For sale is a very special shotgun. Custom ordered and made for Doubles and Dogs (US) owner R. Doughty - this remarkable shotgun is new and unfired. Based on the extremely popular, standard AyA No. 2 sidelock/round action - this special 20 gauge boasts:
Standard Features (this is what you get on a Cabelas gun at $6000.ooUS)
-Side by Side hammerless sidelock shotgun (Holland and Holland design)
-Round action frame.
-Forged steel action with double locking mechanism and gas vents.
-Hardened steel intercepting safety sears.
-Double trigger with hinged front trigger.
-Chopper lump steel barrels.
-Straight hand, finely chequered oil finished walnut stock.
- 27.5" barrels
-20 bore choked (IC,M)
-2.375" Drop (2 3/8")
-5.95lb total weight
Added Premium Upgrades:
Upgraded No. 1 wood with extra care, No. 1 fitting - metal to wood fit is perfect - with hand cut, 20 line per inch checkering with two line border + checkered butt ($950 upgrade)
Hand cut, rose & scroll (Purdey style) engraving
Premium deep colour case hardened, triple lacquered frame, trigger guard, side-lock thumb screw
Sterling Silver front bead
Removeable side plates with both flush, slot head screw fasteners AND fitted thumb screws - handy to inspect/admire the following two items. This is a very rare option on a round bodied sidelock due to the complexity of fitting the thumb screw to the contoured/round sidelocks. These case colored thumb screws are NOT shown in any photos. ($200 upgrade)
Jewelled and polished internals ($300 upgrade)
14k Gold plated/polished internal lock parts ensuring near frictionless function and durability. Internals NOT shown in photos. ($350 upgrade)
14k Gold plated side lock pins (visible in pics and wonderfully contrast the case colored sidelocks) ($150 upgrade)
14k Gold filled "S" (safe) indicator
14k Gold filled cocking indicators
14k Gold filled "made for R. D. Doughty" on barrel (see below)
Three digit, hand engraved serial number "139" indicating it was a custom shop gun.
STANDARD dimensions for LOP, Drop, Cast, etc. Not a custom fit shotgun.
This gun was ordered for and by R. Doughty - the owner of Doubles & Dogs Fine Shotguns and Sporting Accessories who was a "Preferred" US importer for AyA, Grulla and Arrizabalaga shotguns. Unfortunately Doubles & Dogs closed operations on 12/31/2012. As indicated above, this special shotgun was ordered as an example of the FINEST AyA No. 2 available and comes complete with photographs taken by AyA in Spain of various stages of its creation process documenting even the unfinished wood blank used. This shotgun is brand new in EVERY aspect and has not been fired and only occasionally handled. The ONLY defect with this gun is the custom embellishment of "made for R.D.Doughty" on the barrel flats. With the work being gold wire inlaid, it can be remedied to nearly invisible by having a skilled engraver remove the gold wire and refilling with a ferrous metal that will take hot or cold bluing. The result would be nearly undetectable if done properly.
The DEALER cost (documentation available) of this shotgun with the listed upgrades was $7255 - not including the $245 fee for 14k gold wire filled "made for R.D.Doughty". With nearly identical specs to an AyA No. 1 (retailing at $8,999US) this gun is being offered at an incredible value at $6500 as the final piece in a complete inventory elimination. Please understand that this particular AyA is not a direct comparable to the standard, production run guns offered by Cabelas. It is in a different class all together in quality, fit and finish.
Statement of Provenance from R. Doughty on Doubles & Dogs letterhead (included):
All inquiries on additional details and specs are encouraged. Serious offered considered, credit card sales accepted but cashiers check preferred - 90 day layaway available.
Specializing in classic double shotguns and accessories for the descriminating sportsman. D&D has been selling highend collectable and sporting arms for over a decade.