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MANCEAU A’ LYON 8 BORE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS AND BRASS. SN 746. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/4″ for rifle bbls. 3-1/2″ case for shotgun bbls. 28-1/2″ Fine Damascus bbls, each have raised, matted, concave rib. Rifle bbls are fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, dovetailed through rib. Bbl flats of both bbls are stamped with “Mallet Freres”, elephant logos, and with SN followed by no “-1” for rifle bbls and “-2” for shotgun bbls. Bottoms of bbls have St. Etienne black powder proofs. Large Jones underlever, case hardened action with nicely filed fences, is fitted with back action rebounding locks having short, round bodied, serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with naive renderings of African game in savannah with palm trees in background. A well done portrait of lion is on top of action. Lockplates are gold inlaid “Manceau” and “A Lyon” within scroll terminated ribands. Dense, closely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features point pattern checkering with line border at grip. Matching splinter forend has unusual latch with pull-down release lever in steel forend tip. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.925, right -.925. Bore restrictions: left -.115, right -.093. Wall thickness: left -.062, right -.056. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 15 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Rifle bbls: Groove diameter at muzzles: left-.816, right -.818. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 13 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Also included are four hand turned brass cases marked “Lyon no 8”. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain approx 95% of very well done re-brown, with a few marks and light scratches. Action and lockplates retain most of a well done re-coloring. Forend iron and trigger guard re-blued, engraving slightly washed. Action is tight in rifle bbls, slightly loose with shotgun bbls. Rifle bores are very fine, slightly frosted, but with strong rifling throughout. Shotgun bores are excellent, with a hint of frosting, and there is a scratch in left bbl at breech. Stocks are refinished, and retain most of that finish, wood slightly under metal, sharp edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. Brass is excellent, once fired. A great, old, big bore combo. 4-49259 MGM87 (17,500-27,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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