Famars / Abbiatico & Salvinelli Castore 20 gauge. Imported by CBSS, serial 1263 has 28.5-inch barrels with a single bead, Teague flush choke tubes (5x: SK/IC/M/IM/F, wrench), 2.75-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include automatically-cocking external hammers, oval fences, mechanical safety, single mechanical trigger and a rolled guard. WOOD: Stocked in exhibition grade English walnut with rioting full-length figure, appointments include wrapping 26 lines-per-inch checkering, straight grip and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Signed by D. Bonsi, the delicate bouquet and scroll rolls over the action and continues along the forend furniture, hammers, lever, guard and tangs to nearly full coverage. Gold wire accents appear at the breech, outline the fences and highlight brand, model and “SAFE”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches, drops are 1.45 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and mechanics enthuastic as a puppy. Barrel finish is approximately 97 percent with two insignificant scratches and an area with saddowed traces of discoloration at the rib pockets on the underside of the barrels. Action and wood finishes are approximately 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: An extra trigger guard (identical engraving and serial) plus what appears to be a two-trigger system (articulated front) is present, as are snaps, wood cleaning rod and fixtures. CASE: A leather case with maker’s label (Famars, A&S) is also present and in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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