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DIARM- ITZIAR Over/ Under 12 ga Silver 3 in.

SpymanSpyman Member Posts: 129 ✭✭

Would anyone know anything about this particular O/U shotgun? I can't find anything in the Blue Book under the name, so I'm wondering if it was made by another company and sold under the name DIARM. It is a beautiful O/U 12ga without screw-in chokes, fully engraved and nice high gloss walnut stocks. It says it is Made in Spain on the barrels.

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    navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭

    There is limited info on the internet. One said the company was in business for two years. Spain has a great reputation for quality shotguns. I think you have one. Good luck.

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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,374 ✭✭✭

    The gun business in Spain was shaky. So the Spanish government pushed most of the shotgun companies into merging into one big cooperative called DIARM. It was a flop and soon broke up. A few companies were able to reconstitute themselves, the small outfits were just out of business.

    https://www.shotgunworld.com/threads/a-y-a-diarm.399382/?post_id=3192598&nested_view=1&sortby=oldest#post-3192598

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    SpymanSpyman Member Posts: 129 ✭✭
    edited June 12

    It would be nice to know who manufactured this shotgun or if it is one of the few companies that made it. This gun just doesn't have any other markings to identify it. Beautiful engraving, woodwork, and craftsmanship. i wonder what the ITZIAR terminology has to do with the name?

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,811 ✭✭✭✭

    At this time the Spanish government intervened to the extent of guaranteeing the financing to collectivize the shotgun makers into one large company/cooperative and modernize the means of production (including CNC milling). This company/cooperative was named Desarrollo de Industrias Armeras (acronym: DIARM). Some of the gun makers joined DIARM, and some did not. The names of some of the better known companies that join include Aguirre y Aranzabal (AYA), Gaspar Arizaga, Francisco Sarriugarte, Martin Ugarteburu, Gregorio San Martin, and Miguel Larranaga.

    It's in the article Hawk set up.

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    BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭

    At one time they were imported by American Arms and you should be able to find a listing for it under their name in the Blue Book. Bob

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    SpymanSpyman Member Posts: 129 ✭✭

    Thank you all for your help decoding this shotgun.

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