Manufactured in 1979. Blued Special Steel barrels with single steel bead sight on the matted vent rib, light engraving at the breech, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "**-"/"*-" (improved cylinder/improved modified). The coin finished action displays a pair of pheasants in a field on the left and a pair of mallards over a marsh on the right, both surrounded by floral scroll. Both game scenes are signed "J.M.Boulanger" at the bottom. The gun features a single trigger and tang mounted safety switch with gold inlaid "U", "O", and "S". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered semi-Schnabel tip forend with engraved fittings and straight grip club butt stock with FN buttplate. Includes a Browning Naugahyde takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .725/.726 inches; choke constriction .010/.023 inches; minimum wall thickness .034/.035 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 12 oz.
Excellent, retaining 99% blue and coin finishes, minimal handling evidence, tiny area of spotting on the forend shoe, slight rib ahead of the forend, and some oil staining in the coin. The wood is very fine with some minor marks and sharp checkering. The case is fine. Mechanically excellent.
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