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– AYA Nº 53

The Nº 53 (also known over the years as the 53E and 53B) is one of the oldest models in the AYA catalogue, having been in production since the early 1950s. Both Jack O’Connor and Col. Charles Askins wrote glowingly about the Model Nº 53, which O’Connor described as one of the best values to be had in a side-by-side shotgun anywhere.

The Nº 53 is similar to the Nº 56, in that it employs a Purdey triple-bite and sideclips for maximum strength. However, it is built on a standard-size frame and is slimmer and lighter than the Nº 56. It is engraved in a traditional European ribbon-and-floral pattern.

Product Description

  • Side by Side hammerless sidelock shotgun.
  • Forged steel action with concealed third bite, sideclips and gas vents.
  • Hardened steel intercepting safety sears.
  • Gold washed internal lock parts.
  • Gold lined cocking indicators.
  • Double trigger with hinged front trigger (optional selective or non-selective trigger).
  • Chopper lump steel barrels.
  • Concave Rib.
  • Straight hand, finely chequered oil finished walnut stock.
  • Wood grade 2.Fine floral, ribbon, and scroll engraving.
  • Initial Oval.
  • Automatic Safety.
  • Available with colour hardened or old silver finish.
  • 12, 16 and 20 bore.
  • 28″ barrels, with other barrels lengths to order.
  • Approximate weight in 12 bore 6 3/4 lbs.

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