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Steven Dodd Hughes Custom Bertuzzi  20ga, 2 3/4" $19,750

Sidelock Ejector

27" SxS chopper-lump barrels with flat matted rib and ivory bead front sight

choked improved cylinder & modified. 15" pull from mechanical single

trigger. 1 1/2" - 2 1/4" drop. 3/8" cast-off. Highly figured California English

walnut stocks with Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forend, teardrops,

straight English grip, classic point-pattern checkering with mullered borders-

--wrapping completely around the entire wrist---and solid black Old English

recoil pad. Sculpted, Turnbull-casehardened, bar-action sidelock with gold-

line cocking indicators, automatic ejectors, bushed firing pins with retaining

setscrews, manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, and beaded-

edge long-tang triggerguard. Classic English rose & scroll engraving by

Michael Dubber. Weight: 6lbs, 10oz. Barreled action built 1980. Shotgun

completed 1999. In nearly new condition, retaining all of its original finishes,

excellent bores, tight, and with strong ejectors in perfect time. Signed with a

gold-inlaid SDH touchmark behind the trigger and by Michael Dubber in

front. In leather trunk case with cleaning accessories. On the cover of and

subject of an article in the ACGG journal, GUNMAKER. Pictured in Double

Guns / Custom Gunsmithing by Steven Dodd Hughes, 2007, page 163.

Exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, "Three Centuries of

Tradition---The Renaissance of Sporting Arms in America", July - Oct 2003;

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Jan - April 2004; Conner Prairie Museum,

June - Aug 2004; and covered in the exhibition's book, pages 160-1.

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S. Lucchini Pinless Sidelock Ejector 12ga, 2 3/4" $14,750

29″ O/U barrels with matted solid rib choked skeet & modified. 14 5/8" pull

from articulated front trigger to solid black Kick-Eez recoil pad. 1 1/4" - 2

1/8"drop. 5/8" cast-off. Fully figured European walnut stock with Anson-

release semi-beavertail forend, straight English grip, fine classic point-

pattern checkering---wrapping fully around the forend---and gold oval. Low

profile, case hardened, pinless, back-action sidelock action with intercepting

sears, manual top tang safety, hold-open toplever, and beaded-edge

triggerguard, engraved by Goldani with 80% coverage cleanly-cut classic

rose and scroll. Weight: 7lbs, 8oz. Built 1995. Excellent condition, retaining

99%+ barrel blue and 98% casehardening colors. Fine quality leather case

with stitched leather corners lined in burgundy cloth with black Lucchini label.

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Merkel 147SL Sidelock Ejector 12ga 2 3/4" $4,975

28" SxS barrels with slightly concave matted rib and single ivory bead

choked full & full. 14 1/2" pull from front trigger to original buttplate, 1 1/2" -

2 1/2" drop. 3/8" cast-off. Lightly figured European walnut stocks with

Deeley-release splinter forend, black composition pistol grip cap, beaded

pancake cheekpiece, swivels, and classic point-pattern checkering.

Bolstered sidelock action with cocking indicators, Greener crossbolt, side clips,

automatic ejectors, and automatic top tang safety. Well engraved with

pointer and four grouse on left and five mallards on right. Weight: 7lbs, 1oz.

Built 1978. Little used. In dark green leather trunk case with maker's label.

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Merkel 301-E Boxlock Ejector 20ga, 2 5/8" $10,975

Two Barrel Set

Two pairs O/U matted vent-rib barrels of Krupp Laufstahl with ivory bead

front sights and with Merkel name inlaid in gold: 28" choked improved

cylinder & improved modified, and 30" choked full & extra full. 15"pull from

checkered single-selective trigger to hand-checkered high-polish-blued steel

buttplate. 1 5/8" - 2 3/8"drop. 3/8" cast-off. Lightly figured European walnut

stock with Deeley-release three-piece splinter forend interchangeable

between barrel sets, engraved steel-capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern

checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece, and sling swivels. Scroll-engraved,

scalloped, casehardened Anson&Deeley action with double underbites,

double Kersten locks, automatic ejectors, rotary cocking indicators and

manual top tang safety. Screws behind fences indicate intercepting sears.

