Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3655: Francotte A Boxlock Shotgun 410

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Engraved Auguste Francotte Side by Side Hammerless 410 Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Engraved Auguste Francotte Side by Side Hammerless 410 Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Francotte A
Model: Boxlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 861
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 303
Class: Modern Long Gun

Single bead front sight, 3 inch chambers, choked full/modified, and ejectors. Right barrel marked "ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO/MADE IN BELGIUM" and left barrel marked "U.S. AGENTS NEW-YORK" with the underside of the left barrel marked "SIEMENS MARTIN STEEL". The receiver features a scroll engraving with "A. FRANCOTTE MAKER PATENTEE/LIEGE-BELGIQUE" on the left side. The engraving extends to the break lever and trigger guard. Double triggers and tang safety. Checkered forearm and straight grip stock with an "MKB" marked initial oval and checkered bare butt. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. Comes with a leather covered hard takedown case featuring a Francotte paper label attached to the inside of the lid, oiler, pair of snap caps, two-piece cleaning rod, and two keys.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrels retain 97% blue finish showing some scattered minor thinning and some minor handling marks. The receiver retains 98% case colors. The wood is fine with a number of minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. The case is excellent.

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