need info on Zoli shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by ranger rick, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. ranger rick

    ranger rick New Member

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    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
     
  2. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    lets see if someone can help.
     

  3. jimmyp7162

    jimmyp7162 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. CaptMidnight

    CaptMidnight New Member Supporter

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    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. :)
     
  5. RKB

    RKB Active Member

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

    Mercator Active Member

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

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    serial number shows its most likely a lever.
     
  8. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    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.
     
  9. hrobalabama1

    hrobalabama1 New Member

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