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Francotte 18E Straight Grip 12 gauge Grouse gun
This is a beautifully engraved, light and lively Francotte bird gun with 26" barrels that are choked IC/Light Mod with 2-3/4" chambers. It is light enough that it can be carried all day at just 6 ounds 4 ounces. This is a great woodcock, quail, grouse and skeet gun with handling that will allow you to be successful on any outing that you choose. The radial matting on the barrels is quite attractive and provides a glare free sighting plane to a period ivory end bead. It is in good cosmetic and mechanical condition with ejectors that kick the empties well out of the way for quick reloading. It is a pre-war gun and exhibits the quality of items made when craftsmen were truly capable of fine work. The checkered side panels must be 35 lines per inch or more and the stock and forend checkering is very fine as well. The drop at the comb is 1-5/8" and the drop at the heel is a mere 2" and the length of pull is 14-1/4" to a factory black plastic butt plate.
Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge