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Hi all,
I am seeking info and value on a side by side double barrel 12 *****.

The markings on the left barrel are

"Giuseppe Tonolini Armi" and " Brescia Italy "

The model is " MONOBLOC-Mod.A/58"

The right barrel is inscribed
" MADE FOR EMERY AND SUTTER"

Under the barrels are stamped images.
1. a guy that looks like a knight
2.The word "FINITO" with a star inset into a fuzzy circle above
3.The word "PSF" with the same star and fuzzy circle
4.The word "Nitro" followed with a crown

There gun is finely detailed, but has seen the field and has some scratches in the stock.

Any information on the value of this firearm would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Bill
 

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Does anyone know any other sources for info on Italian DB's.
I have been looking for quite some time, and have not found alot of info on this shotgun. (None, to be precise)

Thanks,
Bill
 

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Well, Bill, I've got a lot of resources at my disposal and I can't find anything either, gotta buy more books I guess..... sorry
 

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I just sent and email to:
TONOLINI s.r.l.
Via Mascagni n.14 25080 Nuvolento (Brescia)
tel 0306897826 - Fax 0306896740
[email protected]

Giuseppe Tonolini now makes welders and such it looks like for the US market. Hopefully they can help.
 

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Thanks for the help fellas.
At least I know I'm not crazy for not finding anything on this gun.

Look forward to hearing from these guys in Italy.

Thanks again.

Bill
 
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1. a guy that looks like a knight
2.The word "FINITO" with a star inset into a fuzzy circle above
3.The word "PSF" with the same star and fuzzy circle
4.The word "Nitro" followed with a crown

Nitro proofed, non magnum (CIP pressures tested)

Look for any latin numerals that should give you the date.

Possibly made by one of the many independent makers of the area in the middle of the century.

For these non well known brand guns the value depends on the engraving quality and quantity as well as the condition.

Giuseppe Tonolini are both common names and it is not allways possible to trace the maker.

It appears to be a gun made especially for sale by emery and sutter rather than a gun that was offered to emery and sutter.
I would guess its quality should be ok, and it should be a good upland game gun with limited moneytary value.

Usually if in good condition these type of gun are worth 50~500 dollars.

If you supply any further info (chokes? latin numerals? preliminary proof marks? photos) there should be some more help available.
 

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Yay for me. Finally figured out how to squeeze the pics in. Never thought I'd ever hear "It's too big!" Har har :p
I have started to post them in the Album.

Let me know if you want more detailed descriptions of what you see.
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bill i have this exact same gun! my grandfather ordered it from beretta in 1957. i was talking to one of my gunsmiths today about it and he was saying that it is a guild gun. beretta had guilds making some of their guns because they were making so many. im bringing the gun to him tuesday and hopefully i can trace the lineage. trust me you are not alone. i have been trying to identify the lineage of this gun for 10 years.
 
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