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*28 GAUGE ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI EXCALIBUR BL ROUND BODY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN F0692. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, solid, flat, matted rib are marked “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on left rear portion of top bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “A & S”, 2007 Italian nitro proofs, and with importers mark. Round bodied, low profile, small, coin finished, O/U action is fitted with removable trigger/ firing group with single non-selective trigger. Action has nicely chiseled top fence, and is engraved with very deep relief, large, shaded, scrolled acanthus. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is in rib and on each side, and “EXCALIBUR” is across bottom. Engravers signature “C. Marochi” is on right side of trigger housing. Splendidly marbled and lightly flame figured European walnut round knob buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. 32 LPI point pattern checkering is at grip and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching one piece slim forend has an unusual adaptation of an Anson type release with a sliding latch in Deeley style escutcheon. Bore diameter: top -.555, bottom -.554. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (Full), bottom -.019 (I Mod). Wall thickness: top-.043, bottom -.048. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Blue ABS and leatherite trimmed Famars marked case with three combination locks, is lined in green textured velvet. Case contains bags for action and bbls and stock removal tool. PROVENANCE: Certificate with specifics of this gun, and explanation of proofs. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of only light field use. Metal parts retain essentially all of their original finishes with some dark lacquer crazing, and darkening on coin finish of action. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few light marks on right side of butt, Left side has a considerable amount of light marks and scratches, most likely from contact with brush. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. This fine gun making firm ceased operation in December 2012. Last base price for this model was over $33,000.00. 4-49317 MGM236 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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