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HA2458 Beretta 687EELL, Diamond Pigeon, O/U, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" &3", 28"MC Bbls., (Used 97%), Cased, $3,795

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Beretta Says:  687 EELL Diamond Pigeon: Luxury and Performance  The 687 EELL is the absolute top of the line of Beretta’s 680-series over-under shotguns. It features sideplates that act as extra canvas for the lavish hand-chased engraving, as well as a specially-selected walnut stock that gives it a true heirloom quality. But while it certainly figures well while on display, the Diamond Pigeon’s worth as a game gun is equally striking. Weighing about 7 lbs (12-ga version), and with the point of balance right at the hinge-pin, it is a shotgun that comes up naturally to the shoulder while still having enough of a lively feeling forward of the supporting hand. This is an over-under with the feel and allure of a classic, for the discriminating hunter who appreciates all the finer points of a perfectly-made gun.  Premium Hand-Chased Engraving, Premium Stock The full sideplates of the 687 EELL feature a super-fine classic game scene, and are enhanced by intricately detailed motifs of branches, leaves and flowers that extend to the trigger plate, trigger guard and fore-end iron lever. The proportions of the engraving blend wonderfully with the dimensions of the shotgun, giving you the sense of a work of art within a work of art. The stock is a classic semi-beavertail, with premium-quality European walnut and a newly designed fine-line checkering. An oval brass shield, inlaid on the stock, will allow you to personalize your gun with initials or a family crest, while the handsome and durable carrying case will protect the shotgun on all your hunting adventures. A Classic Choice for Hunting This shotgun will shine in any hunting situation. This is because it is built on a receiver that is equally strong and low-profile. The 687 action has two conical locking lugs at mid-height, meaning that it will always lock up strongly and positively while not requiring the extra bulk and weight for a top locking lever. This further means that when you bring it up to the shoulder, the vertical distance between your eye and your supporting hand is minimized: this shotgun will follow your sight easily and instinctively. And in spite of its beauty, the 687 action is noted for its strength, so this is a shotgun that you can confidently pass down to the next generation of hunters.

Hero's Arms Says:      This Beretta 687EELL Diamond Pigeon has been used and has minor handling marks to show it.  These reduce its condition to 97% in my opinion.  The Blue Book values this gun, in 95% condition, at $5,500.  This is an all around gun for collecting, hunting, skeet and sporting clays.  It comes with six choke tubes in Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, Skeet, Skeet and Cylinder constrictions and other Mobilchokes are easy to find.  The wood and engraving are spectacular.  This is a very high grade gun.

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HA2411 Caesar Guerini Apex Field, O/U, 20 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 28"MC Bbls., New-In-Case, $8,350*

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Caesar Guerini Says:  At Caesar Guerini we have a driving passion for innovation and elevating the gunmaker’s art, and this commitment to quality has produced the new Apex. It has distinctly British lines with a classic Prince of Wales grip and our trim, rounded fore-end, but what really sets this gun apart is its revolutionary new full-length trigger guard. We’ve eliminated the screws for a clean, seamless look, and the end of the guard terminates in a perfectly fitted skeletal grip cap for a touch of elegance. The action is embellished with full-coverage engraving that incorporates no fewer than four different techniques, and the frame’s hand-polished coin finish is treated to our new Invisalloy® coating, which makes the metal rust-resistant while enhancing the contrast in the engraving. All Caesar Guerini field guns come with a velvet lined lockable hard case and five precision flush chokes (CYL, IC, M, IM, F). A plastic choke case is also included.

Hero's Arms Says:   The Caesar Guerini Apex Field is an exceptionally beautiful example of the engraver's art. With its outstanding wood this is a stunning package.  Weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces, chambering 2 3/4" & 3" 20 Gauge shells in its 28 inch barrels it is ready for upland hunting.  Available only from Caesar Guerini Elite Dealers, it is sure to become a collectible shotgun.

*Call and ask about Hero's Arms Caesar Guerini Promotional pricing for shooters affiliated with a club, the military or the NRA.

