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Old September 7, 2002, 07:42 PM   #1
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A. Zoli: need info

While on my recent excursion for a SIG shotgun, while at Griffin & Howe, a friend who was with me bought a pre-owned gun, just for $hits and giggles, that we'd like some information on, if anyone can help:

O/U, gloss wood (although there was a similar semi-gloss, also) upper and lower ventilated ribs, gold plated trigger, scrollwork engraving on blued trigger guard.

Receiver:
Nickel-color, floral scroll engraving
Markings said (left) Angelo Zoli (right) Gardone V. T. Italy

Barrel:
Angelo Zoli BSA Nord America - Buffalo NY Z43 Special, 12GA, 3.00 MAG

I can post some shots tomorrow, if that will help.
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Old September 8, 2002, 10:39 AM   #2
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Got some photos up. Sorry, a couple are blurry, but hopefully, it's enough to get me steered in the right direction. Curious about history, current value on the market, and any other info you can share.











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Old September 8, 2002, 06:00 PM   #3
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Sounds like one my dad purchased in the early 70's from the old Sears and Roebuck. I have the gun now but never use if. Not sure of the value but it has been a very reliable gun over the years and not bad looking.
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Old September 8, 2002, 08:24 PM   #4
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Kip, I think this is probably a more recent model, but anything is possible. Does the one above look like what you have?
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Old September 9, 2002, 11:29 AM   #5
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Gardone, Val Trompia is where all the Italian gunsmiths live. Beretta, Perazzi, Renato Gamba et al. They all have worked for one another and often guns made in this area are a combined effort with different smiths building different parts of the gun.

Most of the guns coming out of this area are excellent quality. Zoli has built guns for a variety of importers over the years.

Rovert your friend should get a subscription to "Double Gun Journal" and look through the index. I am sure there has been an article or two on Zoli.
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Old September 9, 2002, 12:01 PM   #6
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Hey Rovert!

If you really want to go into fits of orgasmic gun pleasure, try attending this event:

www.vintagers.org
Click on Vintage Cup 2002
Also on the picture gallery!

I went to the event two years ago, just to go through the vendors tents! Incredible!
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Old September 9, 2002, 12:41 PM   #7
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Geoff, my eyes glazed over, and I felt light-headed enough while at Griffin & Howe (where we bought the above Zoli), so I think I'll probably need to bring some oxygen and smelling salts with me if I go.
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