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SN 91668. (1985) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ and 28″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid at breech ends with “1” under a star, and “1”. Bbls are fitted with narrow, matted, concave, slightly swamped game ribs, and are engraved “Aug – Francotte – Liege” on tops of right bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of left bbls are engraved with importer (PACHMAYR LOS ANGELES CA). Small sized, coin finished, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut, semi-relief, open, shaded scroll with rose and foliage highlights, with makers name on ring around trigger plate screw. Fences and top lever are deep relief carved with scrolling oak leaves and acorns. Lockplates are engraved with scroll and bouquets matching action, as background for griffins; one central with full body and wings, others at front and rear of lockplate, partially hidden. Makers name and address is on each side of action. Engravers signature “Morai” is on trigger plate. This scroll extends to trigger guard with another partial griffin on bow, and SN gold inlaid on tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown Decelerator pad over 1″ lengthening piece. Stock features classic drop points, point pattern checkering with line borders at grip, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Each bbl set has its own dedicated small beavertail forend with matching numbers gold inlaid on tips, and interiors of iron marked “1” or “2”. Forends have Anson releases. 27″ BBL set with “1” star: Bore diameter: left -.558, right – .558. Bore restrictions: left – .016 (mod), right – .013 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 28″ BBL set: Bore diameter: left -.556, right – .555. Bore restrictions: left – .024 (full), right – .020 (Imod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan pigskin leather case by Exposito, with leather corners, is lined in green felt. Case contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of what appears to be their orig blue. Coin finish of action is still bright. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, nicely blended in with addition of lengthening piece. Checkering remains light in color. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent. An interesting great handling small bore Francotte. 50594-84 MGM60 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 3388

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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