Vintage Firearms Inc


AyA Model 4 16 Ga. – 6LBS 8OZ., 1962, VFI CERTIFIED


SKU: AyA Model 4 16ga sn158649 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: AyA, Year 1962, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 8oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 13/16″, DAH 2 1/4″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  158649 

Vintage Firearms Inc is pleased to offer this clean, delightful, affordable upland gun from AyA, one of Spain’s premier gunmakers well known the world over for making solid, well finished guns.  From the AyA website: The N° 4 has been AYA’s standard boxlock design since 1960. It is modelled on a Westley Richards boxlock action, brought to Spain by the King brothers. The Anson & Deeley action, the most famous of all boxlock designs, was created by two employees of Westley Richards in 1875, and ever since, Westley Richards guns have defined boxlock elegance.  This fine upland gun is an early AyA Model 4 built in 1962, it is serial numbered 158649. Weighing exactly 6 1/2lbs. this handy side-by-side is balanced ahead of the hinge pin. The 16ga. chambering is known to be extra deadly on pheasants, grouse, quail, dove, woodcock and clays. This gun packs a heavier punch than a 20ga for just a few extra ounces! The 28″ barrels are of the chopper lump design, long heralded as the very best method of joining the barrels and utilized mostly in “BEST GUNS” from the likes of Purdey and Holland & Holland. The barrels are tight on the hinge and breech face, have mirror bores, tight ribs, 98% blue, and are choked Mod and Full with 2 ¾” chambers, complete with well-timed ejectors. The receiver retains 99% factory bone and charcoal case color fading to an aged appearance, it has hand chiseled borders and is in perfect mechanical condition with crisp double triggers, auto safety and perfect screws. The European Walnut has nice figure with some fiddleback and excellent hand cut checkering, the length of pull is nice and long at 14 13/16”, VFI can alter this to your specification if required, please call to discuss. Wood to metal fit is excellent and exemplifies AyA’s dedication to true craftsmanship. In addition to AyA’s solid reputation this is also a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning we stripped the action to the smallest part, cleaned all in the Ultrasonic cleaner, scrubbed each part and inspected all for function and integrity, properly lubricated and reassembled.  VFI CERTIFIED guns have a 90-day mechanical warranty (a $275 service in our shop). These are known to be highly reliable guns, and this one is nice and light and a joy to handle.  This AyA Model 4 is priced affordably for a hand-engraved, hand-checkered gun-what’s not to like? A perfect gun in the perfect gauge, ideal for the upcoming upland and clays season. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:   28″
Chokes:   .023/.042 M/F
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   .664/.665
Wall Thickness:   .032/.030
% Blue:   98% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:  tight
Sights:   front silver
Action:  tight-Right of Center
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   99% factory case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   crisp
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99% blue
Type:   English/Splinter; some fiddleback
LOP:   14 13/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 13/16″
DAH:   2 1/4″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent
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 $80.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes or No. 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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