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*VERY FINE IVO FABBRI SMALL BORE OVER-UNDER SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY CLAUDIO TOMASONI WITH CASE. SN E641. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 28-3/8″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with flat, matted, solid rib, are engraved “Ivo Fabbri – Brescia -” and “Vacuum Arc Remelting Steel” on top bbl on either side of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 Italian nitro proofs for 20 ga. Unusual, case hardened, low profile, over under action features noon-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), single non-selective trigger, and grooved tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are fully engraved with cleanly cut, sculpted, and shaded, semi-relief, large, open scrolled acanthus with floral highlights. “IVO FABBRI” and “BRESCIA” are on ribbons across bottom of action. This fine work is by noted engraver, Claudio Tomasoni, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Wonderfully marbled, stump figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over checkered wood butt. Well cut borderless point pattern checkering is at grip, and individual gold script initials “R G B” are inlet on toe line. Matching, slim, one piece forend has Anson type release with typical Fabbri wraparound steel tip. Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (Full), bottom -.017 (Mod). Wall thickness: top-.024, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Americase Premium aluminum case has double latch and combination lock. It is lined with black velvet and contains instructions for changing combination and a key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only one or two of the faintest marks on metal and a hint of silvering on sharp edges of action beads. Breech face shows very faint halos from cartridge heads. A few scattered marks are on buttstock around grip. Checkering is slightly darkened. Mechanically crisp. Case is very fine with some scratches on exterior. Interior is excellent. Fabbri is well known for making some of the finest shotguns ever produced. New guns start at 100,000 euros without engraving. 4-48840 MGM60 (65,000-95,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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