Weight: 6lbs, 13oz with the 26" barrels; 7lbs with the 30" barrels. Built 1937,

possibly benchmade by a highly skilled gunsmith; someone else inlaying

the Merkel name on the ribs afterwards. Very little used, retaining 99%+blue

and 99% case colors. Sparkling high-polish blue on furniture.

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Merkel 40-E Boxlock Ejector 20ga, 3" $3,250

27" SxS barrels with slightly-concave raised and matted rib, choked

improved cylinder & modified. 14 5/8"pull from front trigger to original

buttplate, 1 1/2" - 2 1/2" drop. 1/4" cast-off. Scalloped, bolstered, coin-

finished action with Greener crossbolt, cocking indicators, automatic top

tang safety, and automatic ejectors. Lightly figured walnut stocks with

Deeley-release splinter forend, capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern

checkering, sling swivels and pancake cheekpiece. Weight: 6lbs. Built 2004.

97% barrel blue. Tight. Excellent bores, Ejectors in perfect time. In original box.

 

Merkel 304-E Hand-Detachable 12ga, 2 3/4" $9995

.                       Sidelock Ejector

28" O/U matted-solid-rib barrels of Bohler steel with single bead front sight,

choked improved cylinder & improved modified. 14 5/8" pull from single selective

trigger to original buttplate. 1 1/2" - 2 3/8" drop. 1/4" cast-off. Figured

walnut stock with straight English grip, 3-piece splinter forend with Deeley

pull-down latch and horn-bushed side-strip mounting screws, classic point-

pattern checkering, never fitted with swivels or cheekpiece. Fully scroll-

engraved, grey-etched, concealed-release, hand-detachable, sidelock action

with intercepting sears, automatic top tang safety, double Purdey

underbites and double Kersten locks, Weight: 7lbs, 2oz. Built 1966. Both

Suhl and Birmingham proofs. Retaining 99% barrel blue. Tight. Excellent

bores.

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Merkel 304-E Hand-Detachable 12ga, 2 3/4" $11,975

Sidelock Ejector

30" O/U matted vent rib barrels choked extra full & extra full, 14 7/8"pull from

single selective trigger to leather covered pad, 1 5/8" - 2 5/8"drop, 3/8"cast-

off. Figured walnut stock with straight grip and slight perch-belly, Deeley-

release three-piece splinter forend with horn-bushed side-strip mounting

screws, classic point-pattern checkering and silver oval. Fully scroll-engraved

French-gary receiver with double underbites, double Kersten locks, intercepting

sears, concealed lockplate release, hold-open toplever, cocking indicators and

manual top-tang safety. Weight: 8lbs, 8oz. Built 1965. 99%blue. In leather trunk case. 

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Merkel 203-E Sidelock Ejector Two 16ga/16ga & $7995

Barrel Combination Set 16ga/5.6x57R

28" O/U shotgun barrels with solid matted rib choked improved modified &

full. 25" O/U combination barrels with solid matted rib, by Krieghoff in

1970 choked improved-modified with folding rifle sight and B Nickel 4-6x

scope with bold post and crossbar reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts.

All shotgun chambers 2 3/4". 15 1/8"pull from articulated front single-set

trigger to thick horn buttplate. 1 1/2" - 2 3/4"drop. Lightly figured walnut

stock with Deeley-release 3-piece field forend interchangeable between both

sets of barrels, steel triggerguard, capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern

checkering, swivels and beaded pancake cheekpiece. Fully arabesque-scroll-

engraved, French-gray receiver with hand-detachable sidelocks, intercepting

sears, cocking indicators and double Kersten locks. Weight: 7lbs, 4oz as a

shotgun; 9lbs as a scoped combination gun. Built in 1969. 99%+blue.

