Vintage Firearms Inc


Arrieta 578 16 Gauge – 99% NEW, ROUND BODY, 29”, NICE!


SKU: Arrieta 578 16ga sn57-03-82-05 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Arrieta, 2005, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 9oz., Chokes IC/LM, LOP 14 7/16″, DAH 2 3/16″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number:  57-03-82-05

Arrieta is among the finest Spanish shotguns produced in the true Basque traditions.  Michael McIntosh praises the Arrieta in his book “Best Guns” and in fact carried his Arrieta afield as much as any other gun he owned.  The Basque makers were famous for making quality “copies” of other guns like the Holland and Holland sidelock this Arrieta mimics.  With a five pin sidelock action, intercepting safety sears, perfectly struck chopper lump barrels, auto safety, removable striker discs, articulated front trigger, stocked to the fences, beaded fences, cocking indicators, round body action and stock, beetle back safety, 90% coverage Purdey rose and scroll engraving (done by hand, of course), bone and charcoal case colored action… you have ALL OF THE BEST GUN FEATURES AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE of a British built gun!  Arrieta closed its doors for a few years and is now back in operation having joined forces with Arrizabalaga, Spain’s preeminent gunmaker.  They are available new and special order here in the states at William Larkin Moore, one of the premier European gun sellers in the USA.  A new Arrieta set up like this Model 578 round body with this engraving would cost more than $40,000!  This Arrieta was built in 2005 and remains in 99% “as new” condition and is factory finishes throughout.  The desirably long 29” chopper lump barrels are perfectly struck and retain 99.5% of their dark blue, perfect mirror shiny bores, barrels tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, ribs tight, no dents…just a perfect set of barrels choked IC/LM, the perfect upland chokes for most feathered quarry and versatile at the clay games.  The action retains 99.5% dark, vivid bone and charcoal case color, sharp, clean, hand-cut engraving, perfect screws, rounded edges for graceful looks and comfortable carry, triggers retain 99% factory blue, trigger guard the same.  The English style stock has perfect layout through the wrist, nicely marbled English walnut, perfect checkering with mullered borders, and retains most all if its factory hand-rubbed oil finish.  There are only a few tiny handling marks in the wood, none in the metal.  The butt is finished in a Purdey style, VFI installed leather covered pad that sets the gun off as an elegant, affordable, full featured sidelock gun.  See the specifications below.  THE GUN IS PRESENTLY SET UP WITH 1/8” CAST ON FOR A LEFTY BUT IS READILY BENDABLE TO NEUTRAL OR CAST OFF FOR A RIGHTY.  WE CAN DO THAT WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF PURCHASE FOR $250.  We bend hundreds of stocks a year and this kind of walnut with the English grip is a simple and reliable task.  We have priced this gun to be the best bargain on an upper level Arrieta on the internet, just in time for some summer clays to practice for the upcoming upland season.  Don’t hesitate or she’ll be gone!  Thanks for looking.

Barrel Length:   29″ chopper lump barrels
Chokes:   .006/ .011 IC/LM
Bores:   perfect mirror shiny; 10 out of 10
Bore Diameter:   .665/ .662
Wall Thickness:   .025/ .028
% Blue:   99% factory
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:   front brass
Action:  tight, Right of Center; 5 pin sidelock; rounded
Ejectors:  timed
Receiver Condition:   99% factory case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   sharp and clear; 90% coverage rose and scroll; hand cut
Trigger Type:   double, hinged front
Trigger Guard Color:   99% factory charcoal blue
Type:   Straight/splinter; nicely figured with dark streaks English walnut
LOP:   14 7/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 5/8″
DAH:   2 3/16″
DAC:   1 9/16″
Cast:   H 1/8 on, T 1/4 on
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   VFI Purdey style leather covered pad
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $155.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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