Make: Ugartecha in Spain, Imported by Precision Sports
Model: Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun
Serial Number: 192104
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Gauge: 16 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Side by Side, Top Break, Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The top of the barrels are marked "BILL HANUS BIRDGUN BY UGARTECHEA / PRECISION SPORTS CORTLAND, N.Y." The underside of the barrel set flat is marked with the serial number, date code, several proof marks, "16-70" in oval and "900Kp/cm2 / 1180 Gmos". The underside of the left barrel has four stars and "16.8", the right has "11 / CL / 16.6". The top of the forend is marked "104". The watertable has "16-70" in oval twice with proof marks and the serial number. The receiver has beautiful scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The right bore is fix choked Cylinder (0.662”), the left is fix choked just over Cylinder (0.666”).
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a neon red bead, which is screwed into the solid, tapered rib with a smaller white mid-rib bead; the top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece European walnut set. The beavertail forend has diamond checkering with a nice metal nose cap. The wood is free of notable damages. The butt stock has a strait English wrist with checkering. The left of the wrist has gouges and a couple of compression marks, there are tiny splinter losses at the upper tang, several shallow marks are on the belly. Drop at comb is 1 3/8”, drop at heel is 2 1/4”; the stock is cast-off for right handed shooters. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the rear trigger to the back of the black rubber Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad; the pad is set with a black spacer and shows minor marks, in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Case Colored
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright, without any dents or erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 82% of its metal finish. The receiver and barrel have rubbing from handling and normal use. Areas of bare metal have a tinge of patina, seen in deeper contrast on the lower tang. There are light handling marks on the barrel. Most of the case coloring is bright, this is a very beautiful shotgun with nice metal to metal fit, the wood meets the metal with flush precision. The screw head slots have light tooling. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has a single non-selective trigger, ejectors and upper tang mounted safety, which returns to safe when the action is opened. The trigger breaks crisp, there is no perceptible play in the receiver to barrel fit. The shotgun weighs 6lbs 6oz. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugartechea "In addition to shotguns, Armas Ugartechea once made rifles and pistols. However, the firm is most famous for its side-by-side double-barreled shotgun, and at some point stopped manufacturing the over/under double-barreled shotgun configuration. The change in product was due in part to several different factors. After World War II, the international demand for sporting shotguns increased while the demand for pistols and rifles decreased. More importantly, Ignacio Ugartechea made his last double rifle in 1943, an 8x65R Brenneke, for the Caudillo himself, Generalissimo Francisco Franco and then Armas Ugartechea was passed on to the first Ignacio's son." This is a 1991 Bill Hanus Birdgun in 16 Gauge, it swings with ease, handles extremely well for right handed shotgunners and will serve well on many hunts yet to come. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
LSB#: 170121JB03 Make: Ugartecha in Spain, Imported by Precision Sports Model: Double Barrel Boxlock Shotgun Serial Number: 192104 Year of Manufacture: 1991
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