CASED PAIR OF ARRIETA 578 GAME GUNS. SN 29012/ 29014. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4" Chambers. This "special order" pair of guns, differing from the standard Arrieta in that they are not fitted with self-opening mechanism nor detachable lock pin, have 26-3/4" chopper lump bbls. They have raised, flat, matted game ribs, and are engraved with Arrieta's name and address on tops of right bbls, and importers name and address (Wing Shooter's Ltd.) on left. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and Spanish proofs for 2-3/4" chambers. Coin finished actions with automatic safeties and articulated double triggers, have nicely filed beads, and are engraved with 90% coverage scroll with rose bouquet highlights in typical English style, with "FABRICA DE Arrieta y CIA." and "ELECIBAR" on bottoms of actions. Single beaded, scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs at grips. Nicely matched, lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4" over fully checkered wood butts. Stocks feature drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. 29012: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4", drop at comb: 1-3/8". Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14-3/4". 29014: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.043, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-1/16", drop at comb: 1-1/4". Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-3/4". Makers two gun leather case has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined with green felt, with makers label on lid. Partitions are semi-French fitted. Case contains bottle of Hoppe's lubricating oil. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use. Bbls show a few minor marks mostly from contact with forends. Actions retain essentially all of their bright coin finish. Stocks have a few minor marks in their orig rubbed oil finish, Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Top levers are considerably right of center. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent, with a few minor scuffs in leather, and some very slight soiling from contact with guns.
Beautiful special order game guns in exc. condition
$8900.00 for the pair.bargone Compair value at 11,500
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