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spanish shotguns

kbwilsonkbwilson Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited September 2008 in Ask the Experts
I recently recieved a pair of shotguns from a relative and I am having some difficulty findind any information and approx. values. the 1st one is an AYA model 37 super 12 ga o/u with elaborate engraving and a retractable sling in butt stock with 24 in barrels ser # 110xxx...... the 2nd is a jj sarasqueta 12 ga o/u mdl # 133 with a coin finish and very fine engraving and 26 in barrels ser # 25xxx. any info would be a great help.


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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If none of our good folks can help you, it would be best to poost your questions to the Shotgun World forum(s), at this link.

    There are a number of European shotguners who frequent it, and might be able to shed some light on your shotguns.
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    nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,928 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1

    Since you haven't posted any photographs of the shotguns, here is the current description and pricing for 2008. My suggestion is to get a hands-on appraisal from a knowledgeable appraiser.

    The Model N? 37 is the most famous over-and-under ever made in the Basque
    Country, and at one time was the most expensive shotgun made in Spain. Patterned
    after the celebrated German Merkel, the N? 37 was described by the American expert,
    Col. Charles Askins, as "the best over-and-under made in Europe." High praise indeed!
    Like the Merkel, the Model N? 37 employs a deep frame with bolsters and a Kersten
    fastening system for strength and solid lock-up. It also has a three-piece forend and a
    true sidelock action, with internal gold-plating as a standard feature. The locks are hand detachable,
    with a hidden release.

    Model N? 37

    Standard Features
    Over-and-under sidelock shotgun.
    Double underlocking lugs and double crossbolt.
    Chopper lump chrome nickel steel barrels.
    Hardened steel intercepting safety sears.
    Gold line cocking indicators.
    Gold washed internal lock parts.
    Hand detachable locks with concealed pin.
    Double trigger with hinged front trigger (optional selective or non-selective trigger).
    Fine rose and scroll, game scene or bold relief engraving.
    28" with other barrel lengths to order.
    12 bore only.
    Available with colour hardened or old silver finish.
    Approximate weight in 12 bore 7-1/2 lbs.

    2008 Prices (in Euros)

    Price N? 37
    A Cal.12.- 12.980,00 _
    B Cal.12.- 13.280,00 _
    C Cal.12.- 19.470,00 _
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