Good morning, I am just so happy I could cry!
I have a beautiful AYA 16 ga, non selective single trigger,, beavertail forend, with 26" imp/mod choked barrels that has shot wonderful for impromptu 5 stand and a recent ringneck/chukkar hunt. It reminds me of a poor mans win 21. But really wanted to find an identical SxS with a 28" bbl and mod/full chokes and a little longer LOP.
About a month ago one popped but was stamped Higgins 100. And next thing you know I was bidding $1300 on it and ultimately I think I passed when it got to be $1600.
I just got done shoveling this morning and had to get on a work call. While on the call I searched "Aya 16" on GB and was amazed to see the buy now option on this guy. Not mint by far but looks solid.. Needs a little nickle wool scrubbing , but has everything I could want plus the selective trigger! I am turning into someone who is leaving the fancier guns for display and wants to hunt with something without fear of marking up a stock. I know according to Jack O'Connor's shotgun book, sometimes the selectors don't work, but we will have to wait and see.
Can't wait to get this guy out. I usually like the birds to get out there a little bit before shooting and hopefully this one will help get er' done
Joined: 17 Oct 2019
Location: New Jersey
You may want to contact a competent smith before filing anything. You cannot replace metal. I would also contact the seller and tell him you’d like some type of compensation if the being off face was not noted in the add. Otherwise I’d consider giving him a bad review.
Joined: 28 May 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
I agree with Dan (Swampy 16) that you should have a competent gunsmith tell you what it will cost to correctly put the gun on face. Then, or at the same time, address this with the seller and Gunbroker. Nothing in this ad https://www.gunbroker.com/item/921257753 indicates that the gun is off face so they have materially misrepresented the condition of the gun. I would, at a minimum, leave a very bad, clear and precise rating for the dealer.
From what I have read you will probably get no help from Gunbroker.
Seller is willing to provide tracking label and full refund. However, I think 425 is worth a gamble of turning the hinge pin...worse slcase scenario I'm out another 300 to get her fixed the proper way, still less than a m21 in 16
Fyi, I'm the guy who likes the beavertail forend and single selective trigger over the traditional sxs configuration.
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