April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Built circa 1960. This combination game and competition gun with 3 sets of 2 - 3/4" chambered monobloc barrels each having different lengths and choke dimensions are built with filed, wide ventilated raised ribs and brass round front bead sights. Number (1) with 28 - 1/2" barrels has chokes of Full and Full. Number (2) with 27 - 3/4" barrels has chokes of Full and Improved Cylinder. Number (3) having 24 -1/2" barrels has chokes of Improved Cylinder and Skeet. All barrels read "FABIO ZANOTTI DA BOLOGNA" on top left of top barrel. On right of top barrel they read "ACCIAIO - SPECIALE - POENIX -". Flats read with serial number "5080", "CAM. 70", "FABIO ZANOTTI BOLOGNA" and with early Italian nitro proofs. The sideplated coin finished boxlock action is engraved with games scenes and supporting scroll. Left lock plate with hunting scene of 2 hunting dogs on 3 pheasant in open wood. Right lock plate with 2 dogs on point after 3 woodcock in wooded field. Bottom action with retriever on the watch as 3 duck fly over head across pond. Top lever with scroll engraving and checkered thumb piece. Safe slide with light scroll and checkered thumb piece. "S" in gold. The single mechanical trigger is protected by a scroll engraved trigger guard that extends through a bottom tang which has light scroll and serial number "5080" engraved. A smoky reddish brown European Monte Carlo stock is complimented by drop points and a sharp checkered pistol grip. Behind the Monte Carlo comb are the letter "JBE" inlaid in gold. Buttstock is fitted with a brown rubber recoil pad with black spacer. The competition game forend has fine, sharp checkering and fit with a Deeley styled forend release. Forend release and iron metal are engraved with light scroll. Gun and barrels live in a dark brown leather case with canvas cover. Case with Zanotti trade label on interior lid. CONDITION: Good. Barrels retain 95% blue. Number 2 barrel with indentation under forend. Stock good with some slight wear from use. Forend good with slight gap at iron metal. Case good. CP

Item Dimensions: 31 x 12 x 4
Case and 2 extra sets of barrels
Barrel Length
(A) 28 - 1/2" (B) 27 3/4" (C) 24 - 1/2"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(A) (O) .028 (U) .026 (B) (O) .022 (U) .025 (C) (O) .035 (U) .029
(All) 2 - 3/4"
(A) (O) .040 (U) .032 (B) (O) .037 (U) .013 (C) (O) .010 (U) .002
Drop at Comb
1 - 5/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/8"
FFL Status
Internal Bore Diameter
(A) (O) .730 (U) .729 (B) (O) .730 (U) .729 (C) (O) .730 (U) .730
Length of Pull
14 - 1/8"
Armi Di Lusso Zanotti
Over Under
(A) 7 lbs. 10 oz. (B) 7 Lbs. 6 oz. (C) 7 Lbs. 5 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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