June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
This obviously custom made set that is not importer marked, features two sets, 25-5/8" and 28-3/8" chopper lump barrels engraved "FLLI PIOTTI GARDONE V.T." on slightly raised file matted ribs. Barrel flats are stamped with 2000 Italian nitro proofs on 25-5/8" barrels which are numbered to match action. 28-3/8" barrels with gold star on breech end of rib are serial numbered "0111P" have 2001 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished robust sidelock action features non-automatic safety, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is well filed and engraved with a masterful unique rendition of exceptionally well cut shaded scroll which has tendrils and flowers intruding into a shaded background of minuscule scroll. This very attractive treatment surrounds superbly detailed Bulino scenes of birds on lockplates; mallard drakes and a hen flying over marsh, with trees in background on left, and on right there is a sylvan scene of pair of woodcock, one still nestled on ground, with another taking flight into background of large and small alders. Bottom of action depicts what is most likely a portrait of the original owners dog retrieving a woodcock. Engravers signature "M. Terzi" is on trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard has more floral scroll with serial number in gold on tang. Intricately dark veined and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with point pattern checkering on diamond hand measures 14-1/2" over brown leather covered pad. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Checkering is especially well done with mullered borders stopping short of borderless large diamonds inside front apexes. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and services both sets of barrels. Reddish brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli has leather trimmed green canvas outer cover, is lined in royal blue cloth, and has gold embossed Piotti label in lid. Case contains cleaning equipment and round oil bottle. Excellent, close to new, with evidence of only light field use, mostly some light marks on left side of butt, and some very minor small marks on barrels. Coin finish on action is slightly darkened on bottom. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent.
hard case, 2 sets of barrels
Barrel Length
25 - 5/8", 28 - 3/8"
Barrel Wall Thickness
2 - 3/4"
(25 - 5/8") L- Lt. Mod., R-Imp. Cyl., (28 - 3/8") L-Mod., R-Lt. Mod.
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/4"
Internal Bore Diameter
(25 - 5/8") L-.726, R-.727 (28 - 3/8") L-.728, R-.727
Length Of Pull
14 - 1/2" Neutral cast
Monoco #3
Serial Number
6 lbs. 13 oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $20,400.00
Estimate: $17,500 - $22,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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