April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Circa 2010. 28" dovetail lump barrels of blackened steel with single brass bead fitted with narrow, swamped game rib are engraved “Aug. Francotte a Liege” on top of left barrel. Barrel flats are stamped with 2010 London nitro proofs for 3" chambers, and with Belgian proofs and Francotte AF logo. Serial number is engraved on bottom of right barrel, and “BSA Millbrook, N.Y.” (importer) is engraved on splinter. Small boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and double triggers. Action is engraved with a mixture of large shaded scroll with acanthus finials transitioning to small simple scroll. Fences are deep relief carved in multi cinquefoil pattern. Scroll engraving extends to floorplate and trigger guard, which has serial number at grip. Engravers signature “J. M. Smetts” is on trigger plate. Finely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15" over checkered wood butt. Classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: 2", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15". Gun is accompanied by a blue ABS case with combination lock, lined in blue velvet. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Barrels retain 98% of their black. Retains 98% of case coloring. Engraving is sharp. Both bores ahead of forcing cone show indication of use. Stock and forend with very minor handling marks. Action works appropriately when cycled by hand, ejectors are in time, Mechanically crisp. Case is fine. A Great Little Gun! CP

Item Dimensions: 34" x 11" x 4"
Name
Value
Accessories
Case
Barrel Length
28"
Barrel Wall Thickness
Chamber
3"
Choke
(BOTH) .016 (Imp. Mod)
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
2"
FFL Status
Modern
Gauge
.410
Internal Bore Diameter
(BOTH) .408
Length of Pull
15"
Manufacturer
Francote
Model
Deluxe Boxlock Ejector
Paperwork
Weight
5 lbs
Serial Number
1043
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,500.00
Estimate: $9,000 - $13,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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