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A.FRANCOTTE EARLY DAMASCUS SxS

 
 12ga.C.F. 2 5/8" BLACK POWDER. "NIMROD". ESTIMATED 1896 PRODUCTION, (ca: 1878-1897) "BEST GRADE". 26" BBLS, CYL & FULL CHOKE. EXCLUSIVE FRANCOTTE "STAR" DAMASCUS PATTERN STILL EVIDENT, BRIGHT BORES. FOR A 116+/- YEAR OLD ANTIQUE, IT'S CONDITION IS EXCELLENT AND OBVIOUSLY HARDLY USED, AND WELL CARED FOR.
CASE COLORS HAVE NATURALLY FADED WITH CLEANING OVER MANY YEARS, BUTTSTOCK IS AN UNFINISHED REPLACEMENT. AS I COMPLETELY CLEANED, INSPECTED AND LUBRICATED THIS SPECIMEN, I ESTIMATE THE BUTTSTOCK WAS PROFESSIONALLY FITTED BY A MASTER, I FEEL BEFORE THE 1920s OR SO, BEING IT WAS INLETTED BY HAND CHISEL, AND NOT BY CONTEMPORARY MACHINE BURRS AND BORES. ENGRAVING IS INTRICATE AND IT APPEARS THAT THIS SHOTGUN WAS NOT AN IMPORT, AS IT VERY WELL PREDATED IMPORTATION LAWS.

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WELL PRESERVED SPECIMEN OF A WELL CELEBRATED AND COLLECTIBLE MAKER. A.FRANCOTTE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE NOW VERY FAMOUS FABRIQUE NATATIONALE (FN). ELABORATE ENGRAVING THROUGHOUT.

THE PRICE HAS BEEN GREATLY DISCOUNTED DUE TO THE LACK OF THE ORIGINAL CHECKERED BUTTSTOCK.
 
 

   
     
     
 

VALUED OVER $1,500.00 WITH ORIG BUTTSTOCK

 ONLY $499.95

 
       

             

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