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Merkel 213-E / 253-E Sidelock 16ga / 16ga & $9450

Ejector Two Barrel Set 16ga / 7x65R

28" O/U solid-rib shotgun barrels choked full & full. 25 1/2" O/U solid-rib

combination barrels with folding rifle sight and Hensolt Diavari 1.5-6x

scope on quick-detachable claw mounts, shotgun barrel choked full. All

shotgun chambers 2 3/4". 15 1/4"pull from front single-set trigger to

original buttplate. 1 1/2" - 2 3/4"drop. Lightly figured, oil-finished walnut

stock with Deeley-release 3-piece field forend, horn triggerguard, capped

pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering, swivels and beaded pancake

cheekpiece. Fully arabesque-scroll-engraved, French-gray receiver with

hand-detachable sidelocks, intercepting sears, cocking indicators and

double Kersten locks. Gold-washed triggers. Weight: 6lbs, 12oz as a shotgun;

8lbs, 8oz as scopedcombo. Built 1959. 99%+blue. With original factory paperwork and target. 

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Perugini & Visini Boxlock Double Rifle & 9.3x74R & 20ga, $18,975

Shotgun Set 3" Magnum

23 3/4" SxS dovetail-lump rifle barrels with ramp front sight, matted quarter

rib, I standing gold-lined express sight engraved for 50 meters, hand-

removable extractor and Kahles 1.1-4.5x20mm scope with fine pointed-post

and crossbars reticle on quick-detachable claw mounts. 28" SxS monoblock

shotgun barrels with flat matted rib, 3" chambers, choked modified & full.

Fully figured walnut stock with lever-release splinter forend, steel capped

pistol grip, beaded pancake cheekpiece, flat sidepanels, extended upper and

lower tangs, beaded-edge triggerguard, classic point pattern checkering, no

swivels and with smooth solid red recoil pad. Scalloped-edge, reinforced,

casecolorhardened receiver with manual top tang safety, articulated front

trigger, borderline engraving and with fine growling lion on underside by

Claudio Tomasoni. Pull: 14 3/8". Drop: 1 3/8" - 2 1/4". No cast. Weight: 7lbs

as a shotgun; 8lbs, 5oz as a plain rifle; 9lbs, 5oz as a scoped rifle. In makers

leather-cornered canvas-covered hard case with canvas overcase. Built 1997

and with shotgun barrels added by the maker in 2001. 99%+blue. 90%

casecolors. Tight, and with excellent bores.

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Piotti Piuma BSEE Boxlock Ejector 12ga, 2 3/4" $8,975

27 1/2" SxS chopper-lump barrels with flat matted rib choked modified &

improved modified. 14 15/16" pull from front trigger to leather-covered recoil

pad. 1 1/2" - 1 3/4" drop. No cast. Fully figured European walnut stocks with

Anson pushbutton-release beavertail forend, diamond cross-section

straight English grip and fine classic point-pattern checkering. Scalloped,

coin-finished action with automatic ejectors, manual top tang safety, and

beaded-edge triggerguard, with fine English rose & scroll engraving by

Granetti. Weight: 6lbs, 12oz. Built 1980. Tight. 99%blue. In leather-trimmed,

canvas-covered motor case.

Piotti King #1 Sidelock Ejector 12ga, 2 3/4" $17,975

28" SxS chopper-lump barrels with flat hand-filed rib choked modified & full.

14" pull from stippled mechanical single non-selective trigger to red rubber

recoil pad. 1 3/8" - 1 3/4" drop. 1/2" cast-off. Figured European walnut

stocks with Anson-release beavertail forend, pistol grip, and fine borderless

point-pattern checkering. Coin-finished action finely engraved with full

coverage tight scroll and floral details by Granetti and with maker's name,

crown on toplever, and S for the manual top tang safety inlaid in gold.

Bushed firing pins and beaded-edge triggerguard. Weight: 7lbs, 15oz. Built

1984. Excellent condition. Ejectors in perfect time. In maker's leather trunk

case with trade label.

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FAIR   [I. Rizzini] Jubilee Sporting 20ga, 2 3/4" $1,895

Boxlock Ejector

32" O/U matted-vent-rib barrels with vennted side-ribs with a total of five

interchangeable choke tubes. 14 5/8" pull from adjustable-position, gold-

plated, single selective trigger to black recoil pad. 1 3/8" - 2 1/4" drop.

