Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
A Fine 20 Ga. Filli Rizzini R1e Sidelock Ejector Single Trigger Heavy Game Gun With Case
Cal. 20 Ga. 3″
Filli Rizzini is one of the few remaining “Best” Italian makers. If made today, this gun would cost in excess of $70,000.
It was made in 1981, the beginning of the “Golden Age” of Italian gun making and has 29 1/8″ very well struck chopper lump barrels engraved “Filli RIZZINI MADE IN ITALY 20 GA 3″” on narrow game rib. Barrel flats are stamped with 1981 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers.
Coin finished sidelock action features non automatic safety (“SICURA” engraved) and single non selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut classic English style rose and scroll. Maker’s name is at the bottom on each lockplate as well as on bottom of action over “MAGNO-V.T.”. Engraver’s signature “Walter Patelli” is on trigger plate. Small bow trigger guard is engraved to match, S# is on tang.
Very finely marbled and lightly stumped figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14 1/2″ over checkered wood butt. Very well cut flat top point pattern checkering is on semi diamond grip. Matching splinter Rizzini patent ejector forend has Anson release.
MEASUREMENTS: BBLS: Bore Diameter: L .623″. R .623″. Restriction: L .034″ (full). R .020″ (mod). Wall thickness: L .038″. R .039″. STOCK: DAH: 2 1/16″. DAC: 1 3/8″. CAST: very slightly cast on. LOP: 14 1/2″. WEIGHT: 6 lb. 9 oz.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: gun is housed in a brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli. Case is lined in dark green felt and has brown leather Rizzini label in lid, and contains a key.