English Shotgun Inventory
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Perugini & Visini, ITALY Maestro Pigeon O/U 2 3/4", 2 barrel set 28" and 31" with assorted choke tubes. 15 3/8" highly figured wood to black recoil pad. Sideplated action custom engraved by Italian master engraver C. Tomasoni featuring bulino engraved gargoyles, dragons and grotesques with gold inlaid eyes and tongues. In addition to the single trigger locks, this package also includes an additional fully engraved matching double trigger group. 8 1/4lbs cased.

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$29,000

J DICKSON, EDINBURGH, 16 bore, Non-rebounding sidelock hammer gun, #3018. 2 1/2", Sleeved 27" choked IC/Full. 14 1/8" moderately figured wood to horn butt plate. Action retains moderate to week case colors, London best fine scroll engraving, exquisitely carved true percussion style fences and long elegant top lever. Beautiful balance - 6lbs 3oz. Fits perfectly in a refurbished canvas case with cleaning accessories, snap caps, and leather Purdey hand guard. Very well cared for.

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$6500

MEFFERT, SUHL, 16 bore, Hubertus model, 2 1/2", 30" choked Full/Full. 14" lightly figured wood to horn butt plate with cheek piece and sling swivels. Tastefully carved trigger plate action boasts low tail Setter, Duck, grouse, fox and hare. Cocking indicators, clipped carved fences, horn trigger guard, and a stunning and unusual horn grip safety round out this fine German fusil. 6 1/2lbs. A fine addition to any collection. A detailed article regarding this maker and model can be found in The Journal of the German Gun Collectors Assoc. No.16 Winter 2002, Vol 5, No.4

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$2900

I HOLLIS, B'HAM LONDON, 2 3/4", Round body back action, rebounding hammer gun. 28" recent Nitro proof choked Sk1/Mod. 14 1/2" lightly figured wood to grooved horn butt plate. Locks, hammers, furniture and barrels reblacked not long ago. Action boarder engraved is brushed bright overall. Nicely balanced and weighted, clean and tidy. 6lbs 6oz.

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$1600

W&C SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, 16 bore, black powder proofed Damascus hammer gun with rebounding locks. 2 1/2", 28" beautiful Damascus choked IC/Mod. 14 3/8" highly figured wood to steel butt plate. Action has strong case colors (renewed), true carved fences and beautifully sculpted hammers. A good recoil reducing 16 bore at 7lbs 2oz.

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$3700

W&C SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, Black powder proofed Damascus hammer gun with rebounding locks. 2 1/2", 30" choked Full/Full. 14 1/4" moderately figured wood with nice fiddle back grain terminating at the original horn butt plate. Action retains strong original case colors and sharp engraving. 7lbs 2oz.

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$2900

Wm ATKINSON, LANCASTER & KENDAL, BLNE, 2 1/2", 30" choked IC/Full. 14 3/4" moderately to highly figured wood to black recoil pad. Action retains weak to moderate case colors and has an nice patina. 6 3/4lbs a good clean versatile boxlock.

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$2750

FOX, USA, AE grade, 2 5/8", 30" choked IMod/IMod. 14 3/4", pinned at the head and repaired at hand, lightly figured wood to brown ventilated pad. Action retains moderate case colors and sharp engraving. 7lbs 5oz

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$1700

WARD & SON, BIRMINGHAM, 2 3/4, Sidelock rebounding hammer gun. 30" Nitro prooved Damascus choked IC//Full. n 14 5/8" moderately figured wood to horn butt plate. Modestly engraved action retains moderate to weak case colors on a shallow frame with rebounding locks and button style firing pins. 6 3/4lbs - a great shooter ready for the field or clays course.

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$1850

COGSWELL & HARRISON, LONDON, 2 1/2", Avant Tout model, 30" choked IC/Mod, 14 7/8" half pistol moderately figured wood to brown recoil pad. The assisted opening action is blackened, nicely engraved, adorned with the classic side plates the Avount Tout is famous for. 7lbs 2oz.

