April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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A very nice side by side boxlock game gun by a well-known maker of French firearms. The 20 gauge with 3" chambered monobloc barrels are built with ejectors, matte concave tapered solid rib, and brass round front bead sight. The barrel flats have a unique lock-up mechanism with three slots for locking. Bottom of the right barrel is engraved "IMPORTED BY DOUBLE GUNS OF NASHVILLE, TN" alongside forend loop. Barrel flats stamped with guns serial number "A1597" and proof mark. Just ahead of the barrel flats the barrel is stamped "76" for chamber length (3") with appropriate proof markings. Barrels are fitted with Multi Chokes. The nicely case colored rounded frame scalloped boxlock action is engraved with border scroll and built with a non-auto safe checkered slide, blacked scroll and checkered top lever, and blacked single mechanical trigger. The action is also nicely supported by barrel bolsters. Left and right exterior action walls engraved with "L'ATELIER VERNEY CARRON" in ribbon. Bottom action discretely engraved with "DOUBLE GUNS OF NASVHILLE" with logo. The trigger is protected by a double rolled edged trigger guard which extends to a long engraved bottom strap. The bottom strap is engraved with model name "AZUR" and serial number "A1597". This sturdy uniquely built action is also fitted with disc set strikers and gas ports. The handsome smoky burled stock has fine point checkering panels on its Prince of Wales (semi-pistol) grip hand. The end of the pistol grip is nicely fitted with a blacked steel cap with light engraving. Buttstock is also nicely fitted with a blacked skeleton plate which sits on top of the matching checkered buttstock. The matching splinter forend with blacked engraved iron metal and checkered Anson-styled push-button release. Gun travels in a black Verney Carron travel case with spare choke tubes, choke wrench, and certificate. CONDITION: New. Barrels retain all of their original blue. Bores are shiny and ring like church bells. Action is sound, tight and clean. Ejectors perfectly timed when used with snap caps. Trigger is smooth and crisp. Stock and forend excellent. GREAT GUN! CP
Case, Choke Tubes/Wrench
Barrel Length
Barrel Wall Thickness
L:..025 R:.028
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/2"
FFL Status
20 GA
Internal Bore Diameter
L:.622 R:.624
Length of Pull
5 Lbs. 15 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $14,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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