Lot 1223: Acier Comprime Side by Side Shotgun. Cal. 12 Ga.
March 14, 2010
Fairfield, ME, USALive Auction
Description: Acier Comprime Side by Side Shotgun. Cal. 12 Ga. S# 3603. Overall condition is very good. Bores are near excellent. A vintage European shotgun with 27 1/2" barrels that measure a tight full and improved cylinder. Standard 2 3/4" chambers. Some of the markings on the bottom of the barrel are "EN Lingot", "Choke Rectifie", "Special Poop" and "St. Etienne". Has nice engraving on the box lock action which has dual underlugs and round crossbolt. Case colors are very nice. Metal surfaces retain almost all bluing although it does appear that it is a refinish. Side clips on the fences. Action is tight with lever worn just to center. Has a nicely checkered splinter forend with push button nose cap release. Butt stock is straight grip with checkering in the grip area and side panels. The comb area has been rectangularly cut out and has had a riser inserted of 5/8". Has Pachmayr old English brown pad. Very nice French shotgun altered for someone's own physique. 14 1/2" LOP. Not C&R because it is modified. (09-256 / NW / RD). Modern. Est. $ 700 - 1000.