Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1502: Aguirre & Aranzabal 28 Ga. Orvis Uplander Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved Aguirre & Aranzabal 28 Gauge Orvis Uplander Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Factory Engraved Aguirre & Aranzabal 28 Gauge Orvis Uplander Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: AYA
Model: Boxlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 27 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Modern Long Gun

Manufactured in 1982. Single steel bead sight on the matted, solid rib, standard markings on the barrel including "ORVIS Uplander", 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with ejectors, and interchangeable chokes (improved cylinder/improved cylinder installed). The coin finished boxlock action features full coverage floral and scroll engraving with AYA banners on the left, right, and bottom. The trigger guard has gold inlaid "N/M" initials. The gun features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and a manual tang mounted safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and round knob pistol grip stock with leather wrapped recoil pad. Includes a canvas bound takedown case with three extra chokes (modified, improved modified, and full). Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, a few minor marks on the barrel, and minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with scattered minor marks, light wear at the recoil pad toe, and sharp checkering. The case is excellent. Mechanically excellent.

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