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    Soviet 1970 Visit: Neil Armstrong's Engraved Double Barrel Shotgun as Presented to Him by the Soviet Cosmonauts, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. Neil Armstrong was only the second U.S. astronaut to visit the Soviet Union. His trip was built around the COSPAR XIII Conference where he presented a paper. He toured the country as a hero, even visiting the Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City.

    "That night the cosmonauts invited me to a dinner. There was much toasting going on. No women-this was a stag affair, so Valentina was not there. They presented me a very nice shotgun inscribed with my name on the stock-a twelve-gauge double-barrel side-by-side that the U.S. government permitted me to keep" (Hansen, James R.. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong pp. 584-5. Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition)

    Offered here is that very shotgun. Serial no. N-00182 (barrels, receiver, and lower tang), 12 gauge, 29-inch barrels with textured rib and front bead sight. Blued and case-hardened finish. Elaborately scroll engraved receiver, lever and triggerguard. Dual triggers. Checkered walnut pistolgrip stock and splinter fore-end. Sling swivels. Rosewood grip cap and grooved buttplate. Length of pull: 14¾". Weight: 7-pounds, 8-ounces. A beautiful gun with a carved inscription in Cyrillic script on the stock. A great display piece. CAG 1002092-015. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark. FFL.

    Note: Shipment of any firearm may be restricted or prohibited to your U.S. state of residence or foreign country (Internationally). Please read Additional Terms & Conditions Memorabilia & Historical Term F.

    Condition: Good to very good. Retaining approximately 80-85% finish, with a few noticeable thinning areas, scattered handling wear and patches of pitting. Vibrant case colors remaining. Scuffs and dings present to wood. Action good. Bright bores.

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    July, 2019
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