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SN 532. (1982) Cal. 410. 3″ Chambers. This svelte little gun was made in 1982 shortly after Mario Abbiatico and Remo Salvinelli set out to build the world’s finest guns. This wonderful gun represents a combination of top notch gunmaking coupled with exceptionally fine embellishment. Finely struck 26″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with narrow, matted, ventilated rib, engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on left side of top bbl. Bottom flat is stamped with 1982 Italian nitro proofs, SN and “A&S”. Diminutive, coin finished, low profile, OU sidelock action is nicely filed and features non-automatic safety (SICURA engraved) and single non-selective trigger. “6” is gold inlaid on top strap under top lever. (This number possibly represents “the sixth .410 made”) Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut minuscule scroll surrounding finely detailed vignette on bottom of action of a pair of pointers, one pointing, the other, obviously an older dog, in background watching while a quail flushes toward viewer and flairs away. Bottom of forend iron is engraved “ABBIATICO” “SALVINELLI”. Left lockplate is of a finely detailed, background of old gnarled trees, with three woodcock, two flushing at center, the other still nestled on ground toward front. Right plate depicts thicket of alders with trio of ruffed grouse flushing into opening. The quality of this work is exceptionally fine and dramatically expressed. Engravers signature, Pedersoli (Gianfranco Pedersoli, noted master of the Bulino technique) is at bottom right of dog and bird scene. Sideplates are unsigned. Trigger plate is engraved “inc Inglesina Rizzini A” (engraving, English scroll, Rizzini A (Aldo)) whose fine scroll continues onto small bow single beaded trigger guard, which has SN on tang. Striking, brightly semi burl figured and well streaked red-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features drop points and well cut, closely spaced, point pattern checkering with line borders on diamond grip. Matching slim one piece ejector forend has unusual Deeley type release with bolt actuated by sliding button fully relief cast and engraved with “A & S” crest at central diamond. Diameters at muzzles: top -.385 (full?), bottom – .396 (Mod?). Drop at heel: 1-3/4+”, drop at comb: 1-1/4+”. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in scarlet velvet, and has tan leather A&S label stitched into lid. Case is semi-french fitted for gun and bbls, and contains a pair of replacement mainsprings, snap caps, round A&S marked oil bottle, and a striker bottle containing spare strikers. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with only a few very faint light scratches on metal surfaces, with handling and assembly marks, and with a few very light scratches and marks in wood. Coin finish of action has some darkening due to congealed oil. Mechanically excellent, appears essentially unfired since proof. Case leather is excellent with a few compressions and rubs. Interior cloth shows some compressions. Accessories are excellent. 50861-4 MGM173 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 3325

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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