Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1429: Factory Engraved Jean Duchateau Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Factory Engraved Jean Duchateau Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Jean Duchateau
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 29 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 453
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 213
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

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

Rating Definition:

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.

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