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SN 94820. (1930) Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 27-5/8″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Fs Dumoulin & Co Liege” on unmatted portion of slightly raised, narrow game rib. There are four 1-1/2″ triangles of well cut scroll at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with 1930 Belgian nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, steel and choke information. Coin finished, scallop backed, boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden crossbolt third fastener, side clips, reinforcing beads, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Fences are arcaded. Action is engraved with full coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized open shaded scroll surrounding detailed vignettes of dogs and game; setter and pointer in various poses on each side, with same setter and pointer in oval vignette on trigger plate. A pheasant flies across bottom of action. A pair of snipe fly across top lever, and pair of ducks are on trigger guard bow. This truly fine engraving is signed “H Leuhers Graveur Liege” on trigger plate. SN is on tang. Strikingly marbled, and nicely figured, flesh toned European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over checkered wood butt. Fancy pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.639, right – .637. Bore restrictions: left – .037 (full), right – .036 (full). Wall thickness: left – .027, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-3/16″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, but is possibly a very high quality re-blue, with a number of light subsequent marks. Action retains nearly all of its french gray finish with only sharp edges brightening to silver. Orig blue of top lever, trigger guard, and forend iron, are also excellent with just a hint of silvering. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil refinish with a few light marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. A fast handling, light weight, beautifully embellished gun. 50594-54 MGM230 (5,500-9,500) C&R – Lot 3422

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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