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Made in Spain, Premier, shotgun ID
murphsmustangs Member Posts: 19 ✭✭
edited March 26 in Ask the Experts
I need help in and identifying a double barrel side-by-side made in Spain premier shotgun. I have included a bunch of photos and would appreciate your help. Also maybe an approximate value Thank you, Mike
18.3 is the bore size, saying 12 gauge- If the 12-70 is the same as my sidelock it is the Dec. 1970 made. You can look up the proofs on the net with some effort.
12/70 is the chamber (12ga,) and length (2 3/4")
It is a 12 gauge - 2-3/4 inch chambers - photo #5 shows it is an ejector not an extractor and has some wear. Photo #7 shows it is 12 gauge with the 2-3/4 inch chambers and Ebar, Spain final proof marks. Photos # 8 & 9 shows the chokes 18.4mm = cylinder and 17.4mm = full and ejector instead of extractor. No idea of value.
Try - http://www.shotguns.se/html/spanish_trademarks.html
Might be - URIGUEN, JOSE or
J.U. - maker's mark
Best Regards - AQH
Thanks everyone. Now I know the maker at least. I received this from my dad for my HS graduation in 1965 and it was a used gun back then.
A funny incident is when I received this I took it out to shoot clays. When shooting at about the 3rd clay the gun went off and I was thrown backwards and just saw dark for a few seconds. When I regained my senses I was holding the fore piece in one hand and the gun in the other. Both barrels had fired at the same time. I had it repaired and it worked fine ever since. 😅
All the guns I have found made by Uriguen are labeled Reno or El Reno. I have found nothing on one marked Premier. ???
Jose Uriguen, a fairly typical Spanish artisanal shotgun maker, who made shotguns to every price point. They were imported by York Cutlery, York, PA in the 1960's. Here is a 'high end' one: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/975965572
Best Regards - AQH
Thanks, nice gun