June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Gun (A) has a full length matted top rib with brass front bead. Top of left tube is marked "Armi Famars" and there is a band of engraving at the breech. Barrel flats marked with proof stamps, serial number, and date code; and rear lump with the names "Franco" and "Primo" which are the names of the craftsmen that worked on this gun. Single trigger, auto-ejectors, non-automatic safety. Coin finished action is engraved in superb detail large game scene featuring Setters in marsh scene on left side with rising ducks surrounded by detailed woods and grasses. A similar scene is found on the right side with the Setters on the marsh edge all of which is surrounded by well executed shaded floral scroll engraving. The fences are fully engraved with shaded floral scroll. Bottom of action with an exceptionally well detailed field portrait of two Setters surrounded by shaded scroll engraving which extends on to trigger plate and to trigger guard. Trigger plate with engraver signature on right side "G. Cargnel", highly regarded engraver, now deceased. Long tang trigger guard is also scroll engraved with serial number noted at tang. Top of action and top tang is near fully engraved in shaded scroll engraving. Buttstock is checkered in two point pattern with tear drops behind action and is of beautiful straight grained honey colored walnut with full checkered butt. Splinter forend is checkered in diamond pattern with engraved iron and scroll engraved Anson style release. Extremely fine and only very lightly used. This gun retains nearly all original finish to both wood and metal with only minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun (B) has a full length matted top rib with brass front bead. Top of left tube is marked "Armi Famars" and there is a band of engraving at the breech. Barrel flats marked with proof stamps, serial number and date code; and rear lump with the names "Franco" and "Primo" which are the names of the craftsmen that worked on this gun. Single trigger, auto-ejectors, non-automatic safety. Coin finished action is engraved in superb detail large game scene featuring a large pointer flushing two quail on right, two Pointers pointing on bottom of action, and a large pointer flushing three quail in a well executed mountain scene on right. All of this is surrounded by well executed and shaded scroll engraving that extends around the fences, top tang, and on to trigger plate. The long tang trigger guard is most shaded scroll engraved with serial number noted at tang. Right side of trigger is signed "G. Cargnel." Buttstock is two point pattern checkered through the wrist with tear drops behind action and checkered butt. Splinter forearm is diamond pattern checkered and has scroll engraved iron and scroll engraved Anson type release. Extremely fine and only very lightly used. This gun retains nearly all original finish to both wood and metal with only minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. This is a gorgeous pair of guns that would do well on any plantation hunt!
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
(A) 27 - 5/8" (B) 27 - 5/8"
Barrel Wall Thickness
Chamber
(A) 2 - 7/8" (B) 3"
Choke
(A) (L) .037 (extra full) (R) .011 (Mod) (B) (L) Full (R) IC
Drop at Comb
(A) 1 -3/8" (B) 1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
(A) 1 - 5/8" (B) 1 - 8/8
FFL Status
Modern
Gauge
(A) 28 Bore (B) .410 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(A) (L and R) .561
Length Of Pull
(A) 14"
Manufacturer
Armi Famars
Model
Veneri
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
(A) 31882 (B) 31883
Weight
(A) 5lbs 2oz (B) 5lbs 3oz
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $39,000.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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