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Selling: May 6, 2017

Lot 2389: Stunning Cased Set of Two Gianfranco Pedersoli Signed Master Eng

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A) Perazzi Extra Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Case, in 12 Gauge, Gold Numbered "1"
Estimated Price: $42,500 - $75,000
Serial #Stunning Cased Set of Two Gianfranco Pedersoli Signed Master Eng ManufacturerPerazzi ModelExtra Grade
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page198
Barrel27 1/2 Inch Vent Rib FinishBlue/satin Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis attractive shotgun has a single nickel bead sight, light border engraving around the chamber area, "PERAZZI BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY" on the left side of the upper barrel and Italian proof marks concealed by the forearm. A gold-inlaid number "1" is present on the rear of the barrel rib, on the break lever, and on the underside of the forearm. The lower left side of the frame is signed "GF. PEDERSOLI. INC" and "GF.P" initials are concealed among the scenes with a combination of fine leafy vines, scroll designs and game scenes covering virtually all of the frame and locks, a gold-inlaid "S" position for the selective safety, gold washed single trigger and "EXTRA" in gold on the underside. All of the scenes feature woodcocks and show a fantastic amount of detail with the lock scenes crossing over onto the frame, a woodcock head on the upper tang, a woodcock in flight over a treetop on the break lever, a pair of woodcocks in a forest clearing on the left lock and frame, another two woodcocks trying to evade a hunting dog in a thicket on the right side, and the same dog running with a downed woodcock in its mouth on the underside. It has an extra fancy checkered walnut stock and a Schnabel tip beavertail forearm with engraved hardware, straight wrist and a sharply checkered naked butt. A brown leather bound Perazzi case fitted for both A and B and a stock adjustment driver are included. Measurements: weight - 7 pounds 3.8 ounces, chokes - improved modified over modified, chambers - 2 3/4 inches, drop at comb - 1 3/8 inches, drop at heel - 1 7/8 inches, length of pull - 14 3/8 inches.

ConditionExcellent with 99% of the blue finish, showing some light wear and handling marks overall. The lock, frame, and hardware show a fine satin finish. The stock is excellent with a bare minimum of collectors style handling marks, crisp checkering and highly attractive grain. The case is excellent. All of the engraving is sharply executed with fantastic detail.
B) Perazzi Extra Grade Double Barrel Shotgun in 20 Gauge, Gold Numbered "2"
Serial #Perazzi Extra Grade Shotgun 20 ManufacturerPerazzi ModelExtra Grade
TypeShotgun Gauge20 Catalog Page199
Barrel26 Inch Vent Rib FinishBlue/satin Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionAs A with "2" gold inlaid in place of "1", the Pedersoli signature moved to the bottom of the frame, and a mallard theme to the decoration; single mallards in flight over wetlands are present on the upper tang, trigger guard and break lever. Eight mallards in a wetland are on the left, six on the right, and six in flight on the underside. In a case with A with stock tool. Measurements: weight - 6 pounds 10.2 ounces, chokes - full over improved cylinder, chambers - 2 3/4 inches, drop at comb - 1 3/8 inches, drop at heel - 1 7/8 inches, length of pull - 14 3/8 inches.

ConditionExcellent with 98% plus original blue finish and some light handling marks overall. The frame and locks show a fine satin gray color overall. The stock is excellent with a few minor pressure dents, sharp checkering and attractive grain. The engraving is superb.

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