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Arrieta Model 931 16 Ga. – STUNNING TRUE PAIR, BEST


SKU: Arrieta Model 931 16ga sn57-03-53-06; 57-03-54-06 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Arrieta, Year 2006, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 6oz., Chokes IC/M, LOP 13 13/16″, DAH 2″, DAC 1 3/8″
Serial Numbers: 57-03-53-06; 57-03-54-06

Here we have Arrieta’s very best, highest grade Model 931 built as a true matched pair in 2006.  These are true sidelocks with all the BEST GUN FEATURES YOU WOULD EXPECT TO FIND ON A $50,000 GUN IN TODAY’S WORLD, INCLUDING BEST BOLLETA STEEL CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS  HIGHLY POLISHED BLUE WITH CONCAVE GAME RIBS, THE FINEST HAND-CHISELED SPECIAL ROSE AND SCROLL ENGRAVING ON  A SCULPTED FRAME WITH BEADED FENCES, HAND-DETACHABLE SIDE PLATES, ARTICULATED FRONT TRIGGER, ROLLED EDGE TRIGGER GUARDS, COCKING INDICATORS, GAS VENTS, REMOVABLE STRIKER DISCS, STOCKED TO THE FENCES WITH FINE EXHIBITION TURKISH WALNUT INCLUDING DROP POINTS, 28 LPI CHECKERING, TERMINATING IN A CHECKERED BUTT, HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCKS, TRUE SELF-OPENING ACTIONS, CASED IN THE FINEST MAKER’S LEATHER CASE.  The workmanship is uncompromised, with perfect wood-to-metal fit, the hand-filed components of the action melt together without flaw, and of course, mechanical perfection with crisp triggers, intercepting safety sears, high-polished and jeweled internal components, and auto safeties.   These guns are nearly new, with 99.5% of the factory finishes remaining and showing no signs of being shot more than a few times.  The barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, the ejectors strong and timed, triggers crisp, and the engraving still sharp as new.  The engraving is signed by V. Alberdi, a well-known master engraver.  Spanish guns are rarely signed.  Arrieta is among the finest Spanish made shotguns produced in the true Basque traditions.  Michael McIntosh praises 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 Royal Deluxe that these Arrietas mimic.  Besides the engraving, the Model 931 is a true clone with H & H pattern 7-pin sidelocks, H&H hand detachable locks, H & H selective Southgate ejectors… and down to every H&H detail with their H & H Self-Opening mechanism.  Study the photos and you will see a stunning true pair, with every detail matched gun to gun, including weight, balance, stock dimensions, and chokes.  The specifications are listed in the tables below, shown as a single gun, as they are truly identical in all ways…no need to duplicate specs.  Our gunsmiths can lengthen the LOP gracefully with the addition of Purdey style leather covered pads.  We can bend the stocks to suit your needs in our shop.  We could even “AMERICANIZE” the pair by making one set of barrels have different chokes so they can be used for different upland game requirements, ie skeet and light mod for grouse, and IC/M for pheasants.  Any work can be performed within 5 days of purchase…no waiting in line.  Arrieta is back in production and to duplicate this true pair today would cost over $80,000 by the time they were delivered over a year from now.  These guns are a true bargain, a notable investment opportunity that you can enjoy as the value increases.  In fact, at the price offered, you will have instant equity in a truly stunning pair of guns.  Thanks for looking, and buy these guns now for your upcoming bird hunt!


Barrel Length:  28″ chopper lump Bellota Steel
Chokes:  .009/.017  IC/M
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .664/.663
Wall Thickness:  .023/.025
% Blue:  99.5% high polish factory blue
Chambers:  2 3/4″
Ribs:  smooth concave; tight
Sights:  front-brass
Action:  tight centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-strong, timed
Receiver Condition:  99.5% coin finish
Screws:  perfect+AA8
Engraving:  Arrieta’s finest special engraving; V. Alberdi, signed
Trigger Type:  articulated front; double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  rolled right edge; gold inlay crest; gold sn
Type:  English/splinter; drop points; highly figured European walnut
LOP:  13 13/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 13/16″
DAH:  2″
DAC:  1 3/8″
Cast:  Heel 1/4″ off Toe 1/2″ off
Checkering Condition:  perfect 28lpi; double border
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt


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
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $420.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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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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