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

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Description: General Specs: Richard Fanzoj, Year 1963, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 7/16" Serial Number: 48554

Those of us that love the traditional side x side shotgun for our shooting sports will wonder “who is Richard Fanzoj?” My brief search shows he was likely part of the family of Joseph Franzoj, 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 Fanzoj in 1963. It is a Best Sidelock Ejector 12-gauge, factory marked 2 ¾” MAGNUM, 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. Thanks for looking!

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****

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. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this . We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Richard Fanzoj
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.

Shipping Notes: 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 $125.00 We ship internationally! Item Condition: Used Requires FFL?: Yes

Item #: 977639448
SKU: 48554
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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