M.A.V.I di Salvinelli DAKIN GUN CO .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun

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Location (State):
Colorado (CO)

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18 Years 4 Months
WINNER: d******s
HIGH BID: $576.11
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Auction: 11376910

Manufacturer:   M.A.V.I di Salvinelli
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Auction Start:
(October 2, 2012 19:30:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(October 16, 2012 19:36:45 PT)

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Guns For Sale - M.A.V.I di Salvinelli -- DAKIN GUN CO .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun

M.A.V.I di Salvinelli .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun

This auction is for a M.A.V.I di Salvinelli .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun imported by DAKIN GUN COMPANY of San Francisco, CA. From our research R. Dakin Co. originated in Missouri (Kansas City or St. Louis) in the early 1950’s and moved to San Francisco in the mid 1950’s. They imported mostly shotguns made in Spain and Italy among other guns and non-firearm items. They disappeared in the mid to late 1960’s.

This shotgun is described as a folding gun with pull-back snap-action under lever, blonde checkered pistol grip stock with fluted ebonite pistol grip-cap and butt plate, blonde checkered forend, blued vent rib barrel (reportedly made by Bohler Blitz based on the shape) with octagonal breech section engraved M.A.V.I. di Salvinelli, Gardone V.T., Brescia on the right side and marked DAKIN GUN COMPANY San Francisco, U.S.A. on the left. The receiver is engraved and is plated either with nickel or chrome (it’s not silver). It has a push button safety. The stock (wood not known) is sound with some minor marks and some checking of the finish. The blued metal is ~90%. There are a couple of spots where the blue is worn especially on the left side at the muzzle (see photos). The bore is excellent. The action is smooth and locks up tight. The barrel is 24 ¾”, the OAL is 41”, the LOP is 14” and weight is ~4 lbs. It is a very nice looking gun in very good condition.




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M.A.V.I di Salvinelli .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun in very good condition. Buyer pays shipping which includes packaging, carrier fees and insurance. Payment can be Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal or Company Check, which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days), no credit cards, PayPal or Gun Pal. We will ship only to a licensed FFL or C&R Dealer. Shipping is by UPS Ground with an estimated cost of approx. $18.00 to $28.00 depending on package weight, your address within your ZIP Code and insured value in the lower 48 states. Know your local laws before bidding, especially if you are a resident of CA, CT, DC, NY, NJ, HI, IL, MA, MD.


M.A.V.I di Salvinelli .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun This auction is for a M.A.V.I di Salvinelli .410 ga. Single Shot Folding Shotgun imported by DAKIN

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