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Lot 1501: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing 20 Gauge RBL Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing 20 Gauge RBL Launch Edition Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Engraved Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing 20 Gauge RBL Launch Edition Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co.
Model: RBL
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 638
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued RBL Proof steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib, standard barrel markings, 2 3/4" chambers, choke tube system (skeet/improved cylinder) installed. The stainless boxlock action displays scroll engraving on all sides with "RBL" on a ribbon on the underside. Single selective trigger and tang mounted automatic safety switch. Beautifully contrasted multi-point checkered beavertail forend with engraved fitting and Anson button release and straight grip stock with plastic buttplate. Includes takedown case containing two snap caps, a nickel oiler, a two piece wooden cleaning rod, choke tube pouch containing three chokes (full, improved modified, and modified) and a choke tool. Barrel and stock measurements(R/L): bore 9 inches from the breech .619/.618 inches; choked .002/.012 inches; minimum wall thickness;.026/.025 inches; drop at the comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at the heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 3/8 inches. Weight 6 lbs. 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Stock and forearm are very fine with limited handling marks, an absent forend screw, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine with storage and handling marks.



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