Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3420: A. Francotte Knockabout Gun Double Barrel Box lock Shotgun

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

A. Francotte Knockabout Gun Double Barrel Box lock Shotgun

Manufacturer: Francotte A
Model: Knockabout
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2557
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 155
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

With a single high visibility red dot sight on the solid matte rib marked "THE KNOCKABOUT GUN" just forward of the breech. With 2 3/4 inch chambers, modified/improved modified chokes, and ejectors. Right barrel marked "A. FRANCOTTE MAKER & PATENTEE" and left barrel marked "ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co./MADE IN BELGIUM" with "SIEMANS MARTIN STEEL" on underside of right barrel and standard Liege proofs on the flats. Box lock action is vibrantly casehardened with simple scroll engraved flourishes. Single trigger and tang safety. Checkered round knob grip stock with serrated horn buttplate. Length of pull is 14 1/8 inches.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrels have 90% of the current blue with scattered light surface scratches, slight edge wear at the muzzle and very few minor dings. The receiver has some silvering around the edges and high points with scattered evidence of minor oxidation. The wood is very good scattered light indentations and surface scratches. The buttplate shows heavy worn damage and a few other minor chips. Mechanically very good.

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