Auction: Winchester Model 12
Now on auction: a nice Winchester Model 12 pump that’s chambered for 20-gauge. NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. It has a 28-inch barrel with 2-3/4″ chamber that is marked for Modified choke. This shotgun has lots of original blue finish remaining. I’d grade the metal finish at about 95% or better. There are a few handling marks but no rust or pitting. The original buttstock had been shortened with pad added and has been replaced. The replacement stock is of pre-war design and shows significantly more finish wear than the rest of the gun. It might refinish nicely. The original, shortened buttstock will be included. The mechanics are in good working order and there is no looseness at the takedown union (nor has the adjustment collar been moved). The bore is also mirror bright! Weight is 6-pounds, 3-ounces. From the receiver forward, she’s a beauty and should make a very fine shooter!
Auction: Parker Brothers VH 16 ga
Now on the auction block: a very nice Parker VH Grade Side-by-Side 16-gauge shotgun. Built on the number 1 frame, this shotgun features 28-inch “Vulcan Steel” barrels with 2-3/4″ chambers. NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. Chokes are Full and Improved Modified. Double triggers and extractor. Condition is very nice with some good case colors remaining on the frame in the protected areas. The barrels retain 95% original blue finish. There is no pitting. The stocks are in very fine shape. Wood to metal fit is excellent and checkering is very good. The wood has never been sanded or refinished and it retains most of the original varnish. There is a newer Silvers buttpad installed for a LOP measuring 13-3/4″. Drop at Heel measures 2-1/2″; Drop at Comb measures 1-1/2″. The silver shiled in the bottom of the buttstock is inscribed with the initials “M.A.M.”. The stock are in fine shape with one small crack running forward from the buttpad on the right side and a tiny splinter of wood gone along the barrel channel on the right. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order and lock-up is good and the gun is on face. The bores are bright throughout. There is one shallow dent in the right barrel that is just barely visible inside. This very fine shotgun comes with a Parker Gun Collector’s letter showing that the factory ledgers list this gun as having shipped on March 5, 1922. It also mentions that Parker notable, Frederick W. Anschutz, worked on this gun. He was Parker’s chief engraver between 1911-1930 and he apprenticed under the famous H. Gough.
Auction: Browning Auto-5
Now up for auction: a super clean Browning Auto-5 “Light Twenty” 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun. Manufactured in Belgium in 1968, this beauty wears a 28-inch ventilated rib barrel with a 2-3/4″ chamber. NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. The barrel is marked “**” for Modified choke. Condition is excellent with about 97-98% original blue finish remaining. The stocks are also in fine shape with some honest handling wear, but no cracks or chips, and it still has the original FN marked buttplate. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order and the bore is mirror bright. This is a nice one!