Francotte Sidelock 16G Shotgun


This is a VERY nice vintage Auguste Francotte (marketed by Abercrombie and Fitch) Best Sidelock 16G Shotgun. It is in very nice original condition. The gun handles extremely well and is a classic example of this well known Belgian maker… the hard to find 16 gauge. Very nice case colors and traditional rose and scroll engraving

The wood is very nice with a leather covered pad and spacer yielding a 14 1/2″ LOP. The gun was originally proofed at 2 1/2″ and subsequently reproofed by a US gunsmith at 2 3/4″. We have the documentation.

There is a slight barrel ding on the left barrel about 3″ from the muzzle but it does not show inside. The bores are nice. There is a hand filed concave rib with the Francotte name in gold…very classy!

This firearm is from the Oliver-Brice collection. The principal owned a private equity firm in Switzerland which allowed him to travel extensively in the UK and Europe. His passion was finding and researchin high quality/investment grade British and European double shotguns. His collection is extensive an includes a number of fine firearms like this one.


Manufacturer: Auguste Francotte
Serial Number: 241951
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 27 1/2″
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 16
Stock Comb: 1 1/2″
Stock Heel: 2″
Stock Cast: Neutral
Butt Pad: Leather Covered
LOP: 14.5″
Rib: Concave Hand-Filed
Choke Left: .018 M
Choke Right: .025 IM
Case: No, Box only


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