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Antique Belgian SxS Pinfire Shotgun

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Belgian SxS Pinfire Shotgun
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Antique Belgian SXS Double-Barrel Outside-Hammer Breechloading Pinfire Shotgun, #76794, 16 ga., 29.75'' steel barrels with bead front sight, mid-point sling swivel at under-rib, marked ''Bernard Bte'' (brevete, or patent) in gold on top rib and ''Brevete'' with Liege ''ELG'' proofmarks underneath; long under-lever opens receiver, short front lever releases barrels, scrolled trigger guard, back-action hammers strike cartridge pins protruding thru tops of barrels; one-piece varnished flame-grain European walnut buttstock with long checkered panels at wrists, sling swivel at belly and a steel shotgun buttplate. Metal surfaces are finely and profusely engraved overall with floral scrolls, borders and game scenes. Mfg'd latter half of 19th century. Condition is fine. Barrels retain approx. 90% original brown finish with traces of (faux?) twist pattern showing thru, balance of the metal is bright (apparently original) finish, with very sharp markings and engraving throughout. Stock is sound showing sharp checkering, lovely grain and original finish. Breech locks up tightly; actions are strong and sure; smoothbores are bright showing scattered light black-powder etching. Est.: $300-$500. (Antique)