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#6964956 - 11/18/17 02:00 PM Couldnt pass it up
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Registered: 09/05/07
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Loc: Mineola, TX
This puppy is on its way home, just couldn't pass it up. A vintage Francotte boxlock w/30" steel barrels and 2 3/4" chambers. Even has the Greener crossbolt and intercepting/safety sears. Beautiful scroll and sculpted engraving. It will be a great candidate for a sympathetic restoration; refinishing the stock and recutting checkering, new recoil pad, and reblue the barrels. The action has a nice honest patina that will stay.














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#6964960 - 11/18/17 02:02 PM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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#6964966 - 11/18/17 02:07 PM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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Registered: 09/20/09
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Aaron, what's the story with that shotgun? It looks amazing but I'm not familiar with them..
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#6965458 - 11/19/17 12:05 AM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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Wow, what a piece of art! Congrats to you.
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#6965733 - 11/19/17 11:31 AM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 168
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
Beautiful! Can't wait to see pics of the process and finished product!

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#6967528 - 11/20/17 09:06 PM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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Light Foot

Registered: 05/02/17
Posts: 47
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Wow - I love the scroll work. What a great piece to bring back.

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#6967547 - 11/20/17 09:20 PM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Doing a restoration or a rifle conversion, either way beautiful gun
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#6967937 - 11/21/17 09:57 AM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: kmon1]
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Sounds like TDK is person I need to call and ask about couple guns I have. Know very little about a old 12 bore Damascus muzzle loader and a 375 Kynoch double rifle.
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#6968136 - 11/21/17 12:26 PM Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Doing a restoration or a rifle conversion, either way beautiful gun


This one will stay as a shotgun. I intend to take some ducks with it this season prior to doing any work on it.

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