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SKU: AyA Model 4 16ga sn386697 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: AyA, 1970, 16 Gauge, 6lbs., Chokes LM/F, LOP 14 13/16″, DAH 2 7/16″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  386697

Here we have a 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 early manufacture AyA Model 4, sn386697 was built in 1970, it is a fine upland gun indeed! Weighing just 6lbs this sixteen gauge is lighter than most contemporaries and balanced perfectly just ahead of the hinge pin, can be carried this gun all day with little fatigue, sweet indeed! 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 but weighs just a couple of 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, 99% blue, and are choked a wide-ranging LM/F with 2 ¾” chambers. The receiver retains 35% factory bone and charcoal case color fading to a nice aged appearance, it has hand chiseled borders and is in perfect mechanical condition with crisp double triggers, auto safety, perfect screws, and timed ejectors. The European Walnut has nice straight figure and hand cut flat-top checkering. Wood to metal fit is outstanding and exemplifies AyA’s dedication to true craftsmanship. The AyA shotgun is known as a supremely reliable gun, and 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:   .016/.028 LM/F
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .667/.664
Wall Thickness:   .026/.029
% Blue:   99%
Chambers:  2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:   front brass
Action:  tight-Right of Center
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   35% factory case color, thinning
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   sharp clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  95% factory blue
Type:   Straight/Splinter; plain straight grain Euro walnut
LOP:   14 13/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 13/16″
DAH:   2 7/16″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:  very good
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 $75.00 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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