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May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
Magnificent Piotti King Best Quality Matched Pair Sidelock Shotguns Housed in Original Oak and Leather Maker’s Case
23-712 & 23-713
Cals. 12 Ga 2-3/4″
S# 8931 & 8932
Piotti Fratelli of Brescia, Italy has established a reputation for making some of the finest guns in the world since their inception in 1955. The King Grade is a best quality gun on the H&H pattern action with chopper lump bbls. and offer the finest in workmanship. The case colored actions feature full coverage fine English style scroll engraving with floral bouquets. The engraving extends to the forearm iron and breech end of bbls. Features include gold bar marked pin type cocking indicators, double under lug locking, selective ejectors & double triggers. Right edge of long tang trigger guards are rolled. Bbls. 27’’ with concave solid ribs and brass beads. Ribs are marked “Flli. PIOTTI ITALY”. Splinter forearms with Anson releases and straight hand stocks of outstanding exhibition quality European walnut having marbled figure with rich orange, brown and black tones. Forearm and wrist have generous coverage of fine point pattern hand engraving. Toelines of stocks have brass nameplates with initials “P.J.G.”.
LOP: 14-3/4’’ to checkered butts. DAC: 1-1/2’’. DAH: 2-1/4’’. Near neutral casts.
WEIGHTS: 6 lbs, 7.4 ozs.
(Gun No. 1) S# 8931. Breech end of bbl., top lever and forearm tip escutcheon are marked with gold no. “1”. Bore diameter: RT .724, LT .724. Choke constriction: RT .006, LT .017. Minimum wall thickness: RT .033, LT .032.
(Gun No. 2) S# 8932. Breech end of bbl., top lever and forearm tip escutcheon are marked with gold no. “2”. Bore diameter: RT .724, LT .724. Choke constriction: RT .006, LT .017. Minimum wall thickness: RT .033, LT .032.
Bbl. date codes indicate 1991 mfg. W.L. Moore import marked.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: maker’s oak and leather case with green felt fitted interior. Inside lid has Piotti Fratelli label. Case is in near excellent shape, its original green canvas cover shows light wear.