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HA2379 Marble's Model 21 Game Getter, Folding Stock, O/U, .22 S/L/LR over .410 Bore, 2 1/2" or GG 44, 18"Bbls., (Used 98%), $2,995

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This Marble's Model 21 Game Getter was purchased in 1929 by my wife's great uncle, James Eccles for his wife Mary.  It has descended through the family to my wife.  Considering its 88 year life, so far, it is in excellent shape.  It may not have been fired, the bores are mirror. It comes with the original Box, the original Owner's Manual, both numbered to the gun, and a copy of the 1929 registration card from Marble's Archives.  The gun shows some holster wear on the end of the barrels and on sharp edges of the receiver.  This is not a restricted or NFA weapon  "the 18" barrel variation was administratively removed from the NFA in 1939 by the Bureau of Internal Revenue after determining that it was not concealable on the person."  The top barrel is chambered for 22 Short, Long or Long Rifle cartridges, the bottom barrel accepts 410 2 1/2" Shot Shells/Rifled Slugs, or 44 Game Getter Ball cartridges (which you probably won't find at Wall Mart).  It has a blade front sight, and a combination U shaped or Peep, rear sight.  The gun breaks open by pulling back on the trigger guard. A single extractor lifts the shells from both chambers.  The Hammer Face pivots up or down to select the barrel to be fired.  It has no safety, but the hammer must be manually cocked before it will fire.  This is an authentic collectors piece, and would be handy to have as a survival rifle/shotgun if society falls apart as some expect.

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HA2341 Caesar Guerini Ellipse Curve, O/U, 20 Ga., 2 3/4" & 3", 28"MC Bbls., New-In-Case, $7,050*

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Caesar Guerini Says:  The world’s best shotguns can cost as much as a quarter of a million dollars and take years to make. The engraving alone can account for up to one third of the price. The result is a shotgun that combines art and function in a way that few man-made objects can match. As wonderful and fascinating as these firearms are, they are little more than an unapproachable luxury item that is out of reach for the average hunter. What if a company could use modern technology to make a shotgun that had the same qualities? That is the concept behind the new Ellipse Curve.

The Curve is based off of Caesar Guerini’s Ellipse round body action. This type of action not only provides a clean uncluttered look, but also makes for a trim profile. It’s these trim lines that make the Curve a responsive and natural pointing bird gun. Combine responsive handling with Caesar Guerini’s reputation for reliability and you have the makings of a world-class shotgun. However, that is not the whole story with the Curve. The engraving is also groundbreaking in quality. The execution is of a level that has only recently become achievable through the most cutting edge technology. It is this combination of art and technology that allows the Curve to reach this level of craftsmanship at a fraction of the cost.

Hero's Arms Says:  This is a beautifully engraved Caesar Guerini Ellipse Curve, only available from Caesar Guerini Elite dealers.  It has 28", 2 3/4" & 3", barrels with solid top and mid ribs, 5 nickel plated Selecta choke tubes in Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder and Skeet constrictions. Other are available from Caesar Guerini.  I believe the lady depicted on the bottom of the receiver is Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, but I have never seen her in person.  It weighs six pounds nine ounces.  All in all this is an elegant hunting gun, useful also for Skeet and Sporting Clays.

*Call and ask about Hero's Arms Caesar Guerini Promotional pricing for shooters affiliated with a club, the military or the NRA.

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HA2283 Caesar Guerini Ellipse Evo, Round Body, O/U, 28 Ga., 2 3/4", 28"MC Bbls., New-In-Case, $5,775*

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Caesar Guerini Says:  Description: Fast as a grouse’s wing tip, sleek as a pheasant’s tail feather - The new Caesar Guerini Ellipse EVO represents the next generation of upland game gun. With graceful rounded action and streamlined stock it handles, feels and looks like the world's best handmade round body shotguns. We obsessed over every detail from the engraving created to accentuate the curve of the action to something as obscure as the shape of the trigger. This is not a quick makeover of our existing models; the barrels, action and stock are all different. The Ellipse is simply the evolution of the fine over-and-under hunting gun

Hero's Arms Says:  This is a special order 28 Gauge Ellipse Evo, usually they do not come in 28 Gauge stand alone versions. It is an elegant shotgun with exceptional engraving and exceptional wood with a hand rubbed oil finish,.  28 Ga., 2 3/4", 28"  barrels, five chokes in Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder constrictions.  It has a manual (non-automatic) safety making it suitable for skeet and sporting clays as well as hunting. It has a solid top and mid rib which keep twigs and other debris out.  It has  a 14 3/4" Length of Pull over a checkered wood butt plate.  It has a single non-selective trigger, the bottom barrel always fires first.  It has full coverage engraving. 

