Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3459: AYA/New England Custom Gun 16 Ga. No. 4 BL Boxlock Shotgun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

AYA/New England Custom Gun 16 Gauge No. 4 BL Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

AYA/New England Custom Gun 16 Gauge No. 4 BL Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Box

Manufacturer: AYA
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 29 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 802
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Modern Long Gun

Blued steel barrels with single steel bead sight on the smooth, concave solid rib marked "AYA - AGUIRRE Y ARANZABAL - MADE IN SPAIN", left barrel marked "'NECG-Claremont NH/16 GAUGE", standard Spanish proofs, chokes marked "****"/"***" (improved cylinder/modified), and chambers proved at 3 inches with ejectors. The action displays full coverage floral engraving with AYA banners on either side and the underside. The trigger guard, tangs, release leaver and breeches are engraved in the same style. The action features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with Anson button release and engraved fittings as well as a straight grip stock with blank initial oval and checkered bare butt. Includes original factory box. Barrel and stock measurements: bore diameter measured 9 inches from the breech proved and measured 16.9 mm (.665 inches); choke constriction .009/.015 inches; minimum wall thickness both measures .030 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 7/16 inch drop at heel; 15 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock. The box is very fine. Mechanically excellent.

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