Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
MSG677 W.C. SCOTT 8 GAUGE
Item # MSG677-122-496
This is a percussion shotgun with 28" bbls. The bores are surprisingly nice. Bright and shiny. No pitting but some light roughness. Overall the bores are VG+. Exterior of the bbls are mostly a grey patina with good markings on the rib. The wood is also VG. Nice fitting lock plates. The delicate wood around the upper tang is all in tact. Checkering still remains but worn down somewhat. Entire pattern is visible. Ram rod included. It looks old but is most likely a period replacement ramrod. Nice trigger springs. Functions just fine. This gun weighs in at 11-1/2 pounds which isn't as ridiculous as some of these big guns. At least you can carry this one! Nice shot gun and a very good conversation piece.
Antique $ 2,375.
MSG675 EXHIBITION GRADE DARNE SXS 12 GA SHOTGUN
Item # MSG675-122-494
Very unusual elaborately done gun. The fences on the receiver show a floral chiselling with gold inlays. The back of the receiver is finely and elaborately engraved with matching trigger guard. Circassian walnut stock is fancy with an unusual style of checkering. Stock measures 15" with 1-1/4" added by the checkered style wood buttplate. Repair to the wrist area. Bbls are 30" improved modified and cylinder. Bright shiny bores. Side activated safety. Sling swivels. Decoratively done with intertwining initials below the forearm. I have not encountered anything like this interesting gun.
Antique $ 6,500.
MSG710 MINIATURE REPLICA PERCUSSION SHOTGUN
Item # MSG710
No License Required $ 395.
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.
MSG707 PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY
Item # MSG707
Empire grade S x S 12 ga shotgun. Chamber length is 2-1/2". The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Nearly all finish remains on bbls. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. The bottom is mostly a grey color. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Buttstock is near excellent. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. This is a beautiful classic shotgun!!
Modern $ 2,575.
MSG721 W.W. GREENER S X S 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG721
Model FH40. 28" steel bbls choked mod and improved. Bright shiny bores and solid lock-up. Fine scroll engraving with game and hound scenes. The breech end of the bbl is also engraved. LOP is 13-7/8". The buttplate is the cool two-piece metal on the toe and heel with checkered wood between. The buttstock itself is a beautiful high quality rich colored walnut. Straight stock with fine checkering. Forearm also has beautiful checkering with nearly full coverage. You can tell this is a Greener by their signature side safety. Good solid shotgun for hunting or collecting!
Modern $ 3,975.
MSG708 JP SAUER S X S M-60 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG 708
12 ga 2-3/4" chambers. The steel bbls are 28". Both appear to be full choke. Frame is case colored with most colors remaining but somewhat dimming. Action is the greener style crossbolt. Most bbl blue remains. Nice bright shiny bores. A couple of something go through the stock at the pistol grip and towards the back of the boxlock. These are a couple of plugged holes. Not quite certain what they were for. There is no visible crack and the wood is in VG cond. The stock appears to have the checkering re-done and a coat of satin type oil applied. This gun is not overly heavy and feels like a natural pointer.
Modern $ 1,275.
MSG642 BEAUTIFULLY DONE BELGIAN SIGNED FLOBERT PINFIRE DOUBLE BARRELED SHOTGUN
Item # MSG642-22-492
Very delicately engraved on the entire receiver as well as the bottom strap and trigger guard. High quality gun. Marked on top of the bbls "Flobert Brevete` A Paris". Side opening underlever. Bores are near excl. Bright and shiny. 27" bbls. 12 ga choked cylinder and improved cylinder. Fancy dlx stock in fine cond with most orig high gloss lacquer finish remaining. Usually amount of light compression mars and dings. No splits or cracks. Buttstock measures 14" to the end. The back action locks are beautifully engraved with a game scene on both sides. Basically done in relief.
Antique $ 1,975.
MSG641 CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SIDE LOCK GERMAN RIFLE
Item # MSG641-22-491
Cal 16 ga and 8 X 57 rimmed. 28" bbls. VG+ bores. Marked on the bbls is "J P Sauer & Son, Suhl". It has a flip up tang sight. Double triggers. Side lever opening. Pistol grip stock in very nice cond. Fancy burl wood is excl with a considerable amount of orig varnish. 80% orig blue and 20% orig case colors turning a molten silver color. The side lock receiver is delicately engraved. Mechanics are fine. Sharp little gun.
Antique $ 3,195.
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.
CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK
Item # MSG667 -21-386
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 -21-387
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 FLINTLOCK BLUNDER BUSS
Item # MSG632 -21-434
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 -21-435
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 BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG636-21-395
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.
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.
VERY RARE PERCUSSION APPROXIMATE 5 BORE SHOTGUN WITH UNUSUAL SHOCK ABSORBING BUTTPLATE
Item # MSG615-21-425
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.
MASSIVE FLINTLOCK WALL GUN
Item # MSG575-21-431
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 # MSG293-21-390
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 # MR604-21-418
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 # MSG326-21-422
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.
12 GAUGE CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG528-21-396
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.
VERY INTERESTING GERMAN COMBINATION PERCUSSION RIFLE/SHOTGUN
Item # M-125-21-417
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.
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 sale pending.
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.
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.
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
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!