Richard Fanzoi 12 Bore – FERLACH AUSTRIA, SIDELOCK, 6 1/4LBS, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Ferlach Shotguns - Shotguns - Austrian Double
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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: 135
Total Number of Listings: 2992
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: 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.)
General Specs: Richard Fanzoi, Year 1963, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 48554
Those of us that love the traditional side x side shotgun for our shooting sports will wonder “who is Richard Fanzoi?” My brief search shows he was likely part of the family of Joseph Franzoi, a prominent gunmaker building some of the finest sporting guns in the world in the gun making valley of Ferlach, Austria. Ferlach is a small town of about 7000 residents and the only real industry there is the building of fine firearms. This 12-bore is an extraordinary example of Ferlach’s treasure built by Richard Fanzoi in 1963. It is a Best Sidelock Ejector 12-gauge, factory marked 2 ¾” MAGNUNM, with 28" Bohler Antinit steel barrels (the finest of steel) choked IC/LM (.008/.025). Lockup is via Purdey double under lugs with a hidden third fastener. This is a striking double gun. It features some of the elements you expect from the Ferlach trade: fine-line checkering in a more ornate pattern than you'd see on a London best, an exceptionally long trigger tang with a dagger point at the end, a slightly more rounded fore end than typically produced elsewhere, masterful banknote style scroll engraving with background shading covering nearly 100% of the action, and the 9-pin locks are French Grey in a black action body. The rib on the gun is a work of art unto itself, as it seems to be finely engraved in an attractive pattern from breech to muzzle. The gun is in excellent mechanical condition with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, perfect bores, tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun. This is an upland hunter’s dream gun at 6 1/4lbs., lighter than most 20ga. guns, so you can carry the gun all day in upland cover and adjust your load to the game…7/8 ounce loads for quail and the like, to hot 1 3/8oz. loads of large pellets for late season wild pheasants. The gun is truly a BEST GUN in all ways and is priced to sell and eminently more affordable than a similarly decorated English gun. SEE BELOW FOR THE GUN’S SPECIFICATIONS. The Ferlach region is famous for fine guns and this is one of the nicest I have seen in years. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28
Chokes: .008/.025 IC/IM
Bore Diameter: .725/.726
Wall Thickness: .025/.022
% Blue: 98%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: solid - tight
Sights: single ivory
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors
Case Color: side plates grey; frame blue
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory
Type: Straight stock/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Checkering Condition: perfect 28lpi
Butt Treatment: basket weave plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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!
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: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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.