SOLD FOR $1,921.00
Make: Weatherby, made by Fausti in Italy
Model: Athena d’Italia
Serial Number: FS0506
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (BZ date code), First Year Produced
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 3” Shells
Action Type: Boxlock Side-by-Side Shotgun with Dual Triggers and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The left barrel in front of the chamber is marked “12 GA 3″ / MADE IN ITALY”. The right barrel in front of the chamber is marked “Weatherby ATHENA D’ITALIA / ATASCADERO, CA”. The bottom of the left barrel is marked “CAM. 76”, “18.3”, with an italian proof and three 5-pointed stars. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “KG1.490”, “18.3” with an italian proof. The left barrel flat is marked “FS” in oval. The right barrel flat is marked with two proof marks, “BZ” in square date code and with the serial number. The top of the forend iron is marked with the serial number and the top of the forend is marked with the last three digits of the serial and “K” in circle. The water table’s right lug is marked with “FS” in oval, the left with the serial number. The bottom of the receiver is marked “Weatherby”. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked with a gold-filled script “W”. The receiver has full coverage floral/scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: The right barrel is choked Improved Modified, the left Modified, both Removable. A Full choke is included as well.
Sights / Optics: The sight is a brass bead fixed to the front of the solid, finely checkered rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are New Scottish checkered select walnut with an oiled finish, splinter forend, English straight stock and solid black rubber buttpad. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only very light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/8” and 13 3/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the rubber butt pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition. The drop at heel measures 2” the drop at comb measures 1 3/8”.
Type of Finish: Blued with Coin Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and engraved. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the barrel drops open smoothly when the lever is turned. The lockup produces no play between the barrel and the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a combination lock black hard-sided Weatherby takedown case with red polymer and plush interior with compartments for the stocked receiver with leather strap, for the barrel and forend assembly, black felt Weatherby slip-on covers for these assemblies, accessory compartment holding a box with the extra choke and a choke wrench, and slots for chokes and a wrench, in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Italian made side-by-side 12 gauge shotgun with outstanding wood, finely engraved coin receiver and a deep polished blue on the barrels and controls. The gun is lighweight and well balanced, great for just about any fowling purposes. This is a gorgeous gun in Excellent, near-Mint condition which will take a prized place in any hunter’s collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.