April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Built in 2008, this lovely 28" blued steel demi-bloc barrel with rib extension and 2 - 3/4" chambers is fitted with ejectors and a tapered, cross hatch matted rib with a brass round front bead sight. Top barrel left side near breech reads "FLLI BERTUZZI ITALY". Barrels are both stamped "15.9". Left side of bottom barrel also stamped "KG 1,280". Bottom of bottom barrel marked “SPORTING PRODUCTS, LLC FL USA”. Barrel flats with Italian proofs read "20-70" "6122" “ARMI BERTUZZI”. Breech ends of the barrels have border scroll. Chokes are Full and Modified. The brushed coin-finished framed action is built on a back action sidelock with a single inertia trigger and non-auto safe with a stylized "S" in gold. The trigger is protected by a right hand rolled edged guard with long bottom strap. Bottom strap engraved with foliate scroll and the serial number “6122” in gold. The coin finished action is engraved with game scenes supported by foliate scroll by Dan Cortini of Creative Arts. The right lockplate is engraved with a spaniel in a field scene with 2 flying woodcock. The left lockplate is engraved with a pointer in a pastoral scene with 4 flying quail. Bottom of action body has a portrait of a dog carrying a bird in mouth to hand. Right side of trigger plate is engraved in script “CREATIVE ART DAN CORTINI”. Right action body wall is marked with Italian proofs and “ARMI BERTUZZI” while the left wall is marked with the gun's serial number. Top lever and safety slide also with matching engraving and checkered thumb pieces. The deluxe grade European walnut stock has been adorned with tight fine line checkering on its English straight hand grip, drop points, gold oval for initials on belly, and engraved steel toe and heel plates on a checkered butt. The matching game forend is similarly engraved with foliate scroll on its iron metal, Boss style wings, diamond, and escutcheon. The number “22” is marked on interior of the forend metal. The underside of the forend is also adorned with a gold inlay of the Bertuzzi logo. The Anson-style push button forend release is checkered. Gun lives in a Bertuzzi leather travel case with brass corners, "FLLI BERTUZZI" black and gold leather case label. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrels retain 99% original blue. Bores are shiny. Action is tight on face, ejectors are timed well, and the trigger feels crisp to pull. Stock and forend with minor handling marks, most likely from storage. Excellent game gun. CP

Item Dimensions: 31 x 11 x 4"
Name
Value
Accessories
Case, Accessories
Barrel Length
28"
Barrel Wall Thickness
O: .031" x U: .035"
Chamber
2 - 3/4"
Choke
O: .027 x U: .014
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/4"
FFL Status
Modern
Gauge
20
Internal Bore Diameter
O: .626" x U: .626"
Length of Pull
14 - 1/12"
Manufacturer
Bertuzzi
Model
Zeus SLE
Paperwork
Weight
6 Lbs - 7 Oz
Serial Number
6122
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $40,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $80,000 - $95,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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