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ranger rick 12-21-2008 02:56 AM

need info on Zoli shotgun
I have a old Antonio Zoli O/U and have written to zoli firearms and they have no info on older guns, S/N is 33361 and it has ( J280 ) stamped on forearm, reciever and barrel, It also has 4 Stars stamped on the barrel and the letters CL. I am hoping someone can give me a clue as to where I can find more info on this gun or if you have any info I would greatly appreciate any input. It has extensive engraving completely covering the reciever, Thanks in advance

bobski 08-08-2015 08:31 PM

lets see if someone can help.

jimmyp7162 08-25-2015 03:42 AM

What kind of info are you looking for exactly? I used to have an Antonio Zoli. It is indeed Spanish. Not high quality, but not junk either.

CaptMidnight 08-25-2015 03:57 AM

Zoli made many High end shotguns as well as medium priced entrees. They produced a line of S/S single trigger auto-ejectors under the name of Matador II.
I accidently backed a P/U truck over a Matador II 12 Ga. in my younger days. :mad: I still own a Zolli Reproduction Remington Zouave rifled musket these were among the best .58 caliber mini-ball muskets produced during the Civil War Centennial years 1961-1965. :)

RKB 08-25-2015 12:51 PM

The Matador I, II, and III line was made by AyA. I've never seen or heard of one made by Zoli.

Mercator 08-25-2015 01:00 PM

What kind of forend release does it have - a folding lever or a front end pushrod?

bobski 08-26-2015 01:09 AM

serial number shows its most likely a lever.

Mercator 08-26-2015 01:20 AM


Originally Posted by bobski (Post 1737865)
serial number shows its most likely a lever.

If so, probably Italian. Most Spanish doubles have push button releases. Antonio Zoli was Italian. The reason I know, I bought a 20ga Zoli once on a whim, then researched it. Believe it or not, there were two Zolis (brothers-?) Antonio's shotguns are valued higher.

hrobalabama1 10-18-2015 03:13 AM

There should be a date code somewhere on the barrel breach or the receiver. Go online and get Italian and Spanish date codes

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