English Shotgun Inventory
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J COZENOT, FRANCE 16 Bore BLNE, 27" choked IMod/Full. 14 1/8" moderately figured wood to original horn butt plate. Action retains light to moderate case colors with built in clipped fences, concave pins, and flushing grouse inlays. Nice light 16 bore at 5 1/2lbs.

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$1900

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

AYA, SPAIN, SLE, Model 53E, 2 3/4", 28" choked IC/Mod. 14 5/8" moderately figured wood to checkered butt. This bar action sidelock has all the bells and whistles - hand detachable locks, clipped fences, articulated front trigger, disc set strikers, hidden third fastener, flared drop points and gold washed locks. 6lbs 15oz. Cased. A high quality AYA suited to upland birds and clays.

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$4300

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

THOS. BLAND, LONDON, BLE, 2 1/2", 26" sleeved, choked IC/Full. 15" highly figured wood to 1" black butt plate. This finely crafted action features fluted and clipped fences, Westley Richards style top lever, delicate, fine scroll engraving and vignettes of wandering game. Handles quick and light at 6 lbs 5oz.

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$2800

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

CHAPUIS, FRANCE, African PH .470 Nitro, 23 1/2" open sights, 15", cheek piece and palm swell for the right hander, highly figured wood to brown recoil pad. Action retains all original case colors and includes boarder engraving, bolstered fences, and disc set strikers. 10 1/4lbs - appears as new and includes 4 boxes of ammo.

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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, 28" choked Mod/Full. 14 1/2" moderately figured wood to grooved butt. Weak to moderate original case colors, disc set strikers 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

WEBLELY & SCOTT, B'HAM, BLE, 2 3/4", 28" choked Full/Full. 14 1/2" half pistol, moderately figured wood to grooved butt. Action has bright original case colors, sharp engraving and the coveted Southgate ejector system. Well balanced and light 6lbs 5oz.

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$2650

COLE AND SON, PORTSMOUTH, BLNE, 2 3/4", 28" choked Sk1/Full. 14 3/8" moderately figured half pistol to horn butt plate. Unsigned action retains much original case colors and is very tight. 6 lbs 9oz. A good functional boxlock.

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$1500

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

MIDLAND GUN CO., BIRMINGHAM, BLNE, 2 3/4", 32" choked IC/Full. 14 5/8" lightly figured wood to grooved butt. This long, robust action has lost its colors however its modest engraving remains sharp and features the sturdy Greener cross bolt third fastener. 7 lbs 2oz. Action is tight as a tick - this long arm of the law would make a great waterfowler or clays gun.

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$2750

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

THOS. EVANS, BIRMINGHAM, 16 bore, BLNE, 28" choked IC/Mod. 14 7/8" moderately figured wood to black recoil pad. Border engraved action retains moderate case colors and features a Greener style cross bolt third fastener. 6 lbs 5oz. A simple clean and tidy boxlock.

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$2600

FRENCH GUILD, ST. ETIENNE, 16 bore, 2 1/2", 28" choked IC/Mod. 14" moderately figured wood to horn butt plate. Scroll back action retains strong original case colors has bolstered fences, manual safety and a hidden third fastener. Easy to carry at 5 3/4 lbs and made even easier with the included sling swivels.

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$2300

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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$20,000

WEBLEY & SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2", 26" seamlessly sleeved, choked Mod/IMod. 14" moderately figured wood to checkered butt - wood is worn overall. Action has gone grey and features disc set strikers and Southgate ejectors. Gun locks up tight and is a good shooter at 6lbs 4oz.

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$1000

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

EDWINSON GREEN, CHELTENHAM, SLE, Number one of a pair. 2 1/2", 29" choked SK1/Lt Mod. 14 1/2" moderately figured wood to brown recoil pad. Elegant low profile action retains weak to moderate case colors. Bar action sidelock, stocked to its delicately beaded fences. Crisp, fine scroll engraving and Chilton locks round out this finely built fusil. Exceptionally well balanced and light - 6lb 9oz. from a highly regarded maker.

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$7500

FABRIQUE NATIONALE, BELGIUM, 16 bore, BLNE, 2 1/2", 30" filed concave game rib, choked IC/Mod. 15 3/8" highly figured wood to leather covered pad. Scalloped action with checkered side panels. Strong case colors - furniture and barrels re blacked not long ago. 5lbs 14oz. Freshly done up French gun.

