SOLD FOR: $1335
Make: FAIR, Fabbrica Armi Isidoro Rizzini
Serial Number: 329118
Year of Manufacture: 2021
Caliber: 16 Gauge, 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Side by Side Break-Action Shotgun, Dual Trigger and Extractor
Markings: The bottom of the receiver is marked “FAIR” in a banner above “Iside”. The water table has Italian proofs. The top tang is marked with the serial number. The left barrel is marked with “FAIR” followed by “MARCHENO – BS – 100% ITALIAN MADE / GA. 16 – 70MM – 2 3/4” CHAMBER”, the right barrel is marked “IMPORTED BY IFG – NA, LLC – AMARILLO, TX”, the bottom of the right barrel has a warning to read the manual. The barrel flat is marked with an “IR” monogram, the serial number, Italian proofs and date code. The barrel lug is marked “IT 21”, the left is marked “16/70”. To the left of the trigger guard, the bottom of the receiver is marked “Made in Italy – IT 21”, to the right is “INC. FAIR”.
Barrel Length: 30”
Choke: Each barrel is threaded for Removable chokes, currently installed are Improved Cylinder and Modified.
Sights / Optics: There is a bead at the front of the rib.
Weight: 6 lb., 1.6 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece skip-line checkered walnut with teardrop motifs in the bottom of the splinter forend and each side of the straight grip, a straight comb, and checkered black plastic buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 15″ and 14″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear around the edges with sharp checkering. Drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8″, drop at comb 2 1/4″. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light scratches on the rib at the breech-end. The action has faint operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. The safety engages automatically when the action is opened. We did not fire 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 FAIR cardboard box with serial-matching label, manual, and cloth covers for the barrel and receiver assemblies.
Our Assessment: From FAIR’s website: “A great designer of the past used to say that often perfect engineering works from the operational standpoint are also surprisingly beautiful. During the presentation to the public, a large number of enthusiasts commented about the pleasant sensations of lightness and strength they felt from Iside and the purity of the “round-body” action lines given the prototypes without engravings. The heart of the weapon, realised entirely from a full Monobloc forged by shaving removal, has seduced the enthusiasts in the most beautiful way, that is, without artifices, our way.”
We couldn’t have said it better, ourselves! This beautiful shotgun is in high condition and, in 2021, is a great “used” option for those looking for their next bird gun! Please see our photos and good luck!