Arrieta 578 ROUND ACTION 12 Gauge – 99%, 29”, CASED PAIR
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Arrieta 578 ROUND ACTION 12 Gauge – 99%, 29”, CASED PAIR

$13,950.00
Ex Tax: $13,950.00
Product Code: Arrieta 12ga PAIR

Overview

General Specs: Arrieta, Year 2003, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Chokes SK/M Serial Number: 57-03-169-03; 57-03-170-03 Arrieta y CIA is one of the finest of the Spanish made shotguns produced in the true Basque traditions.  Mic...

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General Specs: Arrieta, Year 2003, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Chokes SK/M
Serial Number: 57-03-169-03; 57-03-170-03

Arrieta y CIA 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, and this Arrieta is a Holland & Holland sidelock action produced to perfection.  With perfectly struck chopper lump barrels, removable striker discs, articulated front trigger, stocked to the fences, , beaded fences, rolled edge trigger guards, cocking indicators, deep chiseled fine Rose and Scroll engraving, detachable Holland & Holland sidelocks, case colored action, you have ALL OF THE BEST GUN FEATURES AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE of a British pair!  This MATCHED PAIR was made in 2003 and remain in near new condition with only a few light handling marks in the wood.  These guns are a true matched pair, each weighing just 6lbs. 12oz. and balanced just perfectly 1/4” ahead of the hinge pin, 29” chopper lump barrels, round body actions, 15” LOP to checkered butts with nicely figured English stocks with English style grips and splinter forends.  Cased in a fine oak and leather maker’s case ($3000 case!) with accessories, these guns have seen little use and are ready for your next driven grouse shoot, sporting clays event, or for your upland needs.  The oak and leather case, round actions, gold inlaid crest on the trigger guards, and finely figured English walnut stocks are all significant extra-cost upgrades compared to the standard Model 578 guns.  When considering American hunting methods, how nice is it to have a perfectly matched backup gun when you take your major trips for a week or two of bird hunting?  How about your son or daughter having a gun exactly like dad’s?  Arrieta was considered to be among the finest of the Spanish makers and are no longer producing firearms due to the high cost of hand building BEST GUNS.  If they were, a matched pair like this would exceed $30,000 cased and ready to go.  These gun can be had at a fraction of that price.  What a great value in a fine SPANISH BEST PAIR!  Thanks for looking!

*We have full photos of both guns.  Please email us for the full photo file.

Barrels

Barrel Length:  29" 
Chokes:  .003/.019  SK/M; .005/.020  SK/M
Bores:  excellent, both
Bore Diameter:  .732/.731; .731/.732
Wall Thickness:  .027/.027; .030/.029
% Blue:  99% 
Chambers:  2 3/4" 
Ribs:  solid, tight
Sights:  single, gold

Action

Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, timed
Case Color:  99% 
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  Purdey style rose and scroll
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99%

Stock

Type:  Straight stock/Splinter forend 
LOP:  15"
LOP To End Of Wood:  15"
DAH:  2 1/4"; 2 3/8"
DAC:  1 1/2"; 1 9/16"
Cast:  Heel 3/16'' off, Toe 5/8" off; Heel 3/16" off, Toe 1/2" off
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt



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 $260.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE.  If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
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.