Richard Fanzoi 12 Bore – FERLACH AUSTRIA, SIDELOCK, 6 1/4LBS, vintage firearms inc

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Richard Fanzoi 12 Bore – FERLACH AUSTRIA, SIDELOCK, 6 1/4LBS, vintage firearms inc  Guns > Shotguns > Double Shotguns (Misc.)  > English
Description: Richard Fanzoi, Year 1963, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, sn# 48554

Those of us that love the traditional side x side shotgun for our shooting sports will wonder “who is Richard Fanzoi?” My brief search shows he was likely part of the family of Joseph Franzoi, a prominent gunmaker building some of the finest sporting guns in the world in the gun making valley of Ferlach, Austria. Ferlach is a small town of about 7000 residents and the only real industry there is the building of fine firearms. This 12-bore is an extraordinary example of Ferlach’s treasure built by Richard Fanzoi in 1963. It is a Best Sidelock Ejector 12-gauge, factory marked 2 ¾” MAGNUNM, with 28" Bohler Antinit steel barrels (the finest of steel) choked IC/LM (.008/.025). Lockup is via Purdey double under lugs with a hidden third fastener. This is a striking double gun. It features some of the elements you expect from the Ferlach trade: fine-line checkering in a more ornate pattern than you'd see on a London best, an exceptionally long trigger tang with a dagger point at the end, a slightly more rounded fore end than typically produced elsewhere, masterful banknote style scroll engraving with background shading covering nearly 100% of the action, and the 9-pin locks are French Grey in a black action body. The rib on the gun is a work of art unto itself, as it seems to be finely engraved in an attractive pattern from breech to muzzle. The gun is in excellent mechanical condition with strong, well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, perfect bores, tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun. This is an upland hunter’s dream gun at 6 1/4lbs., lighter than most 20ga. guns, so you can carry the gun all day in upland cover and adjust your load to the game…7/8 ounce loads for quail and the like, to hot 1 3/8oz. loads of large pellets for late season wild pheasants. The gun is truly a BEST GUN in all ways and is priced to sell and eminently more affordable than a similarly decorated English gun. SEE BELOW FOR THE GUN’S SPECIFICATIONS. The Ferlach region is famous for fine guns and this is one of the nicest I have seen in years.

Barrel Length: 28**** Chokes: .008/.025 IC/IM**** Bores: excellent**** Bore Diameter: .725/.726**** Wall Thickness: .025/.022**** % Blue: 98%**** Chambers: 2 3/4"**** Ribs: solid - tight**** Sights: single ivory****

Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors**** Case Color: side plates grey; frame blue**** Screws: perfect**** Engraving: superb**** Trigger Type: double, crisp**** Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory****

Type: Straight stock/splinter forend**** LOP: 14 1/4"**** LOP To End Of Wood: 14"**** DAH: 2 3/4"**** DAC: 1 7/16"**** Cast: neutral**** Checkering Condition: perfect 28lpi**** Butt Treatment: basket weave plate****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)**** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.**** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only**** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!**** Item Condition: Used**** Requires FFL?: Yes****

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We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Richard Fanzoi
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

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Item #: 912846444
SKU: 48554
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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