Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3553: Cased Engraved Francotte Eagle Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,750 - $5,500

Cased Engraved Francotte Eagle Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Francotte A
Model: Eagle Grade #45
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1264
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 302
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Concave solid rib barrel with a single brass front bead sight. Choked modified and cylinder. Marked for 2 5/8 inch chambers, ejectors, right barrel marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD". Left marked "U.S. AGENTS NEW YORK." Belgium proof and choke marks on the barrel flats. Anson & Deeley box lock action with game scene engraved side plates. Partridge on this left side snipe on this right. Tight English scroll engraving with chiseled fences, gold eagle inlay on this bottom. Each side plate marked "A FRANCOTTE MAKER & PATENTEE LIEGE BELGIUM". Double triggers, tang safety, pheasant engraved on the trigger guard and mounting with extra fancy English walnut pistol grip stock with fine-line checkering Hawkins vented recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches. Matching walnut splinter forearm. Leather covered takedown case with brass hardware.

Rating Definition:

Fine as partially refurbished (the barrels) with 99% blue on this barrels. 50% original case color on this action with sharp engraving and smooth gray on the balance freshened finish on this stock with worn checkering, otherwise some scattered minor dings and cratches. Very good pre-WW II type hardcase with aged leather/straps. Oil stained green wool interior with 3 section cleaning rod.



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