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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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Sale A1220 Lot 1250

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** FLLI. PIOTTI
A FINE CONTESSA-ENGRAVED 9.3X74R 'MOD. P.H.E.' SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 9186,
dated for 1994, 25 5/8in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, the sight-rib partially file cut and partially feather engraved, open sights with two folding leaf sights, gold-inlaid sight lines and gold-inlaid '50', '75' and '100', ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, the breech end mounted with a Swarovski 1,25-4x24 Habicht telescopic sight, serial no. P682368230, in finely florally-engraved quickly-detachable mounts, slender treble-grip action with hidden third bite and side bolsters, removable striker discs, elongated top strap with manual safety and gold-inlaid 'S' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard (left side), the action, lockplates and furniture profusely engraved with fine acanthus scrollwork interspersed with floral motifs and ribbonwork, the triggerplate signed 'A. Contessa', bright finish overall, 14 1/4in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock (cast on for the left shoulder), horn heel and toe plates, the fore-end inset in gold with an Imperial stag, weight 7lb. 2oz. (unscoped) and 8lb. 6oz. (with scope), in its fitted brass-cornered oak and leather case with provision for telescopic sight and with original certificate of proof

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Estimate £14,000-18,000

S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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