AYA NO. 4/53 16 GAUGE – 29” IC/M, 99%, SPECIAL ORDER WOOD
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AYA NO. 4/53 16 GAUGE – 29” IC/M, 99%, SPECIAL ORDER WOOD

$3,950.00
Ex Tax: $3,950.00
Brand: AYA
Product Code: AYA 16ga sn262-05

Overview

General Specs: AYA, Year 2005, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 7/8", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 3/8" Serial Number: 262-05 From the AyA website: The N° 4 has been AYA’s standard boxlock design since 1960. It is modelle...

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General Specs: AYA, Year 2005, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 7/8", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 262-05

From the AyA website: The N° 4 has been AYA’s standard boxlock design since 1960. It is modelled on a Westley Richards boxlock action, brought to Spain by the King brothers. The Anson & Deeley action, the most famous of all boxlock designs, was created by two employees of Westley Richards in 1875, and ever since, Westley Richards guns have defined boxlock elegance.  When reviewing this gun, sn262-05 built in 2005, it is a fine upland gun indeed.  Weighing 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin with its long, graceful 29” barrels choked IC/M, you can carry this gun all day with little fatigue.  The 16ga. chambering is known to be deadly on pheasants, grouse, quail, dove, woodcock and all upland game, with the old saying that it “carries like a 20 and shoots like a 12” being quite literal.  The 16ga. is considered a “square load”, just as high in the shot cup as it is round, and it is known for short shot strings and extraordinary killing patterns.  The condition is 99% factory with just a little wear on the bottom of the receiver and tiny light field marks in the wood.  The wood is very nicely figured English walnut, nicer than most of the same model you will see offered for sale.  This simple boxlock ejector gun has some very high-end features, like chopper-lump barrels (long heralded as the very best method of joining the barrels and utilized mostly in "BEST GUNS" from the likes of Purdey and Holland & Holland) and removable striker disc-set firing pins, features usually only found on much more expensive guns.  We have priced this gun very affordably and it is a hard to find combination of 16ga. and 29” barrels.  The same gun new is about $6200 MSRP.  The receiver retains 99% bone and charcoal case color and is in perfect mechanical condition, with strong well-timed ejectors and crisp double triggers.  These are known to be highly reliable guns, and this one has nice wood, a full-length stock with a checkered butt, perfect weight and balance, so it will not last long.  Buy it now and you have time to practice with her before the next bird season is upon us!  Thanks for looking.


Barrels

Barrel Length:  29"
Chokes:  .012/.019  IC/M
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .665/.664
Wall Thickness:  .029/.035
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid smooth game rib
Sights:  silver front

Action

Action:  tight, slight right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors - excellent

Case Color:  95% factory
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  sharp; clear
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% factory

Stock

Type:  Straight stock/Splinter forend
LOP:  14 7/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 7/8"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 3/8"
Cast:  1/4" off
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call 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

We employ a full time gunsmith 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.