Vincenzo Bernardelli, Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia, Italy, 12 gauge two barrel set manufactured in 1985 and imported as a custom order by Pucinelli Co. of San Francisco. This gun with 29 1/2" smooth solid rib ejector barrels with a Bradley type front bead. Both barrel sets with IC/M Briley chokes. Chambers are 3" and so proved. Original owners initials [R.N.M.] inlayed in gold on the breech end of both barrel sets. Barrel sets also numbered 1 and 2 in gold inlay. Receiver exhibits 100% vivid case colors. Single selective trigger. Stocked in near exhibition English Walnut with strongly contrasting dark marble cake figure. 28 LPI checkering. Prince of Wales grip with palm swell. Deeley forend release. 28 LPI checkering. DAC-1 1/2" DAH-2 9/16" Neutral cast. LOP is 14 1/8" from rear position single trigger over a Pachmayr Old English pad. 8lb 5oz Cased in a high quality Nizzoli leather trunk case with nickel plated snap caps and oil bottle. Also included are spare strikers, an ebony three piece cleaning rod in its seperate leather case, cleaning brush and mop seperately leather cased, and Briley paper work and choke wrench. This piece remains in near new condition.
Leonard Pucinelli was a San Francisco native, real estate agent, firearms designer, and avid shooter having won over 100 national and international shooting championships. He imported high grade Italian guns in the 60's, 70's, and 80's including Beretta, V. Bernadelli, FAMARS, and F.lli Rizzini. He was the exclusive world representative for Fabbri from 1966-1977 and the first to import a Fabbri to the United States. This gun is one of his special order imports.