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Rizzini Round Body EL, 20 Ga, 3", 28" bls, signed by Bottega C. Giovanelli NEW
Rizzini Round Body EL, 20GA, 3”, 28” bls, signed by Bottega C Giovanelli, NEW
New condition in maker’s case, this rounded action is engraved and signed “Botega C. Giovanelli” on the underside of the receiver, left of the trigger bow. This is from the same engravers’ studio that engraves many Beretta SO3 and SO5 EELLs. A close look shows the scroll and game scenes are masterfully executed.
This great handling little shotgun features a 28”Cr.Mo. steel barrels, chrome-lined, with 3” chamber and forcing cones and are bored .626” and comes with 5 steel shot chokes. The top rib is solid tapered from 8 to 6mm ending with a silver bead sight. The center rib is also solid. The barrels are finished with a glossy blue and fitted with five interchangeable factory nickel-plated flush-fitting screw chokes. Other features include an adjustable single selective trigger, a manual safety, and automatic ejectors.
The action is a low profile, coin finished round body box lock. Its low profile is due to its hinge stub pins in lieu of an axle and lock up is positive with a horizontal bolt in the bottom of the breech face which engages two lugs on the barrel block.
The stock is stunning with emblazoned dark figure of No.3 Circasian walnut that is finished by hand with a deep rich hand-rubbed oil. It includes a checkered round-knob pistol grip (Prince of Wales grip), with hand-checkered round forearm with Anson push-button release and inlaid with a diamond shape of engraved silver. The hand-checkering is generous on the pistol grip and fully wraps around the forearm at 26 lpi. Total weight is an astounding 5 lbs. 14 oz. Stock dimensions are 1 1/2” x 2 1/2“ x 14 3/8” to its hand-checkered butt with neutral cast for right or left hand. These are perfect dimensions for today’s shooters and great for those long days in the field!
Bautista Rizzini shotguns are among the finest field type shotguns made. A mono block is used to show the superb game-scene hand-engraving with two game birds in flight with scenic backgrounds bordered with a gold inlay and the maker’s name in a banner underneath, on both sides; then surrounded by deep-chiseled arabesque scroll-work fully covering the receiver, its top tang and the top action lever. The engraving is cut precisely and shaded to add depth. The trigger bow is also engraved and extends into a long tang coming to a point running the full length of the pistol grip, tied down with two engraved screws.
All the major parts are hand fit and hand finished. The care and craftsmanship taken in building this model is second to none.
Rizzini’s Round Body EL grade is manufactured using the finest state of the art engineering and precision tools. Combine that with skilled human hands to achieve results that make these guns feel and shoot so well. Mechanical details include intercepting sears, rebounding hammers and independent inertia block, and extra heavy duty ejectors – all of which make this gun effortless to shoot.
Includes factory velvet-lined lockable Negrini hard case. precision patterned chokes for steel shot (CYL, IC, M, IM, F with choke case for the field), instructions manual, and warranty certificate… new gun.
Bautista Rizzini is one of the premium gunmakers in the Italian gun pantheon of Brescia Italy. Their shotguns are produced to the exacting specifications as laid out by the world’s best shooters, combining the finest craftsmanship, precise manufacturing tolerances and premium materials that Brescia gun makers are famous for the world over. From the fine 26 lpi cut checkering flawlessly executed on oiled Circassian walnut to the precise wood-to-metal fit with the most contemporary shooting features, the Rizzini Round Body in EL grade meets the highest standards of a best quality gun made today – and its an exceptional design.
Compare this gun to Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co.’s Inverness introduced in 2011 (basically the same gun) with a base price MSRP of $8,995. To compare, Rizzini Round Body EL which comes with 3x wood ($350 extra), rubbed oil finish ($350 extra), long tang ($700 extra) and game scene engraving ($1000 extra) for a comparable total of $11,395.
And priced here at $8,975.00 but now with big reduction... $6,850.00
Buyer must furnish FFL for shipping, payment by money order, cashier’s check, wire transfer, electronic deposit, or personal check with delay for clearing. Buyer pays $50 toward shipping. Seller is the author of The Rifleman’s Rifle (pre-64 Winchester Model 70s) and will furnish a Letter of Provenance that this gun is from the author’s collection. Feedback can be checked on eBay under rcrwin70roger. Mobil Number 808-989-1863 and ask for Roger
3-day non-firing return privilege, no questions asked.
Price: $6,850.00 reduced
Model: RB EL
Barrel Length: 28
Bore Info: 20
Barrel Type: o/u
LOP: 14 3/8
Chokes: concealed chokes