Make: Investarm in Italy, for Sile, Inc.
Serial Number: 313358
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3" Magnum Shells
Action Type: Over Under O/U, Top Break, Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun with Extractor
Markings: The upper barrel chamber areas are marked "SILE INC. - NEW YORK" on the left, "20 GAUGE 3" MAGNUM" on top and "HARD CHROME / INVESTARM MADE IN ITALY". The upper tang has Italian proof marks and the serial number, seen also on the left of the barrel set lug along with the date code. The receiver has beautiful 'photogravure" with floral and scroll work.
Barrel Length: 28”, with Ventilated Rib.
Choke: The upper barrel is fix choked Improved Modified (0.597"), the lower barrel is fix choked Modified (0.600").
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead, which is screwed into the ventilated rib , which is finely serrated on top for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are gloss finished walnut, with checkering on the flanks of the forend and flanks of the semi-pistol gripped butt stock. The forend has a Schnabel tip, the wood shows a few tiny marks. The butt stock has some pressure markings in the checkers, a few small scrapes and a ding on the strait comb. No cracks are seen. The drop at comb is 1 1/2”, the drop at heel is 2 1/8”. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black plastic butt plate; the plate has light compression, in Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Satin Hard Chrome
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. The upper barrel's right rear at the chamber has a spot of pin prick erosion and surface etching. The barrel set has a slight shift to plum patina and a few other light handling marks. The hard chrome receiver has a few darkening spots, but overall the shotgun is of nice build and the construction is sturdy. The screw heads have sharp slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has a single non-selective trigger and an extractor. The shotgun folds, the trigger guard then hides in the forend for easy cleaning and storage. The action closes with a satisfying ‘clunk’. 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: This is a very nice looking Investarm 200L with nice photogravure on the receiver, top lever and trigger guard. With the stocks and sharp lines, it should draw attention at the range but its balance and crisp trigger really make it a nice product. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
LSB#: 170120MF31 Make: Investarm in Italy, for Sile, Inc. Model: 200-L Serial Number: 313358 Year of Manufacture: 1986 Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3 Magnum Shell
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