DESCRIPTION & ESTIMATED UPDATED!!! FROM SIDE LOCK TO BOX LOCK WITH SIDE PLATES
Exceptional example of a nicely engraved deluxe boxlock with side plates A. Francotte side by side shotgun. 26″ barrels with a solid concave rib and a single brass bead sight. Chokes are at .538/.539 making this a MOD choke on both sides. Selective ejectors. The top barrels is marked “AUG. FRANCOTTE BREVETE A LIEGE – BELGIUM-” and “ATLANTA OUTFITTERS GA. US AGENT”. Frame, trigger guard and side-locks are engraved with relief floral scrolls. Each side of the frame has gold “AUG FRANCOTTE” at the bottom. The side locks are engraved with detailed field scenes with two gold inlaid relief birds and a dog on each side. Bottom of frame has Gold inlaid Eagle in strike position. The barrels are glossy blue, Mirror blue single selective trigger and rest of frame and lock is a coin finish with some blue accents. Cocking indicators, tang mounted automatic safety and mounted with deluxe extra fancy English walnut. Marked by trigger with engravers name “Morai, J”. Straight grip English stock and splinter forearm. Gold “SAJ” monogrammed on bottom. Butt is finished with checkering. Condition: Excellent to Near New. Only a minute blem on the left barrel by breech approximately 1.5mm in diameter. A couple of extremely light impressions on bottom of stock from storage. Mechanically and Functionally like new.
Bore Diameter @ 6″ from muzzle R= .552 L= .551 Wall Thickness @ 6″ from muzzle = .031 Both Barrels LOP @ Heel= 14 1/4″ LOP @ Toe= 14 5/8″ Choke= .538 & .539 = Modified both barrels Drop @ Heel = 2 3/8″ Drop @ Comb = 1 1/2″ Weight= 5 lbs Cast Off