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What's this French ? Over & Under worth ? Info ?

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  1. SC trapshooter

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    Have a French ? 12 Ga.Over & under. No name but has French proof marks. Elaborately engraved, 30" barrels, solid rib, shiny bores, stamped 48, 70 & 65, small ding in top barrel and rib, has ejectors. Gun fires, everything works.

    Receiver has double triggers, Browning lug system in the bottom and a Krieghoff top latch, locks up tight.

    Wood needs refinishing and checkering recut, cheek piece for right hand shooter, brass crest on other side, no initials. Pad is old and shot. 13 3/4" LOP to front trigger. I see a little rib when I mount it.

    Any info or pricing appreciated
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  2. lwr_

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    Is it unfired? Most French have never been fired.
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Petrik. The great grandfather of the Krieghoff K80 (in locking system at least).
     
  4. bigbore613

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    Dropped once LOL. Jeff
     
  5. bobski

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    is that a crack or a scratch in the left side plate?
    never seen one. cant help. but thanks for the pics!
     
  6. Shooting Sailor

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    I have no idea on the gun - What is the story on the ivory? What is it, and how did you come to have it?
     
  7. SC trapshooter

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    Bobski, No scratch, it's the side plate seam.

    Shooting Sailor, Ivory is from a wart hog, got it in Zimbobwae
     
  8. 5141

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    It is indeed a Petrik, and a higher grade/finish than normally seen....French gunmaker/designer....
    I think his full name was Boniface Petrik.....

    Remington engineer and designer Crawford C. Loomis "borrowed" heavily from Petrik's patents in the late 20's-early 30's while bringing the Model 32 O/U into production.
     
  9. SC trapshooter

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    Anyone have an idea on price ? Offer ?
     
  10. eightbore

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    Fanciest Petrik I have seen. I don't know if that means much, since there isn't a lot of interest in them. I would like to own one.
     
  11. Jerry Tuten

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    Might make a good doubles gun fot someone having trouble with a release trigger.
     
  12. SC trapshooter

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    Any one have an idea what price this should have ?
     
  13. boomer

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    About 10 years ago, I sold a 16ga. Petrik to Deiter Kreighoff at the Vintage Cup in Sandanona. It was in very nice shape and I seem to recall he paid about $1000-1200. Your gun is a higher grade side plated gun. The dent hurts but I'll take a flyer and estimate it at around 2K at auction. There is no established market for a gun such as this.It could bring more or less! It is considered an forerunner/inspiration for the Model 32 Rem and all similar guns that followed.
     
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