SOLD FOR: $4125
Make: Grulla Armas
Serial Number: 310313905
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3” Shells
Action Type: Side by Side Shotgun with Dual Triggers and Ejectors
Markings: Barrel No. 1: The top of the right barrel is marked “GRULLA ARMAS S.L. EIBAR MADE IN SPAIN?. The rib is marked “1” in gold at the breech. The underside of the right barrel is marked with “M.G” and with proofs. Each barrel flat is marked “20-76 and with proofs while the left flat is marked with the serial number “31 03 / 139 05” and with the Grulla logo. The barrel lug is marked “1”.
Barrel No. 2: The top of the right barrel is marked “GRULLA ARMAS S.L. EIBAR MADE IN SPAIN?. The rib is marked “2” in gold at the breech. The underside of the right barrel is marked with “M.G” and with proofs. Each barrel flat is marked “20-76 and with proofs while the left flat is marked with the serial number “31 03 / 139 05” and with the Grulla logo. The barrel lug is marked “2”.
The receiver has scroll and floral engraving coverage which is continued onto the trigger guard forend iron, safety, and lever. The watertable is twice with “20-76”, the right side is marked with proofs while the left side is marked with the Grulla logo and serial number. The forend is matched and the iron is marked “139”.
Barrel Length: Both barrels are 28″.
Choke: Barrel No. 1 is choked Left: Improved Cylinder, Right: Cylinder. Barrel No. 2 is choked both Fixed Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The barrels have the same sighting configuration. There is a brass bead at the muzzle and there is a smaller bead toward the rear. The secondary bead sits about 1/4 of the length from the breechface.
Weight: 6 lb. 5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a semi-beavertail forend, straight grip, straight comb, initial plate marked “BG”, and a solid rubber buttpad. There are some scattered draglines and compressions. Some of the most noticeable marks are on the bottom of the forend towards the front. There are a couple marks through the finish, most noticeable on the belly towards the toe. There is some scuffing and finish loss on the right side of the wrist. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 7/8” and 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the red solid recoil pad and 14 1/8″ and 13 1/8″ to the wood. The pad is still fairly supple. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrels and “Old Silver Coin”
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright, there is no erosion. There are some spots of stubborn fouling. In my opinion, these bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks on the receiver. The sideplates are slightly shy in areas and slightly proud in others, this is how the company shipped it…who are we to complain. Barrel number 1 has a bit of faint finish wear at the muzzles and a few light marks at the muzzles. There is a light mark on the side of the left chamber. Barrel number 2 has some scattered light handling marks. There is some thinning on the edges of the muzzles. There are a few little rubs and light marks. There is operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety does not automatically engage. 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: Included is a leather luggage case, keys, and snap caps.
Our Assessment: Eibar is a city with industrial roots which enjoys a long gunsmithing tradition, which dates back to the 15th century, which has given it the nickname of the “Gunsmith City” of Spain. This specialization in the region and the hardworking spirit and talent to produce an artisan product, were the reasons that, back in 1932 year, prompted five of the best master gunsmiths of the area to start working together and develop unique pieces made by hand. That was the beginning of an emblematic heraldry, but also the beginning of a prestigious brand, Grulla Armas, specializing in the manufacture of shotguns and rifles, aristocratic guns which represent the purest spirit of the traditional hunt, whose name has crossed borders. This gunsmith lineage has never lost its purpose and, two generations later, Grulla Armas continues manufacturing the fine shotguns with such delicacy and quality that every part becomes unique. The method remains the same: craftsmanship, care and passion joined with more than 90 years of experience. This is a beautiful two barrel shotgun set. It has a quality finish with tasteful engraving that is crisp and clear. This is the 216RB or 216 Round Body. The shotgun has a drop-forged steel action with gas escape valves, rounded body action, drop-forged chopper lump barrels with concave rib, automatic selective ejectors, double triggers with articulated front, select walnut stocks, and a superb finish. With features and build quality like this it is a wonder it has remained this good looking after 18 years, the previous owner must not have taken it out much but here is your chance to!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!