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Manufrance Ideal 16 Gauge - GRADE 4, MODEL No. 334 RARE SELF-OPENER

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Manufrance Ideal 16 Gauge - GRADE 4, MODEL No. 334 RARE SELF-OPENER   Guns > Shotguns > Double Shotguns (Misc.)  > French
Description: Manufrance Ideal 16 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: Manufrance, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, SxS

Serial Number: 80743

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. These guns were made from No. 0 to No.9 grades, with very few made higher than the No. 3. This Ideal No. 334 is a gorgeous No. 4 Grade, with the very rare assisted opening feature, deep chiseled scroll and foilage engraving, the finest Acier Hercules steel with the 4 Palms proof stamp, chopper lump barrels, engraved swamped rib, fine skip-line checkering on the nicely figured French walnut stock, and the trademark retractable leather sling that disappears into the butt stock. Seeing a No. 4 self-opener in 12ga. is rare, but in 16ga. it is a true find, and surprisingly affordable compared to the Scottish guns. This gun is in perfect mechanical condition and retains 99% factory original finishes and is stocked with outstanding figure in the wood. The Ideal is Manufrance’s finest offering, and at 6 1/4lbs. a very dynamic gun in hand and brutishly strong and robust, making it a fine upland and sporting gun that will continue to increase in value as you enjoy its use. This is a gorgeous, well balanced gun full of BEST GUN features at a very moderate price.


Barrel Length: 27 1/2"***** Chokes: .015/.043 M/F***** Bores: perfect mirror***** Bore Diameter: .663/.665***** Wall Thickness: .035/.032***** % Blue: 99%***** Chambers: 2 1/2"***** Ribs: sunken rib engraved***** Sights: single*****


Action: tight***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed***** Case Color: 99% factory***** Screws: excellent***** Engraving: fine english scroll 40%; deep chiseled leaves ***** Trigger Type: double, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory case color*****


Type: figured French Prince of Wales/splinter forend***** LOP: 14 3/8"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 14"***** DAH: 2 5/8" ***** DAC: 1 9/16"***** Cast: 3/8" off***** Checkering Condition: excellent***** Butt Treatment: Browning butt plate*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. 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!

COME JOIN US on SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017 at the 2nd annual Tunnel of Trees Side X Side Tournament and Game Fair at the Emmet County Sportsmen’s club in Northwest Michigan!

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: Manufrance
Caliber: 16 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.

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 $55.00 We ship internationally!***** Item Condition: Used***** Requires FFL?: Yes*****

Item #: 964895755
SKU: 80743
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $55.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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