The Patriot is an over-and-under shotgun by famed Italian maker Famars di Abbiatco & Salvinelli. It is a 2-barrel set with a beautifully crafted walnut case. The case has 3 gold plaques inside. The middle plaque near the hinge is marked "Bespoken For" over "Mr. Charles E. Speck." The plaque on the inside right near all the accessories is an oval plaque marked "The Patriot" over "Honoring The Souls of 9/11." The bottom plaque is marked "The Patriot" over "Owner: Mr. Charles E. Speck" over "Maker: Famars di Abbiatco & Salvinelli" over "Engraver: Aldo Rizzini" over "Case: Peter Kogul, Double Gun Cases and Accessories." The first barrel of the set is marked in gilt "I" and on the left side of the barrel in script "Famars Italy." The barrel measures 29.5" with a matte vented rib to a front bead sight and blue finish. 12 gauge with 2 3/4" chamber with screw in chokes. The second barrel is marked in gilt "II" and on the left side in script "Famars Italy." The barrel measures 32" with a matte vented rib to front bead sight. 12 gauge with 2-3/4" chamber and the barrels are choked at IM.
The receiver has a matte stainless finish with a simple but eye-catching banknote-style engraving marked "Abbiatico Salvinelli" on the right and left side, upper tang, break action and triggerguard. The bottom of the receiver has delicate patriotic American flag rising from a rose bush with with a vine wrapped around the flag pole surrounded by a banknote-style engraved background. Above the American flag is marked "The Patriot 9/11/2001" over "Excalibur BL." The flat of the receive is marked with S/N "FO 315." Fancy checkered pistol grip and fore end circassian walnut stock with leather wrapped recoil pad. Single trigger. Length of pull is 14.5", drop at comb is 1" and at the heel 1.25".
This shotgun is in excellent condition retaining nearly all the blue finish on the barrels with light wear to the muzzles. The frame and engraving are sharp and crisp with simple but beautiful scenes. The stock is excellent with only minor handling wear. Bores are excellent and mechanically functional.