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$1800

GRULLA, SPAIN, SLE, 2 3/4", 209-H model, 28" choked IC/Mod. 15" highly figured wood to checkered butt. Coin finished action with intercepting sears, articulated front trigger, disc set strikers, and beaded fences. 6lbs 14oz. Well built modern sidelock.

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$4800

ITHACA, NY BLNE, 2 3/4", 30" choked IC/Mod, 15" lightly figured wood to brown recoil pad. Action has strong case colors (re-newed), double triggers and cocking indicators. 7lbs 6oz.

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$800

LC SMITH, USA, 16ga. SLNE two barrel set. Both sets are 28" choked Cyl/Full 2 3/4" and Full/XFull 2 5/8". 14 1/2" lightly figured wood to brown recoil pad. Action has double triggers, strong patina and weak case colors. 6lbs 12oz.

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$1400

LC SMITH, USA, 16ga. SLNE Field Grade, 2 5/8", 30" choked Sk2/Full. Pistol grip 15" lightly figured wood to brown recoil pad. Double trigger action has gone grey - a good shooter. 7lbs 3oz.

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$950

LC SMITH, USA, SLE, Model 2E, 2 3/4", 32" choked Full/XFull with ivory midsight and front bead. Straight hand stock, 13 3/4" light to moderately figured wood to red Winchester recoil pad. Single selective trigger, no safety, action has traces of case color and a rich patina. 7lbs 12oz.

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$2700

WESTLEY RICHARDS 16 Bore single barrel, 28" choke SK2. 14 7/8" highly figured wood to oxlblood leather covered pad. Action retains moderate case colors and has a unique bolstered fence design. Furniture and barrel reblacked not long ago - very handsome indeed. Light and airy at 5lbs 7oz. and well suited to long distance walk abouts.

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$3800

J. WHEATER, HULL, BLE, 2 3/4", 28" Sk1/Full. 14 1/2" light to moderately figured wood to grooved butt. Strong case colors and crisp engraving remain on this robust action ready for the field or clay's course. 6 3/4lbs. Joe Wheater is one of England's most beloved and successful shooters. A quick Google search will leave you smiling with his upbringing, early shooting career, WWII, the Olympics, gun shop owner and shooting instructor. In his 90's, he is one of England's living treasures.

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$3500

WESTLEY RICHARDS, LONDON, Drop Lock, 2 1/2", 28" choked Sk1/Full. 14 1/4" highly figured wood to checkered butt adorned by heel and toe plates. Scroll back action with delicate banner and scroll engraving, full coverage bottom plate engraving, beaded fences and jeweled locks. 6 1/2lbs cased with cleaning accessories and makers label.

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$8200

WJ JEFFERY, LONDON, 20 bore, BLNE, 2 3/4", 28" choked Sk1/Mod. 14 5/8" moderate to well fiddle figured wood to black recoil pad. Strong original case colors, Greener cross bolt, sharp banner and scroll engraving round out this petite boxlock. 5lbs 10oz. Very few handling marks on this fine little boxlock from a highly regarded maker.

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$3600

WR PAPE, NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, BLE, 2 3/4", 28" choked IC/IMod. 14 5/8" moderately figured wood to checkered butt. Crisp, fine English banner and scroll engraving makes this action pop and is amplified by the floral, full coverage engraving adorning the beautifully carved fences. Six and a half pounds in a period case with cleaning accessories and makers label only add to this top drawer boxlock. A rare find indeed from the Purdey of the North.

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$4900

Wm FORD, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 26" choked Cyl/Full. 14 7/8" moderately figured wood to Silvers recoil pad. The action shows off strong original case colors, raised button safety, sharp engraving and Southgate ejectors. Excellent handling characteristics and easy to carry at 6lbs 5oz.

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$3100

MALEHAM, SHEFFIELD, BLE, 2 1/2", 30" choked Cyl/IMod. 14 1/8" highly figured wood to horn butt plate. Weak case colors remain on an action that has modest engraving. 6lbs 9oz. Well made boxlock from a respected provincial maker.

