Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1466: Master Game Scene Engraved Famars Over/Under Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory C. Tomasoni Signed and Master Game Scene Engraved Famars Over/Under Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,000 - $14,000

Factory C. Tomasoni Signed and Master Game Scene Engraved Famars Over/Under Shotgun

Manufacturer: Famars A & S
Model: Excalibur
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 485
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 239
Class: Modern Long Gun

Manufactured in 2000. Blued steel barrels with dual bead sights on the matted vent rib, upper barrel marked "Famars - ITALY" on the left side, light border engraving at the breech, standard Italian proof marks under the forend, interchangeable choke system (#5/#6 installed), and chambers marked 70 mm (2 3/4 inches) with automatic ejectors. The coin grey finished sideplated boxlock action displays fabulous floral scroll engraving surrounding five bird scenes. The left sideplate shows four grouse in flight, one of which is being struck by shot, the left of the action shows a single grouse in flight, the underside has a large woodcock in flight, the right sideplate has four mallards in flight over a marsh, and the right of the action shows a solitary mallard. The release lever, tangs, and triggerguard shoe feature the same scroll with a single mallard on the triggerguard. The triggerplate is signed "C. Tomasoni" for Master Engraver Claudio Tomasoni. The gun features a single trigger with tang mounted manual safety switch. Beautiful, highly figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings including the release latch and pistol grip stock with Pachmayr Declarator recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech proved at 18.8/18.7 mm (.740/.736 inches) and measured at .740/.739 inches; minimum wall thickness .033/.035 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 5/8 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, minor tiny spots on the left sideplate, and minor handling evidence. The wood is also excellent with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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