Single steel bead on the matted concave solid rib, barrels marked "JEAN DUCHATEAU" and "FT LIEGE" on the right and left respectively, standard Belgian proofs on the flats, choke constrictions of .046/.048 inches, and chambers marked 65 mm (2 1/2 inches) with automatic ejectors. The casehardened sidelock action displays near full coverage floral scroll engraving. The gun features double triggers, bushed firing pins, and a manual tang mounted safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and straight grip stock with a checkered bare butt. Stock measurements: 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 1 15/16 inch drop at heel; 14 7/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 14 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection
Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and casehardened finishes with light handling evidence. The wood is fine with some small pressure marks and scratches, light wear at the butt (where a slip on pad was installed), and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.