FW Heym – Grade 4A – 16 Gauge – April 1931
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Category: Heym Shotguns - Shotguns - German Double
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Seller: Collector Grade Guns
Member Since: 2/17/21
First Name: David
Last Name: Fenster
Country: United States
Phone: (402) 630-2732
Number of Active Listings: 2
Total Number of Listings: 3
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Cashier Check, Money Order, Personal Check (gun will be shipped promptly after funds clear my bank) -- References Available
Here’s your chance to own an elaborately engraved and very attractive German pre-war side-by-side made by Friedrich Wilhelm Heym (in April 1931). Serial Number 6100.
The Grade 4A was a side-by-side (boxlock with sideplates) made for the American Market. I’ve seen around a dozen of these over the years. The majority were 12 gauge, a few were 20 gauge, and the one for sale here is the only 16 gauge I’ve had the pleasure to encounter. The wood checkering came in two patterns. This pattern has a "wooden tear drop" behind the sideplates (the other patten has a small horn insert behind the sideplates).
This gun is in superb condition. What I don’t know is if this gun – which is in nearly perfect condition – has been restored or remains in original condition. I purchased this gun “as-is” and have done nothing to it. All barrel markings are very sharp. Most screws are “north / south” and show no evidence of having been turned. The gun retains nearly all case colors. The wood is beautiful and the checkering is sharp. The butt plate, pistol grip cap, and forearm insert were all made from horn. The triggers have an engraved checkered pattern on them. Has sideclips, cocking indicators, and sling swivels front and rear. Muzzle end of top and bottom ribs (the two small triangular areas) are “hash mark” engraved. No noticable handling marks. It’s a very attractive 90 year old gun!
Overall Length – 44 inches
Barrel Length – 28 inches
Drop at Comb – 1 ½ inches
Drop at Heal – 2 3/8 inches
Cast – 0 inches
Length of Pull – 14 ¼ inches
Left Choke – Tight Full
Right Choke – Light Modified
Ejectors – strong and in time
The Friedrich Wilhelm Heym Company began in 1865 and closed their doors at the end of World War II in April 1945. The founder had set the goal for himself and his Company to be among the best gun makers in Suhl.
Any collector of fine side-by-sides and/or Pre-War German Guns will enjoy having this gun in their collection.
Shotgun Gauge: 16 Gauge