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Ray-citori
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:55 pm  Reply with quote



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Shooting Sportsman says they have closed up. Another Spanish gun maker folds, too bad.
http://shootingsportsman.com/arrieta-ceases-production/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Shooting+Sportsman+Insider&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-83DPI5wb_JeqTVoFnsAMI8IbDLD5IfW3V1Bvr8XElry8LnPG1b_BYK9RYMr4poJOuVVs59rgmALGYPdlpqsqzQDfztQQ&_hsmi=49923785&utm_content=49923785&hsCtaTracking=d0313dce-388d-4202-bf25-ed17944ad10e%7Ce1bfa74b-f1b0-4a12-acf3-a0039f270a76
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skeettx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:30 pm  Reply with quote
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http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=476763#Post476763

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1stgun
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:04 pm  Reply with quote
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Perhaps this will increase the price of this gun on RIA:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/70/920#detail

She is a Beaut!

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ROMAC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:55 pm  Reply with quote



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The rust on the barrel is gonna hurt that gavel price big time.
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steve f
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:14 am  Reply with quote



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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.
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Brewster11
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:53 pm  Reply with quote



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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.
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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:15 am  Reply with quote



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Location: Endless Mountains of Pa

Gentlemen,
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.

Pine Creek/Dave


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tda003
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:31 pm  Reply with quote



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There are different reasons given in each case, but I suspect there's more to it. Surely if the economy were better, someone would have stepped in.

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tda003
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 am  Reply with quote



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I can't confirm this absolutely, but have heard from two separate and credible sources that AyA is also having problems. If and when I hear anything definite, I'll post it.

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