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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $19,550.00

FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. SN 91409. Cal. 12 ga. Spectacular shotgun with two sets of 28-3/8” bbls numbered “1” and “2” under the respective forearms. No. “1” is choked FULL/IMP-MOD and No. “2” is choked FULL/FULL. Both have raised, concave, hand-matted, tapered ribs with dbl beads, ejectors, dbl chopper lumps with third bite and sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with extremely fine, beautifully grained, French walnut with two checkered, beavertail forearms & pistol grip stock with teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over a Decelerator pad. Forearms have lever latches like double rifles. It has full 7-pin sidelocks with cocked indicators, is case hardened with reinforcements on side of receiver and a fine raised rib around fences. Receiver, lockplates & appended metal are all beautifully & very tastefully inlaid with extremely fine gold wire in arabesque patterns. Bottom of receiver has maker’s name in gold. Engraver’s name “PH. GRIFNEE” is in gold on trigger plate. Philippe Grifnee is one of the world’s premier master engravers, currently employed at Holland & Holland and Purdey to engrave their extra special firearms. It is reported that to have Mr. Grifnee engrave a shotgun requires an approximate six year wait and a large checkbook. The bbls & forend latches both have a gold number “1” with bbls number “2” having a small star above the “1”. Accompanied by a green felt lined, leather trunk case compartment for the three pieces of the shotgun and another compartment which contains another trigger plate with dbl triggers, gold inlaid, to match and signed identically. Front trigger is articulated. Also contained in compartment are some spare small parts. BBL #1: Bore diameter: left - .727, right - .727. Bore restrictions: left - .031, right - .023. Wall thickness: left - .028, right - .026. BBL #2: Bore diameter: left - .728, right - .727. Bore restrictions: left - .034, right - .032. Wall thickness: left - .026, right - .021. Drop at heel: 1-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight with Bbl #1: 7 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Very fine.  Retains virtually all of a spectacular, professionally restored finish with crisp, strong blue on bbls and strong, subtle case colors on receiver & lockplates.  Wood is sound & retains a beautiful, hand-rubbed finish.  Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores.  Case is equally fine. 4-30354 JR210 (20,000-30,000)

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