A 16 gauge boxlock shotgun by Auguste Francotte
Serial no. 83179, 16 gauge. 29 1/2 inch blued side-by-side barrels with matte, concave rib, single brass bead and signed Aug. Francotte Bte./A Liege. Double triggers. Automatic safety with 'S' in gold. Extractor. Scroll-engraved and casehardened boxlock action. Side clips. Blued and engraved triggerguard. Checkered walnut splinter fore-end with Anson release. Checkered semi-pistolgrip buttstock of figured walnut. Pachmayr brown rubber buttpad. With brown leather leg-of-mutton case.
Condition: Very good. Barrels retain 98% old reblued finish. Bright bores showing few light marks. Action retains perhaps 30% partially faded casehardening colors. Stock and fore-end with scattered minor marks and some bruising to checkering.
Pull: 14 3/4".
Chambers: 2 3/4".
Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz.