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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: 173
Total Listings: 4864
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
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.)
G. Defourny .410 – LIEGE, STRAIGHT GRIP, BEAVERTAIL, SST, EJ, VENT RIB, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: G. Defourny, Year 1951, .410 Gauge, 5lbs 14oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14" to rear trigger, DAH 2 7/16", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 10202
The Defourny dynasty of gunmakers was in play from the early 1800’s through mid-twentieth century when this fine .410 bore was produced. The Defourny family was prolific both in child-bearing and gunmaking, with no less than 15 siblings and cousins involved as bona fide gunmakers over a 150 year period of Belgium high-quality firearms production. This little .410, sn10202 made in 1951, is a fine example of a mid-grade boxlock ejector gun with all the features you could want in a pee-wee bore game gun, ie nicely engraved action, English stock, diminutive beavertail forend, single selective trigger, ejectors, high-quality Siemens Martin Nitro steel barrels with ventilated rib, excellent stock dimensions and perfect mechanics. The gunmaking center of Belgium was Liege, where many of the finest shotguns in Europe were produced, including this little Defourny. This beautiful Defourny boxlock has 5 separate locking mechanisms that include 2 underlug bolts, Greener style cross-bolt, rib extension, and through action barrel lug. These locking mechanisms combine to prevent up and down movement through the dual underlug locking bolts and Greener cross bolt, lateral movement through the rib extension and through action barrel lug, and fore and aft movement the through action barrel lug and Greener cross bolt. This is a very strong action. The 26” barrels retain 98% factory blue, mirror bores, tight ribs with a nicely raised vent rib, and they lock up tight to the hinge pin and breech face. WHEN YOU MOUNT THIS GUN WITH THE VENTILATED RIB YOU DO NOT SEE THE RIGHT AND LEFT BARREL…JUST THE RIB, MAKING IT SIGHT LIKE AN OVER/UNDER OR AUTO LOADER. The mechanics operate to perfection, with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, and the top lever to right of center. The wood-to-metal fit of the buttstock is superb, with protrusions at the top head of the stock mating to the rebated frame to prevent “splaying” and cracking, and the long tang trigger guard inletted to perfection. There are no cracks or repairs to the wood and the flor-de-lis checkering is in excellent condition. The well-shaped beavertail forend is just big enough to feel nice in hand without being at all bulky, and the fit, finish, and fancy checkering are top-notch. We all know it is hard to find a fine double shotgun in .410 bore anywhere in the marketplace, but finding one with all of the premium features built by one of the most recognized double gun makers in Belgium that IS AFFORDABLE AND SUITED TO THE PURSUIT OF GAME OR BUSTING CLAYS is a true find! This is a full-sized shotgun with great stock dimensions and tiny muzzles that set the .410 bore apart from the rest. Have fun chasing upland game or breaking clays, and this gun will last for decades to come. Small gauge shotguns are great investment guns and are always in demand. Don’t miss out on this feature rich Defourny shotgun. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: .022/ .024 F/F
Bore Diameter: .43/ .41
% Blue: 98%
Sights: Front silver, Rear ivory
Action: tight- right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors - timed, strong
Case Color: coin finish 98%
Engraving: game scene and scroll
Trigger Type: single- crisp, select
Trigger Guard Color: 40%
Type: Straight stock/ Beavertail forend
LOP: 14" to rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/8"
DAH: 2 7/16"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: Old English
There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $85.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!
We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
Shotgun Gauge: .410 Gauge