Dumoulin 20 Gauge Side by Side - SIDELOCK, BEST GUN, ROUND ACTION
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Dumoulin 20 Gauge Side by Side - SIDELOCK, BEST GUN, ROUND ACTION

$12,950.00
Ex Tax: $12,950.00
Product Code: Dumoulin SLE 20ga sn75287

Overview

General Specs: Dumoulin, Year 1944, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 7oz, Chokes SK/IC, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 5/8", DAC 1 7/16" Serial Number: 75287 F. Dumoulin & Co. was a well-known Belgian gunmaker from 1894-1968.  The firearms produced...

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General Specs: Dumoulin, Year 1944, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 7oz, Chokes SK/IC, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 5/8", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 75287

F. Dumoulin & Co. was a well-known Belgian gunmaker from 1894-1968.  The firearms produced by this firm varied from rifles, handguns, and shotguns of useable commercial grade, to the finest firearms ever created by the well-respected Belgium gunmakers.  This gun is the latter...one of the nicest ROUND ACTION 7-PIN SIDELOCK SIDE X SIDE  guns I have seen in years.  This gun, made in 1944, has all the "BEST GUN" features; ie. rounded action, 80% coverage vine/scroll/bouquet engraving by world renowned master engraver Leonard Smeets (Smeets was adorned as the engraver to His Majesty the King, a very important title held only by a select few), including deep relief chiseled roses on the fences and beaded fences; a sculpted frame, nicely figured European walnut stocks with a horn butt plate, stocked to the fences like a Purdey and perfect wood to metal fit; cocking indicators, articulated front trigger, double underlug locking bolts, hidden 3rd fastener at the breech, file cut rib matting, rolled edge trigger guard, articulated front trigger, blank stock shield, bushed firing pins...the list is long!  Finding comparable shotguns for sale is difficult, as most high-end Dumoulin shotguns you will see are box lock guns.  Fine gun lovers know that full sidelock, round action guns are always considerably more expensive than a like boxlock.  The condition of this gun is outstanding, with 98% beautiful case color, 99% barrel blue, perfect screws, bores, and wood-to-metal fit, fine flat-top checkering, a few light handling marks in the hand-rubbed oil finish, mechanically perfect with crisp triggers, strong well-timed ejectors, barrels tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, no cracks or repairs…simply gorgeous with not a thing needed to make her right.  Weighing just 5lbs. 7oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin, it is a delightful upland bird gun that will bring a smile to any avid double gunners face.  An English gun with these features would be hugely expensive.  This gun is being offered at a very affordable price that will make this a very good investment quality shotgun for the next owner.  It is the rare find that makes her a gun you will have to feel to fully appreciate.  Don't hesitate and thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  27"
Chokes:  .005/.008  SK/IC
Bores:  mirror both
Bore Diameter:  .630/.631
Wall Thickness:  .022/.025
% Blue:  100%
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid - tight
Sights:  single brass

Action

Action:  tight
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color:  97% bone/charcoal
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  L. Smeets
Trigger Type:  double, crisp; articulated
Trigger Guard Color:  95% blue; rolled edge

Stock

Type:  english stock/splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 3/4"
DAH:  2 5/8"
DAC:  1 7/16"
Cast:  1/8" off
Checkering Condition:  28 lines per inch
Butt Treatment:  horn Plate



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $110.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.