 6,500.
CASED ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG594-20-333
Marked on the side plates is George and John Deane". The hammers are marked "Deane patent 561" which is the serial number. Overall gun is in fairly good condition with a fair amount of wear to the checkering. Nice Walnut stock. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun appears to have been cleaned. Bbl have traces of Damascus showing and are basically a nickel color. Locks, hammers and upper tang are beautifully engraved but also have been cleaned slightly and are a gunmetal grey color with some lacquer having been put on the wood as well as the lock plates. Double triggers. 30" bbls. Fitted in an oak case with correct makers label still in place. Overall gun in generally good condition with a great engraving on the upper tang. Very crisp action. Nice gun!
Antique $ 1,875.
SMITH PERCUSSION SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG587-18-564
Approximately 11 bore, 34-3/4 bbl which is marked "London". The bore is relatively good with some light pitting. Buttstock is in VG condition. There appears to have been a repair done underneath the percussion nipple. It was very well done. All complete with a replacement ramrod. Very nice wall hanger!
Antique $ 475.
BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG593-20-332
Roll ejector hammerless shotgun. Featuring 30 bbls. Choked modified and improved cylinder. Original Walnut stock is in excellent condition with correct checkering. Leather covered cheek piece. 14" pull with a checkered Walnut buttplate. Excellent bores. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". Double triggers. Sling swivels. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. Beautiful condition with about all of a probable refinish on the bbls but very beautifully done. The receiver shows traces of case color. Crisp and sharp engraving. A beautiful gun in excellent condition. Marked on top of the bbl " #2". Apparently it was one of a set that was separated.
Antique $ 13,750.
BERETTA S56E O/U 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG584-18-534
This fine shotgun has the coin finish scroll engraving on frame. Bbl are a nice lustrous blue with all finish remaining. Wood also is near perfect. 28 bbls are choked modified. Bright and shiny inside. This is a very low mileage shotgun of excellent quality.
Modern $ 795.
SCHILLING SIDE LEVER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG589-20-334
Exposed hammer type in 12 ga. 28" bbls with moderate pitting in bores. Overall condition is good with all metal a silver/grey coloration. Wood is very nice and is not missing any wood around the delicate side locks. The buttplate has been nicely replaced. A very unique gun with a grip safety which must be depressed to fire. This would make an excellent piece to display above the mantel or in a den! Reasonably priced.
Antique $ 575 sale pending.
MASSIVE FLINTLOCK WALL GUN
Item # MSG575-19-535
This type of gun was also used extensively for market hunting. The bore equates to approximately a 6-bore and shoots 3+ ounces of shot, or you can also shoot a ball. The 55" heavy bbl is a smooth bore. Overall length is over 6 feet. Weight is approximately 20 pounds. The only markings are on the top of the bbl. In large letters is "D N 28". It is British built and Belgium proofed in Liege. Liege was the finest proof house at the time. No other markings on the lockplate or anywhere else on the gun. All clean smooth metal that has turned a very pleasing antique plumish/brown coloration. The end of the bbl is slightly flared, but not nearly as exaggerated as a blunder buss. There is a hook on the forearm for holding it from recoiling when you are on a wall or parapet. Probably did not see a lot of use due to its fine condition. The wood is in VG+ condition with no apparent cracks or losses. Slight age shrinking at the buttplate. A coat of oil has been added at some time. Mechanically everything works fine. Bore is good. Includes a modern ball mold with a few 1,100 grain balls, cleaning rod and a huge antique Capewell's Patent flask that is over 12 inches long. An excellent item to display and a great conversation piece. This is a BIG fricken gun!
Antique $ 6,750.
