Manufrance Ideal 16 Gauge - vintage firearms inc - GRADE 4, MODEL No. 334, - RARE SELF-OPENER
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Category: Manufrance Shotguns - Shotguns - 16 Gauge
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 104
Total Number of Listings: 2049
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds, wire transfer
Manufrance Ideal 16 Gauge Side-by-Side
GRADE 4, MODEL No. 334, - RARE SELF-OPENER
General Specs: Manufrance, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, SxS
Serial Number: 80743
Manufrance Ideal is one of France's finest shotguns, with origins back to 1881 and unchanged in over 100 years of production. A true round action with 3 locks (2 Purdey style underbites, rising bite integrating with rib extension), with the same reputation for robust strength as the Dickson (circa 1880) and the MacNaughton (circa 1879) as a result of the nearly solid steel action with little metal removal for the working parts. Way stronger than the typical A & D style box lock. These guns were made from No. 0 to No.9 grades, with very few made higher than the No. 3. This Ideal No. 334 is a gorgeous No. 4 Grade, with the very rare assisted opening feature, deep chiseled scroll and foilage engraving, the finest Acier Hercules steel with the 4 Palms proof stamp, chopper lump barrels, engraved swamped rib, fine skip-line checkering on the nicely figured French walnut stock, and the trademark retractable leather sling that disappears into the butt stock. Seeing a No. 4 self-opener in 12ga. is rare, but in 16ga. it is a true find, and surprisingly affordable compared to the Scottish guns. This gun is in perfect mechanical condition and retains 99% factory original finishes and is stocked with outstanding figure in the wood. The Ideal is Manufrance’s finest offering, and at 6 1/4lbs. a very dynamic gun in hand and brutishly strong and robust, making it a fine upland and sporting gun that will continue to increase in value as you enjoy its use. This is a gorgeous, well balanced gun full of BEST GUN features at a very moderate price.
Barrel Length: 27 1/2"
Chokes: .015/.043 M/F
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .663/.665
Wall Thickness: .035/.032
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Ribs: sunken rib engraved
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 99% factory
Engraving: fine english scroll 40%; deep chiseled leaves
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory case color
Type: figured French Prince of Wales/splinter forend
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 3/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: Browning butt plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call me directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.