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Lot 3578: Matching Consecutive Pair of Engraved Arrieta Side Lock Shotguns

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Matching Consecutively Numbered Pair of Factory Engraved Arrieta Side Lock Side by Side Shotguns

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

A) Arrieta Side by Side Shotgun

Manufacturer: Arrieta
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 721
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 275
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the raised solid rib, a band at the breach of each barrel as well as a spray on the breach end of the rib and gold inlaid "1", the left barrel marked "FCA DE ESCPETAS ARRIETA-EGOIBAR (ESPAÑA), choke tube system, 3 inch chamber, and ejectors. Casehardened side lock action with tight scroll and border engraving as well as "ARRIETA Y Co" on the hand detachable locks and matching engraving on the frame as well as two pheasants on the bottom, dual triggers, gold inlaid "1" on the engraved top lever, and automatic tang safety. Mounted on a beautifully contrasted, checkered walnut splinter forend and straight grip stock with Anson button release, engraved fittings, gold inlaid "1" on forend, and Pachmyr solid recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bores 9 inches from the breech .730/.729 inches; choked .001/.005 inches; minimum wall thickness .025/.031 inches; drop at comb 1 7/16 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 15 1/4 inches. weight 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish and case colors with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Stock and forearm are very fine with minor scattered handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent



B) Arrieta Side By Side Shotgun

Manufacturer: Arrieta
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 721
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 275
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

As "A", with the exception of all "1" inlays being "2". Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bores 9 inches from the breech .729/.730 inches; choked .010/.021 inches; minimum wall thickness .028/.027 inches; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 15 3/16 inches. Weight 6 lbs. 13 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original blue finish and case colors with a few light handling marks and crisp engraving. Stock and forearm are very good with scattered handling marks , a few small dents, and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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