SOLD FOR: $3790
Make: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. (CSMC)
Serial Number: I-00265
Year of Manufacture: 2012 – 2023
Caliber: 20 Gauge, 3” Chamber
Action Type: Over/Under Double Barrel Top Break Shotgun with Single Select Trigger (SST) and Ejectors.
Barrel Length: 28”, Vent Rib
Choke: The muzzles are threaded for choke tubes. The currently installed choke tube in the lower barrel measures Modified. The currently installed choke tube in the upper barrel measures Improved Cylinder. This shotgun comes with three (3) additional choke tubes and a choke wrench.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass bead fixed to the rib above the muzzles. The top of the rib is serrated to help reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lbs, 7.1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered black walnut featuring a semi-pistol grip, a fluted straight comb, and solid rubber buttpad. The wood shows a few light nicks and some minor handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at the comb is 1 3/8”. The drop at the heel is 2 1/8”. The cast is neutral. The stocks are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just a few light handling marks. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight with no play to the receiver. The safety engages automatically when the action is opened. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with a hard-sided case, and oiler can, the alternate choke tubes as described above, a three (3) sectioned cleaning rod with a mop attachment.
Our Assessment: Tony Galazan, the founder of Connecticut Shotgun Mfg., is a tireless perfectionist with a passion for making the finest gun possible. These shotguns aren’t just meant to be pretty, though. They are meant to be fired! Every operation in the production of their guns takes place at their New Britain production facility, giving them control of the quality of every aspect of the gun’s construction. All of CSM’s production crew test-fire their guns during the construction process, ensuring that the gun is fit perfectly, functions flawlessly and the craftsmen have an intimate understanding of how a gun should feel for its user. This one comes is chambered for 20 gauge and has a 28″ vent rib barrel. With a nice case for transport, factory accessories and function matched only by the beauty of its form, this shotgun will be the pride of any collection and should make for a fine piece for hunting or sporting that will be the envy of all who see it. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!