Semi-Automatique à Canon Basculant
Category : C
Caliber : 12-70mm/2¾
Superb and rare semi automatic opening COSMI shotgun made circa 1982.
Invented by Rodolfo COSMI in 1925 and made on a small production basis, it was developed as a blend of perfect mechanism and elegant aesthetic.
In 1936 his sons, Marcello and Americo pursue the production and from 1938, in Torrette di Ancona, Americo and his son Rodolfo continue to improve the system while preserving the technical and esthetical perfection of the COSMI shotguns.
To maintain the high level of craftsmanship needed to build that special gun, a small team of expert workers, combining technology and manual skill, works more than 200 hours to manufacture one shotgun, a work of art characterized by its perfection and its elegance.
That semiautomatic shotgun breaks open like a traditional double barrel guns and its height shots magazine is contained in the stock for a perfect balance.
On that particular model there is a selector inside the mechanism that allows the choice between three and height capacity.
The 26½ barrels is made of Böhler "Antinit" steel and it's 7/10°choked whereas the action receiver and all internal parts are made of special nickel-chrome hardened and tempered Böhler steel, hand polished to a mirror finish.
The 14½" LOP French walnut stock is finished with a slim leather covered pad.
That special sample is in a perfectly preserved condition, retaining the majority of its original finish, with a faultless mirror bore and flawless functioning and its weights 8lbs 3oz.