Lot 633 Detail
12 Gauge A. Francotte Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun
Serial no. 32053. 12 gauge. 27 7/8 inch barrels marked: Von Lengerke & Detmold, U.
S. Agents, New York. Extended matted concave rib with doll's head. Case-hardened boxlock
action with 70% fine foliate scroll engraving. Ejectors. Automatic safety. Greener-style
crossbolt. Finely checkered pistol-grip stock of lightly-figured walnut. Finished knob.
Checkered scalloped panels at head of stock. Later recoil pad. Finely checkered splinter
fore-end with Anson-style release.
Condition: Excellent, as partially redone. Barrels show 96-98%
re-blued finish. Right barrel shows bulges and a dent near muzzle. Left barrel shows a
faint dent near the muzzle. Bright bores with riveling. Action shows a silver patina with
traces of case colors. Action/barrels show slight looseness. Refinished wood shows slight
handling marks. Refreshed checkering.
Note: Data: Barrel Dimensions: Bores: 0.731/0.732 inches Chambers: 2 1/2 inches.
Chokes: 0.009/0.032 inches (Improved Cylinder/Improved Modified). Minimum wall thickness:
0.023 . Proof: Belgian, Black Powder, 18.5, 18.5, 2 5/8. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 1/8
inches. Drop at comb: 1 3/4 inches. Drop at heel: 3 inches. Weight: 6 pounds, 5 ounces
Estimate: $1000 - $1200