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*FABULOUS FIRMO FRACASSI ENGRAVED BERETTA S3EL WITH CASE. SN 28827. Cal. 12 ga. 26″ Mono-bloc bbls with matted, ventilated rib are marked “BOHLER * ANTINIT STEEL” “P. BERETTA – Gardone V.T.” and “MADE IN ITALY” on left side of top bbl. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 1965 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished. low profile, sidelock O/U action features thumbnail hand-detachable locks, non-automatic safety, gold-plated non-selective single trigger, and gas escape vents on breechface. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut and shaded, “Renaissance” style, semi-relief, large, open scrolled acanthus with floral highlights. Engravers signature “Fracassi F.” is on trigger plate. Bottom of action is engraved “P. BERETTA GARDONE V.T.” and “BREVETTEATO ITALY”. Very fine, well marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock features well cut point pattern checkering with line borders, a vacant gold oval on toe line, and measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt. Slim, one piece matching forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.721, bottom -.721. Bore restrictions: top -.014 (Lt. Mod), bottom -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.032, bottom -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. High quality Nizzoli dark russet leather case with stitched leather corners and brass combination lock, is lined in dark green cloth, and has black leather gold embossed Beretta label in lid. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, retaining essentially all custom finishes to metal. Newly made stocks show only a few light handling marks in their excellent rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs and scratches on exterior. Interior is essentially as new. A finely finished classic O/U. This level of engraving by Firmo Fracassi, would cost approx $50,000.00 today. 4-49116 MGM310 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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