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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 1751

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* A. FRANCOTTE

AN UNUSUAL AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 27792,
serial numbered to 1895, 29 3/4in. black powder only reproved herringbone pattern damascus barrels, raised finely milled rib engraved at the breech end with a stylised pineapple, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl and 3/4 choke, treble-grip action with side-clips, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, the action and furniture carved in high relief with art nouveau motifs on a finely stippled background, the makers name in raised scrolling banners to the sides, 14 1/8in. figured stock with sling swivels and horn buttplate, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a (possibly refurbished) mahogany case, the lid with white metal presentation plaque engraved 'SOUVENIR D'AFFECTION DE LA 58eme SORTIE DE L'ECOLE IMPERIALE DE DROIT A SON SYMPATHIQUE GOUVERNEUR DE CLASSE MR. MILLIOUD. 31 MAI 1897' the top right corner applied with an ornate monogram 'CM'

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Estimate £800-1,200

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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