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$1950

BELGIAN GUILD, LEIGE, BLNE, 2 1/2", 30" flat filed matte rib choked Mod/Full. 14 1/4" lightly figured wood to grooved butt. Bolstered action has clipped fences, Greener style cross bolt and barrel extension interceptor. Modest engraving with floral engraved fences. 6lbs 10oz. A fine shooter.

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$1400

MANTON & CO., LONDON & CALCUTTA, BLNE, 2 1/2", 30" choked Cyl/IMod. 14 1/4" lightly figured wood to original horn butt plate. Weak to moderate case colors and sharp engraving. Furniture and barrels re-blacked not long ago. 6 lbs 10oz from a name that has proved to be the founding father of English makers.

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$1750

WJ JEFFERY, LONDON, BLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked Cyl/Full. 14 1/4" moderately figured to smooth butt. The action sports fine banner and scroll engraving as you would expect from this fine maker and retains much original case coloring. The action cleverly hides a cross bolt third fastener as well. Provides a comfortable feel in the hands at 6 lbs 6 oz.

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$3400

WEBLEY & SCOTT, B'HAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked Mod/Full. 14 1/2" moderately figured wood to grooved butt. Weak to moderate original case colors, disc set strikers, Southgate ejectors and the beloved Greener style cross bolt third fastener. Exceptional handling characteristics as the icing on the cake is the weight - 5 lbs 14oz.

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$3200

MIDLAND GUN CO., BIRMINGHAM, BLNE, 2 3/4", 28" choked Mod/Full, 14 1/4" lightly figured wood to grooved butt. The action has managed to protect much of its original case colors. The gun is very clean and tidy overall and appears to have seen very little use. 6 lbs 9oz.

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$2200

W RICHARDS, LIVERPOOL, BLE, 2 1/2", 30" choked IC/Full. 14 1/2" moderate to highly figured wood to classic Silvers pad. Action has gone grey and sports open, bold acanthus Holland style engraving with diminutive fences showing off the mighty oak leaf and Southgate ejectors. Not heavy for a long gun at 6 lbs 7oz.

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$2900

CHAS HELLLIS, LONDON, BLE, c. 1904, No. 2 of a pair. 2 1/2", 28" sleeved by Westley Richards, choked IC/Sk2. 14 5/16" highly figured wood to thin recoil pad. Action retains nearly all original case colors and sports the classic Hellis side plates that the company was famous for - making it one of the strongest boxlocks produced. Full coverage engraving, beaded fences, hidden third fastener and single non-selective trigger round out this fine piece of handy work. 6 lbs 13oz's. makes this a glorious upland or clays gun. Rest comfortably in its original case with makers lable.

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$3500

V BERNARDELLI, GARDONE, MATCHED PAIR, UNFIRED, SLE, both guns are identical - 2 3/4", 26" choked Sk1/IMod with concave filed matte rib. 14 1/4" moderately figured wood to checkered butt. Coin finished hand detachable locks with floral and fine scroll engraving, beaded and bolstered fences, hidden third fastener and single non-selective trigger. These guns come from the Robert Peterson collection and bear his initials. 6Lbs 10oz.

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$15000

WEBLEY & SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 30" choked Sk1/Sk1. 14 3/8" lightly figured wood to black butt plate. Simple stamped action retains moderate original case colors, disc set strikers and Southgate ejectors. 6 1/2 lbs.

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$1400

W ATKINSON & SON, LANCASTER, BLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked Cyl/Sk1. 14 1/2" highly figured wood to checkered wooden butt plate. Action has a lovely grey patina with week to moderate original case colors. 6lbs 6oz. A fine handling field gun.

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$3400

MIDLAND, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked IC/Full. 14 1/2" moderately figured wood to horn butt plate. Modestly engraved with strong case colors. Tear drop fences and Southgate ejectors round out this clean and tidy gun. It will lend itself well to the field weighing 6lbs 6oz.

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$2750

LACOUTURE, LYON FRANCE Belgian made BLNE. 2 1/2", 27 1/2" barrels choked IC, Mod. 14 1/8" lightly figured pistol grip stock to a grooved horn butt plate. Pistol grip is fitted with an engraved metal cap.The sparingly engraved action has gone to grey and features arcaded fences, side clips, and hidden third fastener. A lovely little continetal boxlock, cased in a period canvas case. 6lbs 6oz.

