I got to shoulder the gun and it fits me to a "T". I'd love to quail hunt with such a gun. It is light, well made, comes to the shoulder easily and my eye is correctly aligned right down the rib. With light 12 or 16 ga loads it would be a delight on upland game.
|The action closed as seen from the right|
|The Butt Plate|
|The muzzles showing the "feather" rib and sight bead|
|The action open as seen from the right side|
The owner wanted a value on this gun. I believe it has the shorter chambers and may not be nitro proofed. But, again, I was unable to check because I didn't have a proper screwdriver or measuring tool. I estimated that it was worth between $2500 and $3000. I have now seen values nearing $4500 for this gun. I suspect that other gauges might be more desirable and perhaps more or less common. That has to affect value.
|The action open as seen from the rear|
|The rib at the breach showing the matting and barrel marking|
- Darne by Jean Michel