W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-138-18-567
Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30 barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Border areas tastefully engraved. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. 14 1/4" pull to the end of the original stock. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe. Fine little shotgun-should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE
Item # MSG577-19-243
This gun was manufactured in approximately 1958 with 2-3/4" chambers, ejectors, single trigger. Also features Prince of Whales grip, checkered wooden buttstock, LOP is 14 1/4". Drop at the comb is 1 3/8 and at the heel is 2 1/4. Total weight of the gun is 6 1/4 pounds. Gun is in beautiful cond with virtually all of the case colors still in tact as well 99% of the bright vivid blue. Original wood shows virtually no use. Nicely checkered stock. Gun is in a leather English style case which doesn't fit exactly perfect but it wouldn't be too hard to fit it to the case. Very nice all original little gun. 129,XXX serial number range.
Antique $ 3,500.
V. BERNARDELLI DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG293-18-555
26 bbls, extra F & F, exc bores and exc overall, 99% bright shiny bbl blue, back action, full coverage engraving on coin finished frame, floral and ribbon motifs with thirteen gold flower inlays interspersed, ejectors, checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, beautiful deluxe Circassian walnut, 14" pull to end of hardrubber buttplate. This highly embellished custom built deluxe sidelock is breathtaking.
Modern $ 15,500.
BRITISH TOWER FLINT LOCK FOWLING PIECE
Item # MR604-18-576
Approximately 11-12 bore. Bbl length is 34-1/2". For the age of this gun it is quite good condition. The wood is surprisingly nice and even has the original, or at least very very old, ram-rod. The action works. The frizzen also works. This would make a very nice decorative piece.
Antique $ 795.
HIGHLY ORNATE EUROPEAN FOWLING PIECE
Item # MSG326-18-578
This side by side is aproximately a 24 bore. Has 22-1/2'' bbls. Percussion muzzle loader. Very ornate, well done piece with beautiful brass furniture. A very neat looking brass stag head that is inletted into the stock top, behind the hammers. Bbls exhibit a nicely aged bluish-brown coloration. Wood is in VG condition with a lot of usage dings but overall very nice. Equipped with sling swivels as a lot of the European guns are. This would be a very beautiful decoration piece.
Antique $ 1,650.
FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG530-20-328
12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns.
Modern $ 1,575.
12 GAUGE CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG528-20-326
Serial number is in the 1,4XX range. 26 concave matted rib bbl marked 'Excelsior Steel' over the top of each chamber, rib is marked 'Charles Daly Diamond Quality Featherweight'. Gun features automatic safety's, auto ejectors, double trigger; a beautifully engraved, sculptured and scalped boxlock frame with game scenes on the bottom. Orig wood is in exc cond with a splinter forearm and a pistol grip checkered circassian walnut stock which measures 14" to the end of an American type of white line recoil pad, 1-1/2" drop at the comb, 2-1/2" drop at the heel. Overall gun is in superb cond with virtually 98-99% orig bright glossy blue on the bbl, receiver is crisp and sharp with the satin type of case colors that really accentuates the engraving, inside of the water tables marked 'Prussia'. Also features the side clips on the receiver. Choked improved cylinder and improved modified. Beautifully done and fitted with the high quality English leather covered take-down carrying case.
Antique $ 7,750.
DICKSON 20 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG513-17-624
Falcon series. The 26 bbls have 98% orig blue along with bright shiny bores. Choking is in millimeters which equates to approximately Imp. Cyl. Clean, smooth metal on action and all parts, ample fading case colors remain on frame. VG cond checkered pistol grip stock and small semi Beaver tailed forearm, gold triggers. Nice, light, fast handling 20 gauge. What a grouse gun!!!
Modern $ 595.
CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG411-20-330
Nitro proofed 30 steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with sharp checkering and measure a 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Condition is exc+ with mint bores, 97-98% orig bright bbl blue, receiver retains probably 90% vivid case colors starting to turn just a little light on bottom of the Prussian marked frame. Beautiful gun.
Antique $ 6,950.
