Caesar Guerini Model Maxum Sporting 20 & 28 GA 32″ Over Under Shotgun 2015
SOLD FOR: $5876
Make: Caesar Guerini
Model: Maxum Sporting
Serial Number: 144557
Year of Manufacture: 2015 (CN Date Code)
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells & 28 Gauge 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break, Single Selective Inertial Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The side plates are marked “CAESAR / GUERINI”, amid stunning scroll and floral relief engraving, seen on the metal components of the receiver and forend bracket. The underside of the receiver is marked “MAXUM”. The top tang is marked with the serial number. The bottom tang is marked “Made in Italy” and “Bottega C. Giovanelli”.
20 GA: The left side of the upper barrel is “WARNING: read your owner’s manual before use” and “CAESAR GUERINI / Made in Italy”. The left of each barrel is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “20 ga. 70mm 2 3/4 chamber” and “CAESAR GUERINI USA Cambridge, MD”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “IT 15”, with the boxed “CN” date code, with the serial number, and “A / 971″.
28 GA: The left side of the upper barrel is “WARNING: read your owner’s manual before use” and “CAESAR GUERINI / Made in Italy”. The left of each barrel is marked with proofs. The right of the top barrel is marked “28 ga. 70mm 2 3/4 chamber” and “CAESAR GUERINI USA Cambridge, MD”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “IT 15”, with the boxed “CN” date code, “14387”, and “B / 686”.
Barrel Length: Both barrels are 32″ with a vent rib.
Choke: Both barrels are threaded for chokes. 20 GA: Installed are Modified over Light Modified. Also included are Cylinder, Skeet, and two Improved Cylinder chokes.
28 GA: Installed are Improved Cylinder over Skeet. Also included are Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Skeet, Light Modified, and Modified. All of the installed chokes and extra chokes are Extended chokes.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a metal base, screwed into the ventilated rib near the muzzle with a second smaller mid-rib metal bead; the top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction with a smooth shallow center channel. Both barrel sets have the same sighting configuration.
Weight: 20 GA: 7 lb 9 oz. 28 GA: 7 lb 8 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a beautiful two-piece checkered Turkish walnut with a schnabel tip forend, pistol grip with a right-hand palm swell, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There a few scattered little draglines and faint compressions on the 20 ga forend. There are a few little light marks on the 28 ga forend. The buttstock has some draglines and compressions. The most noticeable marks are on the comb, left side towards the rear, and on the belly. There are a couple of little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the belly. The checkering is mostly sharp with a couple little marks on the right side of the wrist. The LOP is 14 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the rear of the pad and can be adjusted to 15″. The Guerini pad has some scattered light wear from normal use. 20 GA: the drop at comb is 1 1/4″ and the drop at heel is 2 1/8″. 28 GA: the drop at heel is 1 3/8″ and the drop at comb is 2 1/4″. Overall, the stocks rate in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Coin with Invisalloy Protective Finish
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are all bright. There are a few areas of stubborn fouling but there is no erosion. In my opinion, these four bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light handling marks on the receiver. Each barrel set has a couple of light handling marks and rubs. The 28 gauge set has a small spot of finish loss on the right side of the lower barrel towards the front and there is some finish wear on the upper barrel on the left side at the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has an upper tang mounted safety & barrel selector, it does not set automatically but functions correctly when manually set. 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 red hard case and the previously described chokes.
Our Assessment: The Maxum Sporting is truly a stunning over/under shotgun. The deep relief gothic scroll hand finished engraving on the receiver, side plates, and fore-end assembly make this sporting gun unique among others on the clays course. The handwork and design are from the studios of the world renowned Italian engraving house, Bottega Incisioni C. Giovanelli. The coin finish frame is painstakingly hand polished. Balancing the beauty of the deeply sculpted engraving is a deluxe grade of Turkish walnut, featuring precision cut 26 lines-per-inch checkering and a natural oil finish, hand rubbed to a sheen that enhances the highly figured wood grain. The Maxum Sporting is available in 12 gauge as a standard offering; 12 gauge models feature the Maxis Bore/Choke System and are offered in barrels up to 34” for the serious competitor. 20, 28 and combination two-barrel sets in 20/28 gauge are also available. This is s 20/28 gauge set and is a great sporting setup that can tackle any obstacle at the range. The engraving and stocks are world class, a true piece of art. Please see our pictures and good luck.
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