I CAN SHIP MOST RIFLES I SELL AS ANTIQUES DIRECTLY TO YOU. MODERN FIREARMS MUST BE SENT TO YOUR FFL DEALER. DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCE I CAN OFFER MY FIREARMS TO BE PAID FOR OVER TIME--LAYAWAY. HOWEVER, LAYAWAY ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED SOLD. FOR PURCHASE BY CHECK, ONCE THE FUNDS ARE CLEARED BY MY BANK I WILL SEND YOU YOUR RIFLE FOR AN INSPECTION OF 3 DAYS. YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND WITHIN THAT TIME IF IT RETURNED IN THE SAME CONDITION AS SENT AND THE RETURN PACKAGE SHOWS FULL INSURANCE COVERAGE. I AM NOT A DEALER BUT OFFER ITEMS FROM MY COLLECTION AT TIMES IN ORDER TO THIN OUT MY COLLECTION OR TO UPGRADE A SPECIFIC ITEM. PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
AS OF MAY 25, 2014 I OFFER FOR SALE:
- Jeffery waterfowl gun
- Robert Hughes 4-bore double
Jeffery waterfowl gunBelow are three photos of a rare Jeffery waterfowl gun from about 1925. If it was by Bland it would be common, but not so with Jeffery guns of this nature. 32-inch barrels, choked full and full, very thick wall thickness at .050", side clips, full engraving, 14 1/2 inch pull, and 3"chambers (note on the flats 12 over LC = long chamber). Condition is excellent plus and the price is SOLD.
Robert Hughes 4-bore double
Below is a Robert Hughes 4-bore double. 28" steel barrels, 4" chambers, 22 pounds, fully rifled. Owned by Maynard Buehler in the post war years it was advertised in the December 1959 issue of the American Rifleman as "The World's Most Powerful Rifle" shooting a 2400-grain bullet ahead of 550 grains of black powder. Stretching the truth is an understatement! This rifle is very accurate with ball and conical, both FFg GOEX and Blue Dot. This rifle is not cheap. The last two sold for well over 100K. If you are interested, call and we'll chat.
ALL ITEMS BELOW HAVE BEEN SOLD
Below are two interesting items if you are a shotgun man. Top photos are of a Gannochy Loader. Patented in Scotland and somewhat unheard of today, the GL holds 100 shells and is carried over the shoulder. It is for the gent who loads his own (if he does not have a pal to serve as loader in driven shoots). Every other row is offset to shell height for ease in grasping the cartridges. Repros are made today for about 11-1200$. I am asking $425 for this one. ***SOLD***
Below is a shotshell magazine that holds several boxes of shells. The front of the case has been repaired and the lock is a correct replacement (or has been cleaned). The dealers ask 1000-1500 for these and my price is $700. I have a replacement label for the case as shown in the photo. ***SOLD***
Below are four photos of a Lyon and Lyon .470 nitro express double rifle. This fine rifle just came into my hands. A friend in Arkansas was to buy it from the prior owner but he must have had buyer's remorse and stopped all communication on the deal. So, I bought it, will play with it for a while, and offer it up for sale. Features are: 24-inch barrels, weight a bit over 10 pounds, non auto safety, sling eyes, Deeley forend latch, extractors, near mint bores(!), three leaf sight set on quarter rib, and Silver's pad. Barrels most likely reblued. This rifle is what one thinks of when dreaming of Africa or India and going on safari with a fine double rifle. Birmingham proofs. Comes with 45 rounds brass. ***SOLD***
Below are a pair of photos of my EM Reilly .500 bpe double rifle. She is a best quality, fully engraved, three leaf rear sight, 28-inch barrels, near perfect bores, weighs a bit under 9 pounds, exposed hammer, Jones patent under lever, wedge forend fastener. Date of production would be about 1880.***SOLD***
Lyon and Lyon "Jungle Gun"12-bore side lock ball and shot gun. 30" barrels choked improved cylinder and improved modified. Prince of Wales grip, recoil pad, nice walnut, bead front sight and two leaf folding rear sights when shooting ball. Weight a bit over 7 pounds. The coolest thing about this gun is the accuracy with Fiocchi slugs--about 1" group at 50 yards all day long. Folks at my home who have shot it are amazed at its accuracy! Also, it is a side lock--most are box locks. Two triggers, doll's head. I do have some ammo but it is not worth while to ship the ammo out of state--it's a 200 mile rt to the FEDEX office, the paperwork fee, and it must go out overnight express. That equates to 150+$ for a few boxes of ammo--not worth it. One note: there is a very slight--read VERY slight bulge at the left muzzle. I imagine some nitwit shot a heavy slug load through it. The bulge is not easily visible but it is there and does not affect accuracy. Gun has a canvas case. PS. I can deliver the ammo to the lower 48 if I drive out for the winter and it's about 90% I will. I will post more photos and a slug target soon. ***SOLD***
Below is a John Graham of Scotland .450 3 1/4" bpe double rifle. 28-inch barrels, Jones under lever, rebounding hammers, three leaf rear sight, bead front, metal butt plate. Very good bores and VERY accurate. Will have more details, target, and price soon. ***SOLD***
Below is the only photo I have of my John Wilkes .475 no2 best quality double. They don't get any better than this! Absolutely perfect inside and out and with a bit of history, too. Used by Ray Meyer on a 1952 safari in Kenya that was guided by Patrick Hemingway. Boxlock ejector, 26-inch barrels, 10 1/2 pounds, fully engraved, three leaf rear sight. ***SOLD***
Alex Henry 8-bore (below) 8-bore best quality double rifle from 1883. One of a pair with the other identical in all aspects except a 10-bore and two pounds lighter in weight. (Yes, I have searched for 10 years for the ten). This unique rifle has 90% original case colors, rare 23-inch barrels, and the rear sight set to the breech as per the instructions of the original owner, J.L. Laird MacKenzie Esq. Fully engraved in fine scroll that was characteristic of the era and Henry. ***SOLD***
