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Old March 30, 2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Bernardelli 20 guage

As I was going through safe doing some spring cleaning and oiling. came across this one. Thought I'd share some pic's






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Old March 30, 2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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A couple more pic's



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Old March 30, 2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Wow, it's been a loooong time since Stoeger imported those. Worth quite a bit more today than they sold for back then. One of my favorite SxSs. Brings back some fond memories of wild quail shooting two generations ago. A really sweet gem. Thanks for sharing.
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Old March 30, 2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Super lite as for weight. Don't use very often. Excellent trap shoot gun.
Anything I missed in the pic's you'd like to see?
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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Bernadelli SxS, IMO are underappreciated for their quality
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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One of many extensions I will not part with.
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Old April 4, 2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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Any idea when this was produced, and/or value? I've checked all the "for sale " site's and found nothing that looks like this one.
Thanks for your time.
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Old April 4, 2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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According to the Italian Date Code, stamped into the barrel flat, your Gamecock was made in 1957.

BBGV say it's worth $875, +/-.



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Old April 4, 2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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My guess would be 1950s or early 1960s. Here's some of the last before they closed their doors.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Ber...n_id=100323077
http://www.gunsinternational.com/BER...n_id=100134241
You have S. Umberto and Sanatina Bernardelli too, but Old Vincenzo was a cut above.
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Old April 4, 2013, 09:02 PM   #10
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Both the guns you reference to are 12 gauge.This is a 20. and yes this is a Vincenczo, not a Sanatina. Blue book?????? do you really trust their assumptions of value?
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Old April 4, 2013, 09:04 PM   #11
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Sorry.. Not to be dis-respectable in my statement.
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Old April 5, 2013, 01:27 AM   #12
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Note to self: go through the gun safe and see if there is a very nice side by side hiding somewhere.
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:27 AM   #13
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Theodore1 check on Guns International, there is a Vincenzo in 20 gauge listed for about $1795.

Blue Book is a guide, not something cast in stone. The selling price or value of a gun will varry with todays economy, a $10,000 gun is worth only as much as someone is willing to pay for it.
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Old April 6, 2013, 05:46 AM   #14
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What is curious is that they all seem to look different as far as engravings and such. leads me to think they are all one of a kind... In their own way.
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Old April 6, 2013, 08:43 AM   #15
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Closer to correct than you realize as engraving back in the 50s and 60s was all hand done, versus machine or laser done today on lower end guns.
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