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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2020

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Sale A2020 Lot 1254

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ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI
A BONSI AND VOLPI-ENGRAVED .375 H&H MAGNUM 'MOD. EXCALIBUR EXPRESS' SINGLE-TRIGGER DETACHABLE TRIGGERPLATE-ACTION OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. F1127, with extra 12-bore rifled barrels,
Cat. no. 10429, 23 3/4in. nitro .375 H&H Mag. rifle barrels, matt sight rib, open sights (present, detached), ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, the breech end gold-inlaid 'I' and mounted with a Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 telescopic sight, serial no. F863334666, in quickly-detachable mounts, the over barrel gold-inlaid 'ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI', fore-end numbered F1127;
24 3/8in. nitro 12-bore rifle barrels with solid raised matt top-rib, gold-inlaid 'II' at the breech end, the over barrel gold-inlaid 'ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI', 3in. chambers, fore-end numbered F1128, some external rusting;
hold-open toplever, manual safety (at fault) with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail and integral triggerplate release catch, the action and furniture deeply carved with scrolling acanthus motifs on a matted background, the triggerplate signed 'D. Bonsi' in script and 'ACCADEMIA "IL BULINO", the decorative sideplates with finely engraved scenes of African bull elephant and buffalo in bulino style, each with a scrolling banner signed 'M. Volpi', bright finish, 15 1/4in. boldly-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap) and including 1/2in. rubber recoil pad, weight 8lb. 13oz. (.375 barrels, unscoped), 10lb. 10oz. (.375 barrels, with scope) and 8lb. (12-bore rifle barrels), in its universal case

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Estimate £12,000-16,000

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




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