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*28 GAUGE PIOTTI LUNIK SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN. SN 8071. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib, are engraved “ACCIAIO 30 Cr Mo 4” and “Flli PIOTTI – ITALY” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1984 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and Piotti logo. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with chamber length, choke information, and (importer) “W. L. MOORE, WESTLAKE, CA. MOD. LUNIK”. Coin finished, small, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S gold inlaid), bushed strikers, and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved in “Renaissance” style with semi-relief, bold, scrolled vines and acanthus with stippled background. Action beads are in counterpoint with small scroll. “Piotti” is gold inlaid on left side of action, with gold inlaid sovereign crown on top lever. Small bow, single beaded trigger guard is engraved to match, and has SN on riband at grip. This well done engraving is by G. Renetti, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Striking stump burl figured and well marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. Approx 32LPI point pattern checkering is at large grip. Matching small beavertail ejector forend has Anson release and well detailed, intricate gold inlay on central uncheckered diamond with archer engraved on central shield. Bore diameter: left-.545, right -.546. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (Mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 97% orig blue, silvered at muzzles, and slightly at left side of breech, which also shows a scratch. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish with background darkened. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few light marks and scratches. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Fratelli Piotti build approx 70 guns per year, this model has a present suggested retail price of over $40,000.00. 4-48839 MGM81 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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