April 24-25, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/24/2019
Made in 1982, this incredible four barrel shotgun is truly a work of art! The four barrel cluster, with slightly swamped game rib with dolls head extension, is engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” in small gold letters on top of upper left barrel. Barrel flats are stamped with 1982 Italian nitro proofs and with first names of craftsmen involved in building this fine, intricate gun, including Dante, Poli, Mario, Remo, & Tony. Coin finished sidelock/boxlock action with non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger (firing all four barrels), is fitted with hammer sidelocks. Tall serpentine hammers are nicely filed. Tall four barrel fences are also intricately sculpted with tops of fences in oval pattern and all outlined by beautiful fine gold line edges. This interesting mechanism fires all four barrels in succession when hammers are cocked, with upper right first, upper left second, lower right third, and lower left fourth. If the hammers are not cocked, the action acts as a normal side by side boxlock, firing right then left bottom barrels. Action is engraved with areas of well cut deeply chiseled scroll. Locks are gold line engraved and finely polished. Trigger plate is finely carved in flowing scroll pattern as is beaded trigger guard bow and long tang. Engravers signature "Pedretti" found in front of trigger guard bow. Splinter forend with Anson type push button release is checkered in two point pattern with makers crest in silver at center and iron in floral pattern. Straight grip buttstock is of fabulously figured European walnut and is checkered in two point pattern through the wrist with tear drops behind action. Housed in a brown leather, red velvet interior take down case with proper makers label. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near mint. Retains nearly all original finish to both wood and metal. Likely test fired only. Our consignor purchased this gun new and has not fired it since proof. There are only a few minute handling and assembly marks observed. These are incredible works of art both intrinsically and mechanically.
Barrel Length
27 - 3/8"
Barrel Wall Thickness
2 - 3/4"
(Top Right) .006 (Top Left) .019 (Bottom Right) .025 (Bottom Left) .020
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/4"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/4"
FFL Status
28 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(All Barrels) .550
Length of Pull
14 - 3/8"
Serial Number
9 lbs 5 oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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