Make: AYA Aguirre y Aranzabal
Model: Model Number 1
Serial Number: 066
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (CH Date Code)
Gauge: 16 Gauge
Action Type: Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “AYA – AGUIRRE & ARANZABAL – MADE IN SPAIN” The underside of the barrel is marked “Imported by Tate GunMakers LLC, Lone, CA” 16.8 is marked on both barrels with the Choke. The flat has the AYA proof and logo “16-03” / 066-05 / 1370 bar / 1242 gmos”. The water table is marked with three Italian proofs, the AYA logo, and “16-03 / 066-05”
Barrel Length: 30”
Choke: Modified and Full
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a bead front sight
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are High-Grade hand checkered walnut in an English straight grip style. There are light marks on the stock of light use handling, assembly, and disassembly. The gun does not even appear to have more than a few outings, likely less than a season. The DAC is 1 ½” the DAH is 2 3/8” The LOP measures 15” from the front trigger and 14” from the rear trigger to the back of the stock. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Case Color and Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright. There is NO erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only the lightest marks from handling, disassembly, and assembly. Most of the marks to the finish are in hidden areas. There are a few light scratches to the rib. The gun does not appear to have been used much. The Fine Rose and scroll engraving are amazingly detailed. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Hard Case that resembles ones used to case English sporting arms. The green velvet is nice and only very lightly stained. There is a section that is pulling up where the toe of the gun goes under the barrel.
Our Assessment: It is amazing to think about some of the guns that we see come through the shop. Every aya gun is made hand by hand by our master gunmakers, with meticulous attention and precision. Each constituent part is carefully shaped and little by little the parts come together until a perfect whole is created: barrel, action, locks, triggers, stock, forend…An AYA gun is a marvel of gunmaking engineering, a coming together of perfectly fitted and calibrated parts, to ensure an unequaled shooting experience, with a reliability and longevity which defy the passing of time. We stole that from their website, is the best description we could find for the overall fit and finish of this shotgun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.