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HA2200 Caesar Guerini Challenger Impact Type-S Competition Package, Right Hand, Adjustable-Comb, Adjustable-Rib, O/U, 12 Ga., 2 3/4", 30"MC Bbls, Briley Sub-Gauge Tubes, 20, 28, 410, 30", New-In-Americase, $9,935*

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Caesar Guerini Says:  Some shooters accuse Caesar Guerini of focusing on the cosmetics of our guns. Our reply is ”guilty as charged”. It is our policy to pursue excellence in all aspects of our firearms, both what can be seen and what you experience when you pull the trigger. The Challenger grade has been designed to appeal to the target shooter with a bold Acanthus leaf pattern on a fine Inglesina scroll background. All of the hand polished coin finished metal surfaces are finished in Invisalloy® protective finish for years of carefree service. Additionally, the new Challenger comes standard with the DTS trigger system that reduces trigger pull weight and creep. The aesthetics of a gun might not be the most important issue, but life is too short to shoot an ugly gun.

Hero's Arms Says:  This is a very complete package, perfect for skeet or sporting clays completions. It is extremely adjustable to fit the right handed shooter. It weighs 9 pounds 2 ounces with the Kinetic Balancer installed in the stock, 9 pounds 14.5 ounces with a set of sub-gauge tubes installed.  The adjustable rib goes from 50/50 to 90/10. There are also barrel weights to further adjust the center of gravity.  It has a 14 7/8" Length of Pull, adjustable to 15 1/8" by moving the trigger.  It comes with six Maxis 12 Gauge Chokes, 2 each in Improved Cylinder, Skeet and Cylinder constrictions.  You could add a Full and Improved Modified and shoot trap with it as well.  The Briley Sub-Gauge tubes come with four choke tubes each. One gun for every target sport.

*Call and ask about Hero's Arms Caesar Guerini Promotional pricing for shooters affiliated with a club, the military or the NRA.

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HA1894 Browning Belgian Superposed Grade V (Diana) 2 Barrel Combo, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" 28"IC/IC, and 12 Ga., 2 3/4" 26 3/8" SK/SK, Cased, (Used 99%), Cased, $6,995

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This Browning Grade V (Diana) combo, first sold in 1956, is in exceptional condition.  There are a few very minor dings in the wood but the bluing and engraving are near mint.  It came originally with a 28 inch barrel set, barrel 1, choked Full and Modified.  These barrels were later opened up to Improved Cylinder and Improved Cylinder (Briley choke tubes could be installed if desired to get back to Full and Modified).  The second barrel set, 26 3/8" in Skeet and Skeet constrictions, barrel 2, was installed later by Browning and numbered to the gun.  A Limbsaver recoil pad has been mounted but the original Browning pad is in the case.  The Length of Pull with the original pad is the correct 14 1/4", with the Limbsaver it is 14 1/2". It has a Prince of Wales (Round Knob) Long Tang configuration. The wood is nicely figured. The Browning case is in good condition and contains the original owner’s manual numbered to the gun.  The deeply incised engraving by Browning Master Engraver Doyen is exceptionally beautiful - I personally prefer the Grade V deeply incised engraving to the earlier and later Diana styles.  I shot a round of skeet with the 26 3/8" barrels and the gun functioned flawlessly.  This is a real collector’s dream, which could also be used for hunting, skeet or sporting clays.

