F. Sanzogni Engraved Fausti Model DEA 20 Gauge 28″ SxS Double Shotgun, 2020

SOLD FOR: $4,000

LSB#: 231005TM006

Make: Fausti Stefano

Model: DEA

Serial Number: B62887

Year of Manufacture: 2020

Caliber: 20 Gauge, 3” Shells

Action Type: Double Barrel SxS Shotgun w/ Single Non-Selective Trigger

Markings: The left chamber is marked “Fausti-ITALY”. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “FAUSTI USA, INC. / FREDERICKSBURG,VA – MADE IN ITALY” and with a proof and specifications; the lower flat is marked with two proof marks, “FS” in an oval, “B62887”, and “20” in a box. The bottom of the left barrel is marked “20 GA 3” / READ OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE USING” and with a proof mark and specification. The top of the forearm metal is marked “B62887”. The right water table has two proof marks and the left is marked “B62887” and “FS” in an oval. The trigger guard is marked “C / L / M” with gold fill. There is elaborate floral scroll scroll engraving throughout the receiver. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY – 2020” left of the trigger and “F. SANZOGNI” to the right.

Barrel Length: 28” Solid Rib

Choke: The barrels are threaded for interchangeable chokes and currently installed are Modified and Improved Cylinder. An additional Modified choke is included as well as Skeet, Full, and Improved Modified.

Weight: 6 lbs. 8.1 oz.

Sights / Optics: There is a steel bead at the front of the checkered rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece AAA checkered walnut with a splintered forearm, round-bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and a plain black buttpad. There are a few faint draglines on the left side of the buttstock and one at the front of the forearm. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock is in Fine-Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue Barrel Set & Coin Receiver

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright with no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows just a couple of faint marks on the barrel set. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety does NOT engage automatically when the action is opened, The barrels lock up tightly with no play to the receiver. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned choke set is included.

Our Assessment: Fausti Stefano is an Italian firearms manufacturer that specializes in the production of high-quality shotguns. The company was founded in 1948 by Stefano Fausti and is based in Brescia, a region in northern Italy renowned for its firearms manufacturing tradition. Fausti Stefano is known for its craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a commitment to producing top-notch shotguns for hunting and sport shooting. Fausti Stefano produces shotguns for various purposes, including hunting, competition shooting, and sporting clays. Their product line includes over-and-under shotguns, side-by-side shotguns, and semi-automatic shotguns.

On display here is a Model DEA with a beautifully engraved coin receiver and a 28” barrel set. The gun is in about Fine-Excellent overall condition with 98% of its original finish remaining. This is a terrific example of quality Italian craftsmanship and would make a welcome addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!


F. Sanzogni Engraved Fausti Model DEA 20 Gauge 28" SxS Double Shotgun, 2020
F. Sanzogni Engraved Fausti Model DEA 20 Gauge 28″ SxS Double Shotgun, 2020