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*CASED SET OF ARRIETA M872 SPECIAL ORDER SMALL GAUGE (28/.410) GAME GUNS. SN 36860/ 36863. Cal. 28 ga./ .410 ga. 2-3/4″ and 3″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow game ribs, are engraved “Fea de Escopeias Arrieta – Elgoibar Espana” on top right. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers for 28 ga. and 3″ for the .410. Bbls are fitted with H & H style self-opening assist springs. Coin finished, round body, sidelock actions feature automatic safeties, bushed strikers, double triggers (front articulated), and H & H style detachable sidelocks. Actions and lockplates are engraved with very well cut, intricate interplay of crisp scroll, banners, and scrolled acanthus with floral highlights, with large bouquet on bottom crossed by banner emblazoned “Arrieta Elgoibar”. Trigger guards with long tangs continue the theme with SNs engraved at grips. Well matched, lightly figured, and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over skip line checkered wood butts, have standard point pattern checkering at grips, and silver ovals engraved “GMB” (George McKim Barley, Jr., founder of the “Save Our Everglades Foundation”) on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. 28 ga bbls (36860): Bore diameter: left- approx .550, right -.541. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Full), right -.002 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. .410 Bbls (36863): Bore diameter at muzzle: left-.390, right -.400. Wall thickness: left -.048, right -.068. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Spanish leather two gun case with canvas outer cover, has brass corners, and is lined with green felt. Case is semi-French fit for both guns, and contains proof certificates for each gun, dated 1990, as well as two spare firing pins and two spare main springs. PROVENANCE: Arrieta catalog, and orig invoice to George M. Barley, along with info on Mr. Barley. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with some light scratches on bbls, and a few marks in wood. Coin finish is excellent. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Actions are tight. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent, as protected by its canvas outer cover which shows some scuffs and slight discoloration. Zipper closure is excellent. Case interior is excellent. A very fine set of superior custom ordered guns. (No importers marks are present.) Original cost in June 1990 was over $18,000.00, and present suggested retail is approx $44,000.00. A matching pair of 20 bore Arrieta’s is also in this auction. 4-48634 MGM19 (11,500-15,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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