Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1430: Von Lengerke & Detmold Marked A. Francotte 20 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved Von Lengerke & Detmold Retailer Marked A. Francotte 20 Gauge Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

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

Factory Engraved Von Lengerke & Detmold Retailer Marked A. Francotte 20 Gauge Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Francotte A
Model: Boxlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 396
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 213
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Single steel bead sight on the matted concave solid rib, marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD" and "U. S. AGENTS, NEW-YORK", light engraving at the breech end, standard Belgian proofs, and chambers measured 2 1/2 inches with single extractor. The casehardened boxlock action displays scroll engraving covering much of the surface, oak leaf engraving on the fences, and "A. FRANCOTTE MAKER & PATENTEE/LIEGE BELGIUM" marked on either side. The gun features double triggers and an automatic tang mounted safety. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and pistol grip stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs. 11 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good as refurbished, retaining 90% blue finish on the barrel and trigger guard. The action has been polished bright with some dimpling and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very good, showing scattered dings and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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