Manufactured in 1975. Single white bead sight on the matte vent rib barrels with standard markings, light scroll engraving at the breech end, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and modified/full "**/*" chokes. The action is a fine blue finish with full coverage scroll engraving on punch dot background surrounding game bird scenes of a trio of pheasant on the left, three mallards on the right, and a quail on the underside. The birds are rendered in fine semi-relief gold inlay with gold inlaid borders. The left side of the receiver is double signed by two factory Master Engravers: on the bottom toward the rear is the signature "C.MARECHAL", and below the pheasants it is signed "M.BODSON". The trigger guard and tangs are engraved with matching scroll and checker board patterns and a blank initial shield at the center of the guard. Beautifully figured fancy grade walnut forearm and full pistol grip stock with skip line checkering, engraved fittings, wooden grip cap with inlaid contrasting triangle, Browning buttplate. Includes a factory takedown case. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 9/16 inches; drop at heel 1 7/16 inches; length of pull 14 5/8 inches.
Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original finishes, limited handling evidence, some discoloration on the buttplate, and sharp stock checkering. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.
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