Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1465: Capece Signed and Engraved Belgian Double Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

R. Capece Signed and Game Scene Engraved P. Constantine III Belgian Ejector Double Rifle with Scope and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

R. Capece Signed and Game Scene Engraved P. Constantine III Belgian Ejector Double Rifle with Scope and Case

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 24 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 629
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Modern Long Gun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

Brass beaded blade front sight on a raised section of rib, three folding leaf rear sight and German style claw mounts on the raised rear quarter rib, marked "KETSENES Cie, SANTA BARBARA, CA." and "P. CONSTANTINE III BELGUIM (sic)" on the right and left barrel respectively, and chambers with ejectors. The coin finished sidelock action displays extensive floral scroll engraving surrounding three game scenes. The left shows three pronghorn antelope on the plains along with a pair of prairie dogs, the right has four bighorn sheep in a mountain scene, and the underside shows a mountain goat on a rock outcrop. The triggerplate is signed "R. CAPECE". The gun features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and tang mounted manual safety switch with gold inlaid "S". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button style release and pistol grip stock with engraved trapdoor grip cap, cheekpiece, and checkered bare butt. Includes a leather bound takedown case and a Leupold 1.5-5x scope. Length of pull 14 15/16 inches. Weight 8 lbs 15 oz (including scope).

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, minor handling evidence, a few tiny marks in the wood, and sharp checkering on the wood. The case is very fine. Scope optics are sharp. Mechanically excellent.



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