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$1800

BROWNING, BELGIAN, .410 Superposed with custom stock. 26 1/2" choked sk1/sk1. Custom exhibition grade stock 13 5/8" to black clays pad. 6lbs 9oz. Gun is in excellent condition.

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$6800

CORTONA, ITALY PRESTIGE, O/U, single trigger, 16 bore, 2 3/4", 28" with choke tube assortment. 14 3/4" lightly figured wood enhanced with a strong fiddle back grain. Action retains virtually all original case colors and gold accents. 6lbs 7oz.

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$2000

V. BERNARDELLI, ITALY, HEMINGWAY,BLE, 2 3/4", 26" choked Cyl/Mod. 14 7/8" lightly figured wood to original butt plate. Greyed scalloped receiver with front articulated front trigger. A very clean and light weight gun at 6 pounds even

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$1800

MERKEL, SUHL, O/U, single trigger, pistol grip, 201ET, 2 3/4", 30" ventilated rib choked IC/XFull. 14 3/4" moderately figured cheek piece stock including wood extension to recoil pad. 12 3/4" lop to end of original stock. Lovely open scroll engraving with cocking indicators and single selective trigger. 7 3/4bls

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$5500

D GRAY, INVERNESS, SLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked Cyl/Full, 14 3/4" highly figured wood to brown pig skin leather pad. Action retains much original case colors, third fastener and crisp engraving throughout. Stunning gun through and through - 6 1/2lbs.

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$6500

WEBLEY & SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 28" choked IC/Full. 14 1/2" light to moderately figured wood to checkered butt. Action retains strong case colors and has Southgate ejectors. Light weight at 6lbs 5oz. and very well balanced. A tried and true design ready for the field.

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$2750

BROWNING,BELGIAN, O/U, Ser# 54741, Diana grade, 2 barrel set. 26" barrels choked Sk1/Sk1 - weight 7lbs 10oz., 28" barrels choked IMod/Full. 14 1/4" moderately figured wood to original butt plate - long tang round knob. Cased.

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$8000

MERKEL, SUHL, Model 130, 20 bore, 2 3/4", c.1928, 26" choked IC/Full with lovely breach end engraving. 14 1/4" highly figured wood to Silvers style recoil pad. Half pistol with ebony inlaid drop point diamonds. Top drawer Germanic engraving throughout, sideclips, cocking indicators, sideplates and hidden Greener style cross bolt. 5 1/4 lbs - a glorious whisper in the hands.

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$12,500

PARKER BROS., USA, Straight stocked BLNE, G grade, #1 frame, 30" Vulcan steel barrels choked Mod/Full. 14 1/4" moderately figured wood. Action has gone grey. 7lbs 3oz. A rare straight stocked, steel barreled Parker from 1896.

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$2100

TRANTER BROS., BIRMINGHAM, SLE, 2 1/2", 30" Choked Sk1/Full, 15 1/8" highly figured wood with 1 1/8" wood extension stocked to the fences. Bar action sidelock gone grey with lovely game insets featuring a pair of pointing Setters and Pointers offset by full coverage London Best fine English rose and scroll. 7lbs. resting peacefully in a period case with Holland and Holland label.

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$5000

CHAPUIS ARMES, FRANCE, Factory New Safari Express rifle - African PH 2, .470 cal. BLE, 23 1/2" with quarter rib ready for scope mounts. Regulated with Federal ammunition and includes actual targets used during regulation at 50m using open sights. 15 3/8" palm swell, pistol grip stock in highly figured walnut with German cheekpiece design - no shadow underline to old English style recoil pad. Sculpted receiver hand engraved featuring half deep fence floral decor with Cape Buffalo head engraved on bottom plate also includes long trigger guard and steel engraved grip cap. Includes sling swivels. Just under 11lbs. Yet another high quality, cased, Chapuis double rifle.

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