Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. Model 21 Double Barrel Rifle Up for Auction
Rare Special Order Cased Engraved Gold Inlaid Exhibition Grade Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. Model 21 Double Barrel Rifle with Accessories.
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Rock Island Auction Company – -(AmmoLand.com)- This is a magnificent special order, custom built, engraved and gold inlaid Model 21 double rifle done by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company. The barrels are equipped with a raised ramp, front blade sight with a brass bead tip and a “V” notch fixed rear sight with a folding leaf on the matte rear quarter rib.
The top, rear of the left barrel is marked “MODEL 21 -CSM- / TRADE MARK .405 WIN”. The bottom of the barrels are marked “CT. SHOTGUN MFG. / NEW BRITAIN, CT. U.S.A.. There is a 3” wedge of floral scroll engraving on the breech end of the barrels. The barrel flats, breech face and lugs are jeweled and each is marked with an intertwined “WS” in an oval proof mark. The receiver is engraved with floral scroll patterns surrounding a gold inlaid lion and kudo in panels on the left side, a gold inlaid cape buffalo and leopard in panels on the right side and a gold inlaid rhino in a circle on the bottom. The same engraving pattern extends to the break lever, trigger guard and forearm latch assembly and hardware. In addition, there is a gold inlaid head of a cheetah on the trigger guard.
The consignor states that he commissioned Geoffrey Gournet to do the outstanding gold animals on this gun. The water table and breech face are also jeweled with the oval proof on the right side and “MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 21 / CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. / NEW BRITAIN, CONN.” on the left . Gold plated double triggers and tang mounted safety with the gold inlaid word, “SAFE”. Mounted with exhibition grade, fancy Fleur-de-Lis, hand checkered, semi-beaver tail forearm, as well as an ebony forend insert and pistol grip stock with scroll engraved metal grip cap, gold initial oval on the bottom and solid leather wrapped recoil pad.
Complete in an oak and leather case with bright brass corner protectors and wine colored felt lining. There is a leather label affixed to the inside of the lid which is gold embossed “CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. CO. / NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT / Galazan logo / MODEL 21 / GALAZAN / TRADEMARK”. Included in the case is a two-piece walnut cleaning rod, a black leather pouch containing cleaning rod attachments, test target, a roll of fabric for patches, a silicone cloth, an unmarked nickel oiler and two nickel snap caps. The case has a canvas cover.
It should be noted that 21 Double Rifles, other than .22 caliber, are no longer found in the CSM catalog. This is believed to be because they are very expensive to build.
Near new with only the slightest handling marks and light scuffs on the breech face from opening and closing the barrels. The case is as new. Truly a spectacular custom built, cased engraved and gold inlaid, Exhibition Grade Model 21 double barrel rifle.
Auction Estimate: $30,000 – $50,000
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