Make: G. Defourny – Sevrin. Imported from Belgium by Continental Arms Corp.
Model: I believe this to be a Centaure, though I am not certain.
Serial Number: 10621
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1960. We do not know the exact date of manufacture and without it, this gun cannot be classified as a C&R.
Caliber: 10 Ga.
Action Type: Side By Side Shotgun w/ ejectors
Markings: The tops of the barrels are marked “G. Defourny – Sevrin 10 Gauge Magnum Nitro Proof / Made In Belgium For Continental Arms Corporation New York”. The forearm metal is marked “10621”. The water table is marked with a “*” over “G” and a lion over “PV” and “10621”. The barrels are serial numbered to the gun, with numerous other marks on the underside of the barrels. These have been photographed.
Barrel Length: 28″
Choke: Briley interchangeable chokes have been installed. 3 are included. 1x LM and 2x M.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a center rib, a fiber optic front sight and a mid rib silver colored bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered oil finished wood. The checkering is quite good, though a bit worn. the remainder of the wood shows scattered marks and dings, with some discoloration from handling. The wood is sound, with a small loss on the right side of the upper tang. The LOP measures about 14″ to the front trigger. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrels, Plated Receiver
Finish Originality: Apparently Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is just a bit fouled, but nearly bright. There is no pitting or erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 94% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows just a small amount of marking to the center rib. There is some light thinning on the trigger guard and lower tang. This gun is sharp and shows very little wear – internally or externally. The Screw heads are just a bit worn. The markings are crisp, including the hand cut engraving. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action is incredibly tight and functions as designed. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This gun comes with 3 total choke tubes, the Briley choke case and a neat vintage takedown hard case. the fit of the gun in the case is fair at best.
Our Assessment: Continental Arms Corporation imported guns from some of Europe’s fine firearms manufactures from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. The blue book indicates a 10% premium for Defourney made guns of this model. Handling it will reveal the quality of this fine Belgian arm. And being in 10 Ga., you’ll appreciate the quality when it comes time to field this one.
Sold For: $1,156.24