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Sale A1052 Lot 1323 - S2

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FLLI. PIOTTI
A FINE, VIRTUALLY UNUSED PAIR OF CONTESSA-ENGRAVED 12-BORE 'MONACO' SINGLE-TRIGGER HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 9571 / 2,
28 3/8in. (72cm) nitro chopperlump barrels with raised matt ribs, gold-inlaid '1' and '2 and with a single gold line at the breech ends, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', manual safeties, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, the actions, lockplates and furniture exquisitely engraved with very fine acanthus scrollwork interspersed with floral bouquets, the triggerplates signed 'Contessa', bright finish overall, 15 1/4in. highly-figured stocks with diamond grips, weight 6lb. 13oz., in their lightweight leather case with some accessories and canvas and leather outer

Provenance: The guns were completed circa 1999 and remain in virtually unused condition
Estimate £35,000-45,000

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