Joined: 02 Nov 2015
Location: N. Georgia
I would venture that the gun lay in the gun case for some years unattended and that's where the rust originated. I saw a 16ga Winchester Model 21 Tournament Skeet that had lain in a soft case for many years on the floor in a closet. It had rust on one barrel in the same area and on one side of the receiver. Made me leery of leaving guns in cases for very long.
Joined: 08 Feb 2009
Location: Western WA
Spanish guns have been a wonderful value. Their guns are nearly as attractive as a London Best at a tenth, or less, of the price, and they carry and shoot as well or better than their competitors. But it is hard to think that any industry can survive on a product design that has been frozen in time for over 100 years, especially now that a high performance mass produced sub-6 lb. 16 ga autoloader is entering the market.
Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Location: Endless Mountains of Pa
I totally agree, Uggie, Zabala and Arrieta all were making decent guns for the money they charged. Something going on in that country, the loss of these 3 companies all about the same time is kind of suspicious.
The Grade iV and V Uggie Sidelock was one of the best purchases no the market, for modern SXS double guns. Rick Grimes was nice enough a while back to let me see his 16 and I was very impressed with it. Wanted to purchase one myself.
I own the 28 Gauge Zabala, made for Marlin L.C. Smith. Real nice gun for the money, even without the Brown Rotary bolt.
Arrieta's closing is definitely not a good thing, in fact the loss of all these good Spanish gun makers will effect the US Gun Markert in a big way. Unfortunately it will not be good.
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