Arrieta is one of Spain’s oldest and most trusted gunmakers. For years, the 557 was their entry-level, no-frills sidelock side by side. Ever one of these I’ve seen has been sound and well made. Bought right, they can be a lot of gun for little money. And the one you see looks like it can be bought right.
I think brand new ones go for around $6500+, and the used ones I’ve seen with a lot of original condition are priced around $5400. So if this checks out, it’s a hell of deal at just $2,999.
Arrieta Model 557 16GA 29″ S X S: This is a very nice gun. Comes with an Americase in good condition. Manual Safety. Hand detachable locks . Smooth concave top rib. Straight grip to checkered butt. Splinter Forend. 14 1/2″ Length Of Pull. 1 1/2″ drop at comb, 2 1/2″ drop at heel. Cast Off 3/8″ at heel, 1/2″ at toe. Pitch 4 degrees. Trigger Pulls 4 pounds each. Color-cased hardened Frame. Balance point at hinge pin. Finish slightly reddish in color English style. Hand detachable side locks, twin triggers. Gun has a few minor dings and dents on the stock. Price: $2,995