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Lot 1336: Game Scene Engraved Bertuzzi Venere Side Lock Shotgun

Exceptional Gianfranco Pedersoli Game Scene Engraved Double Signed Bertuzzi Venere Side Lock Ejector Side by Side Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1336: Game Scene Engraved Bertuzzi Venere Side Lock Shotgun

Exceptional Gianfranco Pedersoli Game Scene Engraved Double Signed Bertuzzi Venere Side Lock Ejector Side by Side Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $14,000 - $20,000
Price Realized:

Exceptional Gianfranco Pedersoli Game Scene Engraved Double Signed Bertuzzi Venere Side Lock Ejector Side by Side Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Bertuzzi
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 664
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 265
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

A name synonymous with high quality and beauty, each Bertuzzi is a made to order arm, and only 40 to 50 guns were produced annually until 2009 when brothers, owners, and sole workforce, Elio and Remigio Bertuzzi retired, thus ending four generations of a family tradition of gun making. Blue steel, chopper lump barrels with chambers marked and measured at 2 3/4 inches, automatic ejectors, single bead sight on the concave hand matted rib, modified/full chokes, underside of barrels marked "NEW ENGLAND ARMS CO./MASSACCHUSSETS (sic) U.S.A.", and standard Italian proofs on the flats. Bright coin finished receiver and locks with bushed firing pins, sculpted fences, single non-selective trigger, and manual sliding tang safety. The receiver and locks feature fine, English style detailed scroll and floral bouquet engraving with a highly detailed bulino engraved sage grouse scene on the underside. The grouse scene is signed "G.F. PEDERSOLI", and the trigger plate is signed "G. Ferraglio" both of whom are Italian Master Engravers. The rolled trigger guard and tangs are engraved to match. Highly attractive, well figured checkered walnut straight grip stock and splinter forearm with engraved fittings, Anson latch and checkered bare butt. With leather bound takedown case with Bertuzzi interior label, nickel oiler, and snap caps. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .729/.729; choke constriction .018/.040; minimum wall thickness .030/.028; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/2 inches.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 99% original bright blue finish on the barrels, some light handling marks, and some faint spotting on the trigger guard. The scroll engraving is crisp, and the game scene highly detailed. The wood is also excellent with fine, striped figure, sharp checkering, and some small dings. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with some exterior dings and scuffs and light patina on the fittings. An exceptionally fine example of true "boutique" gun making.



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