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Abbiatico y Salvinelli 28g "Castore" Self-Cocking Hammer Gun

Serial Number 225



Made for American businessman, Joe Bojalad, owner of TriEnergy Oil and Gas company of Pennsylvania and avid gun collector and important client to the fine gun trade. He was referred to A&S in the 1970’s and became a lifelong friend and client and he reportedly requested the two men make his guns under the name “Abbiactico y Salvinelli” (and not FAMARS). The guns made by A&S for Mr. Bojalad were made to the very highest standards representing the best A&S produced during the peak of their gunmaking.

Expertly shaped and scaled action has graceful hammers that cock upon the fall of the barrels, with a single mechanical trigger. Pierced top lever depicts a griffin’s head. The lock plates, action body, hammers, and furniture are all polished with carving of a fantasy scene of a grotesque face done in the classical style with gold wire inlay by master engraver Giancarlo Pedretti.

The finish is left with in a bright, coin-like finish not only to highlight the incredible engraving and gold inlay, leaving the metal being left as smooth, white steel leaves nothing to hide imperfections.

Gun has 1978 proof marks on 27” chopper lump steel barrels.

The nicely figured stock has a straight grip with a diamond shaped hand, the ridge of the diamond running from behind the lockplates through the middle of the thumb flutes. Beautifully executed and a very subtle detail showing the stockmaker’s expertise. The stock’s wrist, checkered butt, and sleekly shaped forend finely checkered in what must be a 28 lpi pattern. The maker’s coat of arms inlayed in gold in the forend.

Housed in the Maker’s lightweight leather case, this gun is an expression of both the engraver’s, as well as the gun maker’s, art. Not surprisingly, this gun is flawless in form, function, fit, and finish.


Location US
Make Abbiatico y Salvinelli
Calibre/Gauge 28g
Action Self-Cocking Hammer
Triggers 1
Ejectors Yes
Barrel Length 27''
Rib Concave
Chamber 2 3/4"
Choke Right Imp Cyl
Choke Left Mod
Stock Straight
LOP 14 1/4"
Weight 5lbs 4oz
Case Makers Case