VERY INTERESTING GERMAN COMBINATION PERCUSSION RIFLE/SHOTGUN
Item # M-125-18-608
58 Caliber rifle barrel and 20 Gauge shotgun barrel. Early manufacture probably dating back to about 1800. I believe this was originally started as a flintlock but before manufacture was completed, they utilized a percussion style ignition system because the safety device is utilizing the flint frizzen springs which come into play in front of the hammers when they are at full cock. Fine little gun marked 'I. Eitel' on one lockplate; 'A. Weilburg' on the other. Superb condition with most all the original browning on the barrel, case colors on the lock have turned a little molten; superb wood featuring both incised and raised carving in a floral pattern done in the best manner. Heavy brass fixtures; carved wooden patchbox on the side of the stock that opens up-inside is a German newspaper dated 1866. Excellent+ inside & out.
Antique $ 3,650.
J.P. SAUER ARTEMIS GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # R375-18-572
20 Gauge. With auto ejectors, double triggers. Orig 26 Bbls choked modified & improved modified . Exc bores, orig full side-lock gun featuring side clips and a quite elaborately engraved receiver. Orig pistol grip checkered walnut stock is in VG+ cond with a 13-1/2" pull, Splinter forearm. Nice, clean, all orig gun retaining 75-80% orig blue, 25-30% orig thinning case colors on rec. Very scarce gun.
Modern $ 3,250.
WESTLEY RICHARDS EJECTOR 28 GAUGE DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG485-19-544
Beautifully engraved with tight floral scrolls on the side of the receiver, the hinged fore plate has a game scene engraving which has been reblackened with some loss to the engraving. The 26 bbls have been reblackened as well; a very nice job having been done, mint bore. Orig wood in exc cond with a 14-1/2" pull to the end of a checkered wood buttplate. Beautifully done little gun, very elaborately engraved; complete with unusual hinged fore plate.
Modern $ 16,750.
HIGH QUALITY 16 GAUGE DOUBLE BBL HAMMER FRENCH MADE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG457-18-575
28 bbls choked full and modified, some pitting in both bbls, exterior finish is quite nice with a considerable amount of Damascus pattern showing. Back action locks have vivid case colors present, orig nicely grained wood shows a considerable amount of orig varnish, some wear to the checkering, 13" pull, underlever opener, steel buttplate. Nice, clean and quite an attractive little gun.
Antique $ 1,650.
VERY INTERESTING CASED MORTIMER AND SON DOUBLE BBL HAMMER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG456-18-570
30 Damascus bbls are in exc cond, action is quite elaborately and very delicately engraved in typical English scroll style, fancy deluxe wood is in exc cond with some wear to the checkering, 14" pull. Bbls retain a considerable amount of vivid damascus pattern, a fair amount of case colors remain on the receiver. Quite a unique safety device on this gun-there's a hinged pin in front of the trigger guard that you can reach forward and pull back releasing the safety. Gun has been reproofed to Nitro 2-1/2" cartridges. Nice sharp little gun complete with fitted factory case.
Antique $ 3,750.
FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BBL 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG442-19-549
26 bbls with bright shiny bores. Almost all the rich bluing remains on the bbls, ample case colors remain on the frame with some bad storage marks. Straight grip stock is in VG cond with a few handling marks and a small plugged hole on bottom. Very slim, trim, fast handling quality shotgun.
Modern $ 1,675.
JOHN PATSTONE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG434-17-622
12 Gauge. Orig 27 fine English Damascus bbls, Cyl & Cyl, dolls head, boxlock, top opener marked Westley Richards, 60-70% fine scroll engraving coverage, most all brown tone Damascus pattern visible, frame turned dark gray patina. Nicely figured checkered straight grip walnut, raised tear drop side panels, 14" pull to end of horn buttplate, 2-9/16" chambers, shiny bores.
Antique $ 1,895.
HIGH GRADE CHRISTOPH FUNK DOUBLE BBL PINFIRE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG362-19-533
16 Gauge. Beautiful early 28 Damascus bbls, makers name and address gold inlaid on bbls. Receiver, lockplates, hammers and triggerguard elaborately relief engraved with numerous gold inlays in game scenes including: two pheasants, bird dog and two ducks, buck and doe, game bird, and another deer. Bottom lever opener has inlaid silver leaves, fancy triggerguard has fancy horn finger-rest rearward. Checkered forearm and French walnut buttstock, cheekpiece, buttstock extended to a 15-3/8" pull. This is a very ornate shotgun!
