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*ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI BEST LIGHTWEIGHT SIDELOCK GAME GUN. SN 010. (1980) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. Nicely struck 27-1/2″ chopper lump bbls are fitted with concave game rib. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is engraved on left side of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1980 Italian proofs, “A & S”, and SN (010). This fine shotgun was one of the first made under the new numbering system under which only the finest guns were produced. The bottom of the rear lump of this gun is stamped with the first names of six of the craftsmen involved in its creation. Nicely filed full sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S engraved), bushed strikers, and double triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates are finely engraved with beautifully cut miniscule scroll, framing very fine Bulino scenes of hunters, dogs, and birds; bottom of action with hunter and dog in foreground, with flock of mallards settling into marsh in background; right lockplate depicts group of mallards, also settling into marsh; left lockplate with setter and trio of snipe in foreground, one obviously hit and falling from sky, and a hunter with another setter is in background. This fine work was the product of the noted engraving school of Cesare Giovanelli, with signature on trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard has matching fine shaded scroll with SN at grip. Dark, marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond grip, drop points, and point pattern checkering with double line borders. Matching long splinter forend has Anson release. Uncheckered central diamond has gold “A & S” shield device inlet. Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (I mod), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.022. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing evidence of only a few firings (slight cartridge halos on breech face), with hardly any noticeable defects in wood or metal surfaces. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A nicely balanced gun. 4-47090 MGM6 (14,000-19,000)

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