Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1431: Factory Engraved French St. Etienne 16 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved French St. Etienne 16 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Factory Engraved French St. Etienne 16 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: St. Etienne
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 26 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/French grey
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 324
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 213
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued Jean Breuil steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib, St. Etienne proofs on the water table, choke constriction measured .000/.031 inches, and 65 mm (2 1/2 inch) chambers with single extractor. The French grey scalloped boxlock action displays light floral scroll engraving with near full coverage on the fences. The gun features double triggers and a manual tang mounted safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button style release and straight grip stock with a serrated buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 2 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% original blue finish, 85% French grey finish, scattered light spotting, some light oil staining and light handling evidence. The wood is very good, showing some pressure dents and scratches, a slightly loose forend, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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