What makes Caeser Guerini shotgun so impressive…

New Caeser Guerini Invictus M-Spec 34"
New Caeser Guerini Invictus M-Spec 34″

Italian shotguns have always impressed me, and a trip I took last week reminded me why.

Greystone Castle Sporting Club
Greystone Castle Sporting Club

I attended Caeser Guerini’s 2020 Writer-Dealer Event at Greystone Castle Sporting Club, and  all the over-unders there displayed an admirable commitment to quality and innovation.

New Caeser Guerini Maxum Gold Field
New Caeser Guerini Maxum Gold Field

For field guns, Caesar Guerini has added two new over-unders: the Maxum Gold Field (a limited-edition version of the gun shown here) and a 28-gauge version of their Revenant model.

New Caeser Guerini Revenant in 28g
New Caeser Guerini Revenant in 28g

To their Syren line of shotguns for women, they’ve also added two models.

Syren Elos N2 Elevate
Syren Elos N2 Elevate

First, there’s the Syren Elos N2 Elevate — a new model of this gun. It uses Fabarm’s Quick Release Rib System to change the Syren Elos N2 Elevate’s point of impact. In minutes, this gun can adapt to Trap, Skeet, or Sporting Clays.

Changing ribs, changing POI on the Syren Elos N2 Elevate
Changing ribs, changing POI on the Syren Elos N2 Elevate

There’s also the new Syren Julia Sporting. Aesthetics have always been a Guerini strong point, and this new double is a real head-turner — and clay buster.

To their Invictus target guns, Caeser Guerini introduced three models: the Invictus II Sporting, the Invictus III Sporting Limited, and the Invictus I M-SPEC 34” Specialist.

New Caeser Guerini Invictus II Sporting
New Caeser Guerini Invictus II Sporting
Caeser Guerini Invictus III Limited Edition
Caeser Guerini Invictus III Limited Edition
New Caeser Guerini Invictus I M-SPEC 34” Specialist
New Caeser Guerini Invictus I M-SPEC 34” Specialist

Built to fire a million rounds and keep on going, these OUs draw on their patented Invictus Block and easy-to-replace Invictus Cam pivot points to make them easy to tighten them up and bring the barrels-to-action connection back to factory specs.

Replaceable Invictus Block on a Caeser Guerini Invictus OU shotgun
Replaceable Invictus Block on a Caeser Guerini Invictus OU shotgun

While you can make this repair with other OUs, you can do it quickly and with incredible precision and with almost zero hand-fitting with an Invictus. This helps keep your Invictus gun in your hand and shooting, rather than on your gunsmith’s bench in pieces.

Replaceable bbl-hinges on a Caeser Guerini Invictus OU shotgun
Replaceable Invictus cams on a Caeser Guerini Invictus OU shotgun

Good gun alerts: A couple nice looking 20 gauges…

Guerini-Pintossi 820 Over and Under Shotgun in 20 Gauge
Guerini-Pintossi 820 Over and Under Shotgun in 20 Gauge

What’s the perfect gauge for grouse & woodcock hunting? A lot of guys think it’s a 20, and even though I would disagree, I see their point. Most twenties are light, which makes them easy to carry all day long. And they carry enough lead to knock down anything that you’ll hunt in the uplands–even wild pheasants if you keep your shots close.

Also, 20 gauge ammo is easy to find. Every gun shop and gas station that stock shells usually has a few boxes of it on hand. I love my 16s, but if I were up in northern Maine and ran out of shells, I know I’d be out of luck.

If you’re a fan or 20 gauge doubles, here are two nice ones that just popped up on the market. This first one is by a maker I’ve never heard of before–Guerini-Pintossi. I think this Italian maker was around in the ’60s & ’70s, and this OU looks like a basic, no frills double with a shallow action a blitz/trigger-plate style design that reminds me of a Merkel 200-E. It’s definitely in nearly-new condition. I love the 28″ barrels and the double triggers. The gun’s weight is nice, too.

Guerini-Pintossi 820 Over and Under Shotgun in 20 Gauge
Guerini-Pintossi 820 Over and Under Shotgun in 20 Gauge

Guerini-Pintossi 820 Over and Under Shotgun in 20 Gauge: Price: $999.99
Manufacturer: Imported by Richland Arms, Made in Italy
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Chambers: 3 Inch
Metal Condition: Very Good with Nice Case Color Light Handling Marks
Wood Condition: Good with Light Handling Marks
Bore Condition: Shiny and Bright
Barrels: 28 inch
Triggers: Two Factory Triggers
Stock: Walnut Pistol Grip Stock with Checkering
Stock Dimensions: 14″ LOP
Fore End: Walnut Forearm with Checkering
Butt Pad: Factory Plastic Butt Pad
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Chokes: Fixed Mod and Imp Mod

J.P. Sauer 20g. - Pre WWII quality - 20 gauge with straight grip and ejectors!
J.P. Sauer 20g. – Pre WWII quality – 20 gauge with straight grip and ejectors!

Twenty-gauge Sauers like this one are hard to find, especially with a straight grip, double triggers, and condition, In fact, this is the only one I’ve seen. I’m pretty sure it was made in the ’50s. It’s on an Anson & Deeley-style boxlock action, and it has condition, good barrels and lots of condition. It’s real light, too — just 5 3/4lbs.

J.P. Sauer 20g. – Pre WWII quality – 20 gauge with straight grip and ejectors:
You know we get a nice number of really exceptional little doubles through our shop but it brings me sincere pleasure when I get one in like this in a very affordable price range that has everything a person could want in a double gun. This little Sauer has condition, great dimensions, and the super pre-world war II craftsmanship one can expect from this great maker.  Price: $2,200

J.P. Sauer 20g. - Pre WWII quality - 20 gauge with straight grip and ejectors!
J.P. Sauer 20g. – Pre WWII quality – 20 gauge with straight grip and ejectors!

Serial Number: 315276
Ejectors: Yes
Barrels: 26″
Barrel Type: Steel
Action: boxlock
Gauge: 20 gauge
Stock Comb: 1 7/16″
Stock Heel: 2 1/4″
Stock Cast: 1/16″
LOP: 14 5/8″
Weight: 5 lb. 12.5 oz.
Choke Left: .021 full
Choke Right: .010 IC
Proof: Nitro: 2 3/4″ NP
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .034
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .034

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