You won't find one of these anywhere for any price! Below is my Jeffery .600 nitro express single shot. Jeffery had a batch of six single shots, all identical, made about 1914, with consecutive serial numbers. These six sold over the next few years and then Jeffery made one additional and that was it. I incorrectly wrote "made" but Jeffery did not make much of anything. Other makers produced rifles and shotguns over time and serial number blocks with the Jeffery name. How rare is she? Well, in all of my research I found only two of the 33 singles sold by Jeffery (also were 37 doubles). Since my book on the .600s was published I have found an additional 40+ vintage .600s but they are all doubles. Where have the single shots gone? Your guess is as good as mine. The bore is near perfect but there is some pitting on the exterior of the action due to poor storage. I sent the rifle to Griffin and Howe to remove the pitting but G&H suggested I leave as is. Comes with brass, dies and 900-grain cast bullets. Again, you will never see another. If you are a single shot man, call me! ***SOLD***
Time for a complete set of the Double Gun Journals to go. Every issue, excellent condition, including the two index and readers. DGJ sells the complete set, many of the issues are "blemished" for about 1300$. Approximate postage to a US address is about 120$ via USPS insured priority mail large boxes (will take about 8). DGJ are ***SOLD***
Below is a German rifle in .270 WCF I picked up two weeks ago at a gun show in a complex trade. Since it has only one barrel I will offer it for sale. It came in a trade with some money and three firearms and to make the trade I took the .270. It is accurate!! The scope is a B. Nickel 2-6x, has jeweled bolt and other hardware, super stock carving with three ivory diamond inlays, two leaf rear sight for 100 and 200 yards, and the scope is set on quality claw mounts. If I can scan a target I will do so and place it here. (Target was just placed). The maker's name in stamped on the stock behind the pistol grip: A. Reich. I can't make out the name of the city but it is ----stadt. Bore is excellent. This one has to go via FFL. ***SOLD***
Below is a very rare Winchester rifle. It is the extra light weight Model 1886. This rifle chambers the much sought after .45-70 cartridge (.33s are the common chambering) and is a deluxe model. Most rare is the pencil thin barrel. The bore is excellent, wood has super grain with the correct pistol grip, and a 22-inch barrel with sling eyes. Receiver finish has faded but barrel blue is nearly all there. If this rifle was a minty rifle the price would be in the high teens to 20K$. Don't pass on this extra light deluxe .45-70. ****SOLD****
Below you see an Manton 8-bore single shot shotgun with an exposed hammer and a Jones under lever. The barrel is 36" long, the weight is 10 pounds and 13 ounces, and the barrel is steel. She is nitro proofed for 3 1/4 tons with a true 8-bore of .835" (the proof is the same as on the Henry above). The hammer is rebounding. Condition is excellent as refinished and the bore is excellent--not but perfect. I have brass cases and wads to go with the sale. ***SOLD***
A huge 4-bore single shotgun by Consolidated Stores Ltd is below. The barrel is 42 1/2" long, the weight is 15 pounds and 6 ounces, and the barrel is Damascus. The hole in the buttstock is for a lanyard rope and is common on many of the shotguns used in boats for waterfowl. The hammer is rebounding with the Jones under lever. Condition is excellent as refinished. The bore is rough and will be honed and kept in proof. Engraved "Civil Service" on top of barrel. Some pits under forend--common on guns used around salt water. Some proud metal is around the top strap but not too bad. 4-bore single shots are far more rare than double 4s but the price is far less. If you want a 4 (and they only come up for sale every several years) call me and put your name on this one. The chambers are 4 inches long and I have 12 empty English shells and several bags of wads to go, too--spacer and over powder wads. I would guess this gun is from the early 1890s. ***SOLD***
Below are two photos of a PA Watson and Williams and Powell 10-gauge double shotgun from the mid-1890s. The barrels are 30 inches long and choked modified and full. Don't let the Damascus barrels fool you into thinking it is not shootable. I took a turkey in 2008 in the People's Republic of Massachusetts and have several boxes of old Winchester and Remington 2 7/8" shells with 1 5/8 and 1/7/8 ounces of shot and she shoots them well. The interesting thing about this rather plain shotgun is she was built on a frame for 8-gauge and is nearly 3" across the face. And, here is an idea for you: why not make this into an 8-bore rifle? Take a pair of 8-bore tubes and have them sleeved into the monoblock. Use the ribs and front bead, add a rear wide V backsight, and you have an English 8 for well under 10K. ***SOLD***
A Colt Officer's Model .38 Special revolver is below. Target sights and a very rare 5-inch barrel. Most of these handguns had 6" or 7 1/2" barrels. 4- + 5-inch barrels are rarely seen. This revolver was my grandfather's brother-in-law's sidearm when he was a police officer in Massachusetts in the 1930-40s. It has been in my family since new and comes with his Lawrence holster. There is some blue wear on the metal between the grips but, as you can see, the blue is near perfect. This .38 must go to an FFL and I have to drive 200 miles (rt) to the FEDEX office to ship it so we have to arrange a convenient time to get it off to you. ***SOLD***.