Arrieta 12 Gauge – CROWN SABLE, ULTRALIGHT 6 1/4LBS., IC/M
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Arrieta 12 Gauge – CROWN SABLE, ULTRALIGHT 6 1/4LBS., IC/M

$2,650.00
Ex Tax: $2,650.00
Product Code: Arietta Crown 12ga sn26740

Overview

General Specs: Arrieta, Year 1978, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14  1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 5/8" Serial Number: 26740 Arrieta is one of the finest of the Spanish made shotguns produced in the true Basque tradit...

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General Specs: Arrieta, Year 1978, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14  1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 26740

Arrieta is one of the finest of the Spanish made shotguns produced in the true Basque traditions.  Michael McIntosh praises the Arrieta in his book "Best Guns" and in fact carried his Arrieta afield as much as any other gun he owned.  The Basque makers were famous for making quality "copies" of other guns like the Holland and Holland sidelock, and this Arrieta is a five pin sidelock with perfectly struck chopper lump barrels, removable striker discs, articulated front trigger, stocked to the fences, beaded fences, cocking indicators, nicely executed border engraving, hand-detachable sideplates, coin finished action… you have ALL OF THE BEST GUN FEATURES AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE of a British built gun!  The Arrieta Crown Sable was in fact built exclusively for the British market, as is noted by the Birmingham proof marks on the barrel flats.  The gun remains in proof with its 2 ¾” factory chambers.  The 26” chopper lump barrels have mirror bores and are choked IC/M.  The gun weighs a delightful 6 1/4lbs. and balances perfectly dead on the hinge pin.  IT IS A LIGHT AND LIVELY GUN, PERFECTLY CHOKED FOR YOUR UPLAND PURSUITS, AND LIGHTER THAN MOST 16 AND 20 GAUGE GUNS.  BEING A 12 BORE IT WILL HAVE A MORE DEADLY, SHORT SHOT STRING THAN THE SAME LOAD IN A 16 OR 20 DUE TO BORE DIAMETER BEING NOTABLY LARGER IN THE 12GA. GUN.  The gun has seen some use but is in excellent mechanical condition.  Built in 1978 it is of modern steel.  The stock is nicely figured and the dimensions are modern as well.  Best of all, this is a top-quality shotgun at a very affordable price.  In fact, there are many auto-loaders that now cost close to $3000 in today’s market.  The Arrieta is a classic upland gun meant to be gracefully carried afield behind fine dogs.  If you hunt grouse, woodcock, or the Bobwhite quail, this is the perfect, fast-handling gun for the task.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  25 3/4"
Chokes:  Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bores:  excellent/mirror
Bore Diameter:  .739/.739
Wall Thickness:  .024/.020
% Blue:  97% factory
Chambers:  3"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  Front Brass

Action

Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, strong, timed
Receiver Condition:  95% coin finish
Screws:  excellent
Trigger Type:  double, Crisp 
Trigger Guard Color:  97%

Stock

Type:  Straight stock , Splinter forend
LOP:  14  1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14  1/4"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 5/8"
Cast: Heel 1/2 off, Toe 7/16 off
Checkering Condition:  excellent, slight wear
Butt Treatment:  none



INQUIRIES

There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $85.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.