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Lot 383: Two Single Shot Long Guns

Auction Date: October 20, 2021

Two Single Shot Long Guns

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $2,000

A) Engraved Greener Martini Shotgun

Manufacturer: Greener
Model: Mark III
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 520
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

LOP:14 1/4". Consignor states the rifle was engraved by Ben A. Shelor of the Richmond, Virginia area. He was best known for his custom knives but began engraving firearms in the 1990s using open scroll and Nimschke styles, until ultimately developing his own style. He often incorporated birds, reptiles, animals, and fantasy (influenced by the works of Frank Frazetta) into his designs. In magazine and newspaper articles he was noted as "an artist and craftsman who put his heart and mind into his creations".

B) Armi Sport/Chiappa Little Sharps Rifle

Manufacturer: Armi Sport
Model: Little Sharps
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 hornet
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 520
Serial Number:
Class: Modern Long Gun
Rating:

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Dated "CB". Tang mounted sight absent.

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