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HA1301 Browning Pre-War Superposed, Midas Level Upgrade, Double Single Triggers, English Stock, 12 Ga., 2 3/4" 30"IC/M Bbls., Cased, $6,995

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The receiver for this Superposed was probably manufactured in 1932, but it was first sold in 1936 for $59.46.  As it left the factory it was a standard grade with specially ordered Improved Cylinder and Modified choking, and twin single triggers. (Browning Factory Letter) Unlike most double trigger guns the front trigger will fire first the bottom then reset itself and fire the top barrel,  The rear trigger will fire the top barrel, then one must use the front trigger to fire the bottom barrel.  One can also use it just like a normal double trigger gun. It has a solid rib and the "horseshoe" bracket on the front of the forearm, which distinguishes it from later versions of the Superposed.  In 1984 it was purchased by Thomas Grogg, an engraver, who engraved it and put in solid 18 Karat gold inlays and lines.  On the left side of the receiver is a Mallard, the right side is a Canada Goose. On the pre-1936 Midas Superposed there were pigeons on both sides of the receiver, so this is not a copy or an attempt to fake being a Midas Grade, but a Midas level upgrade.  After it was engraved in 1984 it was reblued and refinished by a gunsmith who formerly ran the Browning refinishing shop. There was some cracking in the finish of the stock, as was normal for Brownings of that era, so it was refinished with an oil finish by Klaus Hiptmayer who also refreshed the engraving. There is probably more than a thousand dollars worth of gold in this gun.  Grogg's signature is on the lower right side of the receiver just behind the pivot pin.  It has two recoil pads, a Pachmayr Old English, and a Browning Vent Rubber pad.  I purchased it from Grogg. The gun has had about 200 rounds fired since 1984

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HA1220 CSMC A-10 American Sidelock Deluxe Sporter, O/U, 28 Ga., 2 3/4", 30"MC Bbls., NIC, $9.995.00

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This Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company (C.S.M.C.) A-10 American was ordered with all the options available when it was announced.  It is Deluxe Grade, has a 20 Ga. Frame (rather than 12), has 30" Barrels, a target Forend, a Prince of Wales Pistol Grip, and Exhibition Grade Walnut.  It comes with six choke tubes, full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder and two Skeet (one added by Hero's Arms). As with all A-10s it has hand detachable Sidelocks.  It comes in a sturdy aluminum case with a ballistic nylon protective cover. It has a limited lifetime warranty. This one took two years and two weeks from payment till delivery.  If you were to order one of these from CSMC it would be $10,435, with these features, and I have no idea how long it would take to get.  To see a full page of description click here.

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You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many guns.


Although I no longer have a Clabrough shotgun for sale there have been requests for the circa. 1915 Clabrough & Johnstone Catalogue, so here it is.  To download it in Adobe PDF format click on the cover. 

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Hero's Arms recently visited the newly opened Frazier Historical Arms Museum, in Louisville, Kentucky.  It offers spectacular collections of armor in the British Royal Armouries Gallery, important guns from the American West, and an outstanding collection of presentation firearms.  Worth a trip to Louisville.  Check it out at:

www.frazierarmsmuseum.org


P.O. Box 320, South Hero, VT 05486-0320  www.herosarms.com  

E-Mail: sales@herosarms.com   Phone 802-372-4789 Fax 802-372-5900

Principal Shotgun Uses

Brands

Shotgun or Shooter Characteristics

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How to Buy

 All Purpose Guns | Collectors | Hunting | Skeet Guns | Sporting Clays | Trap Guns | Home Page

Beretta | Browning | Caesar Guerini | Fabarm | Other Brands | Ruger | SKB | Syren | Winchester | Home Page

Bargains | Big/Tall | Compact Adult/Youth | Gauge And Barrel LengthHA-Number | Left Handed | Semi-Auto & Pump Guns | Side-By-Sides | Used Guns | Women's Guns

 Abbreviations | Tips on Selecting a Shotgun | Photographing the Guns |    Chokes-Barrels-Cases | Odds-and-Ends | Home Page

How to Buy Your Gun | Contact Us | Exports | Lay-Aways | Seven-Day Return Privilege | Home Page

The Home Page has an alphabetical list of all guns in stock, and notes which guns have been sold.