Lightly figured, oil-finished, European walnut stock with Anson-

pushbutton-release, schnabel-tipped, field forend, full checkering, and pistol

grip. Coin-finished receiver with scroll and game scene engraving, trigger-

selecting top tang safety, automatic ejectors, and hold-open pierced

toplever inlaid with a gold crown. Weight: 6lbs, 15oz. Built 2019. 99%+blue.

In maker's hard case with papers.

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Johann Springer's Hand-Detachable Sidelock 20ga, 2 3/4" $15,975

Erben, Vienna Ejector Two-Barrel Set

Two pairs 27 1/2" O/U chopper-lump, matted vent-rib barrels of Bohler

Antinit steel, engraved Zylinder Bohr choked improved modified &

modified, and engraved Choke Bohr choked improved modified & full. 14"

pull from right-canted, checkered, single-selective trigger to solid red rubber

Old English recoil pad. 1 3/4" - 3 1/8" drop. 3/8" cast-off. Fully figured

European walnut stock with one Deeley-release 3-piece field forend fitting

both barrel sets interchangeably, long-tang horn-capped pistol grip, and

classic point-pattern checkering. Full coverage English scroll-engraved,

casehardened, hand-detachable, sidelock action with intercepting sears,

double Purdey underbites, double Kersten locks, bushed firing pins with

double retaining setscrews, barrel selector beside the trigger and with O and

U inlaid in gold, automatic ejectors, and automatic top tang safety with S

inlaid in gold. No swivels or cheekpiece. Weight: 7lbs, 2 3/4oz. Ordered in

1951 by Robert Lambert of Beverly Hills and Vienna Nitro Proved in 1952.

99% barrel blue. 75% casehardening colors. Tight and with excellent bores.

Copy of page from maker's order book. In maker's oak & leather trunk case

with brass corners, cleaning rod and maker's oil bottle.

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Vouzelaud Model 5E Sidelock Ejector 12ga, 2 3/4" $2495.

30" SxS chopper-lump barrels with smooth concave rib choked skeet &

improved cylinder. 14 1/2" pull from articulated front trigger to leather-

covered recoil pad with leather-covered mounting screw plugs. 1 1/4" - 2"

drop. 1/2" cast-off. Lightly figured, oil-finished European walnut stock with

Anson-pushbutton-release splinter forend, straight English grip, fine classic

point-pattern checkering, teardrops, and vacant silver initial oval. Border-

engraved, coin-finished, bar-action sidelock action with intercepting sears,

automatic ejectors, bushed firing pins with retaining setscrews, concealed

third fastener, manual top tang safety, and finely executed mallard in flight

engraved on the underside. Weight: 6lbs, 15oz. Belgian and French proofs.

Sleeved. Ejectors in time. Tight and with excellent bores. In maker's leather

trunk case with trade label and load card.

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Vouzelaud Matched Consecutive Pair 20ga, 2 3/4" $9,995

Model 315 ELS Boxlock Ejectors

27 1/2" SxS barrels with smooth concave rib and brass bead front sight

choked improved cylinder & improved modified. 14 1/8"pull from front

trigger to engraved skeleton buttplate---checkered within. 1 1/2" - 3" drop.

3/8" cast off. Figured walnut stock with Anson release beavertail forend

(with gold inlaid initials OLP), round knob half pistol grip, sling swivels and

classic point-pattern checkering. Scalloped, coin-finished action with

concealed third fastener and automatic top tang safety, fine scroll and game

scene engraved signed Petiot MOF and with deep chiseled oakleaves on

fences and gold inlaid viscount's crest on triggerguard. All components

numbered 1 and 2 in gold. St Etienne Triple Epreuve. Weight: 5lbs, 12 3/4oz,

each. 99%+ barrel blue. A small patch of discoloration on left side of Gun #1

action. Built 1985. Tight, and with excellent bores. In maker's leather double

trunk case.


                                 

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