April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Circa 1971. A fine 20 bore sidelock with two sets of dovetail 25 - 3/4" blued steel barrels that are chambered for 2 -3/4" cartridges. Barrels have been built with ejectors, matte flat top tapered ribs. Ribs are slightly raised, ventilated and have small steel round front bead sights. Ribs read "I" and "II" in gold near breech. Barrels all read "Armi Famars" on left and "20 Magnifici 4 Famars" on right. Barrels have foliate engraved panels at breech and muzzle. Bottoms of barrels read "15,9" on left and "KG1.230" "15.9 on right". Mid rib marked with "Z". Barrel flats stamped with Italian proof marks and "XX7", "PSF" with "*" above, "FAMARS", "AS", CAM.70", "1" or "2"(for gun specific gun barrel), "FINITO" with "*" above, "28946" (for serial number). Barrel set "I" is choked Cylinder and Cylinder. Barrel set number "II" is choked Modified and Improved Cylinder. The coin finished sidelock action is designated with disc set strikers, gas escape ports, engraved top lever with checkered thumb piece, engraved and checkered safe slide, "SAFE" in gold and a checkered single mechanical trigger. Gun is non-auto safe. Sidelock plates and action parts are exquisitely engraved in Bulino and signed / dated by Master Engraver Galeazzi. Left lock plate is engraved with a topless Diana surrounded by other female huntresses in open wood scolding one by sending her on her way. Right lock plates engraving is of Diana sitting nude as she and a maiden examine perhaps an injury to her foot. The scene is set in open wood with a pair of hunting dogs and their kill (hare and bird) sitting beside Diana. Bottom of action is engraved with a profile view of Diana nude with bow and arrow in woods. Trigger guard bow and bottom tang with floral scroll engraving. Tang with serial number "28946" in gold. The guns European walnut stock is of caramel color with vertical waves of smoky grain and has drop points, slender pistol grip with point checkering. Stock is also adorned with fancy gold inlaid initial "JBE" at belly and matching point checkering on butt. The forends with matched checkering are adorned with floral engraved exterior iron metal and escutcheon. Anson styled releases are checkered. Gun and barrels live in a dark brown leather travel case with "Famars" crested logo on inner lid. CONDITION: Very Good. Barrels retain 98 percent original blue. Barrel set number "II" with a slight bit of freckling near muzzle on right barrel. Action is sound, trigger is crisp and all ejectors are timed well. Stock is very good with a few light handling marks. Forend number "I" very good. Forend number "II" needs to be tightened up to iron metal. Good game gun. CP
Barrel Length
(BOTH) 25 - 3/4"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(A/I) (L) .039 (R) .037 (B/II) (L) .038 (R) .034
(BOTH) 2 - 3/4"
(A/ I) (L) .000 (R) .000 (B/II) (L) .016 (R) .008
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/8"
FFL Status
(BOTH) 20 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(A/I) (L) .626 (R) .626 (B/II) (L) .627 (R) .626
Length of Pull
Diana Sidelock Side by Side Shotgun
(BOTH) 6 Lbs. 10 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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