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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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Sale A1220 Lot 1264

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ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI
A FINE VOLPI AND BERTELLA-ENGRAVED .375 H&H MAGNUM 'MOD. EXCALIBUR EXPRESS' SINGLE-TRIGGER DETACHABLE TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. FO888, with extra 20-bore shot barrels, no. FO889,
dated for 2009, catalogue number 10430, 24 1/4in. nitro .375 H&H barrels with matt sight rib scroll engraved at the breech end and gold-inlaid 'I', open sights and folding leaf sight marked in gold for 50 and 75 metres, ramped gold bead fore-sight, sculpted fore-end;
30in. nitro 20-bore shot barrels with 8mm matt solid top-rib, scroll engraved at the breech end and gold-inlaid 'II', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, sculpted fore-end;
hold-open toplever, manual safety with integral triggerplate release, non-selective single trigger, exquisitely engraved with game scenes in bulino style, the left side with a rhino, the right with a cape buffalo and the underside with a bull elephant, the remainder of the action and furniture carved in high relief with stylised acanthus and foliate designs on a dark stippled background, the triggerplate signed 'M. VOLPI. L. BERTELLA. ACCADEMIA IL BULINO', 15 1/4in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved pistolgrip-cap (with trap) and including 1/2in. rubber recoil pad, weight 8lb. 3oz. (rifle) and 7lb. 9oz. (shot), in its universal case with original certification.




Estimate £14,000-16,000

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





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