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Unusual E. Blancke 12-gauge SxS hammerless shotgun Germanic shotgun represents an interesting transition from needle fire to traditional central fire shotguns. 29 1/2" fine Damascus barrels, raised concave game rib with "E. BLANCKE in NAUMBURG A/S" inlaid in gold on the top surface of the rib and "C.12" inlaid in gold with gold bands at breeches. Forend underlever opens action by committing barrels forward. Rounded receiver body engraved with game scene vignettes of fox on left side, hunting dog on right side, elk across top portion of action back and quail on trigger guard, all encased in pleasing intermediate scroll work, extractors, and double triggers. Firing pins protrude through rear of action body when cocked. Safety mechanism is located on trigger plate forward of guard bow. Mounted in beautiful European walnut with checkered splinter-type forend and Monte Carlo stock with carved cheek piece. Trigger guard is ornately constructed and engraved with tang portion made of carved horn as is opening lever located below forend. Provisions for sling. NVSN.

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December 13, 2008 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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