Lot #1343
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Lot 1344: G. Fradagrada Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Carved Stock

Fine Game Scene Embellished and Gold Inlaid G. Fradagrada Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Relief Carved Stock

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1344: G. Fradagrada Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Carved Stock

Fine Game Scene Embellished and Gold Inlaid G. Fradagrada Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Relief Carved Stock

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

Fine Game Scene Embellished and Gold Inlaid G. Fradagrada Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Relief Carved Stock

Manufacturer: G. Fradagrada
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened/gold
Grip:
Stock: relief carved walnut
Item Views: 381
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 276
Class: Antique
Description:

Damascus steel barrels with a single bead sight on the solid rib, "LONDON" stamped on the underside of the lug, and a single extractor. The casehardened backaction has been converted from pinfire to centerfire, leaving the external hammers in place to cock the firing pins housed within the action. The action is deeply relief chiseled with nine vignettes across the metal surfaces with game scenes on the action and triggerguard and a sporting trophy involving a mounted fox head above an array of arms and a rifle, sword, and hunting horn on the lower tang. The underlever is signed on the inner surface "G. Fradagrada in Lodi" for Milan based gunsmith Giacomo Fradagrada who operated a shop starting in 1867. The engraving is accented by small tasteful areas of gold inlay. Attractively figured straight grip stock with carved vinework and game scenes on either side and smooth steel buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 7/8 inch drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good, showing an attractive patination over the metal surfaces with crisp engraving, a few spots of minor oxidation, and light overall handing evidence. The wood is also very good with some dings and scratches and crisp carving. Mechanically excellent.



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