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Lot 3507: Ken Warren Engraved Fabrique Nationale Express O/U Rifle

Master Ken Warren Relief Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Express Over/Under Rifle with Case

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Lot 3507: Ken Warren Engraved Fabrique Nationale Express O/U Rifle

Master Ken Warren Relief Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Express Over/Under Rifle with Case

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized:

Master Ken Warren Relief Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Express Over/Under Rifle with Case

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: Express
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 9.3x74R
Barrel: 25 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/grey/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 396
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 297
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with ramped beaded blade front sight, flip up rear sight on the rear quarter rib, which also hosts a pair of scope blocks, and leaf engraving at either side of the breech. The French grey finished action shows high areas left blue to create contrast and displays deep cut floral scroll and leaf engraving surrounding deep relief engraved and gold inlaid game scenes on either side of the action. The left side shows a golden grizzly bear in a forested scene standing before a totem and the right side shows a golden polar bear standing over a seal, both scenes show impressive detail and have a very pleasing three dimensional effect with distinct foreground and background. The engraving extends to the tangs, toplever, and triggerguard. The signature of Master Engraver Ken Warren is marked on the left of the trigger and reads "K. W. WARREN". The beautifully figured, multi-point checkered, and highly contrasting wood consists of a Schnabel forend with matching engraved fittings and a pistol grip stock with a roaring bear's head engraved grip cap and a Browning buttplate. Includes a Browning Naugahyde takedown case. Length of pull 14 9/16 inches. Weight 7 lbs 8 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as professionally upgraded by Master Engraved Ken Warren, retaining 98% plus blue and 99% gold and coin finishes, minimal minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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