Manufactured in 1989. Blued Excelsior steel barrels with white front and steel mid-bead sights on the matted vent rib, a band of light engraving at the front and rear of the chamber, skeet/skeet chokes, and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished sideplated action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding mallards in a marsh on the left, a woodcock on the underside, a grouse scene on the right, and gold inlaid "SKEET" on the triggerguard. The work is signed "Bottega C. Giovanelli" on the triggerplate. The gun features a single gold trigger and tang mounted manual safety/selector switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley style release and pistol grip stock with blank gold inscription oval and rubber recoil pad. Included with the gun are three sets of full length Briley choke inserts, one of each in 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore. Also included are the installation tools and an aluminum Americase that houses the whole set. Stock measurements: 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 7/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 14 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue and 99% original coin finish with light handling evidence. The wood is very good with scattered light dings and scratches and sharp checkering. The barrel inserts are excellent. Mechanically excellent.
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