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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
Active Listings: 105
Total Listings: 3267
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
Francotte 20E 16 Gauge - 1926, FACTORY ORIGINAL HIGH CONDITION
Francotte 20E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
1926, FACTORY ORIGINAL HIGH CONDITION
General Specs: Francotte, Belgian, Year 1926, 16 Gauge, 5lb 12oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 81889
The name Auguste Francotte is synonymous with the best of the Belgium gun trade. For over a hundred years Francotte shotguns have been known the world over as “bespoke” guns from Belgium. This Francotte Model 20E is a sideplated box lock gun that is a mid-grade gun from this maker. Built in 1926 during the time when quality reigned supreme, this little Francotte retains most of its factory original condition with 85% vivid case color, clear sharp deep chiseled engraving, excellent screws, mirror bores, 98% factory blue, beautifully figured European walnut with excellent checkering...just a beautiful little 16 bore. Weighing just 5 3/4lbs. and balanced just ahead of the hinge pin with 28" barrels choked LM/IM (.014/.024 restrictions, can be altered to your specs in our shop within 10 days of purchase), this is the epitome of the upland game gun. The gun is mechanically excellent in all ways, with strong well timed ejectors, crisp double triggers, tight as new on hinge and breech face, this is the way you like to find them. The Francotte guns are one of the best buys in the fine gun world and known for strength and durability while being quite refined. This gun has 5 locking points; Greener cross bolt, double underlug bites, sideclips, and through the frame barrel lug...just as good as you can get and being 90 years old and still tight as new, a testament to its design. Compare this gun to any other offerings for condition and features and you will agree it is priced to sell. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .014/.024 LM/IM
Bore Diameter: 0.672
Wall Thickness: .021/.026
% Blue: 98%
Chambers: 2 9/16"
Action: tight, centered
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 85%
Engraving: side plate 60% scroll
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 90%
Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend, nice figure
LOP: 14 3/16"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 15/16"
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: 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!
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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 us directly, at #616-292- 6240. Thanks! Jay Shachter, Vintage Firearms, Inc