Sold For: $3,931.00
Make: Caesar Guerini
Serial Number: 108184
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (BZ Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break, Single Selective Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors.
Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is “WARNING: Read your owner’s manual before use. / CAM 70 18,4 / CAESAR GUERINI / Made in Italy”, the left of the lower barrel is marked “KG1,540 / 18,4”, the underside of the barrel lug is marked “437”, with three Italian proofs, the date code and serial number, seen again on the upper tang of the receiver. The side plates are marked “CAESAR / GUERINI”, amid stunning scroll and floral engraving, seen on the metal components of the receiver and forend bracket. The underside of the receiver is marked “MAXUM”.
Barrel Length: Advertised as 32″, our measurement was 32 3/4″. The barrels and rib are ventilated.
Choke: Included are the following chokes: 1x Improved Modified (0.698″), 1x Light Modified (0.708″), 1x Light Full (0.691″), 1x Skeet (0.717″), 1x Full (0.690″), 1x Modified (0.704″) and 2x Improved Cylinder (0.713″).
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 brass bead; the top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction with a smooth shallow center channel; the rib measures 0.398″ wide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a beautiful two piece Turkish walnut set with strict adherence to the metal. The wood has stunning grain, fine cut checkering. The forend features a Schnabel tip with a diamond shape and small metal insert. The checkers show a few flattened scrapes and there are a few dark bruises at the left flank and tip. The butt stock is lighter in color than the forend and has a very high burl in the grain, please see our pictures. The semi-pistol grip has flank checkers and a fluted comb. The OAL of the wood butt stock is 14 3/8″ from tip to tip, it sits flush with a metal butt plate extension. Drop at comb is 1 7/16″, drop at heel is 2 1/8″, the toe has about 60% more cast-off tilt than the heel, to benefit a right handed shooter. The Trigger is adjustable fore and aft by about 3/8″, the LOP currently measures 15″ from the front of the checkered trigger to the back of the black rubber Kick-Eez recoil pad. The butt has an internal pneumatic recoil buffer, the rear plate has 1 3/4″ rods that provide LOP adjustment, at about 14 3/8″ in the lowest setting. The recoil pad has removed material at the heel and toe, the back was sculpted to fit its previous owner, the pad is in Good condition, the pneumatic components and plates are in Excellent condition with only a few minor marks. The stocks are in about Fine Plus to Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Satin Nickel with Giorlanelli Engraving
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The upper tang has rubbing and darkened patina, the flanks have a few small spots of frosting, though it does not draw immediate attention. Close review of the engraving is nothing short of high praise, the background has fine pebbling and a black wash finish, illuminating the depth of the scroll details. The trigger guard has brown surface oxidation from indexing. All matters of metal fit and finish is astounding, please see our picture set. The barrel set has rubbing from contact with the forend, though this is covered with the shotgun assembled. The rear of the barrel set at the chambers has several small dark dings. 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. The shotgun has independent ejectors and spectacular balance. The shotgun weighs 8lbs 11oz as photographed. 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: A factory hard case is provided, showing scrapes and rough marks, without any major damage or entry to the plastic surfaces. The interior has a nice lining, which shows compression from storage, the case is in Very Good condition. Two black felt storage socks are provided for the barrel and receiver. 8 aforementioned chokes and a black storage case. The chokes have a few spots of surface erosion, some is within the bored portions, they are in Very Good to Fine condition.
Our Assessment: From http://www.caesarguerini.it/eng/Company “Today, the market offers firearms of all types but most, despite being effective, are neither aesthetically pleasing nor distinctive. However efficiency is no longer enough for those outdoorsmen who consider hunting as an art form and not just the harvesting of game. These discriminating hunters also see their firearms as an extension of that art form. Caesar Guerini has always strived to combine outstanding reliability and performance with classic elegance in its firearms, becoming the perfect link between hunters and prey. Caesar Guerini’s wide range of products has been created for a refined and demanding public who want firearms with impeccable mechanisms, excellent ballistic performance, easy and safe handling features and exacting attention to detail.” We could not have said it better. This is a great sporting setup that can tackle game work and even trap. With the pneumatic recoil absorbing system, you can be on the rage all day without feeling the nasty whip of 12 gauge in conventional platforms. The engraving and stocks are world class, the 8 included chokes give a wide variety of uses. Please see our pictures and good luck.