SOLD FOR: $3,026.11
Make: Caesar Guerini
Model: Magnus Light
Serial Number: 107511
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (BZ date code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3″Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Over/Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked with a warning and “CAESAR GUERINI / Made in Italy” and under the forend with “CAM.76”, “18.4” and an Italian proof, the left of the bottom barrel is marked “KGI. 400”, “18.4” and an Italian proof. The lugs of the monoblock are marked “249”, “107511”, with an Italian proof, and with an Italian proof and “BZ” in square date code. The right of the top barrel is marked “12 ga 3″ chamber” and “CAESAR GUERINI USA Cambridge, MD”. The top tang is marked “107511”, each sideplate is marked “CAESAR GUERINI” and the bottom is marked “MAGNUS / LIGHT”. The trigger plate next to the trigger is marked “Bottega C. Giovanelli” (engraver). The receiver has scroll engraving with game bird scenes on the sideplates and trigger plate with the birds plated in gold.
Barrel Length: 28” With Ventilated Rib.
Choke: The barrels are threaded for removable chokes with Improved Cylinder over Cylinder currently installed. Also included are Full, 2x Improved Modified, and Modified.
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lbs., 1.8 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select blonde hardood with schnabel forend, round-bottom half-pistol grip, straight comb and serrated wood buttplate. The buttstock has some light compressions along the comb. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8″, drop at heel 2″. The cast is about neutral. The plate has a compression by the top mounting screw, otherwise showing only light handling marks, in about Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Fine-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Gold & Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition and would be easily Excellent but for the light wear in the stock.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock up to the receiver with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a hard-sided Caesar Guerini case with red velvet lined interior, the additional chokes, a plastic Caesar Guerini case for the chokes, a choke wrench and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. A Caesar Guerini manufacturer’s certificate is included which is marked with a different serial number than the gun’s. The case has scattered light storage wear on the exterior with faint wear from the contents on the interior, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: From Caesar Guerini’s website: Chosen as the best new shotgun by a panel of experts at Outdoor Life Magazine, the Magnus Light is truly an extraordinary shotgun. It weighs an astounding six pounds in twelve gauge. Every detail is carefully considered to reduce weight and maintain balance. The frame and fore-end iron are machined from a solid forging of the best aircraft grade aluminum alloy. Durability is insured through the use of hardened steel at all high-wear points. To make the gun as light as possible and maintain perfect balance, we hollow the stock and craft the fore-end hardware from the same alloy as the receiver. If you hunt demanding terrain or just appreciate a light, responsive bird gun, the Magnus Light is the shotgun of choice.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Once you pick this shotgun up, the first thing you will notice is how light the gun is, allowing for very fast handling and being able to carry the gun all day without wearing your arms out. In Fine-Excellent condition with only some light wear in the stock, this shotgun would make a beautiful addition to any collection and is perfect for hunting, or even for clays for those who prefer a light, fast-handling gun. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.