SOLD FOR: $1,116.00
Make: Pardini Fiocchi
Serial Number: 3990
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (AU date code)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, 5 Round Removable Magazine Fed Pistol.
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “MOD. SPE CAL .22 LR / MADE IN ITALY CAT. 4040”, the bottom is marked with the serial number, two proof marks and an “AU” date code in rectangle, the right side is marked “PARDINI FIOCCHI”. The extra barrel’s shroud is marked “FIOCCHI OF AMERICA INC. OZARK MO.”. The red dot sight is marked “OAKSHORE ELECTRONIC SIGHTS, INC. / ULTRA DOT / O.E.S. SERIAL # / NO 011069”, with a hand etched “ ½ M”. The bottom of the two included magazines are hand etched “1” and “2”.
Barrel Length: 4-11/16” and 4-13/16”
Sights / Optics: The top of the barrel shroud is drilled and tapped with a dovetailed slot and is fitted with a base that is secured with 3 screws. The base has a sight base, wearing two Picatinny pattern scope rings and a Oakshore Electronic Ultra Dot red dot sight. The sight has no magnification but is meant to accommodate shooting with both eyes open. There is a knob numbered from 0 to 11 for brightness settings. This red dot sight rates in about Excellent condition. The extra barrel provided in this auction has a Patridge style blade dovetailed into the barrel shroud. The pistol has a square notch rear sight that sits underneath the red dot sight and is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is an oversized, ergonomic target stock that has stippling, a thumb rest, palm base and pointer finger rest on the right side. The stock has scattered small scuffs and small tool marks from stippling. The stock rates in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Gray
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores of both provided barrels are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some casting flaws in the metal as photographed, but the item only has small scuffs and scratches. There is some oil staining on the installed barrel shaft that should clean up with no issues. The screw heads are sharp. The extra barrel’s shroud has some moderately deep scratches and handling marks. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is fully adjustable and currently breaks just over 2 pounds. The action is strong and there is no wobble in the components. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Two 5 round magazines are included. The magazine marked “1” has a patch of pin prick erosion on the right side as photographed. The magazines rate in Very Good and Fine condition (numbers 1 and 2, accordingly), with scuff and wear marks from use. A second barrel is provided, described above, rating in about Very Good to Fine condition. Also included is an empty chamber flag (black, plastic).
Our Assessment: This is a professional grade Olympic precision rapid fire pistol with two magazines and two barrels. The bores are bright and sharp, the pistol retains almost all of its finish and the stocks rate in Excellent condition. This attractive item is held in high regard with professional shooter groups and now is your opportunity to own a legend. Being chambered in .22 Long Rifle, competitive shooters may be in competition with recreational shooters on this one!