Gaspar Arizaga 12ga Help!

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by shootsathing, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. shootsathing

    shootsathing New Member

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    [​IMG]I just purchased a 12ga side by side mfg by Gaspar Arizaga, wow! so many markings, does anybody know anything about them? I have taken a bunch of pics for anyone who may be interested / knowledgeable, feel free to mail me: EDITED by Mod.
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    well, hello- and welcome to the forum. You should edit your inital post (or I can do it for you) and pull your email address. You can get private messages here thru the fourm.

    Yours is a nicely made Spanish shotgun from the part of Spain when gunmaking is in your DNA. The company was founded about 1895, folded about 1987. Values ABOUT comparable to a lower end Stevens shotgun.

    Yeah, there will be a LOT of markings- it shows the chamber dimensions for each barrel, choke for each barrel, and the proof firing marks for each barrel, code for date it was proofed, the serial number, and a recipe for spaghetti sauce (just kidding).


    When you get a minute, swing by the intro thread and say hello.

    PS- What is wrong with you? PICTURES, MAN !!!!! Show off yer Spanish Shotty! We need PICHERS!!!
     

  3. shootsathing

    shootsathing New Member

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    Spanish 12ga Pics

    Working on posting pics...when i figure out how to!!!
     
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    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Have them stored in your computer. When you compose a message, above where you write is a white smiley face. Next to it is a paperclip. Click on paper clip, browse (direct it to the pic) open, download, close- then click the paperclip again, dropdown with file name, click that, pic get added to posting.
     
  5. shootsathing

    shootsathing New Member

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    Didn't see the paperclip.......
     
  6. shootsathing

    shootsathing New Member

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    Gaspar Ariganza 12ga Pics

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  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice side by side! I grew up bird hunting with a similar shotgun, and still like the way a good double swings.

    Re: the plethora of markings- each barrel was proof tested, and marked with dimensions, the completed gun was proofed and marked, so you have a lot of scribbling there.

    These may help you with reading some of the proof marks-

    http://store.bluebookinc.com/INFO/PDF/Firearm/Proofmarks.pdf
     
  8. shootsathing

    shootsathing New Member

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    Thanks for the info, i'm getting to know this saucy lil' Spaniard a wee bit better now, just shot a few shells thru her on Sunday, quite a cheeky rapor, kicks back nice n straight and didn't kill me!!....also bought a Yugo SKS this weekend.....it was a good weekend for me!!Will post a new thread w/pics