Charlin Double Barrel Side by Side 16 Gauge Shotgun

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Charlin Double Barrel Side by Side 16 Gauge Shotgun
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Manufactured in France with this example produced by Charlin. Single bead sight on a solid rib, 2 9/16" chambers, chokes measure improved cylinder and improved cylinder, with extractor. Light floral engraved sliding breech action with a light floral engraved action lever marked "CHARLIN". The fences are also engraved. The light floral engraving extends to the frame which is engraved with bird dog game scenes and signed "Arousfon" on both sides. Blued trigger with light floral engraving. Double triggers and safety mounted on the left side of the frame. Checkered forearm and straight grip stock with serrated horn buttplate and sling swivel studs. LOP 14 1/4".
BBL: 26 1/2 inch solid rib
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 16
Finish: blue/casehardened
Serial Number: 39435
Condition: Excellent. The barrels retain 95% blue finish with some minor thinning and some minor muzzle wear along with some minor handling marks (more numerous on right barrel near muzzle) and some minor pitting. The trigger guard and action lever retain 60% original blue finish, with the balance a smooth brown patina. The action retains 60% silvered out original case colors, with the balance a smooth gray patina and some speckling. The wood is excellent with some minor dings and scratches with a very small chip missing near the frame (left side). There are some scattered minor nicks in the overall crisp checkering and some minor chips missing on the buttplate.