Hatfield Grade III sidelock 20 gauge. One of only two extraordinary shotguns built entirely by the hands of Master Gunmaker Sadik Akus for presentation to the American owners of the Huglu Gun Company (Turkish maker of Hatfield, Kimber and Smith & Wesson double guns), serial number 06OLE219 is superlative in every respect. Features include 28-inch barrels with fixed chokes (IC/M), matted vent rib with single bead, 3-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable sidelock action with gold line cocking indicators, single nonselective mechanical trigger and a mechanical tang safety. Further detailing includes niter blue accenting finish over the thumb lever, cocking indicators, pins and hammers, along with jeweling on the inside of the action and locks. Even then, it is the wood that takes your life’s breath. The hoarded exhibition blank set of Turkish walnut runs heavy, sinister figure from tip to butt. The sleek forend finishes with the barest hint of a Schnabel and is dressed with bordered 26 lines-per-inch wrapped checkering. The stock is accented with drop points and elegantly incorporates a rounded semi-pistol grip, wrapped checkering at the wrist and a checkered butt. Every minute detail jumps through the gloss finish. Barrels, opening lever, safety, trigger and guard sport deep rust blue while the locks, tang and forend latch dazzle with brilliant color case. ENGRAVING: Delicate floral scroll with bordering accents graces the action, latch, guard and tang to approximately 30 percent coverage – a near perfect ratio that stops just short of quarreling with the wood’s character or the complimentary metal finishes. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: Nearly pristine and unfired since presentation. Only the slightest handling/storage evidence is present. CASE: The shotgun rests in a Brooks & Thomas canvas case with leather accents and felt interior. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.