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 LOT 3647
Excellent Gian Signed Deluxe Relief Master Engraved F.lli Rizzini 20 Gauge “Lusso Grade” Model 57 Sidelock Ejector Double Barrel Shotgun - Serial no. 1427, 20 gauge, 27 5/8 inch solid rib bbl., blue/coin finish, walnut checkered stock. This is a very fine example of an rare deluxe special order ornamentally engraved Italian F.lli Rizzini double barreled shotgun. This specific shotgun is a Model 57 and is termed the “Lusso Grade”. This beautiful shotgun was hand built in 1975 at the Rizzini factory in Magno Val Trompia, Italy and features 100% deep relief hand cut floral engraving on the action, locks, and furniture. The beautiful engraving was cut by the Master Italian Engraver “GIAN” and is so marked on the lower right side of the trigger guard plate. With well-figured walnut stock and forend. The stock is a straight grip English pattern that features checkering on both sides of the grip area. The forend
is a wide beavertail type pattern that has a matching deluxe figure throughout with
the same extremely fine checkering overall. The barrels are 27 5/8 inches long and feature a raised solid steel rib with a matte surface on top that has a single gold bead front sight. The top of the barrels are hand engraved with “F. lli Rizzini” and “in Magno VT.” and the engraving has original gold filled wire. The underside of both barrels
are stamped “VICKERS STEEL”, the right barrel is marked “KG1, 2.2, 15.3/15.9” and the left side is marked “15.0/ 15.9”. The right watertable is stamped with various Italian proofmarks and “F. lli Rizzini”. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .628 inches; minimum wall thickness .043/.043 inches; 1 3/16 inch drop at comb; 1 5/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; cast-off.

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