12 Gauge

Colt Model 1883 hammerless side-by-side shotgun, 12 gauge.  Serial # 827X. 30″ barrels with solid rib. Has desirable 2-3/4″ chambers rarely seen in shotguns of this vintage!  Has modified-right/modified-left chokes, and 14″ LOP. Case hardened hammerless boxlock action with double triggers and automatic safety. Walnut checkered round knob checkered pistol grip stock with Colt buttplate. Walnut checkered splinter forearm with ebony inlay and latch release. Overall very good condition. Metal parts have faded to a silvery patina with some light surface blemishes. Wood has some beautiful grain. It has been cleaned and the checkering recut. Good bores with good mechanics. Action has nice tight lock-up. With its Damascus steel barrels this gun is being sold as a non-shooter, unless Savage Four Tenner (.410 gauge) inserts, Chaszel 20 gauge inserts, or other inserts are exclusively used. This is a good candidate for use with inserts. Note that I have a pair of used Savage Four Tenners available — for an additional $180. (EPBE-140)

$1,950.00

Winchester M1887 12 Gauge Lever Action Riotgun in very good refinished condition. Has a fluid steel barrel that has been shortened to 18.5”, with 2-9/16″ chamber (will not accept 2-3/4″ shells) and a good shootable bore with minor pitting. Bore has no choke (cylinder bore.) Overall nice wood with lacquer finish. The wood has typical handling marks, but is sound, with no cracks, This is a lever-action, magazine-fed, shotgun. Newly-installed brass bead front sight. All metal parts were just recently professionally refinished in high temperature flat black Cerakote. The receiver has WRA logo. There is some pitting visible beneath the Cerakote. Walnut stocks with steel buttplate. Pre-1899 production. Serial number 1979X.  Note that Kent brand 2-1/2″ shotgun shells are now fairly widely available in the U.S., and very reasonably priced. Kent makes a very mild 2-1/2″ load that is perfect for older shotguns with fluid steel barrels. This is a very practical shotgun with one foot in the late 1800s and the other in the early 2000s. (ZZFG-120)

$2,250.00

Winchester M1887 12 Gauge Lever Action Riotgun in very good refinished condition. Has a fluid steel barrel that has been shortened to 18.5”, with 2-9/16″ chamber (will NOT accept 2-3/4″ shells) and a very good bore. Bore has no choke (cylinder bore.) Overall nice wood with lacquer finish but with a few small paint splatters. This is a lever-action, magazine-fed, shotgun. Brass bead front sight. Metal appears to be an old re-blue, with touchup bluing at the muzzle. The receiver has WRA logo. Walnut stocks with steel butt plate.  All of this model were manufactured pre-1899. Serial number is not visible.  Note that Kent brand 2-1/2″ shotgun shells are now fairly widely available in the U.S., and very reasonably priced. Kent makes a very mild 2-1/2″ load that is perfect for older shotguns with fluid steel barrels. (ZZZZ-888)

$2,450.00

Scarce Colt Model 1883 Hammerless Shotgun, 12 gauge.  Serial # 426X. Manufactured in 1889. 26-7/8″ barrels with solid rib. 2-3/4″ chambers, modified-right/improved cylinder-left chokes, and 14 1/4″ LOP. Overall good condition.  With its Damascus steel barrels this gun is being sold as a non-shooter, unless Savage Four Tenner (.410 gauge) inserts, Chaszel 20 gauge inserts, or other inserts are exclusively used. I’ve test-fitted a pair of Savage Four Tenner inserts, so you can be assured that this gun is a good candidate for use with such inserts. Note that I have a pair of used Savage Four Tenners available — for an additional $180. (CGPC-133)

$1,325.00

L.C. Smith Grade OO Double Shotgun, 12 Ga. with 2-3/4″ chambers, circa 1894.  Nice tight action.  Has gorgeous shiny bores. 30″ barrels with solid rib and full chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers with extractor, and 14 1/8″ LOP. The receiver still shows considerable original color casehardening. Serial # 3870X. Since this has Damascus steel barrels, it is being sold with the understanding that if it is fired with modern shotshells that chamber inserts must be used. (Made in 1894. No FFL Required.) KLFB-223  $1,225

$1,325.00

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