Feed on
Posts
Comments

I’ve written about the Manufrance’s Ideal shotguns a couple times. These doubles use underlever opening/cocking levers and feature sleek, ultra round actions. Manufacture d’ Armes de Saint Etienne introduced the Ide

Manufrance Ideal, Costo Super, 12ga. 2 1/2" chambers

Manufrance Ideal, Costo Super, 12ga. 2 1/2″ chambers

al in 1887 and they made around 79,000 of them – that’s a pretty good run for such a quirky SxS.

These two would be perfect for pheasants and sharpies. It’s up for auction on Gunbroker.com, and the listing ends at 9/29/2013 3:00:42 PM ET. It can be bought for $1,250 – a very fair price.

Manufrance Ideal, Costo Super, 12ga. 2 1/2″ chambers: Choked mod. and imp, cyl,, horn butt plate, retractable sling is intact and functioning . No dents in barrels, bright shiny bores. weight is 6 3/4lbs.

This one would be great for grouse & woodcock. It looks like it’s brand new, and it’s for sale at Gunsinternational.com:

Manufrance "Ideal" in nice condition. Grade O:

Manufrance “Ideal” in nice condition. Grade O

Manufrance “Ideal” in nice condition. Grade O: 29” bbls, Full & Skeet chokes, 2 ½” chambers, Nitro Proof,  6 lbs. 5.5 oz., 2 7/16 “ D@H,14 1/8” LOP. A very nice simple but elegant example of a Manufrance Ideal. Great dimensions and condition. Price: $1,900.00

Manufrance "Ideal" in nice condition. Grade O:

Manufrance “Ideal” in nice condition. Grade O

Manufrance "Ideal" in nice condition. Grade O:

Manufrance “Ideal” in nice condition. Grade O

4 Responses to “More Manufrance Ideals – both in great shape…”

  1. John Vance says:

    Sweet design – reminds me of a McNaughton round action. What is the availability of 2 1/2 inch shells for enjoying one of these?

  2. Gregg says:

    Yeah- they look a lot alike. The ammo is easy to get. RST shells in PA has plenty of it in stock. They’ll ship it right to your door.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Gregg

  3. reza says:

    Hello

    I need a part for my old saint etienne hunting gun. Can you help me if I send you the pictures and model of it?
    Attached picture belong to this gun. The part I need is the guard of pincer that I pointed in the picture. and also the needle of it.
    The specification is as follows:

    Manufrance saint Etienne FUSIL FALCOR
    BREVETE SGDG
    CAL12 DEM CHOKE
    EPREUVE 1200 BARS
    CHAMBRE 70
    ACIER SPECIAL PARACHROME
    SERIAL NU: 21508

    Best regards

  4. Gregg says:

    Sure. What do you need? And where are you located?

    Send pics to me at:

    gregg@dogsanddoubles.com

    Thanks

    Gregg

%d bloggers like this: