Armas Garbi W.L. Moore 103-B 103(B) Mod/IC 12 GA SXS Double Shotgun, 1986

Sold for $3275.00

LSB#: 220727TJ021

Make: Armas Garbi, Imported by W.L. Moore

Model: 103(B)

Serial Number: 14361

Year of Manufacture: 1986 (F2 Date Code)

Gauge: 12 Ga, 2 3/4″ Shells

Action Type: Side by Side, Side-Lock, Double Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors.

Markings: The barrel rib is marked “W.L. MOORE WESTLAKEVIG, CA. ARMAS “GARBI” EIBAR SPAIN M.103(B)”. The underside of the left barrel is marked with three stars, the underside of the right barrel is marked with four stars, each has “CROMONIQUEL”. The underside flats are marked “12-70” in oval, with Spanish proofs and the left flat is marked “G.A 14361”. The inside of the forend is marked “14361”. The underside of the frame is marked “ARMAS GARBI / EIBAR”. The water table is marked “12-70” in oval on each side, the left has Garbi’s logo and “G.A 14361”, the right has Spanish proof marks. The guard is marked 14361. The receiver has extensive rose and scroll engraving with the motif carried on to the lever, guard and exposed portions of the forend iron.

Barrel Length: Approximately 27” (685mm)

Choke: Left barrel: Modified, Right barrel: Improved Cylinder, both fixed.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead, screwed into the smooth concave solid rib.

Weight: 6 lb., 11.1 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with splinter forend, straight grip, straight comb and orange rubber Pachmayr Old English buttpad. The stocks have minor handling wear with only a few scattered light nicks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 5/8″ and 13 3/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttpad, 13 7/8″ and 13″ to the back of the wood. The pad has minor wear and is still fairly supple. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2″. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued & Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The receiver’s case color has some scattered minor muting which blends well with the figuring of the color. The guard has minor handling wear. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has double non-selectable triggers, an auto-safety and ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the frame. 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: None.

Our Assessment: This is a spectacular Spanish made, W.L. Moore imported Armas Garbi Model No. 103(B) with beautiful rose and scroll engraving, brilliantly colored case coloring and a quick sighting, well balanced design. The gun doesn’t appear to have seen much use, in Fine-Excellent condition, likely having seen more handling to inspect the gun’s appearance than actual firing. With its 27″ 12 gauge barrels choked Modified and Improved Cylinder, this ought to make for a good gun for upland bird or a classy piece to take out to your local Sporting Clays range. In any case, it is a very attractive gun that will add well to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck.