Alex Martin 20 Gauge – OVER/UNDER, BEST GUN, L. SABATTI ENGRAVED, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Shotguns - Italian Double - Shotguns - Doubles
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 120
Total Number of Listings: 2724
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Alex Martin, Year 2001, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 10oz, Chokes SK/IC, LOP 15", DAH 2", DAC 1 3/8"
Serial Number: 7058
Alexander Martin has been a well-known fine gun company near Glasgow, Scotland for over a century. In the year 2000 Alex Martin began marketing a finely made Over/Under shotgun with the model name “CONTINENTAL” that was produced by the finest gunmakers in Italy. They have several grades and options offered, and this gun, sn7058 made in 2001, is the highest grade ever offered and is a BEST GUN in all aspects of the term. First, it is a fine game gun weighing just 6lbs. 9oz. with its long 29” barrels and 15” LOP and balanced just perfectly on the hinge pin. Choked SK/IC, it is the perfect grouse, quail, woodcock gun, or any upland bird over pointing dogs. Second, it is a stunningly beautiful work of the gunmaker’s art, with 100% coverage of hand-cut engraving with bulino style game scenes, banknote style scroll, and shaded backgrounds created signed by L. Sabatti, a noted Italian engraver. The stock is true, exhibition quality, Turkish Circassian walnut with an English style buttstock and slim field-style forend, handsomely checkered to perfection with 28 line-per-inch checkering. The gun has been carried afield and there are the expected light handling marks in the finish, but no nicks or deep scratches. The single trigger and entire firing system is contained in a hand-detachable drop-out trigger group similar to the Perazzi drop-out trigger group and found only on the finest shotguns. The entire mechanics and firing system drops into your hand for inspection, cleaning, repair, or replacement. Just examine the photos and you will see a truly stunning firearm, with special BEST GUN FEATURES like drop points at the head of the stock, checkered butt, rebated frame to retain the head of the stock, deeply sculpted and beaded breech balls, sculpted frame…this is not your usual mass produced over/under. In today’s world this gun would exceed $40,000 to buy something comparable (a Piotti O/U with this level of wood and engraving would exceed $60K!). The metal work and engraving would exceed $15,000, and the stock work would exceed $8000, and that leaves the action and barrels to make up the rest. At the offered price it is an extremely good value and as fine a gun as can be bought at this price point. Cased in a fine leather case, it is an appropriate gun for clays or game and something you will be proud to carry and hand down to your loved ones. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 29"
Chokes: .004/.008 SK/IC
Bore Diameter: .629/.629
Wall Thickness: .038/036
% Blue: 98%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Action: tight, centered
Ejectors or Extractors: excellent
Case Color: 99% coin finish
Engraving: L. Sabatti signed
Trigger Type: single, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: fully engraved; coin finish
Type: English stock/field forend; exhibition Turkish
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: 3/16" off
Checkering Condition: superb 28lpi
Butt Treatment: checkered butt
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
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 $195.00 We ship internationally! (**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
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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.