129. Giovanelli Engraved Mario Beschi Smallbore Over Under Shotgun

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serial #15400, 410 bore, 26" ventilated rib barrels with bright excellent bores choked about improved cylinder and modified (.003" and .007"). The boxlock action features rose and scroll engraving with large beautifully executed gold inlaid game scenes with a pair of woodcock on either side with trees and pastures in the background. The trees are expertly executed, the detail in the gold work, particularly the feathers, is amazing. The belly of the action shows a dog with a dead woodcock in its mouth surrounded in scroll and bouquets. The bottom of the action adjacent to the triggerguard is signed "A. GIOVANELLI". The top barrel is engraved on one side of rib "BUCKHORN QUALITY. LEWISVILLE, TEXAS" and on the other side "MARIO BESCHI GARDONE VT ITALY". The condition of the shotgun is wonderful with the barrels retaining 99% original blue. The action is coin finished and remains bright with crisp engraving. The checkered straight grip buttstock and forend are of nicely figured walnut and rate excellent with 98% original finish remaining and with crisp checkering. The gun features ejectors and a single non-selective trigger and has a 14 7/8" length of pull over a thin solid rubber pad with drops of 1 3/8" and 2 1/8". The gun comes in its original suede covered makers case with proof certificate. A lovely little over under. (18582-23) {MODERN} (2500/4000) SOLD FOR $4,830.00

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