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Couldnt pass it up #6964956
11/18/17 08:00 PM
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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.














Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6964960
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Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6964966
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Up in the cheap seats..
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Up in the cheap seats..
Aaron, what's the story with that shotgun? It looks amazing but I'm not familiar with them..


Originally Posted By: Jungleexplorer
I really hate to do what I am about to do, because it will be very painful for you.


Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6965458
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Wow, what a piece of art! Congrats to you.

Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6965733
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Beautiful! Can't wait to see pics of the process and finished product!

Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6967528
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Wow - I love the scroll work. What a great piece to bring back.

Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: TDK] #6967547
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Doing a restoration or a rifle conversion, either way beautiful gun

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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.


Brayden (Lazy L's Southern Comfort) you will be missed! You were more than a pet you were my reason to rise and return for many days! You were my rock!
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Re: Couldnt pass it up [Re: kmon1] #6968136
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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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