Take a peek at this....

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by GeneralPatton, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    So, apparently it's my week to fall into gun collections I can't afford that folks are looking to sell. I thought you guys might appreciate a bit of eye candy. I have done no real research on these yet, but I've been asked to liquidate them as I did the last 12 I listed for sale. This thing is beautiful. I'd be a little tentative about shooting it though, a 10 gauge and my surgically repaired shoulder may not get along well with one another...... :eek: The engraving work is well done to, they even engraved the screws.
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  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Beautiful. Bet she kicks like a draft horse.
     

  3. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    So I did some quick searches on it and found most of the info readily available.
    It's a Zabala HNOS SRC EIBAR manufactured gun. Zabala made them for several other name brands, this one in particular was done for Richland Arms Co. It appears that it's difficult to date them, and I've only found reference to the date based on it being a 10 gauge model. They were made for Richland in the 10 between 1963-1985. Based on all the other guns that have come from this owner, I'd have to lean towards this being from the 1960's. I've read that you can email the company that now owns Zabala and sometimes they have the old information about individual pieces. Guess I'll give that a try tomorrow.
     
  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    When I first saw it I was going to say Purdey, I would never have guessed Zabala, that is a good looking old SXS..................
     
  5. GeneralPatton

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    It's in amazingly good shape, with the exception of one small spot of ruse on the side of one of the barrels. smaller than a dime and not deep. Honestly, I don't think I could man up and shoot this unless I absolutely had to. My old and busted *** shoulder just won't take what it used to.
     
  6. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    I had one. Believe it was the 711 model. I don't think mine had that much engraving on it, but the receiver was silver. Also had an AYA Matador in 10 gauge, an Ithaca Mag 10, and three 10 gauge BPSs. I went to the BPSs because they were lighter, and the last one of those I machined down even more. But I liked the Richland, except for the weight. Well made gun. I could easily see why Francis Sell lauded the 20 gauge 747 Richland Models he developed his goose loads for. Always liked the little cheekpiece on those guns.