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Phenomenal Factory Master Angelo Galeazzi Signed and Game Scene Engraved Abbiatico & Salvinelli 20 Gauge Double Barrel Sidelock Ejector Shotgun - Serial no. 387, 20 gauge, 26 15/16 inch solid rib bbl., blue/coin finish, walnut stock. In 1967 Mario Abbiatico and Remo Salvinelli founded Fabbrica Armi
di Mario Abbiatico e Remo Salvinelli, more commonly known as FAMARS. Since the beginning the two have been innovators and have made a name for themselves creating some of the finest bespoke guns ever built. This gun was built with blued steel chopperlump barrels featuring a single brass bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib which shows a small flourish of scrollwork at the base,”ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI” marked on the left barrel, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and 1980 dated Italian proofs on the flats. The rear lump of the barrel is marked with the names “DANTE MARIO/GIAN POLI/REMO TONY”. The coin finished sidelock action is a
masterpiece carried out by Master Engraver Angelo Galeazzi who, before his passing, was considered to be the Grand Master of Italian engravers. The engraving shows
a set of three exceptionally well executed and highly realistic game bird scenes consisting of a flushed covey of quail on the left in flight over a field with one having been shot and beginning to fall, the underside shows a delicate snipe taking flight
in its forest home, and right has a covey of flushed pheasants in flight with the most prominent rooster have just taken a load of shot. The areas surrounding the scenes are covered in attractive scrollwork and Galeazzi’s signature on the right side with his initials on the left. The gun features bushed firing pins, dual triggers with the front articulated, and a tang mounted manual safety. Highly figured, multi-point checkered forend with scroll engraved coined fittings, Anson button release, and a gold inlaid factory crest with space for initials and the straight grip stock has teardrop carved drop points, diamond cross section wrist, and a checkered bare butt.

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