Antique $ 3,250.
M. BRUNNER IN MUNCHEN” MUZZLE LOADING HAMMER DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN”
Item # MSG420-20-335
With a very unique percussion cap ignition system. Approximately 20 bore. 32 very ornate Damascus bbls, highly figured European walnut stock with rather elaborate wood engraving. Also has cheekpiece and wooden trigger guard. Overall cond is generally VG with a couple stock repairs; one hammer stud is broken-should be an easy fix. Would look great in a den or above a fireplace.
Antique $ 995.
‘ROTURIER STE FOY LA GRANDE’ MARKED OVER & UNDER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG421-18-559
16 Gauge with solid matted rib. IM & IM, 27-1/2, 95% lustrous bbl blue-just starting to turn, extractors, engraving present at the breech end of the bbl and extends 2" onto the rib, receiver case colors have darkened but traces are visible, some delicate engraving flourishes are present with relief engraved flower motifs present on the breech area, double triggers retain 80% gold wash, raised side panels with teardrops present on checkered semi-pistol gripped fancy walnut. Some light scattered pitting in otherwise shinny bore. Moderate breach face erosion. 14" pull to the end of the horn buttplate. Attractive little gun.
Antique $ 1,275 sale pending.
T. BLAND AND SONS, LONDON, HAMMERLESS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG251-18-556
2-1/2 chambers, ejectors, 28" steel nitro proof barrels, mirror bores with light pitting. Beautiful straight grip stock, nice forearm wood, no cracks. Wood, release lever and triggerguard have been freshened up; frame and sideplates mostly silver with some case colors remaining. 3 minor dents in left barrel could be lifted. It's a looker!
Antique $ 2,750.
CZ MODEL BOBWHITE 202 B MINI DOUBLE BARREL .410 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG432-17-626
In as-new condition, mint bores, 24 barrels, all shiny blue remaining, engraved case colored receiver, checkered straight grip wood, double triggers, extractors, 14-3/4" pull, choked IC.
Modern $ 1,175.
W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG234-19-546
Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2, choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning; ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm, wood is in great conition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.
Antique $ 2,500.
HEUSE-LEMOINE DOUBLE BARREL COMBINATION PINFIRE/PERCUSSION 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-125-18-605
This is the only gun I've seen manufactured this way: it converts from a Pinfire to a Percussion. Very high quality in excellent condition with 29 barrels which retain 90%+ vivid Damascus pattern. Underlever opener, backaction lock and receiver are superbly engraved with deep relief chiseled motifs featuring dragons and flying monsters. Original stock shows a fair amount of wear to the checkering but is in fine condition with no splits or cracks; complete with cheekpiece and sling eyes. Missing the ramrod, the right hand hammer and the casing marked #1. The #2 casing is with gun. Still a fine little gun.
Antique $ 2,250.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LIMITED CATALOG
Item # el-0-845
Circa 1933, 93/4 x 7 1/4. Colorful country gentleman doffing hat with a dog at his side, 36 pages long, includes a full line with prices and shooting school information. VG cond with old adhesive tape over spine.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-853
Circa 1953 + ?. 93/4 x7 1/4, Black/white, 36 pages with index on back cover. Full line with shooting school and ballistic info. Exc.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-854
WESTLEY RICHARDS - ‘SHOTGUNS - FOR ALL PURPOSES’
Item # el-0-856
String bound booklet circa early 1930's. 7 1/2 x 10, olive cover. 50 pgs of informative & interesting info. Good cond w/some page tears. Compl w/exception of the glue-on Coat of Arms picture on the cover mostly gone.
WESTLEY RICHARDS SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF SHOTGUNS
Item # el-0-857
String bound booklet circa early 1930's. 7 1/2 x 10, brown cover, 24 pages, Very nice cond!