"RENATO GAMBA SUPERPOSED DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 56094. Cal. 375 H&H Mag. Fine superposed rifle by Gamba with 25" bbls, matted flat solid rib with pedestal front sight and fixed rear sight with dbl Greener crossbolt extensions and sgl underbite with ejectors. Bottom of lower bbl is marked "STEYR SECACUS NJ" and left side of bbl reinforcements is marked "MANNLICHER MOD. SAFARI / MADE IN ITALY" and right side "BY RENATO GAMBA". It has boxlock receiver with cocked indicators and Merkel-style reinforcements & dbl triggers with front one being a set. Receiver is very nicely engraved with vignette of a trumpeting bull elephant on left side, a large feline on right side and shoulder bust of a tiger on bottom, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Reinforcements are engraved with oak leaves & acorns with punch dot background. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with straight grain English walnut with some feather crotch in toe with checkered schnable tipped forearm & rosewood capped pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 15-1/4" over a Pachmayr competitor pad. Bottom of bbls have a safari sling stud with corresponding stud in bottom of stock. Accompanied by its orig rose colored, ultra-suede lined, leather trunk case with maker's label in lid and compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with implements. Weight 8 lbs. 7.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their orig bright blue with some minor wear from forearm. Receiver & appended metal retain about allof its fine coin finish. Stock has a hairline on each side by trigger plate, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is lightly soiled in bottom with a few scratches on exterior, otherwise is very fine. 4-31091 JR232 (10,000-15,000)"
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