Joined: 28 Aug 2014
Location: Western Kentucky
According to what I read, the o/u Rutherford is a joint development with Fausti. The price is about $2,500. I contacted them to ask about the weight on the 16 models. Must admit I'd be more interested if the price was right around $1,700 to $1,900 with Browning citori models.
_________________ 16' Brown A5
15' Brown White Light Citori
13' Brown Upland Spcl BPS
02' Rem 870 Exp
53' Rem 870 Wing
53' Mar 90 DT
50' Mar 90 DT
47' Rem 31L
46' Win 12 (2)
33' Rem 31
They are made by Fausti. Fausti makes guns to several price points. Fausti, B. Rizzini and I. Rizzini (F.A.I.R.) all still make 16 ga. guns scaled to gauge. And all 3 are of course related, even if by marriage.
With a list of around $2500 chances are that actual shelf/ show prices will be a bit lower making it a possible contender with some of the Citori models. In a few years used prices around $1500? I hope they catch on and some higher and lower grades come along too.
3" chambering? I think the europeans are playing with such things behind the scenes but have my doubts it would catch on. That said, here in the U.S. a portion of the market seems to go for such things and if a company announced a 4" 12ga, tomorrow people would get in line. Who knows? A 3" 16 really is not of much use with lead shot but may do good with steel shot since that stuff stays round no matter how high it gets stacked. If it would spawn a surge in 16 ga. popularity, it would be worthwhile for that reason alone.
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