"FRANCOTTE DELUXE SMALL FRAME DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 88304. Cal. 410. Imported by Abercrombie & Fitch, this fine little 26" Siemens Martin steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl underbite with dbl triggers. Receiver is boxlock with sideplates & side clips and is beautifully engraved with 75-80% coverage extremely well-executed foliate & floral arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. It has "S" in gold on top tang. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered dainty splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised side panels, 14-1/4" over a serrated horn buttplate. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved "C.F.D." Accompanied by a fine Abercrombie & Fitch burgundy felt lined, tan leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun & bbls with two open compartments and recesses for snap caps. Lid is embossed "C.F.D." and front of case is marked "ABERCROMBIE & FITCH". Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/4", drop at comb: 1-3/8". Weight: 5 lbs. 1.28 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig blue with minor muzzle edge wear and a spot of pitting at left muzzle edge. Receiver & side plates retain virtually all of their orig fine case colors, bright & strong. Opening lever & trigger guard retain about all of their orig bright blue. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is extremely fine with a minor scrape or two on outside with very minor wear inside. 4-31588 JR247 (6,000-9,000)"
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