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Lot 3535: Giovanelli Engraved Benelli Bimillionaire Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved and Gold Inlaid Benelli Bimillionaire Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Case

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

Factory Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved and Gold Inlaid Benelli Bimillionaire Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Benelli Armi
Model: Bimillionaire
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 584
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 304
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2008 to commemorate Benelli's 2 millionth shotgun built. Red fiber optic front and steel mid-bead sights on the matted vent rib, 3 inch chamber, and interchangeable chokes (full installed). The action features both fine and relief cut scroll surrounding gold inlays of a mallard in flight on the left and a spinone Italiano hunting dog on the left with matching designs at the rear. The work is signed "Bottega C. Giovanelli" on the underside along with "1942/2000". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend and pistol grip stock with contrasting wood buttplate. Includes a factory case and four extra choke (cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, and improved modified). Stock measurements: 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue, coin, and gold finishes with limited handling evidence and sharp wood checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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