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Lot 1505: Renato Gamba 28 Gauge Principessa Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Renato Gamba 28 Gauge Principessa Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Gamba Renato
Model: Principessa
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 646
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1981. Single brass bead sight (rear bead absent) on the matted, solid rib, standard Italian proofs, 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with single extractor, and chokes marked "****"/"***" (improved cylinder/modified). The casehardened boxlock action featuring light scroll engraving, single trigger, and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with push button release and blank initial plate and straight grip stock with tear drop flats and rubber recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/8 inch drop at heel; 13 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 1 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 99% original blue and 95% original case colors with light handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with a few minor scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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