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$2300

J BLANCH, LONDON BLE, 2 1/2", Re-barreled by CH Smith, 28" choked Cyl/Full. 14 1/2" moderately figured wood to checkered butt. High quality action that has gone grey and sports beaded fences, a proper hidden third fastener, and tasteful banner and scroll engraving. 6lbs 6oz. Fits nicely in a period restored case with makers label.

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$3750

WESTLEY RICHARDS, LONDON, 16 bore, 2 1/2", 28" choked Cyl/Mod. Gold Name model. 15 1/8" strongly figured wood to grooved butt. Head of the stock had been pinned. Action has gone grey, lacks engraving except the Westley Richards inlays on each side of the action. Furniture and barrels reblacked not long ago. Nicely balanced and light for a 16 at 5 3/4oz. Cased with makers label.

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$3450

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

T. STENSBY, MANCHESTER, BLE, 2 3/4", 28" choked Sk1/Mod. 14 7/8" light to moderately figured wood to grooved butt. Action retains much of its original case colors and maintains crisp engraving throughout. 6lbs 15oz. Very clean and tidy original boxlock showing very little wear.

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$3300

COGSWELL & HARRISON, LONDON, Sidelever rebounding hammer gun. 2 1/2", 30" nitro proved Damascus (1988). 14 5/8" moderately figured wood to horn butt plate. London Best fine scroll work, moderate original case colors, percussion style fences, and of course the flawless sidelever. Swings lighter than the scale shows - 6lbs 15oz.

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$7000

W&C SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, SLNE with crystal cocking indicators, Nitro proved Damascus with beautiful finger print pattern, 2 3/4", 30" robust barrels with flat filed pigeon rib. 14 3/4" moderately figured wood to large Silvers pad. Action retains strong case colors (re-newed, gas ports, crystal cocking indicators, top safety - overall very clean and tidy. 7lbs 10oz. Great pigeon or clays gun.

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$4500

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

W&C SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, BLE, 2 1/2" Nitro proved Damascus, 28" choked Sk1/IMod. 15" light to moderately figured wood to checkered butt. The action retains strong case colors, concealed Greener style cross bolt, Southgate ejectors, and bolstered fences. 6lbs 10oz.A well kept boxlock.

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$5000

W&C SCOTT, BIRMINGHAM, SLNE, 2 5/8", 26" Choked IC/Mod - re-barelled in Germany in 1927 with Bohler steel. 14 3/4" highly figured wood to Silvers recoil pad. Action has gone grey and features the classic Scott Crystal Indicator windows, and toggle side safety. 6lbs 14oz.

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$3000

GRULLA, UNION AMERA, EIBAR, SLE, Mod 215, 2 3/4", 29 1/2" choked Full/XFull - file matte concave game rib with hidden third fastener, sling swivels and ivory bead. 13 3/4" moderately figured wood to thin black plate. Action has all the bells and whistles - clipped and beaded fences, hand detachable locks, and articulated front trigger. 7lbs 2oz.

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$3000

PARKER BROS., USA PH Grade, Damascus, 2 5/8", 30" choked Sk1/Full. 14 1/4" moderately figured wood with nice fiddle back to a thin Silvers style pad. Action has gone grey and is engraved modestly. 8lbs 2oz. A good shooter.

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$975

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

T BLAND, LONDON, SLNE, 2 1/2", No. 2 of a pair, 30" sleeved by Westley Richards, choked Sk2/Full. 14 1/2" light to moderately figured wood to beautiful pig skin leather covered pad. 6lbs 7oz. A good honest shooter.

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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

GRULLA, EIBAR, SLE, 2 barrels set - 28ga, 20ga. 20ga. barrels 26" choked IC/Mod. 28ga barrels 26" choked IC/Mod. 15 1/8" moderately figured wood to Silvers pad. Bar action sidelock retains all original case colors, has arcaded fences, hand detachable locks and articulated front trigger. Housed in a top of the line aluminum Americase with canvas cover. 20ga weighs 6lbs 2oz and the 28 weighs 6lbs 14oz.

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$5400

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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$8000

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

PEDRO ARRIZABALAGA, EIBAR, Bar action SLE, 2 3/4", 26" filed matte rib choked IC/IC. 14 1/4" lightly figured wood to black Kick-eez recoil pad. Action retains much original case colors and is game scene engraved with highly engraved fences. Well balanced at 6 3/4lbs.

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$3500

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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