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UNFIRED A. FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK 12GA. 30" SIDE BY SIDE DUCK SHOTGUN WITH SIDEPLATES, CIRCA 1961.
UNFIRED A. FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK 12GA. 30" SIDE BY SIDE DUCK SHOTGUN WITH SIDEPLATES, CIRCA 1961. Serial number "238XX". 30" solid rib choked IMOD and Full. Chambered for 2 3/4" shells. Tapered solid rib. Barrels hand engraved "Francotte's Arms" on right barrel and "Liege/ Made in Belgium" on right. Greener crossbolt. Coin finished false sideplates with finely engraved woodcocks. Sideplates engraved in banners "Francotte a Liege". All screws unturned and inline.Double triggers. Beavertail forend with crisp checkering and NO handling marks. Semi round knob buttstock with 14 1/2" length of pull and crisp checkering with a few handling or storage marks. Original finish on wood overall like the day it was applied. Butt checkered so never had a pad or plate. Would make an excellent waterfowl shotgun or clays gun. Normal cast for right hander with no extra drop. Like new and unfired. 6 3/4" lbs.