Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3495: Von Lengerke & Detmold Marked A. Francotte Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Von Lengerke & Detmold Retailer Marked Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid A. Francotte Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Von Lengerke & Detmold Retailer Marked Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid A. Francotte Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Francotte A
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 373
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 294
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Dual bead sights on the matted concave solid rib, barrels marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD" and "U. S. AGENTS.NEW.YORK" on the right and left respectively, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and added interchangeable chokes. The coin finished action shows carved fences and floral scroll surrounding five pigeons on the right, four pheasants on the left, and four woodcocks on the underside with a gold federal eagle, and three mallards on the triggerguard. The gun features double triggers and an automatic tang safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered wide beavertail forend and pistol grip stock with leather faced recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Fine, showing 98% reapplied blue finish and 98% original coin finish, oil staining at the seams on the action, plum coloration at the front of the left barrel, light handling evidence, and crisp checkering on the replacement wood with some areas of varnish loss. Mechanically excellent.



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