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Manufrance Ideal No. 308S 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun

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Description: Manufrance Ideal No. 308S 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun


General Specs: Manufrance, Year 1932, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 12oz, Side by Side

Serial Number: 70643

Manufrance Ideal is one of France's finest shotguns, with origins back to 1881 and unchanged in over 100 years of production. A true round action with 3 locks (2 Purdey style underbites, rising bite integrating with rib extension), with the same reputation for robust strength as the Dickson (circa 1880) and the MacNaughton (circa 1879) as a result of the nearly solid steel action with little metal removal for the working parts. Way stronger than the typical A & D style box lock. This gun is special and rare, made in 1932 with the "S" designated right barrel, which signifies "Supra" or a fully rifled bore made to specifically spread your shot pattern widely and evenly for close game like rabbits and woodcock. It will also stabilize a solid slug or sabboted slug for accurate shooting. This feature has been documented to be extremely effective on your short range shots. So, a 5 3/4lb. 16ga. ROUND ACTION gun in very clean, untouched condition, with a unique rifled right barrel, gorgeous well executed scroll engraving, swamped and engraved rib, perfect checkering and wood to metal fit, ready for your bird season coming up, and at a very affordable price. Experienced shooters that know the Ideal compare them directly to the Dickson Round Action but at less than 1/3 the price. A great gun to carry afield and a great investment vehicle.


Barrel Length: 27.5"**** Chokes: right rifled full length/.040 **** Bores: excellent**** Bore Diameter: .644 both**** Wall Thickness: .027/.030**** % Blue: 95% factory**** Chambers: 2 1/2"**** Ribs: sunken engraving**** Sights: single****


Action: tight**** Ejectors or Extractors: extractors**** Case Color: traces**** Screws: excellent**** Engraving: 25% coverage scroll**** Trigger Type: double, crisp**** Trigger Guard Color: 10% case color****


Type: prince of whales grip/splinter forend**** LOP: 14 3/8"**** LOP To End Of Wood: 14"**** DAH: 2 1/2"**** DAC: 1 1/2"**** Cast: 1/4" off**** Checkering Condition: excellent**** Butt Treatment: factory plate****


There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

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

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly. Thanks! Vintage Firearms, Inc

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: No

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.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer **** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. **** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only**** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally! **** Item Condition: Used **** Requires FFL?: Yes****

Item #: 950809477
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $45.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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