Blued steel barrels with single bead sight on the matted solid rib, marked "AUG. FRANCOTTE - LIEGE/MADE IN BELGUIM" and "410. GA. SHELLS 3" on the right and left respectively, light engraving at the breeches, and 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened sidelock action displays near full coverage classic English rose and scroll engraving with a pair of pigeons perched on corn stalks on the underside as well as "AUG. FRANCOTTE." in gold. The engraving extends to the trigger guard, toplever, and tangs with the gold inlaid serial number on the lower. The trigger plate is marked "MS METS". The gun features a single trigger and tang mounted manual safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered semi-beavertail forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, "LT" in the gold inscription oval, and checkered bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): choke constriction .014/.036 inches; 1 1/4 inch drop at comb; 1 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 5 lbs 4 oz.
Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and casehardened finishes, limited minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. Mechanically excellent.
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