Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 511: Granetti Engraved Piotti Hand Detachable Sidelock O/U Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Oscar Granetti Master Engraved Piotti Hand Detachable Sidelock Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Oscar Granetti Master Engraved Piotti Hand Detachable Sidelock Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Piotti
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 29 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 375
Class: Modern Long Gun

Blued steel barrels with a single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, "FLLI PIOTTI ITALY" marked on the left of the upper barrel, 1998 dated Italian proofs, and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened hand detachable sidelock action displays beautiful deeply cut scrolling grape vine designs intertwining with one another, both bright polished and nitre blue pins in the locks, and gold inlaid "F.LLI PIOTTI" on the underside. The engraving continues onto the toplever, both tangs, and the trigger guard with the signature "GRANETTI" to the right of the trigger for Italian Master Engraver Oscar Granetti. The gun features a single trigger and tang mounted manual safety switch with gold inlaid "S". Highly figured, multi-point checkered forend with matching engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with leather wrapped recoil pad. Includes a leather bound takedown case, nickel oiler, cleaning tools, and two nickel snap caps. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved and measured at 18.5mm (.728 inches); choke constriction .011/.019 inches; minimum wall thickness .032/.031 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 5/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and casehardened finishes, limited minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is excellent. Mechanically excellent.

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