Serial Number: 110811
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” and 3” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Adjustable Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “KEMEN KM-4” The left receiver wall is marked “KM 110811 12-70”. The left side of the barrel is marked “KEMEN” *18,4”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “1550 GMOS ***18,5 L*2”. The underside of the chamber is marked “KM 12-70 / 110811”. The right side of the upper barrel is marked with three Spanish proofs and “1200k p/cm2”. The right side of the lower barrel is marked with three proofs and “1200K p/cm2”.
Barrel Length: 30”
Choke: The lower barrel is choked Modified the upper barrel is choked Full.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with an orange fiber optic front sight and a white mid-rib bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautifully grained checkered walnut. There are little to no marks in the stocks. The LOP measures 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are Bright. There is NO erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only a couple of light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly and Smoothly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This Shotgun comes in a hard case with red velvet interior. The yellow foam beneath the velvet is deteriorating and is spreading onto the velvet. Two out of three of the case latches are broken. Inside the case are two suede sacks for the barrel set and the buttstock. There is a “T” handled Allen wrench and a crystalline plastic case with additional parts and tools as photographed. Two snap caps are also included. These accessories rate in Fine to Excellent condition. The case rates in Fair condition because of the foam and the two broken latches.
Our Assessment: This Kemen is an extremely nice shotgun. These are custom made firearms and only a couple of hundred are made per-year. There known as an extremely tough shotgun built to last. Kemen shotguns are particularly notable for their good balance and relatively light-for-length, hand-struck, barrels. They are especially pointable. Some have said they are especially easy (and forgiving) to shoot. If you have been contemplating a serious over/under on par with the Perazzi, this is a nice choice.