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May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
FN P4W Type Presentation Grade Superlight Superposed With Custom Thistle Theme Engraving by J. Diet & R. Capce With Gold Inlay by Angelo Bee Shotgun
Cal. 20 Ga., 2 3/4″
This fine “one off” superposed has 26 1/2″ Demi Bloc barrels marked for IC & Mod chokes and fitted with narrow ventilated rib. Top barrel is engraved “Fabrique Naitionale Herstal” to left side of rib and marked with patent info and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right.
Small size French gray O/U action with ornamental sideplates is fitted with checkered single selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut thistle blossoms surrounded by sprays of scroll inside gold inlaid line borders. On bottom of action this treatment surrounds a setter retrieving a bird.
Lockplates are engraved with matching thistle flowers and primrose blooms which surround gold inlaid dog and bird scenes with shaggy haired retriever, retrieving a pheasant on right lockplate and presenting a duck and rabbit on left. Plates are outlined in gold wire. Top lever has thumb piece relief engraved with primrose. Trigger guard is engraved with more blossoms and gold line accents. All three engraver’s signatures are on trigger plate.
Swan necked oil finished buttstock of exhibition quality dark marbled and lightly stump figured European walnut measures 15 1/4″ over skipline checkered wood butt. Closely spaced well Cut checkering at grip terminates in relief carved scrolls toward action, drop points are fluted. Matching three piece schnabled forend has captive bottom section in usual Browning style.
MEASUREMENTS: STOCK: DAH: 2 7/16″. DAC: 1 9/16″. CAST: about 1/2″ off. LOP: 15 1/4″. WEIGHT: 6 lb. 12 oz.